Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon!

Bout of Books Read-a-Thon!

The Bout of Books Read-a-Thon is something fun I thought I'd participate in as my husband is off traveling for business.  August 22nd to August 28th.   Hosted by Amanda @ On a book Bender

So the goal is to read as much as I can whenever I can between 12:00am 8/22 and 11:59pm 8/28.  The pressure is on - eat, read, sleep, read, dream of reading, work, read, more work and read.  There just isn't enough time for reading! I won't even be able to craft this week!  Luckily whenever the hubby is away I tend to lose my drive to create.  I mean I have control of the house - I could make my crafting mess anywhere without being griped at to clean it up - and what do I do? mope around and watch anime and read.
  • There will be challenges and giveaways for people that want to join in on the read-a-thon.  Sign ups are on her blog from the linky I posted above.
Books that I plan to read - I'm limiting it to 3 because some girl friends of mine are coming over saturday to hang out and have slumber party like we are 13 again. That is going to be awesome - vegging out, watching chick flicks maybe we'll even turn the whole living room floor into one big pile of comforters, blankets and pillows.  I should break out the ghost story book!

Books currently reading I plan to finish (maybe tonight) this week: (I keep that currently reading widget on my sidebar too)
I plan to read any of the following:  - *rifling through the piles of books for another likely candidate*
  • Return to Exile by E.J. Patten (advance reader copy - just arrived today!)
Of course I won't actually be able to fit all of those in this week because I'm rather busy - but hey I'll give it the old heave ho.  I'll just update my progress via my Goodreads profile.  Sometimes I'll pipe up on twitter with the rest of the read-a-thoners with the #boutofbooks hashtag. If I remember I'll post comments to my own blog.

Read read read! Course I'll probably spare some time for my painting or plushies - since I have a view that are almost finished - and I keep promising to myself I'll finish "this weekend" - and I say that every week! But they are almost done I swear!!

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Attention!! My sister has opened an Etsy Shop!

Hi Folks - I know it has been awhile since I've posted an update.  That's because things have been so hectic.  My sister Richelle and my twin nephews were visiting for a few weeks.  The big news is that Richelle has finally opened her Etsy shop!

Rinni's Playground! - Etsy Store
(it is actually spelled rinnisplayground on etsy since they won't let you use apostrophe in your name silly huh?)

So, she was slaving away in the sweat shop while she was visiting, seems to always be the case when we are together, crafting til our eyeballs bleed? ewww and I was her slave minion assistant! So check it out - She has about 8 items up there right now - but there are a lot more that are going to be listed today and this week.  Some dolls and some crazy rats, probably a painting or two.  She is just all over the place.

Here is a photo of Richelle in the sweat shop haha.  The cute little unfinished guy I was holding in my hand is now in her Etsy shop.

We are planning on trying something fun in the upcoming weeks like hosting a giveaway.  Especially since we are both going to participate in a blog party that features one of our favorite movies - Practical Magic!  Haha yes we are crazy.  We are going to grow old and die together....on the same day! Hooray for crazy fierce sisterly love!