Friday, November 14, 2008

Flashback Friday

I am "Flashing Back" to the start of my business venture ~ Bisque It Pottery Painting Studio
This is how it all started!
From idea to opening in 2 months...and one of the best decisions I have ever made!
With the help of family we were able to do much of it on our own.
Shannon helped me pick our color palette, Mom stained and varnished all the cabinets, Dad and Steve put down the floor. Then of course everyone chipped in setting up shop.
First phase completed!
Tables are in, shelves are stocked, ready to open the door!
Kiln room is ready for the first firing!

CHEERS!!! We did it!

January 2005

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Back to School

Yes, I have gone back to school....not as a teacher, but as a student. I am taking a web design course through continuing studies at IPFW. Shannon built my website and has maintained it from the beginning....and has done an excellent job, I might add. I have always wanted to help with changes and updates from the beginning. Of course Shannon offered to give me a crash course...but I know how busy she is. (Thanks, Shannon) When I found this continuing ed course I thought it was the perfect opportunity. Don't leave me high and dry, Shannon, I still will need your help, I am sure!

Tomorrow I have my second class of three. I am really enjoying it and am already looking to find my next course. Anyone out there want to take a Photoshop class with me?

Also coming up this week is our annual Scrappin' the Night Away!! Of course I am sure you all have been watching the countdown clock here on my website.

Hey be sure to take my survey. Just curious how many of you have started your Christmas shopping. I usually wait until the first of December, but am trying to shop early. Shannon is my inspiration to "beat the crowds". That and the fact that my business is crazy busy from now to the end of the year that I just don't want to stress with shopping and business.
Hey, Shane, did you read that? I am doing my Christmas shopping early....get your list to me!! Ashley, give him a kick start, and I need your list too. ;)

One final word: Thanks to all the Veterans!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Miss J Monday

Jaden is here for her weekly blog. Take it away girl!

Yea! It's Monday!!! It just doesn't get much better!
I am trying to convince Gramma J that I am ready for gymnastics...

Can ya sing with me....."I like Big Butts and I cannot lie..."

Friday, November 7, 2008

Flashback Friday

I am cutting it close this week to get in my "Flashback Friday"!

I decided to go back to a couple of great accomplishments:

On April 21, 2006, Shannon had her "Senior Show" to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design at IPFW.

On May 12, 2007, Shane completed his studies at Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis to become a Electronic Systems Technician.

Great job kids! I am glad you both found a career that you enjoy. Not to mention the perks I get. I have my own personal graphic designer for all my business marketing and advertising, Thanks Shannon! And I have my own personal electronics technician, I am ready for my surround sound, Shane!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

My Favorite Trick-or-Treaters!

Although it was Jaden's second Halloween....this is the first one she actively participated in! Too cute...too fun!
We also had a surprise trick-or-treater stop by our house on Saturday!!! Check out the second picture!

Meet you can see he is a "loved" little (hot) dog! He is the owner of Shane and Ashley and my first "grandpup".

Monday, November 3, 2008

Miss J Monday

Jaden likes her Mondays so much, she has asked me to have a weekly post for her! And of course she wants it named after her, so we officially kick off the "Miss J Monday" weekly blog!

Jaden says, "I had such a fun time this past Friday night and Saturday morning that I want to share it with everyone!. It just doesn't get any better than a night with Gramma J and Grampa Max!"

"As you know one of my favorite past times is books! This is my favorite one at Gramma's. See all the COOK-KIES in the oven!"

"I have found a new toy at Gramma's! Now I can play my own music AND dance too! Gramma says 'one at a time', I am learning!"

"Saturday morning Gramma Pat and Ellie Mae came to see me! I had fun playing outside with Ellie. I really wanted to read her a book, but all she wanted to do was chase a dirty old stick!"

Hope you enjoyed Miss J Monday pictures. Jaden says she will be back next Monday to share again!

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