Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Enjoying Summer

Summer is here and I of course have been missing from blog land. No apologies from me though. My life is just busy with two little ones and working around my hubby's horrendous schedule. So, I just resolve to get here when I get here and that's that. But I do love coming and writing my thoughts down here; always therapeutic for me and makes me feel good inside to share some of my heart with you all. A huge thank you for all of your wishes and love you sent my way on Ellie's birthday. It was a very difficult day for me and my family; always will be.

With each season, come lots of memories. All good, wonderful, happy memories. So hard to think it has been over two years since I touched her face, heard her laugh, watched her play. Most days it still seems unreal. But, it is. Life is not filled with any promises; no guarantees. I am so , so thankful for the opportunity to be a mama; so happy that God has trusted me with his children to watch over them, teach them about Him. What a true gift I have been given.

Slowly but surely my little Etsy shop is coming along. Every now and then I get busy and craft up some little treausres to add to it. The shabby clothespins above are so sweet. Love how simplistic they are. My mom had given me a jar full of my grandma's buttons and to my delight many of them still had the thread in them. All worn and weathered and aged perfectly. Love how they look on the clothespins. So hope the new owner of these is enjoying them...


Recently I had a little tea staining party and decided to dye some felt. Love the results! This is the most awesome felt; just love it. It's from Papertrey Ink. This is the vintage cream color. They have all sorts of colors available. So many things you can do with it. These little posies just kinda came together. I used a scrap of old Daisy D's paper and punched the circles using Martha Stewart's medallion punch. A little ink on the edes and the topped each with a vintage button. So sweet. You can find these in my Etsy shop too.

Both my kiddos celebrated their birthdays in late May. Cole turned 3 and Desi is now 6. They are growing up so fast; so wuickly right before my eyes. Desi finished her first full year of school; she is a recent kindergarten graduate. I am so proud of her and all she has accomplished this past year. Learning to read and do math, all of the music and art projects. So fascinating to me how a young mind learns and grows. 

Summer is in full swing and the flowers are gorgeous. Oh how I love my flower garden; my precious memory garden dedicated to Ellie. Keep them bloomin', sweet pea....

That's all for now. I'll be back. Don't know when. Maybe soon...