Friday, April 22, 2011

Free Shipping for Earth Day!

Today only! April 22, 2011! Get free shipping on your order! Just use the coupon code: EARTHDAY2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wishcasting Wednesday

What do you wish to tend?

  • My business, Faerie Garden Fancies, I've been working hard planting the seeds of my creativity...
  • My self-esteem, I have been feeling fragile lately, easily damaged by the cold & wind, and craving the warmth & sun...
  • My relationship with my parents, the events of the past few years and my own fears have cast a shadow on once-flourishing relationships...
  • My love life, it seems to have gone into hibernation over the winter...
I would like to tend all these things so they grow & thrive, bud & blossom, bloom & bear fruit...

You can be a maker of magic and a tender of wishes. It’s easy. Answer the wish prompt on your blog and then add a direct link to your post in the box [at the link] below. Support wishes by visiting other participants, leaving a comment saying “As (insert name) wishes for her/himself, so I wish for her/him also.” It’s that simple. There is great power in wishing together.
~ Jamie Ridler

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mosaic Monday Bunday

It's time for another Mosaic Monday Bunday! This week we're doing the Easter version...

Every Spring, people buy cute fluffy baby rabbits for Easter presents, and before the end of summer many of them have been left at shelters or abandoned in the wild. Rabbits are not low-maintenance pets, and are often more work than a dog or cat. If you're considering giving a rabbit this Easter, please visit the sites below and make sure you are prepared for the commitment. If you decide you really do want a rabbit, wait a few weeks to be sure, then contact your local shelter or HRS chapter to find a nice match. If you decide you're not ready for the commitment, or you're not sure the receiver of your gift is, then try one of these lovely guilt-free substitutions:

Click any pic to see its Etsy listing!

Is a rabbit right for you? Get the facts before you bring one home...For other Mosaic Monday posts, click here!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Etsy Blogger of the Month: lindab142

Say hello to April's Blogger of the Month...

Linda has been supporting the EtsyBloggers since 2008 and has the most gorgeous and unique beaded jewelry, including a Judaica line!

Here are some of my favorites...

Pink Quartz Czech Crystal Earrings

Pink Jasper Marble Gemstone Necklace

Amethyst Purple Wine Cup dangle earrings

Here all the different ways you can connect with Linda:
Don't forget to check out her shop and see what's there that might be calling to you...

Friday, April 01, 2011

April Fools

Jacqueline & I love to celebrate this holiday and this year was no exception to our fun! When I woke up, I put on my most foolish outfit and we headed out to the store to get some things we forgot... They were pretty busy for midmorning, and I got more than a few strange looks; I even caught 2 employees talking and laughing about it! YAY! (Making people smile is a good thing!)

When Lia got up, she joined me in the crazy outfit department:

Then we got busy with the dinner prep! First up was our fancy berry soda beverage... Jacqueline put them in the fridge to set chill.

Then she made some silly "dirt" cookies...

And finished up with a fabulous choco-berry pie!

When it was time to eat, we played a little game - since the kids are pretty much on to us anyway with the faux-food. First, Jacqueline made a list of all the things to be on our table; plates were the only exclusion. She listed silverware, each course of the meal, napkins, condiments... then we all picked 6 numbers without knowing what we'd be getting. (Jacqueline even used to generate her own numbers!) She got "pie", garlic bread, BBQ sauce, Brussels sprouts, bean blend, and a napkin.

I think I got the worst place of all: Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, BBQ sauce, a napkin, a spoon, and the "soda" drink.

Ant fared better, but he's a fussy eater; so he might disagree: "pie", Brussels sprouts (oh yes, we all got those, but none of us got a fork!!!), bean blend, BBQ sauce (which he doesn't use), garlic bread, and a cookie! (No utensils!)

Esme made good choices too: "pie", garlic bread, tomato, Brussels sprouts, bean blend, and a spoon.

Poor Josie felt she was on some kind of diet! Garlic bread, "soda", Brussels sprouts, bean blend, a knife and a napkin...

Lia was the most upset about not getting a "soda" but her meal was balanced well: "pie", bean blend, Brussels sprouts, tomato, BBQ sauce, and a knife to eat it all!

You can see their reactions here.... Not really digging the fact that they got what they chose - and nothing else!

But it was all in fun... We let them rearrange their food, get more from the kitchen, or whatever they wanted to eat... Of course they all loved the soda... Esme was trying to prank us by putting an ice cube in hers (she knew it wasn't really "soda"), and they ALL attempted to "drink" it for real through the straws. (Lia was actually successful!)

So how did you celebrate *YOUR* April Fools Day?

Photo Friday: Elaborate

♥ April Fool ♥

Click for BEST view...

Elaborate outfit, elaborate editing...

April Fool, Duckface!