Monday, May 31, 2010
Decoration Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan in his General Order No. 11, and was first observed officially on May 30, 1868. The South did not observe Decoration Day, preferring to honor their dead on separate days until after World War I. In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day, and soldiers who had died in other wars were also honored.
In 1971, Memorial Day was declared a national holiday to be held on the last Monday in May.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I have been doing alot of Link Love since last Friday and I have come across some amazing shops and crafters...I don't link love as much as I should and I had gotten way behind...So I took the weekend and everytime I sat down I just went to town and came across so many items and talent.....oh and got caught up..
I do shout outs every now and then and I just wanna give a quick shout out today...and I will share more later down the road......Please don't pay attention to all my spelling mistakes.....I know there is a spell check but I don't wanna mess with it.... :) ok...
First up is Blue Calla
Oh my goodness her bags are so unique and colorful...I hope you stop over and visit...I have my eye on her and will be making a purchase real soon. The bright bold fabrics she uses are to fantastic. She has added new clutches to her shop as well...
Another shout out goes to Beanz Beads
Can you say Beautiful with a capital B...Stop on over and visit her shop..very unique beads and looks on her jewelry. fantastic work...
My Mothers Garden is my next shout out and a great place to visit this time of year...I stopped over and fell in love with all the great unique items they have....Talk about making your garden pop on
your block...everyone will be slowing down to take a peek...
My last shout out for this blog goes to Chrissys Creations
She is just opened her shop in March...I hope you stop on over and check out her items..
Very cute unique things in her shop as well..
I hope you all enjoyed the shout outs and find something that jumps out at you...
Let's support Handmade and the artist behind the crafts..
Have a great rest of the week and be safe.
Friday, May 21, 2010
I am having FREE SHIPPING this weekend to all
Also remember every hat sold now untill June 1st I will donate
$2.00 to the Micheal J. Kidd Memorial Fund...
Lets help his family out in there time of need...
Saturday, May 15, 2010
I won this beautiful artwork from The Hillbilly Housewife
go visit her Etsy shop and you will need to pick your mouth up off the ground.
What a great talent this artist has. She is blessed with super creative hands and an imagination we all need.
Her blog is also beautiful and very insperational....
I gave her a Kreativ Blogger award awhile back and she had to tell us 7
things we did not know about her. Everyone of the 7 stories were just amazing...
but number 7 she wrote this......
"I have done so many things in my life that I've learned from. I've been places that I'll never forget. Things have happened that have molded me, some good, but a whole lot of bad that I keep tucked in the back of my head for only a small handful of people to catch a glimpse of. Frankly, what it all boils down to is my faith. Nothing happens that God doesn't allow to happen. The most important thing I've ever done is to put my faith in Jesus, and really nothing else matters much. It's all neat, or interesting (or maybe not so much); but 100 yrs from now, no one will know who I even am. But, I know where I'll be!"
Beautiful words, written by a beautiful and creative artist.
I hope you all stop over and visit her etsy shop and follow her blog.
She has been growing herbs and her work station is pretty spectacular..as is her life..
I hope your catnip grows my friend...lol
I want to thank you so much for giving me a piece of your artwork to hang in my home.
May your years be blessed...
Friday, May 14, 2010
We have lived in our home for 6 years now and have lots of places to grow things.
I bought this rose bush for $3.00 at a Big Lots located in are area when we moved in.
It has given me beautiful roses every year. And the smell is amazing. I think if you stare at it you will go off into a far away quiet zen world...(untill the loud truck goes bye and shifts gears to the next stop sign)