Wednesday, December 16

Pie anyone?

Desimone Consulting Engineers used 2,580 cans of tuna, sardines, evaporated milk, baked beans and cream corn to make this yummy-looking pumpkin pie.....for more HERE

I'm crafty

Divaeva and Walkinthewoods shared this on plurk......Craftygangsta

Wednesday, December 2

Paypal Holiday Sweepstakes

LINK to the Paypal Holiday Sweepstakes

You can play everyday!...You will need a paypal account..If you don't have one...Sign up here

Grand Prize:
$50,000 deposited in winner's PayPal account.
Instant Win Prizes:
First Prizes (5): 46" LED HDTV (ARV $3,000).
Second Prizes (10): Asus Eee PC netbook (ARV $400).
Third Prizes (50): 32GB iPod Touch (ARV $300).
Fourth Prizes (100): Flip Mino camcorder (ARV $200).
Fifth Prizes (1,500): $10 deposited in winner's PayPal account.

I can't belive It has been this long..

since I have posted.....
It is hard to do everything this time of year (and I don't even have little ones). All of the social yadda.. yadda..

I know you all know what I am talking about!

I will get an email from a network and then(say to myself)...Oh, yea I forgot about that place (sorry Ning, I really do mean to visit and catch up). I plurk but don't really tweet anymore.

No major changes/decisions here until after the Holidays....Entrecard (get your act are missing out on your greatest advertising...Small business owners-not people pimping their girlfriends). My 300 are my fellow artisans, gardeners and other fantastic misc bloggers out there. I won't give up on Entrecard because of the blogs! I will keep my fingers crossed.

I can't believe it is December already (I say the same thing every year)..But, this one did come faster...It really did!

Monday, November 9


Sorry Entrecard Favs....that I missed yesterday!

I really needed a break from the computer.

How do you feel about all the EC Changes? I am not really sure where EC is going and I am going to stay with it (for now). I love visiting all my favs through EC.

Thursday, October 22

I am doing the happy dance....

After playing this day after day...I finally WON a $25 ExxonMobil gas card!
Do you want to give it a try...Register at GMAC , click on a building and answer 5 questions...
You will be entered into the contest for Cobalt...Laptop or Instant Prizes
Don't give up....It is a little boring answering 5 questions..But, you never know!
you can enter every day until March 31, 2010

The card arrived a few weeks ago and it was so needed (we have had a few expensive car repairs lately)
and a full tank was so appreciated at this house.....

Thursday, October 8

70th Anniversary of Wizard of Oz

70th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz

Want to win a copy?  Here are a few sites that are having giveaways.
*PLEASE, read the official rules first.  Some sweeps allow one entry per email, one per household, or one time only....  Don't get your entry disqualified.
*Be careful to check your entry.  You don't have to sign up for magazines or subscriptions in order to enter!

Have can't win if you don't enter!

Sunday, October 4

Starbucks VIA™ Taste Challenge

Starbucks VIA Taste Challenge

From Oct. 2 - 5, Starbucks invites customers to join the Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew Taste Challenge at their favorite U.S. Starbucks location. Participants can taste Colombia Starbucks VIA™ next to fresh-brewed Pike Place™ Roast and challenge themselves to guess which one is Starbucks VIA™.

Starbucks VIA™ Taste Challenge participants will receive coupon for a complimentary Tall brewed coffee on their next visit as well as an offer for $1 off a Starbucks VIA™ Ready Brew purchase.

Tuesday, August 25

Have you seen this fantastic giveaway???


Steampunk Jewelry Giveaway What is your favorite stone?
This is a quick survey and giveaway, Ending on the 31st of august 2009 .

Please indicate which stone is your favorite from the list below , the color of Metal you prefer There will be 1 winner for every 100 participant . The winner will receive the most popular ring from the result of the survey .

Gemstones :
Black Onyx
Smoky quartz
Orange Amber
Red Coral
Green Seraphinite
Purple Charoite
Blue Lapis Lazuli

or Gunmetal with Natural Copper

If you LOVE their jewelry even half as much as I do...

Visit their blog: 
for some truly stunning jewelry...
(rings...bracelets....necklaces...earrings...tie tacks and more...)

