Friday, September 18, 2009

I May Have Skydived

The last few months have been very busy around here. As you have noticed I haven't been blogging as regular as I should, I have promised to catch you up and I haven't.

There's just not enough hours in the day, along with poor time management, and - it's possible that I may take on more than I can realistically finish.

The last month or so has been busy getting ready for my first Junk Junket to Barn House.

I announced that I was DOIN' IT!

Well, I DID!!!

This last weekend was the maiden voyage.

We had the best time!

Barn House put on a fantastic show and the luncheon was incredible.

Kathrine did all the food and it was DELICIOUS!

I can't thank these people enough for putting on such a lovely spread for my first Junk Junket.

You will have to visit

to get all the details about the trip.

I think coordinating this first trip must be what

Skydiving is like.

You talk yourself in to doing it,

You go up in the plane,

You freak out,

"I can't do this!"

"This is nuts!"

" I have bit off way more than I can chew!"

"I'm going to die, if I jump!"

All of the things that go through your mind before you jump out that door at 1500 feet.

Then some one pushes you out!

No turning back now...

So you enjoy the ride, do a free fall, can't believe this is really happening, pull the ripcord and just marvel in how cool it really is.

Your feet land safely on the ground

"OH MY GOD!" "I did that!"

Then you have a complete meltdown and can't even explain your experience without crying.

I know?


But I'm sure all of the planning, worrying, execution, and the final results, in addition to being everything you dreamed it could be, must be EXACTLY like Skydiving.

And now I can't wait for next jump!

One of the guests of the Junk Junket brought me this very cool hostess gift. When I pulled it out of the gift bag and looked at it, my was thought "oh isn't that beautifully decorated bottle! What a great idea for a hostess gift." Then Julie, (my new BFF) who gave it to me said "Oh there's a pen in the bag for all of us to sign it for you." WHAT A STINKIN COOL IDEA! It almost brought me to tears right there on a bus in front of everyone.

I'm so going to steal this idea next time I need a special gift for someone.

Thank you Julie!

You rock!

We had a lot of fun stuff going on.

We also had some really cool gifts donated by local businesses for door prizes.

Here are some that I wanted to share with you.

This wasn't a gift but it was such a pretty picture of the Fabulous Frost Doughnuts I had to share it with you. If you live my area and haven't been there yet......DO SO!

Tell them you read it on my blog.

It won't get you a discount or anything but it might get me a free doughnut one day!

As soon as we got to Barn House and everyone was shopping, one of the handsome Barn Boys said "I have some packages for you."

REALLY??? How exciting!

This was what was in those packages

A box of these cute mugs with fancy chocolate from Celeste at Chaps for me to give to our guests on the bus.
(they had straw in them and they looked a lot cuter but Franklin got a hold of if before I could get a picture)

How nice was is that?

That Celeste!

If you have never been to Chaps over in the Spokane area you need to make sure you stop in there the next time you're visiting. It's a great little resturant.

In the next box was a whole box full of these cute little chocolate mints wrapped all cute with a cookie cutter. They were from Suzette who has a booth at Catty Wompus in Centralia.

This was one of Donna's and my favorite stores when we took the train down to Centralia for a day of junkin with Lisa and Isabell.

How nice was that?

Both those ladies, whom I have never met but they had read about my upcoming trip on blogs, sent those gifts to Barn House for me to give to my guests.

I was so touched.

It meant a lot to me to have that support!

Thank you

Celeste and Suzette!

I bought 2 of these dutch ovens last year and love them! Then when I read the book "Julie & Julia" I decided I needed to use it more. Then I saw the movie and was IN LOVE with everything about it! So I decided this would be the perfect gift.

Ashley was the winner and it turned out she was in love with that movie too. I hope she enjoys her dutch oven as much as I do. I found an original copy of "Mastering The Art of French Cooking" at a garage sale this last spring in Long Beach. I'm thinking this winter I just might master the art!

My friend Kari from Tastefully Simple sent this cute little basket over for me to give away. It was super nice of her. You know what else was very nice of her?

She also gave all the guests of the Junk Junket a Tastefully Simple exclusive offer. Then..................She told me to go ahead and extend it to whom ever I wanted to so I"m extending it to all of you.

Tastefully Simple, the nation's original taste-testing company, offers over 30 easy to prepare gourmet foods that you and your friends can taste before you buy. Host a fun Taste Testing Party and mention Timi's name and I'll have a "special" gift for you!

Contact me to find out more about: Hosting a Party, Placing an Order, Ordering Personal or Business Gifts, Arranging a Tastefully Simple Fundraiser, Learning About Our Business Opportunity.

