Monday, January 27, 2014

Love is In the Air and the Air is Cold!

Hellllooo to Everyone!

I hope your winter is not too cold and that you have a warm corner to enjoy your favorite hot chocolate or hot tea. Our weather has been up and down, warm and cold, but this winter has been colder than most in the last few years. We are having winter weather advisories and we may get an ice storm ... all down here on the gulf coast in the USA. Wow! The air is cold and it makes it exciting but scary too, to think about getting out and about wi th all it can bring! Snow? Sleet? Ice? That are some of the predicitions, but we'll have to wait see if it actually happens.

The actual air may be cold but we have Valentine's Day coming soon to warm our hearts. We often think of our special someone around this time ... boyfriend, girlfriend, spouse--and we should. Valentine's is an awesome reminder of who we love and why. But it doesnt have to be just for boyfriends, girlfriends, or spouses. You may have a special somone you can honor with a special phone call, gift, or flowers, a visit, lunch or dinner.

What I'd like to suggest for your special someone is a gift from Custom Coasters by Cindy. At Custom Coasters by Cindy you'll find a special creation for that special someone. You will find plenty to choose from--coasters, trivets and cards. Almost anything you see at the site can be customized in color and several can have a monogram added, all at no extra charge.

If you live locally (Houma, Thibodaux, and Morgan City, LA) you may place an order through Monday, February 10. If you live out of our area you may place your order through Friday, February 7, to have it for Valentine's Day.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 985-381-3154.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year: Peace, Joy and Success

Hello Friends,

I hope this new year is bringing you peace, joy, and success in all areas of your life. We have made it through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s all in one piece! LOL It can get hectic but it is all good when we remember The Reason we are thankful, celebrate Christmas and have hope for the new year.

Talking about the new year, many of us start planning out what we want to do, set goals, get organized and so on. I have set a goal to get my studio in order and have made a start on it. I have done some filing, shredding of old paperwork, boxing of paperwork for storage, and so on. Now to get closer to the finish line by clearing out some boxes and bags with assorted stuff in them and to clear off one of my work surfaces. There is always something to do!

While in my studio I will be doing some experimenting with some new inks, blenders, color combinations and creating some new designs. My hands are itching to get to the design table! As soon as I get some designs done I'll be posting them here.

Here is the latest design in trivets. Of course all colors can be customized. I could probably even sneak in a monogram if you wouldl like it personalized in that way.

I also am making plans for soupcoming craft shows. Two of the shows are a repeat appearanpce for me. We had a terrific experience and met me some really nice people. The first one is at Vision Christian Center. Last year it we experienced some late winter weather in March and we had to run our little portable heater for a while! Brrr. With the weather we’re having it makes me wonder if we’ll have a rerun of that weather. The cold weather did not keep people away though. I hope you’ll mark your calendar and come spend the day. You’ll find plenty of crafts, food, and entertainment.

Vision Christian Center
Saturday, March 8
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Booth # 18
Bourg, LA

The other craft show I have been accepted at is Southdown. I was there last fall and had an awesome experience and met some terrific people. I hope you’ll come out and get some retail therapy buying crafts ... better than mall shopping any day! LOL

Southdown Marketplace
Saturday, April 12
8:00 AM-4:00 PM
Booth # 55
Houma, LA
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I hope you'll check out my website at and my facebook page at

Toodles for now,