Sunday, February 21, 2010

This is a trip I took on Saturday with Elissa to meet up with Sassy Gail and her daughter Jen. It was so pretty out and the perfect day to go through the Pike Place Market. It's a place where tons of vendors come and sale their products of fresh food, flowers seafood and meats, jams, and all handmade things. This was a carriage that gives people rides around or back to their car.
This was a young man who was singing and playing his guitar. You see that a lot here. On each block there is someone singing or playing some instrument. He seemed so nice. I snapped his picture and told him he was going to be on my blog. He was so happy... I bought a CD from him for only five bucks. His name is Andre Lovett.

This was a gal who was trying on these hats this woman was selling for 50 bucks. I thought that was a lot of money, but I see lots of kids wearing them. They are very popular. I told her she was going to be on my blog also and then she started posing. hee hee

This shot was not taken well on the Veggies , but loved how they lined them up. It made them so colorful.

This place is well known for the seafood. This was the crab legs. Can you believe it ? You would only have to buy one for two people for dinner. You might still end up with left overs.

This was some cooked shrimp they had there. It looked so yummo. I wanted to bite into them right then and there.

This was some Hugh frozen shrimp and scampi's. Aren't they HUGH ? I couldn't believe it. They throw fish in the air when someone buys one. Lots and lots of people stand around just to watch. It very well known.

This was my favorite thing. These Hugh Lobsters. I wanted to buy one so bad to bring home and surprise Dean for our dinner. I know he has probably seen them this big, but we have never gotten one. I knew I had so many things I was looking at to buy. So I passed them up.. lol

This lady made all colors of pigs. I thought they looked neat all in a row the way she had them laid out.

We all stopped and ate a restaurant named Cutters right on the water. My friend Elissa always wants to go there when we are in that area. We all had something different and each meal was gorgeous when it came to us the way they looked. Each meal was delicious also. I had Seafood Chowder and some delicious bread. Elissa had fish and chips with a coleslaw. Sassy had a grilled piece of chicken with a wonderful Beet salad with different colored beets and raspberries in it also. This picture is our Waiter waiting on the table by us.

This is to show you all the big buildings in Seattle. This was across the street from our restaurant.

This was right at one of the entrances of the Pike Place. I hope you can see the sign. We had a blast here. It was the second time Sassy Gail and I have met. It was so neat to meet at a place like this so we had most of the day to browse through it. We only got to see all of the upper deck area things. The time just flew by. Elissa and I are going there again to go look through all the antique stores down below. I hope I can meet Sassy again on that trip. I hope you enjoyed the stroll of Pike Place Market.
Also the winner from last weeks blog is Shabby Shan. I will get a hold of you for your address. I hope you all had fun.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Valentine Swap Box

I decided to join a Valentine Shop box exchange for the first time off of It was so fun picking things out for my partner. I couldn't find a Valentine Box, so I decided to make and decorate a box.

I had Cindy from Angel Heart Designs Go to her store and see all the lovely things she is making. Lots of new surprises. I was so excited when I saw that my partner was her. We have talked on the phone a few times, but now it was fun asking her little things what she likes to get to know her better.

