friday (frustrated)

so, i'll just put it right out there… i am OVER the whole sick kids thing… i am SICK of SICK!! i guess that we are just usually always healthy, so it's CRAZY when i have had a different kid home from school every day, and today eric and cory are home from school and cory is cranking on a fever. i had my turn on Tuesday, and it was MISERABLE… so i do have some empathy! *which is kinda rare actually…  it just looks like sick people in here. i have towels on the couches—and i have not had a chance to focus on my work at all. which- you know.. .my FIRST responsibility is being the MOM. and i try to make sure that i cover those bases first…but i am exceedingly behind in every aspect of my life. and serioulsy, i have no idea how i am going to pull it back together! it's not like i have extra time ever, that i can just use to catch up. i know this is sounding awfully WHINEY… but i am feeling whiney! sheesh. sorry!! maybe this weekend things will ease up a bit. i really want to see 'Alice in Wonderland' in 3D. but i might just have to allocate the funds to a pedicure and and indulge myself a little…my attitude stinks. SO…
i am going upstairs and just going to work in my studio. i have some new products that i have ideas for … and haven't played at all. hopefully that will recharge me, and give me the energy i need to face my familY!
having new little toys to create with is the best!

sooooo
i thought this would be a good time to put together a couple quick giveaways!! i'll choose winners Sat night…

MAGPIE kit club has a really great price point on what they call their "Credit Crunch Kit"… man, i hear that! so for $12.50 you get a sampling of some great things to get your mojo back!!  you can check their blog for more info and inspiration!

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……here is a note from Tara at Magpie:

This is March's Credit Crunch Kit.  Every month it is $12.50 plus shipping.  It is a very popular kit, perfect if you only want a few new goodies for the month.  You can actually be in with a chance of wining a Credit Crunch Kit each month over on my blog.  We have a sketch competition, (exclusive sketches designed by the ever so wonderful Julie Bonner) and each month I pick a winner.  The winner gets the Credit Crunch Kit for the next month and becomes our Guest Designer.  I then showcase your layouts on both my blog and website.  We have great fun with this, please stop by to check it out.  I wish you all the best of luck!!

and…
here are 2 more chances to win!! don't you LOVE Scarlet Lime!?
Scarlet Lime Kit club is known for their unique blend of papers, embellishments, ribbons and exclusive finds each month! With an inspiration gallery, monthly newsletters, giveaways and so much more, come see what everyone loves about Scarlet Lime!  They offer monthly subscriptions as well as one time purchases. Also check out their newest addition, our JewleryArt kits! Perfect for the artist in you!

i was drooling over the March kit, and Christy just gave me 2 full March kits to giveaway!! the new In Bloom March kit is full of gorgeous papers, embellishments, as well as an exclusive stamp and one of a kind treasures.. perfect for Spring!

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so what are you doing for fun this weekend?? leave me a comment and help to CHEER ME UP!!! and i'll pick a winner tomorrow night… smiles!! have a great day! i'll be in my PJs………………..

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  1. I hope everyone is better soon! We’ve had pneumonia run its course through our house, which was NOT fun. Thankfully, it passes. This weekend, I’m attending a baby shower that the ladies in my ward are throwing for me and my VT partner. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We’re both having boys (and it’s not the first for either of us) so it’ll be fun – and not awkward for either of us. You know, sometimes it can feel weird… so I’m really excited to share with someone else and take some of the awkward away. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Kimberly Bowman Seldomridge 12 March, 2010 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Well I know all too well where you are coming from. My oldest daughter had Scarlet Fever for heaven’s sake! I didn’t know people still got that! My youngest daughter missed a week of school! I wish they made Lysol bombs! Hope you are ALL feeling better soon!

  3. Adrian Veteikis 12 March, 2010 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I think getting back in the swing of projects is just what you need! My crafting provides such a stress relief for me, that I know it will for you too!

  4. Natalie Nakamura Matkin 12 March, 2010 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    That first comment is from me. It didn’t log me in right. Sorry!

  5. Can you open a window and get some fresh air? I know, sounds counter productive, but that fresh air really helps. It really is a great pick-me-up. I have 3 chicklets that always trade germs, so when 1 gets sick, I know it will go on down the line.
    Hope you all feel better soon, so your mojo can come out of hiding.
    This weekend, I will be working on my daughters scrapbook….T-minus 3 months and counting until Open House season. NO pressure there….LOL.

  6. Hang in there with all the ailments, Heidi! This weekend I’m going to a decorating class at Pottery Barn. I love to decorate, and it inspires my scrapbooking too! Can’t wait til the GM webcast on Wed, my calendar’s marked! Thanks for the give-away. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Julie Weidner 12 March, 2010 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Well I hope everyone gets better soon! My fun weekend is going to be spent inside scrapbooking because it hasn’t stopped raining in 24-hours!

  8. Awesomememories.blogspot.com 12 March, 2010 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    I am sorry that the household is being hit with illness.
    Go take your stamps, smell them – feel the paper, get ink on your fingers, feel the ink beneath your stamps as you emboss on some pretty patterned paper, ripping to create some fabulous edging and then top it off with some Tattered Angels….. there, hope that took you away for a bit – feel better and later when i hope you draw my name I hope I am in my jammies cleaning up my scrap area and attacking a new project

  9. Karalyn Burnside 12 March, 2010 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Aww, being sick stinks! My little Isabelle is sick right now with an ear infection. She is not a happy camper. Definitely not her normal self. ๐Ÿ™

  10. Helena Virpi 12 March, 2010 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    I’ll probably be in my jammies too. I’ve had my 12-yr old now at home for 2 WEEKS first with a “plain” cold which then turned into a nasty ear infection. Well, he’s ok now and I plan on fully CREATE this weekend instead of giving him meds and holding him close and playing with him. Actually I don’t mind holding him ๐Ÿ™‚ but it’s time for me to PLAY with my papers and mists and stamps and embellies.
    Hugs from Rome

  11. Kimberanned 12 March, 2010 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    Kids sports all weekend long! Saturday will be a day filled with flag football playoffs, soccer and two baseball games. Sunday will also be spent at the ball park with a double-header. Should be some great opportunities for some great pictures!!! Hope everyone feels better soon in your house!

  12. Lindsay Weiser 12 March, 2010 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    well my 5 month old is sick too an ear infection…so this weekend i will be home with my 4 kiddies, and sunday church which i always look forward too! hope your house gets 100% better! SOON!!!!!!!

  13. Joli Pichot 12 March, 2010 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Uggg, I hear ya!!! I am sick and tired of being sick and tired! When the kids are sick and don’t sleep I don’t get sleep, then I end up sick.
    This weekend my son’s school is hosting a chess tournament, that will take up all day Saturday. I would rather spend the day in my PJs laying on the couch!
    Sunday will be a family day – bopefully a relaxing one!

  14. margie 12 March, 2010 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    I can SO RELATE to the sickies. I have been out of commission for 2 weeks (I tore my tendon at the bone) and I’m FINALLY starting to feel better. Go and get a pedicure (you SO DESERVE it) and go and see the Alice Movie (I can’t wait to see it either)! Spring and Easter are just around the corner and the flowers are starting to bloom here! hugs, Margie Rowles

  15. Megan Gerrity 12 March, 2010 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    Sick or the weather – it is always something. You should have an assistant five kids and a full time creative career – girl it makes me crazy to think about it. But winning would make me feel better.

