Monday, September 24, 2012

New Vintage Inspired Library & Flash Cards for my shop

 I've been using library cards in my journaling lately, well because they are cute. But for me the bright white paper on these new cards did not fit with my theme, so I distressed some...then I grabbed some old flash cards and aged them as never know what will be next
I've got them both in my shop aged and not aged
check them out here

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Day Twenty Three

Current Favorites
~ Journals - making them, sharing them, using them
~ recycled paper - for the journals of course
~vintage decor - since we are still in the process of building our house, I am always on the look out for goodies to decorate with
~ party decor - I love to plan a party and decorating is the best part, I tend to use my vintage goods to help and items I sell in my etsy store
~ hot love songs - these are mostly country right now, i have a friend getting married the end of Oct and i've been working on a love song CD for her - not your usual sappy love songs, but good Hot love songs
~ T-shirts - I wore nothing but t's in highschool, and none since then, but this year i find myself searching for them, they are my go to clothing item now
~Outlaw country - the old classics like Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, CDB
**it appears I have a thing for music right now, I have running lists of favs, road songs, water songs, love songs, and outlaw music**
~ Justified - since we don't have cable or satellite, I've been watching old seasons of Justified from Netflix
~ Alternative Building - our home will have a few styles of alternative building in it when done, so my hubby and I spend a good amount of time researching and trying out different possibilities.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Day Twenty Two

Favorite Pictures of myself
~ our honeymoon on Joy's (SIL) front porch, since we stayed close to hubby's family we stopped in for a quick visit
~Me & Larry all smiles and tanned up (we were 9 and 5)- we hadn't been in Fl long - just a few years - we stayed at the pool all summer, played with each 
other and friends
~Me & Chad - he was about a year old, we both had on turquoise shirts and we had our cheeks pressed together - the love you have for your children never dies it just grows stronger
**I'm not a picture taker, there are not many of me from the last ten years, so it was hard to come up with many at all**

Friday, September 21, 2012

My First ATC

I didn't hesitate to sign up for the swap, but then it took me forever to get any inspiration..this is my first ATC at all and my first swap, so I am pretty excited, not sure what others usually end up with, but i'm pleased with my first one..they've not gone out yet so I cannot post a full pic, but here is a little sneak peak

The theme was Halloween, can you tell?

Since i've never done one before I don't have a bunch of pieces at my access to use, so I had a hard time finding a witch that I wanted to use, I ended up finding a printable one online I printed her off and cut around her. Not 100% but it'll do...I'll show the complete card once we've finished the trade..I had to make 10
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Day Twenty One

Everything I bought this week..
I thought would be great on an order ticket
~ Halloween stickers - for ATC cards, but I didn't end up using them
~ Pizza - Wednesday is pizza night at our house
~ French book and paper ephemera from a thrift store
~ postage - mailed out a few packages this week
~ saw blade - hubby had to cut concrete for drainage pipes at Camp Shiloh (the home we are building)
~ Fresh fruit - went to a baby shower and i was to bring a fruit tray, well not much fruit is in season, so I went to a local farm and bought muscadine and scuppernongs, watermelon, apples and a cantaloupe
~ gift card, gift bag and tissue - to put the bibs and burp cloths in I made for the shower.
~Halloween goodies - online from Oriental Trading
~ deal of the day - PickUrPlum
*this was really a good week for me, I stayed home most the week and didn't do alot of week will look scary whoever, we have alot of car parts to buy
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Day Twenty

Fictional Friends
~Hagrid - Harry Potter - who doesn't need a big teddy bear as a friend
~ Sally Owens - Practical Magic
~ Cassie Nightingale - The Good Witch
~ Penny - Witches of Eastwick, the TV show
~ Frances - Under the Tuscan Sun
~ Claire - Letters to Juliet - what a wonderful Grandmother figure
I'm not much of a fictional reader, I read informational books or true stories, so my fictional friends are mostly from movies
I know there are many more wonderful people I have 'met' in movies, but these are the few that come to mind now.
Ok, so this would just not leave my mind. To my list I would add
~Grizzly Adams
~ Caroline Ingalls - Little House on the Prairie
~ August - Secret Life of Bees
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day Nineteen

