January 31, 2009

Have to share...

...this very cute photo of a pup named Tallulah who is owned by June of one of my favorite blogs, Bye Bye, Pie! Ain't she sweet?

Pink Saturday..already!!

Boy, they creep up on you fast!! Ha! I thought I might do something a little different this week and post Pink goodies that I would love to have instead of one's that I DO have!!

Isn't this the sweetest thing you've ever seen? And I don't even have a pink kitchen! When I see something this cute I wish that I did, but I DO love my red and turquoise kitchen a lot! You'll find it in this shop on Etsy.

Then there's these beauties...

on Ebay, here.

How about this cute nursery scale? You'll find it in this shop.

I ADORE this cute cup!!! Find it here.

If you're into Mid-century Modern, check out these incredible lamps on Ebay!! WOWEE!!

Click on the little china doll at the top of this post to take you to our hostess Beverly's page for an ever-growing list of PINK SATURDAY participants!!

January 30, 2009

98 things meme...

I thought that I would try this meme and maybe discover some things I didn't know/remember about myself.

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicise
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to: leave in plain font

  1. Started your own blog
  2. Slept under the stars
  3. Played in a band
  4. Visited Hawaii
  5. Watched a meteor shower
  6. Given more than you can afford to charity
  7. Been to Disneyland
  8. Climbed a mountain
  9. Held a praying mantis
  10. Sang a solo
  11. Bungee jumped
  12. Visited Paris
  13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
  14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
  15. Adopted a child
  16. Had food poisoning
  17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
  18. Grown your own vegetables
  19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
  20. Slept on an overnight train
  21. Had a pillow fight
  22. Hitch hiked
  23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
  24. Built a snow fort
  25. Held a lamb
  26. Gone skinny dipping
  27. Run a Marathon
  28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
  29. Seen a total eclipse
  30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
  31. Been on a cruise (Wanna go on an Alaskan cruise!)
  32. Seen Niagara Falls in person
  33. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
  34. Seen an Amish community
  35. Taught yourself a new language
  36. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
  37. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
  38. Gone rock climbing
  39. See Michelangelo’s David.
  40. Sung karaoke
  41. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
  42. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
  43. Visited Africa
  44. Walked on a beach by moonlight
  45. Been transported in an ambulance
  46. Had your portrait painted
  47. Gone deep sea fishing
  48. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
  49. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
  50. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling
  51. Kissed in the rain
  52. Played in the mud
  53. Gone to a drive-in theatre
  54. Been in a movie
  55. Visited the Great Wall of China
  56. Started a business
  57. Taken a martial arts class
  58. Visited Russia
  59. Served at a soup kitchen
  60. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
  61. Gone whale watching
  62. Got flowers for no reason
  63. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
  64. Gone sky diving
  65. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
  66. Bounced a check
  67. Flown in a helicopter
  68. Saved a favourite childhood toy
  69. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
  70. Eaten Caviar
  71. Pieced a quilt
  72. Stood in Times Square
  73. Toured the Everglades
  74. Been fired from a job
  75. Seen the changing of the guard in London
  76. Broken a bone.
  77. Been on a speeding motorcycle
  78. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
  79. Published a book
  80. Visited the Vatican
  81. Bought a brand new car
  82. Walked in Jerusalem
  83. Had your picture in the newspaper
  84. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
  85. Visited the White House
  86. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
  87. Had chickenpox
  88. Saved someone’s life
  89. Sat on a jury
  90. Met someone famous
  91. Joined a book club
  92. Lost a loved one
  93. Had a baby
  94. Seen the Alamo in person
  95. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
  96. Been involved in a law suit
  97. Owned a cell phone
  98. Been stung by a bee
I dare you to do it!

January 26, 2009

Another giveaway...

Kimberly at Bitty Bits and Pieces is having an awesome 100th post giveaway! She has some awesome goodies, so go leave a comment!!

Word verifications...

(Gratuitous photo: Nothing to do with anything. I just think every post needs a photo. Silly, I know, but what the heck)

Blogger has this little thingy where you have to put in the jumbled letters of a word to post a comment on blogs that have it enabled. Not a problem. What I've noticed lately is that sometimes they look to be pseudo-words. Sometimes they're pretty funny. Here are some I encountered just this evening while commenting on some Pink Saturday posts.

Fation: The clothing trends of the USA?

Untly: He couldn't go to the bar untly found his lost car keys.

Absests: I have an absests on my bum.

Eminted: Eminted himself some brand new quarters.

Remaryal: Come on down to the church and I'll remaryal.

Yes, I have too much time on my hands.

January 24, 2009

Pink Saturday! (I'm late)

I usually have my PS post up by 5 am. Oops! My contribution for today is Miss Polly Pinkpiggy. Another one of my thrift store finds. You can find out how I came to possess her in this post.

