Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Be Merry

I typed out a long post about Christmas spirit and hope, anticipation of things and joy of family...then my computer somehow lost it.

But that's alright, it was probably unnecessarily long and most likely boring.  So, instead, let me simply say:

Merry Christmas


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Spirit

Sorry it's been so quiet! 

I've been really busy with school and getting ready for Christmas, I'm also in The Sound of Music at our Community theatre and that's been taking up a lot of time. 

I'm am so excited about Christmas this year. Mainly, about all the awesome presents I've gotten people and still have yet to get them. I think they are going to love them... At least I hope they do... I love them! 

Anyways, we've started up some of our Christmas traditions like, making sugar cookies, decorating our trees, putting up Christmas decorations, listening to Christmas music, we haven't watched any Christmas movies yet though. 

Here are some pictures from our Christmasy days

I know there aren't a lot. I'll take more later.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011


 What a funny thing time is. It has a mind all its own.  
Never caring what you might think, it plods along at just the wrong speed.
If you must wait, time slows to a crawl, ticking by as slowly as it can. 
If you're having the time of your life, time races past you in the blink of an eye. 
You hardly have time to realize the full wonder of the moment when it's suddenly a day, a week, a year later and you're standing there in your memories wondering how you got there.
Even stranger still is how time changes over, well, time.
I remember as a child my birthday was always forever away.  A year seemed unimaginable in my young mind.  I knew it somehow always came again but trying to think of all the things I would have to see and do and explore and learn before my next birthday was more than I could dream of.  Even days seemed like such vast amounts of time.  Oh, the promises each day held then, and still now sometimes.
And yet, as I've grown, I've come to realize that each year is shorter than the last.  Yes, it is always a steady 365 days, but the days get all funny sometimes.  Every day, every week, every year is now a smaller portion when compared to the rest of my life.  Now, I sometimes feel that I've hardly opened my eyes to the new day when I'm already crawling back into bed. 
As Christmas rolls back around I'm finding myself face to face with memories from last year. Sometimes the memories seem so near, so ready to be recalled, to be picked up and treasured again, that they can't have happened a whole year ago.  And yet, here I am again, picking out paper and watching our house slowly turn towards Christmas.  
I find myself wondering about the coming year, what new memories will be made, which ones made this year will find there way back into my thoughts as I walk to class, or work on a project, or set up our Christmas tree.  And I look forward to it.  To another year of gathering up memories and storing them away to think of again as the years roll by.  


Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday Coupon!

Hello everyone!  
It's Black Friday and this year (for the first time ever) Paddywacks is offering an awesome discount coupon.  Starting now until tomorrow (Sat, Nov, 26th) you can get 30% off of your entire purchase from Paddywacks!  
Just use this coupon at checkout: 

Happy shopping, everyone!


Monday, November 21, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving week!!!!

I love Thanksgiving, probably not half as much as Kate, but I still love it!
All the family together, the delicious meals, the games and movies, and just the wonderful time we have together!  We have a really close family, like we're all best friends. We do everything together and love being around each other. Which is why Thanksgiving is so special!

So, this Thanksgiving what I am thankful for is: My wonderful awesome family, my really amazingly funny friends, my cats, my sweet tea (I'm obsessed with it) (I'm not kidding), my car, my art classes, my voice lessons, but really, I'm just grateful that I have the chance to live, and the option to do whatever I want with my life. I mean, there are so many things out there to do! And I haven't even gotten started yet!
I haven't decided where I want to go to college, or where I want to live, or what I want to be. But, it's so nice to know that i have so many options! And I have amazing parents that will support me and help me make the right choices in life. I'm so thankful for everything I have. And I pray that someday I'll be able to do what God wants me to do.

Sorry.  I didn't mean to go on so long and stuff...

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

Happy Holidays!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A New Friend

A few months ago we started watching a show called Soul Eater.  It's an anime and it's pretty strange but it's fun and interesting none the less.  Anyway, my favorite character is Crona:
He doesn't know how to deal with blogs...
He's pretty much the reason I watch the show now.  So...I decided to make a doll of him, just for the fun of it, and because you can't buy them anywhere because the show isn't quite that popular.  
He also doesn't know how to deal with being a doll...
So here he is!  I think he turned out pretty great, aside from the fact that he's my first doll and I accidentally made him so that his head won't stand up...but I love him all the same!
He even went golfing with us the day I finished him because he fits in my purse perfectly.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Treasury!

