Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Now, it's "Happy New Year"

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  We did.  My favorite part is being with my family.  We had so much fun, and, laughed so much.  :)   I don't have my tree down yet, and, I'm one of those that takes it down the day after Christmas.  Well, not this year, haven't had time yet.   Looks like it will be at least Thursday before I can even start on it.  Oh well. 

Now, New Year's is next.  Then back to normal, whatever that is.  So, Happy New Year everyone.  :)

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas Eve today, and a wonderful Christmas Day tomorrow.  I hope you are all going to be able to spend it with your loved ones.  And, let's not ever forget the reason for the season.  Jesus Christ!  And, please remember our troops, and be so grateful to them for protecting us, so we can be with our family and friends during this wonderful season.  Always include them in your prayers.  And, never forget the ones that have given the ultimate, their lives, so we can live in peace.

Thanks for reading my blog, I would love to hear from more of you.  God Bless You All.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Two Weeks from Today is Christmas Eve.....are you ready?....don't miss the pictures below.

Well, I'm not ready.  Sure, the tree is up, and, a few gifts have been bought, but, that is about the extent of it for now.  I gotta get busy, get that shopping done, bake those cookies, make that fudge, etc.  Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season. 

For all you country lovers out there, or have friends that love country items, go to my NEW BLOG - http://www.countrytagsandmore.wordpress.com/ and check out my new tags.  You will love 'em.   They would make a great gift.  And, I have lots of different designs, and, sets ready for shipment.  I will also custom design for you at no extra charge.   (left click on the picture for a larger view)

Monday, November 29, 2010

And, how are you doing with your Christmas shopping?

Howdy, Santa!      Only 26 days until you will be flying around the world.

Hope you all are doing well with your Christmas shopping.  If you need a quick country gift, please check out my new blog at http://www.countrytagsandmore.wordpress.com/ 

I am now producing a line of country distressed tags.  So far, there are two sets on the blog, but, many more to come, so keep checking back.  If you want a custom design, that's no problem, all custom orders are most welcome.

If you have any questions, or want to place an order, please e-mail me at heartsandhappiness@embarqmail.com  and I will be glad to help you in any way I can.

Thanks.  :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Thanksgiving is only 10 days away - OMG - where did the time go?

Here's an early "Happy Thanksgiving" to all my readers.  Hope you all are fortunate enough to be with your loved ones on this special day.  Enjoy!  Don't eat too much.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Red and Green Silicone Dipped Light Bulbs

I have had several new customers contact me lately, after they have found my websites on the internet, inquiring about the silicone dipped light bulbs.  It seems they are not available in many locations, and, they are so glad they have found me.  I have been shipping these all over the U.S.

I am featuring the red and green ones right now for the upcoming Christmas season.  I have a great supply of them, just in time for the holidays.  So, contact me, and get yours now.

And, while you are at it, you might want to stock up on the 5 watt twin packages, for your everyday needs. 

These twin packs all sell for $2.49 per package, plus shipping.  Order yours now and receive in plenty of time for the holidays.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A good point to remember . . . .

I read a Dear Abby article the other day.  And, I really liked it.  In short version, a lady was dying, and knew it.  So, she moved all the holidays up, celebrated them with her family and friends.  They came from miles away.  And, it also gave her a chance to say good bye to everyone.  She called it her living wake.

Abby said - "Let loved ones know today how important they are to you.  If there is a way of resolving a family disagreement, do it.  Finally, appreciate and enjoy the time we have with family relatives and dfriends.  It is truly irreplaceable."

If you are one of those people who has a hard time saying "I love you", please try to get over that.  Those 3 words are some of the most comforting and strong words there are.  It makes you feel good for someone to tell you that they love you. 

Life flies by so fast, don't regret showing your feelings now, not after someone has passed.
I just felt compelled to post this. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

What an absolutely gorgeous day today here in Indiana

We have been so lucky these past few weeks, it has been an absolutely gorgeous fall so far.  We are still in need of rain though.  Today, it is so nice - it is warm enough for shorts, but cool enough to be super comfortable, no humidity, a slight breeze, and, a beautiful sunshiny sky.  I am so loving it!!!  (now for winter that follows - not so much)  LOL 

This maple tree is our first sign of autumn, in our yard.  Believe me, the picture does not do it justice, it is really pretty.  Shades of red, orange, yellow, rust, and green.  It is really pretty.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A beautiful sunset Friday night

This was soooooooo pretty.  It really was much prettier than the pictures show it.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Boy Baby and a Girl Baby Gift

Just made these to put in our local hospital gift shop.  These sell for $19.99, and are a great gift for a baby shower, visitation in the hospital, any time there is a baby around. 

The can that is front and center in these arrangements can be made to your specifications.  I can even personalize them with the baby's, and/or parent's names, or  anything you would like.  I can put a picture of the baby on the can, many many backgrounds and graphics are available to make it a one of a kind. 

Click on the picture for a larger view.

There are also items on both sides of the arrangement.

