Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy - Monday afternoon

So Sandy has been pretty scary.  Luckily I don't think we need to worry about the water, just the wind.

The 90mph wind gusts... (btw keep writing 90 mpg - wish my car got that kind of milage)

Anyway... shot a video of the trees in my backyard.

This isn't even the worst of it.

Don't worry about Odie, he ran out because JerseyShoreDad was out there fixing the shed that had blown open.

Have I told you how thankful I am to my friends Keith & Mindy for introducing me to Sailor Jerry?  Sure is making this storm manageable.

Stay safe everyone

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cookies from Cake Mix

I made these a while ago when my niece & nephew were hanging out for the day with my kids.  We ended up decorating them too.

Cake mix goes on sale occasionally and if I think about it, I buy a few boxes.  Not too many, we all already have slow metabolisms, don't need to make it worse.

Anyway, the recipe to make these is so easy.

Preheat oven to 350

1 box of cake mix. I used Pilsbury chocolate
1 stick of butter (half cup) softened
1 egg
2 tablespoons of water

Mix it all up & drop it in balls on a cookie sheet.  Cook for 9 - 12 minutes

For these, I cooked them for 10 minutes, then added a half of a marshmallow to half of the cookies & returned them to the oven for 10 minutes.

Took them out, let them cook slightly and moved to cooling rack while making sandwiches.  As you can see in the back, at first I was flipping them over, but they I realized they weren't too hot and I could make them the right way.

I made 8 and they were gone in 10 seconds flat. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

I hate the name Sandy... two times in my life I've had to deal with troubles dealing with a Sandy (nothing worth sharing, really really boring)

So now Hurricane Sandy is bearing down on the east coast, and where is she supposed to make landfall?

On the Jersey Shore..

Where do I live?

On the Jersey Shore.

 We are in Hurricane Prep mode.  Lots of water & non-perishable junk food!

I'm also doing some cooking. I have sauce made & bagged & 2 jars of store bought, a whole pot of chicken noodle now in the freezer & I'll make stew a little later today.

Bags & plastic containers of water will go in the chest freezer - and the wood will be accessible to board up the bay window & sliding glass doors just in case we're going to need it.

Then tomorrow, this will all be coming down.


I love Halloween, all the fun & none of the stress the other holidays impose on us.  And I don't think it will go back up either.  This makes me very very sad.

Happy Halloween Sandy, you bitch.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Come see me!

Thursday October 25, 2012 I'll be a vendor at this awesome event!
Jersey Girl Networking & Promotions Presents

Networking Nite Jersey Style at III Amici’s Ristorante
Co-ed Networking event

Come and Mingle with other professionals in business, business owners & non- profit organizations, shop with our vendors and make connections!! Stay afterward to Dance to 70's, 80's, 90's & Freestyle! 

Takin' It Back Thursday- Jersey Style!!

$20.00 Admission per person includes a variety of appetizers and a glass of Amici's Famous Sangria or wine.

1700 W. Elizabeth Ave., Linden, New Jersey 07036

Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Odie & The Post-It Note

Once again I turn on the TV to see a Jack Russell Terrier in another big company commercial.

I have a Jack Russell, his name is Odie. He ended up living here after my neighbor had to give him up because of allergy issue.

I've trained him to do a few things, but I would not call him "well trained."  I find him to be more like a cat then a dog.  He'll do what you want, if you have something for him. My border collie mix will lay down and show you her belly just by giving her a mean look.  Odie, couldn't care less.

So I mentioned on Facebook that I need to get on this bandwagon & train him.  My friend Becky told me her dog trainer said to put a Post-It on the dogs nose and when they wipe it off say "wipe your nose"

So I tried this for a little bit and here is where it lead.

I don't think he's going to make me any money... dammit.

So help me keep this little guy fed & buy something from My Store !

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dew on the Hibiscus

Other then family, 90% of my photos are beach related, and technically this one is too. I took it when I came home from taking pictures at the beach recently.  LOL

I like it and put it up for sale in my Shop

Monday, October 8, 2012

Christmas is coming!

And I have customized Christmas cards up for sale!  Right now the only prop I have is the Santa hat, but I'm on a mission to find a Menorah and maybe an obnoxiously large ornament, so make sure you check back.

I also offer a picture where I can photoshop in a picture of yours.

Don't forget the pets!

They will be sent to you via email so you can have them printed!

You can find them all HERE!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bay Head Beach NJ

The beach I normally go to in Mantoloking doesn't have a Jetty so I found on in Bayhead.

Took these pictures this morning.

The first one will be available as a printed photo, the 2nd as a holiday card.
Quality was kept very low in hopes the photos won't be stolen.

Friday, October 5, 2012

80 degrees on October 5th

Have I told you all that I LOVE LOVE LOVE living down the shore?

There is a typo in the watermark, the web page is

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Jersey Shore Stick Figures

Tonight the first show of the last season premieres.  Will my picture be hanging in the house, who knows - but we'll find out in a few hours!

Get your own beach writings here

Craft Fair Schedule 2012

As of right now these are the craft shows in NJ I'm either confirmed for, or have sent in the application.  Make sure you come out & see me!

Jolly Mouse Craft Show -  November 3rd  -  10am to 4pm
Lloyd Road School - Aberdeen

Brick Township High School PTSA  -  November 17th  -  9am to 4pm
BTHS Chambersbridge Rd - Brick

St Clements 22nd Annual Craft Show -  December 1st  - 9 am to 4pm
172 Freneau Ave - Matawan

Colonia Middle School Shop NIGHT   December 7th  -  6:30pm to 9:30pm (my birthday)
100 Delaware Avenue - Colonia

Waiting on an application for the Brick Dragon Marching Band show for December 8th.
And I'm looking for one in Middlesex/Somerset County for 10/20,  10/27 & maybe 12/15

Monday, October 1, 2012

Jersey Shore Calendar!

I came across this idea in the forums/teams on Etsy.  Did you know there forums/teams on Etsy?  Mostly they're for sellers, but buyers hang out there too.  Anyway I saw this idea in the fPOE team.  fPOE is Female Photographers of Etsy.  I thought it was a great idea so I am trying it out too.  They're called 5x7 Loose Leaf Calendars.  Meaning they're lose, not connected.  This really works well because once the month is over, you have a 5x5 picture that you can frame or give away, whatever you want. 

You can buy yours here

I will soon have an alternative for December, just need the sun to come out!

 I also offer this calendar where you can customize ONE month. 

The idea is to make your anniversary month the custom one, but it's up to you which month you customize!

You can order your calendar with the custom month here.

Besides the 12 months, both come with this front page. 

Happy Shopping!


Beach Bum Sulfate Free Soap!

I made a connection with a person at Beach Bum and they sent me these free samples of their Sulfate Free Soap.

I wanted to try it because I have a skin condition and I'm always am looking for something new.

I can't tell you if it's helping or not with my skin condition because I changed my diet as well.  Plus I'm not a doctor, what may work for me may not work for you!

We decided to use these as hand soaps so everyone could try them out.

The consensus is a big thumbs up!  Nice lather, doesn't  dry out my skin like the soaps from B&BW and the scent lasts!  My favorite scent was Ocean Breeze, my younger son likes Karma is a Beach.

Honestly though, the best scent is the Berry Body Butter!  I have to remind myself that it's NOT lip balm! LOL  I've been using it on my legs & I LOVE it.  It does a good job moisturizing my dry legs & smells so good!

You can find them HERE or if you're in the Jacksonville, FL area, you can find them in person, just check out their site for more info!