Thursday, April 30, 2009

My Canon PowerShot A60 camera had a problem...

It's not an abstract picture. That's how I see on my Canon PowerShot A60 camera. I'm so bummed the camera didn't work. It's my online storefront...!

I decided to bring to a camera store. The staff told me that Canon notice this problem and they can fix it. So, I contacted Canon today...

As for me... I still can't take picture. I don't know how long do I have to wait. In the mean time... I start looking for a second camera... Hm... how about a new DSLR... I'm thinking about Nikon D40

Any thoughts?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

First Communion Necklace for our special girl...

Today, our daughter received her First Communion at St. Anthony on the Lake, Pewaukee.

It's really a special time for us, me especially. I was in teary eyes in almost every moment. What is so special that both her God parents attended the mass and Deacon Finley, who baptized her, was also there...! I had to really compose myself...

For her special day, I wanted to make a necklace. Her request, she wants shiny necklace... but I want a pearly necklace... I think we come to a compromise. I designed this necklace with shiny vocal point and pearly string.

I worked on it the night before. It was a surprise for her in the morning... I'm so happy she liked it... Debbie K from St. Anthony was admiring it (and the bracelet she designed). I think it's very cute..

What you think?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Leader Appreciation Day

April 22 is Leader Appreciation Day. My daughter, who is a Girl Scout, decided to make and write a thank you note for the leaders.

It's a perfect timing for us to this as our spring break project. We wanted to make a card inspired by Eric Carle books.

We each (including the baby) painted a piece of paper with colors and let it dry. Then we cut out a shape and arrange it. This time, we chose flowers, which I think it's appropriate for the event.

Thank you to our Girl Scout leaders. They did a very awesome job.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Meadowbrook Spring Blast Auction Items...

Mark your calendar, May 17, 2009 at Western Lakes Golf Club. You don't have to be a Meadowbrook parents to attend this event. It's open for public.

You just need to register for this event when you want to participate in live auction or golf outing. Contact Laurie or click here for registration form

Walk ins are available for silent auction between 1-3:30. No registration needed for the silent auction.

We have items for everyone...Just check out sample of the items list...


For most recent list, please click here.

Weber Fire Pit – summer is coming, this Gas fire pit would be a great compliment to your backyard! It also comes with a wonderful Leinenkugel basket, which includes a Leinies apron, hot pad, Leinie Lodge beer bread mix, honey blueberry pancake mix, and mustard. Also includes a 12-pack of Leinie’s Sunset Wheat and a case of Summer Shandy, perfect package for those incredible summer nights! - comp. of Discount Liquor, Michael and Michelle Greguska,and the Jamie and Stephanie Troug family (value $575.00)

Crazy for Countertops – this gift certificate from K.G. Stevens is worth $500.00 towards brand new CORIAN countertops for your home, 25’ square foot minimum purchase. – comp. of K. G. Stevens and Mike Daane

LIVE Auction if we get a Chicago hotel, contact has been made,

Road Trip Weekend – Includes 4 admissions to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago and 4 passes to the Shedd Aquarium. – comp. Museum of Science and Industry and the Shedd Aquarium.

Tuscany House – 4 nights, 3 days at the Tuscany House resort in Orlando, Florida. This resort has private pools, spa facilities, multiple restaurants and is very close to all Orlando attractions. Note: You must be willing to attend their one-hour sales presentation. – comp. of Terry and Kim Schneider and the Tuscany Resort

Badger Ball – this package includes 2 tickets to a Badger Football game during the 2009-2010 season. - comp. of Jenny and Tyler Hauser

Decorator Delight – 100.00 American TV gift certificate, Window Fashions (you will need to buy the fabric, all the sewing will be done by Kim Schneider), Possible Painting Package…..(this package is still under construction)

Ron Dayne Autographed Helmet – yes, the one and only! He not only played for the Badgers but he also won the Heismann in 1999. – comp. of Greg and Jane Kraemer and Kraemer Machine Tools

Parking Premium Package – yes, this package includes one parking spot at the front of the school parking lot. It will be reserved especially for you and your family for the entire 2009-2010 school year. - comp. of Meadowbrook School.

