Sunday, December 4, 2011

Merry Artists Showcase at Schuyler Pond

Amanda Crames, Owner of the Fabulous

Schuyler Pond Home & Garden
727 Route 29 East
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

couldn't have said it any better:

Following this spring’s incredible Artist’s Roadshow,
Earth Angels will be back again, showcasing
The original works of nationally-recognized
Artists of handmade art and finery
Just in time for the holidays!!!

Come Join us for the festivities …
The halls with be Decked!!!

Jennifer Lanne, Melody Elizabeth Doyel,
Letty Worley and Skippy Doodle’s Sue Parker*
Will be on hand …

Also participating with a representation of their work:
Krys Kirkpatrick, Nicol Sayre, Valerie Weberpal,
Laurie Meseroll and Cheryl Kuhn, among others.

Keep Checking In for Updated Information here
Or go to
And get the latest from Jen O’Connor,
Founder of Earth Angels.

*Can you believe it? It will be the LAST show of the YEAR! WOW!
I'm soooo excited to be participating in the Merry Artist's Showcase.
Jen was so kind, to put me as a Featured Artist with all

If you have a chance, take a scenic drive to Saratoga. It very pretty there.
You'll love Amanda's Schuyler Pond Home and Garden Shop.
I know I'll be doing a LOT of Christmas shopping at Schuyler Pond
and at the Merry Artist's Showcase.

Does anyone need any ideas of what to get ME for Christmas? LOL!

OHHHHHH, and if you're lucky, you will meet and chat with Katy Camaro
of the best and yummiest Sundae's Best Fudge.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Winter Storm Alfred? Really?

Winter Storm Alfred-the-Horrible!

Tess as Abby from NCIS
A winter storm named Alfred on Halloween weekend?
I don't like Alfred.....I never will.
He put the kabosh on the 4th Annual Parker Pumpkin Fest!
There was no Trick-or-Treating!
That meanie!
I still haven't recovered from it!
this Saturday, we are going to have a Power Outage Party!
That's right Alfred, a P-A-R-T-Y!
We got our power back Tues afternoon.
Some of our friends and family, not so lucky.
We're going to fire up the grill, get out the snacks and have
everyone over to eat, drink, socialize and be warm!
So there Alfred, stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Country Living Fair in "HOTlanta"

A week from today I will be meeting Jen of Earth Angels Toys
to pack another 15' Truck
and head out for "HOTlanta" for the Country Living Fair.
The Amazing Earth Angel's Artists will be together ONCE AGAIN!
It seems like yesterday that we were just together in Ohio.
This time, Jody Battaglia, Pat Murphy, Leslie McCabe and Debbee Thibeault
will be joining us. You ladies were missed in Ohio!
Not to mention, the amazing, energizing, 'teamster' Michelle Hodge!
Girl, where have you been?
Can't wait to spend time.....we'll have a lot of time to catch up when we're driving
for 14 hours!
If you live near Atlanta, you CANNOT MISS THIS SHOW!
There's nothing like a Country Living Fair and
Be there or be square!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Country Living Fair in Ohio

Only one week from today and I'll be heading to NY to
help pack up the Earth Angel's box truck!
I can't believe the Country Living Fair in Ohio is next week!
Friday thru Sunday, September 16-18th.
Either one of the Country Living Fairs, Columbus Ohio or
Atlanta Georgia are
There's Art, Antiques, Junk, Food, Demos and lots more!
If I weren't working both shows, I would empty my own truck, bring my
bestest girlfriends and shop til we dropped!
We'd spend it like we had it! ALL WEEKEND LONG!
There are a few goodies on my list from our own Earth Angels Artists.
Can't wait to chat and spend time with all of the Earth Angels.
Stop by if you are near the Columbus area.
You won't be disappointed!
Oh, and check out these talented ladies at the
Earth Angel's demo tent.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Poz Family Vacation

MC, Tessie and Me
Eddie, Me, Mommy Dearest and Chris
(Missing Matt!)
August is always the month for the
Poz Family Vacation.
This is the second year we ventured to Jamestown, RI.
It's a beautiful, stress free, farm island.
No traffic. No crowds. NO WORK!
Only 20 minutes from Newport, a more 'touristy' and
crowed RI town. We head to Newport for dinner at the
Barking Crab. Everyone loves the Alaskan King Crab legs
or a Lobster dinner. Oh, that is with the exception of my brother
Chris who has shell fish allergies.
We always take family pictures.
We have actually used them for Christmas cards in the past.
I think we might do the same again this year.
The only thing that would have make this vacation perfect,
would have been my youngest brother Matt and his cutie patootie
daughter Sadie Anne coming too.
I'm praying that 2012 will be the year for all of us to relax together.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Fall and Winter, Already?

