Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Wednesday's Child! Gauranteed to make you smile.

It's Wednesday - already - and it's a great day to take stock of the week and see if we're heading in the right direction. I love Wednesday's because I get to go to Bible Study, which I love, and that is prefaced with a delicious Salted Caramel Mocha Latte. Double wammy! What's your Wednesday looking like?

Last night I received this photo from my good friend, Nayeli, of her little girl, Sophia carrying the Tote I made for her. I can't help but smile when I look at this delightful little girl so I thought I'd share my smile with you! I had so much fun making this Tote for Sophia and, frankly, couldn't stop smiling while I was making it. Maybe I'm in the wrong business. LOL

This Tote was truly a labor of love and I really wanted Sophia to love it. Thanks, Nayeli, for sharing this with me. I love it and you made my day!!

Monday, November 28, 2011


It's Cyber Monday and things are happenin' here in Nashville for PBT.

I'm featured on CHEEP BOUTIQUE again with some Holiday Tissue Totes so please check them out. So cute!!

Also, it's Cyber Monday in my ETSY store. Take 10% off your purchase of INSTOCK Totes today only! (excludes any custom requests. Use COUPON CODE CYBER10

Also there's FREE SHIPPING in my AVON store today so please check that out. AVON has some beautiful things for Christmas this year. Gorgeous makeup, very stylish fashions and delightful holiday gifts like lighted snowmen, and winterwonderland scenes. I particularly love the gadgets they have for MEN this year. Check it out! AVON will ship directly to you. Just be sure to SELECT DIRECT DELIVERY when you check out!

I hope this helps you save some hard-earned money this Christmas. It's a pleasure to serve you!

Please share with your friends and family. The more the merrier!

Have a wonderful Monday!
Take care,

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Memories....

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is already gone. Dinner was delicious as was the company. We had dinner with friends and it was a beautiful day with lots of laughter, delicious food and singing Christmas carols and Hymns around the piano. Haven't done that in a while and had a blast.

Yesterday I spent the day with my best friend and we had such a lovely time. The weather was absolutely perfect and it was wonderful to just hang together and catch up. Thanks, girl! You know I love ya!!

I'm so grateful for the many blessings of my life. God is so kind and gracious to me and more faithful than I will ever deserve. Thank you, Dear Lord for your provision, your deliverance and your love. You bring me such joy and I long to be more like you.

As we head into the Christmas season I'm determined to take it one day at a time and enjoy every precious moment of this wonderful life!!

And away we goooooo!!!!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011


I've been waiting for this moment and it's finally here. My dearly loved "Bless You" Tissue Totes are live on CHEEP BOUTIQUE. Hey! I'm the deal of the day!

I love the women of CHEEP BOUTIQUE and am honored to support them in their start-up. They've only been live about a month now and are Sisters and stay-at-home Moms. It's an honor to do business with them!!

Please share CHEEP BOUTIQUE with all your friends and family. When you do you are helping lots of men and women making a living with their hands! Cheep Boutique is dedicated to daily deals on HANDMADE items.

In the days of MASS PRODUCED, Handmade with love is truly a gift.

For some reason I can't attach the link so here's the address:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Quiet Space...

"My heart has heard you say, "Come and talk with me, O my people." And my heart responds "Lord, I am coming." (David speaks in Psalms 27:8)

Coffee is brewed and I'm heading to my Quiet Space to spend some time with God, my Friend, my Savior to hear what's on His heart today. I'm in need of instruction and direction for my day so I go to Him, my Creative Director!!. I know I will find peace and wisdom thru His beautiful WORD if I am only willing to listen and hear.

I have so much I need to do today, but I know this is the best investment of my time before I even tackle anything else. It's SO easy to let other things get in the way, but this is me taking control of my day and doing FIRST THINGS FIRST!

So, here I go....

Monday, October 31, 2011

TaDa! As promised...the finished product!

I love it when a plan comes together. When I saw this fabric...I saw this Tote!

I'm getting it ready to go in my Etsy store but wanted to give you a sneak peak.

I hope you like it! I'd love to hear what you think if you have a second. Is there something you'd do differently; other colors you'd like to see with it.

I'd love to hear it!!

Have a great day.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

New fabric is A PBT in the making!

I'm so excited to get started on this beautiful new fabric. It's a gorgeous black, white & grey damask-like print. I love the graphic nature of this and it will be so beautiful paired with black convas. I absolutely adore the contrast of black and white.

I'll post a pic when I have it made and ready for my store!

Have a great day.

Monday, October 24, 2011

I'm in Love with my Sewing Room!!!

I'm so in love with my sewing Room! My husband helped me re-design and re-organize it when I got home from taking care of my Mom after her illness. I pinch myself every time I look in there from the living room and see the candles lit, and my deliciously girly pink lacy lamp. It's so functional and creative and inspires the heck out of me. I'm so blessed to have this lovely place to work and I will do my best to take good care of it and be a good steward of such a gift!!

It's also my quiet space when I want to read my Bible and pray. My favorite spot is on the bed with my comfy pillows and a hot cup of coffee right beside me. So peaceful.

