I am glad you chose to visit! My blog is a compilation of the many hats I find myself wearing. On any given day I may be an encourager, an instructor, or just a lady who is venting. You, dear reader, will probably identify with my triumphs and my tribulations! These snapshots fit into my Life Scrapbook I have named A. McInnis Artworks. I hope you will find something worth your while.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

T'was the Day After Christmas...Life's Lessons

T'was the night after Christmas and the holidays have been officially "put to bed" at our house. I have a confession to make...(don't tell anyone)...I wasn't in the holiday spirit this year. Oh, I tried, but the new shop made it super difficult.

When offered the opportunity to rent a building, buy the previous owner out and open "Dwellings Refined", I jumped at the chance. I have always wanted to have my own shop, but I wanted it on my own terms and in my own time. I have found out something extremely important...you NEVER get anything in YOUR time and totally on your OWN terms.

Why did it take me 62 years to figure that one out? Life is about choices, opportunities, failures and victories. You never quit learning, no matter how old you are. Once a upon a time, I thought I knew it all...I was 16. By 28, I KNEW I knew it all. By 45, it began to dawn on me that there might be others who really did know more than I knew. By 60, I decided I didn't know even 1/4 as much as I once thought I knew.
Next year (2012) will usher in my 63rd year on this earth...boy, have I got a lot to learn!
# ONE on the list is to listen more, talk less and to not sweat the small things. :)

Happy week after Christmas,

See our Dwellings items here!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Your Dislike Turned into My LOVE!!

Are we on the countdown to Christmas or what?!
We took a swift trip to Paul Michael's in Monroe on Saturday morning...

It was the first Sat. I've had off since Dwellings opened.
At Paul M's I was able to make someone else's mistake my great fortune! While strolling around, I noticed a huge wreath...it was made of lime and copper mesh and leopard french wired ribbon.

Most of PM's wreaths are very pricey and very similar...this one was really creative and I LOVED it! I noticed it had a tag on it that said "Transaction Cancelled"...hmmmmm. I found my #1 lady that normally waits on me and got the good news...it wasn't what the customer envisioned AND (drum roll, please) I got it for 1/4 the normal cost! Oh, happy day!!

I think it's just scrumptious! Below is the view of my tree from outside. (This is NOT the PM wreath...just one that I put on the outside windows.)

One other funny happening...cracked two eggs Monday morning for breakfast and look what I found....two tiny yolks! In all my years of cooking, I've never had that happen before...just had to share! It looks like a little face!

BTW: I was guest blogger on A Hole is to Dig, my friend Hannah's blog...please, join us!

May you find a double yolked egg soon,

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lost Christmas Wreath

Ok, everyone! I need your help. Today a lovely lady came into the shop looking for a lost ceramic wreath. She was given this treasure by a friend who is now deceased. It would mean lots to her if she could locate another one...above is the picture of the "lost wreath". Please, email me with any information you might have regarding this...I know my friends in blogland will come through if anyone will!!