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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Missing In Action-Sorry!

Hi Friends I am here!!!!!
Sorry I have neglected to post for over a week now.
We have been busy and a lot has been going on
in our neck of the woods.

Let's catch up so grab a cup of coffee!!

♥ coffee

My mom turned 60 and we had her and my dad over for a 
small low key birthday bash with her favorite Chocolate Cream Pie from
Bakers Square! Thanks Mom T for bringing one home!!
I was sick on her birthday and I still owe her dinner...I need to set that up!

I had my first HOMESPUN Home Party
last weekend and it was a HUGE SUCCESS!
My friend threw a 31 Party and asked me if I would
like to join in on all the fun-who could resist I was in!

I was nervous about this party because it was in a different
setting and I put myself out there all by myself  with all
of my products and you know what it PAID OFF!!!!!
I received so many fabulous compliments and I hope
to be able to do more home parties in the future!

Here are a few snapshots I took the day of the party!

All the new products I have been making for Spring 
are just so happy!! I love all of them and know you will too!!

Here are some of the goodies I took with me to the party!
I took an assortment of things and everyone loved them!

My friend Katie set me up in her little "cozy nook" off of her kitchen and is was the
perfect spot!  Thank You Katie again I appreciate your kind heart and generosity!!
I wasn't sure how to set up my table but I made it work.

The chalkboards are always a hit!
Gotta love a good chalkboard to leave notes on around your house!!

If you live on my area and would like to host
a HOMESPUN Home Party email me and we
can set something up it was a blast and a lot of
people went home with really cute home decor and 
home accessories!!

This week we have been also busily preparing for Andrew's 6th Birthday!
I cannot believe he is going to be six already.
He has brought so much joy and love into our hearts and I
am privileged that I can call him "my son".

We are having some of our friends and family members over
on  Saturday to help us celebrate! 

He is getting pretty excited about his big day and
the only requests for his party are:  that there is a Pinata and a Super Mario Cake!
We have checked the Pinata off the list but I am still working on the cake-nobody
around us makes or decorates Super Mario cakes so I am improvising and will
come up with something he will like just as much I am sure.

I found two really good frosting recipes that he will love!!
One is a Oreo Cream Cheese Frosting and the other is a 
Marshmallow Fluff Frosting so he will be in heaven!!

moist chocolate cupcakes with oreo cream cheese frosting    marshmallow frosting: 4 large egg whites, 1 Cup ordinary sugar (white or brown), 1 pinch of salt, 1 tsp vanilla. On chocolate would be to die for!

I cannot wait to try both of these frosting myself they look DELICIOUS!!!!

Well I think it is time to call it a night!
Good Night Lovelies!!
Quotes Quote Quotation Quotations Time To Say Good night Real World Hello Dream World Sleep

Stephanie ;)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Starting To Feel Normal

Well the verdict is in.
I broke down and went to the doctors today
and I am battling an upper respiratory infection and a
sinus infection-whoot whoot now I know why I have
been feeling like absolute junk.
The good thing is I was given some powerful meds
to help clear everything up faster-AMEN for good meds!!

Here is the bummer though....I guess this is just
how mommyhood goes...I am starting to feel like
myself and now Andrew seems to be catching the bug.

I tell ya if it isn't one thing it is another.

Being cooped up on the couch for days I have
realized that I am ready for Spring and Summer.

I am dreaming about : 
- the days getting longer and the temperature rising!
 -putting on our mud boots and walking around the yard and going on adventures!!
-hanging out on the deck and drinking coffee!
-sitting on my mother-in-laws back deck and rocking on her rocking chairs and enjoying each others company.
- cousin play dates in our back yard!
- fishing in the pond
-t-ball season :)
-catching some rays while reading a good book
-campfires and SMORES!!
-becoming an Auntie AGAIN!!!
-swimming in the pool

The list can go on and one cause I am a SUMMERTIME GIRL!!

What are you dreaming about these days!!?

Just thought I would pop in a few pictures that
spread the Summertime joy!!


I think if you live in Northeast Ohio a lot of people might
feel this way too!!



Sunflowers are the best!
I want to try and grow GIANT ones this year!!


Loving these mud boots-thinking I need to track down
a bright yellow pair for myself this Spring and the door mat
is super happy too!!

love the chairs

Eating outside...we do a lot of this in the Spring and Summer too!!
Can't wait...can't wait...can't wait!!

I am so itching for the warmer weather 
to arrive-how about you?  
Are you looking forward to Spring and Summer!?

Have a good night I am off to take my second round of meds!!

Stephanie ;)

Monday, February 18, 2013

Few Scenes From The Weekend

It has been an uneventful weekend and I did
not have my camera handy mainly because I have been sick
and still am feeling like the funk.

Thankfully today is President's Day and
we are off of school so I have a bonus day to get back on my feet.

Today is my moms birthday too!!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!
We Love you!!

I was suppose to have my parents over for dinner tonight
but since I am sick we are just doing pie and coffee tonight!

Friday afternoon I had to go to a training and froze all day
sitting listening to the speaker--I came home coughing and sneezing
and it went downhill from there.

Friday night however I did paint,distress and decorate some new picture 
frames for my upcoming shows!! They are turning out really cute
and I have a feeling they are going to be a hit!!

Here is one of the new picture frames!

My poor dining room table is beginning to get filled
up again with a lot of goodies!! I am so excited about all
the new stuff I have been making for Spring!!

Saturday night we had three visitors roaming around 
our was hard getting a good picture
of them.

Lots and lots of blueberry tea drinking has been going on.
I miss my coffee but when I am sick coffee is not
even on my radar.

My sidekick this weekend has been Pez!
She has been sleeping with me on the couch 
and not leaving my side-gotta love their loyalty!!

