Friday, June 23, 2017

Find Your Smile - Friday Fun

Hooray!  It's Friday!

Funny Pictures Of The Day – 71 Pics 

What's going to happen the next time one gets wrapped in my hair lol 

             .... AND DON'T FORGET TO LAUGH!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Meet Boom Baths

Many of you may have seen my post from the Red Fern Festival. The purple canopy next to mine was Boom Baths.

Here are pictures of her new booth and her decorations and products before the storm hit Saturday.

This was her first show. New canopy, tables, displays and a huge storm that destroyed all her hard work.

Please check her out on Facebook.

To bring fun, affordable, bath bombs to the masses...well, the masses in NE Oklahoma, mainly. :)
Call (918) 931-7142
Unique, fun, artisan bath bombs, handcrafted in Collinsville, Oklahoma. Several fun scents and colors to choose from, for men, women, and children!
Bath bombs can be picked up at my home in Collinsville, or at a prearranged location in the Tulsa/Owasso area. Orders will be brought to Tahlequah 1 weekend a month.

Full-size Bath Bombs are $5 each, mini's are $3 each, and Bath Bomb Donuts are 2 for $5.

Shipping is available and can be determined based on order size and location.

Custom orders are welcome, so feel free to message me!

 And as always, sharing a tweet:

Checkout the Made in Oklahoma #BathBombs

Monday, June 19, 2017

Torrential Rains Red Fern Festival 2017

Torrential Rains
Canopies at outdoor shows don't mix!

was rescheduled to June 16-17, 2017
due to major storms in the forecast for the April dates. 
(Downtown Tahlequah flooded the original dates)

The weather report was clear and extremely hot.

Friday was to be 93 degrees with about 110 degree heat index.
Saturday was to be 96 with 115 heat index.
 A Heat Advisory Warning was issued.

Mark W. Hodson - State Farm
provided fans for me to hand out to help people fight the heat.

My canopy was set up at 6:45AM and I was ready for customers.

 This was up in the afternoon.
No customers. People weren't off work yet.

The girl in the purple canopy was doing her first show with her brand new canopy, tables and all the decorations.

I packed my stuff up and headed home at 8:00PM

Saturday, the day we know we would be busy was looking promising! No rain in forecast. Many great activities throughout downtown.

As I was getting ready I heard thunder. I thought "no way!" I hurried out to my truck since my fabric chair was in the back. It was already raining. I threw it inside the cab and got ready.

As I was driving to town...

the rain let up a bit.

Then it started! 70-80MPH wind gusts
Thunderstorm warning for Cherokee County.
Torrential rains.

My friend had already unloaded all her t-shirts and dresses and brochures for her store.
Here is what followed:

First one leg broke off. 
We were underneath holding on for dear life.

Then the second leg went... We were holding it up and down!

I went across the street and took a picture of Dee under it.

Here is her Facebook post

Here is the final resting place of my canopy

It is sitting flat on the ground. Notice that all four legs are gone.
Look at the purple canopy.

We made out better than many!

Some of the vendors waited until the storms past. Trees had fallen over. Power was out.

When they arrived their canopies and merchandise were blown away or ruined. We wrung out Dee's shirts and dresses and told everyone they had been pre-washed. Our joke of the day.

I tell you I laughed so hard when my canopy completely gave way. I have been chuckling about it off and on today. It was a soggy, slow motion comedy!


A huge thank you to Drew Haley, Director of Tahlequah Main Street. He organizes this event every year. This is the first of 11 years that he actually had a staff member to help him. This is a huge festival. A big boost for the Tahlequah economy. Thank you Drew for all you do!

Thank you to the people who came out and volunteered to check in the vendors and deliver change and ice. They also ended up helping to stand up canopies after the storms.

Thank you for Northeastern Health System(formerly Tahlequah City Hospital) for having medical staff at the event.


My canopy top is going to someone as a back up for their canopy. The aluminum legs will be going to recycling.


Sometimes in life you just have to smile!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Monday Twitter Tree© #CCMTT

Welcome to the

Monday - Twitter Tree© 
Posted on Sunday each week to save time on Monday morning for those with day jobs

Three days a week, we come together to promote each other.


My tweets
Cardinal, Needlepoint, Plastic Canvas Pattern. PDF 
#Cardinal Needlepoint Plastic Canvas Pattern. PDF via @ChrisieCottage #CCMTT
Turtle Bath Mitt Crochet Pattern 009 - PDF 
Turtle Bath Mitt #CrochetPattern 009  PDF via @ChristieCOttage #CCMTT

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Sunday Spiritual - Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my Dad who is with our heavenly Father

“Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their father.” 
Proverbs 17:6

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday Thoughts - The Shakes

This week we have been trying to solve a mystery...

My little S10 truck started shaking. Running fine though. 

Bought a transmission mount. Had it installed. The other one was broken.

Still shaking. 

Read the book. Said it could be calipers. Bought the calipers paid to have them installed. 

Still shaking.

Book also said could be wheel bearings. Bought the bearings. Paid to have installed.  They were needed.

Still shaking.

Bought a motor mount. Tomorrow it will be installed.

Please stop shaking!!! Let the mystery be solved.


Ankle surgery on the near horizon. ATFL needs a piece (ligament) put in. Won't go into gross details, but it should be fixed!

Image result for atfl

I hope you are having a better week than I am!

God is good and HE gets us through it all!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

A good snake

As I was walking around in the yard Sunday I came across this "fellow". If you look closely you can see he is watching me!

He is pretty long. He had not completely emerged from his hole in the ground.

Today you can find us here:

Where I am promoting these cards

Wall flower Blank Greeting Card, Set 

Pretty Wall flower Blank Greeting Card, Set 5 Cards via @christiecottage #EJWTT

Visit me on Etsy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Craft Business, Selling Crafts, Handmade Crafts promoted here.

Mostly Business - Monday Twitter Tree©.

Two for Tuesday Featuring 2 items from 2 shops.

Wednesday I did away with the Giveaways. Too much work!

Thursday Thoughts Just random posts of whatever seems to be on my mind.

Friday Fun Generally a cartoon or a funny story, to make you SMILE

Saturday Shopping Spree.

Sunday Spiritual posts honoring God.