  16. A Facebook User 12 March, 2010 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Well we start Spring Break this weekend “YEAH”. I can hardly wait. My kids are so excited because there Grandparents are coming to town and with that they know we have a lot of activities planned… But for this weekend it will be a picnic in the park on Saturday and then Sunday we are hitting the zoo. Boy…you gotta love the sunny, warm weather in AZ. I hope everyone gets to feeling better soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Gale Lawler 12 March, 2010 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I’m going to a tea tasting with three of my friends at a recently opened shop in town.

  18. Jenny Johns 12 March, 2010 at 12:37 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh Heidi, I’m sending the Phoenix SUNSHINE to you to share with your family…things will get brighter soon!
    This is what I just posted on my blog today: ‘well…my son’s baseball team was on a waiting list to get into a tournament, and a spot never opened up…I have no company this weekend…the sun is gonna shine all weekend…and I don’t have to go anywhere for anybody for anything…woohoo…staying home is sometimes nice! …’yay’ for me! *smile*’
    So you see, I don’t have ANY plans, which is fantastic for me!
    Hope you have a brighter weekend too!

  19. Daisy Niemeyer 12 March, 2010 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    I will be picking up my mother and my grandma so that they can see my first baby! I have no idea how long they’ll be visiting so that’s gonna be an adventure! :0) Looking forward to hearing a lot of baby stories from my grandmother!

  20. Kimberly Bowman Seldomridge 12 March, 2010 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    I got a joke for ya. My daughter came home from school yesterday and said…Hey Mom, how do you wake up Lady GaGa? I said how babe and she said you po po poke her face. Get it Poker Face!! We laughed so hard!

  21. Lotti 12 March, 2010 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    It’s exciting to hear you have ideas for new stuff! I love new product announcements – always feels like Christmas =) Great giveaways, too? It’s not even my birthday, LOL!

  22. Lisa Along 12 March, 2010 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Hope everyone is on the mend, Heidi! I’m staying in this weekend – it’s supposed to rain both Saturday and Sunday. So I’m going to scrap my little heart out and not feel guilty about it all!!

  23. i am hoping to tick off another item from my ‘hometown list’ (things you should have done in your own city) but since we had a massive storm last night I am not sure if a cruise on the harbour is a good idea…so riding these fun crocodile bikes around the harbour is the next best thing!!!
    sorry to hear you are all sick!!! roll on spring!!!!

  24. Antoinette Naude 12 March, 2010 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    Oh dear Heidi, when it rains it pours….
    How about I just tell you that it will get better and the sun will shine again because spring is round the corner!!

  25. Emma Tandy Nicholls 12 March, 2010 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Hope you all get better soon, well it’s mothers day in the uk on sunday so I have saturday to myself to catch up on some sleep and crafting as the kids and hubby are going to see his parents and on sunday we are going out for a big family lunch which I’m really looking forward to But my kids are coming down with something I think so just hope it all goes ahead take care Emma

  26. justmeandz.blogspot.com 12 March, 2010 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    OH NO! I’m so sorry to hear about your frustrations. I completely understand! My daughter was sick for what seemed like forever (RSV) and then I got a yucky nasty stomach bug and was pukey for a couple of days (I was even sick on my 28th birthday). I hope that your house feels better soon, and I’m sending some “feel better vibes” your way!!
    This weekend is going to be a busy one for me. We are FINALLY celebrating my birthday (mine was the 8th, and my mom’s was the 9th) so we are going to the Melting Pot in downtown OKC. Saturday morning we are waking up bright and early to take my 3 1/2 year old to Sesame Street Live! After that, I am heading to the mall to exchange a couple of things, then to Grandmas that night for the birthday festivities to continue. Sunday I am hoping for some relaxation and to maybe work in my flowerbeds and paint the pillar on my house. Maybe even squeeze some scrapbooking in, too!!
    Here are a couple of funny things to make you smile and brighten your day.
    *My 3 year old says the funniest things. My mom was driving her to school and Zoie was being antsy. Mom tells her, “Zoie, hold your horses!” Zoie’s response–I can’t MiMi, they must have already ran away!
    *While trying on clothes, I tell my daughter that she couldn’t fit in her 2T’s anymore. She says, “WHAT?!” I told her she was getting big and they didn’t fit. Her response–Yeah, I think you should sell my clothes to a lady who has a two year old. I’m a woman now. ๐Ÿ™‚
    *My sister tells my mom to figure out what she would like for D-E-S-S-E-R-T for her birthday (she spelled it out). My daughter turns to her and says, “It’s called dessert, Brittany.” Miss Smarty Pants!!! lol
    *Zoie says to my pomeranian, Lola– “Lola, when I was your age, I was a dog too. And I was a good dog, just like you. Now give me a kiss.”
    *On the way to taking Zoie to my mom’s one morning, she says, “We DOOOONN’T eat boogers. Just Ham-boogers.”
    While trying to get Zoie to do something, I say, “Zoie! Listen to me! I shouldn’t have to tell you 5 times to do something!” Zoie replies, “No mom, six times.”
    *So dogs have big huge ramungous tongues. –Zoie
    *You know your daughter watches too many info-mercials during Qubo when she tells you this morning while you are fixing her hair: “Mom, you need 3 things.” Me: “What 3 things, Zoie?” Z: “Wonder hangers, the perfect brownie pan, and an Instyler to fix my hair.”
    *And one of my favorite Zoie-isms: “Girls eat ketchup and boys eat mustard.”
    Hope you have a better day! ๐Ÿ™‚
    -Lindsay/ucophotogirl@hotmail.com

  27. We are having a rainy weekend, so we plan to do something indoors. Maybe a movie, maybe a museum. Wish we were going to the park though.

  28. Pinah Nas 12 March, 2010 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    Hi Heidi, here’s hoping to a weekend of recovery both for you and your kids. I’m also having a son down with a fever and the constant worrying leads to other things not getting done.
    Hugs!

  29. Leslee Cotterell-Barrow 12 March, 2010 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Heidi,
    I hope you and your little family are on the road to recovery. Enjoy creating in your PJ”s for the day. My youngest is flying home from Tacoma for spring break, so will be enjoying mother-daughter time. She wants to see Alice in wonderland too. Want to head to Freeze out Lake as the Snow Geese seem to be on the migration trail north–would like some photos. Ther’s thousands of them. Leslee in MT

  30. Shari Anderson 12 March, 2010 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    oh man, I can totatlly relate. I was sick for 6, yes I said 6 entire weeks. I’m knocking on wood right now in hopes that I didn’t just jinx myself! But less about me, and more about you…..creating is JUST what you need…my daughter was having an off day yesterday and on our way to figure skating practice I said to her, “do what you love…get on that ice and skate like you’ve never skated before. Doing what makes you the happiest will make you forget all the crummy stuff that has happened and for that hour your heart will be full again.” So….put your worries on the shelf, do what you love and for those few hours you get, your heart will be full too.

  31. Angelica St Laurent 12 March, 2010 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    LOVE Scarlet Lime. Had be a apart of them until my “credit crunch” thanks Angelica

  32. We all feel how you do at these times. It is only natural. Hope everyone is feeling better very soon.

  33. Mandi Buchanan 12 March, 2010 at 1:02 pm - Reply

    I’m so excited that I’ll be able to take pictures of my kids this weekend. The weather is finally cooperating and I’m ready to go!!!

