Friday, October 30, 2009

Colorado Eagles Reach for 150 Wins!

The ground is covered with snow and the temperature is dropping in Colorado, but there is no chill in the air in the Budweiser Event Center. Tonight the Colorado Eagles will face their first game against their rivals from Rapid City.

Rapid City is a new team to the Central Hockey League with this being their second season; however, they are already tied for first place in the Northern Conference and the Eagles want to take that spot away from the Rush, in addition to achieving the goal of 150 wins at the BEC in regular season play.

The Eagles’ top performer from seasons past, Greg Pankewicz, now retired and behind the bench as Assistant Coach for the team will no longer be able to lead the team from the ice. This role has been delegated to the new captain of the team, Riley Nelson, who recorded 500 game points while playing with the Eagles last Friday night.

Andrew Penner remains between the pipes as the Eagles’ goalie, but another Penner has been added to the squad. Alex Penner, Andrew’s brother, is now wearing an Eagles’ jersey and will be another enforcer for the team. Alex has shown no fear in our first three games and was actually ejected from the game last Saturday night with a game misconduct for secondary fighting. This could prove to be an exciting year for the Eagles’ fans.

The Eagles continue to sell out each regular season game and season six promises to be another one of those years. Tempers will flare, goals will be scored, fans will be on their feet, and dreams will continue to flourish at the Budweiser Event Center.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sassy Holiday Affair!!

Mark your Calendar and plan to attend:

The Sassy Holiday Affair Shopping Extravaganza

Sponsored by Sassy Sisters In Sales

November 21st

10:00am - 5:00 pm EST

8:00am - 3:00 pm MST

Various vendors representing a variety of products. There is something for everyone. Games, Prizes, Special Deals, Exclusive Savings! Invite your friends - they won't want to miss this either! All of our guests will be entered for a chance to win fabulous prizes--but you must REGISTER !!!!!!!

Event will take place on In the menu select Chat rooms, enter your name, no password needed. Once logged in you'll be in "the lounge". At the top of the box click on the arrow & choose the room assigned to a Sassy Affair. Sit back and enjoy the fair! Chime in with questions or comments anytime.

If you are a vendor and are interested in participating, go to Sassy Sister Events and submit a vendor form. This is a free event. Your only requirements are to submit a prize (see terms for more details) and you must publicize the event on your blog or other social sites.

Come Join The Fun!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Snow Day!!

We have SNOW!!! It is a lovely white day. The snow started last night and has continued all day. Just soft and peaceful flakes drifting down the entire day. Our little dogs had great fun playing in it and would run back in to warm up on Momma's lap. Lucy is a little black yorkie-poo and she was covered with the snow. Now, Ellie is an elegant little white poodle and a little more mature. She is a little lady and tried not to get so wet. When the squirrels stuck their little heads out to tease the dogs, we had a little frenzy in the snow, but for the most part it was out and back in to warm up.

Cold and snowy weather made it a perfect day for a crockpot full of stew. The house smells yummy and we didn't have to leave for any reason. That was the nice part.

Now if I would have to go out in this I have found a wonderful little addition to my wardrobe that I don't think I can live without. Picture this on a snowy day:
This is called Butterscotch Ripple Knitted Wrap in Sweet Caramel, Creamy and Chocolate Brown and is a creation of Fashion Touch, an especially nice Etsy shop. Be sure you browse her shop before it gets too cold in your area! She is a member of Unique Women in Business and will treat you well! Tell her I sent you!

In the meantime, stay warm and enjoy a little comfort food! Okay back to my studio . . . many treasures to create.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Busy Little Bee!!

We are headed into the holiday buying season and I believe I have set some high goals for myself. I have said yes to some upcoming art and craft shows while not fully realizing how many items I should truly have prepared. Why, I'm not even SURE how many I should have ready.

Kathy Kaberline, of KK Originals, and I will be in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center for four days in November. We have been told that 30,000 people walk through this event each day! Okay, now I'm starting to realize that I better make a schedule for my time in the studio. I will honestly try to produce two pieces a day, but I want to maintain quality and uniqueness as I try to accomplish this task.

After seeing the movie Julie and Julia, I just hope this doesn't end up in a melt down like she had. To prove that I have been an avid creator I will post a couple of my newest pieces here for your comments. Honesty please.

Remember, these items are available on my websites, don't even feel bad about lowering my inventory one little bit; if you love something, snatch it up soon!!!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Love Hockey!!!

Hockey season started last night for our Colorado Eagles!! I love opening night! Everyone in the crowd is so happy to be back; we have new players to scope out and learn their moves; the crispness of Fall is in the air; and we have fireworks as the boys are introduced!! It is quite a production and adds to the excitement!

Last night Panks retired and that was quite an emotional thing for so many of us. I wear his jersey with pride to all my games--home or away--and I will continue to do so. His number was retired and is now the first ever to hang in the Budweiser Event Center. He will not be leaving us though because he has joined the coaching staff. So now we all look forward to keeping our eye on him on the bench in an entirely different manner.

Wonder how long before he has one of Coach Stewies' famous yard sales??? That's when the coach lets the ref know that he is not so happy with the call and proceeds to throw all the hockey sticks, water bottles, whatever he can get his hands on out onto the ice!! I remember the first time I witnessed this event and WOW! did it get the crowd stirred up! Of course, he watched the rest of the game from the locker room, but we always go on to win those games. Funny how that works, isn't it?!

That old saying is so true: Life Begins When the Puck Drops!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

American Cancer Society Guidelines for the Early Detection of Cancer

The following cancer screening guidelines are recommended for those people at average risk for cancer (unless otherwise specified) and without any specific symptoms.

People who are at increased risk for certain cancers may need to follow a different screening schedule, such as starting at an earlier age or being screened more often. Those with symptoms that could be related to cancer should see their doctor right away.

Cancer-related checkup

For people aged 20 or older having periodic health exams, a cancer-related checkup should include health counseling, and depending on a person's age and gender, might include exams for cancers of the thyroid, oral cavity, skin, lymph nodes, testes, and ovaries, as well as for some non-malignant (non-cancerous) diseases.

Special tests for certain cancer sites are recommended as outlined below.

Breast cancer

  • Yearly mammograms are recommended starting at age 40 and continuing for as long as a woman is in good health.
  • Clinical breast exam (CBE) should be part of a periodic health exam, about every 3 years for women in their 20s and 30s and every year for women 40 and over.
  • Women should know how their breasts normally feel and report any breast change promptly to their health care providers. Breast self-exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20s.
  • Women at high risk (greater than 20% lifetime risk) should get an MRI and a mammogram every year. Women at moderately increased risk (15% to 20% lifetime risk) should talk with their doctors about the benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram. Yearly MRI screening is not recommended for women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is less than 15%.
For more detailed information visit The American Cancer Society at

This disease is such an important to issue to both men and women. Let's all THINK PINK this month and encourage our loved ones to have their appropriate screening.

Let me know when you have your mammogram and I'll send you a Pink bag for your use. These bags are terrific for taking to the grocery store to haul home your healthy items without all those plastic bags!!!

I also have these cute little pink earrings with hearts in my shop! Give them a look and remember to think pink this month!