Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Little Of This And That...

Happy Rainy Afternoon~
I apologize for the randomness of this post, but I have little bits here and there to say. Well, after receiving my new camera for my birthday (Yippee) and having it sit in the box for a month, I finally decided to learn how to use it. I have to say that I was scared, hence the delay. Much to my happy is actually easy to use and I LOVE it so much. All the pictures on this post are random, but done with my new camera. Can you tell the difference???
These salt and pepper shakers on coming on our Etsy store this week. Aren't they so sweet?
This weekend was filled with highs and lows. On Friday night I had been planning to meet up with my college roommate in Las Vegas to go to The Lady Antebellum concert. We had everything in line (tickets, hotel room and lots of fun planned). I never expected to get the call Friday morning that her flight had been cancelled due to a very large fire and heavy wind in Reno (she lives there). She was now scheduled for the 12:55 flight. My flight was at 9:45...........
To make a very long story short, I flew to Vegas and when I got there we determined that her flight was never going to take off. The tears were flowing at the Las Vegas Airport (people were probably staring at me). Our plans were ruined and I was sadly booking a flight to leave Las Vegas at 12:50. BTW- an additional fee of $130.00 which made me cry more. 
I felt like this dried rose !! I told my story to a lady at my gate...she was so sad for me too. But, the day got brighter and my neighbor ended up on my flight and sat next me and the best part...he bought me a Bloody Mary! I think it was the best one I ever had. When I was leaving the airport in Burbank I saw that same lady from my gate who told me how sorry she was , but then said "That just means that something good will happen for me". How sweet of her, right??? 
Because I was not in Vegas, I got to do a boutique with my friends. We were selling items from our Etsy store. It was a very long day, but also very successful. We received a lot of positive feedback, made many new contacts and sold so much stuff!!! A great day for My Soulful Home and fun too. We even got our picture taken for a local newspaper with a little write up about us. 
Had I been in Vegas, I wouldn't have been there with them. Maybe this was my "good thing". 
I used this experience to also teach my kids that not everything works out the way we want it to, but we have to move ahead to the next venture.
I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for family, friends, My Soulful Home, this blog and random people that make you smile when you feel sad. 
How did you like the pics??? Not bad huh????
Thanks for visiting 


  1. Hi Cheryl,
    Your images are beautiful Cheryl!
    I am sorry your plans with your friend didn't work out in Vegas this weekend. It sounds like you ended up having a very successful weekend though....
    Thank you for the email... I had to stop by and see if you posted those images you took with your new camera.... : ) I can't wait to see your holiday decor : )
    Take Care,
    P.S. My girls LOVE Lady Antelbellum....

  2. Hi Cheryl~ LOVE your images! :) Always so nice to hear from you too! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving my friend~ xoxo Rachel

  3. Hello Cheryl!

    Sooo very sorry to hear about the canceled plans! :( But I am glad that you were able to make the most of it during the rest of your weekend! :) Everything happens for a reason, and I'm happy that it worked out for you in the end!

    Oh and I love your new camera and pics! I'm sure you will be taking more lovely photos with it! Take care and have a wonderful upcoming Thanksgiving with your family & friends!


  4. Lita, i am so sorry about your trip. but i bet you had a great time with your msh gals. I can see a difference although I always think your photos are great.


  5. Hi Cheryl,
    So sorry to hear about your Vegas plans. I heard about the fire on the news. It sounds like it was all for the best though (not the fire, but the cancelled plans:)).
    I'm so happy for your that you got a new camera... can't wait 'til the day I get one, too. All of your photos look so pretty!
    Wishing you and yours a happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Oh yeah...I'm loving your new camera...I so need a better camera. So glad everything turned out okay...and happy to see your looking at the bright side of it.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Cheryl~ so sorry to hear about your trip plans but thank you for the lovely images. Happy turkey day to you and your family.


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