Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Its hard to believe that the holidays are upon us. Life has been really complicated these last few months and the loss of a close and deep friendship has just sent me into a spiraling whirl. I have pretty much put all crafting aside as I cannot get my crafting juices flowing after this loss and with a move ahead of me in December it will be sometime before I will be able to craft again. I just wanted to share that I have not forgotten about my followers or other blogging friends. But right now I am staying really close to my hubby and to the Lord in this path that I am now walking and I know his love will be the one thing I can count on to get me through this trying time. Never knew how much it could hurt and disable you when you lose a close friendship. So with that being said I will be taking a hiatus from blogging or crafting until I am back to being myself. I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving. May all the blessings that you have in your life continue to bless your lives. I promise to be back sometime in the near future. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another 3 months...

I have been MIA for so long that I hopefully have some followers left. Seems time has gotten away from me and my intentions have been there, just haven't followed up. A lot has been happening in our household from illness, new grandchildren being born, to worrying about getting laid off and with all that going on my mojo has somehow been put to the wayside. Sometimes we just have to sit back and place the priorities in the right place to make life gel together if you will.

I have learned in the last 6 months of what a true friendship is. I actually thought I knew until I met her . To have a friend so dear that you would lay down your own life to keep her living, shows me that God wants us to seriously take to heart his word in every moment of our day. She is one that does not judge you; one that helps you put forth your best talents and strong attributes and always points that out to whomever she may be talking too; loves you for who you are and not make you what she wants you to be; one who says yes you can do this and I will be there right beside you each step of the way to accomplish the goal that you have setforth to achieve because I have walked in those same shoes where you are at right now; one who prays for you for the littlest things that are important to you and not others; who loves your kids and grandbabies as if they are her own; who treats you with the utmost respect and is sincere in all that she says and does for you; who has no problem helping you with an unexpected bill and says don't worry about it, this is what true friends do for each other and as far as repayment, pay me when you can, whether it be your next paycheck, next year or not at all as I am glad I was able to help; one who you can share your most inner secrets, tears and concerns regarding your marriage, work, family and keeps those discussions locked in her heart and doesn't share with anyone else. That is what a TRUE FRIEND is and I have been so blessed beyond measure to be able to have found this one rare gem of a friend. I pray that all of you have one just like me. It takes a long time to build a relationship like this and I know we have many more facets to go through, but to be able to experience all this in this short of a time leaves me "speechless for words" and I know God had predestined this friendship long before we even knew each other.

I hope to be back in the loop of creating and be able to show what I am upto, but until then I pray your days are full of love, laughter and blessings from the Lord above and may you too have that one rare gem of a friend.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Almost 3 months...

I cannot believe I have not posted on my blog for 3 months! Time has certainly gotten away from me and a lot has happened since I last posted. I haven't even had time to craft like I usually do but the mojo is coming back and hopefully I will be able to post pictures of a creation very soon.

Since moving to the 55+ community we have been busy it seems every night and weekend. I have finally finished up decorating our new place and feel that there are just minor touches that still need to be done, but have yet to find that certain something for a couple of the rooms to give it a "WOW" factor. But the important rooms we entertain in the kitchen , livingroom and diningroom are completed and people who visit state it is warm and cozy and definitely has a WOW factor when you walk in and we love it.

The Lord has blessed us with two couples in our life that we have befriended here. I knew from the start when I first met the gals that God had something special planned and how special he has made it! We are inseparable and we are always having hot tea and sharing our most inner secrets of things from the past and we each have had a BFF moment where you can just let it all out and cry and the great thing is that when one of us don't know what to say but are feeling the pain of that particular friend..we just cry with her. You have girlfriends in school, when you are young and sometimes when you are older. But God has truly blessed me with these women who are of the same morals and values as I. Who love their families and grandbabies, who worship God 24/7 and attend his church every Sunday, who make you laugh when you done some silly antic and who are there to give constructive critisicism when needed. Who love you unconditionally and help you sing the words to a song you had forgotten. I have truly been blessed by these two women and I know that is of God's hand that he placed us all in the same place at the right time.

