Thursday, September 22, 2011

I'm back....and with a few projects!

Well, let me just start off by saying...This past year has been the most difficult of my life! I finished nursing school and I am waiting to take my state boards, so while I wait I have time to catch up on some crafting! YAY!!! I forgot how much fun it was! I was in desperate need of things for the yard for fall...and since I'm still a broke student I had to make my own! I had 2 small scrap sections of a privacy fence left over so I put it to good use!

I made a fence, 2 pumpkins, and a scarecrow face. I think they turned out pretty good and cost ZERO dollars...right up my alley! I love FALL, it's my favorite season. I would be perfectly happy if it was fall all year long...and so would my husband. He loves to bow hunt!

I'd like to share one last thing. I was looking through a magazine the other day and saw a picture of a basket of apples. I fell in love with that picture UNTIL I looked at the price tag...$289 ZOINKS! So, I thought it was just a basket of apples. How hard could it be? Harder than it looked that was for sure! But here is what I ended up with.

In closing let me just say, I'm glad to be back! I hope you enjoyed the projects I shared and I plan on sharing more projects with you soon.
Thanks for stopping by!

~Celebrate something every day, no matter how insignificant it may be!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

In Rememberance...

Yesterday the heavens received a new Great Grandpa died at the age of 99. He has lived a very full life filled with a loving family by his side. Up until about 6 months ago he lived at home and came and went as he pleased. He has touched so many lives especially mine. He was the kindest, most tender loving man I knew. He raised a garden every year, picked berries, grew dahlias (they were his mothers favorite), did wood working projects, and he had a way with animals! I have never meet another person to have such a connection with animals as he did. On some level I do believe he was a dog whisperer. His body was failing but his heart was still going was just a matter of time. We knew his time on earth was coming to an end and in his finals days it was hard to watch him slip away. We wanted him to be at peace and let go...but even so when it happened it hit me like a Mack truck that he was gone. It doesn't matter how old the person is or weather you see death coming or is so hard letting go of a person that means so much to you!

I will not be filled with deep sadness today. I will remember not your parting but instead will celebrate the life, love and happiness we shared. Rest in Peace Grandpa, you will be dearly missed!