I don't know who's worse to clean up after - my daughter or the dog. Either way it stinks. My 2 year old thinks it's just part of a normal routine to pee and poo on the floor, just like the dog. (Actually, I think the dog does it a lot less) She also scratches, bites things, and barks. Should I be worried about this? I guess I should be happy she's not imitating me as I'm cursing, pulling my hair out, and banging my head on the wall. Oh, well - just another bright day in the Gautreaux house.

Lovin' February!


Getting distracted while reading some blogs, a person I admire Noel had this on her blog and I thought it might be fun to try out.

How funny is this? I usually get told I look like one of the Olsen Twins, but here I am with some A list stars. Wish I was making the money that their faces are making.

And my husband, don't know about some of them, but hey compare him to Gerard Butler or Matthew Fox anyday.

So, lately I've been really having a task of more than I can handle. I'm trying the give it up to Him thing, so I don't "lose my religion". If it's not bad enough that our dog, Smokey will have accidents in the house every so often that I have to clean, now I have my daughter the streaker, who decides it's so much fun to run around the house with no diaper and sqwat (not sure how to spell that). Ugh! Well, I guess if I can handle Hunter, the Picasso of Poo - I can handle Claire the Sqwatting Stripper.

Alot has been on my mind lately, creatively. I want to go in so many directions with my business and personally. I was rejected for a chance to be chosen on a design team, but it might have been my technical default. My submission never reached her and by the time I knew it was too late to be placed in. So, now I don't know if my talent would have been good enough. Which really sucks, cuz I needed a little boost to carry out my plans. Guess I'll have to try something else. Stay tuned for what I do next. HEHE! Like I have such a large audience on a mini-series or something.


Here's our "sweet" new adventure, we are selling these treat bags for $3 each with the candy or $1 each without the candy. We are now taking orders, we are also taking orders for any other kind of "treats for your sweet". Call or email us. This will make great treats for classmates, teachers, friends, and more.

I'm finally posting the pics of the Christmas Favorites Album you might have missed.

And here's an idea for grungeboard (the wings). How cool is that?

Bad Blogger!

I could probably write a song on Bad Blogging and of course in the lyrics it would probably include my name. I know your every waking moment depends on the word vomits that I have daily. LOL!!! So with no furtherado here's the new stuff. Many lines mixed together, but they look so beautiful together, I'll be posting layouts soon.

Also, we have a site on cafepress.com with shirts, notepads, mugs, and more. You can buy them from the site or we'll have a few soon in the store. I'm so excited about this because I burned the midnight oil designing these. I hope you like them.

Next, I'd like to let everyone know that our Valentine's Line is selling out fast. Lots of new things are popping up everywhere in the store, but our most exciting is Basic Grey Undressed Chipboard and Tim Holtz's Grungeboard. Below is the link to see the Grungeboard in action.

CHA is coming soon in Anaheim and we have never been more excited to go. I'm actually comfortable with the flight, but I'm sure that the closer the date gets I'll be a little more nervous then. We will be closing the shop Feb. 9th - 12th. We will be learning loads of information for you and for us. Business & Pleasure. We'll be coming back with plenty of new ideas and products. We hope to make some big changes in the next few months. We have big dreams and with your help filling out our survey we have a better idea of where we can improve. To answer some of the questions, I'm going to kind of sum it up. We have a few requests for technique classes, day classes, and more products. We will definitely try to do more technique & day classes. We tried these in the past and it really didn't work out, but maybe with the influx of new customers this might work. So thanks for the suggestion! Also concerning more products, there is no doubt that we have limited space and I hope everyone understands that we wish we had more, but since we don't PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE give us any suggestions on products you'd like to see. If enough of you ask for it we'll definitely be more than happy to put it in the store. In the past, we made a few mistakes of just ordering on one person's request and then end up with a lot of extras that take up space. So we are definitely living and learning. So, thank you again for all your help in assisting us to grow to be a better store.