Friday, October 30, 2009

A bright sun-shiny day!

The sun finally emerged today! I was able to get out and photograph some new birdhouses! Check out this funky flower house with bright orange and red details. I just love the way it looks hanging in this tree! So bright and friendly!

Where is the sun?

I realize it's Autumn and the days are getting shorter, but where, oh where, is the sun? We've had dreary, rainy skies most of the season and it's just getting so old.
How has your weather been?

Here's a little sunshine to get my day started off right~

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

100 Followers Strong!

A special thank you goes out to AquarianBath for being this blog's 100th follower! My we've come a long way from being a bitsy new blog! :)

Click here to visit AquarianBath on Etsy! You'll find yummy soaps, lip balms, and salves!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Holiday shopping begins on ETSY...

Today I received the Sleevy I bought for my best friend for Christmas! Isn't it cute! I'll have to order myself one soon!

You can check out Sleevy's Etsy shop HERE! Enjoy!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

I love handmade!

I just purchased some sweet slippers from ScreamingCheeToes on ETSY!

Happy Thanksgiving to Canada!

My loving husband, Steven, is Canadian. He has a maple leaf tattooed on his left arm. Look at the leaf he found yesterday! So beautiful!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Treasury That Love Built

I was inspired this week when I saw an Etsy Forum post where someone was offering spots in a Treasury West to people who commented on the Treasury. What a neat idea! So today I set up a Treasury, then posted an invitation in the Forum for people to come comment and be added! And they came! And this is the Treasury that love built! Enjoy!

Friday, October 9, 2009


To celebrate our very first ETSYversary this weekend, we are offering a HUGE discount on our birdhouses! Come on in and purchase your favorite for 25% off before shipping! Either wait for revised invoice, or we will refund your discount via Paypal.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Treasury

I curated a treasury full of Halloween goodies!

Do you have a favorite?

This weekend Mom and I are having a SALE at Times And Chimes, because Sunday is our first ETSYversary! Do you have a house you like, but you've been waiting on it? This weekend may be the best time for you to indulge yourself and your neighborhood birds!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Today we're offering FREE SHIPPING if you buy us off Wimsy's Etsy BNR Treasury! You can purchase any ornament, not just the one listed in the Treasury, and the shipping is on us! And the best thing about a BNR is that an item from YOUR shop will take the place of the one you buy! It's a fun way to promote yourself and meet new people!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sly Fox

And here is my latest Etsy Treasury, featuring wonderful woodland beauties. Doesn't it just "feel" like Fall? Here in Branson the trees are beginning to change color and drop their coverings. It's rainy today, and cool. A good day to stay inside and find a good project. I think I'll do a bit of organizing in our studio. Did you see how messy it is in my post from yesterday? My goodness, I crave order, but it is so hard to establish!

Monday, October 5, 2009


I'm lonely. My sweet Mom, the other half of Times and Chimes, is visiting our family in Kansas. I'm here in Branson, holding down the fort.

The studio is quiet. There are a handful of houses in mid-creation, and many collecting dust. I constantly battle with our workspace! There must be a better way to organize it all and keep the completed birdhouses in good order. Does anyone else struggle with their creation station?

Friday, October 2, 2009

Baby Doll Blue Treasury

It's been awhile since I made a Treasury. I've had this one sitting in my Poster Sketch for some time now and am glad to finally have it in the Treasury list!

I love my Momma!!!

Hey guys! My Mom opened her very own Etsy shop today! I'm so proud of her! She is selling her one of a kind, hand-painted ornaments! She will even personalize them for you! Mom's been selling her holiday ornaments for many years locally, and not a year goes by when we family members don't get our very own personalized, special ornaments. I have quite a collection!

For now, I'll show off one of Mom's personalized Snowman Family ornaments. This one was made for my brother and my niece.
Please visit Mom's shop to show her some of that loving Etsy support!