  34. We are going to a fish fry with some wonderful friends from church! And maybe making a scrappy store stop on the way home. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Gotta love that!

  35. Lynsey Hager Van Nevel 12 March, 2010 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    My younger sister is visiting me for the first time since I moved from North Dakota to Atlanta a year ago. She will be here tomorrow night, and I am SO excited to show her around my new hometown!

  36. Mandy Blake 12 March, 2010 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    my comment above 12.26pm 12 march 2010 – (hometown list) hasnt gotten my name attached….. gremlins at work…sorry changed to facebook now much better -mandyb

  37. This might not cheer you up at all, but Thank the lord none of my family has been sick this year and I still don’t have time to create. I sneak a little in every now and then!
    Thank in there Summer is coming!!
    Close your eyes and pretend it’s 90 degrees outside and your inside crafting away!!

  38. Thanks for the chance to win a kit! Hope your little ones are feeling better SOON . . . Barb

  39. Jamie Papantonakis 12 March, 2010 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Wishing you a speedy recovery. Spending the weekend in my PJs would be fun but I’ll be at the computer watching my dd’s team in a robotics competition.

  40. Karen Urban 12 March, 2010 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Oh…just to find a few minutes this weekend to scrap would be a complete blessing. My crop room looks like a bomb went off in it – so to clean it would be completely inspiring. Other than that, I have my mom’s and my MIL’s birthdays this weekend…oh shoot, I don’t even have gifts yet!?!

  41. Maiclark.blogspot.com 12 March, 2010 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    Sorry to hear your family is sick. Hopefully the cycle will end soon. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I hope it does cheer you up – giving things away always make me happy too.

  42. tambee 12 March, 2010 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    i feel you PAIN! the crud is running rampant through our normally household as well – including daddy and myself. HOPEFULLY this weekend, we will be hitting our 1st t-ball practice of the season, and boring stuff like grocery shopping. yipee. now, if no one vomits, it will be a GREAT w/e!

  43. Renee J. 12 March, 2010 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    ‘Sending lots of positive thoughts and get-well wishes to all of you. Yes, I do know the feeling. Our family has been hit by the bug, too. It is not a surprise that a dose of HEIDI will be an excellent cure. I want to create; my daughter and I are a team so creating together will be the best of all. ‘Sending lots of hugs,too!

  44. I’m so sorry you are not feeling good. Whine away. I just got over double mastitis ( I know, TMI)LOL! so I totally understand the need to whine. It does make you feel so much better when you do though. The kits look totally great. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  45. I so hope that you and your family get to feeling better and that somehow you can find more hours in each day. Sending positive thoughts your way.
    We have a cousin’s birthday party this weekend and spending time with my 80 year old Gram. Gotta love family!
    akshumwayfamily@yahoo.com

  46. Kimberly Marcus 12 March, 2010 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Hi,
    Hope all are feeling better soon..I know how hard it can be taking care of everyone…My dh is working overseas and will not be home until mid-July, and it’s all me 24/7, and there are times when I just want to be left alone…not that I’m complaining…but it’s going to be a rainy weekend here is the northeast so we will be spending most of the weekend indoors..but hoping for craft night tonight and then movie night on Sat…Have a great weekend..

  47. Lauribauer 12 March, 2010 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    I hope the Swapp’s are on the mend soon! I love the giveaways – they’re awesome!! I plan to spend LOTS of time in my studio (aka woman-cave) this weekend working on my graduating senior’s unfinished scrapbooks… can’t wait!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  48. Lyn Meeker 12 March, 2010 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    My sister had great advice when her brood was sick .. invest in paper towels… use them instead of regular towels (Not as much laundry) use them to dry hands and other such things. Have them in every room… I know not as good for the environment .. but better for your sanity!
    And because you wanted to cheer up:
    ———————————
    One day, up in the frozen north a polar bear and his son were out for a stroll. Daddy bear sat on a lump of ice to admire the view and sent his son off to play. Two minutes later Junior came back to dad and says, “Can I ask you a question dad?”
    “Sure, son what is it?”
    “Am I a real polar bear, Dad?” asks Junior.
    Dad smiles and says, “Of course you are, son. Now go and play.”
    So off Junior goes again throws some snowballs at the seals but soon he’s back.
    “Hey Dad, are you sure I am a real polar bear? Is there not a wee bit of brown bear or black bear in me?”
    Dad smiles again and says, “Look son you’ve got big hairy black feet, a white coat, and a black shiny nose…of course you’re a polar bear….now go back and play.”
    Once again Junior runs off…slides down the ice….chases a couple of seagulls…after ten minutes of fun he returns with a puzzled look on his face…..
    “Daaaad….are you absolutely sure I’m a polar bear?”
    “Look son…I’m a polar bear, your mums a polar bear, your granny and grandpa were polar bears…why are you asking all these questions?”
    Junior looks up and says….”Cause I’m freaking freezing! ”

  49. Well, I’m coping with a tough cough for 6 weeks now.. and no end in sight. So hope you and your family’s getting better soon! As it’s snowing here once more just ignore the weather and imagine yourself a blooming springy landscape ๐Ÿ™‚ That should help for a while ๐Ÿ˜‰

  50. Amy Daigle 12 March, 2010 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I am croppin’ tomorrow with my scrappy ladies and I can’t wait!! I really hope you feel better soon, I don’t know how you do it all! I only have one baby, and I get whiney! LOL Have a great weekend!!

  51. Julie McDowell 12 March, 2010 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Well Miss Heidi,
    This weekend I wanted to scrap and make some baby gifts, but now we may have out of town guests that I have never met!
    But I hope your family is on the mend!
    JuLiE

  52. Sesil Cratin 12 March, 2010 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    I am sorry to hear about all the yucks in your house. (That is what we call them in our house.) We have been lucky. We have been on the road for 3 months and finally landed in our final destination SLC. We moved from Chicago to SLC. We have been here a week. we are unpacked and I am scared my body is going to crash. Finally got internet and just catching up on everything. Loved all your new stuff I saw at CHA. Keep the inspiration coming. You rock!
    Feel better soon.
    :)Sesil

  53. Tomandpriscilla 12 March, 2010 at 1:50 pm - Reply

    Heidi, it is very crummy day here in the Northeast but you and your blog and your webshows make me happy and smiley. Tomorrow is my birthday and I am actually spending it at the party of another friend who has the same birthday only she is turning 50! It would make my day to win one of these beautiful kits.

  54. Frances 12 March, 2010 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I hear ya girl! My four have had their share these past few weeks, and I have one now laying in the bed with a trash can perched near by…enough!! And to boot…I am feeling a little queezy myself. Anyhoo, I sure hope that your family gets to feeling better real soon! As far as this weekend…We are supposed to work in the yard because Spring has arrived in Louisiana…wooohooo! I am also supposed to go to a DT meeting at my LSS with my BFF…I am soo counting down the days to this one! Hope you have a great weekend.

  55. Lyn Davidson 12 March, 2010 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    You poor thing!!! Hope things will get better at your household. Just go upstairs and work on your projects and block out everything else.
    Hang in there. ;-D
    Hugs,
    Lyn

  56. Qjting 12 March, 2010 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    I hope everyone gets better soon. It’s really draining to have sick kids. You stay healthy! I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada and the Paralympics are starting this weekend. We are going to see what there is to do downtown. Thanks for the chance!

