Saturday, November 28, 2009

November 29 - Electronic Greetings Day - Hop on an electronic greeting card site, and send a few animated cards today. Don't just limit the fun to today. The online greeting card sites have cards for every day of the year.

November 29 - Square Dance Day - Well, Dosey do!! English, Irish, and Scottish settlers brought square dancing to the U.S. As it evolved in the U.S., a caller was added to help dancers stay in step. It remains popular among southern and western rural areas, and with senior citizens. Have fun with this one

November 30 - Stay At Home Because You Are Well Day -

December 1 - Eat a Red Apple Day - Because apples are nutritious AND good for you! you should eat an apple EVERY day!

December 1 - World Aids Awareness Day - HIV/AIDS is one of the worlds biggest medical crises. It is estimated that approximately 40 million people in the world currently have aids. One million of them, are in the United States. Each year, over 40,000 new cases are reported in the U.S. This day is noted around the world, by fundraisers and educational programs, and events.

December 2 - National Fritters Day - A fritter is a fried cake or dough with fruit or meats inside. Delicious and fun to eat at festivals and carnivals, but you can make some at home and share them with friends and family today.

December 3 - National Roof over Your Head Day - Basically a day to take note of and appreciate the things that we DO have. Stop whining about that flat screen you didn't get because they were all out. Many people are on the streets without a home, now more than ever.

December 4 - Santa's' List Day - Santa's elves have been filing all year long and today is the big day when Santa reviews those 2 famous lists: the naughty list and the nice list. Let's hope I made it to the nice list (tired of getting coal )

December 4 - Wear Brown Shoes Day - push back the usual tennis (sports) shoe and those classic black pumps: today all of you brown shoes shine! let's hope we have some socks to coordinate!

December 5 - Bathtub Party Day - that's right: there is a party in the tub today - it's up to you to invite someone or not!

December 5 - Repeal Day - I'll drink to that!
In the early 1900's, many of the good people of America believed that alcohol was the root cause of many social ills in the country. Prohibition on a national scale, was promoted in part by the American Christian Women's Temperance Union. This movement grew in popularity. Ultimately, the United States Congress passed the 18th amendment on January 16, 1919. The 16th Amendment prohibited the manufacture, transportation, sale and consumption of alcohol.
The ban on alcohol did little to improve the social conditions of the country, or to reduce crime. Rather, crime increased as racketeers got into the the business of making and selling alcohol. The popularity of the 18th Amendment waned. More and more people and groups sought it's repeal.
Congress passed the 21st Amendment, effectively repealing the 18th Amendment. On December 5, 1933, the State of Utah voted it's approval of the 21st Amendment, achieving the 3/4 of states need to approve this amendment. Thus on this day, the 18th Amendment was formally repealed.

Friday, November 27, 2009

as you can see I have a problem finding that last piece!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Makes Me Smile....

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

My daughter and I did an awesome puzzle this past weekend....I am still looking for that lost piece there....

Wednesday's Share

Have I talked about my Soopsee site?
This is a real simple way to set yourself up with an extra portal to your Etsy sales. You go to and set up your profile/portfolio/etc and then you link it to your Etsy shop. You then get emails from Soopsee telling you it is time to sinc in with your Etsy shop, you go to your soopsee and with the one click it uploads your new listings and deletes your sales so that it is updated. SO EASY! you can also use Soopsee to organize all of your online venues - you can even have it set up to that your newest blog posts are there too! Your fans can go to your soopsee page and have a link to all of your shops and blogs AND with one click they are taken to your shop for quick and easy purchasing options! And if you Twitter then you can click your items and upload to your Twitter account!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week

November 22 - Go For a Ride Day - Crazy holiday days are a comin - take some time today to go for a ride and relax and enjoy! sleigh ride, carriage ride, bike ride, snowmobile ride, horse ride, etc... the possibilities are endless!!

November 23 - Eat a Cranberry Day - Native to North America, cranberries are grown in bogs, and are primarily grown in New England. When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, they found Native Americans harvesting them, and eating them. Native Americans also used them as dyes for clothing, and for medicinal purposes. Sooo yummy and good for you too!!

November 23 - National Cashew Day - Have I mentioned how much I love this season? ALL OF THE FOOD!!!! cashews are yummy by the hand full or used to enhance your desserts and meals. I am currently enjoying cashew butter in lieu of peanut butter YUM!!

November 25 - National Parfait Day - A parfait consists of layers of ice cream, whipped cream, and any combination of syrups and fruits. Yes, it's basically a fancy word for a sundae. And, it's usually served in a fancy glass. So be FANCY today and enjoy yourself a delicious parfait!

