Wednesday, December 24, 2008

First Front Page

At least I think it's my first. I've been in Treasuries before, but what a nice surprise to see my Repurposed Vintage Puppies made the front page of Etsy! Thanks to Yippeevintage for including me in your Treasury.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Filling My Walls with others peoples Art

Thank goodness I'm at least creative & crafty since I have zero artistic ability. How is it that two children born to the same parents could be so different: one can draw anything and the other not able to draw a decent stick figure??? So, I guess the next best thing is to buy artwork from artists who's work I admire(and would love to be able to do myself) . Maybe when I'm 80 and finally have some free time, I can take an art class!
My twelve year old daughter recently decided she wanted to redo her room, she wanted it to be a little bit more grown up. Since she shares a room with her five year old sister, we had to come up with something that would work for both of them. Because my youngest loves anything I love(give her a few years and that will change)it was pretty easy to do.

Prints from Missbrigette and TheBlackApple.

Painted plaques with Black Apple Postcards, for the hallway.

The next set of framed Artwork for their room that I'm working on(and latest Postcard purchase: Flora & Fauna Postcard sampler).

I'll post more pic's when the room is done.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A must see Cartoon..........

First, let me say that I don't like watching Cartoons at all(except Sponge Bob, I think that show was really made for parents). But, possibly the cutest most visually well put together show, with awesome illustrations is Charlie and Lola. Everything about it, down to their accents is just too cute! They have a really sweet brother and sister relationship(completely unrealistic and foreign to anything I've ever known with my brother & my children~ but a realistic sibling show might not have worked too well). My daughters and I love it. I just came across these 'Chattering Charlie & Lola' dolls, I wish I had seen them before now....they would have made great Christmas presents!

Too Cute :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Holiday Traditions

There are certain things my kids look forward to doing every holiday season. Making Christmas Cookies, building Ginger Bread Houses and decorating the Tree. This year I thought it would be a good idea to use a Ginger Bread kit~ well, it seemed like a good idea when I spotted it while in line at the Craft Store. I realized why my kids loved making Ginger Bread houses so much, because they can spend the next week picking it apart & eating it. They quickly realized that wasn't going to happen with this years house...because the next morning it was as hard as a rock! Here's a picture of our sad little house, I added some snow hoping it would help~ it didn't!

Here's my daughter with her Ginger Bread house from last year. I set up spots around the table so each one of my kids could make their own. Did you know that Graham Crakers don't come in the long pieces anymore?? now they're half the size...I found that out last year when I was buying all of the supplies for the Ginger Bread(Graham Cracker)houses. That's why her house looks like a little Adobe house. Next year we'll go back to making our own.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Shopping List Saturday....Dolls!

What little(or Big) girl wouldn't love to find one of these super cute dolls under the Tree for Christmas? They can all be found on Etsy(see links below)~ only 13 days left til Christmas :)
Starting at top left:
1) Flutterby Girl-Lily, by: squirrelmomma 2) Speckled Mushroom Wild Child, by: prettylilthings 3) Emily- An Awake Asleep girly, by: tiddlywinks 4) Meggie the Gnome,by: bitofwhimsyprims 5) Soft cuddly loveable Custom Doll, by: MyFaceDollies 6) Wool Doll- Andy, by: violastudio 7) Kellie cloth Rag Doll, by: kplus 8) Julianna Doll, by: PricklyDaisy 9) molla doll, by: savilintu

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

Monday, December 8, 2008

My Favorite Christmas Movie

Elf is a favorite Holiday movie in my house. I don't think a day has passed since Thanksgiving that someone hasn't watched it. It makes me laugh every time!

I love this song.

If you haven't seen it yet, you really should :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Finally got the lights up, what do you think??

Ya right!
Actually, it's The Small World at Disneyland~ it's like Pastel Heaven. It's so beautiful at night. My daughters and I spent the day there yesterday, my picture taking is terrible....I wish I had some better shots.
I think it's the first time I've been back to Disneyland since they re-did It's a Small World. I love the new and improved Children of the World that come out from the clock~ Oh how I'd love to have a small version of one to hang on my wall.

Monday, December 1, 2008

ALL time favorite Christmas Gifts

If you were born in the late 60's early 70's then you can probably relate. My all time favorite toys: Drowsy doll, Miss Beasley, BigWheel, The Sunshine family, Old school plastic skateboard(my brother had a yellow one & I had a red one- just like the ones in the picture)and Tiffany Taylor. I've been looking for years for Miss Beasley, maybe someday I'll stumble across her at an Estate Sale. I'm guessing I wasn't the only little girl to have her since she's almost impossible to find unless you want to spend lots of money.
I think I would be just as thrilled today as I was when I was a kid if I was given any one of these as a gift. I think one of my favorite childhood memories is riding my BigWheel around the neighborhood....Oh if I could get one in my size today, I'd be the happiest girl in town!!! But then again, I'd probably be known as the creepiest lady in town.

1. Me AndTwo, 2. Miss Beasly and the Girls!, 3. caitjuliebigwheels, 4. Steve,Stephanie and Baby Sweets, 5. 3 Dogtown Style Skateboards, 6. Ideal Toy Corporation’s Tiffany Taylor – 19” Vinyl, Hair Play Doll

I found this drowsy doll for my daughter a few years ago. She still talks when you squeeze her belly saying "Mommy I'm sleepy" and "I go to sleep now, night night". The first time I heard her doll talk I almost cried, it took me back about thirty years.