Saturday, November 29, 2008
We had Miranda's cake made by a local bakery called, "Beautiful Cakes".
After dinner we enjoyed my signature holiday drink, Coquito. It's a Puerto Rican Style Eggnog with a nice KICK! It's a secret recipe that I refuse to share with anyone. :)
Thursday, November 27, 2008
For those of you waking up at the crack of dawn to take advantage of door busters and early morning sales. MORE POWER TO YOU!
Mark and I will also be out at 5am picking up gifts and stuff.
For those of you shopping on the net I invite you to visit my shop and take advantage of a black friday sale.
Friday 11/28 - Sunday 11/30 everything in my store is 20% off (sorry customized items are not included)
Just mention "Gobble-Gobble" during checkout and I'll issue you a refund.
If you'd like a specific number of Christmas cards please mention this during checkout and I will send you a revised paypal invoice reflecting the correct amount and 20% discount.
It gets better!!! Follow me on my blog and enter a chance to win a 6pk of monogrammed notecards. Cards can be monogrammed with an initial or a name, I have several colors to choose from.
Don't let these sale go by, stock up on your christmas greeting cards now!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Below is the current Sneak Attack schedule. To participate, show up on this site at or soon after the time of the next attack and you'll see the chosen shop name. Then go to that shop and purchase an item, making sure to include the words "Sneak Attack" in the "message to seller". The shop owner will also be informed of what is happening so they know just what is going on. Think you're too late for today's attack? Wrong! If the shop name is still up below, please go and make a purchase!
NEW: Send an email to SAlist [at] michaelphipps.net with the title "Sign me up" to be put on the Sneak Attack mailing list. You'll be contacted a few hours before each Sneak Attack with a friendly reminder.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
We're celebrating her birthday on Thanksgiving with all the grandparents but we couldn't let her special day go by without her opening her big presents.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
In the meantime, I'll continue playing with my Blog, there's so much I want to add to it if I can just figure out how to put it all together. :)
Here's two cards I'm entering in a contest. Winner gets to be a guest designer for the month of January and a runner up will win a $20.00 merchandise gift card. As much as I would love to take 1st place, I don't think my blog is interesting enough "yet" so I'm hoping to be a runner up so I can get more goodies to design with.
Wish me luck!
I 'LOVE' this card! It's an A6 and I used patterned paper from scrapperdashery, Jupiter Stardream cardstock, Marvy's Xtra Giga Punch, Sentiment by Penny Black , Cardinal Image by Serendipity Stamps and holiday flourish by Inkadinkado Images were colored with Copic Markers, Ink from SU and glitter from Art Institute Glitter These are A2's using Sapphire Stardream cardstock, the snowflakes were embossed using my trusty cuttlebug on Crystal Stardream cardstock and accented with silver mirri cardstock scalloped with my create-a-cut trimmer, Marvy oval and scallop punches were used for the sentiment and ribbon from May Arts and a little bling from Mark Richards. Sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts, silver ink from colorbox and clear embossing powder from Coloriser
Monday, November 17, 2008
We had the awesome vendors and the food we had was BEYOND words!
Our Turkish parents made the best of everything, Gezleme, Baklava, Manti and so many other dishes. I can't pronounce them much less attempt to spell them all but trust me every single dish was beyond delicious! :)
After our fair Mark, the kids and I headed over to our friends Vince's house for a bday party.
Vince turned 37 yrs old, we had a blast reminiscing on the high school days. Ian and Miranda were also on their best behavior, I'm surprised they were still awake at 11:30pm when we left.
Today, I'm taking it easy. I'm so NOT in the mood to do anything, so here I sit attempting to figure out how to enhance my blogspot. Though I have to admit I'm not catching on so I'm going to lean and beg my good friend David to do his techie, geeky magic. :)
You know I luv ya right!
In case you're wondering these adorable snowpeople belong to one of our vendors Dottie. If you're interested in one please let me know so I can give you Dottie's information. I swear they are even more adorable up close. My sister-in-law is going to love the one we bought her, he's wearing a Chicago Bears outfit. I'm sure it'll bring a little bit of home to her new home in Texas.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Hmmm!! My first official post! I'm still testing the waters with the blogging world so please bear with me. Here's a pic I'm considering for a contest I'm entering, I'm still undecided whether this one will be one of two entries.