Tuesday, August 24, 2010

On the Eve of a New School Year....

I'm having a very hard time with school starting this year....in fact, it seems to get harder every year for me... This year it's mostly because my youngest starts kindergarten... :( 
I wanted to share something with all of you that was sent home today at our schools grill out by my oldest daughters teacher....I have no idea who wrote it, but it brought tears to my eyes, especially because at sometime or another, we all tend to forget.....they are still babies...

Let Me Be a Child

Let me know when I make you proud.
And help me to have pride in my own accomplishments.
Let me earn your trust. Then trust me.
I won't let you down.
Let me try my wings.  If I fail, let me know it's OK, and encourage me to try again.
Let me know you love me with a hug or a pat on the back.
Or, when I need it, with a firm but gentle “no”

Let me be. Let me change. Let me grow.
Let me know that, even on my worst days, you still like me.
Let me dream. Share my joy when my dreams come true.
Share my tears when they don't.

Let me feel secure in my home. Help me realize that love is always there.
That I can depend on you no matter what.
Let me run. let me laugh. let me play.
And most of all, let me be a child.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Busy, Busy Bee!!!

So if from looking at the back drop of this blog, and listening to me on facebook, you haven't figured out that I'm totally, completely, overwhelmingly in LOVE with Fall and Halloween, you must be crazy...  There is NOTHING I don't like about that season...  I am so ready for it!  Not to mention, this year is so exciting for me because not only am I doing my first craft fair, BUT, it's a pumpkin festival that I've attended for years and that clogs up our little town!!!  The website for it isn't entirely set up yet, but if you go here, you can read a little about the history of Minges Pumpkin Festival!!! 
Needless to say....I've been a busy bee...going non stop, well except for today...  Today I was lazy at it's finest... but, I've accomplished quite a bit in the past few weeks, so, I guess we'll let it slide... ;) 
I have so many pumpkins floating around here, you'd think I lived in a pumpkin patch, and I'm about to make these...
A pattern I got last year from here!!  I can't wait to see how they turn out!  I've already got the crows done, the pies are next!
 My husband just walked in with some canning jars for our tiny pumpkins, so that will be on the list as well!
I think I'll be doing these a bit different though, so I'll have to take some pics when they're done!
I have plenty of new pillows coming up, for the show and for the shop!!

On an entirely different subject...My friend Heather at Babe's Bowtique and More , had a horrible experience, and I'm helping her spread some really great info so that it doesn't happen to anyone else!!  Her facebook shop was hacked along with her personal page, she's written a blog all about what she's learned from all of it, and what you can do to protect yourself from having the same thing happen to you!!  Check it out here.  Tons and Tons of info there!!
SSSSOOOOOO....until next time!!
heather ;)