Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Big Craft Show...

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Well everyone, my big craft show is here today and tomorrow. I went Friday night to partially set up for the show, and today was the first day of the show.

Lots of lookers, but not alot of buyers out and about! I hope tomorrow is a better day! I did sell some candles and some jewelry, but there are so many jewelry sellers there this year, that my odds have been greatly reduced! Almost every other table is selling jewelry, whereas last year there were maybe 10 of us selling jewelry. Now the ratio is more than half of the sellers! That really stinks. And this year, they put another jewelry selling table right next to mine!! That isn't how it is supposed to be! You are supposed to space them out.

Anyway, I will let you all know how tomorrow goes.....wish me luck!!!

Kat

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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone~!

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Wishing all my friends out there a very Happy Thanksgiving!

May your holiday be safe, warm, and filled with good memories!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My Blog is Loved! Woo Hoo

I was so excited to get this award! I can't believe it.... This is the award of all awards folks!

Oh yes, other awards are very nice, don't get me wrong..... but this is the icing on the cake for me! I have secretly yearned for this award since I started blogging, and now the day is finally here, when I can say that I received this wonderful award from someone who loves my blog. The award is great, mind you, but the meaning behind it is sooo much more.

A GIGANTIC thanks goes to one of my favorite people, Janet of Dolly's Daily Diary, she is not only a wonderful friend, but a great writer! If you haven't checked out her blog yet, don't hesitate......click here.

She just redid the whole layout of her blog, with the help of Chica and Pumuckl Blogger Designs, and it looks so nice and pretty now.

Janet has also started selling Avon and I just placed my first order. If you want to place your order for Avon products, please click here. What wonderful gifts they have for the holidays!!

Anyway, I will nominate other blogs shortly by adding to this post. But right now, I have to get ready for the holiday and my craft show.

Take care, and hugzzzz to you all!
Kat

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday, My Grandson and the Birthday Party~

This is how I spent my Saturday folks.......... Taking my grandson Marcus to a birthday party that had a reptile show! Now, for him, this was the "best birthday party ever!", but for me, not so much fun!!

Marcus_and_snakeThis is Marcus with a blueish snake, I forget the name of it, but I'm sure if he was here right now, he would be able to tell me what it was!! He was so very proud to hold that nasty snake, and right up by his face too! Uckkkkk!

Marcus_and_Albino_PythonThis is him holding the albino python (I bet your surprized that I remembered that one, huh?) Now this one was a little bigger and started to wriggle around a bit, so he had to have the guy (Frank) take him.

Marcus_and_Blue_Tongue_LizardHere Marcus is holding the Blue Tongued Lizard. Now, Frank told us they bite, but Marcus and all the other boys at the party didn't care! I quickly took this picture and then told him to let someone else have a turn at holding it!! I was nervous!

snakeAnd finally, here is some snake, I fail to remember it's name, because as you can see, he is lunging off the table, right at my leg!! OMG!! He came within an inch of me, and I couldn't back up because I was right against a counter, and for the life of me....I don't know how I even got this shot? Frank thought it was funny, and so did Marcus! Me, I almost wet my pants!!! LOL

So, this is how I spent my Saturday afternoon......I can't believe that I agreed to take him to this party when my daughter couldn't. But if you have grandchildren, you know that pretty much anything they "really, really" want.....you somehow have to do it. Call me crazy!!!!

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Look at this Cute Cat!!

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LOL, I can't believe he squished in there!! And I can't believe the caption too!! Tooo Funny~!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Lookie! A Lemonade Award...for Moi?

Lemonade AwardWow, I can't believe it! I am really grateful to Janet over at Dolly's Daily Diary for considering my blog worthy of an award! Her blog is SO inspiring, and she has a joke of the day that always gets me smiling too! I don't know where she finds the wonderful artwork she has on her site, but it is absolutely gorgeous! The angels are heavenly! So, thank you again, Janet, for the award, for being a friend, and for the daily inspiration that you give to me and so many others on a daily basis.

