To be a star, you must shine your own light, follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Treasury Widget

I just figured out how to post pics of my Etsy Treasuries! :)  I just love featuring other Etsian's handiwork. So here is the latest creation:

Monday, December 20, 2010

January Coupon Code

Next month is my birthday.  I am so excited! :)  In celebration, I will be offering 10% off all purchases made from my shop during the entire month of January.  And adding a FREE gift!  I haven't set it up yet, but the coupon code will be ELVIS.  We have the same birthday! LOL!

I'm looking forward to spending my birthday with my husband.  We will be going to Gold Cinemas, and maybe I can convince him to take me to the fabulous restaurant over looking Austin at the Hilton downtown.  :)

Merry Christmas everyone! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Little Bit Of Christmas Heaven

I love snow and snowflakes, I'm a total snow fanatic.  I even have a snowflake tattoo close to my heart. :)  On one of my trips back home to Illinois to visit family I had the opportunity to see some snow fall just before I left.  So I snapped a few pics.

  That 'E' is carved into a picnic table, it's my Grandma Eula's initial.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


I have been crazy busy since the week of Thanksgiving.  And I haven't made any time to blog!  We did have a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, my husband and I.  We both worked that day but since I work at Whole Foods, I got turkey and fixings and didn't have to cook (much).  I did bake an apple pie for my baby, it's his favorite.  :)  Check out the pics.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns Grow

I went to visit family in Illinois a few months ago and I took some nature pics.
It was fun finding the the juxtaposition of nature and man-made in harmony.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Austin Comicon 2010

Had fun geeking it up at Comicon with my hubby.  We took loads of pics.  Enjoy!

 That is Adam West.

 That's the guy who played Darth Maul and Toad from X-Men.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Austin's Gypsy Picnic

So the hubby and I went to the Gypsy Picnic at Auditorium Shores.  It was quite a treat!  We waited in the longest line for probably an hour to get our $3 sample from Kronic Krave Arepas.  It was darn tasty and we will definitely eat there again.  Here are some pics I took of our journey to the Gypsy picnic...

Where we parked we encountered a few 'wild' parrots.

Then there were the awesome buildings of downtown Austin.  
I just love the Frost Tower, it's said it looks like an owl.

This Peace sign is painted on the side of Turf And Surf at the Gypsy Picnic.
It's so Austin.

And then there's me and the hubs.  :)

Thanks for reading! 


NEW Etsy Shop

I finally have my second Etsy shop up and running.  Only three items for sale so far, but I am about to add more.  I'm starting with old souvenir state plates, mostly from the 1960's.  I will also be adding Southern Living cook books, if I can find the ones 20+ years old .  And I will also be selling vintage clam shell/mother-of-pearl buttons, which would be fabulous for all your crafting needs!

Stop by when you get a chance, and please check back often as I will be adding lots of lovely things. :)



Thursday, November 11, 2010

In My Own Backyard

I've recently been inspired to start taking pics of the hidden beauty around me, that may otherwise go unnoticed. I spent a little time in my backyard snapping away.  Here's what I found:

I'm growing fresh herbs, Basil and Parsley.  And my aloe plant has gotten huge and sprouted babies!

My hubby recently repainted the outside of the house.  I shot these pics in the early morning and the hue of the sky, while gorgeous, doesn't really bring out the brilliant color.  Anyway, I thought my Sun and Star looked awesome against the background of my newly painted house. :)

I really liked the texture and lines of this shot.  My hubby attached his weather station to a 'W' I got from an old grocery store sign.

Last, we have my babies, Heidi and Ruby.  I shot Heidi in front of my husband;s favorite tree, his Bald Cypress.  And Ruby is on alert at the back fence.

Thank you for looking into my little world.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pizzurro Photography

Had an amazing photo shoot yesterday with a couple of ridiculously awesome chicks.  My photographer, Irina, has incredible talent.

And my model, Amber, stunningly represented my pieces.  Thanks to both you ladies!

Here's a sampling of the photos Irina took.  Enjoy!