Thursday, November 22, 2012

I'm grateful for so many things---too many to list---but I am especially grateful for all of our friends and family who support our handmade businesses. I would be remiss if I didn't share with you all the great things going on at FlyAKite!

The teddy bears we made as stocking stuffers for Children's Hospital are now available for purchase.

NEW crochet Snowflake Star Ornaments in white or natural.

With every purchase starting today through Cyber Monday you will receive a single Snowflake Star Ornament in either white or natural. If you have a preference, just let us know in the notes to seller.

PLUS you can save 20% off your entire purchase with coupon code HAPPYHOLIDAYS. The discount is good on regular AND sale prices. FYI all FlyAKite stockings are now 50% off! There are some great savings to be had!

If you're a Sylvia-Louise fan we are also running a CLEARANCE SALE on all remaining  ready-made bags. Up to 75% off! When they're gone, they're gone.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Leaves That Are Green

This is my FAVORITE time of year. Daylight Savings Time is over, there is a chill in the air (except today it is forecasted to be 90!) and the holidays are right around the corner. While I wish many things in my life were different, there are so many things I am grateful for. Recent events have made me appreciate more the little things in life. It is important to live in the moment and make lasting memories. 

The lyrics of this song have been running through my head for weeks now.

"Time hurries on
And the leaves that are green turn to brown
And they wither with the wind
And they crumble in your hand
Once my heart was filled with the love of a girl
I held her close, but she faded in the night
Like a poem I meant to write
And the leaves that are green turn to brown
And they wither with the wind
And they crumble in your hand
I threw a pebble in a brook
And watched the ripples run away
And they never made a sound
And the leaves that are green turn to brown"
-Simon and Garfunkel

I'm reminded that the cycles of life and death are all a part of God's great plan. And that it is up to us to make His will our own.

Here is video of the song. More meaningful with music.