31 October 2008

Trick - R - Treat!

It's Halloween and the treat's for you! Check out iconfactory for free computer icons for mac and pc! :) Happy Haloween! Here are some of the fun Halloween ones I found! :)

30 October 2008

A Cavity-free treat for Haloween!

Although sugar seems to dominate Halloween each year, here's something else to enjoy this year.

Slimey Stuff to Play With

1 cup of all purpose glue
3/4 cup of water
1 tbsp of tempera paint (what ever color you like -- I think mine will be green)
1/2 tsp of Borax (you can find this in the laundry aisle at the grocery)

1. With a wire whisk mix together the glue, 1/2 cup of the water, and paint ina glass bowl. Make sure to mix it thoroughly.
2. Mix the reminaing water with the borax in a separate bowl.
3. Slowly pour the Borax mix into the Glue mix.
4. Let it rest for a few minutes, then knead.
5. Drain off any remaining liquid.
6. Store in plastic bags.

Since it's messy and gross -- kids love it! This maybe one of those toys that's best enjoyed outside. :)

29 October 2008

Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash

The first annual Etsy Dallas Jingle Bash is in less than a month. Woo Hoo! It will be at the Sons of Hermann Hall in Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas on Saturday November 22 from 3-10p. Come by and check it out. Admission is FREE.

There will be the famous Make-n-Take craft table, karaoke, great music with DJ ModChap, great food from DowdyStudio, raffle prizes and FREE Goodie Bags to the first fifty people to arrive (people were beating the doors for the Goodie Bags at the BeerBQ). Then there are all the fun vendors that will be there with everything from jewelry & photography to art & holiday decor.

Hope to see you there! :)

28 October 2008

Willie the Bee says Cheese...

Read more about Willie the Bee here.

autumn defined

autumn |ˈôtəm|


the third season of the year, when crops and fruits are gathered and leaves fall, in the northern hemisphere from September to November and in the southern hemisphere from March to May : the countryside is ablaze with color in autumn | [as adj. ] autumn leaves | figurative he was in the autumn of his life.

• Astronomy the period from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice.

ORIGIN late Middle English : from Old French autompne, or later directly from Latin autumnus.

BE sure to check out this lovely image on Etsy -- it is from the shop of Shes10.

27 October 2008


Ok, so it was pretty this morning and I opened the balcony door to get a little fresh air. I had breakfast and got cleaned up. While I was drying my hair, something buzzed in one of the lights in the bathroom and I thought a fly had snuck in (I know, I should have put up the screeen -- I wasn't thinking.). I turned off the dryer and realized that it was actually a BEE! I tried the power of suggestion thing -- thinking very loudly -- "bee get out"! It moved closer to the door and hung out there. So I turned on the bedroom light and turned off the bathroom light -- it seemed to be attracted to light. Alas, the bee liked the bathroom and landed and claimed a spot on the floor.

I trapped him under my water glass, I'll call him Willie. Willie the bee seemed happy under the glass and I finished drying my hair. I got a piece of recyled 100# card stock to slide under the glass and took him outside in his makeshift "cage". I was afraid if I didn't trap him that I would step on him or he would sting me and he just seemed like he wasn't ready to leave. I took him out to the balcony and removed the glass. He just sat there.I closed the door to discourage him from coming back in. I checked on him 2 more times before I left. The last time, I took my camera and took his pic -- haven't downloaded it yet so I hope it came out. He was still there when I left for work. I think I adopted a pet bee that I call Willie. What an odd way to start the day/week. IT is NOT Bee Season! What an odd adventure! (I feel like I was in Alice in Wonderland.)

22 October 2008

Farmer's Market follow up!

So, the Coppell Farmer's Market was really fun. I got up before the sun that morning to get ready and covered myself with SPF. At the last outdoor event I got sunburnt and did not care to see a repeat performance. I had packed my car the night before and was excited to get to the event. I felt slightly foolish with my sunglasses on my head smelling of sunscreen when I backed out of the garage and it was DARK outside. I got to the set up and with in moments of finding my space, I heard a familiar voice shout my name. It was Tamara of TPDesign -- we were at the Etsy BeerBQ with spaces accross from each other -- she was there with Cherry of Cherry's Creations. What a nice surprise, I had NO IDEA that they would be there! I love running into other Etsians -- it just makes my day! Tamara is now my both buddy becuase we always end up accross from each other at events! (Hi Buddy!)

They both brought their sons and they had the best time entertaining each other! :) The quote of the day came from Cherry's son - "I don't accept hashbrowns". Tamara's angelic haired little boy approached the lemonade stand and appeared to be offering hashbrowns for lemonade -- it was hilarious! ;) There were many moments of hilarity including Tamara taunting me with curly fries! A good day was had by all.

There was a great bit of traffic at the event and the weather was lovely and a bit windy. I've posted some of my pics. I didin't take many since my battery was low and they aren't huge since I took them with my camera phone.

21 October 2008

Land on creativity...

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.” - Edwin Land

20 October 2008


“Bread is the warmest, kindest of words. Write it always with a capital letter, like your own name.”- Unknown

19 October 2008

Escher's wise words...

“He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.” - Maurits Corneille Escher

18 October 2008

Eleanor Roosevelt said...

“An economic policy which does not consider the well-being of all will not serve the purposes of peace and the growth of well-being among the people of all nations.”

On an unrelated note -- di dyou know that today is national cupcake day? Woo Hoo!

17 October 2008

Bill Moyers on creativity...

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.” - Bill Moyers

12 October 2008

proverb and wishes...

Although my grandmother is no longer with us, I always think about her on her birthday which is today -- Happy Birthday Grandma!

And here's a lovely proverb for today! “Act with kindness but do not expect gratitude.”

11 October 2008


“Looking for peace is like looking for a turtle with a moustache, you won't be able to find it. But when your heart is ready, peace will come looking for you.”
-Ajahn Chah

10 October 2008

Capra on Creativity

This week I thought I would feature some favorite quotes on creativity...lemme know what you think.

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” - Frank Capra

09 October 2008

more on creativity...

Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?”
-Bernice Fitz-Gibbon

08 October 2008

MIngus on Creativity...

“Making the simple complex is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.” -Charles Mingus

05 October 2008

Quote for the day...

"I'm not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You're as old as you feel."
-Henri Frederic Amiel

03 October 2008

Last Chance!

Ok, so it is one month and one day until the US presidential election. If you are a US citizen and are eligible to vote...this is the last day to register. Voting laws say that you must be a REGISTERED voter for a at least 30 days before you can vote in a given election. So get your registrations in the mail today, if you're not already registered, so you can vote on November 4th!!

Most libraries, post offices and other government buildings have voter's registration cards available.

02 October 2008


I found this sweet watercolored pair of pears and had to share! Please click on the pears to see them in their Etsy shop. Happy Thursday! :)

01 October 2008

I got tagged...

I got tagged by Cindy of CThings. Does this mean I'm "IT"? According to Cindy's tag, I'm to share seven things about me...here goes;

1. I'm a closeted Hello Kitty fan.
2. I LOVE nutella.
3. I like to keep my toenails painted.
4. I love clementines.
5. Chocolate makes me happy.
6. I think hedgehogs are cute.
7. Blogging is way more fun than I ever imagined.

Here are the seven people I tagged;
1. kalapohl
2. irenedesign
3. debra
4. earthyfinds
5. adventuresofminco
6. bridgetteb
7. gemsandjingles

Have fun! :)

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