Leaves make me happy!

Throughout my browsing on Etsy I have found many wonderful things. I do have a pet peeve though. Many of the photos of plants are not descriptive. As a person particularly enamored by plant types and leaf shapes, I appreciate it greatly when sellers detail what the items are compiled from.

I was delighted when I found this seller! Leaves of Clay describes what types of leaves she uses in her pottery. Pottery! I love that too.... so this is a win win for everyone who likes both.

She describes, "The leaves used were queen anne's lace, nasturtium, sensitive fern, morning glory, ragweed, beggartick, honeysuckle, hops, nettle, trumpet vine, japanese maple, red maple, evening primrose, forsythia and a honesty seed pod."

She even does beads and buttons! Holy moley!

Hello Friends!

I am a member of a couple of teams on Etsy (the site where I sell my beadwork, pay attention!). One of those teams is called the Etsy Beadweavers. They are a great group of people around the world who do beadweaving, awesome beadweaving!

See the latest listings on Etsy here.

Click the photos to go to the artists listing of the item.

Special thanks to Green Envy Designs for adding my TP earrings to her blog! :)

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The Special Deal is here.....

I have started offering the free gifts... Your choice of free gift with purchase, and yes, the TP earrings are part of the offer (as well as less TP type items).

So, getcher goodies now! The plan is to not be quite as busy come the holiday season....

So for a limited time, every purchase totaling $20 or more will have the option of a free gift! Get something for you, and something for someone else...

2008 US Presidental Candidates, informational links

For those who want to do their own research regarding the 2008 US Presidential Candidates. My attempt was to find unbiased sources and I appreciate knowing of any that I should include, or omit.

I may choose to delete this posting after the 2008 election is finalized, and any and all comments are expected to be expressed in a professional and productive manner if you don't want them promptly deleted.

Presidential Election.com - http://www.presidentialelection.com/candidates/index.htm
Non-partisan 2008 Election information includes Govt, state and local information. Very comprehensive.

Federal Election Comission - http://www.fec.gov/DisclosureSearch/mapApp.do
Information on campaign contributors by state for each candidate.

Project Vote Smart - http://www.votesmart.org/election_president.php

On the Issues - http://www.ontheissues.org/default.htm

Washington Post - http://projects.washingtonpost.com/2008-presidential-candidates/
This article contains a quiz that shows you which candidates best suit your own opinions. I have not taken it yet.

America.gov (bi-lingual options) - http://uspolitics.america.gov/uspolitics/elections/candidates.html

Politics1.com - http://www.politics1.com/p2008.htm
Includes campaign and blog links as well

FactCheck.org - http://www.factcheck.org/

Your Candidates Your Health.org http://www.yourcandidatesyourhealth.org/index.php
"Candidates views on health and research"

Raised garden planters in the works

So we are in the process of constructing our own landscape design. A part of which includes 6 raised garden planters for a vegetable garden. It's a slow process but it is coming along and may pick up during winter when we can spend more time on our garden, as we spend less time on other peoples gardens.

So James has been spending many hours making the bog garden so that it will hold water, and maybe fish (which eventually attract raccoons), it will be exciting.