  57. LisaAukeman 12 March, 2010 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Heidi, hope your group will be on the mend soon. I think we are so use to a healthy family and we glide thru our days with “ease” then the sick bug strikes and we are thrown out of wack…. Thanks for the give aways! Take care!

  58. Lindzie Head 12 March, 2010 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I hope everything gets better soon too! Sorry for the constant sickness. We’ve been lucky enough to avoid most of that this winter (fingers crossed). Doesn’t it seem like we have everything happen at once? All I can say is hang in there! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for thinking of us and having a giveaway! You rock!

  59. Sick is NO fun…so hopefully everyone will perk up soon. This weekend will start this evening with dinner at PF Changs to celebrate my daughter-in-laws B-day. I just love it when the whole family gets together ~ who cares what the occasion. Then tomorrow a scrapbook class to get the creative juices going. Sunday maybe a quiet day in the pj’s and a great book. I’ll probably need a little rest by then. Please get better soon. Nancy in So Cal

  60. Bucket 12 March, 2010 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    Hope the family gets better soon. Turn on a movie and just cuddle with them for a while. I miss my babies being babies. My babies are now 18 & 19 and cuddling is way out of the question for them. My 18 year old was sick recently and asked me to sit and cuddle with him… I will never forget that. As much as I don’t like them being sick, if it were to mean that I get to cuddle with them I would wish for them to at least have the sniffles once a week. ๐Ÿ™‚
    <3 bucket

  61. Bobbi-Jo G. 12 March, 2010 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry you are having a sick fest over there. We went through that right after Christmas and it is SO draining. My happy thoughts are being sent your way.
    As for this weekend? A much needed GIRLS MOVIE NIGHT – treats, gabbing, hollywood hunks, and ZERO children for a couple of hours. Then I’ll be ready to tackle a new week ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. Renee Iveson 12 March, 2010 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    Hope the weekend picks up for you! sick children is so hard and usually a movie marathon works best!
    This saturday I have organized a baby shower for one of my friends who doesn’t have family here. She is Brazilian and so we have organized the cake to say “Congratulations on your little man!” in portuguese, but the translation that I put on there actually comes out as saying:
    “the congratulations of your small man!” LOL
    So I will have to see if she says any thing but I bet she is totally to polite!!

  63. cindy 12 March, 2010 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I have plans to break down my Mama and spend Saturday shopping at my favorite craft store in Tustin, California. I want some of the new Teresa Collins product and they always seem to have all of her new goodies. Fingers crossed!!

  64. Jenwaters 12 March, 2010 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    I hope you’re feeling better soon!!

  65. June Parker Galaz 12 March, 2010 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Well I hope by the time you get this, you and yours are on the road to recovery. We are packing 1/2 of our house this weekend to stage for sale. We have been packing for a month, but are getting ready to send 1/2 of furniture to Colorado until we get there. You might have more fun that I will be having?

  66. PJ 12 March, 2010 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    Oh my dear, that doesn’t sound like fun at all! But i’m right there with you in the sickbay compartiment! I’ve been ill since September! And this might cheer you up: know what’s cheering me up? Your web shows! They are a real treat for me after my (now weekly) yucky treatments! I love to make the projects you’re showing and i’m so inspired by the lovely HOF3 products! Does that help improve your mood, knowing how much your creativity and work is appreciated? Hope so!!!
    I’m hopefully going to finish my take on the Birthday envelop album this weekend! Take care, and i wish your family all the best! May they recover soon!

  67. we are starting the weekend with date night, hoping for a quiet day tomorrow and then Sunday will be filled with a 30th Anniversary celebration for our Pastor! Hope you and family are feeling better soon!

  68. Stefani Meyer 12 March, 2010 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Two things I learned from you…
    1. Breathe
    2. Energy-In (Don’t give your power to Energy-Out)

  69. Elizabeth Bailey 12 March, 2010 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    I hope the family gets to feeling better soon! We are celebrating our youngest daughter’s 1st Birthday with a ladybug party. ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. Traci Severson 12 March, 2010 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    You are busy giving things away when you need to be taking care of yourself? Geesh! You are too kind and way too generous! I do hope everyone feels better soon and things are back to normal. I understand completely about how not having any extra time to just recharge feels…..go, go, go is sometimes my middle name! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for the opportunity to win.

  71. Kelly Massman 12 March, 2010 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    “Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.”
    That’s about it! Hope things get better soon!!!
    Thanks for a chance at the giveaway!

  72. Laura07110711 12 March, 2010 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    showing off my dog and his shiny new haircut !

  73. Julie Wetzold Schellin 12 March, 2010 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    SMILE – YOU ARE LOVED!! thank you for the giveaway!

  74. Ruth Beckett 12 March, 2010 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    oh, Heidi, I am so sorry, can’t imagine what it would be like… but, it will pass and spring is coming.. you and the house of 3 girls are so amazing, your show has gotten to be right up there with my friday night crops at my lss.. you all inspire me so much… keep your chin up, from experience i have learned, as life goes on the good times come to mind as the bad things just kinda get cloudy in your mind… hang in there

  75. Lisa Bramill 12 March, 2010 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    I hope everyone is up and feeling well soon. I have sleepovers for the kids tonite. And maybe I will get to finish a LO I have been working on. Easter/Spring decorations to put up. Easy relaxing weekend for a change.

  76. Heidi, I hope you all recover swiftly. Being a sick family is just the pits!!! Loving some of those papers in the kits – gorgeous. We’re off to a theme park for the day, and scrapping tonight. (-:

  77. Happay Mommay 12 March, 2010 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear that everyone is still sick. it does suck to have to take care of all that and everything else you have going on. make a list and just keep breathing. it’ll all get done or it won’t. the only thing for certain is that the world won’t end over it.

  78. Karen Young 12 March, 2010 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    This too shall pass, right? It’s tough when so many in the house are sick! And I feel your pain on being behind with things. My brother is getting married next weekend and it’s taken over MY life!
    Here’s hoping you get to play with your stuff this weekend!

  79. Maxine Brittain 12 March, 2010 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    Heidi, I sure hope you get over the sickness bit. I know where you are coming from. My son had it for 2 weeks, then I got it and am still down with it and now my hubby is getting it. YESH!!! Enough is enough. I so am looking forward to the Glimmer Mist show on Wed 17th. I also have been enjoying all the wed night shows. And personally, IT’S MY TURN FOR A GIVEAWAY!!! LOL I’ve been waiting patiently and NEVER get picked. Am ordering my glimmer mist special from Blue Moon tonight. Thanks for letting me be a part of the fun.

  80. Andrea MacDonald 12 March, 2010 at 3:37 pm - Reply

    It’s no fun having bad days : ( I think a pedi sounds like a fab idea. While you’re out grab a yummy cupcake and a nice cup of tea that always makes me feel better.
    I am off to a friends to scrapbook tonight. Tomorrow I am off to the Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival. If you were here I would bring you along because that would surely put a smile on your face ; )

  81. Jayne Groenewold 12 March, 2010 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    This weekend I will be catching up with a friend from college. We haven’t seen each other for almost a year. When it comes down to it our friends and family are the glue that help us to keep it together during difficult times. Don’t forget to rely on yours during these difficult days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Get well soon.

