Saturday, June 27, 2009

Free Blog Layouts at LeeLou Blogs!!

One of my favorite blogs is THE MEANEST MOM. Hysterical! She has a link on her site to LeeLou Blogs where you can find some really cool FREE blog layouts. Check them both out, they are worth it!


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Life As We Know It Has Changed!

Hey y'all, it's been a hectic week around our house! Last Thursday my husband Bill was at work and the ladder he was on broke and he fell about 15 ft. He landed on his feet and shattered both of his heels. He is scheduled for surgery on Thursday to repair them, but the Doctor said he won't be able to put any weight on them for at least 3 months after surgery, maybe longer. It sounds like it will be a long healing process. Needless to say, he is completely helpless and I am his nurse. Bill should only be in the hospital one day, then he will be able to come home again. Bill has been very good patient so far, not overly needy and not a complainer. I admire him for that. I would be whining and crying and moaning 24/7! My church has been so great! The pastor and one of our friends got together and decided they would take total responsibility for the yard work for the rest of the season! That's quite a relief! I was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up with it along with everything else that's going on. Another friend from church built a wheelchair ramp and I have gotten several calls from other friends offering to do the odd jobs that come up. It's wonderful to know that I'm not alone! I don't know how often I will be able to post, but I will try to keep up with it. I'll let you know how the surgeries go.

Until next time...Blessings,

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's wishing all my readers a very Happy Mother's Day!
Blessings and hugs,

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Freebie Cross Stitch Links

Hey y'all! I was visiting my friend Hazelruthes's blog and she has posted her favorite blogs with Freebie Cross Stitch Links! Why don't you mosy on over to her blog and check them out. Make sure you come back here and let me know your fav's. I just revamped my blog Blessings of Health and Prosperity, take a look and tell me what interests you most. Don't forget to add your plugs to the plugboards on all my blogs and Celene's Treasure Chest
Until next time...God Bless,

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Begging for Inspiration

Hey Y'all! I need some advice. Over the holidays I saw a Cricut Expressions infomercial and was fascinated. I saw so many wonderful things being done with the Cricut and the ladies in the infomercial made it all looked so easy! I had to have one. We couldn't really afford it, so I mulled it over for about 6 weeks before I took the plunge and bought one for myself. My wonderful hubby said "Go ahead babe, knowing you, you'll make all kinds of neat things with it! It'll be a great investment!" Celene's Treasure Chest, my brick and mortar crafts and antiques shop in rural Illinois was closed for the winter season so I thought it would be a perfect time to play with it and make all sorts of new crafty things. I really saw this little piece of equipment as a real opportunity to come up with some new crafts, stencils for myself to use as well as to sell in the shop, etc and that I would make my money back in no time. I received it in early January. I didn't even open the box til sometime in February, played with it for about 30 minutes, gave up and put it back in the box, where is resides today. Part of my problem is that my craft room is so cluttered that I can't set it up in there and I just haven't gotten around to organizing it. My work shop up at the store is full of sawdust and paint and I don't think it will survive long there. Now if I were really inspired to create with my Cricut I would have organized my craft room, but honestly, I don't know what to do with it! I just look at the box and think, I really have to learn how to use this thing and get creative, then I turn around and pull the door shut behind me so I don't have to look at it. Is there anyone out there with a Cricut Expressions? I need some ideas to get me excited and motivated enough to get over my fear of learning how to use this thing! What do you use you Cricut to make? Please leave a comment and share with me how you use yours. If you send me a photo of some of the finished projects, I'd love to post them here, just email me at Come on girls, please inspire me!

Until next time...God Bless,

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Free Blog Layouts at Scrappin' Blogs!!

Hey y'all! Lookie what I found. Tons of adorable Blogger layouts at Scrappin' Blogs. Go on over and check them out. They are very easy to install and you can change them as the mood strikes, so go crazy!
Until next time...God Bless,