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Thursday, October 23, 2014

It has been a while ~

I can't believe how fast the time has passed.
Yes like I said it's been a while since I've done a post.

My last post was about a little boy fighting cancer and had a Birthday wish to receive Birthday cards because he liked to receive mail ~ I want you all to know that he received mail beyond his wildest dreams!!!  Thanks to all who was a part of this special day!!!
Beckett ~ received 10,000+ cards not including packages. It took 4 mail trucks to deliver his wishes.
How special is that!!!
You can read more here~

Some other things I've been up to ~

I along with my friend Jenny and daughter Amanda attended the last flea market in Elkhorn,WI


So many vendors ~ even the buildings were packed with wares!

It was a beautiful day ~ we even bought a vintage shopping cart at the end of the show to tote some of our goodies to the car!


Once again we packed it full!!!
I'm already looking forward to next year!!!


I also had a craft show to get ready for the beginning of Oct ~

I was busy making signs ~

and setting up mock displays ~

busy making new creations ~







and then some!!!

I've been working a lot and looking into buying a building to open up a prim shop ~ let me tell you it's not easy and takes up a lot of your time.
We'll just have to see what happens.

I've been out looking for vintage treasures and I found a wonderful spot called ~
Isn't that a unique name???

This was a fun spot to stop
















You can find more out about this wonderful spot Here ~

In my travels I love to take pics of old barns~


and natures surprises ~

I hope you all are enjoying the fall days!!!

This Sunday we have Trick or Treating in our neck of the woods ~

Oh ~ Let the fun begin!!!

Until Next Time

Enjoy Life's Little Treasures

Prim Blessings
Robin

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Heartfelt

I was reading the paper yesterday and this was on the front page ~
It really pulled at my heartstrings ~

Young cancer patient wants mail on 4th birthday
Julie B. Gilkay, Post-Crescent Media4:26 p.m. CDT September 12, 2014
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Beckett Roerdink has a wish for his fourth birthday: He wants to get mail. Lots of it.
His mother, Melanie, also has a wish for his birthday — that her son, who was diagnosed with an incurable cancer last year, is here to celebrate his fifth birthday.
"He loves mail, so any time he gets mail he gets super excited," Roerdink of Greenville said. "It would just be so awesome if he would just get a bunch of cards for his birthday."
(Send mail to Beckett Roerdink, W6871 Sunnyvale Lane Apartment E, Greenville, WI 54942.)

