Stamps-N-Lingers! Home Again Home Again – Final CO Trip Pics!

Hey y’all – well, we made it home!  It was an uneventful trip – but…Looooooooooooooooooong!  Sheesh.  I feel pretty confident that someone moved Colorado further west since we were there last! 😳😳

Before I show you a few more pics from the trip – I wanted to whet yer whistle for a cool Stampin’ Up! Special coming on 21 June (that’s next Tuesday!)!  It’s for ONE DAY ONLY and it’s a phrase that sparks JOY in all our hearts….

That’s right – for ONE DAY ONLY – Stampin’ Up! is offering ALL of us (that means us Demonstrators, too!!) FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $75 or more (that’s before tax is added on).

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Okay – thought I’d share a couple three more pics from our trip!

On the morning of our departure, we let Finn sit outside while we finished packing the van.  It was very early – our goal was to be pulling out of the driveway as soon as it was light enough for us to be able to SEE the deer – so…around 5:30.

Finn kept vigil for us.

The moon was rising over the tree tops while we loaded up – and it was a still and beautiful Colorado morning!

Once we headed down the road, we got a selfie!

Okay – it was a BAD selfie!  Sorry!

Then Finn assumed the position…

He’s a seasoned traveler now and it shows!

Denver was waking up as we got down the mountain…

And we passed the famous Red Rocks Outdoor Amphitheater – considered one of the best concert venues in the world – and where I saw John Denver in a solo acoustic concert when I was in college.  Best.  Concert.  Ever!

Here’s one of the first town signs in Kansas.  Can you tell it’s right on the border of Colorado and Kansas?  Yes – they put a LOT of effort into coming up with their town name!  Guess Coloransas just didn’t cut it…

In case you’re not aware – Kansas is…HUGE.  I mean – not “the sun has riz and the sun has set and you ain’t outta Texas yet” huge but…it FEELS like it!

We managed to stay awake thanks to the attention-keeping properties of a GINORMOUS bag of Nearly Naked Popcorn that Rosie and Tom gave us when we went to breakfast the other day!!

…and a stop at a Braum’s Ice Cream once we got into Oklahoma helped, too!

Tip:  if you can find a Braum’s (it’s kind of a TX, OK thing but…they might be other places, too) – get a Candy Bar Swirl with Chocolate Yoghurt, Strawberry sundae topping and M&M’s.  They mix it all together into….well.  Pure yum-ness!! My flying partner at Altus AFB  from a thousand years ago introduced me to that particular combo and I’d been wanting it again ever since.  It did NOT disappoint!  🙂

On the second day of the trip, we went as far as Hot Springs to visit Wayne’s family for a minute.  Finn was a most gracious host!  That’s Danny – Wayne’s younger brother!  Perhaps you can see the resemblance?!? 😉

We went to dinner and left Finn in the hotel by himself – his first time for that!  He had his food.  And his water.  And he never said a word.  I’m pretty sure I was more anxious about it than he was! 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

That night – he showed his sleeping versatility.

Any sofa will do, Mom! 😉

Our last day was long.  I am totally done with riding in the car.  Everything hurt by the time we hit the GA border – which is when time (and the van, apparently) sloooooooowed down and it was taking like…20 minutes to drive a mile.  I am NOT kidding NOR am I exaggerating.


The popcorn bag came out again, as you should have guessed!

Finn was not disturbed nor plagued with any such aches and pains – or aggravation with how LOONG it was taking to GET THERE ALREADY!

Like I said – seasoned traveler!!

Anywho – we’re home – found all to be well – the ponies safe and happy, the veggie garden growing – if needing a little more water than we’d scheduled (it’s been blazing hot here!) – and the house clean and tidy thanks to Miss Sonya!  So – we’ll spend today climbing back into the saddle (and on the treadmill – bleh!) and the routine! 🙂







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If you use the Host Code during the checkout process, you’ll receive a free ordering gift from me – your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.  Remember – if your order is over $150, please do not use this code –  not to worry, you’ll still get the free ordering gift. 

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The June Tutorial features the Cottage Rose Bundle!  

Thru the end of June, the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion.  That means this is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Collection with a friend!  As always, the kit selection is based on availability.  You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here.

Here’s the deets:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
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Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available For Ordering!

You guys should have received your new Jul – Dec 2022 Mini catalogs in the mail by now – if you haven’t (and think you SHOULD have!) give me shout!  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to take a gander thru it (previously known as the Holiday catalog – my FAVE!! – this one is pretty amazing, isn’t it??).  If you’ve gone thru it a time (or twelve!) …then I know you have a long list of things you really need to have!

So – to help you gather up those goodies and maybe save a little green, I’ve gathered up some products from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

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You can find all the bundes listed out – including the prices you’d pay to buy everything yourself – over on my Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog Special Bundle Page – a well as a handy Order Form!  So head over, check them out – and… get your order placed!

