Monday, August 29, 2011

Irene's Wrath/ My non baby shower

The Farmers house that I did signs for

My Church minus the steeple :(

Bogue Inlet Pier
We got word that Irene was heading our way early last week. I kept trying to think positive, I was even saying we would have a baby shower/ hurricane party if necessary.  As we rolled further into the week, it was looking like it was going to be a serious storm, but I was holding my ground .. the baby shower was on. Thursday I received a phone call from walmart asking me if I wanted my cake, and meat tray a day early because they were closing! ( What walmart closing?? This is bad)  So with that in mind I had to cancel the shower for this past weekend and reschedule. Now I am thinking, hummm my daughter is 35 weeks pregnant, this storm sounds like it is going to be bad, yes I know how to deliver a baby, but do I want to deliver my grandson with my daughter not getting any pain meds. HECK NO!!!   The next step was to pack all the baby items in totes, finish up the laundry and get us pack to head out of here. Oh did I mention that I was in charge of the PAFA Fall Celebration  and The big Giveaway ? So I get on the phone and call wonder woman Brenda from the Rusty Thimble and tell her I need her help to put this all together, in turn she gets a hold of Deb Riddle of Paxton Valley Folk Art  and these to fabulous girls put together the celebration and giveaway on a shoe string. I didn't get all the information to them, and they had to scramble to get it all put together, I had sketchy phone service, and power outages where we fled to, and the internet was in and out. I have to give kuddo's  to these ladies for a job well done!  The members of  the PAFA Team on ETSY are the greatest! They pull together and help out their fellow team members!  They promote each others shops, and are just a wonderful bunch of creative prim artists!  I am so proud to be a part of the team!   So back to the storm, we stayed in Fayetteville for 2 nights, and headed home, we saw so much damage on our way home and we expected to come home to a mess. But God has blessed us so much during this storm. No baby yet .. Yahhhh, only screen damage on our porch, and a broken a/c unit.  The baby shower is on for this weekend, and I am going to tie my daughters legs together if I have to, so we can have this shower!  Pictures of the shower will follow. Here are a few of my newest prims that I have added to Etsy. Stop by and take a peek, more are in the works so please check back often!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Strolling Through The Pumpkin Patch

Fall  is knocking on the door, and it's time to decorate!  I just love all the fall colors, and fantastic fall decorations. So if you want to Stroll through the Pumpkin Patch, then you need to stop by ETSY and check out all the wonderful new creations by the  PAFA TEAM. The PAFA TEAM is Celebration fall on ETSY and they are having a FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY with 15 prizes, and several chances to win!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Did you ever feel like the chicken with it's head cut off ??

That's how I have felt lately! I feel like I am running in all kinds of different directions and just can't seem to stay focused on the task at hand! I have my daughters baby shower coming up and still have to make a diaper wreath, diaper cake, and get together all the gift bags, not to mention that I have to do all the cooking for that, but that won't happen until the day before the shower. 
I also am going back to school, so I have had to run all over the place to get all the needed things done so I could enroll on online classes at the local college. If that isn't enough, I decided I was going to start substitute teaching at a daycare center. So that entailed running around for more things, like finger prints, background check, TB testing etc.  I have huge order for ornaments, and I so want to get so many fall things made.  I start one thing and then before you know it I am doing something else! Did I mention that I have a new puppy in the mix too??? LOL  The puppy doesn't like to be left while I go in my craft room, so she stands at the gate and barks ( which usually signals that she needs to go outside) so I am back and forth over the gate to make sure she potties outside, and then have no idea where I'm at! Oh I forgot to mention that HOT FLASHES Fry my brain!!! LOL  So here's to all the women, with twenty things on their plate! My hat goes off to you! Hopefully I will get some things finished soon!!