Friday, August 29, 2008

Historical Campaigns & Party Support

Well this has been a week full of firsts. The first African-American Democratic Presidential Nominee and the first Woman Vice President Republican Nominee. I've twittered to death my position on the whole McCain/Palin thing so I won't go into that here. Suffice to say it will be one of the most interesting, unusual and passionate campaigns ever. And I for one am excited and fired up to participate in such a defining moment in history. This whole election will change us as a nation, how we see ourselves and how the world views us for years and years to come.

My son is turning 19 next month and I'm hoping he will get involved in this process, come to some understanding about the history of it all and the importance to his and his younger sister's future.

Now for the self promo bit: I have red, white & blue note cards, flat cards, address labels and memo sheets to show your party pride. See my store for more. thesassypackrat.com







Thursday, August 21, 2008

USA Women's Soccer Is Golden!

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE our women's soccer team! Have to give a quick shout out to our ladies! Maybe some day our men's team will equal these great women.
I am super busy since returning from vacation. I haven't had time to put any photos up. But I had to do something quick for my girls. A fantastic end which leads to a new begining next spring for the Professional Women's Soccer Teams coming back to the US. Looking forward to going to many games for the Chicago team.
Big wave for Brazil too! A pleasure to watch them play. If they weren't playing us I would have been cheering for them. Now my Olympics is done.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Vacation Time Is Here!


And I'm ready to lay on one! This will be my last post until I return from vacation and it's all about me, me, me. I'm slightly frazzled around the edges. My business has taken off...yeah...but I'm exhausted and need the time away. It's been 5 years since my last vacation so I'm due.
I'll post pics of the happy tan and slightly sandy family when I return.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

National Underwear Day?

Seriously? Wow nothing make you feel as out of shape and old as young 20 somethings with great bodies prancing around in their unmentionables. Has society sunk so low that we have to have a National Day to promote undies. I mean I know we all have them and all wear them, well almost all of us wear them, but is the designer underwear industry hurting so bad that they need a special day?

How do you get a National Day anyway? Doesn't that require an act of Congress (like Mother's Day)? If so, our tax dollars are being sadly misused. Or is this one of those "I'll make up a day to benefit me"? If so, I want to have a National Sassy Pack Rat Day. Why not? Oh no I just found a National Pack Rat Day on May 17th. I can only shake my head. Well at least I got to see some really cute guys almost naked. I never pass up a chance for that!http://www.freshpair.com/underwear-day-gallery.html




Monday, August 4, 2008

Sweet Little Frogs


We have a new baby coming to our family this month. My brother & his wife are having a boy. Their other son is 7 so they need everything baby all over again. I've spent a lot of time lately looking at and shopping for baby stuff. I fell in love with this bedding set called Leap Froggie by Kidsline. You can view all the bedding collection at: http://www.babysupermall.com/main/products/kli/kli4003beds.html I had a client who had me design baby shower invites and favors based on this design. I adore designing cute little things for little ones and frogs are a personal favorite. I added this cute frog design this spring. It has so many uses: baby shower thank you's, baby shower or birthday invites & even moving announcements. www.thesassypackrat.com

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Wish I Was At The Beach!




I'll be packing up and heading off to the beach on Friday. Can't wait to sit in the sand and just veg with a good book. I'll be sending quick little notes to friends using my "Heading to the Beach" notes.
Here's a selection from my store. http://www.thesassypackrat.com/

Hot Summer Days


As the heat kicks up we all look for ways to keep cool. My daughters' idea is to wear tank tops and shorty shorts. My son prefers to crank up the air and just lay around. The dog lays on the floor in the foyer and I pretend I'm at the beach. When it gets too bad we all (the dog included) jump in the pool.
We found a great ease of mind product for our dog, a dog floation device. We use it in our pool and will take it with us to the Lake this week for vacation. This company has floaties to fit any size dog. No more worries about your dog falling out of your boat or into the pool.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Self Confessed Pack Rat


I am a pack rat. I drive my family crazy with my collections of stuff. A majority I intend to sell on ebay and some I'll keep just cuz. The problem is I never seem to take any photos and start any auctions. So everything just sits on shelfs, leaning against walls and gathering dust . I used to bring something in and turn around and ship it out right away, but just haven't in the last year.

Now it has been a pretty crappy year personally, so I know that has a lot to do with it. Between my 19 month old nephew drowning and finding out I had cancer all in the same week, life has been difficult. There have been some postive things this year though. I have a new business and a sweet little dog (see pic above) and so far I'm cancer free. Plus there will be a new baby in the family this month.

I really need to work on my motivation outside of my stationery biz so I can get all the crap out and gone. Confession... we can't use our diningroom because of all the stuff piled in there. If anyone has any ideas on motivation or organization, don't be shy, leave a comment.

Great New Boys Catagory


By request I started a new boys category and it has really taken off. Above are some of the new designs I have. The Retro Outer Space design has a UFO (shown) and a Rocket Ship. That design has awesome birthday invitations (not just for kids, but any space lover) and kid's fill-in thank you cards, gift stickers and address labels. The Guitar is a big seller and I have a girl's version too. There are flat cards, address labels and gift stickers to round out this design. Coming soon this design will have "Rock Star" birthday invitations. To see more boys designs check out my store at: www.thesassypackrat.com

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