Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday: Free Shipping Extended

Free Shipping extended until 11/30/09 11:59pm, at checkout please enter Cyber in the note to seller section and you will receive a credit after purchase via pay pal. Happy Shopping! Click on the button below to head to my shop!

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday Free Shipping..... through Sunday!

Please enjoy free shipping through Sunday November 29th 11:59 pm. At check out please just enter Black Friday and you will receive a credit after purchase. Happy shopping!

Just click on the link below to head on over to my shop!

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Happy Thanksgiving...

I’m Thankful for You by Joanna Fuchs

Thanksgiving is the appointed time
for focusing on the good in our lives.
In each of our days,
we can find small blessings,
but too often we overlook them,
choosing instead to spend our time
paying attention to problems.
We give our energy to
those who cause us trouble
instead of those who bring peace.
Starting now,
let’s be on the lookout
for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
and appreciate the people who
bring love and light to everyone
who is blessed to know them.
You are one of those people.
On Thanksgiving,
I’m thankful for you.

What are you grateful for?

There are so many things I am grateful for but I am most grateful for my family.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Caught Red Handed!

The Squirrels have had a feast on our pumpkins, and I just don't have the heart to throw them away just yet. I will say it isn't fun cleaning up their remains. This little guy is bold he doesn't even move when you pull up in the driveway and climbs completely in the pumpkin.

Ever wonder where sayings come from like Caught Red Handed? Well this one is kinda gross and if you want to find out click HERE, you probably won't say it again.

Do you still have your pumpkins out like us? I am thinking by this weekend their feast just may need to end!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fueled by....

During my very busy times I am truly fueled by caffeine and a trip to Starbucks is a nice break. Things are very busy and I am very grateful for being busy, I LOVE BUSY. I find I am more efficient when I am busy so thank you!

Lately when I am working at the table Kane has been coming up and putting his head in my lap, and that forces me to take a brief break. It is very, very sweet and out of the ordinary for him (I wonder why he is being so nice?)

The Capture Life piece is something new I created for a customer and will be adding it to my SHOP soon and many new pieces will be added soon, several adoption pieces!

Do you love the Starbucks holiday cups as much as I do?

Do you have a favorite Starbucks Drink?
Mine is the Peppermint Mocha with skim milk and no whip cream, it is a nice treat!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

And the winners are..... and Did you see it?

Brooke of Wee Shenanigans is the winner of the Forever necklace. Congratulations Brooke!

Lyndi of the Clan Lou is the winner of the Betcha Can't Read My Mind Necklace. Congrats Lyndi!

Congratulations to both winners! I didn't get to see New Moon yet, we had marathon birthday celebrations for Will. Did you see New Moon? Is it good?

Friday, November 20, 2009

One of my favorites....

One of the first blogs I started following was Ali of Home Of The Lazy Dog and you know what I still follow Ali! I have many other favorites but you know how when you make new friends there is that one person that is always nice and the first to friend you, what that is Ali. Thanks for your bloggy friendship Ali!

Tell me one either one of your first blogs you started following or one of your favorites!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Will!

It seems like it was just yesterday that Will was born and since that day he has filled our hearts with joy, an abundance of joy! A little boy that finds joy in the smallest of things. A spirited boy who loves superheroes, cars, trucks and all things boy. A sweet boy who will walk in the room and say "I love you" just because and just when you need it.

Happy Birthday Will! We love you!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Baby it's cold outside...

I can never resist taking some hat pictures of Kane and it has been a while.

Happy Wednesday friends! Make it a great day!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Something new....

Just a few new items in my shop all are sterling silver and hand stamped. Please visit my shop to view my entire collection Kristen's Custom Creations.

The Road Not Taken....

Every now and again Kane and I go for a walk just the two of us and this is our path, it always reminds me of the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. It is our path our time together where I think, about so many things and Kane well he just trots along and enjoys his walk... he is the best walking partner.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

...Robert Frost

Friday, November 13, 2009

Is it too early?

Nutcrackers December 2008

I am very tempted to put up a few outdoor holiday decorations for Will's entertainment. I just can't bear to put up any decorations in the house yet, this is a bit too early if you ask me.
We usually put our tree up around Thanksgiving weekend.

When do you put up your holiday decorations?

P.S. While you are here please enter my Twilight/New Moon countdown giveaways

Forever necklace HERE

Betcha Can't Read My Mind necklace HERE

Also stop on by my friend Amy's Keeping up with the Schultz Family for a fun Round Robin!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Twilight Saga/ New Moon Giveaway #2 Hand Stamped Forever necklace

I promised there would be more Twilight/ New Moon giveaways so here is #2. The Forever Necklace!

Forever: For everlasting time, eternally that is how long I will love you. Bella and Edward's love truly is forever and they wouldn't have it any other way!

The "Forever" necklace is a 3/4 inch sterling silver disc that has been hand stamped with the word Forever. This piece also includes a Fleur-di-lis sterling silver charm and both charms hang on a 18 inch sterling silver bead ball chain.

Wanna win it?

Main entry: Tell me which book of the saga is your favorite or visit my shop HERE and tell me a favorite item.

Extra entries: (leave a comment for each extra entry)

Become a fan of my Facebook page HERE. 4 extra entries (5 if you leave me a sweet comment on my fan page)

Follow me on Twitter HERE. 2 extra entries.

Follow my blog 2 extra entries.

Add my blog button to your blog 2 extra entries

Add my shop button to your blog 3 extra entries

Blog about this contest 5 extra entries

Contest open to US residents only and closes on November 20th at 11:59PM. Good luck!!!

A boy and his dog...

I have posted this poem before and every time I capture moments like this it makes me think of this poem. I hope you enjoy it!

A Boy and His Dog
Edgar Guest

A boy and his dog make a glorious pair:
No better friendship is found anywhere,
For they talk and they walk and they run and they play,
And they have their deep secrets for many a day;
And that boy has a comrade who thinks and who feels,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.

He may go where he will and his dog will be there,
May revel in mud and his dog will not care;
Faithful he'll stay for the slightest command
And bark with delight at the touch of his hand;
Oh, he owns a treasure which nobody steals,
Who walks down the road with a dog at his heels.

No other can lure him away from his side;
He's proof against riches and station and pride;
Fine dress does not charm him, and flattery's breath
Is lost on the dog, for he's faithful to death;
He sees the great soul which the body conceals--
Oh, it's great to be young with a dog at your heels!
Happy Tuesday! Make it a great day!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Spending time with Daddy...

Will couldn't get enough time with his Dad this weekend. Last week hubby was away for a business trip so Will was delighted to have his Dad home. Welcome home Daddy!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Friday, November 6, 2009

Let's talk turkey...

Well actually let's talk dessert. With Thanksgiving less than two weeks away I am already craving my favorite dessert, Pumpkin Cheesecake with a gingersnap crust! You can find a recipe HERE. (OMG doesn't that pie look good, I don't think I can wait until Thanksgiving!)

What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Just leafing around...

First get your yard tools, and yeah a shovel works too!

Start making the piles for some serious fun!

Make the biggest leaf pile you can!

Now jump in that really big pile you worked so hard on!

Take a break and do some daydreaming!

Relax some more and then do it all over again and again until your little heart is content!

Only half of our leaves have fallen down so hopefully we can do this again before it is bitter cold outside. Will and I also made "leaf angels", did you know it works with leaves too?

Do you think raking leaves counts as exercise?