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44 cents…and rising

44 cents…and rising

There’s something about stamps that I find so hard to resist. Every time I see a new stamp design, I’m like “Ooooh, must have.” Like this King and Queen of Hearts 44-cent stamp. Neat!

Used to be, I’d indulge …

So much happy!

So much happy!

I know that’s not grammatically correct. But that’s what I is! Sooooo much happy. Here are all the reasons I am happy today:

1) I had the honor of submitting a guest post to Etsy’s blog, The Storque, and it …

Birthday moments, caught on film (sorta)

Birthday moments, caught on film (sorta)

Moment #1: breakfast in bed!
Woke up to breakfast in bed: 6 strips of bacon, 2 hash brown patties, a pile of scrambled eggs and a giant pot of coffee. MMMMM. Not to worry, I had half for breakfast and …

Your furry friend, felted and fuzzy all over

Your furry friend, felted and fuzzy all over


photo from KaysK9s

Oh man, I could hardly stand it when I saw this wonderfully adorable, painstakingly crafted product in this morning’s Etsy Finds email. Just look at the detail on that little guy, right down to the collar/dog tag …

Vacation, baby!

Vacation, baby! My Etsy shop, along with the hubbands and I, will be on a short vacation for the next two weeks! Our product listings won't be visible while we're away (it's all or nothing when you use Etsy's "vacation mode"), but we'll all be back in action on March 11th! Please read on to find out how to get notified when the shop is reopened. Because...you DO want to know. Don't you? :}

Elephants, dolphins and V-Day. Oh my!

Elephants, dolphins and V-Day. Oh my!

The Mission
Create custom-fit clothing on the sly for Snuffles the stuffed elephant and Dirty the stuffed dolphin for Eric (aka Bang) to present to Vyl as a surprise Christmas Valentine’s Day gift.

The Subjects:

Snuffles and Dirty, before

Snuffles …

My husband is one year old

My husband is one year old

Woohoo! We’ve sailed through our first year of marriage and have officially been married for one whole year. Plus 2 days! It’s a pretty neat feeling.

I’ve been reluctant to put up another post following the one about Cooper, …

Thanks, Mr. Cooper

Thanks, Mr. Cooper

We got word yesterday from my sister and brother-in-law that their oldest golden retriever and only golden boy, the handsome and spirited Cooper, is gone. It’s hard to imagine our family without Cooper, who’s brought us so much joy over …

It’s Inauguration Day!

We may not have tickets to watch the presidential inauguration in person, but we’ll be happy enough as the tame old married couple that we now are to witness the (recorded) event in the comfort of our own home this …

Library books can be so revealing

Library books can be so revealing

Gee, I wonder where WE could be going?

SOMEone in the house is a golf fanatic.

Something tells me…your house is filled with cute but useless stuff.


Doing a little bean-counting, are we?

And finally, I don’t know what this …

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