Shabby Miss Jenn

Monday, September 7, 2009

Are You Ready for Some Football??

Personally, I am NEVER ready for this sport!!

But, it started, just this past Friday!


It was a BIG win, we haven't been able to get the "W" from this team in years!

Taylor played his heart out, and mother could have had a heart attack!

Here is a picture of the captains from our local newspaper

Taylor is at the bottom, #32

And here is one of him in action

According to his dad,

he should have his head turned the OTHER way...

Good grief, there is a perfect way to tackle??

Look at his poor teammate! Seriously folks, this is fun???

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Another Thank You Etsy Admin

Crazy morning, I was trying to get to my son's football scrimmage.
Running late as usual, but for some reason, I just had to check my email ONE MORE TIME!
A super sweet customer of mine had just sent me a convo:

Mornin! These are on the front page of Etsy!! YEAH!!Listing:

Soooooo.....I had to QUICKLY check the Front Page of Etsy---and this is what I saw:

I FINALLY got to view one of my items on the front page!

Thank you Etsy for picking my favorite dishcloth set yet!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Nota Bene

Pronunciation: nō-tə-ˈbē-nē
Latin and Italian phrase meaning "note well". Instructing one individual to note well the matter at hand. It is used to draw the attention of the reader to a certain (side)aspect or detail. Translating as "pay attention" or "take notice". It is often written in the abbreviated form: N.B.

A bride came to me and wanted some escort tags along with a journaling area. She loved this tags and wanted to incorporate them for her wedding.

We discussed the ideas and she threw out, Nota Bene! I really wasn't sure what it meant, but Googled it and Viola. It was perfect! So we changed the tags to different colors, made up unique larger tags with the definition and instructions on....and this is how the tags looked (all 200 of them). I loved them and my bride to be did as well.

And here are the signs!

I loved the typewriter font, and all the chalking, they all looked so vintage!

I can't wait to see pictures of her wedding!

This bride is very organized, her wedding is 10-10-10!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

Interesting statement, isn't it? Especially when it refers to this:

Walk a Mile in her Shoes: An International Men's March to End Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence ®

This morning, our city held it's 2nd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

My son joined a team of friends and walked...a mile in woman's shoes.
He was lucky; he couldn't find a pair of shoes with heels that fit!

They had so much fun doing this and supporting such a wonderful cause!
The Boys

Taylor is in the center The Shoes.....Walking.....ouch!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thank You Etsy

Much to my surprise, one of my wonderful customers pointed this out to me!
The funny thing is, I quickly took this picture and listed it, I had planned on re-taking the photos tomorrow!! Guess I won't worry about it now!!
Click here to see a better picture!
Made my evening!!

Monday, July 27, 2009


1. The act of surprising or the condition of being surprised. 2. Something, such as an unexpected encounter, event, or gift, that surprises.

Well, talk about an UNEXPECTED encounter, gift that surprises!

The other day, I wake up, and went through my usual morning routine. Dig in the fridge for the coffee, while filling the pot full of water, I glance out my window at my garden to see if there are any new flowers blooming somewhere in the mix of hostas, hydrangeas, Black-Eyed Susans, Johnny Jump-Ups, various Sedums, Hollyhocks, Daylilies and so much more.....

Look what I found!! This old bike sitting in my garden!!!

David had been traveling the countryside for work, he loves to take the "road less traveled". He generally will find some great antique shops, wonderful ma & pa food joints and some fantastic junk stores!! He found this bike and KNEW how much I have wanted one for in the garden for years!

So the man of many words, got home in the evening and put it in the garden without me knowing! I was just SHOCKED to see it the next moring! He NEVER said a word to me all night!! How sticking cute is it???
Best was only $10!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Can I Toot my Horn, Again?

Just one more time, can I toot my horn with a Yippee???

As my friend Steph's darling tags show.....
just an FYI, I look nothing like the Kewpie doll!

Much to my surprise,another friend


(who is also included in this)
Let me know that I was included in

The Storque

This Handmade Life's Treasury!!

Here is a screen shot of it!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Yart Sale

I am a bit behind, ha, I am always a "bit behind", but...I wanted to let you know that both of my Etsy shops are participating in the Yart Sale!

