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Sunday, November 29, 2009


We have started a new book in Sunday school. The title of the book is 'PLAN A, and there's no plan B" by Dwight Robertson. We are just getting started, but it is a powerful book. It is a book filled with "chance encounters", God's little coincidences," "divine appointments". We all encounter these every day. But, at the end of the day "what difference did my life make?" Have I made a difference in any one's life? The discussion today gave me food for thought. The last time I ate in a restaurant....SOMEONE waited on my table. Black Friday when I was shopping....SOMEONE rang up my purchase. SOMEONE was standing in front and behind me me in line while I was shopping......SOMEONE answered the telephone when I called in my pizza. All chance encounters. We live in such a busy, self-centered time that we some times forget that those SOMEONES are people with the same problems we have. How much does it take to offer a word of encouragement to someone? In this day of emails and often do we actually take the time to sit down and write a personal word of encouragement to someone? To take the time to tell someone what a difference they have made in our life? We all want the same thing. To be accepted, to feel like we matter. We all appreciate a kind word. We all need validation that we are of importance. We all need to slow down and see people. Offer a kind word to that SOMEONE at the cash register, that person who is taking his/her 20Th order for the day. Is it really that hard to smile? Does it really take that much extra effort to encourage someone? Do you have "chance occurrences"?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thank you to ALL that came to the sale! It was so great to see old friends and meet new ones! A special thank you to my daughter Sara, who took some time off of work to spend a couple days helping and a big, BIG thank you to my hubby Rich.....who not only puts a lot of sweat into building, repairing, painting and "gophering", he puts up with alot of stress issues from me! So, until the spring sale....ahhhh....maybe he can rest up! I just wanted to share a few evening pictures that I took.....everything is always so festive with twinkle lights and candles!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

"HOLIDAY MAGIC" November 13-14

Just wanted to invite you into my shop to look at a few of the things that will be available this Friday 4-8 and on Saturday 10-2. I hope that you enjoy your look around...... wall shelf...wouldn't your teacup collection look cute on this?

table top magnetic/chalk boards.

ummm....guess you could sit here with your cell phone....

another magnetic/chalk board

book shelf and over-sized dominos

doored dresser in baby blue

wall plate rack

seating is embossed burlap....soooo cute

lots of large chalk boards. some are also magnetic

gift tags, snowmen, ornaments..oh my!

cute bench in the palest of blues!

hmmmm...wonder what will be on the refreshment cart??

pink side table with glass knobs and sweet pink chair with polka dots!

spread a little joy!

birds anyone?

Monday, November 2, 2009


cute little ruffled tote

do you have the perfect spot for this?

'time flies' necklace

'vintage rose'necklace

tea-stained coffee filter wreaths

Saturday, October 24, 2009


'the b's busniness' necklace

'key to being an artist' necklace

'amber autumn' necklace

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


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Sunday, October 18, 2009


and even better....lets make that a chocolate covered caramel apple from DeBrands


Wednesday, October 14, 2009


wild about red!

"sitting in a tree"

"a girl can never go wrong with pearls"

"Brownie Delight"

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sneak Peek for November Sale

A "tweet" canvas tote

Does this dish towel make you think of spring?

Scrabble is not boring! These are pendants made using scrabble tiles. Still need to be put on chains....

Just some fun pins. These look great on a jean jacket or pinned to a purse. I especially like the muslin one.

These are "5 Thing" journals made using old books. Each page asks you to list 5 things. Example: 5 words that best desribe me are...... 5 people who had an influence on my life would be........" Made simple for the person who does not think they are writers!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


What an incredible evening! Friday, October 2, I attended the 4th annual Breast Cancer Foundation benefit in Ft Wayne. The most wonderful part is a check in the amount of $10 million dollars was presented to I.U medical breast cancer fund. Is that unbelievable???!! What an evening to share in .....the fact that you are there with 500 other ladies..all in pink , wonderful food and the entertainment....the BEST! If you are an American Idol fan, you will remember, Michael Johns from season seven. OMG! What an amazing talent and what a cutie! My daughter Sara has still not washed her right ear....when he was signing an autograph she mentioned to him a song she loved from his album......he proceeded to sing it into her ear! How cool is that? It was truely a wonderful evening for a great cause. My friend Teresa and I went together and met up with my daughter, who works for VB and my daughter in law Missy and her mom Milly. They also hold a silent auction. I had been asked to make a necklace to be auctioned off. That was exciting for me. Not the best photographer...but wanted to share a few photos from my exciting evening.

Milly and Missy (daughter in-law and her mom)

The View from our seats

The man of the evening.

Teresa and I before the event

My daughter and I

Sara and Michael right after he sang in her ear!!!

Missy and Michael