Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Looking Back

Taking a look back 
I bought this house in 2005
It was a terrible mess and 
I remember thinking 
                                                                 What have I done!!!!!
After gutting the kitchen, 
refinishing the floors, 
painting every surface 
I moved in two months later to live 
happily ever after......

These pictures were taken a couple of 
weeks before I moved out. I was selling most all of what is pictured here.
I had to downsize because I was renting out my darling cottage 
and moving in with my sister and her family. 
I made the decision to do this after almost two years of being unemployed.
I did not want to go and I really did not want to give up all of my "things"
I thought my heart would be broken and that everything 
would be hard and painful.

I have not regretted it ..........ever!
Yes I loved my little cottage and all of my STUFF
and I thought I would live out the end of my days there.
God had other plans for me and he has blessed me beyond measure.
It was such a good move for me and one that never would 
have happened if not for the downturn
in the economy. 
What I thought would destroy me and my financial future did not. 
I now live in a beautiful home, very close to the beach, with family.
This has been really good for me and living with Kerri, Lowell, Nick, 
and Michael (my son) helps me to be more giving and
to think of others more. 
Lots of people ask me if it is hard to share space with
family and it really hasn't been in our case. It is not perfect.
But it is really close to being perfect.

My little cottage was once featured on the cover of Romantic Homes. 
I thought that was the best thing that ever happened to me, 
that I would live there forever and continue to 
collect all the little treasures that I loved. God has other plans for me, 
I hope they are all as good as this plan was,

but if not I hope I choose to go where he leads..............


Thursday, April 8, 2010


Forget-Me-Not Flowers. 
They are so cute and 
I have quite a collection of the little 
and  two hats just
covered in them.


When I see them 
all I can think about is spring.
I put them everywhere
and I have been decorating with them.
I will show you a cute project 
that I am working on 
as soon as I am finished with it.
They just make me so 

I was able to spend yesterday with one of my two new business partners. 
She will be helping me make my fleurs 
since the new job is keeping me too busy to work on them as much as I need to. 
I could have hired people to just make them but 
I wanted to get other women involved in being able to make money creating.
Stay tuned for more of our adventure. 
Lydia and Kara will both bring so much to Fille de Fleur. 
I am really excited!

As you may of noticed I have a new look. Really plain and simple and I just LOVE it!
If I want to add more later I can. I loved working with 
Karen Valentine of Valentine Designs.
She really listens and she is so patient and kind. You should go visit her 
and see if she can do something for you too. 
Just click on my favorites to the right, her blog My desert Cottage will take 
you right to her studio. 

Thanks for being here and I will be back soon with my little project.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Message

He is Risen!