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Saturday, Oct 24th 3-6 pm Harvest Festival and Market: the Nested Nook is joining forces with Refurb and J. Robeson Art for the Newburgh Harvest Market & Festival. We’ll have  huge shop set up with refurbished home furnishings, seasonal home decor, crafted goods, fair trade jewelry, original art and much more to help you nest your nook this fall! See the Nested Nook Facebook event page here and the Historic Newburgh Harvest Festival and Market Facebook page here.

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posted by on Community, DYI, Indoor Gardening

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Ok, so here’s the few shots I have of the Horseshoe Market and they are all from hub’s phone because I was too busy and didn’t think to take any! This show was such a great time. Every one was so friendly and had great things to say about all my work. It was so fun and quite affirming. I walked away with so many new friends and leads for more great shows. Can’t wait to do it again. I have applied for the Firefly Market in Boulder, so tentatively, that could be my next show…I’ll keep you posted.

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My little helpers were so patient! But next time we will be getting a nanny!

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Do it yourself succulent bar on the gorgeous table Hubs made me. This was a hit! Lots of people dug the DIY Succ Bar!

photo 1 photo 2 (1) photo 5 (1)More pics to follow but at the moment this is all I had! Stay tuned this week for tips on sunlight and it’s effects on your succulents’ health…

Oh Deanie Pants…

Jun
2013
05

posted by on Community, Inspiration

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My friend Claudine is such a sweet inspiration to me that I almost can’t go a post with out mentioning her! Do you have one of those? Every one needs a friends like Deanie. We are women together, not just mammas. Creative forces to be reckoned with, not just baby raisers! We thrift, dream, write, create, dream more, make dreams happen, all in a Saturday morning! A few weekends ago we ventured down the hill to hit the Horseshoe Market in Denver, thrift around and find some inspiration. It was such a fantastic day! Here’s a few shots…

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Great quilt

Great quilt

Deanie is obsessed with globes, and I can't blame her.

Deanie is obsessed with globes, and I can’t blame her.

Sweet Mountain Love

Sweet Mountain Love

I want to make these out of coffee filters!

I want to make these out of coffee filters!

Love these crocheted glass covers

Love these crocheted glass covers

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Me and Deanie with our staches.

 

Heart Words

Apr
2013
30

posted by on Community, Relationships, Self Care

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My sweet lil Miss comes home from kindergarten with homework sheets of addition and subtraction, penmanship and heartwords. I thought it funny they call them heart words nowadays. We used to call them “sight words”, but they are basically words you memorize before you are able to actually read to help you piece together simple sentences.  They are words such as I, you, we, she, they, love, like, is, feel, see, etc…the more I thought about them and put them together, the more my wheels turned…I feel…you love…she sees…we like…these are the words of our hearts.

I had heart words today. In a coffee shop I’d never been to, over a tiny table, talking for a half hour before we noticed we never launched into our interaction with the obligatory cup of coffee! So after a brief pause to order Vanilla Lattes, we dove right back in. She and I had met once before in passing, sort of a friend of a friend situation. Something inside me prompted me to set up coffee with her and I sensed that the Lord had something good for me. I could have never imagined. We talked life, marriage, friends, moving, being the one left behind when friends move, children, marriage with children, honesty, Jesus, the hurting souls in our world, what we can do…we covered it all. In 2 hours. Needless to say, it was the heart words. She asked me at one point in conversation, “have you told him how you feel?” to which I replied, “no way!” She pressed me to bravery, to be open and honest in my most intimate relationship, as I was in that very moment with her. Weren’t we instantly bonded because we had jumped straight into “I feel…” “We love…” “He sees..”? Why do I guard myself from those closest to me, preventing the bond that happens over these heart words? Mostly fear. Fear of rejection, fear of disappointment, what if we don’t bond? Wouldn’t that be a greater let down than if I just didn’t try again? Fear of being seen as crazy, or seen as who I think I really am and they just don’t know it yet! But that’s not truth. And not my burden to carry. It is mine and mine alone to be honest, to be real, to share my heart words with those I love and to be blessed by the bond that ensues. It’s not easy. I love to talk, to connect, to interact with people and it’s still the hardest thing in the world to do with my own hubs! But when I step out, I feel connected, I am seen, we love, he feels…it’s all in the heart words. I guess it’s true what they say, everything I need to know I learned in kindergarten.

With the sweet comes the sorrow. Wise words from a new friend that I was so blessed by today.

With the sweet comes the sorrow. Wise words from a new friend that I was so blessed by today.