Monday, December 28, 2009

New Year, New Me?

I'm not one for making New Year resolutions, so I've decided to make some changes in my life NOW, before the new year begins.  So, ok I know it's just a matter of semantics but it makes me feel better to start early and that way I don't have to call it a NYR (new year resolution)!  It's just a life-style change.  What changes am I making?  For one, I'm going to be more focused in all I do--I just know I have adult ADHD!--you know, more focused in my life in Christ, more focused in my home business of recycling gentle used items, more focused in how I handle my money and just over all, all around, MORE FOCUSED in life!!   Steven Curtis Chapman has a song called "Live out Loud" and that's what I plan on doing--I'm tired of wandering through life, tossed about by situations and circumstances.  I'm taking a stand to enjoy life more each day--how about you?  Let me know how you feel about it and if you've decided to make positive changes in your life--maybe we can help each other!!  Blog me!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Ok, so I'm not really sure what I'm doing or how to blog, but I'm learning. Although I work full-time and have a part-time job at night, my favorite thing is to create new items from gently used 'treasures'. I'm really getting into making purses out of just about anything I can find. I'm kinda focused right now on using old blue jeans--it's really cool to add old buttons, vintage jewelry, antique lace, etc to common blue jeans to create a 'groovy' looking, one-of-a-kind purse!! Went to a show recently and everyone liked my purses--even sold some!! I'll be branching out soon into other fabrics such as leather, fur, wool jackets and oh so much more! I also just found a book on sock animals. These are NOT your typical sock creations-the writer of the book is asian and has a wonderful flare for creating little creatures with a definite Pokemon-type appearance. They are so cool and I can't wait to try one!! Will post a picture as soon as I do!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What an amazing day!! My daughter Jennifer and I walked in the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk this past Saturday and it was an awesome day. We had to get up at the 'butt-crack of dawn" as Jennifer says and get to the race by 6:30am. The race didn't start until 8:30 am but the traffic and parking are terrible if you don't go early. Also, there are lots of vendors there with free 'stuff' and you have to get there early or it's all gone!! We were told that the Houston walk is the largest in the nation and I believe it!! There had to be over 30,000 people there and what a wonderful sight to see so many walking to help fight breast cancer. My mom is a survivor and we walked for her and for so many others that didn't survive. It's a very worthy cause and one worth supporting. Go to the Susan G. Koman website to donation anytime of year or to register for a walk. Maybe we'll see you there!! God Bless, Pat A Re-Made Life

Monday, September 21, 2009

Well, Humble Trade Days is over and boy am I tired! It was a really smooth show, no problems and lots of buyers. I did good as did most of the vendors but there are always those unfortunate few who don't do as well. I really feel bad for them and I know how they feel! I sold most of my good stuff so now I must hit the roads and look for 'new' things for next months show. I'm also working on my shop on Etsy- and plan on posting some of my really cool, groovy blue jean purses this week. Be sure to check it out soon! Had to renew my CPR tonight-I teach aerobics and have to stay certified. All I could think about was getting home and working on my stuff! Good thing I already knew CPR!! I'll also be posting pictures on this blog soon so be sure to keep looking! God Bless and sweet dreams!!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Trade Days

Well, this coming weekend is the Humble Trade Days. It's a 2-day antiques, crafts and collectibles show that I manage. It's really a great show with lots of wonderful old (and some new) items that just beg me to take them home! I not only manage this show but I also have a booth were I sell all the 'treasures' I have found. I really love this show and all my vendors-they are great people. We've had many compliments on the family and downhome feel of the show and that's why people love to come back-that and all the great things they find! It's a lot of work putting this show together, but well worth it. Come by and say 'hi' if you should happen to be in town!