Saturday, February 28, 2009

Do you ever find things in a mess?
And wonder how it happened?
Or is it just too easy to figure that out?

Friday, February 27, 2009

Once again it's Friday which means it's Feature time! All of today's items begin with the letter "I". I hope you enjoy my Introduction of these Immensely Inventive Individuals!

Incognito - Porcelain and Vintage Bead on Sterling Silver by MaidOfClay

I(heart)MYDOG Word Album by memoriesforlifesb Intensely Purple Designer Signed and Numbered Fused Dichroic Glass Heart Pendant and Necklace by ccvalenzo I Heart U by annya127

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The current EtsyBloggers Blog Carnival by StormyDesigns is a choice between the following:

1) Etsy. What made you open a shop on Etsy? What do you like about being a seller on Etsy? What don't you like?
- OR -
2) What item from another sellers shop do you secretly wish you had thought of first?


In the summer of 2007, my mom and I were beading jewelry when we realized that we were making so many bracelets that we would either have to wear them from our wrists to our elbows or we needed to find an outlet to sell some of our creations. A look around my blog shows that I'm a huge animal lover and my mom is too so we quickly decided that we wanted to sell our jewelry and donate the proceeds to animal charities. At the time we didn't know how to go about doing this or where to even begin but a search for animal beads online took me to an Etsy shop for the very first time and after checking it out further we realized Etsy was where we wanted to set up shop. My mom lives in Las Vegas and I live in Oregon so it was difficult coordinating everything at first but we soon figured it out and BeadedTail opened the end of December 2007.
I like selling on Etsy because of the low fees and ease of use. Also, I'm a member of several teams and I really enjoy the support and friendship I get from my team members. The bad points of Etsy include that there are so many sellers that it's easy to get lost in their search features so advertising outside of Etsy is extremely important.
After a little over a year on Etsy, we have sold 40 items and donated over $450 to charity! We hope 2009 is an even better year and we both have plans of learning new things so look forward to our expanding product line in the coming months! We're making tails wag one bead at a time!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Tortie Tuesday again and today's lesson is that when you cover your eyes to nap, don't cover your Tortie nose!

Monday, February 23, 2009

I wish I was a little bit taller...
If I was taller, it would be so much better...
This is as tall as I can get but there's still one problem...
There is a window in between the birdie and me!

Sunday, February 22, 2009


We want to let you know that Spay Day is coming up this Tuesday and although it's important to spay or neuter your pets any day of the year, to celebrate Spay Day there are many events supporting this cause throughout the United States and the World! As Angel demonstrates, kittens as well as puppies are adorable but by making sure that your pet can't have puppies or kittens, you'll have peace of mind that his or her offspring won't be euthanized in an animal shelter. Even if you do find homes for your pet's puppies or kittens, that means there are fewer homes available to take in other pets from shelters. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats.

So here is the information to help you find out more on Spay Day and events in your area:

What is Spay Day?
An annual campaign of The Humane Society of the United States to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats.

Why is there a Spay Day?
Four million cats and dogs—about one every eight seconds—are put down in U.S. shelters each year. Often these animals are the offspring of cherished family pets, even purebreds. Maybe someone's cat or dog got out just that one time or maybe the litter was intentional, but efforts to find enough good homes failed. Spay/neuter is the only permanent, 100-percent effective method of birth control for dogs and cats and a proven way to reduce the vast numbers of animals who are born only to die prematurely and without a family who loves them.

Where can I find the events in my area?
Click here for events in the United States.
Click here for events Worldwide.

♥Thank you for helping make the world a better place for animals!♥

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Recently I've been tagged a few times so today I'll play along with some of them (the rest will follow in future posts). Abby at Simply Charming in SC and Michele at moxylyn both tagged me with a game called 6 by 6. Find the sixth image in your sixth folder and tag six people to do the same. Here's my 6th picture in my 6th folder: This photo is from a trip to the Redwoods National and State Park in Northern California in May 2005. We took our dogs, Sadie and KC, and they had a great time sniffing the fresh forest air! Can you see KC sticking her nose out the window too? She was a black chow mix so sort of blends in the background!

Now for the 6 people I'm going to tag (under no obligation!):

Rita (Jane's mom) at Casbah Kitten
Annie at My Mini Mocs
Erika at NICO Designs


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Kat from Soy Wax Candles Blog tagged me with a music meme which should be pretty interesting so here goes...

The Rules for the MEME are:
1. Put your Music Player on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag your friends (I'm going to leave this open so if you wanna play, you're tagged!)

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOURSELF?
**Too Much Time on my Hands - Styx (During tax season? Oh this one is so far off!)

WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A BOY?
**Music - Madonna (Uhm, okay...)

HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
** Love 2 Love - Janet Jackson (Interesting.)

