Friday, May 15, 2009

Cape May in Pictures

I have a lot of wonderful pictures from our recent trip down to Cape May. I thought I would do a two-part series on it, just so that I could get everything in. This post features the pictures that I took. This pic features the Emlen Physick Estate, a gorgeous Victorian mansion. Ironically, there was a craft show going on there...which we missed!

This is the old 5 & 10 store in the downtown Cape May area...things cost a little more these days!
Zahra splashing in the fountain in downtown Cape May. When I pulled her away, she immediately let me know that she was not appreciative of my interruption.

Carpenter's Square Mall that had even more cute little boutique stores. To the left, under the teal green tent is Gecko's, the Southwest cuisine restaurant that we had dinner at one night. They had a delicious tomato and basil salad and tiny cornbread muffins with jalapneno jelly. It was divine!

I took this picture on our foray into Wildwood and the boardwalk there. They have a amusement park there, Morey's Piers, and Fazal had the time of his life riding the rides. This was of the balloon ride and I love that I got it just as one of the balloon cars (or whatever they're called!) eclipsed the sun.

Fazal riding the cars at the pier! He rode this ride twice, since he wanted the racecar the second time around.

The beach at sunset. Both kids loved playing there in the sand, though it was starting to get chilly. Still the weather was beautiful!

Congress Hall, a lovely hotel in downtown Cape May. Very Victorian and elegant, I hope we stay there on our next trip!

Another lovely Victorian house, this time functioning as a bed and breakfast. The architecture was so stunning, I think I may have gone overboard with the pictures!

So that is a tiny piece of of our trip. I still want to mention the shops that I really liked, but I'll leave that for another post!

Friday, May 08, 2009

Twilight Jewelry, Treasuries and Twitter

At first, I really could not understand the whole hype behind the Twilight saga. Sure, I read the first book, and the writing was not the best. Of course, you have to take into account the target demographic (of which I am NOT, but shhh, don't tell!) But then I read about Stephenie Meyer and how she incorporated her own values, such as abstinence, self-control, etc., into the themes of the book. Though I am not Mormon like Stephenie, I also uphold the same values. So the books really started taking their hold on me. Plus, who could resist all that star-crossed romance and those supernatural love triangles! So I have become an almost-crazed fan. Almost I say, because, after all I am a busy mom and I simply don't have time to totally surrender to the vampire voodoo!

I make Twilight jewelry in my shop, though I only have a few pieces. The picture above shows my latest, just listed today. It is the Covered in Feathers Necklace, and you know what that means!! So go show some love to this necklace :) You can also view my other Twilight Jewelry in my shop on lovable Etsy!

Happy day! I always feel like that when I am in a treasury...and also when I get to make one of my own. Here is the lovely treasury that I was featured in, my Blue Danube necklace is at the bottom...

It features other members of the EtsyNJ Street Team and it is a lovely collection, curated by CreationsbyRobin. Check it out while you still can!

I love the color purple; passion, royalty, grapes, plums :) So I chose that color as my theme for the Passionate Purples treasury I curated yesterday, again featuring members of my team. Check it out and click away!!

I have joined Twitter, so if you Twitter, go ahead and follow me! It really is fun and you can use it for promoting your crafts and just let everyone what's going on in your daily life. I've put up the Twitter widget on my sidebar so you can see the updates on there too. And you can find other Etsians on there and see all of their new handmade treasures! Have a fabulous Friday everyone!!