Monday, October 1, 2012

Life... Or Something Like It

September was a bit crazy for me. My dad was in the hospital for two weeks, so my mom stayed with us. It went better than I expected; Mom has dementia, and struggles when she's out of her routine. I have also been working a lot, and of course, adjusting to our oldest starting Kindergarten. I feel like I'm really the one back in school, there's so much work! But it's really fun. All that to say that I haven't been posting much on the blog or in the shop, but still filling orders. Hope all is going well for you!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Happy Anniversary To Me!

I can't believe it's been a year since I opened my Etsy shop. As time usually does, it's gone incredibly fast, and so much has happened in the last twelve months if feels like much more than a single trip around the sun. To celebrate, all items in the shop are 25% off through Labor Day. (Fitting name, no?) Enter the code HAPANN25. Thanks to everyone for their support this year!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Where Did Summer Go?

It was so hot here this summer - hottest July on record - 106 a couple of days - that I could barely muster the energy to do the bare minimum. In other words, work, laundry, fix meals and get groceries. Both this blog and my personal blog were neglected. I'm hoping to get them back into shape with fall right around the corner. School has started - our oldest had her first day at kindergarten this week! Routines are back in fashion. And a certain Etsy shop, ahem, is preparing to celebrate it's one year anniversary! Stay tuned for special offers coming up next week.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Giveaway at Sluiter Nation

My friend, Katie, is celebrating her 5th blogoversary by giving away a bunch of awesome stuff, and Jaborandi Grove was lucky enough to be included in her party! Head over there to check out the drawing for my stuff here, and while you're there, look at all the other fun things she's got available.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Church Banners

Here's a photo of the four finished banners in action. They ended up asking me to do them in black and white so they could do the colors with the lights, and I think they ended up looking really cool. (The center rectangle is the regular screen with lyrics on it.)

The final print size was 3' x 8' for each. Definitely my largest project to date!

Check back on Tuesday when I'll be featured in a giveaway on a friend's blog.

Friday, June 1, 2012


Can you believe it's summer? Ok, not officially, but as far as most of the US is concerned. I realized today that I haven't unveiled my SUMMER seasonal set, so I promise to get that to you in the next week. I've been working on a cute set of letters (above) as well as something new for me. Stage set design! I'm really excited about it. It's challenging because I have to think about things in such large terms. It's for panels at church, so it's not set design for a play. The first draft I put together didn't quite cut it, so I'm working on a second one now. When it's all said and done, I'll post the photos of the final product.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

50th Wedding Anniversary Party

Wow, I knew I was slacking writing over here, but sheesh! I didn't post at all in April? Sorry, guys!

I've been finishing up these 50th wedding anniversary invitations as of late. So fun to work on something like that. Makes you think about how amazing it would be to reach that kind of milestone. My husband and I were a little older when we got married, so not sure we'll still be around for that. But it's a great goal to set our sights on anyway.

Things were going well on these babies until Friday when there was a bit of a mishap at the office and my boss accidentally closed his office door on my fingers. Ouch! (Serves me right for having them by the hinge in the first place.) But after a couple of days without using the Xacto, I'm back on track. Hope to wrap them up tonight or tomorrow night at the latest.