1,000 mile journey: 2 weeks to go

2 Sep

Big milestone today, WE HAVE SOMEWHERE TO LIVE!! You have no idea how short my nails are. I figured we would get it, but it’s the unknown that is so crazy. So now it’s time to make lists. Who am I kidding I actually did this over the weekend. Lists for everything we have to schedule, to get hooked up, and to turn off. I feel like I have done this enough that it should be easier. Don’t worry for everybody moving I will share my lists and post them so you can use them as reference.

So now because we have an apartment We got the truck scheduled and got some boxes so now we can start. :). Two weeks is going to go by fast so it’s going to be really important to stay organized!!!
So excited about our journey!!!!

Until later

1,000 Mile Journey – Our days are numbered…FINALLY

31 Aug 1 moving

Well, here we go.  After a couple of months of plotting and planning and a hundred of resumes later, we are finally making the big move to New York.  No we are not moving to the city, that’s just crazy.  But, believe me we will be visiting there often.

So the point of this series is to chronicle our move.  Partially so that I remember everything that happened while we were moving for scrapbook purposes.  Also, to show that as long as you are organized it doesn’t matter how far you are moving or the fact that you have to do it in about two weeks.  :)

The Agenda:

  • Find a job – CHECK
  • Find somewhere to live – well…waiting until after the holiday weekend to see if we got an apartment.  FINGERS CROSSED!
  • Schedule moving truck – will do once we know for sure we have a destination, but quotes have been done.
  • Start purging and figuring out what we need to pack so we can figure out the supplies
    • Organize into Move, Sell, Toss categories.  And….GO
  • Get all necessary supplies, thank goodness I work for a wholesale distributor of that kind of stuff.  Can get it way cheaper and in bulk.
  • Start Packing
  • Keep Packing
  • Yup, it never ends
  • Get the truck and start loading
  • Next afternoon – we are off.

So then while doing all of this stuff, don’t worry I will keep you updated on the progress.  There are all of the other things that I want to try to get done before we leave so then I don’t have to worry about it when we get out there and I have to start work.

Things like

  • Find a Daycare for kid
  • Pediatrician
  • Vet
  • Car insurance
  • How to get our leased car registered
  • Sell my car before we leave

I already have a written list for this, I will keep you updated on this one too.

I am always up for a good challenge.  Hoping that this will translate into some weight-loss too.  :)  I like to forget to eat when I am in a zone.

If there are any readers out there that have any tips for long distance moves PLEASE COMMENT!!!!!   I will take all of the advice I can get!

Will send an update soon!!!!!


Samples now available on Etsy Site – WarmTidings

23 Aug

I have some wedding invite samples posted to my Etsy site.

Link to shop:   www.etsy.com/shop/WarmTidings

Included with each sample is

  • 5×7 invitation
  • 4×6 postcard double sided
  • 15% off coupon for your next order at WarmTidings

Click on the picture below to go to the listing.  Each sample is only $1.50 and I will get it out next day via USPS.

Fall Tree Wedding Invitation no leaves Presentation Wedding Invitation - Multi Color Chalkboard Wedding invite Presentation - Simply Elegant - Page 011Wedding Invitation - Black and White with Color

Thanks for visiting today!!!



Free Photo book Revamped

22 Aug

Hi everybody so sorry that has been a while since I have been crafty.  There has been so much going on, but I have my list of things that I want to post so I should be around a lot more.  I know you are excited!!!!

So I got this free photo book from CVS and I wanted to give it to my Mother-In-Law for her birthday and well it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be  Continue reading

Robin Williams – A tribute

11 Aug

I know a lot of people are going to be posting stuff about the incredibly sad death of Robin Williams.  I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from movies that are part of me and part of who I have become.  Ha it actually might explain a couple of things.

Aladdin:  Robin was of course was known as the Genie but seriously how much of this do you think the Disney people actually wrote??

We will never have a friend like you!

Popeye: Sleep Tight Swee’Pea’

Always eat your spinich


Because we have been there – Thank you Mrs. Doubtfire

While these are clips from only a select few of his movies.  Robin Williams was a comedic genius and will be missed by the world.   Of all of the celebrities that have died this one is hitting me the hardest.  Maybe because this time it wasn’t an accidental drug overdose.   Somebody who brought so much joy to so many people had so many demons that he couldn’t find peace with himself on this earth.  Rest in Peace Robin.


