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Montage Monday – To Mom with Love May 3, 2010

Here’s another installment of beautiful, functional and lovely handmade items for mom. I found these gorgeous ideas around the popular indie venues:

Mom's Nest (c) - Set of 3 name stones in bird nest by Mom's Nest (c) - sjengraving

Island Lime Handmade Bath Salts 5oz by ConcordSoap

Like Mother Like Daughter Bellissima Hostess Apron Duet in Starling by Bellastyle

Handmade clutch purse - retro flower vines on orange by oktak

Necklace fabric Rose Red Upcycled Eco Friendly Scarf Cotton by alterdelenda

Iphone /Ipod/Cellphone/Camera Case/Cozy/Cover by pomella

Escapee airplant terrarium kit by terradctl by terradctl

Mothers Day Card // The List by PaperMango

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Montage Monday – Budding Beauty April 26, 2010

Ah, Monday, another week beginning. This is the first day of my week, 5 more days until the next weekend, 5 more days until another month.

I remember growing up and my mother telling me ‘time will go so fast when you get older, take your time growing up.’ Was she ever right! I can’t believe that winter already past and that spring is here and the leaves are quickly budding on all the tress and my magnolia which I planted last fall already has a few flowers about to open. Before I know it I will be practically copying this posting to tell you how I can’t believe it is snowing already. I know what you are thinking right now.. shhhhh Tara… don’t jinx it. So, without further ado, here’s my ode to the budding beauty of Spring.

Bee Mine - Set of 6 Small 4 Petal Pinwheels by twirliewhirlies

Yellow Blown Glass Hollow Sterling Silver Crystal Earrings - Lemonade by GlassRiverJewelry

Brilliant Lampwork Bracelet with Sterling Silver by SwirlJewels

wall vase wooden jar AVOCADO GREEN by OldNewAgain

Blooming Lavendar Vegan Cupcake Soap by ajsweetsoap

Pink and White Barn Birdhouse by AmericanGirl51

Poppies by lilypang

 

Crafty Friday – April Showers April 9, 2010

Bumbershoot. Earrings. by clevergirl

april showers may bring flowers by calobee

PLAYING IN THE PUDDLES - Red White Umbrella - Nickel Free Stud Earrings by TheFlibbertigibbet

Reusable Coffee Cuff - Spring Showers by boutiquekarma

Rain Cloud Artisan Sterling Silver Necklace Labradorite Iolite by popnicute

April Showers Letterpress Notes, Set of 5 by paperlovelypress

Puddle Jumping - Guinea Pig with Umbrella and Raincoat Art Print - 8 x 10 by WhenGuineaPigsFly

 

Crafty Friday – Early Spring March 5, 2010

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Yesterday my sister took her son during spring break to the Ste Anne de Bellevue Eco Museum, a private, non-profit, 11.3 hectare educational wildlife park – operated by the St. Lawrence Valley Natural History Society – where you can take a stroll with or without the children year round and view beautiful animals in their natural habitats. ┬áMy children love it there, my daughter especially could watch the otter swim for hours on end, although she often reminds me that she doesn’t like porcupines because they are stinky (and they are!).

My sister had a rare surprise yesterday, never before had the black bears come out of hibernation so early! It must have been quite the event because even local television reporters were running amok asking for interviews. I have a fabulous feeling this means our glorious weather is here to stay! The snow on my front lawn is patchy at best, the roads are nasty and dirty and daily I see more children out on their bicycles (still getting stuck in little pieces of ice). I love this feeling, it takes me out of a my yearly winter blues funk.

Today’s Crafty Friday feature is things that make me feel like spring –

:: SPRING IN A POT ... wheat grass garden kit :: by Bunnie

Spring Bluebirds and Flowers Cotton Print and White Cotton Chenille Dish Towel/Cloth Set by MamasBabyLove

Emerald Spring, Handmade Lampwork, Sterling Silver Chain Necklace by OVGillies

Spring Blossom Double chain necklace by LittleWhiteDresser

Swarovski Heart Earrings - Peridot by Krystallized

Crochet Strawberries Coasters - pink set of 4 by MonikaDesign

Water Lily on Black - 8x10 by InletImages