Friday, April 29, 2011

BIG SnipPet Spring Cleaning SALE!!!!

I am gearing up for spring cleaning in my house and yard....and now in my shop too! Everything in my Etsy shop is over 25% OFF!! ENJOY!!!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jimmy Choo update

A Jimmy Choo (aka Choochoo) update for all of his fans :)! This precious boy has been with us for almost 3 weeks now and he is doing so great....wounds are healed, eyes are clear, appetite is good AND he is sweeter and funnier than ever if that is possible! He is very chatty, very playful and very snuggly....purrfectly wonderful. BUT ...there is some potentially bad news...he tested "light positive" for Leukemia :(. I am refusing to be upset yet. We have our paws crossed that his system was able to fight it off and that he will test negative next week. And since he has 7 toes on each front paw, that HAS to bring him some good luck!! No matter what the outcome of his test, we will make sure he is loved and safe from here on out. We have a potential adopter already, so that is excellent news.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

In the works...

I am trying to get a few wedding cake toppers completed and also get going on some fun new pieces. Here is what is on the table today....

Tune in for more cat chat and cupcake updates soon :)!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Week at the John Campbell Folk School....

My mom and I headed to the John Campbell Folk School last week. It was our 6th mother/daughter trip at the folk school over the past 10 years. This time we took a fantasy painting class where we dabbled in many mediums and experimented with several creative projects.

This piece was a self portrait inspired by a list of attributes we jotted down about ourselves.

The beautiful scenery....

The amazing renovated blacksmith studio...might need to take some blacksmithing classes next time :).

The pigs at "Serenpiggity" pig rescue. We happened upon this wonderful sanctuary for potbellied pigs.

Mouse town....

Saturday, April 9, 2011

More cupcakes....

My continual adventure in cupcake baking.....

Cookies 'n' Cream

Lemon with Lemon Buttercream and shortbread cookie hearts

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Cat Chat: Meet Jimmy Choo!

This absolutely precious stray boy was wandering around my dear friend's neighborhood. He was crying and dying to come inside...poor boy. She was able to get him into a carrier last night and brought him here for a sleepover :). He is being neutered and vaccinated right now. He was SO happy to be inside and fed and loved on! He is a little beat up and very thin. I am not sure what is cuter, his polydactyl paws or his sweet personality! His name was easy because of those special "shoes"...Jimmy Choo. Perfect.

Our paws are all crossed that Good Mews will be able to take him sometime soon. In the meantime, we will certainly enjoy fattening him up, hugging him and watching him make huge biscuits with those huge paws!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Pink Party!

My second set of parents (my in laws) came to visit this weekend and we had a wonderful time, as always! My sweet mama-in-law helped me decorate cupcakes and put together our new composter while Brian and his dad watched sports and did all that guy stuff. We had a little birthday celebration for his dad yesterday...a scenic horse farm ride out to Windy Corner, a charming restaurant that literally sits on a very blustery corner. Then we had pink strawberry cupcakes and played Scrabble...simple pleasures are the best!

Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Now time to snap back to reality and get to work...