Friday, May 29, 2009

random ramblings

Hello! Remember me? Yea. I'm the one that you used to see around your place from time to time. Sorry it's been awhile, but I hope to catch up with you all soon. In the meantime, I have a couple of loose ends I'd like to tie up concerning this here little blog of mine.

FIRST - Giveaway!

Don't forget to enter into "My Favorite Things" giveaway ending next Wednesday. I'll be sending one lucky person a goody box full of my favorite things in honor of my 1 year blogging anniversary.

SECOND - Awards!

How lucky I am to be given some great awards from such wonderful woman who read my blog. For that, I am so thankful!

A BIG thank you to Tracey at Girls to Grow, Kelli at Outside my Kitchen Window and Lisa at Moore Minutes for this One Lovely Blog Award. How sweet of you to think of me!

Another BIG thank you to Kelli at Random Thoughts of a Supermom for the superstar award. Trust me, I'm far from Superstar, but it sounds kind of fun anyway! *wink*

THIRD - Featured!

I was happy to hear that Mikayla's lollipop birthday party was featured yesterday at Creative Parties & Showers. I love this site for so many inspiring party ideas, so it's an honor to have one of my parties showcased. Go check it out HERE.

Updated to add: My mom just told me that my lollipop party was also featured today on One Pretty Thing because of my feature on Creative Parties & Showers. How fun!

FOURTH - Craft Challenge!

Don't forget this month's craft challenge coming up next Thursday, June 4th. Seriously! How quickly does a whole month go by? We'll be linking up all of our MONOGRAM projects. Come back to see some ideas I have found from searching the "net" that will hopefully inspire you! I'll try to post those over the weekend. I can't wait to see what you all come up with. If you want to help spread the word, grab the craft challenge button on the left hand side bar. You can also click that same button for more information and to view past challenges.

FIFTH - My first Stampin' Up! Workshop!

I had my first workshop last night at my mother-in-law's house. I think it went really well, other than I think I might have talked too much! Stampin' Up! has so much to offer that I just wanted to share it all!! I demonstrated two projects, then the ladies all got to do a "make & take". It was the same one that I did at my open house, which worked out well since none of the ladies attended my open house.

Demo Projects
(candy treat holder & card)

Make & Take Project

Set of notecards I gave the
"hostess" as a thank you!

SIXTH - Fun time, sun time!

There's just something about having gorgeous weather that makes everything on the "to do" list get put on hold. That's exactly what this week has been like here in Oregon. We have been so blessed with sun, sun, and more sun! It's a little unusual here in the Northwest to have such great weather (and no rain!) that lasts so long, so I'll definitely take it! We haven't really done much other than enjoy playing outside in front of our house. We're simple folk here at the Boos household. Like I think I shared before...we're kind of homebodies. And for the most part, I'm OK with that.

We did go to the park last week, so enjoy the few pics!

And, in closing...

Is this not the sweetest thing! They're only drinking water out of a cup, but they did this for a good 15 about cheap entertainment! They would drink it and then Mikayla would run and go fill it up for more. Gotta love when these two little ones are getting along!


Smith Family said...

I LOVE your make & take!

He & Me + 3 said...

This was a great post. Great stampin stuff, cute picture, awards...congrats. I wish I lived close to you so you could teach me how to make all your crafty stuff.

Unknown said...

Great stampin' they came out great!
Loved all the pictures -- looks like fun! Love the picture of little Mister cool dude.

Rhonda said...

I wish you lived close to me...I would LOVE to come to a party or host one with you! How cool being featured...gonna go check it out.

Great post! What an adorable pic with your kids sharing a drink! Loved it!

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

Whew! You have a lot going on right now. Congratulations on being featured on the Creative Parties & Showers blog. That is awesome- I loved your lollipop party and it certainly deserved being featured!!


Maridith said...

Love this post. The kids pictures are so cute!! Love brother and sister pictures. Can't wait for the challenge. I have actually been working hard on mine and I should be done...God willing my kids take naps!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Girl, you have been busy! Congrats on your one year blogging anniversary! Yippee!

Jen @ said...

Congratulations on the awards Heidi! And it's so cool that you have been featured. You deserve it!

Have a super weekend!


Katie said...

Sounds like a great little getaway! Sometimes the short and sweet ones are the best as there is time for fun but none - or at least only a few - of the toddler breakdowns!

Congrats on your feature, that lollipop birthday was the best!

Also, I must have missed your monogram craft challenge post because this is the first I'm hearing about it. Crumb, I'll have to scramble in order to put something together!

Kelli said...

Congrats on being featured. I love that blog and have used it to help a friend with some shower ideas. You deserve it because the lollipop theme was great. I'm glad your first workshop went well. I had to cancel mine because my rep had an emergency so I will have it in July. I can't wait.

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