Nov 30, 2011


It's Day 5 of the Virtual Craft Show.  Click here for instructions on how to enter to win prizes, 70 of them!

Nov 29, 2011


I'm up!  Today is the 4th day of the Virtual Craft Show and I am one of the featured vendors.  Please visit my shops at:

I am offering a 20% discount through Dec. 3rd
use code LC1878 at checkout

Visit the Pretty Things blog to enter to win one of 70 different gifts.
See my offering below.

Nov 28, 2011


This is the third day of the Virtual Craft Show, be sure to leave a comment on Lori's website, tweet, mention it on Facebook or blog about the event for entries into the drawing for one of 70 different prizes.  You only need to do one for an entry, but the more you do the more entries you have.  Good Luck!  This is what I have donated as a prize.

  Be sure to come back on Tuesday, as that is when I will be featured. You can shop at my stores using the code LC1878 for a 20% discount through Dec. 3.  Good time to start that Christmas Shopping.

Nov 27, 2011


This is the second day of the Virtual Craft Show which runs through Dec. 3rd.  Visit the Pretty Things blog and leave a comment or post to your blog, Facebook or Twitter account to be entered in the drawing for one of 70 different gifts that are being given away by the Artists/Vendors.  Drawing will be a couple of days after the show closes on Dec. 3rd.  Please leave email or blog information when you comment so you can be contacted if you win.

My turn to be featured on the Pretty Things website will be the last four days of the sale.  Take advantage of my 20% off discount during the show using the code LC1878 during checkout.  Find my stores at

Nov 26, 2011


While you are here visiting the "Virtual Craft Show" , I thought you might like to fix yourself a little snack.  I made these 
Rosemary Roasted Cashews for Thanksgiving, and everyone was crying for more.  Very addicting.  They are an Ina Garten recipe that was featured in Good Housekeeping magazine this month.

Rosemary Roasted Cashews

4 cups raw cashews (1 1/4 lbs.)
2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 tsp dark brown sugar
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne (ground red) pepper

1. Preheat oven to 375 deg. F
2. On  18" by 12" jelly-roll pan, arrange cashews in single layer.  Roast 10 to 12 minutes or until nuts are
    heated through
3.  Meanwhile, in large bowl, stir together rosemary, butter, sugar, salt, and cayenne until combined.
4.  Add hot cashews to bowl with rosemary mixture, toss until nuts are well coated.


Nov 25, 2011


Don't forget the Virtual Craft Show starts on

November 26 to December 3

7 Days 70 Artists, GIVING AWAY 70 things.

I Hope you'll take the time to visit the Artisan shops and blogs too, during the show (and afterward)

Here's How You Win:

For each of the 7 days of the show, you get a point for each of the following (you don't have to do all four)....

                Facebooking this page
          Twittering this page
         Blogging this page

You can do any of these things on EVERY day of the show!

Be sure to have either a blog with an email contact or leave your email in your comment so I can notify you!

Drawing will be held a couple of days
 after the show

Nov 20, 2011


I haven't been keeping up with my blogging lately because we just made a big move from the Palm Springs area in sunny California to the beautiful snowy area of Ogden, Utah.  Quite a temperature change, but we are loving it.  Here is a shot of our first snow looking out our front door.

Now that we are settled I will be working on the big online shopping event that is being put together by Lori Anderson scheduled to start on November 26th and run for a week.  There will be 70 vendors participating, and all of them are giving away something.  You will have a chance to win one of these items.  Check back soon and I will have full details for you on how you have the opportunity to win.  In the meantime please visit my store,  Lorettasboutique, to start your holiday shopping.  I will be adding many more items and will fill my etsy shop too.  Thanks for checking back.

Nov 8, 2011

Lori Anderson is at it again.  She is hosting a "Virtual Craft Show" from November 26th through December 3rd.  70 artists and crafts people will be featured on her website  over that time and you will have the opportunity to win something from each of them.

  Here is what I will be giving away.  It is my "Triple Island" necklace and is made of Amazonite, Turquoise, Sodalite, Coral, Pearls, Seed Beads and Sterling Silver.  It is 26" long and can be worn with many things.  It would retail for $85, but you have the opportunity to win it for free.  Check back for more details.