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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Blog Award Pieces of Home Mosaics

Blog Award Pieces of Home Mosaics
Here's lookin at you kid!

Social Media..........

So, Here's the Thing.......
OK, social media is a beautiful thing... right? Well, it is I am sure of it. But, it is making me crazy! If you sell your  Goodies online you have to belong to Sites...
         Selling Sites and Hi, How ya doing Sites.
There has got to be a balance! Balance between Sites and Making our Goodies!  I am trying like a crazy person to find the Balance.
So far... Well, let us just say... the balance beam is too small or my feet are way to big!
By the way... over to your right ... please follow me on everything over there.... lol
And, don't forget to follow me on Pinterest... Oh, and head over to my Shop
(I'm having a 40% OFF Sale! Coupon Code at checkout: Turkey40)
Selling online, making my art and working a full time job are all wonderful parts of my life. However, just talking about it makes me want a nap!
This post is a Tribute to ALL who sell their amazing items online. 
We are busy, creative and hard working people! 
We LOVE what we do and we are also tired! We long for a Nap!
But, when we sleep we dream of our next project... What will it be? How will I make it better? Who is my target buyer? Will people like it? Who will take the kids to school? What colors should I use? What is dinner going to be? Do I have enough supplies for my idea?
We toss We turn!
Is it worth it?? YES!!!
Here are some of my favorite Things
Some of my Favorite Shops
Some Hard Working Owners!
(And yes, my Mosaic Napkin Holder is part of my Favorite Things!)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Ornaments are Memories
Black Friday Sale in my shop!
40% off
Use Coupon Code: Turkey40 at checkout

Christmas is a time for gathering with family and friends. But, to be honest...
That gathering can = "A where is my asprin?" moment or "Is the cider spiked?"

Ok, I love my family I do.. really, I do!

My personal favorite time of Christmas is pulling out the ornaments and setting up the tree.
I love all the memories that come right out of that box.
Our Wedding ornament, Our children's first ornament, My Mom's ornaments from her tree!
Each one has a memory.

So, here is the Thing...

Make your own memories with your oraments!

Do you have a tradition of when you decorate your tree? Do you wear a Santa hat when you put those amazing memories on your beautful hand picked tree? Do you drink cider and have the kids help?

Whatever you do or however you do it...Trimming the Tree is a special time.

Here is a Hand Picked Collection of Outstanding Ornaments!

Make a Memory

Sunday, November 18, 2012


Make Your Holiday Gift Giving Easy!
Finding beautiful gifts should be easy and most of all FUN!! Buying them should be easy!
I know...I know..... It never seems easy!
But, with Etsy.com you can find Everything you are look for and more!
Here is a list of items that I hand picked to help you with your shopping. Have fun looking and most of all have fun buying. These shops are outstanding in every way! If you are looking for Hand Made items... here ya go! If you are looking for a fine Vintage Piece...here ya go!

You can find me

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Piecesofhome
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Wanelo: wanelo.com/Piecesofhomemosaics
Twitter: twitter.com/mypurplebubble 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mirror Mirror on the Wall.....

We all know the rest of the chant..... But if you could change it... What would you say? Hmmmm, here are some endings to think on!

Mirror, mirror on the wall
You help make my home look bigger and not so small....

Mirror, mirror on the wall
You add character to my hall....

Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who is that sexy, stunning, smart and funny
Outstanding, crazy, need my coffee
Fix my hair, check my teeth, add some blush to my cheek
Wake up the kids and Make the breakfast
Kiss the hubby, give the kids money
Mommy, mommy... Oh, my tummy!
Mommy, mommy ...Need the potty!
Mommy, mommy ....kid is crabby
Mommy, mommy...gets no nappy
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who is the most tired person of them all!

However it goes, mirrors do add a bit of Bling to your home. They not only reflect light and make your room look bigger. But, they also, reflect your personality!

A Statement Mirror? A Colorful Mirror? A Funky Mirror? Do you love a Country Cottage Mirror?
 Or maybe a beachy type Mirror?