American Girl Armoire and Wardrobe – This incredible handmade armoire is filled with a beautiful handmade wardrobe for an American Girl Doll. - The armoire is comp. of Shannon and Lorenzo Majewski. The handmade clothing is comp. of Heidi and Steve Krenz’s mother.

Personalized Terra Cotta Pots from the classrooms


Full Mouth Whitening System – inc. impressions, models, trays and all the materials needed for a new bright, white smile. comp. of Debbie and Dr. Brett Skaar, D.D.S., S.C. (value = 250.00, minimum bid $75.00)

Pasta Perfection Package - One family sized lasagna dinner delivered hot and to your door! Your made to order meal will also include a salad, garlic bread and dessert! - comp. of Steve and Heidi Krenz.

Bouncing Baby Basket – includes a homemade baby wall hanging which could also be a baby blanket, also includes other baby necessities and gift cert. for a Parent/Infant Massage instruction gift cert. The perfect shower gift! - comp. of Sue and Mike Lang and Health Reach Services

Clinique Basket – some wonderful facial products which will make you look and feel beautiful! – comp. of Lori and Paul Gardner

Family Fun Travel Basket – This basket includes a great 2-night get away at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells (M-Th, Memorial Day to Labor Day, other restrictions apply), $40.00 to Culvers, $50.00 for gas, and other items that are needed for a road trip to the Dells! - comp. of Mrs. Hill’s room and all her terrific families

Green Bay Packer Fan Ball – this authentic stamped autographed football includes all the signatures of the players and coaching staff from the 2008 football season. – comp. of the Green Bay Packers

Chocolate Bag Bonanza – this chocolate gift bag is handmade and is filled with 2 pounds of chocolate covered strawberries. It will be made to order and would be perfect at a shower, etc. Not recommended for a hot and humid event. – comp. of Shannon and Lorenzo Majewski

American Girl Faux Birthday Cake and table linens – this faux cake is made from Sculpty clay and is perfect for an American girl’s party, it also comes with homemade table linens. - comp. of Shannon and Lorenzo Majewski’s mother and Lauri and Kevin Eckmann’s mother.

Corey Hart Framed Autographed Picture – comp. of Greg and Jane Kraemer and Kraemer Machine Tools

Mark Kistler’s Imagination Station 3-D Basket – what a great gift for your child, comes with two autographed books, art supplies, and two scholarships to his summer workshop which will be held at Meadowbrook from

June 29th – July 3rd, and 2 water bottles from Time Warner. -comp. of Teresa and Steve Clemetson, Mark Kistler and Time Warner

Delicious Desserts Anyone? – this package comes with your choice of 3 upscale and elegant desserts. – comp. of Tony and Becki Kaczkowski and Elegant Desserts

Marriott Moment – A perfect night away awaits you with one free night at the Marriott West in Pewaukee and a $45.00 gift certificate to the Bonefish Grill. – comp. of the Marriott West, The Bonefish Grill and Kurt and Cathy Wagner.

The Gift of Music – this gift certificate treats you to one free month of guitar lessons with Ben Janzow. Ben is the lead singer and guitarist for Dirty Boogie, a band that has played at Summerfest, State Fair and many other venue’s in the area. Ben has also participated in High Interest Day. Lessons will be at G-Man Music. – comp. of Ben Janzow.

Sounds of the Symphony – 2 tickets in the Premier Orchestra Section for any classical or pops presentation prior to 12/31/09. – comp. of the Milwaukee Symphony.

Brewer Fan Basket – this package includes an xl sweatshirt, xl t-shirt, a hat, J.J. Hardy Bobble Doll, a Brewers baseball and two water bottles. - comp. of Becky and Andy Teller and Time Warner

Water Park Fun - 4 passes to the Country Springs Water Park – comp. of Country Springs Water park.

