Monday, November 30, 2009

Ten Percent For Peace



Join the EtsyVeg Team this week as we promote Ten Percent For Peace.
All this week, members of our team will be offering great handmade
items for you or your loved ones. We will, through the generosity of
the season, be donating 10% this week to a great organization called
Dollars for Peace.

You can feel great because you are buying handmade and supporting
local and small businesses and artisans who create each and every item
in a unique way, and because you are supporting an organization that
works to help people create a more peaceful world.

Visit the following shops this week to find great items, and some
great sales in a few of the shops.

auclairdelalune
amefaust - Free Matte and Free
Shipping
movetheneedle - Free
Shipping
starfirewire
urbanimal
claynfiber
aktie9
jenoconnell -Free U.S.
shipping, 1/2 off shipping elsewhere
beanlennon - Buy 1 get 1 half
off
griffinlamps
sweetvconfections -
Free 1/2 Dozen Cookies with every order
silentlotus
ladonnae
lostmitten
luniquejewellery
daisywares
sassandperil - Free
Shipping
veganosaurus/href="http://artbysusmitha.etsy.com">artbysusmitha - Free Shipping

magglepie

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Please Help Ivie Get Eye Surgery!





PLEASE CONTRIBUTE $1, $5, ANYTHING, FOR LITTLE IVIE'S EYE SURGERY! She is an ACC survivor in a foster, but needs eye surgery to be adopted out. We have a GREAT price of only $250 for the surgery from the Humane Society of NYC.
Please follow link to Chip-In: http://www.chipin.com/mywidgets/id/d906841e1ab23528

Thanks if you can help! --Heather

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lavender Is My Favourite Herb!

Incredible the uses Lavender has.. I just bought a little bottle to help my son's fall asleep & head to lala land every evening. Wow! Check out the list I've collected below.


Skin Care: Abscesses, acne, allergies, athlete's foot, boils, bruises, burns, dandruff, dermatitis, earache, eczema, inflammations, insect bites and stings, insect repellent, lice, psoriasis, ringworm, scabies, sores, spots, all skin types, sunburn, wounds. Circulation, Muscles, and Joints: Lumbago, muscular aches and pains, rheumatism, sprains. Respiratory System: Asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, halitosis, laryngitis, throat infections, whooping cough
Digestive System: Abdominal cramps, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea
Genito-urinary System: Cystitis, dysmenorrhea, leucorrhea
Immune System: Flu. Nervous System: Depression, headache, hypertension, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension and stress related conditions, PMT, sciatica, shock, vertigo, Aromatherapy, Soap making, Fragrance mixing & Diffuser use.

Purple grass blur

I've now learned a couple new things today. Incredible! I <3 Lavender. It's like a almost cure-all for everything. WOW!

Heather :)

Credit

Friday, November 27, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Final Etsyveg Recycle Challenge Update




The above in my photo of the three rings I upcycled from the items I was gifted in this challenge.

This was a whole lot of fun. I can't wait to try to come up with another project like this. Even my son got into the action.


Thanks for checking it out. Not sure if I will sell the rings. If you would like win something enter my ongoing blog giveaways. The other giveaway is here.

Enjoy, Heather :)

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The Crafting Monster Has Been Unleashed..

The Crafting Monster has been unleashed..


After our Etsyveg team challenge began. My son saw me working on it & had to participate. These are the recycled things he made with leftover beads, glue & some shells, and caps we saved.


Enjoy! --Heather :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Etsyveg Recycle Challenge Update

recycle project update..


This photo above is a portion of my project for the Etsyveg Recycle Challenge entry. I have used some recycled beads, and glue for this along with a 35 MM film containers cover. The recycled beads were given to me from my Mother's kraft stash.
The lense cover is one of the items gifted to me by my partner in this challenge. The beads are now hardened with the glue that they were molded into. I will now be taking them & gluing them, cementing rather them to a ring base. This is part one of the project.

