Wednesday, December 30, 2009


This Giveaway is Now CLOSED- Come back for more soon, and in the meantime...take a look around.

That's right Peeps, Little Purple Room is officially in business. And now that I have made not ONE but TWO sales...I'm all riled up to give something away.

A 15.00 GC to use in my shop.
By the time this giveaway ends,there will be even more in there to choose from.

So in order to enter, you must complete the Mandatory entry...
Then AFTER that is all done, you can pick and choose whatever else you may want to do to have extra chances.

Mandatory : Go to Little Purple Room and let me know what you might choose if you win. This is not written in stone and you can change your mind if you win.

Extra Entries: *Follow this here blog- 2 extra entries- leave 2 extra comments for these. Like "follow #1" then "follow#2" If you already follow, leave 2 posts saying the same.

**Blog about this giveaway-5 extra entries- yep, leave 5 separate "I blogged #1"...Blogged #2...Blogged #3 and leave your link to the blog post.

Giveaway ends at Midnight est on Thursday Jan 7th. Open to US and Canada. Age 18+

I've Been Featured on a Blog . Larry agrees I am famous now.

Photo is property of CherChic

One of the sweet commentors in my last giveaway has a shop on Etsy and I checked her out. The coolest eye glass case, complete with a nekid white monkey on the front was waiting for me.
I bought that sucker, and I LOVE IT. I have these huge sun glasses I got when my eye was messed up, they wrap around the whole front of my face and would not fit in any case I have. But they fit in the nekid white monkey. It is fleece inside so no scratchies. Very tough material too so I know it will last for years.
So the other day I saw that I had a convo on Etsy and when I went to check it out, it said Go to
so, one to usually follow directions, I went there. Oh WOW, Claudia made a collage of my jewelry and wrote such nice things.

Claudia makes the cutest stuffed kitties and pumpkins. This is Wylie. What a sweet face.

Photo is property of CherChic

Claudia also makes some way cool eye glass cases with muscle classic cars on them.

Photo is property of CherChic
Her prices are great and you should check her out. I love her avatar. You can feel the joy.

You ROCK Sista !!! You made me feel so special. I love feeling Etsy love.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Somebody IS Listening Out There

When I was a little girl we ate a lot of oatmeal. I still do. I love oatmeal. Larry thinks it's peculiar when I eat it for dinner. Sometimes it's just all I want.

But other times I want cereal. I really enjoy it with yogurt. A bowl of some thick Greek style yogurt with a couple of handfuls of cereal crunched over top, a few walnuts, and some fruit....Heaven in a bowl.
We eat this quite a bit for our bedtime snack.
Cereal with vanilla soy milk is a favorite too, 2/3 cereal to 1/3 milk. I do not like soggy cereal.
Larry is the freaky one when it comes to cereal...he puts ice cubes in his.

You really should not skip breakfast. It can lead to overeating later in the day. Studies also show that everyone, especially children, perform better when they have had a good balanced breakfast.

As my kids were growing, they were allowed to have certain cereals for breakfast.
But I refused to buy most of the ones that were on Saturday morning cartoons. Simply put...they had WAY TOO MUCH sugar in them.
Any cereal with "cookie" in their name just about would set my hair on fire.
And then in the commercial they would have the sugary cereal in the bowl and right there, right next to that cereal would be THE SUGAR BOWL ! AACCKK!!!!

So I am very pleased to announce that General Mills has taken it upon themselves to listen to what smart mothers have been saying for years...."I'd buy more cereal if it didn't have so much sugar in it".
Face it, moms are busy and cereal is way handy. One of my kids first finger foods was cereal. It's fun too. You can learn to count with it, tease the dog with it, throw it on the floor and watch mom bend over and pick it up, over and over and over...

Okay getting back to General Mills, Cheerios have always been a favorite. I'm a Honey Nutter and Larry, bless his heart, is a plain. (with ice cubes)
Cheerios have always been one of the lower amount of sugar cereals.

But GM is making a commitment to lower the sugar content of all its' cereals marketed to children under the age of 12, down to the single digits per serving. The company has already been reducing sugar in cereals while increasing key nutrients, such as calcium and vitamin D, and providing whole grain.

So if a bowl of that "Cookie Crisp" ever shows up at our house, I won't have to grab the fire extinguisher to put out my hair.

To check the sugar content of all General Mills cereal so you don't have to clog up the aisle at the store reading all the labels. click here...

