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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Week of 12/12/10 in Greenville NC

*Festival of Trees  - Family Support Network
Greenville Convention Center
Daily 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM until Dec 23.Free admission; donations can be made to Family Support Network. Enjoy the numerous decorations of trees as they are transformed into different themes and meanings. 

If you missed the Greenville Christmas Parade because of the rain, check out
*Ayden Annual Christmas Parade
Starts: Dec 18 11:00 AM
Ends: Dec 18 12:00 PM

Coming up at the end of January is the
*First Annual Jolly Skull Beer Fest
Starts: Jan 28 6:00 PM Friday
Ends: Jan 29 10:00 PM Saturday
Greenville Convention Center

The festival will focus on American craft and regional micro breweries. Tickets are $30 in adv and $40 at the door. You can call the convo center for tickets or go to Winslows (other places to purchase tickets are listed on the website). 

(Not sure why this is all in caps. It is not in caps in my edit screen, but it posts in all caps.)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

First Snow Treasury

We had our first snow here in Greenville NC this weekend! Big snowflakes drifted peacefully down creating a light dusting of snow for my husband's work holiday party. Then the snow was gone the next morning! That is the perfect storm.

To honor these four brief hours of snow, I created this First Snow Treasury, full of blue and snow themed items. Check it out here:

If we could have another four hours of snow on Dec 24th and 25th, this will be the perfect winter!

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Great Treasury!

BeadsGalore2 who makes hand crafted jewelry using semi-precious stones, Swarovski crystals, and glass beads created this wonderful Treasury "Tis the Season for Red! and included one of my items, I'm a Fan of Red Feather Fascinator.
View Treasury here:

Thank you!
I hope everyone is getting into the holiday season!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

This week in Greenville NC.

You can't build the biggest snowman ever in your front lawn, you can't go sled-riding down the hill at Firestone park, you can't even throw a lousy snowball. What are you going to do with the family this weekend? How about enjoying some beautiful art, warming drinks, delicious food, and seasonal music, right here in Greenville, NC? (And it will be warmer than checking out the Macy's windows in Market Square, guaranteed.) 

Join me for...

Uptown Holiday Artwalk
Friday, December 3, 2010 6-9 PM

13 different galleries, museums, and restaurants are participating

Greenville Jolly Trolley is offering free rides.
ECU Department of Musical Theatre and the Magnolia Belles will be singing carols on the trolley and in Uptown District.

At the Fourth and Evans stop there will be readings of
T’was the Night Before Christmas by Mayor Patricia (Pat) Dunn at 6pm, 6:30 pm, 7pm and 7:30 pm.

Children will receive free holiday craft bags from the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department
This is a free event! Art! Food! Drink! Music!

Map, list of participants, and other info:
What is Jolly Trolley?

What are Magnolia Belles?

And while your there…..
Holiday Window Displays
Dec. 3-Dec. 12, Uptown District
Check out the pretty windows and vote on your favorite! Voters will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates to local businesses.
Categories include "Most Whimsical", "Most Unique" and "Brightest.”
Ballots will be available at the Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge (across from Tipsy Teapot), or the public may vote online by visiting uptowngreenville.com starting Dec. 3 at 6pm until Dec. 12. Click here to vote: Fill out my form!. Winning windows will be announced in the Dec. 15 Uptown Enewsletter and photos of winning windows will be published in the January edition of the Greenville Times. Cash prizes will be awarded to winning businesses

But wait, there’s more…..
Greenville Jaycees 2010 Christmas Parade
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 3:00 PM

This year's parade theme is Christmas Around the World.  Sponsored by Uptown Greenville & PirateFest. 10th and Evans. 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday and Fun News!

Delicious Thanksgiving dinner and bonfire with desert last night; yummie leftovers for lunch, the season's first batch of chili on the stove, and a special treat today!

Thank you to to the T and D families, especially Mrs. D, for a great dinner and fun times on Thanksgiving. As with all good evenings over at the T house, it ended with a (mostly safe and controlled) bonfire. No marshmallows this time, though, because we had pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie, apple crisp, and vanilla ice cream to munch on!

A special treat today! danceswithflowers, who sells upcycled clothing, jewelry, and home decor on Etsy, had featured my Fallen Leaves of Autumn Necklace in her Treasury: Magic on the Forest Floor. See the beautiful, unusual goodies here:
Thank you!

I hope all of your Black Friday dreams came true!

Did you go out on Black Friday and join the Mad Dash for Mega Deals? I was not so brave, but I would like to hear your shopping story! Leave a comment and tell me all about it.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fun News! And a Special Deal!

This weekend, LaughingFridge, who has a fun, funky store on Etsy, included my Trio of Rose Scatter Pins in Chestnut in her Treasury: Vermillion. I like the sound of this word...
Check out the other beautiful creative items on this list:
Thank you!

To celebrate my new blog, use coupon code BLOGTENOFF at checkout and receive 10% your total order (not incl shipping) in my store this week. To visit my store, click <http://lizabethdezigns.etsy.com/> or on the Lizabeth Dezigns box on the right of my blog post. This discount will be good through Cyber Monday (11/29/10) and I will be adding many items to the store this week. *Share the code with friends!*

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Well, here I am with a proper title, background, and header (coordinating, of course - thank you shabbyblogs.com). Nothing left to do but start blogging! And I have been putting that off because I am good at procrastination. And also because I am not so familiar with this blogworld with all of these blogwords, so I am just going to bluff my way through it and figure it out as I go. I imagine it will be frustrating at times and will require a lot of chocolate, coffee, and cheese-flavored popcorn to get through, but I am up to the challenge.

I love beads, baubles, jewels, and small shiny objects, crafting, reading, shopping, movies and television shows, my husband, family, friends, and my cutie little kitten, the above mentioned snacks, coffee (which bears repeating), shopping local, and exploring my new town of Greenville, North Carolina. So I guess all of that is what this blog will be about.

I have a store on Etsy (unashamed plug coming up…  http://LizabethDezigns.etsy.com ) so I will be running some deals and specials and generally talking about my great jewelry and accessories here, too!

Yay! I am so glad to be here on blogspot.com. Thank you for visiting me here.