somehow i let a perfectly good bloggin' opportunity pass me by, tragic i know! anyway, i ran across this pillow and my wheels started turning. i love n-e thing with a monogram, (it's a southern thing)! so this is what i came up with. i used a similar technique to this one.
i'm hoping you noticed i painted my shutters and frames. do you remember what they looked like before? i'm hoping you didn't notice what looks like a tarantula spider web to the left above my sign....if you didn't see it, go ahead and enlarge the pic, it's there in all it's glory (how did i miss that is the ???)...lol...
this one really has nothing to do with the sign, it's just 'cause he's cute and i can :)
EEEEEK!! I'm so excited (can you tell???)!!! I finally got my Etsy shop up and running! I personally think this was a little more complicated and time consuming than getting my blog started, but none the less it is open and I already made my first sale, EEEEEEK!! Check it out here, I have to go make some more poppies!!
First of all I would like to say I have been happily married to my best friend for 12 years, today! Since our anniversary was today, Sunday, we celebrated yesterday by going on a hike. Several people told me today that is not their idea of fun/celebrating but we really had a good time. J hikes a lot more often than I (it's been about 14 years or so for me) but considering I don't work out and I am 30 now, I think I did pretty well yesterday. We went to Abrams Falls which is 5 mi. round trip and considered a moderate hike. The weather was perfect on the way up, but on the way back down it was HOT! We had a great time just the two of us and believe it or not I could still walk this morning when I got out of bed!
J actually jumped off the top of the falls about 14 yrs ago....the dumbness of our youth!!
saw Bambi on the way out
Now for my big life changing announcement from last week (it's really not that life changing). I worked from home for the past year keying phone applications for a nationwide phone company. The company I worked for lost one of their contracts so a couple of weeks ago I got the "pink slip" I was laid off....ugh...I know. Oddly enough I started making these flowers a few weeks ago and was thinking about opening an Etsy shop. Seems like this just fell into place, so hopefully I will have everything together and have my new Etsy shop will be open this week! I am very excited about doing something I enjoy and hopefully making some $$$ doing it! If life hands you a lemon, squeeze it 'til the seeds come out!
A couple of weeks ago we made a list of our "summer time to-do's" which included;
*Go to the park
*Spending the night with a friend or having a friend spend the night
*Go to Dollywood
*Go on a hike
*Go to the "fountains"
*Go swimming @ aunt Chelle's
*Have a bon-fire & roast marshmallows
Last week we accomplished two of the items on our to-do list. We went swimming at my sister's with the cousins. Regan had a momentary memory lapse of everything she ever knew about swimming, but she finally realized she could stand in the shallow end. Mason liked the water but didn't like being confined to his swim ring.
We also went to a nearby little water fountain that is made for kids to play in. This was our first time here so we weren't really sure what to expect. I do believe our expectations were exceeded! The fountains were huge!! It was soooo hot that day Kerri and I were wishing we had on some clothes to get wet in too, (trust me, we got wet anyway)!
I am a southern, Jesus lovin' girl who's blessed with a handsome, hard workin' hubby and 2 red-headed cuties, simply living life more abundantly. Here you will see a glimpse into our home and everyday lives.