Sunday, August 24, 2008


This is a Quick Page I made for any summer photos you might want to scrap. I gave it a relaxed feel with the striped linen background and the tropical leaves. I hope you enjoy it! Please leave a comment as I sometimes get lonely!
You can download it here.

Has It Been 2 Months Since I Last Blogged?!!!!

Wow! What a busy summer I had! So much has happened since I last blogged.
  • I received a promotion at work! I no longer sell men's clothing. I am now the Counter Manager for Lancome Cosmetics (still at Dillard's). And I am L-O-V-I-N-G this job!!! I'm staying VERY busy however. I began in July amid a flurry of activity; getting ready for an event where National Makeup Artist, Robert Cook, would be coming to our store with his Pro-Team of 10 to do makeover magic on our customers who booked appointments. 1 week into my new position and they were there. Talk about trial by fire! It was amazing but VERY hectic. I have been attending trainings held in St. Louis on our new product and promotions for this fall and holiday time, a Counter Manager's meeting, and I will attend another training for new hires next month.

  • Went to the Lake of the Ozarks with my sister and my 2 daughter's for a Girls Weekend! We had never done anything like this before. But we decided that no matter what, come what may, nothing would stop us from having a weekend together without husbands or kids. It gave us a chance to reconnect. It seems like when there are family gatherings (which I LOVE) there are so many people talking, grandkids wanting attention, etc. that I don't get to spend a lot of quality time with my girls anymore. So this was such a meaningful weekend for me! My sister got us gift bags with Bath & Body Works scented lotion, shower gel, and body spray, and matching pajamas for each of us! How cool was that! There was shopping at the outlet mall, a movie, Italian Restaurant, massages, swimming, condo on the lake (oh yeah), Barbecue Restaurant, makeovers (done by me cause I wanted practice for my new job), a group picture taken of us dressed in saloon girl outfits and printed out in the old sepia look, talking, laughing, tears, card game till the wee hours. IT WAS AMAZING!!! So thanks girls and sis for not letting anything interfere with OUR weekend. I will never forget it!

  • Got my baby, I mean my son, (sorry, but you will always be momma's baby) moved to his college. We had a great time. I went to church where he and his friends' band played one more time together before going their separate ways as they start their adult lives at college. I, of course, had camera in hand to record those precious moments. My last child is on his own now. Seems like just yesterday that he and his older sisters were just babes. You dream about your children and what they will be when they grow up, but it still is such a bittersweet moment when they no longer need you in their everyday lives anymore! Weston gave me a hug and kissed me on the top of the head then turned me towards my car and said I could cry now. And believe you me, I DID!!! OK, now I am crying again as I type this. Ah, well...

Anyway, that was the gist of my summer! I hope you each had a good one also! I also worked on designing some more scrapbook kits that I will be sharing with you very soon.