September 2012


Things I've always wanted...

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012

Last night I started thinking (I know dangerous, huh) and making a list of things I've always wanted to do....
...some of them were funny, some will probably never get accomplished and some many just happen in the near future.
(Maybe I'm being introspective, since my birthday is tomorrow...)

Anyway, I thought I would share my list and encourage everyone to make a list of their own...
(Feel free to share them here, if you'd like!)

I've always wanted to...
...whistle with my fingers.
...bake/make a decent loaf of bread using yeast. the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes books.
...make a decent pie crust from scratch.
...draw a straight line without using a ruler. abroad.
...draw or paint anything beautiful.
...learn to play the guitar.
...make my own pasta.
...have a "green thumb". without a care in the world!
...learn sign language. a Broadway play, on Broadway.
...write a beautiful poem.
...learn to kick box.
...shoot a gun.
...learn how to NOT throw like a girl. in the country. the stock market.
...own a Mustang!
...attend a rock concert.

I'm sure there's more, but that seems like a pretty good list so far...
Now, just to get them marked off and DONE!

So, what things have YOU always wanted...


Halloween 2012

Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Halloween has become a HUGE deal in my house!  My husband loves to decorate the outside of our home and, since we live in the middle of town, we always get lots of trick-or-treaters.
Well, the weather was finally nice and since my husband never quite knows what his work schedule will be, we started decorating this past Monday and Tuesday.  Most of the big stuff is done and we just have a few more things to get, but the results are looking good! (Anyone that walks by our house, stops and stares for a few minutes!)
So, I thought I would share a few pictures!

That is just the side of our house!
The front of the house has the grave yard, that is combine with our neighbor's house. (We're all a little nuts when it comes to Halloween.)  The grave yard isn't completely done yet, so I'll get pictures up, once it is finished!


Addicted to a Song...

Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Last night, I caught just the end of the season 8 premiere of HIMYM and happened to here the song, "The Funeral", by: Band of Horses...
(Of course, I didn't know that at the time, I just liked the song...
So, I searched for it this morning and luckily found it!  Now, I'm a bit obsessed!)

I've been listening to it all afternoon!
I even had to search for other TV shows that song had appeared on, because I knew I had heard it before.
Well, it was on an episode of Psych (which is another of my favorite shows), Numb3rs, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Minds.  So, I've definitely heard it before, probably many, many times!

Also, watched the season 5 premiere of CASTLE last night....
I liked it, but I'm kinda curious to see how they handle the relationship between Beckett and Castle.  That will really determine if I stick with the show. (More than likely I!)



Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Just sitting here thinking (and waiting for candles to set up)...
I laugh, because when people find out I make candles, the first thing they always say to me:
"Your house must smell wonderful!"

Why do I laugh...
Because 95% of the time, my house does smell really great, but the other 5%, not so much!
There are definitely certain scent combos that should never be mixed! (Right now, I am working with Fresh Coffee candles and Lavender Fields candles, and those two do NOT smell pleasant together.  I will be very happy when they are set up and nice and I can finish heat gunning them.)

Anyway, that was just the random thought floating around in my head today and I thought I would share!


My "Aww...Shucks" Moment...

Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Today, when I signed in to check my Etsy store, I got all excited...
I looked at the top of my site and it said I only had 94 items available. (I should have had 103 available.)  So, of course I thought..."YAY!  There was a run on my candles and I made tons of sales!"  I quickly scrolled down, to see all the new sales and number of sales hadn't changed.

So, I'm thinking, "what in the world happened?"...
I check my listings and find out that I just had a bunch of items expire! (I of course renewed them.)

But, I had this fleeting moment, thinking my shop had finally taken off...
Oh well, hopefully some morning soon, I will wake to tons of sales!