Sunday, December 27, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

Bird watching.

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Wishing all of you a happy, healthy 2010. See you next year, in the shadows.
Until next time.....

Saturday, December 26, 2009

After Christmas SALE


Happy Holidays From Tennessee! I hope y'all had a wonderful holiday. I woke up this morning and decided to have an after Christmas sale in my Etsy jewelry shop. Enjoy the rest of the holiday season.

After Christmas *SALE*
20% off everything in my shop this weekend, December 26 & 27. Sale ends midnight on Sunday EST. Either wait for a revised invoice or pay and get a refund via Paypal.
Until next time.....

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays from Tennessee


Wishing you all a Happy Healthy Handmade (and vintage and supplies) Holiday!



Until next time.....




Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Recycling Beads From My Studio To Yours


I'm cleaning 'house' and adding new beads and findings to my Etsy deStash shop. I use that shop to deStash beads and findings that I don't want or need, and trust me, I have a lot of them! Stop on by.
Until next time.....

Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekend SALE 12/11 ~ 12/13


Take 20% off everything in my shop (excluding shipping) this weekend, 12/11 ~ 12/13. Either wait for a revised invoice or pay and get a refund via Paypal. Sale ends Sunday night 12:00PM EST.
Have a great weekend!
Until next time.....

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Snow for Christmas

For those of you that know me, you know that I'm always talking about and wishing for snow. Well, I'm getting snow for Christmas! Yes, there is a Santa Claus. There IS a Santa Claus!

I just discovered Fast Eddie's Retro Rags blog the other day and while I was there, I posted a comment here and won the Holiday Booty. Check out my snow.

It's a great blog! Full of vintage goodness. And humour. Oh, and I love the colors! I'll be sure to post pictures of my snow, so keep your eyes peeled. You KNOW that you want to see it.

Until next time.....


Sunday, December 6, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday


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Have a great week!
Until next time.....


Saturday, December 5, 2009

Holidaze Sale


*****Holidaze Weekend SALE*****
20% off everything in my shop, excluding shipping. Sale ends at midnight EST on Sunday. Either pay for your order and get a refund via Paypal or wait for a revised invoice. Please let me know which you prefer in the 'message to seller' box.


They predicted snow for today in parts of Tennessee. We woke up to a few flurries in the air. When I turned on the floodlights at 4AM, it looked more like tiny insects flying around the lights. We turned on the local news and saw the weather. Folks send in pictures of the snow that fell in their area. Reports are saying that there are 1-3" up on the plateau. Crystal Lake is on the plateau; which means that we probably have snow up there. I wish that I was bundled up, drinking hot coffee in front of the campfire. I'd be enjoying this view (above photo). Oh well, we have a whole winter ahead of us. Maybe I'll get another chance.
Have a great weekend.
Until next time.....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank You


Just wanted to say thanks to those of you that visited my Etsy shop and left with some baubles this past weekend during my Black Friday ~ Cyber Monday Sale. I really, really, really appreciate your support! And of course, thanks for buying handmade.

Happy Holidaze~
Katie & Althea

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday Sale


Cyber Monday SALE: 30% off all jewelry in my Etsy shop, plus FREE worldwide shipping! Sale ends at midnight tonight EST.
I hope you find something(s) for folks on your holiday list or perhaps a treat for yourself.

Have a wonderful holiday filled with peace~
Katie and Althea

Sunday, November 29, 2009

~ Black Friday ~ Cyber Monday ~ Sale For Sunday ~


*FREE Worldwide Shipping 11/26 ~ 11/30*
***Sunday's Sale: 25% off all earrings in my Etsy shop. Sale ends at midnight EST. Either pay and get a refund via Paypal or wait for a revised invoice.***
Until next time.....

Saturday, November 28, 2009

~ Black Friday ~ Cyber Monday ~ Sale for Saturday


*FREE Worldwide Shipping 11/26 ~ 11/30*
PLUS:
***Saturday's Sale: 25% off all necklaces in my Etsy shop. Sale ends at midnight EST. Either pay and get a refund via Paypal or wait for a revised invoice.***

Enjoy the weekend~
Until next time.....

