Friday, February 12, 2010

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Moving .com Addresses

Today, I am launching a new blog, moving .com addresses. It will be there that I try to keep up with blogging, and balancing everyday life. Join us at

I hope to see you there!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Finally something Twilight related, worth sharing

Ok, AMY and JANINE, this is for all you ladies that are crazy about New Moon, or anything Twilight related. Everyone knows that I was not a big fan, in fact I only read the first book, and right when I thought that it was getting was over. Maybe someday I will change my attitude and read the rest of them, but not today.

Anywhooo, this is the very first thing Twilight related that I thought was worth the time to share. A few years ago in Wisconsin, we had some missionaries in our branch that our family just fell in love with. Dug Brecheisen was one of those young men, always happy and always singing.

Here is his latest song...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Live from Peddler!

So, we are coming to you from the Arlington Peddler Show.
Here are some quick snapshots of our booth.

This is a sign that I did to help people understand what we do. I like to have several of examples of previous jobs, but I think that some people think that is all I can do...and it's not!

For the first time we have a wall with things that you can buy and carry.
We have 7 pre-made hanging boards, a couple magnet boards, an advent calendar
and 2 different hanging picture frames.

I hope that we have a great weekend!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

We have a Winner...

We have a winner to annouce this morning.
Someone lucky has won the darling growth chart,
and that lucky girl is....

from the Army Wife Quilter blog.

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Timestamp: 2009-11-17 13:38:23 UTC

Monday, November 16, 2009

And the winner is....Paula

I am back from Abilene, and we had a great show. Now I am getting geared up for The Peddler Show, in Arlington this weekend. I am crazy busy, so it has literally taken all day to get to picking the winner. In the mix of everything I got to hear the heart beat again today, and I find out in three weeks what I am going to have. Now on to the giveaway...

Today's winner is Paula,
from TeamBracken

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Timestamp: 2009-11-16 23:55:49 UTC

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Anniversary Giveaway for 10 People

Today, in Celebration of my 1 Year Anniversary, I am going to give away 10 of these trees. To the first 10 people who follow for the first time or add my button to their blog. Please make sure if your blog is private to leave me a way of contacting you in your comment.

My friends and family, you are more than welcome to go for this as well. I would not be where I am today without a lot of you and your help!

1 Year Anniversary and Giveaway Reminders

I should be checking off a list, packing totes and putting together last minute things...but here I sit. I pick up the trailer in a couple hours, and would really like to have everything ready to put in it when Mike gets home. Do I think that is going to happen...most likely not, but it is a good goal. I plan to hit the road between 4 & 5...that is one thing that must happen. I do not want to drive hauling a trailer by myself in the dark to Abilene.

Tomorrow morning we set up for what I hope to be a fantastic show, Christmas in November at the Abilene Civic Center. This will mark my 1 year anniversary of doing vinyl lettering and shows. This show was great last year...I paid my plotter off in full. It would not have been possible though without my dear friends Emily and Teresa.

Do forget to enter in the 2 giveaways that are still open. You can find them here and here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Advent Winner

Wow, where does the time go in the day? I need my days to be longer...or things that I am doing to take less time out of my day. I think I try to take on to much, or underestimate how long something is really going to take. Anyone slese feel like that...I am sure that I am not the only one.

Ok, enough boo-hoo-ing for me that is not the reason for the post anyway. I am here to share the winner of this Advent Calendar.

And the winner today is...

GINNY ( post #7)

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Timestamp: 2009-11-11 16:02:43 UTC

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Giraffe Giveaway!!

For today's giveaway...I am offering this adorable
5' Giraffe Growth Chart.
You can have it cut in any color you would like.
I really like him for a few different reasons, but more than anything I learned something new about my cutting program. I get really excited anytime that I learn/figure something new out in that program or Photoshop...
not really sure which is better.

So, here are the rules for winning this cute guy...
1 entry - leave a comment
2 extra entries - become a follower for the first time
5 extra entries - blog or fb a link to this giveaway
and for...
7 extra entries - add my button to your blog

*friends and are welcome to enter, too*

This giveaway closes Monday, November 16, midnight central time

We have a winner today! The first giveaway posted was a
$25 Gift Certificate to

And the lucky lady is....


