Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
These are my parents, and they are vital to me and the Backyard Candle Co. I dont show very many pictures of them because my mother HATES to have her picture taken. In fact, she dosent even know I am doing this post so I'm sure she will be quite suprised. My mom is my business partner and my dad does all the books, thank goodness cause that is NOT my strong point. Tons of people said it would never work being in business with eachother, but it has actually worked really well. Not to say my mom and I have never come to blows, cause we have, but it has always worked itself out at the end of the day. They, after all these years of marriage, still love spending time together. In fact, its hard to get them to do anything without the other. Its kinda cute I guess, but we are talking about my parents here and it still creeps me out a little to think they are actually IN love! :) My mom was diagnosed with brain and lung cancer just months after we opened the store. It was a very tough time for all of us, but especially my dad. It has been a little over a year since she was diagnosed and she is cancer free to date and feels great! Praise the Lord! She can't wait for her hair to come all the way back in though so she can stop wearing the scarves, but that is a small price to pay and she does have an awesome wig with a great cut and highlights. I should post a picture of her in it sometime, she would really love that! Do you sense the sarcasm? I have to add one more thing, I get my love of decorating from my mom. I would always help her when I was growing up to rearrange, decorate for Christmas, and I can even remember looking through her Country Living magazines way back then. When we are decorating the store together and we are on a roll, it just clicks. Our minds work alike in that area. I hope you enjoyed meeting them! Have a great Monday!
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Photo courtesy of Country Home
p.s. Cale is home from the hospital but is going back every 8 hours for more meds. He is feeling and looking like his old self!
Friday, March 13, 2009
I wanted to give you a quick update on Cale before the weekend starts. He is going on his third night in the hospital and is really wanting to go home. Hopefully, that will happen tomorow. They have been giving him antibiotics through an iv every six hours. Thank goodness, it appears to be working cause he is beginning to feel better. Lori is doing ok too. She has been with him each day and night and is feeling the strain of everything. Last night I spent the night with the other 3 at their house and let me tell ya, its been a LONG time since I had to care for a baby. Needless to say, I didnt get much sleep but I made it through and was glad to help. Her sister and mother-in-law have also taken a turn and stayed the night with the younger 3. Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers. I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing weekend!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
http://www.themaisyreport.blogspot.com/ - I adore Amy. She is so sweet and always the encourager. We are even facebook friends!
http://www.photoeyelove.blogspot.com/ - This is my friend Sarah. We are from the same town and our paths cross regularly. She just started a photography business and has some really great photos on her blog. She has the most gentle nature about her and just oozes grace.
http://www.theardentsparrow.blogspot.com/ - I am always inspired by all of the great ideas Rebecca posts. She also has this amazing gift of making some of the coolest jewlery I have ever come across.
http://www.adashofhumblepie.blogspot.com/ - I came across her awesome blog just a couple of days ago and new in an instant from reading, that we could be instant friends. We have so many of the same likes from loving the Lord to wearing uggs and flip flops to using Cucina in our kitchens.
http://www.blondiensc.typepad.com/ - Ok, one word that would sum up Tara and her blog, HILARIOUS! I really love to read her blog and I would seriously love some of her energy!
http://www.themezzanine1.blogspot.com/ - Heather is a good friend that I have talked about many times on my blog. She has a very thought provoking blog with some really great photos.
http://www.littlebyrdvintage.blogspot.com/ - I actually came across her blog thru Heathers. I love her style and she also knows how to take some great pics!
http://www.bushelandapeck.typepad.com/ - I think everyone knows how great I think Jeanne is. She is the easiest person to talk to. We have never met, just talked through facebook, blogging and she e-mails, but we did talk on the phone one day for over an hour! Love her and all of the amazing things she creates.