Monday, November 29, 2010

I am so excited. I received my first blog award.  A big thank you to Maria from  I am so honored you shared this with me.

Here are the rules to this award
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 blogs you have just recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about the award

So, 8 things about me:
1: I am a Dyslexia teacher.
2: I  am married to a man who spoils me a great deal.
3: I have lost 90 pounds and kept it off for 4 years.
4: I can knit, crochet, tat, cross stitch, and do needlepoint
5: I am a big shop-aholic.
6: I have one son.
7: I am a middle child, brother is 2 1/2 years older, sister is 2 1/2 years younger
8: I love to travel.

Here are the 8 blogs I would like to pay it forward to:

 Maria, thank you again.  I so appreciate you and all the wonderful people who look at my blog.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I will be spending my Thanksgiving at the deer lease with my family.  Deer hunting is not at the top of my list for fun but being with my family on this special day is well worth it.

I wanted to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  We are truly blessed to be able to share our passion of crafting.  I have learned so much from the many forums and blogs that I have visited. 

Before we eat our meal on Thanksgiving, we go around the table and say what we are thankful for this year.  This year along with the many blessings of my family  I will be adding all the people I have admired through this wonderful invention of the internet and all the people I have met through the Houston Swarms. You have made the light in my life brighter.

Happy Thanksgiving

Monday, November 22, 2010

Whew! It's over.

The arts and craft show is finally over and I spent today catching up on some laundry and house cleaning.  Where does all the dust come from?  I think it grows.  Anyway, here are some pictures of my set up,
Since this was my first craft show, I really didn't know what a good day was or what a bad day was.  Many of the vendors there said it was not the most successful show.  I, on the other hand, consider it very successful.  I had a great experience, met some very nice people, made enough to cover the cost of the booth, and most of all I had a lot of fun.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

An Arts and Craft Show

My Mom and I decided to participate in an arts and craft show in her small town.  Of course, we waited until the last minute to decide.  So, for the last month or so I have been busy making some stuff to have in our booth.  Here are a few of the items.

Matchbook Calendars

Glitter Ornaments
Altered Composition Books

 Notepads made from index cards.
 Binder clip photo/note holders
Post it note holders

A few wall hangings

Some Magnetic Boards made from roof sheeting I purchased at Lowes.

My mom will also be adding a few of her craft items.  Stay tuned tomorrow to find out how we did.