Monday, April 30, 2012

I Wrote an Amazing Post....... head while working this morning!! I ran to the computer 3 rooms away to share with you all my gloriously funny and insightful words......and......

....poof!! brilliance evaporated!! I've been thinking and thinking and thinking.....and still.....I got nuttin'!!

Brain drain......Oh Hi!! How are you? What are you doin'??????? Squirrel........ :O) What were we saying???????????? LOL!!!

Have a grand new beginning friends!! If you find a puddle in the corner.....check and make sure it's not me!! :O)


Sunday, April 29, 2012

They Looked Amazing!!

......and they had a great time!! :O) I am sooooo proud to be this kid's mom!! :O)


Thursday, April 26, 2012

We Are Honored

Today we were honored to be invited to participate in the Springfield Ohio Antique Show and Flea Market in the Folk Magazine Barn!! (Click on the pix for all the info!!)

Rick and I are honored beyond words to have been considered for such a grand event by such a grand organization!! (I mean have you seen this magazine.....AMAZING!!!)......and are working feverishly to prepare some of our grandest wares!!

The blog will be on the quiet side as we work our buns off......but mark your your pennies......and come on down and see why!! :O) I'll post pix as we get things know....just to tempt and tease.....cause that's fun!! :O)

Enjoy your evening!! Me......I'm stuffing and clipping.....and probably drinking another cuppa coffee!! :O)


Yea!! It's that kinda day!!

:O) Stacey

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Oh Bother!! cheap labor turned out to be just that.....CHEAP!!! 
They went on a coffee break and never returned!!

I guess you get what you pay for.....and I paid in dog bones and tuna......

Sigh.......back to work alone I guess!! :O)

Have a grand Thursday.....the count down is on for Brady's first prom this weekend!!! I don't think they'll mind at all if I tag along do you????? I still have my dress and everything!! :O)


We've Hired a Small Support Staff!!

 Rick and I have been blessed with a ton of orders lately......and have been forced to hire a small support staff.....just to keep up!!

Maggie Mae the crazy cat is in charge of sewing........

....while Miss Opal is the do everything she awaits her next orders!!

Thank you to all who are awaiting your wares.......we are workin' hard to get 'em out!! :O)

Have a grand Wednesday peeps!! Be good to your support staff today too!!

Sooooo Proud!!

 My nephew......the cop!!!

Congratulations Patrolman Jack Henderson!! :O)


Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Third cuppa Foldger's Caramel Drizzle this morning.....

NO!!!! I DO NOT have an issue with coffee!! :O)

Try'll like it too!! C-ya!!

Epic Fail!!

Oh goodness!! Apparently......I am not so grand at giveaways!! (see me blush)!! Sorry folks.....I truly am....cause you don't know what you're missing out on.....The My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking program is AMAZING!!! :O)

Congrats to Chrissy (and your mom too)!! Wooooooo Hooooooo!! The My Memories SteamPunked Combo kit is my fav too!! Can't wait to see what you create with it!! :O)

Have a grand Tuesday friends!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

My Memories

A few weeks ago, I was approached by My Memories, offering me the opportunity to try out their product.....and best of all....share a great deal with all of lucky winner will receive the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking a giveaway! wooooo hooooo!! :O)

I hadn't had a lot of experience with online scrapbooking software......merely using a few free online papers to create blog headers. When I received this opportunity....I immediately went to the website and began browsing about......thrilled and excited with the variety of papers and embellishments My Memories offers!! Oh my goodness.....the creative juices began to flow!! I have used the program to make invoices and thank yous for clients......I have made the creative pix used when I offered my wares online for sale.....I have made pages with the kid's zoo pix.....and I can't wait till next weekend's prom pix!! Although I never thought I needed an online scrapbooking program......I soon realized it is a great addition to my at home business.....and online blogging and networking!! I have had a blast, and I simply can't wait to see what I find at My Memories next!! :o)

So here's the deal......My Memories has allowed me to offer to you a $10 discount off the purchase of the My Memories Suite Scrapbook software and a $10 coupon for the My Memories online store.....that's a $20 savings for an amazing online scrapbooking product that you will use over and over again.... in soooo many different ways!! :O) Simply us the code STMMMS8912 when purchasing the software and online store purchases!! lucky winner will get the grand prize.....the My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software. Here's what'cha gotta do to be entered into the drawing....

1) You must be a follower of my blog!! (find the "followers" tag on the right side panel....and click follow!!)

2) You must go visit My Memories....browse about the online scrapbooking papers, scrapbooking kits and embellishments.....and decide which is your favorite.

3) Comment on this post and tell me which is your favorite product......and how you would use that product....what project.....what special event!!

The winner will be chosen on Tuesday morning.....make sure your contact info is current when you become a follower!! I can't wait to hear what idea-ers y'all come up with.....and then I look forward to seeing what ya really do create once you get this wonderful product!!

Find fun information, how others are using My Memories.....and lots of great information at....
My Memories blog

Like My Memories on facebook to stay current and up to date with all the latest information!!
My Memories on Facebook

There's even a page on YouTube with all kinds of information and and tricks!!
My Memories on YouTube

So there you have it!! My very first giveaway.....and it's for an awesome product that quite honestly I didn't even know I needed until I had it......Now.....I don't think I could go without it!! Thank you My Memories......and best of luck to y'all!! Let the fun beeeee-giiiiiiin...... :O)


One More Teaser!!

