Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I am a "PINK ARTIST" and proud of it

Dear sweet friends.

I am very excited to share this with you all!
I have joined the "PINK ARTISTS FOR A CURE"
and I hope that you will all find it in your heart to join in too!
It's a simple request for a wonderful cause!


is a community of artists joining together
to create one joint art doll to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

When doll is complete, it will be mailed in to Art Doll Quarterly™
before finally being auctioned off on eBay at a later date.

No you don't have to make a doll.....

You create......
one 2x2 inch square with a cloth base using your chosen medium
in ANY way you feel inspired to do so for this project!

(ideas, but definitely not limitations might include... name of loved one,
motivational word, favorite quote, theme of LOVE, HEART, DANCE, BREASTS,
a face, an eye, a hand, a pose, a script that dances from your fingertips, a beaded symbol,
a thread embellished design, a photo, a digitally enhanced image, poetry you wrote or
a portion of a poem you LOVe, scripture, felted object (wing, heart), thick layer of
paint with rubber stamping, rusted object, a clay face...
let the THEME of LOVE inspire you). Sometimes just looking around your studio
or work space will INSPIRE you! See something sitting on your desk that you've been
wanting to use but didn't know what to do with???

Read all the details here at Monicas blog......

Please join in and help spread the word.....

We all know a family member, friend or neighbor whom has been affected by cancer.

This is such a simple way to help raise money to find the cure!

Thank you so much

Hugz and blessings, Dolly

P.S. if you do decide to join please let me know
as I would love to post your name here!

~~I salute these other PINK ARTISTS~~

Nancy Malay

Deena Warner

Lennea Once upon a cottage

Shannon Thompson

Noel Amuzing Journey

Sherry Esprit d art

Kathys Cottage


Robyn Happy house of hauss

Summer Gypsy

Linda Somewhere in time

I'm a lil tea pot

If I have missed anyone,

please leave a comment and I will glady add your name here!

Random acts of sweetness

Looky Look what I received!!

Sweet Sandy at Sam I am Creations created this beautiful "D" bubble charm just for me!

What a wonderful surprise to open the mailbox and find a package you were not expecting!
A random act of sweetness gift!
Sandy this means the world to me!
Thank you so so much!
Your kindness and generosity is very much apreciated!!
Virtual hugz from my heart to yours,

Visit Sam I am Creations to see Sandys artistry!


I was blog hopping and came upon this and thought she had been reading my diary!

Hubby and I practice random acts of kindness often!
Our favorite is to pay someones tab at a restaurant and not let them know who did it! Or I love to pay for the person behind me in the drive thru line.
Lori at Faerie Window practices random acts of sweetness!!
and has suggested w
e practice R.A.S. online!

{I love this idea Lori}

I have joined Lori in her quest to spread the love!

Look at this sweet banner I received in the mail from guess who?

Miss Faerie Window Lori herself

A little random act of sweetness from this very sweet lady!

Thank you with all my heart Lori... I love the polka dot Dolly banner!

Does'nt it look great over my cherry tray?

If you would like to receive a Random Act of Sweetness surprise from Lori or I, send each of us your snail mail addy and we may periodically {when the mood hits} send you a sweet lil surprise!
If you are inspired to join us, you can use Loris' picture above to post on your blog...
Lets spread the bloggy love!
{thank you Lori}

Hugz, Dolly

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Come together......

Dear friends,

I am here to ask you to help me in praying for our blogging gals Diane and Deena!

Deena starts chemotherapy tomorrow!
I admire Deena for her strength and courage!

Stop by her blog Can I be Pretty in PINK and leave her a note!
Say a prayer for her..... if you don't pray, send her warm thoughts and hugz!

Diane at Petticoat Junction has been going thru some hard times lately!

Just yesterday her daughter Andrea was in a fire!
Her body was burned and cut and she has vertebra damage which required surgury this morning!

Please, lets all keep these girls in our prayers!
We all know there is power in prayer!

Lord please watch over our friends,
wrap them in your loving arms!
Comfort them thru these difficult times!
Bless Deena, Diane and Andrea and their families and friends!
Lord hear our prayers!


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Hello SunShine

I am planning to do a blog make over for ME for my birthday next month

{35 days from today}

I am due for a make over!

My blog is getting borieng to me so I want to add some pizzaz!

Did you notice my new banner?

Yes yes yes....

I am doing the happy dance!

Miss Mary at Isabellas Closet
designed this pretty new banner for me!

Thank you sweetpea.... you are the sweetest!!!!

If you need a banner or just a bit of sunshine visit Mary...
she is always full of sunshine and makes me smile!

Hugz to you my dear sweet friend!


Sunday, January 20, 2008

Goodness Gracious

Brrrrr... it's below zero here today......

But I sit here with a warm heart

My heart is filled with gratitude!
You girls in blogland have such BIG HEARTS....
I have met so many wonderful truely careing,
thoughtful sincere loving women here!

