Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sephari Arts and Crafts Fair

Daisy Girl Creations is hitting the streets again! I am very honored to have been invited to join Sephari and their first craft fair in Sacramento. Sephari is this awesome site that unites world artisans and aids them in selling their goods all over the world.

This awesome event will be on May 23rd from 10 am to 2 pm across the street from Lohmen's Plaza.

This is a super short post since Deadliest Catch is on right now. LOL! Talk to ya all later.

PS: here is a link for the info: http://sephari.wordpress.com/2009/04/25/in-the-works-sephari-art-crafts-fair/ Check it out.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday, Monday

As awoke this morning to a beautiful sunny day, I was thinking about that song by the Mamas and the Papas...Monday, Monday. I love that song. Now I am not a Monday person, but the day is beautiful, there is a slight breeze and it's only supposed to be 70 today. I am glad that it's not supposed to be hot since my Jeep is back in the shop getting the ac fixed and I am relinquished to driving the Mustang. Oh shucksy darn.

I really like driving my car, however, we only have a small window of nice weather here to drive a car without ac. I guess I could drive it in the winter, but my defrost doesn't work the best. Don't you just love classic cars? Their little idiosyncrasies make it fun.

Today is a work day for me with the occasional knitting thrown in. The crocheting is on hold for right now since my thumb tendons decided to start hurting again. Thank goodness I can knit with my brace on. Whew! Typing is ok...doesn't hurt. So, we will be working today. I need to get some marketing pieces off. Just need one more read through. You know, just to make sure it is all coherent.

I am meeting a friend today for lunch at Panera. I love Panera! Hello Chicken Cesar Salad! Yum! I am excited. This is a new friend from my church. Dennis and I have been at Family Christian Center for almost a year and we started to make some new friends. Yay!

Well, I better get to work. Write more later...

Friday, April 24, 2009


This are real flowers. I have not painted them. I bought them that way. Cool huh?Hi everyone!

I wanted to share with you some things we have been doing for our house. I love flowers...especially Gebera Daisies. I have always, always wanted to have a flower box under my bedroom window.

Well, last night, Dennis made that a reality for me. We had purchased these really pretty wire racks that hold up rectangular flower boxes. So, I bought all different colors of Geberas and we planted them. Dennis hung up the racks and we placed the pots on the side of the house. It looks sooooo awesome!

Doesn't that look really good? It's so neat. I love it. When we open the blinds you can see flowers out our window now. I am so excited about it!

Well, off for now!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The 1st Roseville Antique Market

The 1st Roseville Antique Market took place last Sunday and let me tell you it was awesome!!! The weather for the most part was beautiful and thank goodness, my little area was in the shade for 95% of the day. There were over 50 vendors and I don't know how many people showed up, but there was a constant steady stream of people.

I woke up at 4:30 to get ready and start loading the car. Dennis and I headed over to the Tattered House and began set up around 6 am. It was still pretty dark out and full of mosquitoes. I hate bugs. Here is something I thought would never happen...I had too much stuff for my space! Dennis had to run back home to get a couple more little tables from our backyard to put some stuff on. It was a great display with a great location. I was across the walkway from the coffee!!! Oh thank goodness. Bloom was there to save us! I love their coffee!!!

The day was warm and beautiful and I made some sales too. WooHoo! As the day drew to a close, we started packing and loading the car back up. It was a hot afternoon. My parents showed up and brought with my new friend, Holly. While they talked with some of the other vendors, I took off to take a lightning fast shower so we could enjoy a nice dinner together. We went to this new place (new to me) called Blue Nami. Awesome sushi!!!

Around 8pm, my parents and Holly took off. I got in bed to read and ended up going to sleep around 9pm. I didn't wake up until 8:30 am! Holly mackerel! I guess I was tired.

All in all it was a wonderful event and I am really looking forward to the next one.

Take Care everyone!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Joy of Allergies

Allow me to share with you the joys of having allergies in a highly pollinated place. Sacramento...otherwise known as Allergy sufferers nightmare. It has been pretty windy here the last few days...try last 8 days. My silver SUV has a yellow hew to it. Yuck. And I am breathing that in. Joy.

Well, last night Dennis and I tackled a rather huge task. We shaved Daisy. We got so sick of her shedding and us constantly having to vacuum. Mom and Dad had brought over some clippers for us and we decided to go for it. We started about 5:45 and kept going till about 9 pm. We had to stop because we had lost our light and I was freezing...despite the extra fur coat I was wearing.

Now to my point about allergies. I am allergic to Daisy. I do much better when she is shaved and not shedding. So, holding her while Dennis shaved her meant me being covered in her hair. All this while sitting out side in the breeze and pollen. Needless to say, I didn't sleep well due to the allergies being on a rampage. I woke up this morning feeling as though I had a really bad cold. No sinus headache thank God, but clogged up sinuses and feeling absolutely drained. Goody.