Wondering what a Yart sale is?


The term Yart is an artistic spin on the traditional yard sale:

Art + Yard Sale = Yart!

So come and see what is on sale

In the notes section of your purchase, mention you saw my blog post and I will refund your shipping cost via Paypal (if paid with Paypal) so you can have FREE SHIPPING!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


I can NOT believe that I missed it....I was on the FRONT PAGE OF ETSY this afternoon!! I am soooooo thrilled, I wish I had known to see it for real!

I found it on
Craft Cult tonight, here is their screen shot!

<-----Right there!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Something NEW

Ahhh, it has been awhile since I have listed something new
in my AmyLiz shop,
so if you haven't seen the 2 new pillows....
well, now you get to!!

Both pillows have a fabric background and then wool felt appliqued letters. Handstitched, I might add! I love doing hand applique!

Our new Family pillow can be completely personalized just for YOU! Contact me and we can work out the details! We can also work out different details for the dad pillow, if needed!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

A special thank you to all of our service men and women, past and present, for their very valued service to our country! God Bless them ALL! God Bless America!

Here are my plans for the weekend, these are photos from last summer's gardens. We are doing our yearly 'spliting' of hostas and other perennials that are in need. If you live close, stop by, we may have some plants for you!!

Monday, May 18, 2009


Last Saturday, my good friend, Tami, who is a DJ.....ventured into a new phase of her decorating!

And I got to be a part of it!! It was a long, busy, crazy afternoon, but FUN!! The reception was at a ballroom in my home town, just being there was 1/2 the fun! So many, many memories for me in that building!

Here are some pictures (sorry, these pictures aren't the best, they are from my phone) of what we did! 210 bows and rosettes I tied that day!!! It is quite beautiful, if I don't say so myself!

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

And the winner is.....

as determined by a Random Integer Generator online program

#225 post is the winner!!

Mary Ellen
--isn't she a doll!
Let me know which design you would like my dear!!

I want to Thank EVERYONE who entered my giveaway and also a specail thank you to Lisa for hosting this fun adventure, taking us all over the world.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

One World-One Heart Giveaway

At NOON Central Time, on February 12th
my One World One Heart Giveaway will be closed

At Noon, I will pick the winner!!!

I will email the winner (also post here)
You will have to let me know your choice then, it will take up to 1 week for me to have it made especially for the winner!!!

So get your last minute comments in now!!

See you at noon, tomorrow!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I Never Win!

But I sure won a beautiful prize!!

I visited a fun blog and decided I needed to follow it! Well, little did I know, but I was entered in a contest to win these BEAUTIFUL earrings:

These amazing works of art can be found at AdornMeJewelry on Etsy! They came beautifully packaged, a sweet hand written note, quality workmanship, awesome, awesome stuff! She has so many wonderful pieces, I KNOW you will find something(s) you can't live without!

As soon as I got them, Emily and I were on our way to the grocery store. I just had to put them on right away, they were a perfect match with my powder blue Columbia fleece jacket I had on!! While we were at the grocery store, Emily said to me, "Mom, those earrings make you look younger!" Sooooo, I think I will be wearing these earrings for the rest of my life!! If you want to get your own pair of "years taking off" earrings, you can find them here.

Don't forget....time is running out!

To find my OWOH giveaway click here

There is still time to sign up for the drawing! February 12th is the deadline!!


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

One World One Heart

{give it a click to visit ALL the participating Blogs}

A friend of mine (Steph), did this last year and it sounds like SO MUCH FUN!!

The title is strong enough, isn't it?

Lisa started the giveaway event as a way for the blogging community around the world to meet. What an awesome idea! So be sure to click on my title so you can see the very lengthy list of wonderful bloggers and be sure to comment for a chance to win!!

Now, what is my giveaway?

You will get your choice of one of the following Candle Mats

To see these up close and personal, visit
AmyLiz at Etsy

Please be sure to leave a comment below and make sure you include your email and blog address so that I can get a hold of you! The winner will be pulled from a hat on about February 12th!!
We will ship anywhere, so no worries for our friends out of the country!
Any questions, please contact me