Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Long time no post!

Thought it was time to bring my blog up to date. I am not promising that I will be successful, but I am going to give it a try. So much has happened since the last posting a few years ago. So where do I begin.

My husband and I no longer own our own business. We finally had enough and decided to sell and venture out into something new. I secured a position with the City of Ringgold, Georgia where I have the position of City Clerk, Executive Administrative Assistant, Election Superintendent and any other hat I need to wear at the time. I love my job and most of all I love the people I work with. My husband went to work for Capital Toyota where he works as a Service Writer. Sure is a big change from owning our own business, but sure has a lot less stress, and we can take vacations without getting phone calls 24/7.

We lost our son February 2015. Don't think that is something that I will ever get used to saying. I still have not wrapped my head around it, and it still doesn't seem real. He was living out of state, so it just feels like he is still there, even though I know in my heart he is not. I miss him terribly, and hoping one day to have some closure and understanding, but I don't think that will happen either.

My youngest daughter has now graduated from high school and is getting ready to graduate and become an aesthetician. I am very proud of her and hope that she will have lots of success. My oldest daughter owns her own bakery in Nashville called Nashville Sweets. She is incredibly talented, and makes amazing cupcakes, cake pops, cakes, cookies, scones, macarons...everything is fabulous.

I am not making as much jewelry as I used to. I am now addicted to knitting and have completed 4 sweaters and about to finish my 5th. So therapeutic.

We added a pool in our backyard and got rid of our boats. What a great decision. Just wish we would have done this when the kids were small. We enjoy it so much. It is very relaxing, and even if we are not swimming or sunning, it is wonderful to just sit out there and listen to the water. It is just a little slice of paradise for me.

I think that pretty much brings everything up to date. No, that is not so. We lost my brother-in-law to Alzheimer's Disease October 12, 2016. So sad, but happy he didn't suffer any longer.

Signing out, and hopefully I will add more to this site than I did in prior years. If you are reading this, thanks. If you are not...well.....

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Silhouette America Giveaway

Silhoutte America is having a fabulous giveaway - Letters to Santa. You could win this amazing prize package.
I have already written my letter...head over and write yours.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Fave Cricut Product

Well, since I own an Expression, I would have to say that. However, I would love to have an Expression 2.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Awesome Giveaway!

You must go to Green Fairy Quilts and look at the beautiful fabric they carry in their store. Pick some of your favorites and you just might win one of your choices. Can't beat that.

They have a wonderful blog and Judi (the store owner) does the most amazing quilting you have ever seen. One day I am going to send one of my quilts to her to for her to do the quilting. You have to look at her fabulous work.

Best of luck to you (though I do hope I win)!! ; )

Thanks for reading and see you soon.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

California Dreamin

Thought it was about time I updated this blog. Wish I was as good as the blogs I follow...they post every day and inspire so many. I just can't seem to keep up with it. Maybe one of these days.

In August I went to San Leandro (just outside of San Francisco) to my nephews wedding. The great thing was that I was able to meet up with both my sisters, which is a rare thing. My sister, Peggy, lives out there, and both myself and my oldest sister Becky flew out.

We had an amazing time. We spent the first weekend having a rehearsal dinner at my sister's house and then Sunday we went to the wedding. There was lots of craziness...always happens when you get the three of us together.

Here is the bunch of us...from left to right my oldest sister's husband Tom and my sister Becky, myself, my sister Peggy leaning into the picture and her husband Jeff.

Then we headed out on Amtrak for San Luis Obispo. We then drove to San Simeon and visited the Hearst Castle. It was amazing!

Isn't that pool amazing!

Then we drove up the road a bit to see the seals that beach themselves.

Then at the end of my trip we went to Jack London Square to the Farmer's Market. It is just amazing!

It was just an all around good time. I love spending time with my sisters. Can't wait to see them again!

Pink Stamper Christmas Card Inspiration

Over at The Pink Stamper you can link your Christmas card to her site and have a chance to win a mystery prize from her. Head on over there and check her out.

These are the cards I am going to be posting on her site. Be sure and link your pics on her blog for a chance to win. While you are there, check out her wonderful tutorials using the Cricut. I know you will be inspired

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Giveaway - Funny Face

These are the great items that are being given away at Funny Face Beauty.

This site offers great makeup tutorials and reviews on various cosmetic products.

Take a look around and follow the directions carefully to be eligible to possibly win these goodies.