Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday!
Hope you are all having a great weekend.
It's been pretty nuts here the last couple of days, as you can all imagine. We had to get everything that was not going to the new house with us ready to be taken to the charity shop yesterday. Considering that this consisted of most of our storage, it was fun getting all of the contents of the cupboards sorted, shredded, packed or ditched in time for the moving guys. There were also 60 boxes in the house that had been packed and were in the middle of the dining room and the basement. The garage was full of trashbags waiting to go to recycling and all round... it was chaos. On top of that we were both working and trying to keep sane!
Anyway, the nice young gentlemen arrived and sorted it all out. However, I did hear some major grunting when they picked up the boxes containing my stamping stuff!!!! There isn't a single stamp, piece of card stock, marker, inkpad or embellishment that isn't packed away! After they had gone and all the boxes had been taken to the garage, we moved the remaining furniture around and the house now feels empty. We are now in major clean up mode - every nook and every cranny will be cleaned. All picture holes in the walls fixed, carpet taken up ready for brand new carpet and windows painted. We still have a lot to do in the next two weeks, but the move is certainly starting to feel real.
I really did want to go up and see the house this weekend, especially as so much has happened over the last two weeks.... but we resisted. We really are going to hold out until we go for the walk through just before we go to close and get our keys.
We have kennels booked for the cats for 3 days whilst the move is on. It's really much better for them not to be here on this end when everything is moving and on the other end when it is all arriving.
Sadly, our new furniture will not be arriving when we move in. As we went for non-stocked fabrics, it all has to be custom made so we are 8-12 weeks out on just about everything. We have ordered a couple of tables and even though they aren't being custom made, they are on backorder. We think we might have to keep a couple of the boxes to sit on for a few weeks :-)
So... I thought it was time to have a little fun. I found all sorts of wonderful goodies whilst I was packing up my stamping stuff and thought they would make great blog candy.
Our bar is finished in the basement. The top is really cool. It's a recycled material. Your job - for wonderful blog candy - is to guess what this recycled material was in it's original incarnation!
Here's a pic of the bar - sorry it's so grainy!
and here's a closeup of the side view of the bar top
What the bar top is recycled from is very compacted - you can see it in multiple layers here - many layers.
So... the first person to guess what this recycled material was in it's original form will get a brand new 2011 Stampin' Up! Conference Bag. It's a fabulous bag but unfortunately I cannot upload a picture of it for you because I packed my tool to upload the pics!!! However, I did a little search on google - what would we do without it - and the fabulous UK demo Jo has an amazing pic on her website of the bag. You can check out the bag - and Jo's website at this link. While you are there, check out Jo's fabulous projects made using Vintage Vogue.
I told you the bag was gorgeous, didn't I? So, how about playing along and guess what the bar top is made of. I will leave it for a couple of days for you to guess. If none of you guess correctly, then I will give you a different view of it.
There's a twist. (Is this beginning to sound like one of those late night TV ads? :-) ) I will also hand out prizes to those of you who come up with fun guesses as to what it could be. Stampin' Up! reusable shopping bags are the prizes I will be handing out.
To make it easier for everyone, I have also removed word verification.
Well, I am back to cleaning and sorting :-)
As always, thank you for your visit. Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.