Monday, August 29, 2011

The Heartfelt Home, Week 1

I am starting something new this week.  Each week I am going to be highlighting an item in my shop and running a sale on that item for my readers, my way of saying
Thank You
for all the suport you give me.
I have been very busy today moving in lots of products to my new shop, you should go and see how hard I have been working, ha.

This weeks item is
a


This pillow cover is made from vintage floral fabric
 and it is on sale for
$10.00 this week.



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Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sentimental Sunday # 35, Thimble Collection

Welcome to Sentimental Sunday, my favorite day of the week. The day we all gather together and share what we are sentimental about. It can be anything from an item in your home passed down by a special someone or just a few sweet words about something that has touched your heart this week, the goal is to take a moment and reflect.






Today I am sentimental about my thimble collection, it was my mom's and she passed it to me when she moved.

It is a collection gathered over many years and many people have contributed.




Some were ones used by greatgrandmothers and grandmothers,



others were purchased to bring to mind a place we have been.  The Chesapeake Bay is from the only other place I have lived....we lived there for a few months one year while my dad was working there.



Still others were given as a gift.  I am honored to be the keeper of these small reminders of our family's history.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

HOW TO BUILD A TEENAGE GIRLS WARDROBE WITHOUT SPENDING A FORTUNE, PART 4

Well here we are at Part 4 of this fun series, if you missed the other parts you can read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  This past week we stopped in Goodwill for a few minutes and found some great finds. 



 I am not sure if you can tell from the picture but this skirt is made from the softest suede.



We only found these 3 items but we were also pickier because we have already found so much.  Then we got the most amazing blessing, two different friends passed us down some clothes that they were no longer wearing.  Below is what we were gifted.  Grace and I had so much fun going through the clothes and are very thankful for them.  I do have to say that the girls these clothes came from are big (read older) girls and I have still been stuck with the idea that I have little girls, well let me tell you my eyes were opened.  My girl is no longer little and I am so enjoying the young lady she is becoming but it is going by to fast.












At this point we only have a few very specific items left that we need. We will be looking for them this week and hope to have all of our outfit ready for a Fashion Show next week.

This week we spent $18.00
for a total of $61.50 out of our $150 budget.  Since we were gifted so many nice things we are lowering our budget to $100.

Have you found anything great for a thrifty price lately?


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Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sentimental Sunday #34

Welcome to Sentimental Sunday, my favorite day of the week. The day we all gather together and share what we are sentimental about. It can be anything from an item in your home passed down by a special someone or just a few sweet words about something that has touched your heart this week, the goal is to take a moment and reflect.


Today
I have a post that I want to write.....
but it will not come, or to better say it,
too many words come all at once and I can not make them make sense.
This passed week my Best Friend came into town and stayed with us, many words were spoken, stomach's were shaken with laughter and shoulders were soaked with tears.
It was a good week and I am thankful for it.
I am going to choose to tuck the memories deep in my heart and on a day when every word is not tied deep to an emotion I will write....I will write them.  Today I am just going to let my mind race in what was the joy of my past week.











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Thursday, August 18, 2011

How To Build A Teenage Girls Wardrobe From Scratch With Out Spending A Fortune, Part 3

I am back this week to report how we did at the thrift store on Monday.  Remember last week I told you  the store that we would be going to marks everything half off on Monday's  if you missed that post or the first you can see Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  We did very well!



This shirt is brand new tags still on


This denim shirt is too cute it has red buttons up the back





Another brand new shirt







I am not sure why I did not edit the price in on this picture but anyway the are Ann Taylor Loft on sal for $2.00





That is a grand total of
$25.50
spent this week, add that to the
$18.00
spent the week before and we have spent a grand total of
$43.50
That is less than 1/3 of of our $150 budget I think we are well on our way.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

The First Day of School

Well....
Today was the day!
Our first day of school.  We have been preparing for this day for a couple of weeks,  cleaning the desk, switching last years books for shiny new ones, making schedules and today it was finally our day.  I love being a homeschool mom.  I love that it is me who gets to watch there eyes open wide when they learn something new, I even love the hard moments (love not like) because those victories  are so sweet to watch.   We celebrated our first day with a special waffle dinner.  In the morning we will be up bright and early and go to our homeschool "school"  we attend a school one day a week with about 1,000 other homeschool students.  Yes I did mean to type 1,000 isn't that amazing.  The girls are excited to see their friends and teachers.  Grace my 12 year old will be taking Ballet, Chemistry, Grammar, Literature, Movie Making and she will assist in an American Girl class.  Faith my 8 year old will be taking Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Chemistry, Art, American Girl, and Ukulele.  They should have a very fun year.  I will be teaching a class called Growing Girls In Grace and will sharing more about my class in the next few weeks.  So if you ever wonder what we are doing on Tuesday - now you know. 

Let's move on to the pretty pictures!  


Our Homeschool sign, I will be sharing more about it later this week.


