Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Toot! Toot!

I’ve been keeping busy here lately.  Ya know with all the normal stuff like schooling, cooking, cleaning, disciplining, nose wiping, laundry, disciplining…yes there’s been an extra dose of that going around. 

My children seem to be at each other more than usual lately.  I just finished breaking up another heated and semi-physical argument. BOYS! (Insert extreme exasperation here!).  The offenders are showering as we speak.  They will be going to bed before 8:00pm.  I’m sure that will teach them.  See me patting my back!  Not only will they learn this momma is sick and tired of the crankiness, arguing and down right selfishness being displayed, but I’ll get some peace and quiet. (Yah, I know I’m displaying a bit of selfishness, but I’m SURE they didn’t get it from me!)

Anywho…this post wasn’t supposed to be about naughty children and a frazzled mother, but there you have it, that’s been my life recently. 

And there’s been a few other tid bits like…I opened up my ETSY shop (check out the sidebar)!  I’m hoping and praying that I will be able to sell some of my photos.  I’m just getting started, but I am hoping to have more for sale soon. I would love to make a business out of my photography, any wisdom you could send my way would be welcome.

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Also I made a page on facebook for my Photography.  It is called Sycamore Lane Photography and I would love it if you would “like” me. 

Continuing on with this whole train of thought, I just received a writing assignment from a company that publishes Sunday School and church material.  If or when this article is accepted I will receive payment for it!  I am both excited and nervous!  I have always wanted to write for a publication. Yippee!  Now that I have been accepted I am quaking just a wee bit, hoping, hoping, hoping,  I can pull off the requirements.

Well, I think I’m done tooting my own horn and all my public announcements are out of the way.

So, now I guess next on my list is to head to my boys bedroom and have a little tete-a-tete.  Things are gonna change around here if I have anything to do with it. I am momma hear me ROAR! :)


  1. how in the world do you do all that you do?
    i 'liked' you on facebook. :)

  2. Toot away! You are awesome and uber talented. Praying God bless your endeavors!!

  3. Congrats on the new endeavors, I'm sure you'll do great!

    And, boys, I think it must be that time of year... ours have been at each others throats more than usual lately too. :(

  4. WOW!! I am so adding you to my favorites on Etsy and liking you on FB!!! Nice work on the early bedtime too! One of my favs!

  5. I wish you well in your Etsy! Your pictures are beautiful. Oh... and with your mama roar. ;)

  6. Wow Jenn sounds like a lot is whirling around your knick of the woods! I checked out your etsy and love, love your pics. Do you have or plan to do any of country roads or paths and waht about adding text to them? I love the framed art you see (like at the Christian bookstore I work at part time) with the Bible verses overlayed on the photo.

  7. disclipline, oh yes. somedays I feel like all I do is correct and disclipline.

    Your photography is beautiful. I love the barb wire. So happy for your Etsy shop:)

  8. Praying for you, Jenn. A lot of the problems revolve around weather. Cabin Fever, I like to call it. My boys are a bit older, but they still get into verbal squabbles, and more so this time of year. I think kids, but boys expecially really need to "burn off" some of that extra energy. Like I tell mine, "There is ALWAYS work to be done." Get out your "to do list" and start assigning! LOL Spring is just around the corner! {{{{Hugs to you.}}}

  9. Congrats on your Etsy shop and on the article. I pray God will bless both of them. You are a very creative person and it shows in your photos and in your writings. I like the last line in your post. Keep up the good work and be strong. Only strong lions can ROAR loud. God bless.

  10. Stef, actually I do! I love to place Bible verse with my pictures. I was thinking the other day of putting some of these up for sale! I think I will go with your suggestion! THANKS!

    Ruth, your suggestion made me laugh because I do that too! One day I had my house spotlessly cleaned by one boy who couldn't seem to get it through his head to watch his tongue! :)

    Thanks ladies for all the encouragement. It is much appreciated! ♥

  11. You go, Mom! I am in the same boat. I sent everyone to bed by 7:00 the other day. They were different children the next day. Consequences really do work!

    I know all about the physcial fighting between the boys. Don't you find that you don't know when to stop it. Sometimes they just kind of deserve it!

    congrats on all your new achievements. Wow!

  12. Oh sweetie, I can hear ya loud and clear!!!

    I have to admit I've always been in awe of your photography. I just love to see you young gals spread your winds and soar!!!

    Good luck on the pictures and your writing assignment...I have a feelin' that it's gonna be great!!!

    Have a great day filled with many of God's perfect blessings!!! :o)

  13. Well, look at you!!! So proud of you! And congrats on your writing assignment. I'm sure it will be fantastic!

  14. I think that's great that you are selling your photos...they are wonderful! :)

    I'll head over to *like* you on FB.

    Many blessings,

  15. yay for you!!!

    i have always loved your photography, pretty sure i've told you that a time or two. praying that God blesses you with success. i am sure He will.

  16. Rock it girl! I'm excited for you :) I really think boys are just a little different and need to burn off their son has been bouncing off the walls but at least it won't be too long before it's warm enough again (if I can hold on that long, hee hee) good luck!

  17. I love the title of your post!! Too(t) cute...

    Congrats on the writing assignment...that's awesome.

    God bless your day...and "daze" ahead, with all of your endeavor's. You're doing great.

  18. You have been busy! Congrats on the writing assignment - how wonderful!
    Oh yes - I can relate about exasperation with boys....
    Have fun


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