Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Been awhile since I last posted.................

Yes, it has been along time since I last posted at this blog..............wonder if anyone reads this one. PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT IF YOU ARE READING THIS BLOG, ANY KIND OF COMMENT WOULD BE FINE.

Well, I think I will just download a few of my new Christmas cards that I have made and if you are interested in reading more go to: for more information.

Have a great day. Bye-Bye-Louise

Sunday, August 23, 2009

August is Almost Over..............

Sad but true, one more week to go. JP and my anniversary is on the 27th............yep...........36 years married and 2 years living together. 38 years of knowing each other. We have been through lots of ups and downs, smooth roads and bumpy roads and they still continue, except we have grown older and I hope wiser. We shall go out to eat, I hope, nothing else special happening. We were never much for big parties and such, like some people. Oh well, everyone is different.

Next month JP collects social security............gosh we are getting old, never thought we would make it this far. Will have to see about taking a picture of us together.

If you would like to go to I have written alot more on that blog, I think I am starting to fade out on this one and I would like to close for now. You have a good day and keep on keeping on.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Been going to Inches A Weigh for 6 weeks and have lost 8lbs and 20 inches............YAY!!!!!!!!! IAW has been my focus for now and probably will be till I have lost 50lbs and can be the biggest loser in this household.

Has been a very busy Spring for me. Went to a wedding in Chicago Memorial Day weekend. Sooo spent a month getting ready for that, had to rent a car, put the dogs in a kennel, buy JP and myself an outfit, etc. It was a nice trip, sure glad we don't live in Ill. Cars, cars everywhere, high energy everywhere..............whew was sure glad to get back to Appleton. Been working out in my gardens and trying to get stuff planted, lots of ideas and little money. Still working at merchandising my jobs, it pays some bills and gets me out and about. Making cards and selling on Etsy. Paying bills. Cleaning house. Etc, etc, etc. My little world is very busy and trying to balance everything is a challange.

Well you all have a good day, I am going to close this little blog for now. Time to get ready for IAW, have an appointment at 1:00pm, 40 minutes of strategic exercise then run on the treadmill and ride the bike for 20-30 minutes. That might burn about 100+ calories.

ttyl - Louise

Tuesday, April 7, 2009


"Spirelli" What a fun technique! Here's one of my newest cards. A friendly little "hello" with a "spirelli" punch. I would like to get a few more punches. This sure is a great looking card, probably could use it for any kind of card, birthday's, anniversaries, thinking of you, whatever your heart's desire.

I asked a friend if I could borrow a few of her punches, then I shall add a few more spirelli cards to my collection. If you are interested in buying a card from me, just go to my little etsy store at: I have set the price $7.50 + postage $1.50. You will also receive a bonus. One free card and thank you card for your use. Here is a closer look. You would need a punch that makes deep grooves so the thread or yarn won't slip and you work around the wheel going through one slot and on to 4th, 5th, or 6th and coming back to the empty slot and going to the next slot. sort of hard to explain, but easy to do once you understand the technique.
Well, I shall close this blog for now as it is getting kind of late (11:35pm) and I have to start cooking dinner for the husband as he will be home in about an hour. You all have a good day and enjoy the wonderfull spring weather.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

♥A Little of This and That♥

I was very busy merchandising yesterday, did a complete reset of books and coloring books etc. JP helped me, no way could I have done this all myself. We had to take down the old books and shelves and put up new racks, signage, and price labels. Then place the new books up on the racks. As it stood, I started at 10:30am and did not finish the job till 9:00pm. By the end of the day every muscle and bone in my old body ached. I did have two other jobs to do in the store, audit cleaning products and stock greeting cards, straighten and order new ones. I would be happy if I could have a couple more of those jobs. Not so strenuous. Greeting cards I can handle.

Well, today JP and I went to Golden Coral for dinner. Dangerous, I go with good intentions not to over eat, but it gets the best of me. Steak was delicious, with cheesy fries, broccoli, bread and salad.....................I should have stopped there, but no, had to have a few other things, shrimp, tuna, crackers, ice cream, peach cobbler, cheese bread. I am stuffed now, it is no wonder I am over weight. Guess that is one thing we like to eat.

I told JP what we spent tonight $25 could buy food for 3-4 days at Save a Lot. Oh well, we so very seldom go out and do something. JP said we could splurge alittle once in a while.

