Wednesday, February 25, 2009


My Birthday Giveaway!!!
Here is a little sweet, contemplative polymer clay "wishing stone"....

and some colorful labels, tiny paper sacks, Martha Stewart baker's twine, vintage postcards...

and a couple surprise extras will be added as well!

All prizes will be cutely packaged with lots of T.L.C.!!!

Please leave a comment, any comment, to enter!!!!
I would LOVE to hear from you!!!

I will use the random generator and choose the lucky winner on Sunday, March 1st!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Today the sun is shining warmly and the snow melting away!
Charlie and I splashed in the puddles and explored the park---finally the tennis courts are clear---no ice!!!
I will add some little treats to my etsy shop this week...some little reflective "stones" of polymer clay, a few little houses, some "funky" wall/doorknob hangings, and a fairy folk angel.

Tomorrow I will start a "Giveaway" celebration of my birthday (coming this Saturday) and my last year of being in my "thirties"! I'll choose something special..and add some extras as well!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

a star, a little village & a belly

A wish...a hope...a little "morsel"--created as a distraction between planning and preparing for baby and trying to keep everyone around here happy!

a little work in progress...there are so many others---I will get them going soon and share!

me & my 34 week belly...right before heading outside to work out!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

some valentine images from home...
a vintage "teacher" a (former) teacher, i do miss all the chocolates i used to receive from my students!

this plate was full of sweets last will be refilled for tonight's family valentine dessert!

our favorite little valentine...can you see her? this was a 3-D picture taken way back at 18 weeks...but already she had her dad's chin and sister's mouth! we love you little peanut month we can hold you!!!!
sweet valentine wishes!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The weekend in review!

Since we've been working on this since last year, I thought I'd share one more post about our children's school gala that we co-chaired for the second year in a row.
It was a big job...a lot of family and personal time was given up, a lot of hours of sleeping were lost, and sometimes--- there were a lot of headaches.
But like all meaningful things in life, the sacrifice and hard work were worth it.
We raised over $200,000 which was amazing for this year's economy and the fact that we are only a pre-k through 5th grade school.
Our endowment fund is really growing, so hopefully we can keep tuition affordable and keep our special little catholic school going well into future generations.
We also raised about $35,000 for a new playground and outdoor area...
the generosity was overwhelming and such a strong sense of community and friendship grew even more than we thought possible!

Now I can begin "nesting"... only 6 and a half weeks (or less) to go!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sticks Mirror...

We won this from our school's "gala" on Saturday evening--- It's a Sticks mirror...and this picture doesn't even capture the richness in color...a really neat piece! It's a great family mirror...and a cheerful welcoming sp0t in our entryway!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Coming to my little etsy shop!

more soon!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

a quick note...

I mentioned in my last post that I would have a "shop update" on Tuesday....I will have to postpone it until tomorrow. My husband and I are co-chairing a big school fundraiser/gala this weekend and the last minute meetings and details are endless! (You can check out our event here!) I will add a few goodies to my shop tomorrow, and each day during the rest of the don't forget to check back!
(some vintage birds I found last weekend at a little vintage shop!)
Have a great evening!