Now, let's look at the award....hmmmm, and this is all said in jest....does it mean that my blog is sour? Or you make a screwed up face when you read it? Or that my blog is worth 50 cents? Or maybe, that I should give up blogging and sell lemonade on the side of the road?? LOL
I'm only kidding, and I LOVE my award, whatever the reason is behind it!!

I am so grateful for any award. It really makes me think that I must be doing something right, and that people read my blog! I truly appreciate the acknowledgement. When I get an award, it fuels me to continue doing what I've been doing......writing, joking, creating and posting funny pictures on my blog!

Now for the rules of this award:
• Put the logo on your blog or post.
• Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!
• Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
• Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
• Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.
So here are the blogs I nominate for this award:

http://sassynsappy.blogspot.com.
http://sweetvioletsa.blogspot.com/.
http://guidetolifeblog.com/Psychic/.
http://jan4geo-glow.blogspot.com.
http://chrissymaries.blogspot.com.
http://4urlvr.livejournal.com/.
http://proofpositivity.wordpress.com.
http://daisythecurlycat.blogspot.com/.
http://workathomemomrevolution.blogspot.com/.
http://www.arcticulates.org/arcticulates.html.

I want to send a personal "Thank You" out to each and every one of you! You all inspire me!
Oh, and if anyone has one of those... "I Heart your Blog" awards that's just hanging around, I am still yearning for that one!! Does someone Love my blog??? :(

Till next time......Take care......Hugzzzzzz, and Thanks for visiting my blog.

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Ughhhh It's Monday, Again!

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No need for words at all~!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Some New Jewelry I have Made~!

Pink_Heart_NecklaceI have been working really hard for weeks now, trying to make a bunch of new items for the big craft show that I do every year the weekend after Thanksgiving. These are some of the items I have made lately....
The first necklace is a very pretty one, with pink and clear glass hearts.
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I loved making this one...it is so girly!



The second necklace here, didn't photograph all that well, but it is

a very nice necklace made up of black and gold designed hearts, that surprisingly are very lightweight! It looks gorgeous on, and against a solid background. I think the black diamond shaped spacer beads really add to the design also.



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The third necklace is beautiful in person, again, it
didn't photgraph well at all! The white glass beads in this necklace are very similar to Opals, in that they have a "fire" in them that comes out when the light hits them. You can see the oranges, yellows, greens and lavenders whenever these beads are turned. They are stunning! I wish I could remember where I got them, so I could go
and get some more!!! :)
I also put glass crackled orange beads in between as spacers, so that it would bring out the fire in the whitish beads.




This next necklace is made of fire red glass beads that are lined with silRed_Glass_Beads_Necklacever. They look so nice in person. They are also heavy. This is a solid necklace, no doubt about it. I have spaced this necklace with black and red beads that compliment the big red glass beads.

This next one is one of my favorites....I have a thing about green, even though red is my favorite color! For some reason, I love green beads, and these were Green_Beads_Necklace wonderful!! They have a yellowish hue to them that is kind of irridescent, so the beads change as they shift. It looked kind of gaudy with yellow or green spacer beads, so I chose to space this necklace with some nice black beads. I think it compliments the beads nicely.


Charm_BraceletsThe last picture that I am showing is of some of the charm bracelets that I have been working on..... I have regular charm bracelets, along with Christmas charm bracelets. I try to add something new to them, so each person has their own unique charm bracelet. No two are alike.

So there you have it!! This is what has been keeping me busy lately. I really enjoy making jewelry and hope you have enjoyed looking........
Thanks,
Kat

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Follow My Blog ~ :-)

I have added a Follow this blog on the left hand side, right under my top Entrecard droppers!

Please consider following my blog... I love to see everyone's friendly face here, and it would make me really happy! Plus, it's a guaranteed link for your blog!

I have seen many other blogs with this "Follow Me" on them, and because they are some of my favorites that I read everytime, I follow them regularly. It keeps me up to date with their postings.

