Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The ULTIMATE Valentine Card Bought From Etsy!

Just before I left Reno for my long trek across the USA to Maine, I received a Valentine days card in the mail.

At first, when my kids came running in with it (ages 15 and 13) I had no idea who it was from. They were giggling and laughing and trying to figure out just who was sending us a card. You see, the envelope had no name on the front just an address, so who it was for was anyone's guess!

My mind did not even put 2 and 2 together even when looking at the return address. The kids were in a quandary, so, I ripped open the envelope as fast as I could, and lo and behold I instantly realized WHO my secret Valentine was!!

This is the card I got in the mail, purchased from Etsy and sent to me by LethargicLass who I met via etsy. LL (as we call her) has become a very dear friend of mine, and this card has been something a group of us have been discussing for quite sometime now. You see, we could not decide WHO was going to buy the card and who was going to receive it, we were all in such AWE over the magnificence of it!

So, I turned out to be the lucky one, as LL wanted to send it to me to cheer me up as she knew I was going on a long trip across the USA and was very sad about it. WinterPanda, OBTP, PinkFlowerCube, EchosArt have decided instead of traveling Pants, we are going to have a travelling card, and thusly, soon I must send it on to someone else in the group to enjoy!

Here is a pic of the delightful message written inside:

The whole thing is written with glitter glue, and is very sparkly!! Even the envelope was written completly in glitter glue! Im actually surprised my mail man could figure out exactly what it said in order to get my precious to me : )

Here is Mr. ferris enjoying the card and modelling it for me:

So, there you have it.

A magnificent Valentine Days Card, sent to me, by LL, bought from ETSY and created by a very special ETSY seller!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

All moved in!

We finally made it to Maine -- our 3200 mile trek across the USA wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

We had a cou0ple of hiccups on the first day. Quinn had to go to the ER due to an allergic reaction, then Erryn had to go have x-rays of her elbow because she thought she had broken it. At first I thought our journey was going to be fraught with problems, but, it finally settled down.

We only stopped once for a nice meal along our way, at Olive Garden in Cheyenne, Wyoming. It was a much needed break from eating Chef Bouyardee, and we all had a blast just chilling out for a couple of hours before we hit the road again.

The boys being silly inside Olive Garden

We have finally settled in to the home we are sharing with my best friend(high school art teacher and artist) and we have the majority of the house straightened up and put away, enough so that I have been able to start listing Buy My Crap rings again -- yay!!

In the coming weeks I will post pics of our new little abode and the snow that has fallen!