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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Going, Going, Gone

Finally got on my computer late last night and was WOWed by the Retiring List of Accessories...many at great prices...be sure to grab what you'd like quickly as the products are  'as-supplies-last' and already there are things gone!!
My Oldest Girlie has been playing in a Kiwanis Fesitval this week with her trumpet...so "life in the Week of" will be a little different than usual...although chasing Cows back in yesterday morning as soon as I stepped out of the shower seems to be sort of par for the course this time of year!
Now, I'm off on a fun trip for myself and friends into Calgary for the next couple days.
I'll get something made and posted on the weekend!

Short and sweet, but wanted to be sure you knew about the Retiring List
Plus a reminder that the Occasions Mini catalogue will be finished on April 30th (along with Taxes!)
and a last chance to grab the fun and cheery Summer Smooch products to start making things before they appear in the new Catalogue in June!

smiles,
Laurie

Friday, April 20, 2012

Home again, Home again

Home from a fabulous trip over to England with my Oldest daughter. We had such a wonderful time. We extended a School Band trip with a couple days before and after the others. We did so many things, starting with a visit to Windsor Castle and Eton. We headed into the city and took in the West End show Matilda! What amazing talent all those little actors have singing and dancing. We loved it! We located the Platform 9 3/4 at King's Crossing on the way back to our smallest-room-ever-to-be-called-a-Hotel-room! We joined up with the group in Covent Garden the next day and started the whirlwind tour of sights and band practices. The band played at the Anvil mid-week and wrapped up the tour with a performance in the Westminster Central Hall.
It was Fabulous! This is a shot of the all 4 groups combined, 172 students from Canada for a Festival Salute to the Olympic Games in London 2012!
More highlights to come!

Finishing this brief overview: we stayed on and visited Harry Potter World at Warner Brothers on Saturday after the others left.

On Sunday, we headed to Oxford for a few days to catch the places that Harry Potter filmed at and was inspired by out there. We also visited Blenheim Palace...the Gardens are gorgeous, and the maze enthralled us for well over an hour!

busy finishing taxes, so scrapbook pages, card ideas inspired by what I've seen and gleaned from my new British magazines will have to wait...
I'll get back on track as quick as I can!

smiles,
Laurie


Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Fool's

Welcome in the new month and a day full of pranks!
Last night, as I passed the Girls' bathroom, I came up with a fun idea. They each have a sink, I decided to swap out their soaps, toothbrush holders, little doodahs they have surrounding their space and the mats that are in front of the sinks. They thought that was pretty fun waking up to that this morning.
Breakfast found odd coloured milk after it was poured into their cups!
When Cary and the Girls were coming back home later this morning, I was in the garage, and each time he tried to open the door remotely as he was approaching, I'd hit the button to close it. He was muttering and wondering what was going on, when it opened finally...I was standing there laughing.
Supper was fun. I'd seen an idea for a meal that I thought I'd try.
Meatloaf made in cupcake holders and "iced" with potatoes! I almost forgot to take a photo, this is after a first round of eating...
The table was set up as a Tea Party,complete with pink linens, a full platter of these "cupcakes" and pink milk in the tea cups. I led the Family into the kitchen announcing that as a crazy part of the day, we'd mix things up and start with dessert first. The Girls were thrilled, Cary says he remembers thinking, "ah, #@**, darn, I'm hungry..."
But the ruse was discovered in nearly the same thought by them all, as they realized the icing was potatoes...the full realization was slow on coming as they processed..oh, the cupcake isn't chocolate, either. (phew)  We polished them off, yummy and such fun! My Littlest was convinced I had something up my sleeve for dessert...I told her, "next year!"
Not to be outdone, as I went to put some laundry away, after they were in bed, I discovered the little rascals had been playing as well and swapped out the contents of my underwear drawer with Cary's! LOL.
They also filled our bed with their Stuffies, lining up across our pillows!! So I guess they got the last laugh in this silly day!
Hope you had some Fun in your Day,too!

smiles,
Laurie