April 15, 2013

Rural Society Spring Sale: May 3 and 4

It's just a couple more weeks until the Rural Society Spring Sale will be here!  Bethany Grubb of Antebellum Farmhouse will give a demonstration on "tablescaping", plus lots of other great vendors.

  Don't forget to bring your wellies because this show is at a real working farm . . . sheep, chickens and all!

I'm packing up the gypsy wagon with my signature jewelry, plus some great new jewelry designs and whatever else I come up with between now and then.
Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 starting at 9AM at Warwick Farms in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
Looking forward to seeing you there!

April 7, 2013

It's official . . . we are in contract!

Well, it's official.  Our house is in contract.  Two days after listing our For Sale by Owner MLS we had two offers.  Two days after that . . . we had a contract with a pre-approved financing letter accompanying it.  The buyer plans to finance the house with an FHA loan, but that made us wonder 1) how long will this process take 2) what sort of updates will we be required to do to meet Federal Housing Authorities guidelines and 3) what will the appraisal value be in comparison with our contracted price?  But today we got the news; 1) we don't have to fix a thing . . . and 2) the appraisal value was approved!  Now . . . to get everything packed and ready to be out of the house in 3 weeks.  This whole process went much faster than we anticipated.

In the meantime, I am getting my inventory together for the Spring Rural Society Sale in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.  I love this sweet little working farm . . . plan to attend on Friday, May 3 and Saturday May 4th.

April 2, 2013


You may have noticed that there hasn't been much activity here these past few months, my mind has been on my dad, Andrew.  Our family learned in late November that Dad had brain cancer called Glioma.   Of course, I had to Google it immediately to really understand what we are dealing with . . . you can learn more on Wikipedia.   Sadly, my dads' tumor progressed quickly.  We gathered by his bedside and held his hand and prayed until the earliest of hours on Saturday, March 16th when he joined our Savior, Jesus Christ, in heaven.

It's was a journey for us all . . . and it still is.  My days and nights have been consumed by all the wonderful memories we created along the way.   He will live in our hearts forever and we will cherish how much he added to all of our lives.

 God bless Dad and may he rest in peace.