Monday, June 28, 2010

Want a free shirt???

I am giving away a free 4th of July shirt (any size... baby, kid, adult).  All you have to do to be entered to win is go to my SkinnyJenny Designs facebook site... Click here and "like" the page and you will be entered to win... I will pick one winner for every 50 fans on the site and the drawing is tonight at 9pm CT so I can get the shirts in the mail to the winners tomorrow so you can have them before the 4th!!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

10 things about this weekend...

(Remember you can click on the pictures to make them bigger!!)

1.  Wow!!  Yesterday was super busy followed by a not very busy today... we started out yesterday running some errands, picking the boys up at meme's, grabbing lunch, running some more errands, dropping D off at a birthday party.  Then E and J and I went looking at some houses then back to the birthday party for swimming, then we went and looked at more houses then to Oklahoma Joe's for some barbecue, then finally home and J mowed the yard while I cleaned up the house!  Whewwwww!!!

2.  I made a shirt for the birthday girl yesterday and I think it turned out pretty cute!  I plan to list something similar on my Etsy shop soon!

3.  I also made the bag for the gift and I've been thinking about  listing some gift wrapping options on my Etsy shop...  what do you think?  

4.  We have an extra dog for the next few days.
 This is Max... he is our dog, a 7 year old black lab.

This is Copper... she is my parents' 14 year old mutt (and by mutt I mean mixed breed).
 I feel so bad for Copper because Max just follows her all around the house... it's annoying just watching so I'm sure she's annoyed being followed.

5.  My neighbor and dear friend recently had twins... a little boy and a little girl.  They are adorable.  I finally finished the little onesies that I made for them... I haven't finished their other gifts yet, but hope to tomorrow.

6.  Yesterday (amongst the busy-ness) I was able to get the mail and it was yet another great mail day... yes, that's 3 more cricut cartridges, someone PLEASE take ebay away from me!!!

7.  I also got the new Stampin' Up! catalog from my dear friend and neighbor and SU demonstrator and it's fabulous!!!!

8.  I found a fabulous new bead shop a couple days ago and I can't wait to get busy working on some new jewelry... aren't they just FABULOUS!!!!!!

9.  I really need to get to the gym sometime this week!!!!

10.  Ummmm... I can't think about a 10th thing... so I guess I will tell you that we had Pei Wei for dinner and it was (yes you guessed it) FABULOUS!!!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just a few things on my mind...

1.  Sorry I haven't posted in a while... this has been the problem...

Yes that's my crafting/work station and it's a disaster!  I've been working on getting it cleaned off so hopefully tonight and tomorrow I can get some stuffs done!!

2.  It was another great mail day... just don't tell my husband!!!
Yes those are 5 new cricut cartridges!

3.  Hi, my name is Jenny and I have a cricut addiction... someone please take ebay away from me (see #2)!!

4.  My children have become fish!!  They beg daily (actually multiple times daily) to go to the pool.  I love taking them to the pool, but it has started to cut into my creative time... oh well, at least I will be tan!

5.  I took some pictures of some of my flowers in the front yard today and they turned out really well so you have to suffer through seeing them!!

6.  I took my dog to the vet today and he has lost 26 pounds in the last year which is really good!!  He has a genetic jaw disease which causes him to need prednisone so whenever he is on prednisone, his weight balloons, but now he is at 80 pounds which is right where he needs to be!!!  (He's a black lab)

7.  My neighbor 3 doors down makes the best pina coladas EVER!!!!

8.  When I was walking home from my neighbor 3 doors down, the neighbors 2 doors down who are having a large memorial service for the next 40 days in their front yard asked me to stop and drink with them.  I said no thanks!!

9.  Porn, Penny Stocks, and Alzheimer's don't work well together!!

10.  I think that's all I have for now... must go clean workspace!!!

Have a wonderful night!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day!!!

Hello all!  We have had a super busy day today!!  Actually it started last night, J (my husband) went out with "the guys" in Lawrence, and D & E and I went to one of our fabulous neighbor's house for a backyard fiesta.  We had so much fun and by the time we got home and I got the boys to bed it was after 11.  Needless to say, the boys were up super early this morning for Father's Day!!  We gave J his presents, then went out to breakfast at IHOP.  We came home after that and attempted to take a nap but we only had about an hour before we headed to the theatre to see Toy STory 3.  It was soooo good!!  Then we went and met my parents at Olive Garden for Father's Day dinner.  It was a super fun but a long day and no one had a nap and after being up so late last night, we were all so exhausted!!!

Well I finally made a big decision that I've been on the fence about for a while.  I decided to resign my Uppercase Living demonstratorship (is that a word?!?!) as of June 30th.  I love their products and they have really good benefits, but I have just been devoting so much time to SkinnyJenny Designs that I just haven't had any extra time to devote to UCL.  I will be placing my last order on June 30th (if you need or want anything, leave me a comment or send me an email).

I'm excited for this week... D has VBS all week.  Not that I'm excited that he'll be gone, but I am excited that we will have some structure to our week so I'm hoping to be able to get a lot of new stuff uploaded to my store this week!  Well I think that's about all I have to "talk" about so I will leave you with a fun picture of some fabulous fabrics I've picked up recently to play around with...

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Welcome to the weekend!!!

Soooo... today was a fabulous mail day!!  Here's what all came for me today...  if you aren't sure what those are they are cartridges for the Cricut (possibly the most wonderful machine ever made!).  The cartridges I got today are Independence Day (just in time!!), Home Decor, and Create a Critter!!  My boys are super excited about the Create a Critter cartridge... they have already made me a list of which animals they want me to make for them!  I think my kiddos may like the Cricut as much (I was going to say more, but I'm re-thinking that one) as I do!!

We also got a catalog for a high end clothing shop (that has an outlet here)... as any of you who know me personally, know that we do not shop high end anything!!  As I was taking the catalog out to the recycling bin I dropped it and it fell open to this page... ummm... pretty jewelry right?!?!?   Check out the prices on that stuff...

I'm pretty sure I can make a pretty close knock off for 1/10 of that price or even less!!!!  We will see!!

I know I haven't put anything new on my etsy store recently, but it's because I have been working on a ton of custom orders (which is AWESOME)!!  I just haven't had much time to sit down and just create!  But I think I'm going to have some time to do that this week, so be on the lookout... in the meantime, here are some examples of some custom jewelry pieces I have done...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

So who or what is SkinnyJenny??

I didn't weigh 100 pounds until I was married in 2000.  Growing up, I heard the phrase SkinnyJenny many many times.  (I also had other nicknames, but we don't need to go there!!)  It has kind of engrained itself in my mind even though I'm no longer what anyone would call "skinny".  After my first baby, my metabolism slowed WAAAAAAY down and I kept an extra 20 pounds.  After my second baby, my metabolism slowed down again and I have kept another extra 20 pounds, which is where I currently am.  My goal is to get back down as close to 100 pounds as I can healthily (is that a word?!?!?)

So to keep my goal in front of me at all times, I've named my etsy store and my blog SkinnyJenny!!!!

So what's the purpose of this blog?  To tell about me, my crafting, my life, my etsy shop and everything else I feel like posting about!!

I know you all who are reading (probably just my mom and sister at this point) are dying to know my etsy store address and what I sell... I sell jewelry and gifts for every occasion.  The store is still relatively new so there's not too much on there yet but I keep working on it!!  I'm also going to be adding a page on facebook for SkinnyJenny Designs so be sure to "like" that page!!  My etsy store is SkinnyJenny Designs.