Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Hi all!!
Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year!
I should be back blogging soon.
I am so busy right now I am taking a little blog break!

Hope you all have a great holiday!
Chat again soon!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!!!

Hello all!!
Just wanted to wish a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of you!!
It's hard to believe Christmas is here, and the year is almost over.
Our family is getting ready for a fun holiday, and I hope you are too!
Stay cozy, keep warm, enjoy your families!!
Have a magical time!
Chat soon

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Tiny Snowman!

Hi all,
Just checking in!! Been so busy with the remodel, Christmas etc.
I have been looking at your blogs, not always leaving a comment.
I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.

My friend Joan went skiing on Thursday, and she came home with a cooler full of snow.
When I got home that night, she had surprised me with a tiny snowman. It was at night, that is why the photo is dark.
He was so cute and Christmasy. We have been having extremely cold weather for Southern California. The snowman stayed all night and half of the next day. It was fun while it lasted.
You probably think us California people are a little nuts, but we don't see snow that often.
Thank you Joan, it was FUN!!!

Have a great rest of the weekend!
Remodel photos soon, I hope.
Also, I wanted to mention to the Garden Memories shoppers, please feel free to email anytime with questions and orders. My email address is right on my blog page, just click on my profile at the bottom of the right side of blog page.
Chat soon!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two Things!!

Hello all!!
2 things to talk about today!
1. I would like to welcome all of the Garden Memories shoppers to my blog, and etsy shop. Barbara is referring them to my blog in case they need one of my creations.
I hope you enjoy my blog and all of the others on my blog roll.

2. I got an email from a friend yesterday. My friend is Steven La Rose. He is an amazing artist. He does the most wonderful drawings, and he just started selling them through ebay. He has a new blog that I think you will all enjoy looking at.
http://stevenlarosedrawings.blogspot.com/ The name of his blog is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees. I think that is a wonderful name/title.
Anyway, he is just the nicest person. I met him when I was reading a magazine called Renovation Style, and I had a question about the beautifully painted kitchen on the cover. My pantry door looks great because of Steven.
I found him and emailed him with my painting question, and he was so helpful. He is also an amazing faux finisher/painter artist.
Bottom line is go and look at his drawings, and you will be glad you did.
Have a wonderful day!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Garden Memories, but a Memory

It's a sad day in Ventura!!! Barbara is closing Garden Memories!!
After 18 years she has decided to pursue other interests. She will still be selling from her website www.gardenmemoriesgifts.com
Barbara gave me a wonderful opportunity to sell my paper art in her shop for the last year. It's been so much fun!! People really took to my pieces. If you shop in Garden Memories, and you need to find any of my pieces, please go to Barbara's website or my blog directly. You can always email me with an order. I will still be making crowns, boxes, tags, wands, candy containers etc. If you need beautiful charms go to www.mjornaments.com Martha sold her beautiful charms in Barbara's shop as well.
Martha and I both started out as shoppers in Garden Memories, then both of us became featured artists of the shop. We are very sad that we can no longer go into that charming place.
Soon it will be just a memory!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Kitchen Update!

Hi all!
I am sure you are all so busy with the upcoming holidays.
We are around here!
My kitchen remodel has finally started.
I added pictures of the before, and what has been done so far. Not sure which order I added the pictures, but the big farm sink is new as well as the lovely plywood counters. I was never so glad to see that brown 1982 tile go away!!
It's quite dusty here today, but I don't even mind. I am told the new counter will be in before Christmas. The back splash and plumbing won't be until after Christmas, unless a Christmas miracle happens.
Anyway I am glad for the progress so far.
I am still glittering away.
I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season so far.
Chat again soon!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Under A Mountain of Glitter!

Hi all!
Hope you have had a great week!
I have been a glittering fool. I was under a mountain of glitter, so I couldn't get around to visit all of you.
I have been trying to glitter, decorate, Christmas shop, and supervise a kitchen remodel all at the same time. It's a circus around here, but I love it.
I posted a few pictures of some glittery goodness.
I hope you all have wonderful plans for the weekend.
Tonight I am going to a concert with my husband. Early in the am, garage sales with my daughter. Then off to Garden Memories to make deliveries.
Whatever you do, have fun!!!
Try to visit soon!

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Hi all!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!! We did! A lot of food and fun!!
I have to get back to glittering this week, but just wanted to post a few views of Christmas at my house, so far. We got the lights put up outside, and I got a great start on the indoor decorations. I will be posting more Christmas decorations as they get done.
Remodel update, my new sink arrived the day before Thanksgiving. Now we can get started on the demolishing!! Yay!!
Have a great week! Happy December!!
Chat soon!