Monday, October 27, 2008

This is where I live

Ahh...perhaps I should clarify. There is what I live NEXT to. (A girl can dream can't she?) This is what I like to refer to as the 'back half' of Valley Forge. For all I know it could actually be the front half, or the right half, etc but we discovered this section earlier this year and lovingly refer to it as the back half. The reason I've decided it to be the back half is because it seems that far fewer people are found in this area. Most people tend to flock to Washington's Headquarters as well as walk the main path up near Varnum's Headquarters. During the summer, and even now there are tour busses in the popular areas, so we went on a mission to find more secluded walking paths for our two dogs. The beautiful home I like to pretend is mine is actually the Knox Estate. Down the road from this home (and the beautiful but tragically left to fall apart green house) is a single lane covered bridge that leads to a beautiful walking path along a river. In the summer this is usually quite full of people, but come autumn it dies down to just a few walker/joggers. This is where we chose to spend most of our Sunday:

It is probably the last time we'll be down there until spring, so until then I think we'll walk around the old Farm house (which I must sadly report is not listed on their website). I suppose I will have to get back there a.s.a.p. so that I can post some pictures of it on here. It is sooo pretty, and you can easily get to the Mount Joy trail from it. Okay, enough of Valley Forge. I really need to find something else to obsess over, as I have blogged about the place at least half a dozen times now! Hope the rest of you had a fun weekend! :) 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Christmas Cards and Love

I'll start off with Christmas Card news. (It's been a LONG time coming.) There are currently 5 Christmas Cards up in the shop -3 designs, with 2 sets being offered in 2 color choices. I really really like them, and am happy to have finally gotten around to photographing them! My personal favorite is the green and peach mistletoe ball. Look for them here, and check back for a few more designs I have in the works. (Did you think I could resist making a bird-themed Christmas card? No!)

Okay onto the longggg overdue post about the beautiful housewarming presents that Mitsy sent to Lee and I! She sent us a lovely card, and two packages. I received a growth necklace on organza ribbon (soooo pretty) and she sent Lee a little felt-house keychain. Of course she didn't have to send anything, but she did it because she knew it would make us smile. But how could you not smile upon opening a package with those happy boys and girls smiling up at you! It's impossible. I should know as I have 5 of these happy people hangin' around the house with me! Thanks Mitsy. You already know that we loved the gift, but I thought I'd let everyone else know how much they were appreciated!! :) If you've never seen her work, you had better check it out right away. I've been on a personal mission to own a necklace in every color, so you might want to get your own before I take them all. :) 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Dinosaurs can be Cute

I have been working tirelessly on some Christmas cards (you will see them by the end of this week) and was really getting sick and tired of it! I have had this idea to do some dinosaur prints for my animal series and it seemed like the best reason to take a break on the cards for a little bit! I think they turned out pretty darn cute:

I was trying to pick a favorite earlier, and after staring at them for a bunch of hours I think my favorite is the  Stegosaurus.  
They come in the blue, pink, orange, and green that you find me using 9 times out of 10. Why I am so easily amused by these simple little drawings I will never understand! Anyway check them out here, and if you feel so inclined, let me know what you think!

Friday, October 17, 2008

I'm Back!

I admit it, I've taken way Way WAY to long of a break from my little blogging world! In my defense I have been busy with the new house (pictures coming this weekend). It is much more time consuming setting up a house than it is to set up an apartment! Anywho, my favorite Etsy lady, Artmind , has passed the Kreativ Blogger award to me. I'm not sure why as I have taken about the longest break from blog just recently, but none the less here are 6 things that make me happy:

1) My dogs, Nicholi and Piper
2) The ocean
3) Knitting
4) Sushi
5) Long walks in Valley Forge park (esp. in the fall)
6) My brand new home! :)

And back to Mitsy (artmind) really quick, she sent me the most special house warming gift ever! Not only that, she sent something completely adorable to Lee as well! I have just got my camera back and am going to take pictures of everything before I tell you all what she sent half way around the world. :) Thanks Mitsy, Lee and I were positively giddy when we opened your package! 


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