Monthly Archives: November 2008

In the Spirit of Giving …

Happy post-Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a wonderful celebration of family, friends, love and gratitude. I wanted to let all my local friends know … that in the spirit of giving … (which I have been writing about here) … I will be at Borders Bookstore in Bangor today from 3-7pm … wrapping […]

Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope you all enjoy a wonderful meal with family and friends! May we all share some love and laughter today … and everyday. Oh, and don’t forget to watch “It’s A Wonderful Life“. It is a tradition in our home … and no matter how many times I have seen it, I still cry […]


“For it is in giving that we receive.”– St. Francis of Assisi “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.”– Bhagavad Gita “Some people give time, some money, some their skills and […]

Forecast: Snow.

The SNOW. It has arrived. And I am trying to make peace with it. I think it will be easier this year than any other in my adult life … as now I am not living in the country anymore … so snow does not equal isolation, depression and fear of being trapped without neighborly […]

The 100 Sales Giveaway!

Thank you all for your support of my shop over these past few months! I am now happy to say that I have reached over 100 sales … which seems like a nice “landmark” to celebrate. So, I am offering up one of my Upcycled Golden Book Journals AND one of my Magnet Sets for […]

100 Sales!

I totally slacked on posting yesterday … and I almost did today … but I thought I’d drop in to say that I am so thrilled to have reached 100 sales in my Etsy store. I think this calls for a giveaway! I will be back this evening to post the details. Or I may […]

Sorting Through The Past.

Since moving to our new place, I have slowly been going through all of our old photographs in an attempt to reduce the number of photo boxes that we have been storing for so many years. I mean, do we really need to keep every single photo that we took of Disneyworld in 1991? Only […]

Some Bargains to Share.

Hi all. I just wanted to “pop in” to share some bargains with you that I recently found on I purchased them all myself, so can attest for their quality. If you are interested, better get ’em while you can, as quanities are limited: The Night Before Christmas: Hardcover. $6.99. Absolutely gorgeous papercut artwork. […]

Adoption Fundraising / Holiday Shopping.

I cannot bear to imagine what my life would be today had I not been able to fundraise for the adoption of my son. Let’s face it, like it or not, adoption is expensive … and many would-be-parents need to get very creative in order to fund their adoption journeys. Halis and I held some […]