April 7, 2011

Leaning on God

I can't not believe where our country is headed or should I say have become. I can not believe that grown adults haven't got it together enough to work out a budget for our country.  I understand that we can't keep spending money we don't have and I also understand in hard times but when you can't pay the people who protect your freedom because of a difference in opinion that is truly sad.  Being a wife to one of the fine men who serve our country and a mother of three wonderful children I really should be stressed or even panicked. But I really have a calm peace surrounding me, because I have faith. I can honestly say I am not worried if my kids are gonna eat or if we will have running water. I know I serve an amazing God that I can lean on with faith during any situation in my life. Why should we waste so much energy on things we can't control, why should we panic or get so upset when we can't do anything about it. In this situation it truly is out of my hands and all I can do is pray for our leaders to make wise decisions in a timely matter, lean on my God for comfort and have the smallest amount of faith that I will be provided for.  It says that if you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move mountains. Matthew 17:20
You know how small that is. My mind can't even wrap around that but I do believe that God is in the good times as much as he is in the bad times and that he makes all things possible even the impossible. Nothing is to big for God. I just want to encourage anyone who might be feeling a little mangled from all the news about maybe not receiving a paycheck next week. Know that I am praying for you and  Please pray for comfort and peace to be with all the families of those who serve and please pray for the service men and women who may be worried about them during this time.

April 3, 2011

Finally got a Facebook page

So now I am full swing with the world. I finally got a Facebook page for my business. Yeah I know about time right. I think it is harder to post pictures and keep up with a blog than it is to make the stuf. Man it took me forever. But it is done and I am excited to see where this goes. I have so much fun creating and I have such high hopes for this. So I posted a bunch of bows and plan to work on posting more stuff this week. Here are some things you can find on my page. Please take some time and go over there and show me some love by liking it.  I really do appreciate all the encouragement I find from you fine people and I am truly thankful for all of you who follow my blog thanks so much.  Enjoy 

March 31, 2011

Colorado Really?

Got some really sad news today so how do I deal with it....hhhhmmm I know goof off with my kids on the web cam. There were some really funny ones you know the kind where they make silly faces and what not but I didn't have one of those with all of us. So yeah about this sad news I am still processing it and well we got orders to go to Ft. Carson Colorado. I don't even know where to start on how I feel about it. I am not happy but I can't say that I am angry ether maybe a little sad but at the same time not really. Well enjoy the photos

I have found so much love in Tn. I found some of the best friends I have ever had in my life. I have a church here that has grown me so abundantly in my walk with God. I DON"T want to leave any of this. Happiness has always been a struggle for me to find however I have to say I do have  true happiness here. I know that a location doesn't define me and I am sure where ever I am headed will be filled with many happy moments. I am just trying to deal with the many feelings I have about moving. Yeah I was a milatary brat and moved many time through out my childhood, but just because I am use to it doesn't mean that it get's any easier. Yesterday as I opened the email my husband had sent I could feel my heart drop as I read the word orders. Yes we will be moving mid December to Ft. Carson and I am trying hard to find the good in it. It is just so hard to let go of this wonderful place. I will cherish the memories of this period of my life and who knows maybe one day we will be back. I still have a while before we leave and should make the best of it and maybe in time I will grow some excitement.  But for now I will look at my house that we just bought last May and start thinking of all the things I am going to have to do with it before it can go on the market. Just two days ago I was looking at it with eyes for design and making plans to decorate. I really really don't want to rent it out so I am praying for the new owners that will buy it later this year, they will indeed have wonderful neighbors and a wonderful house. I think this has been the first time I have regretted my burnt orange living room, I knew it would have to be repainted but never thought it would be this soon. So much to do and so much to think about. On the bright side at least my husband will be home for this move and I might as well just leave the boxes in the garage packed. Brighter things will come out of this.....I hope

March 10, 2011

Things I made for trade

I used to sell my cards on Etsy.com and I found success there well I found some. But I also found that my love of paper crafting isn't for sell. I became resentful towards my cards and even stopped scrapbooking all together. SO long story short I quit doing it so that I could do the thing I loved with the love I had for it. Now I still do paper crafting and I know that is where my heart is but I really enjoy making bows and I do it because it is fun. When I paper craft it is an outlet for relaxing to me. But with almost every other craft I do I do for some other reason. When I make beads I do it to relax as well but with three young kids I don't seem me heating up the torch anytime soon because that sounds nuts not relaxing. Laughing out loud. Anyways to get back to the point of it I am going to try and trade all my other crafts such as hairbow and knitted ware as well as jewelry on http://bit.ly/fYg97q  I am hoping that this doesn't take the joy of it for me. I have long wanted to start selling my hair bows. I think they are super cute and I have found a pretty cost efficient way to make them. So I could sell them for a better price that I have seen many people selling them for. I am always receiving compliments on them. I am gonna start trading them first and have listed I think 6 in my old etsy shop Ideadesigns.etsy.com just to see if anyone bites. I really would appreciate some feedback on them. Tell me if you think people would buy them tell me what you think of the price. Oh just tell me anything.  

