Happy Monday my friends! I am on my way flying across country towards home today with my daughter and hopefully she's letting me sleep hahaha. We fly to Salt Lake City and then on home and should arrive around 11 pm EST...whew and the I have a FULL day of work to do and some errands to do on Tuesday for Alexa's birthday on Wednesday. Then she is having a party in the backyard for her girl & guy friends...then the girls are sleeping over in our large tent outside. LOL! I'm making them all fun nightshirts using the Silhouette and heat-transfer vinyl...I'll share when I finish them up! Never a slow or dull moment for me that is for sure!
We had a blast in California, it was a great time and we spent plenty of nice quality time together which was nice & I hope Alexa has a lot of fond memories of this trip. She says "you're such a cool mom...you've taken me to Chicago and San Francisco all by yourself...most mom's don't do that" LOL. Then she follows that up at dinner telling someone that most of her friends want her to hang out sometimes but she'd rather hang out with me instead...so her friends call her a dork LOL. The teacher asked in her English class for everyone to write a paper on who they most admired...amazingly Alexa wrote about me...it was lovely, probably one of the most touching things I've ever read. So I guess in 16 looooong years I have been doing "something" right, yes? Cuz as parents we never really know or feel like we are getting thru sometimes to our kids...especially teens KWIM! So it was great to celebrate her 16th birthday with this trip...something I'll always remember!
Stories? Oh yeah I got bunches but will save them for my next post. Let's say some involve naked man parade on bikes, pot pipes, soupy fog, lost cars and more hee hee....WARNING: my hubby & mom may not want to read them hahahaha! But it was all good and Alexa got to see some very "unique" things and a beautiful area to boot!
Today I am excited to be a guest designer for the new release for La La Land Crafts stamps! I adore these cuties and I adore Irina and Eric (owners & artists)...so happy to have spent time with Irina this past weekend in California while I was there...she's such a sweetie! I got to use "Traveler Marci" which is quite appropriate for me and my life...LOL...traveling gypsy that I am so I enjoyed using her. You can see all the NEW RELEASES for La La Land HERE! You know you're gonna want one...or two...or more hee hee!
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
One Stitch At a Time (anything goes)
Paper Sundaes (cute)
Pile It On (sparkle/shine)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge (layers)
Just Some Lines (flowers)
That's it for me today...hopefully our journey home from Cali is smooth and I will be home and in my bed by midnight! Have a great week!
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