Monday, November 30, 2009

Texting While Driving




Call me a purist, but I stand by my decision to not live on my cell phone. I carry it with me frequently in case of emergency and for Mr. Bitsy to check in. (Yup, I miss him like crazy during the day & adore those lunch-time phone calls.)

This holiday season, I'm sure a lot of us will be traveling. Please, please, please stop texting while driving. I just don't understand this one. What could possibly be so important that you need to text while you are DRIVING?

The kids and I were out a few weeks ago and were almost side-swiped by a very large furniture truck. Guess what I saw when I passed said truck. That's right. The driver was texting. And very often, we'll be stuck behind someone who seems to be driving drunk only to find him or her chatting away on a cell phone.

My family & I would be very grateful if you'd put the cell phones, etc. away while you were driving.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! 20% OFF

Good Thanksgiving morning! I hope everyone is enjoying time with loved ones today. I know I am. We have three beautiful pies and the most delicious chocolate cheesecake waiting for us... the rest is just a nice extra. ;)

A few things today:
Make sure to stop by Angela's Bits to enjoy a giveaway from BitsyCreations! You can win 20 printed holiday photo cards until 12/2. (Please note the giveaway at  Love to Shop Mom is still going on; you can win a set of personalized stationery from BitsyCreations.)


Also as a thank you to you this holiday season, you can enjoy 20% off at BitsyCreations.com! Use code 'Holiday20' until December 10.

Happy Holidays from BitsyCreations!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

BitsyCreations Giveaway on Love to Shop Mom




Hop on over to the wonderful Love to Shop Mom to enter a giveaway from BitsyCreations!

While you're there, make sure you check out the holiday gift guide! It's a great one! (Click image below.)

Love TO Shop Mom

Friday, November 20, 2009

To Be Thankful

I've been so impressed by the outpour of gratitude this Thanksgiving season. I've seen countless Facebook posts where people have offered a daily or weekly list of things they're thankful for. I've seen posts on Etsy. I've seen blog posts. I love it!

Thanksgiving time has always been one of my favorites. Of course, a lot of it has to do with my birthday being in November. I'm also in love with the changing leaves, the smell of coming cold in the air, and sweet little reminders of my childhood.

My mom has these adorable little figurines--some are actually salt & pepper shakers. I remember lining them up time and time again as a child. Now my children are enjoying them at Grandma & Grandpa's house.


As my daughter and my mom pulled out the holiday decorations, I recalled walks next door to my own grandma's house. I used to take this small pumpkin with me and she'd fill it with candy.




I have a very blessed life. I've had a lot of different experiences in my young life. Some have been difficult, but I'm glad for what I've learned. I don't usually consider myself a very religious person... I'm sure anyone who meets me thinks I am, though. We go to church every week, we read scriptures nightly with the children after a story, we pray as a family... It's just such a part of my life that I don't focus on it. I hope God knows how grateful I am for my life and all in it even if I don't express it vocally. I'd imagine He can gather from my actions... at least I hope so.

I'll leave you with this scripture I made a million years ago that we usually display on our fridge this time of year. (You can click on it to make it large enough to read.) Have a very happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A few more holiday designs...


(The Harris comes in a few different colors. I LOVE this one because you can add as many or as few photos as you'd like.)

I said I would and here are a few more holiday designs. I always have so many more ideas than I have time to complete them, so I suppose you'll have a few to look forward to next year. :)


(I officially want a dog after doing this card for a lovely customer of mine. Thank you very much!! ha!)


The big question is going to be which one WE send out this year!
Remember to enter code BitsyBlog when you shop at www.BitsyCreations.com for 10% off!



(The Fowler also comes in a lovely green argyle pattern--The Jefferson--in case you're interested.)

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Really Target, Really?

So many weeks ago I was in Target. I don't usually shop for clothes when we do our Target runs... it usually involves having both of the kids with me and we're in to get something uber-exciting like toothpaste.

BUT I just happened to see some adorable cargo pants, tried them on, fit like a dream, so I purchased them. I wore them about three times that week and fell in love, so I thought I'd go back for the other colors. Of course, they didn't have them in my size, so I ordered them online.

Weeks passed. Yes, weeks. I repeatedly looked online to see when Target would ship the pants & they had given me a window of about a week for when I could expect them.

It's REALLY hard to find pants that fit me, so I was thrilled to have found some so wonderful. I went out to the mail every day to look for them even though I knew they hadn't shipped yet.

Until... yesterday when I got an e-mail from Target saying THEY COULDN'T FIND MY PANTS! Come on!! Why did you let me order them online if you didn't actually have any?! Grrr! Rar!!! Snarl.

If you're a size 0 or 18, you should go get these pants. Apparently those are the only sizes they have left. Boo.

(Too bad I'm so in love with Target that even something like this won't cost them my business...)

(AND you absolutely get extra points if you are laughing at my blog title. Does it drive anyone else crazy when words are repeated like that to supposedly make a point?? "Does it, Bitsy? Does it?)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happiness Is...

Happiness is...
Playing with your sister's collections while she's at school...
and dumping them all over the floor while Mama has her back turned.



(Sorry I disappeared! We've all passed a nasty cold around this week. I'll be back! Happy Weekend!)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Birthday Favorites Post 2

(There's a new giveaway this week--hop on over to Gifted Giveaways)
In honor of my upcoming birthday, I thought I'd share some of my favorite things--not necessarily things I WANT for my birthday, but just things I enjoy. :)

Today brings my latest media crazes! I love to read, I love music, and I love t.v.! I'd say my interests are pretty wide-spread... though I do lean a little more toward the 'geeky' side of things. :)

Books first? I shared awhile back about reading a blurb in Real Simple by A.J. Jacobs. It's the first time I'd heard of him & I seriously felt I'd been living under a rock! He's amazing! I love all his work I've read so far & believe me--I've been on hyper drive getting my paws on his books.

(image from Amazon.com)

I highly recommend The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment where Jacobs literally turns his life into experiments. LOVE it. (Oh and just as a note--I know some people who read this would like to know that YES there are swear words.)

Music... Ah, music. I used to be one of those people who constantly had music playing. I always knew what was new. I knew the obscure. (Of course, that being said, I cannot stand when people have their ipods on non-stop. Seriously... when do you have time to think or, oh I don't know, communicate with other human beings!?)



But my kids changed my music listening habits & I feel old and out of touch. Still, I have hung on to some favorites and gobbled up the new albums. My latest favorite is Imogen Heap's Ellipse. LONG time fan of Imogen Heap & this album did not disappoint. It hasn't come out of the car since we bought it. :)

And t.v.? Oh gosh, if you have Netflix, grab a good friend and watch The I.T. Crowd. You can watch it instantly on Netflix, but I'm sure you can rent it elsewhere--It's a British Series so there are only 6 episodes each year. Mr. Bitsy & I have never laughed so much. We have an odd sense of humor, but I bet a lot of people out there would like this show who have never heard of it. Actually, I need to look it up again, but apparently they're trying to start a U.S. version now--Richard Ayoade from the U.K. version is even supposed to be in it. He is 100% hilarious. I hope it's okay.

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