Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Don't Tell Anyone.....But We've Been Naughty Texting!!!

Yep!! After all these years of marriage.....Rick and I fill our days with periodic stimulating texts!! Here's some examples.....

Hey Baby......I neeeeed you.......to stop by the store on the way home for buns for dinner!!!

I can't wait for you to wrap your big, strong arms around me when you get home......cause I can't get up off the floor after cutting out dolls all day!!!

Let's stay up all night tonight.......and work cause we've got deadlines coming up!!

Yep!! We keep it strong by whispering (or texting as it were) sweet nothings like this to each other all day long!! Who says it's hotter when you're 20?????? :O)

Until next time.......Oooooooh Baby.....you soooooo strong......perhaps a li'l deodorant is in order!!

Have a great day y'all!! :O)

Stacey

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thank God for Small Town Folk!!

Rick and I are both born and raised in Carrollton, Ohio.....small town USA. We had Brady here.....and he has grown up here. He has aspirations of bigger things.....grander futures.....large opportunities that only a larger city can offer....however.....he was blessed today by some small town folks who now live and breath the big city!!

A few weeks ago at one of Brady's award ceremonies......we slipped out the side door a little early....only to meet up in the parking lot with another mom doing the same thing.....a gal Rick and I went to school with.....we gushed over each others children's accomplishments....when she made a funny...."What do you want to do honey..." to Brady "....are you gonna be a rocket scientist?" We laughed and explained that indeed....Brady does want to be an Astrophysicist....a rocket scientist!! She laughed and said, "Oh my gosh.....I have a friend who works for NASA......here's his contact information.....call him!!"

Sometimes God places folks in your path......and uses them to crack you up side the head with opportunity!! We have crossed paths with Lisa Walker over the years since high school through our kids.....but have had little to no contact.....a howdy across a room.....a hey, how are ya every now and then......an oh my gosh the kids are growing up tooooooo fast at the end of year awards banquets.....and yet Lisa offered Brady an amazing resource!! Not only did she offer tho'......oh no....yesterday morning she called with news that in fact her friend was home....and she had arranged for us to sit down with him to chat!!

Mike Fawcet and his friend Diane were home visiting for a few days......out of their short stay....they contacted Brady and offered him a sit down luncheon to chat!! Mike graduated from Carrollton High School a few years ago.....graduated from the University of Akron....and attained his dream career with NASA shortly after. Not only is he an asset to his field......what a treasure he is in sharing his knowledge.....feeding the desires of an aspiring physicist. He is a small town guy.....living his dream.....and shining a light on the path for those who are following!!

We are blessed to live in small town USA!!! Small towns have their flaws.....I must dedicate a day to travel to get groceries......a day out includes a half hour to 45 minute drive each way.....gas is always 10cents more than any other town around!! But......small towns offer sooooo much....I know my neighbors.....I know the parents of the kids at Brady's school.....I went to school with most of his teachers and administrators!! And.....friends reach out to friends with opportunities of a lifetime!!

Thank God for small towns......and thank God for small town folks!! Take time to be a blessing to someone.......and be thankful for the times when you're the one being blessed!! Rick, Brady and I are feeling very blessed by so many acts of kindness!! We are truly blessed beyond!!

Happy Memorial Day friends!!
Stacey

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Be Blessed.....

.....this Memorial Day weekend with family and friends......with food and fun....remembering those who have sacrificed their all to make the freedoms we enjoy possible!!

Happy Memorial Day!!
Stacey

Friday, May 25, 2012

Oh Good Golly!!


We got rid of one twit.....


.......just to attract another!!!


Geesh.....just call me the bird brain whisperer!! (and yes......my windows are that dirty....mostly from these d@mn birds bashing themselves against them!!) ****sigh****

On the bright side......Miss Maggie Mae the crazy cat is totally enjoying the show!! Oh brother.....

Check 'em Out!!

Good morning friends and family!! Geesh.....it's Friday.....THE Friday before Memorial Day!! I cannot believe it is the unofficial beginning of summer already!! It's been a warm spring....so I guess it has felt like summer for a while.....but my goodness.....wasn't Christmas just last week??????

I've got some things for ya to check out.......

Carolyn at Black Cat Primitives is having a giveaway.....her first!! Let me just say tho'......her first is a biggie!! I will post no pix.....just to tempt and tease ya.....and you may not even want to finish reading this post before you fly over there (click here).....I'm tellin' ya.....the goodies are THAT GOOD!!! Ms. Carolyn is such a sweetie.....sooooo generous and funny and talented.....while you're there....make sure you check out her wares....and then come visit her and the rest of us at In the Spirit of Friends at the Malabar Farms in September!!! Good Luck!!

