Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kittens - "why I'm not surprised" news, good news

To all my friends worried for the kittens faith, here are the developments :

"why I'm not surprised"  news
* there are THREE litters - one outside, two in my backyard - a total of 14 kittens ! And all three mothers are sisters, taking turns on watching them.

Good news
* my kind neighbors adopt all 5 of the ones outside my backyard ( the ones in my previous video )
* I found a shelter to take the rest of them ( which are camped on my backyard )

I still have to decide which one to keep.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

A laizy Saturday evening with a big Question Mark ....

As it was a beautiful and laizy afternoon, I decided to open the garage door and plant my new palm tree while junior was drawing with his new chalk on the driveway. It took him less than three minutes to get bored of that acitivity and he asked me if he can water the flowers. Yes, I said, it's hot and a little water playing will be fun. So I went on the side of the house to open the fosset, when I heard the typical kittens meawing, the desperate one ! I followed the screams, and I found them far from their home, behind a bush. I start asking myself if mommy moved them - a day before I took them out and play with them for a little bit, so I thought that maybe she moved them because of this. I went back to their old place, and to my total confusion, all of them were there.... Back to the first bush again ! Looking carefully again, I noticed that these ones have different colors.... So back and forth between the two bushes, it took me an embarrasing three minutes to realize that there are ... two litters ! And the uncle that was babysitting the first ones, was actually the aunt, having her own litter ! Same age, so the two sisters gave birth in the same time ! Now, if you think it was hard to decide between five, imagine how is gonna be to decide between ten ! Both litters have five kittens each. Any amateurs for adoptions ???? Oh man, what I'm going to do with 10 kittens around the house ?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


You know that I'm checking every day on my five kittens and their mommy, but today I decided to take my camera too, so you can see them. Of course, mommy found such a good place to move them, that I got all scratched and full of all kind of bugs trying to reach them, behind the bushes. There are two black ones, two light brown ones with black stripes and one black and white. I still don't know which one to take, because I love black cats ( always bring me good luck ), the spoted one reminds me of Sylvester and the striped ones look like my Charlie. So I will ask you, which one you like ???? And don't you just love those baby blurry eyes ????


All items in my ArtFire Studio are now 30% off with coupon code MEMORIAL30 during checkout. Sale ends the day after Memorial Day, so don't miss the opportunity to save great and refresh your jewelry collection for this summer !

Friday, May 14, 2010

Free backgrounds ideas for your blog & How To install them

The internet is overloaded with web sites and blogs offering free backgrounds and templates to enhance the look of your blog. Today I've made a selection of those offering the most beautiful backgrounds ( skins ) for 2 or 3 columns blogs, and I have created an easy steps list on how to install them.

Installing a new background is not as hard as you may think, and practicing a few times the following steps will make it much more easier for you in the future. Each and every background is provided with a "code" that you will find it next/below the background you like.

1. select the entire Code text, and Copy ( CTRL+C )
2. go to your blog dashboard and press the "Layout" button ( or Customize)
3. from the new window menu select "Page Elements"
4. From this window press "Add a Gadget" button, scroll down the new pop-up window and choose the HTLM/Java Script gadget
5. Give the gadget a name/title ( like Background ) so you know in the future what it is, in case you want to move it around your page or change the skin code.
6. Paste ( CTRL+V ) the Code text in the main text area
7. Save the gadget ( the orange button )

The pop-up window will close and you will return to your Page Elements window. Before saving the final layout, give it a Preview, to see if you like it. The new gadget called Background that you just installed will be visible just for you, and only if you're logged in to your blog. The new background will be visible on your blog anytime after saving the layout.

To change the skin again after that, just go to your "background" gadget ( in the "Page Elements" section ) and press "Edit" - this will allow you to change the code.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The mistery of the missing kittens

Some of you might remember the 5 new borns that I found on my backyard. Well, about a week ago, after a terrible torrential rain that killed us all night long, Mommy moved them from the box that I've made for them ( the box was waterproof, but after that night, the water inside was 2 inches tall, and the kittens all soaked ). Since then, I wondered every day where she moved them and if they are ok. My worry was that we have many dogs walking the development ( with their owners, no stray dogs ) and some of them might spot the kittens... To my relieve, last evening a Lady rang the bell, asking if the kittens on the side of the house are ours - that her dog ( a beautiful and playful Collie ) found them and since then every single day he's going there and try to play with them !!!!! ( he's having at home a feline pal, so he thinks that all cats are his friends ). I went outside and she showed me their new place... I was so happy to find them, but still I'm worry for their safety - they are right on the dogs walking alley... They are beautiful, they grew, the fur is shiny, they opened their eyes and they started exploring the surroundings ! The nice Lady ( her name is Faith ) came with milk and cat food for them, but the most amazing thing that totally took me by surprize, was WHO WAS BABYSITTING THEM !!!!! You'll never guess. Well, Mommy 's having three more siblings, same age, and one of them ( the grey boy ) was babysitting the kittens ! Can you believe that ? Now I have to figure out how to move them back on my yard so I don't have to worry about the dogs ... And I'm thinking to take one of them inside to keep company to my Charlie ( If I can convince my better half that one more cat is not going to kill him ) ! Who wants to adopt a kitten ? There are 4 more looking for a loving home !

