Monday, January 25, 2010

HUGE Give-A-Way!!

What's it all about Alfie?  In a nutshell, it is a way for bloggers to get to know other bloggers, find out what they do/write about and showcase the great talent that is out there. There are SO many artists offering some fantastic art - it may take you a few days to sign up for all of it!

I am giving away a cute ornament on the Art Dolls Only site.  Go on over to see it - it's only one more click!  Really, she's quite cute.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Everybody LOVES Buddy! Come See Why...

Meet Buddy - aptly named as he is friend to all (even the strangers who come and knock on the front door - being out in the country, we don't have a lot of people coming up to the door so it does give me a heads up.)

Buddy has been a part of our family since 2003.  We met Buddy at the Detroit Adopt-A-Friend event held every year (I think twice a year) at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan.  While the boys were looking over all the oh-so-cute puppies, Buddy was patiently waiting in his cage enjoying the occasional visitor.  You see, he was what was considered "an older dog" at almost a year.  He had been adopted by someone once and they returned him - he was digging  holes in their backyard.  He might have uncovered a treasure - your loss!    

Buddy caught my eye because he was so calm and friendly.  The staff person from the Humane Society was doing a real number on me: Buddy was a mixed breed with mostly lab, already house-trained, gentle, great with kids, etc.  I told her we would be back after we had looked at all of the dogs and then she stated his time at the shelter was "running out" - you know what that means.  After circling around for about an hour - back to Buddy it was.  All three boys and my sister agreed - Buddy would make a great new addition!

The first order of business on the way home was Buddy's first meal - WHITE CASTLE!  Who doesn't love White Castle (once or twice a year).  He has been a FANTASTIC pet from the very first day we got him home.  He loves to join in on all the boys' antics...I even took him to school that first year in a cape and underwear - dressed as Captain Underpants!  The classroom even fell in love with him.  As for digging, the only time he does that is to find the moles!  We live on 10 acres and mow the 3-4 acres that are around the immediate house and my husband is always amazed (dare I say proud?) that Buddy always does his biz in the woods!  What a dog!  By the way, he name was originally "Adam" but we knew he was gonna be a "Buddy".

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Does This Angel Make My Butt Look Big??

The word "angel" and "butt" should NEVER be used together (it's just so wrong) but the sun is shining here in Michigan and I am SO HAPPY about it I just had to get out there and play in the snow!

Since I was out and about - I had to snap this little angel.  Winter, summer, spring or fall - his expression never changes.  He is sassy don't ya think?  He should be smiling next week - the temps here are suppose to be in the 30's for a few days.  HOORAY!  Go on, go out and play and make your own angel.  Spread your wings and spread a little sunshine to all you encounter today. 

Friday, January 8, 2010

You'll Want To Stay Tuned In For This One!

I am SO EXCITED to be a part of  the Art Dolls Only Traveling Doll Project! 
This project is in it's second year and this is my first time participating.  This is a collaborative effort among teams of doll artists worldwide!  This year there are 28 participants and I feel honored to be one of them. It's like musical chairs but with a twist...after your doll has made the rounds of the group she is in - she will end up back at home with a whole new look!  The doll will travel with a journal so all of her travels can be recorded.  You can read about my doll's travels right here beginning Feb 1st which is the first ship date.  You can also click here to read more about the first TDP, participating artists and the dolls' travels for this year.  Start the music!