Friday, August 28, 2009

Some of my Favs and 1 more to go!!!

I wish I could say that I was a morning person and that I got up long before everyone else to read my Bible, exercise, tidy up the house, get dressed, cook breakfast and all that other stuff perfect women do...but I'm not. I wish I could say that I was a very detailed and organized person, but I cannot. I wanted to post some pics of random things that I had saved on my laptop that just inspire me or make me happy and now it is sad to say that I cannot tell you anything abt. any of these except that I THINK they all came from except the one of Billy and me at my class reunion. I am not a confident woman of anything that has to do with me other than that I love the Lord and HE especially loves me and that I have a very good looking man for a hubby, just saying!!;)
If any of these pics are from you, please leave me a comment so that I can give you all the credit because Lord knows I am not claiming any of these as my own, I just loved the color and details and wanted to share with everyone. If you haven't visited tumblr in the past, go do so now, there are some amazing artists and photographers in this world and they bless us by sharing their talents!
I have a few "friends" that I rush home to visit daily that I wanted to share with y'all as well, in no particular order:
and I could go on and on and will do so with my next post which will also be my 100th POST so make sure to comment and get in on the giveaway, let me know that you have posted abt. my giveaway on your blog in your comment and I will enter you twice!!! Don't forget my next post is the 100th!!! I will be posting on Tuesday the 8th of Sept. and drawing the winner of ?????!!!!!! on Friday the 11th!!! you can leave comments for me anytime tho', I love to hear from you!
love you all,

Friday, August 21, 2009


This summer was the best summer we have had since my kids started school. Most of them have been full of fighting, my boys seem to hate each other come summer time but this year was filled with homemade fun. My dad took them on a camping trip, they made a mud pit in the back yard as well as a bike track for BMX(God help me!) and we went to see family in NC. This picture above is from a trip to our local Museum of Arts and Sciences. My boys and I go there several times throughout the year but this was a first for my nephew, Luke(he's the one making faces and Yes, his shirt says, My dad can arrest your dad-we are so red around here). I am so blessed to have a wonderful family, healthy children and a loving husband and no matter what LIFE throws at us, that is the most important thing, right? I really need a pep talk today abt. how great things are for me, how much I have to be grateful for...has anyone else every needed one of those? I feel like things are falling apart and it's like trying to hold water in your hand and it all just leaks thru the cracks....
Well I am sorry to have boo-hooed on your shoulders today, I hope and pray that everyone has a wonderful day and weekend. If you are a praying person, please pray that God blesses us in a very special way today, I know he is capable if we only let him! Thanks to you all!
2 more posts to go to the giveaway...

Oh, God just reminded me how blessed and loved I am. The child 2nd from the left, my 5 year old Brady, was lying beside me the other day and I said to him, "I love you"...he replied "I love you too" to which I added " I love you more" and usually this will go on and on until one of us says, " I love you MOST"-declaring the winner, but my wise little child responds this time, " well, I love you as much as Jesus loves you". Tell me that don't learn early! sneaky little devil, I couldn't help but laugh and of course kiss him all over!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

EnLe Jardin Memory Book

So, I am finally getting pics of our memory book posted. Kim very graciously hosted a swap for all of us that were a part of the weekend, put together the gorgeous cover and the book once we sent in our pages. I have been so busy with orders that I haven't had a chance to add any pics to them but this way you can see all of the beautiful work everyone put into it!
This has the back side of the cover by Kim and the front page of Jenn's.

I love this layout which includes the back page of Jenn's and the front of Analise's .

Here is the back page of Analise's and my front page.

I just wanted to show that the door would open and reveal a party inside!

My back page(which I am not wild abt, bleh!) and the front page of Jessi's.

Jessi's back page and Joanna's front(I am so glad that we finally have a page to post some pics too, I think some of us got carried away adding to the page!

