Sunday, December 14, 2008

TEN DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!!!!???? Why is it that the OLDER "WE" get - the FASTER time goes!?!? Remember when you (maybe you weren't QUITE AS excited as my brother, sister and I were....) were younger how LONG it took for the months of NOVEMBER and DECEMBER to END!! :) It seemed that Christmas would NEVER EVER get here!!! Now - no matter HOW much planning and PATIENCE you seem to have - it's approaching at LIGHTNING speed!!!

This year we (my family) purchased our FIRST EVER REAL CHRISTMAS TREE!!! My mom says I used to have one all the time (for 3 years) before my little brother was born...(he was allergic, so it was FAKE from that point on!)....well - we (I!) decided this year that I would like to EXPERIENCE a real tree at LEAST one time in my children's' HOME lives!!! We headed out on Tuesday of last week....remember last tuesday!?!? SNOW!!! WIND!! COLD!!!! :) Yeah, Rocky was THRILLED to say the least!! BUT - he drove us out there (at 30 miles an hour!)......walked around the tree farm (for 20 minutes!) and cut down not ONE - but TWO trees for us!!! So far - I LOVE IT!!! It smells wonderful - and is VERY forgiving when it comes to LIGHTS!!! I like a LOT of lights on my tree and have been known to spend up to 4 hours on JUST THE LIGHTS!! But with a real tree - you don't have to HIDE the odd colored strands!!! The kids have their own miniature tree in their room too and so far - we've kept it watered and it's looking really nice!! I haven't noticed any needles falling off,,,,,,,,but i'm told to wait for the DISPOSAL of the tree to be sold on the the whole experience?!?! We'll see!!!!

So - all of the presents (for the most part) are purchased, wrapped and under the it's time to tackle the HAND MADE gifts that I plan to make!! Each year - i wait until the week BEFORE christmas to tackle these, and then i end up resenting the actual gift because i'm so tired, and stressed and MAXED out!!!! Hopefully that won't be the case since everything else is done this year!!! But i am working on a few projects, and if i remember before i wrap them up - i'll take pictures of them for you to see!!!!

How are your holiday plans coming along!??!! I hope that everyone is enjoying themselves this holiday season!!! We had our "attic holiday christmas get together" on friday last week - we cropped until 2 AM - it reminded me of the "old" days when we all used to get together more regularly and hang out and crop - it was alot of fun!! Sarah was able to join us and we got a lot done!! We watched the Griswolds Christmas Vacation!!! Thanks to Renee - i hadn't ever seen it before and apparently it's a MUST SEE every christmas!! And now - it will be for our family!!! It's HILARIOUS!!!! Of course - NO ATTIC celebration would be complete without a trip to the ER!!! Poor Krusty was trying to UNCLOG her Stickles and STABBED herself in the index stitches were needed - but a TETANUS shot was in order!! ahhhhh, gotta love her!!! To know Krusty - is to LOVE krusty!! :)

Okay - now on to STORE stuff!!! I know you don't read this blog JUST to hear about PErSONal goings on around here!! :)

The Glue Glider Pro's are selling like HOT CAKES!! I purchased one at the crop and must say that i think i just might be sold!!! I think it holds JUST AS well as ZIP DRY but without the mess!!! :) So - if you're shopping for a new adhesive - this just might be the ONE!!!

The SLICE!! OMG!! One of my goals is for us to be able to KNOW all there is to know about this machine and teach YOU before you purchase it!! Renee is in love with it, and has it on her christmas list!!! We received the desktop storage system for it this week and it matches the desktop carousel that Making Memories makes, so thats always nice when things match!!! :)

Okay- so i had some great friends in the store last month asking me about "skittles" or "dew drops"!!! THIS is how we find out about some of the great products on the market - YOU!!! So - we did a little research and have found them!! We ordered just a small sampling of them and got them in last week and have already sold out of more than 1/2 of what came in!! So - i'm thinking these might be a hot item right now!!! Check those out next time you're in!!!.....we are sold out of them now - but have ordered more!! :)

Soldering!! We have expanded our section!!! We've got some DO IT YOURSELF charms for those of you that enjoy the craft - and then we have the "ALREADY ASSEMBLED" charms - so you can just slide your photo right in!!! Check those out as well!!!

The distress stickles have really taken off and we finally got ALL of the colors in stock!!

The rolling work stations are HOT this year!!! We only have TWO LEFT in the store until after Christmas - so if that's on your list - you'd better get in while you can!!!!

I went NUTTY on the flowers again - i've ordered more prima flowers - so those are RESTOCKED!!!

KAISER - the altered BEYOND THE PAGE items are back in - however we've had so many special orders on those - i'm not sure HOW many of those actually made it to the floor!!!!

Our ROCK BOTTOM CRICUT PRICE section is slowly dwindling away!! We've lowered all of our INSTOCK cricut cartridge prices to $39.99!!! There are a few left!

Calendars - we've replenished that section - wow - calendars are STILL a hot christmas item!! (wink wink renee!)

SALE!!! We're kicking off our FINAL sale before Christmas!!! You're hearing it HERE on the blog first!!!.......i'm working on some great sales for you coming up this week/weekend - so be watching the blog for more information on that!!!

okay - i was hoping to add some pictures to this post - but they are all at the store and i'm at home!!! :( soooooo.......if you're back on here tomorrow - i'm gonna upload them!! there are some good ones!! hope you're all having a merry holiday season!! thanks for staying connected with us!!!