How much do you need?

Hi I was wondering if you had any other horse related rings? I am looking for wedding bands. Thanks

AUTHOR: emma
AUTHOR EMAIL: emmayjessica@hotmail.com
AUTHOR URL:
SUBJECT: [Designs by Shelagh :: unique western jewelry artist] Contact
IP: 80.31.198.37
Array
(
[Name] => emma
[Email] => emmayjessica@hotmail.com
[Website] =>
[Message] => Hi I was wondering if you had any other horse related rings? I am looking for wedding bands. Thanks
)

Hi I was wondering if you had any other horse related rings? I am looking for wedding bands. Thanks

AUTHOR: emma
AUTHOR EMAIL: emmayjessica@hotmail.com
AUTHOR URL:
SUBJECT: [Designs by Shelagh :: unique western jewelry artist] Contact
IP: 80.31.198.37
Array
(
[Name] => emma
[Email] => emmayjessica@hotmail.com
[Website] =>
[Message] => Hi I was wondering if you had any other horse related rings? I am looking for wedding bands. Thanks
)

Hi there! This is Canyon Cassidy from the Nevada Cassidys, viagra
We have been collecting Stone Mountain Turquoise out in Lyon County Nevada for the last 20-30 years or so.
Anyway I sending you an message as we are running our yearly Holiday Special Sale, viagra buy all of our rough turquoise and turquoise cabochons are on sale for the holiday season. http://nevadacassidys.com

If you have any special requests, give us a call or email!
Also we now have a Facebook page at : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Cassidys/214761081988587?ref=stream

Cheers
Canyon Cassidy

If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Lapidary Artist
Nevada Cassidys
775 847-0753

AUTHOR: Canyon Cassidy
AUTHOR EMAIL: webmaster@nevadacassidys.com
AUTHOR URL: http://nevadacassidys.com
SUBJECT: [Designs by Shelagh :: unique western jewelry artist] Contact
IP: 207.228.60.148
Array
(
[Name] => Canyon Cassidy
[Email] => webmaster@nevadacassidys.com
[Website] => http://nevadacassidys.com
[Message] => Hi there! This is Canyon Cassidy from the Nevada Cassidys,
We have been collecting Stone Mountain Turquoise out in Lyon County Nevada for the last 20-30 years or so.
Anyway I sending you an message as we are running our yearly Holiday Special Sale, all of our rough turquoise and turquoise cabochons are on sale for the holiday season. http://nevadacassidys.com

If you have any special requests, give us a call or email!
Also we now have a Facebook page at : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Cassidys/214761081988587?ref=stream

Cheers
Canyon Cassidy

If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Lapidary Artist
Nevada Cassidys
775 847-0753
)

Hi I was wondering if you had any other horse related rings? I am looking for wedding bands. Thanks

AUTHOR: emma
AUTHOR EMAIL: emmayjessica@hotmail.com
AUTHOR URL:
SUBJECT: [Designs by Shelagh :: unique western jewelry artist] Contact
IP: 80.31.198.37
Array
(
[Name] => emma
[Email] => emmayjessica@hotmail.com
[Website] =>
[Message] => Hi I was wondering if you had any other horse related rings? I am looking for wedding bands. Thanks
)

Hi there! This is Canyon Cassidy from the Nevada Cassidys, viagra
We have been collecting Stone Mountain Turquoise out in Lyon County Nevada for the last 20-30 years or so.
Anyway I sending you an message as we are running our yearly Holiday Special Sale, viagra buy all of our rough turquoise and turquoise cabochons are on sale for the holiday season. http://nevadacassidys.com

If you have any special requests, give us a call or email!
Also we now have a Facebook page at : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Cassidys/214761081988587?ref=stream

Cheers
Canyon Cassidy

If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Lapidary Artist
Nevada Cassidys
775 847-0753

AUTHOR: Canyon Cassidy
AUTHOR EMAIL: webmaster@nevadacassidys.com
AUTHOR URL: http://nevadacassidys.com
SUBJECT: [Designs by Shelagh :: unique western jewelry artist] Contact
IP: 207.228.60.148
Array
(
[Name] => Canyon Cassidy
[Email] => webmaster@nevadacassidys.com
[Website] => http://nevadacassidys.com
[Message] => Hi there! This is Canyon Cassidy from the Nevada Cassidys,
We have been collecting Stone Mountain Turquoise out in Lyon County Nevada for the last 20-30 years or so.
Anyway I sending you an message as we are running our yearly Holiday Special Sale, all of our rough turquoise and turquoise cabochons are on sale for the holiday season. http://nevadacassidys.com

