Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Library

When I was a kid, we would go to the library at least once a week. Then, I got older and had an income, but less time to read, so I got in the habit of buying books.  Now, circumstance have changed and checking out the local library just seems to be a good way to enjoy a good read. 

I was totally amazed at how things have changed.  Oh, I haven't actually been to the library in town yet.  While looking on the town website for information about jury duty (which I have in a couple of weeks), I stumbled across the library's website. 

Wow!  The whole Library Catalog is online!  I can search for books online and find out if they are available.  If  a book has been checked out, it tells you when the book is expected to be available.  You can request a hold on a book and then they send an email when the book is available to check out.  You can even renew your checkout online if no one has requested a hold on that particular book.

Then there is the whole eBook thing.  Now, you can even "checkout" (download) a book to your computer or other reading device without even going to the library.  The checkout period is the same three weeks and then the download deletes itself.  Who knew? 

This whole library thing could become quite an addiction!  Well, I am off to get a Library Card!  Oh, in case you were wondering, I never did find any information online about jury duty.  Guess the courts around here just aren't quite as current on technology as the library.  Nevertheless, I will show up with my Jury Duty card and a good book!

Take care and have a great week!  Here is this week's Treasury:

Just in case you need more eye candy, here is another one:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Christmas in July

It's SO TERRIBLY HOT these days! A friend had posted this wonderful clip to facebook...

It seems the best remedy is to dream of those beautiful days of wintry chill (well, that and Air Conditioning!). A little nice music doesn't hurt either.

Anyway, as long as we are longing for cooler weather, I guess it's a good time to remember that Christmas is just around the corner! My goodness, this year is going by fast. I noticed last week that the local craft store (Hobby Lobby) is already putting their Christmas stuff out! So, I thought this might be a good time to start Christmas shopping. Here are some Etsy shops that are having sales right now...

RomanticThoughts -
- Offering a 15% Discount, just enter the coupon code BLOGJUNJUL11 when you check out.

MagdaMagda -
 - Offering Free Shipping during the month of July.  No coupon code necessary.

Town and Country Vintage -
- Offering a 20% Discount, just enter the code PROMOFRENZY when you check out.

Crystal Photography -
- All items tagged "Christmas in July", as well as bookmarks, individual greeting cards, and prints up to 5x7 in size are on for free shipping!
- Clearance Section: Buy one get one free of equal or lesser value. Please state the free item (from clearance section) in message to seller.

Powers of Love -
- Christmas in July Sale. 20% Discount, just enter the coupon code JULYXMAS when you check out.

Bounty of Beads -
- Clearing out  Polymer Clay Beads and Lampwork Beads sections.  "Make me an offer on the entire section sale"  - If anyone is interested in purchasing either of those ENTIRE sections at one time, I am entertaining ALL offers. 

Linda B's Jewelry -
-  15% off any total purchases in the Christmas In July section of my shop over $12 (does not include shipping). Must use coupon code CAS711.

Here is this week's Treasury -

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

New Pictures

I have been working on new pictures, so I thought I would show off some of them this week.

First Set

Second Set

Third Set

Fourth Set

Reminder: For those following my Blog, I have a coupon code that can be used in my shop . It is good for 15% off your entire purchase. Just enter the code BLOGJUNJUL11 when you check out.