whoooohooooo! 100 invites finished

These are the first wedding invites I've been asked to do!  I'm finished and as promised I'm posting the finished wedding invitations.  I was honored when I was asked!  Not sure if you can see them but 50 of them have brown swarovski crystals and 50 of them have been embellished with clear swarovksi crystals.  Enjoy!  


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juneteenth give a way winner is....


Juneteenth - Man, we've come a long way!

I got this from my local newspaper today, interesting...
Read it, leave a comment - I will have a drawing for a free set of stationary from my shop (your choice)...winner will be announced June 22nd

On Sept. 22, 1862 - with our nation still ripped apart by fratricide - President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing black slaves in Confederate states.But slaves in Texas did not receive the news until June 19, 1865, when Gen. Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived on Galveston Island.Granger read aloud from what was called General Order Number Three: "The people of Texas are informed that ... all slaves are free.

This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and property between former masters and slaves."As so often happens, reality did not measure up to the ideals of words written on paper.There was more - much more - work to be done.America paid a blood debt over slavery, with the Civil War leaving a million men dead or wounded. But this bloodletting did not cleanse all of slavery's stain.After the last of the Confederate armies surrendered in 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, abolishing slavery, became the law of the land.

The 14th Amendment was adopted three years later, stating: "No state shall make or enforce any law which abridges the privileges ... of citizens of the United States."But, again, real life did not measure up.There was yet to be Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. Yet to be Schwerner, Chaney and Goodman. Yet to be, 61 years ago this summer, the hard-muscled miracle of Jackie Robinson.

Today, all Americans have every right to be proud Barack Obama is the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for President of the United States.Other African-Americans - such as Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice - have honorably served President George W. Bush.Just last week, Fortune magazine announced the two top-earning American celebrities are Oprah Winfrey and Tiger Woods.

Regardless of politics, Obama's achievements are especially inspiring. As the son of a Kenyan father and a white mother, there was a time - in the not-so-distant past - when he would have been shunned by both races. Now, he might be our next president. Don't ever let anybody tell you we haven't made a lot of progress

i'm a little tea cup...

I thought I would share my AWESOME weekend find. I signed up for the teacup swap (yeah, look to your right, you can sign up for the next one). I don't think the person I recieved looks at my blog...well I hope not, I could wait to get it on for you all to see....

and the winner of the $20 gift certificate is...

drum roll please....


Congrats Julie, if you could please send me an email to tjackson6@sbcglobal.net I will be more than happy to get you your gift certificate code.

Everyone else, thanks for your comments, send me an email to the same email address and I will give you a coupon code:  BUY 1 item, get 1 FREE anything in my shop.  

are birthday parties only for kiddos?

so...my birthday is soon approaching.  And every year I get my friends together for a awesome happy hour.  I thought this year I might do something a little different...I'm having a BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!  With all that said I've been on a mission to find the most fav cupcakes to serve at the party!  The ones on your left are really cute we bought a chocolate divine and lemon...they come in cute little packages, the frosting and fillings were great but the cake was a little dry for my taste.  

Now, we found another place, downtown Austin (Texas) called - Hey Cupcake - all the cupcakes were awesome!  Check out the menu...I would highly recommend the 24 - carrot and / or the Michael Jackson cupcake.  For the party we decided on the Michael Jackson - perfect chocolate cake with a tangy cream cheese frosting...and how super cute is this?  They are located in a silver trailer...it's so Austin - keep Austin wierd...and yummy!