Friday, September 18, 2009

Do You Know What We Need? A Giveaway, of course.

I have a confession to make. I have had the most awful and ridiculously crazy month and all I want to do is climb into bed and hide. Ever have a month like that? However, the world does not want to stop even when I do. Imagine that. :)

And since I am confiding all of my secrets, I am going to share a scrapbooking confession. I have a basket where I deposit all of my extra embellishments when I am done with a layout or project. I would like to say that I neatly organize all of my extras, but it just doesn't happen. They land in a basket where they glare at me in defiance.

And today I cleaned out the basket. Organizing is good for my soul. So is sharing.

Wouldn't you like to have all of this? There are lots of random buttons, brads, chipboard pieces, felt embellishments, Bingo cards, die cuts, lengths of ribbon, pins and journaling spots. That's right. There are over 200 embellishments here. They need a home.

All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me about something that made you happy today. You have until Friday, September 25th to leave a comment, so let's hear it!! :)

54 comments:

BB said...

Hmmmm something that made me happy? A package arrived from Hong Kong today for a coworker who is on vacation and the rest of us have spend all day trying to guess what is inside. I guessed nunchucks!

Sorry to hear things are the pits right now! I hope they start to improve soon.

Lamps Family said...

I finally painted my living room and it looks wonderful and I LOVE it. I really love your blog, it's very enjoyable to read and it gives me tons of ideas.:)

Lindsay said...

Oh Estee, I feel for you! I know how it is to have a period of time when you just think, "life sucks." I recently went through a bout of depression and some serious heart-break, where I was on medication and had to take off of work. But through it all, I had to just keep telling myself that everything happens for a reason, even if you don't understand it at the time. Keep your chin up and just know that God has a plan for everything! Everything has worked out in my life, and all for the better. I found that people aren't always what they seem, and you can't make people act a certain way. All that you can do is be the best person that you can be and hope that you get the same in return!

Something that made me happy today was that my 3-year-old daughter woke up and told me, "I love you mommy. You are my favorite mommy." That really made my day. I've also been striving to be a better person all around, even if it is just holding the door open for other people, smiling when I am walking down the hall, or being courteous and letting people in on the highway. It's the little things that we can do to make the world a better place.

Thank you for the chance to win your goodies. I love the little owl button, the pins, the brads, the prima swirly pearls, the black flower, the tickets... all of it. Whoever wins this will be one lucky lady! (or man :))

I hope that you have a great weekend, and your days get brighter. Step outside, take a deep breath, and look at the beauty around you. You are lucky to be alive, and just know that no matter what, you mean the world to someone.

Thinking of you from Oklahoma,
Lindsay

Heidi said...

Well seeing the fun bingo cards that I was wishing for in a giveaway certainly brought a smile to my face!!

And getting a picture mail of my bff's daughter in front of a flock of flamingos certainly made me happy this morning!!

And my word verification mooftes. Sounds kinda like shoes for cows.

Big hugs!!!

Holly said...

You know, there's nothing wrong with hiding in bed for a little while. Sometimes, that's what you need!! Especially if you have someone to cuddle with.

What made me happy is today was fish taco day in my company cafeteria. I LOVE their fish tacos!!!

KariAnnS said...

I just organized my 'bin of crap' today. It feels good but I need to do it more often! I sure do like your crap though- consider me entered :)

I hope October is better. If not- I say take more naps. They are good for the soul.

Heather Landry said...

I'm so sorry that you haven't been doing so well. I hate when life gets me down that way. I hope things get lots better for you soon. Maybe you can do something fun this weekend?

I bet you can guess what made me happy today... being featured on the Mosh Posh blog! Totally made my weekend! =0)

Jenn said...

I hope you have a better month in October, but cleaning does make one feel better!

I'm happy cause tomorrow is my anniversary and also my best friends birthday and I'm getting on a plane to celebrate with her this year!! :D

bluucaca said...