Wednesday, August 12

Warehouse 13 and Steampunk Gadgets

Hubby and I enjoy watching the new series Warehouse 13...We love all the Steampunk Style gadgets. We are such sci-fi geeks anyway! From the time we saw Dark City years ago, fell in love with the feel of steampunk. Dark City is even more dramatic on Bluray.
Check out this BLOG for the person behind the making of some of the gadgets on Warehouse 13.
There are some very amazing Steampunk Artisans on Etsy that create some fantastic gadgets.
Blue Boy Blaster Mark II Retro Ray Gun FULL SIZE Classic Science Fiction WOOD Prop Replica
* * * * * * * * * * * *
As my Blog friends reminded me....about all of the beautiful jewelry:

Where would we be with out Steampunk Jewelry



Saturday, August 1

Saturday, July 18

My free quart of paint arrived...

Key Lime

Thank you Glidden...This must have been a pretty expensive promotion!

I chose a beautiful shade of creamy+key lime green. I was thinking that it might look good in my bathroom.

Friday, July 17

Something I made for my daughter.....

A little hard to photograph...It looks kinda messy in the photo...Prettier in person.
I made this for my daughter's birthday on the 23rd.  It is so hard to believe that she is turning 30!  I wish I could be there..I am in spirit and in my heart!
Happy Birthday

Friday, June 26

Free quart of paint:

Free quart of eggshell finish paint:

Terms & Conditions

  • This promotional offer is only available on or by calling 1-800-GLIDDEN
  • Offer good through July 2, 2009 or while supplies last
  • One quart per household
  • Quart is Eggshell finish
  • Continental U.S. only
  • No P.O. boxes
  • No military APO or FPO addresses
  • Valid e-mail address required
7/01/09...Update on this promotion:
Thank you for your interest in the new Glidden paint and our National Free Paint Giveaway. Because of overwhelming demand, our supply of free quarts has been spoken for. But we'd still like to help you get started and brighten things up. So please accept this $5 rebate on any size can or color of our new Glidden paint. To find the perfect color for your home, explore our full color palette. Then go to The Home Depot nearest you— and start rolling. You don't have to be a painter to love Glidden. Glidden Gets You Going.

Monday, June 22

Artfire Studio.....hoffeeandanuffin

From her Artfire Studio:
Sweet Ballerina"

This listing is for an actual matte photograph of an original monkey to share and send greetings to friends and family. The 4"x6" photo is inserted in a 5"x7" photo card and is suitable for framing.

This card is blank inside so you may insert your own personal message and comes with an envelope stamped with an original hand-carved sock monkey image.

Card will be delivered in a plastic sleeve against cardboard for protection during delivery.


Banished Artfire Shop carries Wooden Art and Toys

Monday, June 15

Artfire Referrals

Thinking of signing up for Artfire???
2 Artfire Shops (12 referrals for each shop)= 2 Free Ride Winners
You will have a one in 12 chance of winning a free rides from HuckleberryArts and Gypsygoods
Huckleberry Referral Link-Register on for a Verified Account
Please DO NOT sign up for a free account cannot give referral credit when you switch. They will be raising the fees in the future...It is locked in for $12 now and you have a great chance of winning a free ride!

