A Wonderful Christmas Eve

I had my sisters kids over my house for Christmas Eve. It is going to be our new tradition. For quite a few years they would go to the nursing home to celebrate Christmas with their mom, who passed away in March. She suffered a stroke at a very young age and spent the last 8 years in a home.

Her one joy in her life was her grandson Eddie. He's 4 and full of life. Her face lit up whenever he was there. Tonight he was the 5th generation to play on the family piano. The piano my sister loved.

To make things even more perfect...we had deer come up to the house to snack on some birdseed. He got to see them. I told him they were reindeer taking a quick break. How perfect was that?

I hope I did my sister proud. I think it was one of the best Christmas Eves ever...at least until next year!!!

My perfect car would have.......

Remote doors(just 4 more buttons)...perfect in the rain or when your hands are full
A 12 volt plug in the trunk
A built in AC converter in dash AND trunk
A built in 12V cooler in the trunk
Fold out tables in the back seat(on the back of front seats)
A fold out table in the front that swings side to side
A built in battery charger under the hood with retractable cables
A television high on the dash
A small built in laptop
A little glove box size microwave
Start my car with my cell phone
Heated floors
Heated wipers
The option to change dash light colors
50 mpg(a girl can hope)

And I would like all this in the car I have NOW. I LOVE my car! But this list would create a stress free life:) Traffic jam? No problem...someone honk when it's time to go.

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A Must Read Website

This site is geat. It has all kinds of safety advice for every situation. I hope everyone takes a moment to check it out.

Michigan vs. Michigan State

My friend Karen and I's yearly battle was on all week. Friday was our grand finale. Here is what I did to my Sparty friend's car. Had more but it was quite windy, but I was happy with the result.

I will NEVER grow up!LOL!!

Lovin' The New Downy

I absolutely love, love, LOVE the new improved Downy!
It is supposed to smell fresh for a week.
Well, I washed all of our throws, preparing for our chilly Michigan fall.
It has been TWO weeks and every time I grab one I can still smell it.......aahhhhh. I think I put a little extra in now just because it smells so good.
Now if they would just come out with a carpet freshener. Hey...that reminds me! I have throw rugs I can wash! Yea!!!!!
FYI TIP....I have used liquid fabric softener mixed with water in my potpourri burner
Freshens the whole house. It smells like you have been doing laundry all day..LOL!

More Waste of Taxpayers Money in Michigan

I just need to vent a little(please read the article). My great state of Michigan, which has a ban on baiting deer, is wasting money going after someone that has deer eating from his bird feeder. The case was tossed but they are wasting even more $$ by appealing the decision.

They expect this man to prevent it somehow. Hmmm. Does that mean everyone with fruit trees, gardens, bird feeders, etc, should expect to end up in court?

The deer are actually owned by the state. So maybe THEY should control them. Maybe people should sue the state of Michigan when their gardens are destroyed. Or when their vehicle is totaled from hitting one of the state's deer. They obviously feel this is possible.

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A Girls Best Friend

Twist ties and duct tape!!!! Two of the best inventions EVER! Notice how they have not changed? Ever?
That's because they are already perfect. No room for improvement.

Not what you expected, huh? You thought I was going to write about chocolate or diamonds, didn't ya?

Well I save all my twist ties that I can. I use them to tie cords, especially on seasonal appliances like fans and space heaters when they are packed away. And all those cords for media? All streamlined! Woohoo! Cords in the junk drawer are nice and neat, even though I have NO idea what they all go to. LOL!!

And the best thing I ever did with duct tape(I have a few colors) was fix this annoying hole inside a purse. Quick, easy and out the door. No more fishing for items under the lining!

Oh I just love my twist ties and duct tape! I can conquer the world with you by my side:)

Honoring The Victoms of 9/11-We Will NEVER Forget

This truck driver has all the names of the victims from 9/11 on his truck. The police pull him over just to have their picture taken by it.

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Necklace Displays

I got a bunch of easel back necklace displays for 10 cents each. It really pays to work in retail sometimes:)

I plan on covering them with black satiny material and trimming with pink fur. I can't wait to do one so I can post the pic.

So I am set on jewelry displays for my booth. Keeping everything pink and black. I even plan on getting a black pop up awning and hanging pink lights underneath. I have a black banner with pink letters to hang in front. Now I have to get black or gray indoor/outdoor carpeting to cover cords and give off the right ambience.


Hey everyone out there in cyberland!
I LOVE good harmless practical jokes. I want everyone to post a comment and share the best one you have done or someone has done to you.

Getting old SUCKS!

