Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I Won Wonderful Tags

I have always love to visit Cari Kraft's blog to see what she has up her sleeve! We had to tell a funny Thanksgiving story and I had a few but lets say mine consisted of my uncle taking a shower, turkey burning the kitchen, Firemen my uncle coming to see what all the noise is and finally forgets to hold his towel so he screamed holding his head and free show! LOL! He would be so proud that I won Tags for his story! LOL! So this will be our little secret shhh....

Friday, October 24, 2008

Jar Swap

Blogger is acting "spooky"...Lets see some pictures ladies!

This is my Jar I made for Marcel:

This is the cute Jar Marcel made for me:

Blogger is acting "spooky"...Lets see the pictures!

I am so mad. I can not post pictures on this blog no matter what I do! I tried to contact blogger and easier to call the President than find a way to reach them. Then you post the question and you get responses like this was your "first" time posting ever...duh I have done this successfully I might add. So the problem is the code pops up in the box no picture! Anyone have any ideas? Any how....

Saucy's Zombie Jar Swap Reveal Finally! (Ok can't post links either) This was my first "Jar" creation. I was a little nervous because I actually had to make something and send it to someone else. My swap partner was Marcel aka/ Aunt Pitty-Pat. I was so nervous she is so talented she sews amazingly and I drool at her creations on her blog. And she is so sweet also. I promise to post pictures as soon as possible....I have so many things to show you and can't...Booo Hoo...may the Blogger gods have pitty on me and help me post my pictures...thank you! LOL!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Japan C exhibit

Everyday I walk by what used to be Fellissisimo a beautiful old mansion that used to house candles and different pretty home decor items and on the 4th floor they had the prettiest tea lounge. It closed down a while ago but for a while there has been a Japanese exhibit called "Japan C". It is art but also buyers can place orders for the products. I was told that the last week of October whatever is there they will sell.... after you look at the pictures try to guess what I will buy! Sweet.... If you fill out 2 questionnaires they let you pick 2 free gifts. I am all about the free. I took a cute heart necklace on a cord and they gave you this metal tray with a lid and dividers. Pretty interesting and very different, but hey we are in NYC!
(a ball with Hello Kitty items papers all sorts of things - a wrapped box with fabric)
(These apple faces remind me of "The Black Apple")

(Simple Display on shelf)
(to me this was the real art - the Mansion)

(These Desserts are made from wash cloths)

These are what I have to have!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Dinner with My Cousin

My Cousin Rosy works in NYC but lives in New Jersey with her husband and 2 beautiful little girls. We grew up close like sisters we lived close and her mom passed away with breast cancer when she was 16. Last time I saw them all was August and I have not had dinner alone with my cousin on a Friday night since before she was married 6 years ago. When she was single Me Rosy and 1 of my other cousins Sandra would go to this small restaurant called Angels on 1st and 63rd in NYC. I love "angels" and collected them for a while, the decor was simple, looked like Christmas with the trees and wreaths and lights along with all the Angels. Huge plates of pasta great bread and we were always happy...yes and all 3 were super duper skinny eating this. So that is where Rosy felt like eating so off we went for some girl chatter.

So As both our luck/no luck has it Angels was closed! Are the joking? Nope That is Rosy reading the sign that says 5 weeks the old owner will open somewhere down the block. It will not be "Angels"! So what now? We wanted comfort of a simpler time when we were young and

So we went to a "Family Style" restaurant called Tony Di Napoli at 82nd and 3rd Avenue. We sat in an open corner ordered a bottle of Santa Margarita Pinot Grigio wine and ate and chatted and chatted and drank! Yes we drank the whole bottle just the 2 of us. We definitely have to do this at least every 2 months. No dessert, there was no room but we did have the best Cappuccino!
Me & Rosy

Mozzarella in Carozza

Fried Calamari

Penne alla Vodka

Friday, October 17, 2008

Sweet & Sinister Black & White Swap

I received my Sweet and Sinister Swap items from my partner Joanne. What a big box filled with items to have a party with. I received black and orange plastic table cloths, 2 place mats and 2 dish towels with spiders, a wire basket, 2 glittered owls, forks, knives, spoons all black along with black dessert plates and food plates, napkins, Cupcake mix and frosting, Gummy Boogers and and Frankenstein Gummi Brains, M&M's, a wire small spooky tree some ornaments for it and a witches hat. Joanne is a Close to my Heart rep and sent me an Idea Book and she hand made 3 flowers,G initial stamps and 1 orange Halloween book and a rust color small memory book and another adorable black and white book all cute and a Victoria's Secret "Pink" Tag from a tote bag she has. Thank you Joanne!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Food Network Event

The Food Network had it's first New York City Wine & Food Festival. It is usually held in Miami Florida. It was so much fun. I walked around the Food Network building (originally was the Nabisco Biscuit Company from 1898 to 1958).
I didn't want to stand in a long line for an autographed Bobby Flay book so as I was walking by I said hi Bobby he waved and I took the picture. Later as I was going to meet my friend for a Tyler Florence demonstration and I see Bobby again and he said hi and I asked if I could take a picture with him and we hurried because he was done and had to leave and we did not want to get a flood of people charging at him! So look he took the picture he was eating gellatto and then ran in his limo...yes women caught on and were running towards us!

Bobby Flay carved pumpkin
I met my friend Marlene and we watched an hour demo of Tyler Florence demo.
4 people auctioned to sit up on stage and eat his dinner they made $750 to donate to charity.. Wow Tim Holtz got alot more for the shirt off his back at Creative Escape! But I hear it was Yummy and worth it and the smell was awesome.

Pumpkin cut out of Rachael Ray and me with pumpkin of Rachael and Paula Deane

Look at Paula Deen pumpkin and Guy Fieri of Diners Drive-ins & Dives they all look so real!

who knew Obama & McCain were foodies also?

Friday, October 10, 2008

Pink Panther in the City

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and all month long there is something going on Pink. I was walking to work and there was Pink Panther holding a sign that said "I Will Break My Silence Today" They gave me the cutest Pink Panther stuffed animal. Go see what Pink Panther had to say.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Sweet & Sinister

Sent out my Sweet & Sinister Swap goodies to Joanne at "Just Add Pictures".

(Tag I made from the paper of a stamp set I cut the face out no hair so I added spider web and some accessories to her)

(I glittered a white little pumpkin, white candy dish from the flea market and lots of Sweets!)

Black and white scrapbook items - my sinister shadow box - and a top hat cat decoration

Joanne received her package today. I hope she enjoys her package and I hope her first swap was a good fun experience for her! I will post what I got when I get it...yay can't wait!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Christmas Vintage Pink Swap

Of course I had to join this "Vintage Pink Christmas Swap"
hosted by Rosey Little Things. I went to visit my friend Stevie on her blog and she had this I had to I am in love with PINK... Can't wait to search around for some pink Christmas stuff. Can you believe Christmas already?
See you soon!