Saturday, April 30, 2011


"Wisdom begins in wonder."

I wonder who said that...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011


"A friend in need is a friend indeed."

Tell me...why is it only needy people that are your friends?  

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Crazy Encouragement

Here I sit, in the quiet, long after my son and his sweet girlfriend have left again to return for the last few weeks of college. It's eerily quiet. My hubby is at work, my mom is out doing errands, and the dogs are resting from the weekend's activities. Even the air conditioner has turned it's hum to silence. I am left with my thoughts. Thoughts of what I have not been able to do this past two weeks and thoughts of what needs to get done quickly are creeping my mind.

One of those thoughts is this:  The Odd Sparrow is in need of more bed organizers must be done and listed on the site!  Now, for those of you that have traveled here from the Shabby Lane site, you may be looking for the organizers, one of which is being given away at today.  Unfortunately, Miss Catherine of SLS has all of the remaining organizers, so if you are interested in purchasing one, please do contact her by email at  If you would like to have one made for yourself or  for your mom for Mother's Day, please contact me directly and I will hurry to make up more for you.  I will be sure to send it out to you ASAP and the shipping will be FREE!!!  Just email me at!  They are $23.99 each and come in a variety of patterns.  Another picture of the prototype is here for your reference. The Odd Sparrow strives to make this the best Mother's Day for you and yours and that is why we are offering this special of free shipping!

Just another reminder:  Free Shipping Fridays is available each and every Friday on The Odd Sparrow with coupon code FRIDAY at checkout, but you must order $50 or more!  Also, Tuesday Treasures at The Odd Sparrow features themed shopping at 20% off every Tuesday.  Daily Deals are also available at a really nice price each and every day.  Be sure to come back frequently to see if your favorite item is being featured!

Of course, there are a whole lot of other crazy thoughts bouncing around in my head as well.  There are so many more products to be made, personal errands to be run, housecleaning to do...and above all PLANNING!  But before I delve head first into a mountain of work this week, I am going to take a few moments with the Lord and renew my strength.  Let me encourage you to do the same with this song and verse from Isaiah:

Everlasting God

Isaiah 40:31
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Monday, April 11, 2011


No! I am not referring to hindsight...but I AM referring to our online show special this week! As you know, I will be at the Southern Women's Show in Nashville this week with some new products and I would love for you to join The Odd Sparrow at this event. I will be showing in the Shabby Lane booth.

Of course, understand if you cannot make it to the show. For some of you that is a very long way to go. Since the new products are not yet available online, I want to extend a little special to my online only customers: 20/20. This week ONLY you will receive 20% off your order of $20 or more with coupon code 20/20 at checkout.

A few quick notes: Tuesday Treasures every Tuesday at Shabby Lane and The Odd Sparrow is still on this week. Free Shipping Friday applies on all orders over $50 with coupon code FRIDAY, however, you may only use ONE coupon code at checkout, so please be sure you choose which will be best for you. The Daily Deal category offers a specially priced item each day. Please check back regularly...maybe your favorite will be on sale! And, last but not least, be sure you get your faux Easter cupcakes THIS WEEK so they will arrive in time for your celebration. There are only a few left and they appear under the Daily Deal category as I have them specially priced at rock bottom for you!

The new items will be online shortly and I'll be sure to let you know when they arrive. But in the meantime, happy shopping!

Oh...and little P.S. here...I just wanted to put a smile on your face to get you through the week. Here is my little buddy:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

I am FAUX hungry!

This week I wanted to share with you a few of the new items that I have already listed on my site at The Odd Sparrow. First up, cupcakes! These festive yummies have zero calories, but do not be deceived! They may look very tasty but they are for your eyes eating!

As you can see, the cupcakes in the pictures above are for your Easter decor, so you want to "hop" on these fast, because they will not last long. There are only a few available of each style and when they are gone they are gone for good!

Next up...another spring goodie! These are such sweet little pots for Mother's Day. Add a packet of seeds and a pair of garden gloves and viola!...the perfect gift. Or just add Mom's favorite plant - she will love that!

We have added Daily Deals to the site as well. Each day you will be offered one of our amazing products at a special price, so be sure to check back EVERYday for your deals!

Don't forget to visit The Odd Sparrow and all participating shops at Shabby Lane each Tuesday for Tuesday Treasures themed shopping. The Odd Sparrow offers 20% off all items in the Tuesday Treasures category. And of course, please remember to visit us at the Southern Women's Show in Nashville this April!

Scented Pinecone Sachets

Scented Pinecone Sachets