Best Friends

Ahhh, out with the old in with the New.  Lots of changes these past couples months.  Especially with the holiday and the anticipated New Years Resolutions looming.  Here's how I'm gearing up.

My old leopard print shoes.  Well loved and worn often.  I bought these dirt cheap at Macys a couple years ago and never thought I'd wear them much.  I was wrong.  The first time I've ever literally worn a hole in something.

My New leopard print shoes.  Also on sale at Macys, though not dirt cheap. 

My New best friend.  The chicken timer will keep me on track today as I tackle a pile of Christmas orders.

Friends and Friends of Friends.
My friend Kat and I are hosting a Craft Tag Sale, Sat. Nov. 20th from 9-3 at the New Bremen Library.  I don't have pictures for the wealth of great craft materials we've collected from our friends (and our friends of friends.)  We have all kinds of great odds and ends to sell.  Teachers might find some cheap craft supplies for their classrooms.  Babysitters and parents can find things to purchase to keep the kids occupied over these weeks leading to Christmas.  Scrapbookers will find paper by the pound.  What else, ribbons, beautiful yarn, a big package of googly eyes that I've harbored for years.  I don't remember when or why I bought them but it's time to let go.

Best of all . . . . all the money we make will be donated to Project Happy Christmas.  After mourning the loss of their baby, Troy and Amy Grillot decided to take their sadness and apply it towards a worthy cause.  Each year in honor of their son Lennon they collect money and donations and help several local families have a merry Christmas. 

Sometimes the families are just down on their luck financially, or perhaps they have someone in the family sufferng from an illness.  All of which makes the holidays difficult to face.  Hopefully we can donate a considerable amount of cash to pass on to Troy and Amy.

Finally, Holiday Gift Ideas

Set of Three Notepads. Perfect gift for Teachers. Printed in Color $15.00 for SetSet of Two Notepads. Printed in Black $10.00 for Set

25 Personalized Recipe Cards for $15.00

Box of 10 Note Cards. Free personalization for the holidays. Plus special price of $9.00 when you order before Dec. 1.

Perfect Gift for Teachers

Wild, Wonderful Wednesday - and the reasons why

Why is Wednesday so great? Well, normally it's not. Middle of the week, nothing special sort of day. Today, however, even with the blah weather it seems more special because I got good mail. Some people sent me money (always fun) but I also received two note cards. With actual handwritten words inside of them. Nice words which brightened my day. So I decided to highlight some of my favorite note cards and a few things which made this Wild, Wonderful Wednesday.

First - Wild flowers. Not really all that wonderful though. I won't show you the sad looking flowerbed in which they currently reside. But they are pretty on their own.

Second - Wild Invitation! Can't wait to show this one off. It's still in the proofing stages but I love it. And in the process I got to learn the difference between cheetah spots and leopard spots - interesting.One good thing about the rain is that it's great for our newly planted garden. Adam worked hard last week to get the plants in, construct his clever irrigation system for the second year in a row. This year he topped himself and built a special fence to keep out the dogs and other wild animals that make it into the yard. We hate nothing more, than a beautiful pepper plant, squashed by a clumsy dog.Speaking of rain - we now have a rain gauge. We can now participate in conversations that revolve around how many 1/8s of an inch we have in our rain gauge. Riveting stuff! What is wild about this is that Adam ("King of the Leveler") clearly installed it without the use of a level. I'm in shock.

Since we're in the garden I can show off my favorite note cards. These have a vintage fruit print on them. Reminds me of old tablecloths.

While we're looking at note cards - here's a new one that I really like. It's simple but I love the hydrangea printed in a deep charcoal and my name with a pop of color.

Here's a recent invite for Ohio Northern University. For a Wind Turbine Celebration. The recycled paper fits the bill perfectly. I'll probably use more of this unique paper.

Moving on to why today is so Wonderful - in one word, Sonic. Got a coupon for a free Rt.44 drink. I selected a Cherry Limeade - the best drink ever! Ever order a 44 oz. drink from anywhere?

It's pretty big.

Another picture of Wonderful - our dog Jr. She's probably begging for a sip of that Cherry Limeade.
And Finally . . . something else I received with the mail - the book I ordered from Amazon. Only cost me $0.01 (plus $3.99 shipping). A book with Wednesday in the title - received on a Wednesday!!!! I'll bet the guy that shipped it to me planned it that way.