Events I'd like to attend
~ Sisters on the fly trip - vintage trailers - glamping
~ Brave Girls Camp - live
~ Burning Man - they have a local event in GA we thought of going to this year, but got too busy
~ Jeep Jamboree - dozens of jeeps riding trails together
~ World's Longest yard sale - this has been on my list for years now, just never seem to make it
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Day Eighteen

Favorite Names for People
Animas-- these are very whimsy --I need a herd to use my animal name list, this isn't even a portion of what I have

~Lady Fettiplace
~Miss Pettigill
~Sir Pegasus
~Romey Nobel
~Fiona McDonald
~Tippy Hedron
~Madem Duvet

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Day Seventeen

we all have are some of mine
~ money - do you ever really have enough money
~ what if it doesn't work..the dreadfull what if
~ I don't have the talent
~ our house is too small...I use this one all the time, we don't invite people over or have parties because our house is soo small, hopefully that will be taken care of soon..we are getting close to being done with the home we are building
~ None..sometimes there are no excuses, sometimes I'm just too lazy
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day Sixteen

I want to learn
usually i have a huge list of things I want to learn during a year, but when prompted with this question I couldn't think of many
~ make homemade bread - i've made many loaves, just none of them turn out the way I want ( I picture the Amish loaves) even though my youngest says they taste real good even if they look like bricks - gotta love him
~ cook in a dutch oven, over a camp fire
~ photography - if your here you know why
~ pottery - the boys and I took a class a few years ago and I really enjoyed it, would love to do more

Treasury Time - Again

I can't believe my journal has been added to it's third treasury in a week!
I am super excited, since these journals take alot of thought and time to get them together..I'm thrilled to see my hard work get noticed
here are the treasuries..check out the other awesome Etsy shops featured

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day Fifteen

I know I am young at heart when
~ I still can't sleep the night before Christmas
~ I wrestle with my boys

Friday, September 14, 2012

Day Fourteen

I know I'm getting older when..
~ my knees creek, when I bend, walk down stairs
~ I sound like my mom, i will tell the boys something and then think, man my mom would have said that to me at that age
~ I have grandkids shug who is 2 1/2 and sweet pea 2
~ I can't remember things, I forget things easily

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Day Thirteen

 Dinner Party Invitees
if i were to have a dinner party and could invite anyone I like and they would be there, it would be people i have things in common with, people that inspire me, mostly it would be women who followed there dreams
~Mary Jane Butters --her life story is just amazing
~ Mable White --inspiring and encouraging
~ Junk Gypsies --they've created an empire doing what they love
~Miranda Lambert --she's an outlaw country singer
they are all independent women who had a dream and followed it to the top
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Journal Supplies

This is my stash for creating journals...junk.. you never know what you will find or where you will find it. I enjoy the hunt at thrift stores, auctions, flea markets, old houses. I've never been very artistic, creative yes, artistic I believe is more then that. So I am happy when I've coordinated a journal and it turns into a treasure.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Journal made it into a treasury list

I'm so excited, I was featured in a treasury
Check out the treasury here

Day Twelve

Day 12 of 30 Days of Lists
~ House from Practical Magic - on the coast line, big beautiful house
~ Hogwarts - who doesn't love hogwarts
~ A hobbit house - from Lord of the Rings
~ House along the river of Wind in the Willows
~ Walnut Grove - the friendly people, the small town
~ Swiss Family Robinson's tree house - Love
~ Wilderness Family's Mountain - by the river, beautiful meadows

so far the lists have been great, my only complaint is I find my self constantly wanting to add to them!
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Creating a Large Journal

 After creating a dozen purse size journals, I decided it was time to make a bigger one. For longer trips, more journaling. One that would be just right beside the bed, or your favorite chair.

I used a variety of found papers I've collected on many junkin trips. Maps, accounting sheets, grid paper, notebook paper, music sheets, foreign book pages, scrapbook pages. I then added pockets, envelopes, tags...I love the way it turned out, I'm excited to get started on my next one.

You can find it here in my etsy store.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Day Eleven

Favorite smells and sounds...

