Monday, February 21, 2011

That was fun...

So no mini treasury today. My computer went kerplooie over the weekend and my husband and I had to patch together a working one out of three defunked ones. Now I have a computer again, but I have to reinstall all my programs and fix all my settings again before I have time to play. :( Plus I seem to have misplaced my Paint Shop Pro CD and I definitely need that to make my mini treasuries. Hopefully I'll have everything fixed by the end of the week.

Wish me luck and have a great day! :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Month of the Amethyst

I keep thinking February is over, and I'm not sure why. But I'm glad it's not, because I almost forgot to do its birthstone post! :) February's birthstone is amethyst, which I can never spell correctly, but happens to be one of my favorite stones. :) I love its deep purple color and how amethyst crystals can be so many different shades of purple at once. :) Amethyst is actually a form of purple quartz. In ancient times they used to make drinking glasses out of it because they thought amethyst prevented drunkenness! If only it were that simple. ;)

Being that purple is one of my favorite colors and amethyst is one of my favorite stones, this was a hard treasury to make! There are just far too many beautiful amethyst pieces on Etsy! I hope you like the ones I finally picked. :) Happy birthday to all my friends and family born in February! Enjoy! :)

Kaleidoscope of Paper Butterflies by paperNplastic

Amethyst Oxidized Sterling Silver Earrings by GlitzGlitter

Amethyst Heart Felt Ornaments by SewnNatural

Purple Balcony 8x10 Fine Art Photo by rebeccaplotnick

Delphinium - Print of Watercolor by amberalexander

Amethyst Crystal Soap by amethystsoap

And here are even more beautiful pieces in the full sized treasury! :)

Have a great Friday and a beautiful weekend!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

My weekend seems to have evaporated into thin air this week. I'm not sure where it went, but I was more than a little surprised to find that when I woke up this morning it was Monday already! Luckily my husband sweetened the blow a bit by making me some chocolate mint heart cookies and leaving them on my desk this morning. :) Chocolate and Valentine's Day go hand in hand, and that is why I decided that today's post is going to heavily feature some of Etsy great edible works of art: handmade chocolates! If you've got a sweet tooth, then you will want to check out today's mini treasury! Enjoy!

Gourmet Chocolate Truffles Variety Box by everydaycuteness

Half Pound of Black Liquorice Fudge by PernillasSS

Chocolate Butter Cream Candies by ChocolateMadness

Valentine's Day Assorted Truffle Box by LollipopsSugarShoppe

One Pound of Chocolate Fudge by swcreation

Chocolate Army - 5x7 Photograph by JMcGuinness

You can also check out the full treasury here! :)

Have a sweet day! :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Giving Some Geek Love!

I'm a geek. You probably knew that already, but I just like to mention it every once in a while. :) In fact I think today is the perfect day to do a little geek love treasury! After all it's Valentine's Day on Monday and geeks need love too! So here are some geek inspired hearts perfect for the ♥ of your life! :)

I Heart you Ninjas Wood Peg People by Pegged

Sucker for Love Tentacle Necklace by Gearbunny

Celtic Heart in Black Red Leather Journal by ConduitPress

Zelda Hearts Bead Bracelet by NerdGold

Heart Attack Screen Printed Necktie by toybreaker

Heart Recycled Circuit Pendant Necklace by beadworkbyamanda

Even more geek love in my full sized treasury!

And don't forget to check out my geek team Knights of the Coffee Table!

Have a geeky day! :D

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet Hearts

It was nice to have a few sunny days last week. We've gotten more snow this year then we have in a long time. And while I don't mind snow, generally speaking, I hate the gray and gloom that comes hand in hand with snowy weather. Gray days should be for curling up in front of a fire with a good book eating some sort of cookie or pastry and drinking a nice hot cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows. :) But in real life, you have to get up and clean and cook or go to work, or fulfil whatever obligations you have for the day. And I think that is inordinately unfair! :P

This is why I'm always happy when we get a few sunny days in a row during the winter. It makes me more motivated to get things done and makes everything just a little bit cheerier! :)

You know what else makes me cheery this time of year? Conversation heart candies! :D I know, half of you are saying 'Yuck! You eat those things?'. Well, yes, yes I do. :) I know they are basically compressed sugar, dyed to colors not normally found in nature, but as the other of you will attest, they are also really yummy! :D Besides, who couldn't love sweet little candies with sayings like 'I WUV U'? ;) Check out today's mini treasury and I'm sure when you're done you'll agree with me completely! Enjoy! :)

Conversation Hearts Fondant Cupcake Topper by TwoSugarBabies

Sweetheart Conversation Heart Necklace by BitOfSugar

3 Conversation Heart Counted Cross Stitch Kits by slipcoveryourlife

Conversation Hearts Note Card by dbPhoto

Mini Conversation Heart Bookmarks by HesedBooksAndGifts

Conversation Heart Mini Wreath by thekeepershouse

And of course, here is even more Valentine's Day sweetness for you to enjoy! :)

Have a great day! :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Okay I'm Back Now

Wow. That was hard! But I finally finished writing and editing my first book. Now I just have to sit back and wait to see if it gets anywhere in the contest I entered it in. :) If you'd like to know more about my book, you can check out my writing blog for more info. :)

So let's see, the last time I did a mini treasury it was the beginning of January, and here we are at the very beginning of February! And what happens in February? Valentine's Day! :D

If you've been following me for a while you probably already know that I LOVE holidays! :) I love decorating my house, I love making holiday food, and I love making holiday treasuries! :) Valentine's is one of my favorite holidays because it is one of the candy holidays! You get to eat chocolate this and chocolate that and nobody will look twice at you because, after all, Valentine's Day only comes once a year, why not indulge? ;) Which brings us to today's mini treasury, which features one of the greatest Valentine's Day foods: chocolate covered strawberries! I hope you're hungry! Enjoy! :)

Love Is Sweet Chocolate Heart Painting by santacruzart

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Earrings by inediblejewelry

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Felt Yarn Wreath by KnockKnocking

Agapanthus Floral Note Card by TeroldegoAndTomatoes

The Jack Wood Distressed Picture Frame by ellachamp

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Soap by goodkarmasoaps

And for even more deliciousness, check out the big treasury that matches it! :)

Have a sweet day! :)


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