Sunday, January 30, 2011

2011 favorite picks so far

My friend, Liz did a fun post not long ago with her favorite 2011 finds so far. I thought I would do the same.

Homestead Blessings - The Art of Gardening dvd (So practical!)

V.P. Dress from Shabby Apple

Pottery Barn ~ Framed Vintage Chair Prints

Pottery Barn ~ Gemma Milk-Glass Table Lamp (blue)

Friday, January 14, 2011

The happenings


   I trust you are now recovered from the last couple of months and are enjoying the start of this new year.
   I haven't been writing very much lately, because, honestly I haven't had a lot to write about. I could write more, but I think I would start to sound very redundant.  :) But, if you want to hear about a five and two year old and dirty diapers everyday I can do that! By the way, Malachi is doing great and has definitely grown. He is such a blessing.

This week actually has brought some changes for me and I think it best that I get to those.

   Since I know I am not going back to Thailand in February now, and John has my old job at our (GRN) offices, I've been trying to think up ways to make some money from home. I think it is good for now and the future. I have already been selling magnets on Etsy, but I really wanted to try something bigger, yet easy enough and not so time consuming that it takes me away from my regular "duties". So, this past week I have been experimenting with candles! 100% Soy candles to be exact. So far I really like making them! I've chosen to work with soy wax because I appreciate the organic nature of it. Plus it doesn't give off as much soot as paraffin does and they seem to last longer.
But, could I have your help? I would love to know what your favorite candle scent(s) is and/or what scent you would like to be seen on the market! I would enjoy it so much if you would leave me a comment with ideas that I can take into consideration with my candles.  :)

   Three days ago my dog Breeze gave birth to seven adorable, healthy puppies! There are four black, 2 white(at least right now they seem to be. they may turn more yellow later) and 1 yellow. Five females, two males.  It was really neat to be able to experience watching the delivery and, in my case, staying up till 4:30 in the morning ;)  haha, anyway, here a few photos of the pups. Hope you enjoy and I also hope you are having a wonderful day! Stay close to Jesus...He is worthy.