Wednesday, April 13, 2011

New Crafting Venture, Old Birthday

I missed posting this on the exact day, but I still want to acknowledge a birthday we had at our house. My best little friend, Belle, turned 16 years old last Wednesday. And I will admit, she was long over-due for a bath, so I gave her one, thinking I would get her looking spiffy for a few Birthday candid shots. Turned out, I only managed to make her look like a stray!!

Her hair is still wet and she is not too happy about it.

She doesn't jump on the sofa anymore, she can't hear at all nor see too well. When we have to get her attention, we wave our arms real big. Lord knows what the neighbors think of us!! But she is still a sweet gal. Hard to believe I've had her since she was 6 weeks old.

And I have finally started doing a crafting project that has been on my To Do List for a long time!! I finally picked up some beautiful colors of yarn, got my Mama's old crochet hook, and sat down for a weekend, playing.

Round and round we go

New use for an old basket

Really loving these colors together.

Have you started a new project? If not, it's Springtime, a great time to jump in!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Milestone - 100th Sale in the Shop!!

WOW - I didn't think I would ever get to this point, but I'm so excited! I have finally made my 100th sale at Grace Goods. I know that for some people, this would have happened a l-o-n-g time ago. I mean, the shop has been opened since July 2009!! But I will be honest, I didn't really give it 100%. Being a stay-at-home-mom, everyday chores, and all the moving we have done, I was always able to find an excuse to procrastinate doing it. But this year, I realized that my life was just fly by, and I wasn't participating in it like I wanted to.

So I made a decision that this year, I would really start working towards my dream.

And slowly, I am getting there. Baby steps, I remember reading, are the secrets to achieving any goal. So my next milestone will be my 100th sale - for THIS Year!!

These are the items for the 100th sale. And I would like to give a big shout out to Gretchen of Casa Cupcake for being the lucky person. She is a repeat customer at Grace Goods and we found out that we have some really awesome things in common. Thank You Gretchen. And thanks to each of you who have supported me and offered words of encouragement.

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