Friday, January 29, 2010

Oh what to do....

Last year I set up a booth at a local craft fair. Needless to say, it was a flop!!! Luckily I had a few good friends come by a purchase a few cards. Just broke even! What's the deal?? I mail cards all the time. I'm still old school...don't know how to text, emailing is just impersonal, I really thought the cards would sell better.




Now what to do with all these cards? This is only just a few. I've packed & priced them...thinking about taking them to the antique mall. Here's the catch....crafts are a big no-no. I respect that about the mall, but...
I just don't know what to do.








Thursday, January 28, 2010

Booth Rearranging

Added a few little goodies to the booth this morning...





Rearranged a few...








That will do for now.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Happy 8




Eight years ago today I married the best thing that has happened to me.

I was so very hard headed about going out this quite, polite guy that made me smile. Once I did, not to sound sappy..but I just knew that he could really be the one I would enjoy spending the rest of my life with. I wouldn't change a thing about our relationship. We have had some really good times....and sure, a few rough...but with communication we've done it.

I'm so grateful.

I look forward to many more years with my best friend.



Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. - Robert Browning




Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fun Day Sunday

What fun & interesting blogs I have come across lately.
I never knew that 'give-aways' occurred. I just left a comment on one of my favorite blogs.....be sure to stop by & check it out. robolady.blogspot.com VERY COOL!
Haven't really been up to much lately.
Actually made it to an estate sale yesterday....wooohoo! I'll have to get a few pictures (batteries died on me...)
As far as my headaches, maybe, just maybe, the meds are helping. I'm afraid to comment about it too much...ya know, once you make a comment...whammy...they'll be back! The coffee intake has dropped, but haven't given it up.
I've been in a little bit of a funk lately. The weather has been so blah & I think it has rubbed off on me. So what do I need to do....!? I have several Valentine's to make...yeah...that's it. I need to be crafty!
On that note...until tomorrow...for today, it's going to be a fun day!
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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Joyful Whippet Wednesday

The boys have a little bounce in their step.
With warmer temps, we are able to get our walks in. We are all happier that way....
now we just need sunshine.
Joy is the feeling of grinning on the inside. - Melba Colgrove

Monday, January 18, 2010

More finds for the booth...

Actually the white pitcher I'm keeping...

Loving the Lion planter. Great little yellow planter with a plate. And a cute little container for rings & things.
Like I've said before, I just can't wait for Spring!

The "Cookie" Monster


This is Cookie. She's really not much of a monster.
She had a much needed day of Beauty...whew...much better!




Friday, January 15, 2010

My day...

I started the morning off with yoga, then coffee and a wonderful blueberry bagel. Ahhhh..a very enjoyable morning. Then....nerves set in as I get ready for my Neurologist appointment.
Normally I'm good with directions....needless to say, I got lost. argh....supposed to be north of the plaza, missed my left turn & ended up east in a not-so-good part of town. I got turned around, called my hubby to complain, then found my destination. Once checked in & over an hour wait, the doctor apologizing...my exam started. I just hate being nervous....diagnosis....Basilar Migraines! What ever that means.
Heading to CVS I go...anti-seizure medication....and of coarse, they don't have my prescription. I'll go back in the AM. Oh how I hate having to take meds. Oh, another kicker, I was advised that I need to discontinue caffeine. What???? I love coffee...I'm already drinking half caff. Gosh, I quit smoking over a year ago, stopped drinking Pepsi, now not eating dairy (which means no chocolate), and not drinking my wonderful tasting bourbon.
What more is going to be taken away??
I really hope this gives me relief...waking with a headache pretty much daily, then having some days that you just can't function.
I guess I'll forgo a few simple pleasures to feel better.
Every day offers us simple gifts when we are willing to search our hearts... - Sarah Ban Breathnach

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thrifty finds

Check out these goodies....
two wicker cases, three hearts, a cute little creamer dish and four glass & brass coasters...all for under $8.00.
I can't wait to take these to my booth.
We're thawing out from all the snow & boy oh boy, things are getting messy around here. It's just about impossible to keep the floors clean...ugh....
Well...that's about it for now. Tomorrow's the Neuro exam...yippee...so I might not blog. So until next time.....

