Sunday, January 31, 2010

Update on Bluebell

Update on the Bluebell situation. After spending most of the afternoon at the Vet's Office. They found that she has Colitis. So she is on a special diet and antibiotics and she should be feeling better in a couple of days. I'm really happy it's nothing too serious.

And The Winner is...

Carrie said...
Best Valentine my husband surprised me with a Hello Kitty toaster and crazy daisies love love the giveaway!
January 29, 2010 5:14 PM

Congratulations Carrie!
I will mail your treasures to you tomorrow!

Thank you to all my readers. This blog would be really boring and lonely without you!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Granny Chic



Jon and I watched Julie & Julia last week and I was completely inspired by the style of Julie. I loved her apartment, it was so cute! Especially her bedroom area. My husband won't be happy about this but I want to re do our bedroom. Right now it's so boring and doesn't feel cozy at all. Our sheets are so dingy and ugly it's sad. I want our bedroom to be granny chic + 80s camper aka floral sheets, crochet pillows, with some plaid mixed in. I'll probably start gathering materials soon so I can make the pillows my self and start searching for unused vintage floral sheets. I'm not sure where to find unused vintage floral sheets...ebay i guess?

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dreaming of February

Yay! I reached my goal of 50 followers! I will post my giveaway on Friday and pick a winner on Sunday. Me and momma are having a girls day next week, going antiquing and staying at a Bed & Breakfast in a little town south of DFW. I'm excited! We made reservations today. February is going to be a very busy month full of fun things!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Good Mail Day!

puppy announcement cards

Yep I'm officially a crazy dog person! I ordered puppy announcement cards for Bluebell to send to friends and family. Hahaha! They came out completely beautiful though and I'm so happy with them. I ordered them fromPhoto Affections!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Woop! Woop!

2 more followers 'til my badass giveaway!

Also there are still plenty more openings for the handmade Valentine's Day card swap! Just e-mail me your addy and I'll e-mail mine back to you!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Valentine's Day Card Swap

Hey everyone! It's that time again for a holiday card swap! Valentine's day is fast approaching so if you want to do a handmade card swap with me please e-mail me @ I will swap with the first 10 who e-mail me and send them out by Feb. 10th. Please only e-mail me if you are serious about SWAPPING, it is very sad to recieve nothing back in your mail box. :(


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hearts For Haiti

Hearts for Haiti

This Etsy collective is comprised of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops. It is dedicated to raise money to rebuild Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to Doctors Without Borders.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Etsy Love

Remember Happiness
(in Coral)

Sterling Silver Travel Trailer

I want these so baddd! If I have a nice husband he will buy these for me. :)..

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Emma Pillsbury Style

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I love love Emma Pillsbury's style on Glee and the other day I was at Target and they have so many cute spring cardigans, sweaters, trenches, tops etc..that are totally Emma worthy and the prices are amazing! I bought 5 colorful pieces and one was a mustard colored cardigan that was on clearance for $5. woohoo! I'll have to post pictures as I wear them, all though no promises because I'm not really into that, but on my East Texas post I am wearing a pink button up shirt and that is one of them! I love Target so much.

Angel Poop

I got a ginormous bag of pecans from Jon's Grandpa during Christmas that he shelled himself and Candy told me I should make Pecan Divinity and since it's one of my favorite sweets ever I decided I definitely needed to make them. My husband calls it angel poop! It turned out soo good! They were incredibly easy to make. This is the recipe I used (from All

2 cups sugar 1 cup water 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 250 degrees F (hard-ball stage). Remove from the heat; stir in marshmallow cream, vanilla and pecans. Continue stirring until candy cools and begins to hold its shape when dropped from a spoon. Quickly drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Crafting for Haiti

Craft Hope for Haiti

Please consider either donating a handmade item, or making a purchase.
All proceeds of the Craft Hope Etsy shop will benefit Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. All items have been generously donated by the crafting community. If you’d like to donate an item please visit the Craft Hope website


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I've been catching up on all the blogs I read. Whew, it's very time consuming! I discovered I was tagged byAshley to post 7 random facts about myself. So here it goes!

1. I grind my teeth when I sleep, which is really bad for me but I don't care to wear a mouth guard at night.

2. I'm vegetarian but I eat very unhealthy things. Mostly carbs and starches and sugars. This is all catching up to me now that I'm in my late 20s and it sucks.

3. I'm half mexican. Not like real mexican, I don't speak spanish and it's not like my mom was born there, in fact my mom is 4th generation Texan but that's my heritage. I always get asked "what i am" because I obviously look not-quite-white.

4. I have a psychology degree. I don't know why.

5. I love getting mail and sending mail and buying cute packing materials.

6. My hair color is completely natural, it hasn't been completely natural since 6th grade. It's weird, but the texture is so different. It's softer and styles better.

