Sunday, December 7, 2014

~New Bears Available~

Hi There!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!
I still have some bears available over on my Bear Pile page.  These little ones are all looking for their forever homes.  There is still time to visit the show through Monday evening.  :o)
"O'Malley"- ADOPTED

"Handsome Chap"





"Candy Cane"


Happy Holidays!
Big Bear Hugs!

Friday, December 5, 2014

~Online Holiday Show!~

Great News!
I am always excited to participate in these shows, they are so much fun! 
I hope you will stop by and visit!  I have a brand new cat design available this time around, along with some bunnies and of course the bears. :o)  I hope you like them! 
See you there!
Bear hugs,

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all have a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends and lots of yummy food!  ;o)
Bear hugs,

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ann Arbor, MI Teddy Bear Show

Well, it's that time of year again.  Time for the Ann Arbor Teddy Bear show in Michigan!  I'm very excited to be participating in this show again, it is always lots of fun to be there to meet collectors in person.  I hope that those of you who live nearby can come and visit all the bears that will be there.  It is worth the trip!  The show is this Sunday, November 2.  For a preview of participating artists and directions to the show you can click the picture below. 
I hope to see you there!
Bear hugs,

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Online Show Tomorrow

Hi All!
I am excited to be participating in the Bear Hugs 4 U online show that starts tomorrow!   The show opens at noon EST.  I hope you can visit all of the bears that will be available.  I will have 10 brand new bears and friends made especially for this show, including "Christopher" below.
Hope to see you there!

Big Bear Hugs,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fruit Fly trouble!

Hi All!
So today's post is a little out of the ordinary for me, but I thought this was worth sharing.  I don't know about the rest of you, but I have had a really bad time with fruit flies this year!  I'm talking BAD!  I've had fruit flies before, but nothing like this, it was out of control!  Even though I was keeping all of my fruits and veggies in the fridge, I was still seeing them.  So, of course, the first thing I did was head on over to Pinterest, because I practically live over there, ha! 
Rather than go out and buy some expensive chemical, I wanted to find something that was DIY, preferably with natural products that I already had around the house.  I have cats, so I didn't want anything that would hurt them should they stick their curious little noses in it.  This is what I found, a super simple little concoction that I whipped right up and it works!  I will add the link here to the actual post so you can go check it out if you like.  Fruit Fly trap
All you need to do is grab an empty water bottle out of your recycle bin and fill it about half way with apple cider vinegar.  Add a little bit of honey and a tiny bit of dish soap.  That's it!  Then you just leave it on your kitchen counter, or wherever you are having the most trouble with the fruit flies.  You will start to see the little buggers floating around in there in no time.    Just save your cap and when it gets full, just put the cap back on and throw the whole bottle away.  Easy Peasy!

Below is a picture of what my bottle looked like after it sat on the counter for a while.  It's horrible!  Disgusting isn't a strong enough word!  This thing caught so many fruit flies!  See all of those little black things floating around, yep, gross!  I told you they were bad.
Actually this bottle sat on my counter doing its thing for about a week and a half before I replaced it with a fresh bottle.  I'm the queen of set it and forget it, lol!  why?  Because that's how I roll  ;o)

So hopefully I haven't completely grossed you out and scared you away from ever visiting my blog again!  I hope this helps someone out there as much as it helped me.  Is anyone else having a huge problem with fruit flies this year or are they all just coming to my house? 
Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

A Busy Week

Hi there!
I hope you are all having a great week! :o)
I've been very busy over here!  I'm getting ready for two bear shows this weekend.  The first one is the Bright Star "Fall Stars" online show which starts on Friday and ends Monday (Sept. 5 - 8).    I will also be attending the Valparaiso Doll and Bear Show here in Indiana at the Expo Center.  Both shows should be lots of fun!

This is "Augustine".  She will be available during the "Fall Stars" online show, along with nine other show exclusive bears and friends.  Plus I will have many more available at the Valparaiso show if you are in the area. 
I hope to see you at the shows!  :o)
Have a great week and weekend!
Big Bear Hugs,