Saturday, October 30, 2010
They all knew exactly what they wanted to be this year
Megan wanted to be princess, Peach (from super Mario Brothers) She really didn't care what her costume looked like as long as it was pink and her crown was coated in gems
Alexander had his heart set on being Bowser from Super Mario Brothers...boy was that a challenge!
Thomas wanted to be a skeleton
Kaiya wanted to be a Pirate, and Nathaniel wore the giraffe costume. He was the 5th child to wear it, and none of them would wear the head part of the costume. He screamed just as loud as the others did when we tried.
Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I am thankful we moved here. I really disliked it at first and had a hard time finding anything positive about being here. But now I'm in the middle of a surprise pregnancy and the OB practice I am going to is perfectly suited to my situation. I feel so blessed to be here and to have found this office. I don't think it's an accident-- I think we were led here. It has been a good reminder to try harder to find the good in everything, because it's there, we just have to find it! :)
Thanks for reminding us to be grateful. It can make such a difference in our lives!!
Bethany send me an e-mail so we can chat over details.
I can't tell you ladies how thankful I am for all your wonderful comments They really were a blessing last week! :)
I'm back on track this week, and I have to say I am very thankful for large amounts of caffeine.
I did fall very behind on my messages over the last couple of weeks, I've been working this week on catching up on e-mails and convos. almost done.
I was however able to keep orders heading out on time! YAY Some days it's the little things!
I have a few newbies that I am hoping to finish listing tonight...
I'm in love with this necklace!! It's for Sandi who is the amazing fabric designer behind Portabellopixie! It's whimsical, it's rustic, and it's GORGEOUS!
These pretties are part of my new artisan jewels line and they will be in my shops as well. As time allows I will have many more unique cuffs and bangles.
I'll have it available with and with out the stone
Fancy Vintage letters adorned with a Baroque Swarovski crystal
And I finally settled on a chain for my Heart Strings pendant!
Thursday, October 21, 2010
We got some unexpected news last week that I'm still processing.
I've pretty much been on my own with the kids these last two weeks. Rob was only home for the kiddies bed time one day these last two weeks. (if you know a single mom, or dad give 'em a huge hug they need it!!)
I've had a cold for over 3 weeks that I can't get rid of.
But rather than continue on with my pity part, and my list of poor me, I'm going to put on my big girl pants, and think of what I'm thankful for, and remember to let go.
Today I am thankful for...
~Cloudy rainy days, I LOVE the rain!
~Peppermint Hot cocoa. (I'm usually a caramel latte kinda gal but chocolate and mint seemed to be in order today)
~Hugs from my 2yr old. The kind where he just squeezes and nuzzles his head into my neck and sighs
~playing dress up with my 4yr old
~inventing silly stories with the boys and laughing
~listening to our oldest excitedly gush about the fact that she made it into the school play!
~being able to create jewelry to share with others.
And with that last one come this...
New to my line of ID bracelets the Because of you Bracelet !
It's fun a little funky, a little rustic, and oh so Chic!!
Completely hand made including the chain, it can be personalized with names or a quote, or maybe a Psalm or poem.
I can't think of a better way to end the pity party than to give one away!
So for a chance to win your very own leave me a comment and let me know something you are thankful for today.
For an extra chance
~leave a comment on facebook telling others.
~Become a follower of my blog (if you already are just let me know)
Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.
I'll choose a winner and announce it Sunday night.
PS I'm thankful for all you lovely ladies who read my little blog :)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
If you've been stopping by for a while you know I have a thing for winged hearts.
I love them for so many reasons, and they symbolize so much for me.
This bracelet was sparked the other night as I listened to our 11year old gush on and on about her audition. Our oldest has always been a little on the reserved and shy side. Middle school has encouraged her to come out of her shell a little, and this year she has really begun to bloom.
She was so proud of the fact that she got up in front of her peers and teachers and auditioned for a part in the school play. She shared how scared she was, but she still stepped out on stage and went for it!
We're so proud of you sweetie!!
This bangle is perfect for any brave soul, or may as a reminder to let go of our fears step out and go for it! Couldn't we all use a little extra encouragement in life?
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Would you like to host a jewelry Party in your home?!!!!
If you live in Southern California and you would like to host a jewelry party send me an e-mail so we can chat
I have a couple more spots left for the Annual 12 days of Christmas giveaway! Send an e-mail if you would like to be featured :)
and...I will be spending a couple of hours tonight adding in new designs like these...
Vintage lock and key
Are you as excited as I am for the new Harry Potter Movie?!!! The above necklace is the official Hogwarts Seal. A birthday surprise for our daughter :)
Mini versions of my eclectic Family necklace! Have I mentioned this is my favorite piece to make? I just love love love how each one turns out. Unique, organic, rustic, and chunky!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
The drive down was relaxing (especially since Rob drove :) We had an hour to chat with no interruptions. Time to catch up, to make plans, share stories.
April, crafty momma that she is really out did her self.
Her home was beautiful, and the decorations were adorable! Gnome houses and toad stools, acorns and earthy Autumn hues adorned each table
She had a woodland theme and her home peppered with beautiful woodsy details.
(April introducing Mindy)
Saturday, October 9, 2010
We both have a love for all things creative, we are both jewelry enthusiast, and we are both self taught silversmiths!
Some day when we have time we plan to get together and have a torch day.
Today I'm off to visit her lovely home for a benefit dinner and concert to help support a family who lost their husband/father this July.
I made these beauties last night for the auction...
But before I can run off to play tonight there is work to be done.
~I have about 20 orders I'm finishing up, then I need to package them so they can ship today.
~Head out to the post office to ship the international orders.
~I still need to do some house cleaning, cooking for the kiddies for tonight, Iron my dress for tonight (oh how i hate ironing!)
~Hope to get to all my convos from yesterday, and then get gussied up for the party. I can't remember the last time Rob and I went to a dinner party. It's been years!
What do you like to do when you get a night out with your Hubby?
Friday, October 8, 2010
He thinks if he wiggles the other front tooth at least twice a day it's sure to fall out next.
Keep wiggling baby :)
Any fun plans this weekend?
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Hope for peace for the ones we have lost.
Hope for courage for those who are fighting a battle for their lives.
Hope for strength for families to support the women they love
Hope for healing.
Hope for a cure.
Most all of us know someone who has fought cancer. Too many of us know someone who has gone to rest in the arms of our Lord.
This Month I will donate 10% of any sales made on my awareness designs to the Susan G Komen Foundation.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
So now I'm off to mop floors, and scrub the bathrooms, clean the patio, and cook and cook.
On Monday I'll be listing these pretty baubles...