Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How Sweet!

There are SO many sweeties out in blog land that featured some of my projects this last week; and I'd like to say a huge "THANK YOU!" to all of them.  So here we go:

Bonnie at House of Grace
Stephanie Lynn at Under the Table and Dreaming
Michelle at Someday Crafts
Amanda at Home and Garden Craft Gossip (twice!!)
Leslie at Bargain Shopper's Paradise (twice!!)
Kara at Creations by Kara
Becky at Beyond the Picket Fence
Ginger at Super Stinky Boys
Valerie at Nettacow


My floors and socks also have a Thank You - to the Sisters at Kuzak's Closet - they had a WONDERFUL giveaway last week for a Swiffer Sweeper Vac - and I won!  All becuase I linked up to their fantastic weekly party, Sister Sister Sunday. (Stop over for a visit and link up - it's such a fun party!!)

Sister Sister Sunday



And can I just tell you HOW EXCITED I was that that I won?  Well I was.  Up until a few weeks ago I had my own lovely Swiffer that we used ALL the time.  And then, out of nowhere my Swiffer died.  Okay, it's not exactly out of nowhere - my hubby broke it.  And would you like to know HOW he broke it?  Well that's quite a story.....

He's been on this weird kick of taking kettle chips and sprinkiling them with seasonsings and then puting them in oven underneath the broiler.  Yes, it's weird -- or at least I think it is.  Apparently Champp's has some kind of chip like this?  I'm sure they don't make them like this, but whatever works, I guess.

He put his seasoned chips on a pan and put them under the broiler.  I suppose I should also tell you that I had moved the top rack ALL the way to the top while I was making room in there to bake my Mod Podge Lantern.  Do you see where this is going?  No, he did not move the rack, he placed his chips just inches away from the broiler, and walked away to make himself a sandwhich.  I was in the basement working at the time, when I heard stomping and running above me.   Before I knew it I heard, "Um! Can you HELP!?!"  As I go up the stairs I can see orange reflecting off of the walls -- I turn to see my sweet husband holding a pan of fire.  Seriously.  Flames everywhere.  We ended up taking it outside, but not before the smoke alarms started going off.  Also not before the smoke enveloped the rest of my house making it smell like an old cigar.  And also not before my dog ran out of the house and would not come back in for an hour because of the flames.

Anyhow, later on when I went back in the kitchen after everything was cleaned up, I saw my Swiffer in the trash.  I asked him how THAT happened (isn't a kitchen fire enough for one day?!?) and apparently in his mad dash to get the fire extinguisher (which was in a cardboard box that we couldn't get open - we've since removed the box in case there was a fire we needed it for) he somehow snapped the head off the Swiffer Sweeper.  I honestly can't figure out how one does this -- but he did.  So we were Swifferless.

According to him it's my Mod Podge Lantern that started the fire that broke the Swiffer Sweeper -- but I blame Champps.   Either way -- I'm SO happy I won that giveaway! :) 

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Sandi (Meme) said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my cornice on Met Monday. I enjoy having guests, and am especially happy when they leave comments. Please come back again some time! Sandi

Wenn said...

oh my gosh! what a story! sorry about the fire and your swiffer :( And congrats on being featured on all those blogs! :) you've got a great blog, i really enjoy reading your posts

Tina said...

I had fun visiting a few of your creative friends links today.
Have a blessed day
T

Clarissa Emily said...

Amanda~ Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! It means a lot to me since I'm am new to the "craft blogging world". I have been following you under my personal blog and LOVE your ideas and posts! Thanks again, and visit again sometime! :)

~Clarissa Emily

Brandy said...

What a story!! Sounds eerily like some of the things that happen in my house :-)
lifeofperks.blogspot.com

Life in Rehab said...

What the...are we married to the same guy or something?

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