maniac |ˈmānēˌak|noun informala person exhibiting extreme symptoms of wild behavior
That would be me during the designing of my papers! But right now I'm a "workhorse", I can't stay busy enough to keep my mind off the arrival of my papers (which will be later this week). So today I'm totally re-vamping my laundry room! Going to make it much more organized and also a kinda of "mud-room" for all our coats, gloves, boots and scarfs for the winter! Once this is done then I'm moving Dan and Lanie's office from my dining room table to my formal living (who needs a formal living room anyway, no one uses it) and I want my dinning room table back!!! (They don't know this yet though.) :)
So as most people are waiting for the Holiday's I'm desperately waiting for my paper!! Wish me luck!
I totally forgot to highlight one of my favorite design team girls work on yesterday's Helmar blog hop post. Deana Boston has been with me from the very beginning, being one of my first DT Diva's! She's so talented, and very sweet as I got to meet her this last summer at Chicago Summer CHA! Here is a picture of us...
Love how Deana added the cotton to the nutcrackers hair, beard and boots! So Cute! Love it! Thanks Deana and I'm so sorry I didn't get this up yesterday!
Speaking of Helmar, here are the winners from yesterday's blog post (Dec 4th)... (I used the number generator) "Jonaks" is the winner of the Helmar Adhesive and "A Scrap Above" (Bonnie C) is the winner of my Happy Holly-Day's collections! Email me your address and I'll get these out to you this week! Congrats Ladies!
Today I want to highlight Susan Dupre and her Christmas Story! Oh where do I start with Ms Susan... She's my DT lead of the Domestic girls, she too has been with me from the beginning of starting this business. Susan goes to all our CHA trade-shows with us, and quite frankly I've threaten her life if she doesn't go to a CHA with me or tries to leave the design team! Hee hee... but really Susan you can't leave me! I love her, she's great about making me laugh when I'm stressed at CHA and gives me "pep talks" too, but mostly she give me a hard time and harasses me terribly! (Which secretly I kinda like and probably need!) ;) I love you Susan and thanks for being on my team and leading the domestic gals!
Here is a picture of Susan and I at last years Winter CHA in LA:
and Susan's Christmas story...My favorite part of Christmas used to be the hoards of family around. However, since we had Hayden nothing makes me happier than the excitement that he experiences from the holiday. Everything he sees on t.v. (minus the girlie stuff) he says he wants. I swear I see him drooling over the possibility that he just might get it. Each year he gets more and more excited, and now that he is six, he has a full understanding of Santa. My favorite part of Christmas? It is definitely "seeing it through my child's eyes".
For today's giveaway I'm going to give away one each of my Corduroy Brads! I love these brads and use them all the time!
Leave me a comment about what in your house needs a "makeover" and I'll pick one winner and post it on my blog post for tomorrow.
Off to go re-vamp my laundry room now! Have a great day! -Nikki
Don't forget to sign up for my free news letter to the left of this blog to win the "Santa Bag" of Nikki Sivils products valued at over $100.00!! That winner will be picked on the 14th of December!
Thanks Susan! I hope I get to meet Hayden one day!