Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Perfect Find

I have to admit, that I hardly ever visit yard sales. I have so many things, and such a small house, that I just can't face bringing in more. But four years ago, when I passed these needle work trees, I just had to have them. I can't remember what I paid for them, but I know I had to fight with the kind woman selling them because she didn't even want me to pay her!

Four years later (and hence the reason I never go to yard sales) they sat in my basement until I remembered them. I had a problematic hallway, open to my dining room on a staicase wall, I never know what to hang there. Then one day, I remmebred these trees.

All I had to do was fight with the frames that they had been trapped in for so long, I found new ones waiting for me at a craft store (55% off on the day I showed up!). It was meant to be.

Now, not a single person walks by them without commenting on how perfect they are for the space. This summer I will definately be on the lookout (selectively mind you) for more perfect finds.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Sunday Sale Pendant

Every Sunday, I chose a pendant for a one day sale. Here's this weeks' pic:

Happy Sunday.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Booster Juice

I usually post a more ambitious recipe, but I have been sick with a virus all week and thought I would post about the one thing that is picking me up a little: booster juice!

My husband is actually responsible for this one, he modified a smoothy recipe as 3 out of the 4 of us are lactose intolerant. We make this frequently when were feeling down or sick as it has great anti-oxident properties, but also as a regular treat for the kids.

3/4 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup frozen raspberries
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/2 bananna

Just blend items in blender (I use the hand held emulsion kind and it works great).

Optional: To fight off sickness I often add a Tbsp. green energy powder and sneak in some carrot juice when the kids aren't looking.

SECRET TIP: Pour mixture into ice cube traps and add sticks then freeze - makes great homemade popsicles.

Monday, April 20, 2009

And The Winner Is.....

Nina! Nina was picked randomly (all the comments printed and put in a box)from all the posted comments. As the winner of the April Giveaway, Nina can choose any one jewelery item from Penny Glass Girl, or, have a custom pendant deigned just for her.

Thanks to all who entered. It was really a lot of fun to go through the enteries and read all the comments and suggestions, everyone had such creative and useful ideas!

Nina suggested, "I'd like to see flowers, sea creatures, and celestial bodies in your future installments of your She Loves series." I love these idea and as many said they would like to see ocean or beach themed pendants this summer, who am I to argue.

New this week at Penny Glass Girl.

More She Loves pendants will be listed this week, so keep in touch! Blog Hint: May's giveaway will be my biggest yet!

Monday, April 13, 2009


SHE LOVES SHOES....coming soon!

The above pic is a sneek peek at my new line of hand painted and fully fused pendants in the SHE LOVES series coming soon to my shop. The first in the series, this one is of course, SHE LOVES SHOES. Other Pendants already in the works are SHE LOVES SHOPPING (purse), and SHE LOVES SPRING (spring blossoms).

THE GOODS: You can win any one jewelery item from Penny Glass Girl, including the pendant above or, your own custom SHE LOVES pendant designed just for you.

Now down to the contest! Here's how to enter:

1) Visit my shop and comment below this post on something you love, or something you would like to see.
2)For a 2nd entry, follow my blog, or let me know that you already follow. Or, twitter this contest.
3) For a 3rd entry, suggest a theme, or image, that you would like to see in the SHE LOVES SERIES.

The contest will run all week through to APRIL 20 (12am EST).

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Sunday Sale Pendant

This week's Sunday Sale Pendant is a favourite of mine. I am loving pink lately, maybe it's a spring thing.

This pendant is reduced for today only (April 12th). Happy Sunday.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Soup's On

A few weeks ago, I posted about my Soup Club (post found here) I had such a good time sharing, I thought I would try it again.

This week's receipe was for my family, as I don't think it would reheat very well for my club. The essentials for this receipe are a slow cooker (my $60.00 investment has served me well), fresh veggies and patience (it smells so good while it's cooking it's hard to wait!).

Here's the recipe!

Pasta Soup

Fresh Ingredients:

2 cups fresh spinach, corasly chopped
1 cup thawed peas (I used Lima beans cause that's what I had).
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/4 tsp salt

1 pkg frozen cheese ravioli cooked.

Vegetable Stock:
2 each carrots and ribs celery, chopped
2 onions (with skin), chopped
1 plum tomato
3 cloves garlic, halved
1 pkg (14g) dried mixed mushrooms
1/4 tsp each salt and peppercorns
2 bay leaves

Vegetable Stock:
1) Put all ingredients listed under "vegetable stock" above into slow cooker. Cover with about 7 cups of water. Cook on low until veggies are soft and tender (6-8 hours).
2) Strain into a saucepan, squeezing to extract all liquid.
3) Bring stock to a boil over medium-high heat.
4) Add items listed under "fresh ingredients" above. Simmer until spinach is wilted.
5) Divide ravioli among four bowls. Ladle Soup over top.

Happy eating!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Front Page Treasury

I was pleased to find out that the lastest treasury I made was on the front page yesterday. The items were lovely and one shop even mailed to let me know that they made a sale because of it. Yay! It was only my second one (patience not my strong point) but it is a little addicitng so perhaps I'll try again!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Window Shopping - All About The Pink

Today, it is pouring rain and a strong, blowing wind is rattling my windows. For today's window shopping I thought I would feature some lovely items in pink! No other colour could brighten my day as much or make me look forward to sunnier weather more.

This dress from lyptis is used as her avatar and caught my eye immediately!

I need to hop on the treadmill a little more before I get this one, but this skirt from fellow Canuk, Ureshii would be great for the spring and summer:

Finally, while not completely pink, I think these earrings by fussjewelery are a must for me this spring:

Happy Friday!! I must remeber that all this rain means that there will be something green to see (finally) in the days to come.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

New At Penny Shop Girl.

I have been strangely quite on the blog front this week I realize, but I have a good excuse. I have been working away on new designs and shopping quite a bit too (shh, don't tell my husband).

I pronmise I will be back to my regular musings soon, maybe even a contest next week, so look back.

In the meantime, here a few new designs at Penny Shop Girl!