Friday, November 19, 2010

Geeks I Need Your Help!

Last night I read an article a mother posted about her daughter in first grade. She had been bullied at school for having a Star Wars waterbottle by the boys in her class, because girls aren't supposed to like Star Wars!

This is not cool on any level! If you've got time, you should post a comment in the article in support of the little girl who's name is Kaite. Here's the link to the article via Epbot, a geek blog run by Jenn from

Geek Girls, Activate!

If you don't feel like posting a long comment you can tweet your support using the tag #MayTheForceBeWithKatie. The official Star Wars and NASA twitter accounts have both tweeted about it since last night! And this morning they did a post about it on the Official Star Wars blog!

Not being nearly as important as NASA or the official Star Wars team, I decided to do my best to help the only way I can, by posting about it. :) So this morning I made up a Star Wars treasury in honor of Katie and all my fellow girl geeks out there! That a look! :)

Star Wars is for Girls Too! :D

Bullies suck and geeks rule! Spread the word! :)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bare Trees and Falling Leaves

Busy weekend! The craft show on Saturday went pretty well. It was so much easier setting up at a show where we didn't have to provide the tables or a tent! Here's a pic of our table.

St. Greg's Craft Show 2010 Table 01

You can click on the picture to see more pics of the table on Flickr. I still have yet to unpack completely, but that's mostly because yesterday was spent raking all the leaves out of our yard.

Now I have to preface the rest of this post with this picture.

This was my last house. It had a big yard, but notice there are no trees. I haven't had to rake any leaves in seven years. Yesterday, my husband and I raked leaves for 2 hours! Then I had to stop and he took another 45 minutes to finish! Here is a picture of HALF of the leaves we raked up!

Now it was the most beautiful fall day we've had in a long time and it was fun to get out and watch the kids jump in the leaves. I also know it was good exercise and I did need to get out of the house, but I am sooo sore today! I am so glad we have mostly maple trees, because I think we might be able to get away with not raking again this season! :)

Anyway, the other nice thing about spending all that time outside, was it gave me a nice idea for a mini treasury! So I hope you enjoy it, the theme is empty trees and red leaves!

Here There Be Dragons - Red Maple Forest Print by Raceytay

Red Coral Fossil Sleeping Tree of Life Pendant With Chain by tescar

Red Little Batik Baby Hoodie with a Tree by batikwalla

Autumn Tree - Hand-Bound Classic Journal by veterok

Autumn Bonsai - Wire Tree Sculpture by salvatore7

Bare Pine Trees in Winter Wall Decal by singlestonestudios

And if you'd like to see more awesome Etsy picks, make sure you check out the big treasury!

Have a lovely day! :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

News Update

Hello everyone! I have been ridiculously busy lately! I guess that's a good thing, but unfortunately the first thing I have to give up when I'm busy is my blog. :( Poor blog, it's been lonely without me. ;)

What have I been up to? Well aside from chasing my kids around for longer periods of time (they just stopped taking naps) and trying to get my house to stay clean for longer then two minutes, I've also been getting ready for a craft show I'm doing this Saturday! More on that after today's mini treasury.

What is today's mini treasury you ask? Well it oddly enough is themed after the second thing that's been keeping me insanely busy for the last couple of weeks: NaNoWriMo. For those of you that don't know, November is National Novel Writing Month. In honor of this occasion, thousands of writers across the country participate in an event called NaNoWriMo. It is a thirty day event, where in you attempt to write a 50,000 word novel, starting on Nov. 1 and ending on Nov. 30.

Yes that does sound crazy, I'm glad you agree. :) However be that as it may, for some reason, this year I decided it would be a fun idea to try it. Now I'm not a writer, in that I've never written or attempted to write a book, but I had a crazy dream that I just had to write down, and it has so far turned into a 30,000 word novel! As you may have noticed from reading this blog, my spelling and grammar leave something to be desired, but my husband has agreed to proofread it when I'm done writing, and this has been way more fun then I could have imagined! I'm not sure if I'm comfortable with telling you what I'm writing yet, but if you guys are interested, I'll tell you about it when it's finished. :)

Anyway, here is today's treasury: a homage to National Novel Writing Month! Enjoy! :)

Popular Pencil Embroidered Wall Art by Moxiedoll

Willy the Writing Monster Writing Set by mamaroots

Vintage Royal Typewriter Tee by CausticThreads

Mug in Cobalt Blue and Yellow by aspeerstudio

The Book Kiss 5x7 Photograph by kclarkphotography

Novels Text Steel Bookends by KnobCreekMetalArts

And of course, please check out the big treasury for even more writing inspired goodness! :)

Now about the craft show I mentioned earlier. It is going to be at St. Gregory the Great School in Hamilton Square, NJ. It runs from 9am to 3pm. Here's a map, if you're not sure where it is.

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I'm not sure where my table is going to be yet, but I'll know tonight and post an update at the bottom of this post when I find out. And since I love you all so much, I'll even give you a coupon to print out and bring with you to the show! Just click on the picture to open it in a new window. :)

Alright, that's all for now! I promise I'll start posting more regularly starting next week. Hope you all have a great weekend! :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Month of the Topaz

Good morning everyone! I've been busy as a bee getting ready for a craft show I'm going to next Saturday. But I wanted to do this treasury before it got too late in the month. Last month I totally forgot to post the birthstone treasury until, well, this month! So even though this is a treasury of the November birthstone of Topaz, I'm also going to take this opportunity to say happy birthday to everyone born in October as well!

Pure topaz is actually colorless, it is the other chemicals found with it that give it its many colors. The kind know as orange (or yellow) topaz, which is the color we most think of when we hear the word topaz is the birthstone for November. It is a symbol of friendship, and its name comes from the Sanskrit word and meaning fire. So to all my friends and family who's birthdays are in November (and October) hope you have a very Happy Birthday! Enjoy! :)

Vintage Topaz Heart Rhinestone Brass Locket Necklace by brideblu

Sunflower Silk Scarf Hand Painted by Palettepassion

Landscape with Barn 30x40 Fine Art Photograph by eyeful

Chocolate Amber Cold Process Soap Bar by LippincottSoapCo

Hand Blown Glass Ornament in Topaz by luminita

Vintage 1970's Gold Crushed Velvet Coat by bytheway

And make sure you check out the big treasury for even more beautiful topaz pieces!

Have a great day! :)


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