Saturday, November 1, 2014

How to Set up displays for selling at shows or online

booth photo link

The Holiday Season is upon us, the first Show and sale is arriving just next weekend! At our monthly sellers meeting we will be discussing ideas on setting up booths for sales, or taking photos for selling etc. I have a board on Pinterest with many ideas you might enjoy looking at and getting some ideas. Bring those ideas with you to the next meeting!

Ideas for Display set up at Shows

Saturday, October 25, 2014

..My Cottage Heart.. : Love it when I find the perfect new item--Especially white enamel

..My Cottage Heart.. : Love it when I find the perfect new item--Especially white enamel

BKS Best Kept Secrets.... PAINTING TIPS

link to this photo  below

So I am so much into Painting things...I started saving Painting tips. Many of these are repeats of other ones but I go to this link so many times to follow their advice...the photo above is just one of the many that are on my pinterest board...

I am a paintaholic...and have about 4 millions paint projects (ok ok maybe only 400) just waiting for that coat of paint and then of course the shabby chic treatment1

Love it when I find the perfect new item--Especially white enamel

So my new Ladle holder, had to look up the word "Fettloffel" and it is a German word
Fettlöffel {m}
fat skimming ladle

Pretty cool huh? Learn something new every day. This had several ladles on it when I found it hiding at the sales price of only $35 in the October sale downtown. I LOVE it. It has the bar across as well as hooks. So far haven't found one with both online.

This one is $175 ladle holder

this one sold for $135 Ladle Holder

I'm excited how well it works with my other things! A more up close image

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cottage at Heart : BKS -- Best Kept Secrets -- Home health

Cottage at Heart : BKS -- Best Kept Secrets -- Home health

BKS -- Best Kept Secrets -- Home health

Do we have any idea how fast our lives flash by? From moments that seem to hang on forever to years that we can hardly remember the beginning from the end our lives play out every day. Finding things that help us to live that life in better ways, with a closer walk with God and better relationships, a better use of our time by organizing, better use of our funds, and taking better care of our health.

I love to use Pinterest to create Boards I have dubbed "BKS" or BEST KEPT SECRETS. These may not really have been secret but have been non accesible to us until the internet came into being and we are able to do so much research from our homes to help us with our life purpose and direction.

This is one of the Boards I have that I go to a lot. I believe that God has prepared things in nature or within our own bodies that help us to heal or improve. This I call "home-eopathic" mostly meaning things we can do from home to help us on a daily basis in health situations.
This is the link to my board and if you check it out and like it would you let me know what you think? Any there you hadn't seen before?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Journey of Life --- Constantly Learning

Just this week I had to take time to reflect on the past and how much I love to learn new things, and how that alone has kept me going in times of great struggle and difficult times I am able to turn those into times of learning.

I believe if we ever stop learning, we really stop living. There is always some knowledge to be gained in every situation we encounter, things about ourselves, about God, about the universe as a whole, about our fellow man, about marriage and finances, about family dynamics, about the way people in diverse situations from you view life differently and why.

I believe myself to be open minded in a way that means I want to learn, though because of some of my beliefs others would call me closed minded. I seem to see they are the more closed minded because they do nothing to try to discover anything different than what they have decided is right and true or why someone would believe something different from them.

Learning about others beliefs do no diminish mine, sometimes they enhance them, sometimes they influence them, many times they just distinguish them. But I am open to information that is presented from sources I can trust and from people I know to be truthful and free from deception themselves. 

This is not a preaching post. I can do that anytime. This was about a discussion I had with a teacher 2 days ago who remembered me from being in his Algebra 2 class in 1979. We discussed how I love to still continue to learn and he said that was one reason he remembered me. He remembered those who really wanted to learn and that I was one of those students. Out of over 5000 students before and since it was nice to be remembered that way. We discussed many other things such as my desire to teach and share what I learn as well as discovering what is important in this life and what is not.

So even though this post does not do all of the things that people do to attract followers like the recent blog webinar I purchased and attended most of, it was what was on my heart to say today. 

I hope you also continue to allow yourself to learn daily, like a child where everything is a discovery. When they discover how to roll over, or walk, or tie their shoes. All the way to learn how to give love without expecting something in return and receiving love without the need to feel obligated.