Sunday, September 28, 2008


~A FUN FALL GIVEAWAY~ EVERYTHING you see in these 2 pictures are going to be given away to ONE LUCKY WINNER....Just leave a comment on this post and I will add you to the drawing. I will hold it the 1st FRIDAY of OCTOBER. EVERYONE, including those overseas ARE WELCOME TO ENTER. If you can't leave a comment or don't have a blog, feel free to email me and put DRAWING in the subject heading WITH your address in it. It's a bunch of stuff I was messing around with on my computer, some Halloween ribbon and a few other fun things, all paper stuff you can mess around with when you get it. HAVE FUN!!!!

AND.....DRUM ROLL PLEASE....I Have listed 100's, YES HUNDREDS of New Treasures on the website @ and I have a NEW LOOK I worked on for my front page. Have a look see if you can and you will see my FRONT RED DOOR to the Shop.
I am going to be out of blog land until Friday, only because I have a lot going on around here. I need to take care of some things so please bear with me.
I did get the ONE.....5 minute phone call from Kristi on Friday....let it just be said that it was the worst phone call I have ever had from my kids....between the sobbing and crying on her end, and the constant, "I'm so sorry Mom" was all I could take from losing it. I won't go into details but I kept telling her to stay strong, went over some bible verses I sent along with her and told her to pray. That's all I could do....needless to's been a weekend I won't soon forget.
I called her Dad to tell him, his first response was LAUGHTER and in between that he said, "Now she knows what it's like to be in prison".
You don't even want to know what I said after that. Needless to say, I will never speak to that pathetic excuse of a man again, I will leave messages on his answering machine when he is gone at work. I only called him because Kristi asked me to. As my Daddy always said, "You can't out stink a manure pile".....So, my nerves are shot, my brain is dead, and oh, I forgot to mention, THE BEST THING THAT HAPPENED SINCE FRIDAY.....I am now OFFICIALLY A HOME SCHOOLING MOM!!!


Susan said...

Some men just don't get it. He sounds like a poster child for insensitive. I'll pray for you and Kristi. I don't know what I'd do it Caren did that.

The things in your giveaway look really cute. Hope I win!
Hugs, Susan

Susie Homemaker said...

I remember when my Daughter left for the Air was so hard, so hard...she will come out of this stronger though. You will too...look how strong you already are! You hang in there and I will add you to my prayers.

Warm Regards,

Shelley said...

Hi Amy,bless your heart. I know what its like to be in pain when your child is hurting. I pray that God give Kristi the strength to endure the task,and that he will give you peace over the situation. I will certainly be praying for the both of you.
I am going over to check out your new goodies in the shop.
Your give away looks like some really fun things to play with. Please, count me in.

God bless!

Blessings, Shelley

Connie said...

Nuuuuuuuuuuu, the worst call you can get from your child (son, in this case) is, "Mom, have the police called you yet?") It involved a traffice accident. I told him to never ever start a conversation with his mother with the first words out of his mouth being "mom, have the police called you yet?" again!!!!

Sorry for your sadness, sweet little cherub, but you'll be soooo proud of her in a few years when she's back home. Personal experience!! LOL



Hi Amy,
It is so hard to let our children make their own choices and then learn from them...I have an ex also, been there done that !!!
Please enter me in your SUPER, WONDERFUL, giveaway...I'm a HUGE paper girl..I make cards and altered stuff and would LOVE to win these goodies. I'll have to see your stuff on the website.
Praying for you and your daughter.

Yarni Gras! said...

sounds like you are pulling extra weight....but she will love you all the more b/c of it!

I'd love to win the goodies....but would rather see your family happy and healthy.

The Urban Chic said...

Oooh Amy, that's the one thing I dont have enough to do really anything, so Please enter me into your giveaway. Will post on the other post about your problem. I just decorated for Halloween and Fall---going to moms to get some things they have there. Love and hugs, and rubbing my genie pot. Pat

The Urban Chic said...

Amy, our children make mistakes and if this is the only mistakes she makes, hug her, forgive her and ask her if she has learned a lesson.
As for your X, he does sound like a pathectic creature of a man.

We got one of the phone calls but it wasn't from our daughter, the principle of the school called to tell us that she vandalized their arch enemy school----how pathetic--they had only toilet papererd the trees and fences. Love and Hugs, Pat

T=ME said...

Oh Amy.been there done that! It almost killed me when my son join the Coast Guard. Just try and be strong and support her no matter what. Sounds like you already do.
Your give away is devine! Have a better week! Hugs, Terri

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy Joy,
Please enter me in your drawing,

Anonymous said...