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Timestamp: 2009-11-10 15:00:53 UTC

Monday, November 9, 2009

A Giveaway with a Little Extra

So, today I am continuing with my third giveaway for the month, a $40 Gift Certificate to However, this one is coming with a little something extra. If you haven't tried the interchangeable watch bands, now is your chance.

In addition to the $40 gc, we are adding the Dark Blossom Interchangeable Watch Band, from

Janine at has lots of really cute things,
you should check her site out.

Today, we are going to make this simple...
1 entry - leave a comment
additional 3 entries - add one of our buttons to your blog

Don't miss out on our other 2 giveaways,
click here and here to see them

This giveaway ends Sunday, November 15, at midnight central time.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Adhering Words November Giveaways #2

Today's Adhering Words Giveaway is this darling Advent Christmas Tree!
This one measures 22"h x 14"w. It is so fun for kids of all ages.

Here's how we are going to play this one...
1 entry - become a follower for the first time
add 2 entries - blog about this on your blog,
make sure to leave a link in your comment
add 3 entries - talk about this and put a link on facebook
add 5 entries - grab one of our new buttons,
and add it to the sidebar of your blog

Make sure that if you do just 1 or all 4 of these,
that you leave comments for each entry!

Good Luck! This giveaway ends Tuesday, November 10, midnight central time.

Her 2nd Haircut

Much to my dismay...this is what my child's hair looks like, even after I have done it. She refuses to keep pony/pigtails in her hair. And we said good-bye to the bows months ago.

She has a beautiful little face and amazing eyes...but you would never know it.

She has causes so much damage and breakage to her hair, that I had no choice...

She got her second hair cut. I will admit I cried over cutting it above her shoulders. This is her first time with bangs, but you can see those eyes!

I am hoping that she out grows this stage by the time it is long enough to put up again.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Adhering Words November Giveaways

I have been horrible about blogging...about anything. Life has been crazy with pregnancy, moving, craft shows, orders, a 2 yr old, more craft shows and more orders. Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining, something just had to go on stand by for a while...and the blogging won!

So, here is to keeping up with the blogging! And to kick this off I am going to do 4 days worth of giveaways, right here. One a day for 4 days, starting with a $25 Gift Certificate to

How do you enter the drawing you ask?
one entry - blog about this 4 day giveaway on your blog,
come back and leave me a comment with a link
second entry - become a follower for the fist time, right here

Good luck to all of you! This giveaway ends Monday, Nov 9 @ mid-night, central time

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

We had a fun evening with Fred and his little "Pink Poodle". I made this Fred Flintstone costume for Mike last year...and he will be Fred for a few more years to come.

Our little poodle was hating the hood on her costume, the nose of the dog hung in her face. She kept putting her bucket down to push the head out of her way.

Now...what is this?


We finished our night off with one last important stop...

Grammy & Granddad's

Thursday, October 22, 2009

a new addition and a home

Although I have not been doing such a good job of keeping things updated here on this little http, things are happening in our lives. Two big things have happened, first thing is we are expecting. I have to admit that I was not that excited, ok not excited at all. Pregnancy and I do not get all. But we are adjusting and hoping for a better 9 months than last time.

I found out on my moms birthday, the day after Mikes,
so this is what Jordan wore to dinner.

And second, we moved into a house! Finally, it has been a long two years in that apartment. I am thankful for no longer having stairs to climb. This is the only picture that I took that poured the entire time! I will share pictures of our cute little house later.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

painting, painting and more painting...

So, I can not let another Tuesday go by without blogging.
I need to get on the ball again. I have been so busy and sick.
I am finally feeling better, but the craziness has just gotten worse.
Since it is Tuesday and I should be blogging about work...I thought that I would share some painting pictures. Before each show I get at least 2-3, 4'x8' sheets of MDF cut into boards. and then the dreaded task of painting them begins. I used to paint them all by hand, but quickly decided that was for the birds. So, I went out and bought a professional paint sprayer...

check out the over spray...I painted everything that HOT day in July!

The spray tip was too wide of an angle, I must have wasted a gallon of paint that day. Not to mention my mom and I killed the grass on the side of her house...I tired to tell her that the plastic was the wrong way to go!

I love being back in a house! This is the paint booth that Mike put up for me in our garage. I have 3 shows this month and 2 for sure next month. I have been painting away, it is nice to clean the sprayer, close the garage and start all over again tomorrow. Not an option in the side yard at my parents. With a smaller paint tip, there was still over spray...but nothing like before!