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I’m offering a New Designer Series Paper Share for the new Jul – Dec 2022 Mini Catalog – and you can even  DOUBLE it up if you like! 🙂

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Finn Fan Fix 

I have a confession to make.


I can’t count.

Yes – it’s true.  I know this to be true because if I COULD count, I would know that a dog born on 17 July 2016 would be SIX on 17 Jul 2022 – NOT SEVEN!

I SHOULD have used my fingers.

Which is what I did yesterday.

So – I was totally getting ahead of myself when I wished him happy SEVENTH birthday!

The GOOD News is that that means he’s YOUNGER than I thought and we’ll have him around MUCH LONGER than I’d feared!! 🙂  YEAH!

Now a quick funny thing.

This is my Mom’s dog Addy – you “met” her the other day.  She weighs about 10 pounds.  She is LITTLE.

Which made it stinkin’ hilarious when the 85 pound Aussie decided to….

…get “in” her bed! 😂😂😂😂

“In” is such a….STRONG…term!

Goofy goofy SIX year old dog!! 🥰🥰🥰🥰



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16 thoughts on “Stamps-N-Lingers! Home Again Home Again – Final CO Trip Pics!

  1. Glad you are home safe and sound. I have thoroughly enjoyed your time-away posts and look forward to your “lives” again. Yes, there is quite a facial resemblance with Wayne and his bro’. Have a beautiful Sunday.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – they’re peas in a pod!! Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. Glad that you all made it back home safely! 3 days in the car is a REALLY long time! Bet that Finn was glad to be back home since it’s clear that you were forcing him to sleep in that tiny 10 pound dog bed. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he was terribly abused! 🙂 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Good to have you home and glad you made it safely. I did enjoy your adventures though. Your posts are always so entertaining, and I look forward to them.

    • stampsnlingers

      So glad you enjoyed them, Barbara! Thank you! 🙂

  4. Deb Nickerson

    Hi Mary, I’m glad you all made it back safely from Colorado! Thank you for sharing your pictures & stories from the trip! I too have made that long journey. My husband & I & our youngest of 4 moved from Littleton, CO to Charlotte, NC in 2002, then my husband & I moved back to Colorado Springs after we retired. Then last week I drove from Charlotte to Colorado again to help my daughter & her 2 dogs, Prince & Bella (both black lab mixes) move back to Colorado. Bleh! So I understand very well how tiring that drive can be! Also, I recognized the Red Rocks picture as we lived 15 minutes from that beautiful amphitheater for 20 years & I definitely recognized that Kanorado sign on I70 because it makes me chuckle every time I see it. All of this is to say I appreciate that you shared your stories of your trip, I understand the challenges of making that trip & I love seeing those pictures of Finn!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh. My. Goodness! That is WAY too many times going back and forth. And forth and back! Yikes!! Glad you enjoyed the memories! Thanks! 🙂

  5. Ware Parrish

    Ah Braums, also miss Whataburger! Lived in Texas 18 years! Glad you are home safe and sound

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Ware! Maybe one day those will move to where we are! 🙂

  6. Faith Simpson

    Hey Mary, so glad you made it home!! Glad all is well. Was Finn glad to see ‘home’ again??
    I’m glad to know Finn-y is only 6…..yaaaaay. He is one year older than Buffy. Did Addy ever decide to like him? Maybe not after he took her bed!! So funny.

    • stampsnlingers

      Of course she decided to like him – like…the day before we left! Which I predicted! 🙁 She didn’t even mind him “borrrowing” her bed for a bit! Thanks, Faith – I’m glad he’s only six, too! 🙂

  7. Bonnie Kasjaka

    Thank you for taking us on your tip from Georgia to Colorado. It was fun seeing Finn throughout the trip. You’re right he is a seasoned traveler. Glad your back home safe and sound. I have really enjoyed your card making talents. Thank you for sharing.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Bonnie – glad you enjoyed the pics!! 🙂

  8. Bernie

    Hi Mary,
    I am dying here. When I first saw your selfie, I was wondering what or who was in the back behind Finn. I thought that it looked like a gray haired lady and thought you wouldn’t be putting your mom back there -gasp. Looked again, is it a decoration or a toy for Finn, I wondered. Finally really enlarged the screen to see that it was a white garbage bag with red tie! OK, look a5 the smallest screen that you have, squint, and tell me you don’t see it now. 😂😂😅😂😅😂🤣
    And my cats are larger than your mom’s dog!

    So glad that you arrived home safely. What is the distance between houses?

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – I had a cat that was bigger than Addy, too! And – I appreciate that you didn’t think I’d stick my Mom in the way back of the van! But – I can sure see why you’d have had to look closer!! Thanks, Bernie! 🙂

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