Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Well, this weekend I thought it was going to be slow in my Shop due to the Memorial weekend holiday and little did I know that I would get 3 big orders and a ton of little orders in between. I never expected it which I am totally excited about but at the same time I am running out of new items so I will be creating more this week to list by the beginning of next week. I have so many ideas in my head and not enough time, I know that is the motto of every crafter too.
I went to the SuperJoann's that we have here on Saturday and was pretty mad when I get there and forget to take my coupons, they had an extra 10% discount on your total purchase. I still bought a few things that were on sale. I want to create this for my boy's, and bought the materials to do it since it's been a project I have been wanting to do and when I read this lady's wonderful blog full of inspirations and craftyness, it motivated me to do more crafts around the house since it's been over a year since I have done anything for myself. I just love her blog and photos. I finally learned how to work with actions, thanks to her. Their is so much to learn when it comes to Photoshop. So I am determined to at least master somewhat photoshop in order to enhance my photos.
I also went to Target as I have been looking for a comforter for Jacob. He is 9 yrs. old now and he is the transition of I am not a little boy and am almost a teenager, as he states. I bought him his Spiderman comforter when he was 4 yrs. old, which he outgrew awhile ago but I haven't found something I like for him. They really don't make nice boy comforters and the ones I did like were so expensive. I really love the ones they have from Potterybarn Kids but I don't think I would spend over $250.00 just yet. I love him dearly and he deserves the best but mommy is not a money maker either. So when I went to Target I found a simple quilt in his favorite colors (blue and lime green) with stripe sheets and I was unsure if it was up to his standards but he was so happy that he immediately removed all the bedding and replaced it with the new ones. I didn't even have a chance to wash them for him. He feels like a grown boy now, which I hate. It is so nice when they are little because you can buy them anything and they like it but once they start growing they become pickier and pickier. I get so sad seeing him grow so quickly. Sigh...
I just love Urban Outfitters kitschy section, I don't like their clothes to much. I l0ve this and this and must have this lantern for the patio and look, they even have a David Bowie glass, Why??, oh and I remember reading this book. I always loved the movie.
Have you seen the new paper flowers at Paper Source and the new papers they just got in. I would love to buy Jacob any of the bird calls they carry, he is such a bird lover that he even has a huge walk in bird cage that is called Jacob's Bird Sanctuary. I would love to buy it for him but I just need to rob a bank or win the lottery to continue with my shopping addiction. The funny thing I never really buy for myself as in clothes, shoes or bags, it's usually for the house or my kids or my crafty desires.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Such weird weather, a week ago it was over 100 degrees and today it's only in the 60's and it's raining. It never rains in Southern California. Crazy Weather. I had big plans for this weekend too. I wanted to paint the boy's treehouse and even bought the coolest and brightest colors I could find at Lowe's. Since we weren't able to do much we went to the movies and saw Speed Racer, it was so-so. Even Jacob thought so too. I took the baby with me since he loves anything cars in a big way and he didn't even look at any of the action scenes. He was looking at the people behind us the whole time or eating candy or meowing. I had to scare him a bit just to keep him from moving around. Such a bad mother, I know but it is so difficult to control an overly active toddler. I think he has signs of ADHD, and I've talked to many specialists and mom's and they say the same thing but he won't be able to get tested until he is 5 yrs old. I just hope and pray that it changes, for now I have to take him to theraphy and playgroups so they can help him for his sensitivity to objects and touch. He is my "Little Monk" as my dad calls him. He has mild OCD He is quiet a handful and really tires me out but he is such a joy and I wouldn't have it any other way. I think that is what any mom says of their child.
Friday, May 23, 2008
I have been having a tough day so I thought my weekly quotes will be addressed to A-holes.
- ""A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.""
- Winnie The Pooh
- ""Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.""
- ""Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.""
- Lao Tzu
- "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be."
- Douglas Pagels
- "A smile is an inexpensive way to change your looks. ~Charles Gordy"
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Okay, so I will post a few of my favorite buys recently from Etsy. Since I was in the cast for 2 weeks and didn't go anywhere I was desperate to go shopping, I think it would of been a lot cheaper going to the mall then buying from home. Their are so many unbelieveable creations on Etsy that I really don't buy too much from the stores anymore. I think about 90% of my shopping is done from home. Is that normal? I guess now in days it is with the price of gas and the convenience of receiving your items at home.
