Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Listen to your Mother...

This WAS my cell phone...
This is my cell phone with a cracked screen...

This is my son's reaction when the phone broke {Actually, more like after I disciplined him and took away his toy}...

How did it get this way? Hmmm... let me tell you a little story. 

Matthew and I took a little grocery shopping trip to Walmart yesterday.  All was happy in our little world.  Matthew found a toy transformer to buy with his allowance and I was at peace getting something checked off my ever long to do list.  Then before I knew it things started to a little array.  Matthew started getting impatient and stubborn. He decided to start digging through things in the cart. Matthew, put that back.  Matthew, stop digging in the cart. MATTHEW, leave it alone.  MATTHEW... MATTHEW... I said LEAVE IT A-L-O-N-E! whew!  So with a twist and a shove, Matthew pushes the cart in a fury.  SLIP, SPLAT... CRACK! On to the floor my phone fell from the cart.

HOLY Mother! You can only guess what happens next.  Oh Yes, when mama ain't happy, nobody's happy.  I was so mad, the tears in my eyes were steaming.  Okay, so I didn't cry, but I sure wanted to. Needless to say, Matthew got into trouble... right in the middle of the store!

Off to the cellular repair shop it must go.  Soon to be a fixed phone and a happy mom.  It is funny when then these things happen, it really makes you think... I am mad that my phone is busted or because my child won't listen and do what I ask? Obviously, it is because my child wouldn't listen... but have to admit... I was pretty darn pissed that I had to spend more money to get my phone fixed.

So, kids... the moral of the story is... listen to your mother or your allowance will end up going towards a new glass screen for her phone and not the toy you wanted.

Friday, March 18, 2011

and the winner is....

Congratulations... christy
You are the winner of the dress shown above from the Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway!
Please email me your dress size and shipping information.

BTW... for those of you that are still looking for your Easter dress... I bought this one and fits fabulous!
I am definitely going to be buying more dresses from Shabby Apple and I am not just saying that.  I tried my dress on as soon as I received it and they know what they are doing. The dress is made to fit real women.  Not the super thin runway models, but for women with curves like we all have!

Best of all... you can get 10% off your purchase by simply entering in the discount code "angelayosten10off" when you checkout.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

A Company that Cares...

Moda is hosting a special event, "Just One Star".

 The challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the Flag of Valor pattern by Minick and Simpson. The deadline for star blocks is May 1, 2011 so that we can meet our quilt deadline by Flag Day, June 14, 2011. Read more information about this event here...

One of the greatest things about working for Moda Fabrics/United Notions are the people you work with and most of all the leader of the company... Mark Dunn.  There was article written about him today which really sums it all down to one thing.  Caring.  He is an owner that cares about quilts, the industry... the people. A few years ago, he started a fabric collection under his name, Howard Marcus, that focuses on recreating antique quilts and fabrics to support a cause.  A new cause for each new collection.  You can read more here...
Many of you my already know of Moda Fabrics, however if you don't know very much about Moda, I bid you to come learn more and give sewing a try. You just might get addicted.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway

I am very excited to be able to share with you a dress giveaway from the Shabby Apple! You will find many women's dresses and little girls dresses at http://www.shabbyapple.com/
Shabby Apple is also giving all my readers a 10% discount code to use on your purchase at http://www.shabbyapple.com/. Simply enter "angelayosten10off" in the coupon code section when you checkout.
Entering to win this fabulous dress is easy. 
Simply "Like" the Shabby Apple on Facebook and let me know you did so with a comment. You can receive additional entries if you "Like" my facebook page and follow my blog.

Winner will be announced on Friday, March 18, 2011. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011


When a loved one passes away, you tend to find yourself remembering all the memories you have of that person and reflecting back on the life they led.  Mostly, the time you spent with that person.

On 2.28.2011, my Grandpa parted from earth and joined our loving Father in Heaven. He was 83 years old and had lived a full life.  Married to my Grandma for 59 years, together they have 8 Children, 16 Grandchildren, and 14 Great Grandchildren.  He loved to wiggle his ears, play and tease the great grandkids, and be with family. He was a "what you see is what you get" kinda guy. Never tried to impress anyone, just tried to be himself. Take or leave it.  I was able to get to know my Grandpa a little better in the last 15 years when they moved closer to my family and am blessed to have been able to spend that time with him.

He was and still is my Grandpa and I love him very much.  Rest in Peace.
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