Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Freckled Laundry Giveaway


my FAVORITE BLOG, of ALL TIME is having a giveaway to celebrate her blog 6 month anniversary. Head over there, become a fan. http://www.freckledlaundry.com/

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Success at the Boutique

My sweet daughter and I had a great time doing the boutique at the church last weekend, and we did much better than expected. I now have a fever to make more stuff, but realize I have so many 'other' things to do (painting inside of house, re-tile a bathroom, restore a log cabin, put on a ladies luncheon, cook thanksgiving dinner, etc) that I really need to hide the sewing machine, glue gun, and the box of vintage jewels! I did have a few things left over, so I think I'm going to set up an etsy account, which means I will need to spend hours figuring out how to set it up. So for all of you who already have an etsy account and your cute sidebar on your blog about your etsy, I admire you!

In the mean time... I will not craft, I will not craft, I will not craft...
but there are a few of you who keep tempting me (as I smile)... http://www.freckledlaundry.com/,







Friday, November 19, 2010

The Gathering Place Giveaway


What a great giveaway for her one year anniversary... head over to The Gathering Place http://thegatheringplacedesign.blogspot.com/ and enter to win one of her beautiful wreaths. I want to win her front door...ha!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Sign of HOPE... Cabin Windows begin!

I've mentioned it over, and over... This is by far the HARDEST project my dear husband and I have ever done! We have built many homes, but yesterday I told him I was worried this project going to put me in the grave (kidding). I don't know if it is because we have to commute so far to work on it, or the fact we are truly doing ALL the work ourselves.


I have to admit, I'm SLOWLY falling in love with the house. We were laughing yesterday because everyone who has seen the house, HATES it. We were discussing that when they see all the work we have done, they are going to LOVE it. Then we had someone visit, and they gave us the look that they still hate it. We laughed!

We have been installing windows and finding more wood rot as we go, and I keep buying marine epoxy... I've spent so much on the stuff, I'm convinced the house will be so strong that the wolf will not be able to blow it down (or the carpenter bee's).

here is a picture before the battons

making battons
Battons...after
I'm not done staining them (I need more hours in a day).



As I look at the house, I see HOPE. We found a metal roof color that matches the windows and I'm starting to see the finished project, and I get excited. I must admit, I pray daily for strength for my dear husband and myself. I have to give my hubby credit... he is simply amazing. He knows how to tackle and build anything and he has a better attitude than me. I sure love that man!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Online Magazine... Best Ever!

Check out Amy Powers http://inspireco.blogspot.com/new Christmas Online Magazine. It is simply adorable with great craft idea's for Christmas! Beautiful pages. Check it out...