  82. Dana H 12 March, 2010 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    I do hope you and your family feel better fast! This weekend we are going swimming. My son loves the water. Can’t wait!

  83. Jill Barrett 12 March, 2010 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    i am planting flowers in my backyard!!

  84. Ashley Hansen 12 March, 2010 at 4:21 pm - Reply

    It’s SPRING BREAK in Texas! I am on the coast in Texas for a work conference…so my DH and kids are flying in tomorrow…and in between meetings, I’ll pick them up and let them have some fun…then we’re taking the long way back home and taking in a rodeo, the space center and a museum on our way home! Then back to work!
    Hope everyone feels better in your house! This isn’t what they mean by “together time”…right??!
    Ashley

  85. Jodie Groves 12 March, 2010 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    not good when the mum of the house isn’t feeling 100%, do hope you are all better soon. Alice in Wonderland is fantastic very clever with the special effects. I so enjoyed your tutorial on making books, I have made one for my sons great grandmothers 88th birthday, my husband liked it so much he wants me to make one for him to take to work and show off our 7mth old son. Then I wanted to make some with the envelopes for my retreat/ craft inspiring friends so this weekend I am all set to make as many books as possible.
    PS. I recently discovered the papers on house of 3 and I did Rhonnas brush tutorial last night and WOW I am now hooked!!!!

  86. Irene Cruz 12 March, 2010 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    It’s been a crazy couple of weeks. This weekend we are just relaxing with family.

  87. Barbara Stovall 12 March, 2010 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    Yuck I can certainly understand how you feel – been there done that! Seems when something is going around it gets everyone! I say stay in your PJ’s and enjoy being a mom and taking care of your family, for better or worse! Lysol the house and get back to creating!

  88. Carrie P 12 March, 2010 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    I’m so sorry. My whine is it’s rainy/snowy again, when will it quit!
    Not sure what will be happening tomorrow due to the weather, might have to be an inside create day, instead of an outside prune day.

  89. April Walker 12 March, 2010 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Wow, when it rains it pours right? ๐Ÿ™ I seriously hope everyone gets better soon!!
    Thanks for the chance at some goodies…
    – April W

  90. Roberta Vitiello 12 March, 2010 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Tomorrow is a bright new day. You’ll feel better.

  91. kim harter 12 March, 2010 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    o.k. here is your pep talk…..
    girl quit your wine’n and go to your room
    ( and create something for us )
    we love ya ๐Ÿ™‚

  92. If the weather is nice, I plan to take pictures. It hasn’t been nice here for a long time. Just got my first Tim Holtz mask so I am going to try that and glimmer mist on something. Don’t know what yet.
    (Watching Little Bear always makes my daughter a little better when she is sick/cranky.)

  93. Wow, sickness no fun. I haven’t had a chance to be online in over a month myself, have had no time to check my favorite sites at all. Go outside smell the fresh air this beautiful day holds, then go back inside and do it again. Hug your kids and all will be better soon! Hang in there.

  94. Barb Toennies 12 March, 2010 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    Hang in there! I’ve been through it myself with my 3 kids!! We’ve had a long, cold, dark winter here and had the first signs of Spring on Wed (70degrees and sunny) That, however, didn’t last long – it’s now about 45 and rainy–looks like it might put a damper on the big St. Patricks’s day race/parade in St. Louis tomorrow – ๐Ÿ™

  95. Itsjustlisa.blogspot.com 12 March, 2010 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    Awww….hope you all feel better! Totally understand! I am hoping to feel better and get some time to create too…planning on making the birthday mini album with the envelopes that you made for my daughter’s birthday! Loving your classes Heidi!

  96. Melissa Burtt 12 March, 2010 at 5:49 pm - Reply

    Another joke: What did the Dr say to the banana??
    Not peeling too well!!!!
    Hope you all ‘peel’ better soon!

  97. Gina Landry 12 March, 2010 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Cheer up, Sistah!!! Things are getting better everyday. Count your blessings and go have that pedi!!!!!

  98. suepigott 12 March, 2010 at 6:05 pm - Reply

    well, here in Canada it is now March Break. or Spring Break.
    So, our family is gearing up to drive the 8 or 9 hours to Smugglers Notch Vt. to ski.
    and Im SO LUckY, i get to meet up with a friend I met at a sports exchange when we were in grade 8!

  99. Prince Murkaba 12 March, 2010 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Heidi dearest,
    Please get a mani pedi AND see Alice.
    Please focus on all the HEALTH in your life and in your family’s life. Please do whatever it takes to feel good.
    If you don’t, well, you know the consequences, for us, for your family and for all of us who so appreciate the fabulous work you so generously share with us.
    Your fan,
    Prince

  100. Sorry that you are having a low day. I think that happens to everyone, when you have had a child in the hospital for days and then other sick ones too plus yourself and your husband being sick? Sheesh is right, where is the respite?! Just remember that this too will pass and you will get reenergized somehow. Sometimes we all need to give ourselves a break! Hope you can!
    Aloha, Kate

  101. Ah, I love CHristy’s kits! Hope everyone gets feeling better, Heidi!
    My fun for the weekend is picking up my Bountiful Baskets haul. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love those fresh fruits and veggies.

  102. Teisha Daniels 12 March, 2010 at 6:22 pm - Reply

    Trying again since google is wonky today……
    Ah, I love CHristy’s kits! Hope everyone gets feeling better, Heidi! My fun for the weekend is picking up my Bountiful Baskets haul. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love those fresh fruits and veggies.

  103. Williamanddina 12 March, 2010 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    Dinner and a movie–with the girls! And later, a little wallpaper removal. I say little because I’m pretending it’s gonna be easy!

  104. I hear you Heidi! I’m not sure what’s worse: having them sick one at a time or all of them sick at the same moment! This past week 3 of my 4 kids and I were sick on the same night/morning. We were literally kicking each other out of the bathroom! Hubby got sick the next day and none of us have completely bounced back yet. Hopefully, this weekend we can just get out of the house and probably spend some well-deserved relaxing time at Barnes and Noble! I so hope you are all feeling better soon!!
    Kathy

  105. Keely 12 March, 2010 at 7:01 pm - Reply

    sorry about the sick fam!! that is no fun. hope everyone’s 100% soon.
    $12.50 is an amazing price for a kit club. i’m heading over to magpie’s site to check it out. i love all of the beautiful papers in both kits. yummy!!

  106. Meghan Boeckman 12 March, 2010 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    well this weekend starting off the weekend selling girl scout cookies, then working on some jewelry designs. then hopefully just relaxing on sunday.

  107. Brenda Lubrant 12 March, 2010 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Heidi, it will get better. Spring is on the way and when you and your family are able to enjoy some nice weather, you will forget about all of the ills your family has just experienced. Get to creating, because that is what you do so well and love so much. Have a great week-end. Love!!!

  108. Rain is in the forecast for the entire weekend so I’m planning on working on some papercrafting projects!! We’re also losing an hour because daylight savings time kicks in on Saturday night which doesn’t thrill me at all!!! Hope everyone’s feeling a little better!

  109. Susan Dodge 12 March, 2010 at 7:42 pm - Reply

    Heidi make sure you go get that pedicure and some chocolate too! I hope everyone is feeling better soon!

  110. BeanHayden 12 March, 2010 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    I hope your family feels better soon! I always feel better when my hands are covered in ink and glitter!