I know how you feel i'm been feeling the same way for 2wks and can't seem to get out of it. Things will get better just keep the faith.
What made me happy today let see. Just knowing that i'm still here and that my children love me no matter what even when i'm not at my best can't ask for nothing better. Looking in there little bueatiful eyes when they Ilove you mommy my heart just stops.

Susan said...

Well I can so relate. My hubby was laid off from his job a month ago and things just keep piling up to where I just want to hide. So today I woke up and decided I needed to bake.

I made your super yummy Zucchini Bread. I had sooooo much of it last year that thinking about it made me sick...LOL...but it's a brand new year and it smells amazing and just made me happy for Fall and my family. I actually was popping on here to tell you thanks again for that amazing recipe and what do I see a give a way.

You are in my thoughts always. Just remember you are a great mom and wife and even the greatest moms/wives have rough months but having family there to pull you through is a blessing, and of course your blogging friends. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Bake bread it worked over here...hee hee hee

Aphra said...

um, well, for one thing, seeing this giveaway made me happy....what a great stash of stuff! also, my in-laws popped in to give me a little break from nursing two sick kiddos all week...phew! hope you have a happy Friday and get to feeling better real soon!

Renee77 said...

I have had months like that!!!

One thing that made me happy today is hearing my husbands voice. He is always so comforting!

Sherry said...

Finding this post made me happy.
MAN.. that's a lot of gorgeous'ness!!!

Melissa said...

My happy thing of the day is that it is the start of ScrapFest at the Mall of America! I'm going to the My Little Yellow Bicycle Crop tonight and I'm SO excited!

Hope things settle down for you soon. Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

Estee, I am so sorry for having a crazy month!! I hope things get better!! I wish I had something funny to share to cheer you up, but alas I was not gifted with that kind of humor.

Something that made me happy today.. Greg went with me to the Mall. I went to scrapfest and breezed thru it in about 30 min. Suffice it to say, I am glad I didn't spend the money on the badge and all that.. it wasn't the hipe it was made out to be. But it was nice to spend the day with him.. just bumming around, grabbing a bite to eat. He isn't home much lately. I am happy that I got a few LO's done and I got an some American crafts things in the mail today.

Hugs to you!! I hope things improve!! :)

Holly said...

Love your leftovers!! Happy for me today was picking wild blackberries so tomorrow I can make jam!! Hope yours gets better soon! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Nicole Wuestenberg said...

After my son's not-so-wonderful school conference yesterday, where I learned that he loses most of his behavior cubes due to being naughty, he turned it around today and kept enough cubes to participate in the Friday Fun activity! Way To Go Kyle!

I hope things turn around for you too!

Amber said...

This giveaway makes me happy! All the fun, happy little goodies! So generous!

laura said...

Something that made me really happy today was my darling husband surprising me with a trip to Chicago this weekend as a babymoon! We are going to the aquarium, getting Garrett's popcorn and going shopping! Yay!

julie.schellin said...

count me in on this giveaway! what made me happy today? a gorgeous pre-fall day - LOVE September!!

Misty C said...

we had a great family night - parents and kiddos all around...um, even a couple margaritas!!!

Amanda Sevall said...

I totally hear ya girl! Hang in there. What made me happy today is spending some couch time with my husband. :)

Glynis said...

We all have those days, and then tommorow comes and we get to start fresh!
My son randomly helped out with housework this afternoon without being asked. Any time I get an unexpected helping hand it puts a smile on my face:)

Kirsty said...

I am happy today because everything goes smoothly, I woke up with love one besides me, train was on time, lunch was ok, dinner was good....... little things in life makes me happy!

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Cindy said...

We've had a busy few weeks and the rainy month blahs (it just won't stop). I did hide this afternoon! Even if it was just for a couple of hours during the boys "quiet time." I hope you get a chance to do the same.

