Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter Everyone....and a special wish!

Happy Easter everyone. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. I know this is the first weekend of spring...but here in the midwest we have been blanketed with more snow, ugh!!

We will have the egg hunt indoors, but we will still celebrate :) I have listed my Etsy shop....yay.
I know finally huh....I have only listed a few items, but plan to list more. I will keep you updated!

The link is below:
I will add my link to the blog soon...again computer challenged and can't figure it out :(

So back to the to wish...today is my little girls birthday. She turned three today, yes a spring baby. She was a pure delight from the moment we found out we were expecting. We were told we had less then 5% chance of getting pregnant.....we'll I think we surprised our doctors. Even after having a 3 hour surgery...which was supposed to be a routine 20 minute procedure. My ovaries were attached to my stomach...sorry for the visual..they gave us grime news and said it was unlikely I would be able to conceive again. Well....we thought we would try and God would watch over us, well God graced us with a perfect angel! She has been such a joy to our family. Here is a rare picture of me and the kids...dont laugh, its hours after having a c-section, but I love the smile on my sons face...my daughters dazed look, and my new addition sleeping through it all....which she still does to this day! Today we celebrated her birth and what an awesome weekend with Easter weekend too. Happy birthday love!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Take care and many blessings, Jackie

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Horton Hears an Etsy Shoppe is Coming!!

Do you ever get stumped even before you even write the title.
I do all the time......being creative with words is a challenge with me.
I know, you know I have more then one challenge....lol!! So thanks for bearing with me.

Today, the girls and I saw the hilarious movie Horton Hears a Hoo!! What a cute story and the graphics amaze me. They even make the movies funny for us big kids....my oldest would say...why are you laughing? ....so the humor is for both young and old.....my oldest daughter is 6.
A must see in my book and if you have little ones...it kept them entertained the whole entire time. My baby girl turns three next week and she stayed in her own chair the entire time (and she wasn't a sleep on my arm or me)....whoo HOO!!

So, I havent posted in a bit because as the title reads....I'm working on opening an Etsy shoppe.
I know, I think I am the last to jump on this wonderful band wagon...but better late than never, right! I'm very excited and WOW it's taken me a lonnnnnggggg time! I am hoping to have 7-9 new pieces and I have been very busy!! I have found a new energy. My physical therapy is going very well and I am hardly having pain.....I don't want to be too boastful, but I feel good. Thanks for all your encouragement and prayers!! So I will leave with a sneak peek. I will post when the shoppe opens, hopefully by Monday or Tuesday. Have a wonderful evening....hugs, Jackie

Spring Bunny Chick

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

You Make My Day!

You Make My Day Award...me...really me..."I graciously accept this award on behalf of"....

Oh, I am just kidding...LOL, I was envisioning accepting this award like I'm in a fancy sequence ball gown at the Oscars. I'm actually wearing sneakers, running pants and a long sleeve shirt. Just giving you a funny visual. I do thank Colleen for Frostings and Sparkles for her kind words....which I send right back to you. I think the same about you and can't believe were are somewhat neighbors and we met in Blogland!! Thanks so much! So, I think I am supposed to either tell you seven random things or pass the award on.....so I will do BOTH!



1. I love eating Synder Pretzels and drinking orange juice....yummy

maybe I should take a break and go get some......

2. Ok, I am back from my snack break....I love vintage toys, a gift I get from dad.

I love seeing them in mixed media, flea markets and of course garage sales :)

3. I'm not a girly girl.....but I have a thing jewelry.....can't afford diamonds

but I like handmade jewerly....especially on ETSY!!

4.I'm growing out my hair......ugh I am in the ugly stage....YUCK!!

5.My business name "FAT JAK" is really a spin off my kids

I was told I would NEVER become pregnant and the Lord blessed me with three angels

Jake, Alexis, and Katie Reese...So it's a play on words....Fat=Blessed and Jak=Jackie plus my kids first intial.

6.LOVE LOVE LOVE sushi.....my husband thinks it's gross, so I don't get to eat it as often as I'd like....but I truly love it.....did I say that already....hmmmm I guess I am just really hungry.
Plus I finished all my pretzels and oj.

7.I threw pottery in college and this is why I have a love for clay. I didn't have the means or time to be away from my children so I bought paper clay at Micheal's one day and taught myself handbuilding.....thus my start into my whimisical world...plus my kiddos inspire me EVERYDAY!!



Well...there you have it. I am feeling better and the healing is a slow process, but my heart is staying positive. Thanks for all your thoughts and notes....it was a daily blessing...thank you!!



I hope you had a chance to get over to Glitter and Grunge and see all the new artists and their fantastic work. Thanks for all your orders and I hope you enjoy your new spring additions!!

I leave with another bunny....hope he makes you smile, enjoy Jackie
Ohhh.....I pass this award on to all who comes and reads my silly blog....tag your it!
Have a great day......and you truly make my day :)