Monday, April 21, 2014



I said to him last Tuesday that I was basically working two jobs, between my 'regular' job and my new online business and I just couldn't get it all done. I said, I'd like to take 30 days off from cooking.

Without a moment's hesitation, he said "Done." And I haven't cooked or ordered or picked up dinner since.

What a guy! Am I right?

You know how sometimes it takes a little while before you can feel the change? Today, I feel the relief. Today I felt like I had some time, so I've actually posted to my blogs and set up my email to work correctly and written an email to address a situation! I also ordered supplies for my new business, which is going gangbusters! It's a really, really good day.

I'm off now to give that great guy I married a big smooch.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Dryer rejoicing

We purchased a new dryer, that arrived yesterday. It actually dries clothes. No, I mean it literally dries clothes. If you've ever needed a dryer, not just bought one because you wanted to upgrade or moved, if you've ever actually needed a dryer - you will understand what I'm saying here. The new dryer actually dries clothes.

My husband is a laundry fanatic. He likes doing it. Weird right! How blessed am I that he enjoys doing the laundry!

The new dryer actually dries clothes. And there is much rejoicing.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

What's been going on...

Okay, it's been a little while since I've posted, so I thought I'd bring us all up to date. First, I'm displaying some of my wares in a local art and antiques shop... Just for a moment, I need to say, OMG! I'm still a little in shock. In truth, you may want a thing that never seems to materialize, but this is something I've wanted, badly, and it has come to pass. I'm a working artisan. OMG! And I've actually sold things, so... OMG.

This year has been truly amazing! Truly. And it's only April 6th. Can't wait to see what is coming next.

Today I'm putting more things in my etsy shop. I've been coasting on Etsy for a little while, getting things ready for the retail shop, but today that changes. I found these amazing neon Swarovski pearls and created this little beauty. Nothing says summer like neon!

You can view it and more pictures In The Shop!

My oldest son has found a new job and there is much rejoicing in the house! He's been working for a company that quite simply does not appreciate it's employees. It has been very difficult for me to watch the toll it was taking on him. It was more challenging than I acknowledged because when I learned he had a new job, I cried in relief.

Yesterday my favorite husband and I had lunch out, bought a dryer, some craft supplies, and I found a new pair of birkies, for a serious bargain! Cute aren't they! This color is my current obsession. It's the accent color in the kitchen, keeps showing up in the jewelry I make and the clothing I wear, so it was fate they were waiting for me when I went to the store looking for a basket to hold my yarn!

It's been a good and fun weekend, filled with family, friends, new things, old things and love.

Hope yours has been the same!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

It may be April 1st, but I'm not foolin'! I'm clapping - join me, won't you :)