Friday, November 26, 2010

A Black Friday Bargain

My sister decided she wanted to purchase a laptop advertised for sale in WalMart at 5:00 a.m. Friday morning.  She was going to head out at 3:00 a.m., but, since the news report showed folks camping out at stores for Black Friday specials, she headed out at 10:30 and arrived at the store about 11:00.  I stayed home as I do not have the stamina to wait in line for six hours, even with my walker (which has a seat) or in one of those go carts.  When she came home with the laptop, she recounted a story which included a police incident.  Although she interacted with a lot of nice people, she swears she will never do that again, no matter how good the bargain.

This is my Thanksgiving turkey.  I hope everybody had a good Thanksgiving.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.  I have started cooking today, not only to save time tomorrow, but to give my sister some space to make her contributions to the Thanksgiving table.  Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Only Five More Days till Thanksgiving

Are you feeling the crunch?  It seems like no matter how hard you try, there's always something you forgot and need to run out to the market at the last minute.  You spend hours and hours in the kitchen and it's all gone in ten minutes!

Little Giuseppi already knows what he's going to do with the leftover turkey -- make a turkey pizza, of course!  You can find Giuseppi  in my Etsy shop ( or my Artfire studio ( 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Geez, It's Almost Thanksgiving Already!

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, but you'd think they moved it up a month.  I've seen Christmas themed items in stores since before Halloween!  I can understand craft stores who have stuff in July.  If you're making Christmas items to sell, you need time to accumulate enough stock to sell at Christmastime.  But, well . . .
My sister and I are making two turkeys for Thanksgiving (one for each of us; ha, ha).  And, of course, all the trimmings.  Ya gotta have leftovers.
Here is Dusty.  My sister said that I needed to have a cowboy bear (cow-bear?) since I live in Texas.  And, of course, Dusty needs a horse.  Voila!  Dusty and his trusty steed, Herringbone.  You can find a listing for Dusty in my Etsy shop (

Saturday, November 13, 2010


Well, hello everyone.  Welcome to my blog.  Since this is my first post, let me introduce myself and my bears to you.  I  live in a quaint little house in Spring, Texas, which is right outside of Houston.  I share my house with my sister (who likens us to the little old ladies in Arsenic and Old Lace-- except that we are not little and we do not poison young men) and the bears.
I, for one, always wonder how businesses got their name, so, in case you do, too, here's how I came my mine.  When we were little, my grandfather always made up little songs and poems (oh, yeah, my whole family is creative) and one of them went like this:
A girl and a boy went out to play
When a big, brown bear came along their way.
The boy climbed up the nearest tree he could find,
But, the girl ran on with The Bear Behind

Here are Mina and MiKKi.  They were made for my sisters from my late mother's mink stole.  They are an example of my Keepsake Bears.  You can find more information on my Keepsake Bears at my Etsy shop or my Artfire studio.