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Welcome I've been a very busy wife, mother, puppy sitter, wreath & silk floral designer for 25+ yrs. I've been interest in beautiful designs for as long as I remember. I've dreamed about having my own shop, where I can design & create pieces that are not only beautiful but unique & very colorful. That dream is now a reality! A huge thanks to my husband for donating office space for me, my son for all his help when needed & finally my daughter Melissa, a NYC Director of Marketing & Digital Media for teaching me about business, marketing & turning my hobby into a growing business. It started out just for family & friends, craft shows, open houses, now ETSY, eBay, twitter, & Facebook. Since I am now an official empty nester, I've expanded my business to decorating homes, business storefronts for the holidays, & staging homes for realtors. I really love what I do. I'll be happy to share my thoughts, decorating tips, creative ideas, my daily, sometimes crazy thoughts & adventures in the life of a mom, wife, floral/ holiday/home staging designer etc... Enjoy! Sandy

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Its About Time..... Sunshine and Blogging!

I haven't blogged in awhile.  It seems, since Easter and Mother's Day, I've been busy.... non-stop! The days are just flying by. All the things I love, my family, baseball games, special dinners, shopping, sleeping in, were definately my priority for these few weeks!  And because my daughter was in for the 2 weekends, it was girl time and family time, which I love.  I also love to drive my daughter back to New York, when it's time for her to go because I am... I'll admit it... a little selfish ;)  I try to spend and cherish every minute I can with her because I do have to share her time with my husband, son and of course her friends, and thats ok. But, when it's time for her to go back, it's just us... 2 sometimes 3 hours (uggggg - traffic) great conversations, lots of laughs, sometimes not saying anything, just wonderful quality time.  Of course, then I HAVE to stay over, we watch The Kardashians, talk some more, then go to sleep.  When I get up, usually around 7, I get my car to move it, and yes there is usually a ticket on it, (I now have 3 of them....) then we go for breakfast, I drop her off at work, say our "I love you's", then I'm on my way.... not regretting a second of it.... :)

When I get home on Monday, my day off.... so to speak....I play catch up! It's rained so much that on any nice day, when I'm not working, or going to New York, I love to be outside working in my yard, with my husband, and of course with my dogs, playing and lounging, (the dogs, not me ;) getting the pool area ready, picking up all the cuttings from my husbands continuous hobby of trimming trees, working in my garden, and of course... the dreaded yard cleanup.  This consists of anything that certain family members don't want to throw away in the garbage cans ends up behind shrubs, in the yard, driveway and much to my dismay....among my beautiful flowers.... you know who you are :)  haha! Then, because I am now outside on nice days, there is a slight shift in my priorities...... unfortunately...  I do try to get my laundry caught up, and my house straightened but.... it's not working out how I would like it to, why? Well because on, not so nice days,  I've been working on new items, believe it or not... starting to get ready for my busiest season, Christmas, which I love!  It's my favorite season to make my arrangements and wreaths! .... Also, updating my Etsy shop, twitter, facebook, and last but not least, my blog! So, if I'm not too consistant with my blogging, you'll have to forgive me... but I will get around to it..... I read on someones twitter, from a mom which I found very funny but true, something like "My family wants dinner, don't they realize I'm on Etsy?" I'm sure many of us can relate.....

Have a wonderful night!     Sandy

1 comment:

  1. Hi Sandy! I just followed your blog - found you on the Etsy forum.

    I know what you mean about spending time with your daughter. My son has recently enlisted in the Marines...and it won’t be long now before he leaves us for boot camp. I spend as much time as I can with him now - but between high school events, friends and girls - the times seem limited these days.

    It's nice to know I’m not alone in this.