 This one could have been two days 11
Favorite Smells...
~ Lavender - I use it for everything, in the wash, as a room freshener
~ Lemongrass - great added to lavender
~ coffee - i'm not a heavy coffee drinker, but love the smell
~ Bbq - one of my favorite foods, love a good bbq joint you can smell before you get to
~ my E.O. Box - essential oils, the collection together is wonderful
~polo - i was a teen in the 80's what can i say
~ candle shops
~ lotion shops
~ oranges
~ fruit tree blossoms - i remember the smell of the orange blossoms when I was younger, what a sweet smell
~ Mountain Air - my favorite place to be

Favorite Sounds...
~music - country, classic rock
~grandbabies giggling
~roaring creek, in a valley, with a view of a green mountain
~ banjo - my favorite instrument
~ train
~ muscle cars - I am a car girl, I turn my head when I hear a loud car
~ the wind

Monday, September 10, 2012

Amazing online Self Discovery

Since 'Soul Mapping' came into my life, i've ran across many of similar self discovery online classes..seems like every site i'm on connects to another class, workshop, ecourse
of course I don't have unlimited funds and cannot take all of these classes, but the all sound great
it started with 30 Days of Lists I am really enjoying this one so far..I've blogged about each day so far

~Mara Glatzel offers a journal experience: Body Loving Homework: writing prompts for cultivating self love..find her here
 ~ Vivienne McMaster offers an art inspiration -  you are your own muse
~ MareBare offers a FREE journal class - Fierce Integrity
~ Susannah Conway offers workshops for reconnect to the real you
~ Receiving Project ecourse Free
~ Soul Gypsy Free newsletter and survival guide
~ Mama Scout e-lab for families, activities with children

A few more with artistic flair
~ Art Therapist painting with your muse
Creative Magic Academy offers great resources Free
~ Stephanie Levy - Creative Courage
~ Art Journal Remains of the Day
~ Brave girls Club online classes and camp


Day Ten

I'm at my best when...I've had plenty of rest~ I've had a getaway ~ not hungry ~ I've got a lot to do

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Day Nine

Today you can find me...visiting with my grandbabies ~ cooking ~ visiting at my mom and dads ~friends food family, we invite friends over all the time for dinner and a visit

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Day Eight

Outside my front door...
~4 jeeps
~ 4 mustangs
~ big boy toys - we have it all, 4 wheelers, jet skis, boats, kayaks, go-carts
~Fruit trees - these were all planted by my hubby's gramma, we have pears, plums, figs, grapes and this year a mulberry appeared
~house hubby grew up in - he was born and raised till age 10 in the house next to us
~Uncle Jim's house - my hubby's uncle lives on the other side of us, we live in my hubby's granddad's house, growing up he was fortunate to have family all around him
~ miniature horses and donkeys - the neighbor across the street own these

Friday, September 7, 2012

Day Seven

Day 7 of 30 Days of Lists My go to midnight snack are
~Ice cream - when the kids were younger I used to wake them up and tell them we had to make an emergency run at midnight, when they found out it was for ice cream they were excited, even my oldest didn't mind wearing his pj's out, since we went thru the drive thru to get it
~any handmade dessert leftover, since we make a dessert every weekend at my mom's there's a chance some will be leftover

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Junkin Find

I was thrilled to find this old scrapbook on our flea market trip today, since it was the only thing I bought I was glad it was such a find
pages of wedding wishes, gift cards, these are so quaint, the handwriting is all so neat, I wish they had pictures of the wedding, but there were none, just the cards
They took there honeymoon in Niagra Falls. A couple pages with post cards, matchbooks, receipts, business cards. A Hotel receipt showed they paid $4.00 for the hotel room. There was a flyer from Heart Island, I thought it was a neat find since we used to visit this every year when I was a child. I took my children to see it years ago, it's a beautiful castle a man built for his wife.

Baby Congradulations cards..It's a Girl..These are so sweet, nothing as cute as vintage babies...I wonder if they only had the one daughter
Birthday cards..not sure if these were for the women who created the scrapbook or the baby girl she had. I enjoyed getting a glimpse into this womans life, of course it makes me curious who she was, what she looked like..
I look forward to using these wonderful finds, I might use some in my journals

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Day Six

Reasons to quit..
Day 6 of 30 Days of Lists
Putting things off
~things will never get done till u start 
~ if it's best for the family it will be worth the discomfort 
~things will be easier once it's all done 
~we will all be proud of our accomplishment 

All these are pretty much related to us building our own home, sometimes I just don't have the drive, but I know it needs to get done.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Day Five

Reasons to start..

