Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pieces of Meagan

I am the featured seller on a fellow Etsy-er's blog! You can find the interview here: Pieces of Meagan

Items from Meagan's Etsy shop, BabySwank, are listed on the top right sidebar of my blog. Head on over to her Etsy shop HERE and check them out!

You can also find Meagan on Facebook HERE.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

20% off SALE!!

The Black Friday thru Cyber Monday Sale is in full swing over at my Etsy shop, Laura Elaine Designs (click HERE to see). ALL items are 20%! Check out my newest Runner's Race Bib Scrapbook (HERE), plus much more!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Turkey Trot and Etsy Black Friday Sale!

We heading out early this morning, complete with our drumstick headbands to run a local 5 mile Turkey Trot. I've been running 2 - 3 times per week, while my sister and husband haven't done much since their marathons a few weeks ago. Even though we are all SUPER competitive, we decided it would be fun to just stick together and not "race." It was a ton of fun, and our headbands were well-recepted :) We finished just over our goal time of 50 minutes at 51:??.
Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day! Anyone else run a fun Turkey Trot today?

Looking for some great handmade gifts this holiday season? Check out the EtsyMom Street Team Black Friday Sale! There are over 90 EtsyMom shops offering great deals on their crafts, beginning Black Friday and running through Ciber Monday. You can check out the full list of shops HERE. If you are interested in grabbing some great running scrapbook items, you can see my shop HERE. Happy Black Friday shopping!
Laura Elaine
PS - My 100th post is coming up soon....stay tuned for a fun giveaway!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

The MIA blogger

So I just realized that I haven't posted in almost 2 weeks! Wow!!! I haven't really been absent lately....still reading and commenting on posts when I get a chance.... I've been busy preparing my Etsy shop (click HERE) for holiday shopping and especially for a HUGE Black Friday - Ciber Monday Sale! All items will be 20% if purchased and paid for from Friday, November 26 - Tuesday November 29th.

Check out my newest Race Bib Books - holding up to 10 race bibs:
Or a similar item, the Race Bib Scrapbook, meant to hold up to 5 race bibs and room for photos and journaling as well:
Happy shopping! Laura Elaine

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday - NYC Marathon Style!

New York City Marathon photos!
Welcome to the Expo

Check out the awesome shirt I got for the little guy - it says, "Future Marathoner"

Steve with his number

Ready to go at 4:45 am, right before he left my sister's apt in Astoria

Runners in Brooklyn, just before mile 8

"Run Daddy Run!"

Here comes Steve - just before mile 8

See ya at mile 16!

Back to the train we go!

Mile 16.5 and still smiling!

All this marathon watching makes me tired!

After his snooze - very excited about his chips from Loe

Where's Waldo?

Here comes Steve!!! Mile 26....only .2 to go!

High 5's

The Chilien Minor - he's behind the guy in the bright orange tank - he has the blue hat on - that's the camera crew in the golf cart in front of him

Steve's cheering crew
Thanks for your pretzels Daddy!
Showing off our shirts - the front said 2010 NYC Marathon and the back said "Run Steve Run" (Stephen's said Run Daddy Run :)
The family after - gotta love that 2-yr-old "cheese" smile :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Three Things Thursday

Haven't done one of these in a while, so here goes!

1 - Tomorrow morning we are NYC-bound! Hubby will be running in the New York City Marathon on Sunday! So proud of him since he had to be patient for this one. He was turned down by the lottery 3 years in a row, so 2010 is his year!!! His other marathons to date are:
Charlottesville, VA 2006
Chicago 2006
Boston 2008
Boston 2009
and now NYC 2010
He mentioned the other day that he has London in the back of his mind...hmmmmm...wouldn't mind taking a trip across the pond for that one! :)
I'll be back next week with a race report and hopefully great pics.
Run Steve Run!!! 2009 training run for Boston
2 - Today was a L-A-Z-Y day. It was rainy and cool, Stephen was whiny and clingy, so we decided to stay in our PJs alllllll day. It was great! We colored leaves, played a leaf matching game, made some granola, watched Mickey, finally finished hanging up the Buzz and Woody wall clings in his big-boy room, and "took a run" up and down the hallway about 100 times (his new favorite game.) Sometimes you just need days like that....ahhhhhh.
3 - I have a new plan in place for the rest of the year to get my butt out of this lazy funk I've been in with running. 400 miles is going to be my goal. I'm right around 330, so it is COMPLETELY attainable. I know it sounds like nothing to some of you (awesome!!!) runners who are aiming for, or already reached, 1000. But I need something to keep me motivated, especially with the holidays quickly approaching. I hope this will work!!!! I'll be lacing up tomorrow before we leave :)
Have a great weekend!
Laura Elaine

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The World of Make Believe & New Race Bib Scrapbook

In my little guy's 2-year-old world, playing "pretend" is becoming an everyday activity. It is absolutely adorable to see what he comes up with next. Usually it involves something that he has seen us do, which is hilarious. Here are some of his favs:

Making coffee - he "drives" up to me in his Little Tikes car and asks, "coffee Mommy?" (hmmmm...who has been taking too many trips to Dunkin Donuts?)

Take a "snoozie"- he takes pillows, blankets, and his little monkey and curls up on the floor to pretend to take a nap. And he's usually not happy unless I'm laying there next to him!

And my favorite so far, and the one I'm most proud of: "My take a run!" (We can't get him to say "I", so he says "my" for everything!) He races up and down the hallway until he is out of breath. It is just adorable and I'm so happy that he has already realized that running is such an important part of our family! Sometimes he'll even get upset if he knows I'm going out for a run and I'm not taking him with me in the jogger!
And speaking of running, here is my latest creation for sale on my Etsy site - a *NEW* and *IMPROVED* Race Bib Scrapbook!
Front cover of the album
The original version measured 8" x 8", while this new one is 8" x 11", enough room to accommodate the larger race bibs. The album has 5 sets of coordinating pages with room for a race bib on one side, and room for 1 - 2 photos on the opposite page. The front cover reads "Marathon Mama 26.2". You can see the full listing HERE on my Etsy site.

Sample page with race bib

Have a great day!

Laura Elaine