Friday, July 23, 2010

Free Fonts

I love fonts!  I am fast approaching 2000 different fonts on my computer thanks to a new free font site I discovered.  Check out if you love fonts the way I do.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Quote of the day July 21, 2010

                      I love fun quotes and Mark Twain has become one of my greatest sources for inspiration. 

" Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like"

Why can't eating just be a pleasant diversion?  I get tired of going to lunch with friends and then hearing about their struggles to remain a size 2.  Oooh, I've been so bad I just can't eat anything today. Really? Because my guess is that you're going to be mean and crabby when you don't eat anything!  Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!  Thanks Mr. Twain.

Monday, July 19, 2010

How to waste time

I discovered at 4:15am that I am an excellent time waster.  I have spent the past ten days working on a cake topper just for fun.  No problem there except that I was surrounded by a basement full of Furniture Bank, Goodwill, and school donations.  At times I felt like Maria in the Sound of Music when the Captain asked about her dress and she told him that the dress she was wearing was the one the poor wouldn't have.  There is so much that the poor wouldn't have in my basement mess.  Why do creative people save every little piece of anything because they "might need it some day."  Well, my "someday" has come and gone.  If you ever want the extra push to really rid yourself of all those "treasures" just watch two or three episodes of "Hoarders" on TLC and you too will be making your different piles of donations.  I did finish the clay part of my "Someday My Prince Will Come" cake topper. All it needs now is the addition of a food safe topper some bits and bobs of ribbon and I'll be able to unveil my masterpiece to the world.  It's no Michaelangelo's David but with thousands of teenie tiny pieces of clay I'm still proud.  For now though, I'm going to wash my dusty hands, brush my teeth and go to bed.  Photos to follow!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Poppy's next party

Well, Poppy will be putting a bit more helium in her balloons to arrive in time for a first birthday party in Glasgow, KY on Saturday.  I hope she has loads of pictures and stories to share upon her return.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Poppy's creator

Poppy is the creation of an incredible artist I discovered on Etsy. Be sure to check out and you will agree that Kit Chase's art prints are too cute for words. Although I'm sure that she is quite tired of all my wordy emails back and forth during the design process she has been a wonderful mentor to my new venture. Thanks a million Kit!

Introducing my favorite party girl, Poppy!

Allow me to introduce the newest addition to our family. She's a wonderful addition in that she requires no food, no additional clothing, and she can only talk back if I begin to hear imaginary voices. If only child rearing were that easy!

Poppy yearns to be the next Paris, Hilton that is. She loves nothing more than a wonderful party decorated with all the style and glamour of Poppy herself. Because I love nothing more than creating personalized parties and whimsical party decor Poppy is a constant source of inspiration.

Check back to learn of Poppy's adventures in Partyland along with my finds of wonderful blogs.