Saturday, January 24, 2009

My New Camera

Today I bought a new camera, but I can't upload any pictures because I don't have enough battery. I will test it out tomorrow. Anyway, I am sitting here with nothing to do at 1:30 in the morning because my son has some friends over and I am waiting for a few of them to leave so that I can go to bed. Kind of like babysitting all over again. Oh well at least I know where they are at.

I have added a lot of new things to my Etsy and Lollishop. Sales have been slow. Hopefully with my new camera it will make my art look a little bit better. I continually get comments back from people who have purchased stuff from me that my items look much better in person that they looked on the computer. I also just finished totally revamping my craft room and craft storage area. This should also help to get some more work finished in a timely fashion.

I am looking forward to better weather. On Monday I am back to Weight Watchers. I am going to start walking but I guest I must go to the gym as it is too cold outside. Must keep up with those kind of New Years Resolutions.

I also need to work on my valentines swap stuff that I need to have in the mail by February 1st. I have everything in order, just have to put it together. Should not be a problem. I will post pictures before I through it in the mail.

Must get some sleep.


Thursday, January 15, 2009


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

This is a picture of my youngest son Ethan who is fourteen with his new favorite hat that he got for Christmas. He wears that goofy thing all the time. He will need it the next few days because it is really cold here. Oh my gosh, it is so cold here. Our kids do not even have school tomorrow because of the forecast of cold temperatures. My oldest son's school did not call off school as it is a private high school and they do not have buses , so they will have school. He was not very happy that his little brother will be able to sleep in and he has to go to school. I told him to think about this spring when they have the school days to make up and you will be getting out of school earlier than they will. I can't believe that my first born son Blake will get his drivers license in May. What a

milestone for a boy to turn sixteen. I am excited also as he is going to get my car, and I am going to get a new car.
I also have two older grown step sons that are twenty six and twenty four. They do not live at home any more. They are on their own. These two younger boys still keep me busy enough. I always thought that maybe I would go back to work when they got older, but I don't won't to enter back into the work force. I love staying home and being able to be creative.
My 2009 word that I came up a little late is GIVING. I saw this saying and though it has a lot of meaning for me and it is this: You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that your truly give. I think that I will use this as my word for the year. I just fits me.
P.S. I got my person for the Valentines Swap for the Year of Color and I can't wait to contact you.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Today I finally added some more items to my Etsy and Lollyshops. I have lots more to load up. It takes so much time. I love creating stuff, but I am bad at getting it put into my shops. I always want to quit and work on another project. I am pretty sure that when I was small that I had ADD because I can never finish one thing before I start something else. My creative mind seems to never stop. I am so excited for the Lisa Pace Valentine Workshop to start. I love her workshops. It really gets your creative juices flowing.

I am looking forward to this weekend as my son is playing in a basketball tournament and we are staying the weekend. The only downside is that are dog is not doing well and our older son is going to have to stay with her. She is a retired greyhound and her back is ailing her. She is 12 years old and has been having a hard time that last few weeks. We will miss her if she does not get better. It is just too sad to write about. She and I are the only girls in the house. If she goes, I will be the only girl with all the boys.

It is soo cold here. The temp outside is suppose to get really cold tonight and colder in the next few days. I think I need to create some Springy thingy's to make me feel not so cold.

That's all for now. Need to work on some unfinished projects and finish watching the Housewives of Orange County. They are really mean women on that show, but somehow, I still watch them each week.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

Just another Sunday. I have been neglecting to post to my blog once again. I am best at creating and always lacking on the back end of things. So I am going to post this blog and add some new goodies to my Etsy and Lollishop tonight. The cards and the lollipop bouquet are some of the new things I will be adding. So pink and red and fun. I just love Valentines Day. My family is made up of four boys and my wonderful husband, so I have a great time with my art creating pink, red and whimsical things as I am the only girl in the family.
I need to get back to my posting onto Etsy and Lollishops so I must close. Hopefully this week, I will begin a new chapter of posting.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Finally getting back to working on a daily or near daily shout out on my blog. I want to start out the new year right and one of my resolutions was to do this more faithfully. I have been working hard on getting some new Valentines stuff in my Etsy store and in my Lollishop. I am hoping to load them up in the next few days. It seems kind of hard to get back in the swing of things. Everyone is off to school and work and the decorations have been taken down from the holidays. I guess we need to reflect on the wonderful things and talents that we have been given and try not to listen to the doom and gloom about the economy and the world around us. Sometimes when times are not the best I think we come to appreciate the smaller things in life instead of everything that we think we might be missing. That is another of my resolutions for this coming year along with the following:

1. Work at completing more projects that I have started.
2. Work at finding family time as my children are growing up fast.
3. Stick to my Weight Watchers plan and go to the gym on a regular basis.
4. Keep to my blog on a daily basis because I have wanted to this for a year, finally started it, and want to continue with it.
5. Help others more often then less.
6. Be thankful for everything I do have and have been given.

Another few things of interest that you might want to join. I have joined the Cupids Workshop at I did the 12 Days of Christmas before the holidays and this is a wonderful workshop with awesome ideas and crafts for the upcoming holidays. I also joined a year long blog called a Year of Color. You can join for $12.00 for the year through this blog You pay through her Etsy as it is listed on her site. There is a link on her blog. Lots of great crafty and fun inspiration for the whole year.

Well I must work on posting stuff to my Etsy store so hope to create and get lots of stuff done.