Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
MOMMA LOVES COLOR GEM STONE CHARM NECKLACES
Tami of Tami Proffit Photography Tami the photo is amazing and the post you wrote about your mom! I cried happy tears, you are two beautiful special ladies!
This one is by Jenifer Wilson of Jennifer Wilson photo. What can I say ADORABLE!!! I love the set up, the colors. It's whimsical and makes my heart happy!! Creative and just lovely thank you Jen!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I know I'm not alone in this, the 30's hit and suddenly it's harder to loose weight.
So I'd love to hear how you keep your waistline in check (even if it's just theoretical and you're munching on a gooey caramel brownie as you read this post) If you are I'm quite jealous.
I just can't bring myself to diet, I love food too much, I love cooking too much, and I married a carbaholique who would make dieting a torturous venture.
Instead I've adjusted what I'm eating.
~Like yesterday the kids wanted pizza, so I made a homemade Barbecue chicken apple pizza. It was REALLY yummy and waaay less fat and calories than pizza hut.
~I've started a morning hike/walk in one of our local parks, with 25+ pounds of Nathaniel strapped on to my back. He LOVES it and thinks it's hilarious when mama is out of breath walking up the steep hill.
So here's to hoping i can get back into those size 8 jeans soon, or gasp maybe even a 6 by new years!!
Oh does anyone out there want to come take a berry pie of my hands? Seriously I made a yummy pie and it's sitting on my kitchen counter taunting me...Anyone?!
I'll announce the winners of the photo contest tonight! I soooo wish I could have everyone win (but I would go broke) because the photos were so inventive, sweet, or just so stinkin' cute like this guy...
I can't thank you ladies enough for sharing your time and photos with me!!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
What is a dinner time winner in your home? I'd love to hear!
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I have this thing for winged hearts. They are whimsical, pretty, inspiring, and they make my heart happy :) This one above I hand formed and fused from silver wire. I stamped it (I will personalize these) and then hand made the chain adding in 2 more hearts. LOVE it!
This one is sweet and simple, but makes such a statement! The bracelet version of our Open Heart necklace.
Monday, August 23, 2010
It is a RARE occasion that someone doesn't complain about what I cooked. When you are feeding 6 kids let's face it you can't please them all. Tonight was one of those BLISSFUL nights where everyone LOVED the meal.
What was this magic food you ask?... Fish tacos.
Seriously! Fish tacos. I was sure at least half of them would gag and complain and act as though I had served worms or worse. but they couldn't get enough. I'll share my recipe tomorrow along with the berry galette recipe I promised.
A few ladies very sweetly asked me if I could extend the deadline by a couple of day, and manners will get you far with me so I said yes :) I'll announce the 3 winners on Wednesday so there is still time!! Grab your camera and snap some pictures of your jewelry. I've had some great entries so far...too cute! I can't wait to share them.
I will have 2 fabulous new bracelet designs in the new shop tomorrow!!
happy Monday day!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The PHOTO CONTEST is still open! Grab your camera and your favorite Cinnamon*Sticks design and snap away! I will choose 3 winner, who will each get a $100 gift certificate to spend as they like in either of my shops.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Soooooooo In honor of our new SHOP I am having a 15% off of everything sale!! Come on over and check IT out....you know there is something you have been eyeing ;)
To take advantage of the sale enter the code. HAPPYDAY during check out and the discount will automatically be applied. How cool is that, no waiting for a paypal reimbursement!
The sale applies only to the new SHOP not to the etsy shop.
SALE ENDS TUESDAY AUG. 24TH
Thursday, August 19, 2010
So what giveaway goodness do I have in store for you gracious gentle gals?
~Giveaway contest #1.... Photo Contest....FYI some of you lovely ladies have apologized when sending your photos because they are taken with a point and shoot, or as you may have put it "not professional" PLEASE don't think they all need to be professional photos!
I am so happy to have anything you send!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!
I have extended the dead line to Sunday night, winners will be announced on Monday as planned.
~Giveaway #2.... Mique of 30days is having a Fabulous week-long Giveaway with 30+ shops!! So head over to visit her and Enter to win a Gift certificate to My Shop.
~Giveaway #3 to be announced this weekend....This one is part of the reason I am giddy today so be sure to come back on by and check it out, m-kay!!
Send your pics of you showing off your cinnamon*sticks designs to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to win 1 of 3 $100 gift certificates to my shop!!!
Middle school and the "tweens" are such an interesting transitional time. Our oldest is smack in the middle of those. Too old to be caught playing with barbies or dolls (but will still try when she thinks we're not watching and she board) She wants to gab about boy bands, but boys are gross...um please keep thinking that till you're done with high school maybe college!! (aren't all parent a little delusional when it come to wishing their girls won't notice boys till they are grown up, come on you know you are too.)
So that said, I Cherish the time when I find our oldest (almost 12) happily playing pretend with her little sister.
It makes my heart so happy!!
What is making your heart happy today?
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I make these little charms myself and set the stones by hand. I just LOVE them. They are a wonderful and more subtle way to represent your loved ones.
Hope your Tuesday holds wonderful surprises for you, like a bouquet of dandelions from your favorite little person, or a quite moment to soak in something beautiful :)
Monday, August 16, 2010
Isn't she a cutie! click on her name above to check out her wonderful photography and blog.
Later today I will have a giveaway of my own! This one will be BIG BIG BIG so you wont want to miss out!!!! Did I mention REALLY BIG!!!!
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
I am not a cactus lover. They are interesting plants. They're fighters, they're survivors, so I can't hate them. But I have never loved the view of my neighbors now 10 foot cactus that leans over the fence into my yard...until this morning.
Apparently it blooms in the early early morning (I mean by 8 am the blossoms are closed) But I caught a glimpse of the blooms this morning, and I may understand now why my neighbor loves her monstrous cactus...it has a beautiful side.
What unexpected surprise has brightened your day?
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
The kiddies are headed back to school.
Alexander was super excited to finally go to school this year. I can't wait to hear his report on his first day of Kindergarten.
For everyone else it was old hat, just getting back into daily routine.
Meggie doesn't start preschool until the end of this month, and Kaiya at a different school than the boys. so they chatted and played while I saw the bos to their calsses.
I love it when then girls hold hands and chat about sister stuff.
This year should prove interesting, at least until I get adjusted to out routine.
We have 3 different drop of times in the morning, and 4 different pick up times. I think Nathaniel and I are will just camp out in the van for most of the day ;)
Can you believe I will only have one child with me for the morning? What ever will I do with all the quite time? Maybe we'll take advantage and go to story time at our library, play at the park, or enjoy a cup of coffee at the local coffee shop.
What do you do when the kids are all at school?
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Personally I have to say it was worth the trouble!
I love the whimsical elegance. It reminds me some what of an old fashion Western Marquee.
It is the perfect piece to display your children's names or a special quote or poem.
The little gem stone set above can be a clear stone as shown or any of the birthstones.
Yep I love mine :)
I'll hopefully have it listed for sale later tonight.
Don't forget to check these little cuties out tonight too!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I often daydream about this building. It's just GORGEOUS! built in 1911. All brick trimmed in copper at the top.
AMAZING wrought iron floral details over the windows and door.
Wrought iron flower baskets with vivid geraniums under the windows.
This wonderful old fashion style clock perched on the corner.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
My first attempt :)
Friday, August 6, 2010
They are whimsical and sweet and would melt any mamma's heart!
These little cuties were inspired while I was planting our veggie garden this year with the kiddies.
Even the little watering can all on her own is too sweet!
These will all be listed later today after my little ones are all tucked into their (flower) beds ;)
There will be another new design post here on either Saturday or Sunday so be sure to keep checking back!!!
Oh and the Capture life ring made it into my shop today. I know several of you fabulous photographers have been asking me about it!!