A New Season

A New Season

What a week it has been! You know that feeling when you get through a major time in your life and at the end of it you can pat yourself on the back and say ‘We did it’! Well that’s me today. I am amazed at how,

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Girls can do Anything!

Girls can do Anything!

I have 4 days until moving day. I have had to face a couple of curve balls in the past week which have been rather challenging. I am encouraged greatly by how, when we really set our hearts and minds to overcome no matter what the obstacles, God will get

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Moving Has Begun

Moving Has Begun

I love this time of the year. Spring has sprung! The mornings are getting lighter, and daylight saving has started. When I jumped out of bed this morning and pulled back the curtains I looked at the most glorious view down the valley and I was reminded

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The Doors Have Opened!

The Doors Have Opened!

One thing I know for sure is that when God opens the door, the possibilities are endless. For several years now I have been sitting on the dream and an opportunity to open my own shop. I have dreamed about stocking fabrics and sewing accessories and about

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The Portable Garden

The Portable Garden

Even though I can’t tell you where we will be moving to just yet, I can tell you that we are starting to get a little bit prepared to move. It feels as though things are speeding up and so we are needing to be quite strategic

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More Props for the Shop

More Props for the Shop

I have a love and fascination for old furniture, especially old furniture that has the potential to look like new furniture once it has had a touch of Tender Loving Care.
A couple of years ago I had a real stint on painting some of the wooden

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I get knocked down…but I get up again

I get knocked down…but I get up again

Life has been a little unsettled since we got home from China. I guess we thought we would come home and everything would be clear regarding our future direction. We found some amazing products that we would like to import into New Zealand, and we had the trip

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The Detour from Yuyuan Gardens

The Detour from Yuyuan Gardens

The Lonely Planet Guide rates the Yuyuan Gardens & Bazaar as a ‘thing to do in Shanghai.

‘With its shaded corridors, glittering pools and whispering bamboo, the Yuyuan Gardens are a delightful escape from Shanghai’s glass-and-steel modernity.’
We had been in

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My New Best Friend in China

My New Best Friend in China

Well we are back in New Zealand, and what a trip! don’t know that I will ever be able to blog about every little experience we had in China, so I’m simply going to write about what comes to mind at any given time. I have to

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He’a always on time

He’a always on time

He’s always right on time 
The first day we walked in to our travel agent to inquire about trips to China, we felt like a door opened very wide. We had quite a long list of things we thought were going to happen over the month of June. It’s been

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