Sunday, November 26, 2006

Mass Production

I have been busy working on an assembly-line the past few days, putting the finishing touches on my holiday cards. I usually get together with a group of friends and we all bring our card-making supplies and work on our individual creations. But somehow this year, I came home from the gathering without starting one single card! I guess there was too much visiting and eating (yes, we bring treats to share) and not enough creating going on. But I did manage to get them all finished at home on my own time. Here is what they look like close-up.
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We ate for two days straight and I can honestly say I am sick of looking at food for a while...well, maybe for a day or two! The pumpkin dessert squares from this post turned out great, except I think next time I would bake them for a tiny bit longer than the recipe called for. I served them with a dollop of whipped cream and they were dee-lish!

Did anyone get any good loot during the "Black Friday" sales? I ventured out at 4:30 am to stand in line at Best Buy for this:

I refrained from upgrading to version 4.0 when it came out, but for $49.95 I just couldn't resist buying this one. My DH thought I was crazy to go shopping before the sun came up, but I actually found the adventure kind of fun. The ladies in front of me in line were so funny, that the all the waiting went by pretty quickly.

Yesterday we drove up to check out the progress on our vacation home. Things are coming together nicely and we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The kitchen has been installed and looks great. I was a little worried that perhaps my choices weren't going to look as great in my own kitchen as they did in all my magazine clippings of designer kitchens I have been saving for years. But fortunately for us, those designers knew what they were doing! The interior doors are all installed, as well as the bathroom fixtures. We are hoping that we will be able to take possession of the house by my DH's birthday next month. That would be quite appropriate since the whole idea of doing this has been a life-long dream of his.


PJ said...

What a great deal..maybe one day I will do somthing like that. I didn't buy a thing..on purpose. I've loved looking at your shop pics and your cards and table look great. Just getting back into it...slowly. ;)

Sharon Tomlinson said...

Your cards look great. Reminds me that I was going to get mine done that past weekend. Got sidetracked. Oh that photoshop is on my wish list but I could never have gone out that early to get it. You got spunk!

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