Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sweet Little Vintage Sewing Machine

Oh I am sooo excited right now!
I just found this little beauty at Curious Sofa...
love that Debbie Dusenbury.

So, why would I want this??
I have a good reason, really I do.
When we put this up this summer...

it is going to be my studio.
{Hopefully someday you can come and take a class here.}
*wink and a smile*

And a studio needs to be a fun place to be, right??
I thought it would be rad
(why, yes, I do watch American Pickers)
to have the man put
up a shelf and line that shelf 
with old sewing machines.
I've already started collecting and that 
little red sewing machine, 
well she needs to be on that shelf.  
Don't you agree?
*big smile*

Oh I am so excited for that cabin!

Monday, June 25, 2012


So I was cruising through my other blog tonight
and came across this post and it made me so proud of myself...
I know that isn't very modest but well...I am!
I dreamed a dream and put it into action and *BAM* we are
in our 3rd year of doing our marketplace.
Anywho, I wanted to share this post with you.

march 21, 2008
here i am at 1:08am with insomnia. i have this problem where the minute i lay my head on the pillow, no matter how tired i am, every thought imaginable comes into my mind. i worry about stupid things or i don't know, whatever. tonight when i laid down, exhausted by the way, my eyes popped wide open and i began to have thoughts of grandeur. i have wanted to have a home show of sorts at my house for a few years now. i got this great thought after seeing an article in a magazine of a lady who has shows a couple of times a year in her very cool barn. so i've been holding out for a very cool barn. not going to happen anytime soon. i do, however, have a pretty cool yard. so my little brain starts thinking 1,000 miles per minute about how great this could be. i start envisioning...booths, handcrafted, cool products...who could i handpick to be involved? what kind of advertising should i do? mady and her cheer buddies could have a killer bake sale/raffle for a fund raiser (heaven knows that we need funds for cheer!), maybe we could make a quilt to raffle or janet, a fellow cheer mom who also owns a very cool store named 'busy biddy' in orem, might be willing to donate something. where would they set up their little bake sale? out front in the drive, at the side of the house where people would have to walk by them to come into the fabulously fallishly decorated back yard? should we do it in september, and if so, what part of september? how many booths should we have and where would we place them? would it be okay to have a few in the way back by the deer pen or would they feel left out back there? would people actually come to this great event? what would i advertise it as...a craft fair, no...a boutique, no...an artisans fair, kind of like that one. wouldn't it be so fun to have a huge bonfire weenie roast with all of the vendors and families after everyone was done taking down their booths? so finally i gave up and thought i would get up and put all of these fabulous ideas down on paper...then i start thinking about who i could invite to participate...kelly mccaleb is a fabulous new blog that i have found and she has so much talent! she does the beehive bazaar...what other fabulous ladies reside in utah who would participate? so then i'm online cruising around every utah blog and site that i can find. i discovered a whole new utah world, by the way. i live in an awesome state. so that is where you find me at 1:21am...online looking for awesome ladies to participate in this awesome home show that will probably seem like a wacky idea in the morning. or maybe not. stay tuned to find out. goodnight.

Thank goodness we are done with cheer and high school...
no more bake sales
or thoughts of paying for cheer. 
I have found fabulous vendors from our great state, 
not Kelly McCaleb but many others.
I have also made some amazing friends,
spent some great time sharing our little corner
of the world with the people who have come,
it made its way to being a 'Markeplace'...
and I have loved every minute of it!!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Applications {Please}

Hello to all of you prospective vendors!
I just wanted to give you a little tour of the blog.
On the sidebar you will find links to all of the
places you need to go...
There is applications, you can find out a little about us,
and pretty soon there will be vendor profiles!!  
We are going to have a FANTASTIC show this year!
Hope to see you here.
*big farm girl smile*
If you have any questions please feel 
free to leave me a comment
and I will get back to you soon.

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Reflection Pond Begins..

The man had an idea a few years ago for a reflection pond using
an old galvanized waterer that we picked up somewhere.
The idea is that it will rest on a bed of rocks, the waterer will
be full of water and then spill over the sides, disappear into the
rocks  and then a little stream will start on that side of the yard, 
look like it disappears under the grass and then pop out 
on the other side and continue til it hits the fence.
He borrowed a fancy little machine from our uncle today
and the digging begins!  I am so excited to see how it
turns out...can't wait to share it with you.
*big smile*