7. I hate talking on the phone.

I tag..Sarah.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

East Texas Weekend

Sorry for the lack of posts lately. I was out of town from Thursday-Sunday and then spent all of yesterday laying on the couch watching a marathon of The Real Housewives of Orange County. I soo prefer Jersey or Atlanta but it still sucked me in! My husband is a board member of the Texas Historical Foundation so we had a trip to East Texas to do a historical tour and we also spent some time with family who live out there. It was a verry fun but tiring weekend! Here are some pics!

This was our host at Coon Creek (the place we stayed at.) He went out duck hunting every morning. Coon Creek is a private hunting lodge and has a small community of homes on its 8,000 acres of land. It opened in 1902 and was originally named Koon Kreek Klub (KKK) after a Mr. Koon, but eventually was pressured to change the spelling to be politically correct. Ha ha! Coon Creek is extremely exclusive, there is a major waiting list and the member fee is $50,000. It's crazy!

Jon did some fishing there and was very happy.
This is the only good picture of me the whole trip so I wanted to throw that in there. lol.
On the tour we went to old cemetaries, churches, and houses.
Children's Things

Pretty Crochet and Chair

You can go to my flickr to see more pics if you want! Just click on any of the pictures and that should take you there.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pushing Daisies

I just started watching Pushing Daisies. Can I please
have all of Chuck's wardrobe? So cute!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Colorful Pictures

he will rip any staple out
Bluebell framed
pretty yarn
fabric and felt
organized boxes
fild folders
crochet hooks
measuring up
flowers and tape
a pile of dogs

{All Photos taken by me, except the last one which my husband took.}

P.S. 25 more followers until the Giveaway! Thanks for reading my blog!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Chihuahua Pup!

Her name is Bluebell and she is 5 months old. Jon surprised me last night by coming home with a new DOG! I was shocked! She has a great personality and has a really pretty Blue Fawn coat.


Pepsi is excited to be a big sister. They love playing together already.
"i'm the big sister."

Friday, January 8, 2010

Random Cute

cute frame

Michaels is selling those cute 2x3 frames in the $1 section. They have different shapes and colors too. I might go back for another one!

ready to be shipped

I shipped my very first sale today! Woop woop!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Single Man

Wow, this movie is amazingly beautiful and excruciatingly sad.
Every scene is a work of art and the dialogue is so good.
I wanted to cry the whole movie. Especially when he was smelling
the dog's head. Ughhhh rip my heart out why dontcha Tom Ford! I
hope Colin Firth wins an oscar.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

First Blog Survey!

1. What is your name and whats your blog name if you have one?

Emalie /// Ticky Tacky

2. Where do you live? City, State? if you could live anywhere where would it be?

Plano, Texas.
I LOOOOOOOOVE Texas I would live no where else, but I do love traveling and exploring other places. There is just no where like Texas.

3. Where do you work? whats your job title? Do you love your Job?

I'm a homemaker and doggie apparel crafter. Yep I love my job if you could call it that. Secretly I want a job at Anthropologie for the discounts. There is one less than a mile from me and I'm waiting for them to hire.

4. If you could work anywhere or do anything what would it be?

I love what I'm doing now.

5. What are you reading right now?

I'm reading the first book in the Narnia series. Last year I read over 50 books and that's my goal again this year.

6. What are you listening to?

Johnny Cash, Vic Chesnutt, Uncle Tupelo, Damien Jurado, Neutral Milk Hotel

7. Guilty pleasure?

Coca-cola and anything else that has mass amounts of sugar.

8. Name your TV shows:

Oh my gosh, where to start. I netflix a lot of my tv shows. Right now I am luving Fringe. I also like Glee, True Blood, Dexter, Weeds. I also love wholesome reality tv. Like The Little Couple, Table for 12.

9. What is one thing you do everyday?

I call my mom!

10. What do you like to do for fun?

Craft, read, blog!, play with Pepsi, anything outdoorsy, hang out with my husband, go to the cinema.

11. Do you have twitter? Lets be twitter friends!

No, I am anti-twitter. I want to kill the word twitter.

12. What was your favorite gift that you gave or received this year?

Technically I haven't been gifted anything this year but my fave gift I received last year was my DSLR.

13. Whats on your bed side table?

Nothing! I don't have a bed side table.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Amy Rice - Hand Painted Gocco

adventure, originally uploaded by Amy Rice.
I want one of these so bad!! I don't think she has and etsy though. Bummer!

Vintage Caravans

Since staying in a 70s travel trailer I have become completely obsessed with vintage trailers! I've got to have one. I want to find a used, cheap one and fix it up and decorate it really cute. Jon wants to buy a custom built teardrop trailer I think but they are so expensive we wouldn't be able to get one for a couple of years and I want one sooner than that like 2011. For now I'll be content with finding as many online pictures as possible. Lol. It's kind of a riide. Here we go.



1971-interior, so cute!