Sunday, November 30, 2008

Full holiday mode

I can't believe that tomorrow is the first of December! Where has the year gone!?! I've been busy lately so the blog has been ignored. Had a nice Thanksgiving with my family. One turkey down, at least 3 more to go. Luckily, I only cook 2 of them!

I was featured in this beautiful treasury for my East County team. We are a festive bunch! Lots of new Christmas cards in the shop, I'll post pictures later.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


I can't believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Where did this year go? It seems like each year goes faster and faster. I blinked and my daughter is 5 and in school. My baby boy is fast approaching 2. It's a hard job, being a parent. It's more work than you would ever expect. But it's so worth it. When they run up to you and throw their whole body at you to give you a hug. Or they give you an unexpected 'I love you'. Yes, it's hard work but it's work I'm so very thankful for. What are you thankful for?

A little late

I meant to post pictures of our Halloween decor last month but never got around to taking the pictures until right before we took everything down. This was the first year we did the graveyard and I was so pleased with the way it turned out.

Complete with dead flowers, rats, spiders and lots of bones!

Friday, November 7, 2008


How adorable are these birdhouses? These sweet little ornaments are from the Etsy shop thatissocute. I think the name of the shop says it all

Click on any of the pics to be taken to the listings

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Little Black Box

Yay, my shop is listed as one of the promos in the November LBB! I had a bit of a fright earlier this week when I contacted Kim and she didn't think she had my samples. She found them though and then put up with my wondering when they were going to be on the site. And now they finally are!

I wasn't able to send in a huge number of samples, hopefully those people who do get them in their box like them!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Happy Joy Joy

I received my October Little Black Box today and was so happy to find a soy melt from Moodwax was one of the samples. I can't wait to use it, it smells fantastic. Check out the scent options you can choose from, my goodness, what a list!

Lemon Pound Cake votives---Need I say more?

Citrus Fusion Soy Blend votives--Yum

Click on any of the pictures to be taken directly to the listing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

One Word

One Word

Fun game from Smilemonsters

The rules are that you can only answer each question with one word - not a simple as it sounds.Here we go.......

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your significant other? Work
3. Your hair? Down
4. Your mother? Scotland
5. Your father? Work
6. Your favorite thing? Books
7. Your dream last night? Nope
8. Your favorite drink? Coke
9. Your dream/goal? Happiness
10. The room you're in? Cubical
11. Your fear? Clowns
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
13. Where were you last night? Home
14. What you're not? Confrontational
15. Muffins? Yes
16. One of your wish list items? Wallet
17. Where did you grow up? City
18. The last thing you did? Read
19. What are you wearing? Jeans
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pet? Orange
22. Your computer? Rocks
23. Your life? Good
24. Your mood? Melancholy
25. Missing someone? Yes
26. Your car? Dirty
27. Something you're not wearing? Makeup
28. Favorite Store? Craft
29. Your summer ? Hades
30. Your favorite color? Purple
31. When is the last time you laughed? Today
32. Last time you cried? Today
33. Who will/would re-post this? Mystery

a. Work
b. Vons
c. WalMart
d. Costco

a. Mom
b. Carol
c. Deanna
d. Sandy

a. Mexican
b. Pasta
c. Brownies
d. Junk

a. Home
b. Italy
c. Camping
d. Hawaii

So here's the tag part....if you feel inclined to post this little game on your blog please leave me the link to your blog in a comment so that I can get to know you too!

Monday, November 3, 2008

So pretty

Such pretty little pendants from MaJentaDesigns. I love the pattern and color choices.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Oh how I wish I knew how to knit

Shops like this make me wish I knew how to knit. Such pretty colors, I'd love to have some, just to have it. She who dies with the most stuff wins, right?

jilldrapermakesstuff is participating in the Blog A Day Giveway. You can click on the pics to be taken directly to the listing.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My first trade

I just completed my first trade and I must say, it was a great experience! I am now the proud owner of this stunning ornament from starless

Beautiful, right? I can't even begin to imagine the hours that go into creating something like this. It looks like the earth to me, I just love it. Starless got my quilted Christmas cards and a birthday card in the trade. I think I'm quite lucky that my very first Etsy trade worked out so nicely!

Here are a few other pretties from starless. Definitely check out her shop, you will not be disappointed!

Happy November!

I logged into a nice surprise this morning. I've been featured in a really cool retro treasury.

That's my Retro Congrats card there at the top.

Tallib is the curator of this beautiful treasury and she even featured it on her blog.

What a great lift, especially since I'm fighting off a stupid cold and I'm not feeling well.