Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cuteness Galore...

These guys came running when I pulled up with all of my leftovers today! I guess they've been missing me. I had lots of stuff for them, too.
And this little fellow tried his best to give me kisses, but he had competition...and everybody was happy by the time I left...Happy Tuesday!!!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"Youth lives on hope, old age on remembrance." ~ French proverb

Saturday, December 27, 2008

End Of Year Clearance Sale.....

...starting tomorrow {Sunday, December 28th @ 8 am} ~ lots of things in the shop will be 50% off, plus I'll have a $10 Earring special. So don't miss out!!

Happy Saturday!!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas Everybody!!!

Have a wonderful one!
♥ & Peace On Earth ~ Kathy

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Happy Saturday!

Hello, hello! We are still at the beach ~ having a wonderful time and enjoying the visit with our friends. My Sister & her boyfriend are coming down today to spend a couple of days with us, too. I can't wait to see her! The weather has been a little grim, sorta overcast & muggy, but it made great weather for a little shopping. Check out this oven mitt:Now is this the silliest thing you ever saw! It is so uncomfortable on your hand. I'm sure I would drop something trying to use it. I just don't get the whole "finger" separation thing??? Very strange. I guess that's why it was on clearance @ "Tuesday Morning". But our real treat of the day was the "Grits à Ya Ya" @ "The Fish House" in Pensacola. It's the best stuff I have ever put in my mouth {honest}. Yummmmmmmmmmm:
And now the chef, Jim Shirley, has a cook book out called "Good Grits" with the recipe! Now, I read over the recipe and they left out the "shredded, oven baked sweet potatoes" that are piled on the top! I'm going to try it when I get back home, but I'm sure I can never make it taste the same! Maybe if I used that mitt........

Have a great weekend!!!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Whimsical Art, Giant Bubbles & Llamas...

These little guys were so much fun! I think there were about 8 or 10 of them {total} and they just walked around and visited everyone all day @ the "Whimsical Art Show". The kids & dogs loved them! They were really sweet and love getting "hugs" ~ this little guy's name is "Rockstar".And these giant bubbles were awesome! But the real *hit* of the day were these guys:"The Mason Jar Drinkers" ~ a delightful group of young men from Brevard College that were just amazing & so much fun to listen to. The weather was perfect {a little chilly, but perfect none the less}. There were lots of shoppers, lots of wonderful art & great food! Wayne and I were serving "Chicken & Sausage Gumbo" {that I got up and made a huge pot of @ 7:oo yesterday morning}, which was eaten up within a couple of hours and everybody loved it! So, I'm glad I stayed home for a few extra days to do this show and I can't wait to do it again next year! And a huge *thanks* to Ms. Shannon Whitworth for making it all possible ~ Thank you, Shannon!

I'm off to fill some orders and start packing up for the beach. Have a happy Sunday!

♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"Don't just be good, be good for something" ~ Unknown

Thursday, December 11, 2008

There's "Sneaux" in Louisiana!!!

"Mike The Tiger" ~ the "L.S.U." mascot! This picture {courtesy of my sister's e-mail & thank you to whomever took it} is of him in his pen this morning! Can you believe it! Next thing you know Sarah Palin will want to ship all of the "endangered Polar Bears" to Louisiana! At least the ones she knows about! So much for global warming, Al ~ go put a "tiger in your tank"! Anyhoo, these earrings were made to honor the tiger & the Louisiana Snow:I named them "Snow Tiger". And here are a few other new little goodies I made today {thanks to the rainy, dreary weather}. But I think bad weather makes me more creative because I'm not hurrying to be outside.These are called "Sugar-n-Spice" ~ you know, something a little "Christmassy"And then this awesome necklace I named "Branch Out" ~ I just love it! I think it's right up there with one of my most favorite EVER creations ~ the little glass leaves are just gorgeous.

Hope you are staying warm & dry ~ Happy Thursday!!
♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball." ~ Doug Larson

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Music Monday & Whimsical Women...

Music Monday was at our house this past Monday!!! We had about 20 people show up. But about 1/2 way through the night I got really, really sick. I think I ate some bad chicken, or something. I ended up going to bed and leaving everybody playing music in my living room. And poor Wayne had to clean up all the mess afterwards. But everybody had a really good time and the music made me sleep better {between trips to the bathroom}. My stomach is still not quite right. I think I had a touch of salmonella! Now I'm afraid to eat chicken.
...hee hee - Ozzy & Lita's "Halloween avatar" ~ for some reason the "chicken" made me think of it and laugh. So tonight I'm just going to eat some soup, or something. I have to get better for the "Whimsical Women" Art Show/Sale this Saturday, hosted by Shannon Whitworth!!! I hope we have a good turn out. The weather is supposed to be nice, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. And then next Tuesday, we are headed to the beach for a week of "R & R" ~ I can't wait!!!
Here's one new thing I've made ~ I really love it, too! The Chalcedony Druzy is just awesome! And, of course, it's for sale in the shop if you feel you must have it! There won't be another one like it, I promise :)

Happy Wednesday!!! ♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

"He that plants a tree loves others besides himself." ~ Thomas Fuller

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Show & Tell...

[My Booth!] ~ this past Friday & Yesterday kicked off a back to back weekend Art show. But next weekend we'll be outside again {burrrrr}! Thanks to Paula, we had a great space and lots of fun! Some really awesome Artists showed up, with some great things, like this bag:
modeled by Carolyn....and these awesome yummy treats & organic coffee:from Mike & Anne...wonderful music from The Moon Shine Babies:A "Santa" bartender {none other than Wayne, of course}:And what night could possibly be complete without a visit from little Jack:Happy Sunday!!! ♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

{I know I've used this quote before, but it really is the most appropriate for this post and, besides, it's a really awesome quote and one worth using more than once}
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." ~ Aristotle

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Wanna Be A Dog In My Next Life!

...this was "after" he woke up from his nap
..he can stay like this for hours! Unless, of course, he hears Wayne downstairs opening the pantry door :)

Happy Tuesday! ♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?"” ~ Winnie the Pooh {and probably applies to Ozzy, too}

Monday, December 1, 2008

Sneak Preview...

Our Christmas card I made for this year! I really like how it turned out. I'm having them printed and them mailing them in square envelopes. They should be really cute! And, for some "very special" little peeps, you'll be getting one of these:It's a "limited edition" Christmas card by none other than Ms. Emily Martin!

Happy Monday!!! Look what was outside my window today:"booshie" {a word that my mother used and my Sister and I have always used for cold} ~ yes, it's "sneaux" and it's still fluttering around out there and will be most of the evening. So, I'm going to make me some hot tea and snuggle up by the fire.

♥ & peace always ~ Kathy

“Poetry and Hums aren't things which you get, they're things which get you. And all you can do is go where they can find you.” ~ Winnie the Pooh