GypsyGoods Referral Link-Register on for a Verified Account

If you use Huck or me as your referral...Let me know!....Leave a comment here on my blog... let me know your new Arfire Shop Name.... who you signed up with and I will put your name into the "Free Ride" hat and you will be in the drawing for a neat prize and the free ride on Artfire.
From her blog:
Check out Artfire. Last month over 80,000 keywords sent traffic to Artfire - because we lead with your title. Open forums with open discussions. There are a lot of benefits to being a verified member on Artfire. Here are the benefits of becoming a verified user...
  • US $12.00 Monthly!!!!
  • No Fees for Sales
  • Sell Unlimited Items
  • Make Your Own Categories
  • Full Community Interaction
  • Up to 10 Pictures Per Product
  • Prefered Placement in Searches
  • Shop Banner
  • Forums
  • Custom
  • Google Analytics
  • Global Shipping Profiles
  • Social Media Promotion Tool
  • Social Media Resource Library
  • Real Time Statistics
  • Instant Flagging
  • Categories Displayed Randomly(No Relisting Needed)
  • Fast, Clear Checkout Process
  • Fast, Accurate Filtered Site Search
  • One Button Relist
  • One Button Vacation
  • Sales Mode
  • Education/Training
  • Green Impact
  • View Prices in Any Currency
  • Google Base (Autofeed Every Item)
  • Kudos
  • Guilds
  • Artisan Councils
  • Artisan Profile with Photo
  • Market Hub
  • Site Participation Rewards (Artifacts)
  • Automated Markdown Manager
  • Rapid Cart
Sign up for Artfire today and you can receive all of these benefits and a free gift like the one below. Click on this link and become a verified member using the link and you will recieve your choice of one of my anklets or bracelets like this one. I have only a few color and sizes listed. I can design one especially for you. The are made from Swarovski crystals. Not only do you receive a one of these anklet or bracelet for free, you also will receive a gift from (owners choice).
Here is the link to help you get started:
Register"" com="">">Register on


Red Clay Hanging Heart Ornament with Blue Spots and Love Stamp Detail

Russian Doll Fabric Covered Buttons (Five)

Saturday, May 30

Individual Style in a Traditional Wedding

Do you know someone who is getting married???

Rockerchic wrote  a great article  in the handmade news about making the day more individual.

Individual Style in a Traditional Wedding in the handmadenews

Create an Extraordinary Look with Handmade Designs
Extraordinary Handmade Wedding Accessories

Monday, May 25

The Fight for Freedom...

In Civil War, Woman Fought Like A Man For Freedom

Jennie Hodgers as Albert Cashier. Credit:  Courtesy Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library And Museum
As Union soldier Albert Cashier, Jennie Hodgers marched thousands of miles and fought in dozens of battles during the Civil War. Credit: Courtesy of Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Weekend Edition Sunday, May 24, 2009 · Albert D.J. Cashier was the shortest soldier in the 95th Illinois Infantry. In one of the few existing photographs of Cashier during the Civil War, you can faintly detect the outline of breasts under his uniform.
But that's if you're looking for it. And the military apparently was not. "They didn't conduct physical exams in those days, the way the military does now," says Rodney Davis, a retired professor of history at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill. "What they were looking for was warm bodies."
Jennie Hodgers, masquerading as Cashier, marched thousands of miles during the war. She was at the Siege of Vicksburg and the surrender of Mobile. Her regiment took part in more than 40 skirmishes and battles.
"Albert Cashier seems to have been in [the war] from the beginning to the end," Davis says. "She stuck it out."

Artfire Artisan.....bolayla


Memorial Day

Link  Link    Link

Monday, May 4


Here is part of her description:
A collaborative effort combining my hand torched beads in hues of reds, oranges and purples with the lentils of Mariya Anton. Wire wrapped elements in Sterling, Sterling Silver beads, and Bali Sterling Silver in several embellishments create a very dimensional and excitingly colorful Art Glass Necklace and Earrings set! The lentils have beautiful colors worked over Fine(pure) Silver foils to create a delicious organic reaction between the colors and sparkling veins of the Fine Silver run between the colors!........

Wednesday, April 22

Earth Day....

Texas: H-E-B to give away reusable green bags on Earth Day Apr 21, 2009
H-E-B on Wednesday will give away 300,000 reusable shopping bags to celebrate Earth Day.

From 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 22
receive a coupon for a free reusable shopping bag when you drop at least five plastic shopping bags into the recycling bins located at the front of the store.

Limit one coupon per customer while supplies last.

H-E-B’s reusable bags are made of non-woven polypropylene, which is tough, strong, water resistant and recyclable. The bags, which typically can last for two years of weekly use, are made of the same type of plastic that’s used in yogurt containers, syrup bottles, straws and medicine bottles.

“Giving away green bags on Earth Day is a great way to encourage our customers to switch to reusable bags and build on their recycling habits for a better environment which contributes to a better community,” says Susan Ghertner, Manager of Environmental Affairs.

Plastics dropped into the recycling bins are recycled into plastic lumber, which has a range of uses including playground equipment, decks and fencing. In fact, the recycling bins themselves are made, in large part, from recycled plastic bags previously collected at H-E-B stores.