Sunday, November 29, 2009

Etta's Visit Part Two

So Etta has finally recovered from our long trip home from NJ. We had a fabulous time! Etta wanted me to fill you in on her adventures. We had a fun but long car ride down to NJ. It was about a 8 hour trip total including the stops we made along the way and the traffic we got stuck in. But Etta had fun with Tasha in the car. Tasha even shared her head phones with Etta after Etta was feeling a bit jealous and wanted to hear the stories Tasha was listening too.

Listening to a podcast of Pinky Dinky Doo.

Tasha even wrapped Etta in her blankie so she was comfortable on the ride down.

She enjoyed looking at lots of books with Tasha on the way down. Once we arrived she met all the animals that live at the house we stayed at. 3 dogs and 4 cats and a bunny! We made sure to keep her safe so she didn't become a chew toy for any of the animals.

Thursday we headed to the farm for the BIG Thanksgiving dinner. Etta was SO excited to see what a real Thanksgiving was like since she comes from England where they do not celebrate this holiday. She can't wait to tell her brother Treasure all about the foods she saw!

Tasha is holding Etta in the yearly Thanksgiving Photo.

Tasha, Etta and Tasha's Grandmother

There were 2 big tables in the house FULL of yummy food and lots of family! Etta got to sit with Tasha who was so hungry she mistakenly picked up Etta and almost ate her for dinner!! EEEkkk!

Tasha Don't eat ETTA!!!

This is one of the two tables full of family!

She couldn't believe all the yummy food! Sweet potatoes, corn, turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, hot rolls with butter, stuffing, turnip, squash and so much more! She was very full at the end of the meal and asked if she could have a tour of the farm and it's critters. We were in much need of some exercise so we headed out for a walk.

Yes, I ate ALL of that food!!! It was yummy!

This is the Big Barn full of cows.

We didn't get far when Etta spotted some very large feathery things?? I explained to her those were chickens and that they lay eggs that we eat. She seems a bit nervous around them since they were everywhere! Tasha enjoyed feeding them and petting them.

What is this strange feathered thing?

Don't worry Etta they are friendly.

Then we headed over to the barn and Tasha showed her how to feed a cow some hay. Etta was so amazed at this BIG brown and white animal! The cow was very gentle and had a VERY BIG TONGUE!

What a pretty cow!

I think Etta's favorite part of the farm was the tractor!! Tasha was very excited too they both played for quite a while on this one tractor. Tasha decided she needed to play in the BIG mud puddle so I had to rescue Etta so she didn't get muddy!

Hang on Etta Tasha can't drive yet!

Big Mud Puddle!!

We headed out on the property for a wonderful walk and saw some amazing views. Etta and I spotted a very cool moss covered boulder and had to investigate! She started to get tired so she opted to ride along in my pocket for the rest of the walk.

Can you see Etta in the Moss?

One of me and the cool moss!

Don't worry Etta you can ride with me!

She fell fast asleep on the ride home later that day and Friday told us how much she enjoyed her visit to the farm. Etta has become so close to our little family we will be so sad to see her go. She was truly a wonderful traveling companion and guest at our house. We can't wait to continue to follow her adventures around the world!

Thanks for letting Etta be apart of a very special day!
Jessica, Greg and Tasha

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Etta's Visit PART ONE

Well Etta the Meerkat has officially arrived in Fremont, NH!

We are very excited about her visit...I'm posting a bit now and I'll post more when we get back on Sunday. We are headed to NJ for Thanksgiving so Etta will be at our BIG family Thanksgiving at a real dairy farm! We can't wait to show her around.

So when she arrived my daughter Tasha just fell in LOVE! They have been attached at the hip since. I brought Etta in to meet Tasha when she woke up from her nap...see photos to see her reaction. Etta was very excited to see there were MANY new friends in Tasha's big girl bed. She got to meet, Brown Bear, Mr. Snuggle Pants (the panda), Mrs. Snuggle Pants (other panda), Kitty, Giraffe, Mr. Maine Bear, and most importantly Puppy! They all seemed to get along great. Mr. Snuggles seemed to really take to Etta and I think Mrs. Snuggles got a bit upset!

Tasha then showed Etta the map on her wall. She showed Etta how far she had come to visit us. Tasha knows all about long travels since she was born in China. Etta was impressed that Tasha knew her map so well.

The rest of the night was spent playing games and meeting our kitties.

Etta was a bit home sick but Tasha made sure to give her lots of hugs and comfort her if she was sad. Today Etta is spending the day at work with me. So I can teach her all about Graphic Design!

Stay tuned for more this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

For more on Etta and the Meerkat World Tour check out these links!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Green is Good!

Well here we are I can't believe I'm on Volume 18 already!

This one was a compilation of a bunch of different inspirations! The top 6 had posted on my forum to be in one of my treasuries and the bottom 6 are fellow ETTEAM Members!
I just love how it all came together so perfect. Green being my favorite color and all!
To be my next Inspiration Click here:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

**Psychedelic Man** & First Kiss

Check it out man!! Volumes 16 & 17 went up today!

This newest Treasury in my Series is super funky and fun!
Volume 16 of My Inspiration Series was totally inspired
sarada's amazing Psychedelic Rainbow painting!
Check out her shop at

Volume 17 was inspired byt "First Kiss" by mysticfae!
I just LOVE that illustration. Check out her super cool artwork!
It's very unique and worth the trip over!! This whole treasury is full of
wonderfully talented artist! The "Hair" photo is truly amazing.
Check out this shop as well.

To be my next Inspiration Click here and leave me a comment about your shop.

Peace and Love Man!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Happy Shiny Robots??

For my Treasury Volume 15 ....
I went the "Happy shiny people" route!

I LOVE this little robot by Chep
He was the inspiration for this Happy Yellow Treasury!

I LOVE doing Bright fun treasuries and I think this one is my Favorite in a LONG time!
Please check out all of these wonderful shops for some very nice eye catching items.

Peace & Love,

Monday, November 2, 2009

My Inspiration Series Treasuries

So here are Volume 13 & 14....

I just love how they both came out!

Volume 13 was inspired by Chuletindesigns wonderful plum cocktail dress!
It is just stunning!! Please check out her store for more wonderful finds.

Volume 14 was Inspired by Erinbowe's IGNITE copper pendant. I'm not sure why I went the route of blues but I found ninasimprints wonderful "Hanging out" ACEO when I searched copper. Then just took off from there.
Please check out both of these great shops!
Many of the folks in this treasury posted on my forum! So please stop by and leave me a comment. You may be my next Inspiration!

Peace & Love,