Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Vacation" Goals

Almost a week after my surgery and I am feeling much better.  A little bruised and sore still but I'm up and moving, which is a great thing!

{I am a list person...adding and crossing off items is a 
great sense of accomplishment!}

This morning, as a I ate a bowl of frosted flakes with sliced bananas, I grabbed my notepad.   I have been laying around thinking...hmmm...I want to do this and that, ohhhh...and that too.  But I'm afraid I will waste my entire time off doing nothing.  I decided I need to write my "Vacation" goals down.

My goals are a mix of personal and creative goals and I want to work on business ideas to grow my cleaning company and find what will make me happy in the long run.  Yay!  Now I feel like I'm ready to enjoy my "Vacation Time" off and not just waste it away.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wishing for Spring...

Day three after surgery and I'm bored and wishing for Spring!  Here are a few of my favorite things about spring and summer.  I long to feel the warm breeze blowing through my hair and having to use my cowboy hat to keep the sun off my freckled face.

With four kiddos, our summers are busy as can be!  LaCrosse and Marching Band consume a lot of our time.  Scott and I love spending quiet mornings on the river, fishing.  I get pretty excited about catching anything...This whole fishing thing is a new interest for me.  Though putting the worm on or taking the fish off is not something I do yet.  

My favorite things:
                   1. Canoeing  2. Camping  3. Hiking  4. Traveling
                                       5. Fishing 6.  Anything with the people I love!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Recovery vs. Creativity

Two days ago, on Thursday, I had a hysterectomy.  I came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and I am already finding it hard to just rest and recover.  I feel much better than I was expecting and my Go-Go personality is fighting to make its comeback.  I have 4-6 weeks of recovery and can't over do it but I am feeling so good I have so many ideas running through my head.   The next few weeks are going to be a balance of recovery and creativity.

     Here was my creative project from this morning...

And I thought I would share a few pictures of my pretty flowers I got while in the hospital.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Purple Tooth Fairy Doll

My latest creation for a customer is this charming purple tooth fairy doll.  She is hand-crafted out of clay.  My client is delivering it to her niece on Valentine's Day.  What a perfect gift for a little one!

I take special orders on dolls.  If you are interested in more information, drop me an email at:

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

{Share the Love} Linky Party

This week I am sharing the Linky Party with a 
couple of Co-Hosts (click below to visit their blogs)

Please visit each of our blogs and start following us!
1. Share your projects below...
2. visit other blogs that shared their projects...
3. comment if you would like.
4.  Grab a button...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Chalkboard Obsessed!

Do you love chalkboards as much as I do?  If so, here is a project for you.  See how easy it is to create a chalkboard in about an hour.  I have a few more chalkboard projects around the house.  Thought I'd share my obsession with you!

Here's how to make a quick chalkboard...

1.  Find a frame or surface for your chalkboard.
2.  Paint the frame in desired color.  Here I've painted it turquoise, sanded the edges and wiped a little stain onto the frame.
3.  Roll chalkboard paint onto surface.  I recommend two coats.
4.  Have fun Expressing Yourself!

Great for special announcements too...

Happy Chalking!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

My Etsy Shop is open...

Well...I Finally did it!  I opened a shop at Etsy for some of my hand crafts.  
Come Visit the shop and order your Custom designed clay Fairy doll today for you or
Someone special!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Craft Showoff Party!

Winter is here and it is time to dig into your craft stuff!  Show off your creative projects you have been doing lately.

The most I've had link to my Linky parties is 5... 
I'd love to have many more so share away!


1.  Must be something you made.
2.  Share as many projects as you would like. 
3. Make sure to link directly to your project 
not just a home page.
4.  Please link back to my blog, so grab a button below
5.  Visit someone else and share the love!

Sunday, January 13, 2013


OMG...I'm jumping up and down with excitement!  I found this plaster lamp at a thrift store yesterday for $10.00 with the lampshade and all!  It was pretty boring but I jazzed it up a bit today.

  1. Painted it with primer
  2. Painted it with a turquoise satin paint.
  3. Painted it with a dark stain and then rubbed it off with a cloth.
That is it...My new turquoise lamp!

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