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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dream and Do and Going to the Grocery Store

Chickens in the Road is a blog I've regularly followed for probably a year now. Suzanne McMinn wrote a very inspirational post entitled Dream and Do. The parts that are particularly motivational to me are:

"Believe–and make no mistake, believing means working. Dreaming AND doing.....There is no greater obstacle to your dreams than fear....Every day, no matter what, I wake up and tell myself I believe. And I do whatever it takes, all day. And I keep believing. I never stop believing. I am a believer...."

I think I'm going to have to read those words every day!

Anyhoo, today I got to the grocery store. Yee haw! I suppose most people don't consider it a big deal, but if you don't have a car and have to rely upon others, it IS a big deal. It's even more of a big deal if you live in a remote area, so it's not like you can just walk to the store. Unfortunately, our nearby grocery store is shutting its doors in a couple weeks. (Anybody wanna buy a store for $20,000?) The nearest store, after they close, will be 40 miles away. Not sure what I'll do then. Argh! Soooo, as you can see, I was very excited to go to the store today. Got stocked up as much as I could. Hopefully before the store closes, I can get another ride there.

Made some yummy pumpkin coconut bread the other day. I had always made the bread with chocolate chips, but I decided to dump in some shredded coconut instead. What a tasty idea! Even my son liked it, and he doesn't care for coconut.

I've been making a bunch of Christmas stockings the past couple days. A couple of them have turned out really nice. I think I'll sell those. Gotta set up my Etsy shop. Oh boy, do they have a lot of FAQs, rules, and terms of service to read, but I figure since so many talented artisans use Etsy, it must be a good place to "set up shop." And now we come full circle to dreaming and doing! I hope to make most, if not all, of my living doing crafts.


  1. Keep on believing AND doing, you'll make it! If you need any help with your Etsy store give me a holler; I'm no expert but if you have some questions maybe I can help. Oh my gosh, what are you going to do when your grocery store closes? Yikes, 40 miles is a very long hike with a cart load of groceries! We're about 30 miles away from our nearest grocery store here but we do have wheels, thank goodness. I'd love to see your Christmas stockings, hope you can post a picture when you have a minute. I liked your idea of recycling the denim shirt in your last post. Take care & happy crafting (and hope you have managed to shovel out!) Deb

  2. Thought I'd jump on board! I found your link at Chickens in the Road. I have an Etsy shop but it's "temporarily closed" until I get some more things made. Stop by and visit my blog anytime you want to!

  3. Hi, Deb and KFG! I'll definitely pick your brains if I can't figure out the Etsy stuff.

    Deb, I'm going to try to take pictures tomorrow. I'll probably have to have my son do the honors of emptying the memory stick on our camera so I can take more. I'm kinda tech-challenged, even though I used to build websites. (Forgotten most of it all by now).

  4. Saw your link at Suzanne's and had to stop by to say hello. FYI: There's a new site that is growing by leaps and bounds that I think you should check out. The only cost is when the item sells, you can have up to four pictures and it is super easy to set up shop and upload (or is it download?) your pictures. It's a real fun place and plenty of help. The "owners" take their business seriously and are there to help. Anyway that has been my experience when I had questions.

  5. Thanks for the info, Darlene. I'll definitely check them out. It's always best not to have all your eggs in one basket!