Sunday, March 30, 2008

Tea Parties

Suprise Tea Party!!!, originally uploaded by spycore.

For a few years I have been thinking of starting a business planning children's theme parties! I am a little timid about getting started. I really don't know what the first step is. Maybe, planning a few parties for just the price of supplies would be a good way to start. It would build my portfoilio!

:D Who knows!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


OK...I've calmed down a bit, but I am still upset with my IKEA experience today!
I really like IKEA. I have several IKEA pieces in my home! Yet my experience today at the new IKEA store in West Chester as made me rethink a few things!
I work rather close to IKEA and decided to pop over durinig my lunch break. I was very curious! So anyway, I drove in the the parking lot. It was not busy at all. In fact, there were many parking spaces availabe. Unlike most people, I usually park a good distance away from stores. I like the opportunity to get in some extra steps for my daily step count. This has never been a problem in the past. With in being a new store there were still parking attendents. I decided I didn't want to park in the area close to the building. I signaled my intent and than turned into that area. There were about 15-20 cars in that area. There were no signs telling me not to park there. When I got out of my car, 4 attendents come over and started screaming at me that I couldn't park there and that I needed to park where they tol d me to. They used quite vulgar langauge and were not polite at all. I asked why I could not park there and was told nothing. So I got into my car and left. This left a very bad taste in my mouth for IKEA.
I later found out from a co-worker who also works at IKEA that these parking attendents are volunteers and not actually employed by IKEA. This made me feel a little bit better, but after thinking about it I still feel that it was an unacceptable business practice.
I called IKEA and was unable to actually speak with a real person in the West Chester store. I did speak with a person from the national office. I was told that the local manager would be notified. I still wish there was more that I can do.
I have noticed how the service in stores and businesses have gone down the drain. Now I know why I decided to to go into the Hospitality and Business area because of the un-hospitable behavior I have seen!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Going for a Ride

Michael and I went for a ride! We headed to Maysville Kentucky! He let me take lots of pictures!! He is sooooooooooo sweet!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Oh the weather outside..

The snow finally stopped around 3:30pm. It sure is beautiful. To me, it looks like we got about 12 inches of snow! Not so bad!!! I went for a walk in the snow just for fun!
Since, we didn't have to go anywhere, we stayed home. Michael played some computer games and I made some cards!! So much fun!!!

I was inspired by this Target Mug!

On the Patio


Friday, March 7, 2008

Random Act of Kindness

I get the amazing opportunity to work with many wonderful teachers. I have noticed how much grace and compassion this one certain teacher has been showing her class. I saw some beautiful flowers that I thought she should have! I hope they brightened her day!!!

PS: She doesn't know it was from me!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The FUJI is BACK!!

I arrived home around 5:30pm. On my door was a tag from Fed Ex that said they tried to deliever a package :D Yahooooooooo! So I ran down to the Fed Ex pick-up place and got my wonderful camera! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm back in Business with Scrappin'

Here are some old and new pictures!