• market,  networking,  Uncategorized

    handmade & vintage market 2013

    Oh boy, was this weekend fun! We had no idea what to expect with it being our first year in a public place with vendors that we didn’t necessarily know beforehand. To say it went smoothly is an understatement. There were times that it was jam packed in the venue and I think almost all of the vendors are so pleased with how the weekend turned out. We had 17 vendors and quite a few hundred people coming to shop. There are a few kinks to work out for next time but all in all I’m so happy with the Handmade & Vintage Market 2013. Look at all of these…

  • inspiration,  networking,  Uncategorized

    craft liberation

    hello new friends! i’m beyond thrilled, and completely humbled to be a guest here today on Amy’s blog. my name is Kellie and i blog here. i am the hands and heart behind ‘the lemondime’ where i sew craft, and paint and [my newest, most exciting adventure] host Craft Liberation -a weekend getaway! i am a 38 year old wife to my sweets, Joel, momma to Ellie (13), Kole (12), Avery (10), Ezra (8) and Amara (3) {who we also homeschool in a very fun and laid back way}.  here’s the most recent photo of the family- without me of course…’cause what family can ever get a good photo all together?…

  • inspiration,  motherhood,  Uncategorized

    good enough {with guest Kara-Kae}

    Hey there, this one goes out to all the sweet mamas! Go grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat for a bit ok? My name is Kara-Kae (but you can call me KK!) and I blog over at The Mom Diggity. I am the mama to three precious girls, ages three and under. Yeah, I have my hands quite full. I’m honored to share a little of my heart today and hope to encourage you as a mom! ((my people)) My girls recently got the book “Are you my mother?”. If you aren’t familiar with this classic, a baby bird is on the hunt for his mother. He comes…

  • gardening,  recipe,  Uncategorized

    homemade spaghetti sauce

    This year my very first garden couldn’t have gone any better (in my mind)…I had very low expectations for my first garden and the fact that it produced anything was beyond what I thought would happen. We’ve had peppers, zucchini, cucumbers & tomatoes like crazy. It makes me excited for next year! This past week I had too many ripe tomatoes and wasn’t sure what to do with them, so I did a quick search on Pinterest and found this recipe from Mrs. Happy Homemaker. She used tomatoes from the garden to make her sauce instead of a can and made it in the crock pot so I knew I…

  • family,  Uncategorized

    there goes my heart…

    Today is the day! The day that both of my children are in all-day school, 5 days a week. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t excited for this day…not wanting them to grow up too soon but excited for what the school year brings. New friendships. Learning. Focused time for me. Date days with the hubs. Finally being able to help in the classrooms without finding childcare. So many good things come with today (minus the hiccup with the bus not showing up). They’ve been prayed for and talked to about bullying and friendships and sharing the light of Jesus to their classmates. Today my heart goes to…