Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
...that after years of learning to eat slowly, I would eat my dinner as fast as I possibly could.
...that after professing my hatred of boob-tube babysitting, I would rely on Barney in order to go to the bathroom in peace.
...that my once carefully decorated house would become a museum of primary-colored plastic.
I really could go on and on. Am I missing anything?
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Carol: What? What are you talking about?
Me: I think a bear got into the boys' room and was looking for something.
Me: Well, apparently the bear must have gotten into the house, made his way into the boy's room and... he really needed a diaper.
Carol: What? Oh, that. Shut up.
Me: Well, at least the kids are safe.
(You should see the cereal boxes when she needs her Raisin Bran fix.)
On a totally side note, does anyone else with a Diaper Genie automatically think "poop sausage" every time they empty it?
Or is it just me?
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Lee and I had many a laugh reading through the comments and making fun of everyone's awesome presents (because seriously, some of them were awesome). *And* we want to thank everyone that took time out of their day to throw their name into the hat.
So, congrats to Mannie Vincent and the distant relative that didn't want her to "go around wearing working girl underwear". Thanks to her, that phrase has made its way into our daily conversation.
Lee and I are off on a family vacation this weekend with the kiddos (Lord help us), and I'd like to leave you with a picture from a wedding that we just recently attended:
Maybe he's just trying to give Nona a piggy-back ride?
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This year, we want you to tell us the worst gift you’ve ever received for the holidays.
Comments will be open until 11:59pm Wednesday, November 25th .
What do you get? How about ONE OF EVERYTHING!!! We’ll send you the ENTIRE COLLECTION of HateMail and JunkMail greeting cards, as well as a 2009 HateMail 365 Calendar! This has an estimated retail value of $204.00! That’s a lot of dough, as well as a lot of special occasions COVERED. You’ll appear as though you’ve really got your shiz together when you pull out the appropriate sentiment at the perfect time.
So, get on with it! Tell us your most awful gift and be sure to check back on Thanskgiving day to see if your holidays just got a little sweeter.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
You'll notice that the 'shop' page is a little different these days. I'm just too tired to keep making fancy updates in Dreamweaver, only to find out that I did something wrong with one of my stinkin' tables. Which won't delete. Ever. Dammit.
So, I hope you like the new setup. I like the layout and the fact that I can make it look fairly similar to the rest of the site. I can also make changes and updates to products in a snap --- which makes my weary self very, very happy.
I'll be adding products throughout the week and playing around with new packages of cards, as well as adding the calendar. If there's anything that you love or hate, feel free to drop me a line.
P.S., we met our goal for the Facebook fan page (yay) and everyone that was on the page as of November 1st will get a free card of their choosing (double-yay). If you're a fan, be on the lookout for a notice from either Lee or myself during the next week or so.
P.P.S., there's a FANTASTIC giveaway happening this month, so keep checking the blog for details soon.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
They'll be ready for purchase on Monday, October 27th.
I'm only doing a limited release initially, so make sure you snap one up before they sell out.
What better way to keep a little HateMail in your life 365 days of the year....
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
That nasty flu bug will just stick wherever the hell he wants to.
I'll have some store updates, new designs to unveil and more info about the National Stationery Show coming this week, too. Also, stay tuned for our GIVEAWAY.
Friday, October 17, 2008
When I realized that I was incapable of watering a plant, I decided to look around the house and see just how many fakey-fake plants were occupying space...
Virtually every room has its own little faux foliage collection. Lee reminds me intermittently of the dust collecting on all of them, but they still bring me a bit of joy.
And alas, the only living plant in my house:
Isn't she sad? I've had her for so many years.... She used to be gorgeous and full of flowers and large, waxy leaves. Now, she's just tired.
Too early to give the two-year-old some household chores? I think we'll start with watering plants.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Another piece of exciting news is that we've just signed on with another distributor! I was hoping to add a few more salespeople to my current lineup and this seems to have fit my goal quite nicely.
And for those of you looking for a sample of what's in the pipeline:
I should be able to get the bulk of these items on the site by the end of the week, but historically, that usually means that you'll be lucky if you see it somewhere in 3 months.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Oh, and if you hear soft sobbing in the distance, that would be me.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
And the free shipping is still rockin' the heezy.
By the end of September, we'll be adding our Christmas lineup. Lee and I narrowed down our selection and the designs are looking amazing. I can assure you, you won't be disappointed when you see the final products....
There will also be an addition to the JunkMail family: [defined]. [defined] is the softer side of JMG and will be added to the 'shop' page in mid-September.
And you hear advice from all sides. "Oh, you're bringing the kid to bed with you? You've got to put a stop to that." And then I look in the magazines and catalogues showing all kinds of "co-sleeping" paraphernalia and I figure I can't be the only one. There can't be an entire industry revolving around the hope that I'm going to slip up again.
It might seem short-sighted, but honestly, at 3 am, I'm really not very forward-thinking. All I really know is that if he's left alone he'll probably groan and whimper and make me get up at least five or six times, over half an hour, before he finally falls asleep. In bed, he cuddles up and I can usually get him down in five minutes.
So, last night the kid is sleeping with us ( The point of the whole previous diatribe is to let you know that I'm aware that you're frowning now, but I don't care.) but he's not actually asleep yet. I hear the familiar clink of the soother falling and then the snorting as he starts to root around for it. In the dark, I feel around for it, then feel around for a face, then feel around for a mouth, then try to give back the soother.
There's a bit of resistance.
And then Carol says, "If you try to jam that thing in my face again, I'm going to punch you in the head."
She's not much of a morning person, but she's *really* not much of a 3-in-the-morning person.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Such delightfully good times.
With that said, yes, the website is a bit behind in updates. I have so many new cards to list. Like this one:
And a bunch more, but I haven't the time or patience (with Blogger) to upload them all. I promise they'll be up in a few days.
In other news, my new studio is getting a new floor (yay) and we picked up more storage shelves to house the now obscene amount of product and supplies taking up my old space. I'll be sad to see my old space go because it's got a beautiful view overlooking our lake (you may hate me now...), but the new one has a BILLION times more space and potential --- even if it is a bit dungeon-y.
Your task for the day: go read up on my old-hometown mayor's highjinks. Sad and funny at the same time.