Friday, March 28, 2008

Lots to share...and a RAK winner!

Yes...I am back to the real world. My trip with my hubby to Florida was all I imagined and so much more. The weather was lovely, 78-80 degrees all week and sunny of course. I even got a touch of sunburn as I relaxed by the pool and beach all week. We had some amazing meals, of course I ate seafood as much as I could. I figured if I was on vacation I was going to eat what I wanted to.

I popped around The Grand Floridian and Polynesian. They are my 2 favorite Disney resorts and I so enjoyed lazing about with a book and the sun and sand at my feet. My view from the beach at the Grand Floridian was amazing...

I spend a day at the spa getting a massage, manicure and pedicure and must say it was well worth the money.


This is my favorite picture I took that week. It is an evening shot at Disney's Beach Club Resort. I took it after dinner one night, YUM! A big shout out to Karen Russell for helping me improve my photography at her class last fall. Never would have gotten this shot without her!


Now I return to volunteering at school, soccer practice, and laundry. It was nice while it lasted though.

On to the scrappy news...the winner of my Pay it forward RAK is Erin Gudge.

Congrats girl! This cute little RAK will be mailed to you next week as soon as you send my your address. My email is mleinbac@gmail.com. Thanks for Paying it Forward!

Here is a little sneak peak of April's Altered Kit at
Serendipity Scrapbooks. You don't want to miss this one. It may very well be my favorite kit of all time. Check back on April 1st to see the rest.

39 comments:

Akinogal said...
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wendipooh13 said...

congrats Erin!!!
Great photos from your vacation Mimi, looks like such a fun trip and LOVIN the sneaks from the Serendipity kit!! yummy

Samantha said...

I'm glad that you had a great time in FL!! Your pictures are just awesome :)

evitangel said...

I love this birdie and I could also have such a great wellness day!

Sharmaine said...

welcome home :)
Great photos
love the sneak peek!!
Yay to Erin!

Andrea, said...

Great photos. Sounds like you had a fabulous time

Trish said...

Awesome vacation pics!

I can't wait to see the new Serendipity kit!

Edleen said...

Wow! love all the shots you took!!! sounds like you had a Great time, which is good :)

Yummy RAK and Congrats to Erin!

hope you're having a Lovely Weekend :)

Terrie B x said...

oooh looks beautiful,glad you had a lovely time:)
Sneek peek looks fabbie:)x

Scrapbook Princess said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Florida. I love that photo, it is just amazing!

You know, I have never had a massage... everybody raves over them. I think it may be time to experience it!

CINNIBONBON said...

The photo of the resort is just AMAZING!!! Wowwwwie!
Girl you sounds so relaxed, I'm happy for you, and that spa looked like such an awesome place.

OOOoo on that sneak peek, I love those colors, they make me smile, and those little birdies are too darn cute. Nice, very nice!! HAVe a great weekend.

Tabitha said...

gorgeous picturres! so glad you ahd a great time! congrats to the rak winner!

Alexandra said...

Sounds like an awesome trip Mimi!! It's hard going back to reality, isn't it??!! Congrats to Erin - yummy blog candy!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Karen Russell said...

What a great photo (good job taking it off of "auto")!

Jessica said...

Love the photos!!! amazing job. I heart karen russell and can't wait to take a photo class from her! thanks for stopping by!

Ana Baird said...

Great pictures! Congratulations Erin!
Love the little bird!

Angel said...

Glad you enjoyed Florida! I enjoyed a taste of the same warm weather on my trip home to Alabama!
Why couldn't we have bought some back with us! ? Soon, I hope! Your photos are georgous! Thanks for sharing & thanks for continuing to stop by my blog!

merrymstamper said...

Awesome pictures Mimi!! love the sneak peek also. Looks darling...can't wait to see the full view.

Welcome home and can't wait for out get-together!!!

Veronica said...

LOOOOOVe that sneak of the SS altered kit!! Gotta check into getting that one! Fantastic vacation pics too!

Veronica

Rachael said...

Wow, you got some amazing pics!!! The night one looks like it's right out of a brochure!! Karen would be proud!!!

jadadog said...

woo-hoo! Hey KAREN RUSSEL was here! She must be proud! Great photos, and I can't wait to see the kit stuff!!!

Kara Ward said...

I love the kit...so cute. I have a thing for the little birdies...Wonderful

Ingrid said...

Good to hear you had a wonderful time. The photos look great. The sneak peek looks very promising. Looking forward to see more.

micayla said...

Yay to the RAK winner!
Looks like a fun trip, I bet you cant wait to scrap the pics!

Rianne*Z said...

This sneak looks awesome!!! Wow!

Lauren said...

WOW! I love that Beach Club shot you took - fabulous. The Polynesian will always be one of my favorites too. I can't wait to go back. The birdie on your layout is too cute too!

Aline said...

Glad to hear that you had a great time, beautiful photos!

Cheryl Wray said...

So glad you had such a wonderful getaway!!!! (I'm a tad bit jealous!! lol)

Wow...that's some good RAK she won!! :-)

Have a super day!!

Lea L. said...

Gorgeous photos....and such a cute sneak peak!

Have a great day!
~lea

Chris said...

Oh my goodness it looks beautiful... thanks for sharing your fab pics!! Loving the sneak peak...can't wait to see the full thing :D

My Paper World said...

Wow! Your photos are stunning!
Thanks so much for sharing! xx

Scrappermania said...

Great photos! Congratulations Erin!

Jemma said...

kit looks great and sounds like you had a fantastic time in Floriday - wish i was somewhere hot!!!

Trish said...

Love the photos! And you had great weather! I am glad you had a good time! Congrats to Erin!!

M@risk@ said...

Congrats to the RAK winner and wonderful pics of the place you've been. Great you had a nice time together

Marieke Vermeulen said...

Your sneek peak looks GREAT!!

xxxMarieke

Monique said...

Wonderful sneak and congrats to Erin!!! So good you had a terrific time together; glad you didn't met a crocodile at that pond :)
Stunning pic! Maybe I have to take a photography class too.

Melanie said...

Wow, what gorgeous photos! I'm so glad you had a great time!

FlutterinbyGirl said...

I just wanted to let you know that I didn't get the RAK. I can't find your email addy, so I thought I would post here!

You can email me at flutterinby@peak.org

Thanks!