Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Chicks


Seriously is there anything cuter than a baby chick butt? This bunch has been a handful and so much fun! I can't wait for the rainbow of eggs they produce in about 6 months.


Speaking of cute, be sure to go see the Candy Cameo tutorial Cerri made over at Joli Paquet. Its super yummy!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Paper Roses, Blogs, and Chicks


There is a gorgeous paper rose tutorial by Jeanne at the Joli Paquet Blog.
I also wanted to tell you about a cute blog that featured me last week. Its a lovely blog go visit Patty here.
And I have an update: we got new little baby chicks yesterday. I will show you some pictures soon.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Happy Tax Day!


Happy Tax Day! Is that an oxymoron or what!? Does doing taxes make anyone else want to break something? How about creating a faux broken glass embellishment for a Mother’s day craft? Go on over to the Joli Paquet for a free tutorial and download. While you are there be sure to check out the other super cute tutorials and free downloads.
I just want to give a huge, big hug to all of you who commented on my last post. It really lifted me up to read all your sweet comments. It made me feel a million times better knowing even though it was just my backyard its normal to feel a little traumatized. Our insurance did cover everything so we are re-doing our whole backyard. I'm most excited to have a patio where we can all go outside, BBQ, eat, and relax.My son and two stepsons are growing so fast the extra room is seriously needed. Thank you all so much for sharing your experiences and kind words.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fire


I'm behind on everything and I'm not getting much online time right now. Easter morning my family woke up to our backyard on fire. We had a large storage building full of camping equipment, sports equipment, and garden stuff. Well it burned to the ground and almost caught our house on fire. We had 6 baby chicks that were in a little pen close to the building and they died.A lot of our house windows got broke, power lines, phone lines, fences, and our trees got burned. It was really really scary.The fire was huge. I feel SO SO blessed no one was hurt and our house is ok. The fire fighters were awesome and our neighbors have been great. Now we just have a really nasty mess to clean up and a lot of things to replace. I'm really shocked at how deeply this has affected us. It sucks so much of our things are gone and we are so sad about the baby chicks but, most of all it was such a close call. We are even more deeply appreciative of each other and what we have. And I'm pretty much freaked out by fire now since I have seen first hand what it can do. Well, I will be back when things settle down!