Garden Fairy Doors

My friends, Lorie and Bob, are at it again!

They’ve been busy, during the last few weeks, working on a new project:

It is a website to help the young (or the young at heart) enjoy magic in their own back yards, through the making of Garden Doors for Fairies, Gnomes, Elves and other magical garden creatures!

Also on their website they have a Blog, with easy-to-do projects that will enchant those who ‘believe” in the magic of such possibility.

Their one-of-a-kind doors are beautiful and each is handcrafted out of wood, and fairy-found objects. 

Here are just a few examples:

Red Heart - Garden Fairy Door - Green Plank Garden Fairy Door with Wind Chime -
Purple Peace Dove Garden Fairy Door -

Click on any of these pictures
to open up a pop-up gallery
with larger images.


You can find their website here.

They are also on Facebook, and their Shop is listed on Etsy.







Happy New Year

Ambivalent Polymath Blog - Suzanne Bell's BlogHappy New Year!

I have been writing some things throughout the past months, but have not finished any of them.

I guess that says something about where my head is at.

I have, however, found a great and engrossing blog, that I wanted to share:

I really like it and thought you may want to check it out…



Haute Note Personalized Stationery

I thought this may be of interest.

Haute Note - a modern paperie | Personalized stationery - for every reason and every season

One of our customers I have known for 20 years has a new adventure:   – a company that makes personalized stationery and greeting cards.  Lorie calls her business “a modern paperie”.

Please check it out….




Personal Touch Blouses

For those of you who were fans of our 6 pleat blouse (by Personal Touch) they have offered a 20% discount for our former customers or our current Facebook fans.

Blouse House

(Image from the BlouseHouse website)

The savings are valid for the month of October.

Use the code suzanne20.

Buy through by phone or on line.

The 20% is good for anything on their site.

Please note we do post on Facebook so check us out for ongoing information, at

Please remember, our business is closed… (one year already) …but I do not mind posting information about places to shop for plus sizes.



A Quote By Melissa McCarthy

Even when someone gets to looking like she should be so proud of herself, instead she’s like ‘I could be another 3 pounds less. I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.’

You just have to say “It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m OK with it. I’ve got other things to think about.”

~ Melissa McCarthy

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Words To Live By…

I wanted to share this with you.

It was sent to me by one of my customers and it certainly worth reading.

I do not know the original source of this, so if anyone knows, it would be interesting to have the information.

“There comes a time when you have to stand up and shout:

‘This is me damn it!

I look the way I look, think the way I think, feel the way I feel, love the way I love!

I am a whole complex package,

Take me…or leave me.

Accept me- or walk away !

Do not try to make me feel like less of a person, just because I don’t fit your idea of who I should be

and don’t try to change me to fit your mold.

If I need to change, I alone will make that decision.’

When you are strong enough to love yourself 100%, good and bad –

you will be amazed at the opportunities that life presents you.”

Stacey Charter