When we first put an offer our home to purchase it, it was still winter in Minnesota. So imagine our surprise when we took possession of our home and we had 3 large perennial beds and a Hostas all around. The day we took possession, we must have walked around the property for about an hour.
I just thought it was so appropriate to show "poppies" for this time of year, because of Memorial Day. They are just beautiful. You don't see many poppies growing around here anymore. They have "altered" poppies to not grow wild anymore. On my property, I still have the "Wild" poppies. I have some Hostas that are about 4 feet in diameter.
Just thought I would share a flower with you...
Smiles and Take Care of You, ~Tonya
This little fairy is going up on eBay tomorrow evening. A bit early for All Hallow's Eve, but I have seen quite a few other ones out there for fall....so I thought "Why Not"??
Memorial Weekend already! Wow, where does time go?? Memorial Weekend is normally the "Kick-off" to SUMMER! My Little Kiddies will be done with school on June, 7th. Time is just a flyin by. I do Hope that all of you have a Safe and Peaceful Memorial Weekend. This weekend and Labor day weekend, are normally filled with family fun and gatherings. I hope that you will all be able to spend some time with your loved ones.
Make some Wonderful Memories ~Tonya
This is a picture of the Capital of Minnesota. We had a tour inside, I had one when I was about my sons age (6th Grade), but I appreciated it much more, as an adult. Such detail and all of the unique hand painted murals. So, much history to behold inside...
Tomorrow I get to go on a "Field Trip" with my son. It will be at The St. Paul, Minneapolis History Museum. I get to ride a bus for about a total of 4 hours....oh what fun! LOL Once we are off of the bus, it will be fine....but bus rides are not "My cup of Tea". I went on a Field Trip last year and I was the only parent entertaining all of the kids. I was making them, these little hand paper puppet things. The kids got a kick out of them.
Boy has school changed since I was in school...The teachers said, they may only bring one book on the bus. No magazines and no paper. I feel if kids have something to do, it makes for a much happier child. But what do I know LOL. Well, I am off to make supper. I hope you all had a Great day. I know I will have to work my little tail-feathers off to get my other two little Fairies done! Have a Peaceful Evening, ~Tonya
I stayed up into the wee hours last night...I am working on some "Little Whimsical Fairies" for the Mercantile and I must say, they are turning out so very NEAT! They are smaller then my average doll, but I love this size. I am very excited. As I added more, I would take it to my hubby, (grinning ear to ear) and say, isn't she so sweet. He said boy, you sure are happy. I said I love these! It doesn't take much to make me smile, when I am creating my handmades. I had the first one hanging on my kitchen wall, because I have to make something to go with her, my Little Sydney says, "She kinda looks like me, Mom"....isn't that so sweet? She has brownish hair, with some light colored tips and two little braids....these little Wee-Whimsical Fairies have touch a place in my heart.
Creating for me is my way to loose myself, without really going anywhere. I know that when someone purchases one of my handmades, it (my Handmades) have "Come Full Circle", when my customer opens up their package and having my dollie in hand, they look at it and it "Leaves a Smile on your face and a Dance in your Heart"!
I hope you all have a Wonderful Day and who knows, as I finish up one of my Fairies...if time allows, I may post a "Sneak Peek" of a Whimsical Fairy....Smiles, ~Tonya
I have started on my Mercantile Items. They are going to be so Neat! The first one is still in the "early stage of Life", but she is looking wonderful. Today was one of those days...My Kiddies were "gnawing at my nerves". I am off to work on my dollie. So, I hope you all have a Wonderful Evening!
Many Blessings to you and yours,
My Little Sydney Graduated Preschool today! It was so very cute. They used a button up white shirt for their gowns (backwards) and they had a little crown (made of paper and wrote their names on it). They had the music playing and they called their names up, one by one. It was so neat, they even handed them a little rolled up scroll (a little "Congratulations" paper)!! I have posted a picture of the PROUD Sydney! Now this fall she will start all day Kindergarten.
It will be nice, but she is also looking forward to going to school with her "Big" sister, Courtney. My son starts "Middle School"...that is a scary thought. I remember those days. I hope all goes well...