I have said before and I will say it again....

Where would we be without blogs?

The sweet and generous Miss Jessi @ Scrappy Jessi sent me a present!

A gift thanking me for hosting My Vintage Heart Swap!

You are much too kind Miss Jessi!

Kitties and I enjoyed opening all the pretty packages!

Looky Look all the fun goodies!
Heart candies and stickers, and papers galore
a heart punch, cutters, ribbons, picks, rub ons... you name it!

The red toile envelope contains The sweetest Thank you card!

My heart is full!
Thank you Miss Jessi for being so thoughtful and generous!
~~ I HEART U ~~
Warm Hugz, Dolly

I Heart Hearts

Hello Hello,
hows everyone doing with their swap goodies?
I hope you are chatting and becoming friends with your partners!
I can't wait to see what everyone is giving and receiving!
Be sure to post pictures so we can all share in the fun!

I am feeling better then I have in weeks, but not 100% better!
From what everyone says this years flu is the worse flu virus we have had in awhile,
and it hangs on for a long time!
Weeks, even a month!

Oyyyyyy.... Let me tell you I am sure glad I am heading towards the end of it!
I have not been this sick in years and it really drained me!
I have had no energy and just want to sleep sleep sleep!

Now I am tired of being in bed, tired of not being able to do anything!
And you are tired of hearing me whine!

So onto the gooooooooood stuff!

This week I received presents.... lots of pretty presents!

Let me show you!

Natalea {kandeland} was one of my partners for My Vintage Heart Swap.....
Her package arrived this week!!!

I opened the box and there was this beeeeutiful pink satin covered heart shaped box studded with pearls!

Ohhhhh sooooooo pretty!

I sat on the bed just stareing at this beeeeautiful box! I felt like Cinderella!
Inside she had it filled, I mean filled with all kinds of hearts,

pink hearts, red hearts, white hearts, heart candies, glittered hearts, heart ornies, heart potholder, heart charm, heart brooch, heart doilies, ETC....

I love hearts...
so you can imagine how wonderful it was to sit there with all these pretty hearts!

And if that was'nt enough, there at the bottom of the box was this pretty, ornate,
HEART shaped plate,
in the softest shade of cotton candy pink!
Perfect to hang in our bedroom!

Natalea thank you with all my heart for your thoughtfullness and generosity!

It was so much fun meeting you and haveing you as a partner!

You Filled my heart with hearts!!!!!

Hugz and Heartz, Dolly

{I am so sorry....blogger is mushing all of my sentences together again}
{bare with me}

Monday, January 14, 2008

I think I am on the mend

Where have I been?
Well remember the other day {last post...wednesday} I said I was feelin yucky....
and hubby was sick?
Whatever it was hit me like a ton of bricks, sore throat, headache, ear aches, sore all over!
Whatever this bug is the whole town has it, there is a 4 day wait to get into any dr or clinic!
We spent three days in bed... got up to have a cup of tea and check the answering machine for emergencies and check my email for emergencies and back to bed we went!
UGH... I am sick of being sick, I am sick of being in bed, I am sick of sleeping the days away!
I wanna be ME again!
I wanna feel goooood again.... I want to be able to eat something solid!
Today I am going to STOP WHINNING and try to stay up all day and see what I can accomplish!
Wish me luck!

Miss Mica @ Garb-oodles Soup created this award...{she is such a sweetheart}
In her words....
I have met so many lovely and very talented ladies here in Blogdom, what more can I do or say to express my humbled heart to each, than to give all my Dearest Readers and Friends a special award filled with Love.
So, Spread The Love dear ones,
Spread The Love to those you love.
Accept my award in which I have specially designed and share it with others. Enjoy the day.
Thank you Mica for awarding us all with this beautiful award from the heart!
And Thank you Mary Isabella @ Daisy Bouquet for sending this to me this morning!
I am awarding each and everyone one of you this award... you all deserve it, I love you all!
Take it and post it on your blog and spread the love dear ones!

Hey Vintage Heart swappy gals are you haveing fun yet????
I am glad most of yous signed up on flickr to show and tell!
I can't wait to see what fun treasures you all give to each other!
Some of yous said you are already to mail out your packages... yikes.... I am a little behind being sick like this but I will pull thru!
I will get better and get my creative groove back!
REAL SOON I hope!!!! :-)

Until next time,
stay safe, stay warm {except you aussie gals, you wanna stay coooooooooool}
stay healthy, and keep your hands away from your face,
wash wash wash them germs away!
Hugz and Blessings, Dolly

{sorry my blogger linky thing is not working}

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Vintage Heart Swap and a Prizzer

Shewwww.... I need a shot and a beer....
A shot of advil and a root beer that is!
I just wrote and sent over 50 emails ...
and not one bounced back YEAHHHHH!!!
Everyone should have received their partner for the Vintage Heart Swap by now...
If you did'nt receive your email, check your spam folder or junk mail file!
Let me know if you signed up and have not heard from me.......
I am really excited about this swap..... I know alot of yous have already started creating goodies!
I can't wait to see what kind of treasures you shower your partner with...
don't forget to show and tell on your blog for all of us to see!

