Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Baby twins talking to each other - SO SWEET!

Hope this brightens your day...
it sure did mine !

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Well, I finally picked a sweet
 vintage pink flower pin from
 my collection to give to one lucky
 winner!  As I mentioned before,
 to enter just become a follower
 of my blog.  If you are already
 a follower, please leave a comment
 that you would like to be included
in the giveaway.  Pretty easy, right?

When I get to 20 followers I
will add another item at that
 time.  Then when I get to 30
followers I will draw one lucky
 winner who will receive both
items.  If you would be so kind
as to get the word out and post
 on your blog with a link back to
 my blog and let me know, you
 will have 2 more chances of
 winning.  So let's see how fast
 we can get a winner!  :o)
If you would like to see
and purchase more vintage
jewelry just check out my
Etsy store!  

Hope everyone is having
 a sunny day even though
 it may be raining or snowing!

Monday, March 21, 2011


Did everyone enjoy their first
day of Spring?  Ours was cool,
 pouring(and I mean pouring!)
rain 10 minutes and then 10
 minutes of the sun peeking
thru the clouds.  It was like
that for most of the day.
Today was peek-a-boo with
 the sun and still cool.  We shall
see what Tuesday brings.
Our water went off on Sunday. 
 We have a well so I had to
 go out and flip the switch.  I
came in and turned on the water
 and it wouldn't go on.   Out again
to flip the switch and again the
water wouldn't go on.  Both
times I had turned it on towards
 the hot water.  So the third time
I tried the cold and it came on!
YIPPEE!  But it was short lived
 as it went off again.  So out again
 and on again the water.....let the
 faucet run a couple of minutes and
it stayed on so I thought all was
 okay.  I started a load of laundry
and 2 inches into filling the basin,
 it turned off again.  Good grief,
I didn't know if it had something
 to do with the water-heater or not.
It seemed like every time I had
the hot water on for more than
 a minute or two it shut off.  Anyway,
now a long story short, it was a
broken pipe going to one of the
 outside faucets!  The guys got it
figured out and now, as far as I
 know, I have water again!  I'll let
 you know the next time.  (after
 I take a shower, do a load of
 laundry and use the dishwasher!)
I am getting together the item
for my first give-away and will
post a picture this week.
To enter, please become a follower
 of my blog and if you are already a
 follower just leave a comment and say
 "please enter me in your give-away".
(or something like that  :o)

by Eleanor Roosevelt
We shape ourselves
the joy or fear
Of which the coming
life is made,
And fill our future's
With sunshine or
with shade.
--- Whittier

Friday, March 18, 2011

Did you get pinched?

Did you remember to wear
green yesterday?   I have
 several neat old shamrock
pins I couldn't wait to wear,
but I forgot to wear one!
   Luckily my heavy winter
coat is green so I didn't
get pinched!  Remember
back in grade school, if
you didn't wear green you
got pinched?  I did wear
 a pin today, but not
 quite the same.  :o)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

Help is within,
closer than our heartbeat.

I know, more kale...but this is
from my own little box and I
love it so!

I miss my sweet little
nieces and nephew.
Jasmine turns 5 later
next month, so I will
see them then.  :o)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

JAPAN rescue and Kevin Clash, the man behind Elmo

Yes, I have disappeared for a
 couple of weeks.  Not much
 more to say about that (or
at least at this time.)
I did want to share a couple
of things that I hope you
will find uplifting during
 this sad time for
 Japan and the world.

Sixty-year-old survivor Hiromitsu
Shinkawa waves from wreckage,
 as crew members of Japan
Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF)
Aegis vessel Choukai rescue him. 
"A 60-year-old man was rescued two
days after he was swept miles out
 to sea on the roof of his house by the
 huge tsunami which hit Japan Friday,
 plucked to safety at 12:40 p.m local
 time Sunday (10:40 p.m. Saturday ET)
after he  was spotted nine miles off
 shore by the crew of a Maritime
Self-Defense Force destroyer, the AFP
 said."  To read the rest of this msn
 article, please click HERE
Such good news during this distressing
 time.  Can you imagine the joy, both the
rescuers and Hiromitsu must have felt
when they saw each other?
I am sending Hiromitsu and all
 his country-people loving
 thoughts and prayers.
Please join me.

Only a few more pages left in my
 little Hallmark book.  This quote is
 by Lao-tzu  Chinese philosopher
 (604 BC - 531 BC)
And lastly, to leave you
feeling happy and I hope,
 in a good mood,
 this wonderful interview about
 Kevin Clash, the man who is Elmo!

Click HERE for the article on
Mom & Pop Culture's website.
 This new documentary,
 "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" 
is directed by Constance Marks.
What a nice story showing
Kevin's life and journey as a
puppeteer and becoming not
only Elmo, but several other
characters over the years.
Thanks Kevin for the laughs
and the sweet disposition
 of dear Elmo!
Several years ago, Elmo
was on the Martha Stewart
show and I remember he
said several funny comments
that were just shy of adult
humor....I got such a kick
out of him and have loved
him from that day on.  I was
so happy to see this article
and learn about this talented
 man.  Little Elmo seems so
real, it's hard to believe there
 is a man behind the puppet!
One more thing, I haven't forgotten
my blog giveaway!   More details
  later, but to enter, just become
 a follower of my blog
 and then leave a comment.
If you are already a follower,
just leave a nice comment.
Spring is almost here!