After spending a week in Maryland with my family, I’m back. Every time I go there, I can’t believe how pretty it is. Rolling hills, dense trees, and green, green, green. And when you live in the desert, the green looks even greener. We had a great trip. I always enjoy going back to my home town.
And now … back to life. Porter started Kindergarten today (I know … seems so early to start the school year!). I don’t ever want this kid to outgrow sitting in my lap. I’m just soaking it all in every time he does.
Today’s after school snack? He’s a big fan of my Andes Mint cookies, so I’m about to get a batch in the oven (with a few extras for his teacher). The recipe can be found in my Recipes section here (May 9).
[ school expansion kit ]
You may have noticed there is a new kit of the month available; this happens the first of each month. This Photo Folders kit looks awesome and I’ll fill you in more soon. In the meantime, it looks like this:
In case you’re wondering, you CAN still purchase my School Expansion kit. Click on this link to do so. With school back in session, I’m excited to get some layouts done with the stuff in this kit.
[ golden tickets ]
If you haven’t heard about the golden ticket thing going on, here’s the scoop.
There are a bunch of these golden tickets randomly placed in the kit of the month for this month (August), as well as the upcoming September and October kits. If you receive a golden ticket in a kit that you order, you will win all sorts of prizes like all the latest & hottest CK books and the CKU in a Box kit. Plus, you’ll be entered to win the ultimate prize – a trip for 2 to Utah for 3 days, 2 nights. You’ll tour the CK office, spend an afternoon with Lisa Bearnson, get a sneak peak of upcoming kits we’re working on, meet the editors, and even get all of the 2009 kits of the month for free!
Okay – off to get those cookies in the oven. Later.