Thursday, May 14, 2009

Hello & welcome to my blog page. I've decided to join the 21 Century and try my hand at blogging. I'm not really sure what I'll do with this blog, but I thought it might be a good place to record my Junking stuff, talk trash, and just have a little fun while journaling. I know, it takes about three weeks of repetition to turn something into a habit, so I hope that I can make this blogging stuff a habit and not just an unfinished project. I have PLENTY of unfinished projects in my basement thank you very much!

Today is Friday and a very welcome one at that. Last Saturday was my first Outdoor Spring Arts & Craft Show and I'm still recuperating from almost 5 solid weeks of painting and redesigning lots of junk preparing for the show. I rose early each morning for the last three weeks and stayed up WAY past my bedtime trying to get things done. It was fun and well worth it for sure. I sold double what I have sold at fall and winter shows so I'm quite pleased. I just spent the week cleaning out the garage and taking items to two different resale shops.  Now I get to redirect my attention to final preparations for our two-week cruise to Alaska. 

We leave for Vancouver on Sunday, May 24 and then Monday, May 25 we embark on our two week vacation that includes a 7 night cruise. We stop in the ports of Ketichan, Juneau, and Skagway. Then we hit land in Whittier, board a train, and travel to Denali National Park for three nights. Our last night is in Anchorage before we fly back to Michigan. My husband and I are really looking forward to two weeks away from reality. We are celebrating our anniversary while onboard which makes this trip even more special to us.

I'll be sure to post pictures when we get back home. Alaska has been on the top of my list of "to-do" before I'm too old to enjoy it so it is really exciting to finally see this dream become reality. 

Anyway, hopefully I'll stick to this blog and have some neat memories later down the road. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your visit.

2 comments:

  1. YAY!!! Welcome - I am so excited to have your "junk stories" to follow!!! I hope you have SO much fun on your cruise!!!

    :-) robelyn

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  2. Hope you have a wonderful trip...it is well deserved and we expect pictures upon your return. I love your blog too! Jan

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Tiny Tea-Cup Pink Tulle Tree
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Lamp birdbaths lined up before going to the craft fair!

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Cool Grater Nightlight
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Another Cool Grater Nightlight
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Vintage Jewelry Chest Re-Do

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Isn't this just the sweetest vintage postcard?
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