Friday, February 27, 2009

Triple Play Friday ~ 2/27/09

Let's "Play Ball" it's TRIPLE PLAY friday ~ check out this weeks entries for "this day in history facts" - "my Etsy finds" and "baseball fun facts"!!! TGIF ~

February 27th - on this day in HISTORY

1. 1922: The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for female suffrage, is unanimously declared constitutional by the Supreme Court
2. 1999: In Nigeria, a general election takes place, ending fifteen years of military rule.
3. 2003: Architect Daniel Libeskind wins the competition to design the former World Trade Centre site.

February 27th - my Etsy finds ~ JOURNALS

i think these Etsy artistisans and their work are AMAZING!!!
i hope you think so too.




1. ArtisanGraham 2. AwakenJournaling 3. PaperFetish

February 27th - Baseball ~ Did You Know?

1. In 1940 Bob Feller of the Cleveland Indians pitched the one and only Opening Day no hitter in major league history.
2. On Opening Day in 1950 President Harry S. Truman, showcased his talent when he threw out two ceremonial pitches - one with his right arm & one with his left.
3. The record for most consecutive Opening Day wins by a team is nine, shared by the St. Louis Browns, Cincinnati Reds and New York Mets.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Envelope Please !

i've been honored with my first blogging award. "The Best Blog Daily Thinker" was given to me by Elizabeth better known as mommybear. she & daddybear host The Bear Bunch Blog - it's definitely a blog worth frequenting. THANK YOU MOMMYBEAR!

it's my responsibility to pass this award on to 10 other daily thinkers - below are the recipients - it's so hard to choose and many that have already received the award from other. if the recipients choose to accept this award they to are required to pass it on to 10 others.

so without further ado... the envelope please *brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr* (that's a drum roll in blog language)

and the winners are in no particular order -

1. Nun of a Kind

2. kischen pink

3. the 6 o'clock stitch

4. Handmade by Angie

5. Autumn Olive

6. Simply Sentimental

7. Beaded Tail

8. Mackin-Art

9. Candy Stick Lane

10. Panda With Cookie

Monday, February 23, 2009

Stop the Presses...

ok not really - stopping the presses wouldn't help since this is wonderful news is found online... Mini-Mocs are featured on the high-end Celebrity fashions website of Style Cafe Moms - you can find us in the Hip & Trendy Finds Section of the site. this is quite an honor as their website is full of some of the finest fashions and accessories for baby & mom. it's a great site to visit, look around and see what new.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Funnies

i was looking through our local paper today and came across a comic strip. it brought to the forefront a wonderful memory from my childhood. when i was a little girl every sunday after breakfast my dad would sit in his favorite chair (an eames like the one pictured) and read the Sunday Funnies. many times we would curl up in his lap and onto the broad arms of the chair (with 7 kids 1 lap only goes so far) to listen as he read. every week the newspaper would publish a humerous story or joke written by one of my dad's favorite writers. he would read that to us after he was done reading the comics. sometimes we were too young to really understand the punchline but even when that was the case hearing my dad laughing out loud at a silly story or joke would get us giggling.

February 22nd - SUNDAY FUNNY

Sherlock Holmes and Watson were on a camping and hiking trip. They had gone to bed and were lying there looking up at the sky. Holmes said, "Watson, look up. What do you see? "Well, I see thousands of stars." "And what does that mean to you?" "Well, I guess it means we will have another nice day tomorrow. What does it mean to you, Holmes?" "To me, my dear Watson it means someone has stolen our tent."
stop by next week for another SUNDAY FUNNY! - "How to give your cat a pill"

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Tag I'm It!!!

Sweet Sharla from BeadedTail tagged me with a game called
6 by 6. you play by finding the sixth image in your sixth
folder & tag six people to do the same.

my 6th folder is entitled "Lawn Damage" i haven't looked in this folder in quite some time because the damage that was done to our lawn has long been since repaired and truthfully i forgot all bout this sweet little guy - picture #6 in the folder was of a duck friend who visits us every spring looking for bread crumbs. i don't know what happened in my yard before my husband & i got home, but we pulled into the driveway to see our sweet "boss" standing tall up on our rooftop quacking up a storm. LOL silly duck!

here is the list of the sweet bloggers i've tagged
(hope you'll play along if you can)

for those of you visiting click on the links below
to find some really wonderful blogs!!!

1. Sweet Renee from CandyStickLane

2. SweetGretchen from Chichiboulie

3. Sweet Sparrow from BlueSparrow

4. Sweet Panda from PandaWithCookie

5. Sweet Lauren from LaurenAlexanderArt

6. Sweet Cindy from SewHappyDesigns

Friday, February 20, 2009

Triple Play Friday

baseball season is right around the corner and the anticipation of warm sunny days, a perfectly manicured field and the call of "batter up" is beginning to enter my thoughts daily. every friday i'll be a making a TRIPLE PLAY~ by posting "this day in history facts" - "my Etsy finds" and "baseball fun facts"!!! TGIF ~

February 20th - on this day in HISTORY
1. 1872: Incorporated in 1870, New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art opens its doors to the public.
2. 1915: The World's Fair opens in San Francisco. The fair, called the Panama-Pacific Exhibition, celebrates the opening of the Panama Canal and the rebuilding of S.F. following the 1906 earthquake.
3. 1962: Astronaut John Glenn, in the Mercury capsule Friendship 7, orbited the Earth three times & became the first American to orbit the Earth.

