February 21, 2007

All-American Fun

For the past four years my best friend, Lisa and I have spent the last weekend in April at the Longaberger Collector's Club Gathering. They first started this big event in 2004. We went to the very first one and loved it so much that we go back every year. Last year, my Mom and her friend Susie came along as well. We had such a ball! It's always so fun to get out and go on all-girl trips every now and then.
Registration opened today at 1 p.m. EST for this year's event. I hopped online right on time and am excited to say that we are now all registered and I am so excited about this trip I can hardly stand it. I am ready to go now!!
If you are interested in learning more about the event, click here.
** Do you ever go on all-girl trips? **
** Have you ever heard of Longaberger? **
** Is anyone else going to this event? **

February 14, 2007

I've been tagged...

I happened to read Dana's blog this morning to see that she had written 10 things she loves about her husband. She tagged anyone who read her blog to do the same. I suppose I could just pretend that I didn't read it, but since it is Valentine's Day, I thought it would be the perfect time to tell you a little more about my husband, Rich and why I love him so.
  1. He has a big, boisterous laugh.
  2. He is a dog lover and cares for our 'boys' so well.
  3. He is not afraid to cry.
  4. He loves my cooking.
  5. He loves to dance to "Love Machine."
  6. He works very hard to grow his business.
  7. He will let me push the shopping cart even when it's full because he knows I have issues with not pushing the cart.
  8. He has more faith in me than I have in myself most days.
  9. He has beautiful eyes.
  10. He will make a great father one day.

February 13, 2007

The Shopkeeper

I have done it! It's taken me years to get here, but I have finally opened an online store for my stationery business. I am not sure what has been holding me back for all this time. Well, that's not entirely true... part of it has been that I am a wee bit of a perfectionist. I have had a vision in my mind of what my website should be, and I have an 'I can do anything' attitude that tends to get me into trouble. So for years, I have been struggling with trying to teach myself to be a web designer (which I can handle) and how to write HTML code (without actually reading a book or taking a class).

I finally found a couple of great resources online and took the plunge... and you know what? This is actually better than I could have ever imagined! I'm thrilled, I'm tickled, I'm giddy and I hope I will soon be completely covered up with business.

If you are reading this, I hope you will click on the open sign above and take a look inside. There are hundreds of products available and many more to come including invitations, birth announcements, everything wedding, personal cards, foldover notes and lots of other goodies.

Getting this far is truly a dream realized. I absolutely love, love, love paper products and have been designing my own stationery and cards since I was a little girl. Thanks to everyone who has gotten me this far!

February 08, 2007


I had a fabulous weekend at my retreat - more to come on that later. Sunday as I was attempting to load my Tahoe, I slipped off the 8" step at the entrance to the retreat and did a complete body slam into the pavement. Fortunately my best friend, Lisa was there to help me back inside.

I sprained my right ankle, busted up both knees and my right elbow. I was so sore on Monday I could barely move. I have gotten gradually better everyday. What a way to end a great weekend!