Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me...

  • there's not a lot that can beat a late-night bowl of cereal #simplepleasures #fb #

  • up way too early and very tired thanks to unrelenting heartburn and a gymnast child... #fb #

  • This is a holiday I could get into - Giveaway Day! Here's a master list of handcrafted item giveaways. #

  • Giveaway Day - handcrafted item *and* supplies or materials list. *starting to vibrate with excitement* #

  • Giveaway Day - sewing and knitting supplies or materials *full-fledged glee* #

  • i find it amusingly ironic that Pooh can spell suspect but can't write "Happy Birthday" late in the movie #fb #

  • @Percival @lauriepercival love it! batten down the hatches - and everything else, lol! #

  • Fast and easy mortarboard cupcake toppers! #

  • Sometimes I just want to crawl in bed and stay there forever... #fb #

  • @lauriepercival somehow that doesn't surprise me when I look at her parents, lol! #

  • I'm listening to my husband and daughters have a discussion about farting *facepalm* #girlsaregrosstoo #fb #

  • Why do ppl not realize it's incredibly rude to ask, "Don't you know what causes that?" when they find out someone is pregnant? #benice #fb #

  • Wondering how many challenges, tests, growing opportunities, whatever you want to call them before I break... #fb #

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me...

  • Sam has been going bonkers #fb #

  • just figured out that by the time Sam finishes 2nd grade i will have had a child on the primary school campus for 14 consecutive years #fb #

  • Here's a whole slew of ideas for sweet graduation treats. #

  • Cherry lovers rejoice - it's National Cherry Cobbler Day! #

  • Oy, I've been caught. It's Pack Rat Day. *hangs head in shame* #

  • anyone want to buy some handmade cards? mama needs vacation money #fb #

  • remembering being told that hearing me read is what sparked a love of reading in a child and thinking how proud that makes me feel... #fb #

  • Rough hormones/depression last night and this morning; prayers appreciated #fb #

  • Want sandwiches for your graduation celebration? Check these out. #

  • Martha goes retro with these Father's Day printables - what do you think? #

  • At the end of my rope with Brandon - I don't know what to do any more short of taking him to a boy's home. God, please help me. #fb #

  • Dealing with some major depression, so it may be a week or so without holiday links - I'll try to post when I can. #

  • Printable Father's Day coupons from Martha. Click. Print. Please Dad. :) #

  • Attention seamstresses with grads in your lives - this is cool. Make it. #

  • Marshmallows and chocolate to celebrate graduation - sounds like a genius plan to me... #

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me...

  • It doesn't bode well that I'm going to bed in pain considering I've been waking up in pain for the last three days... #fb #

  • You know how you can pop the leg off of a fashion doll? I wanna do that to my right leg. #fb #

  • Wishing a happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! #fb #

  • wishing today wasn't just another day at my house; and hating being an emotional pregnant woman... #fb #

  • #BooksByMyKids Mom is from God; Dad is from Goo: When One Parent is Creationist and the Other is Evolutionist #fb #

  • #BooksByMyKids Goodnight Mom: Living With a Mother Living With Depression #fb #

  • #BooksByMyKids Where is My Room? Living with a Non-Housekeeping Mother #fb #

  • #BooksByMyKids Can You Hot Glue Dinner? Living with a Crafty Mom #fb #

  • #BooksByMyKids Was That Thunder or Dad? (poking fun at @Marcand - our kids can't hear unless you're booming, lol) #fb #

  • oh, don't mind me - i'm just baking experimentally at 10:30 at night... #crazylady #fb #

  • no comment :P #

  • missing my hair... #fb #

  • How was your Mother's Day? Mine was tiring - Sam has decided to camp out on a nerve, so I was hurting all day. Ouch! #

  • Happy National Comparison Day. How to celebrate? Don't do it - take care of your self. #

  • It's Lost Sock Memorial Day. My 8yo daughter Sarah just embraces them a la LittleMissMatched and throws on two socks, l… #

  • Hurray for Buttons Day! *squee* Here's my Pinterest board dedicated to buttons. Not on Pinterest? Send me your e-mail a… #

  • Let's play Words With Friends. My username is '3stairs'. #

  • Hard decision made; now have to figure out how to break it to the kids - they're going to be unhappy... :( #fb #

  • Brain won't stop; have a feeling it's going to be a long night; hoping for energy to do something productive if I'm not sleeping #fb #

  • Third pregnant license photo in a row; I'll be preggo in my license until I'm 41 *headdesk* #fb #

  • I earned the Lurker sticker on @GetGlue! #

  • Pulling the covers over my head: #

  • Did you know that it's National Celiac Awareness Month? #

  • Checkup went well; Sam's measurements and heartbeat are right on schedule and I was told to "just keep doing what you're doing" #fb #

