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Friday, March 25, 2011

Trying out new Gadgets

I have to admit I am a little frustrated.  I am loving the new enhanced version of blogger... but, I am stuck on this "Pages" gadget.  I love the look and the idea, but am not understanding it fully.  I would like to be able to click on my "Website" page and have it link directly to my website.  Instead, I am linked to my "page" and then I click on my website address.  Is this correct?  Anybody?  Bueller?

Anyway, I will go to lunch and try again after I relax a bit... I will welcome any comments or tutorials sent my way... thank you.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Under Construction!

Please excuse any crazy blog posts.. I am working on updating the look and adding new features.  In the meantime, there are things that are posting that I cannot delete!!! Call me crazy... and the kids will be home soon from school, so it may be tomorrow when I can work it all out..

We are also working on setting up an online direct ordering system... this working for yourself business is really challenging.  At my JBK (job before kids) I had an IT person to fix whatever I needed.. now I have to figure it all out myself.  AUUGGH!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

National Puppy Day!

Happy National Puppy Day!

Ironically enough, after school we are going to pick up this adorable little girl! My girls are so excited. We are driving 1 1/2 hours to see her for the first time and we get to bring her home today! We, the parents, are not sure what we are doing. The last time we did this was 14 years ago and before kids!

The girls on the other hand cannot stop talking about it and making promises up to the sky that they will take care of her, feed her, walk her, even get up in the middle of the night. My goodness, why should Tom and I be hesitant. They will be doing all the work. Yeah, right!

Anyway, enjoy your puppies today, big or small.

(more pictures to come in a day or two)
Have a great day...

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring is in the Air!

Spring is coming.. even though it is raining today, my 7 year old told me she can smell it! So funny!

So, I went to Michael's and bought this cute birds nest. Then I filled it with our glass ornaments in Robin's Egg blues and champagne colors. Added a few feathers and we have a spring decoration. So simple. Something easy to do and another way to decorate with glass ornaments all year long.

Hopefully, the sun is shining at your house this morning. If not, as my daughter assures us, Spring is coming!

Have a great day...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Top of the Mornin' To You!!!

Happy St. Patty's Day.....
Green, Green, and More Green...

An Irish Blessing for you:

"For each petal on the shamrock,
this brings a wish to you..
Good health, good luck & happiness
for today and every day through...."

Never did I know how lucky I would be when I married my husband, Tom. We have three beautiful girls and enjoy all our days together.

One of our favorite family traditions is going to the St. Patrick's Day parade each year. I decorate the house the week before and send out our party invitations.. we have everyone back to the house after the parade for a good old fashioned Irish day filled with food, drink and lots of Irish music... our favorite being "Green Alligators..."

The parade was last Saturday and it was a wee bit chilly, but sunny for the most part. We had a great spot to watch for Leprechauns and the parade too, of course. After the parade, the house was filled with lots of friends and families.. some ended up spending the night and we woke up to Lucky Charms and a big mess... we wouldn't change a thing..

So, as today is St. Patrick's Day... I am at work, not play. My Irish for today is our mascot..
The Lucky Leprechaun

and some green to look at out in the warehouse....

Later, I will meet up with my husband and we will celebrate with Corn Beef and Cabbage at a local Irish Pub...

"May your thoughts be as glad as shamrocks,
May your heart be as light as a song,
May each day bring you bright, happy hours,
that stay with you all year long."

Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Happy Fat Tuesday! - Happy Mardi Gras!

Happy Mardi Gras! Pick out your craziest colors and boas, play your favorite Jazz music very loud and cook up some good old fashioned creole for dinner......

Below is our version of a Lady at Mardi Gras created by Natalie Sarabella as a Baublehead for The Whitehurst Company. She is ready to join in the parade!

All the wonderful sights, sounds and smells of New Orleans are at its height today along Bourbon Street. We had the fun of visiting New Orleans during Mardi Gras awhile ago and saw some VERY interesting things!

The outdoor street bands playing Jazz were great... along with some other sites that may not be appropriate for this blog...but, either way... what a festive place to be.

Many of our customers purchase the Mardi Gras colors to decorate with for the holiday...this order came in last week and I am sure it was for Mardi Gras. Greens, Orange, Purples and Pinks are among the favorites...

A friend of mine, Darryl Moland of The Decorated Tree blog ( created this beautiful tree with very festive colors...check in on his blog and see his beautiful creations....

The possibilities are endless and the colors are so vibrant today for Mardi Gras!
Enjoy your evening of celebration!