Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Wishing you all a fun filled day and evening on this Halloween! It's rainy and suppose to drop in temperature tonight with wind here.Not really the perfect weather for trick or treating but I'm sure the kids will have fun anyways!!I love this collage of old postcards that my friend Suze Que has made! The vintage postcards are the best!The vibrant colors and details are just perfect!Don't forget to turn your clocks back this evening too! Yay an extra hour of sleep!! Although I don't like it getting darker earlier. It's a bit depressing.Oh well..C'est La Vie!

Happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

La Beaute'

Happy Thursday All! I've been creating lately. I created a new necklace which I call La Beaute'! I think it's a beauty. It's made out of vintage glass,translucent beads and an antique brass chain with a vintage shabby chic pin as the pendant.I took the photos this morning and was pleased how they turned out. I'm really liking taking pictures with hubby's camera!Well I'll show you the photos and let you see for yourselves!This necklace is listed in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at my new creation! Have a great day!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Starting to change

As I took my morning run I could see a bit of change in the color of the leaves. My subdivision sits up on a hill and almost looks like we are in the mountains. You need to close your eyes and look up to the tree tops! I took these shots a little while ago and it was cloudy. The sun is peaking out now but I thought I would show you some of the foliage in my neighborhood.

This shot is actually my front yard. We have alot of hard woods mixed in with other trees.

So pretty! The contrast of the colors of these leaves. I love the changing of the leaves and all the colors of fall!Wishing you all a great day!


Sunday, October 18, 2009

My own Boulangerie

Nothing like the smell of Chocolate Croissants baking in the oven! Then sinking your teeth into a warm melting chocolate bread while sipping your coffee! That's exactly what I'm doing this morning..These croissants taste like they came from a Boulangerie in France! Maybe even better! Fresh out of the oven! Should I tell you my secret recipe? I think I shall because these are the best!

The Chocolate Croissants came from Trader Joe's! You need to let them rise overnight and bake in the morning. I highly reccomend them! Hubby loved them too and he's french. From now on I'll be making these when we feel like Chocolate Croissants! Yum!Have a great Sunday!


Friday, October 16, 2009

The chill is in the air

It's chilly outside today and all throughtout the weekend here too! Definately fall is here! The leaves have not peaked here, but there are plenty on the ground! Halloween is almost upon us and I'm offering 20 percent off all Halloween items in my Etsy shop. If you are interested read my store memo.

There are still plenty of Halloween items left! The sale is Oct. 16th-18th. Wishing you all a great weekend!


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Room with a View

This is one of my favorite finds at a garage sale!! Actually my hubby found it...I believe it was $10.00. It's an iron wheel. Very heavy and I hung it on my dining room window/office area. My desk sits underneath it with the laptop and this is where I sit while on the computer! I love this view! It looks out into our backyard which is a sea of English Ivy. It has totaly taken over! We have a huge corner lot so the kids play on the side and front yard or at other kids yards. Sad I know but until we do something about the ivy it's pretty to look at! No mowing either. Anyways...I put vintage postcards of France in the wheel and a fall hanging in the center. It's a pretty architectural element to the room! Always be on the look out for these things at garage/yard sales. Think of the possibilities!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

My bag arrived!

I was so excited yesterday when my bag that I purchased on Etsy arrived! I featured it a few days ago and told you all about this purchase. it is! I'm totally thrilled with it! It's in perfect vintage condition. It's just my style! It's always scarry purchasing something your not exactly sure what your getting. This time I was lucky! So I just wanted to show you one more time me and my new hand bag! Have a fantastic day!


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Look what's waiting for my kids.....

Oh yummy! It's that time of year! I love these and so do my kids! Caramel apples dipped in nuts! I have to admit I bought these I couldn't resist. They also had the dipped,caramel apples in choclate chips too but I chose these. Last year one of my poor daughter's had to suffer watching us eat them because she had her braces on but now she can sink her teeth right in because they are off!I love candy apples too! Anyways ,these will be waiting for them when they come back from school today. I thought I would tempt your tummies too!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Spiderwebs on my mind

Today I went for my morning jog. Lately I've been running without my i -pod. It let's me think more clearly without the music. I tend to notice more things too while I'm running. I'm actually looking at objects to see what I can use for my crafting. Today is misty and damp. I noticed everywhere there was spiderwebs with droplets of water on them. Pretty... yet not the creature that makes them.
These webs that are on the bush are there when I run by them every day. I usually put the fake webs on my bushes around Halloween but my neighbors don't need to!Ha!

These acorns I found on my run the other day and I dipped them in glitter! Very easy if you have acorns around or you could paint them. Too cute to display in a bowl for the fall! I have these listed in my Etsy shop now for anyone who is interested! Well just a misty ,spiderweb,nature sort of day today!

Enjoy your day!


Monday, October 5, 2009

Just trying to keep dry

Another day of rain! It's been raining all night and it looks like all day today too! Ugh! Tomorrow should be nice but then the rain comes back. Ugh again! Anyways I found this sweet vintage image from my friend Suze Que! I thought how appropriate for today's rain! Gotta keep dry somehow! Nothing like warmth where you want it. Lol! Wishing you all a happy day and I hope it's sunny and dry where you are!


Sunday, October 4, 2009

My new purchase

Last night surfing through Etsy I came across this beautiful vintage satchel. I was immediately drawn to it!The colors and the style of this bag are just awesome!The price was ................. well let me first tell you the brand name is Tano of Madrid a maker out of Spain. I'm not familiar with this maker but now I am. I purchased the satchel for $20.00! Deal or no deal I shall see when it arrives.I can't wait to see it! See this is what happens when hubby is working late on a Saurday night!LOl! Just wanted to share my new purchase!Happy Sunday!


Friday, October 2, 2009

Dilled Green Beans

As I turned the Calendar page of my Herb Garden Calendar yesterday I see this tastey and even easy recipe for me to try and I thought I would share it! I love the artwork in this calandar! Sherri Buck Baldwin is the artist. This recipe is for Dilled Green Beans.

2 Quarts plus 2 cups water

2 pounds fresh green beans,washed and trimmed

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons mustard seed

2 teaspoons dill weed

1 teaspoon red paper flakes

1 teaspoon dill seed

4 gloves garlic minced

2 cups distilled white vinegar

2/3 cup sugar

2 cups water

Bring 2 quarts water to boil;add green beans and boil until beans are tender,about 5 minutes. Place beans in cold water and drain. In a large bowl,mix together salt,mustard seed, dill weed, red pepper flakes and garlic. Add beans and stir well.Bring 2 cups water,vinegar,sugar and salt. Add to beans and mix well. Pour beans into an airtight container and refrigerate overnight before serving. For optimum flavor, chill beans one week before eating.

So I'm going to try this and if this sounds good to you....Enjoy! Happy Friday!


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy October

Happy October All! Isn't this the cutest wall hanging! I placed it on my front door!Lilia from Fleamarket Studio made it for me. She contacted me a few weeks ago for a Halloween swap and I was so excited! I just love all her creations and I have always admired her work! I think she is such a creative and talented artist and I told her she was my new best friend after this swap because she spoiled me! When the package arrived it was jam pack filled with goodies!!! Just take a look................

So many goodies that I was in heaven! Lots of vintage trims and papers and embellishments for me to create! Plus the adorable hanging!Amazing! If you have never seen Fleamarket Studio...take a look...

And now after showing you all the loot I recieved I will announce my (tiny) Halloween giveaway winner! We stirred the pot of names!

And the WINNER is...BECKY! Thank you to all who commented on the giveaway! Becky just leave me your address on my e-mail on this blog and I will send your ornaments out to you! Have a great day!