Saturday, December 27, 2008

explore: the terre haute children's museum

On Friday, December 26th we celebrated Christmas again in Terre Haute. We dined with the Gottardi Family and then with The Charlie & Donna Williams Family. We enjoyed our visit and even made it downtown Terre Haute to see where Dad has been working. Dad was hired as the Executive Director of the Terre Haute Children's Museum in October. A new museum is being built and a capital campaign is underway. We're proud of Dad and his new responsibilities!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

day eight: print

Jodi sent these great prints for day eight. I'll need to find a frame and a place for this lovely gift. I already have a few ideas! Thanks Jodi.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Day Seven: Bookmarks

Tasha made these very cute ribbon bookmarks. Maybe now I will finish Twilight!

Friday, December 19, 2008

on the sixth day of christmas

Day 6: Bottle wraps designed by Ann. These will be great for special occasions and for gifting great bottles of wine. Cheers everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

day five: fridge magnets

This is Day 5: Christine sent along fridge magnets. They are so simple and great! Watch for more fridge photos soon! Cheers!

christmas coasters

My friend Dawn gave me these great Christmas Coasters! Oh what fun it will be to have them on display at my annual Holiday Party. Don't forget, my party is next Tuesday 12/23 at 7 pm. Thank you Dawn.

day four: cards and tags

It is already time for day four. Amy made these gift tags and cards. Thank you so much Amy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

day three: charmed

Thank you Theresa for this very cute charm. Very darling! I can't believe you took on a soldering project! You go girl! Will you teach me at our next craft day!

Monday, December 15, 2008

day two: plant life

As a hub, Claire and I received packages at my house to distribute to the Saint Louis folks. Claire opened Tracy's box to find 4 terrariums. Unfortunately, two were broken. I have worked to repair the two for Claire and me. I hope to add a few more plants in the future. This will be so much fun, and especially for me since terrariums require so little maintenance. Thank you Tracy for such a creative gift!

it's the holiday season: new york city

Tracy and Brooke flew up to New York City to join me for a weekend of "girlfriend fun" in the city. We saw Times Square, stopped by the Today Show, shopped on 5th Avenue, viewed the Tree in Rockefeller Center , met up with friends in Union Square, and enjoyed a great night out with friends Becky and Emily in the East Village.

Here are the windows at Macy's Herald Square. The theme is Miracle on 34th Street.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

day one: thank you brooke.

Today marks the first day of Midwest 12 Days. Brooke kicked off Day One with these darling little charms. Love them!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Birthday Weekend

Thanks to all who helped celebrate my birthday weekend. I did my best to enjoy it, though being sick on your birthday makes it quite difficult. I appreciate all of the kind messages: cards, emails, texts, and facebook comments.
My mom, dad, sister Claire and her beau Ron ate dinner Saturday night at trattoria marcella. The food is always great! The company too!

Now, I have arrived in the Garden State. Arriving into Newark is always exciting, especially when there are strong winds. Today was no exception. Upon approach into Newark Airport with wind gusts in the 40 mph range, our little regional jet was being tossed all over the place. Thankfully, the flight landed and what a smooth landing it was. Phew!
I'll be working in New Jersey all week at the OBI training center with a class of new hires. Oh, how the time flies, it was four years ago that I was going to my first training class at OBI and five years ago when I joined J&J.
East Coast time=losing an hour sleep. Must sleep.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

OH, Christmas Tree

OH, here it is...the 2008 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. I will be in NYC in just a little over a week. I am so excited to see this gorgeous tree. Brooke & Tracy, we're definately going to have to stop in Dean and Deluca and grab a hot beverage. See you soon!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Group #1 Day Twelve: Ready for Shipping

Midwest 12 Days:

I have completed my project for the 2008 Midwest 12 Days. Check out this website for updates. I look forward to opening the gifts I will receive from Group #1 crafters.

More Giveaways! YEAH!

Yeah for more Giveaways....go enter now!

Check out this site for these items

OH so cute...and they look so YUMMY too. Can you believe they aren't real. Jenni B is addicted to making fake food. It is so fabulous. Last year, Martha Stewart liked it so much she featured it on her show. She even took pictures for an upcoming book. Help Jenni B celebrate and enter this contest.

I could have used this coupon yesterday. The $40 I spent on ribbon wouldn't have been such a blow to my pocketbook.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Coaster Crazy!

My friend Dawn has done it again...another great giveaway! A while back, she had a giveaway for some really cute journals. Now she is giving away these "oh-so-cute" holiday coasters. Check out her blog to enter. Good Luck!