Sunday, April 29, 2012

I love my family

I told Macie she would be the star of my blog today for her wonderfulness last night. She so deserves it! She said she is going to write that in her journal:)
I was outside last night working on projects for my booth and the girls were playing around like little rednecks in the driveway. When I am in the shop I'm not by the yard anymore, so they are forced to play in the driveway/garden area. They make the most of it though. They shovel around the rocks, play in papas van, drive their jeep around and get into as much mischief as possible. 
Anyway, I was out there working and I showed Macie two jewelry boards I had just finished. She looked at me, paused and said "Mom, that is amazing. And anyone who doesn't think so is out of their mind.!" Is that not the sweetest thing you have ever heard??? I am so nervous about doing our farmers market for the first time, getting rejected, looking like a dork.........but this made me feel so good. She then stood at a construction pole sitting there and sang into it for 15 minutes while I painted outside. Here is what her song was like
 "My mom is the best artist I have ever seen. All her things are in our house. I love them. I love them. If people don't love them they are crazy. Oh ya my mom. Oh ya. She is such an artist."
I know shes my daughter and she has to say that and she was playing it up a bit, but it was so adorable and soo sweet. I am so thankful for my little cheerleader.

Also a little shout out to my dad who has been helping me out sooo much. He has been cutting the boards for my chalkboards.(I'm a little scared of the saw, but I'm going to give it a go this week:) He also made me an awesome stand out of an old ladder for my display that I found at the dump. I heard him out there cutting it this morning at 6:30am. He is so full of ideas and knowledge that I much appreciate! 
Papa you rock!!

On another note I was up until 1am covering my couch pillows. I love how they turned out. Pictures coming  as soon as I can get the curtains done.
Now I'm headed outside to finish up a few projects. My goal is to have pictures taken and sent off to the market jury by tonight. Cross your fingers and your toes:)
I'm taking the leap!

And one more shout out to Trish who is designing a new blog look for me! It is amazing and I cannot wait for you all to see it!! Love you!


  1. I have only just found your blog, so i haven't had the chance to find out much about you, but I too am starting up a similar business (i think) to you. I haven't announced it on my blog yet, but i am making wooden signs here in England. And i have chalkboards too! I am planning to sell at my first 'event' in the summer - and I am so excited, but like you i am scared too! I too have 2 daughters (aged 2 and 5) and my eldest sounds exactly like Macie..she is my biggest fan! Good luck with the farmers market application - hope you get a place! Can't wait to read more. x

  2. So..did you get into the Farmer's Market?? I wouldn't see why not really :o) I realize and know it can be intimidating, I personally would be scared to death!! I've heard some of those Farmer's Market people can be a little catty, but I think you will be fine. Your stuff is amazing, you do a wonderful job and to top it off, you're nice!! Your daughter hit it on the head! Good luck to you :o)

    Lorri Thompson

  3. I haven't heard back yet! It has been almost 2 weeks, so I actually just sent an email to check on the status. I was really hoping to do the market for Lost in the 50s this week, but if I can get in at all Ill be thrilled. I may be doing another event Saturday, Ill be posting on my blog in a few hours once I find out for sure, so pleeease come by if I do! And thank you for your support, I really appreciate it!