Friday, April 12, 2013

Autism Awareness Month!

April is Autism Awareness Month. Jamberry Nails is proud to feature Autism Awareness nail wraps, as a part of our Commitment to Charity nails. For every set of Autism Awareness nails sold, $2 is donated by Jamberry to the Autism Society to help better the lives of all effected by Autism, and I will also donate $2 for the month of April. Simply go to my page to order before the end of April!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Craft Show Goodies

I organized an Easter Craft and Vendor Show last weekend in Blairsville, and besides having a table for my Jamberry Nails, Frank and I also had a table selling wooden bunnies and eggs that he and I made.  He cut out the shape and painted the edges, I picked out the scrapbook paper to put on the front and back and he applied them.  They sold like crazy! We should have made more... Oh well, we can always plan for next year!

I also made some quilted table runners for Easter and they turned out really well too. I enjoyed making them and sold 11 at the show and have orders for 8 more that I have to get finished before next weekend so that they have time to have them displayed before Easter.  I love sewing, so this has been a fun project for me.

Thinking again to fall and Christmas ideas! I'm already scheduled to be in 3 craft shows in the fall, so I'll have to come up with some neat new things.  At least we have more time to get ready ;)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Plans for Peru!

Well, it's been a while since I've posted, but it's time to start things back up again. Becca and I have the opportunity to go to Peru on a mission trip with my sister in law Beth in November of 2013. I want to start a blog specifically for the trip, but want to come up with a unique name for it, so until I do, I'll post here.

Beth went a couple years ago and came back with so many stories and pictures, that I have often thought of how neat it would be to go too, but just wasn't sure about it. She told me last week that she's planning another trip with the same group that went before and wanted to know if I wanted to go along. Ummm, yes!!!! So, I prayed about it, thought about it and talked to Frank about it and we have decided that as long as we can come up with the money, Becca and I will be going.

So, we need to come up with some unique fundraising ideas and plans on how we can come up with the money to go. Any ideas? It would just be the two of us selling or doing things to raise this money, so I really don't want to sell things like subs or pizza's or anything like that. We need some kind of unique idea. When Jill went to Germany, we made the Christian bracelets that she sold for $10 for two, then they would give one back to her to take to Germany so that she could give them out to the kids there. So I'm thinking that might be a neat way to raise money...

Here are a couple of links that I want to keep handy, so I'm posting them here so I won't lose them. The woman that organizes the trip has one that she uses when she's on her trips: Pachita's Blog The other is the Adopt a School program that we'll be supporting. So, my first post in quite a while is done!

I really hope and pray that I can keep this up because I'd love to keep a journal of our trip and be able to post, hopefully, while we are gone.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Making Slouchy Hats

Becca found a picture of a Slouchy hat on Pinterest and was determined that we were going to make them. So, we went to Walmart yesterday and bought some yarn. Between making one, and teaching Becca, it has been a long process! I'm almost done with the one I'm making.

Here's a picture of the gray one I'm making for Becca. She started one too, but used a smaller hook so hers is going to be smaller. I can't wait till it's done! My poor hands are very sore this morning! They kept cramping up!

I'll post a picture of Becca in it when it's done :)

Monday, January 9, 2012


This is a picture Becca took of Jillian for her photography class last semester. The assignment was called Experimental Portraiture and this was selective coloring. I love how it turned out!

My baby's 18th birthday

Hard to believe, but 18 years ago today, my Jillian was born. She has been such a blessing in my life. I am so proud to be her mother. She has grown into such an amazing young lady. Happy 18th birthday Jill!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Homemade bread bowl!

Becca and I have gone to Panera Bread twice now to get their Bread Bowl and both times, they have run out right before we got there. Grrr!!! Sooo, I found a recipe for them on the Pillsbury website telling how to make your own bread bowls! Ta Da! That's what we did!

I used one of the Pillsbury French loaves. I popped it out of the can and cut it into 4 even pieces. I rolled each one out and then placed them on top of 4 greased custard cups that were placed on a cookie sheet. I baked them about 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven. I had made some homemade chicken noodle soup and scooped it into the bread bowls. Delicious! Definitely going to do this one again!