  111. Judy Webb 12 March, 2010 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    It isn’t your personality to be whinnie, so tomorrow will be better. The sun will shine tomorrow.

  112. tammyg 12 March, 2010 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Love the credit crunch idea! Talking right to me…thank you. Hope all your babies feel better soon and that you hold up too!

  113. Keep Smiling Heidi ๐Ÿ™‚
    Things can only go up from here! LOL
    We are going to have rain here tomorrow, and aren’t rainy days great? Plans are to watch Monster’s Inc., with my 1 year old granddaughter, who loves Boo to pieces and maybe scrap a little bit. Enjoy your day tomorrow…put on some music and DANCE! That will def cheer you up! xoxoxo
    Teri W.

  114. shmoop 12 March, 2010 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    i was glad to hear she is such a trooper! kids mend very quickly and when they get sick, it’s a gentle reminder of a LOT of things to us mamas! you are such an awesome mama…..what a gift of balance you have! There’s a light at the end of this tunnel! have a great weekend!

  115. Justshellitaliano.blogspot.com 12 March, 2010 at 8:36 pm - Reply

    Oh my! I feel your pain sister – we’re all in it together! Take a deep breath, spring HAS to be around the corner, doesn’t it? Blessings to you!

  116. Btrflywmn 12 March, 2010 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    Hope everyone gets better soon and you get a chance to create. Life is hard sometimes, but it all works out. This weekend my daughter has a field trip to learn about future job opportunities and my son has a motorcycle race. Should be a good weekend, hope you have a good one too.

  117. Hรฉlรจne 12 March, 2010 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry about the kids being sick. Well, at least they’re not tearing through the house right? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    As for your next pedicure… How about some nice aqua nail polish? Yes I know, you love pink. So do I and it’s usually my go-to color too if I’m not getting a french pedicure, but aqua, think about it! It’s perfect for this time of the year. A nice, fresh color for spring… Let us know what you pick!

  118. Glad your family is on the mend. We’re empty nesters but remember those days of sick kids…this too shall pass. Love the new papers.

  119. Pooky09.blogspot.com 12 March, 2010 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    The only thing that’s going to make you happy girl, is to go to your room!!!! Your crafty space!! Get out your ink and tattered angels and paper and all the goodies and just go with the flow! I hope this makes you feel better:)))))))

  120. Michelle Herbert 12 March, 2010 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Awww….I feel for ya. This has been a hard school year on my kids too. I have 3 of them, but they sure know how to tag team being home from school.
    Make your way to Target for medicine, ginger ale, and tissues and just enjoy all the new spring stuff that’s out. Hooray for the Pink time of year!!

  121. nancy smith 12 March, 2010 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    All of my Kids and Grandkids have had the stomach flu going around the Tulsa, Ok area. I told my girls just be glad they had it and that it is behind them! I also remind them to keep the Cod Liver Oil and Vit C going!

  122. Orgallyw.blogspot.com 12 March, 2010 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    What great giveaways Heidi! We just got over all that nasty cold stuff here at my house. Okay something to cheer you up….well i’m going to be on the Ultimate Scrapbook Cruise with you and i’m really looking forward to your class. I’m super excited because right now the weather sucks here and i could go for some sun!!! See ya then. Me and my friend will be the ones laughing A LOT. Ha ha ha.

  123. Hang in there! I also have five and hated it when we ran through the whole house with something! I will be at the Spring Fling Artisan Market with my sister in Denver this weekend. We have a booth..she does fabric items(pillows, aprons, guest towels…) and I do paper items..(journals and lollies-so inspired by Rhonna) and I’ve done handmade sugar Easter eggs this year…sorry to ramble..go get that pedicure!

  124. Melinda Wilson 12 March, 2010 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    This weekend I am celebrating my oldest son’s 24th birthday!! He lives about 90 miles away and he has come home for the weekend so I am excited!

  125. Michele Bird 12 March, 2010 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    Heidi precious you poor thing with everyone being sick and especially after you all recovering from such a hectic week after your beautiful baby being hospital, I hope she is doing well still. Good plan craft & create to escape, times like this you just want to BE Alice in wonderland lol.I’m soooo excited that your coming to Australia, I live an hour away from Brisbane so I’m working on talking to my boss to get the Friday off, SOOOO excited to take you class, hope I can make it!!!!Be well!!

  126. Wseeman.blogspot.com 12 March, 2010 at 11:03 pm - Reply

    sick is no fun….we’ve been sick for like the last month! It stinks! This weekend we have so much to do….but I am really excited to get a new bike! I haven’t ridden one in forever, but can’t wait! Plus, the bike I found is pretty!!!!

  127. Debbie Webster 12 March, 2010 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    If you break your neck, if you have nothing to eat, if your house is on fire, then you got a problem. Everything else is inconvenience. ~Robert Fulghum
    If you want to forget all your other troubles, wear too tight shoes. ~The Houghton Line, November 1965
    If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. ~Frank A. Clark
    Sleep, riches, and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted. ~Johann Paul Friedrich Richter
    “Count your manny Blessings, name them one by one…”
    I hope that spring comes fast and your family heals soon.
    A Mother never takes a day off… if she did the world would stop.
    (((HUGS))) :0)

  128. Hope everyone gets better soon. There must be something in the air, because my little one was also sick….love the u stream on Wednesday!!!

  129. I’m so sorry that your family is sick!
    Hope that everyone is on the mend soon and that you can actually enjoy a HEALTHY weekend!
    For my family – it’s just my 7yo daughter and me at home now because my husband and son went camping with Boy Scouts. We plan to make blueberry muffins in the morning (she found the recipe on Buildabearville.com – hehe!), and then go ice skating, and then lunch. It should be a fun girls’ weekend – we so rarely spend 1-on-1 time…and I guess my “boys” will be enjoying their campout for their weekend! (Thankfully, I won’t have to sleep on the ground in cold weather – yikes!)
    -Cynthia B.

  130. Kruppsat.blogspot.com 13 March, 2010 at 12:19 am - Reply

    i hear you. i tucked two sick boys into bed tonight. i am ready for spring and sunshine. hang in there…go get a pedicure. you deserve it.

  131. Cindy Merriam 13 March, 2010 at 12:24 am - Reply

    I can hear your pain! My kids are older now but it is hard to be mother, nurse, housekeeper and employee. And then your husband gets sick!! And he needs so much more care than the kids. . . Hang in there, everything changes so quick, kids get well (and grow up, and then we miss them so much).

  132. Rachel Howells 13 March, 2010 at 1:58 am - Reply

    Hope you all feel better soon, I’ve got a crop today so I actually get to do some scrapbooking!

  133. Nbholley.wordpress.com 13 March, 2010 at 5:41 am - Reply

    maybe the storm has passed and brighter days are coming! we are going fishing for the first time this spring — and the hopefully reaping the rewards at suppertime!

  134. PiaA. 13 March, 2010 at 5:48 am - Reply

    Nothing fun planned for this weekend —Spring Break begins Monday, though!

  135. Tgrdina 13 March, 2010 at 5:55 am - Reply

    It really stinks having sick kids!! Here’s what I tell myself when it is running through the house and it feels like nothing will ever be normal again….Just think how good everyone will feel (myself included) when things are back to normal…You will really appreciate feeling good again! Does that make sense? In my head it sounds so much better!!! LOL! Good luck and may they get well soon!!!!

