Friday, March 12, 2010

New Way to Pay for Crafty Goodness!!


So my husband being the tech man that he is....set us up with a Google checkout!

Now you can put in an order with a CREDIT CARD right HERE!!

The only catch is that we have to add $1 processing fee for each item.

When you go to check out it will be listed as a shipping charge.

So if you buy 5 items it will be additional $5.00.

Please remember that we will still accept cash or check if you prefer to pay us that way. Hopefully this won't be too much of a problem...we just wanted to offer an easier way to get your order into us!

We also are EXTENDING the date for your orders until FRIDAY, MARCH 19TH...but from now on if you plan on writing a check make sure it is payable to me since Anna will be out of town until Craft night.

Unfortunately you will no longer be able to order the Swarvosky Necklace or Scrabble Tile necklaces since they need to order their products online, and give time for shipping. Everything thing that can still be ordered is listed below!
*****Edited to add: I have spoke with Merri and you can STILL order the Scrabble Tile Necklaces after all!!! Yay!*****
Let me know if you have any other questions!

You can go to the Crafty Goodness Blog to see pictures of all the fun projects

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WW: I promise we had fun

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Let's Play Music

Last year I started Caden in a program called "Let's Play Music."
It is one of the best musical programs for children.
I can't begin to tell you how much I LOVE it.
It is such a great foundation builder for piano playing.
They actually did a segment on the program on the news.
My cousin, Jenny, was able to have them come out and interview the founder.


*I tried to embed the video, but it isn't working! You can view it on their blog! It will give you a little insight into what the program is really about!*

It is a 3 year program, and by then end the children are transposing, and composing their own music! So if you are looking for something for your little one...check them out. I have a link to their site on my side bar. There are teachers all around the United States...so you can see if there is one by you!

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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sunday's Story - Thomas Dean

Our lives are filled with events.
Some events are bigger than others.
Some teach us lessons.
Some are Joyful.
Some bring tears.
Through each of them my hope is that we learn and grow from them.
It is these events, both big and small, that make us who we are today.
They are the 'stories' of our lives.
Our stories need to be told.


After I had Sydney, alot of people would make the comment, "You have one of each! Now you can be done!" I would smile, and think...I guess it could be possible, but I knew there were still more waiting to join our family.

At the beginning of the year of 2007, I knew it was time. We started down the road, and waited month after month. I was lucky, and it only took about 6 months. The weekend after July 4th we found out we would be having another baby.

My thoughts around this pregnancy were much different this time around. With my first, I was very anxious. I couldn't wait to find out what I was having so I could start getting everything ready. With my second, I was itching to find out if I would get to add some pink to my house. My 18th week couldn't come fast enough because "I HAD TO KNOW!" When I found out I was prego with this baby...I decided to NOT find out! I am usually not really into surprises (as a kid I would carefully untape my Christmas presents to see what they were and then wrap them up and act surprised on Christmas day), but I relished in the fact that I didn't know what I was having. If Shawn would let me...I would totally do it again.

Having this baby was different too...because I was indecisive we ended up having a somewhat spontaneous induction. I had never been induced before, and the thought really frightened me. Luckily everything went smoothly with no complications.

Caden helped us to name our little Thomas Dean. We had our boy names down to either William or Thomas. Caden chose "Thomas". I don't know if it is because he liked Thomas the Train or just liked the name better....probably it had to do more with the train. It also turned out to be right around the time Thomas S. Monson was sustained the new prophet of our church. Either way, Thomas totally suits our little man. Dean is after my Dad's Dad. He passed away before I was ever born, but I wanted to honor him in some way.
As I sat in that hospital holding my little baby boy...I couldn't be happier. He was beautiful, and perfect in every way. I marveled about the fact that I had been through this 2 other times. How each birth was totally unique from each other. Yet each of them are mine...at least for a time. I now had a new little one to take care of. To love. To cherish. Children are such a miracle.

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Saturday, March 6, 2010

730 Days

It is crazy to think that I have had this little guy in my life for a whole 730 days!

For all you non Math whizzes out there...it has been 2 years.

(Saying 730 days just makes it seem longer)

We plan on celebrating with extended family tomorrow evening.

Today our little family will shower him with attention and love.

Tomorrow I will reflect on how he came to be in my new segment
Feel free to join in with me.

It doesn't have to be a birth story.

Just a moment in your life that has had impact either for good or bad.

I can't wait to curl up and read about your stories!

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Crafty Goodness!!

I can't believe we are getting ready for another fun filled night!
Mark your calendar for March 26th!
We will be having a Soup or Salad Potluck
Orders and money need to be in by March 12th
Go over to our new "Crafty Goodness" Blog & check it out!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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