Thursday, July 29, 2010

If I had the time...

...(and no kids) what would I do? Here is my top eight!

1. Sleep in! At least once a week.
2. Go out to dinner with just my husband and not have to worry about rushing back!
3. Listen to music somewhere calm and relaxing, without having to pause it every three seconds to break up a fight.
4. Soak in the pool ALL day!
5. Go for a nice quiet walk in the woods.
6. Take a LONG relaxing bath, without people banging on the door every two minutes!
7. Eat a whole bag of cookies, without sharing!
8. Watch a movie, during the day, that isn't rated G!

I think I might be getting cabin fever, what do you think? ;) Being stuck in the house for going on two weeks with sick kids is NO FUN AT ALL! But they are too cute to give away, and I have too much money invested in them to get a good price, so I guess I'll have to keep them. ;) Today's mini treasury is part of a bigger treasury based on my top 8 Things To Do If I Had Time list. :)

Green Knitted Alarm Clock by manafka

Sleeping Innocence - Print by diig

1 lb. Bag of Ginger Snap Cookies by ImperialCookies

30 Oreo Clock Lollipops by friendlycreationss

Rosey Posey Nursery Girl Clock by ShugabeeLane

Organic Bath Salt - Lavender by anthologyorganic

Have a relaxing day! :)

Oh, and check out the full treasury here!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Well this is new...

So we are all officially over the stomach bug! YAY! However, now my husband and two of the kids have ear infections instead. ::sigh:: This has not been a good summer health wise. Aren't all the sickness suppose to strike in the winter when we have to be stuck in the house anyways? Needless to say, I've been a little busy lately, still. I got this post done up yesterday during a brief period where everyone was sleeping! I guess that is one nice thing about everyone being sick, they sleep more. :) So building on the theme of being sick, today's mini treasury features some Etsy get well soon medicine. Enjoy! :)

Feel Good Pill Bottle in Red by LoucheLab

Candy Medicine Bottle Cap Necklace by PhotoLindsey

Doctor Doctor - 8x10 Photo by Dongedyframe

Plush Get Well Pill in Bottle by mypapercrane

Blue Hardback Book with Lyrics by BooksByStephen

3oz. Happy Pill Soap by LoveLeeSoaps

Have a healthy day! :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Yes we have no Bananas!

We have no bananas today! Because we have run out, yet again. Kids are still sick, but I think I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's either that or an oncoming train, we'll have to wait and see. :) In the little computer time I had yesterday, I managed to at least get a treasury put together.

Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

In non-silly news, I stayed up WAY to late last night, enjoying the quite that really only exists in this house when everyone is asleep. :) But it turned out that I picked an excellent night to be up late, because my starfish was featured on the front page! :D

Sailing by jennyndesign

This is the first time one of my items has ever made the front page! :D I was so excited! :D I had my first treasury that I made, make the front page this month too! July has been a pretty good month, except for the kids being sick. :) Anyway, I have some Etsy posting to work on today, if the kids will let me. Have a great day! :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

B.R.A.T. pretty much all we've been eating around here for a week now. If you don't know already, it stands for Bananas, Rice, Apple Sauce, and Toast, and it's basically what you eat with you have intestinal issues. So far we've gone through 2 bunches of bananas, 4 bags of boil-a-bag rice, a jar and a half of apple sauce, and a whole loaf of bread. Having three sick kids is no fun at all. :P On the upside, this week I've had more rice then I've had in a long time. :) I love rice, especially sticky rice! My husband got me a rice cooker one year for my birthday, and we used to use it at least twice a week. But when we moved it got lost in the shuffle and we kind of forgot it existed. I still have a lot of kitchen stuff that's packed, because this house is smaller then our last one, but my new mission once the kids are feeling better is to find the rice cooker! After have boil-a-bag rice for a week straight, I am so ready to go back to the good stuff! So today's theme is one of my favorite side dishes ever: white rice! :) Enjoy!

