Another great day and A GIVEAWAY

Author: Miranda /

Ok so it was another great day today. The morning was spent shopping with hubby and the boys, then home for about an hour and then we headed out to Uncle Doug's to go fishing. Connor was fishing right off the bat, no sooner did he sit down and daddy made the first cast and he caught a fish, then another, then another...4 fish in a row....then he decided he was bored so Yaya took over the pole and wham she caught a was just a good day, JJ caught fish, Papa caught fish, Daddy caught fish and even Mommy caught a couple of fish, but the big highlight was when Mommy (that is me) caught a whopper of a TURTLE, yep i said a turtle. A snappin turtle had popped his head up by my bobber and as his head went down, so did my bobber, so of course I thought he had hooked on, so I reeled him in. Now of course I had the fishing pole and not the camera in my hands so I look to my dad to take a pic, and he grabs his camera but the turtle got away before a pic could have been taken, I had hooked him in his back leg, but it was a consensus that he was the size of a go kart a fairly good sized turtle. I thought I would share some pics.....

Now I am sure that you are all wondering about the giveaway in my title, well that is right, I am gearing up for another giveaway. This Thursday I am joining my mom and her best friends for a girls day out and we are road tripping to some of the coolest places. Well while I am out and about with them I am going to pick up little things here and there to create a "share my visit home" basket that will be given away at the end of July. I will start the giveaway tomorrow, the first of July and it will go through the 30th of the month, Yes that is 30 days to enter. I will put all the info in how to earn entries into tomorrow's post. Plus as the month goes by I may even add more things to the basket as surprises! Keep checking back and let all your friends know!
Plus I have created a fan page for my etsy shop on facebook, please come on by and become a fan!! Just click HERE to join my fan page.

Having a GREAT time so far

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Yes we made it up to my folks house. At 5pm on Saturday evening to be exact. Now this was a fun trip! The boys got to ride along with the grandparents in their big trucks. Connor got to go with Papa on Friday and got to sleep in the truck Friday night with papa, they made it here Saturday at about 4pm. (papa had to deliver his load on Saturday) Yaya stayed the day with us on Friday, and then bright and early Saturday morning we took JJ up to the Flying J where yaya was and he got to ride with Yaya all the way back home. Daddy and I followed in the van with Samson (our dog). Such a nice peaceful ride for us. I read a book, which took up about 3 1/2 hrs of the 10hr ride, then I downloaded some free games to my Bberry, played those, took a nap, and then with about 3 hrs to go I was completely bored! With no movies goin for the kids, no constant talking or questions, not having to refill drinks or snacks i didn't have anything to do. Thankfully we made it and both boys were super excited to finally be at Yaya and Papa's house.

Sunday was a relaxing day around the house, mom and I went to town to get groceries and ran by Kmart to pick up a few things. The kids got to have a water gun fight with daddy and Papa. This is a tradition that Papa started a yr or two ago and each year it's a challenge to see who can show up with the biggest and best water gun. It is something the boys look forward to every year along with going fishing at Uncle Doug's and goin out to play and do smore's around Uncle Richard's fire.

Today we went out to Uncle Richard's, they got to see the ducks, chickens, roosters, bunny's and got to play with the swing set and tether ball. Mom showed me the Hollyhocks she planted there a few years ago, they are gorgeous and i got some great close up pics of the flowers. I will close out with a couple of pictures from Uncle Richard's. I will try to update things later in the week. I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoying their week.

Kitchen Elves

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That is what I wish for. As i sat last night making yet another list of things that must get done before we leave Saturday morning the top one on my list yet again was to clean the kitchen. Something I have done everyday this week, yet never seem to get anywhere on it. I got to thinking, if only I had Kitchen Elves that snuck in at night and cleaned up for me, life would be so much easier. Anyone that knows me can tell you I HATE cleaning the kitchen with a passion. Yet it is a necessity. Now if I were like my mom, my kitchen, well my whole house would be spotless. She never rests, always up doing something and if you have a cup or glass that you might have just emptied make sure to keep it in your sights cause she is very likely to come around and snatch it up and wash it before you have had a chance to refill Just ask my DH it has happened to him more than once. But alas I am not like that, not nearly as obsessive as my mother is about everything having it's place and it being in it. Maybe I should be...

So today is another day of cleaning, laundry, packing and such before we leave for vacation on Saturday. Each day seems to bring one more thing I forgot to do or pack, each morning starts with looking over yesterday's list and starting a new one for today. So with that, I must say good day for today. I will leave you with this....I want to know What is your least favorite house chore and a funny story to go with the reason.......


Author: Miranda /

Hello blogland. Sorry I have been MIA lately. I just got caught up in the daily routine and didn't stop to think my wonderful friends might want to know how I am and what I have been up to. Well I have to admit I have been lazy and not taken pictures of my newest creations. Shame on me I know!!

I have been busy busy busy, creating, doing housework, and being with the family. Yesterday was not only father's day but my oldest son Connor's 6th bday. (yeah poor daddy) so we had a party at Chuck E Cheese, let me tell you it was a BLAST. I don't think he has ever had so much fun. we played games, had pizza, cake, danced with Chuck E, played more games and then finally came was this momma pooped. Then daddy played games with the boys for the rest of the afternoon (connor got 3 new games. operation, connect four, guess who)

I do have to admit I am behind on my quilt for the quilt along over at the red barn co. I hope to get the top finished this week before we head back home for vacation. I also hope to get a few more items listed in my etsy shop before we leave too. Sales over there have been slow lately, so any word of mouth advertising would be greatly appreciated!

