Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Is it Really Summer?

Many Northern Illinoisans are asking themselves that very's only 61 degrees here...and it's rainy...and there are supposed to be thunderstorms coming, but at that temp, I don't know how.

So my trip to the Chicago suburbs yesterday was a nice day out. I spent time at the Archivers store and managed to get quite a bit of work done on some projects for my Etsy store. Of course, the first hour was spent shopping. I managed to come home with lots of decorative papers, some Bazzill Basics cardstock, althought the store informed me that they will not be stocking that brand any longer, but she couldn't tell me what brand they would have in the future. I also brought home a bunch of new clear stamps, a Penny Black wood-mount Christmas Ornament stamp that I got for 75% off and some storage solutions for my clear stamps. So all in all, a very good day!

As for Paul's interview, time will tell. But for now he is happy being a merchandising manager for Barnes & Noble. He's a book hound, so he makes a great bookseller.

So how has your day been? I have been multi-tasking today. I am working on getting some of those stamps organized in my new cases, working on cards for Etsy and taking care of basic household chores. Do you find it difficult to balance your creative time with everyday life? I would encourage you to take what time you can, even if it's just a little bit and do something creative. I would love to hear what you did today!


beedeebabee said...

Hey Julie! You sound like you had lots of fun shopping and creating! Good luck with your etsy shop. I love it there...much better for me than ebay was. Wishing your hubby lots of good luck!!! :o)
Hugs, Paulette

Anonymous said...

sounds like you had a very productive day in Chicago - fingers crossed for Paul x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sounds like fun! I read sooo much about Archivers on Splitcoast but we do not have that shopping option here in Phoenix :( Options are good :) TFS Have a great day! :) Mona

Lorraine said...

I would love to visit an Archivers someday - there are none in our area. It has been an unusually mild summer here in NJ - but I don't mind not having the heat! Wishing you much luck with the Etsy shop.

Loz said...

It's cold here in Aus at the moment, smack bang in the centre of winter, doens't snow where I live but we get severe frosts and it gets into the minus'.
I'm not sure how I manage to craft and live life! When my 11 month old twins are in bed, and my daughter just wants to watch a movie, I'm straight to my desk... or computer.. to blog-hop if the creative juices aren't flowing. Always worth the effort though, there's plenty of inspiration on the www, though I will admit, your summertime card just makes me shiver thinking of being outside in less clothing!! LOL!!