Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We're Off to See Martha!

My partner in crime, Daniele, surprised me by getting tickets to see Martha this week. How nice is she?! A while ago we had talked about whether we should take a trip this week but that plan fizzled and we left it alone... or so I thought!

We're leaving tomorrow to shop at the outlets in Tannersville. Hopefully I can finish up a lot of Christmas shopping. We'll stay overnight in Secaucus and then zoom through the Lincoln Tunnel to get to Martha's studio for the taping of the live Thursday show! The show is about holiday parties so we were instructed to wear either a cocktail dress (sorry, don't go to many soirees) or some black pants and a solid color dressy top. Needless to say, since I stay at home, I don't have many nice clothes and therefore had to purchase some. Hopefully the outfit will pass inspection. I was excited to find out that one of the guests on the show will be Emeril Lagasse!

Hopefully we'll have some time after the show to see some of the sites of NYC at Christmas. I'd at least like to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. I'll post some pictures later in the week if I get any worth showing. One thing is for sure, we're lucky to have husbands who look after the kids and animals while we go on these short excursions every once in a while. (The last one was October 2008?)

2009 Holiday Open House

My friend, Daniele of Thistle Farm, and I had an open house at my home this past Thursday evening and Saturday. In addition to my jewelry and Daniele's pottery, we both made cookies for cookie platters: linzer cookies, kolachki, snickerdoodles, pecan tassies, chocolate dipped shortbread, snowballs, and three kinds of biscotti - amaretto, almond chocolate chip and cappuccino. (There were more but my mind's a little fuzzy tonight.) Daniele also made her infamous cinnamon rolls.

Thank you to our friends who were able to stop in. We appreciate you doing some of your Christmas shopping with us!! We enjoyed chatting and having some wine/coffee/eggnog with you and catching up. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Now Showcasing...

I bought a "showcase" spot on Etsy for today so I was busy all day yesterday adding items to my store. I remembered why I am really bad about putting stuff on-line. It takes so long! Maybe it's just me, I don't know. It didn't help that my computer was acting like an old lady. I also have some gripes about Etsy's user interface for all of this but I guess that's my past career butting in.

Anyway... long story short. I've got new things in my store!! Yeah! I hope to be adding more this week so stay tuned and thank you for checking in. (I promise, my next blog won't be so whiny!)