Sunday, September 25, 2011

Halloween Give-Away - YES, IT IS FINALLY STARTING!

Yes, I have FINALLY been able to upload my post. Whew!
I wanted to do something fun this time and add a video. Holy Cow! This was not as easy as I anticipated. Had to go through YouTube to post it because, for some crazy reason, Blogger had issues, but where there is a will, there is a way! Part of the video appears on Blogger cut off on the right, but if you watch it through YouTube you will see the whole frame.
Since the post would not work as planned on Saturday, I am going to let the give-away run an extra day. I will not post a winner till SUNDAY, October 2nd.
How to win?
Leave me a comment saying you want to win one my blog (not on YouTube), and also include the number of the shaker you want to recieve. On Sunday, I will randomly pick a winner from your comments, and announce the winner. Easy Peasy!
Sorry the pics are so blurry - but you get the idea :)

Number 1 below:

Number 2 below:

Number 3 below:

Number 4 below:

Number 5 below:

Number 6 below:

Thank for being patient and THANKS FOR PLAYING - Good luck!

Halloween Give-Away

Hi Everyone,
I had issues posting pics and videos all day yesterday on blogger so I was unable to get the give-away info out to you. I am working again on it this morning and hope to have it resolved today.
Stay tuned!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011


The weekend proved to be the perfect beginning to some lovely fall-like weather. Our church had a wonderful picnic for the parishioners with lots of yummy homemade food and sweets. There were pony rides, a bouncy house, and lots of games to keep the kids entertained. The day couldn't have been better.

Julia doing her best at the sack race!

My hubby decided to refurbish his drums over the weekend as well. He has always dreamed of owning a green sparkle Ludwig set. So, he tore up the old finish and re-wrapped them. Sounds easy, huh? Not so much!!! But they look great. Nice job babe.

The beginning.....

The end....

Oh, and yes, you did read correctly. I am planning a new Halloween Give-Away!
I am just about finished with some new shakers. They need some minor finishing touches such as ribbons and what not.
Here is a peek at some "almost" completed pieces. There are some old favorites and a couple of new vintage-inspired styles.
I will start the give-away this Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24th. I should have good picture by then for you. One of them could be yours, so please stop by and say HI. I will have more details on how you can win.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Words seem meaningless today.
Let us all make the effort to remember all the brave men and women of 9/11 in our own unique ways.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Goodness, it has been an eventful week since Hurricane Irene hit. Luckily, Irene was more bark than bite; at least that was the case in my area. Many had it much worse and my heart go out to anyone who saw the storm at its peak.
We waiting for something "big", but it was not to be. The only downfall of the storm - no power! The electricity went out on Sunday morning at around 10:30 and it didn't return till Tuesday night. I consider myself a lucky lady, though. Some surrounding areas had no power for over a week.
We occupied our time with paper, glue and paint, games, and even a trip to Target. Yep, you heard right! The storm was fairly mild, and many local businesses still had power, so what do you do when you are bored? Hit Target and look for bargains!
Julia and I were hoping to find some cool Halloween items, but they were still in "Back-to-School" mode, so nothing interesting was had. My hubby stayed home and doodled. The things that fill that man's head! I wonder sometimes! LOL

Wednesday was the first day of school! My husband (who works from home) was doing the "happy-dance" all the way to the bus stop! Don't get me wrong, he adores spending time with Julia. But having her under feet during the summer is a complete distraction and he is looking forward to actually "working" the entire day.
Jessica, on the left, is her BFF. (Sorry about the blurry pics!) Jess lives next door and they are both in the same class. This is a good and bad thing as they tend to "chat" a little too much during school. She promises they will be better this year. Only time will tell.

Creatively, I have been working on Halloween items this week. As usual, I am making some shakers. These are just the beginning stages but I have a couple of old shakers in the background to help inspire me.

I have owls on the brain right now so hopefully I will have some OOAK pieces to share in the next week.
I have been working on a Halloween Swap with some girls at work. I will share those as well with you all.
Here is a sneak peek at one of my Christmas pieces that I just finished over the weekend. I should be posting this on my Etsy site this week.

The best news this week was the addition of a lovely new baby girl into the world. Summer was born on Friday to my dear friends, Julie and Jed. I have worked with Julie for over 15 years. She was a silly, young girl who loved to party when I first met her. She would hide out at my desk in the art room when she was hung over and needed some quite time. Now, she is all grown up, has changed departments and works for me, and is a smart, funny, lovely young woman who married a great guy and now has this adorable little bundle. Welcome to the world sweet pea!