Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Don't forget to Enter my giveaway!

Only a couple more days left to enter to win this oxidized sterling silver and freshwater pearl necklace I made from heckofabunch's giveaway!  Good Luck!  Giveaway ends Oct 1st.

Here's a pic of my beautiful stepdaughter Paige modeling the necklace for me.

My little Pepper (A rat terrier story)

My little Pepper is so darn cute!  She's the youngest of my 3 dogs so she's the baby and gets treated like a princess!  These pics are typical Pepper.  (She thinks she's queen of the mountain!)  We were washing our throw pillows and had them on the floor in a pile to put in the laundry and Pepper had to climb on top and lounge.  I thought she looked hilarious with her front leg all propped up surveying her kingdom! lol!

In the second pic I think she realized we were laughing at her and gave us her sad face.  Just about breaks your heart don't it?

In case you're wondering she's a 2 year old Rat Terrier from the local Humane Society.  My husband and I adopted her about a year ago and have not stopped laughing since!  She's got to be one of the sweetest and funniest dogs I've ever been around.  When we first went into the kennel part of the Humane Society we walked right by her to the puppies in the back.  We decided that a puppy would be too much work and should look at some older dogs.  We went back into the first kennel and looked at several dogs who were barking and scratching at their cages trying to get to us but I wanted to see the small black and white dog all curled up on her bed with her back to us.  She had a cute little green hankerchief tied around her neck and the tag on the cage said her name was Paisley.    The humane society volunteer met us outside with her and she shyly stood by and looked at us.  She was malnourished, you could see her ribs and tail bone sticking out.  The volunteer brought us a ball and my husband showed it to her and threw it to the other end of the pen.  She shot out like a light super fast and graceful with her long thin legs and little body.  It was amazing how fast those little legs could go!  She brought the ball right back to us.  She stood right in front of us with her little stubby tail wagging 100mph and looking up at us with those big chocolate brown eyes and I was a goner.  She's been our little Pepper ever since! :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

changing my look!

If you notice my blog looks a little funny or maybe changes colors each time you load the page IT IS NOT YOUR LACK OF CAFFIENE!   I'm playing with new backgrounds.  Hopefully have everything lookin fabulous soon! ;)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Cute Halloween Craft!

My KNET team member on Etsy Embellished Bayou just posted a tutorial on the adorable ghost lanterns on her blog and I HAD TO SHARE!  They are so cute!  And very affordable to make for a halloween project!  Here's the link

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's Twitter Hop Thursday!

I've decided to be more active with my blog!  I see a lot of people having a lot of fun blogging about all kinds of crazy stuff and I think why don't I ever do that!  So now I'm going to try to blog more often and have more cool links and giveaways and fun stuff! Yay!

Here's the 411 on the Simply Stacie twitter hop!

Welcome to Twitter Hop Thursday, hosted by Simply Stacie, The King’s Court IV, Little Yaya’s, and Review Retreat!

Would you like more Twitter followers and be introduced to more neat blogs and businesses out there? Come and join us!!

1. Add your Twitter to the MckLinky (you only have to add it to one and it will appear on all).

2. Click on the Twitter for the four hostesses and follow each of them on Twitter. We will follow you back.

3. Follow as many people on Twitter as you like, but make sure to leave comments with links so they’ll know where to follow you!


Spread the word and add this MckLinky to your blog! Write your own post or copy and paste this one. Below the MckLinky box, you’ll see “Want to be a part of this Blog Hop? Click here for instructions and code”. Have fun Twitter-Hopping along!

We have selected a Twitterer of the Week from last week’s entries and the lucky winner is samsstuff! They will be in the #5 spot! We will choose next week’s winner from everyone who participated today.

Please only add your Twitter url. All other entries will be deleted. Thank you!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Low Carb Taco Pizza on a Zucchini Crust

Anyone low carbing needs to check out this blog!  Fabulous low carb chef with mouth watering recipes like this Taco pizza  Your Lighter Side...: Taco Pizza on a Zucchini Crust:

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Handmade business reality tv! lol!

You gotta see this!  A website that shows the average (non crafty) person why handmade items cost more than machine made mass produced products.  

I bet you can't even get through 2 minutes of these videos! lol!  

Check it out here

Friday, September 10, 2010

Free Wire Wrap Ring Tutorial

I love Youtube!  There are so many great FREE tutorials!  Here's a great wire wrap ring tutorial I came across.  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

September Etsy Treasuries

If you've never been to Etsy's treasury you really need to check it out!  I'm so lovin all the cool new fall treasuries. 

Here's some treasuries I've been featured in
blue harvest
Changing Season's
Lost in wonderland
Early Autumn
Zesty Lime & Teal Twist
Feeling Blue
Blush Pink and Celery Green
Astral Autumn
Mustard Greens
Bohemian Flair

And here's the pictured one I curated myself! :)
Night time is the right time...


Hand painted wooden cross

I love the look of hand painted wooden crosses.  Normally I'm all emcompassed with my jewelry but I thought I would try out a design I'd had in my head for awhile.  My mom makes a lot of wooden hand painted craft type items but for some reason I've always shied away from them.  I really like the way it turned out. 
 Here's my first attempt.  What do you think?  Should I make more?