~Fun Stuff ~
Okay, so I got an email this past Friday that gave me heart palpitations and labored breathing. I couldn't see straight for a few minutes--it got me THAT excited!
It was an email letting me know that the publication date had been announced for this--
I absolutely LOVE he Harry Potter books and I can't wait to get my hot little hands on this one. Yep, I might be one of the Nerds up at mignight the night of the release in line at the bookstore with all the other Harry Potter Nerds. This time, I'm really going to try and take it a little slow and savor every momet (although I've told myself this each time and I ALWAYS end up reading it in like 2 days!!). I can't wait!!
I thought last night's Super Bowl turned out pretty great! It wasn't as dramatic as I would have liked (I like the close, down-to-the-wire contests), but I sure was glad to see the Colts and Payton Manning win! (I also thought that Prince was pretty good at halftime! A couple of near-40 friends of mine and I were having a major 1985 flashback with "Purple Rain"!).
I do have to share with you, though, what happens When a Cake Goes Horribly Wrong... I had plans to make a really fun cake to take to McKenna's Youth Super Bowl Party. It was going to be green with white lines and field goals to look like a real football field; I was going to put pictures of Colts and Bears helmets in the "endzones," and everyone was going to be SO impressed!
(But . . . well... my printer screwed up so I couldn't print out the helmets. And the white writing frosting that I thought I had bought had apparently not made it into my grocery bag! So, I attempted to freehand a football on a green field. And the football ended up looking like a deflated balloon. But, the good news is that it tasted good!)
Right now, Scout's favorite little phrase is something she says after things don't go quite as she'd planned. Maybe no one will play a game with her that she desperately wants to play, or maybe we have to go do an errand when she really just wants to stay at home and watch "Dora the Explorer" . . . at moments like this, she just scrunches up her face and says "Ah Sn-aa-pp!!" It is the FUNNIEST thing to hear her say (and I'm guessing she got it from the Disney show, "That's so Raven" because Raven is always saying, "Oh Snap!").
Well, when my cake got so far from what I wanted it to be I felt like saying, "Oh Snap!"
Here's a peek at what it ended up looking like (it didn't look good, but it TASTED good! LOL) . . .
I got a really fun RAK package in the mail on Friday and it just made my day. My sweet friend Maria spent part of last week out at the Craft and Hobby Association's big show (interpretation: all the fun, new scrapbooking stuff that you could stand!!). She asked on her blog what her favorite exhibition booth was and I guessed right--I guessed Elsie F's--so I won a fun package that she sent right off to me. Here's some of the fun stuff in it--
(Maria, you'll notice that those Pirate stickers don't quite look like they're supposed to and that's because Scout decided to take them all of and put them all over the top of Gary's laptop--when neither of us were looking, of course! I had to unstick them and I hope they will be in good enough shape to make it onto a project! LOL And I LOVE that "Rock Star" iron-on. I'm definitely making a shirt out of that! Thanks, Maria, you're a doll!)
I'm teaching a "Things I Love" mini album class tomorrow night at Scrapbook Mania. It's using a really fun tabletop flip album, and it's designed around a Valentine's Day theme of the things you love in your life.
Here's some pics of mine. . .
Well, ready or not, I guess I'm ready for this week to start. McKenna and I are about to go to the Passport Office to apply for her passport for her trip this summer (hoping that doesn't take an eternity to get done!), and then I have a ton of stuff to do to get ready for our Scrapbook Extravaganza we're having this next Saturday. Plus, I've got a few articles I want to send off queries for. So, busy busy as always!
(And, woo hoo, "Lost" comes back on Wednesday!)
(And, oh, why does this song just get stuck in my head and never leave?!)
Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend and that you have a great week coming up ahead of you!