Saturday, December 28, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Black Friday Sales from Etsy Artists

Christmas is right around the corner. Check here each week for shops offering Black Friday to Cyber Monday Sales.

Free shipping on Calendars and Holiday Cards from Julie Magers Soulen Photography

30% off Black Friday Sale from Forgotten Beauty

15% off on selected photographs from Celtic Cat Photos. Good until Dec. 7th 2013

25% off at Gementia13Jewels for Black Friday:

10% off from Kittenspaws : Use Coupon Code CATLOVERS1!** -

30% off selected section at Kossitas pet mats and beds.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas Is Coming! Shop Smart!

The Holidays are quickly approaching. Before you spend precious time and gas running from store to store and fighting the crowds only to find the same selection of gift ideas everywhere you go why not spend at least a few moments visiting

Celtic Cat Photos on Etsy ~ which includes my books!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Statue of Liberty and 9/11 Manhattan Memorial

On my last trip to the Jersey Shore, I discovered that we would  be close to New York City.  The Statue of Liberty has been on my Bucket List for a few years. My big problem is, after years of watching Law and Order, plus Blue Bloods I was a little apprehensive to go there.

I tried to find a hotel in Jersey City that would shuttle us over to the 9/11 Memorial or Battery Park so we could take a ferry to Manhattan. I looked into the subway, I heard the stairs were terribly steep. I also looked into taking a ferry over to Battery Park. It turned out that the hotel I booked in Jersey City was very close to the Holland Tunnel. After a long debate DH and I decided to use the Holland Tunnel.

With a map of where to park and how far it was to the 9/11 Memorial we took the tunnel. Found that it was fairly easy ride into Manhattan and just as easy going south. We found the parking lot and walked to the memorial.

South Tower - the largest made made waterfalls.

North Tower

Statue Of Liberty and the Winter Garden

Cathy Gangwer 4 / 21 / 2013

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Notes From The Road #2

If you had asked me last week what New Jersey is like? I would have replied "One long turnpike with many toll booths." That is what I remember about New Jersey last time I went out to Cape May.

This time we came through Philly to Camden and down #55 to Vineland. From Vineland we passed through small towns,  byfarms and classic homes going down to East Point. But the directions to the lighthouse we,were given were for someone coming from the opposite direction, so we had to do a little back tracking. We also saw sheep, goats, and horses.

From East Point we went over to Cape May. The day is clouding up, with the promise of rain. Time to get up to Wildwood and find our hotel.

Cathy Feb. 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

I Don't Mind Feeding Squirrels, But.......

I feed the Downy Woodpeckers and Chickadees all winter, and of course the Gray and  Fox squirrels.

I don't mind the squirrels raiding the feeder, they drop out of the pine tree onto the feeder, balance there and help themselves to the suet or sunflower seeds in the tube.

What I do mind is when the suet cage gets light enough for them to lift it off the sheperd's crook and drop it unto the ground.

Usually, I find the cage under the bush in the spring.

This year I checked both spring and autumn when I was cleaning up the yard.

Nothing. I can't find the cage.

I had to buy a new one.

Now the cage is chained to the the crook and even if lifted off it will either hang there or drop to the bottom.

Problem solved, until the squirrels figure out a new plan.

Cathy 1 / 17 / 2013