Thursday, June 25, 2009

You are Cordially Invited

You are cordially Invited to the first ever summer Jewelry sale hosted by
Vintage Inspired Jewelry Blogger friends along with face book fan page friends get to secret shop without anyone else. The sale officially starts on June 26 and runs until June 28 but you get to start shopping today.

I will be offering 15% off your entire purchase, plus FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING just enter
" Summer Jewelry " into "Notes to Seller" upon checkout. Refunds will be issued via Pay pal and for an extra added surprise I will be Including a super special gift to the first ten shoppers.

Have a super Thursday,

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Wordless Wednesday English Cottage Garden

Monday, June 22, 2009

Twitter, Face Book, Etsy Oh My

Today's post Is about social networking. How In the world do you keep up, You can't.
My time as It Is, Is pulled In many directions. I've been doing a lot of thinking about this, where am I going to get the most exposure. We all know If you don't keep your Etsy shop fresh you get lost In the millions of listing that have come after yours and you can't really post a tweet and run about something you posted In your shop, now that just wouldn't be proper Twitter etiquette, now would It. There Is also Face Book fan page that I recently started and Is doing great. The concept of that Is people opt In to except emails from me about sales or new jewelry listed, things like that. But the thing there Is how much Is to much, once a week, twice a week, who knows. I say stop the Insanity....yikes ! what In the world did we ever do without this technology before. Oh, there are several sites out there that tell you this exact Information but you almost need a degree to figure that out.

I would love to hear your thoughts on this and what you do.

Have a great Monday,

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Brothers Breakfast Today

Just a quick post today as we have the monthly "Brothers Breakfast" I have posted about this wonderful tradition before. Just a recap. Mr.K has four brothers and his father Is still living and just turned 85 In March. On the third Saturday of the month they all get together for breakfast and after come visit with their brother, their son, Mr.K.

I did get my house clean yesterday so It's full speed ahead.

Have a wonderful week end.

Friday, June 19, 2009

My Life Is One Big Hamster Wheel

I apologize I've been MIA for the majority of the week. I really love sharing my thoughts with you everyday and reading all the blogs that I follow.

As some of you know our annual ALS walk was last Saturday. Since then I can't seem to get motivated. Sure I do all the regulars and care for Mr.K but by no means am I doing any extras. I've come to the conclusion that my life Is like one big hamster wheel. By that I mean It Is so routine. My day Is planned out to the T. I've never been one to fly by the seat of my pants and maybe that's a good thing. Because my day Is filled with so many task, most of them dedicated to Mr.K I have to stay organized and devote 110%. Now that I've had my little lazy week It's on to the next task In that big hamster wheel we call life and that Is house cleaning every Friday.

Have a great week end,

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Victorian Homes

Monday, June 15, 2009

Giveaway At The Art Nest

Isn't this the cutest little ring. Just click on link below for your chance to win.

artnest: Art Nest Goodies GIVEAWAY - design your own ring and needle nest!!!

Full Speed Ahead

Now that the ALS walk Is behind us for another year It's full speed ahead to the next task. Last week I worked on some new baubles for my Etsy shop and you get a sneak peek. I will be listing these little cuties sometime this week. These earrings are made with the same material as the Chrysanthemum rings. Just a little touch of color to complete your summer wardrobe.

Have a wonderful day,

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Beautiful Package

And I was just a runner up. Look at all these fabulous handmade goodies I received In the mail today from the very talented Sharon Kyser of Shardon Exclusives she sent this lovely package that Included a beautifully embellished journal along with some gorgeous cards and the cutest little book mark. What a great morning. Thank you so very much Sharon.

Tomorrow Is our ALS walk. Mr. K and I will be attending. I have to get up at 5:00am to get out the door by 9:00am. It Is so nice to see everyone and we always have a big walk team. I probably won't have an opportunity to blog until Monday so I wish you all a wonderful week end.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bread Pudding

OK, so who doesn't have day old bread, eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla In their kitchen. Bread pudding Is one of my favorites and this recipe Is so simple and really tasty....Enjoy

6 slices day-old bread
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Break bread into small pieces into an 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle melted butter or margarine over bread. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over bread, and lightly push down with a fork until bread is covered and soaking up the egg mixture.
Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until the top springs back when lightly tapped.

1/2 cup powdered sugar
4 TB milk
1/8 Vanilla

I heat the sauce under low heat and 5 minutes before the bread pudding Is to come out of the oven I pour It over the top and return to the oven for remainder of baking time.

Have a super Thursday,

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Geranium Flower Shop

Have a great day,

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

We Have A Winner

Thank you all so very much for the lovely comments, signing up for following my blog, twitter and face book fan page. So without further delay the winner Is Joyce from Flour Power. I had so much fun doing this giveaway so I'm thinking of the next one already.

Hope your enjoying your day,

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Chrysanthemum Ring Giveaway

Thank you so very much for all the lovely complements, twitter followers, face book fan followers and those that blogged about my " Win One Give One " Giveaway, your kindness Is truly appreciate. We still have two days remaining for the giveaway. Just click on the link for details how you could win one of my chrysanthemum rings and one to giveaway.

This photo Is some of the pieces I currently have listed In my Etsy shop. I plan on listing some new things today, so pop on over for a peek later this afternoon.

Have a blessed Sunday,

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Win One Give One Giveaway

Here Is how this giveaway works. The winner will receive their choice of color In this ring and for a extra bit of fun I will send another to the winners choice. You can send It to mom, teacher, grandma, neighbor, sister, daughter, grocery store clerk, pharmacy tech, UPS driver, your friend In the Arctic at their dog sled camp anywhere you like, you get the Idea who ever you want.

Now for the rules. All you have to do Is go to my Etsy Shop and come back and comment on your favorite Item.

Here Is a chance to get some bonus entries.
Follow by blog 1 entry

Follow me on Twitter 1 entry

Become a fan on Face book 2 entries

Blog about this giveaway and send me the link and receive 2 entries

I think that just about sums It up.

Have a great day,

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wordless Wednesday Backyard Entertaining

Have a great day,

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


What a great word that Is. I just received some new chrysanthemum flowers In some bright bold colors a few days ago. Here Is one of the colors. I'll be listing some of the other colors I've used In my designs through out the week.

I'm thinking It's time for another giveaway. I have a couple In mind so keep your eyes open for that toward the end of the week.

Just a short post today. Enjoy your day,