Thursday, February 14, 2013

and so it begins...

and the best romaine lettuce around.
can't wait!
Thanks to Hubby's green thumb!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

the shop...

I haven't put much on this blog about my business.
I think I might start.
This is a recent picture of my space in
Downtown Lancaster at Building Character.
Our plan is to continue to be at BC as well as our shop in Strasburg.
It is an exciting time for our family. We are working together
 to get things ready, in a very short amount of time.
Guess what? We will be carrying Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

something wonderful...

I'm not quite sure how long I have dreamed of having a shop of my own...I just know, and those close to me know, it's been a very, very long time.
Rarely do my husband and I go for rides in the car when I don't point out some location, a farm, a barn, a market, a building, and start designing our family business on the spot. Speaking of how we would combine our interests/strengths and turning into a place where people would love to come and shop.
God bless this man for always humoring me and never discouraging this dream.  Thankfully, somewhere along the line it became our dream, as well as our oldest daughter, Annie's.
Well, the shop opens February 1, 2013.
It is located on 21 W. Main Street, Strasburg.
Annie will be a huge part of this endeavor
and we couldn't be more pleased.
Funny thing is, I didn't pursue it this time,
 through various circumstances doors just opened up.
This truly seems to have God's fingerprints all over it.
This is of great comfort, feeling His presence in this. 
So we are quite busy around here, painting furniture, searching out inventory, preparing the space to move in, etc.
I'll keep you posted.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

folding socks...

Many years ago when Louie and Annie were toddlers, I read somewhere that every time a mom folds her child's socks she should pray for their future spouse. I have done this throughout the years-not every time of course, but the call to do that has never left me..
Annie and I went for coffee at Barnes and Noble this morning. She shared with me how her boyfriend just makes her laugh, in fact she says she has never laughed more than she has these past few months. 
Only God knows who her future spouse will be. But as I listened it was enough to make this mother's heart sing.
As her mom, I wish this for her, I lifetime filled with love and laughter.
Just a random thought I wanted to share as I take a break from folding socks...

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Monday, November 12, 2012

a little bit of this, a little bit of that...

As you know I really enjoy making new stuff out of old stuff.
This is made from a really old weathered window frame, A piece of vine I shaped from a really long piece of vine, dried hydrangea from the garden, bits of lace, doilies, burlap, muslin, and twine.
I like the way it all came together...

Friday, October 26, 2012

bunches of hutches...

My old hutch...
found this one at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago...

My new hutch...
 I used Annie Sloan paint in old ochre and duck egg blue.
Sanded, distressed and waxed with Annie Sloan clear wax.
A Big, huge thank you to my hubby for his help with sanding and waxing and moving this humongous thing around a few times.
Love this secretary drawer with leather inlay.
Such a quality piece of furniture.

On the shelves are recent purchases from a couple of sales and a big tag sale Hubs and I went to yesterday.
Love the mid century pottery and china pieces but I will sell them.
They will either be at my space at
Building Character or Sweet Charity soon.
But this labor of love is here to stay, at least for a while...
 Yeah, I'm diggin it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

first day of 3rd grade...

She did actually let her get on the
Lord, please bless her as she begins this new school year.
Be with her Lord throughout each day.
Give her good, Godly friendships.
Please give her understanding and discernment as she learns.
I ask you to pour out your favor on her,
and let her always be a reflection of your love to all she meets.
 In all she does help her to serve you.
In your most holy name, JESUS.