Monday, November 2, 2009

Fast and Furious

Can you believe that it's November? Time sure flies at a fast and furious pace. This is my favorite time of year. Houston begins to cool off and we can finally really enjoy the outdoors. Walking around the neighborhood and spending time on the balcony with the kitties is a real treat.

The holiday catalogs are arriving at a fast and furious pace, too. I admit to doing a lot of window shopping and then into the recycling bin the catalogs go (after I've torn out pages I think I might use in collage). Here's a little eye candy to share with you.

The Vermont Country Store must send a catalog every two weeks and always with something different. Do you know about the Peppermint Pig?

"It started in Saratoga Springs, New York, back in the early 1880s. A pig, revered as a symbol of good health, happiness, and prosperity, was made from hard peppermint candy. After a holiday supper, it was broken in a cloth bag and the pieces were shared by all in the hopes of good fortune for the coming year. Our 8 oz. peppermint pig comes with a red velvet bag and a metal hammer to start your own holiday tradition. Replacement pigs and peppermint piglets (3 oz.) sold separately. This will make a delightful hostess gift that's sure to liven up a holiday party."

Sounds like fun, doesn't it!


Can you begin to see a theme here?
Tell I love reindeer?


And, finally, a little online shopping! I really did order this wonderful Christmas spider. They come in a set of three from my blogland buddy, Sharon at The Wildflower House Shoppe. I can tell you they are as cute as the photo looks and the story of the Christmas Spider comes with each one. Thanks again, Sharon.


Finally, Teesha Moore is doing a whole series of videos on journaling - making a journal, painting a journal, collage, and today I found a series on pen work. You absolutely must go and visit her blog to see all the work they have done on these videos for us! They are fabulous and so much fun! They'll get your creative juices flowing.

Not much true mulling today. I guess it's too beautiful outside to mull! Have a wonderful day and a beautiful week and remember JOY to YOU!


Barb said...

Hi Snap,
I can see you're already in the Spirit! I guess the Holidays must be getting closer. My Grands would love that pig - they seem to have a taste for peppermint (esp. our homemade peppermint ice cream!).

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Snap..... You are getting me in the mood for Christmas---and it's not even Thanksgiving... ha ha .... Love the pink pig --and what it stands for. Wonder if it works??????

I enjoy all of the holiday catalogs also. They always give me ideas!!!!

Have a great day.

Crafty Christina said...

I love reindeer too! I am seriously in the mood for Christmas this year.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Gotta love that peppermint pig. Catalogue/online shopping is fabulous. All of what you found is lovely. I'm starting to feel the holiday spirit lurking around the corner. I've launched myself into Christmas shopping too. And somehow I missed your Camera Critters. Terrific shots of the the vultures!

Kim Mailhot said...

love you energy and spirit, Snap ! I am hoping it will travel over to me because I am sure not feeling tha holiday stuff at all right now !
Love the pig though !
big hugs and season' greetings to ya !;)

Maria-Thérèse said...

November is dark and it's making me nervous. Too close to the new year, future too uncertain.

sherry ♥ lee said...

I am still reeling from the fact that we are into November already...the months just fly past. You folks haven't even had Thanksgiving yet and we're already into Christmas neighbour has done his house (!) and Starbucks today was awash in Christmas merchandise and all things "red".

I love the peppermint pig...and truly had no idea there was such a thing as a Christmas spider!!

Off to check out Teesha Moore's site!

Sharon said...

Snap thank you so much for the mention. I am so happy you like the spiders. It is a sweet story isn't it. Hugs, Sharon