November 25 - Tie one on day - apron that is! Yes you know that things women use to wear every single day of their life while doing chores, raising children, cooking & cleaning.

November 26 - Thanksgiving Day - need I say more? give thanks.

November 27 - Black Friday - OMG! If you do crowds this is definitely not for you, but if you are all into feeding off of the buzz of the busy-ness and enjoy the crazy hectic fun then you have GOT to do this!! I don't remember this all happening when I was a child, but when I came back from being in Italy for 13 years my brother mentioned the experience to me and I thought: p-sshhaw! what's that all about? so the next year I though OK, I'll go see what it's all about and WOW was I in for a treat! the pushing, the shoving, the old ladies yelling at each other, the mean people ramming carts into each other, the lines! yes! I grab a coffee and I am off to enjoy the madness of it all. I sit back and watch people. it is fun to watch people, and this is people at their best: acting in their true nature. Just as good as watching national geographic. I get a lot of laughs in on Black Friday. yes, I am a bit twisted.

November 27 - You're Welcome Day - Because after all that meanness of yesterday people are more about being nice today and since we gave thanks yesterday we are feeling generous today :)

November 27 - Buy Nothing Day - The brainchild of Ted Dave from Vancouver Canada, this special day is promoted by a group called Adbusters. It was first celebrated in 1992. Should be a day to reflect the true meaning of Christmas and not give in to the buying of material stuff.

November 27 - Sinkie Day - This holiday is for snacking over the kitchen sink! "Thanksgiving leftovers provide a great excuse to partake in this national pastime of dining over the kitchen sink." The day after Thanksgiving is a munch time that requires us to munch on this and munch on that..... leaving us with no need for a plate."" All we really need is the kitchen sink where we lean over the sink and nibble away while crumbs and food juices fall in the sink for easy clean up

November 27 - Pins and Needles Day - The real origin of this special day goes back to the labor movement in the 1930s. The pro-labor Broadway musical Pins and Needles, opened on this day in 1937, at the Labor Stage Theater in New York City. This play was written by Harold Rome. It was produced by the International Ladies Garment Workers' Union. Union members made up the cast. It ran for 1108 performances, once holding the record for longevity.

November 28 - Red Planet Day - On Red Planet Day, take a few minutes to look upwards into the sky, and gaze at our neighbor. Hopefully, you will have a cloudless night sky for viewing. You can also recognize this day by reading up about Mars, and viewing pictures of it. There are plenty of pictures online. We've noted some of those sites below in the "More Information"section. Red Planet Day commemorates the launch of the Spacecraft Mariner 4 on November 28,1964. The 228 day mission of Mariner 4 brought the spacecraft within 6,118 miles of Mars on July 14, 1965.

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Makes Me Smile....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday Madness

Devine Designs Jewelry, a member of my

Florida Etsy Street Team is having a fabulous giveaway! She is giving away this gorgeous multi strand bracelet

and winning it is easy peasy - easy as pie! you have until November 29th to enter various ways so get goin'!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week

November 15 - Clean Your Refrigerator Day - Never a better time that to get down and dirty in your fridge, I mean with the holidays coming it is a great idea to clear out the clutter and make room for the goodies!

November 15 - America Recycles Day - President George W. Bush issued a presidential proclamation declaring November 15, 2004 as America Recycles Day. The Boy Scouts of America uses a slogan that is perfect for today: "Reduce, Re-use, and Recycle", because recycling is good but try to reduce first so there is less to worry about recycling.

November 15 - National Philanthropy Day - National Philanthropy Day dates back to 1985. According to the official National Philanthropy Day website, this day is set aside to "recognize and pay tribute to the great contributions that philanthropy – and those people active in the philanthropic community – have made to our lives, our communities and our world." These people do an extreme amount of good in our communities from donating time to providing services and many times without searching recognition.

November 16 - Button Day - You could spend some time today sewing on some fallen buttons, or make a button bracelet, maybe you like collecting buttons that say funny or political things? How about starting a button collage today? You can always compare belly buttons! Have fun with it!

November 16 - Have a Party With Your Bear Day - Get out the party banners and balloons. Make a cake. Send out the invitations. Invite all of your teddy bears, and your human friends, too. Let them bring their teddys along. Today is going to be a fun day.

November 17 - Electronic Greeting Card Day - this seems to be the wave of the future, sending real cards in the mail seem to be turning into "when I was a kid" things. sad.

