Etsy Shop Sale


After a couple of inquiries from customers on my Etsy site, I have added a ‘BlackFriday10’ discount coupon for 10% off on anything in my Etsy shop!  This discount is good through the end of the day on Monday, December 2nd.  You may follow the link here to my Etsy shop, or click on the “Visit my Etsy Shop” link in the sidebar.  Enjoy shopping!


My Favorite Things


In thinking about Thanksgiving Day tomorrow and all the many blessings I have to be thankful for, I am also reminded of a wonderful little song from the “Sound of Music” movie.  Some of the lyrics go like this:

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels
Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings
These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things

In thinking about all I have to be thankful for, I too am reminded of a few of my favorite things, like:

Homemade chocolate pie
Grass blowing in the wind
The contagious laughter of children
Scruffy little dogs
Music of Andrea Bocelli
Crisp autumn days
White clapboard houses
The midnight blue of stormy skies
Rummaging through antique stores
Deep purple iris flowers
The antics of squirrels
Snow-covered mountaintops

These things, and so many more, are guaranteed to put a smile on my face!  So, what are a few of your favorite things that you are thankful for?  Leave me a note in the comments and let me get to know you better!

Brush Those Teeth!


With Thanksgiving just around the corner and plenty to feast on, just remember to brush those teeth!

Disclaimer: Gracie really does get her teeth properly brushed. This was the first time we ever used the poultry flavored toothpaste from C.E.T. As you can tell, it was quite liked! And, helping her brush her teeth is always much easier without a camera in one hand…just saying…