Hello friends ~
It seems like forever since I’ve been by to visit, but lately life seems to have had other plans for me. Pretty typical. ;) Business has picked up in Backyard Dreams, delightfully steady but not overwhelming. Since most of my products are made to order, it’s been keeping me busy. New ideas keep on coming, next up is an organic perfume...
Recently I decided to eliminate the decorated clipboards section from my shop in an effort to focus more on my organic skin care products, and so had a clearance sale. Ironically this led to two requests for custom clipboard orders and I've been up to my ears in clipboards for the past week. As most of you know custom orders really aren't my ‘thing’, but I was blessed with two totally awesome clients and it gave me time to really think about what direction I wanted to head in and carefully consider my decision.
|OSV always has baby sheep this time of year|
The girls and I have been on a school hiatus of sorts. Every so often we all need a break from the textbooks and the workbooks and memorization. When I’ve had my fill I know that usually everyone else has too. So, we’ve been doing some learning through living. I’ve got a Netflix queue chock-full of documentaries that I never have the time to watch, so each morning we pick one and that’s our school for the day. Jackals, human sacrifice,
Venice, hyenas (totally creepy critters!), Roswell, Holocaust survivors… tons of great, great info. We’ve also been taking field trips, with many more planned. A visit to is always a great time. I’ve been visiting the Village since I was a little girl and it never gets old. My mother used to want to live there and at the time my teenage mind recoiled in horror at the thought. Now though, I totally get it. The pace, the quiet is intoxicating. Old Sturbridge Village
|Super informative costumed employees are found throughout the village. I'm often mesmerized watching them at work and listening to them describe life as it was in the 1800s. I always learn something new!|
|I'd love fences like this around my property!|
|How about this awesome photo of Taylor's?|
We also trekked over to the
recently to listen to Robert Ballard speak. He was the lucky dude that finally discovered the wreck of the Titanic. It was super interesting and I’m happy we went, despite our subsequent late bedtime. ;) I’ve been mesmerized by the Titanic for many years, and it seems that I’ve passed that rabid fascination on to University of Rhode Island Taylor. We drank up his every word. Next up? A day trip to Boston. Our goal? To wander the city and soak it all in. Taylor and Jordan will be armed with their cameras, so I'm sure to have pictures to share. ;)
|Look at this very cool photo Jordan created|
|You can find this here ~ Rainbow Veins|
Jordanhas decided to reopen her Etsy shop, My Rainbow Veins. I am not at all surprised and actually I figured it would happen once she saw me dive back into mine, creativity seems to be contagious around here. She creates awesome newspaper silhouette wall art. Her attention to detail is wonderful and each canvas really is a fabulous creation. She’s currently hosting her first giveaway and for some reason isn't getting the number of entries that she was hoping for. So please, if you've got a minute could you head on over and show her some love. After all… it’s free. And awesome. J Enter her giveaway here
|I continue to fall more in love with our ferrets everyday ~ such great, fun pets.|
Well, I've got a rainy day on tap for tomorrow... and Wednesday... and Thursday... I'm going to spend some time checking up on you all and see what I've missed out on, tons I'm sure!
Have a fabulous day!
Peace & Blessings ~ Melinda