Monday, December 20, 2010

Cookie Weekend!

Quick post today! :) This weekend was a lot of fun and FULL of junk food! My husband made a bunch of cookies for our Christmas party on Saturday. Then on Sunday we went to my mom's and the kids decorated some gingerbread men. :) Well they mostly just dumped sprinkles on them and ate all the chocolate chips, but they did have fun! :) With all the cookies in their various forms around this weekend, I decided that Christmas cookies would be a good theme for today's mini treasury! Enjoy! :)

Faux Coconut Macaroon Tree Ornament 'Recipe' by JenniBOriginals

Woolly Gingerbread Cookie Pattern by woollysomething

Vintage Christmas Tree Jello Molds from VintagePatriotGirl

Christmas Cocoa Felt Play Food by LittlePicklepotamus

Oh Christmas Tree - 18 Cookies by SweetArtSweets

Four Little Dunkers Cups in SunBurst by pagepottery

And make sure you check out the big treasury for even more goodies! :)

If I don't get a chance to post again before Christmas, I hope you have a beautiful holiday! Stay safe and don't eat too much! ;)

Have a great day!

Monday, December 13, 2010

The Month of Turquoise

See I told you I'd be back! ;) I have been a busy little bee lately. I had two birthday parties, a cookie swap and a craft show last weekend. This week I have to clean the whole house and decorate (cause I have nothing up yet), because this weekend I have a Christmas party at my house and cookie party for my kids! December is nuts this year! :) Oh and I haven't started Christmas shopping yet! :o

So I'm sure at this point your asking yourself why I'm blogging at all. Well, partly because I'm crazy, and partly because this is way more fun then cleaning my house! :) And in the spirit of procrastination I've not only taken the time to do a blog post, but I've also done a December birthstone mini treasury. Hope you enjoy this collection of turquoise treasures! :)

Good Luck - Binary Code Bracelet by adotelise

White Tree 8x10 Print by suchprettycolors

Simply Stunning Turquoise Banana Silk Shawl by VioletStarCreations

Teal Leather Engraved Book with Suede Tie by AwakenJournaling

Pale Blue Chocolate Box - 1/12 Miniature by PetitPlat

3D Beveled Glass Snowflake Ornament by snlcreations

And here's a big treasury to match it! :)

Have a great week and Happy Birthday to all my friends and family born in December! :D

Friday, December 10, 2010

Geek Pride Day!

Happy Geek Pride Day everyone! :) Today is all about ending bullying and celebrating what makes us all different! It was inspired by a little girl named Katie who was bullied at school for liking Star Wars. The boys in her class said girls weren't allowed to like Star Wars because it was only for boys! Her mother found out about it and posted about it on her blog. The response from the geek community was incredible! :D You can read the whole story on

Katie's school is having a Proud To Be Me Day today, where all the students and teachers are coming to school wearing their favorite character t-shirt, whether it's Star Wars, My Little Pony, or NASCAR, to show that we can all be different and all still be friends. In support of these great kids doing their best to increase understanding and end bullying, geeks across the globe are all sporting their favorite geeky t-shirts. You can check out the latest on Geek Pride Day by checking out the Twitter tag #MayTheForceBeWithKatie.

Katie was also offered many toys and gifts from her new fans. While she was grateful to receive so many gifts and offers of gifts, her and her mother would like to offer a challenge instead. Today if you can afford it, donate a toy to your local hospital or children's charity to help support our future geeks and make a less fortunate child's Christmas a little bit happier. :) If you're not sure where you can donate toys in your area, I would suggest checking out Child's Play an organization run by the people at Penny-Arcade that donates toys to local hospitals, or Toys For Tots which is run by the U.S. Marine Corps.

In honor of geeks everywhere I would like to present today's mini treasury, chock full of delicious geekiness! Enjoy! :)

Jayne Cobb Knit Hat from Firefly by whitakerknits

Geek Glass Statement Pendant by Sabrieth

Recycled Book 8-Bit Mega Man Art by dpad

Orange and Gold Steampunk Goggles by SteampunkGear

Star Wars Boba Fett Illustration by mediagraffitistudio

Vworp Vworp Vworp - Doctor Who Print by powerups

You can check out the full treasury for even more geek goodies! Also if you'd like, you can take a second and check out my new Etsy team: Knights of the Coffee Table. It's a safe haven for all geek loving Etsians and both sellers and buyers are welcome to join! :)

Have a great geeky day and May the Force be With You! :D

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hello again! :)

I am in fact alive, I've just been ridiculously busy lately. I've also been having trouble with my wrists, which is why I haven't posted in awhile. But I wanted to make sure I wished all of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, or just a Happy Holiday in general! I'll hopefully be going back to posting at least once a week this month, then back to posting a few times a week come January. If I don't see you before January, I hope you enjoy the love and friendship of the holiday season!

Have a great day! :)

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! :)

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! :D

Trick-or-treat! Smell my feet! Give me something good to eat! :D Hope you have a fun and safe Halloween and you get lots of your favorite candy! While you're waiting for it to get dark enough to go trick-or-treating, please enjoy this sugary selection of seasonal candy! Enjoy! :)

Cuddly Candy Corn Plushie by bubbletime

Candy Corn Pop-Up Card by tracychong

Candy Corn Cauldron Soy Candle by AutumnMeadow

Candy Corn LEGO Block Ring by Gr0glmann

Candy Corn Cupcake Earrings by maggiesze1

Trick Or Treat Candy 11x14 Print by shannonleighstudios

And for even more sweetness check out the big treasury that matches it!

Happy Halloween everyone! :D

Friday, October 29, 2010

Two More Days!

I can't wait! I love Halloween! This year I made up gift bags for the trick-or-treaters. I hope I made enough, this will be our first Halloween in this neighborhood, and there seem to be a lot of kids in the area. I picked up a couple extra bags of candy in case I run out. My kids are all excited too! Their cousin is going to go trick-or-treating with them and then we are all going to come back to the house and have a party! I hope you have something fun planned for Halloween too! :)

Today is a pretty epic day treasury wise. I have finally come to the end of my Across Etsy treasury series with the last category Accessories! :) I hope you enjoyed this series as much as I enjoyed making it! If you'd like to see all the other treasuries in this series, check out my Etsy Treasuries section for a complete list with links. And now without further ado, Accessories Across Etsy! Enjoy! :)

Pumpkin Orange Kandle Korset by WineCorkJewelryETC

Roe Silk Hand Painted Scarf by DoubleLuck

Orange Gerbera Daisy Fascinator by BrassPaperclip

Polymer Clay Jacko Cuff Links by beatblack

Leather Wallet with Antique Skeleton Key by urbanheirlooms

Warm Cable Scarf - Pumpkin by SheepishKnitCrochet

And of course, make sure you check out the big treasury that matches it!

Happy Halloween everyone! :)


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