Tuesday, August 31, 2010

a thousand depths

Is this the cutest hand sculpted chocobo you've ever seen or what?!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Win some sparkle!

This week you can win a beautiful dichroic pendant! This handmade black fused glass pendant has been fused with dichroic that shimmers with blue and silver sparkle. It comes on a black leather cord with a silver plated clasp.
You have two chances to win!

To enter this week’s contest leave me a comment telling me the best thing you did this summer. Then leave me another comment telling me what you’re looking forward to most this fall.
(Make each comment a separate post.)
It’s that easy! The winner will be picked by random drawing on Saturday.Rules: You need only be a follower of my blog, be a US or Canadian resident and complete this week's contest requirements to be eligible to win.
Good luck!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Can not even believe August is nearly over…


A black eyed susan in my garden at night.

This year is flying by!
We have one more week of summer. Then the kids will be in school. Wow…

I’ve been going full speed since I woke up this morning. I have the soup on for dinner tonight. Now I need to make some soap and pick this week’s prize for the giveaway. And if there is time I might do some sewing!

This week’s menu:
Sunday – homemade potato soup (slow cooker)
Monday – leftover soup and sandwich
Tuesday – baked whole chicken, stuffing and veggie
Wednesday – taco rice (hamburger helper)
Thursday – takeout…
Friday – ffy (fend for yourself)
Saturday – beef stroganoff (slow cooker)

This week I’m thankful for my loyal customers. I now have enough money to replenish my box supply that I ship your orders in. Thank you!

Back to work I go!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Kiamesmommy has won!

Congrats! Please contact me with your name and address. Your prize will be mailed Monday. :)
Random.org chose the #26. Next week I'll get a screen shot (I just figured out how...).

I've switched up tonight's dinner. We'll be having grilled italian sausage with Panzanella salad ( http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Panzanella-Salad/Detail.aspx ) instead. I just moved tonight's dinner to Tuesday. ;)

Now I must get to work! September starts next week! Eeek!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I’m sitting here drinking my coffee, watching the Today show and enjoying the peace before my mini me’s awaken.
I’ve been busy making things. Hoping this afternoon is sunny so I can take pictures and get them listed. And I wish the humidity would just go away!
Today I have some cleaning to do… okay, I have a lot of cleaning to do. Being hindered by these surgeries is starting to make me a little ornery. My ever so understanding husband indulged my need to clean and rearrange the living room last night. (It’s just what he wanted to do after working nearly 12 hours, not.) I feel better though. ;)
Tonight I have another MRI to see if the disc is still bulging and why my leg might be stiffening up when I move.
Which brings me to dinner… do I make it early or wait and make everyone eat late? Hmmm…
Don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway http://gazeduponglass.blogspot.com/2010/08/this-weeks-prize-and-contest-is.html !
Think I’ll crochet for just a bit before my household wakes up. Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Apple Halves Salt and Pepper Shakers

Just in time for back to school!
Etsy seller: http://www.candyapplecrafts.etsy.com
These vintage apple salt and pepper shakers would make a wonderful gift for the teacher!
They are super cute too. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

This week’s prize and contest is…

This week you can win a bar of our cold processed soap, a handmade crocheted (by me) star washcloth and a 2 oz. bottle of lotion in the same scent as the soap!

You have up to three chances to win! (Make each comment a seperate post.)
1) Follow my blog and comment. That’s entry number one! If you already are a follower just post “I already follow!”.
2) Go to my shop at http://www.cosmiccleanbody.etsy.com/ , click on the cold processed soaps option on the left and then come back here tell me what your favorite scent is!
3) Last way to score a chance to win… tell me which scent I DON”T carry that you’d like to see carried in the future.

It’s that easy! The winner will be picked by random drawing on Saturday.
Rules: You need only be a follower of my blog, be a US or Canadian resident and complete this week's contest requirements to be eligible to win.

Good luck!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Summer is almost over...

Jake in the new playroom.
I had a really bad week last week. Things are looking better but it makes you take stock and puts things in perspective. Some things that I thought were important last week just aren’t that significant anymore. Things that seemed miniscule now are priority. Funny how things like that work out…
Joseph registers for the 11th grade tomorrow. Both he and Jake start school on the 7th of September. My baby boy will be going to kindergarten. Who gave him permission to grow?! Luckily it’s afternoon kindergarten… so I get one more year before I have to fight with him to get out of bed in the morning. ;)
We have most of the school shopping done. Jake went with a Buzz Lightyear theme. He got the shoes, backpack and had to have the umbrella too. And he literally has four bags of school supplies. A little ridiculous if you ask me… I mean seriously, two dozen glue sticks?! I better see a lot of glued projects coming home.
Johnna is truly crushed she can’t go to school too. So if you live on our street and hear her screaming her pretty little head off everyday on the way home from taking Jake to the bus stop… well now you know why.

This week’s menu:
Sunday – homemade chicken soup
Monday – leftover soup and sandwich
Tuesday – tuna salad lettuce wraps
Wednesday – Pork loin, rice and veggie
Thursday – grilled chicken with pesto pasta and garlic bread
Friday – ffy (fend for yourself)
Saturday – Oven baked whole chicken, stuffing and veggie

And now for some exciting news…
New weekly giveaways starting tomorrow! Every Monday I will post a new goodie to be given away that week. Prizes could come from any of my shops! You need only be a follower of my blog, be a US or Canadian resident and complete that weeks contest requirements to be eligible to win. Stay tuned for this week’s prize!

This week I’m thankful for friends that just listen. Thank you.