Sunday, February 28, 2010

another Spring Fling Vintage sneak peek

take a peek if you dare...
these are going up for auction in a few hours.....
you can click to peeks to go to the eBay shop...
I am overwhelmed by all your sweet comments I wish I could get back to each of you, 
I try but there just aren't enough hours in the day in this busy spring. Please know I appreciate you! 
luvs and glitter

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pink Spring Saturday!

Happy Pink Saturday!
It has been either been raining or sunny here so all my flowers are starting too or have all ready bloomed. Its been crazy...
Thanks you Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for being our gracious Pink Saturday host!
Here are a few sneak peeks of Spring Fling Vintage "pinks" I'll be listing on eBay this weekend

So much more on the way this week and next. I keep thinking i'm gonna get a break and it seems like the plate is always so full LOL but I'm not complaining just enjoying :)

Do drop by and see Suzanne at The Shabby Tiara it's such a fun place,
also visit the Shabby Tiara Etsy shop and drool on the darling tutus!
(oh if only miss icy soda pop would wear one besides halloween!sigh,LOL)
Have a lovely Pink Saturday and a fabulous weekend!

luvs and glitter,

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring Fling Vintage

Well my first ever piece of Easter is done phew!
this cutie is up for auction on eBay!

luvs and glitter

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Easter goodness and Swaps!

I should have been working today but instead I made hubby help me pull out some boxes and "tubs" from the upper garage attic and here's a peek at what happened, I don't want to show it all till I pull out the real camera, I just took these with the phone..

and the lighting was terrible but you get the idea...

Also I am participating in 2 swaps here's the links check them out and sign up, it always such fun!
This one is hosted by my 
Fairy Blog Sister
is a mini basket swap
this looks to be a sweet one :) 
and also
this one hosted by 
is perfectly simple and just what I need to put in my basket!

Well that's all folks!

Luvs and Glitter

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sunset over the keiki's

One of those days we'll never forget.
My keiki in the sunset at Manresa state beach.
going the distance...
sliding to the sea...
classic California sunset...
All courtesy of my trusty iphone can u believe it?

luvs and glitter

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

the Pacific my peace

Tepre Pacificum, "peaceful sea", bestowed upon it by the Portugueseexplorer Ferdinand Magellan
The 'Pacific Ocean' encompasses approximately a third of the Earth's surface.
My soul heals at the ocean. I have lived no more than 2 blocks from or directly on the Pacific my whole life, aside from our 7 years in Texas which most was spent on a lake.
This beach is the first one I went to as an infant, when I was 5 my dad took me out on his surfboard here into the line up and I proudly stood on the front of that board fearless and free. That day changed my life, and instilled a deep love and need for the Pacific.
This is miss icy pops ride
this is fire snails ride
I was so proud and my brother was so sweet to take them
 it was a great day but a long walk back to the car...

It was a fabulous day and I love when life come full circle like this!

Have a wonderful day!
luvs and glitter

Saturday, February 13, 2010

My Vintage Heart Swap 3

This has been so much fun! I have really enjoyed this swap and getting to know my sweet and patient swap partner Rochelle at Southern Girl... Northern Woman
We had some things in common like we both come from central California in quite a close area,
I've actually been to Chiliwack BC where she is now, just beautiful there. She may not have known this but I make jewelry also from vintage beads she is so talented and creative, I've been floored by her creations(they can be seen on her blog) She has been a joy to get to know!

So here are the treasures she sent.... an issue of bliss Victoria that is just wonderful
It's almost like we've gone shopping together for years!
I love pink jeanette glass!
and Lefton Pixies, if you've noticed my header
Long pink ruched gloves, a pink and white darling crocheted potholder, an amazing vintage pin cushion and a sweet sheer apron perfect for Valentine's Day!
the bag o evil! how could I resist any of it? needless to say hiding this from the kids was useless the found it and it was gone by time I went back for another treat!
I just love this shot!
Look at that sweet Kewpie Valentine enjoying the view from the patio :)
But this is the Pièce de résistance 
made by her loving hands! What a centerpiece! She will be cherished and enjoyed for many years to come. So Thank Rochelle for spoiling me silly and being such a sweetheart!

I also want to thank Dolly at From my Cherry Heart for being our gracious hostess!
Drop by and visit her to see the treasures from all the vintage heart swappers.
Thanks for stoppin' by and
Have a Happy Valentine's Day full of L-O-V-E and laughter!

luvs and glitter

Happy Pink Valentines!

Happy PINK Valentine's DAY!
So many thanks to our sweet hostess Beverly at 
Well I almost forgot to put up a post YIKES so I quickly photoed
(i'm pretty sure that's not a word)
some of my Valentine's collection to Share!
Hubby and I are going out tonight to celebrate.
Tomorrow night we are cooking dinner for 10 or 12 at Grandmas since she had knee surgery a little over a week ago and my mom took off work to take care of her.
We wanted everyone to know they were loved, 
so how else would Italians show love but to cook? Oh and cook we will, i'll definitely have to share that with you next week :)
 Without further adieu here are the girls of Valentines...
So similar all with different labels, Sampson, Rubens, and Relpo
But i'm pretty sure these 3 are sisters.
luv the side glance

Valentine's angels
just love these cuties

the heart with the cupid is one of my favorites...
I bought this one for myself from sweet Rhea at 
what a perfect Nancy Ann pout!

Share the LOVE and drop in on Betty at
this gal has talent and a darling blog to visit.
 Here is one of her "sweet" pincushions for sale in her Etsy shop
and this one is adorable too!
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day full of fun and love!
Well Pinky pals that's all she wrote :)
luvs and glitter

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Carbonera, Carbonara either way it's good!