More to come. ---Heather :)

Today I Am Thankful For U2 & Greenday!

Ready.
Get...
Set.
Go.

100 words or (more)less.

Listen right now to the 'Saints are Coming By U2 & Greenday.' Turn it up. No, louder. Even louder still. "Oh come onnnnn." "Turn it UP!" Wait for it. When they get to: "The Saints Are Coming." Get ready then go on & crank it! Whoever it is whacking the drums. I could HUG you very much right now. It's awesome, it kicks. Gets the blood pumping after that first kick start. Kudos to you, Bono & friends. You have made my day. Every time I listen to it.

I can almost believe that they are on their way. That the Saints are coming. They are coming to change things. They are almost here to make things better. That all the cries in the world will be silenced and replaced with sweet music of love & happiness for all creatures. For everyone. That everyone will have a right to life and peace and happiness and a fulfilling life. I always type happier, faster and better with U2 playing in the back round. I have won awards for my Poetry when I wrote to U2. I think music is the key to get the spirit moving for me. To get the ideas flowing. I cannot work without it and I'm telling ya... it's important that we have it, continue to have it. To quote a really smart one:

"It's a beautiful day. Don't let it get away."


Whatever it is that works for you. Gives you joy. Gets you happy. Makes you think. Do it. Lots of it. Keep on plugging away. Signing petitions, smelling the roses, hugging babies. Loving your families, friends. Walking in the fresh air. Do whatever it takes.

Keep on believing.... "The Saints Are Coming."

Oh boy, I think I'm going to be thankful for U2 & REM tomorrow too. I gotta run__ 'ONE' played by them live just came on. It's all about the bongos.


XOXO Heather :)
Don't worry it's safe to look..

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Just Getting Warmed Up..

"I'm packing you your angry eyes just in case." Mrs. Potato Head, Toy Story 2.

Telling the American Public to have faith, is akin to handing them some blinders to put on & saying.. "Now look over there at the HDTV while I sack, pillage and rape you." Maybe trust was the word I was going for in lieu of faith. But, it's generally the same thing isn't it?


I'm in such a sad state with the world today. With the way people are treated, cared for & put aside if they aren't needed or viable for tax/income reasons. The way we treat each other is in direct line with how we treat the world. People are sick, poisoning themselves with bad food, bad thoughts, toxic products, greed and envy and lust. Yet the next article that you read is how we are voting in a Christian person as a Leader. I don't know if others make this connection or if my musings are going overboard. But, I'm saddened the way things are run right now. We need to stop it. Change it. Care more. Work harder. Stop being so lazy. War? Why are we still at War? Why are there starving children anywhere on this planet? Why is it OK to put homeless animals to death on a minute to minute basis? Where is the turning of the other cheek? Where is the love, at all?

I'm not asking for perfection. I'm not expecting huge changes. I'm expecting more love to go around for everyone.


I'm caught in the undertow of a bad mood, I think. We need more happy to go around. I need to do something positive. I need to hear something positive.

I'll leave you with this one. A great positive change that has been made. Makes me feel better just reading about it. Here <3 seeing it made my day.

"Buck up little camper." "It will get better."

--Heather :)

Heather Beret..