I've been working on Fall and Winter items for the
Country Living fairs in Sept and Oct.
The fairs are creeping up on me already!
As always, Sept will be in Ohio and Oct will be in Atlanta.
Beautiful cities, AWESOME fairs!
You can visit me and Skippy Doodle Designs at the biggest and
BESTEST ARTIST tent.....Jen O'Connor's Earth Angels Toys!
We have Fabulous, Fun, Talented and Pretty Artists.
They know how to impress....
from fashion, to accessories, to the cutest, most energetic personalities.
Just giving you the heads up b/c before you know it,
school will be in and it'll be Fair Time!
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Did I ever mention that I'm originally from Jersey?
Yep, a true blooded Jersey born girl.
(For the record, absolutely NOT like the Jersey Shore tv cast! Not even
in my worst hours in the 80's!)
I moved to CT in 1989 and stayed.
Since we moved to our little cow town in CT about 8 years ago,
MC and Tess have been talking about getting
My answer had always been NO!
1. Because I'm from Jersey and don't know anything about chickens
2. I didn't want to be the 'farmer' to take care of them!
(as you well know, Mom's ALWAYS wind up taking care of the animals!)
I made them PROMISE that the 'girls' would be their job.
they got 5 girls.
1 Buff Orpington named Buff, 2 RI Reds named Hannah and Summer and
2 Delawares named Pepper and Blanca
The girls are nice enough to produce 5 eggs a day. Some days, one will take a
break from laying.
Skippy and Pat the cat don't mind the girls either.
They're actually pretty comical.
So, Tess is now a Fancy Farm Girl and MC is just MC.
Liking all his girls.
Nuff said.

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Graduate

Well, it's hard to believe that Tess has graduated from 8th grade.
Yep, High School bound.
No, not her!
Tess wants to hit up Staples and shop, pack her back pack and
get on the school bus!
She's my little, oh I mean big, GEEK!
High School was lots of fun for me and I know she'll have a blast!
Oh, did I mention she's a GEEK?
RIGHT, she's a smarty pants.
She gets the brains (and the blonde hair and blue eyes), musical talent
and sense of humor (oh, brother)
from her Dad.
But, I did give her somethings....I think....
Oh yeah,
athleticism, crazy fashion sense and creativity.
Not too shabby if I say so myself.
Good luck to my not so little 'baby'....
show those kids at EO that Tess is on campus!
Watch out UConn, you're next!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Flea Market DEALS!

I was able to get to the Flea Market by myself this morning.
I needed it.
MC is in a fishing tournament at Candlewood Lake and
Miss Tess is still at her friend's from her sleep over last night.
I was upset when I first got to the flea because my favorite vendor,
Jim the Junk Man, was on vacation!
I decided to suck it up and put on big girl panties and walk the rest of the flea market
to see what else I could find.
Thank God I did.
I scored BIG TIME!
Look at all of these treasures!
A slew of plastic animals for $2
Frozen Charlotte heads, 1/2 dolls and thimbles $10 for all!
Wedding Kewpies, tomato pin cushion, Santa Boot and tin $10 for all!
toy tin cups and saucers and rosary beads $1
Cafola paper chocolate box with buttons, Maple Heart Candy box with spools and buttons and
a leather NY hankerchief box $3, yep, $1 EACH!
elves/knomes $3
My mood is totally changed...
nuff said!

Monday, June 6, 2011

This Jersey Girl's Going To Lafayette!

Once a Jersey Girl, ALWAYS a Jersey Girl.
(Believe me, NOTHING like that Nasty Snookie!)
Heading to Lafayette with the Angels again!

Artists Showcase

Hosted by Earth Angels at Rose Petal Porch

A Vintage Chic, Cottage Boutique
102 Route 15, Lafayette, NJ

Saturday, 6/11 10am -4pm
Sunday, 6/12 11am -3pm

Featured Artists Jennifer Lanne and Melody Elizabeth Doyel; with offerings from Debbee Thibault, Laurie Meseroll, Nicol Sayre and Krys Kirkpatrick among others, Skippy Doodle TOO!

Lafayette, NJ is a great day-trip antiquing destination just an hour from Manhattan and 30 minutes from Warwick, NY with oodles of great shops and a fab cafe...come spend the day with us. See for more info on our host Joyce and her adorable shop...see this blog post for a peek at the shop.

