Thursday, April 4, 2013

Making changes....

Hello blog world! It really has been such a long time since I have been on here, I am working on a post now, but I just wanted to put out a disclaimer that I am working on changing items around on my blog. It is a bit tedious, a little slow going, and to be honest, a bit confusing... but I am pressing forward to fixing things around here to be more visually appealing :)







Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Vintage Honey Shop: ***Headband Giveaway***

The Vintage Honey Shop: ***Headband Giveaway***: To get you all excited about our new headbands....we are going to give one away!!! We are so excited about celebrating our 1 year anniversa...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Happy 2011

Wow, it has been such a long time since I have been on here!!!! Life has been very busy and full of tons of fabulous changes! To start with, I moved back to Wellington in October after a year of living in my hometown for a break from my divorice from Jason. Which, even before returning to Wellington, Jason and I reconnected and agreed that we couldn't be apart. He moved in with us to our new home. Our relationship is better than even before we married! Life has never been so good! I am truely blessed to have my family back together and doing so much better than I expected!

Jason and I were baptized in April. It was the most incredible moment in our lives. Then in September at another water baptizim, Chloe, our 7 year old, stood up and told the Pastor that she would like to be baptized!!!! We are so proud of her! So,  since it wasn't planned, she went in the clothes she was wearing!

Christmas was wonderful! We spent it with both of our families and everyone got along so I was extremely happy!!! The girls got every thing they asked for and more than they planned on! 

Last week I bought the Canon Rebel T2i camera! I am soooo in love with it already even though there is so much I need to learn about it! So I am attending a few local classes so I can get the most out of it!  

 Here we are at "family day" with Jason's company Norfolk Southern. Family day is such a fun time! All of the activities are catered to the children. With clowns blowing balloon animals, mini trains for rides, all sorts of games, all of the ice cream and candy you can ask for and so much more it is such a good time!
I will try to get on here more than I have been! Things have just been so busy! I hope everyone is doing well and that 2011 is off to a great start for all of my lovely readers!!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

catch up in pictures

These are random pictures taken between January and yesterday.
thats how you eat pudding!
my little diva!
Chloe and her best, Kaylin
My "princess bride"!!! <3
She is *so* excited for her zhu zhu pets and sets
The girls big Easter gift

Monday, April 5, 2010

Wow, how things change!!!

It has been such a long time since I have wrote on here and so many things have changed, for the best of course!

I'll start back from November and work our way forward to catch everyone up! We did separate in November. I moved back to my home town to excape the drama that Wellington offered. I kept Chloe in school out there, so everyday I drive her back and forth. No biggie, it kept things pretty normal for her. Shortly after separating, Jason and I agree to take our time and see how things play out. Our anniversary is New Years Eve and we actually went to dinner together. It was nice, being able to laugh and get along!

February 2, we went to divorce court and the divorce was finalized. Around that time, Jason and the girls started going to church with a couple we are good friends with. Then, one day our Pastor was talking about disciples and Jason asked if I would like to attend a service. I went and just loved it! I grew up Luthern, and this church is Pentecostal and its so incredible! I love the band that plays, I love the energy, happiness and the good feeling I have when I leave. I have been attending church since the end of February. It really has been such a good thing for Jason and I.

Jason takes the girls when ever he is home from work and we are still just taking our time. In a weird way, divorce was great for us. We are such stubborn, proud people that we couldn't communicate correctly. It was always a fight to see who could hurt the other the worst with words. Now, we can actually talk thru our issues without insults! I am so much happier right now.

I have been trying like crazy to find a job. Wow, that is so hard to do!!! Hardly any business' in my area are hiring for what I am qualified for. But, I am out there every day putting out as many resumes as I can! I know something will come eventually, ut it would be fabulous to have a job now before my extra spousal support runs out!!! lol

I know there probably is so much I am leaving out, but for the life of me, I really can't recall it right now! We had a fabulous Easter breakfast and service at church yesterday then I had the girls with me at my sister's Easter get together. It was such a gorgeous day!!!