To check out an awesome Cheerios BIG breakfast cookie recipe click here

To print a coupon for 1$ off a box of selected General Mills cereals click here

Also, I do so love a company that puts it's money were a mouth is....

10 Ways General Mills Nourished Communities in 2009
General Mills Ends Year with Renewed Commitment to Alleviating Hunger in the U.S. and Africa

General Mills donated a record $91 million in contributions across the U.S. and abroad in fiscal 2009 to ease hunger, advance nutrition wellness, and support K-12 education. The company donated $16 million of food to Feeding America. In the past decade, General Mills product donations have exceeded $168 million dollars. Each year, the company contributes five percent of company pretax profits to communities. In addition, 82 percent of employees volunteer -- leveraging the company's financial contributions. Read more....

General Mills provided my family with 4 coupons for cereal through MyBlogSpark TM, however all opinions, likes and dislikes are from my own big mouth.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Acts of Kindness and Snowballs that Wet the Bed.

"Snowkiss" by Diane W.

One of my favorite poems by a favorite author.

I Made Myself A Snowball

I made myself a snowball,
As perfect as could be,
I thought I'd keep it as a pet,
And let it sleep with me.
I made it some pajamas,
And a pillow for its head,
Then last night it ran away,
But first - it wet the bed!
(Poet - Shel Silverstein)

I love books. I will probably never own a 'Kindle'. Heck, I have never even talked on a cell phone. I've never held one. Until a week ago I didn't know what "STFU" meant.

I find a lot of joy in the simpler things in life.
I like when a very simple thing comes along and it is embraced whole heartedly among so many.
Easy and effective. I really appreciate that.

I came across a story on Fox News that featured Jason Wright, author of 'Christmas Jars', and I found myself smiling because I was watching someone who understood about a simple, easy act of kindness that could literally change someone's life. Something that so many could do.
Filling a jar, bit by bit, with your change at the end of the day.

I went to the 'Christmas Jars' website and read some of the stories, some by those who had left jars for others, some by those who had received jars..I shed a few tears.
Going on over to Amazon to read a few reviews of the book. I was surpised to find some negative reviews. I read them and they revealed that it is a very short book, 122 pages. One of the 1 star reviewers was disappointed that the characters were not well developed, that it was "short on plot"... said " there is no mention of God", I thought about this.

I think no matter what you call it, there is an inner spirit in all of us. When we nurture it, revere it and let it guide us, we are in the light.
When we ignore it, detest it, and go against it, we are not. There is darkness, a black cloud, negativity takes hold.

Although I have not read the book, I felt that spirit, when I saw the interview and when I went to the web site. I felt enough of the spirit to want to find out more.
I thought about just READING the written word versus FEELING the written word.

Seems to me that any story, any kind act, any example by one that can move so many into positive action is a Holy Spirit, no matter what you do or don't call It.

Maybe the author just hopes everyone who is filled with the true spirit of the book, will be writing their own chapters to 'Christmas Jars'.

Larry and I have started a Christmas Jar, a pickle jar actually, and we talked about not counting it when it is full, just giving it, anonymously. Because the amount does not matter.

We talked about how even a tank of gas, can be a blessing. A month of heat, a birthday cake for a child that would not have one otherwise. And hopefully, when the recipient can, they will refill the jar and pass it on.

And this to me, is the true Spirit. Or whatever you might call It.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We have a WINNER !!

Winner of the earring giveaway is 409cope. Congratulations, I will be contacting you in a few minutes. Because of the date, winner will have 1 week to get back to me.

Thank you to everyone who entered. I will be having my next one very soon, because I made A SALE !!!!!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Closed-A New Shop on the Block GIVEAWAY !

(This giveaway is now closed. Winner will be announced Wedensday Dec. 23. Come back soon for another chance to win.)

Well I threatened to, and that eye infection tried to keep me from it, but "It" has happened Internet....I opened "Little Purple Room". So see it's NOT just ALL in my head.

Sooo what? Another shop on Etsy, you've seen a million of them you say?
Well how many have give away?

And there's only 8 items in the shop (I have more to list though)it's madness.
I am so not overly dramatic in real life so I get off on it here...

These earrings consist of Amethyst Czech glass rondelles with silver vines and surgical steel ear wires. They are about 2" long.

Ok I know you want to go have a peek, so do it. And come back and....

Mandatory entry:
Tell me if you like anything in the shop so far and leave a link to your shop if you have one.

