Saturday, April 23, 2011

packing up shop and moving to....

road trip!!!!
who wants to go on a road trip?
i've been mulling it over for weeks now, and i've come to the conclusion that this particular host site doesn't have enough widgets for my needs.
i like those fun little sidebar widgets that take you to fantastic places,
that tweet your every word... 
(are you following me on twitter??  @ThreadsofaGypsy)
that go where no blogger (on that is) has gone before!!
all drama aside, please visit me here:
i'd be all sorts of giddy if you did.
i won't be updating this site any longer, as much as i have emotional ties to it...
it is my first blog, after all,
and if it weren't for poppins, none of this would have come to pass. 
i love my little poppins!

but my new home will allow for my widget obsession to be appeased and will also allow for me to give you lots of fun presents and such.
(who wouldn't want cookies from me?  don't answer that....)
and don't forget to bookmark it...pretty please.
thank you!
see you on the other side!

a silver pool of i've been told...

well, i've decided.
i'll be placing a bigger focus on my priorities, but at the same time, i won't be neglecting who i am, what i want to be, where i want to go.
i can integrate it all,
because i totally rock like that.
i'll leave the sheets folded like little lady left them,
i'll drink java...AND tea.
and, for the love of dave, i'll eat the frockin' cookie!
it's not going to be too difficult.  
i will manage to weave it all together like a giant tapestry of me.

"suddenly i see, this is what i want to be..."
yup, that says it best.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

is it just me?

lately, i've been going through this inner struggle thing.
so many decisions, not enough me.
do i center my words, or put them off to the margin?
do i drink java or tea in the morn?
do i keep the fitted sheet that was folded by little lady the same or refold my way?
(do i eat that last cookie or save it for iron man?)
so many important decisions to make, so very little brain function left to make them.
i have another decision that i've been mulling over for a few weeks now.
it requires me to trim the writing habit down to size.
it requires me to return my focus to my job as a homeschooling parent.
in all actuality, i know what my decision needs to be,
i was just hoping to find a happy medium.
these are my priorities:

(take the moose out...he'll survive just fine if i decide to stretch myself too thin or not)
any of you ever had to make hard choices that tore you up inside, and yet, when the decision had been made, you felt like a weight had been lifted?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

yup, it's my big
isn't that fantastic!
(remembering that i cuss like an iron worker will help you get over the shock)
now, it's time we get on with my 
50th decade already.

Friday, April 8, 2011

what i liked today...

happy friday!
just wanted to share with you this fabulous and whimsical room.
i want to live here.
i do.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

how i spent my tuesday...

all i can say is.....
holy crap!
most of the day was spent waiting for word as to why my power was out.
the rest of the day was spent wishing we had that door put in the garage...
(iron man had the only key to the garage...the S.U.V. was parked safely power, no opener...yeah...i was stranded.)
despite the unfortunate circumstances, we did survive.
i have a recount of the event over at 
tomorrow, we restock the fridge.
everything is rather spoiled in there.
another day, another adventure.
i declare it wine-thirty for the rest of the week....

Monday, April 4, 2011

what i liked today...

i'm not sure what my fascination is with toddlers, 
but, i have one.  i love everything they get to play with, their little imaginations,
i love their tiny!
maybe it's because my trolls have outgrown the wonderment stage.
or maybe i'm just jealous that i can't pretend to be wonder woman without people questioning my sanity and whispering "that poor woman, she must be having a nervous breakdown...someone should say something!"
um, no.
having my own trolls almost 14 years ago depleted the sanity box.
it's now filled with mush, gibberish and rooster.
i love this little blog.
it has everything a toddler could want and ever need.
i want to have that same imagination again
(without all the whispering passerby's that may or may not have the psych ward on speed dial)
pay the little.lovely a visit and relive your 4th year all over again,
even if it's just in your own imagination.
happy monday! 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

and the acronym for today is...

the weekend is almost here,
thanks the gods!
i don't know about you, but i'm flat out spent.
i remember monday, vaguely,
tuesday is a blur.
wednesday....that was yesterday, right?
what will this fancy thursday bring me?
(cookies?  i love me some cookies!)
so far, mr. thursday has given me cold java, a headache, this pain on my shoulder, and rain.
good morning?  not so much.
i'm going to press the restart button and take some pain relievers.
i may even be so bold as to brew my own java.
(i said may...relax)
with that thought in mind, how about we restart the day together?
shall we look at a pretty picture?
maybe flip through a pretty magazine?
i just ordered this:
i'm super excited to get my copy!
did you order yours?
(the lovely thea would be all sorts of happy if you did) 
and did you see yesterday's whimsies?
lots of pretty pictures to see there.
oh, and this shoppe?
isn't this pretty?
Faerie Moon Creations
and this?
how frockin' cute is this?!?
 ok,i hope your day is filled with sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and mochas.