Art by Jack Vettriano – “Mad Dogs” - comp. of The Great Frame Up

American Girl Birthday Party – this package comes with an American Girl Today doll, one faux sculpty birthday cake and handmade table linens. – comp. of Terry and Kim Schneider, Shannon and Lorenzo Majewski’s in-laws, and Heidi and Steve Krenz’s in-laws.

First Communion bracelet
- made of fresh water pearls, Swarovksi pearls and crystals, sterling silver cross charm, spacers and findings, strung on nylon coated steel wire. The size is 6", which fits most 7 year olds. Comes with a lobster clasp and 1" extender, which would allow the bracelet to fit growing children. – comp. of Conny Karman and Kunta Hutabarat.

Life Touch Prestige Portrait Package - Each package waives the sitting fee for one family, also includes one 11 x 14 print. – comp. of Life Touch Prestige Portraits (value = $160.00, two winners)

Are you at your Peak Performance? – This $300.00 gift cert. is good for one month of “Lake Country Boot Camp for Women” at Peak Performance. – comp. of Peak Performance.

Are Motor sports your thing? - Kendrick Motorsports, pullover (L), also includes a green Time Warner polo (XL) and a $50.00 gift cert. to Don and Roy’s Motorsports – comp. of Time Warner, Jane and Lou Brazzoni and Don and Roy’s Motorsports
Milwaukee Bucks tickets – a certificate for 4 tickets to a Milwaukee Bucks game, based on their availability, during the 2009-2010 season. – comp. of the Milwaukee Bucks

Will and Estate Planning Package – This leather briefcase would be a great compliment to this package! This package includes two wills, two health care powers of attorney (advance directives), two durable powers of attorney for finances and a basic trust for the benefit of minor children, if needed. Does not include costs associated with recording fees or other fees associated with the transfer of ownership of property to a trust. If additional documents are needed to complete the estate plan, they will be offered at a reduced hourly rate, examples may include but are not limited to Marital Property Agreements, formation of LLCs, etc. – comp. of Attorney Melissa M. Pehl and John Houle and Jason and Laura Smolinski’s in-laws (value $500.00 to $1,000, depends on what is needed, there is a minimum bid of $100.00)

Spine out of Line? – this package includes one chiropractic consultation, free x-rays, 3 follow-up appts. and a bottle of vitamins. - Comp. of Kettle Moraine Chiropractic and Rich and Michelle Venske

Chimney Sweep and Inspection – includes a chimney cleaning and free inspection. - comp. of Chimney Doctors, (value=250.00)

Front Row Concert Seating – this package includes 4 front row seats at the Meadowbrook Choral Concert of your choice; there will be 4 winners! - comp. of Meadowbrook School.

Theater Time – 2 comp. tickets to the Waukesha Civic Performance of “The Cemetery Club” in June, 2009, plus 2 tickets to a 2009/2010 Milwaukee Repertory Theater Quadracci Powerhouse or Stiemke Theater production. – comp. of the Waukesha Civic Theater and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.

Monkey Joe’s Birthday Package – a birthday party for 8 (M-Th). – comp. of Monkey Joes. (Value 140.00)

Sheraton Surprise – one night at the Sheraton in Brookfield, also includes a dinner for two at Stir Crazy.– comp. of The Sheraton in Brookfield and Stir Crazy

Skateland Birthday Blow-out – 50.00 gift certificate for a Skateland birthday party, 75.00 minimum purchase. –comp. of Waukesha Skateland

Need a new look in your house? - tired of your old rugs, need a lift, this new rug will give new life to a tired space. A beautiful 5 x8 Couristan Rug in green and pinks. - comp. of Drexel Interiors (Value $450.00)

Art by Ronald Lewis – “Old Friends” – comp. of The Great Frame Up

World Class Fitness – a beautiful gift basket which includes wine, goodies and other items also includes a $50.00 gift certificate. – comp. of World Class Wire and Cable (two winners)

Revolutions Twirling Club Package – 2 passes to the Spring recital, 2 free dance or baton lessons, ABC Baton, and t-shirt. - comp. of Anna and Chris Spears and the Revolutions Twirling Club

Hand crocheted Baby Blanket – the perfect gift for the new blessing in your family. – comp. of Lauri and Kevin Eckmann’s in-laws (two winners.)