This is a horrible quality pix taken inside the Rain Forest at the Cleveland Zoo on my phone (because someone....okay I.....left the camera sitting on the table at know....I put it there so I wouldn't forget to take it)

Any-hoooo......With just a few clicks......this pix was turned into a "purdy" darn cute page to use here on my blog.....or printed out to be included in a scrapbook!!

My Memories offers a great program.....and amazingly wonderful additions!! Stay tuned for a great deal.....and a chance to win the software!! :O)

***tease *** temp *** tease***

Monday, April 16, 2012

Buuuuuuuut.......I Don't Waaaannaaa!!!

For the past few weeks.....we've been working 'round the clock prepping for the show.....and over these weeks.....things have sorta been piling up....

.....add to that the show left overs.....

....and it makes for a long day of laundry and cleaning....buuuuut.....I don't waaaannaaaa!!!

It's okay though......Opal has promised to help out.....

....soooooo it should all be done lickity split!!

Hope your Monday is equally as grand!! Enjoy!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

It Was a Grand Day!!

Gathered Treasures was an amazing day yesterday!! We met up with soooooo many fellow bloggers and blog visitors and fellow vendors and grand shoppers......too many to mention (cause I'm kinda in a coma and I'm afraid I'll miss someone by name)!! We had sooooo much fun laughing and visiting and meeting face to face with those we have met only by typing!! It was truly a great day!!

Thank you first and foremost to Carolyn and Julie and their crew for all of their hard work.....the hours that they put into the prep of this show must be too numerous to count.....and Rick and I join all of you with a grand THANK YOU!!! YOU ARE APPRECIATED!!! YOUR WORK DID NOT GO WITHOUT NOTICE!!! :O)

Thank you to our fellow vendors......your wares were amazing.....the buzz about all day spoke to what a high quality show each of you helped to provide!! You guys rock!! :O)

Thank you to all the shoppers!! Oh my goodness!! I looked up many times throughout the morning to realize a very long line had formed.....with each of you waiting to cash out with huge arm-fulls of our wares!! Everyone was sooooo very patient.......sooo very complimentary......and soooo very generous with your support of our offerings!! Rick and I create truly from the heart......we love what we do......and words cannot express the feeling your words give us back!! THANK YOU!!!!! :O)

We are exhausted (we stayed up all night Friday night to prepare a few new offerings to replace some of what was snatched up while setting up)......and we are soaking up the warmth shared with us throughout the show!! Can't wait to get started on the next one!! :O)

Have a grand Sunday'm laying on the couch with coffee.....and a blanky......and watchin' tv all day!! :O) zzzzzzzzzzz!!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Holy Smokes!!!

Boy are we ever busy!! Rick made me a brand spankin' new booth to premiere on Saturday..... there!!

And until then.......holy I busy!! :O)

Have a great week friends!! Stop by and see what's been keepin' us!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

May You Be Blessed.....

.....with the joys of Easter!!

Have a Happy, Happy Easter friends!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Can I Hear an YEA!!!!!!

Everyone's off today and we're going junkin'!!!
YEA!!!! Woooooo-peeeeee!!!
Bring on the junk baby!!

Have a grand Friday!! Hope you find a little junk in your world today too!! :O)

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wooo Hooo!! It's Friday!!

Ok.....I realize it's really Thursday....but both Rick and Brady are home tomorrow soooooo....IT'S FRIDAY!!! in my house!!! :O) ......and boy am I ready!!

Apparently, while on our treasure hunt for the perfect carvable log.....I roamed the woods like this....
.....I have no other explanation for why my face, neck and head are covered in poison ivy!! I guess I was VERY intent on finding the perfect log.....and what better way to get up close and personal with it than to walk on my face right?????? Have you never seen a blood-hound work???? :O)

Being in a benadryl induced haze.....I decided to do a "lighter" dvd workout this morning.....and chose Kari Anderson's Push, Hi-Lo......ummmmm.....what was I thinking? I LOVE this really is a great 35 minute, dancy kinda aerobic really is a blast.... however.....on benadryl.....yea.....not so much!! At one point......I swear Kari herself stopped and said, "oh honey.....give it up!!" which I thought was rude!! :O)

Anyway.....flopping around and pretending I'm a pretty little dancer for 35 minutes still gave me a good workout so I'm set for the day!! I hope you have a grand Friday on Thursday as well....and if you think about it.....scratch and itch a little.....and think of me fondly!! :O)


Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I've got the stupid poison ivy again!!
Now if I could only move from exercising.....I could reach that itch!! ugh!! It's gonna be a benadryl kinda day!!

Enjoy your itchies......(oh goodness.....there's a great rhyming word that would fit really well here but......I won't) friends!! :O)


Ooooooh!!! Ouch!!! Eeeeeeee!!

Oh, pardon me!! That's just me moving today after restarting the Supreme 90 Day system yesterday, and then doing the Firm Maximum Calorie Burn this morning. After losing 60 pounds over the last year.....I've been holding steady for the winter.....but have jumped in full force and am working off these last 20 to 30 pounds...sooooo......yow-eee will be my battle cry for the next few days!!

Bring it on dirty rotten torturers!! I'm ready to shrink my jiggly parts and tighten my your best......and I'll whine and cry and call you all kinds of bad names.....all while working my ashes off!!

Enjoy your Tuesday boys and girls....and make sure you find a few moments to work off your ashes today too.....the dirty rotten torturers will love it!! :O)