• Don’t be a stinker!

    August 10, 2010

    Our neighborhood is a haven for skunks. At least once a week you can smell them lurking around, probably ticked off by a neighbor’s dog or a car that cut too close. Last week I was taking my miniature doxie, Jasper, out for a 3am pee just as a fat and happy skunk came waddling…

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  • When guinea pigs fly, smiles happen.

    July 18, 2010

    Who cares if plain old pigs fly; what we want to see is guinea pigs fly! When Guinea Pigs Fly is a shop that celebrates the completely adorable but sadly often overlooked and misunderstood guinea pig. Humble, squeaky, fat, always hungry and so cute, When Guinea Pigs Fly is owned by artist Lesley of Burlington,…

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  • My Top Eight Favorite Etsy Shops

    July 8, 2010

    I love to shop, but I really love to shop for handmade and vintage finds.  So of course Etsy is one of my favorite online destinations. Following are my top eight favorite shops that I’ve purchased from on Etsy in no particular order. 1. Starlet Vintage Not all vintage shops are created equal. This vintage…

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  • Annual Sidewalk Art Show in Downtown Roanoke

    June 6, 2010

    I was able to visit the 52nd Annual Sidewalk Art Show in downtown Roanoke yesterday with clear skies and warm weather! There were 120 artists at this year’s show from as far as Florida to Canada, but the one artist I really wanted to see is a Roanoke local. I’m a huge fan of the…

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