My name, Karin, was pretty common when I was growing up...just not the spelling. Unless you are of German heritage like I am. So, I have spent my entire life answering the question, "What is your name"?... With, "Karin...with an "i"! Who knew it would come in handy all these years later when I went to name my blog.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Checking In

Hey All!

I'm just quickly checking in today.  I wanted to make sure that if you participated in the Autumn Inspirations Blog Hop that you check out the post today at the Sparkle and Sprinkle Blog.  Were you one of the prize winners?  I don't want you to miss out :)

Also, Rod took some vacation days, so I was still out of my blogging/commenting routine this week.  We have had fun goofing off though...

We saw Crazy Stupid Love.  Definitely crazy that we went and paid money for that stupid movie and we sure did not love it.  Don't worry if you liked it....I think we are, once again, in the minority. (I did see The Help with my book club a couple of weeks ago and liked it very much.)

We went to Amish country (about 1 1/2 south of Cleveland) and spent the day visiting The Warther Museum, shopping, visiting wineries, and eating too much ice cream.

Finally (this has been on our must go to list forever) went to Momocho and ate gobs of creatively made guacamole because it was soooooooo gooooood! We had no business ordering entrees after this, but hey, it was vacation!

I read Bossy Pants.  Quick and entertaining read.

Took the nieces out to lunch at Tinkers Creek Tavern because they have the best outdoor patio around here.  Sadly we were chased inside by swarms of crazed bees.

Had to cancel the appointment that I made for me and the nieces to get pedicures, because the overpriced and pretentious salon was rude to me. 

The day we were supposed to come, they call to tell me they cannot accommodate all 3 of us due to the construction that was started at the salon.  (Did they not know this when I made the appt.?)  They said they could, however do a "Spa" pedicure for an extra $30, but we still would not be able to have them done at the same time, we would have to rotate out of the chair.  Huh? 

Yes, I would love to pay MORE money for the experience of being inconvenienced. 

We are also off to Blossom for the Cleveland Orchestra and to picnic this weekend too. 

I will sneak in a photo of a card.  I didn't make it.  I will call her my cousin-in-law who lives in Philly, and she said I inspired her to make a card!  Me??? I know, right? And she sent me these photos:

I hope she doesn't mind me showing them off, but how cute is this???  There is no way my first card looked like anything this good.  She is an artist though, you should see her fab paintings.  Anyway, if she keeps this up, I will have to retire from showing you my pathetic offerings...lol! 

Thanks for stopping by!


Lindsey said...

Of course your cards would be inspiring! :)

Amanda R said...

Wow, sounds like you had a great week! I have been to the Warther museum, very interesting. We still need to find a place to meet someday!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the update! Sounds like you have been busy but have squeezed in some fun. I enjoyed "The Help" movie too. I also like "Bossy Pants". Your cousin in-laws card is fabulous. How could she not be inspired by you? :) Have a great week!

TannyP said...

Sounds like you've been busy! You inspire me, so I can imagine how she'd be inspired by you, too =)

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