Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Going on Vacation

I am going on vacation next week. We are going to the lake. I'm so excited & ready to go. Our daughter & her family, my daugher-in-law, my parents, my sister & brother-in-law, & 2 neices & 2 nephews will be all getting together friday the 4th for fun, food & fellowship! Our daughter has a boat so the kids will love that! It will be great fun! YeeHaw!

I have added a few more items to my etsy shop. If a purchase is made next week it won't be mailed out until July 7th. I have listed several more wands & an adorable wooden block set. (see below) I have several more items to list, I will try & get that done before I leave on friday. Hope you all have a great week. Hugs to you all***Renea

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Etsy Update

Okay, I finally got it all done. I have a major sale going on, I cut prices on 9 items. And I also added some new items. I have more to add but just to tired & it's almost bedtime. So go take a peek @ my etsy shop. I have listed some cute little wooden wands. Photos below:.........................
Birthday Wand........................................................................
Wooden Heart Bride..............................................................

Hope you all have a great week. I am off to bed. I have a major dentist appointment tomorrow morning so please keep me in your prayers! Hugs***Renea

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Special Gift

I received a special gift this week. It was quite a surprise! But first I have to give you a little back ground information. My friend's & I have gone to some antique shops in the last few weeks. I kept seeing these little kewpie dolls and wanted one really bad. You see I had a kewpie doll when I was little & I don't know what happened to her. So I looked at several of them but just didn't want to spend the $$$$$$$$. Well friday I went to lunch with my best friend's Lisa & Les & my Mom. We all had a great time, we laughed alot & made our plans for the weekend. Well when we were leaving my Mom said, "I have something for you in the car". (My parents had been out of town for 3 weeks & just got home) So we went to her car & guess what she had for guessed it a Kewpie Doll. She had no idea that I was wanting one, I never mentioned it to her. Mom said she saw it & thought of me, so she got it for me. That really touched me and made me feel special. I love this sweet little doll.

Thank you Mom, I love her, she is adorable! I guess it's true a Mom always knows! Hugs***Renea

Friday, June 20, 2008

Good Morning

Yippie it's FRIDAY! Lucy & I say good morning!! I am so happy for friday to be here. I plan on doing art all weekend. My hubby has to attend a class all day tomorrow so...I will be busy in the studio. I am going to have an etsy update, clean out, clear out sale, and some new items to list. I am hoping to have everything listed by Sunday night 9pm central time. I hope you all have a great art filled weekend. Hugs***Renea

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Here Comes the Bride

Well we had a wedding this weekend, our niece got married saturday afternoon. Oh she was so pretty & she looked so happy. My daughter was in the wedding, she was the matron of honor, she wore a beautiful black dress. My daughter looked so beautiful. (I'm sure you will agree!) Below is the bride: Amber.

Amber & new hubby Devon. Enjoying cake!This is my beautiful daughter, Dusty. She has the best personality. I know you would all love her!

This is my daughter & her hubby Rainey. Aren't they a great looking couple? This is Dusty & her family and (my 3 grandsons)! Love those boys!

This is me & my hubby...aren't we a great looking couple? HeeHee!
Friday was one of my best friend's birthday's. Les & I took Lisa to lunch for her birthday. We went to Luigi's & had a great time. We got Lisa a brighton bracelet, it had heart charms attached. Below is Lisa on her big day. I would tell you her age, but she'd kill me! Ha! But her little reading glasses might give you a clue. Ha Ha!

Well I had someone inquire about my wooden blocks. So I have listed 3 sets on etsy today. Below are the photos of the blocks for sell on etsy.

My etsy site is here. I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was wonderful. Loved seeing my daughter & her family. Also enjoyed seeing other family that we don't get to see very often.

Hope all the Dad's out there had a great Father's Day. My Dad was out of town, but still got to speak with him. We saw my Father-in-law at the wedding yesterday. So we really didn't get to spend a lot of time with either one. But my hubby did get to spend time with our daughter & her family. That was really nice. Hope you all have a great week. Hugs***Renea

Monday, June 9, 2008

Corey gone to Korea

As you all know my son left for Korea yesterday. He will be there for 1 year, but is going to come home for a visit after 6 months. That will be about the time the baby is to be born. Yeah! We said our goodbyes on saturday night & yes I cried. My son said Mom its okay at least I'm not going back to Iraq. And that is true, but I will still miss him. And I would much rather he be in Korea than Iraq anyday! And my daughter-in-law Griffin was sad too, she will miss him terribly! I took a few photos of them before we left saturday night. I got some of Corey & Griffin. And of their new little house & of their dogs Logan (black one) & Macaroni (white one). And did anyone notice Griffin's little tummy? That little baby is growing!

Before I went to see the kids I did a little collage. It is a 6x6 canvas with an angel & a bible verse. It has a nail attached at the bottom with a blue glass bead wrapped in wire and a sterling silver cross with threads attached. I like it, thought it turned out cute.

I worked really hard late this afternoon to clean & rearrange the art room. Half of the room is my stuff & half is my hubby's. I moved the treadmill out of there to another room & I moved the chair to another wall. I also cleaned & organized more of my art supplies. I will try to post photos later. But it sure does look good in there.

I would like to say thank you to all of you that have left kind & encouraging comments on my site. Each of you have a special place in my heart. And thank you too for all your kind thoughts & prayers. Thanks for visiting. Hugs***Renea

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Son leaves soon!

Have you ever just felt blah & not sure why? That's how I have been feeling lately. I wish I didn't feel this way but I do. I need to snap out of this funk! I guess I'm alittle blue because my son leaves Sunday for Korea. He will be gone for 1 year, he is supposed to get to come home for a visit after 6 months, but the military is not always true to its word. I hate that he is leaving because he will be a Daddy in December (10th). I'm so excited about the baby, can't hardly wait to see if its a boy or a girl. We will take either one. But I hate that Corey (my son) will miss out on so much while he is gone. He will miss most of the pregnancy, possibly the birth, 2am feedings, diaper changes, 1st time to turn over, 1st smile, 1st tooth, 1st everything. Please just keep them in your prayers. I know it will be hard on Griffin too without Corey.

Corey (my son) & his wife Griffin are driving from Goldsboro NC to Wichita Falls Tx. They left Goldsboro last night & they are in Arkansas tonight. They should arrive in Wichita Falls sometime tomorrow. We are driving to Wichita Falls on friday to go spend a little time with him before he leaves. Plus they are going to look for a house to rent this weekend, so that will be fun to help them find a place. Below is a photo of Corey & Griffin, aren't they cute? I just know that they will have a beautiful baby!

I am donating one of the runner up prizes for the pink artist giveaway. So I will go ahead & show you what I will be giving away. You can go to the pink button on the left hand side bar & learn all about it. It starts Aug 1st & goes to Oct 15. I am giving away one of my purses. I designed this purse to be a breast cancer awareness purse, and of course I used a fabric transfer of "Lucy" on the front. I love this purse, it turned out so cute. What do you think?

I would like to say thank you to all of you that continually leave me comments. Your words are so kind and supportive. I appreciate each one of you. You all mean a great deal to me. I feel like I know you each personally. Hugs to you all ***Renea