Monday, January 18, 2010

A Big Week

It's official......I am now a part-time employee of my favorite
decor store, Designer Blvd. I went in for an interview the beginning of week and was
hired right away. The owner, Carol and her manager, Vanessa are two of the greatest
gals and girl could work for. Both are extremely talented interior designers along with being a ton of fun to be around. I will work two days a week, one Thursday night a month and two Saturdays a month. I have already worked two days and go in again today. It's a lot of fun and I look forward to spending lots of time surrounded by beautiful and unique home decor, gifts and clothing. Something tells me that my paycheck is going to be spent before it is every given to me! Oh well, I can't think of better place to spend it.

These are just a peek of what this store holds.

Last September Hubby and I flew to Seattle to visit our grandsons. I had arrived a week before Hubby and when we took the boys to the airport to pick-up their Papa I snapped this picture of the waiting.

I loved the picture and decided to attempt to paint it for a Christmas gift for their Dad.
Here's my finished painting. I was pleased with the outcome and it was a hit with Kyle.

On Saturday Jami and Mike threw a big 1st Birthday Party for Miss Sofia.

The theme was "cupcakes" and let me tell you it was a sugar high!
I made this marshmallow lollipop tree.

Jami made all these darling circle toppers.
The cupcakes were so yummy and looked darling
on this cupcake stand.

Here's the happy family.

Sofia had her own gigantic cupcake.

And she LOVED IT!!!

A little more sugar!
OK, time to wash all that frosting off!

Love these sink-baths.

Hey, bet you never had a sink-bath right in front of everyone
in the middle of your birthday party!

It was a busy and eventful week. We also squeezed in a birthday dinner for my dear friend, Rosie on Saturday night.
Well, I'm off my diet. I lost 6 lbs. and then came to a dead standstill. So decided it was time to get back to the gym this morning. I am going to be sore tomorrow. Geez, I was so stiff I could hardly bend over and touch my toes!
Time to get some ironing done before I head to work...."work", now that sounds weird!
I'm suppose to be retired!! I just can't sit still so my as well be busy and make some money at the same time.
XOXO Nancy


julie Haymaker thompson said...

Nancy so much to read so much you have been doing^ lb. God girl! And a part time job!! And painting. How do you do it all. Is the job hard to get used too or fun because it is in such a great place ? Way to go!! I keep thinking about working at Michael's part time so I can get a discount!

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Nancy,

Your new job looks amazing and I'm afraid if I worked there I'd end up in the hole!

What a talented painter you are! Your painting is gorgeous!

That Sofia is just so darn cute and the party looked amazing, what a wonderful job decorating.

Wishing you a wonderful and blessed week!

Love and hugs,

Sandy Michelle said...

Awww it looked like a wonderful birthday and I love the giant cupcake!! The painting of your Grand sons is gorgeous too! You just reminded me I need to get off my butt and exercise!


vivian said...

Hi nancy, wow! what a great party.. everything looked perfect.. especially little sophia. how cute she is. umm.. do you think you could pass over one of the marshmellow lollies!?
great work on your painting also! I'm sure your husband LOVED it.
Happy Sunday!

Joanne Kennedy said...

What a sweet little baby! Darling party too. Love the cupcake stand. I have the same one! LOL Got mine at TJ Maxx and everyone always comments about it when I use it. This is the first time I've seen someone else had one.


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a great place to work! The painting is beyond precious, love it, and the party girl...well what a beauty. The spread is fabulous!