Mom will have days to herself Yay!! I have been a "Work at home" Mom for so long with little ones around me, well I just won't quite know how to conduct myself LOL. I hope to get a lot done and a little "Piece of Mind".
I now have to go and mow......joy!! Can ya tell I am just "thrilled" about mowing. I am so thrilled, I can hardly contain myself LOL. I will get to enjoy a little bit of fresh air, on such a beautiful day. So, that is a good thing. I hope you have a wonderful evening. Cherish the Little Things in Life...Before you know it, it may be to late. Blessings, ~Tonya
Well, our doggie came home. Shortly after looking for him...we went driving and calling out for him, he came home. He has been gone for a couple of days before, but someone had shot "Bird-shot" at him. Which I think is very cruel. Yes, I know he should stay home, but he is a very kind dog and most of the time he does stay home. I just think people should think...before they react. Everyone needs to think with their hearts and their head. And ALWAYS treat other's, as you would want to be treated. If everyone did, we would live in a far better world!
Well, I have received an over-whelming (the good kind) of emails on my new listing on eBay! I will respond to each of them, but it will take a bit of time. I have to finish cleaning my so-called craft room (The Back Porch) ! It was looking pretty grim, but now it is far worse then before. So, I am off to clean and organize....as if I will find anything after I organize LOL!! You all have a great day.
BIG Smiles, ~Tonya
Well another Wild -N- Windy day here today. It is in the low 90's and so windy...that to get pictures of my set, I had to have hubby pull the vehicles up to our little shed. It is a little garden shed that we move on our property about a year and half ago. It was suppose to be for my gardening stuff....but will remain as-is, because it is the perfect backdrop for my Handmades. Storms are suppose to move in this evening, with some threatening weather...maybe even hail!
I do hope you all had a nice Monday. I had the fun task of paying bills and then there was the ole property taxes that we paid....due tomorrow! Boo Hiss!! I now have to work on some new items for the Mercantile. Off to look for my doggie....his name is Co-Co. He has run off. I tell ya, there is so much to do and so little time. Have a Splendid evening. Smiles ~Tonya
F-o-r-e-v-e-r!! I thought I would give a sneak peek. It is turning out so neat. I hope to list it on Sunday evening on eBay and if not, then I will for sure list it on Tuesday.
Today is such a beautiful day out. It was a whopping 87 degrees out yesterday. Today is a bit a cooler and there is a breeze....so that always helps. So much mowing and weeding to do!
I wanted to say "Thank you" from the bottom of my heart....for all of the wonderful emails in support of my handmades and such. It means a lot, that you would take the time to let me know your thoughts and for your genuine support. I truly appreciate every one of you.
I do hope all of you have a wonderful weekend. If I do not get in before or on Sunday....to all of you Mom's out there, Happy Mother's Day. Do something special for yourself! I am going to add a touching e-card that I received today and I have passed it on. If you have 3 minutes....click on the link! It is called "How much do you Love?" Very touching...
Until next time.........Take Care of you and yours. ~Tonya
The most beautiful rainbow As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will.
You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken.
You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love.
So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.
Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
On that note...Have a Wonderful Evening! Smiles, ~Tonya
It has been absolutely gorgeous here. Now the grass is green and needs a "haircut". Awww, the daunting task of cutting almost 7 acres of grass. I know we really do not need to mow all of that....but it looks so nice. My son has been mowing a bit on it, but we will not let him cut close to the house or the area that has a lot of trees.
May Day was yesterday! Do any of you remember when...you would make a little basket, fill it with goodies and then go and hang it on a door. Knock on the door or ring the door bell and run? I know me and my family did that when I was a little girl. All of the good ole little traditions are being cast aside now days. I wonder why that is? Things have changed so much. I feel that families don't spend as much time together as they use too, several years back. It is a shame, because I have so many fond memories of little tid-bits like that. I did not make May Day baskets with my children...perhaps if we lived in town, we would have. We did talk about it and they thought it was pretty neat.
Well, I must go. I have a million and one things to do today. It seems as though there is never quite enough time in a day. I have to clean my house from making my dollie.....it looks as if there was a hurricane that ran through! *smirk* I hope you all have a Most Blessed Day.