Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Quote of the Day

A woman’s mind is as complex as the contents of her handbag.

— Billy Connelly

Monday, December 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe.

— Anonymous

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Quote of the Day

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.

— Pierre Corneille

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Quote of the Day

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

— Nelson Mandela

Friday, December 19, 2008

Quote of the Day

She gives most who gives with joy.

— Mother Teresa

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Quote of the Day

A little neglect may breed mischief.

— Benjamin Franklin

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

Great necessities call out great virtues.

— Abigail Adams

Monday, December 15, 2008

Quote of the Day

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

— Babe Ruth

Friday, December 12, 2008

Quote of the Day

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the year.

— Spanish proverb

Monday, November 24, 2008

Conversation Piece #6

In your opinion, what is the single most significant event that has occured in world history during the last hundred years? (Define "significant" however you wish).

I think that it would be the Civil Rights Movement in the 60's. It allowed us to blend and gave us the ability to learn from other cultures.

Etsy Find November 24th

Melissa Schmidt trees trees trees

Melissa Schmidt makes beautiful glass baubles that are so awesome because they are pure and natural in intent. She has varied different designs, but her trees trees trees is by far my favorite.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Etsy Find November 14th

Naiad-Kumquat Green Mango Shea Butter Soap

Naiad is positively one of my favorite soap makers on Etsy. Her soaps look as good and fun as they smell. Her Kumquat Green Mango Shea Butter Soap is so pretty and my mouth waters just imagining it.

Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

I have been on the hunt for the perfect recipe for tea cakes. I have finally found it after trial and error.

Old Fashioned Tea Cakes

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. vanilla
2 c. flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. milk

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. Add milk, nutmeg, and vanilla. Sift flour and baking soda together. Combine.

Roll dough and cut into squares. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes. Yields approximately one dozen 3"x5" cakes.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Etsy Find October 9th

Lisa Burich Golden Venice

Lisa Burch is a wonderful photographer. This photo of Venice makes me envious and puts me into a traveling mood. I so badly wish to travel, and I want to find this exact spot.

Conversation Piece #5

If you could have the voice of any famous person, living or deceased, whose voice would you want to claim as your own?

I am perfectly happy with my voice. Yeah, I am boring today. Someone else's voice sounds good to you, but once it is your voice it will sound completely different.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Etsy Find October 8th

I Jill Glass Eye Bead

I Jill is new to Etsy, but this bead really caught my attention. This eye is like a third eye peeking at the world. And being so close to Halloween, it really is eerily perfect. What could I wear it with after?

Conversation Piece #4

Which month of the year do you think would best describe your personality?

Definately April. The winter is starting to fade. You get flowers starting to bloom, but there is still a lot of rain. April showers bring May flowers! I like to be upbeat and think positive, but there is the sad times.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Etsy Find October 7th

Like Kittysville Retro Modern Pet Bed

Like Kittysville is my Etsy find for today. This Retro Modern Pet Bed is so wonderful. I can picture my old tabby cat, Cookie Monster, lounging in it peacefully in the afternoon sunlight. And I definately think that the black and white spotted cat in the Red Chair definately helps!

Conversation Piece #3

Thinking back to all the great TV series finales that you've seen over the years, which show do you believe had the best final episode?

This was much harder than I thought, honestly the only finale that I can think of is Friends. I was happy for Ross and Rachel getting back together, but I really hate open endings. But isn't that what finales are for?

Monday, October 6, 2008

Etsy Find October 6th

AN Original Jewelry Bat Necklace

A.N. Original Jewlery is the featured artist on Etsy today. Her silver pieces are so creative and awesome. When I saw this necklace, I immediately thought of my wonderful sister-in-law Amy. And was reminded that I need to get to work on my niece Baie's Halloween costume, a bat!

Conversation Piece #2

If, like milk or the newspaper, you could have anything of your choice delivered to your doorstep every morning, what particular item would you want it to be?

Flowers. I think receiving even a single flower every day would be wonderful.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Etsy Find October 5th

The Black Apple Papper Dolls

The Black Apple is one of my absolutely favorite sellers on Etsy. Emily draws the most beautiful girls. She just listed these paper dolls on her site the other day, and I seriously want a set for myself for Christmas. Hint, Hint!

Conversation Piece #1

If you life were a weather vane, in which direction would it be pointed right now?

North, because it really seems like things are looking up lately. Good things happen at the right time.

Let's Begin

I am beginning this blog as part of an experiment for myself. I have and eclectic taste in things that I like and dislike, and would like to share these with you. These are some of the things that you can find on my blog:

- Daily insightful questions for The Conversation Piece, one of my favorite books
- Etsy Find of the Day, a wonderful website for everything handmade
- Weekly How-To, for the DIYer in all of us
- Weekly Recipe, I love experiementing and trying out new recipes and I will share my favs
- Weekly Updates on my shop, MyDaisyJane.com

And of course as other things come to mind! Have fun and enjoy!