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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Holy Chunky Metal Monkey!!

Write Your Own History...

I love scrapbooks, and photographs, and story telling and, oh yeah, glitter!  The pages of history are yet to be written in this little book.  Contact me if you want a book of your own for story telling.  The pages will support ink, paint, collage and emboidery....OK, simple, little embroidary. 

This has to be some of the most Simply Pretty Stuff!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Simply Pretty Stuff Secret Journals

Pages Yet Written

Handmade canvas pages, bound with knotted twine, between brass book covers wonderfully patinated, provide wonderful journals for the designer in you!
Add pictures or artwork and tuck away in a secret place or set prominantly on the coffee table.

You can also see this piece on the website

Sunday, March 13, 2011

A Special Pin

A Special Donation To Support The Chemo~Comfort Organization

I was lucky enough to meet a fantastic and passionate woman last year as I became involved in an organization called Chemo~Comfort.  A cancer survivor herself, Anne Marie Paolucci has developed this organization that caringly assembles boxes of items persons going through chemotherapy may find useful to use as they receive treatment for their cancer.  Based in New York City, Chemo~Comfort has grown to provided boxes to hundreds of patients everywhere. 

Each year Anne Marie and her team conducts a spring fundraiser and gives away wonderful goods and services donated from local and not so local retail merchants.

This will be my second year participating.  I will be sending several glass ornaments and one special pin, made with buttons, tulle and antique lace, particularly for this event.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Giveaway Tiara!

Simply Pretty Stuff Tiara Giveaway

Coming up in April, this fabulous tiara will go home with a lucky Foxxy Moxxy customer in Gettysburg, PA.  Stop in and ask Bobbi Becker or Carol Novak how you can win this extra special piece!

And don't forget to order something special for Mother's Day because it will be here before you know it.  One of these added to a mother's bracelet or as a single piece on a necklace chain would be one of a kind and a treasured gift.  Or how about a custom photo charm or ornament of the family or family pet?   Stop in at a very newly desgined website at or contact moi at

The Carriage House Is All About Local

The Carriage House
Hanover, PA

Tucked behind the grand Sheppard Mansion
in Hanover, PA is a honest to gosh Carriage House, turned carriage house market shoppe, by manager Heather Sheppard.

Inside there are fresh cuts of beef directly from the local Sheppard farms, as well as a variety of milks and cream, all in stout glass vessels!

The cuts of beef and soon to arrive fish are the same wonderful pieces prepared by the chef in the mansion's own restaurant.

Each Saturday there are fresh warm sticky buns and always locally produced coffee.  Mmmm.  

The real prize for the customer who happens into the Carriage House is the wonderful selection of local art and products displayed between two huge rooms.  Lotions and soaps,  scribed birdhouse gourds, dinnerware, pottery..........and much more!  

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Spooky Puss