Monday, April 21, 2008

Bloggy Giveaway - Pick Your Own Prize

We're participating in the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival again! Please visit my other blog for all the details.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Autism Awareness Card Of The Day

The artwork for this card was done by my sister Rose who has autism. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Autism Society of America.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Autism Awareness - Card Of The Day

I am a 29 year old mother of 2. Ethan 6 was diagnosed with high functioning autism 5 months ago. Ryann, my daughter, is 4, and is a ray of sunshine. She is a constant companion for her brother. My husband is an Active Duty Navy Submariner, and we have been married for 9 years, and together since I was 16.

Up until mid February, I was a working career woman, and between the diagnosis and upcoming therapy appointments, my husbands vast deployments this year, and needing to give my daughter more hugs and kisses, I decided to leave my career as a retail inventory planner to stay home. I have always dreamt of growing my own craft business, but never had time. I knew by staying home, and dealing with our complex issues, I needed to keep something in my life for me. That is "Bubba & Rye", my craft business.

Thanks Deb! To visit her Etsy shop click here.

Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Art For The Day - Juli Krasinski

©Juli Krasinski - The Beat of My Heart

I’ve been on my own since I was 13 years old. I’m a self taught artist, grow my own herbs and veggies, practice yoga and take in stray cats. I’ve been a single Mom for the last 9 years and am blessed beyond measure to have my son.

Let’s see, what else ... Oh yes, I also happen to have aspergers.

I won’t pretend for a second that it’s easy but, when compared with many other things, I count myself lucky. I think it is impossible to explain to anyone who doesn’t live it but ... it’s kind of like trying to go up the UP escalator and there’s a huge crowd all scrambling to get down it and you’re in their way. You see, I’ve never thought there was anything "wrong" with me. I’m just different. Very different in many ways but still, just different.

Sometimes I lose my mojo and get depressed that I can’t fit in or be like everyone else but then I find it again and remember that different is a very good thing to be.

Thanks Juli! You can visit her Etsy shop here.

Have a great day everybody thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Is Autism Awareness Month

My name is Emily, and handmade greeting cards are my favorite hobby. I love to make one-of-a-kind cards for the special people in your life! I also make invitations, bookmarks, gift tags, and altered notebooks upon request. My etsy shop is Cards by Emily.

During April I will once again show items that support Autism Awareness. I hope that not only will you stop by but that you will do everything you can to spread awareness.

Thanks Emily for allowing me to show your cards. Have a great day everybody, thanks for stopping by.