Weekly Coupon Fun

2 Aug Organize

I am really bummed that I missed out on FIVE inserts in last week’s paper.  I wasn’t as organized as I typically am so this week I am going to start a little earlier than Sunday morning when I typically leave for the store by 9:30am.

My biggest source of coupons is from Swagbucks, remember that post from yesterday?  In case you missed it here is the link <SWAGBUCKS POST>.  Yup, you get to use the coupon and then get 10 swagbucks for every coupon you redeem.  It’s like double dipping.

So I print my coupons, if I have inserts I go through those.  I plan my meals for the week and make my list then it’s off to the store I go.  Remember to make your nifty grocery list pocket to keep all of your coupons together <Grocery List Pouch> I try really hard to actually go through the store in order and try to make sure I don’t miss anything so that I don’t have to back track.   Yeah well that never works.  On top of going through a Super Target twice I then have to go to two other stores.  It takes forever for me to get all of the shopping done, but I do have almost $50 a week so that’s a huge win in my book!!!

So now it’s time to get working on my list for tomorrow.  Have a great weekend everybody!!!


Let me introduce you all to Swagbucks

1 Aug Challenge-Accepted-Barney-Stinson

I was introduced to Swagbucks a couple of years ago and didn’t realize its full potential until recently.

Here is how it works Continue reading

Super Mom is that you? Why yes it is!

31 Jul email symbol on row of colourful envelopes

Ok I know it’s been a little while, there is some craziness going on in our household right now.  But, don’t worry I have five blog posts ready to go so you will have plenty of reading material over the next couple of weeks.  Continue reading

Introducing the Simply Elegant Wedding invite collection – now on Etsy

19 Jul

I have been working on some new things, clearly.    I also have some other great blog ideas so I’m hoping that some time will free up soon.  HA like that’s going to happen, watch for a blog post about managing a busy life.  :)

I wanted to share a new collection of invitations that I did for my Etsy site, WarmTidings.   Next steps will be to create Thank yous, and other printable items available soon.  So my dear readers, please if you know anybody getting married and needing invitations or anything else, I work for cheap.

Now on to the good stuff.  I wanted to come up with an invitation that wasn’t really theamy, yes I just made up a word.  The thing that I love about these is that I can customize the color to whatever you want it to be.    The one thing I have noticed when you go to a printer or an invitation place, you are stuck with what they have and you can’t customize the wording.  Or if you can customize the wording you can’t customize the color.  And that’s where I come in.

I will create an invitation in less an 12 hours (typically) and send you a JPG file with the invitation to your exact specifications.  You can print them yourself or I can have them printed for you and they are done.

Finally, the moment you have been waiting for,  here is Simply Elegant

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Thank you so much for visiting today!!!  Please be sure to check out the Etsy Site WarmTidings

Be back with more ideas, tips and tricks soon!!


New Wedding shower invitations: Now on Etsy

4 Jul


Happy 4th of July to all of my USA readers.   The weather is beautiful and I am creating some wonderful things while my son naps.  It’s an amazing few moments in our household right now.

I am going into full wedding mode and building up the business for those brides looking for inexpensive solutions to all of their paper good needs, Save the Dates, Invitations, Thank-yous and more.

Here are some shower invitations that I created.  All are available on my Etsy Site.  www.Etsy.Com/Shop/WarmTidings

Shower Invitations


I wanted to create a couple of different ideas that were fitting for a joint shower or for if it is a special day.

Check out the Wedding section of my Etsy Shop.   Click Here

All items 10% off at the shop until July 15th.  Use code:  SUMMER10

I have a wide array of invitations for many different occasions.  Everything I create can be customized for your specific event.  I pride myself on making sure that your invitations are prefect and special.

I also offer printing services for all invitations.  There is some lead time but if you don’t want to deal with getting your invitations printed.  See something that you like on the site and you want me to get it printed for you?  Send me a conversation and we can work out the details.   If the printing aspect of the business takes off I may also offer addressing and sending out as well in the future.  Need to take one step at a time with the business!

Thanks for visiting today.  Time to create some more fantastic things.  :)



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