Friday, December 31, 2010

December 31, 2010

Wow, it's hard to be 2011 is almost here, I've had to use the date a few times already typing.... 1.1.11 with a start like that it's gonna be a great year!
2010 has been quite a year for us with many struggles and many successes. It always amazes me to take a few minutes and reflect on all that really did happen throughout the year.

I'm looking forward to a wonderful New Year! May 2011 bring you all that your heart desires.

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Around the house this morning





What pretty decorations do you have around you this morning?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

customer photo's


I love to get customer photo's. The decal was custom sized to fit the laptop.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

It's been a busy Saturday around here

I helped my daughter with a sewing project. We thought and thought about what she could sew and finally came up with Christmas stockings. She's new to sewing, she's made a few small pouches for the family cell phones and Ipod's...as well as a pillow case for her room. It turned into a fun shopping trip where she picked out some fabulous colored fat quarters. This morning, I googled stocking templates online, only to find once I printed them they were too small, so I drew a template on a piece of cardboard and we cut the fabric out with that as the pattern. After a bit of flipping fabrics around I managed to get the pieces laid out for her to stitch together. I haven't done alot of sewing myself so getting all the layers in order is really much more complicated then it seems!




As these projects continue we're having a great time as she learns to sew! I'm so proud of her and the fact the she loves to learn new things.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Customer Photo's



I absolutely LOVE to find customer photo's in my inbox
Pirate ship decal

Published!

Circlelinestudio was included in a article in Seven Magazine. I had to make a quick run to dunkin donuts this morning so that I could grab a copy...or two{I had to get one for my mom}


SEVEN digital addition

It's decision time

I'm makin' my lists for the holidays
decorations - check
gifts - I'm making progress...but everything that needs to be shipped is done
Christmas cards - check
Menu planning for the holidays.....this is where it gets really tough around here

dinner Christmsas Eve...lasagna or takeout pizza
Christmas breakfast...cinnabon cinnamon rolls or yummy homemade baked egg casserole
Christmas lunch is easy....appetizer plates
Christmas dinner...turkey, stuffing, potatoes or crab legs, baked potatoes and salad
New Year's Eve...this one's easy Fondue!
New Year's Day...Ham and scallop potatoes

I need to make some decisions pretty soon, I think I'll have to talk it over with my hubb's and the kids and get their vote.

What do you have planned for your holiday dinners? Any MUST have items it just wouldn't be Christmas without?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

So Close

I took a quick trip to the mall the other day with my daughter and she decided she'd like to go talk to Santa...so as we walked to his section we started talking about what she'd like for Christmas. Her plan was to ask for a lime green Dell laptop and while I think this is a spectacular gift idea, I suggested that she might ask for something else too so that she would be surprised {and not broken hearted when the lime green laptop wasn't awaiting her under the tree on Christmas morning}. So we walked a bit while she did some thinking, then just as we approached with her all ready to go talk to Santa, they closed off the gate...soooo while we were close, just not close enough...thankfully I know you can email Santa so we'll do that soon.
Or maybe tomorrow while she's out of school and the boys both have school we'll sneak back over to the mall for a quick lunch and visit with Santa.

Friday, December 10, 2010

And the new work binder

So yesterday I posted that Maggie at GussySews had inspired me to organize my work space...no more post it notes stuck to the wall...I now have a Gussy inspired note book to keep the idea's in order. See Maggie's tutorial to create your own folder



Thursday, December 9, 2010

Decking the halls...roasting the chestnuts!

Okay so I'm not roasting chestnuts, but I've finished getting the house all ready for the holidays! white twinkling lights, glowing candles...cinnamon scented votives!


Now to tackle the rest of the to do list...
I need to pick up a few gifts for my kiddo's and my hubb's
grab the apples and carmel to make white chocolate covered carmel apples
make some yummy fudge and divinity!
and organize my work space...Thanks to Maggie at GussySews, now I need to put together a work binder

So tell me what's on your holiday to do list

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Decal

I just added a new chandelier decal to the collection. If the rest of the weekend goes as well, I hope to have a few more decals to share!