Ok. I've been wearing dollar store readers for a few years now. They are so perfect for a mizer like myself, that also has to color coordinate everything. I have readers for every outfit and every occasion. HOWEVER.........I found them so inconvenient AND highly breakable. They were also making my eyes WORSE. I couldn't even read prices in stores. Which to a cheapskate, I mean MIZER, like myself, that is a sin.

So...I broke down and went to an eye doctor, aka eyeglass salesman.

Let's just say my insurance was geared more toward prices in the 1970s. My mouth dropped when I heard the total. They are probably worth more than my good old compact car!!! Hell, just the lenses are!!!

Anyway.....I got those fancy dancy progressive lenses. Yes. I can see again and the glasses actually stay on. But here is where the fun begins.

First...I can't stop wearing them low on the nose(kinda sounds like a rap song) They sort of DO NOT work that way.

Second....If I move too fast things kinda go wacky for a second. Especially my computer screen. They make even more fancy dancy lenses for this purpose, but I said NO! Can't fathom what THEY would have cost!

Third...Where the hell did my peripheal vision go?

Fourth...I'm not sure I WANT to see everything THIS good!

Alright. I know it takes time to get used to these. Everyone has told me this. But I hope I don't get pulled over and asked to walk a straight line. I could be the 1st person arrested for failing a sobriety test and be sober! LOL!!!!! I can see them smacking their breathylizer and assuming it was broken. "Sorry ma'am. We're gonna have to take ya down to the station while we check out our equipment."

Boy does getting old SUCK!!

The frames ARE super cute though.

Hot weather tips

Keep the sun off your skin as much as possible. Actually wear more clothing consisting of loose fitting breathable fabric.

Run cold water on your wrists every hour

Use covers at night with a hot water bottle filled with ice water. Put it behind your ankles or knees.

Put an ice pack under your left arm. Close to the heart.

Wear cooling bandanas around your neck(carotid artery)

The point is to keep your major pulse points cool

Or be like me~sit your butt in the airconditioning or right in front of a fan with a nice cool drink:) Being out in this kind of weather will cause wrinkles girls!! Hot sun is VERY bad! Bad, I say!

Craft Show Preparedness!

I'm slowly collecting items to create a beautiful professional looking booth. I want people to feel like they are in a boutique not a pop up awning:)

My new banner will be hung on pink fabric. My new labels will be used for new earring cards. They are 1 1/2 inches round and I am putting them on pink 2 inch round cardstock.

I Tried a New Mascara

And me likey!

I have been thinking about wearing false eyelashes for about 2 years now. You know how the eyelashes get thinner as you mature(politically correct term for old). I have such a hard time with those horrible mascara wands. HATE THEM! But 'tis a necessity.

Well I bought the new L'Oreal Telescoping Explosion today. The (magic)wand is awesome.

It's the little round ball one and boy can you get each and every lash. I put a test swipe on my wrist and it will not wipe off.

I really suggest giving it a try!

I have included a pic for everyone, because, if you are like me, I stand there staring at everything trying to remember which one I wanted to try:)

My New Treasuries

Of course, this one is a given

Well, so is this one~LOL!!http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4c353fb5f7536d9191c4d963/furbabies-united

And in honor of my first REAL eye exam in 4? some years, and the new glasses I have to get(damn old age) I made this one

Then last, but not least~for our very patient men


A lonely widow, age 70, decided that it was time to get married again.
She put an ad in the local paper that read:



On the second day, she heard the doorbell. Much to her dismay, she
opened the door to see a grey-haired gentleman sitting in a
wheelchair.. He had no arms or legs.

The old woman said, 'You're not really asking me to consider you, are you?
Just look at you...you have no legs!

The old man smiled, 'Therefore, I cannot run around on you!'

She snorted. 'You don't have any arms either!'

Again, the old man smiled, 'Therefore, I can never beat you!'

She raised an eyebrow and asked intently, 'Are you still good in bed???'

The old man leaned back, beamed a big smile and said...

Rang the doorbell didn't I?

Long Year So Far


I haven't been paying much attention to my business lately. There have been a few deaths in my life this year. Worst year ever and July just started. However, I feel I'm coming back around. I made a few new pieces and have been working on my animal blogs. It feels really good. I am even starting to put together things to do shows. Slowly! LOL!


