Sunday, October 31, 2010

Oh Shoot!!

I have this bad boy on it's way to me! Hubby bought me my first SLR!! yay!!

Nikon 12.3MP D5000 Digital SLR Camera with Lens, Bag, Extra VR 55-200mm Lens

My little Sony Cybershot crapped out on me and I have been wanting a new (much nicer) one for awhile now. I thought this would be a good starter camera. I did lots of research and got lots of help from the hubby and friends trying to decide between a Canon or Nikon. I heard the Nikon was a bit more user-friendly and great for beginners. After reading more than 200 reviews, I knew this was the one I wanted!! I am soooo excited!! Eeeek!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Happy Halloween!! I'll be back with Halloween pictures soon :)

What kind of camera do you use?? Do Love it?


Friday, October 29, 2010

Special Day

for a certain 2 year old in my house :) My little nugget Kaylee hit the big 2 today. Time has flown by way too fast and as most moms would agree, I wish it would SLOW down! My mom is coming up next week (for surprise visit for the kids... shhhhhh) and we are celebrating her birthday next weekend. I thought it would be fun to post a few pics over the last 2 years to see how much she has grown!


you are such a beautiful, entertaining, smart little girl. Everyday you find new ways to make me laugh and melt my heart. You will always be my little princess. Love you more than I could ever put into words.  Happy Birthday Nugget!!!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Girl and Her Brush

I have competely fallen for this shop! I hope to one day own one (or two or three) of these gorgeous paintings :) I've been really into mixed media lately and Wendy's art has completely captured my heart! I was reading through her blog, which you can find here, and noticed she also does art journals as well as classes. Her journals are just as gorgeous as her paintings!!

Here are just some of the amazingness she creates:

Love Love Love!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blog Yard Sale!!

This past month I have been on a serious de-clutter movement. I have gone through boxes and boxes that I have given to goodwill and decided it was finally time to tackle my craft room. I have 5 *bunches* that I'm selling and will do a few more sporadically through out the next month. 98% is brand-new, unopened and if it's lightly used I will specify :)

If you would like to purchase any of the bunches, you can comment here, e-mail, text, skype... whatever way you normally get in touch with me and I'll send a paypal invoice to you asap! Make sure to specify which bunch you would like

Bunch 1:

-Feather Pen Cozy
-Love, Elsie Gel Stickers, Claire
-Love, Elsie Gel Stickers, Cody
-Love, Elsie Chipboard Frames, Zoe (dream)
-(2) Love, Elsie Chipboard Frames, Zoe
- (2) Love, Elsie Cardstock stickers, Zoe
-(2) Love, Elsie rub-ons, Zoe
-(2) Love, Elsie Gel Stickers, Zoe
-(2) Love, Elsie Cardstock Alpha Letters, Zoe



Bunch 2:

-Elsie Recipe Box
-3 Prima cardstock alpha letters with tins
(1 box has been *very lightly* used)



Bunch 3:

5 (8x10) Elsie Prints- Excellent condition


Bunch 4:

-Feather Pen Cozy
-Love, Elsie chip buttons, Josie
-KI Memories softies
-KI Memories epoxy stickers
-Love, Elsie Clear Stamps, Zoe
-Love, Elsie chipboard frames, Zoe (i love art)
-Love, Elsie Gel Stickers, Zoe
-Love, Elsie Chipboard Frames, Zoe (dream)
- (2) Love, Elsie cardstock alpha stickers, zoe
-(2) Love, Elsie rub-ons, Zoe
-Love, Elsie gel stickers, Riley
-Love, Elsie chipboard Frames, zoe (enjoy the journey)
$18 + $4 shipping
Bunch 5:

-Feather Pen Cozy
-Love, Elsie chipboard album, Zoe (art palette)
-Love, Elsie chipboard album, Zoe (camera)
-Love, Elsie tiny ribbon (6 spools), Zoe
-Love, Elsie big ribbon (6 spools), Cody
-Love, Elsie tiny ribbon (6 spools), Forrest
-Love, Elsie soft charms, Cody
-Love, Elsie soft charms, Zoe
-Love, Elsie soft charms, Josie (lightly used)
-Love, Elsie rub-ons, Zoe (lightly used, missing 2 small rub-ons)
-Large amount of cupcake deco tape



Happy Shopping!!
(I'll keep this updated)


Sunday, October 24, 2010

My First Craft Venue

I learned so many things from this first showing.

