Friday, December 24, 2010

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JESUS IS THE REASON! Merry Christmas blogger friends!

It's Christmas Eve!
Stopping by to wish all bloggers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
May you be blessed this Christmas season.
Remember that Jesus came to earth to save us all from our sins...thru him we
will all meet again in Heaven.

Blessings to you all.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Merry Christmas! Christmas shopping and preparations...

Hi y'all....can't believe it has been a month since I last posted on my blog!
Where does the time go?  I have been dealing with some health issues, and
just didn't get to the blog.  Trying to keep up the house and also my day job! back again.  I still have some shopping to do and other little things
 in my put up a tree!  Have never been this late...EVER!!!

Just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Let's not forget the true meaning of Christmas.
Pray for peace and that all our service men and women will be home soon.

Smiles and Blessings friends,

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

More Giveaway Items Added

Some lace and an old zipper just added to my give away.

Five cards of buttons...some full and some not so full!

These are all new items added today to my give away.

Please enter might win!

Have a great day!
Smiles and Blessings,

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

GIVEAWAY...Somerset Magazines

I am giving away two Somerset Magazines and I will throw in a few surprises!
These are I sometimes do, I can't always remember if I have
purchased one, and end up with two alike! I use age as the probable cause!
Anyway, just leave a comment and if you are already a follower, it will entitle you to
two entries.  Not sure how long this will run, but I will post that in a day or so.
I love magazines, but Somerset magazines are my most favorite.  If you have never bought one, maybe you
can win these.  One is Jan/Feb 2010, and the other is Gallery Summer 2010.
They are chock full of inspiration, ideas and how to's.  You will understand why I love them!!!

Good Luck to all!

Have a great day!
Smiles and Blessings,

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Does anyone know where time goes?  I've heard it flies! and I have even said that!  There is no way you
can stop just ticks-ticks-ticks- and on it goes....before you know it it's gone!  I am a believer
that the older one gets the faster the ticks fly!  Anyway, it does so for me.  There's a whole book that could
be written about the passing of time, but not by me!  I have a hard enough time just checking the clock!
Einstein said "the reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."   A pretty good
assumption but a  genius.  Some things to ponder..."have a good time",  "see you later", "I don't have
time for ...", "time goes by", "time after time", etc., etc.  The whole purpose of this little blurb was to mention
that time got away from me on Thursday and before I knew it, Saturday was already here, and now about
to be gone!  I wanted to post some really patriotic thoughts for Veteran's Day, but alas, it didn't get done.
I apologize to everyone and especially to all the veterans in our land.  Those who served, are serving and
those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  This is not a light subject to me, because I regard myself as
very patriotic.  The flag is always flying!  Even as a child the flag was flown on our front porch! 

So NOW  a big THANK YOU TO ALL THOSE WHO SERVE OUR COUNTRY.  Now and in the past and to those who will serve in the future.  GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.  AMEN!!!

Smiles and Blessings, all out in blogland!


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Junk Drawer Jewelry!

Here is my latest session at making junk jewelry!
More to come!
Will post pics of my store on Main Street.

Blessings, Friends,

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My Library Station

My computer desk!

Computer and a few books!

This is where I wrap the book jackets!

Thought I would show you a small slice of my world at work in our County Library.
These are my work stations. I open boxes of new books, they go out for cataloging
and they come back to me for spine labels and covers. I handle every new book that
comes to us....I see everything new. James Patterson must write a new book every week!
We have a great library!
If there is a library in your town, city or county you should make it a point to visit!
There is so much material available to you! You can check out books, audio books,
CD's, DVD's, and look up all kinds of info on the internet. A children's section will
provide your kids with much enjoyment!

Go Visit Your Library and do yourself a favor!

Have a wonderful day, Friends.

Smiles and Blessings,

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More Junk Drawer Jewelry!

Posting some more of my jewelry. 
The pendants are made with a vintage key.
I added some bling and embellishments and strung them with cord or ribbon.
Check these out!

Have a great day, Friends!
See you back here shortly.

Smiles and Blessings,

Vintage Key Pendants

                                          Vintage  Key  Pendant  with embellishments on black cord..
                                    Key with typewriter key "N", peace, and religious medal on black cord..
                                   Vintage key with bling and  "Believe" tag...on black ribbon.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010


Happy Fall, Y'all!
Today is the first day of Fall!
Wearing jeans today!  Even tho' the temp will reach 90 degrees today.
In Central Florida we don't see much Fall color....there are a few trees whose
leaves do change...but mostly we're green and brown! Orange/citrus trees stay green!
So to all you friends who live North of Central Florida enjoy the changing colors.

Just a note!
My "Junk Drawer Jewelry" bracelet was chosen by
Take a look and see all recycled items!
Great Fun!!! 

To all my Friends....Have a great day!!

Smiles and Blessings,

Friday, September 10, 2010


Let's all REMEMBER this day.
Fly your American Flag!
Pray for all those who lost their lives.
We cannot forget the worst attack on our homeland.


Sunday, September 5, 2010

"Junk Drawer Jewelry"

Have been busy creating my fun "junk drawer jewelry."
I was given an old tobacco can full of vintage and antique keys a few years ago.
Now I'm finally getting to create something fun with them.
Faith key necklace.  This is an antique key to which I added the other embellishments.
There's a small cross, the word Faith, & two charms of red glass beads.
It is strung on a black cord.
This is for sale in my nan-c-arts shoppe.
You can reach it from my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a great day.

Smiles and Blessings,

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Here  is a website that offers much information. 
Numerous authors have contributed their expertise to this site.
Give this a'll like what you find.