Little Beckett's family, which also includes dad Kevin, sister Madison, 10, and brother Ethan, 6, are making his birthday Wednesday a cause for celebration. And with good reason. There wasn't much to celebrate last year.
After suffering from a prolonged illness, Beckett underwent testing in April 2013. An MRI revealed something the family hadn't been expecting. Beckett had a large brain tumor. The tumor also had a name: ependymoma.
An ependymoma is the third most common type of brain tumor in children, according to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation, but they are still relatively rare, with about 200 cases diagnosed in the United States each year.
"Everything changed," Roerdink said.
Days after the diagnosis, the tumor was removed through two surgeries, which had devastating side effects of their own. With the exception of his left hand, Beckett was completely paralyzed and had to face yet another battle — radiation.
Opting for proton radiation with the hope of having a better outcome, the Roerdinks spent two months in Texas for the treatment because of its lack of availability in Wisconsin.
And ever since Beckett has been in therapy — speech, occupational and physical — two to three times a week learning how to walk, talk and do everything preschoolers do.
"Even though he doesn't have the tumor, he has deficits from having the surgery and radiation," Roerdink said.
Beckett wears an eye patch a few hours a day because his cranial nerves have been damaged from the surgery. He recently received inserts for his shoes because his balance hasn't stabilized. He has eye appointments every three months and is returning to Texas later this month to see his oncologist there.
And there is the uncertainty of tomorrow.
Beckett heads to Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee every three months for an MRI to check for any tumors or damage to the healthy tissue from radiation. This kind of tumor tends to come back and gets harder to treat, Roerdink said.
"It's a horrible cancer," she said.
There is always that worry, that "scan-xiety," as Roerdink calls it, and living with knowing that the long-term survival rate is five years.
He is due for another MRI Sept. 24.
All of it has taken a toll — emotionally and financially.
Roerdink now works part time so she can take Beckett to all of his medical appointments and therapy sessions. Kevin works full time and overtime. They work opposite schedules so their little guy is always home with a parent. His weakened immunity doesn't allow for anything else. And the family of five is living in a two-bedroom apartment they moved into just after selling their home before this whole cancer nightmare began.
Not that they are complaining.
"We look at everything differently," Roerdink said. "We pretty much live one day at a time and feel beyond blessed. We see things in a whole different light.
"Beckett is the sweetest, most patient boy. You can't not love him. Everyone loves him. He's real easygoing but maybe because he's had no other choice."
With September being Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Beckett's birthday, Roerdink also hopes that their story makes others more aware of the major medical conditions and cancers children face.
"I only have one true wish and that's they find a cure," she said. "And I hope he has many more birthdays."
It's all the more reason that on Wednesday, when Beckett turns 4, his family wants to mark the happy occasion with a celebration at home and hopefully some cards from the community as well.
"Milestones are huge because we didn't even think that we would get through surgery," Roerdink said.
"We have to do something to celebrate because it's a big deal."
So when Beckett blows out the candles on his cake — either "Monsters University" or Mickey Mouse, he hasn't decided which yet — there will be wishes, smiles, likely even a few tears.
And the gift of Beckett.
— Julie Gilkay: 920-993-1000, ext. 319, or jgilkay@postcrescent.com; on Twitter @JulieGilkay
Send a card
Help Beckett Roerdink celebrate his fourth birthday on Wednesday and make his wish come true by sending a card. Mail it to Beckett Roerdink, W6871 Sunnyvale Lane Apartment E, Greenville, WI 54942.
Beckett's story
To follow Beckett Roerdink's progress, visit his Caring Bridge page atwww.caringbridge.org/visit/beckettroerdink. To make a donation, visityoucaring.com and type his name in the search fundraiser function.

Until Next Time
Make a child's wish come true! 
Prim Blessings
Robin

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Road Trip ~ Treasures!!!

Hello Friends!

Well as I said we're home and it's time to unpack and show you some of the treasures I got on our 4 day adventure.

Some I have found places for ~ Some I have not.
Some were gifts & Some were purchased to re-purpose.

Here's what I found ~ and what you've been waiting to see!

(Don't forget you can click on pic to view in larger form)













There were other treasures that I found ~ but didn't take pics of
like ~ watering cans, gas cans, and pails.
You might have seen them in the van pic on road trip day 4.

But my favorite find was ~


isn't she a beauty???


Oh the stories this bike could tell.
I loved that it still had the blocks on the pedals so the child could reach them.
I remember when my Dad did that for us.

If you see something and you want to know what it is ~ just give me a holler!
I'll email you back as long as your not a no-reply blogger.

Thanks for tagging along on our little adventure!!!
I really enjoyed your company!!!

Until Next Time

Do what you Love

Prim Blessings
Robin

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Road Trip Day 4

Today is the last day of our four day adventure.

Oh why does it have to end???

We truly had a blast and found some wonderful shops along the way!!!

On our last day we attend the Elkhorn Flea Market.

This had to be the largest show I ever attended in Wisconsin.
There was 500+ vendors ~ we never got through the whole show before it came to a close at 3:00 p.m.

Let's see what we can find ~








Did you see anything that caught your eye???

(Don't forget to click on pics to view them in larger form!)

Well all good things have to come to an end
it's time to go ~


We're all packed!
We're heading Home!



We're Home Now!!!

If you are interested in attending the Elkhorn Flea Market
Which I highly recommend ~
It was a wonderful show!!!
We're already planning our next adventure!

Find information here~

Until Next Time

It's all in the hunt!

Prim Blessings
Robin