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What’s the word …

Posted by emileehathaway on January 2, 2011

I have never picked a word for the year, I usually set goals, or make resolutions, but this year feels different.  It was right after Thanksgiving and I had this thought pop into my mind and then all blog entries started with their words for the year and it just felt right.  So this year instead of the same ridiculous goals, lose 5 more pounds, stop swearing as much or read more books, I have chosen the word JOY.  Not that I’m an unhappy person, quite the opposite really.  I love my 2 little boys, love my husband and really am content with life, I have just felt like I need to take joy in the little things.  I have felt overwhelmed with so many things to do that I am not enjoying anything.  Obviously I don’t blog, I hardly ever craft, I do all the same things day in and day out.  So if it doesn’t bring me joy, I am going to rethink that task or that item’s priority on my to do list. 

These last two weeks have been a lot slower paced than what my life had been and I have been loving it, and it’s been easier to do the mundane because I don’t feel so rushed, I want to not just be happy, but find joy in making breakfast, doing the laundry, watching my boys laugh, and giggle and play trucks on the family room floor.  There are so many distractions and pressures that overstep their boundaries and so I have decided that instead of letting the big things overwhelm me I am going to celebrate the little victories and the happy moments before they pass me by.

Now that doesn’t mean I am going to blog any more than I have been ;), but it does mean that if I don’t blog, I will feel not feel guilty because I am most likely playing trucks or building puzzles with my little guys.

If you haven’t picked a word for this year, I highly recommend it, it has done wonders for me and it’s only the 2nd day of the year!

P.S.  Happy New Years everyone.  I hope it’s a good one.


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Stampin’ Up! Open House

Posted by emileehathaway on June 24, 2010

Open House

Thursday, July 1st from 6-8 pm.

 At my house (email me for address or directions)

The BRAND NEW 2010-2011 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog is being released on July 1st, and I can’t wait to share some of the amazing new products with you!  Stop by and stamp a super cute Make n Take using new stamp sets, papers and accessories – all HOT new items that you’re sure to want to try out!  There will be some other FUN things going on that you’re sure to enjoy like FREE Giveaways, treats and the chance to check out new products & ideas that are on display.

In addition, you will be able to purchase my retired stamp sets and accessories that have been discounted and that are no longer available in the catalog!  And while you’re at this fun event, you’ll be able to pick up your copy of the Brand New 2010-2011 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog – AND take advantage of some great specials!

This event is set up in “Open House” style – you are free to come and go at any time you want during that these hours. However, I recommend arriving on time for the best choices in retiring products!

Don’t forget to bring a friend!

 Can’t wait to see you there!

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It’s a Color Renovation!!!

Posted by emileehathaway on April 6, 2010

It’s a Color Renovation!  Stampin’ Up! has made a huge announcement today.  For the last two years they have been working on renovating their entire color collection and I’ve gotta say, I am SO excited!  I have attached 2 pdf’s for you to see what’s new and exciting and what’s being retired.  If there are any colors you are absolutely in love with be sure to stock up before they retire June 30th. 



If you have any questions about this, don’t hesitate to ask.  I know it seems a little overwhelming, but it’s going to be totally worth it!

Have a good evening and I’ll be back soon!

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Pure Fun!

Posted by emileehathaway on January 30, 2010

If this doesn’t put a smile on your face, I don’t know what will!

I hope everyone has a super weekend!

Emilee 🙂

P.S.  I am SO moving to Belgium!

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Sneak Peek for Saturday

Posted by emileehathaway on January 7, 2010

I usually don’t post what we are going to be making for club, but I thought I would give you a little sneak peek.

I am super excited for club this Saturday, it’s going to be super fun!  We are going to be making a valentines card and a cute little treat holder (you know how I feel about those!  LOL!)  We are using some of the new clear stamps you can buy out of the new mini and all I can say is “I’m in LOVE”!  They are so stinkin’ awesome, I love knowing exactly where my stamp is going!  They are so easy to use and easy to clean, I am not for sure, but probably all the new stamps I buy will be clear … and that’s sayin’ something!

Don’t forget SALE-A-BRATION has started so if you spend your $50, you get something free!  Super awesome!

If you want to take a look at the new catalogs, just check out the left hand side bar on the blog and you can click on the picture and it will bring up the catalog for you!

Hope everyone is have a super week and I’ll see you on Saturday!

Emilee 🙂

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Posted by emileehathaway on January 5, 2010

OK – so it’s SALE-A-BRATION time!! I am so excited because this year it runs from January 5 – March 31!  Can you believe it?  3 months!  You can see a link to the new brochure on the left hand side of my blog as well as the new occasions mini.  So club ladies, go ahead and browse to your heart’s content so you are ready to shop on Saturday!

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Club Ladies ….

Posted by emileehathaway on January 4, 2010

I sent out post cards this morning, but just so you know, Club will be this Saturday at 10:00 instead of 11:00 to accomodate Kristen’s baby shower.  I’ll try to make things short and sweet, so you will only be about 15 minutes late!

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New mini catalog

Posted by emileehathaway on January 4, 2010

Hi Everyone, it’s been forever since I have posted, but I thought I would share a bit of info, if you haven’t received your new mini in the mail yet, you can download if from here.  I will post a link to the SALE-A-BRATION catalog tomorrow once it becomes available!

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Butterfly Thank You

Posted by emileehathaway on November 10, 2009

Sorry it’s been a while since posting … again, but I have had two really sick kiddos.  We have had the croup for the last week and a half and I am here to tell you, it’s not fun!!  Carson started feeling sick on Sunday night, by Tuesday morning we were at the Dr.’s, then Kyler started filling icky on Wednesday night, so back to the docs on Thursday and back again on Saturday for the last treatment.  So, needless to say I haven’t had 1 minute to do anything!  But we are on the mend and the house has been cleaned and lysoled, floors moped and laundry done so I feel good about spending a couple of minutes on the computer!  🙂

I don’t know if any of you visit Dawn McVey’s blog My Favorite Things, but I have to say she is one of my favorite’s!   I love her stamping style and she has a super cute personality.  Anyway, the other day she posted these darling butterfly “embellies” as she called them and I fell in love with the card she made!  I had a couple of thank you’s to make so I hurried and whipped up 3 or 4 of these bad boys.  I love her color combo and so why mess with a good thing, right?  I used tempting turquoise, kraft, and pixie pink.  I love the simple look of the card with one big embellishment that is the focal point.


I hope you are having a good week and I’ll be back in a couple of days with more Christmas goodness!


Stamps:  all in a row, season of joy
Paper:  Tempting turquoise, pixie pink, kraft
Ink:  Versamark, Choc Chip
Goodies:  SU Butterfly die, embossing folder, button, hemp twine

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Happy Halloween!!

Posted by emileehathaway on November 1, 2009

I hope you had a super fun Halloween.  We did!  It was fun taking the kids out trick or treating.  Kyler was so excited to get candy!

It was super cute because at each house he would say “Trick or treat … thank you for the candies!!!”

Happy Halloween from my little bunch of clowns!

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