February 20th - my Etsy finds ~ GLASS
i think these glass artists and their pieces are AMAZING!!!
i hope you think so too.

February 20th - Baseball ~ Did You Know?

1. Baseball originated before the American Civil War (1861-1865) as rounders, a humble game played on sandlots.
2. The very first professional baseball league was born in 1871.
3. Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken, Jr. didn't miss a game in 16 years. He played in 2,632 consecutive games from April 30, 1982 to Sept. 19, 1998.

Monday, February 16, 2009


well today is president's day. while this fact entered my mind last evening when i thought to myself "bummer...the post office won't be opened tomorrow" this same thought must have leaked out of my brain sometime during the night. feeling great about getting an early start to the day i arose and rushed off only to find locked doors on a building that i have come to depend on. presidents day hmmm..... let's see our current president is number 44 and hey i'm 44 years YOUNG!

what other wonderful things does this number 44 belong too?

Bill Clinton (the 42nd President) and George W. Bush (the 43rd President) were born 44 days apart in the summer of 1946. (which in this case was lightyears apart)

Vicks Formula 44 is a cough suppressant that has come in quite handy this year (you should try the vapo-rub too)

44 is a poker game (yes i'm a gambler at heart but never with real money)

The code for international direct dial phone calls to the United Kingdom (home of some of my favorite musical groups & singers)

Forty-four is a tribonacci number, a happy number and an octahedral number. (if you can understand how any of this works you're too smart to be reading this blog)

The retired numbers for former baseball players Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey and Reggie Jackson; the number is sometimes considered to be a "hitter's number". (there is nothing as wonderful as the sound of a solid hit that makes it into the stands and the roar of the crowd as a player rounds the bases....oh come on baseball season i can hardly wait)
so while we've had lots of great presidents in our country's history worth celebrating i think today i'll celebrate the number 44 - 'cause in a 10 days i'll be 45 and those days of celebrating 44 will be gone.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

My Funny Valentine

happy valentine's day to all ~ the rain has stopped & once again turned to snow. we woke to a world of white this morning, so clean, so fresh, so really beautiful!!! as i stared out the window my mind wondered to a wonderful place. i thought how fun it would be if i could get enough food coloring to change the snow to pink and write my sweetest, loving *and still sleeping* husband a message in the snow for valentine's day. i grabbed my camera & took a picture of our yard from our bedroom window, did a little photoshopping & when he woke this image was standing on the night stand next to him! i heard a chuckle and a voice call out to me "i love you too my funny valentine!"

it got me to thinking about the thousands of wonderful, clever and funny things i've come across on Etsy - here's a tiny glimpse at a few of my favorites! ENJOY a smile courtesy of some wonderfully talented and clever Etsy Sellers!!!

1. 2.
3. 4.
5. 6.

4. pandawithcookie 5. nunofakind 6. fun2wear2

**NOTE: item #2 has been generously made available for purchase in the OzBushfireAppeal Etsy shop to help those effected by the devastating Australian Wild Fires - for information on how you can help and to see the hundreds of items listed for purchase donated by so many Etsy sellers please visit their shop**

~~Happy Valentines Day Everyone~~
i hope your day is full of love & laughter!!!

this sweet little "Not So Scary Monster" was created by pandawithcookie

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Today Rain Feels Like A Drop of Sunshine!

it's a wonderful rainy wednesday here. the sound of the rain hitting the rooftop and windows simply hypnotizes me. please don't misunderstand while i absolutely love watching a heavy winter snow fall transform my yard into a monochromatic wonderland i guess i've just had enough of it for now. the rain is bringing a welcome reprieve. it's a perfect day to sit at my sewing machine and work. and every now and again i will look up out onto my yard and see my first glimpse of grass peeking through traces of what's left of the white winter blanket. a wonderful wednesday to you all!
Top Image: Rainy Day
Created By: Blancucha
Bottom Image: Spring Snow
Created By: Richard Rochon

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Excuse Me is there a Barista in the House?

it's actually warm & kind of bright here today by February in Michigan standards - it's a beautiful Saturday morning. after staying up until wee hours of the morning i'm finally starting my day. my mind is FULL of all the wonderful things i want create today but my body just won't go into drive. i know that a good breakfast containing protein and fresh fruits is the best choice... but i am craving that dark luscious brew - that heavenly first sip - that pungent potion topped with frothy creamy goodness!!! I WANT MY LATTE!!!

while attempting to get my "get up and go" to get going by sipping on my yummy latte i thought i would share a few more wonderful handmade goodies with you from my favorites collection. there are so many talented people that i have encountered on Etsy - & i believe they all deserve a round of applause.

Pink Lady Bug Hair Clip
Created By: BeadedSocks Colorful Bib & Burp Set
Created By: SewingGranny

Mini Auto-Mobile
Created By: Buggalove

Set of 3 Plush Blocks
Created By: Girliemomma

what are you doing today? whatever it is i hope it gets your creative juices flowing and your imaginations running. i hope that it is a truly fulfilling day even if you're sitting staring out the window sipping on a latte - ENJOY IT!!!