Saturday, January 3, 2009

I'm Home!!!! (and I have some blog candy!)

Well, I am finally home. Florida was absolutely wonderful and I actually shed a fear tears as we drove home today when I realized that I live in Wisconsin. I hate winter! I miss the sunny warm weather!
Vacation was awesome, but now that we are home I am TOTALLY stressed out. It is going to take me a month to unpack and organize our stuff and I have over 700 emails to sift through. Not to mention that I haven't stamped in over 2 weeks and I have tons of awesome new DRS Designs stamps and a mother load of Jacksonbelle Embellishment goodies sitting here waiting for me to use.
Oh and to top things off did I mention that I am starting a new job on Tuesday. I have been a stay at home mom for over 4 1/2 years and I'm starting a part time job working as a lab manager in a biochemistry lab at the UW. The hours are flexible and part time seems like a good way for me to slowly work my way back into the scientific community...
Oh and I also forgot to mention that less than half hour after we got home this afternoon, Beckett slipped and fell on our kitchen floor and knocked one of his front teeth loose...lots of blood, lots of crying, not fun! I had my sister take a look since she is a dental hygeintist and she thinks it will probably be ok....
Oh and then to add to my already skyrocketing stress when I logged in to my blog today I see the little sign is my blogoversary. How could I have forgotten about this. I wanted to have a little count down celebration and I totally missed doing that...heck I almost missed my blogoversary completely.
So even though there is no count down to my blogoversary celebration...I am still giving away some blog candy. Because I have only been home for a couple hours I don't have a picture of it yet but I'll assure you now that it will be a good one! (I'll try and post a picture by tomorrow night - If I'm not in a stress induced coma by then, LOL).
All you have to do for a chance to win is leave me a comment on THIS POST and tell me your favorite stress reducing activity. For all of you who are "Followers" of my blog, please leave a second comment for an extra chance to win. AND...if you want your name thrown into the pot a third time, just post a link to my blog on your blog and leave me comment telling me you did.
Easy as pie! I will leave this blog candy open for 1 week so you have until 5PM CST on Saturday January 10th to enter!

Thank you to all of you for making my first year of blogging such a success!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!

OMG, I feel like I'm so out of touch. I have been without internet access for the past 5 days. We made it to our hotel in Tampa today and THANK GOD we finally have internet. I don't have much time right now but I wanted to tell you all about some fun going on at Jacksonbelle Embellishments tonight. There is a New Years Eve bash with Jacksonbelle Embellishments over on Papercraft Planet (PCP). There will be lots of chatting, challenges and PRIZES! All the action starts at 3pm EST -so I hope to see you there (I'm going to try and check back in after we get home from Busch Gardens).

I don't have enough time to post the challenge details here so definitely check out the fun in the PCP group or on the Jacksonbelle blog. I did make cards for the 4 challenges before we left Wisconsin so my cards are posted below. I hope you all have a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve!

Jacksonbelle Embellishments New Years Challenge #4 Birthday cards

Jacksonbelle Embellishments New Years Challenge #3 Neglected Stamps

Jacksonbelle Embellishments New Years Challenge #2 Black and White

Jacksonbelle Embellishments New Years Challenge #1 Ring in the New Year