Friday, August 29, 2008

happy "laboring"

Happy Labor Day Weekend!
We are here laboring...
That's what the weekend is for, right?
My kids say :"NOT"
I'll be back next week to show you the fruit of our labor
until then...
Enjoy your weekend,
whatever you are doing.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

28 weeks...

Well, Tasha just made it past the 28 week mark!!

We've had a few scary moments

and she is still on bedrest

but we are soo excited to meet these 3 precious blessings!

Monday, August 25, 2008

the unexpected...

This is what happens

the storms come
all of a sudden
*without warning*

We were in the middle of a paint week...

Thankfully, nothing was hurt.
My dear husband was at home when it hit
out he went,
to put everything down to the ground-
the safest place.

Life is like that, isn't it?
When we're not lookin'
here comes the storm;
all kinds of storms.

My day really was full of unexpected storms...
from leadership to relationships to wind...

it all hit,

without warning.

I have set the Lord always before me.
Because He is at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
Psalm 16:8

Thursday, August 21, 2008

what would he say...

What would your husband say if...

you brought home this...

Yep, that's what he said!

But I said, no worries, I have a plan...
that's when he gets really worried!
I cleaned them up a bit,
sprayed on a clear coat,
and voila!

My new display piece!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

busy boys...

Thank you soo much for your sweet prayers,
surgery went well (Thank you Lord)
she is now home...onto recovery!

We had her 3 little boys...
...they are busy, busy!

We made chocolate cupcakes

for Grandpa Curt's birthday


Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

please pray

Please pray for my daughter.
She is having major surgery Monday morning.
Pray for a successful surgery,
Pray for a quick recovery,
Pray for peace and rest in our Lord's hand.
Thanks so much,

Thursday, August 14, 2008


I've been tagged by Sweetie

to tell you 6 fun things

about myself.

I thought I would let my coffee table do it for you!

Here it is in all it's glory:

1. We *live* in our home.

It's all about projects, busyness, and being together.

2. I love to decorate!

Given a choice:

Shopping at the mall or an antique store?

It's antiques anyday.

Diamonds or a piece of furniture?

Furniture hands down!

3. My husband totally spoils me.

Every night he rubs my feet!

4. I *live* by the fifteen minute rule.

You can do anything for 15 minutes!

Do you know the fly lady?

That is the only way I get anything done.

15 minutes on the kitchen,

15 minutes pricing stuff for the shop,

15 minutes blogging!

5. My coffee table needs to be painted!

It is like the cobbler's children that had no shoes...

I paint for everyone else!

6. Why do we need 3 remotes for 1 TV?

I barely know how to work the one for the TV...

...forget the dvd player!

The summer is flying by soo fast-

soon it will be school time.

I'm hoping to get by to visit you all soon.

This is the day the Lord has made,

let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Psalm 118:24

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

a day's work...


I spent yesterday at
Downtown Treasures
working on my space

much better , don't ya think?
It has been soo much work these last few weeks

trying to get these spaces in shape.

Are sales the good news or bad?

I keep going,
if I can just get things filled up,
then maintaining will be reasonable.

I don't know though,

I am soo tired.

Have a great day,


Monday, August 11, 2008

county fair...

It was a hot one...

At the parade with the grandsons

Here come the fire engines!

Don't forget the candy!

My kind of truck!

Fun times!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

God is love.
John 4:16
My sweetest, bestest friend
brought this home for me.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

More Shabby House...

(photo by the Shabby House)
I love this store...
and am soo excited to be a part of it!

How elegant is this space?

(photo by The Shabby House)

another inside shabby space-

The common outside space

One of my vignettes

Things are going well


I had to buy these wedding shoes!

I've learned that other dealers
are some of my best customers.

I think it's just a giant junk swap!

Friday, August 1, 2008

'Tis the season...

YARD SALE season!!

Van load #1

Van load #2

Are we having fun, yet?

YES, we are!

I found this way cool, way HEAVY, iron bed!

And this chandlelier!!

I really should sell it but...

My husband thinks I have "enough" inventory


I told him it's like basketball season.

You have to play when it's time to play!

I'm not sure he's convinced!

But I'm stocking up for my new space


the next Miss Gracie and Friends Sale.

More work to do tomorrow!

Have a great weekend!