Sunday Smorgasbord - July 28, 2013

28 July 2013

I am linking up with my sweet friend Michelle from Fabulous in First for a Sunday Smorgasbord.
Also, please check out her fundraiser.  I donated, too.

I have been on vacations for two weeks straight and yes it was fabulous but I am happy to be home and back to normal.  I went from Vegas to boating overnight to Fire Island.  Fire Island is this awesome barrier beach off the south shore of Long Island.  There are no cars allowed and you can only get there by ferry.   My mom and I rented a house so that our family could come.  I love it because I was able to bring my dogs.  I missed them after being in Vegas and then away boating!

The house

My nephew had an amazing time and he loved being in charge of Niles. 

My friend brought her dog on Thursday night and Dylan earned $4 for watching all of them while we went out.  My mom helped of course!

There are deer everywhere.  Supposedly they walked across the frozen bay hundreds of years ago and that is how they came to live on Fire Island.  I felt really bad, they all looked pretty shabby.   I might have hand fed one in the front yard.  
This particular deer is named Bambi Deer and has her own FB page!  She likes to frequent the house and go into the garbage.  She left the garbage alone while I was there.  Probably, because I might have given her food. 
Bambi Deer's fawn

Another deer with two cute!

I love this picture!  Red wagons are the unofficial logo of Fire Island!

My dogs going crazy when the deer was in the front yard!  I wonder what they would have done if I actually let them at her?  Probably backed up and barked. 

I really tried to get some work done while I was there, but it was hard.  I spent two hours one morning just going through emails, fb, instagram, and q&a's and my brother could not believe how much "work" I do.  Um...I wish people would understand that what I do is not easy money.  I work my butt off and those two hours I just "wasted" did not even get me a new product completed.   I am happy to be back to work actually.  I have all these ideas swimming through my head and I need to make them into products.   I promise y'all I am back now and will finish up the decor packs.   

BTW - I finished these on the plane to and from Vegas:
These are for my good friend, Deedee.  She even gave the word wall headers a shout out on her blog!  Thanks, Deedee!

After my vacation, I had a wedding!  So, I ran into Big Lots to grab a card and came out with these goodies!  I swear, I don't get any kickbacks from Big Lots - I just love that store.  

That's it for me.  I have a ton of work to get done.   Please, check out my fb fan page for the latest updates.


  1. So glad you are back from a relaxing vacation. Love, love the word wall packs too!

    Teaching with Grace

  2. I so understand about people not understanding, I use my computer for everything...and people will say are you done "playing" on your computer yet....then I show them what I've done, and they are quiet! Sigh....As for deer, I saw one in daylight the other day, scared the daylights out of me as I was driving, but thought it looked a little rough too....Thanks for doing all the things you do....Keep doing them :)

  3. You've had a busy summer! I LOVE Fire Island! I haven't been there in forever!Looking forward to all your new products coming out :)
    Mrs. Wilson's Class

  4. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing the fundraiser! Looks like you had a blast. Love you girl!

    1. Love you, too! So glad I finally got to link up.

  5. Looks like you had a wonderful vacation. Love your new items! You've been a busy girl!

    Colleen Patton
    Mrs. Patton’s Patch

  6. What an amazing shot of the deer looking in at the doggies! They're all brave behind the glass, right? Love it.
    Whimsy Workshop

  7. Those deer!! Precious! That is so cool that they get so close so that you "might" be able to feed them. I "might" feed them too. ; ) What a fantastic vacation. Those dogs are adorable too!

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  8. Sounds like you had an AWESOME two weeks! I know what you mean about being "glad" to be home though! And those deer are precious! I can't believe they are on the beach! Too cool!


    First Grade Fancies

  9. Oh my gosh, I hear ya, and my products aren't nearly as large as most of yours! It is haaaaaard work. Glad you got some fun vacation time!! I did work on my laptop on the plane trips I took, too; too funny. My husband thinks I'm nuts but is glad I'm making a little extra money out of it. :)

    Teach On.

  10. You're Fire Island vacation looks amazing. Now that's my kind of vacation. I'm loving your purple & lime cards. You are so creative. How do you find the time to create so much? I love your stuff.



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