Rice Patterned Ring Dishes by baileybowls

Pouch with Navy Blue Rice Bowl by EmiShimosato

Organic Thai Jasmine Rice Blend by ZenNubian7

Rice Pearl Bracelet by ChocolateKate

Rice Flower and Shea Soap by LusciousLather

Chinese Rice Bowl ACEO Giclee Print by artiparti

Have a yummy day! :)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I guess I should have taken this week off instead of last week! All three kids are currently cycling through a stomach virus: 1 down, 1 currently sick, 1 to go. I'm HOPING beyond hope, that my husband and I don't get it too! Anyway, I was able to post a new piece I finished Monday. It's a sugar plum, and it's the first fully beaded piece I've ever done. It came out cute! :) It wasn't has hard to the beading as I thought it was going to be. If this piece sells I may do another plum and maybe a couple other beaded pieces. :) Anyway, since I didn't have a lot of time to come up with another theme, today is officially sugar plum day on my blog! Enjoy!

Plumin' Around In Silver Painting by JNociforaStudio

Plum Blossoms Photograph by enamour

Veronica Hand Knit Sweater in Sugar Plum by whiletheyplay

Absolutely Yummy Apple Plum Butter by Pinkflamingo66

Sugar Plum Beaded Christmas Ornament by Autumn2May

Hip Pocket Bag in Plum with Blossom by jennyndesign

Oh and I also did a treasury to go with today's post. You can check it out here. Have a sweet day, and try to stay healthy! :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010

I'm back! :)

It was nice to take some time off from the blog. And while I didn't get much done sewing wise, I did get a lot of done around my house that I have been meaning to do, and I organized my craft area some. :) It has been wicked hot around here lately, however, I have still not made it to the beach yet, so I kind of have the beach on mind today. So for my first post back, I present a mini treasury (and a big treasury) based on one of my favorite quotes:

Many waters cannot quench love,
Nor can the floods drown it.
If a man would give for love
All the wealth of his house,
It would be utterly despised. ~ Song of Solomon 8:7

Ocean Whimsy Photography Print by memoir

Many Waters Inscribed Silver Necklace by tracyhibsman

Moon Over Stormy Waters Beaded Cuff by windyriver

The Light at The End of The Tunnel by ChiliThom

Panoramic Crashing Waves Oil Painting by LeahFranklin

Large Pitcher in Blue Wave Glaze by carolbroadleypottery

Have a beautiful day! :)

Monday, July 12, 2010


So it occurred to me over the weekend that I have less then two months till the craft show I'm attending in September, and I am no where near ready for it! So starting today I am going to be taking a "blog break" to get caught up. I'll still post here and there, but I'm not going to be doing any treasuries for a bit. As fun as they are, they are cutting into my creative time quite a bit. :) Not that I spend too much time on Etsy or anything, but I could cut back just a little bit. ;)

And in case you are interested, the craft show I'm doing with my cousin Amber (thewanderingknitter), is the Ocean Grove Giant Craft Show on September 4th. I'll post more info about it as it gets closer.

Oh and before I go, I made this treasury up over the weekend, but never posted it. (You didn't think I'd leave without posting one last treasury did you?) Enjoy!

* Make a Wish! *

Have a great rest of the week! :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Today is supposed to be my day off, but I had a great idea for a treasury when I was working in my destash shop today! :) It a treasury of all different kinds of buttons! Some are handmade, some are vintage, and some are commercial supplies! I thought it turned out really cute! Check it out!

Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button?

I think I've just inspired myself to do some sewing! Have a great weekend! :)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dew Drops

Yesterday was a very foggy, misty morning. It was nice having some hot, dry days, but to me it has to be humid to feel like summer. :) Not that I particularly enjoy the humidity, it's just after living in New Jersey for so long, it's just become a part of summer for me. Besides when it's really humid, the dew in the morning is epic! Some days it looks like the lawn is covered in tiny gems! One of these mornings, when I'm not mostly asleep, I need to get out before the dew dissipates and get some pics! Until then, enjoy these Etsy dew drops in today's mini treasury!

