Wednesday, August 6, 2008


Foregiveness is not something you do for the other person, you do it for yourself. You do it to let go of the bitterness, hate, grief, etc that is consuming your mind, soul and spirit. You do it to free yourself of the burden of knowing what has happened. You never forget but that does not mean you can not forgive. I am in the process of foregiveness right now and yes, it is very difficult but it is not impossible. It is not something that can or will happen overnight but I know in my heart that the "act" will one day no longer be all consuming in my life.

"The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Christmas In July

Oh say it isn't so............yep! I am getting ready for Christmas already! Christmas in July that is! In order to give my customers a better idea of the designs I will have for this years coasters and tile art, I am going to be putting them on etsy in July. This will allow for plenty of time for any custom orders for the holidays! I can create any of the designs in any multitude of sets...need 4, done! Need 24, not a problem! Need more than that...let's say for business, not a problem! The more time I allow for orders, the better I can meet the demand. :-)

So enjoy a sneek peek happening this week on etsy!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Peek View At Tonight SNS Special + Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe! Yum!

Getting ready for the big SNS (Saturday Night Special Sale) on etsy tonight! WooHoo! It is going to be a big one! Here is a sneak peek:

♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ SNS SPECIAL ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
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WooHoo! HUGE SALE TONIGHT Til 6am Eastern Time!!!!

►►► 50% OFF SALE ◄◄◄
In The Vintage Kitchen & Vintage Finds Sections (take 50% off the price shown)

► Vintage Kitchen ◄§ion_id=5453031

► Vintage Finds ◄§ion_id=5453034

►►► 25% OFF SALE ◄◄◄
All Other Categories! This includes ALL Sewing Patterns & My Cool Creations! (take 25% off the price shown)


I will send a revised invoice with the sale price. Also combine shipping and make any adjustments needed. :-)

Now Remember The Sale Does Not Start Til 5pm Eastern Time (Sharp!) So find your goodies and mark them as "favs" and be the first to grab them when the 5 o'clock whistle blows! :-)

Now as a special treat for you.....delicious cookies! Make these this afternoon and enjoy them while you are shopping!

'Neimann Marcus' Cookies
2 cups butter 5 cups oatmeal, powdered
2 cups granulated sugar 1 tsp. salt
2 cups brown sugar 2 tsp. baking powder
4 eggs 2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. vanilla 24 oz. chocolate chips
4 cups flour 2 8-oz. Hershey bars, grated
3 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, beating well. Mix together flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Combine dry mixture with creamed mixture. Add chocolate chips, Hershey bar, and nuts. The mixture will be very thick; do not use electric beaters.

Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375°. Each batch makes 120 cookies (depending on size).

Friday, June 27, 2008

Strawberry Buckle....Delish Recipe!

Here is a wonderful recipe for the fruit that is now in season in many places! Enjoy!

Strawberry Buckle
Yield: 8 Servings

1/2 Stick butter, softened
3/4 c Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
1/2 t Vanilla
1/2 c Milk
2 c Cake flour, sifted
2 t Baking powder
1/2 t Salt
2 c Fresh strawberries, sliced

1/2 Stick butter, softened
1/2 c Brown sugar
1/3 c Flour, sifted
1/2 t Cinnamon
Dash nutmeg

In large mixing bowl cream sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Blend in eggs and vanilla then milk. In separate bowl sift together dry ingredients. Stir into liquid mixture. Fold in berries. Spread in greased, floured 9 x 9 inch baking pan.
Cream butter and sugar. Blend in flour and cinnamon. Sprinkle over batter. Dash with nutmeg. Bake in 375F oven 30-35 minutes. Serve warm with cream.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Funny Sayings....

So busy right now with my 50% off sale that I haven't much time to write but I wanted to still give you a smile so here are some very funny sayings I have collected...enjoy!

  • If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

  • I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder

  • When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.

  • Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.

  • It is hard to understand how a cemetery raised its burial cost and blamed it on the cost of living.

  • He who laughs last thinks slowest.

    Hope they gave ya a quick smile!


  • Tuesday, June 24, 2008

    10 Things I Learned From My Mother

    10 Things I Learned From My Mother
    ~Author Unknown
    1. My mother taught me to APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
    "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."

    2. My mother taught me about RELIGION.
    "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

    3.My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
    "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

    4. My mother taught me about LOGIC.
    "Because I said so, that's why."

    5. My mother taught me about FORESIGHT.
    "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

    6. My mother taught me about IRONY.
    "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."

    7. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
    "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

    8. My mother taught me about WEATHER.
    "This room of yours looks like a tornado went through it."

    9. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
    "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"

    10. My mother taught me about the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
    "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."

    Monday, June 23, 2008

    In Memory Of George Carlin

    In Memory of the GREAT George Carlin who passed away Sunday June 22nd at the age of 71 I wanted to share something of his that I have had posted on my ME page in ebay for several years now. It is so true and so funny!
    We will miss you George!

    George Carlin's View

    Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
    "How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

    You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

    "How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

    But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

    You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50

    And your dreams are gone.

    But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

    So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

    You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

    You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there. Into the 90's, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

    Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"

    May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!