Saturday, December 25, 2010


I have been taking it slow these past few weeks to enjoy the holidays with family. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and hope you had wonderful moments with family and friends that will add to your Christmas memories.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Yep!! An unexpected trip to the Hospital is never fun. One that lasts until Tuesday night is even more "unfun"!
I had been feeling out of sorts for the last few days. Nausea, light headed, dizzy, and I was patiently waiting for the stomach bug to hit after so many friends had caught it. Saturday morning I was miserable. I felt if I didn't stay still I was going to pass out or heave, or both. My husband brought me to the emergency room and while I was there discussing the possibility of vertigo, they had been monitoring my heart. My heart had an unusual beat. Since it seemed to happen randomly, and they could not pinpoint why, they admitted me to monitor my heart. They were concerned that my heart may have caused the symptoms I was having. After every test in the book, they felt confident that my heart was not the issue and final released me last night.
Needless to say, I was ecstatic to be home. All I wanted was a hug from my little one, a kiss from my hubby, and a nice hot shower.
My boss was nice enough to let me have the rest of the week off. And it is sooooo appreciated.
I am going to relax, make a follow up visit to my primary care doc and see if I can get to the bottom of the nausea and lightheadedness.
One positive note out of this whole mess. It sure put Christmas into perspective. I am going to reduce some of my "to-do" lists and really enjoy the next few weeks of festivities. Join me! This time of the year is always hectic, but I am going to only do "what I have to" and leave the rest for another day. Now is the time to enjoy the wonders of Christmas.
I will share my adventures as they happen.

Till Later,

Friday, December 10, 2010


Congratulations to Garage Sale Gal for winning my First Give-Away. I will be contacting you for all your shipping information. Santa is anxious to move into his new home.

I also want to THANK ALL OF YOU who entered. I have enjoyed each an every one of your stories. They brought so many wonderful memories to life. I must admit, I was a little nervous about taking on a Give-Away. The fear of no one joining in was in the back of my mind. But you have all made this soooooo much fun. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
I have more ideas and Give-Aways on the horizon, so keep checking in. This maybe addicting :)

And if you haven't had a chance yet, read some of the Christmas memories of favorite ornaments and traditions. They are all worth check out.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Many of you know that blogging is a very new experience for me. I have truly enjoyed the experience and now wonder why I waited so long to join in the fun. I want to celebrate the holiday season by having my first Give-Away but I wanted it to be something special....something meaningful. (More on that in a bit.)
Since so many of you have made lovely comments about my vintage holiday domes, I have decided to keep this one off my Etsy site and share him.

Now more on the “meaningful” part. I originally was going to offer up a hand-molded paper mache piece (and I still will before the month is out – hint, hint) but the FIRST Give-Away had to feel “special” to me.
Christmas is about our family and friends, our faith, our traditions, and nothing sums up the season more for me than a glittery gold, vintage, dancing Santa. Gold Santas. Not red, not green, GOLD!
How strange, you say? Why?
Because these were the most glorious, shiny, magical, cutest things I ever saw when I was a child (and they still are to me). My mom tucked these away in every corner of the house and there was always one sitting in the fresh poinsettia plant on the dining room table. I sat for hours staring at him in the glistening light of the Christmas tree.

So, with that long winded story said, what better way to send out some of my family holiday spirit than to send you a vintage, bedazzling boogie-boy Santa dome! HOHOHO.
I hand-molded the mushrooms at his feet from paper clay, and covered his snowy base in mica and glitter…or should I say “glitta” for us Massachusetts girls.

Oh goodness…..stop talking and give the details on how to win, right???!!!

1. Leave me a comment and you get one chance.
And please share with me what your favorite holiday decoration or ornament is. I love hearing your stories.
2. Follow me and you get another chance.
3. If you decide to share this Give-Away information on your blog, you will get a 3rd chance.

Good luck everyone. I will pick the winner's name on Friday, the 10th.

Till later,