Extra entries:
--Follow this here blog. Leave 2 additional comments saying you follow.
--Post about this giveaway on your facebook, leave me a link,2 additional entries
--leave a comment on another post of mine and comment on which one you left it on. 2 additional entries.

This giveaway will end at midnight est on Dec. 22nd. US and Canada 18+ I figure it might be pretty great to get a little gift in the mail after all the Christmas celebrating is over.
(I made these earrings myself and received no outside compensation from anyone or myself for posting this giveaway)

And to give you a little Holiday cheer...just look at this face.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I won a big box of CRUNCH !

(I am finally back to blogging after a nasty eye infection. All better now. I will be opening my Etsy shop in a few days and having a nice giveaway right here on this here blog. Thank you to those of you who sent emails and comments wishing me well)

I entered a nice Giveaway a few weeks ago over at Erin's site , Snafood and I won a selection of snacks from Good Health Natural Products. Erin has some great recipes on her site. She posts about her successful outcomes and her "snafood's". On Monday UPS pulled up my drive and out came the man in brown with a big box. SNACKS ! Oh yes, the husband carried them in, I clapped my hands, the dogs did their crazy dance they do anytime I am excited about something or someone breaks our quiet solitude here. The UPS man coming around is a joyous occasion indeed.

Oh what crunchy goodness awaits. These snacks are all made from natural ingredients.
There is a bag each of;
Baked Hummus chips
Peanut butter filled pretzels
Veggie Stix
Veggie chips
Cracked pepper and sea salt chips
Chilein lime chips cooked in Avocado oil
Sweet potato chips
Polenta BBQ corn chips
Cinnamon Apple crisps

Very generous prize.
We have tried a couple of them and WOW, so good. I do not buy a lot of pre-made snacks. Too much, fat and too many things on the labels I can't pronounce. These are a wonderful, tasty and far healthier alternative when you just gotta get your crunch on.

A little blurb from their website that I found interesting
"Good Health® Natural Products has developed a reputation for healthy living and creativity that has always resulted in products that are beyond ordinary! The company began with Veggie Stix® pioneering the veggie snack category of consumer foods. Next came the revolutionary Good Health® Natural Products Olive Oil Potato Chips (another first of its kind) providing the consumer a delicious source of mono and polyunsaturated fats. The Olive Oil Potato Chips definitely made a name for itself as it was recognized on the “Oprah” and “Rachel Ray” Shows. Other recent kudos include GHNP’s Half Naked Popcorn listed as the healthiest popcorn snack in the latest edition of the book, “Eat This Not That,” published by the editor of Men’s Health Magazine."

I like that "Eat this,Not that" book. (checked it out of the library)

Also right now they are giving a code for 33% off case prices and free shipping on orders over 30 bucks. And for all natural snacks their prices are really good ( I was kind of surprised, I'm used to seeing organic snacks way higher in the stores)

Thanks Erin for the great giveaway and thank you Good Health, you both made my families day.

So see internet, people do win these giveaways. It's a fun way to try new things, save money and meet new friends.

Friday, November 6, 2009

In case you're wondering.

Larry and I hardly ever eat out. Maybe 5 times in the last year. And this would be at a drive thru basically because he is hypoglycemic and at times must have something to eat when his sugar starts to drop.
If we are out all day, meaning a trip to the big city, then he can be in a spot of needing to be revved up. So either we pick up something handy at the grocery store if we happen to be there or we stop at a drive thru.
I really do not enjoy eating out. Yeah , I know that sounds...ummm.. maybe sac religious or something to the effect to some of you...hahaha. I know the 'sisterhood of dinner reservations' may not approve, but I am so squeamish (weird) about who fixes my food.
But then again, we never get sick. Never get those colds, flu's, "must of been something I ate" trips to the potty...
Nope, not in 9 years have I had anything I could have picked up by someone else touching my food or by me touching a door knob. Yes, that's right internet, I never touch door knobs. Or counters, and I avoid public restrooms unless it's unavoidable. I'm not a germaphob though. Come look at my house, hahaha. Proof is in that pudding believe me. I love worms and frogs and I even bait my own hook. I often garden without gloves cause I love to feel the dirt. It's just other people I have a problem with.
I hold my breath inline at the store or the bank if someone sneezes. I wash my hands as soon as I walk into the house after being in public, especially after handling money...dirty money.
I have a bottle of sanitizer in my purse. And at my last job, I told the pharmacist to send another tech home who was sick or I was going to take the day off.
So why am I blathering on about this?
Because never get sick with cold's, flu's or "must of been something I ate" bathroom visits. But I do get a freaky thing that happens with my eyes every few years and that is why I have not been posting. The inner layer of my eyelid peels off and is very painful, like I have a big chunk of glass in there and as soon as some peels out, more replaces it. Nothing helps. I have to let it run its' course. So hot compresses, eye lube, eye wash, sleep,aspirin and cheap sunglasses are my relief.
I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

And the WINNER IS....

