Oh there’s a new Grab Bag in town!!

Posted on 8th June 2014 in Kim. B

Today was the first time I’ve had a chance to sit at the computer all week.

June is crazy busy with the kid’s baseball three days a week and dance twice a week. THANKFULLY the dance recital is this coming Saturday. One long ass day left (11am to 12:30am) and then were done with that until September. Costume is ready. Hair and makeup crap set aside. I’m picking up the best friend and the boy friend so they can share her day as well. He’s a brave sort isn’t he?! LOL! Super nice kid really. (he’s just going to get REALLY in touch with his girly side whether he wants to or not) πŸ˜›

Anywho…. KimB’s Designs has released a new Commercial Use Grab Bag. For a limited time only, this sucker is only $5!!!!


Treats yourself before it goes to full price!!! Just sayin’…. πŸ˜‰

Have a busy day here. More baseball practice at 10am, then I have to finish pulling weeds and cleaning up. Crazy week. I won’t have a chance after today. Time to get the tunes cranked and get cleaned up.


Have a good one folks!!

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“Star Gazing” on this fine Saturday

Posted on 31st May 2014 in Chattin', Kim. B


Have you ever had one of those sleeps that’s so deep and solid that when a loud noise goes off, like hubby’s alarm, it scares you half out of your wits? Especially if that alarm went off at 5am. πŸ˜› I haven’t been able to get back to sleep. I was literally scared awake. Ugh.

I’ve managed to get a ton of stuff started since 5am, like laundry, coffee, cleaned out my phone of rude e-cards and pics of my punk, got the pool pump going and now I’m going to blog. (actually I’m just killing time until I can go into the city, get my shopping done and then come back here and park my butt in a hammock for a short time before I have to start a slew of baking for the Camp Day bake sale on Wednesday)

I’m currently slurping on said coffee and jamming out to this one. I just can’t sit still when I hear this..


So without any further yakkin’, let’s show you what’s new…

Kim of KimB’s Designs and her sister Gaye of GS Creations have an AMAZING bundle of temples called Star Gazing.


So freakin’ cool I can’t even describe it and the attention to detail blew my mind!!

I always wished we invested in a telescope. We live out in the country where the sky is as black as pitch at night and we’d be able to see the night sky clear as a bell. πŸ˜€

If you have a little (or big) stargazer in your family, this bundle might be what you are looking for that perfect scrap page. Just putting that out there… πŸ˜‰

Well I’m off to get showered and get this day going. Have a super weekend!!

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Posted on 23rd May 2014 in Chattin', Freebie

Have you ever had one of those weeks from hell? Been there this week. All I need now is the damn t-shirt. LOL

To kick off TGIF, I’m slurping on fresh coffee, kicking back in bare feet and giving away a freebie πŸ˜›

kp-SummerTreatClick here to download or the preview πŸ˜€

Have a great weekend!!


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New goodies at SugarHill Co!!

Posted on 17th May 2014 in Kim. B

Holy crap, I turn my back for one moment and KimB’s Designs has a TON of new goodies in her shop at SugarHill Co.! (I swear I don’t know how she does it..)

Take a peek!!


I LOVE when she comes out with new CU grab bags!! PACKED with new goodies to play with!! This one does NOT disappoint either! Here’s some reveals!! πŸ˜‰









I am dying to open this one. The color palettes alone are making me want to PLAY!! πŸ˜€

There is also a new ribbon pack!!


Today will be a distracting day indeed. LMAO!!


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Tons of goodies this weekend!!

Posted on 3rd May 2014 in Chattin'

Sitting here looking through my Facebook news feed and realizing it’s interNational Scrapbooking Day. How did I miss this? Easy. LOL. I stopped designing about 3 years ago. I still enjoy dinkering around in Photoshop every now and again but I no longer produce for sale.

Do I miss it? Not really. I enjoy it now with the pressure lifted. No stress. I play in Photoshop when I WANT to, not because there is a quota or feel compelled to keep up with the Jones’. It’s very liberating.

I stepped down from my creative teams as well, no longer producing, but happily blogging for them. My three designers have been wonderful in understanding how my life rolls. I’m happy. They are happy.

If you are out and about in digi-land this weekend, swing by SugarHill Co. There are LOTS of amazing deals to be found and a blog hop with plenty of great commercial use goodies to add to your digi-stash. πŸ˜‰



Yep…very liberating indeed.

Have a great weekend folks!!

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Lazy Sunday…

Posted on 27th April 2014 in Chattin'

I love lazy Sundays. It certainly isn’t a quiet one as my daughter has 5 of her friends over here filming an English project. For the time being they are outside so I’ll enjoy it. πŸ˜›

It’s a been a lovely, quiet weekend. I got caught up on a mountain of laundry, and last night we had our belated Easter dinner as we were both sick last weekend.

I wasn’t moving too quickly this weekend as Friday night I was at the grocery store, when an employee accidentally dropped a ladder on the back of my calf just above my Achilles.

