Friday, July 29, 2011

Etsy Shop Additions & Everyday Life

This week I've been working on some more painted signs to add to my Etsy Shop. I love being inspired by things around me and coming up with these designs.

Here is a wood sign that I painted with a quote from Shakespeare. I stained the wood a dark walnut color and really like how it turned out. The lettering is a cream color that I painted on with a small paint brush.

And here's another wood sign that I painted. I also stained this one a dark walnut color.

And here are a few canvases. I love these quotes...

You can find all these signs in my Etsy Shop and at the New Holland Coffee Co.

And I also wanted to mention that I do lots of custom orders as well. If you have an idea of a quote or scripture that you would like painted onto wood or canvas, just let me know and I'll be happy to work with you!

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And now, onto some everyday life around here!

Here is my almost-nine month old little Violet. She really is just about as sweet as she looks. I can hardly stand it.

The chubby cheeks, the curled up toes, the perfect little lips, oh, my. She melts me.

And here's the rest of the crew. These are my parents' grandkiddos. There are seven ages seven and under. And one more on the way (not mine!!).

Taking a family picture of all the kids is not for the faint of heart! And getting them to all look at me turned out to be impossible, but we did the best we could!

And this is just too funny. The kids were thrilled to get a buggy ride last weekend! Most of my extended family is Amish and my cousin's husband took them for a ride in their buggy.

There they go among the fields of corn! Lancaster County at its finest! :)

And I'll end the post on an almost-naked Jack. Doing the thing he does best - eating. It's time to start potty training, and I'm totally dragging my feet. Any advice on how to train little boys??

Have an awesome weekend friends!


  1. Gosh, I'm sure you'll get so many opinions on potty training - look out! That said, the 3 day method worked great for us. We trained our son when he was 28 months. I think the key was keeping him pantless for almost a month after those 3 days. Yup, pantless. He was able to take himself off to the potty whenever he needed.
    Love your blog, by the way. I think I found it by the way of Better After. I'm inspired every week by your WIWW posts. I even got a great thrift store outfit myself this week :)

  2. just make sure everything is going to go into the potty!! I got sprayed on more than one occasion because I was unexperienced in pointing boy stuff... :)
    love the stained signs!!

  3. We visited the Railway Museum in Strassberg? in Amish country last summer. Loved it and the surrounding countryside. The kids all look great!!

  4. I taught my boy to pee using a soda 2 liter. Some little boys have trouble peeing sitting down, plus they love the tinkle.

  5. Advice for potty training boys...PRAY! Pray more and pray even more! Good luck!


I love hearing from you! Thanks for your comments! ~Aimee


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