Friday, May 23, 2008

Bay Beach

My goal is to start talking about things other than art and my kids! So here's the first installment, which actually is partly about one of my kids. ;o)

We live in Green Bay and one of our little treasures here is Bay Beach Amusement Park. For those of us that grew up here, it holds a very sentimental spot in our hearts. It's grown and changed some, but what makes it great is that it's inexpensive and open all summer! AND, it's right on the water. A million people visit each year. The history of this great little park is a good read.

When I was a kid, it was 10 cents for any ride in the park! So for a couple bucks you could ride all day. Now tickets are a quarter, and the "big" rides take two, but the little ones are still just one ticket. Prices have gone up a lot, but it's still a good bargain.

Here's a picture of the new train station:

And a horrible picture of the little train that runs around about half of the park. It runs very close to a house that's on the edge of the property ... I've always wondered how they can handle that noise!

Here's a picture overlooking the bay:

Samantha riding the ponies. These ponies live near the beach and if you come early enough you can sometimes see the owners walking them down the road to the ride area. The bumper cars are in the background.

Samantha on the big swings:

Here's Samantha with one of her friends on the helicopter ride. This is a favorite ride for the little ones.

So brave to ride the Scrambler all by herself!

I even went on the Tilt-a-whirl a few times with Samantha. The day started out cold (60) and by the water it's colder.

The one thing I missed today was a picture of the huge slide. It's been at Bay Beach ever since I can remember. Just one ticket yet, and you grab a burlap bag, climb the endless steps, and all line up and slide down. There's three "hills" you go over. It's a tradition for us here!

I also missed pics of the *little kid* rides. They have six rides that are for toddlers and preschoolers and are all one ticket. A good deal!

If you've gotten this far, thanks for listening! Hope to see you at the beach someday!


Friday, May 16, 2008

bracelet love

How ironic it is that I make jewelry but don't wear it myself! Well, this bracelet is something I think I could wear... I just love this little number! So unique! Very time-consuming though, but worth it. It is for sale in my etsy shop.

Thanks for checking out my blog... I know I need to write more often, but I'm one of those *shy* people that feels awkward talking about myself and my life. I've read that this is something you get over if you blog long enough. I'm still waiting.


Sunday, May 4, 2008



BUY ONE ITEM, GET THE SECOND FOR HALF PRICE on anything in the shop! This includes all sale items! THROUGH WEDNESDAY, May 7th. If you pay when ordering, I will refund you the difference. Or you may wait for an updated invoice.

U.S. Customers: If you want your shipment by Mother's Day, please make your payment by Tuesday so I may ship your item by Wednesday. I ship First Class Mail. Expedited shipping is available upon request and at your cost.

Thank you!


Saturday, May 3, 2008


Whew! We've been without internet service for FOUR days (servers down)!!! Unfortunately, it made me realize how addicted I am to the computer! :((( I was so nuts! I feel LOST! Anyway, glad to be back.

We have a squirrel friend that we feed every day. He's getting very tame lately and is coming on the ledge of our front window. When we open the front door he runs towards us... this is when I sorta panic a bit! I love squirrels, but they scare me up close. I'm sure he would eventually eat from our hand if we let him, but not sure if I can do it! I throw the nuts and sorta run back into the house, LOL.