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday Sale


*FREE Worldwide Shipping 11/26 ~ 11/30*
PLUS:
****Black Friday SALE (November 27): 20% off everything in my shop. Either wait for a revised invoice or pay and get a refund via Paypal.*****
*****Check back tomorrow for Saturdays sale. TBA*****

Hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We sure did.
Until next time.....

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Black Friday ~ Cyber Monday SALE


Starting today, I'm offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING in my Etsy jewelry shop. I am also planning a few added sales each day, from November 27-30, so check back to see what's cooking. These sales will end on Monday night at midnight EST.
Hope to see you there!
Until next time.....

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happy Thanksgiving y'all! I'm sitting here, drinking coffee and reflecting back on my life. It's so nice and dark and quiet and warm. At least for a few minutes. Then I have to get up and get the ball rolling.
I love the holiday season! I love the sights and the sounds. I love the lights and the music. Oh, and I love the food!

I've always followed my dreams and have carved out a pretty damn good life for myself. Even though life hasn't always been easy, life has always been good.

I am thankful for all of y'all out there. We gravitate towards each other for one reason or another. I always look forward to what's going on in your lives and what you have to say. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.
Until next time.....

Monday, November 23, 2009

Deck the Halls



Let the decorating begin! I finished my foster holly wreath for the front of the house this weekend. I made it with grapevine and clippings from our foster hollies. We have a plethora of evergreens on our property. They come in handy during the holidays when I start decking the halls. I make wreaths, swags, garlands, mini 'trees' and bouquets with pine, spruce, holly, nandina, cypress, yew and cedar.

I've been preparing my Etsy jewelry shop for the holidays. A week or so ago, I told you that I reduced all of my prices for the holidays. I'm participating in the Black Friday ~ Cyber Monday sale this weekend. I'll be offering free shipping. And for twitter followers and facebook fans there will be unannounced, and still unknown to me, specials. You may want to start following me there to get in on the action.

Here's to a great week for those of us that sell on Etsy and elsewhere. And here's to a peaceful holiday season.

Until next time.....

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday


Here we were, in the middle of the woods, with no color in sight. Except for our chainsaw equipment and weed eater string. Along comes a butterfly to brighten up our day.

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Have a great week!
Until next time.....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

*SNS* Saturday Night Special


*****SNS*****Saturday Night Special*****SNS*****
25% off all EARRINGS in my shop. Sale ends Sunday morning at 6:00AM EST. Write 'SNS' in the message to seller box to qualify for this special. Either wait for a revised invoice or pay and get a refund via Paypal. Click on the earring collage and it will take you to my earring selection in my shop.

And while you're shopping, look for the SNS thread in the promo section of the Etsy forums for more Saturday Night Specials.
Have a great rest of the weekend.
Until next time.....

Monday, November 16, 2009

My Holiday Gift To You


I just spent the last hour plus editing my Etsy jewelry shop. I've reduced the prices on every piece of jewelry by $2-$10 each. It's my gift to you ~ my past, present and future customers. You've enriched my life more than you know! Click on the reincat to get to the shop.
I hope y'all have a peaceful holiday season filled with love and joy.
Until next time.....
xoxo
Katie and Althea

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

I was working on the computer the other day, along with staining the siding of our house. I looked up and across the hall and what did I see? A perfect shot for Shadow Shot Sunday! This is John, up on a ladder, staining the second story section. I'm in charge of the lower half.


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Have a great week!
Until next time.....

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bullet Jewelry


Here's a peak at some of the bullet jewelry that I have listed in my Etsy shop. I have more pieces on my desk that should be listed soon. Click on the collage to take you to their section in my shop.
Until next time.....

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Citrine Hues ala Vintage Glass


November's celebrated birthstone on Etsy is citrine. What a sunny gem for an Autumn month that is already bursting with color. I have a few pieces in my shop to warm the hearts of vintage lovers. All of them are one of a kinds, so when they're gone, they're gone. Click on the jewels above to get to my shop.
You can also find a growing variety of shades of citrine by visiting the Gift Guides on Etsy.
Until next time.....

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Crystal Lake in November


We just got back from a quick 3 day trip up to Crystal Lake. I love camping in Autumn. And I really love camping when the moon is just about full. It seems like the night critters come out in full force then. We heard one of the owls, but never heard the other one call back. We heard coyotes, lots of coyotes. One of the packs sounded like it was real close. And we also heard, what I thought was probably a bobcat.
We got a lot of work done up there and came back tired, sore and happy.