1. I need to have a super cute display next time (already have a million ideas)

2. I need to triple my inventory

3. I need to find a babysitter

I had a lot of fun and that was the main thing I was going for. I got my name out there and met a lot of nice ladies.  Here are some pics. Kinda bummed my battery died because I didn't get nearly all the pics I was going for.

Valerie's adorable banners

Sandi's soaps, lotions and candles

Sandi and Valerie's cuteness


Friday, October 22, 2010

Hootie and Tawnie

Oh goodness! I think this is the longest I have ever gone without updating my little space. I had a nice little break and used it to get super crafty. I made tons of new product for the craft venue tonight and got to finally catch up on my DVR.  Tonight I'll be in my FIRST ever craft venue! I'm so excited, but so nervous too!! If your in the Minot area and want directions, e-mail me!! It will be lots of fun and there will be so many talented ladies with lots of goodies! Something for everyone :) I'll post lots of pics Sunday! Wish me luck!! :) EEEk!

Now for the cuteness..... I found a super cute owl plushie pattern floating around the blog world and had to make my own.  (Click Here for the pattern made by Viviana).  I love love how they turned out and put my own little spin on it. I hand-stitched it instead and added a cutie bow to Tawnie. Bringing these little guys with me tonight!! Too cute!!

Have a great weekend!!

Monday, October 18, 2010


I have been thinking a lot about forgiveness lately. Whether it be a friend, family or even someone you don't know that well, it can be one of the hardest things to do. Why something so important, is so hard for me to do, I will never understand. I know that anger is a ball (so to speak) of  wasted energy that has no place to go, but to harbor inside of oneself. Why grudges? What's the point? It's much easier to move past things, but why, knowing how much easier it will be, is it so hard to get to that point?
Wikipedia defines Forgiveness as the process of concluding resentment, indignation or anger as a result of a perceived offense, difference or mistake, and/or ceasing to demand punishment or restitution. Studies show that people who forgive are happier and healthier than those who hold resentments. The first study to look at how forgiveness improves physical health discovered that when people think about forgiving an offender it leads to improved functioning in their cardiovascular and nervous systems. Another study found the more forgiving people were, the less they suffered from a wide range of illnesses. The less forgiving people reported a greater number of health problems.
Doesn't that first part sound harsh? I find it does. I know it's unhealthy and I know it just causes unhappiness and who wants to be either? This is one of those things I have been struggling with lately and know in my heart I can eventually get past. Why does it take so long? Why can't I just be like Emeril "BAM!" and it all be forgotten! 

 I find when I get things out in the open, become vulnerable, I find obstacles easier to conquer. It's a marker in my life that I can now move past because all my feelings are out and in the open. I know that I'm not the only one who feels these same thoughts and has the same struggles. It's comforting to know I'm not alone and we all deal with the same everyday things in life. I love you readers!! Thanks for listening to me, even if I don't make sense or my thoughts can be jumbled. 
Thank you for listening (reading).


Sunday, October 17, 2010

HUGE Inventory 2 DAY SALE!!!!

It's time!! I've put a TON of yummy goodness more than 50% off in my shop!! Empty shop means room for new and exciting things!!! You'll find journals, plushies, and paintings for a great deal!! Hurry though, it's only for 2 days! Have fun shopping!! :) 

Here are just *some* of the things you will find on sale!!

Sale ends Tuesday 12pm CST