Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

With the rush of getting ready for family to arrive I couldn't help but remember all of the wonderful things that I can be thankful for. Some of the moments of preparation....well let me just say weren't the best...but for the most part the days were joyous. Life has taken me to great places, wonderful family, terrific friends in an artful community, and most of all I am truly thankful that I can live in a country where I can display my faith proudly and lovingly. I am thankful that I have a Christ centered life and my personal Savior is there for me all the time....he was even there to help me hoist the 22 pound turkey into the vat of brine, to peel the 10 pounds of potatoes, and to hand roll the egg noodles, to make the roux for the petite peas, to make the stock for the noodles and most of all the help me with the best apple pie & pecan pie you have ever tasted. Christ has given me these talents and I am thankful! What Christ given talents are you using in your Thanksgiving preparations today???

Monday, November 23, 2009

Second Chances

As many of you know I recently attended an awesome art retreat called Silver Bella. One of the highlights of this event is shopping at Second Chance. It is an antique shop packed to the brim with all the vintage flair that any creative person would go nuts for. It is departmentalized into vintage clothing, vintage sewing notions (my favorite area), vintage jewelry, ephemera & household items. Aside from the shopping, which is out of this world, this is the place to see all your Bella Sisters. We hadn't been in the shop for more than 5 minutes when squeals of joy could be heard all through the streets of the Old Market area of Omaha. Through the door came Lonnie Jenck, Stacy McGinnis, & Natalie Hansen. While shopping in the basement who did I bump into but Jodie Lejeune. More squeals of joy!!! This is the kind of shopping experience you have when you shop at Second Chances. It was purely delightful. Although I only shopped there once on this trip you can bet that I found the most awesome treasures. This is shopping that you don't want to miss if you are in Omaha Nebraska. So wonderful, we called from 2 hours out to make sure that they were still open, and the funniest thing, they knew that we were Bella's and said they would keep the store open longer for us. We put the pedal to the medal and high tailed it to Second Chance. If you are ever in Omaha won't want to miss either!!