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(pardon my chicken legs)

It didn’t break the skin but I now have a huge deep bruise that is about the size of a large lemon that is getting blacker all the time. It hurts to touch and my leg is stiff because of it. Wasn’t amused at all. Needless to say ice and ibuprofen are my best friends this weekend. The cat is more than happy to oblige me resting with my leg elevated. It’s a more comfy position for her as far as she’s concerned. πŸ˜‰

Other than that, nothing exciting has happened this week. The weather is finally clearing up so we are puttering around outside today then a big nap is in order.

Have a great Sunday!!

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Happy Easter!!

Posted on 20th April 2014 in Chattin', GS Creations, Kim. B, Loucee Creations


So far it’s lovely and quiet. No one is up yet, so I have a pot of coffee to myself and a purringΒ cat is perched on my lap trying to “help” me type.

My month long layoff (vacation) is now over and I was called back to work earlier than planned. If you ask me, they should have stayed with the original opening date, as we had to work around construction workers who hadn’t finished yet. The place was FILTHY. Dust everywhere. Half of the machines were either NOT working properly or not connected yet. Water lines weren’t connected. Um..you need those in a coffee shop. Duh. Half of our supplies were either not unpacked or still in storage. My training was cancelled so I had to wing it. I hadn’t seen the new ovens before so it was a real learning curve. Β It will be better as time goes by but it will take a few weeks before we find everything and get settled in properly.

I’m trying to get caught up on a few things before I get breakfast going (I hear movement and giggling), so I will make this quick πŸ˜‰

New Cu Goodies at SugarHill Co.!!

By GS Creations:




By Loucee Creations:





By KimB’s Designs:







lots of new things to choose from! πŸ˜‰

Well the natives are restless, so I’m going to sign off and get this Easter show on the road. Have a great week!!



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Easter is FAST approaching….

Posted on 4th April 2014 in Chattin', GS Creations, Kim. B

…which means I will have to return to work. I have enjoyed not having to go in each night and after some adjustment, I have enjoyed sharing the bed with hubby again. πŸ˜›

What have I accomplished? Well if you saw the mess of the house you would say “nothing” because it is FILTHY. This is why it’s filthy…


That stinky mess is what is left of 32′ feet of chimney that hubby tore out of the middle of the house. Part of the mess (okay a HUGE bunch of mess) came from the guest bedroom. Lath and plaster had to be torn out before we got to the chimney and then once he tore out the chimney and repaired the hole in the floor and the ceiling, he got this brilliant idea to tear out more lath and plaster so he could use a bigger piece of drywall. Not a problem, except when he did that last night, he failed to cover anything up. Like the computer equipment, office chair, desk… you get the idea. It’s FILTHY. Ugh. It seems to be a lost cause. LOL! Between all the dust, spring mud that the dog tracks in, cat hair and other dirt from outside; the house is pretty much a wreck. LMAO!!

I’m going to try and clean up as much as I can this weekend but I think it will take a few scrubbings plus maybe a visit from a cleaning lady to get it where it’s just not gross. πŸ˜›

OK, enough of me gabbing…

Kim B’s Designs and her sister Gaye of GS Creations have been busy creating goodies for your commercial use!

Here’s the new goodies from Gaye πŸ˜€


FOLDER_thumb[11]So sweet!! I can’t wait to play with these!


FOLDER-444I am SUCH a junkie for Gaye’s templates and patterns!!

Kim has been keeping me busy with downloads this morning as well. πŸ˜‰












I LOVE Kim’s textures and I love layering them over her damask patterns. I could play in Photoshop for HOURS with her collections!!

Lots of goodies this week…why don’t you check them out and treat yourself?

Well that’s it for me for now. I have a TON of stuff to do today. Better get a fresh pot of coffee on.

Have a great day folks!! πŸ˜€



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Just a quickie..

Posted on 2nd April 2014 in Chattin'

Just a quickie post and then running again. LOL!

Still on layoff {holidays}. We have been busy bees around here. Tore out the chimney from the roof to the basement floor. Dirty, heavy work. The house still smells like soot but it’s fading. We have two large piles of bricks on our lawn. We are looking more and more like hill-billies ALL the time. πŸ˜›

Now we have to repair huge gaping holes in the floor and ceiling, install drywall in the guest bedroom and try and put that room back together. The house is a wreck but the bright side is that we no longer have any snow left. We have mud. LMAO!!

Spring has sproing and the birds are chirping, the worms are merging and the dog is filthy. πŸ˜›

All is right with the world.

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Random R & R

Posted on 18th March 2014 in Chattin', Random Tuesday Thought

I am currently enjoying day 2 of some much needed R & R…

Our store is getting completely gutted and overhauled which will take anywhere from 4-6 weeks. There is no night shift in the trailer, so I opted to take the layoff. Heavenly. I could have bumped onto day shift for two weeks to do the bake there until the baker came back from mat leave, but I decided my sanity was more important and wanted a full break from all the drama. LOL!

What am I planning to do? Clean, bake, listen to hubby tear out the chimney, clean up his mess and catch up on some much needed sleep. I fell asleep on the couch last night and got 9 unbroken hours of the magic stuff. First time in ages that I have had more than four hours. I will take it.

I am scheduled to go back the Wednesday before Easter if there are no complications in construction. Ha. As of yesterday there were already complications and construction hadn’t even started.

Whatever. I will take whatever I can get and enjoy every damn minute of it.

It doesn’t get any more random than that folks. πŸ˜€


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