Archive for April, 2009

Well it is official….

We got the approval from OCFS (Office of Child & Family Services) for me to be able to move my business to our home we bought in August 2008. My husband does daycare in our home and the only room I could use had to be remodeled in order for me not to freeze or sweat to death. That was completed in March-but we didn’t realize they would have a problem that my room had the 2nd egress going out of it. SO…at first they told me I could NOT move in…Well I wasn’t going to accept that. So with some major talks with them we found out IF we opened a 3rd exit which was sealed off in our living room, (which equaled more money to spend) as it needed a porch, the door painted etc. Well Roger worked very hard and was able to construct a small landing and steps with railings, I painted the existing door and waa-laa…the Fire & Safety through OCFS came and inspected yesterday and gave Rog the go ahead. I was told if I didn’t hear anything by 5pm last night-I was free to go ahead and move up there. So yesterday I busily got to packing, cleaning my waxy items and today I will start hauling van loads up to our home so that I can get all settled and “back in business”. Rog made me a nice 12 foot long work area that is L shaped-with 3 foot on the smaller part of the L with a shelf that goes almost the whole length of the work area underneath. He hung my shelving from my existing work area and now I just need to get all my stuff moved. This weekend he will finish moving what I can’t by myself. My phone is set up to go active up there Tuesday-so things are moving right along. Now for the fun part of getting it all there and to fit… 🙂 But that is ok-it will help out tremendously not to have to pay some of the extra expenses I have had to deal with in this last 9 months.
I have to keep my room “locked” during daycare hours-but that is not a biggie compared to the original “No you can’t do your business in your home”…So I will deal with that.
So if I am not “right there” the next few days you know why..AND since it is all approved there is no chance of being “called” in.
I will take pictures once I am set back up. Thanks for those of you that have prayed for us during this “long haul” or what seems like a long haul this past 2 months or more.
Have a great day-and always have a dream!

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What’s is your dream “garden”?

Do you garden? Whether it be vegetables or flowers I am curious of what those of you do when Spring hits…do you start with seeds inside? or plants?
Now that I have a new home-I would like to revamp some areas of the yard. I figure it may take me a few years…but I am curious of what others have done. The house came with a big pussy willow tree, lilac tree, some forsythias, poppies, tulips, some daffodils but we have almost 2 acres…so I have space, just not high “funds” for plants. So I am going to see if I work at an area at a time what I can come up with. Post your ideas! Share what you have worked at. I look forward to reading it…
Until next time! Spring is almost here I think!

Attitude of Gratitude Award from House of Raquel….

I want to Thank Raquel of House of Raquel for nominating me for the “Attitude of Gratitude Award”. Although I have never met Raquel in person I feel like I have known her all of my life. So Thank You Raquel!
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My nominees for this award that I have never physically met but enjoy the time I get to network and chat/email with are:

Crystal Martin of The Cinnamon Hollow
http://thecinnamonhollow.blogspot.com

Pansy of A Diva’s Hammer
http://adivashammer.blogspot.com/

Lynn of Lady Lynn’s Boutique
http://www.ladylynnsboutique.blogspot.com/
K’lee of K’lee’s Kreations
http://kleeskreationsandmusings.blogspot.com/

Dianne of Prim Decor Gal & Prim Decor Tips
http://www.primdecortips.com/blog.php

Lisa Edwards of Military Momz
http://militarymomz.blogspot.com/

Krista Clyburn of WAHM Addicts
http://wahmaddicts.blogspot.com/

Connie of Dry Branch Primitives Blog
http://www.drybranchprimitives.blogspot.com/

Ellen Levinas of The Sample Bag
http://theesamplebag.blogspot.com/

Shari of Cranapple Christmas
http://cranapplechristmas.blogspot.com/

I appreciate each and everyone of these people for the hard work that they do and giving of themselves for others!

The Rules of Accepting and Sharing this Award
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude
3. Link to your nominees within your post
4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they’ve received this award
5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you’ve come to have an attitude of gratitude.

Spring is in the Air….

With that being said while you are waiting for the flowers to bloom why not grab a few candles from your favorite candle maker? We have Lilac, Tulips, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, or is Fresh Cut Grass up your alley?…. We also have some new scents like Island Baby which is a combination of baby powder and plumeria…For those that love the islands we have Pineapple Paradise, Pineapple Gardenia, Tropic Breeze…then there is Freesia, Clover or Summer Dreamin’…
More or less many scents to choose from in 3 sizes (8,12, & 16oz)…

So stop on by…We also have those scents in melts ! for those that do not like to burn a candle…

Just visit: http://www.cntrykeepsakes.com
Til Next Time…