Sister Love
My favorite sound in our house is the two of you giggling together, it brings a smile to my face everytime.
As I am writing this I can hear the giggles coming from the bedroom as you have one of your regular spend the night partys together.  Always remember to giggle together.



Grace, how is it that you are this grown up?  Every time I look at you I am just blown away.  You are a beautiful girl but the great thing is you heart is even more beautiful.  I love that you choose to serve over play so often, God has BIG plans for you and I can't wait to see them play out.


Faith, where has my baby gone?  I love that your hands are still little girl chubby, it makes my heart melt every time I look at them.  Your desire to live life to the fullest is so cool to watch you have the passion it takes to change things.  Your passion is going to be put to great use for the kingdom of God.

I am so blessed to be a mother,
I love my life!

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sentimental Sunday #33, A new direction for my blog




Welcome to Sentimental Sunday, my favorite day of the week. The day we all gather together and share what we are sentimental about. It can be anything from an item in your home passed down by a special someone or just a few sweet words about something that has touched your heart this week, the goal is to take a moment and reflect.


Today
I have decided to be sentimental about this little corner of the online world that I enjoy. 
Almost two years ago when I decided to start this blog it was on a whim, what else does one do when then are about to meet Ree in person (read about it here  ), today I cherish this space.
It was fun to write about meeting Ree and Christmas was just around the corner so why not show off my home all dressed up.  Then we were redoing the girls rooms so it was a great place to document the process.

Hubby and I have lived in two house before this one and have done many DIY projects on both but never documented the process, suddenly with this blog we had the perfect place to keep up with all that we do.  I love that we have a place to tell that story and that our grand kids will be able to look back at it. During all of this I seemed to have fallen into the "you must have a niche" to blog trap.  I became a DIY/CRAFT blog.  I enjoy each of these things but they are only a tiny part of our lives.  I want this blog to be a reflection of our whole lives.  I started to realize there needed to be a change when Sentimental Sunday started to be the only post I enjoyed writing because it was something that came naturally to me.  I was starting to find my voice in those post.
Then I started my shop and I loved making items that touched peoples hearts and it started to become clear that I my blog was changing.
I was becoming

The Heartfelt Home

So in a brainstorming session with Gina we/she came up with the new name.  I rushed to buy the .com without thinking through what would change immediately here.  After 2 hours on the phone  with Go Daddy and Enom (those poor guys were wishing they had not been the ones to answer my phone call!) I was finally directing correctly, Gina made me a new header quick so it would make sense and I got busy securing all other social media in this new name and started my mental plan of action for the future of this blog.

So that is where things stand today

Sit Relax and Read
is no longer

The Heartfelt Home
has taken it's place

Creative Kristi is working on a new blog design for me, say a prayer for her because I might drive her crazy before it is all over, haha.  Then we will begin work on my New Shop yes you heard (read, whatever....detail) me correctly.

Cha Cha's Treasures
is soon to be no longer

my new shop will be
The Heartfelt Home
(you can click on the above to see the new shop)
Easy to remember, huh?

For the next few days you can still shop Cha Cha's Treasures, you can even get 30% off by using the coupon code moving.  I am slowly moving items over to the new shop and will be adding a new line of vintage inspired kitchen products and a few true vintage finds.

Where else can you now find me

email
theheartfelthome@gmail.com

Twitter
Heartfelt_Home
BTW this is my favorite form of social media,
come follow me and lets chat.

Facebook
you can like my page
The Heartfelt Home
this is a great place to get sneak peeks to upcoming post,
some behind the scenes action and
some random things in our lives.
It is also a great place for us to talk back and forth about projects.


Pinterest
Heartfelt Home
This is the place to see what inspires me and my projects.

So are you asking yourself what all of this means for the future of this blog?  Probably not but I will tell you anyway!
-There will still be plenty of DIY projects because we still have plenty to do.
-Sentimental Sunday will still be here and have a renewed energy behind it, sorry to all of you who I have left hanging the last few weeks.
-I will be sharing about homeschooling and the homeschool class I teach.  I would appreciate it if any of you who homeschool could share some link parties with me, I would love to meet more homeschool bloggers.
-I hope to write about my faith more, this one frightens me because of my inadequacies but all things are possible through Christ who strengthens me.
-I still love to cook and want to be more consistent about sharing recipes and products I love.
-There is also a side of me that I have never talked about on this blog-a secret-
I have a cute little framed piece of paper that says I have permission to do hair in the state of Georgia.  Are you shocked or had you guessed?  The comments and emails I get the most of when there is a picture of me on here is about my hair.  Well.....
guess what ladies?
I am going to start sharing some "hows" with you!
-There will be plenty of crafts
-And don't worry I will also continue to be thrifty because lets face it I am cheap.

So what do you think?
I would love to have your thoughts and which subjects you prefer me to ramble about.

Thanks for supporting me and my family in this online adventure.


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