Thursday, March 21, 2013

Craft Show Bust

Well we hoped for the best... but alas.. we had terrible luck at the craft show we did Sunday afternoon. TERRIBLE.

My bestie posted a pic here. There are also some terrible pictures of me on there. HA!

Luckily a few friends noticed my pictures I posted on FB and I have brought my headbands to work with me so I have made almost $100 this week. That is awesome!

Look at this guy's dimples! Ha!

We are having a blast with our new FB page Homemade Housewives. IF you don't already like it, you need to like it ASAP!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

You can take the girl out of the farm...

I have had a wonderful, relaxing spring break. I didn't accomplish 80% of my to do list... but oh well. That list will always be here.

I did however spend some quality time with my hubby, enjoy the spring weather, have fun pretending to run a bed and breakfast with my bestie and her fam, burn off my finger tips with hot glue while I made a ton of headbands, and most importantly reconnect with my roots and get centered on my dreams and the future. The quiet country can do that to you, if you let it.

Here are some pics of the week...

 Can you spot the tiny church in the back ground? Beautiful surroundings.
 Upcycled brief case. The picture says " Why I'd be delighted to put my needs last again." Good for lugging around your paper work, or even better your crafty supplies. I will be making more of these... happy with how this one turned out. I have several train cases that I am going to turn into sewing boxes. Everyone needs a sewing box.
 Springtime wonderfulness. So pleased with this batch of headbands.
 All four dogs trying to get on my lap at once.
 Agro-toursim at its finest. Early morning chore time with the sun barely up.
 Toasted peep cookiewhich. I think I should patten this master piece. We wanted to have a bon fire, but it was too windy, so thanks to the toaster oven we still had smores. mmmm.
 Paddleboat. Not for me. EEK.
New curtains, brightening up the tired old living room.

 April is Autism awareness month... its what I do peeps. Love my big A babies. Don't know what I would do without them... Support the cause.
 I don't know why coffee tastes better at other peoples houses, but it just does. I think the reason here is some kind of magical vanilla flavored spray whip cream. Hope my mom doesn't care that I pretty much have eaten the whole can.
 Brings back the memories.

 Oh to have a farm some day....
 Even Meadow wants to be a farm dog. She found some cows milk that was meant for the sheep dog, and went a little wild. Can you see her milk beard?
Pink sunrise.... Such a lovely way to start a day.

I'm sad the week is over, but it really has been great. I'm feeling renewed and refreshed....

Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Break on a budget

I am lucky enough this year to be off work for a whole week! I have a giant list, which at the top of is getting ready for a craft show March 17th.

Not working, in part, (due to one of my jobs) means a smaller April paycheck. I am going to try really hard not to do any frivolous shopping or dining out. Lucky for me though, I have a groupon that I am going to use for a lunch date this afternoon! Woo hoo. I could also do some serious damage with my stash of target gift cards from the wedding, but I am going to wait for the Mr. to spend that. I think we decided the number one thing we want to get is silverware. We have like 3 spoons. I think I have eaten yogurt or oatmeal for breakfast on the go too many times and have lost them all.

Who knows, maybe with this extra time I will post two days in a row!

 I can't wait to get going with all these craft shows we are doing! We have a busy spring schedule!  So fun! This is Emily at Squidfoo last month. Love the look of our/her booth design!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Dino baby

There are so many fun looking baby friendly crafts on pinterest! It is enough to make my head spin!! I have been wanting to make this for quite some time, but was waiting for the perfect occasion. What could be more perfect than a 1st birthday???

I used this link from pinterest :

I am in love with this blog name! So creative!! Anyway, I have been a blogging/ blog reading slacker lately. I just look at pinterest these days.

I thought her tutorial couldn't be easier.

 Success! Dino baby loves his sweatshirt!

 It was a really great birthday party! A lot went on in February! I'm grateful for a little rest... whew.

I have a ton of spring cleaning, rearranging, cleaning, painting, updating projects I want to do. Bring on the nice weather!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Thunder Sleet

I am happily enjoying a "snow day" today! It is actually thunder sleet though, kind of crazy scary weather. I wonder what tomorrow will be like. I haven't seen any road crews go by my windows. I have a big list of things to do today... but have yet to accomplish anything. Here is my plan:
Make chili
Make my nephew a birthday present (can't tell, sometimes my bro and sis in law read my blog)
Start putting away wedding decor
Do some sewing!

I should pay bills/do work paperwork, but I am just not sure I can handle that on a day like today.

Our wedding reception was really amazing and perfect. I need to do some posts of the crafts and decorations and what not that I used.

I'm really ready to get to "real life".  Its been a crazy few months...

Monday, February 4, 2013

On trend

Sometimes with all these social media outlets, its hard to remember what it was like when you couldn't reach one person in 10 different ways. I could do with out it all I think. All except for Pinterest. I really don't know what I did before it! I catch myself looking at it if I just have a few seconds while I'm waiting in line somewhere, or during the commercials, or if I can't sleep at night. Yikes.

I have being seeing all over the place these "green monster smoothies." I pinned a few, but I wasn't too sure. Seems to me like if half the ingredients are spinach, it might in fact, taste like spinach. Not so my friends! Lucky for me I had an ancient bag of frozen pineapple/mango bits hanging out in the depths of the freezer. There are a million links out there and a ton of recipes, but I'll just tell you how I threw it together because I am too lazy to go find one. You folks are privileged to be getting a blog post these days. I have a bit on my plate what with the reception coming up.

The first one I made, I just put a few leaves in. MAYBE a handful. I've progressed now, after the initial fear. The one I made pre-work out (that's right, I worked out today too) today I filled half my blender up with spinach, little stems and all. I also added maybe 1/2 to 3/4 cup frozen fruit, a little container of lime activa yogurt, and some water to blend it all up. Oh and don't forget a squirt or two of honey. mmmmm.

Very green. And oh so tasty!

In the back of the picture you can see a little peek of the glorious cake stands we have been making for the reception. Just hold on to your horses, the reception is going to be so beautiful!

Sunday, January 6, 2013


We had a wonderful time at Big Cedar this weekend! We can't wait to go back. This has been such an amazing start to 2013... can't wait to see what other wonderful blessings are in store for us.