Saturday, May 28, 2011

Masculine Card Class....

We are still elbow deep in kitchen stuff but I wanted to pop on here real quick to let you know I'm still around! :o)

We have a lot of things coming up so my presence here will be spotty, but I promise to make it to your blogs as soon as I can. For now, I'll leave you with my latest class project scheduled for early June....

Have a good Memorial Day weekend!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A little of this and a little of that....

Good morning everyone...

It's been a busy month around here and it's taking a toll on Kaufman's Cottage in blogland! Here's a sneak peek on what we've been working on.....

So far we are coming in right on budget and I'm loving the warmth it's adding to my kitchen. I'm editing out a few things in hopes of making the kitchen appear a little larger than what it actually is and will be sure to share the end result as soon as it's finished.

In the mean time, I'm also working on a few card ideas that I'll pass along some time this week. I hope you can come back then!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Will this be the Year?......

Will this be the year that I don't think through nursery plans and birthday party themes?

Will this be the year that I wake up on Sunday morning and not dread the "Happy Mother's Day!" greetings from well meaning church members at the door?

Will this be the year that I don't gaze upon the beautiful face of a child and feel the ache of empty arms?

Will this be the year that I don't think through the 1 Samuel words about Hannah...."and the Lord remembered her"?

Will this be the year that I'm able to focus on how blessed I am to have a mother who accepts me unconditionally instead of wishing the day would just be over?

It's not my intention to bring about words of sympathy because of this post but to shed some light on how difficult tomorrow is for tens of thousands of men and women. Loss of any kind is a difficult road to travel and one that can be lonely even when you are surrounded by others. I pray for those who will never experience the love at first sight of seeing your newborn. I pray for those who have endured the devastating loss of a child. I pray for those who have children and neglect them. I pray for those with adult children who have left the home in a less than ideal way. And I pray that tomorrow you will kiss your babies just a little more often, hold your momma's in an embrace just a little bit longer and show just a little more kindness to those who are in a battle of heart wrenching proportions.

Will this be the year?

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2nd Batch of Strength and Hope....

Good afternoon everyone!

I'm back today with a second batch of six cards for my best friend Tammy. And I'm pleased to report that she's almost out of the first batch I made! Not because of the cards themselves, but because of the outpouring of love she's received since her diagnosis and how having a thank you card on hand has made one small step of this journey just a little easier. That my friends, is the reason I make cards!

The box I made to hold this set can be used over and over again as I replenish her supply. It's my intention to use the same stamp set for all of the cards I make for her and you can own it too! If you are interested in purchasing the Strength and Hope stamp set, please visit my Stampin' Up! website today! Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from every purchase of this stamp to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. How can I not support something like that?

Thank you for stopping by!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Catching Up.....

Is it just me, or has it been a really long Monday? I'm glad I decided to do something simple for dinner tonight because this girl is dragging this afternoon....

Melissa and Tammy

I wanted to say thank you to all of you who committed to praying for my best friend Tammy. It means more to me than I could ever describe and I know they are working! She's even started a blog of her own so if you are interested in keeping her encouraged, I'm sure she'd love it if you would follow her. The blog name is Team Angier Chronicles.

And just because I can't resist this sweet little face, here are a few photos of my mom's new puppy Moose. Seriously, have you ever seen anything so cute in all your life?!

Have a good night!

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