Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday Emma!!

Today is my youngest daughter Emma's 13th Birthday!! I can't believe how fast the time goes. I vividly remember driving extremely fast to the hospital on a really early Sunday morning. I was already in transitional labor and was terrified that she was going to pop out in the car. Well, she waited till we got to the hospital but couldn't wait for the doctor. Then, God named my dear sweetie, we hadn't picked out a name, we just couldn't decided, neither of us had any favorites.
Then, poof!!! Her name just came to me in my state of delirium. She truly is a gift. I love all of my children equally, and relish all of their difference. But, miss Emma, wow!! She's too good. We have to try and get her mad sometimes, just so we know she can get mad. She used to lay on the ground completely still and quiet when she was throwing a fit!! Yeah, a fit!! That was her way of throwing a fit!! I sometimes worry that she is too nice. But, truly, the world needs more Emma's.
So, Happy Birthday sweetie. You rock!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

OWOH Winner

Drum roll please..........................
Using the random number generator 188 entries (minus the 3 duplicates I removed) equals 185 entries. The random number generator pulled number 86 Sunny Tuesday.
Thank you to everyone who entered.
This was such a wonderful "Magic Carpet Ride"
P.S. I put all of my valentines goods on sale for 15% off in my goods shop:
and will hopefully be listing some Easter goodies today or tomorrow.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vintage Valentines Day Party!!

Happy Valentines Day!!
Come join me and lots of other bloggers and celebrate Valentines Day by sharing some of our favorite Vintage Valentines. (click on the picture above)
Some ladies chose to feature lots of vintage valentines. I chose just this one this year.
I think it's adorable. It says "I'll give it right back" on the inside. How sweet!!

I also participated in Dolly's wonderful annual Vintage Heart Swap and today is our big reveal.

Guess what!! This year my partner was the lovely Dolly herself. Yeah!! Look at all of the goodies that she sent me. I adore the framed collage art and the salt dough hearts. Yummy!!

Here are some of the goodies I sent her.
And lastly I sent her this sweet heart. It was the inspiration for my OWOH Giveaway.

Speaking of OWOH, there is still time to enter my giveaway. Giveaway entry's close tonight at midnight Pacific time. Just scroll down to the OWOH blog post and leave me a comment with a way to get in touch with you if you win.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Valentines Day.

see you tomorrow to announce the OWOH Winner!!



Monday, February 8, 2010

Soldered Charm Swap

Just a Quick Post Today
I recently participated in a soldered Marie Antoinette charm swap through my Marie Antoinette group. I was nervous to say the least.

When I signed up for the swap I was still feeling very empowered from the Sally Jean Alexander class I took. But, when it came time to make my charm..... nerves set in......

Well, it only took two trys and I think it turned out pretty good.

There's still time to enter my OWOH Giveaway, just leave a comment on the post below this one.



Wednesday, February 3, 2010

One World One Heart Giveaway

Whew!!! I made it. I didn't think I was going to get it done but I did. Yeah!!
I am so happy to invite all of you wonderful people to enter my
One World One Heart Giveaway

This years prize is this sweet little heart shaped wall hanging.

I made it with vintage floral wallpaper, vintage lace trim, a vintage velvet flower and velvet ribbon. It says Mon Amie (my friend) in the spirit of this wonderful giveaway.

Here's a side view

This giveaway is about meeting new people and making new friends all around the world.

So, all you have to do to win is leave a comment on this post between now and Feb. 14th at midnight with a valid email address or blog address (so that I can contact you), and if you get a chance check out all of the other amazing bloggers from around the world by clicking on the button on my side bar. There are so many amazing things you could win. But, most importantly lots of new people to meet.



Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Good and The Not so Good

No, this is not my husband!! But, this post is about my husband.
The good and the bad parts.
First the good:

Last Sunday night my husband took me to see the amazing Harry Connick Jr. in concert for our 21 Anniversary. It was a total surprise, especially with the economy the way it is. But, he was being romantic. How sweet!! This wasn't our first time seeing Harry. Our first time seeing Harry was B.C. (before children) or, 17 years ago. He was at the height of his fame and fabulous. The best concert I'd ever seen. Well, this last Sunday was a special day. First, the super professional Harry delayed the concert 15 minutes because of a football game. Yes, you heard me right. He said he'd never delayed a concert in his life and that he'd been performing since he was 5. It was the New Orleans Saints playing for a spot in the Super Bowl, so it's understandable. Well, lets just say it was probably the best concert I've ever seen. If you ever get the chance to see him live, GO!!!
Now the bad part....
This past weekend, my husband compared me to other women. I don't mean physically.
He said things like: "so and so's husband doesn't have to do this", or
"when I was a kid our house didn't look like this." Ugh!!!
Don't get me wrong, he's usually REALLY supportive and he's the best daddy ever but geez, those were mean things to say!
I thought about what he said and realized why his life wasn't like others.
While I love those women, they don't have any interests except housework. Which is o.k, if that's what you want to do. I'm not judging. Each to his own, I say.
I told him that he loves me because I have hobbies and interests and am outspoken.
He agreed and apologized.
Lucky for him!! LOL
Hope I didn't bore you too much. I've got lots of swap pictures coming and I'm going to be entering the OWOH (One World One Heart) Giveaway tomorrow and will post a picture of my prize. So stay tuned. :-)