Wednesday, October 27, 2010

That time of year again and wow.... you gotta get this sheet

it is one dollar wednesday again and today's digi download is so cute!!!!
stop on over to and pick up this sheet. Just ONE Dollar

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Aveda Customer Service is AWESOME

I have been asked many times to give my opinion of products etc and post to this blog. I have refused all requests with the exception of one start up company that was selling silver jewelry and I did it as a favor for the owner.
So my opinions are just that MINE.
A few months ago I purchased a liter of Aveda's pure abundance shampoo. I usually purchase their clove but I had received a sample in my last order, tried it and really liked it so I bought a liter at a store in Norfolk me if I could remember the name I would post it but I simply don't.
I brought the shampoo back with me to the island and started using it. UCK is all I can say it wasn't anything like the sample I had tried before. I called customer service at Aveda simply to have it tested to see if something might have happened to the shampoo either at the store I bought it at or perhaps someone had returned it to the store with the wrong product in the bottle and the store simply didn't check it before selling it.
Becky from Aveda ( from here on we will call her amazing becky) was wonderful. Amazing Becky said send the shampoo back to me with my name on it and I will have it tested.
That was about two weeks ago. I sent the shampoo back to Amazing Becky and left for a few days. When Rick and I returned home this past Sunday Amazing Becky had left a message to give her a call.
Not only are they replacing my bottle with a new bottle but they are sending me my favorite Brilliance shampoo as the replacement. Brilliance is more expensive so I said let me pay the no no says amazing Becky, I will cover it.
So......... I may pay 46 dollars a bottle for shampoo from Aveda but let me tell you knowing that people like Amazing Becky are at Aveda gives me all the reasoning in the world I need for paying that.
Thanks Aveda you had a customer for life and still do.

The crowne plaza williamsburg virginia warning graphic photos

Dear owner of the crowne plaza in williamsburg VA ....... you owe me two nights stay in a better room at your hotel. Call me to discuss. lol
I have already contacted their corporate office customer service so let's see how they handle this.

Just to prove we did stay there in that horrible room wow such a pretty shower curtain in my three star hotel room
can you imagine?

Dontcha just love it?

Does this look like a three star Crowne Plaza to you?

First this is how the housekeeper made the bed.... seriously are you kidding me. We should have turned and ran at that point. Rick and I were heading out to do some mega shopping but stopped by the front desk to see if we could switch rooms to a king size bed. No sorry hotel is full there is a William and Mary game going on so no you can't switch. Fine we are here let's go shop

But then....................................... when we came back in time for the Ghost stories this is what we finally saw in our room... Looks like a bullet hole in the ceiling.

There wasn't any soap in the room seriously NO SOAP. fine as we were heading out to the patio to hear the ghost stories we will stop and pick some up. I wanted to add a little bit of make up on and went to grab a tissue. Now this is where you almost have to laugh. The housekeeper took the last two tissues in the box and made a fan out of them to put at the top of the box. ( someone needs to have a long talk with this housekeeper but oh it does get better so keep with me)

Yes, this is the bed post of the Crown Plaza three star hotel in Williamsburg VA room 436

and this would be the desk in this three star crown plaza hotel in williamsburg VA

oh wait could this be the back of the tv that is at least as old as my daughter? why yes it is

and here...... now it is really funny right? no not really. You would think with a name like Crowne Plaza you would get the best. Right? I mean I stay at the Crown Plaza in Natick Mass all the time for business and OMG I love it!!!! this was seriously like staying at motel 6...but wait they leave the light on right?

now this is my favorite..... can you imagine this is the chair for the desk where ...... I would not sit with my laptop if my life depended on it. Dear God this chair should have been thrown out years ago.. but wait it is in room 436 at the three star williamsburg crowne plaza.

ohhhhhh a little ratty carpet never hurt anyone right? but at a three star crowne plaza. hummm

Do you think they just don't care? appears to me that is what is happening

but.................................... isn't this perfection? again a Crowne plaza three star hotel in williamsburg va

Crowne Plaza Williamsburg Virgina HORRIBLE

First let me say that I love love love the Crowne Plaza but the Crown plaza in Williamsburg is the WORSE I have ever in my entire life have seen.
I have tons of pictures I will post here shortly but I beg you do not stay at this hotel. I have already contacted their main office and am awaiting a reply from the owner of the hotel.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

one dollar wednesday is right ON the money

just think of the ATC's, cards, scrapbook pages, etc you can make with these.
Here is what I do...... cut it out then use microscope slides and sandwich the image in between. Use gold tape to tape around it and there you have a really cool slide.
Later this week I am making some adorable art with a custom made fairy from Patty at
you simply send a picture to Patty and she can make any picture a fairy or anything else you want. Visit her website and click on the tab for custome orders. YOU gotta see her stuff.
She took an old and I mean old picture of me as a baby and worked miracles with it.
Come back Friday to see it...... but make sure you stop by this Wednesday because the one dollar digi sheet changes and you will want to see this.

Blogs of Note

Wow, where does the time go? In just a few months it will be the two year anniversary of being chosen as a blog of note. Wow....imagine my surprise to wake up, log on and see that in one day I had over 25 thousand visitors. It has been a wild ride that is for sure.
I have been able to share my art with the world, introduce my amazing husband to everyone here ( his blog was also chosen as blog of note just a month prior to mine) and share with everyone our travels.
There have been tons of bumps along the way...... Rick's scare with this health, the death of a good friend and then of course my getting sick every time flu season comes around ( even with flu shots)
My getting stranded in Boston due to a major snow storm that shut down the entire east coast, the hurricanes ( yes plural)
You have been here to share surprises I have received from my darling husband, you have been here to share many things and I have received many great pieces of art from friends on here and many of you have received pieces of my art.

So here we are almost three years of, where does the time go?
I have often thought of opening my own website but someone seems to have taken

What is ahead you may ask?
Well, more art that is for sure
I am sure more travel as Rick is looking for Italy or Ireland next year
More fun things that Rick and I love to share
But I do hope you will stick around for the next three years with me

Historic Williamsburg

Saturday morning

We got up early to head to Jamestown Settlement....or are we? We saw this really cool farmers market and thought why not? so we stopped and found out not only was there a farmers market but also a William and Mary football game.

So after the farmers market we just stayed in williamsburg and went to historic williamsburg.... shopping oh yes!

A wonderful weekend

oiy all the photos are out of place okay so here are the smores we had in the garden listening to scary stories at the crowne plaza williamsburg va you will have to click on the pictures to see the story teller. the camera didn't do well with lights in front of me...or was it me not doing it right?

photos are all out of order so I will do my best with what happened...
First after we checked in I saw this poster in the lobby for Friday nights fun. We both decided that after dinner we would make sure we were back in time to see this.

When we got to the garden in back of the hotel it was COLD...but not to worry...we had coats

here we are in the hotel

oops pics out of order....both of us out in the garden waiting on the story teller

rick has to have his pillow everywhere we go.