I just wanted to let everyone know that I really appriciate all the very sweet thoughts and concerns for me and the girls, from my last post. Things are definitally looking up for me! I'll be back soon with pictures of the girls and more updates!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Acro, Divorce, Etsy, and Halloween

Chloe's self portrait!




I have no idea what is going on with my blog, when I upload pics now, insted of just showing my pictures, I get all of this html stuff.... So I have no idea what is what... same thing when I try to link to someone or something... Help!!!???

Anywho, Chloe had her parents visitors night at acro tonight. It was so great to watch her doing something she truely loves! She had such a blast getting to show me everything she is learning!!! You can see her doing backbends and the start of a headstand in the pictures!!! On November 5th, I get to see Kylies acro class! I am very excited for that because she will only show me her tumbles and her favorite move: the crab! Ha!

Yesterday, while I was sewing stuff for my Etsy shop Chloe took a few scraps of muslin and made a wedding dress and veil for her dragon webkinz then proceded to have a wedding. She had the dragon marry the turtle, the cat was the flower girl! Ha! I loved it! I love what an imagination she has! She is very creative!

For Halloween, Chloe decided to be a witch. I found the most awesome witch costume at Rite Aid (of all places) the other week! Its purple and black and the skirt lights up! I can not wait to have her wear it and get a ton of pictures!!!! Kylie decided to go as Tinkerbell. We couldn't find one that fit her (she is so tiny) but my mom found the "garden fairy" costume and Ky just loved it!! When she seen it, she yelled "Tinkerbell!". I can't wait for Halloween to see my sweeties dressed up and having such fun!

The divorce part? Well, that is still going on. We were supposed to meet with his lawyer last Thursday, but he got called to work. So, if you have read my blog for a while, you know that last year we filled bankruptcy due to his cut in pay while in engineer school a few years back... anywho, we did put the house in due to SO much needing to be done and us lacking the time and / or money. So, today there was a knock at the door and it was the Sheriff. (My heart dropped. When we were told about the sheriff's sale a few months back, we were told it would probably be around January). Wrong. The sheriff said we have until November 18th to vacate. Now I am freaking out like there is no other. I still don't have a job. I don't have an appartment lined up (that was my 2nd to do after finding a job), and I'm getting divorced. I know that God won't give me more than I can handle, but wow. I am seriously scared. I know I will be ok in the end and that Jason won't let the girls go without what they need, but this is WAY too much for me to handle. I do have a wonderful family and support system to get me thru this and help as much as possible, but right now it just doesn't seem enough. I will let you guys know how all this plays out...

In the mean time, I have been busy making a ton of stuff for my Etsy shop. Please check it out and tell your friends. Right now more than ever I need to get my name out there. In case the link doesn't work when you click on it, my shop is www.primitiveaccents.etsy.com . Right now, until the end of October, I am offering a buy one, get one 1/2 off sale.





Thursday, October 15, 2009

My baby is kind of famous!!!!



See that picture??


Last year when my inlaws and I got along famously, they took the girls to get their Christmas pictures done at our local Sears....

A few days ago, my mother in law recieved a phone call from Sears about that picture.

The lady said out of all the pictures they took last Christmas, THAT picture was still on their minds and Sears would like to use it for their Christmas displays inside Sears and the mall with our permission!

Of course I jumped up and down and told Jason to say yes!! I am going to call Sears myself and see if I might be able to even get free pictures this year for them using her picture!!! I am so proud of my sweetie pie!!!

**Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop !!! I am offering a Grand Opening sale of buy one item, get a second item 1/2 off. Plus I am adding more stuff this week so keep checking back and Halloween items will go on sale on Monday to make room for my Christmas items**

And a super big thank you to Stephanie who made my Etsy banner! I truely love it! It is so perfect! Not only is Stephanie super talented, she is really one of the nicest people you could EVER meet!!!! Check out her blog and some of the work she does then leave her some love!!!


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hi, Remember me?