10% SPRING SALE on Galleria MONART with coupon code

A new coupon code is available now to save you 10% on all items with prices between 25 and 35$ on Galleria MONART. Just enter "SPRINGSALE" code on your checkout to take advantage of this offer.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Can you host a giveaway on Facebook ?

 I know that many of you don't have a blog to host a giveaway, but using Facebook for this might end up in shutting down your page ! Please read carefully the "Facebook Promotions" Section from the Terms of Use to make sure you're ok !

FB quote :

You cannot: Condition entry in the promotion upon a user providing content on Facebook, such as making a post on a profile or Page, status comment or photo upload.

You cannot: Administer a promotion that users automatically enter by becoming a fan of your Page.

You cannot: Notify winners through Facebook, such as through Facebook messages, chat, or posts on profiles or Pages.

You cannot: Instruct people (in the rules or elsewhere) to sign up for a Facebook account before they enter the promotion.

3.6 You must submit materials for any promotion you plan on administering through the Facebook Platform to your account representative for our review and approval at least 7 days prior to the start date of such promotion. Promotions not approved in writing within such time period will be deemed unapproved.

For clarity, a "sweepstakes" is a promotion that includes a prize and a winner selected on the basis of chance. A "contest" or "competition" is a promotion that includes a prize and a winner determined on the basis of skill (i.e., through judging based on specific criteria). Publicizing a promotion on Facebook means promoting, advertising or referencing a promotion in any way on Facebook or using any part of the Facebook Platform.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Rose Earrings Collection - available now on ArtFire !

Thursday 's One Week Advertised Shops

And my pics for this week are :
Colors of the Woods
Bags by Colette
Stil Novo Design
Serendipity Vintage
The Jewelry Box

Clicking on their logo will take you to their beautiful shops ! Enjoy !

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday SUPER-SALE

 Today's Super-Sale is a 9 $ off for this beautiful necklace handcrafted with carved shell, natural Agate and Carnelian beads. The regular price is 35 $ but today only will be On Sale for 26 $. The discount will be refunded via PayPal immediately !

My Craft Corner "GIVEAWAYS. SALES. PROMOTIONS" group new forum discussion

 If you are a My Craft Corner ( MCC ) member and you have a Mom's Day special offer, giveaway, sale or promotion, don't forget to post it on "GIVEAWAYS. SALES. PROMOTIONS" Group. If you're not a member yet, then hurry and join ! After all, just in case you haven't heard yet, MCC is the best online community for crafters all around the world ! Making friends, getting known, sharing your work and ideas or just chatting are just a few fantastic advantages of being an MCC member !

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Mother's Day new listings and Free US shipping promotion

It has been a very crazy time for me lately, and I know that I haven't been around lately to keep up with you on Facebook or Twitter. I haven't worked either on any new listings untill this morning, when I finally found the peace of mind to do it. The great news is that all the new ones, and both entire earrings and gemstones categories on my ArtFire studio have Free US shipping for Mother's day ! This offer is valid only on ArtFire, not on Etsy ! And, a free surprise gift will be send to you with any purchase ! I hope you will find something for your Mom or for yourself ! Please visit my store for great gift ideas !

"letamariedesigns" featured again

 Another feature, another recognition for the wonderful handmade jewelry by "LetaMarieDesigns" ! This time the innitiative is coming from "Fantasy Dream Knits" blog at

Monday, May 3, 2010

"Debbielily Crafts" - the Monday Featured Artist

My name is Debbie.I'm so glad you stopped by to browse my Debbielily Crafts shop.Everything I craft is Proudly Hand Painted,Stenciled,Sewn and Decorated with lots of time,Love and Care in my Smoke Free Home.I make each item Special & Unique and One Of A Kind.Birdhouses,Wood,Paint,Felt and Material are my favorite things to work with.I do sometimes paint,stencil on glass.
I love to craft and have been for a very long time.I'm a wife,mom of four wonderful children two boys and two girls who also love to craft with me.Crafting with my children makes a great fun family time to spend together. After a long day at work,I like to sit down and make something crafty.I love making crafts and will for a long time to come.
 Crafts has always been a fun past time for me.I hope you found something that tugged at your heart here and that you'll continue to visit.Please check back often as I hope to update and add new items often.Thanks for stopping to visit.Come again soon!

Angel Wishes,


Sunday, May 2, 2010

What are you doing on this beautiful Sunday ?

 Good morning my wonderful friends ! I just want to wish you a beautiful Sunday ! After all the work that I've done yesterday, today I will relax, doing  nothing ! What are your plans, are you going somewhere ? Or just enjoy your family and friends ? Maybe reading a good book ? Going to a game ?