Monday, June 29, 2009

My First Feature ~Photoamato~

Photographer and fellow Etsy shop owner PhotoAmato is celebrating her first year on Etsy.
Lisa is the owner of PhotoAmato and shares this about herself;“
I was born and spent my early years in Niagara Falls, New York. I moved to Northern California as a teen and found that, even at that young age, I was in awe of the vast and diverse scenery. Now, along with my husband, two sons and Bella, my beautiful dog, we enjoy hiking, going to the beach, and anything that involves the great outdoors.Living in the Bay Area, I am witness to this area's ability to traverse both the minute wonder of a ladybug resting on a sunflower petal to the overwhelming expanse of a Pacific sunset. Everywhere I go, an opportunity to capture a truly breathtaking moment presents itself; whether it be the rugged peaks of the Sierras, the almost surreal Northern California shore, or the opulent colors of the wine country.
It was the limitless beauty of the natural world that first inspired me to pick up a camera and, thus, began what came to be not just a casual hobby, but a passion for capturing the world around me through my camera's lens. I am privileged to share my view of the world through my images. From abstract & architectural to vast landscapes & intricate close-ups, my hope is to inspire everyone who views my work to look for beauty in everything that surrounds us.
I am a self-taught photographer who has learned through trial and error, taking untold numbers of shots to find that one that is just right.”Lisa’s favorite quote is; "A photograph is a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art." (Ambrose Bierce)Besides a vast variety of art photography, Lisa also creates glass tile pendants and note cards with her photographs. Here is a small selection of what she has in her Etsy shop.

I am sorry the photos are not bigger, Please check out her shop on etsy to get the full effect of her beutiful work!

Friday, June 26, 2009

~MoonWalkin for Mj~

L.A Reed said it best this morning...Turn down the Chatter and Turn Up the Music!!!
M.j Is a legend in his right, even if you didnt care for him you cant deny his amazing talent! He was extremly soft spoken and shy,BUT put him on stage...WoW he was so energetic and lively! I grew up listening to his music and trying to moonwalk, He broke so many barriers when it came to music today... he was the first african american musicain on MTV..he defined what a music video is today! he made back up dancers famous, as you can see in music videos today! He has performed with so many other big talents such as guitar great Slash...hes had the likes of Eddie Murphy,Michael Jordan,naomi campbell in his videos! Anyone who knows me well knows I am a music fanatic. I mostly listen to music from before my time or from when I was a child...I can honestly say theres only two musicains that I know of that I can name most all there songs and know the lyrics too! and that is Michael Jackson and Aerosmith!
I am not a fanatical Mj fan I do not have a cardboard cut out of him in my livingroom. I dont even have all his albums in fact I only have one...but I do think he deserves great recognition of the impact he has had on music and our culture for the past 30 some odd years....
I mean he made loafers cool,and the one Glove, his sparkly socks,red leather etc etc.
My mother was a child when the Jackson 5 came out, I was born at the height of his career in 83...and I still love his music to this day! he may not have always made great choices, but his music was and always will be great!
Now a song he sang for a young man, that now fits him too!

My fave mj songs would have to be
Black or White
man in the mirror
and many more
I mean you know your good when you have musicains redoing your work or spoofing your work such as Wierd Al,Fall Out Boy,Alien Ant Farm etc!
I know not everyone will agree with this blog post, but please feel free to leave comments and tell me your fave mj song or moment!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

What a nice day!

Good afternoon! It is another beutiful day here. I am starting off this blog post with a big huge THANK YOU!! to she gifted me this cute T-shirt, great for summer! I love it! check out her shop for great unique jewelry pieces,wine glass charms etc!Also I got some Snicker fudge from MMMMMMMMmmm it is the best fudge ever! it is amazing!

On another note it has been a pretty busy week, cleaning house, and trying to lay a cement patio on the front of my house. It is back breaking when your trying to mix cement in a 5 gallon bucket, dump it, smooth it and start again, but its getting the job done...slowly, but its getting done. :P

I have been photographing items for my etsy shop, I will soon be adding more dish rags, and Jewelry and one of my brothers recycled bird houses...

Here are some more photos i took of my flowers:

Saturday, June 20, 2009

This n That

Happy Fathers day to all the dads and granddads out there!!

I am running a special in my shop for my 50th shopper I will give free shipping and a gift!

I went to a premier Jewelry party tonight. It was so fun, I am going to host one in August! yay free jewelry! :P
I also want to say a Special THANK YOU to for making my brother a name plaque for his fathers urn, It is going to mean so much to him!! thank you!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I made a mushroom white sauce lasagna tonight for dinner, it's my spin on a Ina garten (barefoot contessa) recipe

I put mushrooms and zucchini in it thats it other than the cheese sauce. topped it off with a little crushed red pepper ,S & P and rosemary...MMMmmmMMmmm

Also I made a new Necklace tonight...

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Update & Ramblings...

Ok to start things off I am giving away an Earwarmer/headband on my teams blog:
enter to win!!!

Also I recieved to Blog awards I will posting about those shortly! but I wanted to thank the women that gave them to me!
12midnightoils, , and

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Ok heres the pictures of the babies I said I would get a few posts back. Of course here there 7 weeks old and ready to go...infact two are already gone. One that looked just like momma bunny, and the twin to the brown and white one...and of course the pic of Bella with head stuck out of her cage was just too cute not to post!

Monday, June 1, 2009

New Month New post...

Ok so here goes, a mish mash of a bunch of different topics.

Come join christiecottage BNS in the Promos forums its a great place to chat make friends, and get sales!!
Also check out the treats n eats cookbook BNR...

ok and an intro to all the pics I am about to post the first one is two paintings I did about 3 years ago I love all the colors but they go with nothing in my house :P so there on my bedroom wall...

The other pics are of my bedroom walls I am in the process of painting them, i have lived here almost 3 years and all my walls are this sand color...So I went Green!
Ok and this last set is to show you where my craft room used to be and what it looked like...My brother moved in with me before it was completly done. So now he's stuck in a room with purple, teal and sand colored walls, Oh did I mention hes a 14 year old boy...I feel bad hes has to sleep in my creative somewhat girly space...:P

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I am 25, I get to stay home and take care of my brother. I am a very eclectic person i am interested in all sorts of things, I will try anything once!