Saturday, April 14, 2012

Just a fun day!

Not a lot going on in my world right now…rather quiet and that’s perfectly okay.
Sometimes I have so much going on it overwhelms me.

I have been taking time to finish up my existing orders and then it’s designing time.  Yeah….can’t wait to have the time to create.

Oh I have to tell you – I was asked by Patti Leitzel  from Porch Sitting Time and Brickhouse Crafts Primitives in Millersburg, PA to carry my products.
She received a large box of them on Thursday and replied back that she loved them…THANK YOU PATTI…good luck selling.

Thursday was a play day here…we had our youngest grandson Aidan and Emily and Joe…it was one loud and busy day to put it mildly…Aidan did nothing but run, jump, play and laugh – but that is GOOD…never seen that little guy cry!
So I will leave you with just a few photos…nothing else to report on.

Naturally at almost 4 years old they have to be their own person…remember last weeks post??  So he walks in with his Camo coat and sunglasses
Aidan glasses

Before they went outside to play they did some ‘food prep’ play – Aidan was the grill master. Notice the gloves?  This is another one of his ‘THINGS’ of late.  He wears his brown gloves whenever he can (he’s such a silly fun boy)
The two rooms were a total mess but at least they were playing…not whining about what to do.
play food 1
play food 
We had lunch and then went outside for some fresh air and bike and scooter riding.
Aidan scooter 3
Aidan scooter 2 
Aidan scooter 4 
gramps and aidan
Aidan bushes 
kids 2 
So there was our Thursday…full of fun and laughs the whole day.
Aidan got a hold of my camera and took lots of pictures…this one is a fun one – Emily and I decided to do some cheesy smiles for him…he’s always say ‘say cheese’ even if he’s getting his picture taken.
Emily and I were going to plan a luncheon for her 8th grade graduation that I’m giving her and a few of her friends that are graduating with her in June…but there was just no quiet time available.  Next time…then I’ll share with you what we came up with. 
Me and Emily
He got one of Lola but I think he had the zoom on so you can see it’s very blurry
And then the ‘hmmmm’ shot of gram – with his finger over the lens – which was most of the time.
And his play grill…he sure does make me giggle

Has anyone found a good on-line photo program?  Picnik is not going to be anymore after the end of April and I will miss it so much for the collage feature it has – especially for our blog headers.

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll be seeing you around blog-land


  1. Love* Fun & little Giggles! ~ A Perfect Day

  2. Happy Sunny Saturday Karen, Such a cute post. Don't we just love having our grands around? Even though I only have one granddaughter, I am so loving her at the age of 4. So much fun having tea parties with her. SHE is the reason I just can't seem to get any of my WIP finished. Love the pictures. Have a great weekend

    Oh, and congrats. on having your work in the shops. I am sure it will got out as fast as you can get it to the stores. Love your work.

  3. Karen~ this post reminds me of when I was a child spending time with my grandparents~ what fun memories~
    Adian is so cute, Emily so pretty, love the cheese photo of you two, Joe is handsome~
    Congrats on selling at Patti's shop!!!
    have a wonderful weekend~

  4. Hi Karen, Yes, I have a new favorite photo editing website called, "PicMonkey"! I love it! Kim

  5. Good Morning Karen! Congratulations on selling your creations at Patti's shop! How exciting! Your grandchildren are Beautiful! Looks like a fun day was had by all! I heard around Blogland that PicMonkey is a good one, but I didn't get the chance to try it myself yet.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Looks like everyone had a great time. Your grandchildren are gorgeous. They must get their looks from their Grandma.

    Nothing going on here in VA either.


  7. Karen, aren't grands grand? I know you enjoy having them.

    We use Picasa. It has new features that are wonderful.


  8. Looks like a fun day!!

    Enjoy your weekend~Becky

  9. Hi Karen

    What a cute boy! I like it that you share pictures of your family. The 'hmmmm' picture is truly amazing (giggles).
    Great new profile picture btw.


  10. What a fun time you all had!! Your Aidan is a real trip!!:)He looks like he has quite an imagination--that's a very good thing.He'll be a very creative adult. I saw on The Brickhouse facebook that you had sent some penny rugs--they must have just got them in--they were just gaga over them. Seemed to make quite an impression!! Have a great weekend!!--Jan

  11. Oh I love days like that but I love the quiet times too!!! They are the cutest grands!!!

  12. Hi Karen~
    wonderful times with the grandkids and they will always have great memories with their grandma and grandpa!
    We love it when our boys are here! Love to hear them talk and how they use their imagination. It amazes me what they will come up with.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  13. Don't you just love children...they are so sweet!!!!Dianntha

  14. You have a lovely family, Karen. You should be very proud.

  15. It's hard to tell who had the most fun!

  16. enjoy that time cause it goes by fast!
    Beautiful grandkids.

