Saturday, August 16, 2014

Teachers are always learning too!!

Hi everyone!!

So many things taking place this summer, where do I even begin!!

Our booth is all stocked and ready to go for fall and as my new semester begins, which enables me to teach young adults, I continue to learn all kinds of new things to add to our little business.

There will be lots & lots of ideas for Christmas gifts coming in the next few weeks so start making your list now!!

We would LOVE to help you surprise your loved ones with some of our one-of-a-kind creations!!

Feel free to email us at if you have any special Christmas gifts you would like for us to create!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

Hi eveyone!!

It has been a busy, busy week here at Curiosity Cottage!!  New designs, custom orders - fun times!!

Custom Order for a very special client!!
GO Wildcats!!!

Special dress for a Special little girl!!

These little Super Hero designs stitched out BEAUTIFULLY!!

GEAUX Saints!!

   New inventory is being created for the online shop too!!

This is our NEW RAISED monogram font!!!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this font!!!

We would LOVE to get your feedback on these new creations - how do you like them???

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Faith and Moving Forward

Hi everyone,

It is funny how time flies, given that I last had a chance to write at Mother's Day and Father's Day is just around the corner.  I think the teacher in me tends to get so caught up in helping others find and fulfill their dreams that mine often have been put off.  However, it is time for all of that to is time for me to practice what I have been preaching to students and clients for years.

Twenty four years ago God laid it on my heart that I was suppose to be doing some thing big and important with my life.  When God put Curiosity Cottage on my heart I never dreamed where the journey would take me or the potential that would unfold.  Since I teach Computer Science by day, I have often wondered if I should not work in industry, yet over and over God has shown me that my gifts are to create, encourage, and teach.  It is the doors for Curiosity Cottage that continually open.

On March 19, 2012 God would change my life forever when he sent me Michael.  This man has become my AMAZING husband and helpmate.  God knew that we needed each other so that the artistic talents He had blessed us both with could truly come to life!!  That is what this summer is about for us - trusting HIS guidance and using the talents HE has blessed us both with so that we can take them out into the world.

Someone recently told me that they did not want to promote religion within their business.  For us, this is not about is about our RELATIONSHIP with the Lord.  It is about recognizing what HE has blessed us with and showing others that no matter what life throws at them, they too can use their gifts to light the way for others.  For is I deny what HE has done in our lives, then why on earth should I ever expect or hope that HE would bless our lives and our business venture?

I am so grateful that I have so many INCREDIBLE women to learn from and mentor to me.  Their stories are my inspiration and their courses are my road map!!  You should let them inspire you too!!

Kim YuhlMarian Parsons - Miss Mustard SeedJennifer RizzoJeanne OliverLaurie Anna's Vintage Home

So get ready, because we are walking completely by FAITH and not by SIGHT, but I think by doing this not only will we be blessed, but you will too.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Mother's Day

Hi everyone!!

This Mother's Day, treat Mom to one of my CUSTOM Garden Glitter works of art!!

Each piece is unique and certain to bless your Mom's heart on that Special Day!!

 If you have your own items you would like for me to construct into something SPECIAL for Mom, just send me a note @

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Marvelous May

Hi everyone!!

It has been one busy Spring here are Curiosity Cottage!!  New logo, new Garden Glitter creations, and new changes & inventory being added to our etsy stop.

 May is just a few days away and it is going to be a MARVELOUS month for us!!  When we get our etsy shop all stocked and ready to go, you will be the first to know!!  It is time to expand from our little corner of the world at the Old Schoolhouse Antique Mall and reach the whole wide world!!

We look so forward to using the Summer to create, create, create & share these things with you all!!  So get ready because we are on a roll!!

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??!!!


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