The ramblings of Mrs. Smith as she shops, decorates and anything else she deems funny!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we carved our pumpkins and also celebrated my Mom's birthday.

Drama Queen posing as a Dragon Slayer with her dragon pumpkin.

I made a pirate skull.

I was kinda of impressed myself how well it turned out.

Drama Queen's dragon pumpkin.

Boy Wonder's Zombie pumpkin and Mr. Smith's VW pumpkin.

Grandpa's monster pumpkin.

My Mom was still carving her pumpkin when we decided to bring out the cake. 

Of course, I forgot to take a picture of her pumpkin when she was done but trust me it turned out cool too!

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's always fun creating Etsy Treasuries!

Hopefully Mr. Smith will get the HINT!

If not I might just have to order for myself!

Oh since I'm mentioning the holidays and shopping~
I thought I would just add that

has many unique items that would make great gifts
they are
very affordable too!

Just added more to the shop today!

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls

Easy recipe from my Betty Crocker cookbook.

Don't have time to give you the recipe- just google it!

See I have a Doctor's appointment today.

Oh yeah,  I need to see that Doctor too.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Urgent: Please address this issue immediately!

Dear The Smith Hotel Management,

It has come to our attention that one of our guests is not following the standard protocol.  Every other guest is required to make sure their personal items are kept tidy.  This guest has blatantly ignored the standard procedure.

This guest also continues to shed large amounts of white hair and leaves their personal items laying around the entire Hotel.  In fact, this guest acts as if she is in charge.  We fear that a revolt might occur among the other guests when they see this guest blatantly refuse to abide by the rules that make cohabitation harmonious. 

Being a Princess should not give this guest the right to "Piddle" on the carpet while the other guests would receive sever punishment.   The staff is also tired of having to get a special treat for this guest every morning when she awakens.  

The Smith Hotel prides itself in being a "safe" environment for all but feels that this guest would "attack" a new arrival.    She has already bitten her Doctors on more than one occasion. 

We took the liberty of including some photos of the guest in question.

While the other guests can not "sit" on the back of the couch and chair.  She ignores this rule.  We were not trying to hide the fact that we were taking a picture of her while violating this rule.  In fact, she stayed in this position the whole time while house keeping was cleaning this area.  She offered no help at all.

Obviously this guest has no fear of authority as she actually posed for this close up. 

Please note that if these issues are not addressed soon, the paying guests will protest the favoritism shown to this guest.


The Hired Help

Monday, October 18, 2010

Another new location~Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay is now going to sell my little pumpkins!

I'll be making a series of Northern California destinations bottle cap pendants that will be for sale too.

I'll also be selling more bird's nest pendants there too!

Today is also my son's 12th birthday~it sure has flown by!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Tag Party......

Kiera over at ChambersMade tagged me for a tag party.

Ok I am so not the friend to:

a. respond to chain letters (yes I know you could die by choosing not to answer but I like to live on the wild side).

b. send you 2 potholders if I get one, or whatever you have to send in order to receive 49 potholders. Who needs that many anyways?

c. Become a coffee snob because everyone else is.....I choose tea (and Dr. Pepper)~Thank you for asking!

So here are Kiera's questions~ some of which I won't even answer because well it just insults my intelligence.

1. If you're a everyday coffee drinker do you set the auto brew the night before or make it every morning? If you're not a coffee drinker...well, I got nothing for you...

Get over yourself Coffee Snob-no pure tea drinker would even ask this stupid question!

2. If you could have an orchard with only one type of fruit tree what would it be?

Really?  What kind of question is this?  I have 6 fruit trees, pear, apple, nectarine, apricot, lemon, lime and orange.  I embrace all kinds of fruit-not going to be narrow minded.

3. Choose 2 people, living or dead, that you'd love to invite to Thanksgiving dinner...two people you've never met...and do you think the 2 would get along...(not Jesus...yes, he is alive, but I'm hoping you've all met him!)

Again-Really?  I don't want no dead stinky people at my Thanksgiving dinner!  GROSS! 2 people I've never met~wouldn't that be kinda of awkward?   How would I know if they would get along if I've never met them before?

4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years...and Are you where you wanted to be now 5 years ago?
I have no claim to know my future.  I'll get back to you in 5 years and let you know!

5. what is your "throw down" meal...the meal that you usually have the ingredients on hand to make and you can make it fast without the recipe...

S&W chili beans, shredded cheese(purchased shredded-that's right~you heard me-already shredded), and Juanita tortilla chips.
Nachos! I buy in bulk.  We eat this meal weekly if not biweekly.

6. choose one

Day at the Spa with your best friend...Day in a cozy cabin with your husband...Day at an amusement park with your family...

Don't like the choices. I want to spend a month with or without my family in a Cotswold's cottage. Hang out in the local pub with the locals, wear wellies and a huge cream sweater(with jeans).  Possibly solve a local murder by going around and being noisy.  Oh wait~isn't that a book I just read?

7. do you have a life verse or saying?

Never say Never.  

I might just have to change that since I can't say that I will Never answer one of these "Tag Parties" again.

Sorry no pictures were included in this blog post.....guess Kiera didn't think about that one-did ya?

If you are thinking I am a little sassy today-it could be that I spent all day yesterday with Kiera making $25 and she insulted me by thinking that I am 40.....No I am not and won't be for months!

I think I might need my Dr. Pepper right now!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Doing some window shopping

Doing some dreaming/shopping.....
I found these...

I would feel so European walking (from my car-drive 6 miles each way) in the rain to pick up my daughter from school.

Hey~ a girl's gotta dream sometimes! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Green Baby Expo this Saturday!

Just a little preview of what I will be selling at Green Baby Expo this Saturday.

More pumpkins, tea towels, bird's nest pendants, and bottle cap pendants.

Many to debut at this show!

Monday, October 11, 2010

More Kiefer Pears

Tonight the four of us picked 35 pounds of pears.
From this one little tree...

There is still more to pick....

We will be having several pear pies for Thanksgiving this year!


Bird's Nest Pendants and Earrings at California Decor Store

Tina at California Decor Store is now going to sell my Bird's Nest Pendants and Earrings!

Each one is one of a kind!

Plus I have some of my popular bottle cap pendants for sale there as well!

Tina has a lovely shop!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

An Afternoon at the Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday afternoon the family with Grandma and Grandpa went to our local pumpkin patch.

Acres of pumpkins to choose from...

Self portrait~ to prove that I was there!

I love pumpkins!

These pumpkins too!

Mr. Smith was able to join us after spending his first week at his new job!

2 wheel barrows full of pumpkins!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Creating more for my next event-Green Baby!

Creativity is on a roll around here!  Must be the pressure of the next big event- The Green Baby Expo on October 16th.

Making more felted sweater pumpkins....
The green ones are already spoken for.

My first owls I made have found new homes so I created a few more.

Drama Queen wants the middle one in the back really bad-it's cashmere.

By the time I finished the baby owls tonight, Drama Queen was asleep so the little guys will get named tomorrow.

I'm kinda of thinking they would make cute ornaments for Christmas.

Hmmm an owl themed could work.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Some "Professional" Pictures of my Booth!

Leave it to a professional!

Hannah at h2photography saved my bacon!

Zizi -The Green Mum and I joined forces.

Sold a plethora of tea towels.

Patrick the Owl went to a good home.  Drama Queen likes to name the owls.  I'll be making more and adding her names to them!

Bottle cap pendants and Bird's Nest pendants were a hit!

Even sold the angel wings on my mannequin.

Hannah was gracious enough to let me use these photos of my booth!

Otherwise it would just be this:
If you looked around us you would see the booth!