Sunday, November 8, 2009


So, I'm certainly no celebrity, and I don't think Febreeze is going to call for me to give an endorsement, and rarely do I love a product enough to tell the world. BUT, all that changed the day I bought a bottle of Febreeze's new limited time fragrance Cranberries and Frost. Stop what you are doing this very moment, drive as fast as humanly possible to your local Wal-Mart Supercenter and pick yourself up a bottle or 3. It'll have you laying on your floor like the commercials and breathing in it's wonderfulness. For what it's worth, Lea Ann

Friday, November 6, 2009

Good Golly

Where has the time gone? Has it really been that long since I've posted. I'm officially a blog slacker...the shame. Well any ol' whoo, a lot has happened since the last post. I'll do a top 5 list.
1. Steve and I celebrated a year of wedded bliss in May.
2. My dear friend Haven married the love of her life.
3. We have made 3 new additions to the Oglesby family. Shane married the most wonderful woman, Debbie Goodman Bell and her 2 sweet children Erin and CJ.
4. My other dear friend Sarah gave birth to another sweet little boy Reed Matthew Sharp.
5. Last but certainly not least, we made addition to our family. Meet Marigold, the sweetest, cutest, smartest, most lovable dog you ever want to meet. I am such a terrible mother for not posting any pictures of her. So here is Marigold from ittle bitty to know.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

Hello Blogger world, it's been a while since my last post, but with just cause.  I haven't really been a blog slacker, just been working on a new blog.  I'm setting out on a new venture to help out around the Oglesby house, and doing it with something I enjoy.  This isn't a huge production or anything, I'm not planning on quitting my job, just suplementing :)  Anyway, I'm going to be selling hand painted canvases, wooden family plaques, etc., and I call this Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String...these are a few of my favorite things!  The name comes from Sound of Music's, song, These are a Few of My Favorite Things.  I decided on this name because with every piece I have a new favorite.  I hope that some of my favorites will be yours too!  Pass it on!
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Congratulations to the Bride-to-Be!

Just want to give a shout out of congratulations to one of my dearest friends, Miss Haven Hale. She has found the love of her life, he proposed, and she said YES! I'm so happy for you and Ken Miss Hale, I'm so glad that you get to experience this wonderful thing that is so precious. When it's right, marriage is the most wonderful gift that you can ever be given. Thank you GOD for marriage, the way you designed it, it truly is a gift. Enjoy your gift my dear friend!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Just Kind of Happened

Personalized House Marker
Wooden Frame (my Stevie did that) with Hand Painted Cross

Christmas Card Holder

Hand Painted Cross

So Steve and I decided this year we wanted to make a few Christmas presents instead of buying into the money trap of the consumer Christmas. We wanted to give from the heart, and we both enjoyed getting to work together for a change. Anyway, they turned out well and we've actually have had a few orders since then. Just thought we'd post them, and if you're interested holla back!! I'll add more of our creations as they come.

The Downturn of the Economy

So we all know that money is tight everywhere, yes even here at the home of the electrician and school teacher. Due to many fiscal restraints we have had to make serious budget cuts and I have begun to take on many jobs that I once never thought possible (please don't believe a bit of this sarcasm). Because of the plummit of our economy I have become a hairdresser on the side...and my husband was my guinea pig. If you would like to set up an appointment for your husband I am now taking walk-ins. It will certainly make for a good laugh and a pile of hair on the floor to prove it. I can guarantee that your husband will now get his hair cut less often than he used to, therefore helping you to cut back on costs yourself. That's me, helping the economy one snip at a time!

Waffle House Christmas

So maybe you think we're redneck, some may just call it crazy , but we have stumbled on to our Christmas tradition, the WAFFLE HOUSE! Go ahead have your laugh, we still are. You see this is the way it all went down...we had this beautiful, sweet, lovie-dovie make you sick kind of quiet Christmas at home, nestled by the fire (even though we don't have a fire unless we were to make one in the back yard), but my family had other plans.

Somewhere along the way we settled for a 15 hour ride in the backseat of my dad's truck to Washington D.C. We left late Christmas Eve and Steve and I celebrated our Christmas in a Waffle House somewhere in Virginia with an old man flipping pancakes with earrings and reindeer antlers. It was magical, and memorable.

After we reached D.C. we stayed with my sister, brother-in-law, niece & nephew along with the rest of my family in a very "cozy" apartment. We were cramped, sore, but a good time was had by all. Steve got the D.C. experience for the 1st time and probably the last since our free board just moved to Georgia.