I woke up feeling like poo.... headache and scratchy throat! {yes again}
Hubby has been sick in bed, I told him to keep his germs to himself...
BUT I think he breathed on me because I am feeling yucky today!

This made my day way better......
I got the bestest surprise this morning in my email box....
Miss Becky at Just Bee n Me emailed me that she wanted my addy...
I won a prizzer on her blog!
Oh my gosh.... this had to be fate....
Becky created this wonderful, I mean beautiful -wonderful calender for 2008, and I secretly wanted to win... really really wanted to win this calender from her give away!
I forgot all about entering, with all the swap stuff going on it slipped my mind!
Ok Ok I am old and can't remember shtuff! There I said it! lol
Anyways.... I won.... I won Beckys awesomely awesome calender!
PLUS.... if thats not a big enough prizzer....
She made me sound so nice.... little does she know... really I am a mean ole witch..
I fly around on a broom at night, just ask my kids! :-)

Ok I am jumping all over the place here!
Better go........ I have a hubby to play nurse to!

~~Ladies.....Let the HEART crafting begin~~
but first...... lets start with a group hug!

God Bless you all,

Hugz, Dolly

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tagged Tagged Tagged & Tagged again.....

Shame on me... I am just getting around to posting about this fun award!
I received this award before Christmas from the my favorite girly girl team Jenn & Jacqui at The Bowerbirds nest! You girls truely rock my world...
I enjoy escapeing my little life for a few minutes to visit your blog..... its always such a treat!
Thank you so much for this award... it means the world to me coming from you two whom I adore so much! xxoo
It is such an honor to receive this award.... not once but 3 times!
Much thanks and hugz to these sweet ladies whom have tagged me
Miss Sheryl, CatieAn and Tammy tagged me to play this game!
So, here I go.
This is how I understand it works . . . drum roll please. . .
Link to the 3 lovely ladies that tagged me Sher, CatieAn and Tamy. {above}

Post the rules on your blog.

Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog. {Yikes do you really want to know this stuff?}

Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 random and/or weird facts about Me.....

1. I don't read the newspaper because I don't like the feel of it! It drives me nuts to even have a newspaper in the house! When hubby is done reading it I ask him to throw it in the trash right away!

2. I don't drink coffee... I wish I did because I love the smell of coffee and all those wonderful flavors are so tempting! I am an avid tea drinker! 7-10 cups a day!

3. I had the opportunity to go to college for interior design but chose to stay home and devote my time to our children! No regrets!!!!

4. I am addicted to ice chips... ever since I had tonsilitus I have been sucking on ice chips, I know.. not good for my teeth!

5. I have a hard time making decisions! I usually ask hubby which he likes then go with the opposit of whatever he chooses! Not on purpose it just happens that way!

6. I don't wear make up or use deoderant! Peeeuuuuu...I use crystals as deoderant! I try not to put anything on my body that I would'nt put in my body!

7. I love quietness.... the noise from a tv and radio drive me bonkers, I love to get up before eveyone else so I can enjoy the peacefulness of a quiet house!
Now I have to tag 7 bloggers to play this game!

*** NEWS FLASH ***
~~~~ A Celebration is coming ~~~~
The last post was my 100th Post

whooohooo........ Scream and Shout it to the world!

I am loving this bloggy land that has wrapped me in like a warm hug!

You girls have no idea how much you mean to me!

You have made such a difference in my life.....

You all inspire and encourage me!!!

I love you all and am very greatful God has blessed me with your friendship!

With the Vintage Heart Swap and all that I have going on right now

I plan to do a 100th post / Birthday Celebration Give Away next month!

more about that later!

I hope your day is filled with sunshine and hugz,


Saturday, January 5, 2008

Swap Crazy Ladies

Wow Wow Wow....
Oh my gosh you girls sure know how to make a gal feel awesome!
I have to tell you I am so honored that so many of yous have signed up for my very first swap!
I am honored and thrilled to pieces!
I did the happy dance with every entry... boy am I danced out! :-)

I have to close the sign ups... I am sorry I am not accepting any more swappers...
100 wonderful swappers have signed up already!
I have to stop now before it gets too crazy!
{and hubby thought I was the only one addicted to swaps}{ ha}

I will pair you all with a partner and email you their info by the 10th!
Until then put your creative cap on

Ta - Ta for now

I am spending the weekend away from the puter to celebrate my sweet grand daughters' first birthday!

Happy Birthday my dear sweet Emma!
you get 100 percent of grammas'attention for the entire weekend sweetpea!

~~Thanks again with all my heart~~

Enjoy your weekend,

Hugz and blessings, Dolly