Saturday, December 22, 2012

...but inside it's so delightful

ahhhhhh...we are having a nice relaxing evening at the Brickhouse. We hope you are as well.
wonderful scent filling the room

even a little smooching going on

Howie relaxing..just like he does every day!



must have candlelight

curling up with my favorite magazine

and my favorite wine

Let me tell you...these are da bomb! Hershey Kisses Candy Cane!
We hope you are enjoying a relaxing evening. At this time of year it seems a lot of people get stressed by doing so much to get ready for Christmas......turn off the lights, light some candles, have a glass of your favorite wine and relax,,,,oh and don't forget the chocolate!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

~~Can't wait~~

SO excited for.......Christmas? Well, is almost here and that is exciting, even though our Christmas's are usually low key. What I am excited about is I will finally be able to cook and clean. Yep, you heard me..I can't wait to clean my house and cook and bake. And  if you ask Tim, I am SURE he is excited, too. The last couple of weeks...well more like MONTHS, it has been crazy here at the Brickhouse. We have been spending more (lots more) time in the Shop then we do in the house, our neglected house!  Not only is the house being neglected, so are poor Howie Dog and Cricket...I think Santa needs to put extra treats in their stockings this Christmas. So come December 26 I will dust off the vacuum cleaner and dust off the pots and pans and get cooking and cleaning.  AND after I get caught up with the cooking and cleaning then I will  do what I REALLY am excited to do and that is....start to work on some new projects for the Shop.

~~Can't wait to create~~

 Remember how I mentioned in my last post, we are making some changes in the Shop? Well, I am excited to get started on the changes....need to decide on paint colors for the curtains and new display pieces....lots to do!

Now if I can control myself and not start to craft before I finish the may be hard to do....can't wait to craft and create. Maybe Santa will bring me a Cleaning Lady and a Chef to help me out so I can do what I REALLY want to do...craft my days away.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

We are back....

SO I make the commitment to blog regularly..well that didn't happened since October. Sorry, but it has been crazy here at the Brickhouse. Lots of exciting things have been keeping us too busy to blog but we promise we will do better in the New Year. I for one am excited to see the New Year arrive....I am working on changing a lot of things...and one thing that I have already started to change is ME! YEP, working on a new and improved Patti...since September I have lost 15.5 lbs. I didn't wait till the New Year to start working on THAT improvement. But I will be working on other "Patti improvements" in the New Year....lots to work on! And speaking of the new year Tim and I are excited about what 2013 has in store for us and our customers here at the Shop. Stay tuned to see some changes! Just like my early start on my New Year changes, we had some changes here at the Shop this Fall. We welcomed some wonderful and very talented new crafters/FRIENDS to the Brickhouse Family. We have Matt and Beth from Backwoods Creations, Traci Bowman our new Potter, Marie Miller from Simple Whimsy Designs and last but not least Alison of Alison's Petals. Tim has been saying that they are like a breath of fresh air here at the Shop...they are fun to work with and so supportive of each other and we are even brainstorming with them about what changes we would like to do...asking for their input as well. (grrrr..I want to post pictures of the creations of our new crafters but I can't...darn blogger)
We don't know what the New Year has in store for us but we know if 2013 is half as good as 2012 was..well we will be blessed with whatever is in store for us.
 I have to warn you..Tim is preparing to make an appearance SOON on here...he will be doing some blogs stay tuned!