Sunday, July 23, 2006


Tonight is our last night in Chicago - CHA is over and Across the Street ROCKED!! Everyone loved them! YAYAYAYAYAY!!
We drove into town tonight with some new friends Sophia and Autumn. We had so much fun with these two new friends - laughed and laughed and then laughed some more. We walked the Miracle Mile and I reminisced about a day 13 years ago when I shopped in Niketown and bought my sweet boyfriend (SixBit) a really cool Niketown hat. I was so stinkin excited to have such a cool present to bring back to him and then I ended up leaving it on the stinkin airplane and he never ever even saw it!

Anyway, as we walked around we saw this! Really, there is no words to describe it so . . . I am just going to let the pictures speak for themselves! ENJOY

So, this guy actually got all the way inside this box and completely shut the lid - but this little girl went up to put money in his bucket and she was in the way - so I couldn't get a picture with the lid completely closed - big stinkin bummer!!

Friday, July 21, 2006

Where in the world is Pinks?

Just a quick note to let you all what the heck I am doing right now!

I am at CHA (a trade show for the crafting community) with my dear dear friend Marchelle. We are having a BLAST. Don't get me wrong, it is soooo much work! We unveiled Across the St.'s new product. It is called Lazy Letters and it is a organization tote for all those stinkin' scrapbook letters that are just all over and everywhere. There isn't anything like it out right now and so there is a HUGE response to it.

I miss everyone and am looking forward to getting back to posting more regularly. Pray for this trip and that we will continue to be met with so much enthusiasm.

By the way, the kids are with my folks on the annual Cousin Cruise on Southern Cross (my parent's sailboat!) and SixBit is home holding down the fort - I miss you SixBit!!!

Friday, July 14, 2006

Big Winner

OK - I am a day late. But... there is a clear winner here. The number i picked was 695. I wanted to take a picture of the prize, but I am feeling way too lazy for that. The prize is very person specific. I picked out the prize yesterday after I knew who won. It is a cute little red scrapbook with gingham red ribbon to tie it closed and a dog chew toy - hmmm who could the winner be? You guessed it (or maybe not) - it is you, Kelly! I will get it to you soon.

I like doing giveaways. I'll have to do another one someday. Be watching!!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Put on the Brakes!

This is Sixbit after a really long week and it is only Wednesday night! Actually, it is him after a really long week but . . . he and his dad put new brake pads on my car tonight. They were saving money - the car shop wanted to charge us about $300 to do it. They did it for only $30! Way to be thrifty Sixbit! I don't know much about cars and have never seen brake pads so I took a picture to show how used pads look and how they probably shouldn't look!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

I was walking through the mall the other day and saw this ad for a t-shirt design contest for a store called Zumiez (which I have never heard of - does this mean I am officially an old goat?). Anyway they wanted people to come up with a design for a snowboard, surf board, skateboard company called volcom (also, never heard before!). I am so enamoured with my new illustrator program and learning all the wonderfully amazing things it can do - that I thought I would give it a try. I am looking for thoughtful criticism on this one. This is what I came up with minus the black! Let me know what you think.

Here are some really cool pictures that my dad took of SixBit at his half ironman a few weeks ago. I can't really blog much about that trip because I could be accused of stealing SB's thunder. He has said that he will eventually blog about it. He just doesn't

have as much time as it appears I do.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Formal Apology and Fun Game

First and foremost, I apologize to my friend Summer for calling her a slacker. I didn't even make the connection because I have been so slow lately. So, Summer consider yourself apologized too!

If you read my other friend Kandid Kiwi's blog then you will see that I also am a copycat. I really liked her little game about picking a number and posting on her blog. In honor of her and her little game and the fact that Mrs. J says that this is official "come out of the lurking closet" day, I am also going to play a little game. If you post a comment on my blog and get closet to the secret number I have written down then you will win a prize. I will pick the winner in one week - July 13. So, you have seven days to play. Ready, set, GO!!!

OOPS - forgot to tell you to pick a number between 1 and 700.