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‘Ism’s”

April 15th, 2015

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There’s a new print in my life and I think it turned out super cool, if I do say so myself. And, I owe it all to a guy named “Ike”. Actually, I owe it all to Ike’s wife who contacted me last December hoping to create a unique gift for her husband.

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Hello Spring Prep

April 9th, 2015

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It may appear that I have either A: Abandoned craft projects and this blog all together or B: Am still on the road headed home from Texas. Neither is actually true, but the first one seems kind of true. The truth is I was in “prep mode”. And “prep mode” is a stressful mode to be in therefore blogging once again fell by the wayside.

You see our first Spring sale at Willow Station (the awesome little seasonal pop up shop I’m involved in) was held two weeks ago so my every waking hour was spent painting, glueing and panicing.

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Houston, we have a problem…

March 24th, 2015

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Okay, so here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the final installment of our Texan Adventure. It’s taken me a while to get here so let’s hope I can still remember how it all went down.

Our final day in Texas dawned just like the rest of them, overcast and dreary. We had hoped to wait out the weather, surely if we gave it a few days the sun would decide to come out. I mean we were in Texas… I was starting to feel like that one chic in the Swiffer commercials – “Sun where are you?!” We still had hopes we would find it on Galveston Island. I mean, it’s an island surrounded by ocean, isn’t the sun a requirement?

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Dear Darla, I hate your stinking guts…

February 9th, 2015

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We interrupt the never-ending Texan Adventure to bring you some Valentine greetings on this the week of Valentine’s Day. I think I’ve stated this before… I’m not a huge fan of V-Day but I am a fan of seasonal decorating and what else are you supposed to do during those cold and bitter months following the holidays? Once those Christmas decorations come down the place just looks depressing. As a side note… why is it I’m perfectly happy with my every day home decor all throughout the year but once I un-deck the halls in January I feel I have nothing to fill all those empty spaces with? Where did all that stuff go? Did I just forget where everything went? It’s a mystery. Anyway, since it’s still a little too early to start digging out the Easter eggs I’ve resorted to hearts, well not too many hearts.

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Mexican Fiesta

February 3rd, 2015

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Well, here I am again, ready to report on Day Four of our Texan Adventure. I had really planned on getting us all out of Texas before the end of January but once again I have failed miserably. It’s been a month, I do believe we have overstayed our welcome at the Newman Hacienda.

So, without further ado, Day Four. In case you hadn’t noticed, the title of this post is once again food related. No traditional German delicacies this time around, this time we went south of the border. Practically the minute we walked in the house a request was made for my brother-in-law Steve’s famous enchiladas. We knew when we planned out the week that Steve would need the majority of a day to prepare our Mexican Fiesta so we didn’t really plan any major outings. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t go on any outings. Once again we divided up Mennonite style, the boys headed off to deal with some vehicle issues and we of course headed off for some more shopping.

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Food Coma

January 15th, 2015

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For the first time in my life I awoke on New Year’s Eve Day to the same amazing aroma as all of my other Mennonite brethren. That would be the smell of New Year’s Cookies wafting from the direction of my sister’s kitchen. What’s a New Year’s Cookie you ask? Well, look up above, see those little fried dough balls full of raisins… those are New Year’s Cookies, and they haven’t even reached their height of amazingness yet, that happens …. NOW…

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A Texan New Year’s Eve

January 8th, 2015

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Shopping, Polish Canasta and chicken fried steaks as big as your head… that sounds like the perfect combination for a happy New Year’s Eve, right? Well, it was technically already New Years Eve Day when we arrived in Leander. So the first order of business was room assignments…

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10 Hours and Counting

January 1st, 2015

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I miss MZ BNZ. It’s 10 hours and counting and the walls of the Durango are closing in on me. The new vehicle is definitely not as user friendly for 13 hour car trips as the old golden bullet was. It could have something to do with the fact that we have crammed five fully grown (some of us extra fully grown) adults into a medium sized SUV. Since sleep is apparently not going to happen I might as well update you on the trip so far.

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Heading South

December 30th, 2014

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Hellooo…. echo… echo… echo… hellooo… echo …. echo … anybody out there? Is anybody in blogland still checking in on me? I kind of doubt it since I pretty much abandoned my post these last few months. To say I was completely unprepared for the holidays this year would be a huge understatement.

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Harvest Market Days

November 27th, 2014

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Hey there it’s me, still alive a kickin’ but just barely. The last two months have been a bit crazy and don’t look to slow down anytime soon, especially since “The Holiday Season” has officially hit. I say it’s officially “The Holiday Season” because I’m writing this post on Thanksgiving Eve, is that a thing? Thanksgiving Eve? I say it is and I guess it doesn’t really matter since it will be Thanksgiving Day by the time I’m done writing. And since in my mind Thanksgiving still falls under the “Fall” category I can sneak this post in under the wire about our Harvest Market Days Sale.

If you remember from one of my last posts (a long, long time ago) I promised to give you all a peek inside my new endeavor, Willow Station.

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