Final Q & A

  *Wondering what tips you have to take my Etsy shop to the next level. The best advice I would give to anyone that wants to be successful on Etsy is to take great photos. That photo is all people have to decide whether they can live without it or not. There are thousands of items on Etsy. If you do not re list everyday…your beautiful creations are on page 350 and no one will find them.   The best …

Your Questions Answered Part III

  Welcome back! *Other than Mrs. Ingalls, what did you want to be when you grew up? I am STILL dreaming of being Mrs. Ingalls!  Growing up I really wanted to be a singer, actress, artist or writer. *If you could rid the world of your greatest pet peeve what would it be? I had to ask my husband if he notices what bothers me because I couldn't really think of anything.  He said I wasn't bothered by anything with …

Your Questions Answered Part II

OK…the second installment of your questions. *If you could eat only one snack for the rest of your life what would it be? Serious?  One snack?  This is hard. Do I get to choose cupcakes and my butt won't get big? Because if my butt won't grow…I pick cupcakes.  But knowing how my butt reacts to cupcakes I will have to say fresh fruit salad with fresh mint.  I love fruit salads.  I also love salads with apples, walnuts, grapes, …

Your Questions Answered Part I

First of all I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your beautiful and encouraging words regarding my collage. You have blessed me once again! I also wanted to let you know that I will be selling prints of my collage….I will let you know when they are available. I apologize for the delay in answering your questions but I had some deadlines that I am happy to say have been met. You asked …

Letting Go

Sometimes there are seasons in our lives that grow and stretch us more than others. Maybe it is my age. I don't take a lot of stuff anymore. I only spend my time with friends I cherish. I am much better at making time for my art and other passions. I am able to look at my life as a wife and mother and truly know that I am LIVING one of my biggest dreams. I have also learned to …

Through The Lens

I have loved taking photos each day for my 365 photography blog. It has been fun working with different textures and actions and learning a little more on Photoshop. I do not get much time to play…but when I do it is pure joy. Thank you for all of you that have taken a peek and for those that have not seen the blog I would love for you to stop on over. Are any of you doing a 365 …

Hands and Feet

  I truly believe that people are good. I know there are exceptions to this belief….but I think as a society we have shown over and over again that when we know WHAT to do…we do great things. When something huge and devastating happens like 9-11 or the earthquake in Haiti …people want to help. People go without so someone else can have. I think it is so wonderful, good and selfless to give to these huge efforts….but this week …

Where This Woman Creates

Does this room look familiar? Up until last week my studio was in our unfinished basement. My husband had been trying to talk me into taking our dining room as my studio for over a year. He couldn't stand that the room was only getting used three to four times a year. I had been adamant that I didn't want to take the room but this winter my creativity was definitely affected by the lack of sufficient light and heat …

An Open Book

I have seen this on a few blogs and I thought it would be fun. If you have questions….I have answers. I am pretty much an open book anyways. Do you have a question about starting a business, decorating, fashion, creating, homeschooling???? Ask whatever you want. I will answer the questions on Monday, January 18. I can't wait to hear what you have been wondering. At least you have figured out that I am younger than you might have thought…and …

Be Transformed

Have you ever caught a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and thought….I wish I looked older? Have you ever been hanging out with your girlfriends…you look at each of them…and you are jealous of their sunspots and crows feet? Do you wish that restaurants would give you the senior citizen discount? Do you want to be called ma'am? Do you long for college boys to ask to carry your groceries and then leave you alone? Have you ever dreamed …

Grandma Jeanneoli

My story begins back in October. I had just met my friends Lissa and Becky in Boise for Brave Girl Camp. We had only known each other through our blogs at this point. They had arrived earlier in the day and I was arriving at bedtime. We had been talking for 30 minutes or so when Lissa and Becky started looking at each other and sharing some pretty weird looks and smiling.' Lissa asked me if I ever noticed when …

Mad Men

Dear Golden Vintage I have a little bit of an obsession….with the show Mad Men. Timeless Vixen Vintage First of all you have to remember that I grew up watching old movies and later always designing clothes inspired by the 30s, 40s and 50s.  First Love My husband and I watch every episode. I love the clothes, behavior and they are always making little references to things that are current faux pas.  Posies For Lu Lu I laugh every episode …

Year of Possibilities

Not far from me there is an old, historic farm that is being brought back to life. Slowly the roofs are being repaired and the barns repainted. I do not know who owns this farm. I have no connection to this piece of land…but I can't pass the farm without looking. I have stopped more times than I can count to admire the possibilities and see how they are restoring it. I think it is so beautiful that someone has …