Saturday, November 22, 2008

Some fun giveaways and chances at prizes!

I wanted to share some blogs that I have been frequenting lately. All 3 have been having some great giveaways...mostly from moms who have etsy stores! And even if you don't win anything, you get to see some really fun stuff!
These first 2 have great kid crafts and activities when they aren't doing the fun giveaways!
This one does the most giveaways!

CocoaDaisy, a scrapbook kit club here in Oregon is doing a sort of food drive. The cool thing is, you can donate the food to wherever you want! For every 5 cans, you get your name in a drawing for some great prizes (there are over 50 prizes!). Just take a picture of you donating the food, put your picture in their gallery and let them know how many cans of food you donated. The food drive goes from now until December 20...plenty of time! Here is the blog post with all her information and list of prizes!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What have YOU done?

Just saw this on another blog and thought it was kind of fun and I was curious how many I have actually done! You are supposed to bold the ones that you have done.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band school
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland /world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone's life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

If you do this, let me know in the comments...I'd love to see what you have done!

Monday, November 17, 2008

One Down, One to Go!

Saturday was my first bazaar of the year! It was a little slow but I still did pretty well. It is always fun to see what others make and see what of mine sells! The things I thought would go well...didn't. And the one thing I wasn't sure of...sold really well! Here are a few pictures of my table!
See anything you just can't live without? I am at another bazaar in NE Portland this Saturday. Leave a comment, and I will be sure to get you the address. Can't make it or live out of town? After Saturday, I am putting all my stock into an etsy store. For those of you not familiar with etsy, it is like a year-round, national bazaar! All hand-made and vintage items. There is nothing in my store right now, because I am taking it to the bazaar, but next week you can see the items at: Thanks for taking a peek!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thanksgiving Placecards

My first online class started today at AWDML! It is for a couple of for the adults and one for the kids! Can you guess which is which? =)
For all the instructions, look here!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Check this out! I am so excited! I had a chance to browse through the galleries and holy cow...some VERY talented ladies! And I am especially thrilled to get a chance to be on a team with Joscie! I have admired (and drooled over) her work for a long time! I am going to float off to bed now! =)

Monday, November 10, 2008

She's 2!!!

Erin turned two over the weekend! We had a little family party. We went with butterflies this time...because I found cute butterfly cupcakes to make on Martha Stewart!
Oh the joy of a 2 year old! This wasn't even a was a sleeping bag! (Princess of course!)
Here are the butterfly cupcakes! Oh so fun to make!Such concentration on blowing out the candles! It took A LOT of tries!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A few Christmas cards

I did these cards for a Guest Design Team contest that I didn't get so here they are!

Sorry for such a short post...have to go b-day shopping for a certain little girl turning 2 on Saturday!

Monday, November 3, 2008

XC...almost over!

I missed my every other day post this weekend but it wasn't my fault! =) Tadd has been on the computer editing his movie for the xc awards banquet tonight! We (Isaac and I) drove down to Eugene for the state meet! Somehow the rain stopped and it was a gorgeous day! Tadd's boys were ranked 12th but got 8th! That was there goal from the beginning of the season! WooHoo Raiders! So tonight is officially the last day of xc stuff...the awards banquet! I am just excited that I get to wear my red heels! (see here!)
This is some more bazaar stuff. These are Christmas gift tags. I think I will sell them in packs of 10 for $3-4. I have a ton (I think 25 sets!) but I'll just show you my favorites!