Friday, July 18, 2014

A toast to my parents
Today is there 33rd Anniversary!
It's funny how as time has gone on, I look at their anniversaries differently. 
When we were young, my sisters and I would find every excuse to do 
something creative for it.
We would huddle around and brainstorm. 
We would look to the future about what we would do for their 20th, 25th, or 30th when we would be SO old by then and could even drive!
It was a reason to celebrate.
But today, I look at my parents and see a marriage where they have always stuck together and have always put each other first. 
Where they laugh and still have fun together.
And their actions show how much they love each other.
I am so blessed to have such an exemplary marriage right before my eyes!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, July 14, 2014

I hope you all have had a great weekend!
I spent the weekend in Denver visiting one of my best friends!
Meeting new people, spending quality time together and having great conversations
 always calls for a good weekend.
Restaurants to visit while in Denver...
Of course there are so many more fun places to eat at and visit!
It's back to reality this week as I prepare for the Seattle Gift Show.
I was so excited to have my aprons featured in their 
Now it's the final push to finish all catalogs, samples, order forms and editing photos!
Don't forget 10% of the profit from all sales are being given to 
World Vision through September.
If there is a certain category you would like the donation to go to leave a comment below.
Enjoy this beautiful week!

Monday, July 7, 2014

I hope everyone had a fun weekend celebrating the 4th of July!
We went on a camping trip with my husband's siblings.
What a fun time we had despite the hot hot HOT weather!
We went with expectation of having the lake near by to combat the hot weather but were surprised when the lake was so low it would have taken a drive and a long hike to get to it.
Luckily we found this nice little stream, not too far away to cool down a bit.
Always a refreshing break to be away from computers and phones and just enjoy each others company...
and eat good campfire food of course!
I am loving this new french fabric I just received last week...
it's like unwrapping a christmas gift when it gets to my door step!
I hope you all have a great week!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Charity
I hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
Gearing up for 4th of July, I'm sure!
Summer is always such a fun time.
Filled with the busyness of vacations, bbq's and summer activities.
I know for me,  I get consumed with everything that is going on each weekend for me and what my summer will look like.
But there are so many people where summer doesn't mean 
swim parties and bbq's but rather questions of...
How will we get enough water for the hot weather? 
And who will watch the children since they won't be in school? 
And for others summer doesn't change the fact that food may be scarce and 
simply put, life is still hard.  
It's July 2nd...
which means it is time to announce the next charity that will be receiving 
10% of the profit from all sales through September!

World Vision will be receiving the donation.
If you are not familiar with World Vision, it is a
"Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice."
World Vision works in nearly 100 countries. 
What I am so excited about is that there are multiple ways to give.
And I would love your input on where to give.
To name just a few, the donation can go toward...
Where it is needed the most in the USA
Where it is needed the most around the world
Buying animals to provide milk and eggs
Clean water
Disaster relief
Click on this link to see all the ways to give and leave a comment below.
Have a wonderful day!