Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My new HEADER!!!

One of my newest besties EVAH is Lydia Fiedler, you may also know her as Understandblue. She is a brilliant stampin' sista and crafter. Super creative!  You must click on the linky above to go to her Blog.  She is HILARIOUS (my brother's favorite word, but that's another story) and also hosts these great WEBINARS for Google Reader (which I have get to do), and BLOGS.  The other neat thing Lydia does is design blog headers....she won a contest and designed MARTHA STEWART'S craft blog yes, MARTHA STEWART!!!! Ok, I'll stop yelling.

ANYwhoooo...I gave Lydia some parameters...what my likes/dislikes are and she gave me a first draft which was super cute but I started to think "what about....??? or...???" oh boy. I'm so glad she's still my friend because I woulda been OMG girl STOP.  She gave me another couple of revisions and when it came down to it guess which won the most votes? THE FIRST ONE! BWAHAHAHAHAHA  Poor Lydia, all that extra work for nuttin!

But me likey my new banner!!! THANK YOU LYDIA!!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

My name is Dana, and I'm obsessed with Scotland!

Have I mentioned that I'm obsessed with Scotland?  Love everything Scottish, can't wait to go to Scotland someday....if I liked Whiskey I would so drink Scotch Whiskey, I love Walker Shortbread cookies and Robin Williams' impression of a Scotsman.  Ok, that last one isn't really Scottish--but it IS funny!

I think my obsession began when I married my hubby--my married name is KEITH.  We have a Castle near Aberdeen, Scotland.  Well, WE don't, but my hubby's ancestors did.  It's Dunnottar Castle and The Amazing Race Season 3 had a pitstop there! My favorite show EVAH AND my favorite country!) A cousin traveled to Dunnottar Castle a few years ago and when they arrived, and signed the guest book and discussed they were KEITHs, the Castle caretakers took them out to dinner!
Wow, this post is already too long--but I'm not even to the best part of my story--so hang with me.
Then I read the novel OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon.  Fantastic book if you're a girl and you like Sci-Fi, time travel and nursing.  There's a love story in there.  Fanstastic book--I've read it 3 times (and it's the 1st in a series of 7, all over 700 pages each).  OH, so OUTLANDER takes place in Scotland, it's also an historical fiction.

So, I've done some research into the Keith Clan and bought hubby a proper Keith Clan Tartan tie--it's a Navy/Green plaid.  Beautiful.  I have thought about acquiring for myself a Keith Tartan throw, or coat even...but they're soooooo expensive.

Then I'm shopping in Macy's last week and see the Dooney & Bourke Handbag display and they have red and NAVY TARTAN handbags! Seriously!?! They should have just named the "navy" as "KEITH TARTAN (MODERN)" It looks EXACTLY like it.  Someone over at Dooney & Bourke must be a Keith!
Well, I just HAD to get this for myself as an early birthday present!  Oh, would you like to see a picture?  I've linked to my Facebook page--I was quite excited when it arrived today so I posted over there as well.
But, enough it is: (*SQUEEEEEE*)

It's been soooo long since I bought myself a proper handbag--this has leather straps and I can REGISTER IT.  How crazy is that!?!
Anyway--welcome to my crazy world.  I should totally have a card to accompany the greatness that is this cute handbag.  So I will think about that and in a future post have a very Scottish-type card for you!
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