My boys are learning Spanish & sign language in Pre-K. One of them looked up at me tonight at dinner and said "Te amo mommy. Do you know what that means?" Made my heart skip a beat when his face lit up after I said it back to him and he knew I understood.

Corinne said...

Today I prayed like I never prayed before. Such a good feeling... a renew soul and spirit.
I never felt this peace in my whole life.
Today I FEEL HAPPY

aka... Kimberly Rae said...

What made me happy today, being able to get out of bed and get something done... with bipolar disorder it's pretty much a gamble day by day, so I was blessed this morning when I was able to wake up, get moving and have a full and creative day...

kellie said...

My son gave me the biggest squeeze last night for absolutely no reason-bliss!

diana said...

something that made me happy today? hmmmm... well - I'm getting a lot of laundry done - THAT makes me happy. Let me rephrase that - laundry being DONE makes me happy - not the actual DOING! :)

Margy said...

There were many, many things that made me happy today...

My child hugged, as did my hubby. My mom cooked a great meal. I got to spend some time scrapbooking, and I ignored every pressing matter (homework, bills, and housework) just so I could have so me time.

It was a good day!

ivana said...

well, today is the first day of school at my school :).I can't wait to see all my students and start working with them. I'm very excited, I'm preparing for the day with them and it really makes me happy :).It also makes me happy that I'm going to a store later, to buy some necessities for my classroom. It's the little things in life that brighten our days and the best in this is that every day has at least one of such little things that we shouldn't miss.
happy face :)

scrappinmomto2girls said...

something that made me happy today was taking my kids to school..no just kidding, I was happy to find out that my youngest who is in Kindergarten was chosen to be student of the week and not by a random drawing but by the teacher,and the one that is picked is the one that has been listening and has stayed on green and showed respect for the teacher. It made me feel good to know that mine is doing that :)

shopgirlaudi said...

SO sorry you've had a rough month. I hope things start looking up for you:)

Something that made me happy today...I didn't have a hard time getting dd up this morning, my throat isn't hurting anymore, I'm pretty much done with all my chores and they didn't take me forever and I'm making a Hobby Lobby run in a bit...that's more than one;) hee hee

Mrs. Dude said...

Today I realized that I have the best job in the world. It has no monetary pay, it isn't as appreciated by society as it should be, and it can be hard work... but it definitely is the best job there is. I get to be a mommy :)

This morning I woke up when my 3 month old baby girl started to stir. When I looked into her crib she had just opened her eyes. Upon seeing me, she gave a great big smile. That made me super happy.

My almost-3-year-old son gave me a hug and said "Mommy, do you know why I say I love you so much?" I asked him why. He said "Because I really, really, really, really love you!" That brought happy tears to my eyes.

Being a Mommy makes me happy today and every day.

Thanks so much for having this giveaway... I LOVE embellishments! Yay!!!

Crystal said...

first off, those goodies are amazing and i would love to provide a loving home for them! LOL! something that made me happy today....hmmm, let's see...a coupon i found that made my oreo brownie i had for lunch practically free was definitely a positive thing! but i would have to say knowing that i can unload all my problems (and there have been plenty lately!) on God and that He will take care of them if I let Him. That makes me less stressed and in turn, that make me happier!

Cindy said...

I found out today that I won the Layout category over at My Creative Scrapbook for their Anniversary Contest! I was having a pretty miserable day....the kind where I just want to stay in bed and not be a mom for the day....this totally made my day!

Thanks for the fun give away!

Lal said...

OOOO, I'm drooling over that stuff!! Something that made me happy today...I can think of a few things. I got ALL my cleaning done SUPER fast and even got to wash all the blankets! Mikey is not coughing quite as much as seems to be back to his active self! YAY!! And Miguel called me from work (today was his first day back from vaca) to tell me that he loved me and missed me :) Good day :)Sorry, you've had one of those months...((HUGS))

{Sarah} said...

