Friday, June 24, 2011


Hi Everyone,
     I am part of a great group of friends  called the " Promo Frenzy Team". We help and encourage each other to be successful with our featured shops on "etsy.com". One of our team leaders discovered a way to win valuable free advertising for our shops.

     So we are asking all of our friends and family to stop by that website to vote for our team so we can win this much needed advertising.  The button below will take you the website where you can vote for our team. Please vote "10" for everyone on our team and then click on the facebook "like" button on the left side of the page. There is also a "tweet" button there, so please tweet too.

      You will not be asked by  this site, "handmade10",  to offer any of   your personal information and you will not be asked to join. We just NEED votes and likes so we can win advertising and exposure to our shops. Most of us are work at home mom's who make craft items to sell, so PLEASE HELP US today. The contest runs for 10 more days, so please stop by to vote each day.

      We really appreciate your help family and friends! AND SPREAD THE WORD!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hot Summer Nights!

     There is nothing more delightful than the cool taste of  a delicious dish of homemade ice cream on a hot summer evening. Memories of childhood dreams come flooding back into our minds as we sumptuously indulge ourselves in its creamy delight. Yes, ice cream has for most of us been a readily available commodity during our lifetime.

      However, did you know that even though ice cream has been around for centuries, it has only been within the past century that this decedent dessert has been available to the general populace? You will be surprised and shocked as to why this was as you read my eBook, "Vintage Ice Creams, Heirloon Recipes".

     The intriging history of ice cream is most interestingly  discussed in my eBook which shares with you our  coveted Family Heirloom  Recipe for "old fashioned ice cream custard".  I have also added a chapter sharing with you a variety of  the most popular flavor variations to the heirloom recipe, including strawberry, chocolate, banana, raspberry,peach and more.

      Making ice cream from scratch is really very simple and enjoyable. It's a great way to avoid all of those harmful chemical additive ingredients of commercial ice cream found at the supermarket, etc.
And, It's a great way to share time and memories with your loved ones too.

      "Vintage Ice Creams, Heirloom Recipes," is packed full of facinating information and everything you need to know about making your own delicious homemade ice cream is outlined in my easy to follow eBook.

       Since summer is in full swing and July 4, is rapidly approaching I decided it would  be a great time to make "Vintage Ice Creams, Heirloom Recipes" available for purchase in my etsy shop:  http://www.etsy.com/shop/uniquecozytreasures

      "Vintage Ice Creams, Heirloom Recipes,"  will available soon in my etsy shop or you can contact me personally for a copy by emailing me at:  uniquecozytreasures@gmail.com  Compiling and writing this eBook has been a real labor of love and I am sure you will enjoy it's  informative style.

"Vintage Ice Creams, Heirloom Recipes" is protected by U.S. copyright laws, all rights are  reserved by author.


Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Just an update on the Baby Robin Story from a couple weeks ago.

He has grown by leaps and bounds and is now flying like a pro. He's the bird on the left.  I didn't realize until now that these little baby birds rely heavily on their parents to continue bringing them food for sometime even after they have learned to  fly.

I can hear him every morning and several times throughout the day chattering to his momma for another worm. Yes, he has at least graduated to eating whole worms now, but he is at his mother's tail all day long following her wherever she hops or flys in the yard.

He has a very destinctive chirp when he wants another worm so I always know when he is out in my yard, so I enjoy watching him. I've noticed that he is also learning bird language and calls too.

Here is a short video of him chasing his mom around my yard. It's so cute and really funny.

Apparantly his other two sibling didn't make it from the nest. I think the black birds that were terrorizing them must have killed them, as I did see a couple of them sitting up on the nest one day. The black birds seem to like making life miserable for other birds and even squirrels in the neighborhood.  They chase after other birds  trying to grab their worms and love to chase and dive bomb the squirrels while they are sitting happily on a tree limb.

Maybe this little robin was smarter than I thought and jumped from the nest to get away from the black birds. He seems to be able to squawk loud enough to chase them off.

Anyway, I'm enjoying watching him grow and am glad I was able to help give him a chance to survive!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


JUNE 1, 2011

Thanks for the interesting comments and suggestions on "WHAT WOULD YOU DO?" with the antique canning cabinet.

I had many creative ideas from you dear readers. Most of those ideas were really great and I only wish that I had thought of those myself. =)

Painting it a bright vibrant color such as turquoise or pink and repurposing it into a storage cabinet for games, supplies, pictures, books, etc. seemed to be the most popular idea.

One of you thought the "doors" would look good on her walls in some creative way.

My idea seems rather bland compared to some of yours, but here's what I did with it. Painted it a creamy semi-gloss white(country white), closed the doors, turned it around so the doors were against the wall, then arranged some of my favorite things on the shelves along with my favorite new and vintage books!

This cabinet is very heavy so it took three strong guys to carry it from down in the garage up to my dining room. I would have preferred it rested in my livingroom, however, there was no way it was going through the small opening from the kitchen into the livingroom.

It was a fun project and I may try out some of your suggestions in the future. I think it would look great with bead board enclosing the back(which is now the front), then painting it one of those vibrant colors you all suggested. Then, removing the upper doors, making it into a more hutch type display cabinet on top and using the lower cabinet for storage. I have some really interesting items to display on the shelves.

When I get the time to repurpose the cabinet again, I'll let you know. For now, I have plenty of projects on my list this summer... Deb =)


Just for my readers..... I am offering complimentary free beauty consultations on the care and problems of skin, hair and nails. Just drop me a line with your questions at: uniquecozytreasures@gmail.com All questions, comments, names and email addresses, etc. are confidental. I do hold an Associates Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences in Cosmetology with many years of experience.

Everyone have a GREAT DAY!

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