Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

dont you love this!

this is one of my favorite christmas

Monday, December 22, 2008

kecias pendant~

i received this pendant from kecias etsy and last night i worked to put it into a necklace......
i love this design of hers and want to have everything with her madonna on it!!
thank~you kecia!
if you want a good laugh go here and look at the second square....

Monday, December 15, 2008

terry f's page~

well terry i am finally sending your journal page on its merry way..
hope you like it!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

finally on its merry way~

my journal is finally ready(i think) to send off for the round robin with the girls in my squam workshop theme is nature and it took such a long time to get the creative juices flowing on this until i realized , duh~!, do want you know love best and then every fell into place....i really could keep embellishing the book but it needs to go on its merry way, i can do that when it gets back to me in a year, lol~~
so here are a few sneak peeks of the front and my first page...

Friday, December 12, 2008

full moon rising~

Friday's full moon was the biggest one of the year, with Earth's natural satellite reaching its closest point to our planet.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

check this out!!

if you think this picture of trailer park britney spears
is hilarious!!
go to here and check them all out!!!!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

first snow fall*

first snow fall and biggie is in HEAVEN!! it is always hard to get him and chance marie in
when it turns cold...go to julies blog to see biggie and miss verabelle in action!
hope you are warm and cozy in your neck of the woods!!
julie is out with her mom cutting down our christmas tree!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

round robin~

i have been working diligently every night putting finishing touches on my journal
for the round robin with several of the talented gals from my nina bagley class we all took
in new hampshire...
i also have been working on the page from terry's journal, her first page...
it was very hard for me to find a theme for my journal
i dont know why but it was
and what it came down to finally is
do what you LOVE
and when i did that
everything came together for the journal including
this DARLING picture taken
by my friend deb
she so graciously said i could use in my journal...

page for terry in progress

Sunday, November 30, 2008


i found this article on msnbc this morning and found it so interesting!!
so after you read this go out and get some food for our winter time friends..
times are rough on them too....
ps..beth you are my shining star when it comes to feeding our winter friends
i know they do not go hungry at your cottage!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

give thanks~

today we have much to be thankful for..
times can be tough but you always have your family through thick and thin
and i am most thankful for that...
julie made her delicious french pressed coffee morning
as she does every weekend morning.we spent the early afternoon at my moms eating her delicious turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, rolls
several desserts.vera with my moms dog-gracie

my 2beautiful nieces-maddy and sam, my beautiful daughter-heather with vera and me....

wishing you many family memories...


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

snowmen cometh~

how cute is this family!!!
directions are in this months cloth paper scissors

Saturday, November 22, 2008


i was over at eb's blog last night and she had a post on gratitude and that she was going to start a
it is a wonderful idea and i started mine last makes sense to me after reading christine's explaination as to why it works, i am so in.......
how bout you?
what are you grateful for???

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

and the winners are.......

and because she knows me sooo sooo well-
ellen ......
thanks to all who left comments as it made be feel good that you stopped by......
okay, i will try and have a
little holiday giveaway next month!! so stay tuned..
prizes will go out early next week!


Saturday, November 15, 2008

portal to where contest?

is this an amazing picture?? it came in a email and i think has been making its rounds with no info looks to me like some kind of
magic portal
but to
leave me a comment with your thoughts on
this photo and i will pick one or two out
with the help of chance marie
for a couple of prizes.....
drawing will be on wednesday...

Monday, November 10, 2008

come & gone..

the faeries have come and gone..we did what we do best..
ate, shopped, drank and laughed like fools!!!
here are a few pictures from saturdays road trip..we went to delaware, ohio
home to ohio wesleyan college chartered in 1842..
very charming main street with cute antique stores and restaurants...
the one below~hamburger inn
started in 1932..
fabulous homemade delicious diner food...
gawd! it was heaven, had the best chili, never like i had before and grilled cheese...
it was just darling!! we will return there for sure!!

next door was an awesome antique store,

dont be surprised if you stop by good manor and you see this pulpit in a corner somewhere, lol

across the street was this contraption, lol

we had a great day and later that night we had the season ending bonfire!

a wonderful saturday spent with the bestest of friends...xox

tears and hugs were shed at the airport when we dropped them off..
we love them all so much and cannot wait until we meet again!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


i am not political by any means
but this election is history in the making
and i will be vocal about
our country needing change......
i voted for change!
i found this video tonight and i think it is briliant!!
it was made by will i. am. of the black eyed peas..
check it out!