  • Chocolate + Mary Engelbreit + Star Trek = WIN!!! #

  • Just used a "mobile coupon" and saved 40% at Hobby Lobby; man, I love my phone (and Hobby Lobby)!! #fb #

  • I hate school projects/long-term assignments - they cause multiple meltdowns from Brandon and no end of stress for @marcand and me #fb #

  • did you enter to win 50 custom even tickets from @UPrinting yet? do it quick - drawing tomorrow! #fb #

  • @marcand brought me some roses from mom's house <3 #

  • did you enter to win 50 custom even tickets from @UPrinting yet? do it quick - drawing in a few hours! #fb #

  • did you enter to win 50 custom even tickets from @UPrinting yet? do it quick - drawing in about an hour! #fb #

  • For those that think I win every Words With Friends game... #

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

For those that think I win every Words With Friends game...

I get slaughtered, too.


Crystal Arcand

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Custom Event Tickets Winner


We have a winner!

Congratulations to MJ, who said, "I’d use them for DonorsChoose business cards!"

I'll be forwarding your name and e-mail to UPrinting to arrange your printing. Be sure to share a picture of the new cards with us when you get them!

Friday, May 13, 2011

@marcand brought me some roses from mom's house

He went to feed the cats since she and my grandmother are in Florida this week.


Crystal Arcand

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Chocolate + Mary Engelbreit + Star Trek = WIN!!!


Crystal Arcand

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Custom Event Tickets {Giveaway}


I like to think outside of the box. That's why I love online printing services that let you upload your own designs, like UPrinting. I have a tendency to use things for something other than their intended use.

Take, for instance, event ticket printing - you probably just think "event tickets," right? Concerts, Plays, Fundraising Galas, blahblahblahblahblah... Break out of the box!

Here, let me help:

  • invitations

  • announcements

  • save-the-dates

  • business cards

Have you thought of those? Personally, I'm thinking of designing some invitations/save-the-dates for my local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group with a bit of information about the group and meeting dates.  They'd serve well for inviting people and for our group members to put up on the fridge or carry in their wallets to keep up with meeting dates.

See? Smart, huh? You want some now, don't you?

Ok, ok - you can have 50.


You're welcome.

Prize Details:

  • 50 Event Tickets for One (1) Winner

  • 5.5" x 2"

  • 10 pt. Cardstock Gloss

  • W/ Sequential Numbering

  • No Perforation, Front and Back Printing

  • 3 Business Days Print Turn Around Time

  • Restriction: Limited to US residents 18 years old and above only.

*Easy Entry*: Tell us what you'll do with your "event tickets" if you win. Will it be actual event tickets, invitations, or awesomely unique business cards? Share your ideas!

This is a super-quick giveaway - a winner will be chosen Friday afternoon (yep, the 13th), so enter now!

Disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by UPrinting, no monetary compensation was given and I will receive event ticket printing for hosting. Check out UPrinting online printing services for more information about event ticket printing.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me...

  • i'm not sure i buy it... #fb #

  • It's 2 May and it's 50 degrees - something is very wrong here... #

  • Surrender of the Nazis - that's the biggest news in history today. Nothing compares to the fall of the power that kille… #

  • Ok, I have to admit Mandela winning South Africa's first democratic election is a nice highlight, too. #

  • David Beckham is 36 today. cue all the girls sighing... #

  • Dr. Spock was born in 1903. It was the beginning of a revolution in parenting. #

  • As if you *need* a reason to celebrate N… #

  • And then there's the best reason of all to celebrate National Banana Cream Pie Day: Double Chocolate Banana Cream Pie. … #

  • It's Brothers and Sisters Day - how many siblings do you have? I have three, and several honorary ones. :) #

  • It's also Baby Day - what makes you crazy about babies? Or do babies just make you crazy? #

  • Don't you just love people that feel the need to show their ignorance and immaturity by incorrectly "correcting" you, a… #

  • Did you know that this is Teacher Appreciation Week? Here's a neat "from the class" gift. #

  • Want an individualized gift for Teacher Appreciation? You can't get much more individual that fingerprints! #

  • beginning to understand why i sleep during the day, or why spouses get separate bedrooms... #exhausted #snoringkills #fb #

  • $60.66 to fill the gas tank #ouch #fb #

  • @marcand 'cuz it didn't matter what position you were in and it seemed cruel to wake you up #

  • Yay - I finally found some! Been looking for several weeks #

  • note to self: follow serving size suggestions #sixletsoverdose #unhappystomach #fb #

  • Bethy asked me if she could have some "candy cotton" #fb #

  • Sarah just explained the "colors of faith" to me #happymama #fb #

  • Poppy @marcand made beets with dinner - iron for Sam! :D #fb #

  • Liking my new wallpaper/icon setup #sharp #

  • I just love waking up to massive heartburn and killer headache... #fb #

  • It's Cinco de Mayo - have a cookie! #

  • Want some subway art for Cinco de Mayo? Done. :D #

  • Hehehe - cute Cinco de Mayo lunch - delicioso! #

  • Throw a Cinco de Mayo party tonight! Here's a printable invitation and some goodies to get you all set. #

