Hello everyone! I am thrilled to have you visit with me and I hope you enjoy your stay. I absolutely love company, sharing, and making new friends so I hope you find something here that inspires, motivates, or just pleases you in some way.

Of course, I love to visit and be inspired also. So if I don't already drop in on you, please let me know where I can find you and I'll hop on over to see what you're doing or to just say "hi".

Before you go, I would love it if you'd please leave me a comment letting me know you dropped in! Actually, I'd just love to hear from you -- comments, opinions, or questions you'd like me to answer.

In the meantime, relax and make yourselves at home... you're family here!!!

I'll be seeing you!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Hello, everyone!  I hope everyone's having a wonderful summer!
The weather here hasn't been great, however, my absence the last week has been due to summer activities definitely catching up to me before I could catch up to them... lol!!!  We are preparing for several reunions and  a family picnic.  And, already out-of-town family are making unexpected "surprise" visits.  So, as far as a fun-packed summer, we're all set; as far as crafting and blogging, we have so many events it's probably going to be more of the same... lenghty absences.  Fortunately, all's well and everyone is doing great!  At least (for now) no drama -- thank God!!!

Although it's been great fun, I've been running around like crazy helping to get things ready/finalized for a family reunion next weekend (including getting additional port-a-pottys for our reunion... heeee-heee!) and just couldn't find the additional time to really relax to visit or do much crafting.  However, I did start several projects, one of which I plan on completing as my DT project for over at Pam's on this Friday.  I'm really excited about one of my projects; so far it's coming along great and I can't wait to complete it to share but it's going to take a bit longer depending on my schedule.   I also have a couple of quick jewelry projects I'd like to share with you, hopefully, in a couple of days.  Anyway, I've been trying to "sneak" in a bit of crafting here and there but it's just that there are so many other wonderfully "summer" busy things to do, I just haven't completed any of the projects I've started!!!

In the meantime, I promised you I was getting another little blog candy package together -- which I am and haven't forgotten; but in the interim because I want you to know that no matter where I am and what I'm doing, I think about you, and now I'd like to offer this little token of appreciation for your being the best family-friends in blogland:

I couldn't resist how the paper and flowers matched so perfectly, so I knew one of you lucky enough to receive this would love it too!  Just leave me a comment on this post and random.org will select a recipient.  This is open to everyone, and I'll announce the winner tomorrow (Thursday) before 5 p.m. central time.
As I had my poor sweet Sandy so worried about me, I mentioned to her that I was going to leave somewhat of an itinerary for you just so you'll know where I am if/when I'm not posting.  When I left you "hanging: last week it was because I'd totally forgotten about some planning obligations -- which is why I said summer activities caught up with me.  With all the drama I've had lately, I wouldn't want to worry anyone else, and for now I'm happy and enjoying life!  In the event it becomes difficult for me to get to you, here're some of what my plans are so far:
  • Family reunion # (mine) 1, June 24-26
  • Family 4th of July Picnic, July 3
  • Family renuion #2 (hubby's), July 7 - 10.  As this reunion will be held in Atlanta, GA., we will be leaving on July 6 and not returning until July 11 or 12. 
I'll also be attending CHA and the summer show the end of July; shortly following, the hubby and I will be on a 2-week vacation; the exact date has not yet been determined.

I've dropped in on some of you and although I don't want to make any solid commitments (life's been too full of surprises for me to make any commitments right now) but I'll be around to see to those of you I haven't as soon as I can!  So,  good luck on the "sweet" little candy gift.

Thanks always for stopping by, hugs and I'll be seeing you!


jessica said...

What a busy life you lead! Enjoy the summer and all your family time :)
Thanks for thinking of us fellow bloggers!

Jean said...

Sounds like you are going to be busy!!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Audrey, I soooo want to meet you there (CHA), but I just don't see it happening. I am wanting to attend the last shuttle launch in July and hopefully we are going to the beach in August.

I am happy to hear you are having a good summer...you deserve to have fun. I am wondering where you are going on vacation :-) How exciting!!!!

Thank you for visiting me!!! I really look forward to your posts. I told ya hubby knows you by name, haha!


Mary said...

I just love matching embellies to paper. It really shows you pay attention to detail, lol. TFS and i hope you have fun on the family vacations and reunions. Hugs my friend, Mary

Love That Bug said...

First off, so happy to hear that you are doing well, and boy are you busy! Don't forget to take a little me time and relax

- - Sheryl - - said...

wow you sound busy - as I was these past few weeks. Now I can rest - and hope you have a great reunion and all your hard work will pay off.
Thanks for the blog candy and take care my friend.

lovemypaper said...

Thanks for the chance to win! you have a very busy summer ahead enjoy!

Besthobbyeva said...

Hello Audrey - sounds like you have a fun filled packed summer ahead!! Hope you can drop in from time to time. Otherwise we will miss you!!

Good luck with all your adventures.

PS. I hope your hubby's aunt is doing well!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You are one busy girl.. i am so happy to hear that it is fun things you are busy with.. you have had a rough time lately, and deserve to just have fun.. we certainly miss you but family is important, and we need to spend time with them while we can.. I am just so glad to know it's fun things and not more stress for you.. sending love and hugs

Creative Hayes Creations said...

Gurl you got it all lined up dont cha,lol..busy busy..cute paper and flowers.

Brenda said...

Oh thank goodness all is well. I can't seem to find your email address any where and have wanted to send you a quick note. I think of you daily. Thanks for jumping over to give me some blog love. You are always so kind. Shoot me an email at burffrau @ aol dot com when you have a chance so I have your email addy again. Relax and enjoy your reunions and partys. Eventhough we miss you and your incredible talents, family does come first
Big hugs

Rhonda Emery said...

just dropping by to say hi and give hugs.

Lori Apgar said...

Audrey ~ you have a busy summer planned!! So glad there is no drama for you :o)

~BridgetL~ said...

Audrey, Thanks for stopping by when I know you got so much going on in your life. Sounds like a busy few weeks coming up. Take time to enjoy every min of it. I wish I could go with you to CHA. I was bummed that the winter one wasn't open to the public like last yr. Will be waiting to hear all the wonderful details. Hugs, Bridget

girlia said...

Sound like you have a lot going on. Don't forget to get some "me time" ;)