Monday, November 03, 2008

late on a deadline~

so i have owed someone something and am late in doing so...
but to my defense i really havent found anything that i
felt was right for her..but a few days ago i found something

that i thought was perfect lets hope i was right..
instructions from a A Charming Exchange...

Sunday, November 02, 2008

sunday night~

i know this post is lammo, but that is all i got!
busy this coming week as getting good manor ready for the faeries arrival!
they will start arriving on friday morning from the east coast
west coast and
the land of disney....

Sunday, October 26, 2008

1st halloween party of 2008

well there isnt much i can say is damn we look good! the idea maker behind the group costume is my wonderful friend~sharon andrews
me and marcy decided we both would never had done this for anyone but HER!!
but all in all it was a great party with good margaritas!!
and we took these pictures pre~party at sharons house..
sharon has the best camera .
we all look beautiful with her camera!

Friday, October 24, 2008

gloomy friday~

it is windy cold wet and rainy...
not motivated to do a damn thing....
i have 3halloween parties the next 3saturdays ..
most pressing is tomorrows party
i still need to finish the costume.....see who we are going as...

Monday, October 20, 2008

mail call~

this wonderful doll came in the mail nestled in tightly
with a bag of dark chocolate covered ginger...
it came all the way from nova scotia courtesy of my wonderful friend lani....
she recently took a class making dolls from pipe cleaners, fabric strips and ribbon. wwe both decided that we would d a 1for1 swap...her dolls face is a button which i love and she picked it up at this cool bead shop in bellevue, washington on our way to artfest this past year.....
lani, i love her and the hidden rock and the beautiful bell she carries on her arm..
xoxtis is a sneak peak of my doll that will be on its way to nova scotia, i waasnt sure how to form the body as lanis was formed with pipe cleaners and foam rubber, mine on the other hand is formed with those plastic grocery bags....she is tall and thin but i really love how she turned out..and i hope lani loves her too....
hope y'all are having a great fall monday!!
it is so beautiful here in ohio..

Friday, October 17, 2008

last night~

last night julie our friend~jamie and myself attended the below production at the largest cemetary in our city. it is rich with history and i cannot believe i have never been there ever!
our good friend heather was one of the directors of the production.

below are just some pictures of the show...

it was a great show and i will be back at the cemetary to take some more pictures, i cannot believe how beautiful some of the monuments are..i thought the one below is totally cool as it looks like the letters are dripping blood...okay blood is a stretch but it does look like they are dripping and

i love the ghoulish and creepy especially at halloween...

okay, back to the coffin..

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

randomness at good manor~

just some random pictures at good manor last night.....
deb do not look at the last picture!

chance & nelly
chance & biggie
one of our toads sunning

Saturday, October 11, 2008

saturday at good manor

i think i have made it pretty well know that i LOVE fall.......
the crispness in the air, the bounty of color, bonfires at good manor,
and PUMPKIN PIE with cool whip~~
today was a beautiful fall day

the trees were bursting with color and there was campfire in the air!!

the only thing wrong was that it was in the 70s and not in the 50s

but i am confident that tonight when we have our now famous bonfires

it will be in the 50s and the air wil be perfect..the usual suspects will be here...

deb, kelly, eric, leonard & heather and that sweet alexander, bryce and jen..

of course the dogs will be making an occasional appearance throughout the night..

we will be having adult bevs, hot dogs and of course no fire is complete without s'mores....

so if you are in the vicinity..stop by!!


julie preparing the fire ring for tonights bonfire

good manor from deer field