Friday, February 7, 2014

Introducing Garden Glitter @ Curiosity Cottage

Hi everyone!!

We are so very, very excited to be introducing our new Garden Glitter!!  Decorative bird feeders & bird baths.  Plus a few cake plate inspirations as well.  They have been such a joy to make!

The response so far has been AMAZING!!!

There will be many, many new creations coming soon!!

So watch for them here and on Facebook!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Putting the Puzzle Together

Hi everyone!

Like everyone I guess, I find that at the beginning of this new year I have taken the time to step back and reflect a bit.  Or maybe it was my dear husband who sat me down and paraphrasing just a bit said, "Jen, YOU are Curiosity Cottage...not just the website or the booth, but YOU are the very essence of Curiosity Cottage.  It is time for you to realize that and fulfill your dreams!!"

So though my new year has gotten off to a very busy & hectic start, I have come to the realization that it is time to stop and work on putting all the pieces of the puzzle together.  I have had the vision for my own business for the past 25 years, but it was not until 2010 when the "right people, right place & right time" started to fall into place that I started to watch my vision become a reality.

Why now?  What has led me to want to look at the big picture?  Well first and foremost I think it is because God has blessed me with a Helpmate that believes in me and wants to see me put the puzzle together.  Maybe he is just worn out from seeing the puzzle pieces scattered all over the kitchen counter - LOL!!  Having this kind of unconditional love and support is priceless and a very valuable catalyst!!

I also think that God was winking at me with BOTH eyes when He led me to Kim Yuhl!  Her 8 week challenge for Blogging Your Story has been the road map that I needed!!  It is not only helping me put the puzzle together, but I am also able to teach my students about these things in my Blog Creation Course.  As a result I am also going to participate in her small business training Secrets of Better Business because I am not only passionate about my own little Curiosity Cottage, I want to help others see that they too can take a dream/vision and turn it into a dynamite business!!

So join me in this journey as I clear off the card table and start to put the pieces together!!  Yes, there is a lot of work ahead, but oh, will it not be EXCITING to see the puzzle when the pieces are all in place??!!!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Curiosity Cottage Creations

Hi everyone!!

We have used our very unexpected Snow Days here in Louisiana to work on new creations!!  

Here is a sneak peak of a few of our latest creations in the works!!

We will be adding some of these to our booth in Washington, Louisiana and some will be listed in our etsy store.  Feel free to contact us if a Special Order comes to mind!!

Try to stay warm and stay safe!!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Exciting Days Ahead

Hi Everyone!

We have so many new and exciting things in the works!  Some of the props used in the new Bonnie & Clyde movie on the History Channel tonight came from our booth at the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington, Louisiana.

Add to this new excitement the new creations we are working on!  My mom use to love jewelry and her yard so it seems only fitting to call this new line of work "Jewels for Jane!"  We'll be posting pictures later this week.  

It may be cold outside in the Deep South, but we are working up a sweat so stay tuned!!

Friday, October 25, 2013

My Friends at the Schoolhouse

Hi everyone!!

Well as you can tell, my own posts have been sporadic because of the fact that I do other projects for clients.  I am so excited today to be launching a NEW website/blog for my dear friend Mrs. Pearl.

Pearls From The Past is just one more of the AMAZING vendors that you will find at 

the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington, Louisiana.  While our home will always be our "Curiosity Cottage" or booth at the Schoolhouse is really a life long dream of mine.  We have met such incredible people and made life-long friends through this business venture!!

So take a drive to Washington, LA and see why we love this little corner of the world so much!!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Time Flies

Hi everyone!

As I looked at how long it has been since I last wrote, I had to ask "where did the time go?"  Since I last wrote, my daughter graduated with her degree in nursing; she got married; we lost my brother-in-law; I had the shingles; and add to the mix taking things to our booth at the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall in Washington; completing several projects for clients; in addition to managing several Facebook pages.  OH...that is where the time went!! :)

What was funny though is that yesterday a friend saw me on Facebook and sent me a message - "Get off here, you should be writing!!" :)  So very true!!  What the past several hectic months have taught me is that my heart is in writing.  For that reason I am getting my last bit of projects on my list completed so that I can focus on the very thing that I love, WRITING!!! Added into this mix, I have chosen to create things for the special people in our lives that have been there for us during the ups and downs of this past year. For the true character of people really shows when we are at the bottom of our mountains. Anyone can give us a "high-five" while we are at the top. We appreciate those who helped us move mountains and believed in us. For these very special people we will be forever grateful.

So on the bright summer Sunday we give thanks for the blessings and lessons we have learned during this season of our lives!! Let my return to writing begin!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Creating in Chaos

Hi everyone!

In the midst of the week's chaos, I have found comfort in creating.  Last Sunday I made my first "Pocket Prayer Pillow".

This Sunday, I made another gift.  

As the world tries to makes sense of the senseless acts of the past week, let us always remember  - God can bring joy out of chaos.

Even while people mourn and try to make sense of it all, always know that in time the sun will rise again!


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