Monday, March 28, 2011

happy monday

happy monday, my sweets!
during my morning perusing of all the tweets, emails, and blogger updates,
i happened upon another fabulous treasure:
 oh, how adorable it is!
there are so many little projects to choose from.

their whole focus is on reusing, upcycling, reclaiming, creating.
my favorite is the painted butterflies.

94 pages of ad-free creativity!
94 pages!!! 

you should really go to Nuno Magazine and order your very own.
it's a super steal for the price
($3.75 USD....really.)
happy monday, my sweets!

Friday, March 25, 2011

what i liked today...

now, i know i've been quiet as of late, but it's just so darned busy!!!
with the kitchen plans coming along
(swimmingly, i might add...we're ready to place our cabinet plywood order!
and the trolls moving into proportions, ratios, more fractions
(oh my)
it's really hard to sit here and just surf the net!
but, my sweets...
look. at. this.
The Party Bunting Store
 not only is the bunting cutesie,
ok, i'm done freakin' out now.
must make dinner.

Monday, March 21, 2011

monday, monday

if only it were this serene for a monday...
nope, not today.
as a matter of fact, i have yet to meet a monday with the glee that my sister does.  she loves it.  she looks forward to it.
she's nuts.
but, on the upside....i did have java.
so, my beautiful readers, i wish you a happy monday,
despite the fact that it IS monday.

Monday, March 14, 2011

why is the java always gone?

daylight savings time.
the most ridiculous of all US traditions.
i'm up before the gods.  seriously.
it took 3 hits to the snooze button just to wake my sleepy arse up.
we're not even going to talk about the java.
iron man usually leaves me a hefty cup.
we'll talk about the java.
a half a cup??!!
Ballistik Coffee Boy
you all know i don't make coffee.
i despise making coffee.
it's just so much tastier when the iron man does it for me.
i was spoiled all weekend.
this was the first weekend in 6 that he was home for both days of the weekend.
he's been working long hours to finish the job and we haven't had a tidy house in forever.  when he works overtime...yes,
i work overtime.
the house is a mess, the trolls are a mess, the moose is a mess
(he's always a mess...and smells like he rolled in a bag of laundry left in the washer for 2 days because you forgot to transfer it to the dryer).
so, this weekend, we focused on tidying up this mess.

Corbis Images
the house is clutter free, the "gorgeous" kitchen is clean, the moose got a bath, and the yard is free of sweet gum balls.
we grilled out all weekend, rode bikes, had the windows and doors open.
thinking about the lovely weekend makes me feel a bit better,
but i still think i need more java.
i think i'll break down and brew a bit.
maybe if i had a french press, i wouldn't have to make so much.
yes, i would like a french press.
i'm rambling.
happy monday.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

i meant to do my work today...

this is for my new blogger buddy, sheena, from

I meant to do my work today
Richard Le Gallienne
I meant to do my work today
But a brown bird sang in the apple tree, 
And a butterfly flitted across the field,
And all the leaves were calling me.


And the wind went sighing over the land,
Tossing the grasses to and fro,
And a rainbow held out its shining hand-
So what could I do but laugh and go?

what haven't YOU done today?
i planned on going to the library, but we'll just see about that. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

mea culpa...

i have something to confess....
i made a faux pas.
all new bloggers do, i've been told.
seems that there's a particular code that one must follow when using an alias while commenting.
i didn't really know it was so.....bad.
so , here it is:
i don't want to be misleading to my favorite readers...
please forgive me.
let me explain... 
once upon a time,
in a summer long ago,
there were 3 women on an extraordinary adventure.
one of those women (me) began a blog (this one) as a sort of practice space for her inner writer to help on her adventure.
time passed, and one of the women left the adventure.
another of the three moved far, far away.
leaving the last woman (me) all alone...
i was handed the adventure on a platter with a little tag that said
"eat me"
"drink me"
"carry on(and don't drop me)"
and so, the woman (me) took the platter,
set in on her china cabinet
(because it would be very safe there from the mean ol' nasty moose tail)
and started to find places to fit her adventure in.
she(me) found all sorts of lovely little worlds!
she(me) began to leave little love notes in these worlds using her super secret code name:
Miss Charlotte.
then one day, one of the women (who moved far far away) told her that it was misleading, it was a naughty practice, come
so here i am,
begging my readers....
please don't be mad.
i made a faux pas.
i'm human.
(and i'm the pretty woman in the story who was left all alone, you can't be upset at the main character when that happens...can you?)
can you ever forgive me?
*<-----this is a tear spot. 
i'm still planning on keep both sites, 
this one will be a bit more personal than 
i do hope i haven't offended you, my treasured readers.
i'm new.

