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Loosing sleep over what you can't control

Posted by Robin Abel on

I'm sure everyone has times when they loose sleep over important things.  Sometimes I haven't slept because I'm trying to figure out something and the possibilities just keep rolling in my head.  Sometimes it's because there is a houseful of kids and I'm listening for little feet or screaming.  Whatever the reason, it's always great when that issues goes away and you can sleep again.   Over the past few months, the store has made me loose lots of sleep.  Since relocating in February, it's been a wait and see game to see if this was the right choice.  Would...

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Amish Donuts...

Posted by Robin Abel on

Sometimes life is boring. Sometimes you loose sleep because of too many 12 year old girls at your house. But sometimes, if you are really lucky, a perfect stranger brings you Amish donuts for a second time in your life. This spring, my now 12 year old daughter and I went to a craft festival.  It's a great place to look for new artists for the store and we hit the jackpot at this one.  Unfortunately for our taste buds, the line for Amish donuts was super long so we didn't get any of those treats and came back to the store...

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GET vs Have To

Posted by Robin Abel on

Who's done with summer?!  I love talking with mom's of early elementary kids who can't wait for school to start again.  They are over summer!  Or families in our season of life who have great baseball/swim/sitting-watching-kids-play-sports tans. We're tired of the weather messing up plans, kids being crazy,  or checking out friends Facebook pages and wondering why we're not cool enough to go on that vacation...  It's a rough life we lead and we're good at being able to find something to complain about in every situation. During a ball game the other day, my friend brought up the word GET.  We walk...

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Grateful is the word of the day

Posted by Robin Abel on

1 year anniversary.  What a milestone!  When we opened our blue door last year, we had no idea what we were doing.  We had no idea of the struggles and the successes and the problems and excitement this journey would hold.  At the end of this first year, the word that keeps coming into my head is "grateful."  Not success, not life changing, not surprising but grateful. I'm grateful for the opportunity - Not everyone gets to open their own business.  Thankfully, we were in the season of life that when we had this crazy idea, it could be realized. I'm grateful for amazing...

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Pot Roast fills my kitchen and my heart

Posted by Robin Abel on

The first church I worked for was a large Methodist church where my husband and I attended during our first years of marriage.  We were young, had lots of free time and got involved in many aspects of church life.  It was such as special time in our life where we grew into adults surrounded by some amazing people. One of my favorite days of the week was Wednesday.  We had a midweek program that included dinner cooked in the church kitchen by wonderful teams of volunteers.  By mid afternoon, the scents of roasts spending hours in the oven would fill building.  Pork Roast night...

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