Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween! This is a special card made just for my blog supporters. I took the photo last night of the Jack-O-Lantern I carved and created the card this morning. Isn't he fun?

Did you know?
Halloween, referred to as All Hallows' Eve, was originally a holiday celebrated by various northern European Pagans, in which they honored the dead. Costumes and masks were worn to mimic the evil spirits. It was celebrated on October 31, since this was the last day of the Celtic calendar, and the celebration dates back some 2,000 years.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Costume Part 2

Halloween is only one day away and my sweet dog now has the best dog costume ever. As promised...the final result of the Konasaur! haha Hope you get as good of a laugh out of this as we have! She is such a good sport. Although...she kind of freezes when she is wearing it and only moves her eyes. HAHA Would absolutely love to hear your thoughts on this one!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Halloween Costume

Well, it is safe to say that my mother is in need of grandchildren. She is super crafty and has been venting that energy towards giving my oh so cute dog a great dinosaur Halloween costume. Yay!

Surprisingly, Kona has been very cooperative during her fittings. I know this thing has been quite a chore since dog costume patterns only come in small dog sizes, but not only does it fit, it will have to be taken in a little before the big day.

This is just the beginning of an adorable costume. She will be adding polka dots too. I will definitely post photos of Kona in her final costume. Cutest. Doggie. Ever. Stay tuned for the final masterpiece!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall Flowers

This beautiful fall morning, of 70 degrees with a cool breeze, I have been cleaning out the dead brush in all of my flower beds. Forgetting how many flower beds I have to clean, is something I easily manage to do. I focused on my front yard today by planting some purple, orange and yellow pansies. Pansies add such great color to carry through until Spring. I also added a pretty pink Snapdragon and potted a white mum, which in my a perfect Fall flower!

The rich purple color of these sell me every year! I put some in my flower bed walking into the front of my house and also added a small pot by my front door.

Ahhh...Snapdragons. I may have to go get a few more of these... white Mum! I love it and can't wait for it to be a blanket of white flowers when entering my home!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Healing Teas

The past few weeks, I have been working with Blissful Heights Healing Center. Blissful Heights is a rare gem in Birmingham, and I'm helping the center to promote business and package some new organic healing teas that they are offering for sale in their shop.

While designing the labels for the teas, I have learned so much more about teas than I knew prior to starting on this project! Did you know there was a such thing as a "Blooming Tea?" I...did not. They are quite beautiful.

Check out this photo (which I borrowed from

This particular one is a white tea. If you are interested, you should really check out the website. Teas, etc. is another good site.

And since we are talking about teas, here is a photo I took in the shop at Blissful Heights. It is just of one, of the many, Asian-styled tea pots she has for sale.

The shop also carries a lovely line of jewelry called Satya. The pieces are elegant, unique and high quality.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Nature in the South

It was another absolutely gorgeous, perfect fall weekend here in Alabama. Unfortunately, I spent quite a bit of time behind this computer getting work done but found time to snag a few hours to soak up the days.

Early in the day, I went into my backyard and just took some shots of a few basic things around the patio. I got this cool photo of a fern branch. One that has struggled to come back to life after my many days of neglect last winter.

While on a walk with Kona behind the elementary school down the street, I noticed wildflowers growing all over the place. I decided to walk back over closer to sun down and was able to catch a few of these wild free-growing beauties.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Shop for the CURE!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In doing my part to help fund the cure, my mother and I will be walking in the local Race for the Cure on October 11th. Also, as part of the Southeastern US Etsy Street Team, I will be running a promotion in my shop!

From now until October 31st - 25% of all sales, out of the "For the CURE" section of my shop, will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation For the Cure!

Here's a link to the For the Cure section of my shop...Check it out! Help out the CURE!