Saturday, October 31, 2009

Artist Market/Craft Show..

After several years selling on Ebay and now Etsy, I am finally doing my first craft show! If any of you are local, I'd love to have you come and see me. If anyone has any tips I'd love to hear those also!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Living Room

Just in cast anyone still bothers to read my blog since I have been such a slacker, I decided to finally post pictures of my living room. I'd love to pretend that it looks this neat and tidy all the time, but in the interest of keepin' it real, it's usually quite messy! :)
So in random order, here is my new house!

As you come in the front door

Okay, not my living room, but I love this door! It was my girlfriend's in her basement and I have no where for it here, so I turned it into a gardening table. Superhero hubby just doens't get it and calls it my "door to nowhere"

Pictures drawn by my great-great grandfather Cy Loughner in 1930.

Beside my front door.

Going to the kitchen

Stairs up to the loft room. Aka Master bedroom, toy room, craft room.

Sorry about the randomness, I'm nto very good at uploading and editing into blogger for some reason.
In other news I have been getting ready for my first craft show coming in November. If anyone has any good advice. PLEASE leave me comments and comments. I'm very nervous about what I should be doing to prepare!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Okay, really no one can help. I got my self involved in all this stuff and now I'm a little overwhelmed!

I just got a call from Gage's 1st grade teacher infoming me that no one offered to be the class parent. Well Gage toldher that I am home all day, so she asked me if I could step up and here I am! She was Austin and Chase's 1st grade teacher too and is really great. Now in theory it doesn't involve too too much. 3 parties a year to organize. The problem is I am so introverted at times and am going to hate making calls to parents. I know, I'm weird! lol The other problem is the first party is Halloween and frankly I am losing it already! Our Cash Bash for hockey is October 17th, so I am trying to sell tickets for that. Then the Ad Book for hockey is winding up this week so I have been busy getting ads for that. Then on top of it I ended up being the Varsity hockey manager, so I am busy trying to figure out what the heck I am doing for that!

Pam from BoyGirlBoyGirl Design suggested this shirt!

Friday, October 2, 2009


So it's cold and rainy and just plain yucky here today. I thought now is a good time to once again take a break from painting and housework and tell you all the tale of 2 kitties. Actually it's more than 2, but it just sounded so good I couldn't resist!

We moved to our new home the last weekend in May. Shortly after we moved we discovered a white and orange cat that came into our yard quite frequently. We assumed that she was a stray because she was rather thin and just seemed like she didn't have a home. We also saw her in our neighbors yard (we had not yet met him) and started to put food out for her. A few weeks into June much to our delight we discovered there were KITTENS over there too! Cute, cute kittens. There were 4 of them. Then there were 3. Jeff finally met the man that lived next door and indeed they were his cats, but he had kicked Momma out and they were outdoor cats. We named them Prissy (fluffy fluffy looked prissy), Morris (looked like Morris the cat) and Scamper (nuff said) He said he didn't mind us feeding them and had already given one away and wanted to get rid of them all.

We couldn't really bring them in, but have been feeding and loving them ever since. Unfortunately someone took Scamper a month or so ago. Prissy has been discovered to be a boy and now Jeff makes us call him Pouncer. They are much bigger now, but have become sweet additions to our family.

The story doesn't end there. Turns out Momma is not spayed and got pregnant over the Summer. She had started being very mean to Pouncer and Morris and thanks to the internet we figured out she was pregnant and due sometime in the middle of September. Meanwhile I had been working on a house for Morris and Pouncer. I worked really hard on finding plans online, buying materials and insulation so that they would stay nice and warm this Winter. Well lo and behold one warm evening as we were cooking out, Momma was around and being sweet as pie. Google and I determined she was in labor and she had five new kittens in my unfinshed house!!!

*Sigh*, now we have 9 cats/kittens living in our yard. Yes, I realize the math doesn't add up, but I didn't tell you about Tom. A big old orange cat that needs and wants petted constantly.

Here he is guarding our yard against groundhogs.. NOT!

So here are some pictures of "our" many many cats! Each of the boys drew a description of each kitten and named one. There are 3 boys and 2 girls, Austin's is a girl. He was bummed out because he named her Thor! lol Anyone want a kitten??????

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Shameless family pictures. I realize it's going backwards into the begining of Summer, but editing takes too long and I'm already shirking my duties at home ;)



Asa looking for fish

Asa swinging



Gage first day of first grade

Chase (don't ask)

Austin (Am I the only one that has kids that take these pictures of themselves for MySpace, yet laugh at the "prims" in the background. lol)

Gage and his friend Noah running the bases at a Pirates game.

Gage and Noah under their free shirts playing DS games. Trust me it was more exciting than the game!

Asa and my superhero husband at the game.

Gage and Noah

Austin and prim shower curtain :)


Asa and spaghetti

Sparklers on the Fourth