Hi friends! Things have been a bit crazy around here lately. As I mentioned before, I am taking on the Children's Pastor position at church...to add to my chaos! Yeah!
So far things are good. I just have to really manage my time...I don't want to take away from the time I am spending on my shop and other crafty ventures...
and my blog.
I have said this before, but I'll say it again for my new friends. I began this little adventure to help out with the $$ side of things, just practically, so I could go thrifting or buy the kids something extra or have a White Chocolate Mocha Extra Mocha without feeling like I am taking away from something else needed. But also, having my shop and blog have brought me to a new place in my personal life.
Since my blog titled "THANKFUL" (see below) I have had SO MANY people email and send messages of love and encouragement. Really, THANK YOU. I have been overwhelmed with sweet and sincere comments from all of you.
I know you are all real people, with real lives, with real families, and real problems... just like me. Blogging is such a great way to connect with each other. So, thanks again for being a listening ear about the GOOD and the Not So GOOD! :0)
Also, I feel really privileged. To be able to do this, every day, is a gift. Really. I know there are people out there who would kill to be able to sit in there jammies, sip coffee, make crafts and take photos and connect with an awesome circle of friends...every day!
Wow. It hits home now that I put it out there like that. I have friends who work ALL the time for their families. It's hard, and I know it is.
I could be doing that too. But, I'm not right now. Yes, I drive a hoopdie min-van that has taken my family across the country 5 times. My clothes are not fancy, I cut my own hair...(so what if it's a little crooked!! lol) and it is a treat to go out to eat with the whole family.
But it's worth it. My emotional self is MUCH happier, and we all know that is most important. If Mama's not happy....you know the rest.
Okay, enough of my thoughts,
I think I'm rambling a bit...
Well, let me show you a few things I've been up to this week.
Heather at Bluhm Studios is hosting an art retreat called Art*Play this weekend here in California. She is giving out goody bags to all the participants...so I was lucky enough to sponsor a little something for each gal!
I wish I could have attended! Have a great time Heather!! *Hugs!*
I wanted to show a little sneak peek of some swap goodies for Cerri of Little Pink Studio. She has the greatest little shop, Little Pink Studio, where you can find oodles of goodies and pretties! Stop by her shop and pick up something wonderful!!
Here are a few of the sweets I am sending her way.
This sweet little sugary bird wanted to sneak his way into EVERY photo!
Well, I think I'm getting close to a give away.
In my shop, Sugar*Sugar I am close to selling my 100th item! WOO HOO!
So, I thought I would arrange a give away on my blog to celebrate!
I will post a blog this week with more details, so check back in this week!
Love to you all,