Nov 032014
 

We live in a bi-level, so the front door opens to a landing with stairs that go up and stairs that go down. This set of stairs, the down stairs, are the bane of my existence. My husband has fallen down them once that I remember, but I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve tripped on these stairs.

I’ve also tripped up the stairs, but that’s another story.

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My favorite fall was a few years ago. I was coming from the kitchen upstairs carrying a drink in one hand and a piece of pizza in the other. As soon as I hit the second set of stairs, my feet slipped out from under me and I bump, bump, bumped my way down to the bottom. My backside hurt, but I didn’t spill a drop of my drink and my pizza was still in my hand.

Priorities! I saved my refreshments!

I’ve often thought about hooking up a camera to see if I can catch myself falling down the stairs. It has to be an amusing sight!

Weekly Photo Challenge – Descent

Sep 192011
 

Cuttings from a flowering Camellia Japonica bush
I was cutting the bush back as it was intruding on the walkway and when I looked down at the pile I’d made on the concrete, this is what I saw.  I just had to take a picture.  The flowers are pretty, but the bush loves to spread all over the place.  I loathe cutting it while it’s blooming, but sometimes it has to be done or become a trip hazard.
Products made from a picture of a single flower from the bush are also offered here on CafePress.
For more products with this image, check out the Cuttings page on CafePress.
This image is also featured on a few products at Zazzle with more to come, so make sure to check back.
Remember, you can always drop us a line or comment to request customizations or custom products.

Jun 242011
 

My Baby Dark Tortoisehell in 2005This is the sister of the Tortiseshell Calico posted earlier.  Unlike her sister, she’s doing well and is as feisty as ever.  She’s a beautiful kitty with very expressive eyes and vocal cords.

She tries to talk constantly, but we can rarely make out what she’s saying.  No, now, me, food, here, bed, and look seem to be the extent of her understandable vocabulary.  If she isn’t understood, she gets louder and louder until we follow her.  Most of the time, she leads us into the bathroom.  We haven’t figured that one out yet.

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For more products with this image, visit the Dark Tortiseshell Calico page on CafePress.

Jun 162011
 

Tortoiseshell Calico

Tortoiseshell Calico

 

This adorable Tortoiseshell Calico looks like she’s begging to go home with you. Featured on t-shirts, mugs, mousepads, and so much more, there’s a variety of ways you can take her home today.

 

Sadly, this beautiful kitty passed away earlier this year. She was a sweet cat and is greatly missed.

 

Customization and modification requests accepted.

Jun 132011
 

Apparently, I decided I didn’t have enough to do, so I needed a few more websites. I recently re-launched Crescent Moon Haberdashery as a blog to showcase my CafePress store. I’ve been selling products with photography, artwork, and graphic work on CafePress for years and will soon be trying my hand at Zazzle as well. Crescent Moon Haberdashery is also featuring some beautiful jewelry from Aether Designs.

My mother and I have looked for a way to share recipes and finally decided, after searching for and not finding a solution we liked, that we might as well share them with everyone. Thus, I launched Community Cookbook a few weeks ago. It’s still a work in progress, but hopefully I’ll get the bugs ironed out. I went for an actual community setting and it isn’t working quite the way I would like it to. The name might change, but Community Cookbook works for now. We have a couple of recipes up with many more to come in the future.

After I feel like I have Crescent Moon Haberdashery and Community Cookbook well underway and help Jane with The Diary of Jane, I’m going to re-launch Macabre Manor. Macabre Manor has needed a lot of work for a long time and I hate to go the blog route with it, but I don’t think I’ll ever get anything done with it if I don’t turn it into a blog. Hand editing pages is so 1990’s, right? I’m still unsure I can make it do what I want, but I’m going to try. I can never make Macabre Manor what it once was, but I can do something with it… when I figure out exactly what that is, I’ll let you know.

In the meantime, this site will become my master feed as it were and my writing blog. I’ll be cross-posting things here from the other sites for the time being, except for the cooking site that is. I might make a post with recipes that have posted for the week, but I’m not going to post all the recipes both places. If cross-posting everything stops making sense or becomes too much, I’ll stop, but for now almost everything I do will still be on this blog. Why? For people who want everything but don’t want to visit tons of sites to get it.

As for the podcast, I gave up on it a long time ago. I wanted to podcast, but the more I tried the more I figured out that I didn’t really have anything to talk about. Maybe some day.

Jun 122011
 

Wax Mums #2

 

Wax Mums #2

These colorful chrysanthemums, often called mums, are enhanced to give them a slight waxy look.

Keep your mouse rolling in style on our durable cloth top mousepad. A great gift for geeks, gamers, or anyone with a computer. Rubber backing prevents the mousepad from sliding. Machine washable.

More product choices for this design can be found at CafePress. One of our more popular designs, Wax Mums #2 is sure to please no matter which product you choose.

Customization and modification requests accepted.

Jun 042011
 

Heft a cold one in this 22 oz. ceramic stein with gold trim. A great “usable” alternative to the trophy. Make any day Oktoberfest whether with this impressive stein on the shelf or in-hand. Cheers!

via Bear-ly Sober Stein Baby Bear Crescent Moon Haberdashery.

Any comments or suggestions are welcome. Customization and modification requests accepted.

May 312011
 


White WolfWhite Wolf

A beautiful white wolf taking a breather in the cool grass.

Both close up and full body shots are available of this image in a variety of product choices.  Coaster tiles, greeting cards, prints, posters, mousepads, mugs, and more.

Remember, you can contact me with any customizations you’d like.

This image will appear on Zazzle soon, so if you prefer Zazzle products let me know.  I’ll add it to the top of the to-do list.

May 282011
 

Kansas Countryside #2

Kansas Countryside #2

This is one of my favorite photos taken while on vacation. In a state of vast plains and open fields, it’s easy to overlook the simple, quiet beauty Kansas can possess. Various colors of green under a variegated blue sky, a still pond with cows in the background, and a dead tree surrounded by life make for a picture full of undertones.

Currently available on CafePress.

Oct 292010
 

Grey Squint

Grey Squint

Who hasn’t received this look at least once from a cat? Whether he’s half asleep, saying get out of my face, or stop flashing that thing at me, this grey squinter is sure to please.

Remember, you can contact me with customization requests.

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