Wine Anyone? – this basket includes Merlot, White Zinfandel and all the items needed to enjoy a great class of wine at the end of a long day! - comp. Of Theresa and Steve Clemetson

“Coach” Purse – okay, it’s from China, but yeah, a women can dream! Also comes with a matching pocket book. – comp. of Vicki and Rob Bingenheimer

Golf Club and Goodies – a Tour Edge Golf Club and 3 sets of Titleist Golf balls - comp. of Pam and Dave Nader’s relative and Rob and Vicki Bingenheimer

Golf Bag – this terrific great golf bag would make a great gift for a golfer in your home! Also comes with a glove, tees and 2 rounds of 18 at Edgewood (weekday) - comp. of Darrin and Suzanne Groendal and Edgewood Golf Course

Food Frenzy – spices, cookware, cookbooks and all kinds of fun stuff for your kitchen! Also includes a $50.00 gift card to Pick-n-Save. - comp. of Mrs. DeLaMatters room and all the terrific families.

Games Galore Basket – do you need some new games, some new ideas for those cold winter nights, then this basket is for you! There are “games galore”, plus it includes a Nintendo DS, games and a starter kit! - comp. of Mrs. Bruce’s room and all her terrific families

Body fat Scale – measures your total weight and body fat percentage at the same time. – comp. of Julie Wentland and her sister.

Glass Electronic Scale – comp. of Julie Wentland and her sister.

Autographed Donald Driver Mini-Helmut – personally signed by Donald Driver. – comp. of Lou and Jane Brazzoni. (value $100.00)

Mark Kistler’s Summer Art Camp Scholarship – one summer camp scholarship for his drawing camp at Meadowbrook, June 29th- July 3rd and a Mark Kistler drawing book. – comp. of Mark Kistler

Illuminated Relaxation Fountain – time to relief some stress, this would be perfect in your spa bathroom! - comp. of Julie Wentland and her sister

Heart Awareness Package – includes one heart scan and a blood pressure monitor. - comp. of Julie Wentland, her sister and Wisconsin Heart Hospital

Zoom to the Zoo – Is there a trip to the Zoo in your future?? This package includes everything you need for a great day! It includes one family Zoo pass, with parking which is good for one year, 4 Panera Bread Pick 2’s, a “wild” assortment of stuff animals, including Webkinz, sun block, snacks and other assorted items. –comp. of Mrs. Severson’s room and all her terrific families

Fishing Frenzy – Wow, what kid wouldn’t love this basket! This basket includes a kid friendly tackle box and fishing pole, handmade lures for dad, cookbooks, etc. -comp. of Ms. Marquardt’s room and all her terrific families

International Dining Package – a 25.00 gift cert. to the Peach Garden, 20.00 to Sakura Japan Sushi and Grill and 20.00 to Casa del Rio. – comp. of Peach Garden, Casa del Rio and Sakura Japan Sushi and Grill

Family Package to Lasertag Adventure – includes 8 games of Lasertag, 4 lge. Drinks, 16 tokens. – comp. of Lasertag Adventure

Awesome Automobile Basket – this basket includes a Garmen GPS, $50.00 gas card, $20.00 to Lake Country Auto Spa and many other items to help you maintain a great looking car and have a safe trip! – comp. of Mrs. Sudfeld’s room and all the terrific families.

Pewaukee Lake Party Package – Sandwich and soda for four from the Chocolate Factory, $20.00 gift cert. from Curly’s Waterfront Sports Bar and Grill, 2/$15.00 gift cert. from the 5 O’Clock Club, various coupons for the Sand Bar Sports Bar. – comp. of The Chocolate Factory, Curly’s, 5 O’Clock Club and the Sand Bar Sports Bar.

