Thursday, November 27, 2008


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Have a wonderful time with family and friends and don't eat too much turkey!


A new product in my shop Fine Essentials :

Simmering spices on the open hearth ushered in the holiday season in many homes.

With it's warming, comforting and welcoming aromas.

A time when family and friends would gather close. You can enjoy these nostolgic fragrances with this package of carefully blended spices that will enhance any atmosphere and bring everyones holiday spirit to the forefront.

Included in each order will be everything needed to create a simmering bouquet with intructions and a bit of nostolgic lore.

Check it out here :

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


It's official!
Our street Cookie Exchange is underway!!!

Alexis and I handed out all the flyers on our street and we already have 5 confirmations.
so that's 5 dozen cookies and counting.......................................

I opened another ETSY shop today:

I feel a bit like Santa's Helper in that I was sitting looking at all the things my kids and I have created over time and how I really just wanted to see these things out there and loved.
So I decided to open a new Etsy shop today with hopes that some who may not have a lot of money to spend will be able to buy special little goodies for themselves and their loved ones. I guess I'm getting mushy with the Christmas Spirit.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


a little delayed
but here is the solution to the Etsy crossword puzzle. Visit for all your handmade Christmas gift ideas!
Please leave a comment and let me know how you did. Would you like to see more crosswords? Maybe even a prize for first to finish and contact me with the correct answers?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

So? Have you solved the ETSY puzzle?

ANSWER To Last Week's Puzzle: Will be posted on Friday November 14th, 2008.
Still time to leisurely solve this puzzle before I post the answer.
Print it out and enjoy!

Next puzzle I may add a PRIZE from my new FINE ESSENTIALS etsy shop to the First Person to solve it and show me the list of answers.

By the way, my new shop is doing very well. I am quite pleased with the interest in the blends I am creating, as well as suggestions for new blends to be made.

Thanks everyone!

~ Paula

Friday, November 7, 2008


All the fun is ETSY related clues and answers.
(answer will be blogged next week)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


And then came NOVEMBER....

*** A new month with new adventures.***

November is a month of changes happening, like seasonal, and time changes, and with these changes, there is also time to reflect on a year almost in completion.

Clocks falling back, allowing us to gain back a bit of lost hours of sleep, if we care to partake of it.

Cooler weather, with some very fine days ...

and some very not so fine days.

Time to think about Christmas time approaching.

The upcomming events, when we gather with family and friends.

Time to think about what these people mean to us and how we'd like to show our appreciation towards them with Prezzies!

Now this can be a fun thing to do ...

Like shopping online @
for all your handmade gifts!

and there are oodles of ideas online at ETSY

just check it out!!!


or Shopping can be a matter of fact thing to do...

of gotta get it done regardless of what it takes.

or a Leave It Till The Last Minute approach...

making it fun and getting it done, is my choice.
I start looking at interesting gift ideas for my close friends and family actually all year round. I'll see something and think of someone who'd just love it.

The only trouble I have with this, is keeping it until it's time to be given to the recipient. I just have such a terrible time holding onto gifts. I either end up giving them too soon, ...

or I put them away so well hidden, that I have no idea where I put them when it's time to give the gifts.

and with that...

I'm going to look for last years gifts I still havent' found yet! Honest, ... "old age!... lol

and I still have time!

It's only NOVEMBER....