Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Meet My Sister - she's a HOOT!

Yes everyone, I have a 'kid' sister (don't worry Laura, I won't tell your age ;). So what is Laura like? Welllllll, twist my arm and I'll tell you a few things.

For one, she's very talented in many ways and is the best sister anyone could ever have! Laura is full of life, VERY funny, bubbly, outgoing, intelligent, tells it like it is (don't ask her if your butt looks big in those pants ;), can cook & bake up a storm and LOVES practical jokes!

This is one of our favorite photos from a couple years ago when she was living with us while moving back from San Diego. It was a lot of fun having her at our house and to have her back home. We laughed a lot, went shopping, cooked and acted totally silly together. Oh yes, and I nick-named her "CinderLaura" - but that's not her REAL nick-name.

CinderLaura LOVED cleaning my house - even though she denies it. CinderLaura cleaned from the time she got up until I locked her in her room at night. She scrubbed and scrubbed until all the tile & grout was clean. Then she mopped, dusted, cleaned the bathrooms, washed the windows, did poop patrol out back, weeding and other minor little chores around the house. It was nice having her home. The day she left she must have been so sad. I think she was laughing hysterically to hide her tears. She left tire marks in my driveway.

Anyway, the real reason for this blog is, yes, to introduce you to Laura but also to her brand new Etsy Shop:

Laura got into Stamping about 3 years ago as a hobby and then it took off from there. We all love receiving cards from her because they are just too cool. She makes anything from funny, serious, silly, beautiful, etc. My favorite are her 3-D cards like the one below.

Feel free to visit her shop, but watch your step as she is still moving in and getting to know the in's and out's of Etsy. Oh, she FINally has a MySpace as well that she is working on, but you can stop by to say hello, add her as a friend or simply harass her (hee hee).

Well, I could go on and on about Laura, especially juicy little details, but I'll save that for another time. Oh, but if you twist my arm ever so slightly, I may tell you her REAL nick-name! OUCH!

Happy day everyone!



kim* said...

She is quite the artist in the family. Thanks for the cute post today.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

You are SO lucky to have your sister living in the same town! Mine lives 2000 miles away (where the rest of my family also lives).

Thanks for sharing her new shop with us :)

Walk in the Woods said...

What a wonderful time the two of you shared together! And how sweet is all that cleaning!?!?!? That's *some* sister!

Her cards are lovely too. :)

AnyOccasionBoutique said...

Thank you, Debi! What a wonderful blog...you make me feel like a super star :-) I know I don't have to say it but I'm going to- You are my best friend and most favorite sister any could ever wish for ( I know, you’re my only sister;-). I honestly do not know what I would do if I didn't have you in my life.

Now here comes the good stuff...bwa haha! I do have a nick-name that Debi is just itching to tell. Actually, I have a couple. But I know my beautiful, loving, caring, charming, smart, talented, hilarious sister (and I honestly mean ALL of that :-) will not tell you my nick-name. For it she spills the beans on MY nick-name, I will be forced to track down her old childhood buddy...uh-huh, remember him Debi? aaaaaaaahhhhhahahahahahah! Oooooooohoohoohoohoo!! I love you Sis!!

Seriously, with all kidding aside, thanks again for the blog. You are my best friend and a fabulous sister. I couldn't ask for anything greater in my life!

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Rosebud Collection said...

What a great job she did on her shop and the cards..Hey, how lucky are you?..Nothing like family..you can always be yourself with them..I was always one to say what I thought too..Old age is making me turn it down a notch..

Rocki's Rock 'n Beads said...

Thanks for your comments all!

Oh, and CinderLaura... since you pulled THAT card you win. I won't even THINK (outloud) about your REAL nick-name. Hmmm, I have other stories I could tell ya know. Pizza Boy. Or... Don & Charlies b-day gift. Muuuuuuah ha ha!

Honestly, thank you so much for your very sweet comments. Right back at ya Sis!

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh, how exciting!! Another one to add to the family etsy tree!!!

I'm off to check out her shop now.

Anonymous said...

Oh I had to fav her shop, it's wonderful!
And she can come scrub my floors anytime. My door is always open :)
How nice to be so close to a sibling. Two talents in one family, that's awesome!

Anonymous said...

Oh what a lovely sister you have & quite talented too!! Thanks so much for introducing her to us!! (Hmmm I wonder if I could find a sister - my house could use a good cleaning!)

AnyOccasionBoutique said...

Let me tell you a little secret about Debi and CinderLaura....Debi fibbed about the living arrangements! I HATED the cleaning and I was laughing in hysterics when I left because I knew I was finally free! Free from the evil Monkey!!! Every morning she would drag me out of my bed by my hair (I have only one strand left!), and every evening she would kick me in the butt ALL the way to my room in the basement (well, she called it a basement. It was a hole dug in her backyard with piece plywood as a "roof"). It was horrible. And, the tire marks in her driveway? I don't think so! Those were my fingernail marks as she drug me back into the house…by my only strand of hair, as I tried to escape! My husband arrived just in time to save me (I think he liked my almost bald head...better watch out Mark!!).
HAHAHA! Actually, staying with my sister was the best part about moving back to Arizona. We did have a lot of fun and we did do some really silly things (sorry, can’t tell!). And, no, I won't clean anybody else’s house ;-)

theprimpantry said...

Nice shop your sister has. Welcome to Etsy!


it seems that you are all very talented and creative. i love hearing sister stories. i never had one (always wanted a sister) but have two girls and am so glad they will always have each other.