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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Everyone In The Pool! Unless You're A Tire!

If you happened to get caught in the Ray Road/I-10 madness this weekend, hope you didn't take a detour behind the Target on 48th St and Ray, make a quick left onto Ray headed west, and almost plow into the baby pool that flew out of the trailer right in front of you. Because, oops. Tires can fly. Especially when launched by a small, round, wading pool, purchased to keep the dog cool in the springtime heat.

It was secured in the trailer. By the tire. That we (he) figured would hold it there for the way short trip to my house. Mistake.

"Umm, there goes the pool."
Turn into next lot, park car, run across road, dodge traffic, grab pool, thank whomever you like that no one had an accident. In the pool. Heh.
"Where's the tire?"
OK, so we lost the pool AND the tire holding it. Found the pool.
"How do you lose a tire?"
"Maybe it flew out, launched by the pool, and rolled somewhere..."
Fifteen minutes later, as I am nearly back at Target, walking along the sidewalk. Looking for a random tire. Really.
"I found it."
Rolled the other way, fell into the brush along the road, hiding in the grass, tire retrieved.

So there was no pool party on Ray Road yesterday, and the tire's flying license was revoked.

Also, an extension cord is especially handy for securing a tire (and a pool) to a trailer. And driving 30 MPH the rest of the way home seemed to make all the difference. Apologies to the drivers who wanted to know why we were in their way.

By the way, the pool was a hit with the dog. Not quite as much fun as Del Mar dog beach, but in a pinch, it's a great place to hang out. And we did think to take out the tire (and undo the extension cord) before jumping in the water with the dog.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Time's Up!

Thanks to everyone for cleaning us out! I've called in Free Arts AZ and Treasures 4 Teachers to help me pack up all the items left for donations.

I do still have some wire racks for 12x12 paper, both 6-slot and 30-slot, so email to the address over on the sidebar if you have any interest in purchasing those items.

I have so much appreciation for all of those who have entered our doorway and touched my life. It was a wonderful experience, although as many of you know, there were certainly challenges from the very beginning. We tried to hold on to our sense of humor.

And the fate of the blog will lie in the hands of its readers. I have endless stories to tell, and although they might not end up being scrapbook-related, they certainly are scrapbook fodder.

Cherish your story.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

No, This Time I Mean It, The REALLY Truly Last Day

OK, I admit that I just have too much to pack up and donate. (Sorry to the two agencies that I contacted!) So at the very last and late minute, I will reopen for one final day Monday March 24 from 2pm-7pm. If I can get staff in earlier, I will open the doors earlier, but the plan right now is to open at 2pm. And yes, this means great, fabulous, and fun savings for you. It has been thoroughly picked through, but you can take 75% off the retail prices of what is left. I have some wire racks left, and a few random fixtures and display items.
Also, if you can help me find good homes for this:
And this:
And this:
Those are 3 things that I would so choose not to have to move!!
See you Monday!!

Friday, March 21, 2008

60% Off Retail Price of Remaining Inventory: Final 2 Days

Items from:

Maya Road

Heidi Swapp


Scenic Route

Daisy D's

Making Memories

7 gypsies

Fancy Pants

Urban Lily

Basic Grey

Fixtures (Priced as Marked) Include:

Crop Tables $50

Wire Paper Racks $50

8.5x11 Wire Paper Racks $30

Clear Stacked Paper Tray Paper Racks $100

Custom Built Rusty Pickle Paper Racks 2 for $250

Desk/Secretary $200

Bookshelves Solid Wood $200

Bureau $50

Armoire $400

White Picket Fence Bookcase $50

Random Accessories/shelves $10 each

6 slot wire paper racks $10

microwave $35

Stereo system $50

Butcher Block Slab (about 10' long) $50
IKEA Child's Storage Slide (pictured) $25
OPEN Sat 10-5, Sun 12-4

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Madness Continues!

Hours this week:

Tues/Wed/Thurs 10-6

Sat 10-5

Sun 12-4

Final Days!!

Everything 50% off retail price! (Except fixtures and "garage sale" items priced as marked.

Cool, interesting, shabby chic fixtures!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Special: Open Monday by Popular Demand

Special store hours 2pm-8pm!

50% off retail on all inventory, excluding cardstock.

Lots of fixtures and garage sale items in crop area.

Come by for a bargain!!

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Halfway and Half Off Everything (Retail)

Come in Sunday 12-4 and receive 50% off the regular prices of our scrapbook supplies, excluding cardstock.

It's a bit difficult today, because the shop right next door is doing some major remodeling and is blocking everything. Including our closing signs. So tell a friend, come on down, and have some fun with us today!! Besides, you never know what might happen when I'm in the store...

Also, fixtures:
crop tables ($50)
wire paper racks ($50)
clear paper racks with 50 slots and rolling base ($100)
clear paper racks with 30 slots on stationary base ($75)
gridwall, and gridwall hooks ($25 per sheet, .25/hook)
and more...

Friday, March 14, 2008

Saturday Specials

Our % off regular retail prices (excluding stuff already marked down and the ubiquitous cardstock) increased to 40% today all day from 10-5.

In addition, we will begin to set up our Garage Sale items, which although the 40% discount does not apply, will be full of some bargain fixtures and other random stuff we just feel like putting there. Example: ceiling fans, still in the box, never made it to the ceiling, brand-new, $30. Example: Oversize styrofoam snowflakes, $1 per. Smaller, approximately 5" plastic glitter snowflakes, $1 for a stack of same. Just so you know there's a little variety...

Drop by, say hi, and grab a slushee from Sonic while you're in the neighborhood!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Thursday Madness!!

Along with 30% off our regular (not clearance or already sale items), receive your free gift with a $20 purchase! Available while supplies last, and cardstock is still not included in the sale. :(

But there's still lots of other cool stuff to check out!

We will be closing at 6pm this Thursday, but we'll be open Sat 10-5 and Sun 12-4. With more fun stuff to announce!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Wednesday Special!!

Find it, love it, take it away! 30% off regular prices all day Wednesday, except cardstock. We're still hoarding what's left. And that discount is of REGULAR prices, not anything already discounted! Just to clarify what's what!

Interested in one of our unique fixtures? We're prepping to sell some of them off, so drop by and leave your name and number if there's a piece of furniture that captures your interest. We haven't priced them yet, but we're taking names.

See ya!

Monday, March 10, 2008

One Day at a Time: Tuesday

Tuesday Special:
25% off all regular price merchandise, except cardstock. And I just realized we still have some grungeboard in stock. Also we have a few copies of Stacey Julian's new book Photo Freedom left.
40% off selected stamps, including 7 Gypsies, Heidi Swapp, and random foam stamps.

Rush on in. Be sure to tell Heather that Savannah sent you, so you can receive your discount.

Friday, March 07, 2008

What The Hey?

No actual idea that it has been this many eons since I've updated you on whatever and everything else. It appears, perhaps, that I have been either idle or distracted. Pick one, you're likely to be accurate.

So, anyhoo, Saturday March 8th the store will be closed. We're prepping for a bit of an event that will last from March 11-14 (that's Tuesday-Friday if you're counting days.) No doubt you're eager for the juicy details. Which are forthcoming.

Check this space and by Tuesday, we'll 'splain it all. No, really.

Hee hee.