January 28, 2010

Next Chapter, Check

As witnessed by my photo yesterday, we're "in" our new house. Moving has been a very long process; we have accumulated a lot of stuff during the past 18 years on the farm. We are well-equipped for any adventure in any season, but this does not come as a surprise to those of you who know my guy. Anyway, everything has gone fairly smoothly (if you overlook me walking into the laundry room last Saturday to find that the pressure release valve on the water heater failed and was pouring gallons of hot water onto the floor and me frantically calling Mark in Portland to help me get the water shut off "smooth") and we're all happily exhausted. Tomorrow the moving company will get the piano here and Mark will spend a well-deserved day fishing on the Clearwater, then we'll spend the weekend completely finishing up.

In the midst of all this moving, I started a new job working very part-time in the greenhouses on campus. It's the perfect job for a constantly cold, thyroid-less gal like me. I sit in the glowing warmth (a balmy 80F in the head house) breathing mint and basil, washing pots or harvesting seeds while listening to the radio. Pretty painless re-entry into the workforce really.

Next chapter, check.

I'm looking forward to next week, being finished with the physicality of moving and the start of a new month in our new house. I've got a lot of "sorting out" and "adjusting" still to do, but I'm going to make some time to start using my camera and adhesive again, that is if I can find them.

January 26, 2010

A Winner

Thank you everyone for playing along. It was fun visiting your blogs and seeing all of your amazing creativity. Don't forget to check out the Paper Pals blog and the Design Team blog to see if you're a winner there too!

Without further ado, the randomly chosen winner of the tagger is Andrea Amu, who said "Ohh, I love that tagger tool and I never got one! Cool!" Andrea, email your vitals to kwildung at gmail dot com and I will get that cool tagger on its way to you. Congrats!

I heard a rumor that the Paper Pals Design Team will be hosting another blog hop in the near future featuring My Mind's Eye, so stay tuned...

January 14, 2010

Holy Crop! It's a Blog Hop!

My friend and fellow crafter Angela Lenssen has been published in the February issue of Creating Keepsakes Magazine!! To celebrate, we're having a Blog Hop for you full of giveaways! The gals and I on Design Team at our LSS (Local Scrapbook Store) Paper Pals in Pullman have joined up to host this hop starting today and ending on Monday, January 25th at 8 pm.

So, how can you win these great prizes? Make sure you leave a comment on this and all the blogs listed by 8 pm PST on Monday, January 25. Every stop has a different prize, so visit any or all locations and leave a comment to win! (One entry per person per blog. Winners will be selected at random.)

AND... if you post a link to our blog hop on your blog, Facebook, Twitter or web site, you get an extra chance to win! Let us know by leaving a comment and a link to where you "advertised" us at the Paper Pals store blog. You'll then get the chance to win a Cropper Hopper Photo Case!

I'll give away this cool paper tagger to one of my lucky blog readers, so leave me a comment and then hop on to visit the rest of my crafty sisters!

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Welcome 2010.
A new house, a new job, a new car, a new nose, a new blog.
My addition to the Kinks' Do It Again.
The "real" lyrics have been playing in my head a lot lately.