  Whatever the Mirror, just remember...
 The reflection you see... no matter how tired you might be... is an important person, amazing and strong... Even when things seem to be going wrong... you are important, amazing and strong
Most of all
(I say this in loving memory of folks who didn't believe that. You are all missed and loved)

You can find me
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Wanelo: wanelo.com/Piecesofhomemosaics
Twitter: twitter.com/mypurplebubble 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

So Here is the Thing...............
                Do you ever want to just break out into song?? Well, I do! My problem is that when I break out into song... it is always Preschool Songs. (For those of you who don't know.. I own and teach preschool in Oregon.)

Today, in my preschool class, our theme is Food. You know why... Thanksgiving is coming!! Anyway, one of our favorite songs is I'm A Little Teapot. We sang it like crazy and tried to come up with what type of drink we were spouting. Needless to say, this song has been stalking me all day!

I thought... hmmmm....I should share my Teapot Collection!

Just picture me sitting on the floor cutting my stained glass and whacking my tile and plates into pieces ... singing I'm A Little Teapot. Thank God, my hubby knows that I am a bit off my rocker!

I know what you are singing in your head... admit it!!

I love my Little Teapots! I hope you do too! I would tell you that they would make a great Christmas Gift & Housewarming gift. But, who wants to be pushy!
Please stop by my shop
Take a peek... you never know what might strike your fancy!
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Here is the thing..

I have no idea what I am doing! This whole blogging thing is very new to me!

I guess, I will start by telling you a bit about myself and my shop! That's a good idea right? My shop is called Pieces of Home Mosaics here is link www.etsy.com/shop/PiecesofhomeMosaics
I make Mosaics & Fused Glass Pieces....


                                                                     My Story

I started playing around with mosaics & fusing glasses almost 2 years ago. My kids had all got married and bought home of their own. I needed something to do! Here's the thing... You can only clean and watch tv for so long before you feel like you want to kill yourself. I had to find me...well,  I found me. I found me sitting in the middle of vintage tiles (that I found for free & made my hubby go get) with a hammer. I found out that I just loved it! Find your passion and the world is yours!

The idea of broken pieces becoming whole is my truth. This message touches my soul. My mosaics are intended to reflect that beauty is all our pieces integrated together!

I think life is just like a mosaic and well sure..a box of chocolates too! In life, we invite all sorts of people into our lives. We have all sorts of experiences. Some of those experiences feel like they shatter us into little bits of jagged pieces and some make us feel whole.

In my family...I am adopted. My parents took me in and made a whole.

In my family...we have opened our hearts and home by fostering a few amazing kids.

I figure if you just add the "Grout" of LOVE you will have the best mix of awesome you can get! By the way... sometimes yelling and freaking out is part of the Love process!

I am also a preschool owner and teacher. I think I get my inspiration from my little students. They love art, they love to get messy and they just Do what they want with what they have to work with. I wanted that! I wanted to feel free to do what I wanted. I wanted to get messy and create! Well, I did it! I found the love of mosaics and now I am an artist! Life is an amazing adventure!

Someone asked me not long ago... what is your favorite piece of art and why. I said.... Oh, wow! Now that is a question! Hmmm, that's like asking which kid you love best! But I will say, I enjoy working on my windows the most. I love taking those Old vintage windows and transforming them into something beautiful! Giving them a second life filled with color. What do people say... What is old is new again!

That is the scoop! Or as my 85 year old Dad says.... Now you know the poop!
Check out my Etsy About page: www.etsy.com/shop/PiecesofhomeMosaics/about/

My shop will always have a Deal of the Week. So, keep checking in every week to see what great goodie you can get for less! I also, provide special discounts for my Facebook Fans! So, head over to www.facebook.com/Piecesofhome and find out what deals are to be had there!

Do you need a custom piece? Do you need a Lay Away plan? I offer both!

Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/PiecesofhomeMosaics
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