Monday, September 29, 2008

The Etsy Challenge

Just wanted to let everyone know that my "Father Christmas" Santa sculpture is competing in the "Etsy Challenge," a site by BlockheadRod.

If you haven't been to the site, you're missing out on barrels of fun. It's the perfect tool to promote your work and have fun at the same time. Hats off to Rod and Annette for their genious in creating the Etsy Challenge.

Head on over and read up on the details and rules, and while your at it, vote for my Santa!!
(if you like it) He's listed in the weekly grand champion challenge. Thanks!!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Blog Face Lift

My blog is in serious need of a face lift. I liked this template when I first created the blog, but soon realized that many other people use this one as well.

I'm not sure what I want, but here's a few things that would be nice:
  • A 3 column layout that doesn't chop badges, etc in half
  • A stationary background that doesn't move with the text when scrolling (hopefully you know what I mean; sorry for the ignorance!)
  • A nice shiney new banner (maybe Annette can help me with this?)

So can anyone offer any advice or help on how I can make this thing look decent without butchering all of my gadgets and past posts? Any advice would be very much appreciated!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Texas Turmoil

We made it! That was a crazy night not to be forgotten (unfortunately). Aside from a tree on the house, a dirty yard, and no electricity (typing from library), we fared pretty well in the storm.

My thoughts and prayers are with those who were less fortunate, and those who were tragically effected by Ike.

Below are a few pictures I took of our yard:

Today, I was pleasantly surprised when I logged into my Etsy store. Rod of BlockheadRod informed me that my feature on the "Etsy Spotlight On" blog was up. I think it turned out pretty well! Go ahead, click the link below to have a look!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Here we Go Again

Finally in the clear with Gustav and now we have Ike blazing in... except this time it looks like it'll be right on top of us, great.

So again, I may be without power for a long time. Sheesh, I'll be glad when hurricane season is over. I'm sure those even closer to the coast will be thrilled.

Our town is right around the upper edge of the pink.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Hurricane Gustav is roaring in our direction but thanks God it's weakening a bit. Fortunately we live far away enough from the coast that we'll probably see no more than some hefty winds and rain.

However, the evacuees are flooding into our town by the thousands to seek refuge, and they need our thoughts and prayers.

Back when Katrina and Rita hit, we lost power for about a week; it was a mess. I hope this doesn't happen again, but if it does, you'll understand my absence.