Our seasonal offerings change twice a year, so there’s always something new at a Tastefully Simple party. Contact me today to find out what exciting things are happening with Tastefully Simple.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Even if you don't live close to her you can have a catalog party. Tastefully Simple has some fantastic gift boxes that are reasonably priced. They make really nice Christmas gifts for those on your list that are hard to buy for.

Amber was the big winner of the Tastefully Simple basket.

Let me share a little something about Amber with you.

Amber bought a seat on the Junk Junket and I was really excited. It was going to be fun to spend some time with her.

Then she made it even more exciting. She says "I'll take pictures for you"

Have you seen Amber's work?
She takes great pictures! I was so excited to have her taking pictures. I wouldn't have to rely on my crappy pictures. She did a fantastic job and I can't thank her enough.

So I'm going to plug Amber.............If you need senior pictures, family pictures for Christmas cards, pet pictures, pictures for your business, wedding, engagement, barmitza, family reunion, company Holdiay parties...........Whatever...........Amber is your girl!

Go check out her photography page and book her NOW before she has no time.

Here's something else very exciting that has happened...

The Hubs and I like to frequent a little place in Snohomish called Collectors Choice Resturant. It's a cute resturant in the bottom of the Star Center Antique Mall

I love the swiss dip sandwich that they have on the menu but lots of time (most of the time) I'm not in the mood for beef, so I switch the beef out for sliced turkey. Then add some bacon. It's fantastic and it's my favorite sandwich. I could eat one every other day.

Well, I started pestering the owners about putting my sandwich on the menu. They kept giving me some lame excuses about cost of adding something new to the menu; You're crazy; Stop e-mailing us; Stop commenting on Facebook about the sandwich; Stop trying to get customers to picket outside the restaurant; We will call the Sheriff...the remarks go on.

I said "Your going to be sorry! One day, when I'm rich and famous and you don't have the Timilicious Turkey Dip on the menu!"

Check it out!

Can't see what I'm talkin about?

Look closer...

That's right! Right there in black and white at the bottom of the lunch special!

The Timilicious Turkey Dip!

Doesn't it look good?

It is!!

When you come to Snohomish, (Cuz' you know you have to now) you need to eat at Collectors Choice Restaurant! Go in and ask for the "Timilious Turkey Dip." It's not on the permanent menu but they will make it for you!

Tell them I said it was ok.

Hey! Remember the nurse that saved my life?

The night before the Junk Junket, it was her birthday. I think it was her 29th-ish.

So all of us girls that have been friends since 4th grade got together to celebrate.

The Nurse got some fancy rubber gloves.

I know! She's going to be Fancy Nancy Nurse on her floor!

This is Beach Girl, she moved to New Jersey and became a New Jersey Housewife many years ago. We watch for her on the Real Housewives of New Jersey all the time, but so far she hasn't made an appearance.

We were lucky enough to have her come visit for this get together. We have not laughed so hard, for so long, in quite awhile. Probably since the last time she came home for a visit.

It was great to see her! We miss you Beach Girl!

My girls!

The Nurse and I doing the sorority pose. We learned it from WSU Laura at Farm Chicks this last spring.

Well that's what's been happenin around The House of B's for the last month or more. As well as I got some shameless plugs in for my friends.

I'm planning another Junk Junket in October, I'm working on "Jesus Loves Casserole" blog posts, and The Hubs finally took a step in life that will probably save our marriage.
I'll keep you posted!


Maison Douce said...

You have been a busy girl!! It looks like everyone had a great time, and I can't believe all the great prizes!!!! Looking forward to seeing you soon!!

Caffeine Court said...

How fun is your life? Love your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine.

Jana said...

Your junk bus trip looked like great fun!
Your sandwich looks like something I would like...yumm!
Your hydranga chandelier is on order if you still are looking for one... :)

Amber Rose said...

Thanks for the shout out girl!! What a great day!!

Designer Junk Finder said...

You are awesome...the junket was so fun..
I am out the door to Snohomish to order the world famous Timi sandwich.

Barbara said...

Your trip looks like fun! I will be and The Junk Sister's show in October with Dianne...selling her cookbooks. It would be great if you could give here a little publicity!
If you can check my blog for the cover of her latest design!
Talk to you soon!

AuroraSuzette said...

Thanks for the mention you! Everyone looks so happy! Be proud of yourself; we all are!!!

adozeneggs said...

The Junk Junket looked amazing!
I'm hoping you'll let me make up for the lack of adorable packaging of my gift certificates!!