Thanks to everyone!!!! Take care!!! Hugzzzzzz !!

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Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Butterfly Award ~ Thank You~!


WOW! Thank you so much for this wonderful award. Please check out rkdsign88 cute & fun arts who was kind enough to give me this award. She has the cutest paintings I've ever seen~! I love to go and see her new creations.

OK, The rule for this award:

1. Put the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. Nominate 10 other blogs.

4. Add links to those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

Here are the 10 blogs I have chosen (in no particular order), and let me tell you, it was hard to nominate only 10! There are so many blogs that I wanted to nominate. But, here goes:


Please visit these blogs, to see why I think they are amazing~!

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Dog Lover's Story

Jack_Russell_Terrier Lucky Dog....
Anyone who has pets will really like this. You'll like it even if you don't have a pet!
Mary and her husband Jim had a dog named 'Lucky.' Lucky was a real character. Whenever Mary and Jim had company come for a weekend visit they would warn their friends to not leave their luggage open because Lucky would help himself to whatever struck his fancy. Inevitably, someone would forget and something would come up missing. Mary or Jim would go to Lucky's toy box in the basement and there the treasure would be, amid all of Lucky's other favorite toys. Lucky always stashed his finds in his toy box and he was very particular that his toys stay in the box.

It happened that Mary found out she had breast cancer. Something told her she was going to die of this disease . . . in fact, she was just sure it was fatal. She scheduled the double mastectomy, fear riding her shoulders. The night before she was to go to the hospital she cuddled with Lucky. A thought struck her . . . what would happen to Lucky? Although the three-year-old dog liked Jim, he was Mary's dog through and through. If I die, Lucky will feel abandoned, Mary thought. He won't understand that I didn't want to leave him. The thought made her sadder than thinking of her own death.
The double mastectomy was harder on Mary than her doctors had anticipated and Mary was hospitalized for over two weeks. Jim took Lucky for his evening walk faithfully, but the little dog just drooped, whining and miserable.
Finally the day came for Mary to leave the hospital. When she arrived home, Mary was so exhausted she couldn't even make it up the steps to her bedroom. Jim made his wife comfortable on the couch and left her to nap. Lucky stood watching Mary but he didn't come to her when she called. It made Mary sad but sleep soon overcame her and she dozed.
When Mary woke for a second she couldn't understand what was wrong. She couldn't move her head and her body felt heavy and hot. But panic soon gave way to laughter when Mary realized the problem. She was covered, literally blanketed, with every treasure Lucky owned!
While she had slept, the sorrowing dog had made trip after trip to the basement bringing his beloved mistress all his favorite things in life. He had covered her with his love.
Mary forgot about dying. Instead she and Lucky began living again, walking further and further together every day.
It's been 12 years now and Mary is still cancer-free.
Lucky? He still steals treasures and stashes them in his toy box but Mary remains his greatest treasure.
Remember . . . live every day to the fullest. Each minute is a blessing from God.
And never forget . .. . the people who make a difference in our lives are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care for us.
If you see someone without a smile today give them one of yours!
Live simply. Love seriously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
(I received this in an email today, and can't properly give credit to the author of "Lucky", but I want to say my thank you now.... It touched me deeply)

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

A Medusa for Halloween?

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This is my daughter all dressed up for Halloween!
She wanted to dress up as "Medusa" with the snakes and everything, but wasn't quite sure how she was going to do it?

So me being the "crafty Mom" that I am, suggested how we could fix her hair to look like snakes. I got one of those wire headbands, and attached wire armatures to it and told her to wrap her hair around the wire and then attach with bobbie pins! Then she could bend the "snakes" into any shape she wanted to.
Isn't that clever?

She was a hit at her work, and also when she went out trick or treating with my grandson! This is their favorite holiday, and they always go all out, not only with the costumes, but with the decorating of their yard and house too! She embelished her black gown with a Snake necklace and snake bracelet, and also made up some pretty cool snake earrings too!
I thought we did a really good job!

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