Hello Blog World,

Do you remember me? Oh, forgot about me? My name is Sara. I am a "stay at home mom". I sometimes pop in on my blog "All Things Girlie". I have 2 wonderful daughters....

Memory refreshed??

Sorry its been over a month since I last posted! There is so much to fill you guys in on! I will start with the good news: I opened my Etsy shop today! Come visit me at www.primitiveaccents.etsy.com . (Hum, the link button is making a long address come up insted of leaving the link how I want...) Anywho, I am really excited about my shop being open finally. For almost as long as I have had my blog I have talked about "eventually" opening up a shop. That time has finally come! I make penny rug candle mats, grungy reed diffusers, misc. holiday decor, shelf sitters, plus much more! I truely hope that I will be blessed with the shop in the way that God intends.

Chloe is a rockstar in school! She loves first grade and all that comes with it! It amazes me so greatly how well she can read, but even more so is her natural ability with math! I have never taken too highly to math, but she just LOOKS at some numbers and can tell me the sum of it! So far, she has brought home 100%s on her end of the week tests!!! I am so proud of her! She loves acro! That was the best thing for her! And her first Daisy Girl Scouts meeting was the other day. That brought back so many memories of me when I was little....

Kylie loves acro as well! She is the youngest in her class and does so well! This upcoming week, the parents are allowed to sit in the class and watch! I am super excited for that to see what all she is learning! Every day she is growing up more and more. It makes me so proud of her and yet so sad. She will turn 3 in December and she is no longer a baby. I know she hasn't been for awhile, but its kind of hard for me to realize that my baby isn't a baby. She has such a terrific personality and just like Chloe has an amazing talent for make believe and game playing!

The biggest news of all is that after many years of going back and forth, Jason and I are finally officially divorcing. I am taking it well, for the moment. There are times when I am doing something I will start to cry. I will miss him so much for the man I knew, for how good he was to me when he was good to me..... Its so conflicting. Almost our whole marriage was a roller coaster ride. He was always drinking which fueled so much. I stood by him in his darkest hour. I have always supported him in his choices. I am staying as positive as I can during this though. I am planning on going back to school once this is finalized. I have the girls to keep me busy along with my Etsy shop. I am currently looking for a job. Right now nothing has changed between us, actually something has, we have learned to communicate. We (for the first time in years) actually sit around and talk and laugh with each other. That kind of makes it hard to accept this is a reality, but I know in my heart it is. Words truely can not describe how much I love him. I know it is so corney, but the day I met him I was in love. And its not like our meeting was a super fabulous kind of thing... just met at the fair thru a mutual friend in passing, said a few words to each other and the next day our friend called and asked if she could give him my number. The very next weekend, we were a couple. I felt so strongly about him in that brief encounter and 6 *short* years, I am still head over heels in love with him.

I know deep down that he does love me.... yet I am not going to put the fight in for this not to happen this time. He will realize what a mistake he made in a short while and that hurts me. Jason wasn't raised by the best of parents. They were drunk 24/7, his mother beat him with every inch of his life out of amuzement, they lied about major life changing issues..... and in turn as he grew older, he drank to cope with his life until April. I hate that he had to endure so much in his life and that he didn't grow up finding other ways to deal with issues. Those are things I can not change... I will always love him. Not just for being the father of my children, but for being him. We are actually meeting with the lawyer tomorrow to go over the papers that he filed a month ago. After that, I will go to my lawyer to review them. And then the process will begin.

In all honesty, that is why I havent posted in such a long time. Before he told me he filed, it was so tense here. Nothing but fighting between the two of us. And every time I actually would try to write something, I would just want to write of what was going on between us and I didn't want that. I don't want my blog to be a sad blog.

Would you please say a prayer that I find a good job to support me and the girls? Pray that Jason doesn't return to drinking when he moves out when the divorce is done? Pray that I find peace in this? And lastly pray that my girls take this divorce well? We haven't told them yet and I am truely dreading that. Even though he will have them when he is home from work, it still bothers me that it will be separate homes. Separate parties and so on....