Practice Makes Perfect – 7 buckets of balls at Storm Golf Course and 2 water bottles from Time Warner – comp. of Storm Golf Course and Time Warner

Chimney Sweep and Inspection – includes a cleaning and free inspection, also comes with ¼ cord of wood - comp. of Chimney Doctors and The Best Wood Judge (Value = 250.00), two winners

Dinner on a Dime – this package includes 3 Large Pizza’s from Rocky Roccoco, 2 Pick-Two’s from Panera Bread, Papa Murphy’s Peel-A-Deal Card, Pizza Hut Dough for Dollars Card, 8-$5.00 gift cert. from Moes, and 4 noodle bowls from Noodles and Company. – comp. of Rocky Roccoco, Panera Bread, Papa Murphy’s, Peel-A-Deal, Pizza Hut, Moes, and Noodles and Company

Special Occasion Dining – 25.00 from Mitchell’s Fish Market, 40.00 gift cert. to the Gasthaus, and $50.00 to Applebees. – comp. of Mitchell’s Fish Market, Gasthaus and Applebees

Scrap booking Crazy – Wow, you name it, it is here! A great started kit or a great way to add some new things to your scrap booking stuff! - comp. of Mrs. Balsewicz’s room and all her terrific families

Movie Madness – includes $50.00 to Marcus Theaters, $40.00 to Block Buster, 4 family movies, Park Ave Pizza Coupon, lots of movie candy, popcorn and other fun items for a move night at home! - comp. of Ms. Cornford's room and all her terrific families

6th grade Entertainment Basket – Perfect package for some family fun! $60.00 to the Waukesha Civic Theater, $40.00 to the Sunset Playhouse, $25.00 to Marcus Theaters, $25.00 to Stone Fire Pizza and The Olive Garden and a Culvers gift card. -comp. of Mrs. Kara’s room and all her terrific families

Double Trouble (Weekdays Only) - the perfect couples golf package, includes 2 – 18 hole vouchers for the Broadlands Golf Course (M-Th), 2 – 18 hole vouchers with cart for Olde Highlander (M-F) - Comp. of Broadlands and The Olde Highlander

Double Trouble II (Anytime Package) – 2 – 9 hole vouchers for Brookfield Hills (anytime usage), 2 –18 hole vouchers for Kettle Moraine Golf (anytime M- F, and after 12:00 on weekend/holidays). - Brookfield Hills and Kettle Moraine Golf

Faboulous Foursome – 4 rounds of 18 at Morningstar Golf Course (M-Th) – comp. of Morningstar Golf Course

Anton’s Salon – a package of four family hair cuts and product to make you all look great! -comp. of Stephan and Michelle Tetzlaff and Anton’s Salon.

Quiet Dolls – handmade dolls with wardrobes, perfect for church, outings, etc. –comp. of Lauri and Kevin Eckmann’s in-laws. (two winners)

Gaming and Beyond – A Nintendo DS Lite, a Starter kit and four new DS games all in one package! - comp. of Mrs. Blaedow’s room and all her terrific families.

Milwaukee Wave – 4 Premier Seats to a regular season home game – comp. of the Milwaukee Wave

Sports of All Sorts – Football, Volleyball equipment, Games Galore, Tennis equipment, Baseballs, air pump, water bottles, plus lots of other sporty stuff, - comp. of Mrs. Wruck’s room and all her terrific families.

All About Photography – This basket is all about preserving memories via photography. It includes a digital camera, case, memory chip, Crystal frames, disposable cameras, scrap booking paper, and a professional photo opportunity from Lisa Rappis. – comp.of Mrs. Wolf’s room and all her terrific families

Harley Wear – One Harley sweatshirt and a Harley baseball cap – comp. of Jason and Laura Smolinski

Harley for Women – one sparkly Harley long sleeve Polo (M) and one Harley zip-up jacket (L) – comp. of ……….

Tupperware Basket – this basket has not arrived yet

WildTree Products – this basket has not arrived yet

Winter Wonderland Basket - This winter basket will make you wish for snow, well almost! It includes 4 day passes to the Country Springs, 50.00 gift cert. to Sunburst, and everything else a family would need for a wonderful winter day!!! – comp. of Ms. Michalko’s room and all her terrific families

Vroom, Vroom – It’s Harley Time! This package includes one Harley Hoodie (L), one Harley black Polo (L) - comp. of …………..

