Sunday, November 30, 2014

Learning the Art of Blogging, oh My!

I have yet to unlock the key to effective consistent blogging.  I love put pen to paper or rather fingers to keystrokes, and I truly do love the idea of communicating thoughts, ideas, and sharing prose through a blog that reaches out and touches my readers in various ways.

I am not technically gifted to understand the intricacies of of the dashboard where all creative bloggers go to design those pages that draw you in, and I do not totally comprehend how to get those wonderful links to various products that we crafters, designers and homemakers want to "click" on to find out more .......

I would love to learn to share tutorials, mine and others, to engage followers and to be considered one of the must follow bloggers! Now wouldn't that be wonderful?

So I am off to the bookstore to find the book or books that will guide me through the world of blogging.

I will also get out my calendar and commit to dedicated blogging time so that it is not months between my entries and I will in 2015 work towards my goals regarding my alter ego of FarmGirl Sister and that will be my theme of posts, chronicling each achievement and even set back as I go.

You will see me organize my chaotic home and studio; you will get your hands dirty as we design and plant my garden this Spring; you will come right along with me as I tackle projects and repurposing challenges for my store Gladiola's Vintage Market in Branson West; and if you follow along for the hard stuff, you will be rewarded by going along on my very fun pickin' trips.

Fabulous Book Table from a wire spool

Oh I know you have heard this from me before.  After years as a caregiver for my Mom, and taking the last year to grieve at her passing, I want to work to accomplish those things she always encouraged me to do.  My Mom was my biggest fan and I want to show her even now as she watches over me, that I really can do the things she always knew I could!

Meet Eula, my pick up pickin' buddy

Crafting parties in my dining room! here I go, off to learn to be a blogger you want to know!
I so hope you decide to follow along for the ride.

-til tomorrow, Stormy

Thursday, April 10, 2014

A Keeper of a Flea!

Flea markets, we all know of them, most of us have a favorite two or three that we frequent for those fabulous must have treasures.  I love flea markets, will stop at any I see, and have many that I fancy for their amazingly talented vendors whose staging just draws you in.

My fleas are at Picker's Flea Market in downtown Branson, a fairly new flea market, less than a year open and located in the town's old grocery store.  It's well done with wide aisles, a variety of sizes of spaces, and so remarkable vendors with HUGE talents.

For those of you who enjoy shopping flea markets, thank you!  For those of you who are vendors at a flea, wow, you know how much work it really is ..... to take mostly cast off items and turn them into treasures that just have to go home with some lucky shopper.

We have to constantly keep our spaces looking fresh .... and Spring is upon us, the perfect time for a redo!

This is one of three of my spaces, and has attracted a lot of attention because we staged it complete with a full size bed in the center.  Its has been there for a couple of months now, so tomorrow, we are giving it a complete redo!  Out with the bed and in with the .............................., well you will just have to wait and see!

Tune in tomorrow!