I have to catch up on my emails and such, but please check out my blog and tell your friends!!!! Have a great week!!!







Monday, September 7, 2009

Recycle Bank Program




My town has just started this program and I think it is fabulous for people who may have wanted to recycle, but was maybe intimidated or what not... Its so easy. We have always recycled in my home, but this program makes it fun. Chloe is very much involved in making sure that anything that can be recycled is. All we have to do is take our recycle bin to the curb along with our trash bin and within a few days, "X" amount of points are posted to your account according to your account number from the bin.

I think this could be very promising. Because, lets face it, its good to recycle but some might feel the need to see what they get in return. With the program, you get discounts! Yea! =)

**Disclaimer, I am sorry if it seems I am just rambling on at this point, I am so tired! But I wanted to put this out there**

Sunday, September 6, 2009

better late than never, right?

I am really going to try and post at least once a week! I feel terrible that I have neglected my blog. I have just been so busy getting my Etsy shop prepared, taking the girls to their acro classes, settling back into a routine *which is wonderful by the way*, and just busy with life.
Anywho, I finally uploaded a few pictures of recently to share with all my blog world friends! At the county fair, they had a NASA exhibit. It was super cool. You got your picture taken and they photoshoped it to make it look like you were on the moon. All 4 of us did it, but I have to get my scanner fixed before I can share those! Ha. But I did take these of the girls. *Doesn't Kylie look just thrilled to do this?!* If you look closely, you can see Jason holding her up!
Looking at Chloe's picture just cracks me up! I don't know if it is the angle or how she is smiling, it just looks so different to me!

Chloe is finally learning how to skate!!! She bought these for her birthday back in June. Tried them once while we were vacationing in Virginia Beach. After that, she could care less. Chloe gets very nervous to try new things, expecially if there is a chance that she could get hurt. Goodness, she still won't let us take the training wheels off her bike! It really frustrates me, but I know she will do it when she is ready! So, after her and I had a few days to our selves, I asked if she wanted to give her skates a try. And to my surprise, she said yes! She is doing pretty well, sometimes still holding my hand, but thats a start! =)

My little Kylie bug is doing a "ballet pose" before she heads off to her first acro class! I am so happy for this little pumpkin! Last year, I felt so bad for her because after we would drop Chloe off at ballet, she would ask about her class... So this year, I enrolled her in acro **she ended up loving it!** She is the youngest in her class at 2 1/2. The typical age is 3 -4. There are 9 kiddos in her class and one is a boy! I hope they all stick it out because they are the cutest things to watch at recital time!
Cant tell she is excited to go to her first acro class can you??!!

My sweet Chloe! Ugh. I am so happy and sad at the same time when I look at this picture! This was taken the morning of her first day of first grade! I know I have been saying it for weeks, but Wow! Where does the time go??!! So far, school has went fabulous for her! She has a good teacher and already had 3 friends in her class that she has known... including her crush from last year, but according to her, "oh mom, I am SO over him!!" Ha!


And just as Kylie was excited for her first acro class, you can't tell that she is excited to return to school can you??!! I forgot to take a picture of Chloe before her first acro class, so I will take it tomorrow before her class. Side note; Chloe loves acro sooooooo much more than ballet! She is so athletic. Acro suits her much better. After her first class, she ran out and showed me her cartwheel! Just 2 months ago, she wouldn't even try to do a cartwheel for me! This is going to be such a good year for her!!!!

** I big puffy heart my girls **

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I am working on a better post...

Hi, just wanted to stop by for a quick second, I am about to run Kylie to her first acro class!!!! But when I get home and get the girls to bed, I have a post that I am working on! Till then!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Just a quick note...

Good Sunday Morning!!!

I am so excited for tomorrow, it means life will be very scheduled again!

Chloe will start her acro (tumbling) class tomorrow.

Then, the BIG day is Tuesday when my "baby" starts first grade!!!

