Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I am a sucker for hand painted signs. These are not mine but I just love how they look.

This sign is painted on a cow...very creative!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Don't Dream...

I was contacted a few weeks ago requesting another inspirational sign. This one was slightly different with green and blue birds. Mary you were a pleasure to work with and I hope you are enjoying your new sign!

Customize one for yourself. $20.00 plus shipping.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Home Sweet Home

This weekend we traveled for a quick trip to Ohio, where I grew up. In a quick day and a half we managed to see lots of family, get some of my favorite swiss cheese and do a little shipping.

In Charm Ohio is the Guggesburg cheese Factory. They have the best baby swiss cheese. Always grab a wheel when I am there. For more information you can visit their website here.

Outside the Amish selling some of there wares.
We also got to go to this amazing, funky store. I will visit them again.

Happy to be home! Now it is time to get back into the swing of things!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Junk Yard Days

We went to the junk yard for Chris to look for some parts. As you may or may not know sometimes they have what you need and sometimes they don't. Nothing for Chirs but I spotted this old Chevy truck, isn't great! The passenger side mirror is in great shape and so lovely! I thought it would make a great mirror that hangs on the wall in your bathroom. I moves all around so it will be perfect. I wanted it! So here is Chris taking it off. Leave it to me to find something in the junk yard he mumbles as he is taking it off. He IS the best!

Stay tuned for the transformation gracing my bathroom wall, soon I hope.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Chicks Along the Canal

A few of us local gals have decided to start an annual show, Chicks Along the Canal. If your local we would love to meet you or if you would like to be a vendor please contact us. It is going to be a great day! Below is an advertising sign I created.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Penny Carnival

Yesterday Makayla's school had a penny carnival. All activities were a penny each. Good times.

She made a picture frame decorated with colorful macaroni.
A colorful hand print

There was even a dunk tank. Makayla hit the bullseye two out of three times.
Here she is right after, so excited!
Finally the bounce house.
Makayla's school is great about sponsoring fun things all year long.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cement Day

Today was the day we poured the was scheduled for seven this morning. The first truck finally showed up at eight fifteen. Luckily that was the only issue.
We couldn't have done it without a great family and friend crew.

One happy husband as we are one step closer.
The views we will have out our back door.

It was a HOT day, but let it rain as the slab is done!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


I know I haven't been posting so much lately, but things have been busy. End of the school year, finals, and softball is finishing up this week with three games. I have also been getting ready for a show in August, Chicks along the Canal. I will be sharing more on this soon! Filling sign orders, training for my first 5K that I am running with my sisters, I could go on and on. Just typing this makes me tired!

Saturday is also a big day here. We are pouring concrete for a place we are putting in the country. I know I haven't talked about this before but there isn't too much to say about it yet. Chris and I have a 3 year plan to be mortgage free. We are putting in a mobile home and fixing it up, gutting and remodeling the inside and adding an addition. We are doing this without incurring ANY debt so when we are done we can sell our house and live mortgage free! That part excites me I mean being mortgage free by the time I am 40 well maybe even by 35
! As well as taking on the challenge of designing and decorating a new space. So I will be sharing this adventure from here on out on my blog too.

I had to post a picture so I will leave you with my butterfly tree!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweet Dreams

Week one went well at Under the Green Umbrella! I had a custom order for a little boys room.

Customize one for your child's room. $20.00 plus shipping.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Under the Green Umbrella

My signs are now being carried at this fabulous new store in Rome, NY. The place is absolutely adorable if your nearby please stop in and check it out. They are located at 409 N. James St., Rome, NY.

You can also visit them on Facebook.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Window Greenhouse

I have been collecting windows and old table legs to create my very own, one of a kind greenhouse. Finally finished!

The front window even opens as a door


Remember you yesterday
Dream your tomorrow
Live your today.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


My dear friend was having a biopsy today and may be having her kidney removed as they believe she has cancer. These signs were made for her to try and bring her comfort during this trying time. Please say a little pray for her if you could.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Cottage Charm Giveaway Winner...

is... Cheri at Cheri's Chatter. Congratulations! Thanks so much for all who participated this was a blast!