Monday, October 15, 2007

Recollections Closing SAY What? & Look what I bought!

A friend f mine told me this weekend that the corporate executives at Michale's craft Stores announced to all the employees of the Recollections stores that they would be closing all the stores! SAY WHAT! They are going to concentrate on their framing and craft stores! ARE THEY FREAKING KIDDING! After they single handledly helped push many a mom and pop store out of business over the last 4 or 5 years! Hardly these stores are losing business for them! Now the closest scrap store near me is a store on Highway 78 in Lavon and it lacks a little polish. They have too much old stuff in the store. I can only hope this opens the doors for Archievers to step in and take over. If I only lived near Colleyville then the Scrap Pad would be my new store but alas it is just too far away for me to drive every time I need something so soon I will be stuck with Target, Hobby Lobby, Joann's, Wal-Mart and Michael's for my scrapping supplies. And have you seen Joann's paper lately. They have been buying some of the same paper for the last 3 or 4 years! GEEZ! even Creative Memories has some cool new paper these days! So I guess I will end up an online shopper!

Ok to celebrate my Birthday I bought me a few gifts over the weekend. One was this and I am so excited to put it to use at Silver Bella! I went shopping for a new Cannon and ended up with a Nikon CoolPix5100. Can you say 12.1 MP! I was just not travelling with my Digital SLR on another crafting trip. Thankfully this Nikon has all the same features I was looking at on the Cannon and then some. It is a little bit larger than I wanted but I think in the end if a better fit for me and since I bought it at Wolf Camera's I get to take some free digital camera classes! WOOHOO! That is exactly what I need.

I also took the plunge and signed up for laser hair removal on my chin and neck area. I am just so done plucking, and waxing. I hate getting older and I really dislike my family genetics. I have been wanting to do this for years and after watching my 65 yr old mom still plucking, I decided I didn't want to be that lady at plucking hair off my chin for the next 40 years and plus I am done worrying about ingrown hair of which I have the worst case ever right now. I go in tomorrow for my first treatment. In total I go in for 5 treatments scheduled 8 to 10 weeks apart. and then I go in for 4 or 5 free touch ups after that, with a lifetime treatment plan where if I have any new growth down the road I just pay a $40 co pay and get treated again. How cools is that! Wish me luck! This may be a whole new additicion for me. I may want my legs done next! LOL.


Tracy said...

belated birthday wishes! : )

Kim Kwan said...

how exciting - a new camera!
you will love the laser hair removal...i've dona a bunch (altho not on face) and lOVE the results. won our contest...e-me your address!