Friday, October 31, 2008

Deals and Steals at Big Lots... Like Only a Diva Can!

I went to Big Lots this week and found some great stuff. Amongst the goodies, were two packs of three dimensional flower stickers, two packs of adorably patterned brads, K & Company Nursery Paper in soft and sweet pastel colors, and matching chipboard alphabet stickers. I also found the perfect 8x8 album to use for my Strawberry Shortcake scrapbook, but I'm going to picture it another day.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A beautiful drive, a visit, and a party.

Tracy and I at the mall. Bffs forever. :)
Me, bored out of my mind, at the hotel.
Breathtaking West Virginia hillside.

Last week, I headed to Charleston for an education conference. The fall foliage on the way there was breathtaking! The highlight of my trip was hanging out with my friend, Tracy, at the mall. We had a really nice dinner, and then we shopped around. I don't think we stopped laughing the entire time. Oh, how I wish we lived closer together. My HappyScrappers scrapbooking group also had thier October crop last week, so I posted some pictures from that as well. Enjoy the photos!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Flea Market Report

Today, Brian and I took advantage of the absolutely blessed weather and headed down to the Harpers Ferry Flea Market. I scored two tubes of Mary Kay Foundation for $2.50 each and a bottle of MK Eye Makeup Remover for $5.00. When I got home, I checked the regular retail price of these items. I saved nearly $35, plus tax and shipping. Woot! Woot! I also found some books for my classroom. I have to start Christmas shopping this month. I want to be totally finished with my Christmas shopping my December 1st and have everything wrapped by December 10th. HappyScrappers was fun yesterday. I'll be posting pics soon, so stay tuned!

Friday, October 10, 2008

12x12 "Why I Love Fall" Layout

My friend Claire inspired this layout:

It lists the ten reasons why I love my favorite season, Fall. I should have several projects to post in the coming days,as I've been getting a lot finished lately. I have HappyScrappers tomorrow, so stay tuned for those pics as well.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Missing Friends

I love my life here in Martinsburg. I really, really do. I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Sometimes, however, I get really homesick. I miss my mom the most. I also miss some of my friends. Although I've lost touch with most of my childhood/highschool/college friends, I've remained friends with my college roommate, Tracy. I've been missing her like crazy lately, and I thought of her as I worked on this card: