Wednesday, September 30, 2009

This Crazy Life - I LOVE it!!

Wow, it has been a long time since I blogged here! I have missed you all but I actually have a good excuse! With the help of my beautiful children and loving husband, I have realized a dream I have had for 35 years - a brick and mortar SHOP!!! We have spent the last two months getting it ready and we opened last Saturday - the first week has gone very well! We have so much fun, it is not like "work" at all!!! We have a blog for the shop, as well, so go check us out here!!

Been trying to catch up, visited several of your blogs, lots going on but I want to tell you about a new friend at More Than Heirlooms - Myrna has also gotten courageous and opened an Etsy shop and is having a give-away to celebrate! Go on over and add your name to the pot for a beautiful altered mirror and check out her new shop - I already purchased something there - so sweet!!

Everyone is having such fun give-aways, I think I need to celebrate the opening of our shop, too, with a give-away of my own! I have been putting together some beautiful collections of altered art starts I call Artitudes - fabulous bits and pieces to get the creative juices going - and I will give away one of these filled with exciting goodies on October 7th. You all know the routine :) - comment on this post and I will toss your name in my witches hat - become a follower, let me know that, too, and your name goes in again - put a link to my give-away on your blog, another toss in the old magic hat!! The winner will also receive a cute little something for Halloween, a treat, no tricks, I promise!!

If you are looking for ADORABLE gifts for babies, please go see my sweet friend Lynn at Lynns Lovelies - she has an incredible talent for crochet and she makes the SWEETEST little hats and booties, among other goodies! These days, you cannot find real quality baby gifts unless you shop at Nieman Marcus - shop instead with someone who cares and it shows!

Have a fine day, my sweet friends, I love all of you and I look forward to having a wee bit more time to blog - I do still work 8 - noon for my husband and then noon - 6pm at the shop but there is always the wee hours of the morn, with the slowing waking favorite time of the day!!!

Blessings and birdsong, Marji


Anonymous said...

Morning Marji!
Thanks so much for the sweet comment~~I do appreciate it very much!
I am so thrilled for you with the opening of your fabulous shoppe!! I may just have to go on another road trip~~tee-hee!
Did pop over to see Myrna and left a comment on her wonderful blog..thanks so much!
Please enter me in your giveaway...can't wait to see what treasures you have~
I will put a link on my blog, too.

Have a fabulous day,sweetie!
Love, Lynn♥

The Feathered Nest said...

Marji!! How EXCITING!!!! CONGRATULATIONS SWEETIE! I'm so very happy for you...dreams DO come true, don't they? Your sign is just precious...I can't wait to see more! Lynn is such an angel and creates the most gorgeous things ~ I'm off to follow you and then post on your giveaway! WISHING YOU MUCH SUCCESS, hugs and love, Dawn

sjhackney said...

Hi Marji, I love a giveaway! Count me in. Good luck with you new store. Sally

blushing rose said...

Congrats Marji & may your success be bountiful & rewarding. Something I was always 'going to do & didn't.

TY for accepting me in your giveaway. My swet Lynn brought me to you, I am glad she did.

Have a beautiful autumn day. TTFN ~ Marydon

Collected Treasures said...

Congratulations!!!! Get ready to work harder than you ever imagined and enjoy it more than you ever thought you could!!! My store starts it's fourth year next month and it has flown by....they say it isn't work if you enjoy going to it will be in heaven! Good luck....come visit sometime....xojana

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Congratulations to you! So glad I happened upon your blog this morning. Have a blast with your new store - way to go!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I found your blog through Dawn at The Feathered Nest. Congratulations on your shop! I always like to hear about people realizing their dreams.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Marji. Congratulations on the opening of your very own B&M store. I wish you much success and fun. I found you by way of Dawn at The Feathered Nest. Please enter me in your giveawy.
Hugs, Tracy :)

P.S. I'm hosting my 1st giveaway which ends on the 31st. I'd love you to stop by...Tracy

Tracy Suzanne said...

It's Tracy again. I forgot to tell you. I'm now a follower and look forward to coming back often.
Tracy :)

marie said...

Exciting news about your new shop!! I read about it on Dawn's blog. Fulfilled dreams are a wonderful thing!
I'll be following you too.

Dragonlady said...

Congrats on your new adventure with the new store....I got hre via Dawn @ the feathered nest....and I have become a follower also....going to check out the rest of your blog now..

Shopgirl said...

I found you from the Feathered Nest. I sounds like you are doing your dream and that is wonderful.
I hope you do not mind if I come by now and then.
Please enter me in your give away...what ever it is, I know someone will treasure it.
Mary, Idaho

Heidi said...

Hello how wonderful congrats on opening your shop. I am a follower now. I would love to be entered.


Stop on over and see me sometime, I am having a giveaway too. Happy Early Halloween

Karen said...

Congrats!! What a thrill this must be for you!! Please enter me in the give away-twice! Going back to become a follower!!

Utah Grammie said...

I L*O*V*E Your hours of operation! 10-ish to 6-ish! Great colors, great looking shop - the best of luck to you!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Congratulations Marji!!! You have been missed but we all get so busy but who would have thought you were out there putting blisters to opening your 35year old I am truly happy for you and wish you much success. Now I have to go check out your other blog and your friends many places to go so little time...tee hee

VintageCrafter said...

Congratulations on your new store! It sounds wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog and I promise I'll be back! Please enter me in your draw.
Have a great time with your new venture!

Carla said...

It is very encouraging to see people step outside their comfort zone and soar. Have fun & don't look back!

Please enter me in your giveaway.

June said...

I'm so happy for you Marji. It's so wonderful that your dream has come true and I wish you all the success in the world!

terry said...

congrats and continued success

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Came on over from "the feathered nest"! Dawn has a way of leading us to such sweet blogs! Congratulations on your dream come true! I am a follower now :) Hope to blog about this too!


Thistle Cove Farm said...

Congratulations on seeing a dream come true! Wonderful news and your shop sounds terrific!

KV Creative Designs said...

Congrats Marji!!! How very exciting for you and your family! I am so happy for you!

Thank you for the opportunity to be entered into your giveaway!

Artful Blessings,

P.S. I will be having a giveaway posted later today for October Breast Cancer Awareness. I hope you will stop by and enter!

The Rustic Victorian said...

May God bless you BIG TIME!!!

Nelly said...

Hi Marji! How exciting for you!! All the best of luck with your shop. Congratulations! Please count me in for your giveaway. I became a follower to your blog too.

KimisKanvas said...

Congrats on your new shoppe !!! Aren't you just the busy bee for sure!! Best of luck and hope I can follow along on all the progress and milestones from blog land. Smiles and Keep up the good work. Kimi

KV Creative Designs said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway!
Good Luck!
Artful Blessings,