Hand Quilted Baby Blanket – this quilted blanket would be a great gift for someone very special. – comp. of Anne Marie and Scott Bergmann’s in-laws.

National Golf Center Package – 2 rounds of mini-golf, 2 medium buckets of range balls, and a $50.00 gift cert. towards their one-day scoring school which costs $225.00 for the day. Scoring School includes 3 hours of short game inst., impact tape shot assessment, box lunch, 3 hours of putting instr., equipment assessment, handouts and a personal CD to take home, $25.00 coupon towards equipment purchase, intr. To stage 1 and stage 2 learning, 30 min. follow-up lesson. Classes size is 3-6 people, class dates are June 17th, July 14th and August 6th. – comp. of National Golf Center

One hour Massage and massage cream – comp. of Kettle Moraine Chiropractic and Michael Aehl (two winners)

Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker – makes four cups of steam Espresso or Cappuccino - comp. of Terry and Kim Schneider

Beautiful Baby Basket – another great gift basket for new parents! It is filled with books and all kids of items for a someone who is just experiencing the joys of parenthood! - comp. of Jason and Laura Smolinski

Waukesha State Bank Basket – A basket for of goodies for that special child in your life. Includes 2 movie passes, 10.00 Culvers Gift Card and a 10.00 gift cert. to open their very own Friendly’s Savings Club Acct. (may also deposit into an existing acct). – comp.of Waukesha State Bank

Caving Anyone? - This package includes 1 adult admission and 1 child admission to Cave of the Mounds, also includes a gift certificate for a bag of mining rough. –comp. of Cave of the Mounds

Love to Dig in the Dirt ? This CAT 994F Wheel Loader would be a great gift for your little boy! – comp. of Jason and Laura Smolinski’s in-laws

Mining Shovel – This mining shovel from P&H is quite desirable for the collector! - comp. of P&H Mining Equipment

Big Dipper Pendant – handmade by Conny Karmen, it's made 1" of sterling silver disk, punched, domed, black patina and brushed finish. It comes with adjustable black-waxed cotton cord. – comp. of Conny Karman and Kunta Hutabarat.


Crazy for the Kitty Cat - 2 xl - women’s polo’s with the Time Warner logo - comp. of Time Warner

Photos Anyone? - This package includes a portrait session for your family or children, a brag book with seven images, a 8 x 10 and a 5 x 7. – comp. of ARW

Fabulous Fitness – 4 – 7 day passes to Westwood Health and Fitness, snug sack, water bottle and mini-cooler. – comp. of Westwood Health and Fitness

Cheesecake Crazy – this gift cert. is good for one 9” cheesecake. Comp. of Karen and Curt Catura

Garden Time – One 3-tube sprinkler and an Automatic Water Timer – comp. of Jason and Laura Smolinski

One-hour nutrition consult and a jar of Dynamic Greens – comp. of Kettle Moraine Chiropractic and Barb Dubinski

Brewers Memo. Items – water bottle, cinch bag, t-shirt and a J.J. Hardy Bobble Head – comp. of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Pet Precious Basket – Even your pet deserves something special. These items are all from Pet Delicious and the Pet Spa. – comp. of Pet Delicious and the Pet Spa

Pump It Up – includes 4 pop in anytime passes, t-shirt, goodie bag, and other assorted items. – comp. of Pump It Up.

Signature Salon Pedicure – a natural products pedicure gift cert. – comp. of Signature Salon

Silver Necklace – this necklace will make a statement! - comp. of Vicki and Rob Bingenheimer

Signature Salon Facial – this cert. is good for one facial. – comp. of Signature Salon

Brewer Holiday Wreath – this would be a great holiday gift for the Brewer fan in your house! - comp. of Becky and Andy Teller

Solemate Slippers – size m/l, made with memory foam. – comp of Julie Wentland and her sister.

