Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'm Back!

We are getting back in the swing of things here at Eventually Cottage!  Yay!

My son is still in quite a bit of pain.  He certainly didn't injure his vocal chords, cuz he's doing more than his share of whining!  Hee hee!!!

Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!

I've been busy getting back to work on my Etsy Shop.  I'm aslo doing a big Craft Fair this weekend.  Stay tuned for updates on that!

Here's a sample of one of the handpainted signs that I listed tonight.

Who doesn't feel like their house is Grand Central Station sometimes?  I personally think this sign would be perfect in our family room!  Hee hee!

Stop over at the shop to see the brand spankin' new handpainted signs!  There is one that would be perfect for anyone on your Holiday list!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sorry my wishes are late, but we have had an interesting couple of days!

Tuesday night, the four of us went out and had a very nice dinner.  After dinner,  my son decided he wanted to go for a bike ride with some friends.

So I decided to head out to the workshop and try to finish up some orders.  Prince Charming comes out and says he needs to go and check on George because he fell and hurt his ankle.  George is a typical 16 yr old boy, and gets bumps and bruises all the time.  So I didn't think much of it.

Until about 10 minutes later, when one of George's friends came racing to the house with his bike.  He was screaming, "Mamma Rinaldi, Mamma Rinaldi!!!!"  That's what all of George's buddies call me.  Lol!

I run out of the workshop and he tells me that George hurt his ankle really bad and that "Big Man" (that's what they call the Prince) needs me to come over there!

So, I run over to where George is, just about about a half a block from our house.  I turned the corner and was not prepared to see all the red lights that awaited me!

As I got closer, George was laying on the ground with a group of kids surrounding him.  The ambulance had just pulled up.  I looked down at my boy's foot and it was literally just dangling there.  Something ugly was trying to protrude from his skin.  I almost got sick!

So...long story short... George was trying to do a trick on his bike that went terribly wrong.  He was taken by ambulance to our county's Trauma Center.  He was transferred to The Maria Ferreri Children's Hospital, which is one of the best hospitals in the country. 

X-rays showed a broken tibula and fibula and a dislocated ankle.  He had surgery very late Wednesday night to use plates and screws to put his bones back together.

Thankfully, he was able to get up, use crutches, and come home with us yesterday afternoon!

Woo hoo!

He's still in quite a bit of pain, and has taken over our family room so that he can be close to the bathroom.  But I'm so glad to have him home, I wouldn't have it any other way!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Thrifty Decor Chick Rocks!!!

Well, if you know Sarah and her fantabulous blog you already know that she ROCKS!

But check out the giveaway she's doing right now!

Sarah, the Thrifty Decor Chick, is giving away a Silhouette craft cutter with all the trimmings!  Hee hee!

I loves me some Silhouette!

Run, don't walk over and say hello to Sarah!

Friday, November 19, 2010

COUP of Loveliness!!!

Oh how I would lurrrve to have a chicken coup!

Seriously...I'm sooo not kidding!

Prince Charming's cousin had one years ago and the thought of it made me soooo happy!

The Prince shot down the idea reeaal fast!  **sad face**

Any- hoo... I found this beautiful blog today...Buckets of Burlap... and Becky's hubby built her the most adorable chicken coup!


Maybe someday.

BTW...my Mom is recovering very quickly from her knee replacement surgery!  So quickly that she is coming home tomorrow... 4 days ahead of schedule!!!!  Woo hoo!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


I've been messing around with my blog this morning, trying to make it prettier.

I can't do what I want to do with Bloggers new templates!

Can anyone help me?


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Goings on

Things have been crazy here at the cottage!

The Prince and I have been working on re-doing our bedroom for the past couple of weeks.  I can't believe I didn't mention that to you earlier!

Our Master bedroom is more like a loft space.  It had this crazy wall up between the bedroom and the stairs.  It never made sense to me, and I've wanted to open that wall up since before you bought the house!

Well... we finally did it!

We didn't take the whole wall down, cuz that would just be dangerous!  We did open it up though.  I'll get you some pics probably Monday.

We picked a really pretty bluish grey tone for the wall called, Shiloh.  I can't wait to see it go up on the walls!

I've also been crazy busy doing custom orders for Eventually Cottage.  I'll only be taking custom orders until 12/10 so that I have plenty of time to get them all done and shipped before Christmas.

And... to top it all off, my Mom had knee replacement surgery on Thursday!  She's doing well now and was already up and walking around the halls a little yesterday with the help of a Physical Therapist!

Mom won't be very mobile in time for Thanksgiving so I will be preparing dinner with all the trimmings and bringing it to her home so that she won't have to travel.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pre-Holiday Sale!

Eventually Cottage Signs and Gifts is offering buy 2 signs, get a 3rd at half price!!!!

For the month of November only!

The Holidays are quickly creeping up on us... personalized signs make great gifts!!!

I'm working on lots of new ideas, so check the shop often!


Sunday, November 7, 2010

NYC Marathon

My sister-in-law's best friend is running in the NYC Marathon today! 

She is running to raise money for the American Liver Foundation.

My sister-in-law and my Josie will be right there cheering her on!

Good luck, Noel!  We are very proud of you!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Frugalicious Friday Giveaway!!!!

I totally teased you guys yesterday (hee hee Robin), but here it is!

I'm offering the sign below as a giveaway at Finding Fabulous' Frugalicious Friday!

Say that three times fast... I dare ya!  Hee hee!

This sign is 100% handpainted and rivals anything you will see in the most popular home decor magazines and catalogs!  It is sanded, stained, and "aged to perfection"!

This particular sign is done in the year 1993, because that's the year that Prince Charming and I were married.  However, it can be done in any year that you choose!

Head over and see the total fabulousness going on at Finding Fabulous!!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sneaky Peeky!

I'm giving you guys a sneak peek of the giveaway I will be doing at Finding Fabulous tomorrow!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ooh La La!!!

Check out the really adorable "french" inspired votive holders that One Crafty B*tch made using dollar store votives!
So cute, and tres chic!!!