Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Cute Purse!

Can you believe these cute purses are made from recycled bottles? Posted by cdawison on Instructables see the pattern here.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Furry Friend Friday

This weeks furry friend Friday goes to my good friend Weebles. He was rescued from a shelter in southern virginia. The Homeless Animal Rescue Team goes down before the euthanize day at shelters in southern Virginia to adopt all that they can. Often they are young dogs. In walks this little black fuzz ball who was covered in mats from head to tail. He was listed as a girl actually. After several hours of shaving and bathing, it was time for his ear cleaning. I had been with other animals but was available so I volunteered. After cleaning his ears he curled up in my lap before going back in his cage. That is where he got me. We did notice his gait was not correct. He appeared to have neurologic damage. Although we had just moved into a townhouse that allowed pets we were not looking for another dog just yet. The winning talking point was because of they way he walks we could call him Weebles- he wobbles but doesn't fall down.

He is dog aggressive and food aggressive (only around human food) but he isn't he cute? He is obsessed wi his tennis ball and likes to cuddle. And it is kinda sad that he's so scared of thunder. But I am so grateful I was working the night that HART brought him into Caring Hands.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I was featured in a treasury by nilgun (textileclothing) on Monday! My blue bird apron shown below was in the "home sweet home" treasury. Very exciting! Take a look!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Top 3 Picks of the Week

Top 3, etsy finds

These adorable felt earrings by moufelt are simple yet elegant.

This is a colorful fun butterdish by CreativewithClay.

This is a PoP garden kit with everything you need to create your herb garden year round. Made by JoannaMB it is perfect for any space. (the cozy is sold separately but a must have for me).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Top 3 Picks of the Week...a little late

The theme today is yellow, because that seems to be the color I'm drawn to recently.

First we have a beautiful yellow and green necklace and earing set by Lorienna Designs. Aren't they beautiful?

Next we have a gorgeous yellow rose bracelet by PinkPoochDesigns. Handmade rose!

Last but not least this is a unique addition to any table. A fish trivet by 27thAVE.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Rest in Peace Kodi

Normally Sundays I do a top 3 picks of the week from Etsy. That will have to wait today. I all ready had a Furry Friend Friday about my canine friend Kodi several weeks ago but he passed away yesterday. So once again I'd like to reminisce about the good times I had with him.

He was always a very energetic boston terrier. Always wanting to play and loved attention. At the house I grew up in he was not allowed on the carpet but when friends were over he just could not stand having people not with him. So he would start at the edge of the carpet and slink very low until eventually just his back toes were touching the wood floor. And despite the no carpet rule, I believe my parents let him follow the sun in there when no one was home because he loved to nap in the sun. Kodi and my dad had a very special relationship. I swear they would have conversations back and forth when my dad would tell him to do something he would whine back at him until Kodi caved and listened to my dad. He adjusted well to living in the country when my parents moved. He would hunt frogs and had a route that he would run every morning. He also knew all of the trails and would be able to keep up with you on a 4 wheeler or other vehicle for miles and miles. Taking detours if he needed to chase a squirl. You also had to be careful when fishing as he had been known to jump and steal the fish off the line as you brought it in. He was also fearless. When my dad had shot a beaver but it was still swimming he went out to bring it back. Thankfully his swimming skills were better than we had thought because the beaver did not dive too low with him. Although I don't know if he ever brought the beaver back. All in all I think he had a great life as a dog. He was always loving and excited to see people. Although, since becoming a farm dog he never did smell quite the same. I love you Kodi and you will be missed greatly.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Furry Friend Friday

This is my new friend Dabner. He is an adorable 3 year old kitty looking for a new home. His owner got married in January and he does not get along with the 18 year old cat. He is very sweet and spunky. Hopefully he'll find a new home soon!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Garden is in!

It's official! The garden has been planted outside!!! Very exciting!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Top 3 Picks of the Week

First is a way cute messenger bag by SacaGe. It's upcycled jeans!

Next we have a cute and simple bracelet made from upcycled Jersey Ts by EcoShag!

Last but not least it's an awesome red flower necklace by HilaBinyamin and Eco Japanese Jewelry. So cute!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Top 3 Picks of the Week

It was hard to only pick 3 items from etsy this week! Here are the winners for me. (these pictures are from the etsy shop owners and are not my own, please check them out)

This Ocean Posie Necklace by LuBethDesigns is adorable and very versatile!

While I do know my alphabet these adorable Vinyl Wall Blocks by Janey Mac Press make me want to relearn. They come in several colors-I love the animals!

These elephant cupcake toppers by Clementinescupcakes make me want a birthday or any other reason for cupcakes!