Friday, August 31, 2007

My apologies

to those who are waiting for items that should have been there a couple of days ago. I went to the ER on Wednesday, and they ended up keeping me until today. Everything came out fine, and all is very well, but I'm a bit late with a couple of things, and they will ship out today.

Here are some pictures of the things that I'm sending to my swap partner, Sonya (Love of Yellow Roses over there to the left) for Shannon's Cotton N Candy swap

Have a Great Weekend!!!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

So many things happening!

I am happy to announce the opening of my website, Frostings and Sparkles... It is featured over to the side under places to shop, feel free to drop in and have a look-see! It is diminutive at the moment, but like a new baby, will hopefully grow and flourish (and I won't have to put it through college, LOL)

I am so thrilled to be one of the new artists this September over at Pfatt Marketplace. I have always greatly admired the fantastical works of the many talented Folk Artists over there, and am just pleased as punch to be joining them.

Also, I am very excited to be participating in the Angels Unaware auction for baby Ava Rose. There is a link on the side of my page, many talented artists are again banding together to in support and love for this sweet little girl. Please check it out, her story is very touching, and with a lot of love and determination, this little girl will have a wonderful future ahead of her. It always makes me so happy to see that the art community is so close knit, and caring. Its really a wonderful thing to be a part of, and I feel very blessed indeed.

Pictures to come from the Cotton N Candy Swap!! Have a lovely day everyone!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Its a Giveaway!! and LOVE my swap stuff!!!!!!!!!!

This is a Halloween Cupcake, approx. 6x6", decorated with ribbon, frosted and topped with candy corn! Just leave a comment on this post, from now until Saturday September 1st. Annalise will pull a name out of our Halloween Bowl on Monday, and the winner will be announced. Good luck everyone!!

My swap partner, Priscilla, (over there under awesome blogs The Flea Market Queen) is the bestest swapper!! She could not have sent me anything that I would have loved more!!
The apron is adorable, my daughter insisted that we bake cookies last night so she could wear it ("No fair!" said I)
She also sent me mountains of adorable vintage pictures, and had each item beautifully wrapped and each item had a picture on it as well. I wish I could have taken a picture of the wrappings, but my daughter and neice dove in too quickly! There were the most beautiful vintage kitchen towels, and one embroidered towel with a tea pot, I am a real tea pot girl

I also recieved some adorable red pyrex (which the hubby already made salsa in!) and a Romantic Homes magazine (LOVE this!!) Priscilla was a fabulous partner, and I feel so lucky!! Big hugs and a million thanks to you, Priscilla!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Mica's Vintage Kitchen Swap

Has officially left the building! I had lots of fun with this one, going to my very favorite thrift stores, and searching for cool stuff! Seeing the things that people come up with is always the best part, and I can't wait to see everyone else's pictures. Thanks a million to Mica of Garboodles Soup for hosting this!!!

My partner is Priscilla, (the Flea Market Queen under Awesome Blogs) and I hope she likes her stuff :)

Coming soon...A Giveaway!!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Swaps almost done, a feeling of Halloween in the air!

I know its a bit early, but I just saw "WICKED" again, and I guess it got me in the spirit (if you haven't seen it, it's WONDERFUL!!) My kids and I are nuts about Halloween. I think it's the drama in us, because we all love to dress up, perform, and be kooky... and there's just something about black and orange, and green and purple that just screams delight! The candy isn't half bad either ;)

We all love a good scary story too, and we really enjoy having bonfires in the yard when the cool weather sets in. We toast marshmallows, make s'mores, and scare the daylights out of each other! We have a few extra kids alot of the time too, one in particular named Joel who is a friend of Brendan's, whom we've known since kindergarten.

A couple of years ago, we had a fire and had the boys on the (5th grade) football team over. I had printed some scary stories off of the internet, and told them in my spookiest voice. Joel was putting on a brave face, but was starting to talk really fast, and crack a lot of jokes, so I knew he was a little bit scared. I went inside to get everyone some hot cocoa, and when I came out, SCREAM was in our neighbors' yard (aka my parents' yard) running toward our fence and howling...Joel screamed his head off and ran towards me, as SCREAM pulled of the mask...Lo and behold, it was MY MOTHER!!!

The kids still laugh about that one, Grandma really pulled one over on them.

Don't know whether I'm going to put this fellow in my etsy, or Ebay yet, still deciding. Happy Haunting, y'all!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Wahoo, another swap!

I think I get WAY too exctied about these!! Its like an addiction! I went shopping today for a few things for the Vintage Kitchen Swap over at the talented Mica's Garboodles Soup, and now I see one of my favorite blog sisters is having a Cotton N Candy swap!!

Check out Shannon, over at Paint Mine Pink, and get in on the fun!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Look what I just found

The picture that I had taken with Anthony Wiggle :D :D Just thought I'd share :D This picture does not do him justice, by the way, he is amazing looking (almost as cute as my dh)