Monday, March 7, 2011

is it monday.....again???

hello, mes amis!
here we are again...monday.
i've got my java
(the lonely one cup...must teach iron man to drink less.)
i've been crazy busy these last few days.
i have a friend who is evil beyond evil.
she wants to make a better writer out of me.
wants to teach me to pull ideas out of my wee little arse.
thinks i have alot of ideas bottled up and has made it her mission to help me find a bottle opener.
i hate her.
she wants me to do this in a crazy ass amount of time:


so, if i'm absent-minded for the next few days, 
it's because she's forced me to think and write more than i ever did as feature editor for my high school newspaper for two years.
as much as i think she's spawn of Pan,
i love her.
she wouldn't be forcing  me to squeeze every little bit of creative whim out of 
brain cell
if she didn't think i could do it.
she rocks.
she's a rock star.
happy monday, ya'll.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

doin' a little happy dance...

and a happy morning to all!
the daffodils have sprouted,
the tulips have peeked out of the leaves,
we all know my crocus flowers have already greeted us...
THIS, my friends, is a good day.
remember this post?
well, it seems that our friends at
photo: Les Bonnes Idees

have decided to have a little
it's fantastic!
you simply MUST have a go at it.
and i do hope you win...
because i want you to.
Thea and i, we're buds...and she's simply amazing.
go there,

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

what i found today...

first things first,
a very happy birthday to frannie...
she would have been 85 today.
i miss her.
but we all know that once the heels were found,
it was dancing time.
so i am also happy.

now, on to what i found today.
aside from finding that second cup of java
(which is a rarity in itself. iron man usually only leaves me one.)
i found this sweet little magazine. Action Pack March 2011

"It’s a printable Mini-Mag for kids (aged 7+) in an easy downloadable PDF format. Priced at only $5, and with no advertising, it is jam packed with 20+ pages of craft projects, outdoor activities, cooking, drawing and more, everything a kid needs for a weekend (or two) of activities."

where was this when my trolls were teenie?
it would have been oodles of fun to flip through the pages
and find a new treasure everyday.
how fun is this?
think they'll sit with me and play if i get one?
we'll see.
i could make them play with me.
force them.
bend their wills to mine.
that would be brilliant.
(never you mind the fact that i just told little man he can't force little lady and sweetie pie to play his games of nerf assassination or zombies.)
genius, i tell you.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

happy sunday...

as i sit here with my java,
the sun is out,
the birds are all over that feeder,
the buds on the maples are about ready to burst,
the crocus flowers are waking up,
and there is a lovely breeze playing outside.


(never mind that it's 40 degrees right now, it'll get to the projected 75 yet...)
enjoy your sunday.
spring is coming.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

and the winner is....

good morning!
Vintage Rose Garden
without further ado,
the winner is:


i had one heck of a time trying to put that dang widget up on this page.
i copied, pasted, redid the copying and pasting, 
cussed a little bit,
(ok, i cussed more than i should have, but i was frustrated.)
so, I just wrote the number down, that should suffice.

to claim your prize, you must do two things:
email me your address
choose one of the following colors-
for all of those who entered and did not get chosen
by the supreme Random Number Generator,
don't forget to stop by the shop and send me a message
to set up your listing.
and again,
congratulations to our winner!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

giveaway coming to a close...

Vintage Rose Garden

there are only 5 hours left before I slumber.
there is still time to visit
and look through the archives, 
all the while, dreaming, wishing, transporting your inner self to enchanting lands.
it's brilliant.
it's inspirational.
it's otherworldly.
leave me a message on the original giveaway post telling me of your favorite photo.
by means of the great and powerful
random number generator,
i shall pick a winner.
should you not be the chosen one, 
please don't hesitate to ask for a private listing in my 
giving you 25% off 
and free shipping (to the continental states).

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

time is running out...

a quick reminder that the giveaway is only hours from closing!!
(approximately 36, but who's counting?)
Vintage Rose Garden

the anticipation is just killin' me, i tell ya!
in case you lovelies are not the lucky winners, 
i do have a super cool option for you.
i will set up a private listing on my etsy shop just for you.
i'll even throw in a 25% off discount!
with free shipping to the continental states!
but wait, there's more!
(will this excitement never end?)
anything you want in the shop will be 25% off.
i kid you not.




now, onto a quick little note for my far away friends in 
i am thinking of you,
i am sending you peace,
i wish you safety.

one last thought before i trot off to teach the trolls,

spring is near!  yay!

Monday, February 21, 2011

we all deserve a little happy...

quite a while back, i happened upon the most delightful little treasure.
it was a lovely little spoonful of smiles.
everything about this magazine is sheer brilliance.
especially considering Thea is my enchanting Aussie buddy.

pop on over to her blog ,
purchase Issue 3.
sign up on her mailing list to be notified when her fantastic new issue is released.
and tell her how fabulous she is...