Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Hi Everyone!
I hope you are all having a great day.
I am still working on Valentine's items.
I listed these cute little framed stitchery's last week.

I love the little shabby chic frames.
 Such pretty detail on a little frame.
I thought the frames would be perfect for Valentine's Day when I saw them at Michael's before Christmas.
The FAAP Etsy team that I am on is having a heart-a-thon for Valentine's Day.
You can do a search of all the items on Etsy under FAAPVTINE. 
Click HERE to see everything!
If you click on a listing you will see a little HEART in the upper right hand corner of the picture.  Click the little HEART. Each time the HEART on a listing is clicked that increases exposure to that shop, which in turn helps us to get traffic and sales.
Here are a sampling of the great items you will find....
We would love to have you look at some listings a give us some HEARTS!
You might even find something you can't live without!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Ice Storm

This weekend we were supposed to have the worst ice storm in 10 years.  Thankfully we didn't get as much as other areas.  It really didn't cause any problems around here but it did make for some pretty pictures.

 Our house from the road. 
It's starting to melt now. The roof of our house was all ice.
MODot andLake Sherwood did a great job on the roads and each time we went out the roads were just wet. The sides of the roads, curbs and sidewalks were all ice though because they didn't get treated. 

That was our excitement this weekend. 
I am ready for warm air, sunshine and boat excitement though!

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year, Sales and Valentines!

I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Years with family and friends!
We ended the year with a nice visit from my parents.
We went to the St Louis Zoo and saw the Wild Lights.

 These are just a few of the pictures, but I was very impressed with their display of lights!

We also went to Grafton, IL to watch the eagles. We were actually a little early and only ended up seeing 3 eagles. Peek season is mid-January.
 It was a nice day for a ride and it was nice to see that IL has more than cornfields. LOL! That's all we ever see from the expressway.

On to the Sale!
You won't want to miss this one!!
Lots of great handmade items on sale from some talented artists! 
Click HERE to see the Etsy listings. 

I've been working on a few Valentine's items....

I am also having a SALE in my Etsy shop.
All of my Christmas items are 15% off.
Click HERE to be taken to my shop.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Folkart and Primitives Team: After Christmas Sale

Folkart and Primitives Team: After Christmas Sale: I am happy to report that Santa found me. Either I am very nice OR Santa is very forgiving. Momma says that Santa is love, So m...

Monday, December 19, 2016

Historic Old St. Charles

We had a nice night at Historic Old St. Charles.
We got to enjoy some Christmas carolers. 

 Managed to take a selfie..
We even found some Christmas gifts, which is very easy to do there with all the great shops.
Everything was decorated so nicely.
This is one of the Santa's that was walking around.
 I missed getting a picture of the horse and buggy. 
I was actually going to try to get Mike to go for a carriage ride but I changed my mind after walking by one that was a little on the smelly side. LOL! I don't think I could have ignored the smell of manure. 

I was really busy down there and everyone was having a great time. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Essential Oil

It's important for me to tell you that not all essential oil is safe to take internally. All of the information I share on this blog is for doTERRA essential oils only.

doTERRA is committed to providing the purest, most potent essential oils possible. They employ a global network of farmers who know intimately the process of growing plants for essential oils. They ensure the plant is taken care of properly and harvested at the proper time.

doTERRA is Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils. Every doTERRA essential oil is put through the highest standard of rigorous and thorough testing. This testing sets the bar for quality, purity, efficacy, and consistency.

When an essential oil is deemed worthy to be sold as a doTERRA essential oil, you'll know that it has the highest quantity of active, beneficial constituents and that it is free of contaminants and adulterations.

If you have any questions about doTERRA essential oils, please feel free to ask! You can also click HERE to be taken to my doTERRA page where there are videos for you to watch.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Merry Christmas to Me

I love it when I see the UPS man coming with a doTERRA box...
Merry Christmas to Me!
Below are some of the benefits to each of these oils.
Considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures, Rosemary has a myriad of uses.
  • Supports healthy respiratory function
  • May help support healthy digestion
  • Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue
spearmint is widely used for its digestive benefits as well as a flavoring for a variety of dishes and drinks.
  • Promotes digestion and helps reduce occasional stomach upset
  • Promotes a sense of focus and an uplifting mood
  • Add a drop or two to any dessert, drink, salad, or entree for flavoring
Lavender has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and health properties for thousands of years.
  • Widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities
  • Take internally to reduce anxious feelings
  • Helps ease feelings of tension
  • Take internally for a peaceful sleep
I also diffuse this each night while sleeping :)

Known as a popular cooking spice, Clove has many beneficial uses.
  • Place one drop of Clove in two ounces of water and gargle for a soothing effect
  • Add one drop of Clove to your toothbrush before applying toothpaste
  • Place two to three drops in a doTERRA Veggie Cap and take internally to support cardiovascular health
Used historically in many ways - from meditation to embalming - Myrrh is still frequently recommended today:
  • Powerful cleansing properties, especially for the mouth and throat
  • Soothing to the skin; promotes a smooth, youthful-looking complexion
  • Diffuse to help promote awareness and uplift your mood
If you are interested in trying any doTERRA Essential Oils, please let me know and I will do my best to help you out. Click HERE to go to my doTERRA page.