Friday, October 17, 2014

A Peek at My Week

It’s Friday, so it’s time for… 


Something I loved about this week…

My husband was gone most of the week (no, that’s NOT what I loved about the week). He went to visit our daughter in Alaska, where she is teaching Special Ed in the bush. They had a GREAT time together. I asked my husband to look for an Alaska Starbucks mug for me, since I collect Starbucks mugs. He didn’t find one; apparently they’re sold out. But he did bring me a unique and fun souvenir, though it’s not something I would expect to find in Alaska.

Here is a picture of it:

Do you have any idea what it is? I’ll reveal the answer at the end of this blog post.

He also brought me this pair of handmade earrings that my daughter got me. They were made by a Native Alaskan woman that she met shortly after moving to Pilot Station, Alaska.

Something I learned this week…

I learned how to “talk” text messages on my fairly new iPhone 6. It was so fun! (Who knew something so simple could bring me so much joy???)

Oh, and I also learned that there is a way to change the types of pictures I take on my phone – mono, tonal, noir, fade, chrome, etc. Pretty cool!

Somewhere I went this week…

I really didn’t go anywhere – other than the store for groceries and to take my son Brock out for cheeseburgers and french fries.

Something I created this week…

Jessica (of JessicaLynnOriginal) gave me an adorable stamp set - Dachshund Weiner Dog as one of my design team perks. I decided it was time to get it inky! 

This is the card I made with it:

the inside:

Something I’m going to do this weekend…

If it quits raining long enough to do so, I’m going to put the fall/Halloween decorations on the front porch. Rain, rain, go away!

Something I want to accomplish next week…

It is going to be a short week for me since I will be out of town all day Friday and Saturday for a Kids’ Ministry event. I’m pretty excited about that! That being said, I need to get my Sunday Bible Study teaching plans finished early in the week.

I also want to stop at Michael’s while I’m in the city and see if I can find a BIG cake-decorating tip. I want to make special cupcakes for the youth at church – you know; the ones with mile-high frosting. YUM!

Did I take the 30-Minute Challenge this week?
What is a 30-Minute Challenge? Basically, I choose something to do – perhaps it’s an organization task that is calling out to me, or a topic I want to research, or (*gasp!) an exercise I want to try, etc. – and I set the timer and invest 30 minutes in that challenge.

I had a HUGE box of scraps and stuff left from last weekend’s girls’ event – picture approximately 100 girls (grades 1-6) making cards. So I spent my 30 minutes unpacking, sorting, tossing, and storing the stuff in that box.

SCORE TIME: Would I give this week a “thumbs up” or a “thumbs down”?

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I appreciate you so much!

Image: JessicaLynnOriginal Dachshund Weiner Dog
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers
Cardstock: Recollections Black and Staples White
Designer Paper: from my scrap file
Embellishments: Ribbon from an unknown vendor

Oh, and what is that Alaska souvenir?
It is an olive pitter.


MiamiKel said...

Oh what til our laundry stamper sees this card!! What a cutie! Sounds like a fun, busy week you've had and another ahead!

Winnie said...

Sounds like you had a great week and another one on the way! Such pretty earrings your hubby brought you! I had no idea what that gadget was, I guessed a held lemon reamer. Love your doxie card, so sweet! Enjoy the weekend!

jimlynn said...

First of all....the olive! At least he didn't bring back a moose head! LOL!

I love, love, love, LOVE your card Jeanette!!! Looks just like our little Rambo! Cute image and an adorable card.

kiwimeskreations said...

I would never have guessed what that gadget was for!! Sounds as though your week was busy and productive!! Love that card, it's a real cutie Jeanette.

*Vicki* said...

SOOO CUTE!! I love this set!! I will need to remember this as I love my weiner dog and this card looks exactly like my Mocca girl! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Melina said...

You have a thoughtful hubs :)
The doggie card is adorable!