Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday Fun - Happy Halloween

Yay it's Friday!
Watch out for the little monsters tonight!

I can't seem to keep my internet connection 
up long enough to post my Friday Fun.


One hour is too long to try!

Happy Halloween!

Here is the link to the Twitter Tree for today

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wednesday 10/28/14


All the winners have been chosen for the month long giveaway.


Today seems like weary Wednesday.
No energy... 

I have been listing items for someone on eBay

and some for me too. I need to list a ton more for me. 
All the things for the Yard Sale that didn't happen!

Coats, jackets, clothes....

Slowly but surely I will get them listed.

I would like to link-up the Twitter Tree here, but not sure the internet will stay connected long enough to load the page so I can even view it! I guess I should have tried to get the link before I started drafting this post.

Here we go...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday - Twosday 10.28.14

Time to share Two Shops for TWOS-day

Hand Crocheted Cuff Bracelet Boho Woodland Tribal Brown Orange

Chunky crochet cuff bracelet with a large rustic flower-shaped button accent. Warm autumn colors include brown, orange, gold and aqua. Stretchy cuff slips on. Woodland tribal influence, one size fits most wrists.

Just the thing to set your inner flower child free.

Perfect in any season for the free spirit who appreciates the unique.

The yarn is a premium quality wool that looks like artisan hand spun.

Handmade by Mimi in a no tobacco, no pets environment.

Packaged in a cute faux animal print baggie perfect for gift giving.

Ships in the US in a Priority Flat Rate box to protect the button.

(Button may prove a choking hazard. Buttons and beads are not for eating, regardless of age or species. Thank you!)  

Next is


(Artfire took our banners away, so...)

This is the most repinned item 

on my Pinterest 

from ShadowDogDesigns

Snowman Earrings Handmade Swarovski Pearls Crystals Christmas Jewelry

Are you looking for a pair of holiday earrings that will take you well beyond Christmas? How about a pair of fun handmade snowman earrings? These elegant beauties, appropriately named SPARKLING SNOWMEN, were carefully handmade with glowing Swarovski crystal pearls, Swarovski rondelles with red crystals, "jet" black Swarovski crystals and sterling silver. Because these handmade snowman earrings are not like much of the traditional "in your face" holiday jewelry, they can be worn with your party clothes, to the office or with casual clothes. They exude a beautiful, subtle charm and will be loved and worn for years. The SPARKLING SNOWMEN beaded earrings were designed and handcrafted by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.

+ Large Swarovski crystal pearl: 8mm
+ Small Swarovski crystal pearl: 6 mm
+ Swarovski rondelle collar: app. 7 mm; "Siam" crystals; silver plated brass
+ Swarovski crystals for hat: 6 mm faceted rondelles and 4 mm faceted bicones
+ Metal: sterling silver and silver-plated brass
+ Earwires: sterling silver French hooks
+ Length: app. 1.5" / 3.8 cm from top curve of the earwires

The main body of the SPARKLING SNOWMEN earrings are made with two different sizes of white Swarovski crystal pearls. Swarovski crystal "pearls" are man-made pearls, but unlike many synthetic pearls that use a plastic core, Swarovski pearls have a lead crystal core. Mimicking the weight of real pearls, this crystal core also allows the pearls to warm to the skin as real pearls are known for. Consisting of multiple layers of luminous pearlescence (crushed pearls) that gives the look and feel of famous South sea pearls - at a fraction of the price! Just one glance at the photos and you will notice the exquisite, glowing finish of the pearls.

To add a sparkling fun touch to the holiday earrings, silver-plated brass rondelles were used between the head and the body of the snowmen. The rondelles were set with 6 faceted "Siam" Swarovski crystals, adding cheerful Christmas red to the jewelry. As you can see from the photos, the color is a deep red - I just wish the photos would show the amazing sparkle. The collars give a whimsical look to the snowmen, almost like they are on their way to a formal gathering!

And all formal snowmen must wear a hat! The hats of these SPARKLING SNOWMEN were created with two types of crystals in "jet", a true black Swarovski color. Faceted Swarovski crystal rondelles make up the brim of each hat and a 4mm faceted Swarovski crystal bicone makes up the crowns. More sparkly goodness!

The body of the earrings were strung on sterling silver head pins. The top end was carefully wire wrapped into a loop. The loop was then connected to sterling silver French hook earwires for a perfect finish to the SPARKLING SNOWMEN earrings.

For a better understanding of the relative size of the SPARKLING SNOWMEN earrings, please be sure to check out photo #9 for a size comparison with a dime.

Glass carries the energies of transformation, rebirth and communication. Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The SPARKLING SNOWMEN earrings will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!



Sunday, October 26, 2014

Monday - Twitter Tree© 10/27/14

Monday - Twitter Tree©

The Twitter Tree© will be hosted by a different blog M-W-F.

For those of you who would like to join us:
  •          Only 2 Items per person
  •          Each Tweet must contain the hashtag #CCFRNDS
  •          Only 1 other Hashtag may be used.
  •          Please include a brief description of your item in the tweet. 
  •    Keep your Tweet under 140 Characters (including spaces).
  •          No Mature Items
  •          Tweet Everyone’s listings. (It is not fair to others if you do not fully participate. Team Leaders do watch who is tweeting and who is not.)

