Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
So, without further ado.....Maddy's favorite man.....Spongebob.....
Tonight my husband and I are having a "get together" with some of my co-worker/friends at our house. It will be our official first PARTY in our new house and I think our first official PARTY EVER! WOW! How sad huh? So, we plan on having food, drinks, a little cheesy karaoke, some Guitar Hero, a little Rock Star, music, talk and I hope a whole lot of laughter! Have a great weekend! You all take care........go forth and create!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Father's Day is defined by Wikipedia as a celebration of fatherhood and male parenting, and to honor and commemorate our fathers and forefathers. Who knew? Betz White wrote it best in her post about her father. I could not agree more........about my OWN father that is!
Our Father's Day is being spent by lounging in our PJ's, drinking good coffee, playing with Play-Doh, napping, watching Shrek 3, spending time with each other as a family, just in general......nothing too special!
I REALLY want to take a moment to thank EVERYONE who stopped in here over the last 3 days to read my blog!!!! Thank you Margot at The Impatient Blogger for the Linky Love you gave me! I am truly touched by your words in your post. Thank you again, I am SO glad to have helped you that day! Please, everyone, stop back in, read, browse, feel free to leave comments..........I LOVE COMMENTS! It lets me see who is out there in the web world AND puts me in touch with other blogs and websites that I did not know about! Love it!
Currently, I am awaiting a shipment of beads to finish new orders, make new designs that are swimming around in my head and well......just plain make my day! It's like Christmas every time there is a box on my front porch! Fun!
Everyone....go forth and create, celebrate your fathers, kiss your babies, hug your husbands, and just in general..........have a great day!
Oh, and here is a picture of our little beauty that allows my husband to celebrate this day called Father's Day! Thank you Madelyn for coming into our life and bringing out in us feelings that can not be expressed into words! We love you!
Many blessings to you all!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Oh! The above picture is another story......long story short, my dear sweet FIRST Robin disappeared many weeks ago, right after I posted about her on my blog. Her nest sat empty for many weeks, but I figured I would leave it there. You know, just in case. Well, the last few days I have witnessed another robin flying off every time I pull in the garage. My husband decided to check Saturday and look what we have!!!! Doesn't it seem late to have eggs? Oh well, I will take what I can! The FIRST Robin never moved when we went outside or used the garage. This NEW Robin flies off every chance it can. I have threatened to call the DFS, as I believe she is abandoning her babies WAY to much.......I mean really.....what would you have me do?
I have had many requests for pictures of the jewelry orders that I have been filling. I am so happy to say that I am being kept VERY busy with each delivery I make. As I deliver, I get new orders.........YEAH!!!!! I am by NO means a photographer, so please bear with the pictures. Also, I forgot to buy lithium batteries for my camera, going on a week now, so many of the first orders did not get photographed.......sorry! But you will get the idea! I also want to put in that while I love making custom "family" style jewelry, my love is REALLY for the organic, artisan style of jewelry design. I just love in general that there are those out there that actually like my work! So, here goes.......
Custom order for Vivian. Double strand Sterling & Swarovski bracelet. First strand her children. Second strand her grandchildren.
Mother's Rings....Front row Sterling & Swarovski mothers/grandmothers rings. Last row September birthstone ring and a custom Swarovski black and sterling stardust ring. Sorry again about the picture, as it REALLY does not do the crystal rondelles justice! My mother loves these as she, as well as MANY others, suffer from arthritis and these stretch to fit even then most swollen-knuckle days!
Custom necklace for co-workers niece. Sterling name blocks and Swarovski June birthstone on stretch cord with sterling lobster clasp, as per request. She bought one for her granddaughter years ago and asked me to make one for her niece for her dance recital this coming week. Turned out MUCH better than the picture!
And you get the point I am sure. Don't want to bore you all to death! More custom orders for mothers rings, mothers bracelets, grandmothers bracelets and just bad pictures in general...........beautiful jewelry though! Too bad my pictures do not do them justice....they sure do sparkle and the colors of the rondelles just pop! Each one is so special to every person I return it too. They just gush which makes me EXTREMELY happy! I love making someones day. You know I love my "day job" as a community education nurse, but what I teach is depressing sometimes, so this just makes my day!
I hope this satisfies everyones wishes on seeing what has been keeping me SO SUPER busy most nights after work. My husband, by the way, has been MORE than wonderful in helping with the regular household "stuff" that needs to be done after work while I have been in the studio finishing orders! Thank you Tim!
I sincerely hope that everyone had a great weekend. I did not get into a lot of what we did as a family with Nana this weekend as my post has run on long enough! Just know that we really enjoyed having her and we miss her already! You all take care! Much blessings to everyone. Go forth and create. Have a great week and if you have any questions about the "family" jewelry contact me or leave a comment! Or just leave a comment on your opinion of the jewelry........that would make me happy too!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Beautiful weather, dinner Friday night with family, great food and wine, a little crocheting, some reading, relaxing, bubble blowing, sprinkler play, dancing, and just spending time with the hubby and baby.............That's what great weekends are made of!
Good times had by all! Oh the weather was fantastic even though the forecast called for storms we had a small burst of rain for a couple of minutes and then sunshine again. We seemed to have been surrounded by huge cumulus clouds, but they just passed us by. They sure did put off some beautiful lightning shows though. Here are some pictures from the weekend.....
A beautiful little gift from mother nature after the short rainfall we had. Look close and you can see it is a double rainbow. We could not get the whole rainbow in the picture but the entire arc was there!
A little lounging and a little ballet dancing to start off our Saturday. Isn't she sweet? I mean really....
A little time in the sprinkler in her new 2 piece suit.
Oh, and there are tons more pictures, but I will not bore you. Just know we had a great weekend and I am hoping you all did too. It was nice not to have an agenda or somewhere we all had to be. Back porch sitting is so much fun, but maybe it is because we never had one before until now.......so this is out first and we are loving it! By the way isn't that a nice fence our contractor put up for Maddy? He was such a great guy and really conscience of the fact that we had a little one. He did many things like this just for her and for us without even being asked. They are like little gifts.....
You know I spoke of my father and his long time girlfriend Patty coming to visit over Memorial Day weekend. Patty has a 6 year old grandson named Cody. Cody was Madelyn's age when he was attacked by a neighbors Pitt Bull which went through 2 fences to get at the little guy. He was left, at barely the age of 3, without an arm. Read here about his new arm.
One of us is always out on the patio with Maddy and I know that a fence does not take the place of diligent parenting and of course I have nothing against dogs of any breed, as we are an animal loving family, but I will say the fence makes me feel better knowing it is there. Maddy has no fear and is our little "darter". Exhausting is what she is at times! So, does it keep animals out or keep her in? Either way, I love the fence he put up for us! It made for a great time this weekend! I do not think she liked her sprinkler as much as she liked last years wadding pool, so I see us getting another pool this year. She did however use the sprinkler to drive her tricycle through, like a car wash. Now if we could only get her to put our vehicles through it....hmmmm.....we'll work on that one.
Have a great week. I will have jewelry pictures soon as I have been swamped with orders after last week and I am loving every second of it! Let it never stop! Go forth and create! See you all soon and enjoy!