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!