I think that's about it, just wanted to post a quick note to let everyone know I haven't dropped off the earth and i'll post pics as soon as I get them.

Whatcha Doin Wednesday

Author: Miranda /

So Whatcha doin today? I haven't blogged in a few days, not a lot of exciting things have been going on. Yesterday was my wedding anniversary, my DH and I have been married for 8 yrs now, sometimes it feels like much longer and other times I can't believe it has been that long. It was a very laid back day, hubby had to work, but I made his favorite meal for dinner last night. And my wonderful DH gave me more charms for my Pandora bracelet. He really is starting to spoil me with them :)

I have been a little creative lately. I have a new necklace and 5 new pairs of earrings done with more on the way. Then pictures to take of them before I can list them in the shop. Plus this Saturday I have another craft show. This one is in Franklin, KY so only about 20 miles from home, everyone send sales wishes my way on that day.

hmmm what else, Oh yes I have recently joined the EtsyBloggers Street Team, so keep an eye out for features on wonderful shops and fun blog posts :) Do you like to blog? Do you have an Etsy shop? Interested in learning more about the team? then hop on over here

I will try to get some good pics of my new pieces to share with everyone later today. I hope everyone is having a great day and keep an eye out for more posts. :)

Snoozy Saturday

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That's how I feel this am, just wanna lay around and snooze! But alas too much needs to be done and I have to many things that I WANT to do. So no snoozing for me. I am sorry I have been MIA this week, I have about 4 jewelry ideas I want to bring to life, I also need to finish my quilt top for the online quilt along I am doing. Here are a couple pics of what I have so far :)

still have a couple more rows to put together before i can sew it all together.

Other than that I haven't been too creative lately, this week was spent playing with the kids pretty much all week. Other than taking the oldest to get 3 cavities filled on Wednesday, which he did great at!

Hubby and I have been playing our online game WOW (world of warcraft) after the kids go to bed, so we have been reconnecting with our online friends from the's been rather nice and relaxing.

Oh I do have good news though. DH sent me an email this week letting me know that military spouses are now eligible for up to $6,000.00 in Tuition Assistance....yup that's right, so I have started researching the local colleges that have Radiologic Tech programs, I have always been interested in this field in the back of my mind. Now I may have the opportunity to train for a new career and by the time training is done, both the boys would be in school full time and it would be easier for me to go back to work! I will let you all know the progress of my decision.

Other than that I have nothing really exciting to write about. I will hopefully buckle down and get some things made this weekend, if so I will definetly post pictures for all to see. :)

I'm in another contest

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Yup that's right, I am once again in a contest, this one though is a patriotic contest and I entered one of my little stitched pillows!! If you would all take a moment and pop over here:

and vote for me I would really appreciate it!!!

Summing up the Weekend

Author: Miranda /

Well once again time has gotten away from and I haven't posted in DAYS!!! Let's see, what have I been doing...well I did create a new's pictured below....

(click picture to take you to the sale listing in my shop)

I also had another craft show/fair on Saturday. It was rather slow but I did have a few sales in the afternoon and their was no fee for it. Over all it was a good day, I gave out a lot of business cards, so hopefully that will end up in a couple of sales.

After the show I came home, motivated the hubby and we all went over to a friends house for a cookout, kids got to run around and play outside, we just had hamburgers and hot dogs, and great conversation. It was a great evening! And the kids went right to sleep when we got home, we almost couldn't get them to brush their teeth!! lol

Now I have a custom order I have to work on so I can get it mailed off tomorrow and I have about 4 more ideas in my head for jewelry I want to get down in my creative journal so I can attempt to create them this week. I also have to get fabric for another custom order that I have received for a tote...lots to do!

So for now I will sign off and hope everyone had a good weekend!

Dear Yaya....

Author: Miranda /

Look at me!
Dear Yaya,
I wanted to write to you cause I had such fun at Karate Camp today! We did all kinds of things, but we got to use the BB guns again and mom took a picture of my target so I could show you how I did. Pretty cool huh?! Sensei helped me and I had to wear goggles, but I ummmm aimed by myself. I had a lot of fun.
Ya know what else?? Daddy got us a SPRINKLER!! Yeah, we got to play in it yesterday, it felt like a shower.
Ok that's it, I miss you YaYa but we will be coming to see you in less than a month mommy says, I can't wait.

Keeping Busy

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I have been tryin to keep busy this week. I created a new piece for my jewelry line in my etsy shop and then decided to make something just for me.

The piece I made for my shop is different from my normal necklaces. This time I weaved beads within a chain necklace, then added a pendant and few other beaded embellishments. I really like how it came out and anticipate doing another one with larger beads this time. It's pictured below, if you or someone you know might like to purchase it simply click on the picture and it will take you straight to the listing.

The next one I did just for me, with a pendant that I got once again from Kevin over at KanYoFuse at etsy. I really do love his work, but I have done so many for the shop that I thought it was time to make another one just for me. This will make my 3rd for myself out of all the one's I've gotten from him.

I have many more ideas that I want to bring to life and hope to soon. I am getting ready for the craft show here in town this Saturday. i want to have a couple more items created before I set up on Saturday and think that I can get them done in time.

Of course I have been busy with the normal day to day things, cleaning, laundry, camps for the kids, reg classes they are enrolled in, etc.

What has been keeping you busy? Are you creating, running around like a chicken with your head cut off? Taking a vacation? Let me know I love keeping up with everyone

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