Giveaway and another year…going, going….

Almost gone! First, a giveaway and the time is almost gone! I have a sweet little spring hipster (see the fabric selection in the previous post) waiting to find a new home. Post a comment or send me an email and we’ll put your name in a hat for this little bag. The winner will get their bag shipped out to them next week. SO COMMENT NOW!!

OK…and so, another year has come and gone. I celebrated a birthday last week and I’m crazy crepe papernot exactly thrilled at the aspect of moving ever so closer to…gulp, 40. I mean, really, 40?! I still have a few years left but it’s out there, looming ahead and just waiting to snatch me up into its clutches. So when I woke up to yet another birthday this week, I have to say I was not feeling all that chipper about the day.

I went off to work and sat in my office in silence most of the day. Our students are off on Spring Break and so most of them are out sunning on a beach somewhere or hiking in the mountains. Nothing exciting about the day. Just an ordinary day. But wait…

I knew something was up when I called my sister on my commute home. She said, as we were about to sign off, “have fun tonight with everything”. What everything? What are you talking about? She says, “oh, I don’t know.” I asked her, what do you know – did you call my house? She said, I might have called your house. Just have fun, ok. Smiling to myself, I pull down our street and promptly lose cell connection (you’ve heard me groan before about all of this right? We have no internet, no cable and very intermittent cell connection from our house. Drives me nuts!).

I pull up to our driveway and I wonder…why has someone marked the trees? They had tape around them – or so I thought. When I actually pulled in I realize that my entire driveway has crepe paper strewn from tree to tree that goes back and forth blocking the entire length of the driveway. My twins are standing in the doorway yelling “drive through it! drive through it!” and jumping up and down laughing and screaming as I drive slowly through all of the paper and get to a garage that is equally covered! Too fun!

I enter into our house – same thing! A combination of crepe paper, christmas garland, easter decorations and birthday balloons everywhere. They had a delicious lasagna dinner waiting for me compliments of my MIL, and a cake that had dots (?), yes those are my favorite polka dots on there, and my “birdies” that I applique on various things. The girls did the design work and I think it was quite clever. They presented me with a new hummingbird feeder, garden gloves, a bracelet and earrings, and my hubby gave me a dozen roses. I have to say, my blah, blah, blah birthday turned out to be the best ever. I “heart” my family – especially my husband. All that effort meant a TON to me…thanks.

Also this week – just pure random-ness here – Sprouts hair has been wild. Wild!Crazy! She’s been sporting this crazy hair all week and I keep wetting it down and it pops back up! Too funny. But with her hair getting longer I can finally really use the barrettes I bought from Suann at Bows and Blossoms. They stay put – well – when she isn’t pulling it out – and I love this one with her initial on it. Suann makes uber cute things, super great price and SUPER fast shipping. Check out her site here because she has some of the cutest new things for Spring.Go Bucks bow

Coming up next – bunny tutorial!

A little something you can handstitch for the easter baskets or decorate your table with or just love on! Fun!

Ciao! xo, Trish

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4 Responses

  1. Trish,

    The new caterpillar onesie is super cute! That is my favorite by far……You are just so unique and creative that everything that I see of yours is awesome. Best of luck with your company…you’ll do so well….I will say a prayer for you that it will all work out.

  2. those Tshirts are so cool, I am just attracted to peace sign Ts, Im a child of the 60s and 70s you see. Anyway I just stumbled across this site, and love your creativity and use of color in all your designs. peace out!

  3. Happy belated bday! Sorry I missed it! You have a wonderful family to do so much for you! They are all God sent… your special gifts from Him!

    LOVE the pic. of Sophia with just her eyes looking up… that’s a WINNER! Is that a buckeye bow in her hair?

  4. Hey, you make it sound like 40 is old or something!!! Harumph!! (wait, maybe only old people say that…)
    I would still love to win the bag–I think I dreamt about purses the other night–and if I win I might have to bring some cookies or something equally delicious to my dear neighbors. 🙂
    Barb

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