I watched a good movie today from Netflex. It is called "Australia"...........gosh that is beautiful country. Why in the world would people from Australia leave to come here. But anyways, good story and Hugh Jackman is such a handsome dude and truly he is sexy. Good story line, at times hard to follow, but maybe it is one of those moves that has to be watched a couple of times. Nicole Kidman was good too. Try and watch it. Very good. Another good movie to watch is "The Greatest Game Ever Played" with Shia LeBouef. A true story about Francis Ouimet Amature golfer in 1913 who played against the greatest golfer of all time, Harry Varnon played by Stephen Dillane. Really neat story, and one that can be watched and you never grow tired of it. I finally bought a copy of my own, and can watch it anytime. But of course, Shia played a great game of golf and he is easy to watch.

Hip, hip, hooray..........I sold a card on my etsy store...........gosh that made my day. A lovely snowflake card. This week I have to get some easter and mother's day cards up in my store. I want to make and Easter egg iris folding card, will work on that this week, hopefully. I shouldn't be to crazy busy this week, so I should find some time.

Well, I need to close this blog for tonight, going on 11pm and tomorrow is church. There's a storm coming tonight, if I don't make it to church will probably watch Jimmy Swaggart on the internet. Check this out Talk to you later.



Sunday, March 8, 2009

♥mmmmmmm.......Nothing New♥

Yep, same old, same old..........nothing new.

Am so looking forward to Spring, well at least Daylight Savings started today, snowed quite a bit today, again, so looking forward to Spring.

Been making some cards and's a pair that I already have in my Etsy store. These earrings are my favorite, they will go with anything I wear, which I seem to wear alot of no clashes of color here. I have a set of cards I will be adding to my etsy store in a few days, go to: you will see them there.
Oh, I have to tell you.....I have started a diet, it shouldn't be too hard, all I am going to do is change the oils I use. Coconut oil, MCT oil and butter, oh and avacado oil. So far I have lost 1 1/2 lbs. I ran into a woman that weighed 300 lbs 10 years ago, she is down to 188 today. She changed the oils she consummed and one of them is coconut oil. Coconut oil is digestable where vegetable oil isn't. She has been using coconut oil for 3 years and has noticed quite a few things since using the oil. Her skin is very soft looking and her belly is flat!! Now this is what I desire to see happen. It seems the oils we use settle in our belly. I don't know all the technical words and terms, but it all makes sense to me. So I shall try it, if I can lose 20-30lbs, I would be happy with that kind of weight loss. I get so motivated watching the Biggest Loser, and have so many plans to lose...........but alas it just stays in my head. Well, today 1 1/2 lbs came off.....................will see what happens tomorrow, we had popcorn tonight, made the old fashioned way, with coconut oil!!!!
Well, I am going to close this blog for now...........have a great day and enjoy your days on earth.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

♥Nothing New Under The Sun♥

Now that sounds like a good title.........for whatever reason that came to me. Truely there is nothing new under the sun...........God has seen it all. Things and places and people might come in different sizes, shapes, labels, coverings, colors, brands, catch words, phrases, etc. But, nothing is new under the sun.

Looking back on history, satan is always standing at the door ready to take over...............BUT, GOD............has been there to turn him away, where did satan get the brainy idea he could be like GOD and take over this universe????.......honestly, there is nothing new under the Sun. Well, I don't know where I am going with this..........just rambling on. When I look at current events and see the things taking place I have to just sit back in astonishment....the stage has/is being set throughout history to this very day...........for the great takeover of satan and his regeim.............but how can that be, cause GOD will have the last laugh.....hooray, I am so glad that the outcome will for GODS GLORY!!!! Man can do all he wants to take over, BUT, GOD will show his power and glory in the end.

So this is my confidence in knowing, that in the end it's not what you know, but WHO you know and I prefer to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and to know I am going to heaven. What better insurance than that, and it is FREE, not going to be taken out of your paycheck, or will the price go up because of inflation or go down because of recession. Nope, good for a life time and into eternity. Aflak can't even do as well as that.

Well I guess I better get off that subject............I made some new cards and earrings for St. Patrick's Day March 17th. Following is a sampling. Wow, that took a long time to get the picture on this blog. Well, here goes another one. Do you know how long that took to put the orange card up...............good grief........I started at 1:09 and it is now 1:27............18 minutes to put up one picture.........I guess I will not do another one for now.................takes tooooooooooo long!
I will close this blog for the day, as I have to start organizing my taxes so I can take them in next week. Hopefully we will get some money back, we pay enough taxes out, something should come back. You all have a good day and enjoy the weather............should be getting better...........Spring is right around the corner.