Sunday, November 4, 2012

Good Sunday Afternoon!!  


 I don't know about you but I'm already getting into the "Christmas Spirit" mood.  If you are too, I have three great opportunities for you:


1)  Plan to visit Debbie and me at the Jingle Bell Bazaar (Sami Show) in Austin, Texas at the Palmer Events Center, Saturday, Dec. 1 9-5 and Sunday, Dec. 2 11-5.


2)  Plan to visit Debbie and me at the Salado Stroll Trade Days, Dec. 7, 8, and 9.


3)  Get started on your handmade Christmas cards by visiting My Stampin' Up! online store.


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Catching Up

It's been a while.....

Mattie is married and is now living in South Carolina on Hilton Head Island!  She is so blessed to be married to an amazing Youth Minister and to live in such a beautiful place.  I'm happy for her but sure would like to be closer.

School is underway......

Christmas is On the way......

And Debbie and I are swept away!  

You see we have decided to take our little sideshow on the road - by that I mean we will be providing the whole world, well maybe just our corner, the chance to peak into our souls and take a bit home.  Yep, we have three shows planned before Christmas.  We have been working away with our vintage goodies making all kinds of things for you!

The first show will be this weekend - Sami Show at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.

For a sneak preview check out Debbie's new blog by clicking here! 

 Come out and see us!!


Sunday, February 26, 2012

A time to dance....

My daughter Mattie is getting married in July to an amazing young man, Cody.  Once again God has blessed our family.


  Mattie's wedding photographer is my best friend Debbie.  I'm sure you remember  her from several of my posts about our junking adventures, but if not you can read about one here.

She does amazing work and we are lucky to have her!  A few weeks ago she did a short photo shoot at White Rock Lake in Dallas for their save-the-dates.

 It was a cold, windy, and miserable day but she worked her magic and got some fabulous pictures, of course she had two pretty gorgeous subjects to work with but I may be a tad bit biased!

 Anyway, I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the day. Have a great day!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Same Pain, 6th Time

And so it came again
Thought it would be easier
I was wrong.

But once again
God is faithful
Surrounding me with caring people
Some who walked in the dark with me
Those six years ago.

Some new caring souls
Brought into my life by God's grace.

And once again
Today is a new day
A chance to live a life
Pleasing to God and in remembrance of her.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

On The Road Again......

Hey!  Debbie and I will be off on a road trip to Waco on Monday.  Check back for highlights from our quest for vintage goodness!