Thanksgiving Glee
Hello, everyone!  
It's time, again, for a new treasury! 
This one is in honor of one of my favorite upcoming holidays.  I found some amazing goodies from some amazing shops and I can't wait to share!  Okay, here we go!
Caramels are an absolute essential for the holidays!   If you're looking for stocking stuffers make sure your check out The Caramel Jar!
Above those delicious caramels is a beautiful photo from Racey Tay.  Wow.  This girl has got an eye.  Her photos are absolutely stunning.  Plus she has some lovely 2012 calendars for sale!
I'm in love with this skirt from Tutus Chic!  Actually, I'm in love with most of her shop.  She has everything from hair accessories to tutus for young and old.  If you're looking for anything to light up your girl's Christmas morning, check her shop.
And if you're in the market for spices...
Swing by this amazing spice shop!  I've been drooling over the Large Herbal Tea Kit for a while now...I'm hoping I get it in my stocking this year.  :)  Anyways, if you need something to "spice" up your holidays (sorry, I couldn't resist) make sure that you visit Cook Outside the Box!

Well, I hope you enjoyed these fantastic features!  Go here to check out the rest of the collection!
Have a happy Thanksgiving!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Adorn Your Ears

I've been working on some earrings lately, I think they've turned out rather well.  What do you think?


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!!!

Congratulations, kimert, you are our winner!   You won a $10 gift certificate to our shop!

When you have decided what you would like just let me know and I'll set up a custom order for you. :)



Thursday, October 27, 2011

New Headbands!

Guess what everyone!!!
We finally have new headbands in the shop!  And more will be put in over the weekend.
We'll also be having new arm warmers and a couple leg warmers in the shop within the next couple of weeks, depending on my classes.

These are just a few of the lovely bands we have, I think I have nearly forty to put in the shop before Christmas, not to mention the ones I haven't finished sewing yet.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

What I Wore

So, these pictures are from a couple of days ago. It was really warm and I was excited about wearing my new dress that I got from Modcloth!
Oh! And check out my new bangs!



Monday, October 17, 2011

A First for Everything - Giveaway!

Hello everyone!  I'm very pleased to announce that starting today Paddywacks is having our first giveaway!!! The prize is a $10 gift certificate to the shop!  This will be a point based giveaway, you can get points for liking, favoriting, following, or just looking!  The giveaway ends Oct. 31st at midnight and the winner will be announced and awarded their giftcard on Nov. 1st!  Here's how to get points:

Leave a lovely comment - 
1 pt

Visit our shop - 
1 pts

Like our shop on Facebook - 
1 pt

 Follow our blog - 
2 pts

Favorite (heart) an item in the shop - 
1 pt (per item up to three)

Favorite (heart) our shop -
3 pts

Tell your friends (email, facebook, tweet, whatever!) -
1 pt (per friend up to five)

Repost this giveaway - 
5 pts
Just leave your comment with under this post and let me know what all you did!  If you repost, please leave me the link so that I can check it out! ^.^ 
We'll announce the winner will be announced on Nov. first!  We should be getting quite a few new items in the shop around that time as well, just in time for Christmas!   Check back here soon for some sneak previews!

Thanks everyone! 

Kate and Sabe

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More pictures of camping

So, I said that I would upload more pictures of our camping trip. And I have finally gotten around to it!
Sorry it took me so long. I've just been really busy. But here they are!

This was just a part of the beautiful lake.

One of the Falls

The valley just before sunset

I LOVE this picture!

I love how far you can see.
It was seriously SO beautiful there! I loved all the sites.
The best part was walking right up next to the waterfalls, either above them, or below.
And, the weather was perfect the first two days. The last two were bitter and cold. Ugh. I hate cold.

Anyways, we were camping at Fall Creek Falls. In case anyone was wondering.