October 31, 2010

On this most spooky day...

The witch she does decree.
Cats, cats, more cats,
A familiar you just need,
perhaps among the local folk,
yours you will see.

A search you must obey.

A trip to find the cats meow.

or shades of candy corn,

musical cats,

frightening cats,

comical cats

ngbat cats,

gaming cats,

stripped cats

holiday cats,

A retro cat,

Last but not least the Gothic cat!

Which one did you decide.
Out of the few you see above
They Might have friends waiting for you
Click each one to find out more.

Enjoy you trip and this game.


October 25, 2010

Do you read Romance?

22 Percent of Romance Readers are Men

A very interesting article about individuals who read Romance.

How many of you know there are many different sub genre of romance, and which do you prefer?

  • Contemporary Romance is set after World War II
  • Historical Romance is set before World War II
  • Romantic Suspense involves an intrigue or mystery for the protagonists to solve
  • Paranormal Romance blends the real with the fantastic or science fictional.
  • Science Fiction Romance is a romance novel that takes place in a story that would otherwise be classified as a science fiction story.
  • Fantasy Romance, also known as Romantic Fantasy, is a subgenre of fantasy fiction, describing a fantasy story using many of the elements and conventions of the romance genre.
  • Time-travel Romances are a version of the classic "fish out of water" story. In most, the heroine is from the present day and travels into the past to meet the hero.
  • Inspirational Romance, as the market exists today, combines explicitly Chriistian themes with the development of a romantic relationship.
  • Multicultural Romance typically features a hero and/or heroine who is African-American, although some multicultural lines also include Asian or Hispanic heroes or heroines or interracial relationships.
  • Erotic Romance, sometimes called romantica, is a blend of romance and erotica.
My present favorite, Bite Me If You Can: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands. Of course my favorite changes often. Can you name yours?

October 23, 2010

My day at the flea market!

I spent my day at the flea market with about 600 books. It is not close to the house, at 5am I loaded the car with the intentions of spending the day....

"The Flea Market of Ortiz Avenue is Southwest Florida's oldest and most unique flea market. Most loved by locals. With nearly 600 spaces, we offer everything from A - Z."

What did I learn. Next time do more research. If I had Spanish books I would have sold out in the first hour.

Children are the same everywhere. I had a family stop by with three little girls. Each girl picked out a book and immediately wanted to sit down and read, while the parents wanted to shop. They passed my booth three times and I could watch the girls progress by the way they held the book.

The day was very slow. But sunny and mild will I do it again, probably once or twice when I need to download my inventory.

What will I do with the rest of my evening?

Put my books in order and record the sales.

October 21, 2010

Happy Halloween Already

We have 10 days left for Halloween. I cannot believe it.

This fellow is dressed for Halloween and waiting for treats. Since he is in disguise you have to click on the link to see his costume.

If you only get one or two tricksters you could give them Balloon Animals, of course once you start they will want them all year round.

I have been dieting this year, I am not giving out candy! Last year 10 tricksters came to my door, the year before 100, hard to predict the volume of treats order, left over candy is not good for me! Out goes the candy and in goes ..... I will keep you posted on what treat I decided to give, when the shipment arrives. The only way to keep myself out of the candy dish!

Hum, I wonder if the Gorilla knows Halloween is coming.

October 18, 2010

Just an artsy Day!

Comycgyrl Collectibles has an eye for art!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Perentie Art by Elaine Williams

What a eye I wish I had been at the auction to watch her bid on the the Art work. I did not see it up for sale, so perhaps she has not got it listed or has decided to keep it.

Se does have a wonderful figurine That would go perfectly in any home take a look at this... adorable frog!

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Finish at last and boxed to go...

I blogged earlier about the baby blanket I was crocheting, here is a photo of the finish product.

As you can tell she is having a baby boy.

I finished Saturday morning and have it boxed to ship today. I missed the shower being so far away.

Priority mail it goes.

I Love crafts

Monday seems to be the day I am looking at other blogs the second one,

Sassy News I read today has a very nice article on inexpensive gifts. The one that caught my eye is the Manicure Kit take a look.

Now when I manage to tear my way past all the great ideas she has, I found she also sells handcrafted items on is this adorable Handmade
Sheep Bib & Burp Cloth Set If you have or had children you know this is one of the most indispensable items you can use with your baby! What a great idea to have them matching! I wonder if could use these to count sheep!

Now for mom, you could give her freshwater pearl earrings. These are great they do not dangle for little hands to grab. I have three sizes available. I have also paired two sizes for a mother & daughter set!

And the prettiest blog award goes to...

Lilacs n Dreams ....

It not every day I come across a blog where I am pulled in by the Lilac coloring. This morning I was greeted with a pumpkin at the head of the blog. I followed the blog to her site. She does have some wonderful finds one is a Nem France Blue and White Decorative Plate!

Yes I love to shop how about you...

October 15, 2010

The World of a rambler.

I sit here in my chair. I have an afgan I am working on for my niece's baby, due next week! A cup of coffee at my side. I have several boxes of books to work on, but today I just do not feel like doing it. The baby is coming, I will start crocheting when I complete this blog.

Yesterday and all of this week I have had a cold and cough! Driven to 5 doctors appointment with my husband and look forward to a quiet morning. I have two packages I will drop in the mail, on my way to my husband's next doctors appointment. Tomorrow, I plan on going to a local flea market and seeing what I can find, or perhaps next week when the cough clears up.