 Cabonara~ Ok this is not the authentic from Italy version this is my personal version. Recipes are not my thing I hardly ever use them except for baking I just cook it's my NaNa's fault she didn't even bake with recipes she lived half a block away from us till I was 8 when we moved to Hawaii. Needless to say I spent A LOT of time in her kitchen at a young age. She never made Carbonara that I remember but I was so young....I could clean and fry calamari at 8 :) Anyway for those of you who haven't had it oh the goodness you must get to know... I only cook in larger portions so adjust as needed...

12oz or slice of thick applewood cured bacon
   Baked in the oven at 425 for 25 minutes till crispy
1/2 lb of baby sweet peas 
   steamed till warm but still crisp
4 eggs scrambeled 
   with just salt & pepper scramble them into small pieces
6 cloves of garlic 
   smashed minced and fried in a little butter and olive oil till golden brown
half a medium sized sweet onion 
   minced 1/4 inch squares sauteed till just a little color and soft
1 lb farfalle (bowtie) or linguine pasta 
   just past aldente but not soft
1/4 cup green onions
fresh ground black pepper

parmegiano reggiano cream sauce
2 1/2 sticks of butter 
   melted on LOW constantly whisk till melted
1/2 pints of half and half 
   added slowly whisk in between each 1/4 cup added till blended repeat till its all in there
2 cups aged parmagiano reggiano romano 
   large side shreeded or any dry italian cheese with some nice age to it
   slowly whisk it in till its all combined and smooth add fresh ground black pepper to taste whisk

So first I preheat the oven to 425,
get the pot of salted water on
clean and mince the garlic, the sweet onions, and green onion
steam the peas till just warm and still crisp
   remove from steamer set in a bowl on the side
 put bacon in the oven on a foil lined cookie sheet (no clean up!)
 fry up the garlic on low spoon out of the olive oil and butter put on top of the peas , 
 cook up the onions next in same small pan on low then place the butter and oil onions on the peas too
 you can cook the eggs while you cook the onions when done place eggs on top of peas in bowl,
 throw in your pasta (my farfalle took 15 min)
 start your sauce see directions above 
    *low heat constant whisking and small amount of time are key to not breaking (separating) the sauce*
pull out the bacon drain on paper towels
pull finished pasta and drain, put in big bowl
crumble or chop bacon about 1/3 in pieces on to pea mixture
now GENTLY stir pea mixture into sauce add the green onion to the sauce the immediately
toss into the pasta and serve!

This is maybe the 3rd recipe I have ever tried to write down hope it makes sense!
My kids ate this like it was gonna run away peas and all, they both don't like peas! I haven't made this since before they were born! it's one of hubbys favorites! :)

As NaNa would say "Mangia Mangia!"

luvs and glitter

Monday, February 8, 2010

Out with Winter in with Spring!

At least it will be by the end of the week! I'll be rearranging the studio and restocking yet again(ugh where are the elves when I need them, oh yah I am the elf!) Shifting all the Christmas and Valentine's Day out of reach so spring can poke it's little head up through the glitter.... Ooh I might even decorate for Easter.... hmmm before Valentine's day hmmmm... I do the kids rooms for easter the dinnig room, kitchen, living room, foyer and hubby's office, and I put up a small vignette at my  great aunts, my mom and grandma do their own....hmmmmm maybe wishful thinking maybe a lit fire hmmmmm

Well made carbonera for dinner it was delish if I do say so it's that warm kinda Italian comfort food...There was a lot of football here today, glad the Saints won New Orleans deserved it! Had migraine aura for awhile in between football and cooking if any of you have those it's really not pleasant but i made it!

luvs and glitter

Friday, February 5, 2010


As a thank-you to all my lovely customers and friends
This Weekend only through Sunday!
25% off
 the last few Valentine's Pieces
right now I have
3- LUV Sparkle Hearts
1 red and silver
1 rose pink
1 light pink
2- LUV Cottages 4 the birds in different glitters
1 red 
1 red and silver
still in stock

Also the pink Valentine Wedding Cake is 
30% OFF
I wish this was my wedding photo!

All items will Ship out Monday Feb. 8th
to arrive in time for Valentine's DAY!

luvs and glitter

p.s. all the Christmas is 25% off too :)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Final Delightfully Vintage Valentine's 2010

Just a note to be sure to visit
for the final listings of
Delightfully Vintage Valentine 2010
(click photo to go to auctions)
ending tonight between 7:30pm and 8:45pm west coast time.
Don't miss out on the last chance to own the first Valentine's offerings from J.Nichelle.

luvs and glitter

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You want cute, i've found cute!

If you have been looking for cute it's here I've found it!
"where cuteness counts"
is having a giveaway, I don't even want to tell you about cuz I wanna win, but I guess I have to be nice...
Click on that super cutie pie and you'll go right to all the fun!
I can vouch for  the cutness I own one that sits right next to my keyboard and my kids are super jealous even mr. fire snail want one of the turtle or snails hmmmmm and miss soda icy pop wants anything with a cupcake(imagine that).
heres the one i snagged
Love her a little more than I should maybe? nah!

Need one for yourself? visit her etsy shop
here's a few of the cuties that are available right now
( i linked the photos so all you have to do is click and go get one)
cupcake cutie baby mouse
little love bunny
little sweetie bird
and baby sugar squirrel
She has many more it was really hard to choose! 
Head over and enter the giveaway, then visit her shop of cuteness!

luvs and glitter,