Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thirty-One Gifts

I'm so excited and I just have to share it with you! Very soon I will be an independent consultant for Thirty-One Gifts. I fell in love with their purses and bags, and just had to sign up to be a consultant! This is so out of my 'norm', but I can't wait to get started.

If you haven't heard of this company, check out their website at Thirty-One Gifts and learn more about the CEO & Founder, their mission, and their great products. I will have a website for ordering very soon as well, but until then you can visit my Facebook Page.

Even if you are not near to me here in Ohio, you can still host a catalog party and earn all of the great hostess rewards! I will have more info to share soon, but was itching to share the news with you.


Monday, June 13, 2011

I Need Help Finding A Website

I found a website last week selling stitchery patterns. I cannot for the life of me find it again. I got there from a blog on my list talking about this company, so I'm hoping someone out there sees this and knows who I am talking about.

She had square muslin candle mat patterns for sale for about $2.50. I remember one having pineapples.

I have googled and looked in my history. No luck!

Thanks for your help.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

New Items at the Shop

I stopped by River City Gift Shoppe on Saturday with some new items.

A few muslin candle mats.......

Wool star

Prim Flowers by Chestnut Junction

Stars and Cats by Chestnut Junction

A rose wool key fob, a few raggedy sunflowers, and a few other stitcheries. Here is what my booth likes like now. It's getting there!

Hope your weekend was relaxing. It's chilly here today in Ohio so I'm going to put some socks my cold piggies and get some laundry in before the day is done. 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

A Bowl of Cinnamon

Cinnamon the kitten that is!  Remember the bowls that I blogged about here? Well the kittens love them. Oh, you don't know about those kittens do you. Well, I'll save that for another day. A family friend has cats and she has cute little baskets for them to sleep in. Well I don't have any cute baskets, but I wondered if they would like the bowls. Soft, conform to their shape, cozy....they love them! The green one is a bit too small for any of them to sleep in, but they like to just stand in it and watch their siblings play.

What do your cats like to sleep in?

Oh by the way, Sugar and Nilla are back. I'm happy and sad. My friend Tammy took them in and unfortunately her allergies were too severe. She almost wound up in the hospital! She brought them back last Friday and you would have thought they were never gone. Pumpkin Pie was thrilled when she realized who they were. Those three have been playing nonstop since then! I don't have any pictures of the three of them playing because they are all blurry, lol!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Eek! Look What I Did!

This was the exciting thing I was telling you about! My oldest sister Denise is kicking cancer's butt.  My sister Cathy went and got a pink ribbon tattoo, so I had to also! It was my first tattoo and boy did it hurt, lol! I wasn't sure what to expect really. Everyone told me childbirth was painful and I did that without any pain killers, so I figured I could handle a tattoo. Yikes! I probably picked a more sensitive area too, the inside of my right wrist, but I wanted to be able to see it every single day so that I didn't forget about my loved ones.

The three hearts have a special meaning. I have two aunts and sister who have all fought breast cancer, and are not going to let it take them down! I do not plan on adding any more hearts either. You got that cancer? No more!

This was a birthday present. I used the money that my aunt, my in-laws, and my husband gave me. I'm sure they thought I would go and buy craft stuff with it, lol! Surprise!

I'm still in shock that I actually went through with it, but I don't regret it one bit. Actually, I already know what I want for my second tattoo, but I need to wait a while until I don't remember the pain from this one. Just like childbirth! : )

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My booth is set up!

I was so nervous/excited/scared/excited to set up my booth at River City Gift Shoppe today. I had to do a last minute packaging change from how I packaged my bowl fillers at the Spring Fling because amazingly this house doesn't have a stapler. So out came the ball of twine and a quick stop to Office Max for tags.

I'm not 100% happy with hanging them, but I can't think of another idea other than setting them on more shelves. I do think I have a few thrift store make-overs that I can take (they were kind enough to loan me the one in the photos). And heck, maybe the shelves will sell too! I'm going to look into boxes (candy or small bakery boxes) because the bags are driving me absolutely nuts.

I know it looks sparse, but I didn't know what to take and also did want to take too much, lol.

I'm excited to start stitching again as well. A little birdy suggested penny rugs which really gets me excited! I also have some muslin candle mat patterns that I've never stitched and have been itchin to get started on.

It was also my 34th birthday today so it made it extra fun to go and set up the booth. I know it's not really a booth, but I don't know what else to call it. I ran some errands afterward and then picked the kiddo up from an after school track and field party. Only two more days of school for him! I can't believe my baby will be going to the high school next year. Eek! The boys took me to Wendy's (my request) and we also made an appointment for me to do something really exciting on Saturday. I can't wait to share that with you, but you will have to wait to find out. I think most of you will be shocked. I'm a little shocked myself. Hee hee.

So that's that. I'm one year older and since I started exercising again last week, I really feel it! : )