Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know it's a bit early but I wanted to make sure I got this post in before I got caught up again. I will have a freebie for you soon too I am just packing it up. There are a lot of things going on at Divine Digital and Stone Accents Studio over the next two months so be sure to get in on the fun! I will be back in a little bit with your freebie and more information ;)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My $2 Retirement Sale at SAS!!

No coupon necessary and this sale INCLUDES COMMERCIAL USE DESIGNS!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It's a Sale!

There is no coupon necessary. Simply put your items in your cart and all orders over $10 will automatically get the 70% at checkout! Now is the time to clear out your wishlists because once this sale is over most of these designs will no longer be available!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Green Creative Tip #1

Have an old wreath or other decoration which is coming unglued or unwrapped? DON'T throw it away recycle it! Remove any salvageable pieces and you can create a new wreath! Creative napkin rings can be made out of berry twigs and almost anything else with wire attached to it! Find a few freshly fallen leaves in your yard and you can add to the beauty of your table! Some of your berries are discolored or chipped you say? That's ok with some paint, brushes or even paint pens, glitter or wax you can change them into something totally new!

Stay tuned for Tip #2!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

SAS-Y Impromptu Challenge Ending Nov 14th

Join us over in the SAS Forum for this new challenge. This Challenge is the kick-off for my year end group of gifts to make and keep or give away. They will all be available to make for under $10 and are perfect for anyone! Here is the first Posting Bonus:

Find this challenge HERE

Have you seen this girl?

My friend and fellow designer DaleAnn Cubbage and her family are frantic. Please contact the Police if you have any information.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

An eventfull - UN-Eventfull morning ;)

Oxy moron right? LOL Well it was a beautiful morning because everything went smoothly. I have been absolutely exhausted. I go to bed, pass out quite literally and wake up as tired as I was when I went to bed. Mornings have become NOT my thing which isn't good when you have two boys who sleep like the dead to get up, get fed and get off to school. To help alleviate some of the stress I made French toast yesterday wrapped it in two piece packages of wax paper and sandwich bags then put the sandwich bags in a large freezer bag and, of course, put them in the freezer. Now when they want French Toast they can just remove the bag and heat them up. I used to do that all the time when I had to leave the house to work and the boys needed to get to school but I had stopped it because I would just make breakfast for them. I forgot what a wonderful time saver this can be. So they ate, took their medications, got dressed, brushed teeth and kiss kiss - were off to school lol. I LOVE mornings like today lol. I even managed to get a photo of them leaving for school together.

Firstly they are walking together and Charles is actually carrying John's backpack.

Then they efficiently manage their time because they play basketball at the church until the bus comes.

Last night I am on the computer and I hear "CHARLES!!" I'm thinking oh great, now what? I turn around and there is Charles, who is supposed to be clearing up the table and put the food away and he's putting the food away all right LOL.

That WAS leftover Spinach with garlic and olive oil LOL He ate like a cup of it right out of the pan lol. John won't eat more than the tablespoon I make him eat but Charles loves it. He told John that he should eat it even though he doesn't like it because it's good for his muscles and blood lol. John took the photos of Charles chowing down on it but they are a bit fuzzy lol.

I LOVE days like these ;) Have a good one!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Keep an eye out....

For Divine Digital's November Charity Kit - "Pawsitively Divine!" Here is my contribution to this wonderful kit benefiting the ASPCA:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Nope, didn't do it. Now before you get all annoyed read WHY. Here's the scoop of poop.

