Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sharing news today!

*Cartoon credit: Joseph DeLeon

I'm not sure what to share first! LOL.


News #1: Today, Ruby and Amber are featured over at Coffee with a Canine! I had so much fun with that interview, and I just loved going through super-cute photos and stories of them. :-D Marshal, who runs the site, is so wonderful! He even linked a photo to Kissa (our kitty). How sweet is that? Thank you, Marshal, for loving animals so much!

News #2: I've been asked to join the Creative Team over at the Journal Challenges blog. SO exciting! This is SO up my alley. I can't wait to get started! :-D Christa, is also a fellow-SCer, so that's cool! And I think Tracy is one too! (...as I spy kit wonderfulness in her layouts! ;-) )

News #3: I had SUCH an awesome last two days at work. Monday was the last day of the elfa sale at The Container Store, and it was CRAZINESS! I ended up working nine hours (when only scheduled for 5.5), and I was Elfa Sales Manager (my favorite position at the store) for most of that time, so it was an awesome day. (I also designed three spaces when we were short on designers... WOO! Go me!)

I did my best to keep the employees and designers calm, cool, collected... and most importantly, smiley. :-D LOL. My General Manager and General Area Director (who was visiting our store from Dallas) said on two different occasions how impressed they were with my demeanor (and smiles! :-D ) during stressful times. That made me feel SO good... like a million dollars. :-D

And then they celebrated us...


They put an ad in the New York Times (Sunday) with a list of all the employees (for the whole company), and you can see MY name just above the "The" in the ad! WOOHOO! *My* name was in the New York Times! LOL.

News #4: Jeremy got a raise! I can't begin to tell you all how proud I am of my husband. He works SO hard for his company... above and beyond what they ask, and every week, using his free time to better their business (while still making time for "us"). This photo shows it. HA HA! Caught you with a programming book... AGAIN! LOL.

News #5: Okay, this really isn't *news*, per se, but it's nice to share anyway! I had the BEST Valentine's Day EVER! We did EVERY.SINGLE.THING. we said we were going to do! WOOHOO! I'll post tomorrow what we did. Super fun. :-)

News #6: My Blog-iversary is coming up on March 5th. Yes, kids, it's my EIGHTH Blogging Anniversary! WOOHOO! That's only 16 days away, and I have a BIG giveaway! Scrappy stuff, Container Store stuff, some vintage goodies, and much more too! ONE lucky winner will win it all! :-D You won't want to miss this. Promise.

Umm... and here's a card I made...
Papers/Thickers: American Crafts (patterned paper by the fabulous Paige), Stamps: StampCraft,
Border Punch: Fiskars, Pen: Uniball Signo, Ink: ColorBox


I have a BUNCH of friends having babies right now, so I thought I'd get started on the cards. Not sure who this is going to yet. :-)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a fabulous Wednesday!

14 comments:

debbieback said...

love your article with Coffee with a Canine. thats really neat. congrats on your calm and cool sales week !~

ValAnn said...

Wow! Congrats on your blogger anniversary! I first started blogging on sb.com... not even sure when! That's a date of mine I might have to track down...

I'm jealous of your job at the container store... I can just see how organized I could be, if only... : )

Congrats on all your fabulous news!!

Jessica said...

Love your blog! Congrats and I will be checking out that challenge site. I love journaling (& writing in general)and would love to participate. Thanks for sharing!

Christa said...

Lots of exciting news!! So excited to be on the Journal Challenges team with you!

Keshka said...

Exciting times! thanks for visiting!

Amy Coose said...

What a happy post! Congrats on your new team, your hubby's raise, your mention in the New York Times, and I love your card!

Kelly Noel said...

wow, lots of happy news! congrats! your card is so sweet!

Kimber-Leigh said...

that's lots of fun news! and how cool to be in the NYtimes!!!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

#1 - That's so awesome your pets were featured!
#2 - Congrats on the Journal Challenges gig!
#3 - Your job rocks. So cool you made the NY Times!
#4 - Woohoo on the raise!
#5 - Glad you had a happy Valentines!
#6 - I'm so jealous that you've been blogging for eight years! What an accomplishment.
#7 - Uber cute card :)

Zorina said...

All really are exciting news. Aww, so happy for you. Congrats and cant wait to see pics of your Best ever Heart's Day.

Anna Sigga said...

WOW - you sure have been busy! Cute card

Stephanie Baxter said...

What fun news!

Melanie said...

Hi Reyanna, I just wanted to say Congratulations on making the team at Journal Challenges and I look forward to getting to know you better.

Bashful said...

I love all your happy news, and I love that photo of your fur-babies! I have so much trouble getting all of mine to pose together.

Your happy post made me happy - thanks!. :-)