Monday, July 2, 2018

Update: Summer 2018 (So Far)

I'm still here :) Still unpacking and trying to get my craft room in order. It's a slow process. Moving after living in one house almost 15 years is NO JOKE. It is starting to feel more like home here now, and I really hope we don't have to move again anytime soon. 

This summer so far, we took a trip to the Minnesota Zoo with family, and I took the kids to the local beach (lake) one day.... trying to get outdoors without spraying a THICK layer of bug spray has been difficult. The mosquitoes and ticks... ugh.

I am enjoying doing my gardening again. We even have a whole garden of roses on one side of our new house, and apple trees out in the front yard. I have planted snapdragons, zinnia, tomatoes, sweet peppers, peas, and green beans, and this year I'm trying cucumbers, and even watermelon out in the front yard. Keeping the bunnies and deer out of the vegetables has been successful (so far) with some natural oil spray.  We also have horses in a pasture across from our driveway, so I get to see them once in awhile, which totally THRILLS this former city girl :)

My mom has recently retired, so she is able to get up here to visit more often. And my older son has gone to the cabin with Grandpa Wayne a few times already this summer. My younger son (the one with Type 1 Diabetes) is loving the gaming life. He likes to play Fortnite, Terraria, and Roblox. I prefer the farming games (Happy Acres and Hay Day). Our internet here doesn't have the best broadband width (and no cell tower near us, so no 4G here). So we get online when we can. My internet time is usually late nights. Which works, because I usually stay up late to take care of my little guy :) I hope to be doing more videos on YouTube soon. I can get on Periscope once in awhile to do my bible scopes, and am still unable to really get on LiveMe. It seems to use too much broadband for my little internet. 

Now I am going to try to clean off my table... my grandma gave me a new desk for my craft room. Just need to make room to get it in here. Hope you are having a great summer! 

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Find me on Social Media

I love using Periscope! You can watch (and do your own) Live Feeds from around the world. In the past few months I did a "Scope" to say Hello to everyone, while I walked to my mailbox.

Watch me get my mail LIVE on Periscope, do bible studies, crafts, and just hop on to say hi... my screen name is @createdbybarbi (same as my Twitter & IG).

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Watch me on your device or by using the Firefox browser here:

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Other places to find me:

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Pinterest (does anybody still use this?)

MAIL CALL: Happy Mail 2018

(Photo Credits: ALittleLemonadeStand)

Want to exchange happy mail with me?  Make sure to include your online handles (Periscope ID, Instagram ID, Twitter ID, etc.) so I know who you are, or let me know how you found my blog. :) Also, make sure to include your return address so I can reciprocate :)

Happy Mail
PO Box 74
Barnum, MN 55707

I do mail call videos on my YouTube channel and sometimes show some of my happy mail LIVE on Periscope (I'm @createdbybarbi on Periscope).  Don't worry, I cover up addresses.

Do you have mail call videos or use Periscope? Please share your link with me in the comments!  I love watching what other people get :)

Get ideas on what to send in Happy Mail HERE :)

Strawberry Shortcake Stationery and Labels

Do you like Strawberry Shortcake?  Want some labels or stationery?  OR order for your friends/ pen pals!   Tons more graphics to choose from... lined, unlined, labels, whatever you need... come check out my Labels & Stationery group on Facebook here now:

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Dollar Tree Haul / Operation Christmas Child

Dollar Tree Haul time :)


Watch my latest vlog here and find out WHAT'S IN THE BOX...

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