Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Just a note on my Dad as well. He is doing very well recuperating from his rotator cuff surgery. He can put his hands behind his head without any problem which, evidently, is a big thing. Seriously, I am very thankful he is healing like he is. I know it is not as fast as he wants, but he gets being patient (which is hard for him) is best for his recovery despite his frustration and desire to move faster and do more!
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I had a wonderful time with family and friends. Now, I am back in the real world and trying to do fun things like getting my house straight and laundry!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
She did impart some good news. Evidently the hair at the nape of my neck is a dark grey so my hair dresser, after asking questions about my parents and how their hair has changed as they have grown older, has determined I will have that pretty white hair (when I get old because it will continue to be colored for some time) with the pretty dark roots underneath!
Now, truly things like that don't bother me at all. I have had grey hairs since I was in my 20s. I had to share because, honestly, I think it is funny my hair is beyond white at this point. I guess since it has gone from grey to white in less than 2 decades (now that word makes me feel old), I wonder if I should worry about growing bald. Isn't that the next step after white hair?
Dad is doing great. He has his 6-week post-surgery check-up next week and we all think he will get raving reviews. He has done really well.
I am LOVING my Cricut!!! My brain can't keep up with my ideas and there is not enough time in the day to make everything I want to make (and go to work so I can buy what I want to buy!)
Nothing else to report. Back to cleaning and creating!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Have a great Columbus Day Weekend!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
It amazes me how much work tires you out. I worked 8 hours today. Last week, I was home with Mom and Dad, was getting up every 3 hours to give Dad his pain medication, never rested during the day, did that routine for almost 4 days straight, and NEVER got tired. I guess it just goes to show you home life is so much more relaxing - no matter what you are doing!
Don't know much today. I am listing a bunch of stuff on eBay and trying to finalize my fall items for Etsy. Waiting on my bug to fly in. . . . should be here by Friday at the latest. I will not admit how many cartridges I have already purchased. I have already shared this with one person, but it is somewhat ironic the first cartridge I purchased was "From My Kitchen." And, this has already been asked, but to reiterate, this DOES NOT mean I will be making any recipe pages!!
Off to more listing and picking up!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Sunday, August 2, 2009
http://www.outoftheboxsampler.etsy.com/ (Etsy shop)
From the above website's homepage (not the Etsy store), click on the "who's in the box" link on the left to see my ad button as well as the write up about what I submitted. You will have to scroll about 2/3 of the way down before you will find me. I will post pictures of my sample tomorrow. I have to let some anticipation build up!! I am really excited about participating in these boxes! I am already working on my September samples!
Just for the record, I do not get any monetary profit from the sampler boxes. My participation does get me free advertising and exposure! That is the same for all of the e-tailers who submit samples! I think it is a GREAT thing!
On my vintage front, I have developed a serious adoration for the "Dick and Jane" vintage readers/books.
I am working on new Halloween items that are soon to be listed on Etsy.
If the weather cooperates, I should be getting a new roof come Wednesday. Don't ask me for a referral for an insurance agency as we are continuing to battle some things. However, I will gladly share the name of my roofing contractor should you need one!
Not much else going on here. I am trying to straighten, organize, do laundry, cook (which by itself is scary enough for me), create, and watch TV all at the same time. I am headed out to water flowers now and then back to all the multitasking!!
Hope everyone has had a great weekend!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I listed some paper witches brooms on etsy today and have my photos ready to list what I sent in for my first OOTBS sample. I made the ones I am listing earlier this year. The ones I sent in were all done alike. These are much more random!!
Mom e-mailed earlier and said Grandaddy fell again. He does not always pick his feet up and he tripped over one of those metal strips that help carpet, tile, etc, lay flat when the floor surfaces change. Does that make sense? Mom has been out to the assited living home to see him and said he looked fine. She thought they were going to the ER, but Grandaddy said he had already been. I don't know for sure if he went. Mom said he has some new bruises and cuts and evidently a bit of a black eye. Otherwise Mom said he is fine and is acting fine. She is going to try to talk to him about getting a motorized wheelchair, but that is going to be a HARD sale! Grandaddy told his doctor just a few months ago he was working out on the recumbent bike (or something very similar) and doing several thousands of steps in the hope of not having to use his walker any more! Besides being almost 94 (his birthday is in September), Grandaddy has also had 5 different hip replacement surgeries!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Dad came on Monday afternoon and stayed through Wednesday afternoon. It was probably one of the best visits ever. Usually he comes and I have so much I want him to do that he is rushed and we don't get much time to visit with one another. Also, because he is trying to do so much in a short time, it is easy to get irritated and frustrated with things. This time there was no rush because he stayed longer, we got everything done we wanted to do (met with the roofer, got the columns up, sprayed, mowed, repaired the siding where the hole was made - well, sort of, trimmed trees, hoed down weeds), we were able to sit and talk, we grilled out for at least 3 meals, and we even did some shopping!
