Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Live, Laugh, Love, Dream

A new trinket box I just finished. I love the way it came out very shabby chic. I think it makes a great gift for anyone. This is made of wood and measures approx 4x4x4. I'm working on some smaller paper mache ones that are perfect party favors, wedding favors. You can purchase this box Here

Happy Crafting


Sunday, February 22, 2009

A brief breakdown...

Friday night Joe and I had dinner at his parents house. I've had my wedding dress since last May. Purchased at Davids Bridal, it fit perfectly just needs to be shortened since I will be wearing ballerina flats. I've kept it at his parents house for safekeeping and prying eyes and hands. After dinner I decided to try it on b/c I need to get it altered and wanted to see how short I may want it and re-assure it still fit. WELL I put it on and couldn't zipper it. I was freaking out. Even with the help of my MIL we could get it to zipper.

I was devastated to say the least. How could I have put on weight. I run 3-3 1/2 miles a day 5-6 days a week. I watch everything I eat occasionally indulging myself but hey the run counter acts it right? My MIL says they must have given you the wrong size I don't remember you trying this size on. I couldn't remember. I went home with dress in hand ready to throw myself off our balcony. The wedding is 8 weeks away.

Saturday I woke up bright and early and took the dress to Davids Bridal hoping they could either exchange it ( I knew in the back of my mind it would be hard. All Sales are FINAL!) I walked in the store shaking. I spoke to a sales girl (actually the one who sold it to me) and explained that I think I got the wrong size dress. I haven't opened it since I bought it and just tried it on for the first time last night. Can someone please help me maybe I'm putting it on wrong. We went to a dressing room and she help me put it on. At first again to no luck with zipping it up. I know I haven't gained a tremendous amount of weight. Luckily Amanda(the sales girl) said "wait your holding the dress to high, bring it down. Once I did that she was able to zip it up like a glove! WHEW! crisis overt ed. I was putting it on wrong. It's and empire waist to I was pulling it up way to far therefore were it narrows it wouldn't zip past my back.

It is a tiny bit snug but they can let it out an inch or two. no problem. I was so relieved. All is happy in the world again LOL. This coming Thursday I go for my fitting to have them let it out just an inch and have it shortened. It will then be perfect. I will be watching what I eat from now until then though.

While I was there I purchased my tiara. Now I just need shoes....

Have a happy Sunday. I know I can now

TTFN- Kathy

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I'm having a sample sale at Bedknobsnbroomsticks If you have a baby shower coming up or a new baby to buy for snatch them up. I'll be listing more throughout the week. I'm trying to clean house!

I had a nice relaxing 4 day weekend. Joe and I did some wedding stuff, met with the celebrant on Friday to discuss the ceremony. It should be really nice. Now I'm undecided on whether I should get married in the restaurant as planned or we should be in our new house by then to just get married at the house in front of our family? I have to think about it more.

I also finally found part of the tile I want to put on the back splash of my kitchen. It will be the trim part. I'm going back to Lowe's this weekend to get a sample to have on hand so I'll take a picture then and share. Now I just have to find a co-ordinating tile to go with it.

We'll that's about it. Check out the sale. I also have a new treasure box to share. Just have to take some pics.

TTFN- Kathy

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Ornaments

I hope everyone has enjoyed the long holiday weekend. I know I did. I created some new ornaments / gift tags even though I still feel like I'm in a creative slump. Here are a few that are now in the shop I can't decide what direction I want to take my shop plus I'm still undecided on wether to close bedknobsnbroomsticks well here are 3 new ornaments 1 wedding and 2 baby's first. Great to use as gift tags too.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Seaside Mushroom Cottage

A quick hello and my latest Mushroom home.

For Sale by Owner:

Seaside Mushroom Cottage Bungalow.

This is your chance to own a great little vaction home for you and your family. Right on the beach this home has 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths with an additonal outside shower to wash off all that sand from the beach. Living room/Dining room combination with beautiful ocean view. Eat in kitchen with washer and dryer hook up. Small patio for midnight BBQ's.

TTFN- Kathy

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

3 More Months...

I just realized the other day I'm 3 months away from my Wedding! I can easily say I'm not your typical Bride. I barely talk about my wedding to friends and co-workers. Family here and there. It's going to be small. We originally were going to Key West however with buying the house now thrown in the middle and the cost of airfare, Joe and I are now getting married here in NJ at our favorite Italian restaurant. My mom and sis will be flying up from FLA. The rest of my family is here brother, cousins, aunts and so on. I hope my Aunt, Uncle and cousins in SC can make it but I know the expense might be much PLUS my cousin Nicole is getting married herself in June.

Honestly I wasn't that little girl who dreamed of her wedding day so I guess that's why I feel it's not big deal and since Joe and I lived together it's like we are married already. Don't get me wrong I am looking forward to it mostly to see all my family and friends together.

I just ordered my invitations yesterday I hope I'm not sending these out too late. Should they have been in the mail already? Oh well. I don't have much left to do but get a tiara ( it will make my future-MIL happy ) shoes, gifts for my sister and niece and a new suit for Joe.


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Slowly feeling better

I'm slowly feeling better, less stuffiness, coughing, and sneezing. I still can't taste too much and have a barely there appetite but all in all things are looking up.

