so easter... i swear easter pictures are only second worst to my Christmas pictures followed assuredly by birthday photos. but you got to take them! so here are a couple glimpses of the good ones. (i would share the bad ones, but i am sure the 63 other photos i took with blurry hand movements and fast paced egg hunting will not be missed.)
they will hate me for this one day i am sure, but for now it warms this mama's heart!
coley found the BIG blue egg this year. it is like the holy grail of egg finds. there is $1 inside it and lots of treats.
ok the chicken that payton is holding in this photo was my favorite easter basket find at Target. when you wind it up, it walks and poops gumball eggs! it still makes me giggle! and check out mckenna in the back ground. i had no idea just how TYPE A she was until this photo. look at her organizing and lining up her candies!
today we are pulling out the boxes from the shed, sorting and prepping for kit making this Saturday!
also working on the floor plan and classroom assignments...as you see i am making quite a little mess. an hour after this mess i finally got it all figured out!
and there's news from the weigh in Wednesday home front, i am down 27 pounds!! ok that plateau was a killer... i decided i had to whip out the big guns to get past the 25 pound standstill and i went to the gym! i know, i know, it is wrong in every way, but i got on that elliptical machine aka "i hate this f$#@%&* thing" for 20 minutes monday and 25 minutes again today and i think it jump started my system again. bill comes with me and ellipticizes then takes me through a couple of the strength training machines. in all honesty, i hate going, but i feel really good when i am done. that being said... i tried on THE JEANS today, just to see... i can get them on and button them, but it is not a pretty site and breathing would be a challenge. so hopefully in 2 weeks i will be wearing them at inspired.
i cannot believe there is only 2 weeks to inspired!!
if you are coming to inspired, there is more event info and the mini workshop schedule is listed!
also don't freak out about the camera bag preorder thing. i know there are no images for 4 of the new bags (still working on those samples) they will be posted hopefully by april 15. we will continue to sell the my favorite outfit as well as the looks great with jeans...those you can preorder! we are only making 10 in each of the 6 styles for this launch. instead of charging your card at the time of purchase (like we had to before) we can now wait until they are ready to ship!
i will also have autographed copies of both my new books and as soon as they arrive (hopefully in the next 2 weeks) i will sign them and ship them out ASAP! these are also a preorder thing and you will not be charged until they ship!
a big shout out to stewart goodwin who designed the new site, he is simply a joy to work with! i would highly recommend him to anyone interested in web design!
ok ladies and gents... lets see if we can make this happen!
and rosie if you find your way to my blog to see this (i'll be so freakin' excited, BTW), and will be crossing my fingers and toes that you can make it to my INSPIRED. event in April (even if it is just to say "hi!").
i have successfully managed to make another mess in my office, but i did promise a pic or 2 of some fun organizing i was playing with as well as to show you the mountains of organizing i still need to do!
this is my new ribbon storage... not sure i like the orange belt, but it was the only ribbon i had long and wide enough. then i ordered more of these ladders from koiyacreations off of ebay. i love having my mounted stamps displayed and these ladders are perfect! i have a pile forming on my desk, and my little ladies are 3 rows deep and overflowing off of their ledge. it should be fairly obvious that i have a collecting problem...but they make me so happy! one day i will use them, LOL!
i have finally gotten the bulk of my canvases listed on ebay (that took only 3 months, LOL!) and hopefully they will find new creative homes.
my shed is completely packed with boxes and product for INSPIRED. and is now overflowing into my garage... and house. today i must get these boxes unpacked! i have a lot of kitting to do! maybe i should have a kitting party? i will make TAKE OUT and nutrisystem and we can gather in my living room and KIT. now that is a party! whoo hoo!
the finishing touches to the NEWdonnadowney.com website should be up and running by next week and i cannot wait to launch it! here is a little teaser...