Oh dear Amy -- know that many gals are right there with you (both for kids having a tough time with their choices and x's) Rest assured that Kristi is a tough cookie (like her mom!) and there is a reason some guys are the X. Your give-away is awesome, but your new home page is even more so. Hope by time you read this you will have had a good week and a chance to do a little something for yourself. Hugs to you and yours! Betty :)

She'sSewPretty said...

Poor Amy! I don't talk to my ex...ever...never. He always manages to make me feel bad so I just don't do it.
As for Kristi. I'll pray that she stays strong through boot camp.

Mary said...

Amy - hope today is a better one after all you've been going through. Glad you can vent - better than holding it all inside.
Kristi is in my prayers - stay strong and all will be well.

I'm off to France this Wed. so will try to post now and then from the road - hope to have lots of great pics to show later.

Take care dear and enjoy Fall days.
Hugs - Mary.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Big Prayers for Kristi and you, sweet Amy! She will be okay but I know it is so hard right now.

Please enter me in your fun giveaway!! I'm off to shop your website now ~ you forgot to add the link to your email, so I came here to get it. I really should add it to my favs, as I check it quite often!

Have a great week!!
Feel my (((Hugs)))) I'm zooming to you!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

Dolly said...

Prayers for Kristi and for you sweetpea!
Kristi is strong like her momma...she will be ok!

Hugz, Dolly

Emma from Enchanted Designs Fairy Shop said...

Please enter me in your drawing! I love Halloween and the feeling that comes with autumn.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Amy, I'm sorry to hear all that you are going through and can't believe you still have the heart to do something as nice as this give away. It looks like a wonderfully fun collection of goodies. Take care of yourself. Prayers that things will get better! Twyla

Christine said...

Hi new blog follower here...just wanted to send happy thoughts and prayers your way.

So generous of you to do a giveaway may good things come your way.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway with everything you got going on


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Amy ~ I was jut wondering how you were doing with Kristi being gone ~ it sounds like it hasn't been good ~ I am sorry ! It is so hard to let them live through their decisions and not want to protect them or rescue them ~ ahhhh it is soooo hard !!


Rosanne said...

What a lovely giveaway! I'll be sending prayers your way!

KatCollects said...

I am sorry you are having such a rough time, I will be thinking about you and sending prayers.

Jean said...

I hope things get better for you and your daughter. It sounds to me like you are a strong lady who beleives in prayer, so I will remember you all in mine. I don't have a blog but I would love to be entered in yours. My email is I looked at your Halloween decorations and I loved them. You have a better day.
Jean in Virginia

Anonymous said...

Good idea, don't speak to the man again, and whenever he enters your thoughts, remove those thoughts and replace them with a image of Kristi coming home. Now, doesn't that sound better already? I know, easier to say than do, but worth a try. You don't need negativity in your life like that, it doesn't help in your goal of staying well. Lots of hugs. Jackie. PS If you draw my name by chance, please keep the goodies and give them to the first family who comes into your store, who you feel might need the "pick me up", or even better, keep them in your truck and the first child you see who might not be able to afford such pretty things, please offer them with love from us all. Keep well. Your friend from Calgary, Canada.

Anonymous said...

It's so hard growing up and having to live with ones choices. And, it's even harder being a mom. My heart goes out to you. Men just don't see things the same.

I would love to be entered in your drawing.


Recycled Rita said...

Hi Amy!
OOOla la! What a great giveaway! I would love to win this!
Sorry about Kristi....She will find her wings again in her new surroundings, Uggh! So hard when they are grown up (sorta) and you can't help them!
I love the manure pile quote...I am gonna use that one!
xoxo karen....

Amy said...

You are much stronger than you know!!! Hang in there Amy!!!

Have a better day. Take a great big deep breath.

Cynthia said...

Please add my name to the drawing. Loved looking around your blog.

MamaMiller said...

Just saw your shop from the road, looks like fun! Congrats on Home Schooling :) You go girl~

Melissa said...

Prayer is the best answer. I'm sorry you had to go through any of that but it will make you stronger as well. Thanks for putting together a wonderful giveaway and I'm loving the shop. Keep strong.

Joy said...

Wow, count me in on the drawing. How fun and off check out your shop.

Grace said...

Hello, I like your lovely mantel with all of the fall and Halloween decorations. I wish I could have a black polka-do kitty just like yours; I used to have a cat,black with some white markings.
I'm fairly new to blogland and have started my own.
Please enter me in a chance to win your fall goodies.

countrygirl3031 said...

Love your blog...I came via Deb, aka GarageSaleGal. I've added you to my favorites so I'll be stopping by to visit!

Have a great day!