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Sincerely flattered

September 9th, 2010

I got the nicest email a little while ago… it came from a gal I’ve met a couple of times through friends and craft shows. She wrote to let me know that she’d recently gotten hitched, and had borrowed the idea of making her own paper lanterns from my “Big day” post. Here’s a shot of what she came up with, alongside her gorgeous bouquet:

I can’t tell you how flattered I was to see this. I really like the raw edges and sewn-up side — nice touch!

Congrats, Evonne, and thanks for letting me know about your handiwork. Here’s to newlywedded good times and more to come :)

[and as a post script... yes, I've been a blogging delinquent. But I'm back, and hopefully a lot less sporadic!!!]

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D.A.D. Giveaway — one day left!

July 6th, 2010

Just a quick note to remind or let you know that we’re having a one-month anniversary giveaway over at The D.A.D. Project. We’ll be drawing a winner at 9:00 a.m. EST tomorrow (July 7th), and the prize is two cds and a hand-printed t-shirt from singer/songwriter Meredith Luce:

Please drop by and enter, and feel free to spread the word!

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p.s. You may have heard Meredith’s name here before, since I’ve posted videos of her performances in past. And as a fun aside, John and my first dance at our wedding was her song “Chickadee” — such a terrific tune.

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Happy Canadagnzzzzzz….

July 2nd, 2010

MADE TO ORDER Canada House - Maple Leaf - Red WhiteCeramic Canada House by thelittlereddoor

***Keep your eyes peeled for this adorable house on The D.A.D. Project***

It was going to be a laid back Canada Day from the get-go — meeting up with a couple of friends, going to see/hear some live music during the day…

We went for a bite mid-afternoon, during which I asked for a virgin Caesar (for non-Canucks, it’s similar to a bloody mary, I’m told). A few sips in, I started feeling funny. After some investigation, turns out the drink wasn’t so virgin. And I’m allergic to alcohol. Not anaphylactic or keel-over allergic… More like speeding heart rate, beet-red flushed face, shortness of breath, hysterical laughter, then passing out allergic.

I’d only taken in a third of the drink, not enough to induce the entire parade of symptoms… but I moved immediately to water and felt a little in-the-clouds for the rest of the meal.

I got home at around 5 p.m., crrrrashed! shortly after, then awoke a little before 10 p.m., just in time to hear the fireworks blasting off downtown. Ah well, in all honesty, I hadn’t made concrete plans to go see them anyway.

So… part of me thinks I should call the manager of the resto to let them know what happened.

Or would I be making a mountain of a molehill?

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