"If you found this useful, consider visiting the main Violet Cottage website. Thanks for visiting!

The randomly picked number is: 7

Lowest Number 1
Highest Number 21"

Yep, 7 AGAIN. hahaha
Well, you know what they say about "7".

Tami, I am emailing you now for your info.
Thanks everyone for joining in.
Another giveaway will happen this coming weekend.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Do you sew or craft? Scrap giveaway !

Over at See Mommy Sew, there is a cool scrap giveaway. Sharing scrap fabric you know others will love to use seems like a great idea to me. To enter, just link to the post or if you are blogless...just leave a comment. Sew easy, sew generous, sew go for it. It ends tonight (Sunday) Sew get crackin'.

Last Day for Giveaway

If you have not entered, you have until midnight tonight 10/25.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight

Bundle up, get out the lawn chairs and look up for a show.
Tonight between 1 am and 6 am EST will be the best viewing time to see roughly 60 meteors an hour. I love shooting stars.

This is from debris left by Halleys commet. You won't be able to see a lot in the city, too bright there, but out here in the country away from city lights we should have quite a show.
Larry and I went out a few years ago when there was a great meteor shower and saw a bunch of shooting stars...WAY COOL.
Here is more about it

Painting by Larry

Monday, October 19, 2009

There is a season...

Fall. I love it. When the air turns crisp and the sweaters come out. I love to smell bon-fires and drink hot coffee outside. I enjoy watching the squirrels so busy at stocking up. I close my eyes and smell the aroma of homemade apple pie.

We live in the woods and there is no better show than looking out your window and seeing this.....

Time to pick the last of the tomatoes whether they are ripe or green....

Winter squash almost ready.....

The woodstove is keeping us cozy inside, nice to smell the smoke when you go outside from the chimmney....

Wood is all laid in and ready to go....

Dahlias are putting on a grand display before sleeping for the winter....

Castor bean seeds are ready to harvest....

Last of the gherkins ready to pickle....

And at the end of the day, you come in the house to a great meal of Lentil stew and cornbread....
* 2 large onions
* 2 big handfulls of baby carrots or 3 big carrots chunked up
* 3 TBSP olive oil
* 1 bay leaf
* 2 cans of chicken broth
* 2 cans of water (use the broth can)
* 1 and 1/2 c. brown lentils
* 3-4 potatoes, cut into chunks
* 2 chicken breast cut into chunks and season with a couple sprinkles of garlic powder
* 1/4 tsp. of tumeric
* Salt, pepper


1. Peel and dice onion
2. Peel and dice carrot
3. In large pot, heat 1 TBSP olive oil, stir in carrot and about 1/3 of the onions untl onions are ‘glassy’
4. Add bay leaf and chicken broth
5. Add lentils, cover, cook for approx. 30 min. at low heat.
While thats cooking....
6. Wash, peel potatoes, cut into cubes
7. Using 1 TBSP olive oil, saute potatoes and 2/3 of the onions until onions are glassy
8. Sprinkle with tumeric
9. Stir until evenly covered
10. Add to the lentils
11. Cook another 10 to 20 minutes or until both lentils and potatoes are almost soft
12. Wash chicken breast, pat dry, cut into cubes.
13. Heat remaining 1 TBSP olive oil to fry chicken at medium heat, turning with spatula till cooked
14. Throw into pot with the potato/lentil mixture
15. Now, season the mixture with pepper and salt.
16. Serve with cornbread or home made bread and some butter.

Giveaway. Sterling and Chalcedony Earrings

I love these earrings and made myself a pair almost like these.
On French sterling silver ear wires, which I hammered a little for strength,
I wrapped chalcedony pear briolettes with sterling silver wire until satisfied.....ahhhhhh. The color of these just looks dreamy. Kind of opalescent.

Then I took them outside and photoed them on a little pile of limestone. I take so-so pics inside but the light outside is more on my side.
I will be having Giveaways a couple times a month hoping you will enter and perhaps follow my blog. I will be opening my own little Etsy shop and look forward to you visiting me there also.

