Thursday, September 19, 2013

What is Because Liada?

Because Liada is the name of a Bible Study I am in the process of writing. I am looking for a team of people to trial run this study for us. If you are interested in learning more about it I have posted more details over at the new blog.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Free eBook - Today

We are in the process of getting my books so they are available on Amazon.com.  We are very excited to have the first one available now. For today only, as a thank you to all of you who have supported my writing projects, "The Humidity Makes My Hair Frizz and It's Really Starting to Stink In Here" is available for as a free Kindle download. If you download it and enjoy it, or if you have read it in the past, I would really appreciate if you leave positive feedback on Amazon.com.

Friday, July 19, 2013

New Home on the Web

Hello again. It has been so long since I have been able to post to this blog, or to be honest, to interact with the outside world in any way. As I mentioned earlier, our family has had some major changes to our lives, all consuming changes. We relocated to NH and started down the path of self employment. Well, actually, to be more exact, we started a couple businesses, the launching of which has been an enormous undertaking.

However, I am finally at a point, I hope, where I can take some time to pick up my blogging and writing projects. After thinking about it a lot, I've decided to start fresh with a new blog. It somehow seemed appropriate; new home, new businesses, why not new blog? I will be filling everyone in on the details of the last couple years and the journey which the Lord has had us on. I would love it you'd all follow me on over to there. I'd love to pick up some relationships where we left off. Here's the link to the new site: http://shelleyhowland.com/.   Hope to see you there.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Adventure

My family has set out for a new adventure, of moving and starting  businesses. I may be unable for a while to post as life is crazy right now. I will post again when I am able.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

They Are Calling It The Storm of The Century......I Tend To Agree


Would you like to see a frightening amount of snow? Take a look at these photos, taken outside my house today. Funny thing is.....4 days ago, we could see the ground.

This first one is of my daughter standing at our open front door. My daughter is 14 years old and as you can see, the snow if up to her hip. And... it's a step down outside that door.

Here's a photo of our barn....


Here's the same barn without the snow.



Our Garage

Our House


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pet Peeve: Expensive Craft Supplies

It is my belief that crafting does not have to be an expensive undertaking. So, because I have a pet peeve about expensive craft supplies, most of the handmade items you'll find on this blog were done using found materials. There are so many great materials which can be had for small money, with which you can make some really great items. Just start looking at the things you come across in your travels in new ways. Once you begin doing this on a regular basis you'll be amazed at the quantity (and quality) of the materials you'll have to work with. I recently came across some old wooden game pieces which my daughter and I made into these necklaces. We simply cut out some petals from pretty papers, glued them on and sealed the pieces with polyurethane. Then we drilled a hole in the wood and with black wire we made the little hanger loop part. The cording is leather. These and others are being added to the shop.
Why not see what you can come up with using found materials, your pocketbook will thank you.