Friday, February 27, 2009

Hostess Appreciation Event

This past weekend I went to a Hostess Appreciation Event that Kristin threw for all the gals who hosted a Stampin' Up! party with her last year. It was so much fun! She made place mats with DSP and had all kinds of goodies for us to take home. We each got a notebook with our initial on it, and a jar of goodies.
We also got to make a set of coasters by using Stazon ink. Look how cool they are!
And we made these super easy but so CUTE boxes using the envelope die. And she had stuff for us to fill it with too! She even wrapped every piece of candy with DSP to match the rest of the decorations!
I love going to Kristin's house for these events, I always come home with such great ideas!
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Thursday, February 26, 2009


My husband is out of town. He's my weatherman. This morning, I got ready, put on these shoes and went downstairs
...and saw this:
Snow! Again?! Really?!
I took my shoes off and decided to work from home today.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sea Salt Dark Chocolate

This is my new favorite chocolate bar from Cost Plus. I have it on hand at all times. I love that sometimes I bite into a salt crystal. I've heard that someone makes a BACON chocolate bar and that its actually good! I've been on the lookout for it because I'm curious.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thank You from Kris

My cousin sent me this thank you card. Isn't it cute how the butterfly comes off the page?!
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Another one...

Yes... its another stationary box.
- My
Stampin' Up Rep got the box pattern from here and here.
- The cards that are still in the box in the plastic are screen printed cards from
Things are better with a Parrott.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Easter Cards

With the scraps from my Easter "baskets", I made these 3x3-inch cards. Stamps are from Memory Box.
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Next project... Easter!

Don't you think these will be so cute with a little plastic Easter Egg nestled inside? Once I have them 100% complete with goodies, I'll post another picture.
Got the pattern from here.
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Monday, February 16, 2009

They're done!

Remember these???
Here's the final version. I think they turned out so cute!
Complete with closure.
My little army.
And the goodies inside.
All packed and ready to go!
Now I just have to get over to the post office =)
I got the idea from here and pattern from here.

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Sick on Vday

We've both been sick these past few days, including Valentine's Day, but Greg still managed to buy me tulips :)
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Monday, February 9, 2009


This is our new favorite vegetable dish - Asparagus, Artichoke and Mushroom Saute with Tarragon Vinaigrette from Giada De Laurentiis. Easy to prepare and so good.
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Friday, February 6, 2009

A Nod to the twins

My friend is pregnant with twins. This will be their first(s). They don’t know the genders yet, but I’ve already started looking around for things that these two little ones must have and found The Land of Nod. SOO cute!
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Thursday, February 5, 2009

caramel + salt + chocolate

The combination is to die for, especially with dark chocolate. If you haven't tried it, here are some of my local favorites.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

2009 Year of the Ox

So I'm a little late for Chinese (Lunar) New Year, which was on January 26th, but I just saw this new stamp from the US Postal Service and I really like it. I think I need to order some.
- image from the US Postal Service
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Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!

Too bad there's more winter on the way.

Sorry no pictures, this weekend was busy. We went to our friend's 40th Birthday Party where they had Casino night. It was so much fun - Craps, Texas Hold'um and BlackJack. And lots of good food too!

Then on Sunday we watched the Super Bowl. We're anti-Steelers, as any true Seattleite should be, so we were disappointed with the outcome. I thought the commercials were a little disappointing too.

Today I started my core training at the gym. I've decided to run the
Rock 'n' Roll Seattle HALF marathon in June, so I need to get serious and start training. This will be my first marathon of any kind. I'm an indoor treadmill runner. I don't like to be too hot or too cold, and cars and the "elements" scare me. So this will be an adventure.

Happy Monday!
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