Wayne has become close to their husbands and we teasingly call them the "Three peas in a pod" as they are always getting into trouble with us gals and or doing something goofy. LOL!!! The men are just inseparable as us women and they don't go anywhere without the other two when running errands.

I pray that you will continue to visit my blog. I know it has been far and few beyween posts and I am sorry for that but life has just been happening and wonderful. Please visit soon as I promise their will be new creations and even pics of the new place.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Finally...I've left some love :)

Okay I think I have finally caught up visiting all of your sweet gals blogs and leaving love on your beautiful creations. I know it was promised way back when after the move, but life has finally settled down and I can now began staying on top of things of blogging, emailing and creating. I should have some pics this weekend to share. Hope you all have a great weekend. By the way I forgot to mention when commenting on your blog, please grab the award that is below this post as it goes out to all of you in the various groups on my side bar. Hugs everyone!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sharing a Blog Award

So many of you are truly an inspiration to me and continue to be faithful in your comments on my blog and it was so hard to chose just five bloggers to award this too , so I have decided to award this to all that are listed on my side bar and hope that you will share it with the others who are deserving of it. Rules pass it on to 5 bloggers who may not have received this award yet.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Hope you all are having a great weekend. Mine consisted of being involved in a "Valentine Bazaar" and it was a smashing success!!! I was little apprehensive in being it as I wasn't sure what kind of turn out we would have due to the weather (cold, rain and it being the Superbowl weekend) and not being a really big holiday compared to Christmas, but I was glad I was involved as I sold everything I had made and could have sold more if

I had known it would be such a great success LOL! Here are some of the items I sold. My Photograph cards were a success as well and those pictures can be seen in the archive labels. I made several of these large and small pail containers filled with Hershey Kisses. I was able to find them in bulk at $2.29 lb instead of purchasing several of the 10oz bags at $4.79 a piece! These were a big hit for the mothers who visited the bazaar as a valentine gift for their children to give to their teachers. I did not realize how fast the Hershey filled Sour Cream Containers would go! I stamped the acetate using Stazon Ink to decorate them. Two ladies came in made their rounds through the bazaar, came to my spot and bought them all. Again I could have made 100 of them and I believe there would not of been one left. (I'll remember this next time) LOL! These were so easy to make and I should had thought to make these back at Christmas time. I saw these heart suckers and knew I could do something with them and decided to use my Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags and More to make the cover for these suckers. I ran them through the cuttlebug using the the new Valentine folders to give them a special look. The MS punch I used was the lattice heart. I was fortunate enough to be asked to be in another one in March by one of the other crafters at the bazaar who is in charge of it. So I am now busy working on what I plan on selling and of course ideas are running through my head as I type this and we shall see how much I get done with these grandure ideas running through my head. Hope the Lord blesses you this week in some way as we gear up for Valentines Day.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I am still here......

Okay, honestly I am getting forgetful in my old age. LOL!!!! This month has been crazy and full of new resposibilities at work and then trying to create when I get home is nearly impossible and to be quite honest I am just pooped! I truly believe that mental tiredness takes more out of you than physical tiredness does. Especially when you spend all day crunching numbers and preparing year end taxes and making sure all the numbers are correctly entered before the forms are printed. I am getting ready to be in a Valentine bazaar next weekend and do have some pics that need to be loaded and shared and promise to load them up this weekend and visit my sweet blogging sisters who I am sure thinks I have forgotten them..I haven't honestly!

I appreciate all the lovely comments being left and would certainly like to know who the anonymous ones are and why all of sudden I am being hit with comments of windmills and turbines ??????? and a language I have no idea how to decipher! I'll just pray that it is a nice comment and not some absurd way of telling me off in their language. LOL!

Have a blessed day and I promise I will be back blogging on a regular basis! Hugs!