Monday, March 10, 2014

Long read but there are pics.....I promise !

Well, it was brought to my attention that it has been some time since I have posted to my blog.  It's has been some time.   There are many reasons for this which I will go into more detail below.

New "Job" :  Well you may or may not know that I work for a Pet Sitting company, and this is my day job!  I walk dogs, or do home visits for cats, or sometimes even work at the Doggie Daycare.  Some weeks are busier than others, and I thought I needed something to bring in a little more money.  So I joined Jamberry Nails.....and so far it's been busier than I had hoped it would be.  So it's taking up a lot of my time.  If you want to check out my site please feel free

Vacation:  I went away for a while.....not long, but long enough to get away from the worst winter ever.  We still have snow banks at least 5 feet tall.  Florida was nice!!!

House Problems:  I live in a house that is 130 years old, and some days it seems like nothing has been done to this house in that 130 years.  Well the latest problem was my craft room.  I found that the roof was leaking.  Not just in one spot, like one whole side of the room......the side where ALL my supplies are.  So I had to put everything into Rubbermaid bins and get it out of there.  I caught the problem in good time because there was very little damage to my supplies.....however, now there are about 15 bins jammed with various stuff sitting in my dining room.  Not sure I will get much done with it like this.  So I probably won't get back to Mini-ing until the summer after I reno the craft room.

Cancer Walk:  I know some of my followers know that I have done the Weekend to End Women's Cancers before, and I am doing it again.  So I will be walking 60 km in 2 days and need to raise $2,000 so that has taken up some time.  If you would like more info or would like to make a donation please visit we come to the actual Mini Post.  During the month of January Grandpa's Dollhouse has daily deals.  Each day new deals are posted.  So I took advantage of some of the offerings.  I highly recommend visiting Grandpa's Dollhouse at

As mentioned in previous blog posts, I am working on a Tea I got these items for that!

Tea Cart.....Retail $12.99 but I got it for $6.99

Side of cart
Front of Cart
Blank Sign......Retail $5.00 but I got it for $3.50.  I plan to create a pretty "logo" with the Tea Room's name on it and attach it to the house as you see in the second photo.

Perfect for customizing

It will go right here  beside the door.

The other thing I ordered was a $5.00 grab bag.  It has at least $20 worth of value in it, and it's a surprise what you will get.  Here is what I got for $5.00

What a great bunch of loot.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Martha's Vineyard

For Christmas my wonderful husband purchased for me the Martha's Vineyard Campground Cottage.
It's a quarter scale house kit by Debbie Young (
This is what the house looks like.  It's a long, narrow two storey cottage.

I had no idea what these houses were all about so I decided to look online, and discovered that it is the cutest little community that I think ever existed.

This is the information that I received with the kit.

"The tiny cottages that make up the Campmeeting Association on Martha's Vineyard are one of the most visually exciting experiences I have ever had.  The campground is made up of over 300 of these tiny unique houses built between 1865-1880....barely larger than the original tents they replaced.  But for someone who loves small old houses, gingerbread details and different variations of the same basic thing, they are simply breathtaking."

"Another feather that cannot go unnoticed as you view the campground is the color.....there is lots and lots of color as the current owners paint their houses with varied combinations of blues, pinks, purples, greens and yellows. "

Here are some life size houses that I found online.

They are awesome.  I now want to add visiting this to my bucket list.   I have lots of thinking to do before building and painting my little house.  There are so many options of how to paint it.   I'm probably leaning towards pink but purple has also crossed my mind.

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