I do hope that the breeze/wind will not be blowing on Sunday. I have to be out in the open from 6 am to about 5pm as I am selling Daisy Girl stuff at the 1st Roseville Antique Market. I am really excited and hope that I will do well. I am trying to earn some extra money for our trip to Italy. So, for those of you who can't make it to the event, buy my stuff on line :).

Well, that is all for now. So I am going to include a couple of pictures to share with you what we did last night...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Thanksgiving Turkey in Spring...

Well, I had a craving for the turkey that I make for Thanksgiving. So, I went to Winco and bought a bird. Not a large one, but one that fed both my parents and Dennis and I with enough meat for the following day. It was soooo good. I don't know why I don't cook the Thanksgiving turkey more often.

After getting all the extra meat off of the carcass for left overs, Dennis put the remainder of what was left into a huge pot for me. So I boiled it for a couple of hours. I wanted to make soup since I had ran out. I love making soup. It makes your house smell sooo good. Not only that, but it makes like 6 or 7 mason jars full of soup that I freeze for later. Oh so good.

I called my aunt for advise on how to proceed on making the stalk for soup. She then proceeded to tell me a little trick to add to the soup. She said that it would really boost the soup if I had grilled some onions in olive oil with Cumin and Coriander. She said to add more seasoning than what would be expected so that it will flavor the soup more. Oh man, it smelled so good.

I scooped off the excess fat, de-boned the soup, added 3 pounds of veggies, a box of instant brown rice and grilled onions. Oh man, my house smells so delicious. I can't wait to eat my soup. On days like today, soup is an excellent idea. It's cold and rainy here. I like to stay tucked in on days like this with a big bowl of hot soup.

Well, I am off to "can" my soup. Write again later...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

It's a brisk spring day

I awoke this morning to a sunny morning, but with some serious knee pain. Ok, rain is on the way. I could see the the impending darkness headed this way as I prepared for my non-existent phone meeting...it's tomorrow, woops. So after getting off the phone with my aunt (whom I work with), I jumped into the shower and quickly got ready. I wanted to do some grocery shopping today, as the weather states that it will be raining everyday this week.

I stepped outside and man it sure is nippy out. I was able to get my shopping all done and into the house before the foreboding darkness enclosed around our town and the heaven's opened up. I am sooo glad that it is now raining. It will clean the air from all the pollen that left my silver SUV yellow. I love rain. My allergies do too.

So, now that my shopping is completed and it's super stormy out side, I am relaxing on the couch with my bowl of turkey soup watching the the storm. I will be continuing on in my crafting too for the Flea Market on the 19th. I am getting some new hats made out of cotton yarn for the spring and summer. They look great. I hope they sell.

Well, I am going to finish my soup and get crafting. Write again soon.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our Saturday

Well, Dennis and I had plans to go to the ocean today and take little Dais Dais with us. I need a break from all the pollen in the air. I mean, my silver SUV is yellow. Yuck.

Ok, so it's Friday night and we're asleep. The Daisy alarm sounds around 2:30 am because these lame high schoolers that it would be a terrific idea to party in front of our house. Fine whatever, just shut the hell up so I can sleep. So they leave. Yay...or so I thought. The Daisy alarm sounds at 4:30 am because the same retarded children are outside partying again. Oh Lord! I thought about calling the cops, but then they left. Woohooo. Back to sleep.

I wake up at 10 am. Well, so much for going to the beach today. It actually turned out to be a blessing. Dennis was mowing the yard and putting around the garage when he came in to tell me that our hot water heater is done. Toast. Do not pass go. Great. Not only is it crazy tax month, but now it's crazy hot water heater month. Joy.

So, after a super fast hot shower...remember, not much hot water since the thing is leaking, and it's off to Home Depot. Praise the Lord!!! We got a 40 gallon hot water heater and new connectors for under $400. With the IRS checks out and the increase in sales taxes (Thanks Arnold), we did pretty good. The blessing is that this new hot water heater is bigger than our old one. I learned today that the old one is 15 years old! Dang! No wonder it died.

Right now, Dennis and my father-in-law are working on it. So, hopefully by tonight, we will have a new functional hot water heater. This is good news. It means I can take a bath in hot water. Before, the old hot water heater wouldn't fill our tub. Now it should! YAY!!! While they work on that outside, I sit in here updating FaceBook and my blog. Then I will continue in my work on Daisy Girl stuff for the flea market on the 19th.

So, despite the fact that I wanted to shoot the people outside...it was indeed a God send. If they hadn't kept us up, then we wouldn't have slept in, then we would have come home to a big mess. Dennis found the problem in time to not only save our house from a flood, but replace it too. So, thank you lamo high schoolers. Come back tonight and the cops will be on their way.

Talk to ya all later....