Where does the time go?!

And Thursday is Kylie's first acro class!!!

I am so happy my baby is old enough to be in her own activities too!

We have had a busy week of preparing for school and acro.

Yesterday we were at Chuck E Cheese all *long* day for a party! It was Kylie's first time there and oh how she loved it!!!

The county fair has been going on this week. I haven't gone yet. Today is the last day. I don't know if its just the stress of everything going on between me and Jason again or what but I just haven't wanted to go. It also doesn't help that its the end of August and in the 60's! Really? Don't get me wrong, I don't like the 90's and 100's, but that is fair weather! Ugh. lol. But I guess we are going up today to let the girls ride the rides. Jason took them a few days ago to eat and play games.

Well, I am off to get some cleaning done before we head out.

Have a great day!!!

Monday, August 24, 2009

I am such a chicken....

OK, funny story.....

About an hour ago, I walk outside to see if my mail is here......

(it wasn't)

I walk back to the entry door.....I stop cold and run the other way.....

Why?

There were 2 huge wasps just chillen on my door.

OK, I walk farther away. Nothing.

I get in my car and find small items to throw at them. I even broke up many pieces of chalk to throw....

Nothing is working.

Finally, my mailman (who is such a cutie) comes by... I jump out of my car and yell "Mark. help me, I can't get in!!!"

Being a nice guy, he kills the wasps for me and I can safely go inside.....

I have always been super afraid of bees and wasps, but a few weeks ago we were at a picnic and Jason walked right into an underground wasp nest..... There were seriously a thousand!! Anywho, they were so agressive, they even got into his socks!!!! He was stung 9x total. 8 between his feet and legs and one on his hand when he put his hand in his shoe. It was bad. But it could of been so much worse.

I understand the need for honey bees... but why on earth do we need wasps, yellowjackets, hornets, bumble bees, carpenter bees, ect??!!!

Yea ME!!!!!

LOL....

Ok, I finally figured out how to make my blog into a 3 column layout!!!!

I am thrilled!!!!!

My next goal is to work on a header for me!!!!!

Maybe once my blog is all pretty and stuff, I will be more tempted to visit.. a lot more!

The county fair starts this week..... in case you forgot from last year, its a 5 minute walk down my street!! We normally go there every day to get our grub on.. but its sooooo cold here in Ohio.... like in the 60's and low to mid 70's. Ugh. Its so not August weather!!!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

have you missed me???

**apology in advance for not so great picture quality... they are taken on my blackberry which doesn't like pictures I am assuming!**

Chloe is trying on her flower girl dress for my younger brothers upcoming wedding on September 19.
It will be a lot of fun, both of the girls are flower girls, but for some reason I can not find Kylies picture?


Chloe had her friend Kaylin stay the night for the first time!

The night was a blast! I took the 3 girls along with my mom to a park and got icecream.... I put Kylie to bed early and let the big girls stay up and watch a movie and eat popcorn...Then I finally got them into bed around midnight! *yikes*



I have talked for ever about an etsy shop..... I finally found my niche.

From top to bottom and left to right:
1.rustic and distressed hand painted signs
2. bright and cheery name signs
3. stitcheries, either in pillow form or in a frame (the crow not yet finished)
4. hand dipped reed diffusers in various scents....

Once I have more stocked up, I will open shop! Keep checking in to see when it will open!! I will also do a giveaway when I open!






My big 6 year old.....
Wow, the things that will happen to you soon....

As of a few days ago, she has lost a total of 6 teeth, with 2 very loose ones left in the front.....

She is starting her acro (tumbling) class soon (oh, so is Kylie!)

Start of first grade....that is a major achievement! It is so hard for me to accept her growing up so fast!!! I love just hugging her and our special talks! She will always be my princess no matter how old she is!

I hope everyone out in bloggy land has been doing great! Even without me blogging, I am still tweeting and reading everyones blogs! I will be much better at the blog thing as I get my shop up and running and get a schedule for the girls activities!!!