Thursday, January 31, 2008

Initials Inc Fall/Winter Sale/Retiring List - UPDATED 2/20

These items will only be available until Feb 29th! So, if there is something you see, please let me know ASAP, so I can order it for you.

The new catalog will be posted online March 1st!

You can view the catalog by clicking here.

Retiring On Sale

Vermont Baguette - $39.99 - Low quantity
Vermont Swag - $39.99 - SOLD OUT
Vermont Jubilee - $37.99
Vermont Tote - $42.99
Rambunctious Rex Quilted Back Sak - $24.99
Social Butterfly Back Sak - $24.99 - SOLD OUT
Luxury Baby Blanket - $27.99
Travel Cube – Hot Pink and Red - $32.99
Slappy Saks – Navy, Orange, Sky and Light Pink - $19.99
Ladies Cap – Island Blue, Black, Hot Pink and Lime - $19.99
Posh Paisley Messenger – Pink and Blue - $49.99 - SOLD OUT
Kitchen Set – Preppy - $19.99
Laundry Bags – Navy and Bone - $19.99
Stockings - $19.99
Umbrella - $24.99
Slippers – Hot Pink Only – $29.99
Skinni Mini Notes - $18.99
Oh My Ornaments Christmas Stationary - $12.99

Retiring Not On Sale

Trendy Traveler – Chambray and Gingham
Hooded Towel and Bath Mitt, Pink and Blue
Bib and Burp Cloth Set, Pink and Blue
Cooler – Blue and Black Low Quantity
Quilted Throw – (Cornsilk and Brick Only)– Very low quantity
Apron – Black, Red and Denim
Fleece Blanket – Grey
Warm Cinnamon Spice (only for Spring/Summer - will be back!)
Ribbon Tote – Pale Pink, Khaki and Charcoal
Brag Bag – Chocolate and Black w/ gingham
Towel Sets – Oatmeal and White
Cuff Links
Tapered Rectangle Ring
Cube Ring
Small Oval Ring (Size 10 SOLD OUT )
Small Circle Pendant
Square Pendant
Tortoiseshell Set
Teardrop Set
Gold Shell Set
Bound Circle Necklace

Where did it go?

So here we are at the last day of January and I have absolutely now clue how we got here. It seems like yesterday we were ringing in the new year. Now here were are ending the first month of the year. It went by way to fast and to be honest I have no clue what happened this month. I know I got a lot done and began a lot of projects that I will need to finish next month, but truthfully I have no clue where this month went. It is sort of a weird feeling. Do any of you feel this way? Or, am I the only one?

Thursday, January 24, 2008

And we wonder why....

I will be the first to admit that I am horrible at keeping up with news items and when I do, most of the time I don't think twice about what I hear. I think I am like this because I just have too many other things I have to keep in my mind and just seems like I am wasting brain power to think about things that most often don't affect me.

However, oddly enough I have caught myself getting involved in this whole Heath Ledger stuff. I think mainly because I love just about every movie he has been in and I mean come on....he is a little easy on the eyes. :-)

Anyway, last night I was at supper with a friend and we got to talking about how Christians who have the mind set of "it's my way or the highway" give what truly being a Christian is about a horrible name. As we were talking she told me about this group of Christians who have decided that since he played a gay person in one of his movies they are going to picket at his funeral. I had not heard that and so it completely shocked me.

Today, I have been reading a lot and what I have learned just makes me mad. Evidently this group is Baptist (don't we love how we make a name for ourselves) and they have been known to picket at the funerals of soldiers who have died in Iraq. I mean come on!

At the end of the day, he still has a family and a lot friends who want and need this time to grieve. Is it really showing God's love when we decide to stand outside his funeral and protest what we believe??? If I were not a Christian I would not look at this and go, "I want to be a Christian. Look at how loyal they are to their beliefs." In fact the world is saying different. One reporter I saw said something to the effect of, "It is just natural human decency that says it is wrong to picket at someones funeral."

I could go on forever about this, because it just makes me mad that people, who call themselves Christians, would show such disrespect for someone in public like this. And, then those same people will question why the people around them do know want to be a part of what they believe.

So, if you have ever wondered why this world does not care about "Christian" things...this is why! The world sees Christians has the group of people who protest about anything and everything, even if it shows disrespect for another person. No one wants to be a part of that.

Okay, I am done....Let me know what you think!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Okay, so The Prof and I finished season 6 of 24 last night. I have very strong opinions about this season. IT WAS HORRIBLE! I felt like the writers and everyone else involved did not think through the season ahead of time. I mean come on...there were 2 plots! One ended and it was like, "Okay, I guess we need think of another one." Then, the ending was ridiculous. I mean seriously. So, in our effort to make it better we decided to watch the alternate ending. EVEN WORSE!!! The alternate ending wasn't even that different. I am very disappointed to say the least.

I am going to give Season 7 a shot, when it comes out, if it ever comes out. But, if it is anything like season six, then I will no longer be a 24 fan.

Okay, so there are my feelings. I got it out. If you have seen season 6, I would love to know how you feel.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Lost Pictures

So, this morning I decided to finally upload the pictures I took while we were MS for Christmas. I started with the pictures I got off BB's camera and then I pulled my memory card out and began to upload. To my surprise I only had 35 pictures. I knew I took more. In fact I can tell you what pictures I took that I now can not find. I have searched everywhere on the computer and on my camera for them. They are no where to be found. I am not happy. I lost some CUTE pictures. UGH!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A New Year

It is so hard to believe that it is already 2008. Christmas has come and gone at the Skinkle house. We have put away the decorations and are almost done finding places for all if our presents. Life is beginning to get back to normal.

2008 is going to be a big year at the Skinkle house. In May the Prof will finish his classes. This means there is a lot of light at the end of tunnel (which is getting closer everyday). Finishing classes will open the door for other options and so we have begun praying very diligently that God will make it clear to us what the next step is, even if it is to stay here.

As you know, I have been leading large group for the 5th and 6th graders at our church on Sunday morning. This month I will begin working at the church 2 days a week, while the kids are in mothers day out. This time will allow me to focus some attention to Sunday morning activities as well as other preteen activities at the church. I am super excited to be doing what I love again on a regular basis.

I have also made up my mind that 2008 will be year I loose all my baby weight. I have about 50 lbs to loose and I have decided I will not end 2008 saying I still need to loose it. I started Weight Watchers this week and have also started working out on a daily basis again. I look forward to posting pictures once I have reached my goal.

Wild Man will be starting kindergarten in August. This fact is already weighing very heavy on my mind, if you can not tell. Between now and then the prof and I have a lot to decide about Wild Man's schooling and we can not really do a whole lot until we know for sure where we will be in August. Wild Man is growing up way to fast!

I am sure that 2008 will also bring change for Little One, since she is in a growing mode right now. We are hoping that this change at least includes a bigger vocabulary, since right now she does not say a whole lot. We would also like to end 2008 diaper free. We will see how that goes.

I am going to work extra hard this year to keep my blog updated atleast weekly, if not daily. So, keep checking back as I share our 2008 with you.