I'm just gonna warn you ahead of time, this is a super bragging about my goodies and my family post. If you're not interested, skip down to see what my new fun toys are. If you're interested in the story, please continue reading. A few months ago (we'll say oh in February), my dear, sweet, thoughtful hubby bought me one of these:
His name is George. I shall call him George, and he will be my George. I only name tools that I am very very fond of. Seriously. And at this point I am going to take a moment to brag about my husband, who is a super awesome Michael's couponer. My husband and I have been doing long distance the last year, and while I was up visiting him, he took me to Michaels - I like to go to Michaels and just look around. While I was in there, I spotted George (when did Michael's start getting Spellbinders?). I was so excited - George has been on my wish list for every birthday, christmas, anniversary, and other gift giving holidays for over two years. But as you know, George and his close relatives are expensive with a retail price of $149.00 before tax. Hubby said "Don't you have a coupon for Michaels?" To which I stated "Well I don't think they apply to the Spellbinders." While I feverishly checked the coupon exemptions and found out Spellbinders are not exempted from the coupons! Score! But, Michaels didn't have a coupon that week. To which hubby then said "Don't you have a 50% off coupon from Joann's?" And the LIGHT WENT ON. My husband is a GENIUS, I mean seriously, I taught him well. It was moment of pride, over riding pride. So, I got my early, very early present, for $75.00 including the tax. If you've been thinking about a Grand Calibur, wait till there is a coupon and then hit Michaels up! Seriously. It's May when I'm writing this and I am still beaming with joy at my husband's genius. And so show you he has even more genius, fast forward to April.
My birthday is in April, and this year, my brothers asked my husband, rather than me, about what I wanted for my birthday. Side Note: Although I got my George in February, I wasn't able to play with him until I got some Grand Nestabilities - and time (my dear sweetie was aware of this). A few days later I got a call from my brother that went something like this:
B: So I talked to (husband) about what you wanted for your birthday. He said you recently got a new tool but none of the supplies to go with it.
M: Yep. He got me George.
B: Who is George?
M: A die cut machine.
B: Oh well, either way, we were wondering what you need in order to be able to use your new toy.
M: Well there are a few things.
B: Send us an email with the things that you want.
And this is what I got in the mail:
I was super stoked and totally not expecting all of that! I have not had a chance to play with them yet, that is coming up shortly. My husband is a genius. And my brothers - best birthday gift ever. Aside from my Madonna and Vangelis CDs.