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Friday, October 31

Friday Freebie

Oh Friday, here we are again. And what's that?  It's Halloween!  My favorite holiday of all time.  Who wouldn't like to get dressed up and pretend to be something they are not.  Granted I don't plan on dressing up this year to hand out candy, but I normally do.  Who knows, there is still time, I could decide that I do need a costume.

What is everyone else doing for Halloween?  Are you dressing up?  Did your kids dress up?  Do you already have trick or treating or will you be going today (trick or treating is always on Halloween in Madison)?  Or are you annoyed by this holiday and are ready for it to be over?

But let's get to to this weeks freebie.


This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains eight page elements.

Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative. 

Don't forget that I'm running a sale right now.  Use coupon code NACHO20 to get 20% off your entire order of anything in my etsy store

Wednesday, October 29

Wordless Wednesday


Tuesday, October 28

Weekend Wrap Up

Ugh, this was supposed to be posted yesterday, but I can't publish a post if I don't write it now can I.  And why didn't I write Monday's post?  Because I was taking advantage of yesterday's beautiful weather and painting the garage.  Exciting.  It really is great being a home owner.  That's how you spend the last beautiful day of the year, painting a garage.  Don't get me wrong, I love owning a home and I love doing DIY stuff, but yesterday would have been an awesome day to go for a bike ride or just sit on the deck and bead/read.  We did manage to get a walk in last night, so I did get to enjoy the weather a bit. ;-)


But let's move on.  What happened this weekend?  Well, Nacho is feeling better.  If you didn't read last week, Nacho had another abscess in less then a month due to fighting with Toonces.  You can read about it here and here.  And don't forget I'm having the Nacho sale again to help cover some of the vet bills.  Use coupon code NACHO20 to get 20% off anything in my etsy store.  That includes clearance and patterns



Hmmm, what else happened this weekend?  Oh yeah, I finished up all the beadwork on the solar system project over the weekend.  I am also about 85% finished with Saturn's rings, I should have photos later in the weeks of that.  I'm so happy with how it looks so far.  I haven't decided on arrangement and a few other things need to be added, but overall I think it's looking good.  We had some friends over this weekend and they said it was even more impressive in person.  So I'm glad it's getting such good feedback.  I think I might be able to meet my goal of getting it done before the end of the year.  Fingers crossed. 



I also got about 95% of this wonderful custom cuff finished this weekend.  Now I jut need to punch some holes in the leather and make a cotton ribbon for the closure.  I'm in love with the design and I'm loving it with the studs added.  I glued it yesterday, so tonight I should be able to put the finishing touches on it and get it ready to go to it's new home.  



And last, but not least, I practiced some embroidery stitches.  I've never attempted these types of leaves, so I thought I would give it a try.  I have a sweater that I love, but I put a very small hole in it.  So I used these embroidered leaves to cover up the hole and add a little interest to the sweater.  I learned a lot from these two small leaves and now I can't wait to try it out on some other projects.  

I also wanted to show off this great cat themed treasury that my Down the Rabbit Hole cuff was included in.  Check it out and all the kitty goodness.      


'THIS CAT IS OOAK!!!' by COSIMITA

♥ =^..^= ♥


Artist: Jack Babiloni / OOAK...
$39

Boy Patchwork Placemat Break...
$23

THE SASSY CAT- ooak- Thick c...
$24

Little witch/ Home Deco Wall...
$200

Christmas eve igloo dress fr...
$279

Love Cats OOAK necklace
$200

Fanciful Felines on a Golden...
$215

My Blue Nouveau Art Pin - OO...
$175

Down the Rabbit Hole - Bead ...
$225

Cuff Egyptian Setmet Cat
$425

Purple Jade & Turquoise Cat ...
$265

Funky handmade cat and deer ...
$139

Here Kitty Antique Fork Ne...
$85

Life Size Black Wire Cat Scu...
$250

Cats & Kittens "Proud M...
$275.24

Artist teddy bear cat, ooak ...
$75
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Friday, October 24

Friday Freebie

Well, well, well, we meet again Friday.  It's been an interesting week.  I've made a lot of progress on my custom order.  I've lost another 5 lbs (only 25 lbs away from my goal).  The house is all decorated for Halloween.  The lab submitted two papers.  Nacho has another abscess on her neck.  A very interesting week.  I'm ready for another vacation already.  Is there a way that I could go on holiday every two months?  Anyone out there want to pay me to travel the world?  That would be cool.  I'll write articles for you.  No, no takers.  That's okay, my life could be a lot more crazy (and it has been at times).

Okay enough about all of that, let's got to today's freebie!



This is such a neat freebie.  This pack contains one quick page.

Don't have My Memories software, don't worry about it.  You can use my promo code, STMMMS11215, to get $10 off the My Memories Software and then an additional $10 off any purchase in the store. That's a pretty cool deal. The My Memories folks have some really great scrapbooking things. And even if you don't scrapbook, the software and extras are really awesome. I don't scrapbook, but I love the software to make interesting blog post pictures. I even used it to make some labels for my homemade granola bars, so J wouldn't have to guess flavors anymore. Just use STMMMS11215 to get the discounts.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and stay creative. 


Don't forget that I'm running a sale right now.  Use coupon code NACHO20 to get 20% off your entire order of anything in my etsy store

Thursday, October 23

Nacho Update!

Before I begin - Don't forget that I'm having a sale to help easy the pain of more vet bills.  Use coupon code NACHO20 to get 20% off anything in my etsy store.  That includes clearance and patterns.


Poor little Nacho.  So if you didn't read the last blog post about our little tortie cat, she has another abscess.  Which we think was caused by fighting with Toonces, AGAIN.  It's been a stressful month.  As soon as Nacho get's her bandages off, her and Toonces start fighting again and we're right back where we started.

This time, the abscess opened.  Which is gross, but at least it drained a little (gross, I know).  I'll spare you the photos of the open abscess, it's not for the faint of heart.  Even though it opened, it still needed to be cleaned and she needed to be put on antibiotics again.  Fun times.  Luckily, the vet could get me in right away.  And surprisingly, Nacho didn't even need to be put under for the cleaning.  The vet tech just held her and the vet was able to clean the abscess.  I couldn't believe she was being so good.  She definitely got some cheese when we got home, she earned it!


After her neck was cleaned and bandaged, she was free to go home.  In less then an hour, we were on our way.  Now she's on Clindamycin twice a day for 10 days and needs her bandages change 1-2 times a day for the next few days.  It was also suggested that we put Nacho, and possibly Toonces, on Prozac to reduce the fighting.  We'll have to think about that and that might be a solution to the fighting, if not, we might still need to re-home Toonces (which would be the absolute last option).

I'm hoping that things calm down around here a bit and maybe, just maybe, we can avoid going to the vet for the next couple month.  That would be nice, but this all comes with pet ownership.  Oh the joys of pets.
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