Friday, September 10, 2010

My front landscaping is finally done ! ! ! :)

After picking up rocks one by one, and, moving them from one place to another, my front landscaping is done.  I am so glad, it has been a long process.  But, it looks very nice now.   Click on the picture for a larger view.  :)

I am also adding a picture of the hibiscus on my topiary on my front porch this morning.  It is so beautiful.  :)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Now, here's a gorgeous Labor Day sunrise

This is the view across the street from us. 
We live in the beautiful country.  :)
Notice the church steeple in a couple of these.  (some of these are zoomed in, and some not, but, they are in order - the sunrise changes so fast)  :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Fall and Halloween are Growing Near

Are you having a Halloween party or gathering? Here is a great idea to WOW your guests!!!!!! Any of these (and hundreds of others) can be personalized, or can say whatever you want them to.   I will custom make the design to your specs.  :)

Or, what a great treat for the children that come to your house on Halloween night...!! You can bet no one else will have anything like these.

Click on the picture for a larger view.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A gift basket I made today...

I used to make gift baskets, but, as part of my down sizing, I gave up that part of my business.  However, a friend needed to have one made, and, wanted me to make it.  It was for a wedding, he didn't want anything fancy, and, wanted mostly food.  So, here it is.
(and, now looking at this picture, I need to straighten the top knot)  And, there will be a card hanging down on a gold cord also.
Front and back views.  :)
Click on the picture for a larger view. 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

New Baby - take to the hospital gift

Here's a good idea of something very reasonably priced (I sell these for $5.99) to take to the hospital for the new Mommy and baby.   The baby will have the cute little stuffed animal for the future, and, Mommy gets the yummy chocolate.  And, Mommy deserves it, and, will deserve it in the future also.  LOL  :)

I have lots and lots for designs for the candy bar wrapper, or I can custom design one, especially for you, and the new baby.  :)

Click on the picture for a larger view. 

Monday, July 12, 2010

A 1000 piece mint topper order

I just finished a 1000 piece order for a local mortuary last night.  These will be handed out at our county fair as advertising.  Here is a picture of them.  It is a lot of pieces!  :)
This table is 6 feet 3 inches long, if that gives you an idea.  :)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Need a unique way to advertise - or wow your guests at a gathering?

Here's a wonderful way to advertise.  I can custom design these mint books with graphics, pictures, text, etc.  I made these for a local realty office's open house.  Lots of realtors from other agencies will be coming, and, I am hopeful they will want some of their own.

I did these as a favor, so, I put my advertising on the back.  These are great for meetings, handouts, conventions, cookouts, family re-unions, to use as a business card, to put in a bowl on your desk, etc., just any occasion.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend.  We saw fireworks last night, and, they were great.  Went to the annual cookout, (the mintbooks were a hit), and the weather was perfect.  Happy 4th, everyone.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

My Mintbooks I made to take to a 4th of July cookout next weekend

Do you need a unique way to advertise your business?
People will remember you as the one that gave them a mintbook, instead of just a business card.

A different idea for a wedding, birthday
or any party favor?
You have an idea? - I will do my best to design
you a mintbook all your own!
  Other items also available. 
Customized at no extra charge.

Click on the picture, then, click it a
second time for a larger view.


Sunday, June 20, 2010

Today is Father's Day - June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there. 

Monday, June 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I got my Gerber daisies planted tonight

Here are my Gerber daisies and some spike grass planted in an old tub.  They are so pretty.  I'm so glad it is finally getting warm.  I love summer time.  Just a few months ago, you couldn't even see this area - it was covered with LOTS of snow!! Yuck.  :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Strawberries on the Square in Franklin, Indiana

The annual strawberries on the square will be on May 28, 2010, starting at 11:00 a.m.
They are always delicious, come and see for yourself.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

I would like to wish all my lady readers a very Happy Mother's Day, whether you are a Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, Daughter, Niece, friend etc.  I hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I received this in an e-mail today, and thought it would be a great one to pass on.

When Your Hut's On Fire

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.  He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him.  Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but non seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.  One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky.   He felt the worst had happened, and, everything was lost.  He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger.  He cried out, "God" How could You do this to me?"

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island!  It had come to rescue him!  "How did you know I was here?", asked the weary man of his rescuers.  "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

The Moral of This Story:
It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering.  Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God.

P.S.  You may want to pass this on to others, because you never know who feels as if their hut is on fire today.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Florida last week

I walked in this very water last Tuesday!!  What a wonderful time we had in Florida, and, such beautiful water.   
I love the white sand on this beach.
See the building at the end of this pier - - this is where we had lunch.  It was so beautiful and, so fun to sit and look out the restaurant window, and, see, and, actually be in the Gulf.  The water is so pretty, and so clear.  And our lunch was great.  :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter bunny favors I made for Easter dinner

These are like sour cream containers, only inside instead of sour cream, there are 3 Hershey kisses.
They make great favors, and, I can make them with almost any design on them. 

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter!

I would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter!   And, let's remember the reason for the season.

I hope you are all going to be with your families on Easter Sunday.  I love that part!!!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Yippee!! The snow is all gone!!

Sure hope it stays that way.  I am so OVER winter!!!  Bring on spring!!!   Hey, a week from tomorrow is the first day of spring, March 20th.  Yippee!!!

Here's something springy to look at.  :)
Hope you have a wonderful day!!!