It's my little corner of the world and I'm so grateful for the gift it is to my life. Thanks to my wonderfully creative Hubby for helping me make it SO beautiful. I just love it!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Yesterday my Husband brought me back a favorite cupcakes from Gigi's Cupcakes here in Nashville. Not 1, Not 2, FOUR cupckaes. I am in LOVE with the Wedding Cake cupcake so he bought me 2 of those and 2 of the Red Velvet cupcake (tied for 1st place). OH...MY....WORD!!!

As you can see from the pic there is one already missing! Oops. Ate it right away. And, I must confess I ate another before bedtime. I know, I know! But, I was just so happy and enjoyin' myself.

Consider my bucket & my belly filled to the brim. LOL. He's too sweet to me and hardly ever passes that place without bringing me a cupcake. That delicious man fills my bucket every way with sweetness, and thoughtfulness, and wisdom, and love, and, laughter and... well, you get the point. I am so blessed!!

Hopefully I'll fill his a little today too. Here's to cupcakes in our buckets!!

Hope you get yours filled today and fill someone else's while you're at it. The Bible says "give and it will be given back to you pressed down, all scrunched together to make room for more! (my translation!) How true! How true! And, I still have 2 cupcakes to go.

Now, go fill some buckets!! I sure would love to hear about it too.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I filled a BUCKET! How about you?

So, if you read my post yesterday you know I'm workin' on a new kind of BUCKET LIST. I hope you decided to join me or at least pass on the idea to your friends.

Yesterday I went to the drive-up window at the Bank. I always either go in or go to the teller drive-up window. I just prefer to deal with people! All the while I'm thinkin' "how can I fill her bucket"? She was friendly but hadn't really smiled at me & seemed a little glass half-empty. When she finished my business and said "thank you" I looked her square in the eyes and simply said "Thank you! It's always so nice to see a friendly face instead of just a machine. I appreciate you!"

And, honey she lit up like a Christmas tree...the most beautiful smile I've ever seen. Such a simple thing, huh? And, it made my day 'cause I made her smile.

I hope you find the time to fill some buckets today. Don't forget! It doesn't take much. There are a lot of thirsty people out there!

Go get 'em. And, I'm reminded that Jesus said, "whatever you do to the least of these my children, you do it unto me." So, I guess you could say I made Jesus smile yesterday. Now THAT makes my day!

Have a great one. Pass it on!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

A new kind-of BUCKET LIST! Join me for some fun!!

I'm thinkin' the other day about something I heard a long time ago: Every time you come in contact with someone you either FILL their emotional bucket or DRAIN their emotional bucket a little. I don't know about you, but I wanna be the kind of woman that fills you up a little bit rather than drain the life out of ya. LOL

So, here's what I'm proposing! Make a BUCKET LIST today of what you can do to intentionally FILL somebody's bucket. Could be anybody in your life: family, friends, a co-worker, your boss, the person at Starbucks who makes your coffee. There are a lot of empty buckets out there and you have what it takes to fill 'em.

Example: Write a HAND-WRITTEN NOTE telling someone how much they make you laugh, or brighten your day, or make you feel special. You could leave it on their desk, drop it in their lunchbox, pop it in the mail. The important part is that it be "by your own hand". Trust me: it matters!! Or, make a point of letting someone who looks in a hurry go before you in the check out line. You have an extra minute and that minute could make his/her day!

Please PASS THIS ON to your bloggers, facebook friends, twitter-ees ect. Let's GET THE WORD OUT that we need to be fillin' some buckets. People are gettin' thirsty out there friends, and we can give them a nice, cool, refreshing drink of kindness to fill their bucket.

WILL YOU JOIN ME?? On your mark, get set, GO! Have fun!!!


Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Gettin' the WORD out one PBT at a Time!...Part 2

I went to a "Drive your Business" workshop yesterday with Boyens Group ( in Nashville and I am so pumped!! So much to do, so little time.

John is a fabulous Mentor and Coach and I am always so inspired and equipped with wonderful, practical tools to grow my business and be more efficient. By the time I leave I feel like a Fortune 500 Company! LOL

Made myself a new Tote for the occasion and it's to die for...well, at least I love it. I love this style for my Handbag and just have to make some more. What do you think? Made a matching Bible Tote too to carry my books, workshop materials, etc.

This is gonna show up in my Etsy store in the next couple days so stay tuned!!!

If you like it, I'd be honored if you'll share with your friends.

Meanwhile, have a fabulous weekend everybody. Savor every minute!!

To see what's new in my store:

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Long time no Blog!

I'm behind by about 6 months but it's for a good cause. I've been taking care of my dear Mom after 4 surgeries she had to go thru since January. Being with Mom and Dad and helping to care for them while she recovered will remain among the sweetest memories of my life. Even in the midst of the difficulty we laughed and ate and shared and it was awesome. My husband was beyond supportive and I couldn't have done it without him. My sister and brother were there at every turn as well, of course, and spending time with them (that we don't usually get) was indeed a bonus!

Mom and I went for a walk in the park one day when she was just getting her strength back and I snapped this photo with my phone. Ain't she cool! She hates taking her picture...sorry Mom! Love you! LOL

Just had a notion to say "hello" to my blog friends and say "it's good to be home."