I finally got my home acess for work up and running which I'm super excited about. I will do a test run on Thursday in my first attempt to work from home. Fingers crossed.

Pretty quiet otherwise. I'm working on some more mushroom houses, condo's and townhomes along with some "Irish cottages" and other Irish goodies. I hope to share on the blog this weekend.

TTFN - Kathy

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Tissues, Tea and even some art

How is it you can feel absolutely fantastic one day and POW the next day you have a full blown cold? This weekend I was pretty much laid up in bed. It started on Thursday with a slight dry throat (not soar just dry) I fought it saying nah I'm not getting sick. Friday came, I went to work and as the day wore on I got tired and the dry cough / throat got worse. I get home from work I'm achy, chilly one minute, hot the next. I'm off to bed.

I roll over Saturday morning and finally gave in I'M SICK (yuck). So I sleep all day, drink lots of tea and juice, and cuddle with the pooch. Other than being sick not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

Today I feel a lot better, still tired, a little nausea here and there and slightly stuffy but all in all better. I have to say if you get sick use Zicam. It works wonders. Cuts the cold in half just like it says. I use the gel swabs for the nose great stuff.

Oh I got my work issued laptop on Friday! I'm so happy right, I tried it this weekend and of course because I want it to work, it doesn't. I can't remote to my desk top at work. Now I have to lug this back to work and fight nicely with the IT guys that it's not me, it's the computer. I hope it gets resolved so I can utilize it when I need it.

Now for some fun stuff, although I was sick I did get to work on some new stuff for the shop. We have a cupcake wall sign, Mushroom townhouse, and cupcake magnets. All available in the The Shop

Friday, February 6, 2009

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Candy over at sobellacreations

Here are the rules:
Step 1: Respond and Rework. Answer the questions on your own blog. Replace one question that you don't like with a question of your own invention. Then add one more question of your own invention.
Step 2: Tag eight other un-tagged people

1. Make a list of things you can see without getting up.
B. Phone
C. Chapstick
D. Post-it Notes
**Just some of the things I see from my desk at work**

2. Favorite Football Team.
Penn State - Nittnay Lions

3. What are you wearing now?
Jeans and a cable knit sweater

4. What's the last thing you read/are currently reading?READ???
On the third Twilight book ( Eclipse ) LOVE THEM, ready to start the fourth

5. Who was the last person you hugged?
It's a tie... My fiance Joe and Zoey the cutest pug ever.

6. What's you current obsession/addiction?
Juju Hearts - yummy

7. What was the last thing you said aloud?
This woman on TV looks like she had one too many plastic surgeries.

8. What was the last thing you bought?
Zicam. I'm trying to fight off a cold

9. What are you listening to right now?
O & A on sirius/XM Radio

10. What is your favorite type of bath product? (my question-go figure)
A toss up between Body Wash and Body Butter

11. What is your most challenging goal right now?
To support myself from my art.

12. Say something to the person who tagged you
Thanks for visiting my blog Candy!

13. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would it be?

14. Favorite vacation spot?
Hands down Disney (I can't wait to go this summer)

15. Favorite children's book?
Now "Harry Potter" as a kid "where the wild things are"

16. What is your most favorite Candy Bar of all time?
without a doubt 100 Grand!

17. What was the first tape or CD that you bought for yourself?
I think Adam Ant - goodie two shoes (am I dating myself?)

18. Describe your perfect day.
Staying home with my finance Joe and the pugster, then painting all day

19. Who is the most famous person you know?
my Mom - she's always be "famous" in my eyes

20. What would you do if you won the Lottery?
Make sure everyone important in my life never had to worry about money, buy my dream house that will have a hug dog rescue in it.

21 Aside from blogging, what is your favorite past time?
Painting and drawing of course.

22. If you were a fish what kind would you be and why?
is a mermaid a fish?

23. What is your most favorite movie of all time?
that's tough. I have so many. I'll pick 16 Candles.

My Question:

24. What is your favorite food to eat?

And the people I tag are: Here are 3 I love to visit.

1. http://amariahrauscher.blogspot.com/
2. http://bettymaeartistry.blogspot.com/
3. http://sylvias-journal.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Enchanted Imagination...

Can you feel the magic? I found these adorable, mystical fairy doors on etsy. Created by Enchantedgardens They make me day dream about what mystical creatures reside inside. A fairy, gnome, sourcerer, witch (the good kind)? Maybe it's a door to Tinkerbell's enchanted world? A secret land just waiting to be explored.

If I ever get a chance to visit this mystical land in my head I would reside in this house also found at Enchantedgardens Doesn't it look so cozy? I can smell the misty dew that will greet me each morning.

Well back to reality and work....

TTFN - Kathy

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Productive Sunday

I'm a girly girl, so the Superbowl really holds not interest for me. As a child while the men in the family watched any type of professional sport the girls would either go to a movie, SHOP!!! or really do anything but watch the game. I do love watching the olympics or going to an actual game. Other than that I can take it or leave it (sports that is)

Staying true to my childhood "superbowl" sunday I got creative. I spent the whole day doing what I love PAINTING. Here are a few of my finished creations now in the SHOP

Ladybug Pin

Proud to bee Irish Pin

Easter Ornaments