Friday, November 2, 2007

The ghoulies and ghosties and long-legged beasties...

are all gone now! Back to their boxes until next year. We had a really cool group of youth show up and they actually watched the movie! Sometimes when we do the movie on the side of the house, they're more into the chatter than the clattering of bones on the screen.

But, darn it all, they left me with cupcakes! Yummy, red velvet, white chocolate cream cheese frosted cupcakes. Kill me now. I have no willpower. Zip, nada, zilch. I had so much fun making them and thought they were so adorably cute that they'd just have to gobble them all up. Nothing doing. If you make your way to my house, don't be surprised if you find a cupcake or two in your handbag later....
Exhausted though I was, yesterday I managed to drag my sugar-hangovered self out to shop with Michelle. Her creative synapses are firing just about 100% of the time. We were supposed to head straight for a field trip to Ikea, but on the way, we saw a Target, looked at each other and yelled "Halloween Clearance!" Whipping over 3 lanes of traffic, we parked in a hurry and ran into the joint. No need to ask where the goods were because we could hear the crowd. Like women shopping for a Tickle Me Elmo doll circa 1996, we were snatching up the goods left and right. I got that feather wreath that I had refused to pay full price for as well as a bunch of goodies for Thanksgiving (all their fall goods were clearanced too). For good measure, we threw in t-shirts, stockings, sock and even Making Memories Halloween stuff. No buyers remorse here!
You'd think the adrenaline would've died off after that, but cheers erupted when we saw the flags of Ikea waving in the distance. Bags grabbed, we tore through that place shopping it like we were a couple of hyperactive 5 year olds high on a bag of Pixie sticks. Everytime I go there, I fall in love with the apartment mock-ups. How they manage to make 650 square feet of living space look so fabulous is beyond me. I can't squeeze my worldly belongings into my own house which is considerably larger. For all the solutions they offer to smarter, chic, simpler living, I came out with a huge bag full of goodies to wedge into my already crowded house.
It did give me some motivation to go into my studio and do a little rearranging. Kept it simple and changed the way I stored cardstock and patterned paper. Oddly, this gave me 2 fully empty Cropper Hopper paper keepers. Does this mean I should go scrapbook shopping?
Dianna tagged me and I will get my list together soon. Just so hard to find 7 random facts about me! lolololol Not! My problem is narrowing the list down so no one is truly horrified to call me friend. Good thing Halloween is over because if it weren't, my list would be downright scary....

1 comment:

Laura said...

I just love the way you write and I've missed comin around and hearing about what' going on with you. Glad to hear you had a good holiday and lucky you on the deals! Hugs Casii!