Available here for $28.00

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I LOVE customer photo's



As see in this photo
lone pine tree decal available here

just 3 little bird decal set available here

Getting things in order



It's that time of year, time to get all your paperwork in order.
I just received my new {muchadoaboutyou} planner. It's so beautiful, I'm having a hard time bringing myself to write on it's crisp clean white pages.


Stop by {muchadoaboutyou} and pick up your own planner to start 2011. What a great stocking stuffer or gift for the paper addict in your life!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Home of the best crab chowder ever!


and the yummiest chocolate covered carmel apples!


OH MY, the snow and cold, we were so very NOT prepared for this! BRRRRR!

the Seattle Aquarium




Spending some time at the Seattle Aquarium!

Monday, November 29, 2010

No photo. No bling

I didn't blog at all over the Thanksgiving week. We took a family trip that took us on the road to Seattle, then over to see my mom and dad in Montana, then back home to Vegas.

I'm getting caught back up on everything, decking the halls, checking my lists, and getting life back in order.

I have some fun pics to post, some new blog idea's. I'm excited about all the new things to come in December.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I am so Thankful!

First thing this morning, I got my hubb's off to work then got the kids up and moving. Once everyone was up, I put a quick call in to the hospital to check on my mom. WOOHOO, she's doing Awesome! I can't tell you how good it felt to get to talk to her today. She's in alot, {ALOT} of pain but that comes with having your entire chest cavity opened up, but she's doing so well!

Then I got the kids all off to school and took a few phone calls, one was a phone strategy session with a business manager/marketing coach/all around Guru! I have pages of notes...the only thing she didn't have was the magic key to add 2 xtra hours to my day once everyone's tucked into bed at night...but I'm working on that.

I have some great tutorial's coming up. I just need to get to home depot for a nice size board to use for the first one.

{but} in all this I had chance to really look at where I am, where I'm going, how I'm going to get there. And dang if things aren't going spectacular. I am so thankful for the business I have. I get to wake in the morning and KNOW I'm gonna have a great day at work because I LOVE what I do. I meet the most wonderful people through my shop!

I have the support of a great family. My hubb's and kids are the best. I couldn't ask for more.

I'm so Thankful that things are going so well with my mom, I honestly never expected it to all go so well, and while I type this I know she has a long road to recovery but I'm so hopeful that everything will continue to go this well.

I'm truly Thankful and looking forward to the Holiday's ahead, and excited with the prospect of what 2011 will bring.

What are you Thankful for?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

not going to be getting much sleep tonight

I'd love to be able to curl up on the couch and "yak" the night away with my mom because I'm sure she's not going to be sleeping much tonight either. Tomorrow morning at 6am she checks into the hospital with her open heart surgery scheduled for 7am. I know things never go as planned as far as times and schedules, but I'm on the sidelines for this one 15 hours away. My dad will be there with her and I know she's in good hands but I'll still be waiting on pins and needles all day while I await phone calls updating me on her condition. I am so glad she'll have friends and family with her, but those of us that are far away will be right there with her in our hearts!

UPDATE I just got the call I've been waiting on and things went well with her surgery. they did 5 bi-passes and have thus far been able to keep her kidney's functioning...so a huge sigh of relief and now begins the recovery for her.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Learning to Sew.

This weekend my daughter decided she'd like to learn to sew. Which may sound like a fabulous idea....if only I knew how to sew well. But heck, where there's a will there's a way {right}. This weekend as her first project she made me a cute little fabric pouch for my blackberry..I mean {how cute is that!}



Then today while I was at walmart I came across a pillow case kit on clearance that I thought might be fun. It looked easy enough. I thought it would be a great beginner project.



Once she got home from school and got all her homework out of the way she got started on her project...{let me tell it wasn't nearly as easy I had envisioned}



But after reading the instructions 52 times, and ripping out the threads for her because I told her to pin it together {wrong} I'm still not entirely convinced I figured out how it was supposed to go together, that last step got really confusing{shh please don't tell her though, she's convince I know what I'm doing}...and it's finished and she's a happy, proud little girl...and I'm one tired mama!