If you have any special requests, give us a call or email!
Also we now have a Facebook page at : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-Cassidys/214761081988587?ref=stream

Cheers
Canyon Cassidy

If you ever have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Lapidary Artist
Nevada Cassidys
775 847-0753
)

Hi Shelagh
I am re-sending my address and phone # for you. I ordered some earrings from you at the Bragg Creek Artisan show and paid for them there. I was with Cathryn Hagel (my daughter-inlaw).
Phone # 403 947-2194
Cheryl Hagel
P.O. Box 312
Beiseker, viagra AB.
T0M 0G0

AUTHOR: Cheryl Hagel
AUTHOR EMAIL: cherylh@efirehose.net
AUTHOR URL:
SUBJECT: [Designs by Shelagh :: unique western jewelry artist] Contact
IP: 72.172.169.29
Array
(
[Name] => Cheryl Hagel
[Email] => cherylh@efirehose.net
[Website] =>
[Message] => Hi Shelagh
I am re-sending my address and phone # for you. I ordered some earrings from you at the Bragg Creek Artisan show and paid for them there. I was with Cathryn Hagel (my daughter-inlaw).
Phone # 403 947-2194
Cheryl Hagel
P.O. Box 312
Beiseker, AB.
T0M 0G0
)

Greetings, drugs

My name is Talia Piacentine and I represent The Plaid Horse Magazine, stuff
a nationally distributed equestrian magazine that focuses mainly on the
hunter/jumper aspect of the sport. I would like to invite your business to
partner with us at The Plaid Horse, America’s Premiere Horse Show Magazine.

At The Plaid Horse, we offer the most competitive nationwide rates,
unbeatable horse show distribution, and a large online presence on our
website, as well as a huge facebook following. We are also the only
magazine distributed directly to colleges and intercollegiate horse
shows. The Plaid Horse is in print every month and is distributed to
most of the top shows across the country as well as local show
circuits, farms, and tack shops. I would also love to include your products into my OTR (Outside of the Ring) lifestyle column where I highlight
products, events, trips/travel experiences and cooking that out clients would be most interested in.

I would love to speak with you to come up with a plan for
your company to join our Plaid Horse Family. You can also check us out
on our website or on our facebook page.

Please contact me for more information so we can begin by getting you into our next issue. I look forward to working with you! Thanks so much!

Best Regards,

Talia Piacentine
The Plaid Horse Magazine www.theplaidhorse.com
Phone: (609)780-6314
talia@theplaidhorse.com

PS If you think you would like to get into our holiday issue, I can get
you in if we act fast as we go to print in 2 days, but I am also able to
offer you a great discount on the ad if so. Please let me know ASAP.
Thanks!!

AUTHOR: Talia Piacentine
AUTHOR EMAIL: talia@theplaidhorse.com
AUTHOR URL: http://THEPLAIDHORSEMAGAZINE
SUBJECT: [Designs by Shelagh :: unique western jewelry artist] Contact
IP: 68.36.46.196
Array
(
[Name] => Talia Piacentine
[Email] => talia@theplaidhorse.com
[Website] => THE PLAID HORSE MAGAZINE
[Message] => Greetings,

My name is Talia Piacentine and I represent The Plaid Horse Magazine,
a nationally distributed equestrian magazine that focuses mainly on the
hunter/jumper aspect of the sport. I would like to invite your business to
partner with us at The Plaid Horse, America’s Premiere Horse Show Magazine.

At The Plaid Horse, we offer the most competitive nationwide rates,
unbeatable horse show distribution, and a large online presence on our
website, as well as a huge facebook following. We are also the only
magazine distributed directly to colleges and intercollegiate horse
shows. The Plaid Horse is in print every month and is distributed to
most of the top shows across the country as well as local show
circuits, farms, and tack shops. I would also love to include your products into my OTR (Outside of the Ring) lifestyle column where I highlight
products, events, trips/travel experiences and cooking that out clients would be most interested in.

