Friday, February 6, 2009

250!

Well I'm a little slow on the draw the past few days...but I am sure you will forgive me...

Mr. Sunshine has left Baghdad and is waiting for his flights out of Kuwait, back to the states. I am thrilled to say the very least (did I mention the whole 9 months since we last saw each other?)...but I am the artsy fartsy type and I know some of you will sympathize with this...I tend to be the messy artsy fartsy type...I never did learn that "pick it up when you're done with it" thing....I'm getting better as I get older, but Mr. Sunshine likes a tidy homefront...and I kinda like him, so I do what I can to make him happy....

So I have been organizing closets, going through magazine baskets, scrubbing floors and so on and so forth...

All that happy, happy homemaker stuff....

I have been keeping track of my OWOH entries and we have hit 250! So it's time for me to add to the prize pool (one lucky winner is going to get a very nice package from their post man!)...


This little magnet will appear in this month's issue of Create & Decorate Magazine as an Artist Trading Card (with instructions, in case you are interested in making your own). I liked the results so much that I scanned the original, printed, and made magnets for my Etsy shop....

I have a couple on my own refrigerator- very cute and definitely keeping with the Spring theme we have going....


And I just got my copies of Create and Decorate yesterday...for some reason I have TWO subscriptions (not sure how I did that), so in addition to the magnet, I will include a copy of the magazine....

Not sure if we will hit 300, so this very well may be the last add on...

If you haven't thrown your name in the basket yet, go check it out here...
Enter your name and then go visit some of the other links in the gypsy caravan....and plan to spend a decent amount of time exploring...sooooo many great blogs out there participating....

And on a side note, Teenage Girl Child's Grandma has lifted my grounding...

She has given me permission to post pictures of her beautiful grandkids because she likes to see them....

So there....

TGIF, fellow bloghoppers!

Until Next Time,

10 comments:

Anne said...

Hey, Steph! That's exciting news! Hope you have a fabulous reunion! :-)

Laurie said...

Oh, I'm very excited for you that your husband's on his way back. I have two friends with husbands in Iraq right now so I know how you count the days. Keep us posted!

yippeevintage said...

I'm so excited for you!! It takes such strong families to make the sacrafices that they do to protect our country and to make the world a safer place... It's amazing and humbling. I'm the messy/artsy type too and I can totally identify with the scramble reign it in when I need to ~ lol :)

Love and hugs to and your family ~ Angela

Melissa said...

HI Steph!,
hope hubby is safe and sound! very excited for you, I dont know how you do it...
Create and Decorate Magazine, 2 issues, obviously lady luck is on your side:)..cute magnets, nice replacement for those bright letters and princess magnets on my fridge--sigh--:)
~Melissa

Ilena said...

Happy Reunion! I can sympathize with the clean up mess. My DH is only home on his day/s off. It is such a scramble to minimize my crafty messses!!!

Lori said...

Steph, i am so happy for you that your husband is on his way home!!! yay:)
your little magnet is wonderful!!! congrats on having the original published...that is just fantastic:)

Anne said...

Hi, Steph! I've nominated you for the Your Blog is Fabulous Award! Come pick it up from my blog ... just click through my name. :-)

Mockingbird Hill said...

How cute is this magnet?? Love. It. I know you & the Big Guy are enjoying your family time together...please give him an extra hug and big thanks from all of us for all that he does.

Have fun....

Paula @ the Little Young House said...

Hi, Steph! I adore your blog, and the music is WONDERFUL! oOOOo, I'm so glad your husband is on his way home!! I laughed out loud when I read how you've been cleaning. My husband went out of town last week for three days, and he is the "neat type," while I tend to do many tasks at once and let what I'm working on kind of get away from me. You should have seen me an hour before he was due home trying to clean up my messes!

I'm going to visit the other corners of your lovely blog. Hope you're doing well and enjoying having your husband home!!!!

Paula

Leah said...

Oh I love those magnets, I'm off to your etsy shop!