Saturday, April 12, 2008


What makes you happy? Finding great deals on paper, clothes or anything for that matter. Sunny days. Going on a date with my hubby while the kids are at school. They all rank pretty high on my list (not necessarily in that order), but for me my kids are #1 on that list. Even though they have their moments, and they sometimes make me want to pull my hair out, for the most part they're pretty good kids. I'll admit there are those days when it is impossible for them to get along, but I think they play together and love each other more than they fight. Maybe that's wishful thinking on my part, but they're my kids and I love them.

I asked my kids what makes them happy, and both replied a resounding 'Playing with mommy'. I had fully expected my daughter to say 'Getting a new Bratz doll, or e-pet', and I was sure my little one was going to tell me 'Cars', which for him is no surprise, but I have to say it was really nice to be tops on their lists too. I'm sure tomorrow their opinions are gonna change, but for now I'll take what I can get!:)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

spring at last

Yes, I think it's safe to say that spring is finallly here and I'm hoping that the warmer weather is here to stay. It's nice to head out the door with spring jackets and sneakers instead of packing up the kids in their bulky jackets, snow pants and boots. Things have been very busy around the Little Papercuts household so far this month. I finally sent off all my website artwork and paperwork, and now it's in the hands of the web designer. I've got my fingers crossed that it will live up (if not exceed) all of my expectations!

In addition to all of the website stuff I've been working on, I've also got quite a bit of actual work to do as well. Let's see...I've got about 4 name art orders that have to be completed by the end of April, not to mention 2 other orders due for the end of May. It's gonna be busy around here! But hey, I'd rather be busy than twiddling my thumbs waiting for someone to order something.

This morning I treated myself to some new paper packs. I love paper. Looking for new papers and finding great deals always puts me in a great mood. I wasn't really on the hunt for new paper, I have TONS (as my husband can surely attest to), but sometimes you just have to have more! Today was definitely one of those days. Last year I had started buying some of my paper pads from Indigo bookstore. They sold really nice quality paper, but they're a little pricey, so I would splurge every now and then but not very often. Well, you can imagine my surprise and joy when I found stacks of the very same packs at Homesense. Any of you that live in Toronto know that Homesense sells mainly housewares stuff, but withing the last year or so they started to carry scrapbooking products. But the best part is that they were only $9 for the larger size pads and $6 for the smaller ones. Needless to say I bought about 3 packs, and I probably would have bought more but my little one wanted to go look at toys. It's hard to force a 4 year old to be excited about scrapbooking paper!

I can't decide if it's the great weather or the beautiful paper, but overall today's been FABULOUS so far!!!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

here comes the sun!

Well, it seems the warmer weather is FINALLY on it's way...unfortunately for me (and any other mom's out there probably know this) that also means that the kids are gonna be sick. Yup, the nicer temps seem to have also brought on colds for my kids. The last week has been full of runny noses, sore throats, headaches, stuffy noses and lots of coughing. My littlest one always takes it the hardest, and true to form, the past couple of days for him have been pretty rough. It would seem that he doesn't really like to just do the usual cold and flu stuff, and we inevitably end up with him using his inhaler. Even though he always feels better after he's been puffed, the last few times he's been sick, he's fought me about using it. We went through a brief period when he was really little and I used to have to hold him down in order to use the inhaler on him. Then one day he decided that it would be better to breathe than fight me, so he came to like it...on several occasions he's asked me if he can use the puffer even when he's not sick. But this last time around he didn't seem to keen on cooperating with me.

But being home has also meant for work time for me. I'm sending off all of my website artwork and layouts with my hubby tonight. Hopefully all will be finished by the end of the month. I've got my fingers crossed that it will turn out the way I've been picturing it! I think that's why it's taken me so long to get my stuff off to the website guy. It's hard to let go and put all you hard work and faith into the hands of someone else, but at some point you have to trust that others will do as good a job, if not better, than you would.

I've finally managed to finish some artwork for my daughter that I had started last year, but between everyday life and actual orders had been left on the back burner. As promised in my last post, pics will be up soon (I'm waiting for Photoshop to be installed on my laptop). I hope you all have a great weekend, and enjoy all the sunshine we've been getting!:)