Life has been so chaotic lately I started off the year with getting my wallet stollen and that took forever to replace all the important cards such as id cards. Then spending 11 days in the hospital with my two month old baby who started off having rsv that then turned into phenomena. That was a roller coaster ride of hell. I am just so glad to be back in my own home and under my own sheets. With all this going on I wonder if life will ever return to normal. My husband has now been deployed to Afganistan for the last 6 months. I have been holding up pretty well until recently. I have managed to run the house hold with the kids and my volunteer work pretty well. But noe I have started get worried about how life will be when he comes home. I am not scared and believe me so I want him home more than anything. I just am worried about how life will be. Since he has been gone I have taken on everything and we have added a kid to the mix. I like to imagine that life is going to be perfect for us. But in all reality through this deployment I hardly even get to speak to my husband and when I do there is always some awkwardness there. Maybe because we speak to each other so rarely or maybe because he doesn't want me to worry so he doesn't tell me about how bad it is there. I don't know ether way but it make me think that might still be present when he comes home. Will I even be able to speak to my man once I have him in my arms. How will the kids react. I am just so over this deployment. 

March 9, 2011

I found the coolest new web site where you barter you hand made objects for other handmade objects. I jut made my first trade for some little felt owls. I am so in love with this site you should check it out    http://bit.ly/fYg97q I happy because I have always thought that there should be a site like this. I have already posted like 6 of my hair bows. I can't wait til someone gets them.

January 23, 2011

Friends Wedding

So I have been working very hard on my Pay it forward gifts but at this time I have yet to finish one. Good thing I have all year right. No I do not plan on taking all year to do these how ever other projects have just taken president over them. My oldest daughter is turning 5 in a week. I don't know where time has gone I swear just yesterday she was a baby. I can't believe she has gotten so big and I feel like I have missed so much even though I have been right next to her for most of her life. We have been planning her Birthday party together this year. She is old enough now to know what she wants and she keeps reminding me of this daily. I have been so thankful to many blogs for all her decorations. I can't wait to post pictures for you guys to see.
Also one of my very dear friends is getting married tomorrow. It isn't a big ceremony as she just wanted something intimate and only invited her sister and me to take pictures. She plans to have a big wedding in the fall. I am so honored to be invited even if I am there to do a job. lol I made here this cute subway are as a small gift. I keep seeing this subway art everywhere and just know she is going to love it. She loves anything personal or handmade. I thought I would share as I get to take part in this wonderful moment in my dear friends life. I hope you guys enjoy as this took way longer than it looks. laughing out loud.

January 5, 2011

Paying it forward

So a few days ago I saw this on someones facebook page

PAY IT FORWARD 2011: I promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. They must in turn repost and send something hand made or bought if you are creatively challenged to the 5 on your post. The rules are simple, comment, repost & inbox your address & it must be sent out in 2011. Happy New Year!

I thought it was a sweet idea so I decided to take part in it. I finally got 5 people I am not sure why it took so long as many people on my facebook know I am a professional crafter. Maybe they thought all the comments were from different people. Any who I am so excited to be crafting for these dear friends. Some I haven't seen in at least 5 years, well since I was prego with my first daughter who turns 5 this month. The two that it has been that long are also prego with their first child. I always  am up for a good challenge and love to make baby stuff. I decided to make their gifts in the order they were received. So I am really challenging my self and making lace and ribbion flowered head bands. Wish me luck and I will post photos as the projects are done. Hopefully by tonight.  

January 4, 2011

pretty little tags

These are some little tags I made today. I was inspired to make these from the ones I saw at freeprettylittlethingsforyou.blogspot.com

So as kind of like a pay it forward type thing I am letting you have this free Digital page. Just right click on it and it should save. Please feel free to show me things you make with these. Happy Crafting.