    Hugs Karen

  17. Hi Karen.. Such a fun post. Nothing like grandkids to keep you young.. Which by the way you only look about Really...
    Thanks for the info about the photos.. I didn't know..

  18. Looks like a perfect day! I know my parents really enjoyed those days with my boys when they were small. Your header looks great! I did mine with Picnic too so will be starting from square one again when I have to redo it. Appreciate the suggestions for alternates! ~Roberta

  19. Karen
    Looks like there wasn't a dull moment, and if one blinked, you missed something! So much fuN!!! OLM

  20. Just wanted to let you know about picmonkey. I recently started using it and love it. Try it. I hope you like it too.

    I really enjoy reading your blog. Thanks for keeping us "posted." :)

  21. Sure looks like you all had a great time!!

  22. Hi Karen,Long time no see. Good to see that all is happy in your world. I 've started a new blog and would be very pleased to see you pop in occasionally.
    Life is good.
    Gee that grandson of your's has grown!!
    I use Photobucket for my pics.


  23. What a great day and what a cute boy! Love the photos! You have a gorgeous smile and are photogenic.

  24. Karen ~~
    What a Fun Day with the Grands they are just too cute ... making Memories ....... Priceless !!
    How Sweet to be planning a Graduation Luncheon
    for Emily and her Friends, Love the photo of the two of you ...... Beautiful Ladies !!! Gramps is
    Lookin Good Too !!! :-)
    Congrats on the newest stores carrying you
    Beautiful had-dids !!!
    Blessings & Hugs ~ Connie xox

  25. Karen I know how much fun you have with the grands around.
    Ah, they grow up even faster than your kids did.
    Great news about selling at Patti's place.

  26. Karen--I am so excited to find your blog AGAIN! I ran across it months ago but lost my link and didn't write it down! So, here I am. I just became a follower and will be looking forward to your posts, as well as updates on your sites! Please visit me sometime at: The Country Farm Home,
    I'd be interested in any comments you might have! Thanks!

  27. Looks like a lot of fun! I had my oldest grandson spend the night last night and got to cook him a big breakfast this morning! He is a teenager now so I don't have as much time with him now as when he was younger,but its still wonderful when i do.

  28. Oh so much fun Karen!!!
    Love all the pics ~ wonderful smiles you girls had!!!
    I Love spending the day with my Granddaughter!

    Everyone is talking about PicMonkey ~ I haven't tried it.
    Prim Blessings

  29. ;D What fun...and kids certainly will insure you never have a dull moment. They are beautiful kids, enjoy it while they're at this age. Happy to read the business side of your life is growing...this is always great news, as your work is Amazing.

    Enjoy your week.

  30. Sounds like an amazing exciting weekend. Little kids are so fun and full of energy from somewhere:) Congrats on selling in Patti's store. -Steph-

  31. Such fun with the grands! Lucky you!
    Pug hugs :)

  32. Hi Karen,

    Love your spring photos! Looks like you were having fun with the grandchildren....What fun! Congrats on you selling your items!
    Have a great day!

  33. Yikes....How did I miss this post? (Never mind, I know....) :o Such sweet photos and times Karen - you are so beautiful, and it runs deep and strong in your family line. Congrats on the new association with Patti - I love her store from what I've seen blogwise - if only I could visit in person. And, wow - your season is way ahead of ours - look at those leaves already!! I'm distressed about Picnick too - I only recently found it and hadn't even explored much, but loved the "autofix" feature - and the fact that it didn't "reload" my entire album of pictures like Picasa does. I've heard about PicMonkey - and also iPiccy, but haven't looked into either yet....but, tomorrow's the day when Picnick goes bye-bye, so I guess it'll be sooner rather than later....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  34. Why wouldn't Patti love your products?? WHO wouldn't, hehe! I wonder how close Patti's store is to where you will be setting up at the craft shows? Do you know? That would be fun to walk into a store and see your handmades!

    What a fun day!! Our kids are always cracking us up with the things they come up with. Especially the youngest one. My, he has an imagination, lol. Precious family time, nothing better Karen!


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