Alex and I took Charles over to the dentist office for his root canal. After he is in we let the lady at the desk know that we are going for a leisurely stroll down to the school to vote. We go and it's pretty much empty. Maybe 5 people ahead of us. There were A LOT of voters who did their voting early so today was a breeze. Well it would have been a breeze - if it weren't my life. We get on line, fill out our ballot request and go down to the area marked "S" to sign in or whatever. Pfftt, yeah right. My name is not on the list. Well isn't that just special? OK so I go over to the man in charge - who happens to be a friend and neighbor of ours - Thank God - and he chuckles until he sees the ID I have in my hand. It was my Voters Registration card - only it wasn't. You see when Alex & I registered in January, I got my card back in the mail. No envelope or anything just the card. I figured no big deal, it's a new state maybe they logged it and then I would just bring it back on Election day. I thought maybe it was just how they verified that I was me and where I lived etc. Alex told me he got his registration card and I was like - cool. Didn't give it a second thought. So there I am standing there and Mel tells me to hold on and he calls another gentleman over who looks at my card and says Uh oh. Yeah not good. He calls down to the Board of Elections or wherever and says that he has me there, he has the card and last thing is "Yeah I kinda thought so" End result "I am NOT registered wit the state of Tennessee and sorry NO you cannot vote. They were so upset for me. I just laughed and said "Yeah Murphy is alive & well and STILL living in my house." So I got to stand there while Alex voted and got his sticker. I, myself am stickerless because firstly they messed up by sending it back to me and I messed up by not paying attention and thinking to ask a question.

Election Day!

Is everyone getting out to vote? Alex was checking over the sample ballots online yesterday since this is the first voting year in a new state. This is kinda like the night before Christmas for him lol. Anyway since the schools are closed today we have a dentist appointment for Charles at noon so that is when voting will be done lol. Two birds, one stone.

Today I need to upload my little Puppy kit and finish up my posting bonuses and make up my sale ad WHOOPS did I say SALE? Shhh, well it's not like I said 70% off of $10 or more in my Boutique WHOOPS. I better leave now ;)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Just wanted to drop in a few photos

From todays walk:

There are more on my profile on Facebook ;)

Fall Foliage & FOOD!!

OMG One thing I really missed in Florida was the change of seasons. One day it was summer then boom for about 2 weeks it was winter. Palm trees don't exactly change colors either and they don't have the same effect when they are decorated with Christmas items. Now it will be almost a year since we moved to Tennessee and I must admit, we do love it. 99% of the people are awesome, the countryside is beautiful and the change of seasons reminds me of memories I had as a child. I have a bunch of photos already but Alex remarked just yesterday morning how Autumn's colors have really taken a hold of the scenery and we will be going for a walk today. I am hoping to get some really wonderful shots of it to share with you ;)

On the Beneficial/Detrimental Fence of Autumn there is FOOD. OMG One of my favorites - beef stew with dumplings (NOT xlarge noodles but dumplings), autumn soup, sancocho, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie, mashed sweet potatos with marshmallows, espresso brownies, my own thumbprint raspberry cookies, etc. etc. etc. (Movies - The King & I lol) I can hear the pounds packing on and I haven't even started cooking yet! Never mind the "Heart Attack in a bite" factor.

Well I have TWO great challenges going on regarding recipes if you are interested in playing!
Check back in a bit and I will tell you how to get in on the fun!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Murphy's Law alive & well

Yes this whole weekend has been spent - so far - trying to evict Mr Murphy from our house. The Electric company has zapped our house twice and a third time it was zapped by another company doing work in town who hit a main line or something and they zapped the whole town. Needless to say the computer I do my designing on was on all three days that it happened. One of the days I was sitting here and the lights went out I had a fit. I went outside and there was an electric truck in our driveway. The lights came back on by the time I had gotten to the door but I yelled at the Electric man "What the hell was that for?" His response was that they had to swap out all the meters for the new ones because of the upgrades. "You don't tell someone before you do it? I have 5 computers in this house and I was working!" "I don't have time to stop and tell everyone I am swapping out their meters" ??????????!!!!!!!???? (Insert extremely angry expletive here) So about 4 hours of my time yesterday was spent trying to get CS2 to work again. My brand new external is being a creep because it doesn't like the idea of me moving files off of it and our internet service decides to switch me over from high speed to snail speed on a whim and then disconnect about every hour or so. Add that to the fact that the boys are making me nuts and I am having hot and cold flashes and you have the makings for quite an interesting time here at the Double "S" house.

So I told you all that to tell you this, I did have another freebie planned for you all and to get my new items in the boutiques and a special sale I am running at Divine Digital but I have been held up. So, everything is coming, it's just been a bit delayed. I apologize .... again. Seems I have been doing a lot of that lately.

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Or weekend really! Check out the awesome sales going on over at Divine Digital & Stone Accents Studio! We have TONS of FREEBIES, challenges and SALES!!!