Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Crazy Update

I never use this blog but since it links from my Joan of Ark persona I guess I should do a quick update.

To see what's going on with me businesswise visit http://www.arkessentialspublishing

To save money on meat visit

The following links should be live soon My Quiet Dolls and ArkEssentials

Gotta a headache and a broken dryer which is now fixed and due back tomorrow! Hurray!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Where've I been?

Sorry all I've been working on our websites and was hopefully going to add a blog right to those sites..... but I'm very technically challenged. I'm still getting visitors, HI!!! so thought I'd just check in and say hi. We've got our garden mostly in. It's been windy, freezing cold and even snowed last week!!! How can that be it's June! Yes I've got proof I took pics of the the snow on the cars. The peonies still haven't bloomed- some times they are ready by Memorial Day but this year is the exception.

At least today is warm. What is this Summer?! The radio said it might even hit 80 degrees. Better go get some laundry on the line and run the next load of dishes. A mother's work is never done.
aka Joan of Ark

Friday, November 16, 2007

The calm before the storm......

Drove to the "big town" to get my Thanksgiving shopping done, plus some Christmas shopping at Toys R Us before Black Friday and the crazies all go bonkers! We have a little extra money this year so I didn't have to make everything from scratch. In fact I'm using the extra time I've been saving by using paper plates, disposable diapers ( versus potty training cleanups) and buying instead of making bread to work on web "stuff" for our business. I'm excited to be featured in and their holiday EXTRAVAGANZA!!! These ladies get 20,000 hits a day and have a passion for helping women with small businesses. Baby is climbing on top of my new cases of mailing envelopes right by the big picture window so gotta get 'em moved. Big sister age 16 is taking care of her but needs to do homework. Have a great day!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

so much for posting

baby fussing about her diaper. She removed diaper. gottta sign off now

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Mixed blessings

Littlest Smith is sick today. Thought she was fine but woke up late at night and threw up all over her bed again. Why is this a mixed blessing?

I had to cancel my Dr. appointment and stay home all day. I pulled out the doll patterns and I'm making all the plans for the one hundred dresses I'm making and auctioning off for charity. Also I'm taking suggestions on which charity to donate the proceeds to.
Possible thus far:
World Vision
Christmas Box House
Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City
Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Id

Please let me know your favorites and I'd better get cutting :)
joan of ark

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Busy Lazy Day

Well I've been up since 5 something. Read scriptures, did prayer journal, drove son to scouts activity, and mainly worked on the computer. I posted cake mix cookie recipes, rice and sausage casserole, carrot cake all on my secrets page
and now I'm just about ready to sign off for the day, well until the football game later today. They can watch the Ducks play and I'll sit here doing my thing and still being a part of the family. Guess I gotta go shine my sink and start laundry. Have a great day and blessing to all.

Friday, November 2, 2007

My first ebay listing

OK I finally gave in to John and listed one of the quiet doll kits on e-bay. Not just a plain old regular doll kit like he wanted but I added a custom made doll and some brand new fairy doll patterns. I guess my inspiration is the mom at

I hope that's right. Not that she needs any more traffic as she gets like 20,000 hits a day and all that from an ad she put on e-bay for selling some pokemon cards that her kids slipped into her grocery cart and then opened so she couldn't return them. She's got a great sense of humor and now she's got a profitable web site/s and even a contract for writing her first book. Anyways check out my listing for My Quiet dolls Craft kit. I'll add an actual link when I figure out the web address. I guess you can teach an old dog new tricks, it just takes extra patience and lots of time :) We'll keep in touch and let you all know how it turns out!
joan of ark