November 17 - Homemade Bread Day - Bread has been made for thousands of years. Estimated to go back to 5000-10,000 B.C. Today's lifestyles has relegated homemade bread to the world of specialty baking and holiday baking. People just do not go the extra mile to bake home made bread, it is just easier to pick something up at the local bakery. The arrival of automatic bread makers has created a small resurgence of home made breads, especially specialty breads.

November 17 - Take A Hike Day - "Hit the road Jack"! I love hiking - or just walking in general. There is so much you see when you are walking as opposed to driving or riding in a car. Our family has done numerous hikes in our area: not only is it great exercises, it is just great to get out into the outdoors and spend some time with nature.

November 17 - World Peace Day - World Peace Day appears to be a grass roots effort. It was started by Don Morris of Miami Florida. It was started around 1997. You may also know Don as "Peaceguy". That's a pretty good alias! He suggests we teach our children and others, in ways to promote peace, and avoid war. He also invites us to write our county's leadership about our support for peace and world harmony

November 18 - Occult Day - Concealed, secret, hidden, mysterious, un-natural. These are all words to describe the world of Occult. Astrology should readily come to mind. Alchemy, too. Many secret groups are occults.

November 18 - Great American Smokeout - The American Cancer Society created this day back in 1977. They have promoted it annually since then. Hopefully, someday, this special day will no longer be needed. The goal of this special day is quite obvious: to get people to quit smoking, resulting in fewer health problems, and less cancer and emphysema deaths resulting from smoking and secondary smoke.

November 19 - Have a Bad Day Day - Believe it or not, Have a Bad Day Day was created to encourage us to wish people to have a bad day. The intent is to have sales people stop saying to their customers "have a good day", and replace it with "have a bad day". ??

November 20 - Absurdity Day - Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Don't sit back waiting for something absurd to happen. Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. But, whatever you do, don't try to make sense with it.

November 20 - Beautiful Day - Today is truly a Beautiful Day in every way, shape and form. The world is filled with ugliness. So, as day like today is refreshing, and eye appealing.

November 20 - Universal Children's Day - Universal Children's Day- Observed on November 20th each year. In 1954, the UN General Assembly recommended that all countries should establish a Universal Children's Day on an "appropriate" day. We are not sure, but perhaps each country various different dates during the year. The resolution was adopted on November 20, 1954.
International Children's Day- The second Sunday in December. This is a joint initiative between UNICEF and the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It's a day when broadcasters "tune in to kids".
World Children's Day- Always November 20th. This is a day McDonald's uses as a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities. The first official WCD was held on November 20th, 2002 and was celebrated around the world as a way to celebrate children and benefit RMHC chapters around the world. This now annual celebration is officially held on November 20th each year, however fundraising opportunities often extend beyond the day.

November 20 - National Adoption Day - National Adoption Day is sponsored and promoted by a variety of child care and child adoption agencies and organizations. We have not yet uncovered the creator of this day, and when it was first celebrated.
This day is described as a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation creating this day as a national day. It wasn't until 2006 that this day was celebrated in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Porto Rico. Based on what we have discovered so far, this special day has not been celebrated for long. But, we do feel it is one of the more important special days in the entire calendar.

November 21 - False Confession Day - Crazy idea huh?!? You could actually be making a real confession but pass it on as a false one, you know to hide your true self but free your conscience

November 21 - World Hello Day - World Hello Day was created during the 1973 conflict between Egypt and Israel. The creators of this day, Brian McCormack and Michael McCormack, believe your efforts can help to promote global peace. They believe it starts with communications, hence the greeting to ten people.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Makes Me Smile....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wednesday's Share

Times are tough and the holiday season is upon us! Ever think about going back to our roots and trading for goods? Did you know that there are a lot of Etsy sellers that are more than willing to trade their awesome, beautifully hand crafted goodies for yours! AND there is even a blog set up where you can be put on a massive list letting peeps know that your are willing to as well. Being on the list does not obbligate you to trade, it is your choice to choose to accept a trade and there is some side bartering that goes on, but what a DEAL! you can get some super shopping done by trading your beauts for others, check it out:

Etsy Traders

Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday Madness

I found this AWESOME giveaway!! Urban Knit

is giving away this yummy prize ...uh, the

cowl that is. You can check out the etsy shop

and see what extraordinary work that lives there!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week

November 8 - Cook Something Bold Day - because sometimes you just gotta!

