Thursday, October 22, 2009

Takin' Care of Business...Told You I Would Forget Something!

Thanks so much for all of the fabulous birthday wishes everyone! I so appreciate it! I've actually been sick the past couple of days which has slowed me down a little (boo! hiss!) but we're getting back on track! I have so many things I want to tell you about (new projects, my day at the Renaissance Faire, Toot's birthday, major happy mail)! I wish I had a project to show you but I'm currently crocheting some different things and crochet does not lend itself to instant gratification (again: boo! hiss!) lol. So instead I have some news from here and there from people getting more accomplished than I:

1. Life Preservers Scrapbook Club is having an online crop this weekend and it's sure to be amazingly fun if the previous crops are any indication. LPS is my online scrappy home and I do hope you'll consider joining us this weekend! We have a lot of fun and the LPS gals are really awesome (read: 100% drama free).

2. There's a new challenge blog on the horizon and this one looks like lots of inspirational fun! It's brought to you by the super Julie and it's called Play Date Cafe Challenge. These are color based challenges with prizes and different hosts every week and it's sure to be a blast so check it out!

3. I took Toot to get her picture taken today to mark her turning 1 year old. I was going to pass but just couldn't stand not getting something professionally taken, I'm such a sap. By the way, did I tell you I caught her eating cat food the other day? Fantastic...

Anyhoo, I won't bore you with them all but here are my two favorite shots:

In other Toot news, I entered her in the Baby Gap casting call and I was going to post a link for you all to see but their site is 100% craptacularly s...l...o...w so I figure I like y'all too much to torture you with the site so...just wish her luck! lol

EDIT: their site seems to be moving faster now, you can see Toot's pics HERE and vote for her too if you wish :D

EDIT II: 4. I forgot to bring up National Novel Writing Month! Anyone feel like writing a novel next month? I think I'm going to go for it! Check out the details HERE!

Let's see...was there anything else? I just know I'll hit publish and then think of 100 more things I meant to tell you! Grrr...Oh well! If I do, I'll be back!

Happy Thursday everyone! :D


  1. So sorry to hear you are ill (can completely sympathize, I am too).

    Thanks for the great links. They are really cool.

    Toot is adorable! Best wishes on the casting call.

  2. Thanks so much for the plug of The Play Date Cafe Challenge....much, MUCH appreciated.

    Your little one is so precious...your casting call reminds me of when my now 25 yr old daughter was about 5...we entered a mother/daughter look-a-like contest. Of course, it's all in the eyes of the beholder and we have been told till this day that we look alike....but alas, no prize...

    Good luck with Toot's casting call!

  3. Toot is just soooo cute! My middle son did modelling when he was tiny and it was good fun.
    Thanks for promoting the play date cafe!

  4. Ohhh she's so sweet!

    I checked out the entrants, but after 24 pages I gave up! Good luck to toot!!!

    PS-u could post her entry number for us to peek at?

  5. she is super cute.. looks like she is full of personality.. :) Thanks so much for the Play Date Plug.. :) hugs

  6. The photos of your little one are absolutely gorgeous - she is so sweet - something to treasure. I'm sure you are pleased you had some professional photos done now.

    Good luck to Toot at her casting call

  7. Hey no fun being sick :(

    Love love the photo's, such a cute dress. I thought she looked like Chris in the first and then the second I'm sure she looks just like you!! How does she do it.

    Good Luck Tootles with Gap :)

  8. I'm so sorry you were sick! :-(

    awww, look at those adorable Toot pics!!!

  9. These shots are adorable! Keep us posted on the GAP thing!

  10. Sorry you were sick too! The crappy bug hit our house and dear hubby was down for the count!! UGH.
    Great photos of Toot, I love the dress and the expression in the second one... looking forward to seeing the new challenge blog..
    take care!

  11. MEOW! Hope it was dry cat food and not canned...that stuff is GROSS!

    Oh Maggi, Toot looks absolutely adorable, love her dress it's so adorable and has a very vintage feel to it! She has the most expressive eyes ever! Gap better snatch up Toot!

    Hope you're felling better sweet friend!

  12. toot's pics are awesome - love that she is eating cat food LOL :D

  13. Toot looks adorable! as always! :)

    I'm so sad that I missed your birthday. Happy Late Birthday, Maggie!!

  14. OH!

    That 2nd pic is just to die for!!
    good luck in the contest- she's a doll!

  15. Toot's pics are adorable! I hope you are feeling better:) I am still looking into those books. I really want to try making those toys..they are SO cute!! Hope you enjoy your weekend.

  16. sorry u were sick!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the toot photos and off to vote for little miss toot! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  17. Hi Maggi,
    Your Toot is so beautiful - what great photos. I haven't been visiting too much lately, busy sewing costumes, etc. but I will be back. Cheers,

    p.s. Happy Birthday to you....

  18. Hope you feel better soon Maggi!

    Those shots of Toot are adorable!:)

  19. such a little doll.....she always makes me smile...precious baby girl.....HOPE YOU FEEL 1OO% WELL SOON - MAY GOD HEAL YOU QUICKLY.

  20. Aww Toots is beautiful, of course she will be cast. Im off to vote! Hope you are feeling better X

  21. Sorry you havent' been feeling well, but that picture of Toot.. oh my goodness..she is too beautiful!! your a lucky woman.. anyone who doens't vote for her is crazy!

  22. So sorry you are feeling yucky!!!! I will go a place a vote and keep on voting!!! I love the pic of Toot...she is just precious!!! Have a great one and feel better soon!!! :-)

  23. I hope you are feeling better. These are some adorable photos of Toot. Great post. It was cool to see what's been going on with you. Take care. Enjoy the weekend.

  24. Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well! It's no funny to be sick :(
    Such cute pictures of Toot! In the second one she looks like she's going "suprise" ;) so cute.
    I hope she does well in the Baby Gap casting call!

  25. The 2nd picture is Pure Toot Personality 100% Love her love her love her!
    She's a shoe in.
    Now whats this about being sick? Aftr your BDay? Whats that about? eek! Glad you are on the mend!

    And OMG I have been doing NaNoWriMo for 3 years! Coolio! I highly recommend you join one of your local listserves-they have write ins and stuff and its soooo helpful-plus mine meets at panera bread oh yesssssss

    Happy Friday!!

  26. omg Maggie what cute pictures....Toot is adorable!

  27. boo-hoo on the flu! whoo-hoo on cutie tootie!!!!!!!

  28. Kinda late here, but hope by now you are 100% better!

    And as always, Toot is soo sooo sooo cute! What a sweetie pie!

    Blessings & aloha!

    Thank you so much for coming by and your comment! I see that sweet Kathie must have given you her amazing award that she created & that I passed on to you too! I love the meaning of this one. So, just know that you are doubly sweet! :o)

  29. I voted for Toot!!! Good luck! Loved the pictures! Did she like the cat food?