SEUS and moving!

>> Monday, July 27

I was featured today on Oceanside Creation's blog! It was such a nice surprise- we had done the interview a few months ago and I had forgotten all about it. She also does weekly giveaways on her blog so go check it out!

I am now a proud member of the Southeastern Etsy Team! I've been looking for an active group for a while and somehow have always missed this one. But it looks like a good one, so I'm really excited. Right now they are having a team-wide Treasure Hunt where a bunch of the members have hidden these images in their listings and then shoppers try to find them to get their name entered into a drawing. I think I'm a little too late to participate in this one, but hopefully I can hop in on the next one. Check out their blog for more details!

We're moving this week... my sister and her husband have been building a new house and since I've been living with them, I'm their indentured moving helper (I gave myself that title- they're too nice to say that). So I'll probably be a little distant this week- they close on the house today and we'll start moving the kitchen stuff this afternoon. Then tomorrow the movers come and they'll move all the furniture and boxes. And then we'll be unpacking from then until the end of time....


WARNING- Tears highly probable. Tribute to the fighters of breast cancer

>> Thursday, July 23

I just had to share this one. I mentioned So You Think You can Dance in my last post, and if you missed it, this was the highlight of the evening. Tyce Diorio choreographed a dance as a tribute to his friend with breast cancer. Not a dry eye was in sight...


Thinking happy thoughts...

>> Wednesday, July 22

Three things are making me happy right now. First, I received my inventory list from the shop last night- she sold 8 of my earrings in the past month! WOOHOO! Now if I could only figure out how to sell that many in my Etsy shop, I'd be ecstatic...

Secondly, 'So You Think You Can Dance' is on tonight :) I've refrained from mentioning my favorite show on my blog but those of you who follow me on Twitter may have noticed that I am slightly obsessed. It just makes me happy, and it's the only show I can think of that occasionally gives me goosebumps. I'm not even a dancer (ask my friends) but some of the things those dancers do just amaze me. AND tonight is an especially special episode with Ellen Degeneres as guest judge and Katie Holmes (that's right, Tom Cruise's wife!) is the guest dancer. Ellen and SYTYCD together?!?! I have hardly been able to contain myself for the last week! Y'all should watch, I'm sure we're in for a treat :)

Third, my good friend sent me this link yesterday, and there's a great story behind it. About 3 years ago, my friend and his then fiancee were on vacation somewhere and they met this guy Dennis in a bar. The 3 of them ended up chatting into the wee hours and then a few months later when Jonathan and Mary Lynn got married, Dennis DROVE down from Canada to Florida for the wedding! He recited this at their wedding, and it is his voice you will hear in the video. So inspirational...


Warm blankets and house shopping :)

>> Monday, July 20

Yesterday I was catching up on some blog reading and ran across something at marysgranddaughter's blog. You can be a knit-a-square hero by knitting or crocheting an 8" square and send it to Soweto Comfort Club. Then they put all the squares together and make blankets for orphans suffering with or affected by AIDS. Such a beautiful idea, and a great way to use those scraps of yarn. So check out their website and keep it in mind after you finish your next knitting project.
So I'm not sure if I mentioned this before- right now I live with my sister, her husband, and their son Aidan. I'm job hunting around Nashville and plan to move out when I find something. Well I had always planned on renting as I usually would, but my sister and I went condo shopping for fun! And I'll tell you what- when they say it's a buyer's market, they're not kidding! We've only gone to 2 different complexes but I saw one I REALLY REALLY like- it's a 2 bed 2 bath.

And then as I was starting to get scared about having a mortgage payment (I have commitment issues) my sister suggested that I could rent out the other bedroom... she's such a genius, that's why I bring her :) It's just so bizarre, I had never thought about buying, but with the low interest rates and the first time home buyers' credit, it's totally possible. YIKES! Now all weekend, I keep thinking of all the little things I would do around the place and how I would decorate it. I would love to lay tile and hardwood floors eventually- I can be pretty handy when I try:)

I gotta get moving on this job thing!!



>> Thursday, July 16

Sorry, I'm a little slow... my mind is still on vacation:) But here are some pictures from our vacation, hope you enjoy them. Especially since the ones of my nephew playing in the ocean were the last ones to be taken before I was slightly splashed and now my camera won't work:( I mean, just a little bit splashed, I wiped it dry, turned it off, and now it won't turn back on. So word to the wise- even just a little bit of salt water can ruin a camera! Okay, on with the pictures!!My nephew Aidan and my parents' puppy Bailey. Bless his little heart!
Boats at the marina... mine's that big one in the back:)
I was amazed at this one- my Dad became a little kid when he was playing with Aidan in the sand. Here he is building a fort to protect himself from the rising tide!Action shot!My sister gazing on... thankful that her son is occupied for a few minutes!


I'm Back!!

>> Tuesday, July 14

God, it feels like I've been gone for YEARS! I guess it has been almost 3 weeks. Don't get excited, only about a week of it was fun vacation, the rest was regular visiting people and stuff. Oh and I fixed a leak in my parent's house that's up for sale in Alabama. Yeah I'm a regular plumber...

But the vacation was awesome! We went to Seabrook Island in South Carolina- it's a very slow paced place where you bike to the grocery store and the beach. A few months ago, I found the house we ended up renting, but it was pretty inexpensive so we were a little nervous and wondering if it would be nice or not. But we rented it anyway, and it was really nice! So I was the hero for a day or 2:) The whole island is a natural preserve- no hunting allowed- so every night we had deer wander through the backyard. The house backed up to a lagoon with lots of birds squawking and flying around, and an alligator that would show his face every now and then! Oh yeah, and there was a hot tub on the back deck. One evening, I was laying in it, but facing the house... when the jets turned off, I turned around and there were six deer in the backyard! Then I was frantically/subtlely trying to get someone's attention inside the house so they could see it. It was pretty amazing. I'll have to go through my pictures later and post them.

Oh and while I was gone I got an email from Cat, the shop owner. She wrote me to tell me that she had just sold 3 of my pieces to one lady!! WOO HOO! Now I'm wondering if she's sold anymore since then... I need a paycheck!

Oh yeah, and what's with this new layout in the Etsy shops? Looks kind of weird and I can't find how many views my items have. Not sure if I like that. What do you guys think?

Okay, I'll be back with some pictures!


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