Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I want to apologize for being MIA. There are, unfortunately, happenings here on the homestead on a personal level that are keeping me away and busy from my blog! Thank you to Lana who emailed to check on me!! She also gave me a virtual hug that was JUST what I needed! Online friends are the best! They know when something is wrong or off, and are the first to notice and jump in when you need it most! Thank you!!! Hope to be out of this funk and creating soon! In the mean time, you all take care and thanks for being there for me!! :)

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Do Over Challenge Blog Hop

Hello all! Check out Jeannie's Blog for the other participants in the Do Over Challenge Blog Hop! Jeannie sent us a piece of jewelry from her collection that she had made long ago. The challenge was to use at least 50% of the beads and make it into a new piece. I got incredibly lucky!! The piece I received had seed beads! So OF COURSE I made a beaded toggle out of them! I then agonized over what to do with the mother of pearl coins! I let it sit for days....then AH HA! I remembered my bead stash that I won in a giveaway from Kitty! The lampwork heart called to me and I wrapped, almost guiltily I might add, a Vintaj dragonfly around it.......then it just all came together after that!! I hope you like it as much as I do!!! Enjoy!!

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Energy.....Where Have You Gone??

Hello All!! I wish I was like old Cartman above! I need my energy back! I have created some new things here, but the sun is eluding me so I have no pictures to show for it! Of course I am happy that the sun cam out this morning BUT I have to go get ready for work! Boo! If you find my energy, please return it! In the mean time I am off to work and then pick up Madelyn.....maybe the sun will still be out when we get home and I can get those pictures in! Energy and sun....2 things I need today! Have a great Monday!

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Monday, May 9, 2011

I Heart Macro

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Great Mother's Day Weekend!

Hello all! Hope you all had a great Mother's Day weekend! I did! We went to Chaumette Winery where Tim and I were married and took my mother out for a gourmet brunch buffet they were serving! WOW! Delicious! They had a kids buffet also that Maddy LOVED! They served a desert buffet that had chocolate fondue that Maddy thought was chocolate soup.....she can think what she wants! She dipped her cookies in it! LOVED IT! It was a fantastic day......look at that view that we had from our outside table! Free Mimosa's for the moms too.....yummm! Have a great Monday everyone!!! Enjoy!

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Hello all! The big winner of the awesomeness giveaway is number 11! For My Sweet Daughter, Shannon C.!!! I used the Random Number Generator from Random.org, but could not figure out how to show the widget on here, but trust me....it said 11!!! Congrats to Shannon.....please contact me and send me your mailing address and your box of goodies will be in the mail by Monday!!!! Thank you all so much for commenting and entering the giveaway! I hope Shannon enjoys her goodies! Have a great Friday all!!!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Bead Star Contest

Hello all! I am SO honored to have a piece of jewelry in the 2011 Bead Star Contest. Click HERE to go and vote for me if you are so inclined! I would greatly appreciate it! To join the Beading Daily community, go to http://www.beadingdaily.com/. Again, I am just THRILLED to have a piece in there!! Have a great day! Enjoy!!

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Blog Partner

Hello all! Want to participate in a blog partner program? Check out Chinook Jewelry's Blog and read more about it! I am honored to be one of the first dozen chosen to participate!!! I can not wait for my month to be chosen! I LOVE her components!!! My creative mind is racing already! Enjoy!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Awesomeness Giveaway

Hello all! Welcome to my first destashing giveaway! I know, everyone is doing some kind of Giveaway, right? My reason is twofold......to have someone enjoy some awesomeness and to follow in Kitty Durmaj's footsteps. You see, I won this box full of beads and awesomeness and decided to reuse the box and fill it up myself with goodies for some lucky someone!

Here is how to win! Leave a comment here on my blog......BUT here is the stipulation.....you must keep the box going! Take all that is inside, reuse the box to fill with whatever YOU want to destash with! It does NOT have to be beads....it could be scrapbooking supplies, photo supplies, mixed media goodies, etc.....

If you leave a comment here it is YOUR word that you will do this please! Also, if you follow my blog, Twitter, Facebook, blog about the giveaway on your own blog then come back and leave a separate comment with links if applicable and receive extra entries!!!

NOW! What is in the box???? Let me simplify.....BEADS! Art beads from some of your FAVORITE designers.....example: Tin Snippets from Lorelei Eurto, Leaf Pendant from Miss Fickle Media, handmade beaded toggle from me, TONS of handmade pendants from me (Easter Bunny, candy sprinkles, vintage button, birds nest with pearl eggs, ceramic bird pendant, etc......). Also, gemstone beads, a bag of misc. beads.....oh my gosh, too much to list here!

This giveaway is open to ANYONE by the way! International readers also!!! If I forgot anything I will come back and add it as an update, but I think that is all for now! If you have any questions....PLEASE feel free to ask! Thanks for checking it out and enjoy!

UPDATE: The winner will be picked Friday April 29, 2011!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday......BTW

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Pricing and Value

Hello all! Heather Powers over at Art Bead Scene posted this fantastic blog post! Anyone making anything for fun or profit needs to read and download it for FREE!!! Plus read the great post Heather wrote!! Full of great information, and it makes your brain ponder pricing and value! Thank you Heather!!!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Random Tuesday Thoughts

*Why do dishwashers have to be SO noisy?
*I wish it would rain already....we need new space on the porch for more chalk artwork
*At 8:30am dinner was already in the crockpot
*By 9am most of my To-Do list was over half done
*Boredom brings silly things and poor decisions in me!
*LOVE my new iPhone
*I have defined knees for the first time in 15 years....thank you Lapband!
*The scale is not moving much by the way, but clothes are getting bigger......again!
*Still searching for a new job
*Not much energy, thank you allergies, to make new jewelry
*BUT I will have new beaded toggles made soon.......yay!
*My eyes are so tired still......think a morning nap may be in order
*Madelyn had a great birthday yesterday!
*LOVE the copy of 2011 Beads buying guide I picked up at Walmart......so great to see many friends in there!

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