  • Mas Cinco de Mayo printable fun. ;) #

  • Need some recipe ideas for Mother's Day? Here's 32. You're welcome. #

  • I want someone to make this for me in pink or purple for Mother's Day. #

  • These are lovely little flower pots to give to moms with green thumbs for Mother's Day. Perfect to start seedlings! #

  • Still have a bajillion Peeps? Here are some ideas on what to do with them. #

  • i want mild beef tamales; thank you #fb #

  • why is it so stinkin' hard for some people to be nice - even just a little? i mean, just Don't Say Anything. how hard is that??? #fb #

  • dinner: burritos; dessert: churros #cincodemayo #fb #

  • day two of waking up to a headache; at least no heartburn this morning #fb #

  • Check out these sweet and subtle Mother's Day printables. #

  • hair going too blonde; where's the red-in-a-box? #fb #

  • taking my non-Tylenol-affected headache back to bed... #fb #

  • Got a printer? Make this pretty card and matching banner to celebrate Mom! #

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me...

  • today was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; tomorrow can only be better, right? please tell me i'm right. please? #fb #

  • Hope your Easter was a good one. Mine was really stinky, so we're just going to keep going... #

  • Some good things started today, but not until a Frenchman was guillotined. There's some fun for you... #

  • Hubble is 21 today - don't blame me if you lose and hour looking at these awesome photos. #

  • Renee Zellweger is 42 today - check her out Inside the Actors Studio. #

  • is there some unspoken fashion law against sleeves (and i don't mean cap sleeves - real sleeves) in warm weather maternity wear? #fb #

  • Beginning to wonder if I'll survive this heartburn... #ouch #fb #

  • Well, this is a sad, sad day... :'( #

  • Not exactly the best of days in history... #

  • Frederick Law Olmsted, the man who designed Central Park, was born in 1822. Check out these bypassed bits of the park. #

  • It's National Pretzel Day - let's get dancin'! #

  • Don't have an Aunt Annie's near you to celebrate National Pretzel Day? Here's a copycat recipe! :P #

  • Incredibly agitated w the 5yo who is home today because she pulled a fast one on her daddy >:( #fb #

  • ...and my 10yo volunteered to bring salmon patty ingredients for his first Boy Scout campout; seriously?? salmon patties??? <headdesk> #fb #

  • Today is Richter Scale Day, in honor of the man who invented it. Check out this Seismic Monitor that shows where earthq… #

  • to prevent Soup at Hand from becoming Soup Attack: put it in a coffee cup to stabilize it while it microwaves #messylessons #fb #

  • Here's a special shout-out to all my Aussie friends for Hug an Australian Day! {{{hugs}}} #

  • This is Administrative Professionals Week - why not try to win a $100 gift card for the awesome AP in your life? #

  • WOAH - I cooked! dinner: spaghetti with vegetable-loaded sauce, a mix of whole wheat and garden rotini, and turkey meatballs #fb #

  • thanks :) #

  • Wow, a relatively calm day in history. No coups, no assassinations, no wars - who knew? #

  • "Babe Ruth Day" was declared in 1948 to honor the cancer-stricken legend. He'd die the following August. :( #

  • Wishing a very happy 79th birthday to Mr. Casey Kasem! He'll always be *the* Top 40 host to me. When I think of radio, … #

  • Peeps are half off! What do with them? Well, here's an idea, but it looks a little weird out of the oven... #

  • Oh, hello, National Prime Rib Day - would you like to have dinner? *drool* #

  • Oh good Lord - I want to climb into my computer and eat this... #

  • Want prime rib now; just ate *10* (ten?!) Peeps. I couldn't stop myself... #

  • For a second there the soap dispenser sounded like the TARDIS... #fb #

  • 3 different events in 3 different cities at the same time on the same day; don't know which 2 to disappoint... :( #fb #

  • Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was resplendent and her wedding ensemble simple loveliness. Best wishes to the new couple. #fb #

  • @cksample ACK!!! another favorite! So Incredibly Adorable! *kissykissykissy* from Aunt Crystal <3 #

  • Brandon - Scout camp; girls - Granma's; @marcand - guy movie w Dave; self - Sonic dinner treat: check; now for a shower #momsnitein #fb #

  • i didn't go to the nature preserve and check on brandon after church #lookatmego #fb #

  • Let's play Words With Friends. My username is '3stairs'. #

  • Just had the honor of thanking a hero. Please pray for Adam who will be deployed to Iraq in July for 6-12 months. #fb #

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