Thursday, December 22, 2011

BIG Vintage Pearl Giveaway!

I love, love, love The Vintage Pearl.  They are giving away 5 $100 gift certificates today for last minute Christmas fun!  I even sell as an independent contractor for Initial Outfitters, but still purchase from TVP.  Check it out here!  Hope you and I both win one!!!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

GREAT Giveway!

There are blogs I read on a daily basis and one of my favorite is Centsational Girl.  She is a creative DIY'er and beautiful decorator.  Also been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Idea magazine this year, and more.  

She's got a great giveaway going on at her site from The Vintage Pearl ~ another one of my favorites!

Go HERE and enter to win!  If you win, you have to share.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


We had a 2.7 magnitude earthquake today and it was FrEaKy.  I work at a college and the epicenter was about 1 mile from us.  There was a very loud boom and then a shake.  Very short, but shook all of us up!  We all thought a car ran into our building.   Thankfully there was no damage and no one hurt, just woke us all up. Fun times! 

I immediately began singing the old Carole King song. . .
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling . . .

One of the websites that reports and records earthquakes is actually quite intersting.
I've always been told there is constant seismic activity, but this site shows how often and where.  Check it out! 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pinterest Challenge Post #2

This Pinterest challenge has been SO MUCH FUN!  I've found things to do later, did some today, and bookmarked all kinds of things.  Also been blog-stalking!  Needless to say, my house is still a mess, but I am a more creative creature for it!!!!

The sharing/copying is the best part.  Found this post's inspiration from Corrie at  Here are links to my versions of some of the things!

ABC art!

Last name fun!

The party is on at Young House LoveBower Power, Ana White and House of Earnest

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Pinterest Challenge!!

I always love a challenge and don't know that I will get all of this correct, but here goes ~ 
There's a party going on, hosted by Young House LoveBower Power, Ana White and House of Earnest.  Challenging us to actually complete something we've fallen for on Pnterest.  I found a WONDERFUL tulle wreath on My 3 Monsters blog that she found on Something to Do.   I absolutely LOVE the SHARING!

So I decided to do my own version and here it is!  Mine is for Halloween, but it has such possibilites.  Red and White for Christmas, School colors.  I can also picture a sweet light pink or blue with baby items for a nursery.

I used a roll of black tulle and a wire wreath form.  Cut my 6 inch wide tulle into approximately 6 to 8 inch lengths and started tying!
View from the back, I tyed tulle on the first two wires, then the second and third, then the third and fourth.  Repeating that pattern all the way around. 

You can make it as tight as you want.  The solid black is hard to see in a picture.  I did try mixing some silver tulle in, but it looked too white.

Add a ribbon, flower, picture, be creative and have fun! 

Sorry the pictures aren't better, but maybe you can get the idea!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

IAMS donating 100 Meals!!!

When You Show Your Support by Joining the Iams Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop Iams will Donate 100 Meals!

I am supporting IAMS Dog Food efforts to provide 100 bowls of food for every blog post!! Just wish I'd seen it earlier to share a little longer!!

Here's all you need to do to show your support for the Iams Home 4 the Holidays Blogging for Bowls Blog Hop:

•Link up your blog name and URL using the Linky Tool ~ and since I don't know how to link the Linky Tool here ~ click HERE and add yourself to Mimi's Linky!!!!

Additional ways to show your support of the Iams Home 4 the Holidays kickoff:

•Grab the code and write a post on your blog to show your added support for the Blogging for Bowls Blog Hop.

•Stop by the blog hop co-hosts,The Tiniest Tiger, Fidose of Reality, Pets News and Views, Pets Weekly, Dogtipper, and Preston Speaks , to say hello.

•Visit other blogs that are supporting the Blogging 4 Bowls Blog Hop. Make new friends and/or reconnect with old friends.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mary Engelbreit!

I LOVE Mary Engelbreit's art and fun products.  I have collected her books for many years and especially love her illustrated children's books.  She has opened a new online shop and a cool contest ~ you could win these three original drawings, framed!

Check it out here:  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ceiling Art

Have you heard of it?  Ceiling Art, it's in dentist's and doctor's offices to gaze at as you are lying there.  WELL ~ we got us some ceiling art on Monday!  Lovely, don't you thing? 

Monday, September 5, 2011


Pinterest and blogs may be the best and worst thing I've ever discovered!!!  Got up on this Labor Day and decided to labor little bit.  I have a big event at church on Sat. and we leave for the beach on Sunday.  I have lots to do.  Not to mention my house is a wreck!!!  

So I decide to sit down with my coffee and check e-mail first.  BIG MISTAKE :)  There it is, the This week on Pinterest e-mail.  Here I sit on the computer almost 3 hours later and the dogs aren't even fed.  

Just found that earning your Ph.D. was not as difficult as some may think.  I do VERY WELL with Projects Half Done!   Have a great "labor" day :)  

Thursday, September 1, 2011

WOW, it's been since Dec. 2010 since I've posted.  Think it's time to get back on the wagon???  I use Google Reader to check on blogs and enjoy reading them.  I leave comments occasionally and it links back to my blog.  I was a little embarassed when I realized it's been so long.

So when I signed in to my blog I began reading.  I began this thing in 2007 and it is amazing what I've put on the internet!!!!!  I will admit that Facebook, Whirly Words, Words with Friends and over committing myself has interferred with my blogging.  Not to mention that I don't have some wild, exciting life to share ~  and I like it that way!!!  

So I will try to get back to sharing books I've read, crafts, bible study, and family.  We still have two dachshunds that could be the subject of their own blog.  Molly the crack dog and Sassy the Princess.