Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ Picking Blackberries


Monday, June 28, 2010

ETT's Shop Of The Week ~ Regal Cottage

EtsyTwitter Team is spotlighting the talent of Regina Frydman of RegalCottage. Regina makes eco-friendly children's clothing, accessories, and gifts. Many of her designs combine vintage fabrics with modern designer quilting fabrics, eco-felt or organic cotton for the perfect eco-fab combo.

RegalCottage special this week:  Buy Any 2 T-shirts, Get 1 Free!  Free shirt will be refunded via Paypal.

Check out Regina's full interview at the Etsy Twitter Team's blog.  

Thursday, June 17, 2010

ETT Member of the Week ~ MindyG

Beautiful jewelry designed by MindyG, our EtsyTwitter Team member of the week! Please stop by her shop and look at her splendid earrings, pendants and bracelets. You can also follow her on Twitter at Mindy_G.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cupcake Love


I couldn't save these pictures for 'Wordless Wednesday' because who could possibly stay silent for all this yummy goodness. Thought I would share my delicious cupcake finds today and bring oooh-ahhh to your Monday. Don't forget to visit vesselsandwares and Silverdays Etsy shops and show them some love. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Day Trip

Alley Spring Mill

Day trips are so much fun. Packing a picnic lunch, buying snacks for the road, making sure the teenagers have their mp3 players attached to their ears, actually getting in the car and leaving, make me anticipate a fun adventure away from my normal routines.

Alley Spring Mill is located about two hours away from us along the Jacks Forks River in Southeast Missouri. It is part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways and just one of the many springs along the Jacks Fork and Current Rivers. What I love about this area is it is very rural. No MickeyDs and Wallie Worlds around this part of Missouri. There is also so much to explore--much more than we had time to do in a day. This trip gave us a quick glimpse of the splendid scenery and history of the area to make us want to plan a longer stay on our next visit.

It's a beautiful spring that has a daily flow of 81 million gallons of water! There were black dragonflies everywhere. We hadn't seen black ones before so my daughter took several pictures.

We also visited the one room schoolhouse they had on display at the mill.

I enjoyed the fact that they had the schoolhouse fully restored on the inside so we good glimpse at what it would have been like to attend school here.

We ended the afternoon by swimming in the Jacks Fork, just as a thunderstorm came rolling in. We were tired when we pulled in at home but it was such a relaxing day, I was glad we made the trip.