Thursday, March 29, 2012


Oh, man, what a day. It always seems like everything piles on at once. I'm very much trying to live in the moment rather than buckling under all the to-dos. I finished up my first really huge Etsy order (70 note cards! And return address labels!) which is always extra scary because I spend the whole time worried I've missed something or royally messed something up!

Tomorrow, Nanny is coming over to help me get the front bed fixed up. Fun times. It'll be good to get it done, though. Once that's finished, I just have some trimming to do in the back yard and I can take a short break from yard work. After that I'll catch up on the house and get started on our adoption scrap book. Ok, when I write it all out like that, it's not so bad! I'm just...not going to think about Easter and the aikido seminar in Atlanta the week after...

On a happy note, I did get one item listed on Etsy! It's one of the drafts from my attempts at making Autumn's birthday party invitations.

I'm really happy with it. When I list the invitation for Autumn's party, I'll have to take a picture of Autumn in the outfit that inspired me. I started working on something else, too.

The more I look at that one, though, the less I like it. So, it's not going to be listed yet although I am going to work on the banner as well as some more printables.

This is the next thing I'm going to list. It's a word art canvas I made for my mom. I had my siblings and a couple of her friends send me some words to describe her. I used greens because that's her favorite color.

Actually, if you might be interested in something like this, let me know, even if I haven't listed it yet. I don't know how I'm going to list the color options so I can do pretty much whatever color scheme you might like. It's a 14"x14" canvas and turn around time is about 2 weeks. I'm charging $125 for folks not local to Memphis, free shipping in the US. We can talk if you are local.

I better get to bed before Mike wakes up and fusses at me. :) He worries when I don't get enough sleep. I've been doing well lately but tonight everything seemed to go wrong so I was all awake in panic mode (it ended up being fine) so I figured I might as well do productive things! Anyway, I have a blog to-do list, too, haha. I'm going to do my best to get through it!


  1. love the banner! i will order for the girls when you are ready to list. price? so pretty!

  2. Oh, fun!! I'd love to make one for you! I was thinking $8 for the banner file. Does that sound like a fair price to you? I can make one for you even before I list, just let me know and I'll make it and make you a custom listing!

  3. I love this and definitely want to get one. However, I would seriously be afraid of the words my husband and 3 sons would choose to describe me....Ha!! So, that being said, I would probably like to have one made with words that inspire me from God's Word. Let me know what you think!

    Lisa Chapman (Ridgeway Baptist Church)

  4. Oh, that is a great idea! I'd love to work with you on that. If you'd send me an email at sharaze at colley designs . Com, and we can talk about it more!

  5. Is the banner a printable that I would put together at home? Or is it the actual banner as pictured? $8 sounds great for a printable! And if Anthony let me, I would be willing to pay more $$ for the actual banner with the ribbons... like you know, just open up the box and hang it up on the wall before the party lol :) I'm sure other busy (lazy) people would be willing to pay $$ for that too :)

  6. Haha! It's a printable, but I tell you what, I can send you an assembled one. :D What do you want it to say? By the way, Autumn sent a drawing to your girls today.