See you there!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
at the 10th Annual Earth Angels Spring Fling
in Saratoga Springs, NY!
All the beautiful ladies:
Jen, Julia, Lisa, Nicol, Ro, Valerie, Cheryl, Niki, Letty,
Melody, Jennifer, Laurie, Me and Katie
Schuyler Pond was amazing.
Amanda has a great eye and her place was 'eye candy'
to die for!
Make plans to visit an Earth Angels event this year.
You certainly won't be disappointed....

Earth Angel's 10th Annual Spring Fling

Well, the 10th Annual Earth Angels Spring Fling
has already come and gone.
It was a 10th Anniversary Event to remember.
The Spring Fling was filled with Artists, Friends, Love, Laughter, Fun
and of course FABULOUS ART!
Make sure to check out Jen's Website and Blog,
to see all of the fun, color and texture that exploded at
Schuyler Pond.
The next Earth Angels Event is in a few weeks in Lafayette New Jersey.
Come join us at Rose Petal Porch on Sat, June11th and Sun, June 12th.
We'll be there with smiles, laughs and lots of fun stuffs!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Schuyler Pond, Saratoga Springs, NY

It's happening this Sat and Sun, May 21st and 22nd!
The Earth Angels 10th Annual Spring Fling.
You shouldn't miss it!
It's going to be held at Schuyler Pond Home and Garden
in Saratoga Springs, NY.
It looks absolutely beautiful and I cannot wait to meet the owner,
Amanda Crames.

Check out my last post to get more information.
I'll be there will bells on...
working and selling!


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Earth Angels 10th Annual Spring Fling

I'm so excited for the 10th Annual Earth Angel's Spring Fling!

My friend Jen O'Connor is the Mastermind behind it all!

If you have NEVER been to an Earth Angel's event, BOY OH BOY,


Here's some of the info:

Hosted at Schuyler Pond Home & Garden

727 Route 29

Saratoga Springs, New York

Sat, May 21, 10-4

Sun, May 22, 11-3

JO PACKHAM, Where Women Create - Special Guest

Participating Artists Include:

Melody Elizabeth Doyel, Cheryl Kuhn, Jennifer Lanne,

Laurie Meseroll, Nicole Sayre, Debbee Thibault,

Valerie Weberpal, Letty Worley...

among others.

There are many other perks offered at this event.

Check out Jen's website under EVENTS or check it out on FB.

I can't wait to see Jen, Robin and Denny, Kathy and all of the Artists.

My cheeks will hurt from laughing and smiling the whole weekend.

There will be a LOT to see and talk about!

Until later!


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Postcard Swap

I am hooked on soooo many blogs.
One of my favorites is
It's always fun to see what Natalea is up to!
I have been wanting to get involved with art swaps that some blogs offer.
I always seem to find out about them AFTER the sign up deadline.
Typical for me.
It is a very simple swap. You send 13 of Kandeland's blog friends
an artful postcard aka 'fun mail' with your favorite inspirational quote.
OR, one of's hard to choose.
I have a good collection of black and white fun postcards.
I chose to send each woman a different card.
My choice for the inspirational sayings were:
Circumstances & situations do color life, but you have been given the mind to choose what the color will be. -John Homer Miller
I was excited to mail my postcards and I'm CRAZY excited to receive them.
When they all arrive, I will share the cards.
Everyone could use a little inspiration!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hurry Up Spring Sale!

Here's it is!
Another SkippyDoodleDesign SALE!
20% off your entire ETSY purchase!
Just use my coupon code:
It's that easy!
I just finished some Frozen Charlotte Faux PinCushions.
I am going to list them after this post.
Make sure to check out my ETSY to see what's new and what's been
on your favorite list.
You just might have to treat yourself!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


Tuesday is my studio day.
I started some pin cushions a few weeks ago and can't wait
to get in the studio on Tuesday to finish some!

I can NEVER get enough Frozen Charlottes!
Take a look at some of the pretty Frozen Charlotte pin cushions in the works.
They'll be listed on my EBAY site when finished.
I also have some Frozen Charlotte and Mini Fairie Vignettes
in the works.
I finally finished dying some mini bottle brush trees, so
they can be added to the vignettes.
I can't wait to see how they come together.
Keep your eyes posted here to see how things progress.
I'm sure you won't be disappointed!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today is the day to celebrate Love with your family and friends.
MC and Tess are the LOVES in my life.
They mean the world to me.
MC is my true Love.
It was Love at first sight.
Tess is my forever Love.
She'll always be my baby.
My Mom, my Gram, my Brother's and their families
taught me tough Love.
Our Family Love can only grow stronger.
My dogs taught me Unconditional Love.
They will Love you no matter what.
Missing my Dad, Pops, Nana and Ma
taught me about everlasting Love.
My friend's taught me that
LOVE takes time.
Grow with each other and learn the true meaning.
Cherish every LOVING moment
you have with your family and friends.
Saying I LOVE YOU is very valuable.
So, say it with meaning as if it were the LAST TIME.
I LOVE YOU MC and TESS with all of my Heart, Soul and Being!
Happy Valentine's Day !