Saturday, November 14, 2009

VERY Important Autism & Vaccine Question

HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE OUR CHILDREN HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU REMOVE TOXINS FROM VACCINES? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU DO A VACCINATED VERSUS UN VACCINATED STUDY? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU CREATE FEDERAL LAWS TO REGULATE RESTRAINT& SECLUSION IN SCHOOLS? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE AUTISM FAMILIES GET FEDERAL AID? HOW MUCH LONGER WILL OUR KIDS HAVE ZERO RESOURCES? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU DECLARE AUTISM AN EPIDEMIC? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU DECLARE AUTISM A NATIONAL CRISIS? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU TEST THE SAFETY OF SIMULTANEOUS USE OF MULTIPLE VACCINATIONS? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU ADDRESS WHERE CHILDREN WITH AUTISM WILL LIVE AFTER THEIR PARENTS ARE GONE? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU ADMIT THAT THE RISE IN AUTISM IS REAL? HOW MUCH LONGER WILL YOU CONTINUE TO CALL TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THE SAME STORY A COINCIDENCE? HOW MUCH LONGER WILL YOU ALLOW MORE VACCINES TO GO ON THE SCHEDULE? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE YOU FUND REAL RESEARCH? HOW MUCH LONGER BEFORE OUR CHILDREN GET REAL ANSWERS? HOW MUCH? KEEP ASKING HOW MUCH LONGER. VISIT NATIONALAUTISM.ORG.we’re waiting...............................................................................................................................



VERY Important Vaccine Question




YEAH HOW MUCH LONGER?

--Heather

The above text and link is borrowed from, belongs to www.NATIONALAUTISM.ORG

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daiya Vegan Cheese

It's all gone....


Here's the skinny: It melts, it bubbles, it's gooey, it tastes & feels like REAL Cheese going down your throat.


it's AWESOME! Head over to Pangea for what I call the tester bag, or right over to Cosmo's vegan shop for the large bag & stock up!

Daiya Cheese Pizza


Wish I had photos to show you the finished product.. But, the Pizza was gone in a flash! --Heather :)


Updated: This is a photo of a Daiya Cheese Lasagna I created this evening. You could knock me over with a feather, it is soooooooo good& cheesy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Etsyveg Team *Stars* in this Lovely Treasury

etsyveg team treasury


Thank you to Cari of Loveluca for creating this work of art. Thank you to the etsyveg team members for their neverending creativity & works of beauty!

From the left hand top: KathleenMarieKelly, CricketsCreations, fantazerova,
Middle: Lulubugjewelry, aktie9, auclairdelalune,
Second Middle: Jenoconnell, movetheneedle, theanecdotesBottom: amefaust, leandogpottery,artbysusmitha

Enjoy! --Heather :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Just a small glimmer..

A small glimmer of sunshine


Not much Vitamin D to be had today. Damn shame. Hope my Vitamin supplements get here soon. In the meantime, I'm drinking an excessive amount of Organic Lemon water to detox with & hope to keep the colds and etc. at bay. Also I've been ingesting lots of fruits & veggies and trying to pick the most colourful ones to keep my stores of vitamins and strength up.

We've been walking pretty much each day, at least getting an hour of excercise in. Hoping to keep the fresh air inside flowing as well, we opened up some windows over the weekend. So far we haven't experienced any sort of flu action here, and I'm glad for that. Hope you don't either. It is pretty scary with the hype and misinformation out there. Couple links for you to peruse under my signature, might make you feel a little better about it. Stay healthy!

XOXO Heather :)

What to do for fevers.


Vitamin D & illnesses.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Don't Box Me In..

box potential




If I have a box, I tend to let my kids play with it. To see what they will do with it. Usually it involves some cutting with scissors, gluing, maybe some glitter. A lot of the time they like to use it to house their toys.. or to carry around some books. It's always different, never the same thing twice. Sometimes it becomes a car, or a boat. Sometimes it's large enough that the kids fit inside it. Boy, do they like that. Then there is much decorating and deciding of what to put inside.. pillows, blankets, more toys.. Then, where are we going on our amazing journey??


There is much fun they can have with a small brown box. It is never brown at the end of all their work. It is all kinds of colours.. red, orange, green, yellow.. they cram as much as they can into the box & decorate with as many different colours as they can... it's incredible the intense study and thought that goes into it all.
I don't like to be boxed in.. nor do the stuffed animals. They love windows, and doors cut in so they can see the outside or climb through them.

I think about my kid's ingenuity and imagination when faced with any problem. There's a whole lot of options in a small tiny brown box. Plus most problems look better if you throw a little glitter on them. ;)


--Heather :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

An Einstein a day..

