Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thank You

One of my ambassadors really helped me out this summer...
And I wanted to say thanks.
She said she liked purple.
So I took out the tools..
And the beads...
She doesn't wear earrings so it had to be a bracelet.
...and this is what I came up with.
... But I still had a lot of beads and I was going on a car trip...
So out went the to-go bag...
...and it kept me occupied during the trip.
I pulled out the wire...
What to make?.....hmm.....
Her first name is hyphenated.
I think she likes them!  :)
Thanks for your help this summer, TK!  :)

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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Skipping 27

So I' m another year older...
The good news is, is that I skipped a whole year!
All of last year, I thought I was 28 ;)...
..and that I was turning 29.
But then hubs tells me that I am not turning 29 but 28!
So all of last year I was the wrong age...  At least in my brain!
I guess I could have done the math but I didn't.
So a year younger is a nice surprise!  :)

My birthday?....  Well, let's just say that it sure was memorable.
I was able to retreat and do a lot of soul searching.
I feel happier knowing the direction of certain paths of my life.
One of the things I've decided
is to let go and not worry about things I cannot control.
I just refuse to let things get me down.
So far, the cleansing is good!  ;)

But one thing I'm up and about with is what I am going to do with Area Code 352.
So if you have not been there yet, go take a gander!
Because I really want some feedback.
Should I keep at it?
I would really love to continue that blog and I really believe in its potential.
But it is just too costly.
...and much too time consuming to manage
 with its higher demand of website expertise.
I really don't know if I should stick with it...
Tell me what you think.

Also, there's so much that has happened since my birthday...
...that I still have to write about.
But just not enough time right now
so come on back and find out!  ;)
I should be writing more soon....promise!  ;)

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Monday, August 4, 2014

I hate July... and I've got a virus!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while...
You see, it's like this...
 I hate July...
I hate it because when my babies have their birthdays at the beginning of the month,
I feel old... like, really old..

and then I also know that in a month from their day, I turn a year older...
So it's a vicious cycle every year.
And unless I do something extra special
during the month of July that keeps me busy,
then I always think of that day in August when I turn another year older.

In the past couple of years, we were on vacation for most of this dreaded month
 so the past Julys were pleasant enough.
However, this year, we stayed home.
Don't get me wrong,
I'm getting a lot done around the house that needed to be done...
but this month has been intense.

There's been a lot of questions... 
I mean ridiculous questions...

and soul searching..
and planning...
and changes of plans...
and talking to a higher being...
and just trying to find some peace..
all of which seem fruitless...
Because I still have so many, many questions...
and I really don't seem to know which path to take
and where exactly I would find my answers...
So, yup. I kinda am lost.
...and I'm waiting for that AHA! moment.

Then on another note,the hubs tells me that two of the computers at home have a virus.
And that I am to stay away from the others that are not infected
...and he tells me that I am the cause because it is my tablet that got the virus first.
And that I infected the rest.
And I ask him how I will blog...
because blogging is my outlet...
and when I am blogging,
that's when the answers come...
but then the hubby?... he tells me that I cant blog.
Stay away from the computers, he says...

So I'm breaking the rules...

So now you know why there's been silence.
Hopefully soon, there will be some answers for me...
and a cure for the virus because the hubby seems to be taking his time with the fixing.

What about you?
Have you ever been in a similar place with the soul searching?
I sure would love to hear your story...

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Pretty city!  :)

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Primping for the 4th

Here's T's nail design for July.

Friday, July 4, 2014


I woke up early today (actually, I didnt sleep much--darn insomnia!)
and wanted to get some things done before the World Cup...
Or the rain...
Or before the tiredness of lack of sleep catches up...

I wanted to do some of my much needed to-do that involved 
tools and  wood.

And I remembered an old friend that I had bought once upon a time ago that 
I shoved in the shed until now.
(It's the one on the ground....ignore my rigged up miter saw table)

Now why did I not pull this machine out a long time ago?!

Oh my.... Look at those routed edges!!  :)
{SIGH!}. Its sooooooo preeeeetty!!!

The clouds are opening up and I finished staining right before the rain started...
Yup, that's Florida weather for ya!...

Can't wait to show you when it's done!

By the way,...the wood?...
They're recycled, of course!

By the way, did I tell you that I love comments?  ;)
Tells me that someone is reading!!  :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Enjoying Summer

I've been having a wonderful time making the most of family time!  :)
It has been perfect beach weather and the water is pleasantly warm.

I've also started to build my closet 

and it is so nice to be back to tinkering with the tools!

I do have to give credit to ACB. For helping me.
(Okay, I lie....for doing most...all?....of the work!   ;P)'s starting to look so darn pretty in there....
functional too!

...I'm in the final stretch for the first section!
Hubby will surely be happy... 
I can finally put away some of my "stuff" that is all over the place!  ;)

What about you?  
What have you been up to?!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Alpha Chi Omega

I just added another sorority to my Etsy shop!
My appliqu├ęd pillows are a hit and I'm getting order requests.  :)

Hope I get more requests!!  :)
They're available now in my shop.