Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Rainy Day

It's raining Cats & Dogs!!
In light of the terrential rains and a small tornado (completely foreign to sunny So.Cal.) I thought this is fitting althought the story below is kinda gross. We are being washed away....literally!  If your an animal lover you might be surprised at how this saying originated, I was.  The flooding, mudslides and evacuations are expected to last all week, yuck.

Meaning: It’s raining heavily

Origin: There are roughly 200 theories on this one. The most probable? In 17th-century England, public sanitation wasn’t what it is today—hence during deluges, rain coursing down the streets would often carry dead animals with it. As a result, even though cats and dogs never literally showered down from above, they became associated with severe rainstorms. Photo: iStockPhotos

This is featured in a fun article by Woman's Day about popular ideoms. You can read it HERE.The article is pretty humorous and gives an  insight into where all those funny saying are believed to originate.Hope all of you are warm, safe and cozy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Frenchy Apron"

After designing the "Places to Go" pillows my showroom asked me if I could do an apron to match. So here it is! Completely different than anything I have ever done and a little out of my comfort zone since all of my other aprons are feminine & cottage style. BUT, I was told the simplicity & clean line is appealing. So here is where your 2 cents come in. Please share your oppinion on the right sidebar. Yep, you get to vote. You are a valuable part of my research! Thank you and have a great day!

Friday, January 8, 2010

New Pillow Line & News

Finally, it's done! This has been in the making for several months and I am so excited to share it with  you. But that's not all the news I have to share.....oh no girls. I thought I could wait untill "it" hit the news-stand but I can't! Ok, here it is: Ya know its really hard to type when your jumping around and trying not to get misty eyed because your so excited that you can't contain yourself......

Romantic Homes is going to feature my pillows in their May issue!!!!
 Pinch me! I knew they were looking at them but I didn't want to get my hopes up and then, there it was a "You've Got Mail" moment confirming that I was IN. I know this may seem a little cheesy for some of you but it means so much to me and I am truly grateful for the exposure.
 This collection is called "Places to Go", it is a set of 4 and retails for $56.00.

Here's another grouping called,"Forever Vintage" a set of 3 for $42.

This one is,"Objects of Affection" set of 3 for $42.

This one is, "The French Home" set of 3 for $42. There are 2 more collections, one "Inspirational" and one "Garden". Each pillow is handmade by yours truly. I am hoping to have them on my website shortly and they will be available to ship in February.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a blessed day,