jaye’s spot

Monday, December 22, 2008

Freebie, Great Sales and Mindless Rambling

I was going to do the freebie first but thought, no, it's my blog and I want my voice to be heard! LOL, it's not some rant about the injustices of the world or who did what to whom...just a few little comments and insight into my rather boring life.

Life with an eleven year old!
Since moving the B~man has really taken his independence to the next level. By that I mean, no longer will he step foot in the grocery store, choosing instead to remain home. Now the store is less than 5 minutes away, he is 11 and my parents live just up the sidewalk. Making both us feel secure. Of course he knows the drills, lock the door behind me, do not answer the door, unless it's a relative, or the police which in our case could also be my brother (a little extra security there), don't answer the phone, unless of course it's a relative (yes, I have call display).

Today before I went out and did my shopping I gave him a list of jobs to do. You would have thought I asked him to paint the whole place and move furniture. Here is 'the list'

make bed and tidy room

put clean clothes away.......you know, the basket you've been living out of for a week

vacuum room and hallway

clean litterbox (he wanted the cat, I didn't)

shovel the front step

take recycling to the bin

I didn't think it was too bad...................the look of horror made me wish I had my camera at the moment to snap the picture but alas I didn't.

Anyway, I got home from grocery shopping to find he had done the first four (yay!!!!) and he helped me carry in the groceries. I reminded him of the last two and he decided he had forgotten.......legit? No, I think there was a good show on the tube and I came home before he could get to it :) but he did it. Wonder what I can get him to do today?

The Scrapping Stuff!
There is going to be a MEGA mega sale at Scrap Orchard beginning Christmas Eve. Don't miss it or you'll regret it!

Shauna of Pineapple Plantation Designs has her first ever Grab Bag still on for the unbelievable price of $3.00. Hurry as once it's revealed this Friday the contents will be separated and sold individually.

The Polka Dot Plum have placed their whole store over at Sunshine Studio Scraps on for 60% off!! The offer is good until January 1st so hurry over.

On to the freebie.

I made these Quick Pages using some of Shauna's minikits. Naturally with her permission of course, =) Hope you enjoy them and leave her some love on her blog, Pineapple Plantation Designs and check out her amazing designs in her store.

Click on the image to download or you may download here

If I don't get back on here before Christmas, wishing you all the best as you celebrate the season.


Anonymous said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 22 Dec [LA 09:00pm] - 23 Dec [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

Anonymous said...

OOOHHHH now I want to shop!!! thanks for the freebie :)

Scrappy Cats Designs said...

Eleven year olds can be so independent! Love the list of chores.

Anonymous said...

Hehe. I have an 11-year-old boy also. Mine hasn't fought for much independence yet, and I rarely even leave him alone in the house. That's just my issue, though. He is the youngest of five, and I suspect it is harder for me to let him grow up.

Way to go on getting him to do chores while you were out.

JanMary said...

My daughter has just turned 11 and would love to stay at home on her own for a short while, but might not be so keen if I left her with jobs to do!

Merry Christmas to you and yours from Northern Ireland.