  136. I’m sorry- we have a birthday party this weekend and more moving of stuff – so its not incrediblky fun here either…..
    Judy Lucas

  137. Gotta hate it when the chicks are sick and when they do it one after another. Hang in there this too shall pass. My something fun is a date with my DH tonight!! WHOO HOO, it is the first date we have had in over 8 months and then on Sunday I’m spending the day crafting (kids premitting), I have finally got my Mojo back after it has been absent for the last 2 years. Hope everyone feels better soon and just get done what has to be done and let the rest take casre of itself. Thanks for the giveaways. Laura D.

  138. Mary Satterfield 13 March, 2010 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Healthy air blowing your way, a little prayer too, that your illnesses will pass. My worst memory of illness was many years ago, when my oldest son had the flu and then I got it too. My loving hubby was out of town working and my parents were wintering in Arizona. Alone and sick with a three yr. old, it was hard but I managed. Today I am sharing the love with a card workshop at “Girls Day Out” sponsored by our local high school. It is an event where adults come to share their passion with the high school girls, it is a motivational and educational day for our girls! This is the second year I have participated and I really enjoy sharing the love of papercrafting with them! Try and have a great weekend and love the babies up while you still have them all around, they grow up too quick!

  139. awwww so sorry! I feel for ya! When it rains to pours!!!! I do have to say tho on a much happier note (note to make light of your “whineyness” cuz I have those days too!!!) that I LOVE the set from MAGPIE – it is sooooooooooooooooooo much harder to find cool “boy” patterns. THIS collections would totally ROCK for my son (12)………. And I always love Scarlet Lime!!! Hoping your family feels much much better soon!!!! Hope you had fun playing in your studio!!!

  140. EYEcArt 13 March, 2010 at 7:34 am - Reply

    “Positive” all the time is not real (FAKE) so you go right ahead and whine, Heidi…maybe it will clean out those sick germs for good. I was getting sick all the time as a teacher aide–comes with kids, i guess. Here’s to hoping you all feel better soon. I’d come over and help if i could. Here, i’m blowing some warm AZ weather up there for you guys…
    Thx for the webshow class, we enjoyed it. Don’t yu love Christy and Scarlet Lime?

  141. Jessica McLaughlin 13 March, 2010 at 7:47 am - Reply

    Heidi, so so sorry for all the sickness in the family! I am a nurse and have seen way to much this season! Hope that spring arrives soon so everyone is well! Hope you get caught up and have some “me” time this weekend! I am just returning from my first run(well more of a walk) since not running in a long time. Hoping to get things cleaned out this weekend and out of my house! Thanks for all the wonderful cool things you do and share! Jessie

  142. Irene Lenihan 13 March, 2010 at 7:52 am - Reply

    Hugs for you and yours. So sorry you are feeling overwhelmed. Take a seat in a soft chair, close your eyes, now take a few deep breathes in and out. Now picture next weekend when everyone is well and the weather is warm and beautiful. Now you get up and get going with what you have to do to get to that next weekend.

  143. viki powell 13 March, 2010 at 8:07 am - Reply

    Good Morning from Sunny Arizona:) I think you should give yourself a break…it’s okay to be whiney/cranky now and then! Everyone knows you are a great mom,wife and friend and you are always there for them with a smile and a hug. So it’s okay to feel a little low right now. You have my permission!!! Mom’s need those days too. And I have actually spent a whole weekend in my jammies and unshowered!! And it felt good. I hope this makes you feel better and i hope your whole family is on the mend:)

  144. patty 13 March, 2010 at 8:44 am - Reply

    heidi…
    i know that you will catch up even though it doesn’t fell like it right now! today, my neice is coming for a visit, she lives in chicago and i am here in jersey and haven’t seen her in awhile…so it will be a treat! to make yourself feel better…make yourself some of those famous choc.chip cookies and have a cup of tea!
    enjoy your day & remember to count your blessings…you have M*A*N*Y!
    xoxo
    -patty

  145. Prince Murkaba 13 March, 2010 at 8:51 am - Reply

    hey heidi,
    it’s saturday…i suspect you’re feeling a lot better now…and if you aren’t…or if you are and want to feel way better…the lol kind of better..try this:



    it only takes about four minutes.
    it makes me feel so good i’m putting it on my ipod.
    your fan,
    prince

  146. Thinkie 13 March, 2010 at 9:15 am - Reply

    I’ve just recovered from a bug myself, bleh! It’s the annual bookweek here in the Netherlands. Yesterday my mum and I went bookshopping (I dread shopping for clothes and such but I LOVE shopping for books, craftsupplies and gifts!). When you spend a certain amount on books you get a free book with your purchase which can be read AND used as a free trainticket tomorrow. So we’ll be going to Utrecht tomorrow and visit a museum!
    I hope your whole family will be healthy again soon!

  147. Well, I wish I could send you some sunshine and a maid. However, I also live in Utah and that is not what’s up for the weekend. So here are some sunny wishes instead! And the house work will ALWAYS be there…so don’t stress! Here’s wishing you a hapy weekend!

  148. By the way, the last post I forgot my name. CIndy T.

  149. Laurie Raiche 13 March, 2010 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Hope everyone gets well soon. I’m going to spend this weekend cleaning my scrapbooking room so I can get in there and create. I can’t wait to see your new products. Your doing a wonderful job at everything you do.

  150. yael yaniv 13 March, 2010 at 9:38 am - Reply

    hope all will be back on track soon and everyone’s healthy in no time.
    take care of yourself and i’m sure “playing” with some new ideas and products will cheer you up. can’t wait to meet you in 2 weeks in Naples (a big hg is coming your way)
    thinking of you andcrossing my fingers for a speedy recovery
    yael

  151. Linda King 13 March, 2010 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Okay, I can’t believe I’m about to spill the beans but I need a little lift.
    My sweet little neighbor girl gave my daughter head lice (yuck) which in turn she gave it to her brother and two sister one being 16 months (fun)(not). A salon bill of $560 to get rid of it, 20 loads of laundry (not joking), 10 garbage bags full of pillows and stuffed animals in the garage, 4 itchy kids one whiny husband and one stressed momma. On the positive note spring cleaning has been in full effect at my house, now we just need the spring weather. I’ve had to look on the bright side it could be worse
    ?right?.
    Here’s to hopefully, a better tommorrow!!!

  152. Heidi,I hope all is well at home. You are amazing you will catch up! Take care.

  153. Gunn Mandal 13 March, 2010 at 11:09 am - Reply

    Hello
    Sickness is not fun at all,and is so frustrating sometimes.
    Hope you got some minutes to do something just for you.
    My fun this weekend is to be in Oslo on a meeting with my oldest son.,,,, the meeting isn`t the most fun, but the dinner after use to be fun and great. We do this once a year.
    Wish you and the kids a weekend to get better.

  154. Karen Buzun 13 March, 2010 at 11:15 am - Reply

    Sorry the bug is going through the house:(
    I should be working on my “month in review” pages…..Do you think I can get motivated????
    I am in the Northeast where we are bracing for torrential rains tonight and through tomorrow…so I can be captive in the craft room…..after a nap!!!
    Have fun playing in your room!!