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to limit the over spray?

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Seriously Neglected

I have seriously neglected my blog for the last two months. I always have the best of intentions for blogging, but I am just too tired these days. I keep up with everyone's blogs, and read them daily. The last little while has been a complete whirlwind. Changes are coming our way...lots of changes. So with that being said and a new look underway...stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Crib" Party and Hootanany Cake

This past Saturday night I kept Shawn's 2 kids over night. They were really good, and all played well together. Jordan loves having other kids around. Jordan had her first "crib" party in her bedroom. We had Jordan's crib, a pack 'n play for Jonny and a blowup mattress for Brookelynn.
Sunday morning I wanted to make something different for breakfast, so I went to Amy's blog, where I found the recipe for "Hootanany Cake"...can you say yummy!

It is so easy to make...and so good!

It was a hit with the kids, they loved it and all wanted seconds.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Abilene Zoo

While Lisa was in Abilene, we headed over for a few days. We had a really good time. The first night that we were there we went to the zoo. It is a small and quaint zoo. The giraffe exhibit is my favorite out of any zoo I have been to. The bridge goes right over the top, and you can feed those big guys.

Isn't he beautiful?

Look at that tongue. It is huge!

Landon and Brayla feeding on of the giraffes.

The Tuesday before we went the zoo got a White Tiger, and this was his first evening out.
His debut, if you will.

Jordan and Grammie

The zoo backs up to a lake a beautiful park. There is a small boardwalk that you can walk on out over the lake to feed the ducks, and see the turtles. We saw ducks and turtles, however, these fish stole the show. There were so many, I think every fish in the lake was there begging for food. I have never seen anything like it.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lisa is home from Germany

June 1st, I picked up my girlfriend Lisa and her two kids from DFW. They have been stationed in Germany for the last 4.5 years. I am so glad that she is back. Even though she isn't going to be in Abilene, St. Louis is a whole lot closer than Germany. We spent the afternoon together, and hung out in
Granbury with Lisa's family.

Lisa and I

Brayla, Lisa and Landon

Jordan and myself

At the end of our visit we went to Taco Bueno, a favorite of ours that you can't find in Germany. While we were there, we had a sudden thunderstorm. Lightening was striking all around the building, and at one point we joked about the fact that it sounded like the building had been hit. A couple minutes later an employee came and told us that they were shutting the power off for a few minutes, not to worry. The next thing we knew,
we were watching firemen enter the resturant...

first fireman in the building

the firetruck, that brought the nice firemen to Taco Bueno

our party watching the excitment

another fireman

even more firemen

We finished our meal, the power never did come back on so we couldn't refill our drinks. There never was any smoke, but the building was diffently struck by lightening. All in all, it made for an entertaining dinner
and something different to blog about.

I am really happy that Lisa and her family are state side again! Welcome Home!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday's with Adhering Words #7 (a day late)

I have been having HUGE problems with my internet, and 9 times out of 10 when I try to log on I get nothing. I have much to post about, and no way of doing it. I am actually using my Sprint wireless in order to post...can you say expensive.

So this is my latest project, and I am loving it. I have created walls, that Shawn built, for craft shows. I saw a booth that looked like a room at a craft show last year, and I have wanted walls ever since. It was Mike's idea to go with the pegboard to hang things on, at first I wanted nothing to do with the idea. However, I came around and I am so glad that I did.

This is the wall that Jade's fiance Shawn built for me!! I used vinyl to make a simple damask pattern, and then I painted the pegboard taupe.

This is what it looks like after removing the vinyl, it left the dark brown of the pegboard for the damask pattern. I am loving it so much.

This is what the walls look like with display on them. For a craft show they will be straight and unangled, and there will be 9 panels, instead of 3, forming a "U".

Jade's office building has vendors come in and set up once in a while, and she signed me up for two different days, in two different buildings. It has been fun, and both days Jade has spent her lunch hour with me. I love listening to her sell me, she makes me sound amazing.

None of this would be possible without a few important people in my life.
My dad, who had the faith in me to put the money up to buy the plotter and laptop.
Shawn, who does a beautiful job with anything involving wood and Mike, my darling husband who never complains about how much this is costing him, he says we will get it back someday. Then there is Jade, who talks about this to anyone who will listen, and helps me out of my comfort zone. And last but not least, my mom, she is always so willing to watch Jordan when I need her to, and I come home to a clean house!