See the butterfly in the collage? It showed up in the middle of the woods when we were cutting wood. No flowers or anything with color in sight; except for our weed eater string. I hope it found something to eat along the way.
Until next time.....

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Trick or Treat


Trick or Treat! I'm offering FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING today, until midnight EST. Everyone deserves some treats on Halloween. Stay safe and try not to eat too much candy. Happy Halloween!
Until Next Time.....

Friday, October 30, 2009

Pumpkin Pancakes or Waffles


I was on Twitter this morning, drinking coffee and reading tweets, like I do most mornings lately. lillyella tweeted about pumpkin pancakes. Well, that got my attention! She asked for my recipe, along with a few other folks, so I decided to post it here.

I will be baking our pumpkins and freezing the puree soon and I'm looking forward to my first batch of pumpkin waffles. I prefer waffles over pancakes, but you can make either with this recipe.

In one bowl whisk together:
1 cup flour (unbleached white, whole wheat or a mix of both)
2 teaspoons baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon each allspice and clove (optional, but I like them spicy)

In a separate bowl blend:
3/4 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons canola oil
1 egg

Don't forget to buy maple syrup!
And while you're eating your Autumn treat, check out lillyella's blog. It's truly a feast for the eyes.
Until next time.....

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Jumpin' In


Crossing off my Autumn 'to do' list little by little. Yesterday, I created a facebook page, along with a facebook fan page. It's going to take me a little while to get it just right, but I have the time now.
Come on over and fan me. Click on the pool to take you there:
Until next time.....

Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekend Sale 10/23 ~ 10/25


I can NOT believe that October is almost over! Next weekend is Halloween and I've already seen a handful of Christmas commercials on TV. They say that the older you get, the quicker time flies. I believe it!

I'm having a sale in my jewelry shop this weekend. You can click on the spider to get to my shop, where you'll find the details.
Enjoy the weekend~
Until next time.....

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

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Have a great week~
Until next time.....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Oh Deere


I've been busy working in the studio, in between the time when I'm not staining the exterior of our house. It's nice to be able to shift from one to the other.
I took out the portable drill and worked on a few new pieces. You can see them by clicking on the collage. I will be adding more antler pieces as time allows.



Hope y'all are enjoying the change of weather. I know that I am, rain and all. October is supposed to be one of the driest months of the year in TN. Not this year!
Until next time.....

Friday, October 9, 2009

FREE WorldWide Shipping Weekend


Long time, no see! I thought that when fall arrived things would slow down around here. NOT! We're staining the exterior of our house and garage, in between rainy days. And I'm trying to wade through all that Google carp and SEO sh*t. It is pure torture for me, as some of you may know. I really dislike being glued to this computer for long periods of time. But, it is necessary so I will do it. It is necessary, right?

Anyway, I'm taking part in the Weekend Deals in my jewelry shop this weekend with free worldwide shipping. Um, might be, um, a good time to start thinking about, um, holiday shopping. Just click on the black star and it will take you right to my door step. Hope to see you there.
For those of you that have a longggggggggggggggggggg weekend, enjoy it. I know that I will.
I gotta go. I'm stalking Treasury West.
Until next time.....

Friday, September 25, 2009

Weekend Deal ~ 20% OFF


I'm having a sale this weekend in my jewelry shop. You can get there by clicking on the pumpkin light. Hope to see you there!
Have a good one~
Until next time.....

Monday, September 21, 2009

Saying Goodbye to Summer


Did summer fly by or what? Seems like it was just Memorial Day Weekend!
This summer sure did beat the last two, where we were dealing with serious drought conditions. Our gardens loved every inch of rain that they got. I think I only had to water three times all season. The pantry and freezers are stocked for the coming year. Feels great!
I'm ready for the season to change. Ready to say goodbye to summer and hellllllllllllo to autumn.
Until next time.....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday


Last night I hung up a string of pumpkin lights indoors and noticed all the shadows. So, of course, the first thing I think is "Oh, that would be perfect for SSS". Here's a couple of shots.


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Have a great week!
Until next time.....

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