Monday, November 30, 2009

Happy Cyber Monday

I am pleased to announce that both of my shops are having holiday shipping specials thru Sunday, December 6th.

The Shenanigans Shop is offering free shipping and boy are those strawberries flying!

The Sacred Waters Soap Co. is offering half price shipping and a price reduction on any purchase of three bars or more.

I am also very happy to entertain custom orders. Just ask!

How Do you Celebrate #11

well you start at Hot Dog on a Stick!

Then you go to Kooza

then you have a proper English feast at the King's Head!

then you promptly go back to bed as you have now overdone it.
So much for the recovery, we are now pretty snotty again!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday Give Away

Let's kick off this holiday shopping season right:) I am offering free shipping in my toy shop thru next friday. Custom orders are always entertained! Plus if you leave me a comment today with your favorite soap smells and you will be entered into a drawing for a three pack of my soap!



Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving everyone.

I have so much I am grateful for.

My Husband, my children, my life!

that about sums it up

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I would blog if I could but I can't so I won't! No one wants to hear me whine about my snot filled face and the pressure about to pop out my eye balls! Instead I will leave you with these lovely photos to chew on. They will be up in the shenanigans shop later today:)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Holiday Vacation Declaration

I have declared this week to be a holiday week. Everyone is free to sleep in, lay about in pajamas all day and read a pile of good books. This declaration came just in time as we all seem to have fallen ill over night! Nobody is feeling to awful yet, but there are hints of sore throats and lots of sneezing and snot. No one really wants a picture of this scene, right? That is what I thought!

Meet me back here tomorrow for Pony Tuesday!

Friday, November 20, 2009

How did we get to 11 already?

seems like I can still smell your new baby smell!
Feel the fine wisps of your hair tickle my neck.
Your tiny shoes, your tiny hand in mine.

where did the time go my daughter?

Now the world is your oyster, just waiting for you to dive in.
I am so honored to be your mama.
Thank you for choosing me.

One Last Look

at our fall nature table.
I am really happy with the way it slowly came together.
A bit here, a bit there.

Pieces from our trip up north,
pine cones from Yosemite,
Gourds and squash from the garden.

A few very special pieces from some very talented swappers!

How I love this little corn husk doll, isn't she gorgeous.

The tiny mouse hiding about his hollow log ...

and little gnome folk everywhere,
stocking up for the dark months ahead.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Starlight, Starbright Birthday Crown

or any occasion really. this crown is now available in my shenanigans shop. I have three more crown designs in the works and I am always happy to do a custom order:)

off to a field trip today. I will post pictures later!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Shop Photos

aren't they gorgeous! My dear friend Donni took them for me. I am going to have to give her my next born child in exchange, or maybe she might want my first born. You know, already potty trained and all, does good work in exchange for food, etc.

Seriously though, I am thrilled. I think they are so pretty. Only one problem now...all the rest of my shop photos look rather shabby in comparison. Oh Donni!

Both the strawberries and the soap sampler bags are available in the appropriate shops. Check the side bar and go have a closer look. The strawberries are very sweet for your budding chefs and the soap sample bags will make great stocking stuffers.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tuesday is Pony Day

and boy are my legs and arms tired! It is a good tired and I would do almost anything for horseflesh.....seriously anything! I love the ponies. I grew up with horses all through my young life at home. Once out on my own, horseflesh got a bit expensive so....farewell went the horse. But now, here I am, 40 years old and back in my boots and helmet, trying to resurrect muscles that have not been used in oh... about 20 years! I am a lazy old thing after all. I think the most magic part of life out at the barn, is getting to share the wonderful adventure with my daughter!

well I am off and running, busy, busy, busy you know!

Monday, November 9, 2009

sunday is cookie day!

We had our first school festival last night. Lantern Walk is a beautiful celebration focused on sharing through the dark months. We walked through the park carrying the most amazing handmade lanterns. The glow in the dark was magical. I wish I had photos of it for you, but Greg was in charge of the camera so all the pictures are "arty" meaning weird! For the celebration, we made the most delicious sunflower butter oatmeal vegan cookies ever! Thanks Vegan With a Vengeance Girls!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Back in the saddle again

Has it really been 4 months??? Where have I been? What have I been up to? The honest answer, I have no clue! All I know is that I have been busy. The days have been a blur and it is, apparently, very easy to fall out the habit of blogging.

The good news is that I have re-opened my soap studio and once again Sacred Waters Soap is available to the world. If you are able to, go stock up now at the old prices. Once I have to resupply, I am going to have to raise my prices a bit:(

This is what I have been up to today. That's right I have been obsessively painting mini mushrooms for our winter fair project. Later in the day, i added the tiny white spots.
Now just a coat of sealer and then on to the next project!