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Read Beacuse You Love It

In Uncategorized on June 6, 2009 at 2:10 am

I have a love for books…a love I can’t explain. I try to explain it, and it all comes out muddled and gibbered up. So instead of trying to explain it, I just shut my mouth and go to a book shop to cater to my love.

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And you know what they say: “When in Rome…visit your favorite book store”. But instead of Rome, it was Lewes England. When I visited Lewes last, I was 15. And I have been dying to visit again, not only to visit family but also to see my favorite sites. This book shop was on the very top of my list.

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It was exactly how I remembered it! A small door to duck into, the smell of old books, piles of books on the floors and tables….it was heaven!

Until…the owner snapped at me for taking pictures inside the shop. Apparently there were signs all over, but I had no idea! I honestly didn’t see them. But just because they had been so weird taking pictures…I took another one. Ha!

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Feature Friday – Jengs Shop

In Uncategorized on August 22, 2008 at 8:54 pm

                          

People are always saying that you should comment on other blogs…not only to be nice, but to also get your name out there a bit more. I just comment because I like to, and sure, it’s nice if I get a view and comment back, but it’s not really why I do it.

Here’s another reason why commenting on blogs is great: It might get you a Feature Friday in one!

I found Jengs Shopwhen I was browsing through Make It, one of my fave blogs. She had left a comment and for some reason or other, it intrigued me to look further. I clicked on the name and it brought their Etsy shop. And voila! Now they’re being featured in my Blog!!

Jengs Shop is filled with great art work, to frame, use as note books, gift cards…there’s also beautiful photography.  It’s the perfect affordable stop for unique gift items or something to frame.

                           

Need a New Craft?

In blog, crafts, etsy, seller, sellers, selling, store, stores on July 13, 2008 at 8:00 pm

Apparently I do. I dont’ really…but my brain is always forcing me to spend more money and learn new things. Dang you, brain!

I was going through my blogroll when I peeked into Erin Zam’s blog. I always love her entries but this one was even more inspiring. If you’re looking to start or try out a new craft technique, this is the entry to get you started. Check out her Etsy store while you’re in the clicky mood!

Personal Development

In crafts, etsy, sellers, selling, store, Uncategorized on May 8, 2008 at 10:35 pm

Have you ever had a craving to improve yourself? Ok, maybe not “craving”, maybe it’s an urge, maybe it’s an encouragement…a small voice pushing you forward.

Every Wednesday for the past several months I have been getting together with a bride, her bridesmaids and several of our friends. Krystal, the bride, is the latest bride I’m helping with her wedding decorating. Anyways, during these get-togethers us girls have been making the center pieces for the reception. While we glue the paper on the boxes, stamp and cut, we chat (obviously, we’re girls after all!) about everything under the sun. Last Wednesday books became the subject.

I’m always up for improving myself. I’m so close to perfect it’s not even funny (ha! joke!) but even so, a little improvement never hurt anyone.  The newest book craze in our small town is The Shack. Apparently it’s an amazing book, bound to change your view on God. Which I’m always up for too! I get stuck in a box, God along with me, a lot of the time. I start to view him as this all mighty dictator, and it’s always nice to remind myself that he’s a loving and gentle God as well.

Also on my reading list, because of the girls discussion:

How People Grow (Dr. Cloud and Townsend are AMAZING!!)

We’ve been going through a huge family trial lately…drama drama drama. But from what I’ve heard this book would be good to help me see where people are coming from and how I can steer my conversation in a direction they will understand. It’s amazing, sometimes I’ll say something to someone in a certain way and they either won’t understand or will think I meant something completely different. I’ll re-word what I said and then they’ll nod “Ohhhh!”. I can’t wait to see how this book can help even more, especially through this family junk.

Ok, on to lighter things! I think I’ve pretty much decided to permanently transfer my blog here. See? On the left? There’s a link to my other Note Book….but I haven’t been into that one much lately. Blogspot just isn’t for me anymore. It’s hard to navigate, hard for people to comment on and the dang links keep posting themselves in weird spots (NOT where I’ve highlighted). Gah. So anyways, as Step One of the KJ Blog Move I am offering a contest!

Comment on this post within the next week (until Friday, May 16, 2008). At the end of the deadline I will pick a random winner and they will receive a SURPRISE from me! The surprise will be a mixture of items, depending on who the winner is…once they have won I will post a picture of their prize!

Obviously, PART of the prize will consist of an item (or two!) from my store…so make sure you check it out!