Monday, April 18, 2011

Earl Grey, 1...Allergies, 0...

...at least for NOW! LOL!

I am TELLING you-the only real drawback I have found Tennessee to have (other than the pathetic excuse for pizza) is the ALLERGIES!  Living in the TN Valley we have foothills of the Smokies on one side and very hilly terrain on the other, also surrounded by two lakes, so we really kick up the pollen and mold around 'these parts', as they say in the South, haha!   Well, I am sipping on Tea w/ a mug JUST about as big as this Earl Grey Peep from Stamping Bella and so far the tea is winning! Hooray!

Yikes!  I spent the weekend with my HS Best Friend and my "Cousin/BFF" in Chicago.  My friend Jen was about to POP having her baby and I was worried she was going to have her before I got there but she greeted me with her adorable little penguin waddle and then she treated me to some Bruschetta and DEEP DISH Lou Malnatis....Oh. YUM.  Did I mention YUM???  

What ELSE did I do this weekend?   Well, go to Archiver's of course!  My Cousin/BFF Kim and I went to a Friday night crop (I colored the whole time and didn't even get anything after all that whining about not having an Archiver's!) and I was PLEASED AS PUNCH to see that Stamping Bella was front and CENTER on the endcap!  I did get recognized by a girl who worked there and it was kind of funny because I haven't been w/ SB for that long but she did not call me Jess, OR the Whimsical Butterfly...OR "yeahshestamps"...but she said "Are you Jessabella?"  Yes, yes I am!  LOL!!! So here I am like a proud auntiebella:

Heehee.   My cousin/BFF's husband Jason made the most delicious pulled pork and also makes a KILLER pot of coffee in the mornings!  I was VERY well fed this weekend to say the least!   We had the BEST time visiting (I took my oldest DD with me) and I miss them already!

I also got to see my sweet sister and her boyfriend and check out this AMAZING Alice in Wonderland painting she bought me for my office/studio:

I am ONE spoiled chick, and I get to see her next weekend for Easter too so I didn't even cry when she left (*first time since we've moved, I will admit ;)    

Don't forget we have a TON of new faces and happenings on the Stamping Bella forum so if you haven't registered yet, get on ovah!

How was YOUR weekend?   Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee today and I hope you have a WONDERFUL Monday!

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14 comments:

Andrea said...

gosh, don't know where to start- love the card, so happy to see a sweet pick of you and your cousin/bff who is a cutie patootie herself! jealous about the archivers..and the painting is incredible. oh...okay today I will mail off that phone charm. bad andrea forgot hee hee. good thing i am cute cause my memory is TERRIBLE! love you lots and so happy to see you are a bella babe, a great CANADIAN company which means you should come here lots and sleep over at my house of course xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxxooxxoxoxoxo

Danni said...

Glad you had a wonderful weekend!
Super cute and oh so adorable card!!

Jennifer Shults said...

Ah! I'm sorry your allergies are kicking up. :(

Love your card and your little rosette! So cute!! I'm glad you had a good weekend with your friends. :) Miss you!!!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing your fun with us too!

Leanne said...

Allergies = NO bueno! hahaha
Glad you had a blast with all of your visiting. Thanks for sharing those photos! Hope today is a good day and that the allergies stay away! hahaha.. :)

1LuvnMama said...

Looks like you had a great trip spending it with the people who mean the most to you, Jess . . . oh, I mean, Jessabella! :) Have a good one!

LindaH said...

OKAY! ...so how FREAKING exciting IS THAT!!!!!!

Kim Y. said...

This is so cute!
Glad you have a great weekend, Jess!

Cindy Haffner said...

FAB FAB FABULOUS Jess!!~

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE your card girlie! Those peeps are WAY too cute! LOVE all the pics too :)

Crafty Cath said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful adventure Jessabella. And your Earl Grey is anything but grey...love all the vibrant colors.

Kelly Booth said...

Sounds like such a fun time Jess...I
Love your Sweet card!! allergies are the pits I tell ya!!

Denise Marzec said...

Again, LOVIN' the papers! Sweet card, Jess! {hugs}

Trisha said...

I KNOW!!!! I have lived here since 1988.....I've NEVER had allergies...until NOW!!! Ookie!!