Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Wednesday Weekly Deals, and the Week That Was....




So exciting!  Each week this month, Stampin' Up!  will have random discounts on products - we won't get prior warning.  You'll need to check my Online Store each Wednesday to check them out.  Of course, I'll try to update my Facebook Page and this Blog, but, well.....we both know that don't always go to plan.

This week's deals are:


These weekly deals are only for the month of April.  You can order as many of the discounted products as you like, but once the week is over, they are gone.

I'm sorry I don't have a photo of my recent paper craft projects to show you this week.  That's because I haven't got any.  Shameful, I know.  But before you start chasing me with pitchforks and lit torches, I will explain what's been going on 'round these parts:

1.  Family Stuff.

Four kids, three schools, a dog and a cat.  Life gets busy.  I spend a lot of time in the car.
We went to the GOMA (Gallery of Modern Art) "Falling to Earth" exhibition on the Family Fun Day recently (my husband won a family pass to see the exhibition for free!)
2.  Renovations

We are getting a new kitchen!  So exciting.  Of course, that means clearing out all the existing cupboards, decluttering, ripping out the old kitchen, getting the timber floorboards re-polished, redoing the ugly lighting I've hated since we purchased the house over a decade ago, choosing new ovens, sinks, bench tops,  getting new power points, getting built in storage in the TV room....we were hoping to get things underway over the school holidays (which start next week) so we could swan off to the beach while the toxic floor polishing was going on.  Of course, because this is happening to my family, not a magazine family, it will happen the week after Easter, when the kids are back at school and it will be most inconvenient.

What do we think of these?  I'm still not sure....

3.  Car Trouble.

I was rear-ended in the rain last week.  No one was hurt, which is the main thing.  Both cars covered by insurance (my car is the white one by the way) and it isn't a big deal.  Except for the running around organising quotes, getting the car assessed, waiting to hear if the quotes were accepted, booking a hire car while my car is in the workshop.......


5.  Extra Curricular Activities and Exam Week.

Ugh.  I thought exams were bad enough when I was a student.  Turns out they aren't much fun for parents either.  Thing 1 and Thing 2 both have formal Exam Week, with lots of tears, revision, slammed doors, etc.  Add to that four musical instruments, gymnastics, fencing, cricket, debating, choir, band, Theatre Sports and you have a full plate.  Remember how I said I spend a lot of time in the car?

Oh, yeah.  I kinda sorta volunteered to make stuff to sell at the school fete, which is in July.  What was I thinking?

Anyway, when I've made a clean surface available in my craft room, I'll be creating (and photographing!) some cool stuff which is currently in my head.  

Finally, welcome to my team my newest recruit Michele!  I hope you enjoy being part of Stampin' Up! 

As always,


2 comments:

kilroy said...

I don't know how moms do everything and maintain their sanity. Glad no one was hurt in the car accident.

Louise Sutton said...

Thanks Sue! Who said I was sane, anyway? :-)