"Tis the Season" is about to Begin!
In keeping with the Christmas Spirit,
"Ollie McKay's Chic Boutique" ~ is offering
a 20% Discount on all orders!

Oooo La La!! LOVE these "SPIRIT LIFTAHS". . aka Wine Totes, NEW Christmas patterns for 2010 from Bungalow Scout! Great gift ideas for the holiday season!
Find them at ~ Ollie McKay's Chic Boutique


Check out the new " Zip Top Deano Totes" from Bungalow Scout in
Xmas French Gold Twist!

Or the Bungalow Scout Weekender Zip Top
in Black Floral w/Green Trim!



Wordless Wednesday

Amazing colors ~ Flying A Ranch near Jackson Hole, WY
(Taken with iPhone!!!)
(And find more Wordless Wednesday fun right here.)



WOW ~ Look closely!! These are ALL people!

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Wordless Wednesday

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(P.S.S. ~ Please read my previous post, if you haven't already ~ "Feeding America" ~ So many people that need our HELP ~ and this is such an easy way to do so!!)


"Feeding America"

Feed America ~ Take Action Against Hunger!
"Feeding America" is the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. Their mission is to feed America's hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and to engage our country in the fight to end hunger. For 1 in 6 Americans, HUNGER is a reality ~ You can HELP!

"Libby's Fruits and Vegetables" has joined "Feeding America" in a VIRTUAL CANNED FOOD DRIVE!! Donate today at ~ www.GetBackToTheTable.com ~ Every $1 raised will help provide 7 meals for our fellow Americans in need ~ And every $5 = 35 meals!!! ! We need to take care of our own ~ Don't you agree?? (Although I am NOT a huge advocate of canned foods because of sodium etc, this is an easy way for you to reach out and HELP!!)
The Faces of the Hungry might surprise you ~ They could be a neighbor in your own community! The faces of Hunger are many! Please. . . .take the time to check out these sites and read the information provided!


You KNOW what day it is!! Aloha Friday means the start of my weekend (and yours too!!) so I always look forward to it!! Don't forget to visit An Island Life for more on Aloha Friday and more participants!!!
My Question this week is:
Do you do any Volunteer work and, if so, where?
(my answer is: Yes, but not as much as I would like to or used to! I am on the Recreation committee in our large neighborhood area, and we help support many functions for kids and adults alike. But I want to get more involved in other things again too ~ so many opportunities out there for all of us to HELP one another!)


WORDLESS WEDNESDAY & Sizzlin' Summer Finds . . . . Take 2

Head on over to 5MinutesForMom.com for lots more Wordless Wednesday! Leave some love for me here too! (Just scroll down past the FlipNotes below!!)


Cool down as you think about some "back to school" fun ~ August IS just right around the corner ~ Be prepared!
These are our Flip Notes ~ Perfect Size fits into even the small purse! Jot down notes & you'll never forget your Wish Lists! (From the "WellSpring" product line)
Find them at our own Ollie McKay's Chic Boutique!

Flip Notes are in a Metal case with blank note pad and retractable pen. Note pad is perforated. Great for purses, backpacks and briefcases!
(4 3/8" x 2 3/4" and Great Price Pt. at only $7 each!!)

WELLSPRING products are FUN and bring art and organization to every day life. They have created other great fun and functional gifts
Address Books, Flip Notes w/Pens, Flip Cases, Pill Boxes


Fun Summer Finds. . . . ."Take 1"

Wow ~ Summer fun has begun ~ Starting up our Summer Finds again ~ Hope you'll love our first choices!

My newest purchase!! It came matted and ready to frame! Already hanging up and it looks amazing in my kitchen/dining area! :) This fabulous print is
by Marty Husted! One of her originals is next on my Wishlist! Please see all of her amazing work for sale at:
Etsy Shop ~ "Art Essence"


JELLY SHOES by F-Troupe ~ Simple yet fun "bathing shoe". . .or your "anything you want it to be" shoe ~ perfect for any weather in Jelly Pink, Jelly Turquoise or Jelly Black! Rubber upper and sole with lace up front and side cut out detail. These are all the rage in Great Britain and sell for $40.00 ~ F-Troup Jelly Shoes are sized in European shoe sizes!



Shoe Revolt And Wordless Wednesday too!

WW. . . . . . . "Don't Worry ~ Be Happy??!!"


"SHOE REVOLT" is giving a shout-out!! Are you a "Shoeista"?? Help this new for-profit company raise $$$ to help "kick human trafficking of young girls to the curb"~ by donating new and lightly used women's shoes for resale!!!

