Thursday, June 26, 2008

Keepin' Cool!

Our newest kitty, Dezi, has quite the personality! He's one of those guys that likes to jump up on your shoulders (sometimes from quite a ways away!) and loves to be petted (on his terms, of course!). Well, today after we got home from work (Dezi and Marla (our Great Dane) usually join us while we change our clothes. Dezi decided that the sink was a perfect fit and was quite the ham! I got a few great shots of him and am posting one here. My Flickr site has a ton of Dezi & Marla pictures if you would like to see more!


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Praying for Rain!

Our new house came without a yard and we have the daunting task of putting one in ourselves! Well, seeding and putting straw down on 1 1/4 acres is no walk in the park - just ask Doug! For 2 1/2 days straight he slaved away on this enormous job and when it came time to set up the sprinklers, well, we found out that we don't have enough water pressure to run more than one at a time! One of the drawbacks of being outside the city and having a well - one of the benefits is that you don't have to pay for the water, just the electricity to pump it! So, last night (since we didn't get any rain), we tag teamed hand spraying the entire property - I was done at 9:30 pm, but Doug kept on going (somehow!) until 10:30 pm! We were so excited that it rained quite hard at work today (about 12 miles from home), but were soooo disappointed when we got home and realized that it had stopped raining about 1/2 mile from our house! We never got anything! Keeping our eyes on the weather, and it looks like we may finally get something tonight - here's to hoping! It will look so nice when it's done, but, it certainly isn't something that either of us ever want to do again!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Pssst...Need a Banner?

I have the perfect banner designer for you! DBM Graphics Factory (new to Etsy) has posted some amazing pre-fab banners for your Etsy shop! Doug has 20 years experience as a graphic designer and loves to create. If you are looking for logos, brochures, catalogs, etc., he's worked for a wide variety of clients and has extensive printing knowledge. Of course, for those of you who know me, Doug is my husband! If you get a second, please stop by his new shop and say hi! You can find Doug at his Etsy shop:


So, this is all new to me as I've never had a blog before.  Please bear with me as I will be learning as I go along!  My friend Sharon has the BEST blog!  As I sat here and read through it, I felt like she was right here speaking to me.  She is so expressive with her words - a trait that I so admire!  By the way, Sharon also happens to create incredible, one-of-a-kind jools!  I highly recommend you stop by her shop and take a peek!  She can be found at her Etsy shop: