Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Scavenger Hunt

I remember being young, going to friends birthday parties. Most would have a Scavenger Hunt for one of the games. It was so much fun, running door to door with a long list in hand looking items and trying to be the first team back with them all...
I joined a group on Flickr, Scavenger Hunt 101 where you have a year to take 101 photos.
I think it will be a lot of fun!

I have one down (#48) so I have 100 more to go...

1. Boat without a motor
2. Home of a non-human creature
3. A flag other than your native country's
4. Waterfall
5. Rain
6. Winter
7. A puddle
8. An abandoned building/ruin
9. A junk car
10. An extravagant food
11. A handmade for sale sign
12. A cliche
13. Someone wearing polka dots
14. A locally owned store (non-chain)
15. A toy
16. A cat
17. Fire
18. A child laughing
19. Inside a foreign food restaurant
20. A beach
21. A flying machine
22. Your bed
23. A flower
24. A map
25. An extravagant drink
26. A car with a flat tire
27. A live performance
28. An absurd predicament
29. A motorcycle
30. A person having a bad hair day
31. Sunset
32. Spring
33. A locally owned restaurant (non-chain)
34. A police car
35. Your Vacuum or Broom
36. Someone meditating or praying
37. A work of art
38. A national holiday celebration (a holiday that celebrates a nation, such as 4th of July or Canada Day)
39. Your favorite food
40. Fall/Autumn
41. Someone you love
42. A tattoo
43. A sporting event
44. A knick-knack / bric-a-brac
45. A fish
46. An ambulance
47. A place of worship
48. The tallest building in your town/village/city
49. Your favorite color
50. Somewhere you feel uncomfortable
51. A commercial truck
52. Graffiti
53. An insect or arachnid
54. A stamp
55. Someone with bare feet
56. A bookshelf
57. Something that represents your country or region
58. Money
59. A billboard/sign
60. A bridge
61. The utilization of an alternative energy source
62. A public display of affection
63. A kitchen appliance
64. A water source
65. A bicycle
66. A dog
67. Barbequed or grilled food
68. Something rusty
69. A beast of burden
70. Construction equipment
71. Summer
72. A fire engine
73. Sunrise
74. Food growing
75. Your most comfortable place to sit
76. Wind
77. Wrinkles

78. A musical instrument
79. An exotic animal (use your judgment)
80. Your favorite shade-tree
81. The place where you bathe
82. A statue
83. Your camera

84. The place where you eat most your meals
85. Your favorite pastime/hobby/interest
86. A shadow
87. An interesting sky

88. A license plate
89. A tool
90. A road sign
91. Something dirty (as in a "white horse fell in the mud" not sexual)
92. Something clean (as in "it got washed off again" not sexual)
93. A train
94. An interesting or unusual rock
95. A traffic signal/a traffic control device
96. An interesting view
97. A method of communication
98. Your favorite article of clothing
99. A child crying
100. A funny hat
101. A self portrait (must be final submission)

Monday, September 29, 2008

Boo to you...

It's starting to look a lot like Halloween around these parts... Even the Fairies are getting in the mood.
We ended up going to the iMax (for date day) yesterday to see Eagle Eye...two thumbs up!! I walked in not knowing anything about the movie, just the way I like it.
I'm off to the studio now, have a great day!
*Spider web/star by Judy Dotson (thank you Judy!)

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Take me to your beader...

Way out in space is the planet, Uranus.

They say there is no life form on the planet. Butt they are wrong and here is my proof...hee hee

Plus, do you always have your head in the clouds? Me too...

You can see these and more on ebay...

Plus, I put some new stuff on Esty too!

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Helping out a cause...

I'm sure many of you have heard the story of Stephanie and Christian who were in a plane crash last month. There are so many charity auctions going on right now to help this family. Today I was able to buy these two wonderful things on Esty!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I am in need of some help/advise...
I live in somewhat of rural area with plenty of wildlife from, squirrels (ground & tree) deer, coyote, bobcat, wild turkeys, mountain loin, bears and RACCOONS! We have managed to coexist amongst them without too many problems. I have resigned that I must share my rose buds with the deer, live with the squirrel holes in my yard, clean the poop from the walk ways when the wild turkeys pass through, pick up the trash after the bears over turn the trash cans, bringing our neighbors cat into our garage every night so the coyotes don't find her, not walking far from home once it gets dark (you wouldn't want to come face to face with a mountain lion)
BUT, we are having some problems with the raccoons lately! It looks like a mom with 2 of her kids, they are not babies, but adolescent (so they are trouble makers) lol
I can usually tell when they have visited us. In the morning, there will be muddy foot prints (which are really cute) on the walk ways and the flowers bed boarders are dug up from them looking for worms and such.

But the last few nights they have started to dig up our grass. I found a 2ft. patch drug up the other night. So yesterday I set up the scare-crow, thinking that would do it. But last night (2am) we were woke up to them playing on the grass with the scare-crow going crazy...they loved the water! We are ready for them to move on, but I'm not sure how I can help them along? Any advise?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

We have a winner!

Well, if the prize went to the person with the best explanation on how they came up with their guess...it would have went to Anthony! He cracks me up!

But the person that came the closet, in fact was right on!...was Pam B./Pam from CT, I'm assuming this is the same person? There was 155 in the jar when the picture was taken, but there are a couple less now...I can't help it I love those things!
Send me your mailing address Pam, so I can get your turtle in the mail.
Thanks for playing, I'll have another give away soon...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Give Away Time...

Put your thinkin' caps on, it's time for a give away!
How many DumDum's are in the jar? Leave your guess in the comment box below.
You ONLY GET ONE (1) GUESS, so make it a good one. The first person to guess correctly wins! If no one guesses correctly, then the one closest will win. But hurry contest ends tonight at midnight (my time, PST) PLEASE LEAVE YOUR NAME IN YOUR COMMENT..thanks

Here is the prize, a little "Happy Monday" turtle :o)
Good Luck!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Deja Vu

After making those doggy boody beads (say that 3 times) a couple weeks ago, I received a few emails requesting I make more, but this time offer them as singles. I aim to please...

So here's this week's beads on Ebay, all in singles...

Plus, something for Thanksgiving, hey it's right around the corner! A "GOBBLE" Necklace...

Hope you enjoy them...thanks!

Don't forget to come back on Monday Sept. 22nd for a little give away!


Friday, September 19, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

It was a busy week here...As a result I have lots of goodies this week!
I have a couple new necklaces today on Esty...
A SPOOKY necklace...
and a EAT crow necklace...which I thought was fun for this time of year...

I hope you like them? I also added a few more felted wool acorns, if you are still looking for those and some bags of felted wool sweater scraps. I had plans to make all kinds of fun things with them, but I'm realizing I just don't have any extra time these days. Here are some ideas courtesy of Esty...Plus I have a few new auctions starting on Ebay tomorrow, Saturday 6pm (PST)

So what do I have planned for this last weekend of Summer? I think well we'll hit the movies...Lakeview Terrace looks like it might be a good one?

Have a great weekend xo

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Hurry up and wait

I'm still here...
We are finding out that it's harder to get things to coordinate with every one's schedule, so we are sitting here in limo (for right now)

I'm making good use of time though...although yesterday was not too productive...
Monday's are usually spent getting things ready for the week, laundry, grocery shopping, etc...
I just started book 3 of 4 (Twilight series) on my ipod, which is kept in my studio for good reason, sometimes I need a little motivation. Well, yesterday I decided to go get it, after all I can do two things at once, can't I? (I walk & chew gum all the time) but it was not a good idea...I found myself sitting in a pile of dirty clothes waiting to see what was going to happen next...
(note to self...keep ipod up in the studio from now on)
I'm also finding it hard not to head over to Stephenie Meyer's page to read the illegal posting of the draft of the Midnight Sun, a view into Edward's head...but if I do decide to read it, I'll wait until I finish all 4 books, just in case there are spoilers...

I'm really looking forward to the movie (12.12.08)
ok, today I'll have to play catch up from yesterday's list of to-do's, first on my list is taking pictures of acorns for Esty.

A little later
ok...pictures are done! Acorns are ready for new homes now...
Have a great day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Halloween Delights...

Something for everyone...
A Crow sliding bead...

A Halloween Party Bracelet...

and a Spooky Spider necklace...

last, but not least... another Halloween sliding bead for your Pandora chains...

All on ebay...Happy Halloween!

Plus, I put more acorns on Etsy...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hello, Cupcake!

Last week was my friends birthday!
So what do you give someone who is "Cupcake Crazy" like me?
A cupcake book...

with a glass cupcake sitting on a "vintage" penny plate ( similar to the one above) with the year she was born! Of course! LOL
Happy Birthday!

