Friday, May 30, 2008

The Crafty Cottage Giveaway!

And the winner is......... RobinBirdsNest!!!
Thank you ALL for stopping by my blog and entering!
Hope you'll visit again soon!!

Kim over at The Twice Remembered Cottage - One Woman's Cottage Life is hosting a blogwide giveaway! There are a lot of amazing items being given away this weekend! There isn't much time, but I thought I'd give it a try myself!

Here's what I'm giving away:

A mini-cupcake pan full of crafty bits...

alphabet tiles, wooden alphabet bits, game pieces, handstamped tickets, vintage plastic bells, bottlecaps, pastel eggs charms, forget-me-nots, vintage buttons, thimble, doves and a birdie whistle

To be entered into the drawing, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post up until 4PM (California time) on the drawing date of May 31st. You do not have to have a blog to enter, but if your comment doesn't link back to a blog, be sure to leave an e-mail address so that I can notify you if you win!

Don't forget to click on the Cottage Giveaway tag to enter all of the other giveaways! Better hurry, today (May 30th) is the last day to sign up for some of them!!

More Treasures Found

Not that I have room for all of this stuff, but I just can't resist pretty junque!!

A pretty head vase from ebay.

A perfume bottle and tiny vase ($3 thrift store).

A tea/luncheon set ($6.50 thrift store)

This little rack was $2 at Savers. It was originally gold, but I've painted it.
Waiting for more inspiration to make it pretty!

3 mini tin molds ($1.50 thrift store)

Vintage Industrial Roovers NY Tapewriter Label Maker
This thing weighs a TON!! Has a metal tag on it from So. Cal. Gas Co.

Monday, May 26, 2008

My Birthday Loot!!!

What a lovely birthday!!
Even though it was a crazy-busy week, I really did have a nice day!!

The gals in my Bible study group celebrated my day with me! My leader, Sharon made me a yummy cake with strawberries and whipped cream and our hostess, Annette gave me the daisy plant and COOL birthday glasses!!

My friend, Teresa took me to Cheesecake Factory for lunch the day before.
Look at all of the cute cupcake stuff she gave me!!

Cupcake Mug from Teresa!!

My Mama sent me this TOTALLY cute veggie mini muffin pan!
Can't wait to use it!!

More cupcake love from my friend, Cherie!!
She even made me cupcakes!!!

I have ALWAYS wanted one of these mini-cake stands!
Woo-hoo!! Now I have one!!! The chocolate cupcakes were DELISH!!!!

My friend Elmo sent me some Sweet Debbie's Organic Cupcakes.
They were a bit beat up after their trip. I ate one right away - Vanilla/Vanilla!

I also got flowers from my Hubby, a Starbucks gift card, Old Navy gift card and a Target gift card! My friend Lisa and I had a belated celebration and went to a Moroccan restaurant for dinner! Fun, fun!!!

All in all, turning 37 wasn't so bad! Not yet anyway...

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well, today's the day - another year older!!

There's nothin' like gettin' old to make you realize how overweight and out of shape you are! UGH!! My birthday present to myself... GET HEALTHY!!

Take a look at this little cutie...

Ah, those were the days - I never had to watch what I ate (Mom took care of that), out growing my clothes was a good thing, a bad hair day was fixed by Mom taping a bow to my head...

Happy Birthday to me!!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Teacher Appreciation Week

Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week at our school. We had the Spring Musical on Tuesday too! Being that I'm Hospitality Coordinator AND co-Room Mom, it was quite a week!!

Take a peek...

I made this cupcake for my oldest son's teacher, Mrs. Vogelvang.

I made these cupcakes for my youngest son's teacher, Mrs. Barrera.
It was her birthday too!
The little blond guy is mine!!

I made another batch of danish for Mrs. V and included my FAVORITE tea from Boca Java, Cherry Paradise.

AND... Friday was the big Teacher Appreciation Luncheon. My theme was, "A Prairie Picnic". I completely switched things up by holding the luncheon outside. A few teachers grumbled at the thought of being outside, but I think in the end, they all really enjoyed themselves. Whew! My last luncheon as Hospitality Coordinator!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I'm a Busy Girl!!!

Busy, busy, busy!!
Just wanted to take a sec and show ya what GypsyMermaid sent me for the Vintage Ephemera Swap.

Look at this LOVELY box she made for me!! It's so pretty that I decided to hang it on the wall in my craft corner...

Look at all of the goodies that were in the box...

Fun! Fun! Fun! Thanks Sarah!!!

Oh, can you spot any of my Enchanted Swap treasures...

Gotta run! Hopefully I'll have more pictures to share this weekend!!