The sun was out all day Sunday and I missed it.
Kev told me it was deceiving though because it was
still so cold outside but I got to enjoy it while
laying on the couch.

 And more a fun cup with a fun straw!

I hope you had a better weekend then we did.
I am HOPING now that Andrew and Kev both
don't catch my bug.

It is a brand new week and I have my very first 
HOMESPUN house party this upcoming weekend!!

Happy Monday!

Stephanie ;)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

100th Post WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Morning!!!
It is time to announce the 100th Post Giveaway Winner!!

Well let's not wait any longer....
the winner of a Set of 5 Magnetic Clothespins is.....

Madalyn McArthur

Congrats Madalyn!!!!!!
You have been randomly selected by the Rafflecopter!!!!

Please let me know what set of magnetic clothespins 
you would like!!  

You can pick from the green and cream polka dots, the orange and blue floral, 
or the turquoise and gray striped!!

Thanks you to everyone that participated 
in my first giveaway!
I will do more of these in the future for sure!!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

ecojot -

Stephanie ;)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

100th Post/Valentine's Day and A Giveaway!!!

Today is my 100th post!!!
It calls for a CELEBRATION and a GIVEAWAY!!

Today is also Valentine's Day!!
I am sooo feeling the LOVE today!!

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Do you have any big plans for Valentine's Day!?
We do not--just looking forward to spending time
with my favorite two guys!! Kev and I actually had an
early Valentine's Day dinner after we got our taxes done
the other night so that was enough for me!!

 My Valentine's!!!

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Loving these painted heart rocks!!
Need to remember this for next year!!

Since it is my 100th post I have set up a giveway!
I am going to giveaway...... Set of 5 Magnetic Clothespins 
of your choice to one lucky reader!!!!
It's super easy to enter so make sure and participate!!

I would like to thank my fellow teacher Janet (
for guiding me through the giveaway process!!
You should check out her blog she creates great stuff for teachers!!

The giveway starts today and ends tomorrow night (Friday 2/15) at midnight!
I will announce the winner Saturday morning so stay tuned!!

You get to decide which set of magnetic clothespins you would prefer!
There are three to choose from:  Green & Cream Polka Dotted Clothespins,
Orange & Blue Floral Clothespins, or Turquoise and Gray Striped Clothespins!!

Happy Valentine's Day and Good Luck!!!! 

Stephanie ;)
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Whatever Wedneday!!

It is the middle of the week...and it
it going to be a good day--
I can feel it!!

It is Ash Wednesday...are you giving up
anything, if so what!?
I am giving up swearing.

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Have an AMAZING Day!!

Stephanie ;)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pins That POPPED Out!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday to you!!
How are you!?
I am good!!
Just thought I would share some random
"pins" from my Pinterest board that made me happy this past week
and made me "click" away!!

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Found this quote and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!
Each day is a new beginning!

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This door and enrtry way is so welcoming!
I love the idea of adding chalkboard paint to the bottom
of an old door...and hello pretty chandelier just hanging out!!!

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Loving all these comfy clothes!!
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My mom and I are planning my sisters upcoming baby shower and
I am HOPING to cover my ceiling with tons and tons
of pretty tissue flower pom poms!!

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Dreaming.....HOPING....WANTING to hang a sign like this
one day in my own shop!!

Loving this little shop and and the color
they painted it...WISHFUL for one day having
the opportunity to add a shop like this in Chardon!

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Awesome quote!!
So many times people hold themselves back
and have regrets and wonder "what if"......this quote inspires
me not to live with regrets.

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Oh my word....what a happy colorful working area!!

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Hoop Art-
wanna try and re-create this!!

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It is LOVE week-
Valentine's Day is coming!!

What has been catching your eye on Pinterest lately!?

Stephanie ;)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Oops A Week Went By!!

Wow it is Monday again and it has been
a week since my last post...that just tells ya
how busy we are over here!!

Here are some pictures of what we have been up to 
over here these days!!

 Last week Andrew celebrated the 100th day of school!
We counted out 100 Fruit Loops for a school project!!
He did really well making groups of 10 and counting them
all out-I was proud of him!!

My # 1 guy also created Andrew's birthday invite for me!!
He did an awesome job and Andrew loved it!!
Andrew liked it so much he taped it to his bedroom door.
It is hard to believe that in 2 weeks my peanut will be 6.
Birthday planning is now in full swing over here!!

I have been really busy this week making custom wreaths.
 This wreath was for my cousin!
I will be making myself one soon!!!!

Andrew and I made a batch of homemade
chocolate chip cookies and they are delicious!!

I had to have some cookies with milk when 
I was working on a scarf for a friend!!

Saturday morning I woke up to this 
heart cut out by Andrew!! 
He made it all by himself!!

Saturday morning fires and coffee are pure bliss!!

I got a lot of things sanded, painted and completed
over the weekend but still have more to do!!
Kev told me last night I am basically working two full-time
jobs now with the amount of stuff HOMESPUN has
going on but I don't mind it at is all good stuff

Saturday night we went on a family date to
Dunkin Donuts-fancy right!!!?
Andrew was checking out the ice cream cakes for
his birthday-he is set on having a Super Mario cake.

On our way out I spotted this t-shirt!
I want one!!

Sunday afternoon my mom helped me set a space up
in-- Classic Country Consignments!
Stop by and check it out if you live in the area.
They have a wide variety of products to look at!!

Today...well I had to take Kev to the eye specialist and
we had a good laugh...he was the youngest patient in there!
I also delivered some products to a salon in Chesterland-Skin Unique!

So much good stuff going on these days it is hard to keep track!
Oh I also ordered HOMESPUN t-shirts to wear to all
of our upcoming shows---can't wait to see how they turn out!

Well I hope everyone has been doing well!!