Digital Fork Meat Thermometer – comp. of Julie Wentland and her sister

Commercial Thermometer - comp. of Julie Wentland and her sister

Digital Food Scale/Dietary Computing Scale - comp. of Julie Wentland and her sister

Yoga? – this $50.00 gift cert would be a great way to introduce yourself to this wonderful art. This cert. can be used towards an unlimited yoga pkg., a 10-class pkg., or a Yoga Basics (Beginners) series. – comp. of the Yogasylum

Mini – Mania - 8 tickets for mini-golf at Fun World and 2 passes for mini-golf at Prairieville Park. – comp. of Fun World and Praireville Park

Golden Guernsey Package – cups, hats, frames, etc. – comp. of Golden Guernsey

Go Lions – a Lion Stuffed Animal – comp. of Meadowbrook School

LeapPad Easy Reader Phonics Program – perfect for your brand new reader – comp. of Jason and Laura Smolinski

Fourth of July Package – Includes a lighted 4’ – 6” flag light would be a great way to show your patriotic spirit and it includes an American Flag Blanket! - comp. of Laura and Jason Smolinski

Packer Blanket for the little Packer fan – comp. of Laura and Jason Smolinski

Boy Bonanza Basket – a basket filled for that special boy in your house! - comp. of Theresa and Steve Clemetson

2 passes to the Milwaukee Public Museum – comp. of the Milwaukee Public Museum

Summer Splendor – 6 passes to Waukesha Ice Skating rinks – comp. of Waukesha Park and Rec.

Clinique Products– this body products basket is perfect after a long day! Includes body wash, perfume spray and body smoother from Clinique. – comp. of Lori and Paul Gardner

Time for Some Texas Hold ‘Em – this poker tabletop would be a great gift for the poker player in your house! - comp. of Laura and Jason Smolinski (two winners)

2 Chicago Bears Hats – comp. of Vicki and Rob Bingenheimer

Four Wick Candle – comp. of Vicki and Rob Bingerheimers in-laws.

Golf Gifts - Three Titleist Golf Balls and a Baseball Cap – comp. of Bristol Oaks Country Club

Girly Galore – filled with all kinds of fun items for the little girl in your household – comp. of Theresa and Steve Clemetson

White XL Road Runner Pro Tennis Classic Polo and Baseball Cap – comp. of Road Runner and Jane and Lou Brazzoni

Casino Night in your future? - This 3-1 Gaming Set would be the perfect way to set the tone for your next casino night. This casino set plays roulette, blackjack and craps. – comp. of Laura and Jason Smolinski

Gold’s Gym 6-month membership – (two winners), comp. of Gold’s Gym on Delafield

Laser Tag Membership – includes 3 free games of Lasertag, a lge. Drink, 10 tokens, 10% off concessions, reduced prices (T-Th) and access to Member Only Nights – comp. of Laser Tag Adventure

Creating Memories? - This basket includes many neat items for the scrap-booking queen in your family. - comp. of Anne-Marie and Scott Bergmann and Creative Memories (two winners)

Bowling Bash – One family pack from AMF Lanes, includes: 2 hours of bowling, pitcher of soda, lge. Popcorn and shoe rental. – comp. of AMF Bowlero Lanes

Go Navy – One XL Navy T-shirt and coffee mug - comp. of Steve and Theresa Clemetson

Are you the Calendar Keeper? These two items will help simplify your life and make planning fun! One family write on calendar and one Christmas Hanging Calendar. -comp. of Deb and Andy Petersen

Princess for a Day – You too can be a princess! One adorable tote bag, one clip coffee mug, one bling coffee tumbler and one royal crown necklace. – comp. of Megan’s Enchanted Forest

Biolage Hair Product – comp. of Cost Cutters

Bed Head Products – comp. of Cost Cutters

Digital Wireless Projection Thermometer – indoor and outdoor - comp. of Julie Wentland and her sister

Digital Scale – comp. of Julie Wentland and her sister

Swimtastics – 2 Family Swim Passes. – comp. of Swimtastic

Symphony Time – 2 tickets to the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra’s Outdoor Concert on Friday, June 26th. – comp. of the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra

J.J. Hardy Bobble Head Doll – comp. Duane and Jackie Budelier

More items are coming. So, mark your calendar and happy bidding...

