Monday, April 30, 2012

Sad Day

It's been a rough day for us. I'm very sad to say that David's Grandma passed away last night.  I had planned on a couple of posts today, but now I'm not sure when I'll be blogging, I may be away for a little while.

I am just glad that his Grandma is no longer suffering from her dementia and is with Grandpa and their son now and at peace.  I'll miss her so much, she welcomed me into their family with open arms and so much love, she was such a wonderful lady.  Having lost all my Grandparents at a young age, she was another Grandma to me and treated me like I was her blood-related Granddaughter. I was so blessed to have known her for the past 2 1/2 years.  We will miss her always.

Us with Grandma at our wedding, she was so happy that day. Love you Grandma.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hi :)

Okay, so nothing too special today, just a rundown of a quick few things:

*Made my first Etsy purchase today, stationary from LaPapierre as her mailing list special discount ended today.

*Borrowed my brother's golf clubs last night so the hubby can give me a lesson at the driving range tomorrow. . . see if I like it and then we'll go from there.

*My wedding band broke today and my finger feels naked :(  First off, let me explain that the wedding band I have now was originally my sis-in-law's. It's a loaner until I can afford to "upgrade". She used it until she upgraded, the reason I think it broke was because it had been cut off her finger (when she was pregnant), repaired, then pryed off her engagement ring when she got a bigger wedding band, then I got it and had to have it reshaped, the bottom of the band is super thin, so I'm sure it was just really weakened. Until then I have an old diamonique (look on to see what that is) ring that belonged to my Grandma as a temporary because I felt too naked just wearing my engagement ring.

*My nephew Joey loved his birthday present we got him (finally got to give it to him last night.

*Went shopping at Ross today and finally got a new glasses case ($4).

*Had an incoming letter from Shannah on Monday :)

*Only about 4 weeks left until final exams and I'm stressed!!

*Tuesday is golf day for the hubby and his brother-in-law's.

*Made my first handmade envies.

Okay, I think that's all, look for random pictures possibly tomorrow. And also a movie review, rented two movies from Red Box today (parents are camping and hubby is sleeping all day). So since I only have 2 penpals at the moment, I guess I should fill in my blog with other things! 

Happy Friday everyone!!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Shopping Trip (On the Computer)!

So, my penpalling supplies are in sad need of restocking, most of what I have is packed away in a huge box in our storage unit, and of course, it's the box at the very bottom. . . not easy access!

So, I was looking around online, because I'm already bored with some notepads that I bought. I got the bright idea to check out  While they aren't the best place for letter sets, they do have a ton of stickers and notecards and some different notepads. So I started adding things to my "shopping cart" because they are also having a big sale right now. Boxes of notecards, stickers, notepads, and all kinds of other stuff buy one, get one free. They also have a huge sale section, but it was mostly greeting cards (birthday, sympathy, congrats, etc) and I prefer blank ones. 

So, I ended up with 4 boxes of 10 notecards (2 boxes were free), 2 sheets of flip-flop envelope seals (I wear flip-flops year-round, sometimes even in the rain) one sheet free, and a $0.99 notepad, my total with shipping was $14. Not too bad! I also found out that if you sign up for their email list (which I did as soon as I went to their site) they almost instantly send you a "Welcome" email with a promo code for 15% off, so on top of the great deals I found, I saved an extra 15%. Not too shabby! I will post pics of my goodies once they arrive (in 10-14 days).

Hope everyone is having a happy Sunday. The sun finally came out here today so I think I'm going to head outside and enjoy it!


Saturday, April 21, 2012

Moleskine Postal Notebook!

Saw this on another blog and thought it was the coolest thing for penpalling! What a great way to do a journal swap, or be more creative in your letter writing! I already have so many ideas of what I could do with this!  Now just have to find a place around here where I could go check them out in person and see how much they cost! And what a clever video they put together to introduce this new product!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

One thing after another. . . .

Sorry for the silence lately! Not much has been going on around here, but everything seems to hit at one time! I am really stressed today, but it's going to get better, just feels like everything that could go wrong right now has, but we're getting it done and getting through it, and trying to stay positive! I hate when my husband gets negative over this stuff, so I try to be as optimistic as possible!

In other news. . . well, nothing really. Forgot to take pictures at Easter, although I only saw the family for a couple hours anyway.

Also finally got a reply sent to my pal Shannah, forgot to take pictures though. . . oops, but it went to the post office this morning with a bunch of other bills and stuff that needed to be mailed :)

I guess that's all for now, bowling tonight instead of tomorrow night (long story) and doing laundry until it's time to go. . . also need to run a quick errand to get the window fixed on the car, but I'm waiting for a phone call first.

Ugh, boring update. Hope everyone is having a great week!