Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving and are ready to kick off the Hanukkah and Christmas seasons.
Being in the Pacific Northwest, I really enjoy the turn of the seasons from Fall to Winter. The leaves in my yard have all fallen off and made their way into yard waste bins. And our Koi fish have officially been weaned off their feeding schedule until next Spring. Time to head inside and cozy up!
Yes, my favorite thing to do at Christmas is to put up our tree. Last year we purchased a fabricated 7 foot tree from our local nursery. It looks so great all done up with twinkle lights and nearly 100 ornaments (am sure some of you can relate!) The cats have seemed to not be that interested in it. It does put off a romantic glow in the front room. I love it!
Next week I’ll start tackling wrapping of small gifts for our girls. They will make their way in the stockings on Christmas eve. Thankfully I had made a couple purchases during various sales throughout the year and “hidden away” these goodies for Christmas gift giving. (I really should do more of this…)
For those of you looking for small stocking stuffers or gelt-giving ideas, feel free to visit my Etsy page. I’ve got a couple special Holiday only items for purchase under $10 and $15.
Enjoy your week! Stay peaceful!
Everyone loves getting a great deal on purchases! I know I do. Have created a Coupon Code for my new Storenvy shop on-line. This precious 5 letter code gets you 5% off any product in my line. Please contact me if you’re looking to make larger purchase for an event [company party, wedding, fundraiser, etc.] I will send you a code for 10% off.
Coupon Code: take5
** This offer good only thru December 10th, 2013. Please allow a minimum of 10 business days for orders over 100.
Yes! The weather has been sunnier. The kids are getting ready to finish up their lat days of school. Trees are bursting with new leaves and bird’s nests. Summer is nearly hear! Can I hear a “Hooray!” from the crowds???
And so it goes, Father’s Day seems to announce that the rite of Summer is upon us. Marketing people have branded the “Dads and Grads” tag for summer sales for decades. This is the perfect time of year to thank dear old Dad for his years of service as a parent fixing all things “broken” and for not completely embarrassing you at the FILL IN THE BLANK event. Retailers are banking on us to crack open the piggy bank to buy him so new underwear, or a shirt, or some cool do-dad for his car. As kids, we just gave him a card and had a special dinner with family time.
Here’s my Dad hanging out enjoying the scenery in Bellingham, WA.
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Speaking of retail, feel free to check out these latest reductions on my Etsy page. Starting July, I’ll be selling my PNW and Beach Themed Wine Charms out of a shop in Poulsbo, WA. Stay tuned for more details!
Have a great Father’s Day!
As much as I love Fall and Winter, the first days of wet and cold really grab hold and make me retreat in doors. Slowly, I make my way outside to take in the sights and smells.
With December now in play, I find myself getting excited for the Holiday season!! Carols are on the radio. Tiny lights line the streets downtown. Leaves pile up in yards beckoning for squirrels to come bury nuts. Neighbors start putting up their Christmas trees and lights. People seem a little friendlier… or maybe I just am!
Been creating all sorts of new goodies for sale. Have taken a handful of Christmas cards and assorted “Wanna-B-RockStar” bling to the Gallery. I’ve loaded up my Etsy site with Holiday Wine Charms and sale gifts. As well as been working on a couple custom orders. (Those are always my favorites!!) Let me know if you have a custom order for the Holidays. You can order thru the Etsy site or email me directly.
A couple recent items shown below!!
for handbags, zippers, you decide!
Holiday Wine Charm Set (Set of 4)
Holiday Bling – comes with gold box for gift giving
Zipper Pull for backpacks, handbags, wallets… you decide
Fun up-cycled elements make this wearable necklace
Holiday Wine Charm Set (Set of 4)
Antique Button Zipper Pull for Wallet or handbag
Golden Present Wine Charms (Set of 6)
Am looking to hear form you what types of holiday traditions you are looking forward to this year…. drop a comment, will ya’?