Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years eve!
Tomorrow will begin a new year and a new day. It's funny how certain holidays mean less to us as we get older. I remember staying up all night waiting for the ball to drop! Sleeping over a friends house and sneaking sips of champagne. Stuffing my self silly with h'orderves.
But now it all seems a bit silly. The New years fun has slipped away...but where did it go?
Today has been a bright and snowy day (one of my favorite kind of days). I always seem to get more work done when I am stuck inside. Oh and snow always makes me a little happier! Above is a sneak peek into one of the goodies I have been making. I am even more motivated by one of the gifts Santa left me...pinking sheers! Hurray! I have been asking (and too cheap to buy on my own) for pinking sheers forever! Oh and while I am sharing here are some more cozies that Santa left!
*These are Japanese inspired "Morigami"floral boots
from Sugar Shoes. They are comfy and warm!
*Yummy socks from Sock dreams!
These are of the rugby kind! I love them!

Now I must scurry to the post and send off some packages! If I don't see you have a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sugar high and day dreaming!
I hope everyone had fantastic Holiday fun! We did much baking and cooking and it was fun and yummy! I thought I would never say this but, there is to much candy/sweets in my house! Ugh! This if of my own fault and some family and friends. Here are some of the yummy treats I made!
*Homemade chocolate dipped marshmallows!*

*Homemade Linzer cookies*

Everything was delightful and sweet!


Today I have been cleaning and in a weird way..I can't wait for Spring cleaning! It has been oddly warm and getting me into the mood for cleaning and painting. Well I best for now just straighten up and get to work on my shop! I hope to bring some new items to the shop soon, so stay tuned!

Cheers and have a cozy day!



(if you would like any recipes please just email me )

Monday, December 22, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Wow! What a whirl wind month this has been! Bust craftacular was amazing! I had so much fun and it was pleasure meeting so many people (customers, fellow etsians, etsy staff)! I am still trying to recover from the sleep deprivation that came with the craftacular, but it was worth it! I want to extend a huge thank you to all the ity-bity fans that made it a perfect and fun event! I have to say I was pretty nervous about what I was walking into. I had heard all of these horror stories involving tables, parking, and etc. Everything in my case when on with out a hitch! Thank you Bust!

In other snow like a billion feet here in PA! Ok, maybe not a billion but over a foot. So we have been stuck shoveling and making gingerbread houses all weekend. I guess being snowed in is not so bad after all :)
We have finished decking the halls in our cozy home. Even though our walls are only half painted I still think the tree looks good! Our tree theme color is red/green and kind of woodland. My Husband thinks we need more ornaments, but I like it a little sparse!
This is one of my favorite ornaments (that doesn't go with our theme). It is one of the only ornaments from my childhood. A delicate blown glass ballerina with sparkly Tu-tu! I have to say Christmas is one of my favorite holidays!
This year Christmas dinner with the family will be at our house! So I have been running around trying to get everything just right. Here is the menu I picked:

Apricot/mustard glazed ham

Au gratin potatoes

Glazed carrots


Linzer cookies

Homemade marshmallows

Chocolate ganache cake

(if you would like any of these recipes just let me know!)

I hope everyone has a magical Christmas and holiday season! I have many new ideas floating around in my head that I can't wait to share!

Cheers, Lisa


Friday, December 12, 2008

Today is a sad day. Bettie Mae Page died at the age of 85. I was and still am a fan of Bettie page. All through my High school and college years I adored her. Being a curvy sort of girl I loved the embrace of the soft curves and hips of the pin-up girls of the 1950-60's. Bettie was real. She was any woman, She was you or me.******
This weekend is the Bust Craftacular so I will be very busy.
I will try to be more on top of the blog next week and give everyone updates.
Hope everyone is staying toasty!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Last sale of the year!!
Come check out the shop and get some holidayshopping done! This will be the last sale for this year, so hurry and grab up some gifts!