Thursday, January 28, 2010


It's just around the corner, you know. Valentine's day. That sweetest of the sweet day. Have you purchased your card yet? I do have a few and will be putting more up in my etsy shop. Take a look at these two cute ones I have.

We finally had some sunny days for me to take pictures! You have to love sunny days.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sunshine Blog Award from Leela Bijou

"The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity & creativity inspires others in the blog world.

I have been given the Sunshine Bog award by the lovely and talented Leela Bijou of A Little Bit of Everything. She has a wonderful jewelry shop on Etsy.

Look at this beautiful ring. I don't wear purple, but this I would wear. It is just stunning!

And you know my love of roses...

And green-with roses! Aren't these beautiful! Honey, are you paying attention here?

She has a great blog full of all sorts of tidbits and her blog is just fun to view. Check out her shop and her blog. Go on, click the above links, I'll wait.

So, the blog award goes like this:

The rules for accepting these award:-
Put the logo on your blog or within your post.-
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers.-
Link the nominees within your post.-
Let the nominees know they have received this award."

Here are my 12... (another great jeweler)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Elegant Snobbery Giveaway

You've heard of Elegant Snobbery, right? Oh, come on, sure you have. She has a wonderfully whimsical and very girly shop on Etsy.

Where else could you find a princess,

a monkey,
and frogs?

She is running a give away on her blog, Elegant Bloggery. Just go there and you will find out how you can enter to win this lovely print, Rapunzel.

Go on, you will like what you see there.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Heart Treasury

I woke up this morning to find myself in this beautiful heart themed treasury curated by Cape Cod Jewel. She did a beautiful job, didn't she? My heart cards are the first set on the third row. Be sure to check out all the wonderful artisans in the treasury.

While you are at it, check out Cape Cod Jewel. This rose ring is one of my favorites in her shop. She has a nice selection of one of a kind jewelry as well as supplies.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sick Days

Both Stasiu and I are laid up today. I had surgery yesterday and Stasiu has strep throat. The poor thing feels just awful so we are couch buddies catching up on Dirty Jobs, Dinosaur Train and Bristol Bay Brawl.

Phoebe hasn't left his side. If he's on the couch, she's snuggling right up to him.

One of the benefits to being sick is being able to eat popsicles inside and in front of the tv. Not to bad, eh?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Twin Boys Card

My neighbor is having twin boys soon and there was a baby shower for her yesterday. A lot of the neighbors came as well as friends of hers, her mother and mother in law. It was a wonderful turnout for the new parents.

I made this card to go with the gift I gave her. As you can tell, she's having boys.


Pops, Stasiu and Birds

While my dad was here, he took Stasiu out into the backyard and cleaned and refilled all my birdfeeders. I had three to clean and received a new one for Christmas. They had their work cut out for them since two of them were pretty bad.

They are pretty proud of themselves and they should be!

It took a few days, but we were rewarded with the return of birds in our yard. We have been unseasonably cold lately so I'm sure the birds need the food that's been put out for them.

For Christmas, my husband gave me a telephoto lens for my camera. I captured these pictures from the warmth of my sunroom. It's too cold for me to venture outside.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010


We had a ton of company for Christmas this year. We were fortunate enough to have nearly everyone come and visit us. This Christmas saw all the cousins together on Christmas morning. It was wonderful!

I took some time off from blogging and my shop to give myself a break while we had all our company and I'm glad I did. I was able to visit and enjoy myself with my family without feeling like I should be doing something else.

While all the kids were here, Mimi and I took them to Falls Park and took pictures of all of them together.

Here is my youngest, Bohdan.

My oldest, Stasiu.

My boys with their cousin, Isaac.

Little Juliet. Isn't she just beautiful?

All of them together. What a picture!