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE'S PURPOSE?
**Free - Destiny's Child (Not sure how to interpret this one!)

WHAT'S YOUR MOTTO?
**Glamorous - Fergie (This made me chuckle!)

WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
**Right For Me - Justin Timberlake

WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
**I Got Trouble - Christina Aguilera (Oh this one is so true!)

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
**Believe - Cher (I didn't even remember this was on my iPod!)

WHAT IS 2 + 2?
**I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do - ABBA (How funny!)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
**Joy Ride - Mariah Carey

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
**Strong Enough - Cher (Wow! Didn't expect that!)

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
**Serious - Gwen Stefani (I think I would have prefered Rich Girl by Gwen!)

WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
** Who's Crying Now - Journey (Not sure what to make of this one)

WHAT WILL/DID YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
**Bubble Pop Electric - Gwen Stefani (Uhm, not quite!)

WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
**New Agenda - Janet Jackson (Freaky! Maybe it means I'll be an Angel!)

WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
**SexyBack - Justin Timberlake (No comment!)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST FEAR?
**Alone - Heart (Okay, this is just getting way too scary!)

WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
**Circles - Mariah Carey (???)

WHAT DO YOU WANT RIGHT NOW?
**Doesn't Really Matter - Janet Jackson (No kidding!)

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
**Hollaback Girl - Gwen Stefani

WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
**Lose My Breath - Destiny's Child (Well, not really)

That was much more fun than I thought it would be. If you'd like to play along feel free to and if you let me know, I'll post your link here!

Friday, February 20, 2009

It's time for Friday Features and today's items begin with the letter H! This seems fitting since it is my dad's birthday and H is the beginning letter in...

Happy Birthday Dad (and Furbabies Grandpa)!
We're thinking of you and hope you have a wonderful day!
Love, Sharla, J, Isabella, Angel & Sadie

Thursday, February 19, 2009

This month's featured EtsyBlogger is DonnaPool! When I checked out her shop, I quickly found items I liked such as lovely photos of her cats Sebastian and Snowflake as well as note cards, magnets and push pins with these beautiful cats among other great choices! Just check out these items:
Original Photo 5x7 Snowflake in the Window Cat Button Magnets Original 5x7 Photo Smiling Sebastian Also be sure to check out Donna's blog and again, be sure to visit her shop too!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It's Tortie Tuesday again! Today's lesson in Tortieness is to never let your little sister disrupt your photo sessions no matter how hard she tries. Whether it's by butting her head in where it doesn't belong...
Or by trying to stick her tail in it...
Or even by trying to outshine you by a whisker.
Make sure your tortieness always shines through!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Okay, once again the blog has been going to the cats so I'm taking over today. Me and Mommy went on a walk last week through the trails in our neighborhood. Lately with Mommy working all the time doing taxes, we go for a walk in the dark and she won't go on these trails. Something about the bats flying around in the trees or creatures in the weeds. She's a scaredy cat - oops, no talk about cats today! Anyway, Mommy will go on these trails in the daylight but I'll watch out for critters just in case. There's nothing down here Mommy so let's go!
Mommy thinks it looks weird that ferns grown out of the moss on dead trees. I think it's weird that she is taking this picture.
Too many trails, not enough time.
Mommy was happy to see that the flowers are blooming already. I didn't even trample it either.
Even though the moon was out, we made it home before dark so Mommy didn't get scairt.
I hope you enjoyed going on a stroll with me! Have a good Monday!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Sunday everyone! We're going to enjoy the day relaxing and watching the Daytona 500 race. Our favorite driver, Mickey, didn't make the race this year because he came up a little short (get it? short! I crack myself up!).
Actually, since Mickey's not even in the race, we'll probably nap right through it. We hope you enjoy your Sunday!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

We hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day with plenty of love, happiness and treats!

Love, Isabella, Angel and Sadie too!

Friday, February 13, 2009

It's time once again for Friday Features! These items all begin with the letter G. There were a lot of Great Gifts to Gander at but I Garnered the Gumption and Got the following Gs for you to Gawk at:

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We have recently received some pawsome gifts that we are very thankful for. Around Christmas, Mommy bought herself a present from Lily at TulipsTreasureBox that she thought was beautiful but we didn't think it was near as nice as the cool looking string Lily sent to us! It has blue and purple in it and has long hairs like I do!
Isabella loves playing with our cool string too!
On Monday a package came from Witchy at The Copper Cauldron with the handmade soap Mommy ordered (she has an addiction to handmade soap). But, included in Mommy's stash was a stash for us too! Toys with NIP called Dime Bags from BaileysBasics!
Witchy says her soap will "wash the wicked away" but the NIP she sent brought the wicked out of me!
Thank you very much for the gifts Lily and Witchy! We appreciate them very much!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Nothing is better than a ball of Tortieness!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Do you see what I see?
Birdie!