Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oh Crap! Forgot to feed the dog!


Yay!!! I snagged a treasury!!!
Click here to see the whole thing. Please feel free to click and comment!!
This doggy treasury is in honor of our dog Mac, who spent his third Christmas with us this year.
I was never much of a dog person until we got Mac. But he has won me over :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Our handmade present from Ben!

Here is the adorable bobble headed snowman picture holder that my DS made in class to give to his parents for Christmas. So sweet! I will treasure him always (my son and the snowman)!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas everyone! I just got an email from Country Ladies Rescue which is the no kill animal rescue where we got our wonderful dog, Mac (the best dog ever!). I always like to scroll through the pets they have up for adoption. You can find a whole list of pets at petfinder.com or click here.

When we were at the shelter, picking out our Mac, there was another dog there that I wanted sooooo bad. Her name was Precious. She was so sweet and excited to see us. I couldn't talk my son into picking her though, because she was a little hyper and he wanted a calm dog. I so wanted Precious to come live with us, but we could only handle one dog.

I'm sad to say that Precious is still at the shelter. I can't believe no one has picked her for a forever home yet. She is adorable and so loving.

So I thought I'd post her pick here and maybe someone out there in cyber world is looking for an extra special dog and will fall in love with her. Click
here for the link to her page.

There are so many pets looking for a good home. They just want someone to love them. Please think about giving Precious or some other homeless pet a home. You'll be glad you did.

Merry Christmas and have a Blessed New Year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Only one more day!!!!


Only one more day until you-know-who visits!! AND Chrismtas vacation has officially started at our house since today was the last day of school for the whole year!! No more school until next year - woohoo!!!
Tomorrow (Christmas Eve) will be full of house cleaning and food preparing for your's truly. Alot to do in a short amount of time but hopefully, I'll be able to get my little elves to help me :).
Merry Christmas everyone!! May you be blessed with zero coal in your stockings and I hope Santa brings you what you want!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Super quick cookie recipe for the Holidays!!!

Need a super quick cookie recipe for the Holidays? Here is one my DH clipped from a "Hints from Heloise" column a couple of years ago. It has become our favorite cookie recipe.

All you need is:
1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of vegetable oil
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix only the ingredients listed above in a large bowl. Do not follow the actual cake mix recipe! Drop spoonsful of batter onto an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool and eat them up!

I alter this recipe just a bit. I use egg substitute instead of real eggs and I use extra light Olive Oil instead of regular vegetable oil.

We have tried this recipe with almost every flavor of cake mix made - even angel cake. Our favorite is definitely the chocolate fudge cake mixes. And then we add m & m's to the batter, or sometimes chocolate morsels, peanut butter morsels, marshmallows - anything we can find really.

It's even better when you can get the cake mix on sale for super cheap - or even use a coupon.
The cookies taste completely homemade, so it's easy to fool your guests ;)

I wish I had a picture to show but we ate them all :) LOL
Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Free Shipping at Pink Pear Designs!

Do to such a positive response this Christmas season, I've decided to make the Free Shipping Promo a permanent fixture at Pink Pear Designs. I will do free shipping to the U.S and Canada. I will also continue to provide custom gift wrapping on all purchases.

Look for new designs in the coming days to be listed in my Pink Pear shop. Just as soon as we get a spot of sunshine, I can take some pictures :(.

It's been nothing but cold and yucky for the past few days.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Another Four Letter Word!

Simplysuzula, a vintage seller on etsy, has included my "O" circle Pendant from Handmade Whimzy in her treasury entitled "Another Four Letter Word". This treasury is soooo clever. It took me a couple of seconds to figure it out. Check it out here.

Thanks so much simplysuzula! Your treasury is clever and beautiful. Thanks for including Handmade Whimzy!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Sweet Dreams!

My Butterfly necklace is in this lovely treasury from tamilyn.

Click here to view the treasury and post a comment!

Thank you so much tamilyn!!! Your treasury is beautiful!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

And the stockings were hung...

...by the chimney with care, In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon will be there.Yes, I know it's not a real fireplace. It's just an antique mantle - but we pretend that it's a fireplace. And Santa can still come in through it because he's magic.

I'm still having Free Shipping and Free Gift Wrapping at two of my online shops - Handmade Whimzy and Pink Pear Designs. Need a last minute holiday present? Order today!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree


Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree,

How lovely are thy branches!


Saturday, December 6, 2008

Free Shipping and Free Gift Wrapping!

I'm offering Free (domestic) Shipping and Free Christmas Gift wrapping on all products in my Pink Pear Designs shop and on all items (except handpainted wooden items) in my Handmade Whimzy shop until December 15th!!!


The Gift Wrapping will be with one of my handmade pillow boxes, tied with a ribbon and with a handpunched tag attached.


Check my stores out for great holiday gifts for all the ladies in your life. My ribbon bookmarks make great gifts for coworkers, teachers, Sunday school classes, friends and anyone else who likes to read.



Monday, December 1, 2008

25% off SALE and Free Gift Wrapping!!

★★ It's time again for Etsy Texas Crafters First Monday SALE! All items in Handmade Whimzy and Pink Pear Designs are 25% off plus free gift wrapping!! I will combine shipping for items purchased in any of my shops including Whimzy Supplies. Shop today for Christmas - it's only 24 days away!!

To see the list of all participating shops in Etsy Texas Crafters, click here: http://www.etsy.com/forums_thread.php?thread_id=5934515