The weather was stunning for the drive, the scenery beautiful and just when I thought I would have the evening to relax with my family a trip to Urgent Care was needed for my son. As crappy as it was to sit in Urgent Care for a couple of hours, Garrett and I had a blast being silly, catching up and having some much needed mother son time. Plus, I twisted his arm and took him to Pei Wei afterwards! Woo hoo!!!! FOOD!!!!! (Seriously, I don't even have a McDonald's in my town! It's TRAGIC!)
Between running around, meetings at the school, lots of shopping and several happy hours, I was able to get in some Suzy Time! I have been working on a present for my brother for his birthday for FIVE YEARS!!!!! (Talk about the Crappy Sister of the Year Award) I am happy to report that I spent the afternoon on the patio, soaking up some sun and finished his present!
|Waiting to be framed|
|All Framed Up!|
She had 48 cards to make and she has a hard time gripping the blocks for very long with her wrist, but she had nothing to fear, because MISTI was here!
|Getting ready for the fun to start|
|A portion of the cards|
After all of her hard work, I must say I was quite exhausted from watching her. Thankfully, Miss Carri from DoubleClick Connections needed some Suzy time AND had Skittles to deliver so I pried myself away from the fun and festivities and went....SHOPPING!
Can I just say that Carri is an absolute HOOT?! We had such a fun time being silly, cutting up, getting strange looks from her daughters and enjoying time away from "work". Although, I did find some atrocious shoes that I tried to talk Carri into using as an inspirational muse for new Skittles.
|Pretty sure she didn't like my idea!|
Alas, all good things must come to an end and after a couple of hours of silliness it was time to head back to my mom's. Do you know what was waiting for me? (Just so you know, I am quite spoiled!)
As Mom and I ate cake, she decided it was time to play with the new Skittles I picked up from Carri! (That was the reason we had to meet up!) Holy cow! Wait until you see some of the fun new pictures we have in store for you. My mom was a staging dervish!!!! The best part about our play time was matching up Skittles with fun little doo hickeys and this was our first inspiration piece!
Talk about PERFECT!!!!! Those are going to be so much fun for February!!! Did I mention we had fun? Pretty sure Jordyn isn't going to have much fun this weekend when I make her package all of the new Skittles coming out! he he he
No trip to Arizona is complete without going to IKEA! My husband was happy to know that I didn't spend any money this trip! I could hear his sigh of relief all the way at my mom's house! Of course, that doesn't mean I didn't help my mom spend money! he he he And a package of cinnamon rolls MAY have found their way into our cart. :)
I did snap a couple of fun photos that were positively inspiring.
I thought this would be so wonderful to store my Copics in! Can you imagine a Wall of Copics?! I was giddy with excitement and one day I will have to take this home with me! However, the piece de résistance was my new courtyard/studio inspiration!
How FABULOUS IS THIS?! Twinkle lights, cafe set up for stamping, fake greenery to make it look outdoorsy, oh ya, baby! I fell in LOVE! Pretty sure this set up needs to come home with me one trip!
After IKEA, we still had some time to kill before Tracie came over to color so a trip to Hobby Lobby was required. All I can say is, I LOVE THE AWNING CHALKBOARD IN THE LOWER LEFT HAND CORNER! I was very tempted to change out the whole studio and do it up in yellow, gray and pink! It's so cheery! But I refrained. It was a TOUGH trip this time around! Me? Refrain from buying things I don't "need"? WHA????? I do live in New Mexico now, maybe aliens truly have abducted me or did some sort of shopping lobotomy on me. Oh well, I guess it's for the best, besides Tracie was coming over to color so our trip came to a sad end with my wallet no lighter.
All good things must come to an end and Tuesday morning came and it was time to hop in my little car and head on back home to my honey bunny! The Thin Mints are safely in the refrigerator chilling for consumption, orders placed over the long weekend are packaged up and shipped out, my cat is angry at me for being gone for so long, Marley the poochie is happy to have snacks again and my husband is definitely happy to have me home. (I think he was just happy that I didn't shop more! he he he)
Now that I am home I have a ton of catching up to do, but it's date night so I think it can all wait until tomorrow!
Until next time,