Monday, January 30, 2012

Scenes From The Weekend

And so it begins . . .
The dust, the clutter, the kitchen appliances stashed in a bedroom

I  hired the smartest, handiest and CUTEST carpenter I know.
I am so HAPPY to finally start our kitchen face lift.
It's just a small (VERY DUSTY) start
but it's a start!

After cleaning up the drywall mess

 We went for a little snow shoe hike.

Is there anything cuter than little red snow shoes?
Ok, I guess there is . . .

 Grandma did great her first time out!

 Warmin' up with some tailgate hot chocolate.
I love playing outside with my family.

On Sunday
I spent some time making a few more blooms.

 And while I was busy blooming away,
I made a few bazillion mental notes about my (hopefully) soon Etsy shop.
Did you know that
to open a Blissful Blooms shop?
As I was day dreaming, I turned around and saw the girls had written this on the board.
So I'm setting some personal goals . . .
and saying some prayers . . .
and getting some courage .  .  .

I picked up a few library books.

Oh yes . . . I'm gearin' up to sew.
I've got to teach those girls!!
And I highly recommend Jenny Doh's book
Signature Styles
Quite a motivating book for an Etsy dreamer like me.

So here's to a new week!
Hopefully a productive week!

Have a marvelous Monday!


  1. yeah!
    you will LOVE sewing and be GREAT at it!
    etsy shop? yes, please!
    and i'll be praying for you throughout
    your kitchen remodel.
    i've been there, and the mess is no fun, but the end result is so worth it!
    yay for progress!

  2. Is walking in snowshoes a lot harder than walking (not in snow)?

    Maybe I could get a pair to wear at the beach. I would look SO COOL!

    1. Follow that dream! I did a few months ago when I opened my shop after a year of thinking about it! I'll have to check out that book. Looks like a good one!

  3. definitely keep the stache. : )

    i LOVED snowshoeing when we lived in the Sierra Nevadas. miss it so much.

    happy kitchen remodel!

  4. Your girls are a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e! and as for the etsy shop? YES PLEASE!

  5. Your snowshoe picture is so funny to me. It is just so forgein of anything we have ever had to wear here in FL. I would love to swap homes with a family just of a winter, so I could see how it is to live through snow. Looks like you all had a nice time. And I love your blooms!!

  6. You go girl! Go get those dreams- you can do it! Track your progress here please! Oh, and those pictures of you and your adorable fam are too cute. Can't wait to see the kitchen when you're done!

  7. How exciting! I can sew but my problem is figuring out what I love to sew or create! There is just so much! I am working on figuring that out. My sweet husband is itching for me to open a shop but he doesnt understand that it will take massive work. He is supportive though so I am happy about that. Good luck! I look forward to seeing your progress :)
    xo Jen

  8. just do it!!!! you are a natural creative. i can just feel it. it looks like other readers have started etsy shops as well, by reading your comments ;) just do it! :)