Well let me start with this artists ceramic creations, I have bought 3 of them from her and I love her inspirations that come from nature. Then I found these hairpins from this etsy seller. Isn't that red just beautiful. I gave them to my mom and she just loves them and wears them almost every day since her favorite color is red. and this seller is closing her pendant business and I took advantage of her sale and bought this beautiful pendant from her. So while I was at it I also bought this and this. They are too cute. That blue deer looks so lovely on my pale yellow sweater. Then I found another shop, the runny bunny that sells the cutest ceramic statues of animals and the prices are amazing. I couldnt's resist and bought 3 of them from her. In between I bought a ton of vintage ephemera, some lovely bookplates and some cute cupcake toppers from this seller. My son would like me to make him so cupcakes at the end of the school year for his classmates and I have no idea how I am going to bake them without a working oven. I'll just have to run to my sister's house like we normally do.
So enough Etsy shopping for this month, I hope.
By the way the temp is still over 100 degrees. They say it should cool by tomorrow afternoon. I hope it does because it's affected both my boy's appetite and now I can't get rid of this headache that is killing me.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I remember being about 5 and going to Barnum and Bailey's. It was so amazing seeing the trapeze act and their beautiful, shiny, sequin dresses. The smell of Cotton Candy, Popcorn and the smell of the animals, what a mixture. Their so much excitement as kid to go to the circus and seeing everything with amazement without ever thinking about the poor mistreated animals and employees. Such ashame.This book is a memory of an older man remembering the 1930's and the time he spent riding in a circus train. Their is so much commotion, excitement and twisted tales of abuse, murder, deception, love and more. It is a lovely, well written book and I loved how it's written through the eye's and memories of a man. I couldn't stop reading this book and finished it in about a day.
Oh, by the way it is so much hotter than it was yesterday and the worst thing is we don't have air conditioner in the house. Even though I grew up in a house with no a/c doesn't mean I am used to the torture of sleeping in a hot room. Let's just hope it's a little cooler tomorrow.
I also went to see this movie today. LOVED IT!!! not just because he is in it andis one of my favorite actors, it was actually really good. I am a big action movie kind of girl who loves Marvel and DC comics and I can't wait to see the new Batman movie.
I am just waiting for a Wonder Woman movie which seems like is being talked about.
Yeah!! for my all-time Hero.
Friday, May 16, 2008
I just bought this little cutey and this one. I didn't buy them in mint condition but I bought them from this Etsy seller.
I will be buying this cute little clock too.
All these adorable dolls take me back to my childhood and my love for little dolls. I remember brushing their hairs, changing their clothes, washing them, etc. I was an avid doll collector and really took care of my toys, I just wonder what ever happened to them since I supposedly said I took such good care of them. I do have my Barbie collection up in the attic, I always wanted to give them to my daughter but unfortunately ended up having boys. Maybe they will last for the day I have grandchildren. Whoa, I am jumping ahead too much.
Anyways, I am a child of the 80's and love all the nostalgia from that time. Except for anything neon and big hair do's. I just look at the toys and cartoons now in days and they are nothing like they were back then. I still remember having a Rainbow Brite (actually this was my sisters), Kimberly, Care Bears, Cabbage Patch Kids, My Dog Poochie and the Smurfs, this were all very cute toys and the cartoons were descent. I guess times change and now I feel so old . I can't believe this was over 25 years ago.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
- Each flower is a soul opening out to nature. ~ Gerard De Nerval
- Deep in their root, all flowers keep the light. ~ Theodore Roethke
- And 'tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breaths. ~ William Wordsworth
- I'd rather have roses on my table than diamonds 'round my neck. ~ Emma Goldman
- A flower's appeal is in its contradictions - so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. ~ Adabella Radici
Sunday, May 11, 2008
"What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor,comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies."
Author: Rudolph Giuliani
My 78 yr. old Grandma has been an inspiration, best friend, companion and everything else that a Mom should be plus more. Don't get me wrong I love my Mom as much but my Grandma is just so special to me. She has always watched us while my parents were working and I am so attached to her as she is with me. She's brought out the creative side in us and we're taught to sew, make dolls, draw and much more by her.
I don't know what I would do without her. She now watches and helps me with my boys and is just so amazing with them and to see her have so much energy in such a little body, it's unbelievable. I am very fortunate and grateful to have an amazing Grandmother.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
I am now getting a beautiful logo created by Anna from Art Deco Design's, so I will finally look professional like everyone else. Yeah!! I love alchemy, it is the greatest. That's how I found Anna. She is so talented and her prices are great.