Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's finally here!
Remember when I told you I had a secret?
I'm sure you don't, heck I can hardly remember what happened yesterday, anyways.......
Here it is The very first magazine that my art has ever been published in. Yeah!!
(Notice, I said first.., I'm being optimistic! lol)
When I got the email ( I almost sent it to junk mail, ugh!) I was soooo excited, But, I didn't want to tell anyone because I didn't want to Jinx it. But, my loving, wonderful, big mouthed husband told! He couldn't help himself.
Then came all of the questions, "Are they coming to your house?" "Is your picture going to be in it", "Is the whole magazine about you?" (That last one, Really!?) So, after some explaining that no, I'm not famous or anything, I've just had a couple of pieces put in a beautiful magazine, here it is. yeah again!
(Here is one of my pieces)
The entire magazine is absolutely amazing and is on sale tomorrow.
Thank you to all of you amazing bloggers. If I didn't have you there is absolutely NO way I would have had the courage to send something in.
Have a wonderful day

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for this year? I'd like to say I'm not thankful for being soooooo busy. But, I know that life has it's ebbs and flows and that this is just a time in my life when Chaos reigns! I know that the day will come when I am alone (or even just a little lonely once in awhile).

For example, my oldest will be going off to college next year!!! Ugh, I can barely think about it without crying (I don't let her see me crying though). So, this year, I'm embracing the Chaos because next year will be a little less chaotic. :-(

I hope you embrace your chaos this year! That is my Thanksgiving wish for you.

Happy Thanksgiving



Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Just a little crafty re-organizing. Here is a peek at my newly (almost finished) craft space. My work space is wedged between the second fridge and the furnace in the garage. But hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! right?!
Anyway, I couldn't take the yucky garage walls so I cracked open a can of "Ballet slipper Pink" paint. (I love that name don't you?)
And, what a difference a can of paint and a little re-organizing can do. Unfortunately, I've got lots of stuff piled behind these pictures still to be put away. I haven't put it all away yet because it looks so pretty, I don't want to mess it up.
Here's a close up of the shelf. Don't you love that antique German Prayer book. My daughter threatened to kill me if i cut it up. LOL
O.K. so back to the mess behind me. My husband is getting a little impatient so I thought I better hurry up and get some pictures of the niceness before it becomes messiness again.
It's fun to look at these pictures and see all of the neat little goodies I've gotten in swaps or the beauties I've created with the fabulous kits I've ordered.
(This, well..........ahhhhhh!!! right?
nothing else to say about this.)
Alright, so even my organized desk is still a bit unorganized but still inspiring!!
I've got a couple of post ideas brewing, I've got 2 swaps to show you and a little something else. I've got to work on them now because the kiddos are off for 9 days in 3 days. I better hurry!!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Inspired Ideas

That is the first thing I saw this morning when I grabbed my blackberry to check my emails. The Amazing Sadie from lollishops emailed me to tell me that my little shop is featured in an add that she placed in the most amazing online magazine!!!
(I immediately start jumping up and down and squealing, which was really funny because I was in the drop off line at my kiddos school!!)

How exciting! right?!! When you've got a minute, jump over to lollishops and check out the fabulous sadie and then jump over to inspired co. and sit down (so you don't fall down when you see how fabulous this magazine is) and enjoy. Amy Powers did the most amazing job ever!!!! I can't believe it's Christmas time again!!