Monday, October 17, 2011
So, it's been a while since I blogged here. I've been working on a secret project... a new blog! I decided to switch over to Wordpress. It provides a few more options that I've been wanting plus for just a little $ I can removed the "wordpress.com" from my url. My blog will now be more related to just my business. But from time to time I'll still share a little from my family & friends. Including the "31 Days of Thanksgiving". Be getting ready for that. It'll start soon!
Anyway, come over to my new blog and join me there. Leave comments & let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions.
Written by Ann Tatum at 6:09 AM
Wednesday, September 07, 2011
I didn't add any new decor this year (at least yet) so I didn't take any photos. But you can see last year's photos here, photos from 2009 are here, and 2008 are here. If you have any new decorating ideas for fall please let me know. Send me links!
In honor of the Fall Fairy's appearance I created the pumpkin earrings you see above. I will be giving them away to one of my Facebook followers (Duct Tape And Denim, not my personal FB acct). If you don't already "like" me you can visit my page here.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
|"fOuNd nO. oNe"|
|"fOuNd nO. tHrEe"|
I have challenged myself with this latest collection of jewelry. I call it "fOuNd". I am trying to use up all the little things I've collected or had leftover from other projects.
|"fOuNd nO. tWo"|
I was going to save this one for Halloween but thought someone might want it now so I listed it, too.
There are a couple of other things that I enjoy about watching Hoarders. 1) Spending time with my daughter and 2) it makes us both want to clean house!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
They are extremely well made and comfortable. I like putting my hair up in the summer and have been using those cheap plastic claw clips. But if you wear those you know that they're not always comfortable... especially when you're in the car or sit in certain chairs and the claws dig into the back of your head.
There is a size for every type of hair. Here's my cutie little niece wearing a fairy clip -- not sure if that's a small or extra small. I wear an extra small because my hair is very fine.
BTW, did I tell you about the "silver hair" I found last week? I was so upset every time I got into the car I had to double check if I was seeing gray hairs or if it was just the sun reflecting.
They also have hairbands and bobby pins. If you see me this week I'll have some print catalogs for you to look at and I'll try to have my flexi-clip with me so you can see the quality of it, too. I think I'll wear it to work tomorrow!
My virtual party is going on until September 4. Please go by and take a look. Thanks for supporting a stay-at-home mom & a home business!!!
Written by Ann Tatum at 8:07 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Hope you can make it out to the "Room" this month. I'll be working Saturday 10-2 so come see me! If you can't make it I'll be bringing some of the jewelry to work next week and listing a few pieces on Etsy as I have time.
But I don't have too much time to do that. I've already had several requests for the ruler & faucet jewelry that was featured in GreenCraft Magazine so I'll be working on that soon, too!
Written by Ann Tatum at 1:00 AM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I sat up my shelves at the "Room" this weekend and took lots of pictures. I was going to post them but I'll wait 'til tomorrow -- opening day!
This month was supposed to be a travel theme and one of the things I've been shopping for is globes. I found a few & brought them home. But they're not going to make it into the shop. Glenn has commandeered them! He loves them. Now they are decorating his study area at home. So, here are some photos of items that WON'T be at Room With a Past this weekend!
Globe bookends - now holding up Glenn's books. In front of the maps that I framed for his wall and right beside the Eiffel Tower. (The dog is Glenn's addition to the decor.)
And my favorite find from Texas, the lunchbox. My sis & sil talked me into buying that in Waxahachie. Would have been great for my spot... combining travel AND back-to-school.
Monday, August 15, 2011
|Photo courtesy of Carmen Moreno.|
|Photo courtesy of http://selinalake.blogspot.com/.|
|Photo from kohler.com|
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I haven't written an update on Margie lately. Physically she seems to be doing very well. And as I've told some of you before, her illness (vascular dementia) isn't a steady downward trip. It's more like stairsteps. I think she went down another step while we were in Texas. She was doing well before we left. Usually she could remember that we were going, just not when. She would ask us up to 5 times in one visit when we were leaving. We were gone on a Sunday and Glenn called her that Sunday morning. She thought I was going to come pick her up for church. Glenn told her we were still in Texas and she was surprised to hear that we were there.
Since then she has been very confused. Every time I've seen her she tells me that she's very tired because they had to go somewhere to take showers the night before. One day when Glenn & Jordy were with her she insisted that she takes showers in the building next door. Glenn took her down to the bathroom and asked her if that was the place. "No." She took him by the hand and told him that she would show him. She went outside, around the wall, and into the parking lot next door. Nothing there. She was confused but still refused to believe that she showers in the same building.
When I was visiting with her she asked me how far away from this place she lives. I had to tell her that she lives in that room down the hall. She's worried that Glenn and I won't be able to find her one day. So every time we talk to her we remind her that we always know where she is and that we talk to Hazel and know what's going on with her all the time.
She still remembers her son's names (although sometimes Glenn is George) and her brother's name. But sometimes she doesn't call their wives or children by their names, just "his wife" or "their daughter." She also asked Glenn how long it has been since George died and how he and her mother died.
Thank you to everyone who asks about how she's doing. There are some things you can pray for too:
- that the VA will approve her for funds that will help pay her living expenses there
- that she won't be worried about us not being able to find her
- her health (which seems to be very good at this time)
- her other sons who aren't able to visit with her now because of their own health problems
- for Hazel and her other caregivers (we are VERY thankful for them!)
Friday, August 05, 2011
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Monday, August 01, 2011
The official date for the mag is August 1 but sometimes it takes stores a few days to get them in. I have found them before at JoAnn's, Michaels, Barnes & Noble, and Borders.
Written by Ann Tatum at 3:22 AM
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Today I cleaned them up a bit, took off the hinges, & added hangers to the back. Jordy helped me hang them.
BTW, what do you think of our bench? lol... The table is new. We had to take the back seat of the van out to get it in. Then when we moved the table in we sat down & decided to leave the van seat there so everyone would have a place to sit until we found more seating.
So let me know if you have a bench for sale. Maybe I should go back to Berkeley and see if I can find a free bench on the sidewalk!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
|Aileen's spot is as beautiful as ever!|
|A close up of Lisa's space.|
|I was tempted to buy this before the sale even started!|
|And here's another sneak peek of my shelf.|
Written by Ann Tatum at 7:34 AM
Monday, July 18, 2011
The first official day of my vacation was busy. Since I won't be here next week I had to have my space in the Room all set up. Jordy helped me. She's great at staging and photographing my stuff. The photos on this post are from my iPhone. Her's are much better... I probably should have waiting for her to upload them.
Then we went by & walked with some ladies from my office for the Walnut Creek Relay for Life. After that we did some other errands & picked up Margie. She was having a good day... just kept repeating herself. This will be the first time since she's been out here that we've all been gone at the same time.
Wow, I just noticed that it looks like my tags are coming off. If any Roomies read this, would y'all go by my shelf & stick them down for me? Thanks!
That flower on top is missing already... it showed up in Jordy's hair after we left. :-) Her payment for helping me set up.
And a big thanks to Deb for filling in for me at the sale next week!!!
Guess what? You can 'like' Room with a Past on Facebook, too! And if you 'like' them, you can 'like' me, too.