Saturday, August 25, 2007

Cupcakes I Adore

Does anyone have this book? I saw it the other day at Michael's and I so want it, but it was 24 bucks there and being the thrifty diva I am I had to internet search it first. I just added it to my wish list at Amazon only 12 dollars hmm much nicer. I have been thinking that I need to take a class and learn how to decorate cakes and cupcakes. I have always wanted to do it, and now that golf is over maybe I should try something on the sweeter side. I'll have to keep you posted, at this moment the only kind of cupcakes I know how to make are from cake mixes out of the box and I am feeling the need to break off, in another direction.

In other news I am starting to freak out a little. It's is my grandmother's 93rd birthday next weekend, and I haven't a clue what to do. She is the type that is always saying I don't need anything, and I was thinking of trying to do a tea party them for her and a couple of her friends. Does anyone know of any nice places for a tea party that won't break my piggy bank.

I know of one in Anoka but grams and her friends live in Minneapolis and since I have a two door car that could be very difficult in the chaufer aspect. Hmmm I'll let you know how it goes, that women is the busiest most lovely lady in the world and if I have to drag her out of her house to celebrate her birthday in style well I have no problems doing it. She is just absolutely the best grandma and one of my dearest closets friends! So she is stuck with me!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Extreme Home Makeover in Minnesota

Does anybody else watch this show, I just love it granted I am bawling through the whole thing. Well guess what today was demo day for a family that greatly deserves this wish, in Minnetonka, MN, not far from where I work and live. I am super excited for this family, the story is just horrific especially for the children. Their mother and her boyfriend were shot to death in a jealous rage and the tragic thing is that this women did everything to protect herself that she could, from restraining orders to contacting the authorities. You can read about the family more here.

Those poor children witnessed their mother's murder and I just get so upset recalling the details of this horrible event, no child or women should ever have to deal with this. The upsetting part he had already tried and threten to kill her before.
You can read about the family more here.

Now after that very depressing post; it is raining still but the great Sate Fair started today which means that summer is coming to a close, which I guess is okay I am ready for Fall. I just love all of the colors and smells, and the apples. So everyone have a fabulous weekend, hugged your love ones and remeber to enjoy every minute with them. Until next time!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rain Rain Go AWAY

Remember this old rhyme, " Rain, Rain Go away come back another day," well that is exactly how I am feeling. Granted some places need the rain and it does make for some nice sleeping weather, but this cloudiness is making me want to take a nap every couple of hours, which personally I am pretty sure my work wouldn't go for it if I curled up underneath my desk! I think the people in Southern Minnesota are really feeling that way. It is just so sad that they got flooded out and the damage is so hard to comprehend. This is sad but in my world I try to avoid these kind of stories. I know it is awful but I am trying to think more on the positive side lately and just seeing the damage is so upsetting I just can't begin to imagine how awful they must be feeling.

So alas I have shoved that thought aside, back to Renee's world. I read somewhere lately that women get so bogged down with all sorts of worries. That is me with a capital T, I can fret about things that aren't even going to be happening for three months. I have always been somewhat of a worry wart so I am trying to see the positives in everything and anything lately.
For example if traffic is nice or if it isn't well I got to spend some alone time chilling to the radio and some good music. Now I admit in everyone's busy lives I think we do worry more and get upset about the stupid little things so I am trying. If you would like try with me it is actually nice not stressing about things that i simply cannot control and that is another thing I need to keep reminding myself. I can't control everything like I think I should be able to, surprise huh! i hope you are all having a splendid week and I am or have been working on some great goodies to be adding to Vintage Recreations so stay tuned! You know I will so share this with all of you as they come about, until then I am madly preparing for my first show of the fall, Edina's Fall into the Arts Festival, so I am mad with creating lately. Until then!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Fun New Stuff at Vintage Recreations

I have been uploading stuff like mad for the last few days so go on and check it out!
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Sunday, August 12, 2007

As Promised

Well as promised I have a photo from my golfing adventure last week, and no the above photo is not of me. Since OH took the photo as I kept finding tees in my pocket , it is at the very least not the most glamorous, although I personally think it is better than the picture he took of my rear as I was getting ready to tee off can wee say snug. Just what I need on the web right? Leave it to him these are the only two pics I have of my first time golfing, we went with Oh's sister and husband, who by the way are a blast to golf with. Very encouraging to the newbie and Oh's sister taught me the golden rules of a gimme. So in the end I scored 48 out of a possible 29, not to bad for the first time. Plus I had fun so hopefully later I will have better pictures. I can't even show you a picture of OH's sister because once again it is a rear picture and I am not sure if she would appreciate me showing that on the web. I don't think it occur ed to Oh to walk around us to get the photo so anyway alas here are two out of the four that made it onto the blog. Now remember ladies this is so not my best picture, it is one of those snapshots while I am talking away!

