Wednesday, January 31, 2007

I've been so busy lately.
Many clients.
Many orders.
Nooo time for the fun schtuff.
~Like blogging, for instance.
Or sleep.
However, congratulations to Miss Lauren Nelson, who was crowned the new 2007 Miss America on Monday evening!
Did you miss the pageant?
Consider this my public service announcement to you all.
If you're interested in catching it, the pageant will be re-aired!

Here's the schedule:
This is on CMT, by the way.
All times are Eastern/Pacific.
Thursday, February 1 at 10:00 p.m.
Friday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 3 at 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 3 at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m.

I am proud to say that two of my top five picks that I chose at the beginning of the pageant made it to the first runner up (Miss Texas) and snagged the title herself (Miss Oklahoma)!

So next year, I think I'll have a Miss America watch party and take bets...


Have a happy and creative day everyone!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Just have a moment.
A few photos of goodies.
Find 'em in my Etsy store.
Fun valentines.
Wild Asparagus tags.
Good times.
Happy Sunday everyone!

I'm a bit late posting Saturday's Divine Pick of the Day, but better late than never, right? Cup Couture is a must-have staple for today's caffiene-addicted albeit stylish individual. I found this fab invention at Wishing Fish. (Click on the photo above to check out their site!)

(Pssst- this one is only $10.00!! A bargain considering it's super-easy to clean and will last for practically forever. Well, until those innovative entrepreneurs come out with a new must-have design in your favorite color...)

Cup Couture.
Who would have thought?
Utterly genius.

Well, it's after 1am here.
I'm going to hit the rack.

Night all.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

This isn't a Divine Pick of the Day.
This isn't a creative project I'm dying to share with you.
This is a letter.
To my husband.
Chances are, he isn't going to read this.
That's okay.
Here goes:
Seriously? How on earth can you get a Toblerone in your Christmas stocking over a month ago and still have some left? Please enlighten me, because I really don't understand. If I was the one to receive it, it wouldn't last a day in the cupboard. So I have a sweet tooth... We know that. But a month? C'mon man! Please, do me a favor.
Hurry up and eat it.
So it stops calling my name.
Rant over.
Thanks for listening.
And [maybe] understanding. :)
Goodnight all!
Sweet dreams.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Today's Divine Pick of the Day hails from Ballard Designs ! These fabulous clipboards make an elegant accessory for an otherwise ho-hum desk and add a bit of fabulousness to any project in progress. Available in shades of pink, green and chocolate brown, these retail for $29.00. Enjoy!
Have a happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

It's time for "Divine Pick of the Day"! Aren't these little baby shoes to die for?! I happened upon them today and couldn't resist sharing them with you. That's what the Divine Pick of the Day is for- to share things that must be shared. These cutie shoes are completely handsewn and are one-of-a-kind.
Ready for the really divine part? They're only $22.00!
Quite a bargain, if you ask me.
Check 'em out here, at Herbst Handmade:
Have a fantastic Thursday evening everyone!

Just have a few moments to chat.
That's some rockin' jewelry, eh?
I think so too.
It's created by a fabulous new-to-Etsy shop called Dreamin' of Beadin'.
Check it out here:
See the banner at the top Dreamin' of Beadin's store??
I made that!
Which brings me to my next exciting endeavor...
I'm branching out into digital design!
So excited.
Teaching myself...
Now there's a party...
(I have soooo much to learn!)
In the short time I've been selling on Etsy...
I've already had several custom banner requests!
Look for premade banners as well as custom banners soon!
I'll have detailed ordering info here on the blog as well...
I have to run now, my fellow creative souls~
Look for a new element of my blog soon:
It's called "Divine Pick of the Day".
It'll be worth the wait.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I've reached a milestone today. My first ETSY purchase! I thought it was only appropriate that since I've started listing on ETSY (Shameless plug for Divine Papers, I know... Lol.), I should also purchase from the said site as well. This is the find of a lifetime for me. Now, I can bring a little of the Starbucks-understated-fabulousness into my home! These are mosaic coasters created from used Starbucks gift cards! Aren't they wonderful?!

Pssst: They're created by Flawed Flock. I've heard they have a multitude of giftcards sitting around... Check 'em out and maybe if you ask nicely, they'll create a custom order for you!

Also, since we're in the world of fabulousness today, that brings me to the oh-so-talented and personable (~Not to mention the fact that she's a total cutie!) Wendy Updegraff! (She blogs! ) Wendy is the co-owner of POPIN Children's Boutique in Jacksonville, Florida. If you're ever in the area, you should totally stop by. ~Complete eye candy, judging from the pictures on POPIN's homepage, below:

If you're not in the Jacksonville area (Which, sadly, I'm not either.), you can shop online!

Anyway, tag, I'm it! Wendy tagged me earlier to list six weird things about myself! Good times! Here they are:

1. The security guards at the National Archives in DC came after me once. (Note To Self: Make sure camera flash is off before taking photo of the Declaration of Independence. Um, yeah...)

2. I sometimes purchase things I don't need on the basis of color alone. (Example: A few months ago, I bought a fab turquoise car washing bucket. Lol.)

3. I hoard Crane & Co. Stationary. Hoard it.

4. Back in the day, Lee Greenwood once sang to me. (God Bless The USA)

5. Whenever I smell the scent of PVC plastic, it takes me back to the days of Mc Donald's Happy Meals. (You know- with the really fun plastic chicken nugget toys... Remember those?)

6. I purchase my salad dressing right from Olive Garden. Love that stuff.

Psssst! Here's proof of #4...
(Like I said... Waaaay back in the day!)

Have a happy and creative day everyone!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

I'm. So. Excited.
I finally opened my ETSY store!
I only have one thing listed right now...
But there will be more soon!

Check it out!

Lemme know whatcha think, k? :)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Those who are closest to me know that I unintentionally over-analyze things at times... Heck, I even catch myself analyzing my analysis... Case in point:

I'm walking through the grocery store a few days ago. I have a habit of leisurely browsing through the produce section first. Don't ask. It's what I do. We always have a variety of fresh fruit at our house: Pears, nectarines, kiwis, oh my! Good stuff...

Anyway, my last stop (due to the layout of the store) is the chip aisle. We just happened to be out of both tortilla chips and good ol' Lays Classic Potato Chips on the same day... So, I put both bags into my cart. Here is the question of the day though people:

Why did I feel the need to adjust the location of the produce in my cart, to where those bags were clearly visible next to the oh-so-unhealthy chips?

As I wandered to the magazine aisle, I was subconsiously forced to dwell on that!! Am I that concerned at what Mr. or Mrs. Joe Schmo thinks while I pass by them in the aisle?! "Yes, I'm a good mom! Yes, my family eats healthy! Yes, I know I could be in better physical shape, but I'm not just eating these chips! The fruit is right here too, see!?"

~Or maybe it's more for myself than anyone... ~Almost as if I need a reminder that "Yes, I do eat healthy. It's okay to have a couple of chips with a sandwich and fruit for lunch!"

Who the heck knows...

Food for thought....

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Seriously? Two months? Where in the heck have I been?! For my first post in seemingly forever, I'll just add a bunch of pictures of what I've been up to lately... I've been dabbling in watercolour a bit as well. Good times... :)

More soon!
(I promise. I have a really funny quirk to tell you about myself!) Lol.