To Enter:
Please leave a comment on the type of jewelry you enjoy wearing. ie:Natural stone, pearl, silver, large, delicate, funky, vintage...whatever you like.
Or let me know about your favorite piece of jewelry.
PLEASE make sure your email is in your comment or available on your blogger profile page.
It would make me sad if you won and I could not let you know.

EXTRA ENTERS-( do the one above first please.)

*Tweet about this and leave me the link- 1 entry per day,per tweet,leave the daily link.
*Follow this here blog (over on the right side bar,sign up)- 2 extra entries- leave 2 extra comments for these. Like "follow #1"then "follow#2"
**Blog about this giveaway-3 extra entries- yep, leave 3 separate "I blogged #1"...Blogged #2...Blogged #3

This Giveaway ends at Midnight EST on Oct. 25th.
Open to US and Canada.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This ain't "Green"...A Chemical Reaction.

If you are concerned about your health and the enviroment,please watch this movie trailer.
We should all be concerned about the harm this is causing.
This shows what one small town can do when they decide to stand up and not accept what is done in the name of profit, big corporations and a "green" lawn.

To read more about this movie and where it is showing click here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

We have a WINNER !

Erin from Long Island is the winner of the Autumn Metal necklace. I have emailed you Erin. You have 72 hours (about 1:15 pm on Thursday) to get back to me with your info.
Thanks everyone who entered and I will be having another giveaway this coming weekend.

Random Number Generator
This page simply picks a random number, within a range you specify.
For example, to pick a number between 1 and 100, set the Lowest Number to be 1, and the Highest Number to be 100.
Then click on Pick a Number to pick the number. That's it. Have fun!

If you found this useful, consider visiting the main Violet Cottage website. Thanks for visiting!

The randomly picked number is: 17

Lowest Number: 1
Highest Number: 23

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Birthday to my Dear Husband

You're the Bee's Knee's

I have miracles in my life.
I love you Larry. I always have.
We are golden.

About 1970....

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fried green tomatoes...yum

There are ways to pick end of the season tomatoes and store them for use in the fall and into the winter.
There are also varieties made for long storage ie:'Long Keeper'

I always pick the green ones around this time for frying up. We love Fried Green Tomatoes.
Here is a favorite recipe.

2 large green tomatoes
1 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cannola oil for frying


1. Slice tomatoes 1/2 inch thick. Discard the ends.
2. Whisk eggs and milk together in a medium-size bowl. Scoop flour onto a plate. Mix cornmeal, bread crumbs and salt and pepper on another plate. Dip tomatoes into flour to coat. Then dip the tomatoes into milk and egg mixture. Dredge in breadcrumbs to completely coat.
3. In a large skillet, pour cannola oil (enough so that there is 1/2 inch of oil in the pan) and heat over a medium heat. Place tomatoes into the frying pan in batches of 4 or 5, depending on the size of your skillet. Do not crowd the tomatoes, they should not touch each other. When the tomatoes are browned, flip and fry them on the other side. Drain them on paper towels.

Also the Movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe' is one of my all time favorite movies. You could rent the movie and make up a batch of these and be set.

Oh, does anyone besides me see a pattern here?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blogs, Blogging and Contests.

Please, please, please! If you are entering a contest or giveaway, read the rules. I am on my second giveaway and during my first one and also on this one, there have been people who have entered and either not read the rules thoroughly or do not understand on how to set up their own blogger account and have their profile set up with an email addy.
And just because you have left a comment, it does NOT mean you now follow my blog.
You must go over to the side bar and press buttons to now be a follower of my blog.
I had a couple who set up blogger accounts and no profile was made so if they HAD WON, I would not be able to contact them as there was no email addy in their comment. I recieve a copy of each comment sent to my email account, but if there is no profile made for you, then there is no return address on the email I receive.
Luckily,none of this affected the outcome of my first giveaway. But I have no way to contact these commenters to help them fix their contact info and they may be out there in bloggoville, happily commenting on others blogs with stars in their eyes and fingers that are crossed in the hopes of winning a prize that will never come.

Frogs and bathtubs.