Well other than that i didn't get to go thrifting this weekend, having some car problems. Which personally i just wish cars would behave and be good well, forever. So hopefully by next weekend I will be back out and hunting around for some new treasures. Until then!
Ps if you look in the corner of the photo you can see my super cool blue, yes blue golf clubs that OH got me for last Christmas, and since blue i my favorite color it should be no problem for me to coordinate with my clubs and outfits! Now if I can just find a place for my purse I am set!

Friday, August 10, 2007

And The Winner IS

Hi Ladies and the winner of the Rhinestone Glamour Bobbie Pins is Karen from Blue Muf's Corner, so Karen send me an email with your address! So these puppies can be on there way to your hair!

Thanks for all who stopped by and thanks to Kari for hosting the party, I have met some amazing gals and I am so happy to find some more fun people and blogs, oh better go my OH's daughter and I are watching Ella Enchanted!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Artful Blogger Party Going Strong

Well I am a tad late with this one so I am going to run the giveaway a little longer than the party. Better Late than never right?
Well Kari is running another blog party and this one is smashing a ton of people and it is so fun to meet and read new blogs and learn all sorts of new crafty things. So in response to the arty I am givng away a pair of my Rhinestone Glamour Bobbie pins. So if your interested and these are able to go international ladies so don't be shy, leave a comment and I will draw a name Friday night.

Also a congrats to everyone that is participating and to all of the wonderful ladies that are in the Artful Blogging Magazine, such a great idea by the way. So enjoy ladies and thanks to Kari for hosting such a wonderful event.

Quick note to add these are actually made from old vintage earings which are new stock, now there is a mouth full. Hope that makes sense, vintage earings that are old but never used! So these beauties are made in limited quantities, so you will be the belle of the ball!

I jsut wanted to thank Kari again, this has been filled with so much inspiration, the party and I am just crafting away tonight. Thanks for bringing us all out for a great party!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Treasures Galore

Oh I have been finding some real treasures lately, just check them out.

I am not even sure what to call this, I had already paid for my items at the thrift store and as I was leaving I saw it and gues what it was two dollars so I got right back in line. I just love it, I think I am going to try and fix it up slightly but I just don't want to loose it's vintage feel.. Plus just look at the detail on it.

Isn't it just gorgous and a steal! Next i found this today at lunch I generally am pretty cheap at the thrift store and this item had just come in but I just had to have it, have I mentioned I collect jewelry boxes, vintage ones to hold my vintage jewelry collection. Some of my older ones i wasn't to picky and they have a ton of character, but I just love them all the same.

It is so sparkly, just check out the gem on top, so it is now sitting on my dressor looking lovely and waiting for the perfect accessories to fill it's box.

Well that is all for now, hope you are all enjoying yourselves and relaxing. I am actually off to golf tomorow, yes at a real course. Haven't tried that one out yet, I finished my lessons and still feel kind of helpless and of course everyone that is going has been golfing for ages, I think I just might ask them to turn around so I can swing, I just hate it when people are watching me, makes me nervous. Any hoo I'll tell you how it turns out, wish me luck, it's nine holes!

Happy Mail Box

My mail box has been so kind to me lately, getting all sorts of packages and good mail, I couldn't be a happier girl. So I just had to share some of this splendid mail box fun!
First up is my cupcake Swap from Little Bluebird Dairies , Jennifer was my partner and boy did she spoil me. Not only that but she is so organized she even shipped out two weeks early. Just look at all of these goodies.

Isn't this just the cutest thing I love it! Thanks so much Jennifer!

Next up is the Bucket Full of Sunshine Swap hosted by Sweet Goodness Swaps, this was my partners, Amy's first time and she did a wonderful job. I just love the fun glasses and the photo albums and she knew i was into jewelry so she added this great bracelet that she made herself. I just love it.

Other than that I found a couple of treasures this week while thrifting and i will share those later. Sorry I have been a horrible blogger lately, it has been crazy with the new job and well it has been super nice out, and hot so i am trying to enjoy summer just a little bit. Hope everyone is doing well and have a wonderful weekend!