Trades to Master

  • Things to Master: Sewing (Quilting),
  • DIY,
  • Painting,
  • Remodeling,
  • Cooking,
  • Gardening,
  • and so much more

Thursday, May 17, 2012

14 Years ago today...

Hello Everyone!

Well, from my title you are probably wondering what happened 14 years ago today.  Was it something awesome, terrifying, wonderful, unforgettable, fun, stressful, or what?  Well...all of the above and in no particular order. :) I got MARRIED 14 years ago today to a wonderful man.
I took a picture of a picture so excuse the quality here.
I didn't have time to go through all my pictures and show you excerpts from the last 14 years. Phew, aren't you glad?  I really didn't think you all would want to see that many pictures.  I decided to stick with a "That was then and this is now" kind of concept.
This was taken by my daughter a month or so ago when we were vacationing in Branson, MO.
We have had our ups and downs (like what couple doesn't?) but overall have had a great marriage.  I am looking forward to many more years to come.

My honey is taking me to dinner tonight.  Don't know where but am looking forward to time with just him.  It has been so busy lately that I feel like we have been "ships passing in the night" so to speak.  So, I guess that is all for today.  I haven't forgotten about the kitchen update.  We have finally set a weekend to tear everything out (June 15-17). I will keep you posted. So until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane

Monday, May 7, 2012

Giveaway over at The Virginia House

Hello Everyone!

Just thought I'd mention a giveaway going on over at The Virginia House. She is featuring a young (as in 14yrs old) silver artist.  He is making some really cool things out of vintage/antique silverware. Go check out her blog and then over to The Silver Craftsman's Etsy shop to see what he is up to. Go, go, go!
So until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane

Friday, May 4, 2012

Branson, 2012

Hi Everyone!

I bet you thought I would go absent again after my little string of posts. Well, I fooled ya. We just took us a mini vacation last weekend.  Then this weekend, I am having a garage sale.  Well, it is a little slow at the sale right now (Friday evening) so I decided to share a little about our trip.  I didn't take as many pictures as last year.  This year we went to Silver Dollar City. The kids loved it.  Me, I wasn't too impressed. Like any amusement park, they get ya at the door and they get ya once you're inside.  We're talking lots of money here.  I'm just not into spending my money this way but hey, this was probably a once in a life time deal and like I said, the kids had fun.  A little secret here, I think my hubby had fun too! ;) He went on the ride that goes upside down, uh, several times.  I mean, the ride went upside down several times.  He couldn't talk anybody else into going with him.  I think he felt a little green when he was done.  I'm not much for roller coasters anymore.  I loved them as a kid (grew up near Disneyland, CA) but as I've gotten older AND had kids, I can hardly swing on a swing without feeling woozy.

We watched some flag throwers do a little routine that was interesting.

I took lots more of this but I won't bore you with them all. Here are a few other random photos from our trip.  Overall, it was a fun little vacation and a time to catch up on sleep which my hubby badly needed.  He's been working a ton of hours and was ready for a break.
My little jailbirds.

Hubby & Daughter on the Barn Swing.  This thing goes way high to where you are almost  upside down. 

Son & Hubby on American Plunge.  This is definitely a "get very wet" ride.

This was them at the end.  I had a great vantage point to take pictures.  Love the look on their faces on this one.

This was eating dinner the first night there.  Not sure about the look on his face this time.  Picture taken courtesy of my daughter.
Well, that is all I'll share of our trip. This week, I've been getting ready for a garage sale.  You know, all that cleaning out I've been doing to get ready for my kitchen re-do? I had one lady that loved my Italian Bistro style and all my kitchen signs.  She bought a bunch so that was a nice haul for both of us. Well, that's all for now. So until next time...

Have a blessed day,

maggie jane