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Monday, August 10, 2015

When All Else Fails, Just Add Glitter!

Hi everyone,
I hope you all are having a great summer.  I sure didn't intend to take such a long break. But I am sure you can relate when I say that sometimes life gets in the way of blogging!
When I last wrote, I shared how we had found a home in North Carolina, and we had sold our home here in Michigan.
Well, life sure has a way of throwing us curve balls sometimes.
Less than 4 hours before we were to close on our home here, our realtor called and said that our buyers were backing out!
What the heck???
I thought for sure that this must be his idea of crazy realtor humor, 'til he informed me that he was totally serious.
Unreal!  We had been under contract with these people for 2 1/2 months, and they backed out at the very last minute?
To say that we were shocked was putting it mildly.
I honestly don't understand how anyone could do this to others!!
I was a strange combination of relieved, but yet disappointed at the same time.
We had been packing.  The movers were all set to come.
We were going to be moving into the new home 10 days later.
We had sold a ton of our stuff.
So now, we are back to square one, with our house back on the market, and not sure of what the future holds.
Boy, I sure am more than ready to get off from this roller coaster ride of the last 4 plus months!!!
So, I took a much needed break from all of the stress and broke out the glitter!
It seems like forever since I've been able to take the time to play with some of my favorite materials such as cute graphics, glitter glue, and crinkly seam binding.
 I had so much fun creating these tags.  I found all of the images on Pinterest.  Aren't these little birdies just the sweetest?
I thought the ones below were pretty neat too with their French accent.  Of course I just had to add tiny rhinestones to their crowns for some added bling!
 I always like to tuck a little surprise in with my Etsy orders, which is what I'll be doing with many of these tags here.
Some of them I mounted on extra heavy chipboard.
Others were just mounted on a backing of scrapbook paper.
 I used my favorite glitter glues for some sparkly fun.
I was feeling better already!
 Boy, buying and selling a home sure isn't nearly as easy (or fun!) as they make it look on HGTV!  Let me tell you, it is not for the faint of heart!
So, while not knowing what the future holds is driving me beyond crazy, I will just have to remember my old saying..............
"Glitter makes everything better!"
In the mean time, I look forward to getting all caught up with you.  I have SO missed you all!
Have a great week:)


Bente said...

Oh my, I hope you get sold very soon. That must be such a difficult situation. I wish you good luck. I`m sure it will all work out.
The tags are gorgeous. Love them all.
Hugs from here

BeachGypsy said...

I love the pretty tags! I cannot believe what the people did...........backing out at SO THE LAST MINUTE!!?? that is just awful. Moving is so stressfull and I hate it. But something like that thrown into your plans is just plain cruel. hang in there!!!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I'm so sorry you had to go through such a disappointing thing like that. Praying there is something better on the horizon for you. A quick sale. Love the tags.xoxo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a let down! So sorry that happened. Hang in there, I hate uncertainty myself! But glitter does make it all better, especially when you create such adorable tags!

Cynthia said...

My dear friend I'm sorry things happened with the house. You were spot on with taking time. For some reason it doesn't seem to happen in NJ. Maybe we have different rules. It has to be major to back out after a certain amount of time. Hang in there

Your glitter and tag playing is so pretty. I missed you


Okio B Designs said...

I'm so sorry that is happening to you. I just can't figure out people sometimes. On the bright side, I love your tags! I can't believe how many of those images I have pinned as well!


Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh Donna,
You were greatly missed in Blogland. holy crap what an ordeal to have someone back out of a house deal, You wonder if they find happiness in their everyday fully knowing and totally aware of what they did and the obstacles they put up along the way. Glitter and leaving a trail behind is what I aspire to. I will tell you in a personal email why glitter to me now means great joy but until then I am so delighted to see you back posting again.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Donna, I am so very sorry about the people backing out of the sale. That is terrible. Your right about selling is not for the faint of heart.
Love your tags they are so pretty - when all else fails - get the glitter out and enjoy.
I will pray that the house get sold quickly so you can get on with your lives.
Hugs to Katie - bet she is packed and all ready to hit the road.
Hugs dear friend.

Tete said...

You have created some wonderful things in your stress. I still am so sorry about the buyers backing out, but just hang on! SOMETHING BETTER IS COMING! The right buyers will come along and the right house for you will go on the market with a price that you can do. And, it will contain all the things you have been dreaming of and maybe a few things you didn't know you wanted. ;) I can't believe I am saying this, but glitter on!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, even in the worst of situations you create beauty. Love your tags!! Yes, glittering can relief stress and I hope the days ahead are far better then the last several months. I am still on some time away from the computer but had to stop in and say hi. See you next week. Have a great weekend.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, I didn't know people could do that, back out in just a couple hours before closing...I have never heard of that! Most people would be already moved out! I always think things happen for a reason, we will just have to wait and see!! I love your tags, I always feel better when i am crafting too...Keep us posted


handmade by amalia said...

That is a lot to deal with Donna, I'd like to think those buyers had a VERY good reason.
Stay strong, someone else will come along soon.

Gail said...

Hope you get sorted with your house soon !! love the tags the images are so nice !
Gail x

Carol from Victoria said...

Unbelievable regarding your house sale.... Honestly, what a nightmare! So so sorry! Love the tags as well, they are gorgeous... Did you compile them yourself from separate images, like on picmonkey? Are you selling the collages? Sorry, amist all your disaster, I had to ask... Best to you!
Carol from Canada :)

Debbie said...

Oh Donna....so good to see you having some fun with your French tags, and all that glitter!
I love the little bling you added to the crowns...so cute.
Love you.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh Donna, I missed this post...so sorry for all of the real estate drama. I can't believe that happened. Are you still moving to the other house?
PS Love the tags...xo

Mimi Mama said...

Donna, these are so pretty and I agree that glitter cures all ils! Will you do me the honour of sharing this at my Five Star Frugal Linkup? We love a bit of DIY and shimmer and shine, and I think my friends would welcome you with open arms. Love, Mimi xxx

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

That is just crazy they did that!! I am so sorry. Beautiful diversion you gave yourself, keep us updated!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Oh gosh, I can't believe this happened to you Donna! Such crazy buyers. God has a plan for you, I'm sure. I guess you just have to hold tight for now.
I'm thinking of you....
xo, Susan