Here she is with her friends Edith and Irene the Lambiepie twins. Edith has the pink rose dress, and Irene has the blue dress with little pink flowers. Told you I loved dressed up farm animals! I will show my dressy cow collection at a later date :-)

Click on the little pink china doll at the top of this post to take you to Beverly's blog. She has the list of 100's of blogs to visit to savor pink goodness!!!

January 18, 2009

Fabric Family and Fun is having an incredible giveaway! Hop on over to her website and comment for a chance to win fabric lovelies!

January 17, 2009

New car...

1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. It's 14 years old, but it's a one-owner, immaculate car and we got a smokin' deal on it! I'm jazzed!!!

Pink Pink Saturday

Yes, it is that time again! Beverly at How Sweet the Sound hosts this little, well not so little, PINK fest every Saturday! Woo hoo, Bev! Well over 100 bloggers who share their PINK loveliness!! Go visit!

Here is my pretty new bird house from the thrift store!! I LOVE it!!

It has a precious PINK roof, and a sweet PINK glittery flower on the front! One of my favorite thrifted finds of the year!! Don't you just love it????

Have a happy PS!!!

January 12, 2009

A tag...

Patty at PIP STITCH has tagged me to post the 4th photo in the 4th folder on my computer.

The rules of this tag are quick & easy:
1. Go to the the 4th folder where you keep your pictures on your computer.
2. Post the 4th picture in the folder.
3. Explain the photo.
4. Tag 4 fellow bloggers to join in the fun!

I found a photo of this incredible felt pincushion somewhere in my travels around the WWW and saved it so I could occasionally gaze at it's loveliness. Looks good enough to eat!! I can't remember where I found it or who made it, so if anyone knows I will happily give credit where credit is due!!

I am tagging these four bloggers:

Mom Vader Saves the Day
Happy Zombie
Hey Lucy
Queen of Fifty Cents

January 11, 2009

Pass this award around....

Isabella at Isabellas Closet has this to say: "Weeks ago I designed this little "Smile award" button. My plan was to give it to you Guys & Gals in blog land who make me smile. There are so many. Now instead I just want you to take this "Smile award" & pass it around. Give it to blogs that make you smile, Guys or Gals who make you smile.. whatever whoever."

What a nice thought! So, if you're here reading Llyn M, and you are smiling, take this cute award for your very own and PASS IT AROUND!!!

A replacement...

Since I gave my plastic bag holder away in my 200th Post Giveaway, I decided to make a new one. Hand stitched in front of the TV watching a movie. Ah, soothing handwork!! MUCH preferred over the machine! This one is also made from a vintage tea towel. Cute pattern, eh??

January 10, 2009

I gotta have her!!

She's from Boyds Bears! Isn't she loverly???

Gotta admit that this is one is pretty dang cute too, and I'm not even a bear fan!! I'm partial to dressed up farm animals. Go figure :-)

Cottage loveliness...

Happened upon this website by chance. It is filled with the most delicious, romantic, frilly goodness! This lady has outdone herself! The site intro page is a feast for the eyes (and ears!) in itself!! Be prepared to spend some time there!!!


A week without a post and here it is PINK SATURDAY again! Here are my contributions for this week.

Found this adorable necklace holder at an antique mall. I don't think she's even vintage, but I love her. I so needed someplace for my necklaces so they wouldn't constantly be tangled! Her skirt is made of long fringe and beads. So pretty!!

While we were taking down holidays decos, I was thinking of maybe next year putting a small tree in my studio with a pink and turquoise theme to match the studio decor. That very same day we had to go to ~shudder~ Wal-mart for kitty litter, and managed to hit the 75% day for holiday stuff. While MDH sttod in the mile long line to check out, I wandered a bit and happened upon this...

a 4' tall, pre-lit PINK tree for $5.00!!! It went in the cart so fast MDH didn't know what had hit him! Thank goodness he indulges me!!

Click on the little PINK china doll to visit Beverly with more PINK goodies!!

I'd also like to add that Sondra at The Many Shades of Pink has monthly contests for you to enter..all PINK related!! What fun!!

January 3, 2009

Pink Saturday.....

I love LOLCATS! What a cool Princess chair!

Here's a not-so-cool chair. This is so NOT the color I was going for. Ack! So now I have to figure out what to do with it besides re-painting the entire thing. Any suggestions?

Click on the little pink china girl to visit Beverly for a list of tons more PINK posts!!!

January 1, 2009

Happy New Year and the winner is....

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-01-01 13:45:16 UTC

Yay!! The winner is QUEEN OF FIFTY CENTS! That random # generator is pretty cool. I'm sending an email to you in a sec, in the meantime...