Next.....my sister, Cindy has started a new venture.....she's started blogging......It's Sew Cindy....where she will be offering casual conversation.....and her wonderful handmade bags!! Be sure and stop by for a visit!!

Alrighty peeps......I'm off for more coffee......and gettin' the kid out of the house to the last day of school.....and coffee.....and a lil' exercising.....probably more coffee....and then off to my room for some playtime!!

Happy Friday!!
Stacey

Thursday, May 24, 2012

You Can't Even Tell Though!!!

Our schedule has been soooooo insane lately!! Along with the fantastic opportunity brought to us by the Folk Magazine this past weekend.......we've also had all the "life" that was already on the schedule prior to their call!! We've done drs visits.....we've done awards ceremonies (4 or 5 of 'em)......we've done family birthdays, family gatherings, and frantic preparation for the show!! What we haven't done is sleep......nor clean......nor laundry......nor speak (just joking......I have screamed out orders quite routinely)!!! 
 
Sooooooo......we are all a little tired.....but......you can't even tell right!! The bags under my eyes are now rivaling the ones on my thighs!! I do believe my knuckles drag on the ground in front of me 'cause I can't seem to find the energy to stand aaaaalll the way up!! I got my hair cut the other day and nearly fell asleep in the wash bowl!! But.......other than that.....no one has a hint!!

Laundry is nearly caught up......and if they dare wear anything else....they are in BIG trouble!!

I prepared a fine crock pot chicken and noodles last night for dinner.....sooooo they should be good until next week right!!

I ran the vacuum......at least where you can see it.....I love the dust bunnies that live under the sofa anyway!!

And now today I'm tackling "my room" where everything has been shoved.....empty crates.....our burlap curtains from the booth.....and the fabric that I had to go out and get to start on the orders!! Please.....please.....please.....if I don't emerge within the next week or two.....send in rescue crews!!

Have a grand day friends!! Enjoy whatever day it is!!! :O)
Stacey

Monday, May 21, 2012

Simply Thank You!!


We were able to grab a few pix of our second try at loading the booth after the first buy-out!! LOL!!
 




The FolkBarn Mercantile.....
 


 ......the crowds on Saturday.....





You left us with nothing.....

....but the grand memories of how generous and supportive you each are!! 

Thank you to those who traveled just to see us!!

Thank you to our new friends who bought and visited!!

Thank you to Ben and Deb and the entire Folk Magazine crew.....y'all were amazing and generous and gracious and wonderful!! We were honored to have been asked to participate.......and we are honored to have been a small portion of your awesome presentation!!

Thank you to our family who picked up the slack.....especially our wonderful son, Brady.....he mowed and "weed-eated" and cleaned up the house so we would have nothing but relaxation to come home to!! 

We are blessed........and we are thankful!!
We also may be a bit exhausted!! :O)

Hope you have a wonderfully terrific Monday!!
Stacey & Rick

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Ready......Set......






......GO!!!!!!!




C-ya this weekend!!
Stacey

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!

Cindy (my sister), mom, me and Lyndsie (my niece)

May your day be blessed!!
Stacey

Saturday, May 5, 2012

McClure and Wife!!

Rick & I went a junkin' today in prep for the big show......Ooooooooo weeeeeeee did we find some treasures!!! You're gonna have to be there.....and be there early......if'n ya wanna see 'em!!! :O)








I'm gonna be avoiding the computer until after the show.....soooooo....y'all are in my thoughts and prayers.....especially those moment when I break out into uncontrollable laughter!! :O) Hope ya have a grand 2 weeks!!! We'll c-ya in Springfield!!

Stacey



Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gotta Question!!

I've got a drs appointment today and I can't cancel cause I'm already about 6 months behind from cancelling so many times.......do you think it'll be weird or awkward if I take my sewing machine with me to work while I wait???????

Have a great one.....I'll let you know how it goes!! :O)
Stacey

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Oh My Gosh!! Call the National Enquirer!!

I!! Just!! Saw!! Big Foot!!! In the woods across the road!!

He was standing really still....in a really weird sorta stance....and I didn't imagine he would be a greyish color!!!

....okay.....perhaps it was the decaying bird poop left by a flying-over tweety bird in 1989 that still hasn't been washed off by the sudsy rain the Good Lord would provide if I were meant to have clean windows....but naaaaa......I'm pretty sure it was Big Foot!! Yikes!! I hope the aliens don't steal me away in the night tonight too cause.....I don't have time for an alien pregnancy right now!!

Have a grand Wednesday folks!! :O)
Stacey