My Etsy Shop

Oct 29, 2016

Christmas In MY Shop

I have just listed some ornaments in my Etsy Shop, so if you want to take a look just click the link above. And let me know what you think.

There will be others showing up next week so be on the lookout.

What do all of you have planned for the weekend? 

I am heading out on a special adventure this evening and I will tell you all about it when I get back home.

Be safe and enjoy time with those you love.

Oct 26, 2016

Created By Americans

You see it written on tags and merchants us it in advertising. But how many of you look for it? I mean really look for it. Like won't make the purchase until you find it was made in the USA?

I have always been big on this myself. Being a maker I like to support other like minded souls. It takes some time and extra effort to find what you are looking for sometimes. But the quality and workmanship are always worth it. And I love the satisfaction that I have helped the little guy right here on American soil.

Think about the current state of our Country (think indebtedness)! Now sure, it was not you or me that got us in this place to start with. Or was it? I mean the government spends more money that you or I put together, right? So no one could ever blame this on us, right?

Well think about what I am saying. I mean really think about it. It won't make your head hurt to bad, I promise!

Let me just throw out an example here. Lets say the lamp on your night stand gets broken and you need a new lamp. 

Now there are several options.
  •  You could create a new one yourself
  • Find a local person to make one for you
  • Get on the internet and source one from a USA craftsman
  • or find one on the internet from somewhere that requires a (slow) boat to get it to you
  • or run down to the local mall or Wally World and grab one quick and easy. 
Now before you all start pointing out other options let me say that I know they are out there. I just wanted to give us an assortment of ideas to process here. So we were all thinking along the same lines.

So I guess first off we have to ask ourselves how fast we want that new lamp. If we "got" to have it today then number 5 is the only choice you got. If you don't mind waiting for it and want it at the least expensive price then number 4 is a good fit. If you are looking for a quality piece that you have some say in the look and feel of the finished item, one that is crafted right here in USA then you could choose 1,2 or 3!

Now we get down to the nitty gritty! If you make the decision to pick American Made then you are choosing to put America first. Giving work to those folks who are trying to support their families with the God given talents they have within them. Keeping work inside the USA!

 What would that do for America's economy? 
Could it help? 
Would in increase our wealth?

I know we were only talking about a lamp. But come on people and think. Its your money and shouldn't you be putting it into our Countries economy? Should you be making better choices of where you spend your money? Now maybe it costs a bit more to buy American Made.  But I think we deserve a better quality product. And I also do not "need" it as fast as I think I do sometimes. 

Americans we all need to do our part and to stop blaming others for the problem. It takes us all doing our small part.

Proud To Be an American and standing here saying to you that my money will stay in America.

How about you?

Sep 26, 2016

Weekly Menus

This is a quick post to share what we are eating this week. It has been so hot this summer and we have not eaten from the grill as much as we usually do because I could not stand outside to cook it. But the weather is beginning to give us a reprieve so this week, we be grillin'!

Monday.....grilled chicken and veggies (onion, zucchini and bell peppers.

Tuesday.......grilled sirloin burger served on top of a big chopped salad with feta and balsamic vinaigrette.

Wednesday........grilled loin chops, potato wedges and yellow squash

Thursday......grilled veggies with olive oil pasta

Friday.....leftovers from all week on a whole wheat wrap with dressing of choice.

Saturday and Sunday are still up for grabs!

But I must say grilling season is not over and you can enjoy it now more than in the extreme heat of summer. So share with us what you are having. And the big plus is that with the AC off this does not warm up the house.  

Sep 5, 2016

Happy Labor Day

I hope everyone is having a safe and fun 3 day weekend. And I hope you are doing exactly what you want to.

Some folks are getting in the last hurrah before summer is over. Picnicking, camping, boating, swimming are all favorite ways of celebrating this weekend. 

But as for me and my house we are spending it at home quietly. We are enjoying the solitude and peacefulness of just the 2 of us being together and doing nothing. Now hubs washed the van yesterday and is washing his vehicle today. And I am doing some creative things in the studio. But that is it for us. We have enjoyed good food and times just sitting and talking together.

We like not being out on the roads with some of those crazy folks!

So what are you doing this weekend?

Oh, I almost forgot, this is the view from my hammock!

Be safe out there!
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