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Almost forgot

Just a picture of my most recent finds...a great rustic baby doll bed, a heart covered tin and red, white & blue glasses.....

Another Whippet Wednesday....

Another rough day for the boys....
Not really. It actually was warm enough that we got a walk in today. Wooo...hooo!


Then it was all about nap time.




I can't wait for warmer temps....garage sales...finding good deals...auctions. I'm having auction withdrawals. Over the last couple months I've created an idea book. So I have several things that I'm going to be looking for. Hoping to share good finds and creations along the way.

I feel like I've put things (job hunting, my fitness, my creativity) on hold due to my headaches & just not feeling "right". Over the last 5 to 6 months things have been up & down. After several doctor appointments...I'm going to see a Neurologist on Friday. I don't know what to expect and honestly I'm nervous as all get out. Blogging has helped, in giving me an outlet, but in a fun way. Plus, I'm addicted to reading blogs. What wonderful bloggers I've started to follow. I have one follower....I've got to figure out how to get more followers....one makes me sound pitiful. (Add another thing to my "To Do" list.) Anywho...I'm looking forward to this adventure of blogging & hoping to find inspiration to keep my mind thinking positive thoughts.
I will write myself into well-being. --Nancy Mair

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

My booth

Should have taken closer pictures. I'm still new at all this....will take new pictures next week.


Woo-hoo....I finally got my booth rearranged!


I still have several larger items....with snow still in the bed of my truck, it will have to wait.



I have a variety of items. In the past, I've opted to buy things 'outside' the box. Then I would get stuff in my booth & struggle with how to decorate. That's when my sales dropped. Therefore, one of my resolutions for this year is to try & buy what I like. Stick with my gut, when I see something that catches my eye, that's the avenue to take.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sunny Sunday

Really...the sun's out! Ahhhhh.

However I haven't left the house. Double Ahhhh. I've been cleaning & listening to music, even dancing. It just makes the day a little brighter when the sun's smiling (I mean shining). Hope everyone's had a blessed Sunday.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Simply Happy

Happiness is a state of mind or a feeling like contentment, love, satisfaction or joy.
My happiness is listening to music while doing crafty stuff....it's just that plain & simple.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Gratitude...


While the sun is shining, it's 8 degrees with a wind chill of -12. Yes, negative 12. To top that, 5 inches of new snow which is blowing. Oh what a wonderful day! Actually it really is....I have great friends, a warm home, cloths on my back, married to my best friend, and food in the cabinets. I could continue, but you'd be bored.


Even in the 'negatives' there are great positives that occur every day. With the fast pace that most people live in, I think we forget to have gratitude towards the overlooked blessings that occur every day.


Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Whippet Wednesday


Zeke & his gorilla



Doc & his frog



A medium sized sight hound giving the appearance of elegance and fitness...that's the short 'official' description of a Whippet. Oh to be elegant & fit. My guys are loving, cat-like, cuddling fools. They are not liking all the snow & cold temps...it's outside only long enough to take care of business. Then right back to cuddling on the couch. Which that's what I would love to be doing, however, I have several items that I need to get priced and a few furniture items that need to be painted.
The forecast for the next couple days....more snow with blizzard-like conditions. So we'll be having time for more cuddling...ahhhh (that's a sigh without guilt, without hesitation. A sigh with pleasure!)







Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Lost & Found




Oh my gosh....I couldn't remember my password to make any posts. Then earlier today after reading a few blogs...poof...and here I am. It's amazing how things work!
I don't even know where to begin. The holidays are over & a new year has begun. No need to reflect, just move forward. Right? Right! Why question it. The answers to my questions will come. Be open to the changes that the answers will bring.
I posted a few pics of my most current finds. I'll share more pictures when I get these little guys moved into my booth.
I hope this journey can lead me to what I desire....
You only live once-but if you work it right, once is enough. --Joe E. Lewis