Bungalow Boutique

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Hello to all my friends out there. What a great day today. I got home from a mini vacation down in Texas with Wes, Faith and the kids. I couldn't believe how wonderful both the kids were on the airplane ride down to Killeen. I think I have some very special grandkids, all 7 of them. We went down to San Antonio and stayed in a condo there. We played Gator Golf and Rylan made a friend. They are going to be pen pals, it was really neat that he met this other little boy and they instantly became friends. My sweet little Addi had so much fun playing minature golf, she just rolled her golf ball around until it got in the hole. She is such a goofy little girl. On my birthday, I got to spend the day with Wes while Faith was at work and the kids in school. We went out to lunch, both of us had pedicures, saw a movie and just had fun hanging out. It was a great way to spend my birthday.

Now I am back home and back to the rat race. Dave did some canning while I was gone. He is getting really good at that. He is probably going to be doing all the canning this year because I have to sew, crochet, glue, cut, and come up with some neat new things for the Boutique. I sure do enjoy what I am doing right now. I did put in for the early retirement from my job at Hill AFB. I doubt that I will get it because there are so many people that also put in for it but, it is worth the try. I just can't handle two full time jobs. I feel like my brain is going to explode some times just trying to stay on top of everything. Well, better go, I have about 5 skirts and dresses I need to make before Saturday. Then Dave and I will drive down there to restock the store.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Arrived in Texas on the 20th of August. We had such a great time with Rylan and Addi during their visit in Utah. They were awsome the whole time. I want to make this an annual event as long as we live so far away from them. I loved having the grandkids come and stay for a few weeks. Now that I am in Texas, we are heading to San Antonio for a couple of days. We will be trying out all the activities that are free or close to it and just relaxing before the kids go back to school on Monday. Will report later on our activities.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The bath cupcakes turned out beautiful! They almost look too good to throw into the bath tub. My grandkids had so much fun watching me and wishing there were real chocolate cupcakes. Pic's tomorrow.
I am in the process of making some adorable "Bath Cupcakes". They are going to be soooo cute. I will post a picture after I get the frosting on them, probably tomorrow. I also promised my grandkids that I would make them some special soap to take home with little prizes imbedded in the soap, who knows, maybe they will take more baths to get to the prize!

Monday, August 16, 2010

These are pictures that where taken by Dave when I was setting up Grandma Bert's Treasures at the Bungalow Boutique.

Grandma Bert's Treasures

Grandma Bert's Treasures

To all my friends and followers, the Bungalow Boutique is open for business. This is a special Boutique that I am a part of and really excited about this new business venture. All my friends and family know my love of crafts, sewing, cooking, scrapbooking, and just about anything creative. I have always loved making and learning new things. When I was about 6 or 7 years old I started making clothes for my Barbie dolls and making doll furniture out of just about anything I could find. As I got a little older, I learned how to embrodery, crochet and knit. My parents were always buying me craft kits and supplies to keep my "crafty" brain working. When I got into Jr. High School, Home Economics was my favorite subjets. Between Home Ec. and my mom and dad, they taught me how to cook and experiment with food. In High School, I have a fantastic Home Economics teacher, Mrs. Hill and a student teacher, Mrs. Barber that took me under their wing and really got my creativeness going. As a Senior in High School, Mrs. Barber nominated me for the "Betty Crocker" Home Economics award and I won!

After High School, I worked at the old Farmington Drug Store and really learned how to cook from a wonderful lady, Lucille Trujillo. She used to always tell me that "You still have to learn what I already forgot!". She was the main cook at the little old fashioned lunch counter/soda fountain and taught me everything she knew about cooking real down-home type foods. I eventually took over making the bakery goodies for the store while I worked there.

When I got married and started having babies, I started making them blankets, crocheted burp cloths, and all kinds of little baby things. As they got a little older, I made them stuffed animals and other kinds of toys. During the time my kids were growing up, we were in the Air Force and moved quite a bit so I started making things for different Craft Shows in the places we lived just to bring in a little extra money. I also always tried to make some type of homemade craft item for Christmas gifts for family and friends. In the back of my mind, I always dreamed of having a shop with the items that I made for sell.

On the 11th of February, 2002, Grandma Bert came into being! My first grandson was born, making me officially Grandma Bert. All my grandchildren have many quilts, blankets, burp cloths and clothes made by their Grandma Bert. As the granddaughters started coming along, I was in heaven making them all kinds of frilly, twirly dresses and skirts. I have also made them all stuffed animals and many other hand-made items. It always makes me so happy when I hear them tell me "Thank-you" and then give me a big hug for something that I have made for them.

I am now in business at the Bungalow Boutique, 340 South Main Street, Heber City, Utah. The shop opened today, August 16th, 2010. I am thrilled to be a part of this. I will start posting pictures of the items that I have for sale in the shop and a little more information about the items. Please keep an eye out for future posts and updates. The fun is just beginning!