This is what she send me and it was all wrapped up pretty just like it was Christmas. I got to unwrap each item with different tissue paper and little bags they came in also. I was in shock when I saw every thing she had gotten me. Take a look and you can see why. You can not see all of the things well and I apologize so, I will tell you everything that came in them. First I opened the large box and saw the pink tissue paper. Loved it... Then I saw the bags and boxes full of gorgeous things. I got a handmade ceramic soap dish that says Bonjour on it that I loved on her site, some green ribbon with roses on it, silver ribbon, Heart Stickers, ceramic roses and teapots and bird fired for me to paint,tin foil in silver and pink, glitter heart shape tablet,lots and lots of buttons, material cut in the shape of hearts in many styles,votive candle, a 5 1/2 x 4 handmade plaque that says Love Love on it to hang in my room,shopping girls sugar-free Berry mints, Large Dove Candy Bar, Heart shaped magnets and one to tie on a package, also one that says ' Always Kiss Me Goodnight which she knows that's my favorite saying, a bar of angel wings soap and a gorgeous Box. Then to top it off a 15.00 Starbucks card. That was one of my favorite things. A girl can;t own enough Starbucks cards to treat herself when shes out and about. THANK YOU so much Cindy. I LOVED everything.
I have tryed everything I knew to get the pictures to be in the order that I opened them, but no such luck. Please scroll way down for comment. I don't know why it went to the bottom of the page. Thank you..
These are all the lucky girls that participated in this swap.
Sheila - Faded But Desired TreasuresMelissa - Piney RoseJanet - Janets Creative PillowsDebbi - The Wicker PatioDeborah - Debs Vintage SoulTrisha - The Brantingham Family Vera - Olivia PaigesGail - The Sassy BeachRhea - Sweet n Shabby RosesSandy - HobbnobbersSarah - My So Called Junky LifeEleanor - A Bit of Pink HeavenJenny - Fated FolliesLinda - Country PickinsJoyce - Scrap for JoyJulie Ann - Kitchen Floor CreationsStephanie - Rose Petals and RustCarol - SongberriesTerri - The Glittered NestLisa - Lisas Craft BoutiqueChastity - One Womens HavenCindy - Angel Heart DesignsTracey - Magical KardzMary - Vintage PatinaJacalyn - RME Bath ProductsMary Jo - Creative Vintage CottageLisa - PupylovLori - Ruffles Ribbons and RosesValarie - Glittery Daze and NightsKaren - Secondhand RoseJayme - Flaming Biscuits On The FarmElyse - Tinkered TreasuresLisa - Pale Pink and RosesShannon - Shabby Shans CottageVivian - Vivs WhimsyKathy - Lil Bit Old Lil Bit NewStephanie - Crowns and PearlsNancy - Coeur d'Alene GiftsKaren - My Desert CottageTammy - One Frustrated MommaRamona - Samuels Family FrenzyCathy - Treasured HeirloomsPam - Treasures-N-TexturesSherry - Sherrys Rose CottageLaurie - Mermaid Treasures ArtSue - SuzeeezAndrea - Vintage Bella StudioHannah - Ashmore FamilyMeg - Vintage Garden HomeNancy - Its Raining PearlsJosette - My Grammas SoulAngela - Henny Penny and ChickiesMelissa - Abigails Pocatello Cassandra - My Artful AdventuresRenee - Vintage RecreationsLorena - Rose Chic FriendsAmy - Paper Trails LeaverStevie - My Art CanvasJennifer - Jennifers Petal PalaceShirl - Shirls Rose CottageLulu - Coastal Sisters NewsJill - Jill SibbaldCrystal - The Hummingbird CottageHayley - Nesting NotionsNicole - Gibbys GirlBryanna -The Canarys Cupcake

Sunday, February 7, 2010

New Puppy without a name

Hi Guys,
I am sure most of you have heard that I got a new puppy on Saturday afternoon. He is a full bred shitzu and was the runt on the batch and is 3 months old and weights about 5 lbs. right now. The dad weighed 8 lbs. and the mom was 7lbs. So he isn't going to get very big.

I had a shitzu once before about 6 or 7 years ago but she had hurt her hip by jumping off our bed and I took her to the vet and they gave her some medication and it killed her. Of course they say it wasn't the meds. That she must of ate something , somewhere. My husband hasn't wanted another dog but, I let him know its time we get one to enjoy while Hanna is little also.

I am doing a blog contest because he needs a name. Here are some of the ones we have picked out and I would like to know what your thoughts are and if any of you have a name you can throw out there to help us name him.. Please leave it in your comment.
1. Oreo
2. Ziggy
3. Snookie
4. Chasper
5. Scooter
6. Lil' Bit

I was thinking last night that when I was younger I had a dog that was so little and everytime someone came over to see her I would say, doesn't she look bigger ? They would reply well maybe a Lil' bit .. So hence became her name. So when this hit me last night I thought OMG he could have a name that matched my store and my blog, how perfect. But, my husband and other family members are saying it sounds like a girls name, so I should keep thinking up names. I wanted to play with him for a few days to see what his personality was like before naming him. Saturday morning the name Ziggy was in the running. Saturday afternoon Snookie was in the running, Sunday Scooter is the one. If you have any cute boy names for a small, but a little stocky looking, fluffy white and black dog then put them down for me in your comment.

Even if your name isn't chosen you have a chance to win. We always have Hanna put all the names in a hat and draw one out. So, have fun thinking up names and keep coming back and writing them on here for me. We hope you think he is as cute as we do.

Here is some pictures of him and Hanna. Oh shoot I forgot to take a picture of the prize. As soon as everyones up and I can turn on lights around here I will take some and get it on here. For now I guess it'll have to be a surprise. LOL