Saturday, March 10, 2018

My Life, a Small Farm Life..

Worthy of celebrating.... my life is packed with amazing moments.  As a mom of 5 girls, one son, a grandchild on the way, a small farm... homeschooling our youngest four children while being a WAHM (work at home mom).. I live a blessed and packed life.  
Last month I was flying home from a Leadership Event when our blond Nigerian Dwarf Goat gave birth to three baby goats.  I missed this amazing adventure and was heart broken but humbled that my 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter helped during the kidding.

Today I had a wonderful all-day training with my Getting Crafty Family but ended the day with a migraine.  My husband and son were building a fire for us as the rain had rolled into Southern California and fires help me to feel better.  When we heard it.. the yell of our Mocha, the brown Nigerian Dwarf Goat as she went into labor!

Blessings abound... our Mocha was a smooth and quick delivery.. bringing two baby goats (aka kids) into the world.  We are in love.  Our baby buck is black and white and going by Moon Pie. Our brown and black doe is going by Cinnamon.

So today it was jam packed and my kids and I welcomed in the newest additions to our farmily. 
A real reason to celebrate!!

Have YOU heard??  I'm alllll about Celebrating!  Every Day of the year is worthy of a celebration and they have multiple holidays in most cases!  My plan is to Celebrate with YOU for the Next 365 Days!!
    If YOU Comment Below (in this blog post and the daily posts for the 365 days of this fun tour of celebrations!!) I will draw a name - daily - to send a handmade card(picked within two days of the blog post).  That is 365 cards being mailed out! Squeee!!  So JOIN US Every Day for the New 365 Reasons to Celebrate fun tour on my blog!


  1. I'm so sorry to hear that you have a migraine it's no fun I have had one for 2 days I'm sending you hugs and love

  2. So sweet I wish I lived closer to you I take care of kids and I've been wanting to take them somewhere to see baby animals


What Others are SAYING about Getting Crafty with Jamie

Jamie is so passionate and creative about making cards - and wants everyone else to join her in the fun! She is so encouraging and positive in her attitude, helping me along when I get frustrated - and then rejoicing with me at the finished product! I love going to her classes to get new ideas, learn techniques, and have loads of fun in the process. ~ Christine C.

Jamie has wicked awesome classes! If you don’t like a particular stamp or paper/ink color Jamie wants you to change it to suit your style! I did my sister-in-law’s entire bridal shower from invitations/thank you cards, party favors to decorations, it was quaint and whimsical! Everyone ooh’d and ahh’d! I’ve had lots of special requests for classes and Jamie delivers; she always has tasty treats and flavored coffees too ~Ashley W.

I have been attending Jamie's classes for over a year. Her ideas for cards are fresh and fun. She always tries to have several different styles of cards available, so everyone gets to make cards that fit their personal style. The techniques she shows each class can be used in many different applications. She is very patient teacher when instructing class members on how to use the Stampin Up products. ~ Carol D.

If I looked up the word sparkle in the dictionary, I would find Jamie Albanese picture there. I have had the sweet blessing of knowing Jamie and her family for over 5 years now. Every time I am with her I feel loved and inspired. When I am in one of her classes I feel my creative juices flow, as she encourages me to go outside my comfort zone. Jamie helped our girl scout troop make cards for a soldier who needed some encouragement!!! For any of you who have not been in one of Jamie's classes, please don't let another day slip by. She is a beautiful friend and she will become yours too. ~ Blessings, Karen:-)

Jamie has a great eye for style and flair, and it shows in her work. Yet she can pick up on your own individual style and makes great recommendations. I love that she is always flexible for last-minute decision maker mommies like me! So much fun to host craft events with your friends and family - that personal touch always means so much. ~ Adonna

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