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We have our eye on Halloween!

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Mom is having her much awaited knee replacement on August 12, but look for new Halloween-y items in our shop, JuJuEyeball, very soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Art hungry!

We have almost exactly a month to plan for our booth at Grand Prairie’s Art Hunger show on October 6. It’s a monthly collection of local artists, featured at the Grand Prairie Convention Center in downtown. We’re excited to be doing a show before/near Halloween, something we haven’t done yet. It’s a perfect fit for our other shop, JuJu Eyeball, where we list all of our weird and creepy creations. Our latest listing is Lola; she’s larger than life, and we think you’ll love her as much as we do!

So, here’s to locking ourselves in and working our weird little fingers off!

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Tuesday’s Treasure – The Warmth of the Season

While my sweet husband runs to the grocery store to grab a couple of things I missed on the grocery list, plus some V8 splash to soothe my sickness craving, I’ll take a few minutes to thank cindycolumbia1958 for including my golden tassle earrings in her discovery treasury:

Incredibly Warm And Beautiful Browns Gift Guide

It reminds me of the fact that, despite the colder temperatures, this season is all about warmth. Thanks, Cindy!

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Whatever Weekend – Arts & Crafts Season, Part 2

Wow. Where did this week go? It’s suddenly October, and there are a million things on my to-do list! I need this week back.

Since I’ve seen so many posts from newbie show vendors this week, I thought I’d add to last weekend’s Ultimate Arts & Crafts Show Checklist, by typing up The Ultimate Arts & Crafts Show Tips. It’s a list of suggestions to help get you through the day with as few snafus as possible. After all, who likes snafus? I like saying “snafu,” but that’s about it.

One thing I have gotten done on my to-do list is the collection of cross keychains for the show:

I decided to use some of the vintage faux pearls I inhereted, and I think they turned out pretty well! Next, I’m working on some beaded lace statement necklaces and earrings.

Enjoy the weekend!

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Favorites & Freebies

Happy Friday!

I’d like to share on of my favorite shops I’ve come across on etsy:

RedMarionette

The Woodland Critter Set

Her shop is filled with silly and cute little creatures that always bring a smile to my face! Check her out for some fun ornaments and decorations this season.

Not-So-Scary Skeleton

Also, one of my favorite new things that a friend shared with me on Facebook is the Better Homes & Gardens 100 Days of Holidays daily email. They have such great ideas, like this silly-scary pumpkin vase. Thanks, Melissa!

Hammered Gold Cuff Bracelet

For an amazing giveaway checkout the Give-Away-Diva’s Wendy Mink Jewelry Giveaway! There are a lot of people entering this giveaway, but I’d say it’s worth a shot – the bracelet is worth $175.00.

Here’s to a fantastic Friday!

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Tuesday’s Treasure – Oktoberfest!

I made an uber fun treasury last night in honor of that beer, pretzel, sausage and music filled event called Oktoberfest:

Beer Is Proof That God Loves Us And Wants Us To Be Happy

*Of course, always choose a designated driver or a cab if you’re going to get in on the festivites!*

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Make It Monday – Applesauce!

Make It Monday, our final addition to the BML blogging schedule, will be chock-full of DIY goodness. Recipes, crafts, home projects – if you can make it, I’m gonna post it.

Today is a beautiful, sunny and cool fall day. I have the windows open, the fan on, and the AC off. I had to do some grocery shopping earlier, and got some yummy things: avocados, green beans, red potatoes, corn tortillas, and a gluten-free all natural brownie mix (never had them – I think I just might save it for the bake sale!) I bought our trusty fruit selection, including some shiny red apples. When I came home, I remembered an article I glimpsed briefly the other day about making applesauce, and thought, “What day could be more perfect to make the apartment smell yummy and to eat some applesauce?”

So, I looked up the very complicated recipe:

4 apples

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Then I got to peeling and chopping! Let me tell you, it did not take me long to wish for an apple peeler/corer. Use one if you have it.

Then I put my peeled, cored, chopped apples into a pan with the water, sugar, and cinnamon, and cooked them, covered, over medium heat for 25 minutes (until they were soft.)

doubles as an air freshener!

Then I got out my giant fork.

that’s a Wonder Woman shirt, in case you were wondering

However, the giant fork didn’t work, and I had to resort to a smaller one. Note to self: Self, you also need a potato masher. This will come in handy when you make cheesy, garlicy mashed potatoes, as well.

Then, I put it in the fridge to cool. Not before I took a bite, which tasted like heaven. We’ll probably have it for dessert tonight – I can’t wait!

yum!

This would be a great little gift to give your neighbors, or family members you’ll see in person, for the holidays, too! Just put in mason jars, tie with ribbon, and keep refrigerated.

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