Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Great Giveaways

Hello all! I wanted to let everyone know about two great giveaways on two wonderful blogs.

The first is Cherry Blossoms Design at where you can enter for a chance to win a pair of my In Bloom Earrings in your choice of color! Visit Cherry Blossom's blog for rules of entry.

The second is Mint Green With Envy at where you can enter for one of two chances to win a Vintage Vixen Ring in your choice of color and metal! Visit Mint Green With Envy's blog for rules of entry.

Good luck to all who enter!
♥ Bonnie

Monday, March 22, 2010

Twilight New Moon

I am embarassed to admit that I was one of the crazy people in line at midnight Saturday to get one of the first copies of the Twilight New Moon dvd. In my defense, my 16 year old daughter (pictured) is a die-hard fan, so I was really just the chaperone/chauffer.

When she was younger we used to stand in line at midnight for Harry Potter book releases, so we've become quite the professional midnight shoppers.

I am happy to announce that after one hour of standing, listening to people complain about everything from the line to the fact that they didn't offer refreshments and running in to everyone from my daughter's youth pastor to one of her teachers, we became the proud owners of the special fan edition of Twilight New Moon and bonus cd.

Then we got home and our dvd player broke. Guess what I did on Sunday?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Etsy Front Page

Easter's right around the corner, and Etsy is getting ready with this great front page (which also happens to feature my Pretty Pastel Hairpin Set)!

Unfortunately, my children are too old now for all the fun things we used to do for Easter. :( Spoon races, Easter egg hunts and pictures with the Easter bunny (who always managed to show up at our parties, that busy bunny). One year we had the kids and all their cousins rolling Easter eggs up a hill in our front yard with their noses to win prizes! You've heard of "What would you do for a Klondike bar?". You'd be amazed what children will do for toys from the Dollar Store and bragging rights. Aaahh, those were the days...

Friday, March 19, 2010

Rails To Trails

I've lived in the same town in Pennsylvania since I was a child. The house I grew up in sat directly behind a railroad track. It was part of the Reading Railroad line (yes, the same Reading Railroad from the Monopoly game). I can remember waking up in the middle of the night to a train roaring and shaking our house.

Now, as an adult, that same railroad track has been converted into a community trail for walking, jogging, biking and dog walking thanks to the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy (RTC). The RTC works with local communities to map multi-use trails out of obsolete railroads.

The trail in our area (known as the Rail Trail) is 1.75 miles long. When weather permits, I walk the rail trail from one end to the other and back for a healthy 3.5 mile walk at least three times per week. Over the past few years it's become my therapy. Forget shrinks and yoga, just give me an mp3 player and a pair of sneakers and all my troubles melt away.

For information on trails in your area, visit .