I have a weeks worth of laundry to do and two weeks worth of cleaning to accomplish this coming weekend.

To the side are purses to photograph, papers to file and a months worth of work to do in a week.

Right now my interest is the new baby coming! I wish I could be there for the birth.

October 14, 2010


I looked at

Yarny Wonders -and then some!

Followed some links..

You will adore these handcrafted dolls ! They are not toys, but they are absolutely adorable. Check them out! By Barb

Picture them on your miniature tree this Christmas or your mantel!

Click the link and check out the others!

The Value of Art.

What type of art do you decorate your home with do you ever look at it enjoy it?

Mediterranean Seaside Town Painting Many Cypress

Many of us hang a piece of art because it fills the space. But do you enjoy the art you have hung?

Mediterranean Seaside Painting Cypress

My belief is a piece of art is something you want to look at daily. It must have the something you want to see. Can you frame a child's drawing? Definitely, I framed one of my daughters, when she was 10. I still have it hanging today.

Does your art have to match? No it does not, you are not one-dimensional neither should your art be. You can hang a Renoir next to a botanical watercolor, or a Dali next to a charcoal sketch.

Perhaps you like Photographic art. The photo of the Old shoes just pulls me in. You can check it out on Random Oasis Photography

Scenic View of Mediterranean Seaside Town

Scenic View of Mediterranean Seaside Town

 You may not be able to afford a home on the ocean, but you can hang an ocean view as a serene setting for your home.

 How do you frame a photo or piece of art. My suggestion take the art with you. Lay the frame over it does it enhance the art? Perhaps matting?

I have three small painting listed with Mediterranean Seaside setting. I am showing one piece here with three different styles of frame. Which of these frames would you prefer?

October 12, 2010

Chicken again! Fried Rice!

I did a rotisserie chicken recipe the other day I hope you enjoyed it. Today I did a pseudo Fried rice. I will admit it is not as good as the authentic, but I think I was close.


I began with 3/4 cup diced onion sauteed over med-low heat, I then measured out 1/2 cup rice, tossed that into the onion mixture added 1 cup of homemade chicken stock, 1 - 1 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables. a dash of salt and pepper, cover and simmer approx 1o minutes. While cooking I diced 1 cup rotisserie chicken. I added the chicken to the top to warm about 5 more minutes. Just before serving I added 2 teaspoons soy sauce.

I have a mild allergy to eggs so I dished up one plate, then scrambled 1 egg into the second portion.

Serve hot of course.

Now this is not "fried" but it does not stick to my skillet and takes very little fat to produce.

Something seemed to be missing or is it my cold any suggestions?

October 10, 2010

Tea cup lamps!

A Great Holiday Gift Idea!

I found these wonderful instruction on Shades ETC's blog for creating your own teacup lamp!

If you do not want to make your own you can find them already completed! check these out

Not only does the site feature tea cups but tea pots also!

With the holidays coming these unique lamps would make an exquisite gift for the tea lover in your life.

Now if you want to create your own and do not have a spare teacup I can offer a few styles.

The first would be sweet!

Cup and Saucer Adderley Forget Me Not/Sweet Forget Me Not

Pair this with violets and a cream colored shade for a wonderful little girls night light!

The Second Elegant

Wedgwood California Cup and Saucer Set (Footed) Wedgwood China

A perfect bridal shower gift this cup and saucer turned into a lamp with a cream silk shade matching silk roses and baby's breath!

And the third would be unique accent piece with room to store your small jewelry.

Vintage Lefton China "Wheat" Snack Plate and Cup 8 piece Set

Although I sell these as a set they would make unique gifts for a bridal party! I would top with a Gold shade and have wheat stems rising from the cup.

Now if you like these ideas but do not want to do your own contact Shades ETC about making your special accent lamp at 716-450-3025.

I'm green with envy!

I spotted this scarf at the Eccentric Thrifter's Blog. Only a fellow needle worker will appreciate the hours spent making this scarf!

Now I expected the price to reflect the time put into making this beautiful scarf.
If you found it on another well known site, you could expect to pay $50. You will not believe her price it is very affordable!

I would have it in my wardrobe, if I did not live in Florida!

How she finds the time to make all these beautiful one of a kind scarves and hats, I do not know.

I expect if you contacted her, she could do one in the color you wanted! Perhaps your school colors? You just have to allow for the hours a custom color would take!

She also deals in books, clothing and housewares, if I do not have what you are looking for, she may!

Good luck hunting your next deal!

October 9, 2010

Online "Sidewalk Sale"

Grab bags have sold out

Do you remember the days of a sidewalk sale. One of the joys was the ever present grab bag. You can get a
$0.69 grab bag of Romance Novels.

I have 15 "bags" made up. Will you be the lucky ones to get a pair of earrings tucked inside?

Yes I am reusing photos!

Option 2 a Potluck romance novel just
$0.25 One of these is a first edition!

Of course you pay the shipping.

Sale Whatnot site wide, Sunday October 10, 2010 until October 31, 2010 Enter Ghost4000 for 20% off Google Checkout purchase over $20.00 before taxes and shipping.

New to Whatnot, toys to help you complete your early Christmas shopping.

Of course Jewelry is always get it goes on sale Oct 20th for those of you who read this blog!