Sunday, November 30, 2008

2 sweet girls, Shows I can't stop watching & a New Favorite Artist

Wherever I go...there they are. Whether I'm on the computer, doing dishes, folding clothes, crafting, sewing~ they find a spot close by to nap until I move on to the next place. My two most loyal girls :)
Two shows I wish I never started watching.

Bridezilla: Watching this show makes me crazy, but for some reason I get sucked into watching it. I'm always amazed when the groom goes through with the wedding...each time I'm hoping he doesn't show up~ but for some reason they do??? I've made my boys watch it to see what type of girls they need to steer clear of.

Surf & Rescue: Dewey Beach~ Wow...I'm amazed at the stupidity of some people and lack of respect for authority. They did a profanity count on one guy, I think they got up to 46. All I can say is WOW- you have to watch it to believe it.

Other shows I love, that I don't really have the time to be watching either: John and Kate plus 8, John Edwards Cross Country, Snapped, Celebrity Rehab and It's always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Recently I found Artist Brigette B. and her Etsy shop. I love her style~ her prints are fun and quirky.

I was pretty excited to learn that she'll be at The Handmade Brigade December 6th, which is almost around the corner. I'll be sure to post about all the great things I find there :)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Forest Postcard Prints...

Recently I purchased this pack of Postcards from the Black Apple. Although this is the first time I've made a purchase from her shop~ I've admired her work for the last couple years. I couldn't be more thrilled with them, each one is unique & charming. I bought them thinking I would give a few away and frame or display the others.

Now, I'm not too sure about the giving away part....but I made a magnetic plaque to display them on.
♥♥♥ Love, love, love them :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

The love of OLD...

These are all the things I love: tattered, shabby, worn, chipped, layered paint, peeling, weathered, tarnished, rusty, frayed, faded, distressed, pre-loved....the things most people would discard. These are the things that make my heart skip a beat...things that seem to make a home so much more comfy & homey~I think that's a word?? if not- you know what I mean :)

1. Gorgeous Green, 2. seats, 3. Shabby, 4. Plaster Beauty, 5. shabby pink dresser, 6. old blue truck , 7. Antique Frames (and a chair), 8. vintage composition doll, 9. Untitled, 10. Rose Table Frame, 11. IMG_0767, 12. Chevrolet Has Seen Better Days, 13. Motel Sign14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A site TOO good not to share...

With Christmas right around the corner, finding this site couldn't have come at a better time. is perfect if you: like doing your shopping on-line, dislike malls, know what you're looking for, and want to see if you can find it at a better price.
My son's been wanting a Beach Cruiser which can be really expensive, I searched on BeatMyPrice and found one for almost $80 less than what I found at our local bike shop~ that's pretty good! I also searched for make-up, shoes, perfume and my favorite BOOKS! I'm really loving this site :)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Holiday eye candy....

Just thought I'd share some fun finds.
With all the fire's nearby and the air so unhealthful to breathe, being inside is the only safe place to be. So, I've spent most of my morning window shopping on Etsy :)

1) Vintage Christmas Corsage, by: Vintagegoodies 2) Winter White Posy Pin, by: tracybdesigns 3) Kokeshi Spool Doll Christmas edition, by: Wunderkind 4) Felt Stocking, by: rikrak 5) Snowflakes Ornaments, by: sushipot 6) Vintage Style Angel, by: MagpieEthel

Yikes~ Only 39 days left til Christmas!

Friday, November 14, 2008

I have a new favorite thing...

And her name is Violet. Finally I have a niece, and she couldn't be any sweeter! You forget how tiny and soft they are, and how good they smell. We're so excited she's finally here :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Deliver Me!!!!!

I'm not exactly sure what that means, but my Grandmother(who was Catholic)used to say it quite a bit when my brother and I were visiting her. Since my Dad was an only child I'm sure the sound of kids bickering probably drove her nuts~ and that's usually when we'd hear her say "Deliver me". I'm assuming it has some sort of meaning with the Catholic religion......whatever it means my brother and I both say it, usually when we're in a situation where we want to pull our hair out.
I've said it quite a few times this week. Between a broken washing machine(which means lots of trips to the Laundry-mat), a broken tooth(??? I have no idea how that happened), and a broken down car~which means probably missing the Felt Club next weekend :( I'm surprised I haven't pulled all my hair out!!
It's times like these that make me happy for the little things in life. Like my little collections(that maybe only I could love) or certain spots in the house that make me forget about the nonsense going on around me.

And this stack of Magazines, that made sitting at the Laundry-mat soooooooooo much more enjoyable.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Shopping List Saturday....a little different.

I thought I'd do this a little different this week, instead of a theme I thought I'd feature a couple of my favorite Etsy shops. I love browsing through their shops(often), I haven't purchased from either yet~ but they'll be my first stops when I'm able to.

First is the sweetest shop: Dinosaurtoes She designs the prettiest vintage jewelry pieces, so unique and well thought out~ I love her descriptions too!
If you love vintage jewelry, and are looking for a one-of-a-kind piece.... you're sure to find it in her shop.

You can also find out more about dinosaurtoes on her Blog:

This next shop: MarmeeCraft has the most beautiful Whimsical 18th Century art prints and paintings. She also makes dolls, stationary, magnets and the cutest sticker sets(these are great!!). I just love everything about her's so beautiful!

She also has the cutest Blog where you can find out more about her & her work:

If you'd like to see more Shopping list Saturday finds, stop off at Fancypicnic's blog to check out other participating Etsy shops.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Something New.....

I love taking an idea in my head and then creating it.
Inspired by my love of Art Walls~ here are just a few of my favorite examples:

1. The ever changing chick art wall, 2. Art wall, 3. art wall, 4. how to hang photos- ideas

I decided to make these magnetic plaque's, similar in function to my Inspiration Boards.

I love to paint, so I really enjoyed making these. The colors are sort of Shabby Chic-ish~grunge~distressed....makes me think of Alice in Wonderland(I don't know why??). If someone else has a better description for the colors, I'd love to hear them :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Shopping List Saturday.....STAMPS!!!

I'm not big into stamping, but I could be...and I could see myself becoming a crazed stamp-aholic after finding all these cute handmade stamps! There are so many amazing hand carved designs, it was really hard to narrow it down to these 13! There's so much you could do with a stamp: from dressing up your packages, making cards to decorating really is endless to what you can do :)

Starting in the center:
1)Happy trails, by: Corrabelle 2)Paper Lanterns set, by: Tresijas 3)Glass jar, by: narchitoo 4)Enjoy tea time, by: lovesprouts 5)Cage your birds, by: twoangelsinparis 6)Handmade by, by: AutumnWhispers 7)Postmark stamp set, by: metronomecircus 8)Dessert tray, by: BrighterDay 9)Custom portrait, by: jackbear 10)Custom name w/stamp, by: craftpudding 11)Road trip vintage car, by: thestarbox 12)Old fashion electrical fan, by: glazedmud 13)Up Do, by: sjane

If you'd like to see more Shopping list Saturday finds, stop off at Fancypicnic's blog to check out other participating Etsy shops.