Joanna's back page and Karla's front-she painted this fairy to look like a pic of Jessi taken in Jenn's front yard at the fountain.

The back of Karla's page and the front of Rosalyn Sue's page.

This is the back side of Rosalyn Sue's and the front of Sherry's-absolutely gorgeous!! The second part of Sherry's with a great pocket to add pics to and the front of Teresa's depicting the butterflies that flew above our tables as we crafted.

This is the back side of Teresa's page and she included the little fold up book so that we can add journaling or pics smart! The opposite side is Tiffany's front page with the last pic being the back cover( for now) which is the back of Tiffany's page. I want to add another cover so that this beautiful page doesn't get ruined as I show everyone. I tell all of my friends what I like to do and abt. all of you out there and I am looked at as if I have 1 eye and 3 heads, no one but you guys understand! I am now on post 97 so in 3 more I will be having a 100th post giveaway....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Idle Hands......

As you can see my "hands" are all over the place! I have been trying to keep up with my booth in Gray, a custom order of wreaths, Lollishops, Etsy, Silver Bella and Mistletoe Market and well, to tell the truth it's a wonder I remember my bra most days!

I love making these cupcake pics like the top picture and had to try a table topper to match(both of these are online in my etsy shop), the wreath is just one of many stacked to the ceiling around my dining room table-I have to figure out where to put them all, the wallpaper packets are filling my vintage suitcases at the moment-all textured, many different patterns just waiting for me to make something with them but what? My favorite item that I have been working on is "Aunt Cal"-short for Calista-I wish I could make up some great story abt. her but I stink at that unless I could come up with a very embarassing moment for her and then the stories roll right out! Anyway, I have been knitting these very skinny scarves or knitted necklaces and I needed a display for them. I can't really afford to run around hunting for an antique dress form so I decided to paper mache one, she turned out so pretty I decided I would do another and another and so Aunt Cal is listed in my lollishop-shipping is added to her price.
I'm off to school to deliver cupcakes for my 5th grader, hope all of you have a wonderful Wednesday...will be back to tell you abt. a birthday and show you my En Le Jardin memory book!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

More catching up

I am trying to go thru all of my pics and share a few more things that have been going on around here, sorry for the hodge podge post! Just wanted you to know there has been some crafting going on!

So here are a couple of pictures from my 20th class reunion..the one above is me with 2 great friends, Stephanie and Eric. We had so much fun in school, usually laughing just like this and it was so good to see them both after so many years. Steph lives in Atlanta with her hubby and children and Eric and his family live in Denver. My face hurt the day after the reunion from laughing so much and so hard! The picture below is a few of us that not only graduated from high school together but also from grammer school(back then it wasn't called elementary school), I had not seen any of them since 1989 either. Fron left to right is Alicia-my very first friend after moving to Macon in 5th grade, Tina-my very oldest friend, I have known her since 1st grade-she owns a toy store at our new mall in Macon-tell her I sent you!, me and then Sarena-sorry to say we didn't talk much so I don't know anything abt. her now.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Playing Catch Up

Today is the first day of school and can you tell how excited my 3 are? HAHAHAHAH. Needless to say I am trying to catch up with posting after all the excitement of the summer.
Back in June, my dad took my 3 boys to High Falls State Park for 10 days worth of camping-this is his 2nd year of doing this and I am so blessed that he wants to do it and that the boys love it so, they are a handful for me so I know a "Paa-paw" has his hands full. Billy and I went up for the last weekend and this is what we came up on....a water gun fight amongst them all-for whatever reason I don't have a pic of Griffin-he was probably hiding!

This raccoon came up every night to see what was left over-we put this bag out just to see if we could lure him to the site for me to take pics...Brady loved finding little foot prints all over the place each morning.

While all this craziness was going on, I had my 20th class reunion but can't place my hands on the pics from it, they are all posted on Facebook so if you are already my friend on there, you have probably seen them all. Maybe I can post one of me and Billy later.