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Monday, June 30, 2008

Mad for Mod......

Whether it's back to school, summer play, or school pictures, this set is perfect! I just love the Park Slope line. It is so retro and playful. I just listed this set on eBay today for the first Trendy Textiles eBay launch (yipee), so stop by and check it out.

Click here to see my auction

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A first for everything

Trendy Textiles is having their first ever launch on eBay. What better way to get our feet wet over there, than to launch with the amazing Park Slope line that the beautiful Erin McMorris designed for Free Spirit.

Be sure to check it out!

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Bloggity Blog, Taggity Tag.....

I just got tagged by my sweet friend Amy who has some of the cutest bags!

So here is what I am supposed to do......

Answer the following questions and then tag 5 people.

What was I doing ten years ago?

Hmm ten years ago, I was living and working in Las Vegas. That was before the kids came;)

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today?

1) Grocery Shopping
2) Ship my nephew's birthday presents
3) laundry
4) edit some more photos and order my kids portrait prints
5) Go to the bank

Five snacks I enjoy:

1) Carmel
2) Nachos
3) Pistachios
4) Cashews
5) Granola

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:

1) Travel a lot
2) Invest in properties
3) Probably still be a work-a-holic
4) Build my house on a very large piece of property far out of town
5) Invest in small women owned businesses
6) Buy all of the fancy accessories, lenses, and toys for my photography love. Then of course I would need to travel more to get once in a lifetime shots.
7) Donate all of my handmade items to charities, hospitals, and such.


Places I've lived:

1) Las Vegas, NV
2) All over Utah and Idaho
3) Atlanta, Georgia


Jobs I've had:

High School:

1) Craft Store
2) Subway
3) Gift Wrapper
4) Server

After High School:

1) Receptionist for hair salon
2) AR specialist
3) Massage Therapist

4) Accountant

Now I'm on to tagging 5 more people. I think today I will choose 5 of my sweet groupmates from Trendy Textiles

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A birthday and a Sale!!

Saturday is my 31st birthday and I'm finding myself a little down about it all. I'm not sure why, because I made it through the big 30. This just seems a little different, and maybe I'm feeling a little older, a little more tired, and deffinately a little crazier this year. So I thought some sales might cheer me up and keep me busy enough to maybe forget how old I'm getting.

So I am having a storewide sale on everything in my Etsy store until Saturday June 21st. Please stop by my store and take a peek if you have a minute and if you see something you like, grab it while you can at a great discount!

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Thanks:)

Mandy

Friday, June 13, 2008

Here fishy fishy

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Two weekends ago, my husband and I, and a few family members (no kids allowed) drove 8 hours North to get in on the massive Salmon run. There were so many Salmon running this year that they increased the daily limit to 5 per day! That's a lot, considering 2 years ago it was a 2 per day limit.

We thought for sure we were going to rake them in this year. Off we went with toting 6 heavy duty poles on top of this overloaded little Suzuki. Surprisingly, we didn't bottom out, but it was great on gas.

So off we went, driving and driving and still driving. "Are we there yet?" wasn't even worth reciting. We left in the evening and drove through the night. I couldn't get many pictures of the drive up there, but I had my camera handy as soon as the sun was supposed to peak over the horizon, or I mean the peaks of the mountains.

We arrived while it was still dark and found that the river was so high that most of the fishing spots were covered in water! Not to worry, we had our trusty guides with us, who knew the "backup" spots and within a few short minutes we were standing alongside the rushing river. I have to admit, it was a little disorienting to stand on the banks of such a large river with rapid swells crashing down. I couldn't believe fish could even swim in this. I was assured that they were in fact swimming in it and if we were lucky, we might catch one.

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So we fished and fished, and then we fished some more. We had a couple bites and a lot of snags, but no fish for us. We finally checked into the hotel. It turned out to be a really nice hotel, which was surprising, since the town consisted of 400 people. I thought it would be a dump, but still better than a tent.

Anyway, we were pleasantly surprised and they even served cookies and milk every night.

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The next day we got up and fished some more. Caught a lot more snags, because the river was so high, and we did a lot of re-tieing the most disgusting bait I have ever touched. It's colorful and pretty, but that's it.

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We caught more snags than anything. Some even had us excited, but nonetheless, they were nothing more than snags.

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We did have a couple bites, and that was really exciting, because they are fighters, but in the end, still nothing.

And then there were the guys across the river in the boat. They caught a couple.

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We took a drive through the countryside and saw just how beautiful it is up there. They still had snow in some parts and river was so fast it was white with rapids. Beautiful.river5

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We took it fairly easy the second day and just enjoyed the beauty and tranquility of the area and the fact that my kids were home, lol. It was so peaceful and this place had really great entertainment for tourists, so we ate well, and enjoyed ourselves.

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Two posts in one day?!

Many thanks to Amy of PriddyCreations for presenting me with the Arte Y Pico award! This award recognizes a blog's creativity and overall contribution to the blogger community.

Now, I get to select 5 recipients:
1) GockFrocks
2) PinkLemonadBags
3) BoutiqueNutMeg

4) GeorgiaGrace Boutique
5) Confessions Of a Craft Addict

Once you've been selected, please follow these guidelines and pay it forward:
1) Choose 5 blogs that you consider deserving of this award based on creativity, design, interesting material, and overall contribution to the blogger community, regardless of the language.
2) Post the name of the author and a link to his or her blog by so everyone can view it.
3) Each award-winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award.
4) The award-winner and the presenter should post the link of the "Arte y pico"blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) Please post these rules!

I'm a little late...

I went out of town and totally forgot to give you the full view of my little dress for the Adagio Bleu launch.

Sorrrryyyy:(

Here it is and it's ending soon, so drop by and see it if you can.

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Click here to see the auction