Thursday, June 25, 2009
For those of you who don't know, I have decided to take my craftiness to the next level. I have been selling my creations on Etsy for awhile now, but you have to pay a fee every time you list an item. It's minimal, but I hate paying them. My sales have really picked up recently, and the demand for my products has increased! I actually have a wholesale order for my magnetic boards and altered clothespin magnets! This is huge, and could be a great source of income for our family!
I know I haven't posted recently, and for that, I apologize, but I have been really busy trying to figure out the best web hosting company, website designer, and overall business plan. I have to say, I think I have found the greatest web hosting company around. It is MiaShops, and their plans are really affordable and you get a lot of extras for a minimal price. If any of you are interested in learning about this host, I have placed their button on the right side of this page...just click on it, and it will take you directly to the site! I now have hosting for my website for the next year!
I am now the owner of www.thriftytrendsetter.com! It's not up and running yet, but it will be soon-I'll be sure to let you know when I have it running!
If you want to see an example of some of the items I will be selling, click on the pictures of the items I have made on the right side of this page, and it will take you to my Etsy shop. Thanks for looking and for all of your support!
Friday, June 19, 2009
So excited for his first bike ride!
Awwww...just how I always pictured my life would be!
Struggling on my vintage bicycle!
What more can I say...
Houses actually have shutters and well landscaped lawns!
Lions guard their front doors!
Look at the pretty spirally trees!
Chris and Jayden riding on Smoking Oak.
And then it was time to ride back towards home. Gradually, as we moved towards home, the cars got older, the yards got browner, the flowers were wilted, and the houses got much, much smaller.
The cars got older and rustier...not something that would be seen on "the Oak!"
The grass is mainly weeds and dirt.
The way to our house...
And then we reached our house. Our cars are average, our grass is nice and green, we do have a few pretty flowers, and our house is small. But you see, none of this matters. This is our house, and we love it. We don't need a big, beautiful house on Smoking Oak Road with a luxury car, the lushest of landscaping, and beautiful shutters painted pretty colors. And I am totally fine with my vintage bicycle. I don't need some fancy-shmancy model. I would wobble and shake on a new bike as much as I do on my current one. All we need is God and each other and the love that we all share. A million houses on Smoking Oak Road couldn't replace that!
One happy boy after his bike ride!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
After the we left the playground, we headed over to the ball fields, and Chris played on the church softball league for the first time. He had a really good time, and had a hit. He made it to first base with no problem. After someone else hit another ball, he almost made it to second base, but guy on second base caught the ball before he made it there. Our team lost horribly, but it was tons of fun!
Jayden and I got to talk with a bunch of the girls from church who were there to support their husbands and boyfriends. It was really fun to get to know them better! For the first time though, I actually felt really old. I know that I'm only 27, but these girls were between the ages of 18 and 22. There is a seriously big difference in what goes on in their life and what goes on in mine! It was great though! I think we are going back this coming Monday. I can't think of a better way to spend a Monday night than with church friends and family!
Back and forth...Back and forth...
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
The new fish tank...
Chris putting the fish into the tank.
Jayden was so excited about the new pets!All happy in their new home.
Jayden had to kiss the fish goodnight! What a sweet boy!
Jayden talking about the shiff!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Mommy helping Jayden walk around in the water.
The three of us in the wavepool.