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Tagged by Tina of Pheiffer Photos ... Heeeereee's Chelsey!

Thanks Tina from Pheiffer Photos! This is the 2nd time I've been Tagged. And, since my house is beginning to look like Timberline Lodge (I've never seen this much snow), its a good excuse to talk about me! This time, I think I'll talk about my obsessions...

1st Random thing about me:
I'm obsessed with neat papers. Vintage or new. Whatever. If I love the print, I have to have it. I may have it for months before I even touch it, but I need to have it! Oh, I haven't had a good paper fix in quite some time...

2nd Random thing:
My hubby and I love to rent and watch television shows. Oh, I might show how dorky I am by saying this, but our most recent rentals have been Battlestar Gallactica. Hee. And, we like to rewatch Lost and can't wait for the next season in January. We also love Dexter, Entourage, Band of Brothers, and so many more!

3rd very random thing:
I LOVE Christmas Ornaments. In fact, I have so many ornaments that I only put about 3/4 of my ornaments on my tree this year. AND, I also was in the 2008 Holiday Ornament swap on Swap Bot this year too. 10 more from that. AND, I bought a couple from Etsy, and my work. Oh, I have a problem...

4th Random Obsession:
I LOVE shoes. I need shoes. I buy shoes. I want shoes! I recently bought some amazing boots from Anthropologie, love them.

5th random thing about me:
Teacups. I've collected them for years. I love antique, vintage, or new. Whatever! They just need to be unique and beautiful! I don't use them for anything, I just love to have them around.

6th random me thing:
Birds. I love things with birds on them. I'm just always attracted to birdy decorated things!
In fact, while searching for a photo for this post, I found a birdy purse, stamp, and print I want to buy! I've got to stop searching for birds on Etsy!

7th random thing I love:
Dahlias! I love Dahlias! In fact, I had Dahlia's for my wedding this year! I cut them at a local "farm" that grows u-pick Dahlia's. $4 a dozen. I spent $30 on flowers for my wedding. And, they were beautiful.

So, there's my seven. Normally, when tagged, I'm supposed to list seven more people that I would tag. But, since I've already been tagged I decided to list seven of my favorite Etsy shops! Believe me, I have way more than seven favorites, but here are seven for now!

The Black Apple
The Luxe Duluxe
Trish Grantham
Rebirth Frames

The Tagging Game "Official" Rules:

1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog; some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name and a link to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

The photos displayed in this post are from sellers of handmade goods and art on Etsy. Visit their shops at the links listed below and enjoy!

Photos from
Santa Paper: Vintage Ephemera
What the Frak Notepad: Pigsey Art
Felt Bird Hanging Decoration: Little Glowing Lights
Precarious Green: Countess
Warmth: Bella Celeste
Finding Winter Cardinal: Remarkable Bird
Photograph by: Craig Mitchelldyer Photography

12 Drummers Drumming ... I'm Alive!!!

So, I've been WAY sick. But, I made it. I'm alive. Fever is gone, but I didn't finish my 12 days of Christmas! So, here is the short version of the 12th day of Christmas.

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...

Handpainted Tom Drum by, Mknits

This is a neat Etsy store. I just stumbled across her site. She doesn't say much about herself except that she began knitting as a distraction from smoking. Smokefree for over three years, I think she does way more than knitting and is very talented! Check out her knitted bears, and her amazing handpainted instruments!

Join the Swap! Do you want to swap your shop with other online shops? Do it here! Check out the Swap your Shop Swap. Good times!



Ten Lords A-Leaping ... Eleven Pipers Piping

Busy weekend, so its a short one!

On the 10th day of Christmas...

Ten Lords a Leaping Card, by Paula Paula

On the 11th day of Christmas...

Piper Piping Pin by, Lower Case G

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Nine Ladies Dancing

On the ninth day of Christmas...

Dance All Night Stocking by, Tamilyn

Toes Please by, Art by Trese Judd

Dancing Lady Pin by, My Creative Ideas

Tea Dance by, meArtDesign

Elegant Dancing Lady by, Sugar Skullz

Nine Ladies Dancing Card by, Paula Paula

Dancing Goddess Pendant, Delectably Deviant

Lets Get Drunk and Eat Waffles by, Frantic Meerkat

Woman Dancing by, Julzevi

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Eight Maids a Milking

On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

The Land of Milk and Honey by, Sylvie's Stuff

Clara Sends Milk by, Noosed Kitty

Heart Shaped Apron by, Sky Creation

The Milk Maid Necklace by, Les Ulldes

French Maid Pin Up by, Vanguard Gallery

Milk Cow by, Allen Designs Studio

Maids-a-Milking Apron by, Bebe and Alice

Eighth Day of Christmas Card by, Papor

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Six Geese a-Laying

On the sixth day of Christmas...

Goose Hat by, Jessica Gonacha

Snow Geese in Flight by, Michael Rubin

Autumn Journey Necklace by, Bbel

Needle Felted Snow Goose by, woolpets

A Grey Goose by, Middleburg

Goose Pincushion by, Lollihops

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Five Gold Rings

On the 5th day of Christmas...

Tree Bark Wedding Ring by, Beth Cyr Jewelry

Golden Rutilated Quartz Ring by, Catherinette Rings

The Golden Unicorn Ring by, Fleathers

Sienna Ring by, Tryst bt Kerry

Pebble Ring by, EMC Jewelry

I've also finished a custom order for Circles are Forever. She has an awesome blog too!

Side view of bird mask by, Paper Lady Invites

Birds Eye View mask by, Paper Lady Invites

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Four Calling Birds

On the fourth day of Christmas...

Bird on Branch Calling Cards by, Siska Studio

Pastel Birds Notecards by, Mincing Mocking Bird

Little Art Print by, Fragments

Seeing Spots by, Paper Lady Invites

Sooooo, this weekend must have been, "Torture your Dog" weekend.

Here's Angus and my Mom's dog, Farley, with Santa! They asked for more food because they are soooo hungry!

Farley and Angus with Santa

Our house getting covered in the snow!

Doesn't he look so happy? He was outside for about 30 seconds by this point.

We brought him back in after 1 minute. His little butt was freezing!

Later in the day: He is so cute! Look at his little tongue sticking out!


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