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Monday, May 18, 2009

Anniversary Crop

The total price for the two days of cropping will be $35.00 and the Friday night stay is $42.60 including tax. I was going to email you Carol but I don't have your address handy!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Anniversary Crop

Details, details...

We are having our one year anniversary and we would like you to join us for a two day Chick Flick Crop!

The party begins Friday May 29th at 5:00 p.m. until midnight. The cost of the Friday night Chick Flick Crop will be $15.00 We will be doing Pizza Pub pizza, snacks, beverage and a free make and take.

How about extending the fun?

Day two of the party begins May 30th at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. The cost of Saturday's Chick Flick Crop will be $20.00 We will have morning muffins, snacks, beverages, and have Subway for supper, and another make and take! You'll be on your own for lunch.

This crop will be held in the retreat center so we will have room for 24 guests.

Maybe you would like to just crop and crash?! We are doing a one night special in the retreat center of $40.00 for that Friday night May 29th with a paid Chick Flick Crop weekend!

We are going to be super flexible with this crop, so if you can only come for one of the two days you are more than welcome to sign up for just a Friday or for just a Saturday!

If you've never been to one of our themed crops this would be a great opportunity to give it a try! We always add our special touch!

Call the store at 320-629-9960 to reserve your spot. With our themed crops we ask that you prepay as we have a lot of prep work ahead of time and we want to make sure we know who is coming!

I really need to decompress my brain!

Okay so you know when your brain is overloaded and you need to rest it when...
I made 7 cute little quick birthday invites for Lauren's classmates at 11:00 p.m. the other night. I carefully typed them out on the computer and proofed them about 100 times. I knew I had one shot at it because my printer ink was low and Ron was gone so I couldn't run to Walmart to pick up more! So I read them one last time printed them, put them on the invites and put them in Lauren's backpack.
Okay so one mom called today wondering what the date was. I was absolutely sure I had put that helpful info on the card. I went to the garbage and looked at the first one I printed and low and behold I DID forget that info!!!!! Wow does that scream rookie Mom or what?
So I called the mom back and said I'm so sorry I forgot the date, and I was sure her daughter had told Lauren she couldn't come because they were going out of town.
BUT LISTEN TO THIS! I don't think I said Lauren in that sentence, I think I said Savannah! Okay so all you mom's who have more than one kid know that we get confused with names and we start at the beginning of birth order until we get to the correct kids name! I'm hoping she has more than one kid and doesn't think I'm completely crazy! She's probably sitting their thinking who the heck is Savannah!
Now after all that do you think you would send your kid off to that birthday party!?
Here's a little something that I've been pondering coming up dangerously close to my 40th birthday...
I always looked at women in their 40's at having there shit together. Like not looking like a fish out of water like I sometimes feel. Knowing just who they were, and what they want, being so confident in social situations. So this is what is so depressing about me turning 40 is that I still feel like that fish out of water, still struggling with who I am, what I want, who I want to be when I grow up, being responsible like remembering to put the date on the 7 year olds party invites! I think I better repeat my 30's I haven't learned enough yet to be 40!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I went shopping...




Ron and the girls went Mother's day shopping today in St Cloud after our road trip to Brainard. So they dropped me off at Crafts Direct to nose around. Okay so keep me out of the fabric please. I've been under a rock for about 4 years! Now I'm ready to go quilt store shopping! But you better bring some serious cash because fabric has sure gone up! So now I have all these big plans rolling around in my head then I'll go to sleep and forget them all! I'll wake up tomorrow and they just won't seem so important anymore! Here is my little stash of goodies I found today!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I found a way...
















So I've finally found an easy way to post photos without the aide of my husband! He always gives me the sigh when I ask him for help so I found a way around him! I found the cord that goes from my camera to my computer! Yipee! Here are some layouts I did last week. I totally scraplifted them, why reinvent the wheel right?
Just a very few of my "new" trinkets!


So Today

So today Ron and I went to an Auction! We haven't been to an auction in sooooo long. We used to go all the time when Savannah was little but then along came Lauren and we put our lives on hold! My mom offered to watch the girls while we went.
Oh what fun I had! I got tons of new stuff for decorating at the store and retreat center. I think I now have enough side tables for the bedrooms!
Okay so I paid way to much for a jar, but I was caught up in the moment! I also now have a collection of bread boxes! Small, medium and large thank you very much! Ron and I have had the large one for years. I just had to have the cute small one today, which I paid to much for! And the medium one I didn't think I'd win the bid, but now I'm the proud owner of a fluorescent orange medium sized bread box!
So I've been on the hunt for a cheap enamel topped table to use out on my front porch but I've had no luck. Guess what? Today I bought two for $10.00 Yipee!
Oh I found numerous other treasures I couldn't live without!
Just you wait until I get old and have an auction of my own you'll all say where in the world did she get all this crap. I hope I'll remember all the fun I had collecting it all!

My dirt pile!

My dirt pile errr garden!

Friday, May 1, 2009

So I've started gardening again...

So I've started gardening again, I'd like to say I'm loving it instead I'll say I'm in pain! Wow pulling weeds uses a whole entire muscle group that I haven't used in years!
I thought it would be a great activity for the girls. They are being helpful Lauren more than Ella. Ella just keeps tramping through my lettuce along with the cat we are borrowing!
My yard is dirt, trees and weeds. It's very depressing. I love all the well groomed gardens in the magazines but I'm just not good at doing that in this enormous space I have. So this year I'm turning my front yard into my garden! We have a dirt pile in the middle of our driveway with a flag pole in the middle. It was going to be a beautiful butterfly garden, now it is my vegetable garden. I'm going to throw in sunflowers, marigolds and cosmos to go with it to liven it up. I think it might just turn out pretty cute! I'm going to plant corn next to the garage along with beans and cucumbers. I'm going to throw in some flower seeds with that as well. I don't get as much sun in the backyard so it wouldn't work for a garden anyway. We'll see how it turns out in the front yard. Who knows maybe I'll do it every year, or maybe not...