So Hoppy Halloweenie to you!
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Having discovered that we all 4 like road trippin' (no matter how close or how far) we decided that a brief excursion to a State Park would be in order. But then we remembered that Nathan had to help train a new bartender at Graffiti's that night, so our available radius was shrunk to somewhere only an hour or so away
The thing we loved about this museum and the adjoining log dog trot style cabin was that the nice tour guide let our boys touch everything and seemed genuinlly pleased to see us and our curious offspring.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
I am officially turning on the Christmas tunes, popping in some Christmas movies and plugging away until we unveil A Very Merry Vintage Holiday (Storia style) at the Shoppes next Thursday night... I may or may not be around too much between now and then, but who knows. I am never great at predicting that.
For now if you want to get a jump start on your holiday decor you can pre-order Merry Christmas banners here... (I will be adding banners with other words in November) or if you are banner addicted you can check out my new Banner of the Month club - which is sort of an experiment ...
Happy Thursday to everyone!
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Last night I had to cut about a million circles out for Christmas banners and a custom order, and I really wanted something new and fun to watch... While at Wal-Mart picking up grosgrain ribbon, printer ink and milk (that is what is great about Wal-Mart right there... despite all the things that are bad, that fact alone is wonderful...) I found this movie which I have been wanting to see forever. And it was a grand total of $3.98 - almost cheaper than I could rent it for. Nathan loaded it onto my computer and I watched while I cut and glittered the night away in my newly re-arranged Studio... And when I was done - miracle of miracles -the dining room table was still clean! I am pretty sure I heard the Hallelujah chorus being sung...
This Club will allow you to plan ahead for all those special holidays and events in your life, and ensure that you have the perfect Banner to adorn your home or event!
Best of all the Club is going to give you freedom of choice - instead of telling you what you can get each month, we are going to let you pick! As a charter member of Storia HOME's Banner of the Month Club you will get your pick of any Banner in our selection, plus 2 Bonus Banners when you buy the Glitter Package or 1 Bonus Banner when you buy the Ribbon Package!
Here Are The Selection Options:
Happy New Year
Auld Lang Syne
Happy Valentines Day
I Love You
Happy St.Patricks Day
Happy Mothers Day
Happy Fathers Day
Dear Ole' Dad
Happy 4th of July
Let Freedom Ring
Grand Ole' Flag
Back 2 School
Let It Snow
Ho Ho Ho
Custom (1 per member only)
There are 3 membership options:
1) Glitter Membership for $240.00 which gets you 14 Banners total, including Shipping.
2) Ribbon Membership is $120.00 and gets you 7 Banners total,including shipping.
3) Paper Membership which is $60.00 and gets you 3 Banners total, including shipping.
FAQ - (Or Rather Their Answers )
*Holiday Banners will be delivered 30 Days before the specified holiday so you can get the most out of them.
* Custom Banners MUST be ordered 30 Days before desired arrival.
* After purchasing you will be sent an email prompting you to choose your selections and collecting mailing info.
If you would like to join at any level please email me at email@example.com and I will send you more info!
Many Happy Returns,
Saturday, October 20, 2007
The next element that will be essential is a crafting area. Right now I do most of my crafting in the dining room because I can spread out, and I can see the TV. Both key elements in my artistic process... But again, work is invading my home life, and I would really love to be able to decorate my table seasonally again, and I don't mean with piles of banners... Currently in my office I have a huge table that acts as my desk, but with some great big wheels added, it would be a wonderful work table for sewing or glittering or whatever I wanted! Once we move the bed there will be plenty of room for this sort of extravagance.... And we will simply find some other piece to work as my desk. Another table perhaps... ? Or maybe an old desk will find it's way to me... Oh, and don't forget a TV/DVD combo. I will need to be able to watch certain movies when short on inspiration or when I am just in need of a little company...
Finally I will need a pegboard or cork board (or both) wall area for creative inspiration and organization as I work on projects for clients, the web and the shoppes...I am very visual and I would love to be able to set up little vignettes and groupings where I could work out ideas and thoughts for new products and creations (I love this Anthropologie window, it is so perfect and dreamy don't you think?)
Friday, October 19, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
(I can't remember where I swiped this picture from, but oh how I want a ribbon center like this...)
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Thanks for all the love and support you have given me and Nathan.
Thanks for being the BEST Obi to my boys.
Thanks for always being game for all the crazy things we do - Pirate costumes and all.
Thanks for never telling me I shouldn't follow my dreams, and for thinking that I am smart.
If I could give you anything in the world I would you give winning seasons- championships even - for the Hogs, Cowboys and Yanks.
I would you give you a complete set of 1st Editions of all the Nero Wolf books,
a writing contract with Myrrh or Maranatha or Vineyard,
and I would give Mom a live-in housekeeper so the she would be always be happy, which always makes you happy.
Plus you would rule supreme over Fantasy Leagues, and none of your children or extended family, or friends, or local newscast persons would use poor grammar or syntax ever again, and your food would always be piping (and what I mean by that is scalding) hot. Even at fast food joints.
But instead of all that you are going to get this. Which Nathan swears is almost as good as all that other stuff combined...
Plus you get a lifetime supply of hugs and kisses from the boys - and me too of course!
I love you Daddy! Happy Birthday!!!