Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving prep

A peek into our kitchen tonight:


We're doing Thanksgiving prep to this music.:

It's blaring. And it's happy hour. So I guess that means we're having a hell of a good time.

And just so you know, this is definitely my favorite song from the King. ;)

Oh. Can't forget this one too:

See you on the other side.....

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The other morsel.... this:

A chance to win one of my 'burst' rings over at Mrs. French's lovely Bliss.
You can enter here.

She will be choosing a winner on Friday :)

And on a side, yet very important note, I hit two milestones within the week.
1. I passed the 1,000 sales mark on Etsy AND
2. I passed 3,000 hearts on Etsy, as well.

These were MOMENTOUS occasions that were most definitely celebrated in this house!
(by everyone under this roof in fact!)


p.s. AND don't forget to go enter to win one of my rings!

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Monday, November 22, 2010


Here's a peek of us at work this week....

Beautiful stacks of packages...
really, very beautiful to us

Writing thank-you cards to every wonderful customer...

And while in the midst of this we are also knee deep in family revelry.
We've had lots of little ones' laughter and pounding echo off our walls the past few days because my sister and her mini-me also visited. The boys were beyond thrilled.

And of course, I am listening to music constantly.
This band being a new favorite:

This may turn into a two post day....
if not I'll see you tomorrow morning with another morsel of information ;)

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Business & that order!

Good Morning!

First order of business this cold morning is to alert you of our next giveaway lined up over at Bloesem.
You can enter here.

Tis' the season of holiday giveaways and specials so hop on over to Bloesem and enter to win a chance at a $100 gift certificate for use in our shop!
There are more goodies up our sleeves for the holidays so keep your peepers on this page for all updates :)

My next bit of news is to lay out our holiday shipping schedule:

For U.S. Christmas delivery - orders should be placed by Friday, December 17th.
For International Christmas delivery - orders should be placed by Wednesday December 1st.

If you place your order before these dates you should be on the safe side for on-time Christmas delivery.

And lastly, I had to share with you a jolt of inspiration for your Wednesday morning.

 GORGEOUS, right??
Man alive would I love one of each. Really, really!
Especially that coat!

I also love that they are a small business run by a husband and wife team.
(can SO relate)

The model above is the designer, Emerson, of the sweet line, EmersonMade.
I found her via Bliss.
Go take a look at the rest of her line. I love the streamlined and tailored look of her clothing.

Okay, time to head to the studio!
Norbert and I have been working together every morning while the little ones hang out with Nana and Papa.
It's been really nice having company in the workshop :)

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Monday, November 15, 2010


I made this tart for my little one's birthday yesterday.
It's an apricot & pear tart recipe that I found in Real Simple.
It is delicious!

Look's a bit similar, huh?

We had a great day spent with Nana and Papa who have come to stay for a few weeks.
We first headed to a coffee shop for bagels and coffee and chocolate milk for the little ones.
After a quick stop in a thrift shop we headed to local children's museum for several hours.

The second half of the day was mainly spent cooking, baking and eating.
The process is always as much, if not more fun, as sitting down to actually eat.

We usually have music going, a drink poured, and in this case a glass of beer, for everyone over 5 feet.
 (my mom's not much taller than this ;)

 That stack of tortillas, by the way, was made by my mom. She makes the BEST tortillas...hands down!
She made a fresh dozen about 3 to 4 times a week when I was growing up.
Even now, she makes them every week because of all of her children and grandchildren who completely devour them.

After the festivities we topped off the day with a pajama party.

I can't believe my youngest is 3.
It goes by SO incredibly fast.....
yet when they are yelling at the top of their lungs and destroying things I often think to myself,
"exactly when does this phase end??" ;)

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Friday, November 12, 2010

fantastic update

Please head over to Cup of Jo to enter our giveaway for the chance to win one of two $100 gift certificates for use in our shop. She will be choosing a winner at random tomorrow so hop on over....quick!

Loving the love :)
SO many wonderful and sweet comments have been posted!

This ushers in the weekend on a high!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

winter touchdown

This is the view outside my kitchen window.

And on my front porch....

The view from above.

Checking out the rabbit tracks with my little midget.

Winter has touched down. Finally :)
Actually I've loved this fall season immensely. The snow has arrived at the perfect time.
No sooner.
No later.
For my taste anyway!

Today has been a day of remembrance.
On so many levels,
 for so many people.

I'm off to hug and be hugged by three pairs of hands that completely hold my heart.

goodnight :)

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Fruits of my Labor

I'm starting out with the one that I love just that much more.
It is already gone.... :)

These are new favorites for sure.
They are so comfortable and eye-catching.

This is the bulk of my new work that just went up into our Etsy and website shops over the last few days.
I worked really, really hard to get all of this listed and when I finally finished yesterday I slipped away from the boys and laid my head down on the couch. And I was out.

It is so gratifying for me to get my work listed and then put out into the world.
I am sure this is a universal feeling for anyone who puts so much of themselves into something.
(It doesn't just pertain to art.)
So I've been breathing a bit deeper since and I'm feeling release.

I'll be working on filling orders for the next few days in between getting my house ready for visitors.
My parents are coming to stay with us for two weeks beginning on Friday and we are sooooo ready for them to get here. They are the absolute best at swooping in and taking care of us :)

Time to head out into the sunshine and play....

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Monday, November 8, 2010

few words

I have few words today.....
just a peek at the new pieces sitting quietly on my bed.
Listing will be ongoing throughout the long dark evening. I have candles lit and music playing.
I may just pour myself a glass of wine...

Care to join? :)

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