Monday, April 28, 2008

And the Winner Is.....

Congratulations amyr!
I am LOVING the New Soul song right now (tho it always makes me want to rush out and buy a mac.......LOL!) as well as Pocket Full of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield, oooohhh and I LOVE the song With You by Chris Brown - that one always perks me up!! *grin*.

You are a lucky girl today! Please send us your email address and we will send you your itunes!

By the way, the weather is sunny and the sky is blue. All the happy music must have cheered up Mother Nature!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Another Grey Day

We have had so many grey days in Providence that we've almost forgotten what the blue sky looks like. I have decided that my children are going to look in the crayon box for sky grey instead of sky blue. It's been pretty dreary. So, I have a proposal. Leave a comment telling me your favorite "get happy" song. I will gift the first 10 plus the winner's choice from itunes to one lucky person who's name is drawn. You have to post your song to be entered.

I'll start with my favorite, "New Soul" by Yeal Naim.

Others I like are "Everyone's Rooting for You" by Sondre Lerche and, of course, "Hey Julie" by Fountains of Wayne.

I will draw the winner on Monday morning. It will be fun to see the songs everyone likes!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Oh Canada!

Lindsay and I went to Canada for an event a couple of weeks ago. I taught a Blackboard Album class and thought I'd put the instruction sheets here for your enjoyment. And, I threw in a couple photos of myself. Yes, it's true, I look a little too happy hugging that chocolate kiss. It's just that I have imagined finding a chocolate kiss that big for quite some time. It was like a dream come true. OK, I'm not being serious. But, I do love chocolate and I get really excited about it.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Jon the Warehouse Guy has a Baby!

This is not a trick. This is not a marketing gimmick. Jon is still our warehouse guy, but more importantly he is the proud father of my sister's baby...... their first. Mary was born last Saturday weighing in at 8lbs 6oz. Becky and Jon are doing great. Here are some photos, taken by Becky. The one of Jon and the baby she emailed me. The other I stole from her site. To make up for that, here's a plug for my little sister...... check out to see her work and to check out her blog which features Jon and herself.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Where Oh Where Has My Blog Posting Gone?

So, my friend Suezi from Me and My Big Ideas just emailed me about the lack of posting on the blog. She is not the first to have raised concern and so, I thought I would tell you what I've told her........... the non-official, completely true, top-secret story. Here goes:

I got really sick right after CHA. I was in bed for almost two weeks, which put me behind on my work..... as you can imagine. Then, when I got better, I only had a few weeks to get all my design work done for our next release (a May release, this is the top secret part).

I had just created Cogsmo, our fastest selling line ever. And, I have created all the number one selling lines to date (don't tell Eric that I told). But, for some reason I couldn't come up with anything worthwhile this time around. The pressure to have theeeeee great line for Cosmo Cricket was intense. Lindsay was calling me everyday saying, I can't wait to see your line. Eric was saying things like, you'll do it, you always do. But, I just couldn't come up with anything. It was a complete block.

After about two weeks of trying, I had this little emotional breakdown and told everyone to back off and not very politely. Seriously, they were afraid of me for quite a while. I think they are barely recovering now.

Then, two days before the work deadline, I had this major breakthrough and designed the entire line in one day. After that, I was in Canada for Open Page's event and then I just got back from Spring Break in southern Utah with my family.

Anyway, now I will be getting back to the blog.