I would love to speak with you to come up with a plan for
your company to join our Plaid Horse Family. You can also check us out
on our website or on our facebook page.

Please contact me for more information so we can begin by getting you into our next issue. I look forward to working with you! Thanks so much!

Best Regards,

Talia Piacentine
The Plaid Horse Magazine www.theplaidhorse.com
Phone: (609)780-6314
talia@theplaidhorse.com

PS If you think you would like to get into our holiday issue, I can get
you in if we act fast as we go to print in 2 days, but I am also able to
offer you a great discount on the ad if so. Please let me know ASAP.
Thanks!!
)

Still cleaning up from Christmas with 4 kids, mind what a mess of Lego, pill toy guns, this clothes, tack, knitting needles & duct tape!  I’m sure that I am not the only one who gets a little philosophical about how much crap we really need?

This year, ours really wasn’t too bad,  I had them fill out a letter to Santa like this one:

We had long talks about how much we have & what other kids don’t have.  They do a lot of charity work at school, so I think they really got it. By no means did they get everything they put on the list.  They didn’t ask for anything outrageous, but finding places for everything can get a little much.

I’m probably having this anxiety because at the same time, we’re cleaning out my husbands Grandparents house that they lived in for nearly 40 years.  There is SO much and it is getting overwhelming!  Lots of the things, I’m wondering why they kept them, until I really think about what that generation has lived through.  There wasn’t Tupperware, so you kept glass jars, they were useful for storage of things.  Its a long slow process and its plain to see what we think we can and can’t live without is very different from a couple generations ago.

My girls love home improvement shows, Extreme Makeover is their favorite, but any DIY show will do.  There were a few days they were on the couch sick, so I watched too.  Most of the shows are great, we’re going to be doing a house reno on Jeff’s grandparents place that we’re cleaning out, so I pick up tips and ideas about all kinds of things.  The location and style changes, the story is usually the same:

  • high expectations/unreasonable deadline
  • not enough $ to do what they want
  • behind schedule
  • cranky people

 

The episode that really made me nuts there was a couple that were building a house and were focusing on the master bathroom.  The fight became that the wife demanded to have a double sink.  She couldn’t possibly stand to wait for him while he brushed his teeth and needed to have her own sink.  They couldn’t afford it, and the husband was trying to talk her out of it.  She didn’t care & so off they went, into more debt than they could afford just so she didn’t have to spit in the same sink as he does.

That made me want to barf!!

My family of 6 lives in a small 1940’s house & we share pretty much 1 bathroom.  There is another bathroom in the basement that our oldest daughter uses (hers is the only bedroom downstairs) & the other kids use it once in a while.  Its not ideal, but you know what?? we talk to each other in there, we yell at each other in there, there is lots of TMI & we do just fine.

I don’t know if these shows have given people an unrealistic expectation of what they ‘need’?  Don’t get me wrong, this upcoming house reno includes an en suite to the master bedroom, I really miss that!  I’m not trying to be self-righteous about how I live, it just really makes me question how the whole thing got so out of hand?

I’m going to do my best to raise my kids with their feet firmly planted in reality and the rejection of ‘keeping up with the Jones’

What do you think? Am I completely nuts??

4 Responses to “How much do you need?”

  1. cathryn~the farmer's trophy wife said...

    amen sista!
    i think that we have tooooooo much. i did a HUGE toy cleanout before Christmas (one bag garbage, one bag donated) and it made a difference. i also want to live smaller. i HATE cleaning 3 bathrooms…gah!!!

  2. shelagh said...

    Thanks Cathryn, Jeff calls it Thunderdome-style: 2 enter, but only 1 comes out when it comes to Christmas gifts. It has to be one in – one out or its too overwhelming!

  3. Terri Mappin said...

    I love this post Shelagh and so glad to hear someone else with a similar philosophy! You are definitely not nuts and I think we are losing some very simple and basic morals and standards. People have stopped taking the time to smell the roses and enjoy what is in front of them. I think taking a minimalistic view will add quality, depth and strength to our children in the end. Many call my husband and I ‘old school’ but I think that ‘old school’ will teach our children some life coping skills that will make them successful in the end. So many individuals have an ‘entitlement’ attitude instead of a ‘must earn’ attitude. There is something wrong with that.

  4. shelagh said...

    Thanks, Terri – It affirms my choices in the way I’m raising my kids.