First of all, the winner of the star ornament giveway, as picked by random.org is Dina of Five Cats from Crazy. :D So one of the stars will be on its way to her, and the rest are available in the ornaments section of my shop.
I was lucky enough to win a giveaway myself, and got these beautiful gift tags by Deb of The Running Garlic.
shop for more pretty tags and hot pads and even dried homegrown garlic, which I wish someone would buy me for Christmas. Yum.)
Starless Clay. The water and lily pads and lilies and fish are all done in polymer clay, and I can't believe how detailed and beautiful they are! I keep taking them out of the gift boxes they came in to admire them.
Just for LOLs, some of the Christmas cookies I made the other night---nothing says "Christmas" like squirrels and palm trees. (There were more traditional shapes in the mix, too, but of course I only photographed the crazy ones.)
And if you're near a Trader Joe's (and you like mangos, cranberries, and chili spices), run, don't walk, and buy a tub of this cranberry mango salsa. I'm a recent convert to the wide world of mangos, and I never would have thought they'd go this well with tomatoes and onions and cumin and other salsa spices, but this stuff is delicious. Sweet, spiced but not hot-spicy, so good you want to eat it straight out of the container with a spoon...