Monday, July 20, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Hey - I'm back from vacation! We had a glorious time. You can't get much better than this! We rented a little cottage by the lake, and it had all the amenities (running water, indoor plumbing...) but seriously - it had everything but a dishwasher, - and with two kids, - this is my kind of camping!
I loved just leaving everything around and never picking up or making beds. And the weather was great - we spent most of the day fishing, swimming or just hanging out. It only rained once at night.
I caught up on my Solitaire skills (ha) and even read an ENTIRE novel! Oh my God. That was my goal for the week, and I accomplished it. I still can't believe it. But truthfully - I am a real homebody, and I am so glad to be back. I missed our two cats terribly, and I missed seeing my flowers, my yard, etc. It's good to be home.
I was also having fun creating! Put a few new things in the shop today. Hope you're all having a great week! Write me a comment and tell me how much you missed me. (You didn't even know I was gone, did you?? :)


beedeebabee said...

Hey Laurie! What a sweet, sweet blog you have, and I love what you create too! I'm so glad you visited my blog, which in turn brought me here! I'll really enjoy visiting again!!! Paulette :o) PS...I'm off to visit your etsy shop too!

*Noelle* said...

i DID miss you! how fun to rent a cottage by a lake; i'd love to do that! i am too wimpy for camping in a tent (lol) but i'd totally do a cottage:)

your new creations are very bright and CUTE! the boys and i went on a road trip to ohio to meet a blog friend of mine and to go to the Toledo Zoo; it was a nice time!

come visit soon:)

Elyse said...

welcome home, laurie!

sounds like a lovely and laid-back vacation.

how fun to learn that you've been to the publick house. i agree - so many blogging stories sound so far away and fabulous! nice to relate. :)


Scrap for Joy said...

What a relaxing vacation you've had! I love being at a lake-it is so laid back and I love to just sit like a stone and watch the water! This summer is going too, too fast I think. Have you seen the new Paper Trey Ink stamp sets yet? There is a set called Button Bits that would be so perfect with your adorable buttons! You should take a peek!

clare's craftroom said...

I knew you were gone and yes I did miss you , glad you're back .

deb said...

I missed you terribly! Sounds like a wonderful and relaxing vacation. We had a nice time too but vacationing with two little ones isn't exactly relaxing. :) Maybe in a couple years. You should see some of the pictures we took. Little Steven discovering ice cream and devouring it!

I love those little houses. Are they in the shop? I need to take a peek!

Lisa said...

you were gone last week ? well by golly, I knew something was missing. lol I never noticed at all. Very nice new embellishments btw.

Carrie said...

thank you for your sweet comment! What a great vacation its my kind of camping too!

Terry said...

Howdy Laurie
There is no placce like home no matter how wonderful the vacation !
Home is best :)
Blessings to you as you get back into your comfortable cozy nest called home .
Thank you so much for swinging by my blog and leaving a comment I was so surprised and truly touched.
Thank you so very much.
I love the newest trinkets and shared with a friend .
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Welcome home :)
Happy Trails

rae said...

thank you for the sweet comments about my gallery idol gumball machine card, I truly appreciate it!!
{loving the eye candy embellies here on your blog too!!}

solomi558 said...

Hi Laurie ,It,s cottonreel, Iv,e just been reading beedeebabe blog. Isn,t she just the bees knees,( a saying for -good or clever) thankyou for mentioning you found her on my site. There is a lot of inspiration there.
My friend bluebell has returned from her hols to find her comp,. busted , I would like to tell you she recieved her package from you and is delighted . She will be in touch when she is online again

luckygirlgifts said...

OH, I missed you terribly!! I'm so glad you back. But, even more glad that you had a good nice relaxing vacation. Your place looked very sweet.
Cari B.

debsea said...

your vacation sounds perfect - wow, to get to read an entire book! and i love your little houses, too sweet.

Kimmarie said...

Hi Laurie! Sounds like you had a great time. I love going to the lake. Going back to my cousin's in NY in Aug and she lives 3 houses off the lake. Read a whole novel? I don't know the last time I did that. Love your new creations... heading over to the shop now. Have a great day!

Nikki Cardigan said...

I agree.... "all the amenities" is the perfect way to go camping! Even though you missed home, I'm sure the forced relaxtion did you and your family good.

I want to reply to a comment you left me Laurie Star but can't find your email. Can you please email me so I can reply to you....xxxx

Bluebell said...

Hello, I have been on holiday and then my computer was poorly so I apologise for not saying thankyou quicker for the lovely buttons and key ring I recieved from you. I ordered them on you Etsy site and also thankyou for the earings what a lovely thought I will be ordering again.

i cant sew said...

thanks for stopping by my little blog...we do seem like kindered spirits. i am just starting to emplore my crafting and artist side and am filling my second order of babushka brooches!
i love this blog world, you meet such sweet people.
%*_*% rosey

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Laurie,
Looks like you spent a week in Heaven to me. So glad you enjoyed it. And got a book in, to boot!
I scrolled down to read your 'cute plastic bin disorder' post...I think you're in good company. Ha-ha! : )

wandar-wanda said...

Hi Laurie,
your work is beautiful !!!