Archive for July, 2008

Wants, Needs, Dreams….

Here we are almost at the end of July-Where does time go? Time has an odd way of keeping us going without taking a moment to stop and think. We are so busy with this or that-we seldom just take the time to “be”. How many times do you catch yourself thinking of what happened in the past or what is going to happen in the future?

Do you find yourself thinking of your wants, dreams, or needs? Although we all have needs; sometimes isn’t it great to just think about wants? And how you can make those wants into reality? Or are you so busy worrying, waiting for something to happen that you forget to work on the one thing you have been hoping to accomplish?

Procrastination is a terrible thing. You keep putting off today what you think you can do tomorrow-only to find that tomorrow comes and it is the same situation? Before you know it-you are getting ready to go to bed and yet another day has flown by.

Why not make a list of things you would like to accomplish? Write them in order of importance or priority. Does one thing have to happen before another one can be started? Sometimes a list is a great thing to have. You may not get it all done in one day or even one week; but as you start to finish the things you have listed it will feel good to cross them off-and even if one thing leads to another-you can add new things to your list.

I used to think lists were for older people that couldn’t remember. Now I just know that a list is something for anyone that has a lot on their mind; or a lot of things to accomplish-or both.

Start making your list and see how good it feels as you cross your accomplishments off. If you are really feeling like you have everything you want done, try creating a “life list”…those things that you would like to accomplish in the next 5-10 years or where you want to be in 10 years…even things that may sound silly-are really things you have thought about but just not taken the time to realize that they are important to you…

Wants, Needs, Dreams-we all have them-we just need to take time to realize them.


New Store Opens! The Grungy Cupboard

I decided to blog today on a new store that is special to me. The Grungy Cupboard-this store is ran by my Mom, Linda. She has worked hard over the past 6 months or more creating primitive dolls, rag quilt runners, aprons, bonnets & more. I don’t think she realized when she started that this is where it would lead-but here she is with a newly designed web site.

The actual cupboard in the graphics was done by Eva from Primlicious ( but I took that cupboard and built a web site reflecting what I felt my Mom’s likes were all about. She of course had a hand in what felt right or looked right, and what we came up with is what is now The Grungy Cupboard .

There you will find “old time” items from yesteryear. The focus is things you might find in your cupboard or what we like to put on our grungy cupboard. Primitive is about “old” things from a more primitive time.

You can purchase dolls at just about any store-but what makes these dolls unique is their “simpler” time look. The aged homespun & calicos, the worn holes, the “grunged” appearance.

So if you have some time-stop on in to and we are sure you will find just the right item you have been looking for.