Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I don't Do Well With Changes

For as long as I can remember I do not take change well. I realize that as life goes on things must change, but that doesn't make it any easier for me to adjust to. So much has happened since my last post I am at a loss as to where I should start.
    Probably the biggest change is last week we lost our favorite UNCLE. Uncle Eddie was , perfect. Kind, sweet and as good a guy as you will ever find. The perfect son, brother and uncle. In the past seven years since my Gram has passed away he has been with us for holidays to keep the family going. He is probably best remembered for the line of kids waiting to kiss him goodbye before he left. Some of us got in line more than once, he never minded that! I am handling this much better than I thought because he is with my Gram now and both can chat the days away. In heaven I bet he's bowling again. I will think of thunder in a whole new way from now on. The saddest part is the little ones in the family did not have nearly enough time to get to know him. He will be greatly missed at our house.
   Luckily for me I have a wonderful friend who is more like a sister, Jean for the Teapot Quilt Cottage and Garden Center in Montello. In good times and those awful times she is always there to lend a shoulder and help talk me through the tears.
    I started taking college courses online!  Will I run off and get a career? Maybe, if not I will still show the kids if Gramma can do it so can YOU.
   We are getting ready for a move.  That means packing and unpacking. I did mention I hate change and this will surely add to the stress in the house. On a good not the kids will be out of school and can help. Can help, should help!
  I have also added some new items to the shop and hopefully after catching up on orders can get a few more done.
A holiday weekend ahead with a birthday party and BBQ ( speaking of BBQ, here is a great take along salad recipe from Pioneer Woman ), two small boys 2 puppies, 3 kittens 2 dogs and a cat, it should be a piece of cake! Have a safe weekend!

Friday, May 11, 2012


Where have I been? What have I been up to ? Those are the questions I get from friends and family and the simple answer is I have been spending alot of time with mermaids! 


'Mermaids Everywhere!' by jebstreasures

This treasury list gives you a variety of mermaid items just in time for summer.

The Mermaid's Pearl art pendant, resin pendant mermaid necklace pendant mermaid jewelry - thependantemporium
The Mermaid's Pearl...
Vintage Mermaids Charm Bracelet Beaded Chunky Altered Art Picture Charms Beads Ocean Beach Sea - baublesbeadsncharms
Vintage Mermaids Charm ...
Medium Custom Handmade OOAK Lucky Mermaid Tail necklace - graciousandpure
Medium Custom Handmade ...
Mermaid Locket Necklace Silver Plated with Pearls and Turquoise - agothshop
Mermaid Locket Necklace...
Mermaid photo prop / newborn - 3 months - GrammasGifts
Mermaid photo prop / ne...
Custom Boutique Mermaid Bubble Dress - SPBClothing
Custom Boutique Mermaid...
Medium - Mer Bear - Mens crew neck - DowdyStudio
Medium - Mer Bear - Men...
BLUE MERMAIDS on Front of  Light Pink Tissue Tee - sarahndipityClothing
BLUE MERMAIDS on Front ...
vintage design MERMAID cotton navy handle and print tote bag - ToTheMoonAndBack
vintage design MERMAID ...
RW2 Leather MERMAID Clutch Wallet Purse Womens fantasy art Amber - RW2Gallery
RW2 Leather MERMAID Clu...
Beach Decor Mermaid Bottle Opener - Cast Iron - PICK YOUR COLOR - beautifuldetailswed
Beach Decor Mermaid Bot...
Goldfish Mermaid with Book Print - Seaweed Seashells and Starfish - Bedroom Wall Art - 8x10 inches - sarambutcher
Goldfish Mermaid with B...
MERMAID Ocean Nautical Marine Sea Life Beach House Home Metal Wall Art Decor m2 - metalshine
MERMAID Ocean Nautical ...
Mermaid, Oceanica, Sea Folk, Pillow - chimeracustomquilts
Mermaid, Oceanica, Sea ...
MERMAID BEACH SOAP - Round Cold Processed Soap - Boxed for Gift Giving - JOANSGARDENS
Mermaid's Key Creamy Coconut Soy Tea Lights and Hand Stamped Matches and Muslin Bag - CastawaysHall
Mermaid's Key Cream...
Treasury tool by StylishHome.
The mermaids have kept me very busy, I am happy to say. and with that seaside theme in mind I have added a crab and lobster to the shop as well. Alot of fun and very cute!