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OooOohh! A surprise!

Time is truly of the essence here in my TLF (Temporary living facility) room here at Eielson AFB. We've been here almost a month and it's really wearing on me. While I like, and agree, with the more minimalist living....its getting old living out of a suitcase. (Nomads out there, you are brave) We're going on 2 1/2 months of living out of suitcases now and probably another 20 days. Ugh.  Anywho... we are purchasing a house and we (whatever you have available to cross...please do!) are trying to close August 15th. That plan was almost SEVERELY derailed when I made a call to my lender and they couldn't close the day we wanted. Needless to say...we had to start over from scratch with a new mortgage lender.  A day of frantic scanning and phone calls...we back on track, appraisal ordered, good to go. Hopefully. 

So, with a day full of hair-pulling and terror of losing the house, I was doing my blog surf seeing who was being crafty, because I can't, and I stopped by Lisa&…

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Regional in ANCHORAGE!!!

Whats that? You heard me right!!!! It was announced at convention this past week, and Cindy, the roving reporter just put this on Facebook...
Here’s the latest Stampin’ Up! news from our CEO and co-founder, Shelli Gardner: as of this fall, Stampin’ Up! will offer shorter regional events (with all supplies included)! This will allow more of you to attend a Stampin’ Up! event close to home! Our first round of half-day regionals will be held in Anchorage, AK, Birmingham, AL, and Albuquerque, NM! Woo hoo! Full-day regionals will be held in Charlotte, NC, Henderson, NV, and Edmonton, AB." ~ CindyHow exciting is this??? I have been itching to attend a Stampin' Up event!!! Can't wait until they announce these dates and hope I get to be crafty before then!! As always, have a scrap-tastic day!!

Last Frontier!

Just a quick update, we've arrived in Alaska and are LOVING it!!! We are not loving the tiny billeting room we (Carl, Evan, Rocky, and I) are staying in. You don't need a whole lot of room when you don't have a lot of things. I can't wait to have my kitchen back and my stamps back!! (everything else hasn't been missed too bad) The most of my gripes are lack of proper kitchen utensils, but my thinking is if that's all I'm griping about, it can't be that bad.

Here are a few things I've learned by living in AK so far...
1. Roads are bumpy. Only main roads are paved, neighborhood roads are gravel. I'm told you don't notice the bumps come winter time because of the snow. We'll see.

2. Cost of living is quite a bit more expensive. I saw cereal for over 5 dollars and don't ask about milk. But, we are a long way from the lower 48, so it costs to ship up here.

3. Gas is expensive! Don't complain to me about gas prices, ours is over 4 bu…