Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Busy Life

Things are busy. Life is always busy, but this may be the busiest.

We're moving. This time we're moving into a house that we're having built, which isn't built and won't be finished until after 6 weeks after we move. Problematic, yes. 

We also had a LOT of family visit for a while, managed to make supper to feed 13 people. I feel I can take on almost anything. Well, except for one of those crazy Food Network shows where they feed thousands of people with an hour prep or something similar. 

Since our family were here within two months of the Monsters second birthday, we decided to celebrate early. The fact that we'll be homeless during his official birthday may have weighed in on this decision as well. 

It was a lot of fun, since the Monster is Toy Story obsessed, and Buzz in particular it was what we focused our attention on for the party. Although, I really wish I could have taken more time to REALLY decorate, other plans and worries took prescience. 

Although we did manage to get a beautiful cake from one of the youth my husband works with, and her mom. Check it out!

We were super pleased! And I was major grateful not to have to try and make it myself, certainty didn't have the time or patience the past while. 

Some beautiful family that we don't get to see often (since they live on the other side of the country) were happy to get to celebrate an occasion with us! 
Auntie Candace!

Uncle Chris and Poppy (who thankfully, lives only 1.5 hrs away)

The Monster and his Daddy checking out Buzz. 

On another note, I've set the shop to vacation mode. Since I'm preoccupied with packing and many other things, I thought it would be best to shut down until we are settled into our new home. It's sad to shut things down, but I think it's best for now. Hopefully no one forgets me! I'll be back!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dreaming of a Red Kitchen

We're building a home.
 It's super exciting, since we've always rented or been provided housing by my husbands employers. 
Dreaming about actually having our home the way we want it. 
It's like a dream come true. I dream mostly of my new kitchen. I've a love of red and pulled a number of my favourite red/kitchen items on etsy and put it into a treasury/wishlist.

Take some time to check it out, they're beautiful items, by talented crafters.  

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Children Shine

I’ve embarked on a new adventure.
I’ve been contemplating doing something like this for a very long time, I’ve often frequented blogs of high ranking ministry leaders and thought about what I might offer in that kind of format. I’m far from being of any rank, but I do love looking for ideas and people often ask where I got them or how to do certain things I have done before. So, why not offer these suggestions to my Facebook friends and colleagues.
It was my husband and a long drive that really got me motivated. Then it was how to go about doing it, I already had a blog. Could a person really focus on so many different areas and do them moderately well?
I immediately knew that my followers here haven’t seen this vocal side of me, and most of them wouldn’t be interested in a lot of what I had to say. So the decision to open a new blog was pretty much a no-brainer.
I realize that I’ve been a little bit MIA over here, and I don’t want to abandon this place, my shop is still running, sales are going decently for minimal promotion. I just want to reaffirm that I haven’t lost interest with this blog or my shop.
I’m hoping to get the opportunity to add a bunch of new listings in the next while. The winter is such a horrible time for photo’s and much of my time is spent trying to keep myself and the Monster warm. With the sun shining, I’m looking forward to summer and what it holds.
Thanks for reading/following!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Stuck in the Coop

This beautiful necklace appeared on my Etsy feed earlier, it describes my life effectively.

I spend most every day at home with my 20 month old Monster, keeping my home from becoming so messy, that we're eaten alive.

The weather only add's to my predicament. I'm ready for summer to finally hit my little island, and alas the next week only beckons more horrible snow.
More interested in the beautiful necklace than my current forlorn existence? Check it out here; sTuckintheCoop.etsy.com

Don't unfollow me just yet, I promise to take on a much sunnier and eventful demeanour once the sun shines on me again. Until then, I'll be here, battling cabin fever.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Too Bogged to Blog

I’ve been too bogged down to blog.

I suppose everyone has had the same conundrum over the holidays: The whirl of the Christmas season, the feverishness and busyness along with the romanticizing sparkle, and the dim comfortable lure of the glowing Christmas lights.

It’s as though I had been dancing recklessly with a beautiful partner, lost in the rhythm and I’ve been suddenly spun out of its hypnotizing embrace and smacked with the cool quiet winter and the reality of the real world. It’s not the fault of Christmas really; I hungered to be caught up into that glorious dance.

I’ve come out of it, with what I might call the winter doldrums’. I’m tired, and feel as though I’m in need of a nap. I’m being dramatic, I know.

I do want to create pretty things, and I love selling pretty things, I believe I’m overwhelmed and need to reorganize that which was hurled into chaos without my consent.

The shop is open, if something sells it gets shipped. Same as always, it just feels more like a chore today than a passionate hobby.

Maybe if I dance with my fabric, I’ll reignite the passion. It’s worth a try.

On the upside, I’ve been featured in a number of beautiful treasuries over the past two months; I’m so pleased to be recognized by those curators.

From East Coast, to West Coast

Raindrops and Rainbows

Alice…. From Alberta

Canadian, Eh?