November 8 - Dunce Day - Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland was a medieval scholar. Perceptions of his views ranged from brilliant to less than complimentary. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential. He believed knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter. About all this accomplished over time, was the perception of a person wearing a dunce cap to be...... a dunce. Dunce Day celebrates the the term "Dunce" and dunce caps. Today marks the death (November 8, 1308) of medieval scholar Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland.

November 9 - Chaos Never Dies Day - is this a reminder of the holiday season that is upon us?

November 10 - Forget-Me-Not Day - What a perfect day to Send Forget Me Not Day Ecards, Send Forget Me Not flowers to people you haven't seen in a while, Give Forget Me Not flower seed packets to family and friends, Phone people you haven't seen in a while and wish them a happy National Forget Me Not Day.

November 10 - USMC Day celebrates the birth of the United States Marine Corps. The Marine Corps were created during the Revolutionary War. The Continental Congress of the newly created United States of America, authorized the creation of the Continental Marines on November 10, 1775. It was later renamed the U.S. Marine Corps. It is often abbreviated as USMC. The Marine Corps has proudly participated in every war that has involved the United States. If you see a Marine today, thank them for their contributions to protecting our country. Active or retired, they deserve our thanks and appreciation.

November 11 - Veteran's Day - This holiday originally was called Armistice Day and was first celebrated in 1921, then in 1954, President Eisenhower changed it to Veteran's Day in honor of those who served and died from all wars. On November 11 at 11:11, 1921 the U.S. France and England each buried an unknown soldier in honor of those who died in World War I. This began the annual Armistice Day holiday. The time and day was picked because fighting ceased in WWI in 1918 on November 11 at 11:11. In keeping with this tradition, work stops on this day and time each year for a moment of silence.

November 12 - Chicken Soup for the Soul Day - mmmmmm, cool days a comin' and chicken noodle soup sounds deelicious!

November 13 - National Indian Pudding Day - American Indian puddings are defined as a number recipes of native American Indian origin. Generally, they include molasses and cornmeal. Apples were often an ingredient. They were usually baked. November seems the appropriate time to celebrate this day.

November 13 - Sadie Hawkins Day - Here is a holiday that originated from a cartoon. It all began in Al Capp's "Lil Abner Cartoon in the 1930's. In the cartoon series, the mayor of Dogpatch was desperate to marry off his ugly daughter. So he created Sadie Hawkin's Day. On this day, a race is held and all the single men were given a short head start. If a woman catches her man, he had to marry her.

November 13 - World Kindness Day - World Kindness Day evolved from a series of conferences in 1996-1997 in Japan by a group known as the World Kindness Movement. These conferences brought together groups interested in promoting more kindness around the world. It culminated in the "Declaration of Kindness" on November 13,1997

November 14 - Operating Room Nurse Day - The roots of this special day trace back to Iowa. On November 14, 1989, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad established Operating Room Nurse Day. Any day is a proper day to honor those important nurses, who care for patients before, during and immediately after surgery.

November 14 - Young Readers Day - Young Readers Day was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Use today to help and encourage our youth to learn to read, and open the door to knowledge, information, success, and happiness.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Makes Me Smile....

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Tuesday Tech Times

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Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday Madness

November is HERE!!!! New month, new Florida Etsy Street Team giveaway: YAY!!!
and this month the Giveaway is sponsored by Cory of AquarianBath of Daytona Beach.

Cory is an awesome naturalist that grows her own herbs for her organic, yummy natural soaps, specialty salves, natural perfumes as well as hand sewn lavender neck pillows.

You can visit Cory at her Etsy Shop to see more of her creative genious!

My favorite is the Eucalyptus Tea Tree Fever Blister Lip Balm, mmmmmmmm sounds decadent!!

Entries accepted until November 20th.Winner picked on 11/25/09. Simple and Easy!

I won! I won!!

I was soo pleasantly surprised to log on to my blog to find a sweet post by
Poppy Place Pdx

Poppy Place
letting me know that I am one lucky sister today!!!!! I have won her Blog Giveaway and will be receiving a beautiful gift like this one:

Pretty In Pink
This creation is absolutely stunning, where the Flower represents Hope, the Lines represent Transition and the color changes large and small represent the ever changing aspects that can come with the challenges of dealing with this sometimes unpredictable illness.
I am so lucky to be able to have one of these pieces and do feel honored and ...well...just giddy!!! *teehee*

Sunday, November 1, 2009

i won!

I came home from camp today to find a sweet little package on my doorstep..whaaaaa's this? OMGooodness! It was the prize that I won from A Creative Dream !!! How super!!