Have a great day!
Smiles and Blessings,

Friday, August 27, 2010

Making Junk Jewelry with "stuff."

Junk jewelry!  I know you all have heard of this!  Look around the house...
empty stuff out of the junk drawers that is small enough to fit on a piece of jewelry.
This includes old keys, nuts, lost & found items, charms, game pieces, broken
jewelry, odd earrings and whatever strikes your fancy!  This is so much fun.

This is my work space! Today it is the dining room table!
Who knows where it will be tomorrow.
It looks like a disaster and I guess you could say it is, but this way
I have everything in front of me, and I can grab whatever strikes me!

More jewelry stuff!

Check out my etsy store where I will be adding some of my jewelry.
Thanks for visiting!
Have a great day, Friends, and come back to visit.

Smiles and Blessings,

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sharing my Journal

Cover of my Journal

Beach page

House page...cut from scrapbooking
papers and glued down.

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Sharing my Journal


Some pages I am sharing with you of one of my art journals.
My Dream.

One of the months.  This bird is cut out of scrapbooking paper
and the branches and leaves are painted.

This is part of a story that I made  up using clippings of words or
groups of words.  This is a fun thing to try, because you just never
know where it will take you!  Try it for fun!

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Classrom Bell Work Activities for September

Classrom Bell Work Activities for September

To all teachers out there who are looking for more ideas...go here!
You will find some very inspiring help here! My daughter, the
middle school language arts teacher also author, has lots of articles
on Suite 101. She is very creative.

You all have a great evening and rest of the week!

Smiles and Blessings,

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bell Work Activities for August

Bell Work Activities for August
Schools open this month and here is some information for you teachers out there who need
some new ideas and inspiration. Doris is a language arts teacher at a middle school who is
also an author. She has other ideas posted on Suite 101 if you care to look. She has very
good ideas.

Have a great week Friends, Teachers, and Students!

Smiles and Blessings,

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Great News!

Great news to share with you all.
A friend of mine is opening a shop on Main Street in town, so I will have a place to sell
my crafts and paintings.  Maybe even some of my antique collection.
I am  making some jewelry that features our local High School colors and team, Wildcats!
 A few pics of what I have done so far. 
Will keep you posted on how all this goes!
I am excited. 
 I had a space a couple of years ago, but the store eventually closed, so
that put me out of business as well! 

Have a great evening and rest of the week.

Smiles and Blessings,

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tallahasse, Florida Capital

Capital Buildings, Tallahassee, Florida

The photo shows both the old and new capital buildings in Tallahassee, Florida.
The founding of Tallahassee was largely a matter of convenience. In 1821, Florida was ceded by Spain to the United States. A territorial government was established, but the impracticalities of alternately meeting in St. Augustine and Pensacola — the two largest cities in the territory at the time — led territorial governor William Pope Duval to appoint two commissioners to establish a more central meeting place.

In October 1823, John Lee Williams of Pensacola and Dr. William Simmons of St. Augustine selected the former Indian settlement of Tallahassee (roughly midway between the two cities) as a suitable place. Their decision was also based on its location near a beautiful waterfall — now part of Cascades Park — and the old capital of the Apalachee chiefdom. In March of the following year it was formally proclaimed the capital. Florida did not become a state, however, until 1845 (Tebeau:122).

On November 1, 1823, John Lee Williams wrote to Congressional Delegate (and later Florida Governor), Richard Keith Call, about the location of the capital:

"Doct. Simmons has agreed that the Site should be fixed near the old fields abandoned by the Indians after Jackson's invasion, but has not yet determined whether between the ... old fields, or on a fine high lawn about a mile W. In both spots the water is plenty and good."

The rough hewn frontier capital gradually grew into a town during Florida's territorial period. In anticipation of becoming a state, the territorial government erected a greek revival masonry structure that would befit a state capitol. The structure opened in 1845 in time for statehood and eventually become known as the "old Capitol" which stands in front of the current new capitol high rise today.
Copied from Wikipedia.
Have a great Wednesday, Friends!  I will be back soon.
Smiles and Blessings,

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weekend in Tallahassee

Tallahassee Three Day Week End.

It was a great time!  For me, anyway.  Visited with my brother and my grandson.
His parents were there to move him into his new living quarters, which is an old
1920's house.  There are five bedrooms and three and a half baths. 
Fireplaces, front porch and a back deck.
He is officially living there!
Saturday night came a real thunder-knocker, toad strangler storm.
Wow! The lightning was like continuous! the sky was all light up and the
thunder boomed.  Don't you like a good old fashioned thunder storm?

We ate out a couple of times.  Some excellent seafood.
Made a trip to Books a Million, but didn't find the latest Somerset Mag I was looking for.
Will make a trip to our local BAM this week.  Hopefully it will be out on the shelf.
I get upset when I can't find the latest Somerset!  These are the greatest!
You  get all kinds of inspiration from just looking at the fabulous photos.

Have a great Monday, Friends!

Smiles and Blessings,

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Back to School Icebreakers

Back to School Icebreakers

Check out this article. My daughter is a middle school language arts teacher who
is also an author. She writes school and pupil related subjects that she comes up
with. If you have school age children, or are a teacher, you will find her articles
extremely helpful. So go take a look!

Have a great week end!
Smiles and Blessings,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Giveaway Winnings!

These are my winnings from IM GIRL giveaway! Thanks so much!
Lots of really nice items. Tea cup with tea, a dish towel that has some
fun stampings on each corner, a gift bag with tag, and one of her fabulous
key necklaces. I love this. I am so happy to have that necklace!!
Check out her blog for more give aways.

Smiles and Blessings y'all,

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