Dew 12" X 9" Original Oil Painting by booboostudio

Morning Dew Floral Spider Web Mobile by TivoliDesign

Handmade Morning Dew Necklace by mycellardoor

Aquamarine Dew Drops - ACEO by Squier

Spider Web and Dew Photographic Print by kmaphoto

Dew Drop Grass Summer in Vermont Print by bluedreamsunshine

I also made a big treasury to go with today's post. You can check it out here. Have a beautiful day! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pool Weather

There is nothing better in life then floating in a cool pool on a hot day! I'm sure I've said this before, but I would live in a pool if I could! Anyway since the last week has been so warm (even at night), my mom's pool has been in the 80s, and I've been over there every night! :) So I thought today I would do a pool themed mini treasury! Enjoy!

The Plunge No.3 - Giclee on Stretched Canvas by gracegallery

Vintage Printers Block - Swimming Hole by TurnersCollectibles

Ceramic Wedding Cake Topper - Love Birds by orlydesign

Extra Long Silver Necklace with Lampwork Beads by Ulixis

Cerulean Sparkle Hand Dyed Merino Sock Yarn by portfiber

Cruise Blue Crest Mesh Tote by JaynaUmeda

Oh and I also did a big treasury to go along with this one! You can check it out here. Have a cool day!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Epic Weekend!

This was one of the best weekends in a long time! :) Friday night we took the kids to see fireworks. Saturday we relaxed all day, then my brothers and cousins came over and we hung out for a bit and played games. :)

Sunday which was the 4th of July was awesome! We hung out at home for the morning, and I worked on some treasuries. And...

One of them made it to the front page!!! :D I've never had anything make it to the front page before! Congrats to PamlicoBee, qacreate, asherjasper, EleganceFarm, ShoeBoxMemoriesDLuxe, queenartist, owlcreekceramics, QuiltsbyShirley, Mazizmuse, H20works, photodillon, and MySillyBear! And thanks to them and to SimpleJoysPaperie, greenbaboondesigns, CortneyLei, and ItzFitz for making this treasury special enough to get picked for the front page! :) I couldn't have gotten there without you! :)

I also made another Americana treasury on Sunday (I was having too much fun!).

~ America the Beautiful ~

I based this one on the song of the same name. Each picture and the item to its right, is part of a line from the first verse. It was fun to make. :) I like doing treasuries based on songs and poems. It makes it more interesting to find pieces that match them. :)

Anyway after we had hung out at the house for a bit, we went to my mom's to go swimming. It was the perfect night for it! The air was warm, the water was warm, and there was hardly any breeze. When we got home it was getting dark, and we noticed some of our neighbors were shooting off fireworks, so we stayed in the driveway and watched that for a bit. The next day we were going to a birthday party, so once the kids were asleep, my husband baked a pie.

And not just any pie, but the best pecan pie I've ever had! Oh was soooo good! I have to get the recipe from him so I can post it. It really was to die for! :)

Monday was the party and I figured since it was a party, I should make some cupcakes. Nothing fancy, just something festive. :)

They turned out really cute, and they weren't that hard to make either! :) After the party we came home and my brother and cousins came over again to play some board games then we watched a movie. Overall it was an amazingly fun weekend! :) I hope you all had a great weekend as well. And since I got so much done this weekend, I also have a BBQ mini treasury for you! Enjoy!

Oven Barbecued Brisket Photo by cateomalley

Polymer Clay Hot Dog Earrings by roscata

Etched Pint Size Jelly Jar Barware by EastMesaDesign

Organic Sugarbaby Watermelon Seeds by TheLittleRagamuffin

Polymer Clay Cheeseburger Charm by shayaaron

Summer BBQ Invite - Set of 8 by girlingearstudio

And, I also did a really treasury to go with it! You can check it out here!

Hope you all had a great weekend and I hope you all have a great rest of the week! Bye for now! :)


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