Welcome to my blog. This is all new to me, so please be patient while I learn my way around blogland. :) My plan for this blog is to be able to share thoughts, ideas, projects, and whatever else comes up. I love Early American History which naturally lead me to my love for Early American/ Colonial/Primitive Decorating. I shop for it, I make it, I bargain for it, I save for it, but I try to balance that obsession with other things too... :)
I think my first post will be just a teeny bit about me and what is going on in my heart & soul right now.
My name is Kim, and I am a stay at home to my 5 children. I have been married for 21 years to my best friend Ed, who has served our entire marriage in the US Army, and just retired recently Oct. of 2008. Life has been hectic to say the least with the moves, and the new places, faces, and challenges. Being an Army wife can be a struggle at times, but worth the sacrafic that we take in defense of our great nation. If I had to do it all over again I would not change a thing. At least when it comes to standing behind Ed, and his decision to serve his country these past 20 some years. Now we are onto new things! Ed now works for SRI (Stanford Research Institute) but still is involved through his work with the military. There is a bit of travel for him (a month at a time) but I'm use to it now, and at least I know he is safe. His deployment to Iraq was one of the hardest times in my life, and though we all came through it safe and sound, I would not want to have to go through that again.
My heart goes out to those who are living right now with spouses deployed to the Middle East.
It is a hard thing to live every day with the worry that your loved one may not come home, or come home wounded or maimed in some way. Because I am so thankful to all those who stand on the line to defend what we all take every day for granted. I will continue to do what I can in whatever capacity that I am able to support their sarafic for the rest of us.
As the owner of a home-based internet sales I will be donating a percentage of our sales from select products to a wonderful non-profit organization called "Wounded Warriors Project".
It is my hope that not only can we help monitarily, but to spread awareness of the need our wounded warriors have, and the challenges they face along with their families. At the top of WWP website are the words, "The greatest casuality is being forgotten". Lets not forget those who have sacraficed so very much and ask for so very little.
My hope is to have a new category on our website open by the end of this week for those who would like to make a purchase. The new category will be Giving Works. 30% of the purchase price will go to WWP.
There is absolutely no need to make a purchase in order to donate or send money to WWP. You can go directly to their website and make a donation yourself HERE.
I plan on a give away for next week, so please check back. You are going to love it!!!