This Creative Dreamer likes to spread love through these special little gifts that she bestows on people, and I happen to be one of the lucky ones to receive some of the love! Thank you so much!!! It now has a special place in my creative room and I am happy to be so lucky!!

Holiday Previews for the week

November 1 All Saint's Day - All Saints Day and All Souls Day was originally in May. They were moved to November 1st and 2and to downplay the Pagan holidays of Halloween (All Hallow's Eve) and Dia De Loss Muertos. Religious leaders felt these holidays were too popular at the time to ban outright.

November 2 All Soul's Day - The Christian holiday of All Soul's Day pays respect and remembers the souls of all friends and loved ones who have died and gone to heaven. It is a time to pray for their souls that they may be received into heaven. Upon death, it is believed that souls have not yet been cleansed of sin. Praying for souls of loved ones helps to remove the stain of sin, and allow the souls to enter the pearly gates of heaven. All Souls Day was started in 998. In Europe everyone takes off of work (no explanation needed) and go to the cemetery to replace the flowers and spruce up things while they spend time with the neighboring families of their own family's plots.

November 2 Look for Circles Day - this could mean crop circles, circle rings...just have fun looking! (i have already spotted some under my eyes!!)

November 2 Deviled Egg Day - now THAT is a YUMmy idea!! usually something served at a fancy dinner or summer bar bq - it's a good thing to serve them 'just because'!

November 3 Housewife's Day - uh Yah. I luv any excuse to celebrate me...wait? but, what does this mean? do we have to be more housewivey? or we are celebrated?
Housewife is an old term. It hails back to the days when one income could support the family in a manner of comfort. It was also a time when women did not have equal rights. While these days are long gone, women views of working or staying at home, fall on both sides of the fence. The decision to be a "housewife", or stay at home mom, is still preferred by many. Unfortunately, income needs often necessitate going to work. I celebrate all "mom's AND dad's" that take care of their home and house and do for their family as is our duty to do.

November 3 Sandwich Day - The annals of English history report that John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich. Among other things, the 4th Earl of Sandwich was a heavy gambler. Montagu often spent many long hours in London's gambling parlors. In 1762, he created the sandwich, by putting meat between two pieces of bread. This allowed him to remain at the gambling table for long periods of time. Obviously, the sandwich was named after him ....YAY Mr. Montagu!! (is there a montagu sandwich?..if not, somebody should patent that)

November 4 King Tut Day - "..walk like an Egyptian!" King Tut Day celebrates the date of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's Tomb. Over 3,000 years ago, King Tutankhamen became the King of Egypt at the age of 9. He died at the age of 19. He is commonly called "King Tut". The tomb of Egypt's "child king" was discovered on November 4, 1922. The tomb was discovered nearly intact in Egypt's Valley of Kings. King Tut's rule lasted a short nine years, from 1333 B.C. to 1324 B.C. The cause of his death is uncertain. Murder and an innocent accident are the two main theories. How about some Egyptian flair jewelry today or a fun Egyptian craft?

November 5 Gunpowder Day - Celebrate today for our 4th of July just would not be the same without the invention of said product! King James I took the throne in England in 1603 and as an avid Protestant, he began persecuting Catholics in the country. He forbid Catholics from practicing their religion. He punished Catholics who did not convert to the Protestant church. The Gunpowder Conspirators were a group of Catholics who sought to take action against the king. They plotted to blow up the British Houses of Parliament. They planned to do so, when the king and his supporters were in the buildings. Their plot was uncovered on November 5, 1605. Thirty six barrels of gunpowder were found in the basement of Parliament. Guy Fawkes, the leader of the conspiracy, was arrested and tortured until he confessed. He was arrested just as he was about to ignite the gunpowder

November 5 Guy Fawkes Day - ehem, we just talked about him above.

November 6 Book Lovers Day - curl up with an amazing book, new or old. enjoy!

November 6 Marooned without a Compass Day - Just pretend, that for one day, you have no direction and you are forced to carry on with no guide. interesting fun will be had by all!

November 6 Saxophone Day - The Saxophone was invented around 1840. It was created by Adophe Sax, a Belgian musical instrument maker. The sax is made of brass. There are four types of saxophones: soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. The Saxophone is a classical woodwind instrument. It is an essential instrument in jazz bands, symphonic bands, marching bands and more.

November 7 Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day - Chocolate is an amazing vegetable which is made from cocoa beans and Almonds is a super nut that helps to improve your Cholesterol levels. So, bittersweet chocolate with almonds is good for you, period. all is well in Happyland.