Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It's almost here!


Hey everybody! I've been busy making lots of brand new goodies for the Paper Cowgirl Retreat in Waxahachie, TX. You can catch Angie and I at the Vendor Night this Friday evening starting at 6:30PM. It will be lots of fun and I'm looking forward to meeting lots of fabulous people. Anyone can come to Vendor Night so please stop by and say "hi". If you can't come then you will definitely be missing out, lol!

Paper Cowgirl Retreat Info.

Have a fabulous week!
~Julie~

Friday, September 12, 2008

As always, lots to share....

I have been trying to make myself write shorter posts throughout the week but I guess I am just a long-winded person or something, lol! Maybe someday I will get into the habit of writing shorter posts more often. In the meantime (since I don't post very often), I have added subscription boxes to my blog so that you can be notified when I have posted. I really like this feature and I have subscribed to many blogs so that I can keep up with them! Sign up on the right side of my blog ----------------------------------------------------->
Here is one of the fabulous blogs that I subscribe to. Lots of beautiful interior design photos here:
Alkemie



Maybe one of my newest creations was inspired by the above photo?


I won a blog giveaway from the fabulous Nerissa at Kate, Vee & Me! Her jewelry designs are so divine and I am thrilled to own some of them! The card has my favorite colors: pastel pink and black...tres chic :-) Nerissa likes pink/black, too.


The flower on the bracelet is actually a pin that is removable (fab idea, huh?). I wore the bracelet and one of the rings on a shopping trip last Tuesday and I got several compliments on the bracelet! Three of the rings are pink so I will get a lot of use out of them and I love how Nerissa uses found jewelry pieces to make some of her jewelry. Thank you Nerissa, I absolutely adore everything you sent me! BTW, I haven't showed my daughter what I won yet because she will drag them off to that black hole she calls her bedroom and I will never see them again, lol!


We ate Sunday dinner at the Catfish Plantation in Waxahachie, TX recently. I love this restaurant, it's always deeeeeeeelicious. Beware, this house is haunted (although I have never experienced a ghostly presence there! Not sure if I believe in ghosts anyways! Read about it here.



We ordered fried pickles as an appetizer...yes, fried pickles and they are super yummy. If you like dill pickles, you will love these! Of course, everything tastes better smothered in ranch dressing...fried mushrooms, fried zucchini, fried onion rings, fried cheese sticks......


I ordered the delicious Blackened Chicken (I ordered "medium hotness" and it was hot), coleslaw, rice and green beans seasoned with ham (is there any other way?). Southern food is yummy, but it's so high in fat and calories! Gotta work out after ya eat one of those meals, lol!



Have you heard about this adorable new website called Lollishops? I joined this website a few weeks ago and it looks like it will be a fun place to shop. I'm not sure when they are opening but they hope to open before Christmas. Hope to see you there!
Pre-apply for Lollishops (it's juried) here

LolliShops is a juried, online selling venue for talented artists, collectors of vintage and art supply vendors
Where were you on 9/11? No matter how you feel about the war in Iraq, terrorism IS real and IS still a threat to America. Please continue to pray for our men and women who are serving their country here and overseas. My husband's best friend served 2 years in Iraq and he came back to us safely and we are very thankful for that. He will never forget 9/11....

My Aunt was working at the Pentagon that day but thank goodness she wasn't injured. She will never forget 9/11....we shouldn't either.


On a brighter note, if you haven't seen this movie...watch it! I'm embarrassed to say that I have seen this movie 3.5 times (yes 3.5 times) in the last 2 months (I watched this movie for the 3rd time as I was working in my studio so I am getting some work done :-)! My husband, son and daughter loved it, too. I think my daughter watched it 2 times. I guess I loved this movie because it had that "Romeo and Juliet" thang going on, lol!
Watch the trailer here: The Illusionist



I watched Bourne Ultimatum 2.5 times (in the last week..yikes!). I really enjoyed watching it at the theater. I am obsessed with the Bourne movies (they are so intense)! I really didn't pay too much attention to Matt Damon until I saw the Bourne movies, he is really awesome as Jason Bourne. Well, I just discovered my son is watching the movie right now!