Friday, April 17, 2009

Secret Saturday Sale....

Store two get one 50% off. Offer expires April 18, 2009 at 11:59 CST. Note to seller BLOG. I will adjust your invoice.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wet felting for Spring Break activity

Every year, I have activities prepared for Spring Break. No,... it's not going to the beach and armed with sun tan lotion... it's activities entertain an 8 years old.

I learned about wet felting from Crunchy Parents. Guess what? This year activity is.... wet felting.

We did 3 projects today. Felted soap, felted ball and felted vessel. I expected that there might be some failure during this process. I agree, the wet felting is so a forgiving process and it turned out so much better than expected.

The felted vessel is my favorite. I cut the top part of the vessel with my intention to use it as a lid. As I was admiring my first vessel piece, a idea came to my mind. I blew a balloon and drew two googly eyes... voila... it reminds me of ...Sherlock Holmes...

Despite the wet floor, I think we all agree "Wet felting is Elementary, my dear Watson!"

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Salvation bracelet inspired Rosary bracelet

One of a kind design...rosary bracelet inspired by Salvation bracelet.

Salvation bracelet is made of 6 colors to represent Christian journey. Black represents our sins, red represents Jesus blood, white represents the cleaning of sins, green represents eternal life in heaven, blue represents Holy Spirit within us and gold represents heaven.

Using those colors, I designed this Rosary bracelet. This bracelet is very special to me. My elementary school friend found me on the website and ordered the bracelet. Her request ... is to be as creative as I can. Me? Creative? Yes...! She's made my day...!

I swung by the bead store and started looking for interesting beads. I found colorful glass beads with many different textures and shape... just like I wanted.

I use wire wrap method to connect the beads. The colored beads is connected with wire loop. The white beads is connected with wrap loop which also gives the detail for the beads. Bali spacers and twisted closed rings also added to jazz up this bracelet.

I really like how it turned out. It's out of ordinary, it's different, it's special...!
Similar bracelet is available on my Etsy store. Great for mothers' day gift...

Wouldn't you agree?

Monday, April 6, 2009

How to make cat's tail from fabric

My daughter is having CATS birthday party theme. In addition to cat's face painting and cat's ear, she wants to have cat's tail.

We helped her searched for cat's tail on the web, however, it's way over her budget. So, she turned to her creative mom to help make tails.

We needed some fabric, wire, stuffing, sewing machine and some creativity to make one. I happened to have a white terry cotton fabric and polyester stuffing. She just needed to get ribbon (to make a belt for the tail) and thread.

I cut the fabric 5"x20" and sew the top for the ribbon. Then I sew the side to make a tube and tapered the end. The most tricky part is turning the tube to the right side up. Then the tail is ready for stuffing. I use chop sticks to help stuff the tails.

After all tail is stuffed, then I put a ribbon on the top, do a double knot, and tie it on her belt.
I found fabric marker at Joann and use that for children to decorate the tail.

The party was a blast. Everyone were enjoying their new tails. A couple children left the white tail and pretended it was the Angora cat's tail. Most colored the tails which ranges from the simple stripes to the most stripy tiger cat's tail.

I think it was the best tail tale party I've ever seen.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Meadowbrook Spring Blast Auction Items...

This adorable big dipper pendant is available for auction at Meadowbrook Spring Blast, May 17, 2009.
Mark you calendar, register for the golf outing and auction (contact for form) and enjoy Spring...

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools Day Sale

Needs economic stimulus ? or shopping stimulus?

This is not an April fools day joke. Bigib is having a 1 day sale....

Buy two at regular priced item and get one 50% off equal or lesser value.
No coupon please and not valid for sale items. Note to seller "BLOG", I will adjust your invoice.

Hurry... offer expires April 1, 2009, 12:00 pm cst.