Thursday, November 29, 2007

Join my NEW mailing list and Sign my NEW guestbook!!!

Hi, I have just put in a new sign up area for my mailing list and guestbook. It would be terrific if you signed up. Don't worry about getting daily emails from my mailing list, I hope maybe at least once a month I can get something out. Let you know about sales and specials, etc.
For example, this month I would point out that my Etsy shop will be closed from December 6th to the 16th. You can still purchase, but I will not mail anything out until the 18th at the earliest. So don't plan on it getting there in time for Christmas.
If you really have something in mind to purchase, try and do it ASAP.
Thanks! Pam

Oh, just in case you didn't see where to sign up, it is in the margin to the right. :)

Monday, November 26, 2007

Organic Beads

I am sooo excited about what I discovered this weekend. I finally got brave and made some absolutely (imo) BEAUTIFUL organic beads. I am just amazed by them. Here is a group picture of them. WOW! Oh, and did I mention the BIG HOLE! WooHoo! I think I have gotten enough pictures of them. Go see them on Flickr. Now I just need to name them and figure out the pictures and then I will list them for sale in my Etsy shop. I can't wait! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Recipes - YUM!

Here are a couple of recipes that I am fond of. Hope you like them too. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Snowy Mashed Potatoes

12 medium potatoes - cooked and mashed
then mix in
1 - 8 oz cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
2 tsp salt
garlic to taste
1 T. butter
1/4 cup chives
Bake 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Pretzel Strawberry Salad

Bottom layer:
2 2/3 c pretzels mashed or ground in food grinder
3 tbsp sugar
1 1/2 sticks melted butter
Put this in a greased 9 x 9 pan and bake 10 minutes at 400 degrees - let cool

Mid layer:
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz cream cheese
1 cup cool whip
Mix and spread on the the crumb layer

Top Layer: 1 large box strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1 large box frozen strawberries - pureed in blender.
Mix and pour on top.

Refrigerate and enjoy!

Monday, November 19, 2007

22 Days til my Wedding!!! Woohoo!!!

I know that by the time my wedding gets here you will allllll be sick of hearing about it. Oh well! I am excited and can hardly wait.
On that note, I need to change the announcement for my Etsy store because I will be closed from December 6th to the 17th. So if you have your eye on something and are just waiting, better get it sooner rather than later. There will only be one week til Christmas when my store opens again. Just a little reminder there.
My grandson visited yesterday and we got some pictures of him. He is almost 3 months old and cute as a button. Puppy likes him too. Thinks he is tasty?! Whenever the baby cries, Tuck (the dog) wants to lick him to make him feel better. More later..

Friday, November 16, 2007

Steller Seller - Etsy Owls Street Team

I am excited to be the Steller Seller for this week on the Etsy Owls Blog. I found it to be quite an honor to be asked. There is an interview that I did on their site. go check it out.

Sedona - Southwestern Bracelet

Here is a bracelet that I made last weekend. I have been wearing it all week and love it. I am trying to find more of the copper filigree beads so I can make some to sell. Keep an eye on my Etsy shop for them to show up soon.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Check out this shop!

I just wanted to introduce you to Lesley, the owner of She is a customer of mine and opened up a new shop with some great items that would make wonderful holiday gifts. Here are a few items from her shop. Take a look!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Stocking Stuffers and Gift Ideas

Here are a few gift ideas I have been working on. You can find them for sale in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

The BIGGGG Countdown

AHHHHHH............ I am getting married in 33 (ahhhhh!!!!!!!!!) days. Can you tell I am not quite ready yet? I am excited, but still need to get quite a few things ready in that SHORT period of time. So if I am freaking out a little .... welll Sorry! :0)
The dress is done. The hair needs to be weaved. I am thinkin of putting a little streak of purple in an inconspicuous place, (cause that is the wedding color). I think my mom would probably freak tho. Shhhhhh ...... We just won't tell her! The final planning needs to be done, have to make sure everyone shows up at the designated time and place. And all this work for a wedding party of only "8"!!!!! I can't imagine planning anything larger than that. Sigh!
The reception is in January in a barn no less. So I have a few more weeks to fret about that.
I need to finish a few little gifty things for the "wedding party" and get allll my Christmas crap in order before hand. OMG..... And here I sit typing on this silly computer.
Oh welll. Hopefully I will only do this once in my life! I am sure my fiance hopes that too, or at least he better hope that... :0 )
Ok, better go for now. I have been working on a lot of Christmas ready made gifts that I am listing in my etsy shop. I will try and get some pictures in here too. Maybe tomorrow...

See ya!