  155. Lola Fields 13 March, 2010 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Hope you are having a better day. Just remember they won’t stay little forever. then you will be wondering how they grew up so fast.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  156. mimihas5@comcast.net 13 March, 2010 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    This is my furts time visiting your blog. It’s wonderful to be here. I am in awe of your artistic gift! I hope that you and your family feel lots better very soon. I’m staying in my P’J’s all day today due to being “sick”. But tomorrow come rain or shine my husband and I are off to our granddaughters 4th birthday party. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh! I love the new brushs you made they are gorgeous. Fell better,
    Mary

  157. Teresa Mariotti 13 March, 2010 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    O.K..you want to whine..two wks. ago I moved household after 10yrs. I was so sick I couldn’t even lift a box. I’d work for twenty mins. and be on the couch for 40. I had NO strength and so much stuff I still don’t know where to put it all. Well, now after being away for a few days I return home only to find I’ve had a visit from the field mice (its cold, so they decided to come in). I have mouse poop in all my kitchen drawers, everything must go in the dishwasher. My bureau drawers..ALL of them..they tried to nest in them…so I’m STILL washing clothes. YUCK!! I’ll take your sick family anyday. ๐Ÿ™‚

  158. Well, my child had Saturday school today…due to all the winter weather we have been having. Not liking getting up early on the weekend. LOL It’s 4:15 and I’m STILL in my p.j.’s!! LOL Scrapped some this morning and just waiting to get in the shower to go to dinner. I LOVE staying in my pj’s ALL DAY!!! Have a great weekend!!!!

  159. Lauren Clark 13 March, 2010 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    those kits are great! thank you for showing your fav new kits i’m always looking for monthly kits to look into. well last night we had a great big get together with a bunch of our friends and just had a great dinner and hang out! it was so nice to be able to get together with all our friends, it doesn’t happen often because all the babies, but when it does its great! hope you can get some alone time, i always like to walk around the local craft or scrapbook store when i need a break, its so relaxing!

  160. I totally feel your frusteration! I’ve been dealing with the same thing in my home. I hardly ever get sick even when my kids do and for some strange reason, we’ve been sick on and off since Christmas. Everytime one of my “FAB4” it goes down the line…1,2,3,4 and then hits my hubby and I. And these ICKY bugs aren’t like the ones we used to get when I was younger adn would be gone anywhere from 3-7 days. These new little BUGGERS are lingering for 2-3 weeks at a time. It STINKS! Two weeks ago I was in the ER with my 14 month old daughter because she had severe cold symptoms and it seemed as though she was having a hard time catching her breath. Turns out that she had pneumonia. Thank goodness I took her in when I did! The doctor said that we caught it in time and all she would need is antibiotics and no nebulizer. This was her second bout with pneumonia too, her first was when she was 2 months old. Not a fun time let me tell you! Anyhow, my hurrendous cold is finally on the mend and things are looking up again. I can’t wait until my kiddos are close to 100% so I can resume my creative process and get back on track. God Bless You and your family…I hope things get back to normal in your home and your family gets healthy so you can do your thing! Hugs ๐Ÿ˜‰

  161. Being sick and caring for sick family is the pits, but if you look at the silver lining…at least it is everyone at once and not a week in between. I know re-reading that does not even make it sound good. Better days are ahead and you will magically make up for your lost time, granted it may be while everyone else is sleeping, but it will happen. Take care, and hope everyone is better soon, very soon!

  162. Michelle Windstrup 13 March, 2010 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Not much this weekend. Rainy and yucky out. So just cleaning the basement and playing with the kids

  163. Alex Reeves 13 March, 2010 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    i hope you all start to feel better…just remember, Spring is only a week away!

  164. AGES37 13 March, 2010 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Bummed for you about the sickness! I only have 3 children, but when everyone is sick, it is yucky! The best part about being sick is when everyone gets well–it’s like the joy of feeling good makes you sooo happy and energized, and sometimes gives you a different outlook for a bit.

  165. Lena Swenson 13 March, 2010 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    Ostrich Festival is this weekend so we are planning to go tomorrow. Want to try an Ostrich Burger?? I heard they are selling those this year. You can watch them running around and then you can go eat one, lol. Come on, how could you not smile at something so ridiculous as those birds and people trying to ride them? Google it for a laugh!!!
    Here’s another funny story–after making excuses why i could not do jury duty for 30 yrs, i decided to answer summons this yr. I was chosen for a long-term 7+ week trial and one of the jurors was ill…coughing all over the place(Swine Flu?). Not only did all the jurors get sick in that confined jury room, but the judge was sniffling, one of the lawyers was blowing her nose and the court reporter had to miss a few days from being sick. It was upper respiratory and took weeks to get rid of and this is the adult world!
    Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him. (Psalm 127) You are blessed.
    Here is my prayer for you:
    “May today be peace within. May you trust your highest power you are exactly where you were meant to be. Allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.” Mother Teresa

  166. Lena Swenson 13 March, 2010 at 7:15 pm - Reply

    I just want to add (for you) it is so good that you are home with your kids. My husband had to be quarantined by the school nurse at his boarding school whenever he was sick. With no TLC from his mother or father he has something lacking deep inside now.
    You are doing a very important job–the most important job. Smile.

  167. Amy Vandenberg Sebert 13 March, 2010 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    When my kids are sick like that you forget what they are really like. They are so crabby and sluggish for so long but they are truly resilient and do bounce back relativly fast

  168. Here is a GREAT B I G HUG all the way from Texas just for you Heidi! As a mom, believe me, I can totally relate to how you were feeling. But some how, things always seem to work out and things get back to normal eventually. Hang in there…just remember what Scarlet said “tomorrow is another day !”
    Oh and I so <3 Scarlet Lime but can't afford to buy the kits right now so winning one would really make my day ๐Ÿ™‚

  169. i was just watching PBS and the Ed Sullivan special and thought of this song (and my facebook status)……
    You know you make me want to(SHOUT)Kick my heals up and(SHOUT) Throw my hands up and(SHOUT)Throw my head back and(SHOUT)Come on now(SHOUT)
    can’t you just hear the music? that song is enough to get anyone out of the blues! or at least get your toes tapping!
    hope everyone feels better soon.

  170. We just got home from a driving tour searching for dinosaurs. Our son is learning about them at school so we thought we would take him to a few museums and the zoo for some real life exhibits. He loved it and it was invigorating to get out of town. Hope your family feels better soon Heidi! Best wishes…

  171. Kathy Hoffman Floen 14 March, 2010 at 12:14 am - Reply

    Oh Heidi…You have been through a lot in the past couple of weeks and you are entitled to feel a little upset. ๐Ÿ™‚ As moms, our families to come first and a lot of times we suffer and so does our work/play time. I hope that you found some fun time in your studio. ๐Ÿ™‚ I can’t wait to see what you have created. ๐Ÿ™‚

  172. Jocelyn Petcholan 14 March, 2010 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Oh do I know what you mean about the sick….it hit our household and I did not know who to take care of first!!!! Wishing you a healthy week and I too am staying in the pj’s all day long!!!!
    The rain has continued here….so I will send you some much needed sunshine!!!
    Just love all the goodies!!!

  173. Psforma 14 March, 2010 at 11:34 am - Reply

    heidi, you are allowed to complain, moan, etc. you have a lot of children and the mom is ill too!!!! i could give you lots of quotes and sayings, etc. but you know “this too shall pass” and you will be up and about and your usual cheery self!!! eat chocolate…….do some crafts……..and stay in those pj’s for at least two days!!!
    hugs
    peggy

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