Thanks again Dad. I love you!
Friday, June 12, 2009
BUT - first things first. Yes, I am technically off work now, but I have to work in the morning. I know - that doesn't make a lot of sense. I said I would help out and I don't mind. The good thing is I will be earning comp time, so it all works out. Then I am headed to card class, then back to the office, and then a pedicure!! At that point the vacation is ON!!
So, don't give up on me. More to come!!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
All of these items are things Mom brought to sell and I now have claimed. The far left is an old glass ketchup bottle. Remember them? I barely do. In fact, I had forgotten they were ever in glass until Mom told me what that bottle was used for. The next is an old glass cottage cheese container. I never knew cottage cheese came in glass - it has always been in a plastic tub for my life. The blue drawer is something Mom picked up somewhere, maybe from a hardware store, but it will love even more adorable holding cards for me. Then, I had to have the unusual shaped flower frog for me. I have a fairly large collection of them as well. They are great to stand pictures in. If you have ever looked at my Etsy or Artfire stores, you can see I use them all the time in my pictures.
One of my most favorite things to do is to go antique shopping with my Mom. I can barely remember going to garage sales with my Mom and my Grandma when I was little. They would give me change and I would buy depression glass. I am sure I got some other stuff because I am pretty positive I acted up a little and I kind of think Grandma may have spoiled me just a little (I was the first grandchild in my defense). It is always fun to find a bargain or some other great find, but some days just going and looking is just as much fun. We both enjoy old things, so it definitely something we enjoying doing together. I am much more into primitives than my Mom and we have distinct tastes. I am very thankful we are able to do this together. It is amazing she still shops with me after she has to put up with me. Love you Mom!!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Here are some pictures, finally I know, from our show last weekend. The top left is a full view of our booth. The other two pictures are just some closer shots of what we had to offer. This time last Saturday we were still setting up and getting ready. It was a beautiful Saturday. I actually even got a sunburn! I think it is fair to say Mom and I were both pleased with how we did. There were a steady stream of people all day long. I don't know if she had as many vendors as before or if it just seemed that way because they changed where the booths set up. There were some great items there, but I showed restraint and only bought a vintage postcard (I will post our finds later!) It was a lot of fun and I know I try my Mom's patience at times, but I am glad we do this together! McClards will have another show in the fall! I will keep you posted.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
I will post pictures later this week of our show. Mom and I are pleased with how we did. We did our on shopping after the show around town and in Franklin, Kentucky. I will also post some pictures of our "finds" later as well!!
Take care and enjoy the holiday!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
We were a little bit worried due to the amount of rain we have had lately. When we arrived, we were motioned into the parking lot where we always park. However, we very quickly became mired down in about 6 or more inches of mud. It took 4 guys/men (who were very, very muddy by the end of the day) to push us out and we ended up parking in an "overflow" field. They had golf carts to ferry you to the show, but it was not that far of a walk.
The Luzianne tin is for me. I also have a huge penchant for old advertising things. I have not decided what I am going to do with this yet either. It is in really great shape so I don't want to do something that will damage it. The green bait bucket tin is for my Mom for either her birthday or Christmas. It has metal hooks (like a belt loop) on the back because you were supposed to wear it on your belt and keep your bait in it. Although you can't see it, it says "Old Pal" on the front in raised letters. My Mom's dog when she was little was named "Pal." Now, you know why I wanted it! Mom approved of it and said she had an idea for it. I guess we will all have to wait and see what that idea turns out to be!
This is one of my favorite purchases - an old pair of a child's shoes. Flax has been stuffed in them. The shoe on the left is missing one button, but the shoe on the right has all of its buttons. I think these shoes are too cute!! I have no idea what Mom wants to do with them, but she said she wanted a pair. These were very, very reasonably priced compared to similar pairs that were available, so I grabbed them up.
Well, this has been a LONG post and kind of picture heavy. Hope you enjoyed my purchases as much as I did. I will get the hang of Blogger eventually so I can make a better presentation, but this was all I could do for today!! Thanks for looking and reading!!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Good news has been received on the Dad front and his condition is not as serious as we were first led to believe. He is back to his old self, however, he has still slowed down on some things that were/are bad for him.
Work has been kind of busy, but manageable.
I started a new exercise routine and it is kicking my rear (which is a good thing).
I am working on some new creations tonight, so look for something soon!!
I will also be glad when the weather gets warm for good!!