~Four way stops~It is now like a game. First person to hit the gas pedal has the right-of-way
~Yellow light~Now is the same as a left turn arrow
~Blinkers now come as an OPTION on all new vehicles
~Senior citizens can have dealers install a new cruise control that does not go over 35 mph. Dealers have stated that seniors that get the cruise option usually opt out on the blinkers.
~Bigger vehicles now have the right-of-way(adopted from waterway rules)
~If you are talking on your phone you must slow down and use 1 1/2 lanes.
~If you do have the blinker option on your vehicle, you may use it to let other drivers know you are getting over right NOW!
~You may leave your bright lights on at all times as long as YOU can see. You will never be at fault in any way if a blinded driver crosses the line and hits you.

This list has been compiled by Julie Wilson after many, many years of experience and extensive study.

Mighty Fixit Review

Hi everyone~
Doesn't it seem like everything breaks or needs some sort of repair on the weekend? Or when you are short on cash?
We like to keep things well stocked for emergencies in our house. Its like a mini hardware store around here.
I was very excited when I came across honest reviews of Mighty Fixit. Seems to be something that really works for quick electrical and plumbing repairs. I honestly can't wait to get it. I am hoping for a leak in a pipe to test it out myself. LOL!
HOWEVER~~receiving it seems to be the problem. I ordered it directly from the Mighty Fixit website on 6/1/10.
On 6/20/10 I emailed their customer support to inquire if it had been shipped.
I did receive a quick response, which is great. But they informed me that it was out of stock.
Excuse me! It's the ONLY THING THEY SELL!!!
No email to inform me of this. My money was in stock for them!!! That's like Dairy Queen not having ice cream. Or McDonalds not having hamburgers! Their ads are still everywhere, yet they have none? This stuff better be worth it!
If anyone is thinking about ordering it, I suggest emailing them and get it in writing, that it is in stock first. Don't call them. You want proof of their reply.
I have received it! Look for a review of the product soon!
I have it wrapped on a drippy pipe by the water heater and it works perfectly!! I see many uses for this awesome wrap:) Finally something that does what it claims to do. I wish that were true for wrinkle creams..LOL!

Me and My Gadgets!

I carry huge purses. Kinda hard to find things sometimes. Ok~ALL the time. I found this cute little LED light on Ebay. Its the size of a credit card. Yeah, I know~reduce my loyalty cards, then add something else. ANYWAY~~ The center is shaped like a light bulb and when you flip it up~you can see!!! Just ordered it, so when I get it I will give a review on it. It was only .99 w/free shipping. So if it breaks I won't cry TOO much. LOL!
I really hope it works 'cuz I am SUCH a gadget geek!
I received mine. Very lightweight and easy to use. Kind of an orange color light but works great in the dark without disturbing anyone. Enough to find what you need in your purse. It will fit perfectly in your wallet. Mine came in a very nice heavy holder that it can be kept in and put in a purse pocket. So far I like it. Seems kind of fragile. May not take any abuse. But if kept in wallet I don't foresee any problem. Just don't let kids play with it.

Wish I Could Afford This!!

I love very modern things and cool gadgets. Even if I could afford one the miser in me wouldn't allow it~LOL!!! Talkin' 'bout the new Dyson fan. Check it out~just for fun; or get one and tell me how wonderful it is! LOL!!!
NO!! WAIT! Don't tell me. I might want one even more!!!!!

Get Organized Folks!

I am an organizing AND cool gadget junkie!! I knew there just had to be a nice holder for all those ANNOYING key cards we all have. And I was RIGHT!!! You can order them below~

If you don't like those keychain cards at all you can put them all on one card(bottom pic) at the website below. It was featured on Good Morning America.
I'm gonna use both. I'm the "gotta have a back-up" girl. I'll keep the KeyRingThing card under my keyboard to use for online purchases. I won't have to grab my purse every time. Some of my discount cards are old and didn't come with a keychain card. I'll get one with those combined on one card also.
Ooh~I feel my purse getting lighter already!!!
I have received my keyfobber and absolutely LOVE it!! Highly recommend it if you have alot of key cards.
I have also received my keyringthing card and so far the bar codes work! Highly recommend this. Order one for the glovebox too. Its only your loyalty shopper barcodes. If those wear out they don't replace them. They give you a new number. So if you get a keyringthing card you can save your original cards.

For Everyone with Spoiled Furbabies

Have the coolest pet around!!! This site is a must see! Stumbled on it surfing around for matching doggy stuff.
If you love to color coordinate, this store is for you.
The prices are amazing for custom things. Shipping cost is a low flat rate.
I've emptied an online shopping cart MANY times because the shipping was ridiculous.

For all dog and cat parents

If you want to give your fur babies some great exercise and hours of amusement for yourselves, get a laser light!! Easy on you(except when you laugh too hard-your stomach muscles hurt) and GREAT fun for your babies. Check out the two videos below-
And I am speaking from experience!!