Monday, June 30, 2008

Quick Update

I finally finished editing and uploading the pictures from the farm! If you are interested, you can see them HERE.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Last weekend

I'm a little behind on my posting, but I just wanted to share some of the fun stuff that we did last weekend. Friday night we drove to Jeremy's grandma's house in Cannon Falls and picked her and Katie up for supper at Gopher Hills along with Jeremy's parents. Jeremy's grandparents used to have their farm on the land where the golf course stands. It is so beautiful! We went for the Friday Night Fish Fry and it was wonderful!

We stayed over night at Jeremy's grandma's house and in the morning we headed to do some shopping in Cannon Falls. We hit the Cannon Falls Antique Mall and I found a couple of old photos for some cards. We then headed to Northfield which is about 15-20 minutes away from Cannon Falls. We had lunch at Bittersweet Eatery -sandwiches and soup.

Then we just walked around the town. One of my favorite stores in the town was Digs. If I was a sewer (seamstress?) I would have gone crazy. This store is so cute! There were also lots of fun things for paper crafters such as fun flowers, ribbons and such. For some reason I really wasn't in the mood to spend money, so I didn't buy anything. Here are some fun photos from the store:

I love all of the creative displays! Everything is so colorful and inviting. There was a bag there that I almost bought, but I really don't need a new purse quite yet, so I didn't buy it.

After shopping we headed back to Cannon Falls to fix supper. Jeremy's parents joined us and we had a great meal!

That's all I have to share for now. I hope to be updating the blog more often and I am hoping that my next post will be about out activities this weekend.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ode to Tessa and Barb

This blog post is dedicated to Barb and Tessa. Mother and daughter who both reminded me on the same day that it has been two weeks since I've last updated my blog!

One of the main reasons...or excuses I have is that my camera takes a really long time to download my photos. My Powershot is a lot faster than my Rebel. I use the Rebel most of the time, so posts are few and far between. If anyone wants to buy me a card reader or get me a new, faster computer that would be great. I hope to try to back up some of my photos soon and hopefully that will get me a little more speed.

I did download some photos tonight, but these have been on my camera for a long time. This is going to be total randomness!

Remember, this is all for you Barb and Tessa!

Our driveway as we were re-doing our rocks. They had lots of weeds in them, so we pulled them all out and washed them off and put them back...sorry, I don't have an "after" picture right now.

This is Lena. She's my friend Sara and Eric's daughter. I was watching her one night at church and took a couple of shots.

The three above photos are from Highland park when we took a little walk for memorial day. Noah and Esther loved going down the big slide!

We went to Iron Man with Karin and Trevor and there was this display outside the theater. Even though we won't be seeing this movie, we thought the display was kind of funny.

This is Melissa and I at one of the first Twins games. Go Twins!! They are starting to do really well. They have actually won the last 9 games in a row!

We went to the mall to get free Ben & Jerry's awhile back and I thought it was funny that this guy from GNC closed his store to walk down to the ice cream stand and then he sat outside the store eating his ice cream.

We ate our ice cream and Noah wanted to play at the play area, so here we are dancing on the "bridge."
This is my mom trying on glasses. We took pictures of the ones that she liked so that she could remember what they looked like.

Finally, these are the new planters outside Jeremy's work. I'm trying to figure out how to do these inside.

Ok, that's my random post. I'll hopefully have a better post here soon. Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Being Creative

Last weekend I was able to work a lot on Friday and Sunday and I actually got a lot done!! I made 32 cards total, 8 sets of 4. Some of these are very similar to cards that I have made before and have sold out of.

Sometimes I try to be funny, but I just don't know if people get my weird sense of humor. This might be the case with the last two cards. If I'm totally off-base with these two, let me know! I need to not look like a fool. :)

Thanks for visiting! Hope you all are having a good week!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Whole Week???

It just can't be a whole week since I've posted??? Last week went by so quickly! I worked Monday thru Thursday and took Friday off because Esther and I thought we were going to have a garage sale. However, the weather decided to take a nasty turn on Thursday night, so we are postponing it until next weekend. This week I'll have the same schedule hopefully taking Friday off again for the sale.

Friday I got some housework done, mailed some Etsy stuff and worked on some more cards. We were going to go to Karin and Trevor's house for a game night, but we had too much stuff to get ready for Saturday, so we stayed home.

Saturday we got up early and got some stuff done and headed to Wisconsin for the Nelson reunion at Jeremy's Uncle's cabin. We spent pretty much the whole day there enjoying the food, lake and company. Jeremy and Matt tried to catch fish off the end of the dock, but Jeremy didn't get any. After we got home Jeremy's dad called and said that they caught so many that they stopped counting! Jeremy was bummed that he didn't get any.

Today we went to church at King of Glory in Eden Prairie because Jason was preaching there (plus they start a little bit later and we wanted to sleep in a little bit ;) After that we went to Ruby Tuesday where Nathan works for lunch. He got us a little bit of a discount. After we came home I sat in my chair and made cards for the rest of the day. It has actually been a very productive weekend - I made 8 sets of 4 cards each, so I have a total of 32. I need to photograph them and then they will be ready to hit Etsy and hopefully the blog and also flickr.

That about sums up what has been going on for the last week. I need to try to start posting more often! Thanks to everyone who reads my stuff even though I don't post very often! Have a great week!

Sunday, June 01, 2008


Originally uploaded by BabyLyons

One day after I post about getting my first advertisement for Etsy, I make it to the homepage! This is major because my store was the first thing that people saw when they went to Unfortunately, they rotate the items on the front page about every hour, so I wasn't up there very long, but I was still there! I got 5 sales from it and a lot of hearts and lots of views!

That's my good news for the day!

BTW, that is my card, 3rd box from the top on the right. Or you can see it here.