Happy Thursday, ladies! I'm less than 24 hours away from relaxing on a jet plane as I head to the sunny skies of Arizona. It dawned on me last night that I have a free afternoon to do something I haven't done in over a year. Run errands.
Now I know you must be thinking "what on earth do you mean you haven't run errands in over a year!? You've got to be kidding.", and to that point I agree. *However*, city errands and suburban errands are of a completely different nature, I think. I can tell you with full honesty that I absolutely miss running errands in the suburbs, for 3 very specific reasons...
Ladies, I have been living without the items listed above for over a year, and it is KILLING me. I can't tell you how much I miss wandering the aisles of Target, or going grocery shopping and being able to pick up every item I need from one store. Right now, an official "get everything on the shopping list"grocery shopping excursion (the kind of trip that would take you about an hour, start to finish, at the supermarket) takes me to 5 different stores. Five.
The one location I think I'm most excited to run to this weekend would by Michael's. I can absolutely say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, and OH! how fond I am of Michael's right now.
This is where I'm making a call to all you crafty readers out there- I need you to help me make a shopping list! I'm overwhelmed by all the amazing Fall and Holiday craft projects you have up your sleeves, and can't keep track of it all! I'm officially challenging all of you to post your favorite craft ideas. They could be anything! Paper ideas, small gifts for friends, decorations... I'd love to see each and every one. I'm going to make a master craft list so I have something to shop off of during The Great Michael's Stock Up 2008 ;)
To sweeten the deal (and to extract every creative idea I possibly can out of your head), I'll be hosting my first giveaway! I'll be drawing two winners from our pool of entries and will be giving each a *$50 gift card to Michael's*! I'm dead serious about seeing your crafty side (and borrowing some of your amazing ideas), so I'm putting my money where my mouth is.
Here's how entries for the giveaway will work (let's see how creative we can get with this):
-Existing Followers of the blog will each receive 5 entries (I have you all noted, ladies, thanks for following!)
-New Followers of the blog will each receive 3 entries
-Your comment on this post (please include your amazing craft idea!) will receive 1 entry
If you actually go out of your way to create a dedicated Idea Swap 2008 post on your own blog, featuring a crafty idea others can see (we visual learners LOVE that kind of thing! haha), you'll receive 5 additional entry points! The idea here is to get everybody's creative juices flowing, so please let us know in your comment on here that you have a crafty post for us to see- I can't wait to see what you come up with!
Since I'll be out of town (checking in when time permits, and sneaking some of your ideas into my Michael's shopping cart) until Tuesday evening, I'm going to close the window for entries at 8:00pm EST on Tuesday, October 21st (which gives me great reading fodder for the taxi home from the airport). This will give you time to pull out all the stops, and showcase your crafty expertise. I'll be announcing the winner Wednesday evening, after I've had the opportunity to tally all the entries and have Mr. Wonderful pull the 2 names out of a hat.
Good luck, Dear Blogger Friends, and happy crafting!