Sunday, August 22, 2010

We're "whole"again!

Hi, I'm Aunt Dottie.  It's been a long time (almost a year) since Rachel has posted to our blog.  There's been good reason.  Her husband returned home from Iraq (all in one piece thank God!), they bought a house, adopted their second pit bull named Lola, and are off and running in their new life.

Rachel lived with her Dad and I for the time that her husband was deployed.  During that time, her creative genius was the inspiration for the Aunt Dotties Pantry blog.  I absolutely loved having Rachel as a partner in my business.  But like any independent child, she was anxious to move on with her life when her husband returned.  And even though they're enjoying being new homeowners, that doesn't mean we're out of her life.  The home that they bought is about 20 minutes from our house, we get together quite often and Rachel and I talk... ALOT!  I'm so very proud of both of them.  My husband and I didn't lose a daughter, we gained a wonderful son-in-law!

Rach has her hands full with her returning husband, new job, new house, new pit bull #2, old pit bull #1, 2 cats and 2 chinchillas!  HOW DOES SHE DO IT?? (When I find out, I'll bottle it, sell it, and make my million $).   So it has fallen onto me, the blog-illiterate one, to maintain this blog.  With Rachels guidance, I'm muddling along and managed to get through my first blog post...EVER!

And, inspite of Rachel's busy life, she still has that creative itch that she most definitely needs to scratch. So she has continued to design new recipe cards and recipe card dividers for my business.  The new designs, in addition to my existing designs, are out on my website and Ebay.  Below are a couple of samples. 

As soon as I recover from my first blog (whew!) I have some recipe cards that I am going to post as free downloads.  Mickey, Minnie, Christmas cards and more!!  So check back!

Please enjoy and thank you for visiting my blog!
Aunt Dottie