Saturday, March 24, 2018

JBF North Houston - Last day - 50% OFF!



Today is the last day for the Just Between Friends North Houston sale...which means most items are 50% off today.  The sale runs 9am-1pm.  They close it at the earlier time today because they have to start separating all the items for the consignors to pick up their items, if they are not donating them. 



 As a consignor myself, I do not want to bring these items back home.  As do most consignors...We are trying to sell these items and make enough pocket money to pay for the things our kids need, maybe a bill, or maybe a present for our significant other.  There are some things that will not be for sale and they will be marked with a star on the price tag.  It's large and by the price. 

For those items without the star, they will ring up 50% off the original price.  THAT'S A HUGE SAVINGS FOR YOU! 

There will be items that some consignors will pick up today after the sale closes and we will wait for the next JBF sale to take our items and we will let them sell there.  I will be doing this because there are some items I will not donate and they are in such good condition I know that another family can enjoy them and won't mind paying a small price for them. 

If you go to www.jbfsale.com you can enter your zip code and find when and where the next sale is happening.  Consignors will not have retag their items, but they will have to pay the $10 consignor fee for each sale.  I happen to find the other missing box of items I wanted to tag and sell after the sale had started.  I will be tagging those shortly and taking them to the next sale. 

This has been an awesome experience as a consignor for JBF.  Every night I can log into my account and view the tagging report to see which items sold and for which price.  It's a nice relief to see items flowing out the door knowing a check will be mailed to me shortly.  If you haven't checked out consigning with JBF, I recommend you do. 

**FABRIC GIVEAWAY**

LET'S BREAK 1,000!

As I review the blog, I see that as I write this post, I currently have 921 views...of which,
I AM 100% GRATEFUL 

To allow me to join you on this venture of motherhood and take time from your busy day to see how mine was is truly an honor.  I am so grateful that I have been received without negativity and without any harmful comments about me and my family/lifestyle.

To encourage those last few views, I'm doing a FABRIC GIVEAWAY!  

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The WINNER will receive a gift of 5 fat quarters of NEW quilt shop quality fabric! 

What could be better than MORE FABRIC?  

To enter into the giveaway, just leave a comment below this post.
Everyone who enters will be entered into a drawing.

The contest closes once 1200 views is reached!  One comment per person please.

Good Luck Everyone

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Spring Break 2018



As Spring Break 2018 ends, I smile thinking of all the new memories we have made as a family.

We didn't travel anywhere fancy...we went to the deer camp. We didn't eat anything fancy...we ate almost everyday at home. We didn't go to any fancy shops or go on a shopping spree.  We didn't spend a lot of money on anything.

We kept it simple and it was the best time!  We did some work around the property cleaning it up, watched deer and animals eat at the feeder, played board games, went fishing, went on at least one hike per day, watched family friendly movies, had quality family time with great granny, ate quality meals that didn't cost us a fortune, had a birthday party for the oldest who turned five...the list goes on and on.




We were very busy...but so needed it! It was amazing to wake up, pour my coffee, and sit on the couch to see the deer come out of the woods to the feeder.

As I start my week, I find myself now working on 3 quilts for clients - all memorial quilts.  I'm also picked up a new to me Singer featherweight sewing machine.  I'm so excited about it.  I plan on using it to piece the memorial quilts.  I'm anxious to get started on them and start showing you how wonderful the quilts will be with simple sewing techniques. I also can't wait to tell you about the amazing man who left these shirts behind for his wonderful wife...and the memories they hold.



Today (Tuesday) is drop off day for:







Im so excited!  I'm not sure if Im more excited about checking out all the goodies or dropping my own stuff off to make some money!!! I finished tagging my items, grouped them by sizes...and already loaded into my truck for drop off.  I'm actually waiting for my drop off time right now...That should tell you how easy this is!


After printing your tags from your computer JBF account....







TIP 1:  I started by seperating the sizes as I pinned the tags.  This made it very easy!  Remember you have to have it organized when you go to drop off.  You don't want to be running around if you don't have to. 




















TIP 2:  Here's my example of how to tag.  The hanger needs to face this direction and tag needs to be pinned in this location.  Notice I safety pinned the clothing together.  One reason is because it prevents it from falling off the hanger and getting "lost".  It can also prevents theft.














TIP 3:   I simply tapped across the tags (entire tag) when I had items in packages like these two items.  











TIP 4: I saved twist ties from bread loaves and used them to tie the same size clothes' hangers together.  This is a great idea when you don't have many items.  I have seen people use trash bags (over the coat hangers like dry cleaning) when they had lots of  clothes.









I'm also excited because I'm going to "go live" for the first time ever on Facebook....(I'm behind the times, I know.).  Speaking of Facebook...WATCH for the NEW My Charmed Cabin Life Facebook page!  It's going live this week!


How many of you are going to use your pass to get in free tomorrow?  I will be there!

Come see me and use your free pass!  Tell the front door you got your pass from the My Charmed Cabin Life blog.


Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weekend Tales




We took a relaxing weekend to the deer camp and it's actually been very therapeutic.

Last week I was hired to make a quilt with hearts that were to be made from the work shirts of a man who passed away, for his wife.  I know this man and as I'm going through the shirts - I have my own memories of him flooding back into my mind.

Last week, Bailey also had an ear infection and the antibiotics that the doctor gave her - gave her diarrhea so bad there was poop everywhere...and then the start of yeast infection as a side effect of the meds too!

Hubby also had to work out of town so I was solo with Bailey during her illness.  To say this past week has been a struggle may be a huge understatement. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure there are single mommas who do a whole more than I do and I commend them.  It's just not my norm and I'm not use to it.

I was pretty excited that I was able to meal plan the month of March ahead of the month actually starting.  I had the plumber scheduled for Friday morning to finish installing the bathroom fixtures and I was ready for that to be finished.  I came up Wednesday and Hubby came with J on Thursday.

Well, the plumber cancelled again and so we decided to make it a family day.  We had quality family time with both kiddos all day long.  We took lunch to Nana at the local quilt shop and even saw a beautiful scenary of a windmill with an old truck in the background like an old painting.



Playing, watching a movie, and a 2 mile hike in the woods lead to an early bedtime for both girls.  To say I was giddy with excitement would mean I had the energy to be excited - but inside I was!  LOL.

On our way back to camp we stopped and took the game camera cards out to see what was frequenting our deer feeder.  No bobcats this time, but we did get some exciting pictures and I have to say that waking up and looking out the window in the door and seeing deer at the feeder totally set my day to be awesome.

Here are some of the awesome pictures from the game camera:











We ended the night with family game night and making dough for fresh bread (to be baked Saturday)...



And then Saturday....the dough had risen enough to...



Enough to make delicious crusty Artisan bread for Saturday dinner!



Homemaking has shown a new leaf in my life and I'm really trying to own my new life as a stay-at-home mom.  Food storage, meal planning, family relationships, and taking care of the home has proven to me why so many women stayed home to care for the home and family.  There is simply so much to do within the home, especially with children.  

With starting the new week, many tasks are popping into my head.  I have stacks of items and clothing to tag for the JBF North Houston sale scheduled for later this month.  I also found a new sewing machine - electric - Singer 201 from 1950...I plan on picking it up tomorrow.  Hubby wants to make a Costco run tomorrow too for items for the deer camp for while we stay during Spring Break.  Tuesday - I plan on starting the Love Quilt...and finishing the denim quilt later this week...

My plate is so full...how about you?  If you are a mom...I already know the answer.  I've had so many requests for custom quilts that I'm actually shocked by how many people really want one custom made.  

If you have a request for a custom quilt - email me at mycharmedcabinlife@gmail.com