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Thankful on Thanksgiving Day



Since I will be turning 31 in a few days, I will telling you all 31 things for which I am thankful.

1. My daughter, Chloe –> who is my biggest fan, and I am hers too.

2. My husband, Brad–> who loves me in spite of my emotions and silliness.

3. My parents, Larry and Robin (and their spouses)

4. My sister, Bobbie –> who is my very best friend in the world.

5. My cousins; especially the ones I am very close with–> who have be there for me and let me be there for them.

6. My aunts and uncles; especially Becky and Penny–> who have listened to me vent, cry, express excitement and joy, etc.

7. My former teachers; especially Mrs. Ziegler, Mr. Dunn, and Mrs. Hall

8. My current students the think I am so awesome.

9. My job that stresses me beyond belief, often.

10. My church, First Christian Church – Greensboro

11. My church family that loves my family and me, gives the strength and faith I need, and always makes us feel welcome.

12. The church youth group that I help to sponsor.  They are some of the best kids I have ever had the privilege to know.

13. Our dogs, Nattie and Ginger

14. Caffeine

15. Chips and salsa

16. The North Carolina Zoo –> where our family has spent countless hours seeing the animals and just walking.

17. Our new (to us) house that we will be moving into in a couple weeks.

18. Brad’s family that makes me feel welcome and loved.

19. Clothes and shoes that so many people in the world do not have.

20. Food and shelter that so many people in the world do not have.

21. Our military that will protect us.

22. My friends (new and old)

23. Our babysitter, Annette–> who makes our daughter feel loved and cared for when we are at work

24. My side job of being an entrepreneur

25. My nieces and nephews

26. pizza for days when I don’t feel like cooking

27. The opportunity to serve others through volunteer work

28. The sun

29. Our garden in the summer

30. Aldi’s Grocery Store, where I feel like a winner every time I check out.

31. HUGS AND KISSES from loved ones.



Two days until a craft show!


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This Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, I have been invited to be a vendor at the NC Secretaries’ Conference.  Above are just a few of the items that I will be selling there.  (silverware windchimes, silverware ornaments, cupcake/candle saucers, magazine/map envelopes, etc.)

Christmas Ornaments



Here are some of my fork and spoon ornaments. As you might know I am a youth leader at my church. I am currently on a bus full of youth and sponsors heading on a mission trip to Kentucky. I figured on the way I would work on some more ornaments and windchimes.



We have just crossed into Kentucky and about an hour from our destination. We will stay at another Disciples of Christ Christian Church. We will be working in a homeless shelter cleaning and serving food. We will visit Cane Ridge to learn more about our Disciples of Christ heritage. We will do various other work projects and fun activities. I had to leave my husband and daughter at home and already miss them!

Chick-fil-a drama…


Everyone is talking about Chick-fil-a so here is my opinion and frankly it doesn’t matter to me if you agree….

I love Chick-fil-a’s food. It’s delicious, but a little pricey. I will continue to eat there even if I don’t share the same exact beliefs or opinions with Mr. Cathy! But I will NOT wait in some long ridiculous line today. I WILL continue to love my gay friends and those straight ones that live together out of wed-lock. Because as a (Disciples of Christ) Christian woman I will try my best to accept everyone as they are. It doesn’t affect me or my family if someone is gay…who cares?!…get over it! Times are different today than in biblical days so long ago. So I will love my “neighbor” as myself and I will eat at Chick-fil-a another day when I have more money or a coupon.

The new Etsy “About” page….


I have just spent loads of time trying to this new Etsy “About” page just right.  Sine I don’t have a specific work space, it was hard trying to figure out the best pictures to include.  Well, I did finally finish it.  Below is the link to it.  Please go check it out and leave me some feedback!  I would greatly appreciate it. 

Getting Ready For “Christmas in July”

Getting Ready For “Christmas in July”

It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas, decorating the tree, buying gifts, etc.  Well you are in luck, my friends!  I have started making my Christmas Fork Ornaments already!   You can hang them in your kitchen as a decoration during the year and place them on the Christmas tree during the holiday.  What??  You don’t celebrate Christmas?  That’s okay! Some of my friends don’t either, but I still love them!  You may still love these Fork Ornaments as Kitchen Art!!  Check these out.  Do me a favor. If you aren’t a fan already on my Twice As Loved: Wind Chimes and More facebook page, head on over, check it out, LIKE it and tell a friend!  Thanks friends! To purchase a Fork Ornament please visit my online shop at

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