Sunday, December 26, 2010

Blizzard!

Hey guys!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

We had such a fun couple of days with family!!!

Today, however, I am snuggled up in the cottage nursing my broken wrist and watching the blizzard outside my window!



We are expecting about 2 feet of snow by the end of tomorrow.  Ugh!

Oh...and you read that right...the bad luck here continues!  I broke my left wrist (and I'm left handed) in Monday morning!

I was taking Cody boy out for a walk with the leash naturally in my left hand.  As I opened the front door, Cody caught sight of a squirrel and took off like a shot!!!  Dragging me into the door jam in the process!

And...to make matters worse...Cody and Abby took off up the street...with me and my broken wrist chasing after them!

Could be worse, right?

Hugs!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

From all of us at Eventually Cottage to all of yours...we wish you a Merry Christmas!



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Custom Order Love!

Wanted to take a minute and show you guys one of the custom orders that I did as a result of the Holiday Craft Show I did last week.



The sweet young girl that ordered it said that her fiance had taken a picture of a sign with this saying on it when he was away from her once.

She wanted to give this sign to him for Christmas this year.

Aww!

I'll be delivering this sign tomorrow... I know she will love it!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

So Stinkin' Cute!

I just had to show you guys this totally adorable bear that my friend, Beth, makes!



Beth is a real-life Army Wife!  Lol!

Her and her hubby, Jay, are childhood friends of my Prince Charming.  Shortly after the Prince and I were married, Jay enlisted in the Army.  He has done 2 tours in Iraq and 2 in Afghanistan.  They are now stateside... Yay!!!!

Beth makes these stinkin' cute bears out of genuine Army uniforms!  If you look at the right foot of the bear you will see that she also includes a pic!  How adorable!!!!

I'm trying to talk her into opening an Etsy shop... I'll keep you posted!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas Mantle

Hey there!  I hope you are all enjoying the holiday season so far!

I have a confession to make...I just started my Christmas decorating today.  Yikes... I'm totally hiding my head in shame!  Hee hee!

However...I have finished my shopping!!!!  Woo hoo!

This year, I decided to keep my decorating very simple.  I chose to stick primarily with the colors that I naturally decorate in.

Nothing says simple more than this year's mantle shelf in our family room!



I kept the shelf to our regular decorating items and just added a little sparkle and leftover greens from our tree.




I love how sweet and simple everything looks with the sketch of my kiddos and our since passed Brady that my MIL gave us last year.

Maya is just exhausted from all of the decking of the halls!  Hee hee!



Loving checking our what ya'll are doing in your homes!

Hugs!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Craft Show Update

So, as I mentioned earlier I did a show last weekend.

What I didn't mention is that this wasn't just any show!  This was a show that I have gone to for years as a customer, but never as a vedor. 

I have wanted to do this show as a vendor for years, but it wasn't until this past year that I got up enough courage to apply.

So, about a month ago, I sent in my application and pics of some of my work and awaited the response.  I got the response about 2 weeks ago... they liked me, they really like me!  Hee hee!

Anyway, the Prince and I got there bright and early Saturday morning along with 70 other vendors.  I can't explain how excited and nervous I was!

At 10:00, people started pouring in and I mean literally pouring in!  Hundreds of them!  I really thought I was going to throw up!

It wasn't long before I started making sales.  The Prince and I were having a hard time keeping up, replacing items on the display.

I also got 2 custom orders, and I wasn't planning on taking custom orders!

Long story short, the items I thought would fly off the display didn't and the items that I wasn't sure about were the first to go!

Oddly enough, the holiday signs weren't very popular.  Wierd!  People loved my lovey dovey signs in all sizes!

And....I remembered my business cards this time!  Woo hoo!!!!!

Here are a couple of pics of my display...



Hubby made a display for me to hang some signs out of an old window that I had picked up and was saving for a rainy day!  It worked out perfectly!



The only thing I wished I had was a shelf or something to elevate some of my other items.  Next time I guess.

I hope you had a great weekend!

Hugs!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cottage Hill!

Run over to Cottage Hill and check out the beautiful stockings that Lindy is giving away!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Hope for Candace

Candace is the daughter of friends of our family.

She is a young mother of two, and is suffering with Stage IV Lymphoma.

As some of you may know, my dear brother passed away a little over 3 yrs ago from complications of Lymphoma.  There was nothing more painful than watching what that disease did to my wonderful brother.

When I heard that there was a group of wonderful people trying to raise money to help Candace, I knew that I had to do something as well.

I designed this sign just for Candace.  $10 from the purchase of this handpainted sign will go directly to help Candace with her medical expenses.



Please stop by my Etsy shop and help me help Candace.

Hugs.