I used to have 2 ponds when I lived in Virginia. Both manually put in. One was small, about 3x4. The other bigger,5x8. The small one held a couple of small goldfish and a few plants. The bigger one had water cascading down stones and held all kinds of wonder. Like I wonder where that fish went?
It was eaten by a wild duck that came to visit with it's mate and stayed for 3 days, that's where the fish went.
I wonder what that smell is?
That's the smell of a partially duck eaten koi that floated under the slate that overhangs the pond. A great hiding place for rotting fish,laughing posthumously as you wander around the yard and the back alley looking for said smell. Only to find out 2 days later that is was not a bag of garbage someone left next to the dumpster in that back alley.

Yes, the trials and tribulations of owning a pond.
I bought a few water hyacinths and wondered how in the world those 3 turned into 30 almost over night.

I wondered what that funny noise was in the middle of the night wafting through my second story window as I lay my tired head down. Finally getting up and going out to the yard with a flashlight and discovering about 15 frogs in my pond having some kind of full moon mating ritual/frat party.

I wondered after we moved to our land if I would ever have a pond again.

Living out here in the woods, you have to take into consideration the dangers that can befall creatures in your care. And while a pond can be it's own little ecosystem, I still have a responsibility to anyone I introduce to living in it.
So we decided not to have a pond for now.
well at least we decided not to PUT IN a pond for now. We have a pond though.

This is a bathtub that we found at the local dump. I use it for a trough to mix my own soil in before adding it to the raised beds.
We dumped the compost and bags of the other amendments in and stirred and used about half, planning on finishing the next day. That night it rained, actually it poured...ALL night and when we went out, what to our wondering eyes did appear?... a pond.
And you may ask why I would call it a "pond" instead of an old tub half filled with dirt and water?
Because there was a FROG in it!
yes, a little black and green frog,peeping up over the water line. He ducked as I walked by leaving only bubbles.
This was all in early June. There are five frogs in the "pond' now. I wonder if they will stay all winter.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Giveaway for your choice of Angel Earrings or Stone and Metal Necklace

'Erin From New York' won.
A new giveaway will open this coming weekend.

I had such a good time with my first ever giveaway that I am going to make it a regular thing. Okay...I admit it, I have ulterior motives.

You see, I really want to open my Etsy shop this Winter. And I was wondering how to generate some interest in people to stop by and look at my stuff.
Well, I love giveaways. And I have bought from etsy shops because I saw their items in a "Hey"! I thought to myself ( I call myself 'Hey' in my head) if I like giveaways and Etsy stuff, then I know there are others out there who might stop by and look at my stuff if I tantalize them by dangling jewelry...ooooeeehhh jewwwwlryyyy.

So to whet the jewelry appetite, I am going to be having giveaways to build up my blog readership unabashedly and hope that those who are not already followers will break down, give in and just join, darn it !

Oh yeah, I will also have some of my artwork on here too. And not just the stuff that I mess up, some of the good stuff.(that's one of my angel paintings above)

My giveaways will run the gamut from earrings, necklaces, bracelets, paintings, mixed media pieces, destash stuff, beads and wire kits to make your own and books (from new to lovingly used).
So I hope you will stop by and join in to see what I've been up to, leave a comment, join in a discussion, enter a giveaway, share a recipe or just whatever.

Okay on to what's up for grabs. Winners choice of one of the two following items.

First choice is a pair of Angel earrings. Made with silver metal findings and cobalt glass beads. The ear wires are sterling silver. Very cute, and made with love.
Approx. 1 and 1/2" from the top of the earwire where it goes into your earhole.

And next is a necklace I finished late last night. And I wanted to start the giveaway last night but really wanted to photo this outside so we all had to just wait.

Made from different metals, wires, turquoise beads, and a large carnelian free form bead. The cord is rubber,26", and has a barrel swivel closure of brass.
I call this 'Autumn Metals'.


Just leave a comment saying which one you would choose if you won. Make sure to leave your email in your comment or make sure its on your blogger profile if you are a member of blogger.
If you are not comfortable leaving your email in a comment, view my complete profile and email it to me. Letting me know which comment you left
if the user and email names are different.
Hey all you, 'Anonymus' commenters, could this be you? I REALLY would be sad if someone won and I could not contact them.

EXTRA ENTERS-( do the one above first please.)

*Follow this here blog- 2 extra entries- leave 2 extra comments for these. Like "follow #1"then "follow#2"
**Blog about this giveaway-3 extra entries- yep, leave 3 separate "I blogged #1"...Blogged #2...Blogged #3 And leave me the link to where in the world you blogged it.

This will run until Sunday October 11th at midnight EST. Winner will be announced on Monday October 12th. Thanks for checking me out and Good Luck.