Limit of two (2) hashtags.
I always post this Sunday afternoon 
so I am not rushed for work on Monday morning :-) 
Before I get to my individual tweets, I want to list the tweets for our Gift Guides. The more times people visit, the more likely we war to get sales!
Check out the Children's Gift Guide

Wow! Gift Guide $10 and under #CCfrnds
Awesome Gift Guide $25 and under
For someone special Gift Guide $26-$50
Find a gift of distinction! Gift Guide $51 +
My tweets for Monday
Check out Old Navy  Puffer Jacket, Navy Blue, M, Solid #OldNavy #Puffer via @eBay #CCfrnds @christiecottage 

Hand Painted Red Glass Christmas Ornament, Roses #CCfrnds @christiecottage #tweet4u

Being a Christian

A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'

The coworker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin.  God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you.  Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.

"He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.  Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."

This was passed on to me by another pumpkin.  Now it's your turn to pass it to other pumpkins.

I liked this enough to send it to all the pumpkins in my patch.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday - PJ Day?

I hope it's PJ Day!

I am pretending it is!

Sometimes we just need to kick back, 
relax and enjoy some leisure time.

I have tons to do 
and I will get to most of it today, 
just at my own pace.

I have all my emails answered, replied to.

The laundry is patient. 
It always waits for when I have time or feel up to it. 

The dust is lazy 
and doesn't jump on me 
when I walk through a room.

The vacuum stands as if a guard of the carpet.
Ready at a moments notice, when I have time.

The broom gets a regular workout in the kitchen.
Only works as hard as I make it.

So I guess with all this considered, 
it must be PJ Day
and I can sip my coffee, 
prop my feet up 
and just 
enjoy the day.

I hope each of you gets to enjoy 
PJ Day!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Friday Fun - Smile

It's Friday....
Are you ready to smile????


George  Phillips, an elderly man from
Walled Lake, Michigan
, was  going up
to bed, when his wife told him that he'd
left the light on in  the garden shed,
which she could see from the bedroom
George  opened the back door to go turn
off the light, but saw that there were
people in the shed stealing things.

He phoned the police, who  asked
"Is someone in your house?"

He  said "No," but some people are
breaking into my garden shed and
stealing  from me.

Then the police dispatcher said "All
patrols are busy, you should lock your
doors and an officer will be along when
one is available"

George  said, "Okay." 
He hung up the phone and counted to 30.
Then he phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds
ago because there were people stealing
things from my shed.
Well, you don't  have to worry about
them now because I just shot and killed
them both;  the dogs are eating them
right now," and he hung up.

Within  five minutes, six Police Cars, a
, a Helicopter,  two Fire
Trucks, a Paramedic and an Ambulance
showed up at the Phillips'  residence,
and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the  Policemen said to George,
"I thought you said that you'd shot them!"

George  said, "and I thought you said
there was nobody available!"


A distraught senior citizen 
phoned her doctor's
"Is it true," she wanted to know,
"that the medication
you prescribed has to be taken
for the rest of my life?"
"'Yes, I'm afraid so,"' the doctor
told her.
There was a moment of silence Before the senior lady replied, 
"I'm wondering, then,
just how serious is my condition
because this prescription is
  'NO REFILLS'..."

An older gentleman was
on the operating table
awaiting surgery
and he insisted that his son,
a renowned surgeon,
perform the operation.
As he was about to get the
anesthesia, he asked to speak
to his son.
"Yes, Dad, what is it?"
"Don't be nervous, Son,
do your best,
and just remember,
if it doesn't go well,
if something happens to me,
your Mother
is going to come and
live with you and your wife..."

The older we get,
the fewer things
seem worth waiting for in line,
mostly because we forgot why we
were waiting in line in the first place
When you are dissatisfied
and would like to go back to youth,
just remember Algebra.
First you forget names,
then you forget faces.
Then you forget to pull up
your zipper...
 it's even worse when 
you forget to pull it down.
Two guys, one old, one young, 
are pushing their carts around Wal-Mart 
when they collide.
The old guy says to the young guy,
"Sorry about that.  I'm
 looking for my wife,
 and I guess I 
wasn't paying attention
to where I was going."
The young guy says, "That's OK, it's a
I'm looking for my wife, too...
I can't find her and I'm getting a little
The old guy says,
"Well, maybe I can help you find her...
what does she look like?"
The young guy says,
"Well, she is 27 yrs. old, tall,
with red hair,
blue eyes, is buxom...wearing no bra,
has long legs,
 and is
wearing short shorts.
What does your wife look like?'
To which the old guy says, "Doesn't
 --- let's look for yours."

And this final one ...
"Lord, please
keep Your arm around my shoulder
and Your hand over my mouth!"


I hope you smiled!!!

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When I started blogging I didn't know what I would blog about each day.

Once I set myself a schedule, it has become easy!

Mostly Business - Monday Business, promoting, tools, goals and achievements.

Two for Tuesday Featuring 2 items from 2 shops.

Win It - Wednesday A new giveaway begins Wednesday and a winner is chosen.

Thursday Thoughts Just random posts of whatever seems to be on my mind.

Friday Fun Generally a cartoon or a funny story, to make you SMILE

Saturday Not always a post on Saturday's.

Sunday Spiritual posts honoring God.