Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Decade Ends

Sounds so important, doesn't it? Like it is a milestone or something. Remember how we all, 10 years ago today, wondered if our computers would work and if our planes would fly and if we would wake and the world would be changed. The world was changed, we all tore off a day on the calendar and moved along to the next one. Not so much about the passage of time as about what we did with the time that passed.

I hope that all of you can look back on the last year (I won't ask you to look back on all 10 because that would take all day and I'm sure you have other things to do) and feel the pride that comes with accomplishment. Does not have to be earth shattering, just movement from a to b. Things have changed since this time last year. Even if they are not the changes we would have asked for, we made it through them and can truly celebrate our past year and the year to come which is full of possibilities.

Be safe tonight. Enjoy today. Make resolutions if you want to. Encourage those who do. May you all have the best of everything in the new year and be able to look back 365 days from now and feel the pride of accomplishment and the warmth of love that 2010 can be.

I leave you with vintage art for the day.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas

I know that the politically correct thing is Happy Holidays but I'm old enough to remember when people wished Merry Christmas to everyone and it was a good thing evoking sweet memories and best wishes. It is in that spirit today that I wish you all happy times over the next few weeks. I wish you all the love of family and friends, the peace that comes with taking a pause from your everyday worries, the wonder of observing the generosity that manifests itself in so many different ways this time of year, and the knowledge that the things that you do for others are appreciated.

You have all been so generous to me this past year, with your thoughts and good wishes, with your enthusiasm and ideas and, most of all, with your support.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I wish you all a happy holiday season. I wish you all the best of everything in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Last Tuesday Sale of 2009

And it's Cosmo Cricket -

10% off your Cosmo Cricket items today at

Paid today and shipped tomorrow. Should arrive in time for your holiday gift giving.

Today I am showing pictures of the snow here as it arrived last week. By request from my follower in Miami........Anyone else got winter pics to share?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Jenni Bowlin Holiday Inspiration

I so love the comments that I get about the blog and about the etsy shop. I'm so glad that you enjoy my ramblings and favorite things. If you ever find something that you think is interesting, whether it's a website, product, idea or thought please feel free to send it along and I will share it with the others.

This morning I got an email from the fine folks at Jenni Bowlin. Most of the message was about retail stuff but they did have a link to their inspiration blog which I had not visited for a while. CUTE CUTE CUTE stuff. They're putting chipboard buttons on everything - including mini holiday trees. If you have a minute, stop by and take a peek. Truly fun stuff.

We are getting snow here again today. A little rain mixed in, but still very snowy. The picture is of my vintage silver tree. We're putting it up today, complete with moving color wheel. I think the neighbors are horrified, but we love it.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday Sale - 7gypsies

I can finish my shopping.....I can finish my shopping..........I can finish my shopping.......I can keep from going crazy.......I can keep from going crazy..........I can make it to December 25th ........ I can make it to December 25th........

Sound familiar? Sounds like me. Sounds like me desperately trying to enjoy the holidays around me without going crazy.

Shopping should be simple. No matter whether shopping for you or for friends and family, we all need a little shopping love.

Love from me to you today only. 10% off 7gypsies product at

Limited to product purchased and paid for today. Quantities are limited, so shop early. Pay for your order as shown and I will refund the 10% tomorrow.

No matter what else you do today..take a minute to enjoy the holidays. They'll be over before you know it......

Monday, December 7, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like ........Winter

Ok, so here's the thing. There is something fascinating about the first snow of the year. Kinda makes you glad you live someplace where there is snow. You see the snow on the trees and you fantasize that this is the winter where the snow will always just cover the lawn and never get gross or dirty, the cardinals in the neighborhood will always land on snow covered branches in a picture postcard perfect kinda way, and the dogs will do their outside business in an obscure corner of the yard where it does not interfere with my view out the was a great couple of hours of those thoughts this morning.

I hope that you are all remaining reasonably calm through the madness that the holidays seem to be. I had a lovely email from Bernita (thanks Bernita!) last week about my blog and who she thought I was before she read the blog. Always good to hear from all of you. I love the pics you send me and feel so much more like I am not just sending my thoughts out into the blogosphere.

Gonna be a sale tomorrow. Will post more about that later today. Still working on your holiday cards, gift tags, or table place cards. I've attached a couple of great holiday graphics for you to use if you find them interesting.

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Weekend Sale - Get your Jenni

Still looking for a last minute gift for the crafter in your life? Want to make some calendar projects for those hard-to-shop-for people on your list. Let Jenni Bowlin help you.

From now until midnight Sunday Dec 6th, the following Jenni Bowlin products are on sale at Because these products are already way below retail pricing, this sale brings these items to about 50% off regular retail.

All mini bingo cards currently $2.50 on sale for $2.00
All large bingo cards currently $4.00 on sale for $3.25
All memo bookis currently $3.75 now $3.00
All journaling cards currently $3.00 now $2.50
All chipboard buttons currently $3.00 now 2.50
All sticker sheets current $1.25 or $1.40 now $1.00
All calendar products 10% off listed price

No limit on the number you can order. Check out as normal and pay the regular charge and I will refund through paypal. I have multiples of most things so convo me if you need more than one of something. Quantities are limited to stock on hand so order early for best selection. Regular shipping applies but, as always, if you pay way to much shipping I refund when I get back from the post office.

Thanks, as always, for your support and business.

Happy Shopping!