.....will keep the mediocre thoughts away..


The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
--Albert Einstein


Or is that An Einstein a day will keep the dumb away? ;)

I suggest everyone give Einstein's quotes and writings a read through, upon occasion. Several times is important, since the thoughts might affect you differently in different spots of your life. Like reading a good book for the second time. You SEE the spots you might have missed earlier when you read it the first time around..... and maybe you will learn something new.. --Heather :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Etsyveg Team World Veg Day Cookbook

The EtsyVeg Team presents a
Recipe Ebook filled with
26 Yummy Vegan & Vegetarian Recipes!

100% of proceeds donated to
Farm Sanctuary.

Purchase Your Copy Here!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

To Timbucktoo??

Just let me know where to ship her..


Just kidding around. Just had to snap this one. Funny place for a dog.. but, cozy apparently.. xoxo Heather :)

Second Freebie.. a Coffee Table Book..



The second giveaway is for a coffee table book of my photography. Artwork I have had in my etsy shop, have on my flickr account or have given away to friends.

Narrowing down the photos to put in the book has been quite difficult. I want to stick to about 20 pages. The photos will all be matte photographs. There will be no watermarks on the photos. If you want to help me.. and I hope you do. You can go into my flickr account to My Artwork set and choose up to ten of your very favs. Put a comment on the photos you like the best & email me at hskoconnor@gmail.com I will collect them & choose from these photos & have a book made from some of these and my personal selections. Disclaimer: If the photos don't work for the book they will be omitted. I'm looking for my artwork photos. Stuff I would sell in my etsy shop. Not dog, self portraits, or kid photos. ;) If a photo isn't shown in this set.. comment on it anyway, and it will be considered. I'm very flexible.

One book will be made & given out as a freebie. I will also have others for sale in my shop after the first one is given out. The book will come signed by the artist, HEY that's me. ;)


Delicate little butterfly (watermarked)

Thank you for your help! I hope YOU win! XOXO Heather :)

Bullet is HOME safe!!




A lost dog is home!! YAY, congrats Bullet!! So glad for a happy ending!!


XOXO Heather :)

Tiny flower pin packs a freebie punch!

Flower pin


I've got two giveaways on the burner. One is this brooch & a ring. In order to get in the running to win: Follow me on facebook, or twitter. Then tweet or post FB the link to this freebie posting to win. This pin & a ring from my etsy shop. Links are below. If you are already following me on facebook or twitter, just retweet or facebook, even email this posting to help spread it around. This counts as a entry only for folks already following me in some way. http://www.twitter.com/3amartprod
http://www.facebook.com/3amartproductions

Deadline for the pin giveaway is the 21st of November 2009. A winner will be chosen randomely.

Now my other giveaway is going to be a book of my Photography. I'm still working on it. I do need some help with it, though. I'm posting the details to another posting to make it less confusing.

Questions, post them to the comments section here, or email hskoconnor@gmail.com

Have fun!! I hope YOU win!!

XOXO --Heather :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bullet is MISSING!



Bullet, the liver roan GSP (German Shorthaired Pointer/larger dog ) shown in the photo below, has been missing since Sunday. He went missing Sunday at appx 4pm off of Lovely Street which is located on the Avon/Canton(CT) line. He is about 70 lbs and is very friendly. Bullet was not wearing a collar or tags and was let off lead in the woods and took off after something. He is not microchipped.

His owners are distraught and doing all they can to find Bullet. The owner's son in law is Shawn Curtis and he can be reached at scurtis774@yahoo.com

Many of you are in CT, please forward this email to your dog contacts who may be able to help. Those of you who aren't in CT Please also consider posting the link to my blog to your facebook & twitter accounts. The more people hear about it the better chance of a speedy & safe return. "Keep your paws crossed!"

Thank you very much, Heather :)

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