Saturday, June 25, 2011

"But I don't want to go among mad people," Alice remarked...

"Oh, you can't help that," said the Cat: "we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad."
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

Welcome all you Mad Tea Partiers!
Are you all partied out?
Do you have at least one last little dance left for me and Sir Bumble...

... He got his wings shined just for occasion!

Come on! Follow me! Its just about time for tea!
The Hatter is there already... Im sure he has made quite a mess!
 Here... have a sip...
I think I spy Mr Rabbit... Do you see him?

Look he has everything ready!

There are sweet tea cakes and cookies gallore!

Grab a cup! The Hatter made it just how you like it!
Oh look! It seems someone is celebrating an unbirthday! Is it you?
I know you have more parties to attend so I will bid you adieu... but first

Monsieur Frog has brought you one last treat...
Just take a nibble... and be on your way!

And Thank You so much for stoping by and frolicing in the flowers with me!

It seems the silly Hatter has dropped his hat...


I guess I will have to return it before my tea gets cold!



Dont forget as you travel through Wonderland
 to stop by A Fanciful Twist and see all the magic  Miss Vanessa has cooked up for you there!


Leave a comment here and be entered in a perfectly mad giveaway!
{a set of sweet little Eat Me & Drink Me tags! as well as a few other surprises!}

P.P.S. Thanks to my sweet mommy for letting me spend the morning sipping coffee and snaping away in her very own Wonderland garden!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Its good to see you again....

Hey Guys!!

How the heck are you?
Sorry I have been gone for so darn long! Things have been pretty crazy around my little part of the universe lately!
Those of you that have been checking on me are just the sweetest... its always good to know I am loved!

So where have I been hiding your wondering?? Well I have been lost in wonderful clay and sweet little creatures! {Life threw me another curve ball you see...}

Its funny how you believe the universe is telling you one thing and so you listen and follow... you learn your lessons and BAM! right back to the beginning you go!

Oh! Lolli Studios {formerly Bada Blingg}

What was only intended to be a little side project has blosssomed once again! And its like rekindling a love affair, Im so happy to be squishing away again!

So if you were a fan of the old Bada Blingg Line... your going to go NUTS over Oh! Lolli! I cant wait to share some really awesome new stuff with you guys!

Oh... and I didnt tell you did I... I cant believe I forgot! Where are my manners!... Will you join me for tea tomorrow?

I cant believe its already here! Miss V. and her perfectly magical Tea Party!!
  So join me all weekend for a trip down the rabbit hole! We have tea and sweets and run in the tortoise race! You will join me... wont you?

There will be free things and sparkly things and magic all the way around!

Well, Im off to talk to the flowers... they promised me a dress for the weekend!

See you in Wonderland!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

"The knee bone's connected to the thigh bone...."

My Dad...

   My first memory of my father is sitting in the front seat of his blue Ford Mustang, wrapped in this jean jacket that smelled soooo good and singing "Dem Bones." 
   That was one of my favorite things about my dad, his songs... we would ride around and sing things like "Three-six-nine the goose drank wine  The monkey chewed tobacco on the street car line..." and "theres a hole!! theres a hole!! theres a hole at the bottom of the sea!!!"  We would listen to Learn to Speak German tapes on our way to daycare... and count  "eins... zwei... drei... vier..." {okay, I didnt really like that part very much... but I do remember playing along!}

   My dad & I havent had the typical "daddys little girl" relationship. I came along like a lightening bolt, a great big shock at first and then rumbling and noise for years later. He was just starting off his life, ready to go out and take over the world and Im sure single father wasnt in his plans... but he did it.

  I regret the years I missed with him...being stupid and stubborn... {like father like daughter} and have cherished every moment we have spent rebuilding our relationship.  I have his sense of humor and slight flair for the dramatic {though he will NEVER admit to the latter}

I am honored to have him in my life.
Thank you Dad... for teaching me how to be tough and roll with the punches... and pushing me to be the best I can be. Even though most of the time you didnt think I was listening. ;)

So, its Fathers Day ...the day where Dads everywhere are celebrated with neckties and handmade ash trays... days of golfing without complaints that the gutters need a good cleaning and in my dads case where he would get a giant cookie cake, or bag of chips ahoy {or both} all to himself.

Happy Fathers Day Dad!


And to all the dads who are, and to all that didnt have to be... thank you. I love you.

Be good to each other,