Monday, July 26, 2010

Last Week for Summer Classes!

This is the last week for my daughter's summer classes. Hopefully, this means that I can actually get that "break from summer break" that is so needed, like I mentioned from last week's blog post. It means that I won't have to be driving her back and forth to class every day. So that will take a chunk of time out of the daily summer routine and maybe let me put that chunk somewhere else where it's needed. I hate to think that I might have to use it to be cleaning house, but...Yeah, I don't wanna think about it just yet! For right now, I just want to think that maybe without the summer classes, I'll have more time in my day to get other things done.

Here's a SunCatcher that I hope to be adding to our Etsy shop sometime soon. What do you think? You like it?

Friday, July 23, 2010

Summer Break


I need a break from summer break! It seems that this summer has been just amazingly full of way too many things to do. I've tried and failed at attempting to do my daily blogging. For that I really do apologize, but I thank each and every one of you readers/followers that have stayed with me, even though my blogging has been inconsistent for the past month or so. Even if I can't blog every day, I try for at least two or three times a week. And, I also apologize for not posting my weekly shops lately. I'm going to try to get back to that next week.


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Trying Times and Nursery Rhymes

What do you do when you're just having one of those bad days?

One thing that makes me feel a little better - reading nursery rhymes to my youngest! There's just something about nursery rhymes that's light-hearted. And fun poetry books too. I bought some Shel Silverstein poetry books for my middle child, and we read a few pages the other day. Fun stuff. And it put me in a better mood right away! =)

If you'd like to check out the official site for kids from Shel Silverstein, click the link below. You can see a list of all his books too. My sons and I just read from the book Falling Up.

http://www.shelsilverstein.com

Anyway, the point of this post is...If you're having some trying times, try nursery rhymes to cheer up!!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

On Sale

On SALE, and in the Christmas in July section of our shop....

Click the picture to take a peek at sale prices!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Christmas in July Sale

So I've been lagging a little when it comes to my blogging and our Etsy shop this past week. A lot has been going on here, so it's been hard to juggle everything. Summer time is fun, but it's also a lot of work! Our daughter is busy with her summer school classes, and we just found out that she is one of 25 recipients of a nationwide scholarship program! She had applied last year, and we had completely forgotten about it, so it was such a great surprise to get the phone call. With school also out for our middle child, that leaves two VERY energetic boys at home with me all day. So computer time for me seems to get pushed to the end of the to-do list...

I've been trying to work on some new items for our Etsy shop. I'm only half-way done, though. Then I still have to take the pictures and actually list them in the shop. Hopefully I'll get some done this weekend. We're part of a Christmas in July sale! So you can go to our shop and look at the newest section "Christmas in July" and take a peek at a couple of deals there, including FREE SHIPPING. =)

But for now, here's one item that's on sale -----

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunny Summer Winner!!!

I do apologize for being a day late, but I got sick yesterday, and it wasn't fun. Today is a new day, though...

The kids and I had so much fun going through the entries, reading all the answers to the questions. There were very few entries, so the chances of being winner was extremely good for all of you that entered. I had the kids make all the slips of paper with the names on them. We put them into my son's baseball cap, and the youngest drew the name....

AND THE WINNER IS....JENNY BOLECH!!!

I'll be sending an email to Jenny in a minute, and she'll have 48 hours to reply. Oh, and by the way, this is what she won:
A big CONGRATS goes to Jenny!!!
Thank you all so much for participating in the Sunny Summer Giveaway! I hope you had fun. I know that I did, and I can't wait to do it again. =)
I have fun with the questions, and it's great to get to know my readers. Thanks again!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Final Sunny Summer Question

If you haven't entered the giveaway with the MANDATORY entry,or you'd like to get more info, please do so with the following link:
http://2justbyou.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunny-summer-giveaway.html

Final Sunny Summer Question

What is one of your favorite summer memories?

My answer:
One of my fave memories of summer is when I was kid, I remember counting down the days until Memorial Day at the end of May, because usually we would go camping and that would be the official start to my sunny summer days! We camped at so many places, but it was always fun to go camping at the beach. =)

How about you? What's a favorite summer memory for you?

Friday, July 2, 2010

Sunny Summer Question #10

If you haven't entered the giveaway with the MANDATORY entry,or you'd like to get more info, please do so with the following link:
http://2justbyou.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunny-summer-giveaway.html

Question #10

What is your favorite food to BBQ?

Oh gosh, I have lots of things I like to put on the grill! One of my faves is corn. It just has a different taste when grilled. I like corn regardless, but grilled corn is yummy.

Sunny Summer Question #9

If you haven't entered the giveaway with the MANDATORY entry,or you'd like to get more info, please do so with the following link:
http://2justbyou.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunny-summer-giveaway.html

Question #9

What is your favorite way to spend a cool summer night?

My answer:

If it's not too hot out, then it's great to have a picnic outside with the family! We'll even picnic in our front yard sometimes. We don't care where, it's just fun. =)

Sunny Summer Question #8

If you haven't entered the giveaway with the MANDATORY entry,or you'd like to get more info, please do so with the following link:
http://2justbyou.blogspot.com/2010/06/sunny-summer-giveaway.html

Question #8


Well, I'll be away from the computer for the 4th of July weekend, so I'll be posting multiple questions today. Here's the first one:
Have you ever been sunburnt? If so, what was the worst sunburn you've had?

My answer:
I've actually NEVER been really sunburnt
. The closest that I came to being burnt was during a trip to Hawaii where my skin turned red and started to peel a little bit on my nose and shoulders. It didn't hurt at all, and within two days, it was nothing but a brown tan. So I guess I'm lucky not to have ever been burnt! I'm not really fair-skinned, but I do have a lighter complexion now that I don't go out in the sun near as much as when I was younger. And --- always use sunscreen, no matter what!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sunny Summer Question #7

If you haven't entered the giveaway with the MANDATORY entry,or you'd like to get more info, please do so with the following link:
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Question #7

So, with the huge Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie premiere, guess where we were yesterday? Right. The theater. My daughter couldn't miss it, so we all headed to the movies...It was a really good movie. I thought it was better than New Moon. If you like the books, or you liked the first two movies, go see Eclipse! It was fun, and we bought a couple t-shirts with this picture on the front.


The boys liked all the action. But it's a romance movie too...
And so today's question is this: What type of movie do you prefer - action or romance?

My answer would have to be...It depends on what I'm in the mood for! I like all kinds of movies. Sometimes I'm in the mood for action/adventure, other times comedy or a family flick. It just depends. But I think if I had to choose between just action or romance, I'd have to pick action first. Some romances can be too drawn out and the storylines take a bit longer. But like I said, I like ALL kinds of movies! =)

How about you? If you had to choose between action and romance, which one would you choose?