I love customer photo's


How cute is that?
Available here

{Menu Monday}

Putting together the menu and grocery list for this week
{Monday} - Baked potato and Salad Bars [mackenzie]
{Tuesday} - Chinese pork and noodles [sam]
{Wednesday} - Canneloni al Forno [hubb's]
{Thursday} - Fettucine Alfredo [thomas]
{Friday} - Tagliatelle with smoked salmon [my choice]
{Saturday} - Smoked trout cannelloni [hubb's choice]
{Sunday} - Mickey mouse waffles and bacon...[easy night]

It's been an interesting way to choose meals and it seems to be working, we've broken the chain of having spaghetti and taco's as a staple to our diet. Although it appears my family has a thing for pasta.

What's on your menu this week? Cooking up anything special?
I'm hoping to make cupcakes this afternoon with my daughter, she was asking to make them this weekend.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

New Art



Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Just Breathe


Available here for $30.00

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

{GIVEAWAY WINNER}




middlecreeknumber1 please contact me with you info.

Thanks,
connie

{the shimmer of hope}

I woke up this morning and got Lee's {my hubb's for those who don't know} Chai made. This is a daily thing, he's a starbucks chai tea latte junkie, so I buy the Chai concentrate and make him a chai tea every morning. Once he headed out the door, I kicked back with my cup of coffee to plan out my day. I'm sooo busy that I need a {plan}, well not really but I'm a list maker, it's just who I am. I'm a bit of a paper addict so calendars, planners, lists of all sorts are my thing.
{1} on my list was to light a few candles. The suns not up yet so the glimmer of the candle light just shimmers with hope.
{2} on my list was to get the orders for today printed, sorted and set up on the cut sheet.
{3} on my list was to put together a short chore list for each of my kids, it's another staff development day for their school, so they'll be working for me a bit today.
{4} on my list is to take a moment and enjoy the candles, the coffee, {the paper, I love the feel of the paper in my planner}...and really realize how very lucky I am. I started circlelinestudio in September of 2008 and each day I wake up excited at the prospect of what it will bring.

what pretty things are making you hopeful today?

Monday, November 1, 2010

{Menu Monday}

Putting together the menu for the week
{monday} Salmon Croquettes w/ mashed potatoes and white sauce and apple nachos for dessert-[my choice this week]
{tuesday} Lasagna and salad [Hubb's choice]
{wednesday} Pancake's [Mackenzie's choice]
{thursday} Stirfry [Sam's choice]
{friday} Fettucini Alfredo [Thomas's choice]
{saturday}Pizza [because I don't wanna cook!]
{sunday} Steak, Baked Potatoes, Salad [Hubb's choice]



I spent my weekend in this lovely little oassis. The weather was perfect to just enjoy being outside.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

{giveaway}



This is the first {giveaway} I've done here on the blog...I agonized over what I wanted to give as the giveaway prize. I'm a huge supporter of the handmade community and thought about purchasing an item from one of the many talented handmade artists I know, but I wanted the giveaway to really fit anyone.

Then yesterday while I was doing errands it hit me...courtesy of a blogger and artist I truly admire...I decided a Target gift card {$30} was the way to go....now you may think {WHY?}

My Inspiration!
{1} It's the perfect size and color for anyone.
{2} It can be a treat for {you}, a much needed bit of cash to buy some household necessaties, or even a bit of money to add to your Christmas budget.
{3} and the real reason....I read a blog by Lisa Leonard and while I enjoy her blog/LOVE her jewelry, I find myself looking forward to her {what I wore wednesday} post each week...she's got such a cute style...and always seems to have some item in her wardrobe from Target.

To Enter.....all you need to do is become a follower of the blog and leave a comment saying {Hi}, be sure that you leave a way for me to contact you. I'll do the drawing in a few days!

No tweeting, facebooking, Just one comment.

********GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED 11.2.10************

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

{wordless Wednesday}





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Monday, October 25, 2010

New Design release



Available here for $26.00

Menu Monday

{Monday} Mickey Mouse Waffles Breakfast for dinner[Mackenzie's Pick]
{Tuesday} Egg Rolls and Fried Rice[My pick]
{Wednesday} Fluffy Taco's[Sam' Pick]
{Thursday} Fettuccine alfredo with shrimp [Thomas's Pick]
{Friday} Dinner out with Friends
{Saturday} BBQ [Hubb's]
{Sunday} Family Pizza night!



What do you have planned this week?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Designs


Available here $70.00

Saturday, October 23, 2010

New Designs out today


Available here for $25.00


Available here for $33.00