Getting Serious about business 
~Money - hubby really doesn't care for his part time job, it would be nice if he could quit
~Independence - not counting on another company to give you a check every week
 ~Vacations - you can never have too many vacations
 ~Debt Free - our goal has been to be debt free before retirement, we are doing pretty good on this one, a few more things to check off
~Retirement - hubby has a good retirement set up, but you never know what the future holds, it would be nice to have a larger nest egg set up for then
 ~Possible work for boys - our boys being homeschooled for the last 10 years, have been taught to find a way to make money, not necessarily find a job..our youngest is a born leader, he needs to be his own boss

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Day Four

I Need a Timeout
day 4 of 30 days of lists
when I need a timeout...
if it's just a small need..I take a nap or take a drive in my jeep with the top off and radio up
if it's a bigger need...I go junkin, play solitaire and grab a dr. pepper
if it's a really big need for a usually calls for a road hubby is good at knowing when I need to getaway and he usually plans a little trip for us...stay tuned for more lists

Monday, September 3, 2012

Day Three

Today's list is the one I always dread, It's such a hard question to answer, if I say I'm nice and sweet am I being realistic and if I say I'm moody am I being too hard on myself. So what I did was ask my sons and hubby...IMG_9052
I think motherly and crafty are safe so I started with those, my 16 year old son said different, I asked if he meant that in a good way or bad way, he says however you want to take I'm different..I like to think of it as I'm unique
My 20 year old son says I'm worrisome..well I have three boys that have no fear..of course I am worrisome...that's just what mom's do.
My 16 year old comes back and says goofy, ok i take that as a good thing, fun, funny..I like that one
My hubby calls as I'm writing them down and I ask him...he says wonderful...what a suck never has a negative word to say about me
I've heard people call me helpful so I added that one.
The title page is a vintage flash card with tags and an added butterfly stamp. The journal page is from an old accounting book. I created the book before I knew what the journal prompts would be or what I had added this tape that says gorgeous*perfect...I just thought that was funny when I turned to the next not what I think I would be described as...but ads a bit of whimsy

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Day two

I have a pretty good list of goals for this I get them all done or not is another story
~ work on house - finish walls (we are building our own home, the walls are being made of clay/straw slip, it's been a very time consuming job) Shower (my hubby wants a waterfall in the shower and he plans on doing the shower all in rock) Stain floor (I recently did some stain samples to see what I like, honestly I am procrastinating doing the whole floor, it means moving everything out, cleaning the floor thoroughly, but it does need to get done)
~plan Halloween party (I've been wanting to do one for years, my plan is that the house will be done enough to have one there this year)
~Do more chapters in 'Soul Mapping' a great book I found at a yard sale, gives thoughtful questions that make you look at your past present and where you want to be in the future
~Consistent blogging - as you can see my posts have not been at all..but my goal is to make my blog an inspiration and great resource
~visit hubby's parents - they live about 3 hrs south of us closer to the beach, we've been so busy on the house we've not been down in a few months
~help gramma with auction - my gramma has finally decided to move from FL and be closer to the rest of the family, we are all so thrilled to hear this (she was in FL with just one of her sons) She plans on having an auction to sell all the stuff she will not be bringing with her.

of course I may add to my list as the month goes on, and ignore or put off a thing or two.
so far 30 days of lists has given me something to look forward to everyday. Not just doing my journal but seeing everyone's list as well.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day one

Today is day one of 30 days of lists..
I am a lister because
~I have a horrible memory -- I forget what i did yesterday and would not remember important things I need to do tommorrow
~ I can't sleep with thoughts in my head - I have to write things down
~If I write things down I can visualize what I need to do
~ I love to make check marks -- it didn't happen if there's no check list

My first page is from a book of letter between 4 teen girls, I like the handwriting, I added some washi tape to the top
Second page is vintage inspired scrapbook paper with flags