Friday, December 25, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
There are lots of sales on the handmade highway just in time for Christmas (and hey, I won't complain)!
Linda Searcy Jewelry Designs is having 25% off all items in stock through Friday! Here's a sample of just one of her intriguing wire designs:
My Little Chickadee Creations has a special on all holiday painted coasters and trivets. Here's one of her sets of costers that I could definitely use in my house :)
Rebecca Plotnick Photography is offering a buy one photograph, get one free deal, and here is just one of her beautiful photos up for sale:
Monday, December 14, 2009
The Christmas pins feature a variety of brightly colored stockings, santas, trees, presents, pointsettias, etc... Comfort Colors also has a line of dog pins - aren't these just way too cute?
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Pumpkin bread falls in that category, too. Most bakeries serve me a slice of something way too dry to be a fancy bread in my book...
So here is batch 1 of this year's pumpkin bread:Only 2 more to go :) I'd make more than one batch at a time, but my bowl won't hold anymore than one batch... thus this year's christmas wish = gigantic mixing bowl.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Adding 14 more miles this week makes my new total 134! The end is in sight :)
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Training Pants from Windy Lou
Bib from PachaMama
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Libby (if you haven't seen her yet, I introduce my fuzzy terror... errr, world's best behaved dog here) did not have a stocking before this weekend, but look what I got at the show to benefit Second Chance Adoptions! It was from Holiday Treasures, the women who were stuck next to me - the chatterbox - during Saturday's show. They've got lots of stockings in all themes in their shop in addition to beaded angels ornaments, and Lil' Angel Paintings!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This little shop of handmade clay art sculpture makes me wish I had all day to browse...
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Aunt Jane Can has a variety of fantasy art and free shipping on everything. (So I got myself another of her fairy notecards!) Risky Beads, creator of the handmade highway, has accessories with attitudes all at 15% off through Sunday. (This bracelet is definitely going on my list of wants to be put under hubby's nose!)
Well, last Saturday and Sunday were no exercise days for me.. that hasn't happened to me in a while - two days in a row without even a walk for the dog. Monday started me getting back onto the bandwagon and I finished the week very well!
Adding 16 more miles this week makes my new total 120!
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
So on to the brunch dish... I love this recipe - it is so easy (actually that qualifies for all of my recipes doesn't it?)
12 Slices Canadian Bacon
(**Recommendation, buy cheese slices and don't let your husband slice the cheese if he can't make even slices because you get the messy set up below versus a very pretty dish if your cheese is level.)
Drizzle cream over the whites until the yolks just peek through.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Look at the cute faces on these little dragons! Aren’t they adorable? Red Wyvern Studio has lots of additional polymer clay sculptures and fantasy ornaments.
Oh, and the little nose on this mouse! I can almost see it twitching… Warmth is a shop full of lil’ felt mice.
And boy do I love the color purple! Here’s a way to quietly add it to your tree… Bloom And Barnacle has an entire selection of mini stockings you just have to check out!
And I have a tree full of painted glass ornaments only (yes, there are two trees in my house)! These ones from Ornaments by Deb would fit right in…
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I went ahead and openned a new shop that has my stuff that doesn't fit in my Shore Debris shop. I also decided to make it help me support Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption (where Libby, the newest ruler of our household came from).
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Only 10 more miles this week - making my total 104!
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
This week's letter is "P."
To play, simply scan your shelves and piles of books to find a title starting with the letter "P." Post a picture, the title, synopsis, a link to the book (from amazon, etc), and post your link on Vicki's Blog in her A-Z Wednsday Post. Have fun finding an old friend or maybe something you've been meaning to read, but had forgotten for a time...
I love this series of books. The Gears are a husband/wife team; she - a former archaeologist for the U.S. Department of the Interior, and he - the principle investigator for his own archaeological firm. Their books start with a short introduction (10-20 pages) to the "present day" site of the book (this one is a ranger trying to save old "mounds" from destruction by a new federal highway grant). Then the real story begins... the gears take real facts known from archaeology and create a story around the prehistoric peoples and their daily lives that created whatever is still left in present day. This historical fiction involves a people of Mound Builders fighting over a totem mask in the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. as the heroine attempts to destroy the cursed mask and vengeful clan members attempt to kill her.
Technically, this is the 6th book in the "People Books" series, but each can be read as a stand alone. I read People of the Sea first and this one second. Until today, I thought I had read all of the "People Books" but now know I need to find Thunder, Weeping Eye, and Nightland.
Now although, I thought these books were great, I bought a couple of other books written by Kathleen O'Neal Gear in the past couple of years and after starting the first had to get rid of the whole stack - so my caution would be, make sure you read the back of the book before you buy it! (I'm guilty of skipping that part regularly.)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Ok, I'm done now.
My husband got back last Friday from a trip for work and brought back a gift - well, it was something he received from one of his friends who lives in Pheonix and like any good husband, he knows what's his is mine and what's mine is mine :)
We are now the proud owners of one hundred trillion dollars - the bill was so great I had to take pictures of it: From the bank of Zimbabwe (back side).