Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Turquoise Fav

This week, foxpots' mugs were the favorite item!
Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone : )
Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Favs Contest ~ Turquoise Sea

~ Swimming in a sea of sweet turquoise ~
The favs contest for this week is taking place a bit earlier because New Year's and New Year's Eve (my birthday!!!)
Please vote for your fav but not for yourself!
(voting ends Wednesday the 30th at 2:00pm)
~ The winner's shop will be posted in mine until next week's contest ~

1. glenandconstance - scarf necklace 2. gilstrapdesigns - wall hanging 3. CutiePatootieBeads - bangle 4. AtomicCrystals - earrings
5. foxpots - mugs 6. PrettyMyDrink - painted glass 7. AfternoonGarden - leaf pin 8. kbrownpottery - vase

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Topic Tuesday: Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner so I thought I'd share a little of what Christmas looks like at our little place. Which just got the couch (and a matching chair) as a gift to ourselves since the futon we were using as a couch died.

I've always wanted a fireplace so I decided I'd make one from construction paper and hang out stockings from it! I think hard times are a call for intense innovation and imagination. Below is a picture of one of my mini cards n envelopes for Christmas.

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Winter Wonderland Favorite

Congrats to Ebruk!
~ Your beautiful scarf was voted as the favorite winter wonderland item ~

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Winter Wonderland

Normally, I have features on Wednesday's but with all these holiday parties I haven't had the extra time I normally do!

~ So here are some wintery items to make your seasons brighter ~

~ Vote for you favorite item by leaving a comment ~

Voting will end Friday at 2:00pm.

The winning shop's link will be placed in my shop until next week's contest!

1. Ebruk - scarf 2. handmadebyannepotter - paper mache snowballs

3. KnittyVet - 5x7 watercolor 4. Montagyoo - 4x6 photo

5. PetiteCreation - gingerbread house 6. NotGrandmasVintage - foxy lady brooch

7. ToScarboroughFair2 - felted pin

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thrifty Thursday - Dumpster Pools

Yes, in fact, you did hear me right...pools constructed from reclaimed dumpsters! A new concept spurred on by a movement called New Urbanism. I ran across this site with several videos which sucked me in and before I knew it a few hours had passed and I was still watching the videos.
Of course, not all the videos are about dumpsters because although it's interesting, who could really watch that for a few hours. Lots of interesting ideas spring from the New Urbanism movement including farms on tops of roofs in big cities where land is scarce, a traveling trailer which has plants inside of it (trailer park!), and many other interesting videos await.
So here is the link below, but fair warning you could easily get sidetracked!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

It's Almost Christmas Time!

The most wonderful time of the year and some of my favorite items to go along with the season!

Choose your favorite by leaving a comment but don't vote for yourself!
(voting ends Thursday at 7:00pm)

~ Winner's shop will be featured in my shop until next week's contest ~

1. oldyarns - garland 2. recycledparts - skates ornament 3. scrapecochic - Christmas tree blocks

4. vermilionstarpress - candy cane coaster 5. thevintagethread - teardrop ornaments 6. SimpleJoysPaperie - Christmas cone
7. cutiepiecompany - Christmas cards 8. 30one - ABC cards

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Topic Tuesday ~ Stocking Stuffers

Here are fancy finds that would make great stocking stuffers this year!

1. swtsomethings - headband 2. pinkbuttercreme - deer ornament 3. PaperPumpkin - stickers

4. nikkicandles - body butter creme 5. kiwiandkiki - snowman magnet 6. Heartspeak - chipboard album
7. EcoChicHandKnits - face scrubbies 8. CampfireDesigns - notepad

Thursday, November 26, 2009

* Gobble Gobble *

Happy Turkey Day everyone!
I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving Holiday and time away from work (hopefully!)
Just wanted you all to know I won't be having a favs contest today or a Thrifty Thursday post this week because of the holiday.
Gobble Gobble : )

Monday, November 23, 2009

Topic Tuesday - Murals and Memories

It was bitter sweet staying with my parents this past weekend. My old room, which I have not "lived" in for about four or five years now, has now been repainted. Thankfully they left my tiger mural up which I even included glow in the dark paint for the eyes and teeth. (That first night sleeping with him looking at me was very creepy!)

Many memories of living in that room including my entire wall montage filled with random picture of friends, postcards, posters, and old artwork from high school. I am so grateful that my parents allowed me the freedom to be creatively expressive and draw/paint etc on the walls of that bedroom!
Above is another mural I was working on but never got to finish (which now hides under fresh tan paint). It was during a time when I was studying Japanese calligraphy and characters which I never had the patience to end up mastering.

Below is a leopard I had also started sketching to paint but never got that far.
The memories are bitter sweet. Lots of imagination and creativity was sparked in that room. However, I am very honored that this room has now morphed into the family's music room so I know the creativity will live on!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Favorite Green with Envy Item!

The Secret Garden Hat created by OnYourHead was voted this week's favorite item : )

Thrifty Thursday: Hassle Free Time Saver

The Miche bag is definitely one purchase that would free up a lot of my time and minimize so much of the hassle of my day! I am always switching up the hand bag I'm carrying and constantly end up leaving something important in the previous bag I was carrying. With this bag, you just transfer the inside of your bag that holds all your things into new "shells."

Here's how it works:

They do cost more than your thrift store purse purchase but considering the price you would pay for a nice stylish purse they seem so worth it to me!

(I really want to save up for this Lexi bag!!!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Green with Envy

Here are this week's favs.

Leave a comment with your favorite item but as always
please do not vote for yourself : )

Voting will end Thursday at 7:00pm.

*the winner's shop will have a link up in my shop for the next week*

1. countrywindows - 8x10 photo 2. flapperfashions - stud earrings 3. julieandco - thread ball

4. LittleDande - posie pin 5. OnYourHead - secret garden hat 6. sabbio - ACEO - The Hope Carrier

7. terrabellaaccents - wavy basket 8. YayLut - leaf earrings