Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Saturday, May 7, 2011
|Old Mill District Shopping/Restaurants|
|Farewell Bend Park|
|Farewell Bend Park|
|View from my Neighborhood|
|Elk Lake with Mt. Bachelor|
|The View from Mt. Bachelor|
|Mt Bachelor Ski Resort|
|Old Downtown Bend|
|Drake Park/ Mirror Pond|
with Cascade Range in View
Thursday, May 5, 2011
This is Bruno. How could I ever have a bad day with him by my side? And I mean constantly by my side. He follows me all around the house. Never lets me out of his sight. He thinks he is a watch dog and protects me from all the evil bicycle riders outside.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I used to sell on www.etsy.com. If you don't know what Etsy is you need to click on the link and see what you have been missing out on for the last several years. Especially if you are one of those gals that loves to shop. Besides Facebook, and now my blog, Etsy is the only other website that I go to every day. Now, I don't buy something every day, but I do look and find things that I love and then add them to my Favorites Page. And when I feel like I have some extra money and want to treat myself I will go to that page and buy something. I also love to buy gifts, party supplies, jewelry, bags or purses, funny stuff, art work, and vintage supplies for my crafting projects.
I have been called a hippie, bohemian, eco-friendly kind of girl. And I would agree with that to an extent. One of the main reasons I love Etsy is that you can buy from the individual and know who your money is going to. Or you can buy from a small boutique that is just getting started. For some reason I feel better giving my money to the underdog instead of the huge corporations. It is sort of a buy local sort of feeling over there. I have gotten to know many buyers and sellers and have made friends on Etsy too.
My most recent purchases are as follows:
Horse tags for Mia's 9th birthday party- I am making her invitations and putting together some cute favor bags using these.
School Messenger Bag for Claire- Her bag just ripped apart the other day and she picked this one out. It was cheaper than buying a backpack and really well made, and according to her much cooler. Love that my kids want to be fashion forward, LOL
Antiqued lace paper pieces for crafting- I will share what I do with these once I use them. Right now I am working on a collage using a piece of this.
My favorite earrings- I love these earrings. If you see me out and about I will most likely be wearing these.
My latest purchase- She custom made a pair of these for me with a silver ear piece. I don't wear gold usually. Custom ordering is another fabulous option on Etsy. You just send the seller a message and ask if they can make your idea come to fruition. I have never had a seller say no. Oh and I have to link to How I found these Earrings in the first place. Another favorite blog I like to visit. Especially if I am looking for a yummy recipe.
So there is a good sampling of what you can buy. And if you take a gander over to the right of my blog you will see the last 4 items I have added to my favorites. Go and look around. You can pretty much buy anything you want over there and have fun doing it. Can't beat sitting in your jammies with a mug of hot coffee with the Today show on and shopping all by yourself instead of in a crowded store.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Here are few purses I am currently coveting.
Most of them out of my price range but beautiful to dream about.
I really, really want this one.
| This would get a lot of attention for its uniqueness. |
Sunshine and Ruffles make me happy
|Perfect for a night at the Opera|
|This one is more in my price range. The perfect Summer bag.|
|I love the unique shape of this one|
|For a black tie event|
|The every day bag that would be worth every penny if I could afford it|
You have to click on the link below and see the inside. It is gorgeous!