Friday, August 29, 2008

Well, grad school started this week...nasty. I have homework to do. Who gives homework in grad school? JK. I am trying to deal with it as best I can... (my husband just plays his air violin when I get to b_chin). I digress...

Tonight we went to the new Olive Garden that closed down, then got torn down, rebuilt yada yada yada... the place was not that great. I was thinking that we would see some new things on the menu. Nope. Infact, they still gave us the same dirty/greasy menus from the old building. Geeros. Anyhoo, the place was like Perkins inside. Light yellow curtains and white walls, terrible service.

I am totally PMSing.

I am trying to frantically get the St. E scrapbook done, as I have had the pile of pics on the table for months now and wouldn't cha know it, the phone rings... "we need it in 2 weeks". I want to say, "what do you mean? I can't have another 6 months to work on it?". How professional am i?

I always bite off more than I can chew.

Oh, and BTW I hit the 2000 mark on etsy. I am so excited that my little shop has done so well in 8 months. My sales really didn't start happening until last Dec, so i feel grateful and happy about it. Many thanks to the haters out there, believe me... there are some pretty bad haters. You can't have it all ladies... you know who you are.

I need to go and take a midol and then delete this post!



Have a great night all!

Don't forget to sign up for the drawing for the RAK! See the below post!

Oh, happy Labor Day everyone! I will be at the hospital doing something less fun, believe me on that.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Can we hit it? Hit 2000 sales today??? Fingers crossed! Thanks to all our wonderful customers who have helped make the shop a success! And to the future shoppers who have yet to come. Kudos to you all.

In honor of this special occasion, we are sponsoring a giveaway! The lucky winner will get a surprise pack of items from the shop! Simply leave a comment and your name will be entered to win. Names will be drawn out of a hat on Sept 15th!

Stay tuned as this is the first of many drawings and RAK's from the Paper Pixie!

Cheers! :) Kelly

Monday, August 25, 2008

Doesn't my husband and his dad look totally retarded? These photos of my hubby and FIL, were taken in Iowa last weekend. I ran across these wigs in the closest of the spare room the kids were sleeping in, i brought them out and thought they would be fun for the kids to try on - get some laughs. I was later told that they were the wigs of my MIL's dead aunts... WTF?

Well, these jo's decided to try them on and be funny... I think Steve looks like Willie Nelson and Brent looks like a surfer with a bad batch of "sun in" hair lightener... They make totally UGLY girls....

What was that cheer?


You ain't got no alibi

You ugly! (uh,uh) You ugly!

I tried the wigs on the kids and it was hilarious. Lukey looked like a pretty girl, as he has this narrow face and small features. Lily wouldn't leave her's on long enough to tell. My son looked so much like me it is not even funny. Unfortunately, I could get him on camera either. I got it all up here baby (I point to my head).

I also started grad school up again tonight and was overwhelmed once or twice with the whole organic chemistry thing... I hope I can hang. I haven't had college classes in oh.... 13 + years. I am getting old.

Oh, almost forgot! The Paper Pixie is sponsoring a RAK over at The Art Is Found... go and check it out!

Have a great night!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Goodbye Andy

I have totally got to go to bed, it is 1:30 am here and I am getting up early...bright and shiny. I have to get my run in before we head off to Iowa to visit Andy as he prepares for his deployment to Iraq. I was wanting to get him something to remember us by... and then it hit me. I will send him a photo album that is flexible and easily shoved into his duffle bag. Something that doesn't scream...girly...

Andy is my husband's brother, who has truly turned his life around this past year and a half. He enlisted himself in the military and has surprised us all by his courage and determination to do good in the world. This is a complete 180 from his earlier years. He turned 21 this year in Korea, while serving, and he is still alive and assures the family he is not an alcoholic... LOL. I will see if that is true when I see him, for my nurse nose can sniff out just about any chemical dependency on the planet. LOL.

Here are some pics of the felt, mini album I made. It's not too girly is it? The guys won't totally laugh will they? I do have to lose the bow...It is filled with pics of the family, mini ones, for this little guy is only 5 x 5 inches in dimension.

TFL. Have a great weekend and I will return on Monday!
:) Kelly

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Summer is passing us by...

This summer is flying by... i think because i have so much on my plate lately that deadlines come pretty quick. My friend Shana and I decided to make the most of our beautiful Monday, and take the kids to Conrad Park and let them ride bikes. The weather was about 79ish degrees and breezy. We packed lunch and spend a few hours there for some totally FREE fun. That is what i am talkin' about...

Here is a pick of me and my kiddos, Lukey on the left and Lily on the right.

Lily was so stoked that she could finally ride her 2 wheeler, without training wheels! YIKES! Lukey kept riding into her to make her slow down, as he is 3 and simply cannot keep up with all the bigger kids. My team totally crashed that night... we fed 'em, bathed 'em, and took them out for milk shakes and tossed them into bed. For the best part of the Summer Olympics were about to start and B and I were not about to miss any of it. We are hooked!!

OHHH, check out these totally cool, Home Decor Rub Ons by DCWV. I finally finished painting my kitchen and added this to the top soffit. It was soooo easy and the pic doesn't do it justice. I am totally buying these for people who "just have everything" and you never know what to get them.

Well, now that the owl is finally back in the shop, in his rightful place... he is up for sale again.

Ready to give some sound advice on your pages! LOL. I also added some file folder tabs too. I wanted you to be able to journal on them if you wanted and cut them up if you wanted them smaller.

Have a great week, i am off to medicate my hip. Geez. The Columbus Marathon is coming up quick and training is brutal in the summer...

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Totally NSR!!

I know this is not scrap or shop related, but this has found a new home!! I used my 40% coupon from Mike's and bought this little house this week!

I can't wait to get it out. My kids just eat up this animated stuff.

The little witch flies around the top of the house...

I plan to collect more... soooo hokey!!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

The Noodle

I have been thinking a lot about this guy lately-my bro Chris. Christopher. Noodle. Ho Kim. Tootie. We call him "tootie" not for the obvious, but because he loved the Rootie Tootie Fresh and Fruity breakfast from Denny's when we grew up in FL. Yes, he has lots of nicknames. But, he is never allowed to call me Kelly, only "sis" will do. If he calls me by my name, i DO NOT respond. I worry about him and his job, health, marriage, faith, safety...lots of things. Now that he is married off and has a great job, i still worry.

Here is a recent photo of him and i at dinner, and I totally had to edit out the background objects... they were just too distracting.

I hope you are well kiddo, we love you, and are sending hugs from KY to FL :)

Here are some new things from the shop too...

Owls, Chandeliers, School Stuff... OH MY! I am overhauling the shop, and adding new items each week. My fingers cannot go as fast as my brain wants it to... my head is going to explode from all the totally rockin ideas in my head. So, if you are interested in freebies, register on the mailing list to the left! Lots of folks have signed up already!! Who doesn't want free crap? Well, not crap!!LOL.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful night and productive/or relaxing week. I am off to type my grandmother's medication list and return emails...