I'll be adding more acorns in my Esty store and tomorrow I have some fun things going on Ebay (6:00pm PST)
If you like/love Halloween, you won't want to miss them...

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

The Magic Pink Acorn

More acorns are coming soon, I'm hoping tomorrow...

But first a picture that Barby Anderson sent me of one of her cute felted mice with a Hedgehog, she added one of my pink "magic" felted acorns...so cute!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Eat cake!

I love pears...I like them in salads, poached, plain and in cake! I had everything in my pantry but the applesauce, so I just added 1/2 cup extra pear puree. I think it turned out fine...better than fine, it was great!

Gingered Fresh Pear Cake


  • 1 1/2 cups pureed pears, about 4 to 5 medium ripe pears

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger*

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup naturally sweetened applesauce

  • 5 eggs

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 350°.
Butter and generously flour a Bundt pan. Puree pears in a food processor. In a small bowl mix the pureed pears, vanilla, lemon juice, cinnamon, and ground ginger. Set aside. Heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan until butter is melted. Sift flour and baking powder.

With an electric mixer on medium-high, beat the eggs and brown sugar for 5 minutes, until pale and thick. Add milk and melted butter mixture while beating on low, then add the pear mixture and applesauce. Add the flour and baking powder, beating until just combined. Pour batter into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for about 55 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with powder sugar.
Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

*Even though the recipe calls for "ground" ginger, I used fresh. Ginger is one of my favorites. I use to have the hardest time grating it fine enough though, until I found this from World Market. I love it!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

More Fall La La La

I put up a few more acorns in my Esty store They range in colors from, earth tones to posh pink to beachy blues, which would look pretty cute resting in a sea shell...Fall la la la

Monday, September 8, 2008

Woman or Man

Here is a fun test to see if you think more like a woman or a man.
I was exactly in the middle, whatever that means?

Saturday, September 6, 2008

"Fairy" good mood...

As you can see from this weeks beads, I'm in a "fairy" good mood this week!
I made 4 new Fairy Pendants, a Trick or Treat, Gobble, Sugar and a Ice Fairy...
You can check them out here
They are all 5-day auctions, ending on Thursday...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fall la la la

I was having fun this week making these little fall favorites...
In fact I think I may have gone a little acorn crazy... so I decided to put a few up in my Esty store
They range in colors too, from earth tones to beachy blues to posh pink...
I just love Fall...

Have a great weekend!
If you want to take a peek, here are some pictures of last weekend in Yosemite. Warning, if you are afraid of heights (like me) you might not like the last 3 pictures of Maureen (Anthony's girlfriend) She was CRAZY!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Goody Goody Cupcakes...

We have a winner! Drum roll please.....Congrats to.....Pat!
I'll be making your "favorite" cupcake this morning, email me your mailing address and let me know if you want it to be a pendant or a cellphone charm!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Time for a give away..

I'm counting the days until I can get my fix of Sprinkles. Yup, I love them that much! But, if you don't have a Sprinkles near you, you could always get your fix with the new pumpkin cupcakes from William Sonoma.
In honor of the occasion, how about a cupcake pendant or cellphone charm!
Leave a comment below letting me know your favorite kind of cupcake and I'll make the winner their favorite flavor (in glass of course) but hurry, you have until Thursday morning to leave a comment...

Monday, September 1, 2008

The best of both...

Well, some of you already know...we are getting ready to relocate (well sort of)
My husband, Kurt has be offered a wonderful job opportunity painting for one of the top car designers. This means we would have to move to Los Angeles (Huntington Beach)
So we've decided to give it a trial run for 8 weeks. We'll be at the beach during the week and then back here in the mountains on the weekends (the best of both)

I have been putting beads aside over the last few weeks, so I will have beads during this time to put on ebay. I plan on doing some metalsmithing & PMC while I'm at the beach, I'm not sure if the hotel would be keen if I set up my torch and all???

For voters, I have a NEW email address. You can find it on the Greenhouse Goody page, please use this while I'm away.
If you need to contact me for any reason other than voting, I have an email link on my home page (mid/bottom) but please note, it may take awhile for me to respond.

Plus over the next few weeks...
I will only be shipping beads one day a week (Saturday)
All eBay auctions will start on Saturdays (6:00pm, PST) and end on Thursdays (6:00pm, PST)
This will give you a couple days to pay, so I can ship them in a timely manner...thanks

We are both looking forward to this new adventure in our lives...