According to Ateba Crocker (founder of Shoe Revolt) & Meg Rayford (Chief Shoe Raiser) . . . . . . "Profits will be used to directly fund transitional housing, to create scholarship opportunities, and to provide mentoring and support for human trafficking victims. We'll gi
ve new life to these shoes that will, in turn, help give new life to so many young girls. Shoe Revolt will tear down symbols of inhumanity and build them back up into symbols of freedom, creativity, and empowerment!"

Half the proceeds will also go to "GEMS" ("Girls Educational & Mentoring Services") ~ an organization that helps girls rescued from the commercial sex trade. And FYI, any donated shoes from companies that do not meet the standards of manufacturing that Shoe Revolt requires, will be recycled and remade by the victims as part of the
ir rehabilitation!!)

Please help Shoe Revolt get the word out! Donate your Shoes ~ Do a post on your Blog ~ Share the info on Facebook ~ Tell your local newspaper about Shoe Revolt ~ Share with all your friends! The online shoe boutique at Shoerevolt.com will open on august 1st for purchases ~ See you there!!

"Shoe Revolt ~ More than a Shoe, It's a Stand."



You KNOW what day it is!! Aloha Friday means the start of my weekend so I always look forward to it!! Don't forget to visit An Island Life for more Aloha Friday!!
My Question this week is:
Which pattern would you like the BEST if you were going to order "The Weekender" Bag by Bungalow Scout?
(This very popular "Weekender" is out of stock in The Chic Boutique ~ so I'm getting ready to p
lace another reorder & would love some feedback!!)


Hope your Spring is wonderful ~ Full of bright cheery days and filled with color and love!
(These are the ONLY Tulips that survived the bunnies, deer and vols!)
APRIL SALE!! ~ Ollie McKay's Chic Boutique!
on SALE!!

$9.00!! ~ by ChaCha Designs!
Tumblers for Travel, Coffee or Cold Drinks!
Buy one as a GIFT and one for you!

Click on over to The Chic Boutique!


Aloha Friday Everybody!

Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday!
(And Happy Spring and Happy Easter Weekend to all!)
In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and prepare for and look forward to the weekend!!
Head on over to "An Island Life" to find out more!
My question this week is:
"What is your favorite tree or flower that is in Bloom right now for Spring?
(Mine is a tie ~ Either the Weeping Cherry or white Star Magnolia!


Wordless Wednesday

(I am so blessed to get to play golf on this course!)
(And please also take a peek at my post from yesterday ~ if you didn't get to it yet ~ to see some fabulous
jewelry from "Michele Grady Designs" and click on over to her Blog and Etsy shop also!)

Fabulous Finds on Tuesday!

Fabulous Finds ~ If you are looking for Unique Jewelry pieces for that very special gift,
Look no further!!
"Michele Grady Designs" has created some amazing pieces! ~
Find Michele and her fabulous jewelry at her Etsy Shop, her Blog
and her Website!


Wonderful Wednesdays, Thoughtful Thursdays and Aloha Fridays!
(Yes. . . I've combined a few days worth of thoughts~ hope you don't mind!)

So many ways to pack your lunch or snacks!!
To School ~ To Golf ~ To the Beach!!
Bungalow Scout Totes and Bags are the way to go!!

Find them all at our Boutique!!

Don't forget to click on over to An Island Life to read more about Aloha Fridays ~And a little networking too! My question for today is:
Does anyone else feel "crunched" for time the last few weeks?? Think it's b/c winter lasted so darn long everywhere??
P.S. Happy Happy Birthday to our wonderful son today ~ You are the best! :)


Awww Monday ~ Did you know?

March is 'National Women's History Month!!
A Resolution was passed in 1987 to expand the celebration of Women's History to the entire month of March & has been approved every year since then!

The theme for 2010, which is also the 30th Anniversary celebration, is "Writing Women Back into History". . . . . . "It often seems that the history of women is written in invisible ink. Even when recognized in their own times, women are frequently left out of the history books. To honor the 2010 theme, the National Women's History Project is highlighting pivotal themes from previous years. Each of these past themes recognizes a different aspect of women’s achievements, from ecology to art, and from sports to politics.
Now, more than ever, the work of the NWHP needs to continue and expand. Each new generation needs to draw information and inspiration from the last.So, please join the NWHP this month in recognizing the importance of women in history!!

The Libray of Congress also has a WEBSITE with lots of information On National Women's History Month ~ And the National Women's History Project has an online Web Shop with tons of fabulous gifts and items to help you celebrate. . . Us!!

Find interesting facts about Women in History and share them on your own Blog!