Help me celebrate the release of my first Love Inspired, Reuniting with the Cowboy. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a copy & a handmade Noah’s Ark memory board. Deadline: Oct 6th, 11:59 pm central time.
Lately, Grant and I have discovered a new passion. It began when he became a full time pastor a few years back. Suddenly, he had spare time, something he hadn’t had in the dozen years he’d been bi-vocational. So, he got crafty. It started with a piano that no longer worked that a church member gave him. He gutted it and made a shelf. Another church member gave him some cedar logs. He made log candleholders. Shortly afterward, we stopped at a flea market and bought a bunch of cedar boards and he made a rustic hall tree.
ack when we first married, we often bargain hunted at flea markets. But sometime through the years, we’d stopped going. Once we rediscovered them, we started watching the Flea Market Flip TV show. He made so many projects they wouldn’t all fit in our house. Family members suggested we needed to get a booth and sell things.
This year, we finally bit the bullet. Our flea marketing turned into more than a hobby. Now we shop for items to flip in our booth. I make things too and we’ve both found a creative outlet. I reupholster and he paints, we make a great team, and we enjoy our joint projects. Profit – not so much. But fun – yes. Here’s some items we’ve sold lately. I bet you can guess which one I designed.
Our son hates every second of it, especially when we hit several flea markets in a row looking for items to flip. We tease him that one of these days, we’re going to buy a flea market and leave it in the will that he can’t sell it, that he has to run it.
About Shannon: Shannon Taylor Vannatter is a stay-at-home mom/pastor’s wife/award winning author. She once climbed a mountain wearing gold wedge-heeled sandals which became known as her hiking boots. Shannon writes inspirational contemporary romance and it took her nine years to get published in the traditional market.
Shannon hopes to entertain Christian women and plant seeds in the non-believer’s heart as her characters struggle with real-life issues. Their journeys, from ordinary lives to extraordinary romance through Christ-centered relationships, demonstrate that love doesn’t conquer all—Jesus does. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her family, flea marketing, and doing craft projects. Learn more and connect:
About the book: Reuniting with the Cowboy:
The Cowboy Next Door
A charming cowboy moving in next door shouldn’t be bad news. But veterinarian Ally Curtis knows Cody Warren—she’d never forget the boy who left her when she needed him most. Cody is doing everything he can to show his beautiful neighbor he’s not the wild bull rider he once was, from helping her find homes for her beloved strays, to protecting her when her business is threatened. But Cody has a secret that keeps him from fully reaching out. Yet as they continue to work together to promote her shelter, he can’t keep himself from hoping that Ally might have a home for him…in her heart.
Can’t wait for the drawing? Get your copy now:
Giveaway details: Comment to enter the drawing for a copy of Reuniting with the Cowboy. Ten copies will be split among names drawn during the blog tour from Sept 1 – 27. One winner will receive a Noah’s Ark themed memory board personally crafted by the author. This fabric is special since it was in the Vannatter nursery 14 years ago and goes along with the float the characters in the book build for a parade. Great for a shower gift or displaying kids or grandkids. Winners will be revealed on the author’s blog on Oct 8th. Sign up to enter more giveaways: https://shannontaylorvannatter.com/sign-up-for-shannons-newsletter/
Follow the tour:
Sept 1: http://rosemccauley.com/
Sept 12 & 15: http://www.shannonvannatter.com/blog
Sept 16: http://www.jamesrcallan.com/blog/
Sept 21: https://jenpheobus.com/
Sept 27th: http://brendaandersonbooks.com/blog/
Question for Readers: Have you ever shopped at a flea market? If so, what are your favorite finds?
Come back Sept 15th for a recipe and excerpt from Reuniting with the Cowboy!