We watched Oceans 13 last weekend, too. I saw it at the theaters when it first came out but I enjoyed watching it again. Oceans 11 is my favorite but this one comes in second place. How can one not like the "Oceans" movies? Let's see, there's Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and Las Vegas!!....what more could one want?

Love this photo from the movie!

We are expecting a lot of rain this weekend from that nasty Hurricane Ike so hopefully I can just stay at home and cuddle up with my husband and watch a few more good movies. I recorded Shrek 3 on our DVR, so I will enjoy watching that one again, too. We need to keep Ike victims in our prayers. There are lots of Ike evacuees coming into the Dallas area for shelter so it's touching a lot of people all over Texas. My cousin's wife is originally from the Houston area and all of her relatives are staying in this area right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
~Julie ~

Friday, September 5, 2008

Fabulous Finds, Giveaways to enter and more!

(a photo from the article)


The article about my business came out in my local newspaper. My Mom bought several copies of the paper to hand out to relatives and friends (a typical proud mama :-)! Here is a link to the article that is also on the newspaper's website. I hope you can read it without getting an account at the website.

http://thedailylight.com/articles/2008/08/26/community/doc48b46d6e8c59f239520939.txt

There were a couple of typos, but overall I am pleased with the article. It was a fabulous experience to be interviewed and featured!



I recieved these fabulous goodies in the mail from Amy at Aged Vintage Papier. She sent these to me as a "thank you" for hosting a giveaway at the blog...how sweet of her!! Thank you, Amy, you can be assured that I will put these supplies to good use! If you would like to sponsor a giveaway at the Aged Vintage Papier blog, please contact Amy at agedvintagepapier@yahoo.com.



GIVEAWAY ALERTS:










My good friend Angie, (quillysilly) is sponsoring a giveaway at the Aged Vintage Papier blog. She is giving away several of her fabulous paper goodies including one of her exquisite coin roll albums, so please stop by and enter to win. The winner will be chosen on September 14.





Posh Point of View is having a fabulous Tupperware giveaway. I love Tupperware because it's such good quality. Hop on over to Jen's blog to sign up for the Tupperware giveaway, a winner will be chosen on September 13.






An Ordinary Life is giving away this a chic Limited Edition Elliot Luca bag valued at $368!!! This purse can also function as a diaper bag...talk about divine! I just love uber chic, high quality purses so I am heading over there to enter right now! This giveaway ends September 24.




CALLING ON 80'S GIRLS!



It's okay to admit that you had a big time crush on Rick Springfield back in the day! Who doesn't remember (and love!) "Jessie's Girl"??? RS has put out a few albums since then but his newest CD is pretty awesome. As I was visiting my friends at My Space one weekend, I visited Rick's My Space page (he is my friend after all :-) I discovered he had a new CD. After listening to a few rockin' songs, I decided I needed to own the CD so I clicked over to Amazon to order it. "What's Victoria's Secret" reminds me of "Jessie's Girl" and took me back to my teenage years in the fun 1980's! I owned all of his albums back then and my Aunt Linda took me to a RS concert at Reunion Arena in Dallas when I was around 14 and it was so awesome. Many of the new songs are very "today" and any RS fan will love the CD. My teenage daughter added the entire CD to her MP3 so I guess it has the teenage seal of approval! BTW, that man is still lookin' pretty good! I saw him performing a couple of new songs live on Good Morning America and all the girls were still acting crazy over him!

Still lookin' good? I rest my case, lol!





New Halloween merchandise has arrived at my Etsy boutique and my website:







New merchandise coming soon to the Pastelle Paperie at Shabbyfufu.com

I know there are lots of Presidential election polls right now but I have added my own to my blog (top right corner). Please vote for your favorite candidate on my blog and please make sure that you are registered to vote...I think this will be a very close election this year! Here are some links to some fun election related merchandise. I got these links from a fun website called Daily Candy.


http://shop.reneefrances.com/product/gold-plated-vote-ring








I'm off to lunch with my Mom. Have a fabulous day!
~Julie~