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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Start of another week.......

Well, another week is past, and another one begun. My days just seem to keep flying by, and all my good intentions fly by right with it! My goal with starting this blog was to post something every day and so far that hasn't happened. But life has a habit of happening, no matter what.

Life in my etsy world was exciting yesterday and today. I sold some items, finally! And today I managed to snag another treasury featuring Old FarmHouse Gathering sellers. It's called FarmHouse Blues .........go check it out! We are a group that has been growing and growing and there are a ton of things being offered. Just type in OFG under >items: tags, titles, and descriptions. Stay tuned, cuz we are starting a challenge honoring motherhood, and I can't wait to see what everyone offers!


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Where does the time go???

Well, here it is Thursday, already......where has my week gone?? It's like I blink, and bam, there goes another day!

Today was an exciting day on etsy and at The Old Farmhouse Gathering, our wonderful group of artisans on etsy that offer a huge variety of items done in prim, country, whimsical, shabby, etc. There are at least 3 Treasuries right now showcasing all the wonderful offerings:

Go on in, take a peek, and by all means, leave a comment and click on the items!!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I've been tagged........

It's been a couple of days since I've posted anything, but Sandra from BabyCakesDesigns has been busy, LOL! She tagged me to write a 6-word memoir of my life. Now, don't get me wrong, 6 words is a whole lot better than trying to write an essay, but you're looking at someone that takes a long time to figure out what to write and how to put it on "paper". My 11-year old son is fussing right now about having to write a 3-4 paragraph essay about his spring break..........think he takes after me???

I've been trying to figure out if there is a comical or lighthearted 6-word memoir I can come up with, but I am having no luck. So, here goes..........strong, only because God knows best. My life, for the past 6 1/2 years, has been very painful, strengthening, enlightening, and I really wouldn't trade it for anything because it put me back into a relationship with God, something I had put aside. I mentioned earlier that my youngest boy, now 9, has leukemia and had a stroke, 2 months before he turned 3. God had, and still has, everything under control, and that was His way of letting me know that I needed to give Him complete control. I will never forget what a dear friend told me......."you can ask God WHY??? or you can realize that He trusts you to take care of this child through everything that will happen." Sometimes I still think, "please God, don't trust me so much!! I'm not as strong as you think I am." But every time someone asks me how I do it, or praises me for being able to go through so much, I realize that I am stronger than I think I am, and I know it's only because of God and His knowledge of me and my abilities.
So, now I have to tag 5 more people. I had a hard time last time finding 5, but I'm going to branch out and be braver this time, LOL! So here are the rules:
1. Write your own six word memoir
2. Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like
3. Link to the person that tagged you in your post
4. Tag five more blogs with links
5. Remember to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring is Here!!!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Spring!

This time of year is always hard for me. I desperately want to get busy spring cleaning so I can find all my painting projects that need to be finished, but I also want to get my half-finished projects DONE and moved out, LOL! Oh, the dilemma!!! I guess I will just take it one day at a time, and see what happens.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Now on to the Tagging.......

Ok, guys, I really have no idea what I'm doing, but here goes. As I said yesterday, Cora from Hidden Riches from Secret Places has tagged me, so that means I am to tell everyone 5 things about me. Which should be easy, since I am new to the blogging world, hee hee!! Then I get to find 5 more people to tag. Let's see........

1. I'm a single mom of 2 boys, the youngest has leukemia (in remission since 2001) and is suffering the after-effects of a hemorrhagic stroke (also in 2001).
2. I'm a fraternal twin......we don't even look like sisters!
3. I have no brothers and had the first boys in our family (never got the girl I've always wanted)
4. I am not a talker.....I would much rather listen to people
5. When I eat a 3Musketeers bar, I eat the chocolate off the outside, and then enjoy the inside.

Whew!! That was harder than I thought, LOL! Now I need to go find 5 lucky people, hee hee hee!!! Let's start with.....
Julie from OakLeaf Hollow Primitives, Mandy at Wyatt's Magic Wagon, Robyn at MotherLode Toad, Sandra at BabyCakes Designs, and I'll have to think of #5! This is not easy at all, LOL! Ok, guys, it's on you now! I really really have no idea if I did this right, but you can't learn unless you do, right??

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Another day, 2 more finished!!

Well, today was another busy day, but I managed to finish two more items! I had some candles that I had started painting, oh I don't know how long ago......or else I'm just trying to ignore the fact that it was a LOOOONG time ago. I think I was kick-started into finishing them by the fact that I was told that a friend of mine wanted to check out my etsy shop to buy something for his wife. Well.....I don't have a lot listed right now that would be fitting. So, I frantically started searching for something that was sooooo close to being done, and here ya go..... Above is the front of one of the candles, and here's the back......

This one just has a picture on one side.
It feels so good to get things done, and this blog is definitely a push in the right direction for me.
Also, Cora, from Hidden Riches from Secret Places, has so kindly initiated me into the world of blogging by "tagging" me, LOL! But that will have to wait until tomorrow when I am more awake and can figure out what I am doing. I just didn't want her to think I was forgetting!! I promise, Cora, I am not avoiding it!! So, stay tuned to see what 5 things you can find out about me, and to find out who I will "tag"!
Until then.........Sweet Dreams!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Ha! I did it!!!

Well, by george, I did it! Of course, there wasn't a whole lot left to do, but I finished something! Wahoo!!

So now that leaves the question........what shall I finish next? I have a canister set to finish, some spring items, an awesome birdhouse........... Can you tell my brain is crowded? I start so many things and have a hard time staying focused. I'm SURE nobody else has that problem, right??

Sunday, March 16, 2008

What to do.........what to do???

I'm sitting here, looking at this blog, wondering what in the world to post.......knowing that I shouldn't even be here at the computer. I should be at my craft table, finishing at least one item that is laying there. My goal is to finish the Easter bunny gingerbread magnet.........after all, Easter is next weekend! So, there he lays, waiting for some sparkle and color to be added to his egg. Do you think I'll manage to get him finished by tomorrow? Stay tuned.............

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I'm mother to 2 boys, 3 cats and now a puppy, with never enough time to do what I love doing........painting and crafting. I'm self-taught, and always learning as I go along.

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