Most of the time Lily wanted to play in the dirt and rocks.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
I remember as a kid summer vacation feeling forever long. Time seems so different as a child. Fall and Halloween are just around the corner. This time of year is my favorite. Actually it seems like each holiday/season is my favorite, but I am partial to this time of year because my birthday is November 4th (election day this year) and my newest niece was born last year on October 30th. I can't wait to go apple picking, getting pumpkins and trick or treating with our friends.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Today was a warm one here in Buffalo. We were expected to tie the record for this date set back in 1877 of 87 degrees today. The kids enjoyed the sprinkler today. They were having such a fantastic time running through it and filling up squirt guns.
Lily was too funny today. She wanted to wear her hat that I had bought her for her first birthday. She was so proud of herself sitting in the chair and wearing it. It's too funny how she LOVES to be girly. Yesterday a friend of mine watched her and when we picked her up she was carrying around 4 purses and bags. It was too cute!
I was asked to be a part of the Buffalo Indie Market this week. It was so exciting to wake up to an e-mail from a person that I don't know inviting me to take part in a monthly market for local independent artists at Pearl Street Grill & Brewery. I signed up to take part in the October, November and December shows. I have only done one craft show in the past and it wasn't the right venue for my creations. I'm a bit nervous and have lots of things to make, but I am very excited about doing it. My husband and I are going to check out the Sept one, can't wait to see what it's going to be like. I just have to remember to breath, relax and make lots of lists.
I also have another pretty exciting thing happen to me this week. I was accepted into Lollishops! LolliShops is a juried, online selling venue for talented artists, collectors of vintage and art supply vendors that will be opening before Christmas. LolliShops will appeal to those who love...Elegant Whimsy, Romantic Inspirations, Fanciful Creations. LolliShops patrons enjoy feeling like a kid in a Candy Store!LolliShops will be the froufrou friendly market place. I came across this sight during the bloggy giveaways, but never thought I would be accepted. For some reason I decided to apply...what does it hurt, right? Well, I was accepted in just a couple hours. **doing the happy dance** I am pretty excited to be among such great artists. Come check out their blog here. Bookmark the site it's going to be great! I am planning on a special new line of ornaments for my new lollishops site. Keep checking back for some sneak peaks.
Hope everyone has a great weekend.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
A couple of days ago I received these beautiful sterling silver hoop earrings from sarawestermark on etsy. I won these for being the 800th post in the forums. It was well worth staying up and trying to win these. Her work is beautiful.
My second thing was what arrived today. I so love getting packages. I won a $50.00 gift certificate to Delias Studio, Inc.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
I have been entering many bloggy giveaways. I decided that it was my turn to giveaway something. I am giving away a set (your choice of color) of my snowflakes. Mommy Confessions is having 10 days of giveaways, my snowflakes are day 6. There is still time to enter them all. Just click here to enter.
I received this mini chocolate cake yesterday in the mail. My daughter immediately took it from me. This lovely cake was made by Sierra Pelona Crochet. You should check out her other items in her shop. I won this on Holly's Designs Blog. She is having another giveaway now and it looks like she has them weekly.
In the past few weeks I won a couple different sets of hair clippies, a fantastic customized birthday package from itsybitsybunny. If that wasn't enough, I was just selected to have a Fisher Price party by House Party. This is pretty amazing! They are sending me a party pack of ...
1 Laugh & Learn™ Smart Bounce & Spin Pony™
1 Laugh & Learn™ Fun with Friends™ Musical Table
1 Amazing Animals™ Spinnin’Around Musical Zoo
1 Go Baby Go Crawl & Cruise Musical Jungle™
10 Fisher-Price toys to share with your guests, including Poppity Pop™, Rock-A-Stack®, and Friendly Flip Phone™
10 Infant Product Guides
10 coupons for the Fisher-Price® online
I can't wait to get all of my great goodies!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Yippie, I am finally finished painting the last of three paintings for my friend. As a present for my friend's baby shower, I took her bedding and created 2 painting with 2 of the characters on them. When I gave her the paintings at the shower I told her I would paint a 3rd painting with her son's name on it when he was born (and she picked out a name). Well, I finished the 3rd last night. I am happy with how they all turned out.
Here are the paintings.
(Please excuse the lighting on the 3rd, took it last night and my computer is being tempramental this am and won't let me down load the new one I took.)
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
So I love getting mail. Who doesn't like to be surprised by something beautiful in a small package? I won these pair of earings last Saturday, yep it's only Friday and I already have them! I was so excited when I found out on Monday I won them. On Saturday I was showing my mom all of the neat prizes the black box, http://www.blackboxreviews.blogspot.com/, had in their Christmas in July sale. Every hour they were doing a giveaway and all the shops that participated had some sort of sale.
I won these beautiful earings. These are from the etsy shop Spirit of Silver, http://spiritofsilver.etsy.com/. They are Blue Chalcedony with a cluster of multi colored semiprecious stones dangling above. They hand wired Tanzanite, Iolite, Peridot, Citrine and Turquoise (with little sterling silver balls and glass tiny glass beads) to a sterling silver ring. The Blue Chalcedony stones are also hand wired to the ring that hangs from French hook earwires.They measure 1 3/4" long. The Blue Chalcedony stones are approx. 3/4" x 5/8" and are valued at $32.00.
Here are some more beautiful items from this shop....