Friday, August 29, 2008 is Up!!

It's official!! My dh and I have launched our Custom Photo Greeting Card website- We've been working on it for months and it's finally completed! Be sure to check it out and let me know what you think! We'd love the feedback. We're really excited about the "green" aspect- All of our cards, envelopes and address labels will be printed on 100% recycled papers. The paper quality is fantastic!

Be sure to tell your friends!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Two Days to Go!!!

Looks like I'll be able to make my super exciting announcement in just 2 days!!!! Check back soon!!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

More lake fun!

Yesterday we spent the day on Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho with Tom's sister Molly and his brother-in-law Dan. They have a ski boat and it was such a blast to be on it for the day. The boys got to see their Dad wakeboard which they thought was so cool. And they did so great swimming in the lake. Another highlight was seeing the white Rocky Mountain goats traversing the cliffs. I was the first to spot them way up high on the cliffs- they looked like two little white spots walking. But I saw them! Turns out it was a mommy goat and her baby. Those cliffs go straight up so high. It's amazing that they can walk so easily on them. Apparently it's pretty rare to see them as they like to stay hidden. Tom said he felt like he was seeing a Yeti or something! It was pretty exciting!

I didn't take this pic- it's from google. But this is the kind of goats we saw.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Super Bonus Bingo PRIZE!!

Come play Super Bonus Bingo in the DSP chatroom this Friday, Aug. 15th at 10PM EST and if you get a B-I-N-G-O, you'll win my newest kit- First of September!!

Can't make it to Bingo, no worries, this kit will be in the DSP store soon!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Get this kit for FREE!

Join in my Bittersweet Challenge and you'll get my new kit- Summer Delight for FREE! If you miss the challenge (deadline is Aug. 15), no worries, it will be in the DSP store soon!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

The Perfect Storm

Friday night we had a lightning storm like none I've ever seen before. You literally couldn't count 3 seconds between lightning bolt that lit up the entire sky and it went on for well over an hour- bam, bam, bam... it was AMAZING! I've never seen anything like it before. You just don't get that kind of amazing weather in California (where I'm from and moved from about 1.5 years ago). Here's the best pic I could get with my little camera. We sat on our front porch, which has a view of the whole sky over Spokane and watched nature's fireworks.

Gone Fishin'

Last week we went to Loon Lake for 2 nights. Loon Lake is about 30 minutes from our house, which makes it a very easy drive. We rented a very small apartment/cabin on the beach and the boys were in hog-heaven. They swam and "fished" (no hooks on their polls, just little plastic fish) all day long from 7am to 7pm or later. We had to drag them in when it got dark. Oh how I would love to have a lake house of our own! We also brought our new inflatable kayak, which was perfect for us. Tom and I took turns taking the boys out in it. And every time they had to bring their fishing polls to practice their casting. I was bound and determined to show them I could catch a real fish, so I fished off the dock until I caught one! See the pic... It's a whopper I know!

Monday, August 04, 2008

Up Up and Away... NOT!

Have you ever gotten one of those "free companion Air Certificate" promotions. What a scam this is. This is the second one I've gotten and it is so annoying! They say that you have to buy one full price airfare to receive the free companion fare. But you have to buy your airfare from this special online portal where the airfares are jacked up to the maximum price. And on top of that they don't even offer the promotion out of Spokane International Airport. So I would have to fly myself and my companion to Seattle first before even taking advantage of the "free" offer. I priced it out - imagining that I would fly to CA first to see family on my own dime and then fly to So. Cal from there using their promotion ticket. Based on their super expensive flights, I would save a whopping $30. That's not equal to any standard airfare price in my opinion. And definitely not worth hassling all those security checkpoints. This promotion came from Wells Fargo too. You would think they wouldn't align them selves with such a deceiving promotion. Arg.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Gearing up for some fun!

Today is Sunday and Tom took the boys out for a while, they are going on a little hike to see some authentic Indian painted rocks. Last time we tried to do this hike, we were attacked by viscous moquitos. It was awful. So I made sure to put the mosquito repellent in Tom's backpack. Of course, he said that he didn't think they needed it. I said, "WHAT?!" Don't you remember the last time and he said, "yeah, but I don't think we need it now." Maybe mosquito spray is for whimps- dunno. But I threw it in the bag anyway.

Tomorrow we are headed to Loon Lake, WA. We've rented a little- very rustic (cute charming word for borderline dump) cabin on the lake. I can't wait. Tom bought me my own fishing pole and tackle box so I can teach the boys how to fish. Notice that I'm teaching the boys how to fish- not Tom. What's wrong with this picture?! LOL! Actually, I love to fish, it's the gutting of the fish I hate. But Tom says he's ok with that part. I'm sure we won't catch anything anyway. Oh and the mosquito spray will be the first thing I'm packing!

Feedburner Fun!

I'm getting a little more advanced here... all this blog stuff is so much fun! I just set up a way for you all to subscribe via email. Now my latest posts and kit previews can go directly to your email address! how cool is that?! Just enter your email address in the box in the upper left side- where it says "subscribe via email" and that's it! all my new posts here will arrive in your email box. And when I make my special announcement, you'll get news of that too! I love technology, don't you?!