Posts Tagged ‘Holidays


Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!

May the spirit of Christmas bless you with love, abundance, joy, and peace in your heart!

Wishing you all the very happiest of Holidays with your family and friends.

May your New Year be better than 2011 ever was.

Relax. It is all good.


Santa Can Christmas 2011

Marie Segal


Holiday update and aftermath

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday in the US.

This time of year is starting to be a very interesting time and I feel that with a pair of fresh eyes (Madi, 2 years old), I am starting to see things in a new way again.

She sees things in such a lovely way, everything is brighter, everything is new, and we “ring around the rosy” everyday.

Last night we went and looked at a wondrous sight. Christmas on Knob Hill. Wow, it is so much better to look at something like this with the eyes of a two-year old.

Thank you dear Madi for bringing a fresh outlook to my life, you rock, baby!!

Sorry not to be around lately, I have been feeling a little out of sorts the last couple of days and now I have a bad kink in my neck.

I have listed some new things in the Hoarders Closet.

Diamond shaped clip back earrings.

There are 14 pieces, 7 pairs, you can see them here

Necklace Chains with the clasp, split ring, jump rings, and extension chain.

Everything you need, except your art, to make a necklace.You can see them here

Oval Pendant Drops or earring drops

Great pieces for adding polymer clay or for working with resin,you can see them here

As always, thank you so much for looking.

On Sunday I am going to be, with my friend Tina, at small craft fair in the area.

It is at Poway High School.

Come on by and say HI!


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the USA.

And to those friends that aren’t in the USA…

May the spirit of Thanksgiving grace your heart and tables.


My little Foofa!

Madi did Halloween as Foofa! She was so cute.

Foofa is a character from Yogabbagabba, one of her favorite shows on TV.

We sing all of the songs and even I, know most of them by heart.

My little Foofa patiently waiting to go!

We visited some scary places.

Met some scary people!

Loved this house.

I loved this fence.

Cool, Huh?

Another great place!

This house was the best and the people very nice!

Madi said “can I come in?” LOL!

My little Foofa was quite a trooper and walked the couple of miles by herself.

She got lots of goodies and was only scared once by a talking skull, as long as they do not talk she was fine with them, LOL!!


Happy Monday- Drive by photographer

Happy Monday. Drive by photographer, Marie Segal here.

Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend (4th of July here in the
good ole USA).

We will resume life tomorrow. The governmental offices are closed and the
post office is closed, Ups will not deliver or pick up, but spending money is
allowed. All stores will be open at least sometime during the day today and most
likely they will be holding huge holiday sales to get you to come in and spend
the money you do not have! I live in California, a couple of the people might
have money though. They all live in Hollywood. ;-D

Tonight my one cat will be buried as far as she can get somewhere,
freaking out about the noise. Thunderstorms and fireworks do this to her.

It is the birth of our nation.

Happy Birthday Nation!!

Eat hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, chips, coleslaw, fruit salad, corn,
watermelon, and do not for get the dessert, till you are in a coma! Then go
shopping. ;-D

I thought since this is the day that commemorates the birth of our nation,
what better place to show you than pictures of West Virginia and Virginia?

I took these from a moving vehicle so this qualifies me as a drive by

Those red, white, and blue banners hanging from the porch are the thing to do
in this area.

What a gorgeous home and yard. I am, though, curious to know the significance
of the horse. Ah, the perils of drive by photography.

Cemeteries and rock buildings are also a part of this area. I approve, it
looks so nice, doesn’t it?

This one was especially nice.

Cemeteries are everywhere actually. Hey, I see some rock on that building on
the right too!

Churches are also prevalent. Everywhere.

Some of the issues of drive by photography are the angles your wrist and
camera has to be in to take photos. ;-D I photoshoped for you though.

This looks like it might have been a church at one time! Just a beautiful
place. Missed the front of it though, moving too fast.

The beauty of the land must have made our ancestors cry after being in a boat
for months and months.

I wonder what they would think of the massive houses now?

This land is our land and it is a gorgeous place, sometimes you just have to
search it out. We need to cherish it and take care of it. Look for the beauty
where you live, it is there.

Happy 4th of July!!


Happy Monday

Did you have a nice Mother’s day and at least spend time with your family, furry or otherwise?

Family is such a broad term these days.

There are many ways to translate that word.

Interpret it the way that makes you happy, makes you whole, and makes you… family!!

Love is the bottom line.

It is OK to make your own.

I worked a lot over the weekend.

Makin’s Clay cutter sets

I edited pictures and finished the MOM plaque I put up on the blog yesterday. I worked on the Etsy stores and loaded up a ton of stuff in The Hoarders Closet. Some pearl-ex sets and a cutter set with 7 Makin’s clay cutter sets. Some more findings.

Pearl-ex powders, a versatile artist’s tool. Mix with gum arabic to make your own paints, lacquer, liquid clay, and resins.

They can also be brushed right on to the surface of raw clay!

The possibilities are endless.


I took and edited the pictures for those too. I have to do as much as I can on the weekend. So much for sleeping till noon and doing absolutely nothing, LOL!

These are the interference colors. They are like magic and the color they are shows up best on black but they will let any color they are painted over give them a different cast!

They are great for painters and will make awesome highlights in eyes and on lips.


Yesterday Madi, me and the hubs and my two girls went out to lunch for mom’s day.

Killer Pizza from Mars, yum, good pizza and nice people and great big huge salads. It was nice, they even made me a gluten free pizza no crust, sauce, cheese and pepperoni. It was so good but a lot of cheese and pepperoni. I won’t eat a ton of those and if I do, I will definitely have to add a ton of veggies. It was yummy, and I got to eat “Pizza” with everyone else.

My daughter said that is probably what most people do, add a ton of veggies. I just thought I would get the pizza I like.

How can it get any better than this?

I love pepperoni pizza, so much that I will even eat what most consider bad pepperoni pizza, I do prefer the good kind though. Being on a gluten free diet has definitely put a cramp in that one.

Except for Udi’s pizza crusts I would never get to eat pizza and now I have another alternative available.

It was a good day, and I had a blast with my family.

I am still not feeling the best.

Getting better everyday though.

Have a great week!!


Monday Updates- drip drip drip

It seems as if it has been raining for days. I am a bit melancholy these holidays, I am missing parts of my family. Oh, I have my kids, my hubby, and Madi and some very dear friends, but I am missing ones that have moved and ones that have died.

Thank you all for your well wishes and kind thoughts last time I posted, it made me feel so much better.

I am trying to make my Christmas presents as fast as I can, but I feel that time is running out and I might never complete everything. My get up and go, got up, and left.

At what point should I give up?

I guess I should just keep plugging away until the final hour, the last moment, and the ending second.

I have been stitching a bit, it seems to calm me a little.

I made these sachets and stuffed them with lavender.

This is the first one I made, it is not very good, it was a trial run. It is going to stay with me now.

I used the printable cotton, some images from Dover, and some clay pieces I made, ribbon, embroidery thread, and felt.

You can sign up for free samples from Dover on that opening page down on the left a little.

This one is a color image from a Dover sample and I did a much better job on this one.

I am thoroughly enjoying how these are coming out and it is good TV sitting work.

I hope you all are doing much better than I am and if you have any ideas on how to beat the holiday blues, I would sure love to hear them.

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