I caught my dogs snuggling today and that made me happy! =) One is new to the family and it was the first time I saw them cuddling!!

scrapcrazd said...

well today my four year old son said to me..."mommy you are my sweetie pie." he just melted my heart and in the back of my head...I heard scrapbooking moment!

.charity. said...

I feel you on the bed part. I went back to work this past month after 15 years. 5 kids and a job- the bed and I are on good terms lately!

And Yowza! That's one good basket load of goodies.
Today.......I was complete as a Mom when I secretly walked into my 6years old's classroom to find him working with his teacher and being told "You did Good!" And then to come home to a prize little package from Sassafras Lass and lunch with my sweetie- today was a happy day.

Jennifer B. said...

Getting from work early and getting to go to the craft store sans kids is making me happy :)

Denise said...

I saw my first patch of orange in a tree today? Fall is the happiest of seasons and a precurser to all the holiday fun!! P.S. love your blog, we are 2 peas in a pod, lol!

Denise said...

I saw my first patch of orange in a tree today? Fall is the happiest of seasons and a precurser to all the holiday fun!! P.S. love your blog, we are 2 peas in a pod, lol!

Nancy L. said...

I'm finally able to acess the internet today! After a couple of months without b/c we just couldn't afford it! Its feels good to be connected!! I know what you mean! Thanks for sharing some of your stash!

abbie said...

What made me happy today.....Catching up on my sleep! For some reason I've felt very sleep deprived lately. Got that taken care of last night!!

Rhayne said...

Sorry to hear life's been so crazy and I'd love to say "Hang in there, it'll be over soon" but we all know Christmas is just around the corner :o)

Today my hubby made my day... out of the blue he told me how lovely I was while sleeping last night and that he wanted to take a picture to keep it forever but was afraid he'd wake me. I know, I'm corny but little things like that really do make my day :o)

Tobi Jean said...

what made me happy today...
checking your blog because I had 2 extra minutes and getting excited that I could actually win this!
These are great things, and would make my day...thanks for the chance to win!

Shalah said...

So sorry to hear things have been down for you - the weather here has been dreary and rainy for nearly 2 weeks now and that is not helping anyones spirits. I hope you're feeling better soon! :)

I was drooling over your wonderful goodies, reading about your "leftovers", and I became very happy when I read that I have a chance to win them! Thanks for the happiness!

Sonia said...

Just found your blog via the GCD Studio blogspot & I am so happy I did. You are so witty, talented & now add generous to that list.
Something that made me happy today besides finding your blog? MY HUSBAND WHO IS DEPLOYED WAS ABLE TO CALL HOME TODAY! So happy indeed.
I sure hope your days get better-you seem like too nice & fun a person to stay down for long. So here's to the power of positive thinking. Take care & thanks for a chance to win some goodies. That stash may be your trash but it is totally gonna be one lucky person's treasure :)
All the best to you!

Lou Fu-Fu said...

I think I love you, between baking gorgeous good and fabulous LO's it's my favourite blog (I spell funny cos I'm from Ireland lol) Saw your stuff on scrapbook.com, amazing work keep it up :)
September is a notoriously hard month, as a montessori teacher I dread September, crying and whinging and that's just from the teachers lol

Sara Zenger said...

This morning when I was getting ready to leave for work at 4:30am my 5yr old woke up and came into my room to give me a big hug and told me to have a good day... then promptly asked for some breakfast =) I dont get to spend much morning time with my little guys so it meant a lot to me to get to seem him before I headed out for work. Simple things make me happy.

Thanks for the blog Estee - with all the things that can go wrong its hard to see what makes us happy!

Jenny said...

Estee! Love the new Melody Ross line. It is fabulous. you must be loving playing with it!

Andrea said...

My happy thing for today was getting a $10 voucher for one of local craft stores, thats $10 of scrapbooking product for free, cant beat that. I am loving your blog! Here in New Zealand we dont have many blogs and I check yours daily for updates, I love your work and your stories always crack me up!! Thanks for the inspiration!