Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tennessee Visit and Updates

Felix and I attended the SRT Track Experience at the Nashville Superspeedway last weekend. It was probably one of the most awesome experiences I have ever had! Not only did I get to drive many different vehicles, but I also learned some very important things about driving, and how to maintain control of your vehicle at all times, in all situations. I got to drive on the actual speedway itself, and drove with and rode with members of the Richard Petty Driving Team. I never realized just how much fun cars could be, nor did I realize how much I could still learn after having driven for 30 years.

Of course, while we were out there, Felix and I just HAD to go visit some local scrapbook stores. We went to two of them, the Sassy Scrapper, one in Lebanon TN and the other in Murfreesboro TN. The owner of these stores, Mary, was very kind and welcoming, and her staff were equally as wonderful. The stores were set up very beautifully, and had a very nice selection of merchandise available. I picked up a bunch of things I knew I couldn't live without, and let Felix pick up the tab!

In our quest for a stamp store, we went to the address listed in our GPS, but found instead a metaphysical shop/coffee house (TheMysticCoffeehouse.com), and out of complete curiousity had to go inside and investigate. We met the owner, Kara, who was absolutely wonderful. She made us each an elixir, which is some sort of health drink, that Felix didn't care for but I liked. Then she showed us the metaphysical store in the back, which had lots of interesting books, bumper stickers, and lots of crystals and stones. It felt very warm and comfortable in her shop, and we stayed and visited with her for a bit. We discovered she had an oxygen bar, which we had to try out for ourselves. Apparently, with an oxygen bar, you breathe in 95% pure oxygen instead of the very low percentage we normally get in our usual breaths. This is supposed to be pure food for our brains, and help to clear our bodies of toxins. They use aromatherapy with it, to enhance the effects. It was really quite interesting, and if you ever get the chance to try it, you should. See what you think. It is apparently a big hit in California, where all the people are into the health thing bigtime. Maybe it will make its way down here eventually. Who knows?!

Emery took excellent care of the store while we were away, and received several more orders. When we got in today, there were still items to be put out, so I spent the day putting out more paper, stickers, new colors in the Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powders, and the like. Tomorrow I'm going to tackle the eyelets and brads again, and see if I can rearrange them into themes (once again!). They somehow seem to mysteriously reposition themselves into various different spots in the display. Hmmmm... maybe we have gremlins....

We'll be open on Monday, Labor Day, from 10 AM until 5 PM, so come on out, visit for a while, and see some new stuff.

We have a couple spots left on the Disney 8x8 Album for Saturday, September the 1st. Call and reserve your spot so you can make this adorable little album. Refreshments will be served, and we will be taking a break during this 4-hour class. Remember, it will be 10 full page layouts that you make, plus you get all the supplies to make the pages (paper and embellishments) and the album, too. That's an excellent deal for only $55!!! If you can't make the class but want to reserve a kit or private lessons, please call us (504-301-1081). Pics of the book and more info can be found on our website when you click on the class listing in the calendar.

Until next time, happy scrapping!


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like you had fun. :)

    Just as an aside, I've heard oxygen bars are actually not good for you because oxygen is highly reactive and this causes it to easily form free radicals, which cause premature aging and possibly other health problems.

    I'd like to see a picture of the Disney books when they're done if you can post one, Speed Racer. ;)