Friday, 31 July 2009

Give Away!!!!

Well it has been a hard and busy couple of weeks and I have been neglecting blogging a little so thought I would do something nice for you all....Drop by and tell me the top 3 things you like to shop for and I will put you in the draw to win the lastest copy of Australian Country Style magazine....I love the front cover nice ......I will draw it this time next week....

Monday, 27 July 2009

In my life!!!

Well Kirstie is back to school now and Andrew is still home with his mum for a few more days...He is in great spirits and enjoying his time at home a bit too much lol!!! Just wanted to let you know I will soon be closing my Cathy Penton Designs Shoppe blog and trying to put heaps of effort into my new Shoppe blog Simple things small joys....I just put a few more charms on there to tempt you with so go and have a look...I have changed my business name now to Simple things small joys so I hope that isn't too confusing for everyone.... The building process still hasn't started but will keep you up to date...My business partners hubby made this gorgeous table for display in the shop and I can't wait to share it with you all..... Might have a give away in the next few days so keep an eye out.....

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

A bit of a scary week!!!!

Well these are my precious kids and some weeks the universe just reminds you again how quickly things can happen!!!! Late Sunday afternoon my son Andrew was out riding his bike when a car accidentally hit the back of his bike, luckily a friend was driving past and came and got me. He was a little battered and bruised and had a very sore knee and couldn't walk very well but he was OK!!!! so, so lucky....Then the same afternoon Kirstie came home from seeing Harry Potter and had tonsillitis again and then the next day had uncontrollable vomiting which she needed an injection to stop and is still slowly recovering.... and you know what I feel.....I feel grateful to be their mum, grateful to be there for them no matter what, grateful to see their smiles, give them hugs and watch them grow....
Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. ~Elizabeth Stone

While we try to teach our children all about life,
Our children teach us what life is all about.
~Angela Schwindt

Monday, 13 July 2009


Well the kids go back to school tomorrow and I always get a little sad as I love having them home and it all seems to go so fast....Yesterday I went to my favourite rose farm and bought 2 gorgeous bunches of roses just to make the house feel a little pretty...I am also starting a collection of white framed photos to put above my blue table in my lounge....I would like to slowly cover the wall with white frames....I noticed today that there has been dirt moved where the shop will be built so I would think maybe the slab this week - maybe !!!! All a little scary really!!!!!!!!!!!! but I can't wait to fit the shop out just need to get a lot of stock made....