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My BABY Is 14!

I can't believe that my Baby is 14!
Where did the time go?
It feels like just yesterday she believed in the Tooth Fairy.
It feels like yesterday that she loved spaghetti-o's.
It feels like yesterday that I would carry her off to bed.
Today, we picked out a birthday outfit for school.
Today she wore a sequined birthday tiara.
Today she shared chocolate chip cookies with friends.
Today, our smart, funny, talented, beautiful and messy daughter is
We are so blessed.
Thanks for being you, Tess.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Enuff Freakin Snow

I know that most of you are probably feeling about the same way. ENUFF FREAKIN SNOW! MC had seen enough snow to last him until next year. He's had a love affair with his snow blower for the last few weeks, and I think he's ready to dump her! He's been shoveling, scraping, chopping and snow blowing every night after work. Poor guy, "He look like he tired!" On the other hand, I've been cleaning, scraping and digging out cars at the dealership. There's over 350 vehicles to clean and move every storm. Some of the smaller sedans, Yaris, Prius and Scions, you can hardly see under the piles of snow. I don't remember storms that dropped this much snow since 1978. I was Tess' age and can remember snow drifts 5 feet tall and losing power for days. Thank God we haven't lost any power b/c we live with electric 'everything'. Heat, water, septic, you get the idea. So, if Mr Groundhog is correct, SPRING should be here soon. But hey, who's counting on that fur ball anyway?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Another Birthday has come and gone.
#47 for me, to be exact.
No issues with turning a new number.
That's all it is, a number.
And, I actually like the number.
People always seem to ask if I feel my age.
(Whatever that may mean.)
I may look my age, but don't feel my age.
If I never looked in the mirror,
I ponder this all the time.
I don't think I'm the only one to feel this way either.
Tess and MC surprised me with two new BonJovi CD's
dinner and tickets to see BonJovi at Mohegan Sun Casino in March!
Tess and my Mother-In-Law made me a no pudge brownie cake
which was delish!
we went to Jersey on the weekend to celebrate Christmas AND my birthday!
I was treated like a QUEEN!
xoxoxo to my family for a wonderful time
and to my friends and co-workers who make my birthday special!
This picture was in OBX. Loving the days at the beach and the evenings
after sunset. NO MAKEUP HERE!
Naked beach skin at it's best!

Monday, January 10, 2011


Once again, the Meteorologists are calling for snow.
I'm begging Tess to consider becoming a Meteorologist for the simple reason that if she was WRONG on a forecast, it would be OK.
AND, she can still look pretty on tv and get paid the big $$!
I'm really tired of the, "We'll be experiencing some weather. Maybe a wintry mix.
There might be an accumulation of 3-10 inches".
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Some weather? Wintry mix? 3-10 inches?
Could you imagine living everyday life like the forecast?
You might be experiencing some mood changes. Maybe some laughing or maybe crying.
You might lose some weight this week, between 3-10 pounds.
Your pants may or may not fit.
Good luck with your WEATHER this week.
Enjoy the snow and be safe!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year Sale

Hey Everybody!
I am having another Skippy Doodle Designs SALE!
20% everything on my ETSY site!
I am hoping to clear out some older merchandise to make room for
some new goodies for the spring.

The coupon code is:
The sale runs until January 7th, so Shop away!

Happy New Year!

The New Year is here!
2011 brings new hopes, dreams and adventures for all of us!
Christmas day was really magical. Now that Tess is a teenager, there's NO stress of getting
to Toys R Us trying to find that special *whatever* toy that was advertised
since Halloween and is SOLD OUT! WAHOO!
For Christmas, we all ask for things we want but don't want to buy for ourselves.
My wish list was a pretty monthly planner, sharpies, highlighters and slippers.
MC and Tess came through with a beautiful planner and accessories with a coordinating
bag by Vera Bradley AND sharpies and highlighters gallore! YES!
* New Year's goal.....
I'm going to try and get organized for the new year. Goals include blogging at LEAST
once a week, working in the studio at LEAST once a week, updating my ETSY site every week AND
trying to make local connections to sell some of my artful goodies.
If I put my mind to it, I'm sure I can do it!
(Wish me luck!)
May All Of Your New Year's Wishes Come True!