I can't believe how the time just flies by and just gets away from us! It's been an awful long time since I posted on here. I do blame Facebook for it, since I started posting on there I just forgot about my blog. I am going to try and keep up with ...

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  1. I Can't Believe How Time Flies!!
  2. Let's Catch Up And Productivity!!
  3. New & Exciting Things!!
  4. Sugar Plum Craft Show
  5. Sugar Plum Halloween Craft Show
  6. More Recent Articles

I Can't Believe How Time Flies!!

I can't believe how the time just flies by and just gets away from us! It's been an awful long time since I posted on here. I do blame Facebook for it, since I started posting on there I just forgot about my blog.

I am going to try and keep up with my blog posting this year! I also did some much needed updating on my blog today.

I would like to share with you that I have revamped my website. I gave it a whole new look while actually my web host helped me with it, and I have to say that I am very happy with the new look. I have changed from the cutesy look I once had and have a nicer cleaner look. Go take a look My Country Cottage Signs let me know what you think in the comments below.

I just finished another of my favorite craft shows Sugar Plum it was a little different a new type of show for us. It was an Art to Wear/ Mother's Day Show, we had a lot of new customers come visit us. It was a fun filled two day show for girlfriends, Mothers, daughters, aunties and grandmothers to enjoy!

I have a new line of Burlap Pillows that I introduced at my Sugar Plum Craft Show. They were a hit there, so I listed them over at Raggedy Dollys If you have a chance go over and take a look.

Lots of new and exciting things going on over here.

I will keep you up to date on all the new things to come. I am working on some new lines that I will be sharing soon!

Until next time


Let's Catch Up And Productivity!!

I just noticed that I have not posted on my blog since March of 2013, I can't believe it has been that long. I am doing all my posting on Facebook and twitter now!

I just wanted to come and write a blog post since I knew it had been a while but I had no idea it had been this long.

Let's catch up a little with whats been going on over at My Country Cottage Signs I have been very busy with Wedding Signs and Birthday Banners, I just got over a bad cold that lasted over 2 weeks. I am finally caught up with all my orders YAY!!

I am gonna start on my fall ideas real soon, right now I am busy filling my sketch pad with lots of new ideas.

Productivity seems to be a problem for everyone, I want to share something I found out about yesterday, maybe you have heard of it. It's called Kanban, it is an incredibly simple and wonderful way to organize your work time. Kanban was originally developed by Toyota back in the 1950s as a way to maximize productivity and encourage the development of new ideas and concepts quickly.

You will need a Kanban Board to do this, you can make it yourself, all you need to make your own Kanban board is a white board, a Dry Erase Marker and some sticky notes. What you do is basically just draw 3 columns that are titled To Do, Doing, Done. When you have a task that needs to be completed, you write it on a sticky note and place it in the TO DO column. After you have begun, move the sticky note to the Doing column, finally when you have finished the task, move the sticky note to the Done column.

Its so easy to use I made one today and I just love it!!! I separated mine with 3 additional sections going across the whiteboard to make it look like a grid, I wrote 3 separate projects on my board. You can customize your board to suit your needs. It feels good moving those sticky notes across the whiteboard until you've completed your task at hand. I love the visual organization of my board and it gets me focused in a way that I never had before. The concept is so simple but truly helpful.

Here is a picture of mine so you can see how it's made, mine is nothing fancy you can make yours as elaborate as you like. I needed quick and simple, excuse the smudges, I will clean those up later. Oh No, Now you know the tasks I have to complete, well now it will keep me accountable...LOL

Well I took it one step further, I found an app for my note 3, my tablet and my computer that syncs all my tasks to all three locations. It's called Trello for the app, and Trello.com for your computer. I love this, so when I am not near my Kanban Board I can still write down my task and later add them to my Kanban Board.

I feel so Productive already, I have been hunting for the perfect productivity system for a long time and I finally found it.

I hope Kanban can help you with your productivity, let me know if you give it a try. I would love to hear how it has helped you.

Here's to a productive day until next time,


P.S. Next time won't be this long, I promise!!

New & Exciting Things!!

Since I haven't posted here in a long time, I thought it was time to share with you what is going on over at My Country Cottage Signs. I do most of my posting on my facebook page, if you would like to go over and like my page the link is on the right sidebar, see you over there.

I have some exciting news, Debbie, Sue and myself now have a shop within a shop in Old Town Murrieta. Our Collective Shop Name is Farmgirls Cottage, I do love our name!!

We are in the back room at The Rusty Arbor Antique & Garden Shop at 24980 Washington Ave. Murrieta, California. Store Hours are Tuesday - Sat. 10:00 am - 5 pm

We have patterns, gifts, wood signs, home decor and vintage items in our shop. We are adding lots of new items every week.

We have a facebook page called Farmgirl's Cottage go over and like our page.

If your in the area come by for a visit. I will post pics of our shop soon.

I will try harder to keep up with my blog this year.

Talk to you soon,


Sugar Plum Craft Show

Sugar Plum Craft Show we wil be at Buena Park this time, attached is a flyer for the show!

I am busy making my santa signs for the show, here is a picture of them in progress, I couldn't get all of them in the picture they wouldn't fit.

This is a quick post to let you know what My Country Cottage Signs has been up to lately.

Remember you can follow me on facebook to get more updates on my craft shows and new items listed on my website.

Have A Great Day, Rosalie

Sugar Plum Halloween Craft Show

Just want to let you all know our Sugar Plum Halloween craft show started today. Hope you can come by for a visit.

Hope you can come by for a visit.

Gotta get back to work need to run more product down. Rosalie

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