Friday, April 11, 2014

No rules

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I've been making a lot of these beads lately. Organic in shape with hand-faceted sides.
They are fun and relaxing to make (no rules) Just turn on the tunes and melt away.

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Monday, March 31, 2014

Having Ball (again)


Remember last year then Ball brought back the canning jars in aqua.
Now they are at it again, making them in GREEN!
I can't wait to get mine!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Enjoying The Salty Air

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We've been spending lots of time by the sea (every spare moment actually)
Putting the finishing touches on T-Rex.
I think we are done! Wow, it feels good to say that!
Kurt built the cutest deck for it, look at the "starfish"gate! Love it!
We were able to save the original door bell and used it for the gate. Ding Dong 

After spending the last year working on it, we've been having fun playing tourist.
1- Spring Blooms (love the Poppies)
2- The Captain and his Mermaid
3- I'm going to make a Pressed Penny Souvenir bracelet for myself 
4- Molly loves spying on our neighbors!
5- People playing Chess 
(There is a giant chess board in town, plus small chess boards around it. One day I want to play Kurt)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Cupcake Cake Testers

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Cupcake Cake Testers in "Happy" Spring colors! 
No need for toothpicks anymore! 
They are great gifts for the baker and make a great hostess gift too.
You can find them here.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Fever

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I added a few new things to my ETSY shop.
I was in some what of a Spring fever mood.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Barefoot and Pregnant

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I added a couple birds to the shop!
These are so fun to make!
I love their long legs...he he

Monday, February 17, 2014

When you give a dog a cookie

Molly loves it when our neighbor, Lyle (over on the coast) leaves her cookies! 
She just wished he'd leave them on a plate.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


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I love making these beads!
Wired is sterling and fine silver.
The details here.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Cookie L♥ve


It's coming!

And I think I'll be baking these for my sweetheart. He loves Gummy Bears and Cookies!
(idea found here)

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Under Glass

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Under Glass...
Everything but the kitchen sink!
Wrapped in Sterling Silver.
Available HERE.

Thursday, January 30, 2014



Last November someone dumped a cat out in the middle of nowhere.
We live where there are coyotes and mountain lions, so I knew she would not last long on her own.
So I brought her home and took her to the vet. She was micro-chipped, but the last phone number was in Hawaii and no longer connected (I live in Cali) so I started looking for a home for her...
Which is not easy...
People want kitties, not cats and all the no-kill shelters were all full.
So I called my son and asked if he wanted a cat?
He said he'd come up and meet her...
Although it wasn't love at first sight (kitty can be a little cranky)

They both seem to have found their happy place...


By the way, Kitty's new name is Katniss (love it)
She is one lucky kitty!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


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I love the lavender and green combo!

Thursday, January 16, 2014


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Pinkie the Owl...
She is blushing pink! Perfect for Valentine's Day or for the person who just love's pink (like me)
If you'd liked one too, click HERE.

Monday, January 6, 2014


Morro Bay
The weather was in the 70's and 80's most of the time, perfect!

Lynette's Family
My sister, Lynette and her family came from Texas for visit. We went down where you launch kayaks. The shore is covered with abalone and oyster shells from years ago when they use to harvest them there.

oyster shells
While digging in my garden, I found these oyster shells.

  concrete spheres
 I made concrete spheres for my tiny garden. I got the idea here. Lots of fun to make!

driftwood birdhouse
My dad made me a driftwood bird house (love it!)

  SLO Farmer's Market
 Farmer's Market on Thursday nights in SLO.
We use to go all the time when Kurt worked in SLO, it's still so much fun! 

  SLO Farmer's Market
 Brussel sprouts on the stock

  Molly dogs allowed at farmer's market...but if you don't tell, I won't

  Beach pebbles
Found some cool beach pebbles

  Up high
Even though Kurt was sick for much of our vacation, we managed to have a couple days of fun.

My website shop is now open again!
Plus, this month's DOTM, is free shipping!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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May you find yourself under the mistletoe this holiday season...

Hugs and Kisses,
Maria and Molly too

Molly and I will be taking a little time off to spend with family and friends...
We wish everyone a very Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year!

See you in 2014!

***Photos were taken by our son, Anthony. Which was more difficult this year as Molly thought there was a HUGE flying bug hovering over her head the whole funny!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Ho Ho Ho


This year the holidays are coming way too fast!
Really, I'm not sure what is wrong with me...
I even opted-out of lugging our "big" tree down from the attic. I went and got a little white table top tree this year. The photo makes it look pink, but it's white. 
So now I have one thing to cross off my list...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New Things

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Listed a few new things...

Fairy Gardens are HERE.
Jewelry is HERE.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December's Design of the Month

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Meet Sammy the Snowman!
Isn't he priceless???

Well, actually he is FREE!

With every order of $30.00 or more (not including shipping)
You will receive a FREE Sammy the Snowman in your package!
Click HERE for the details.

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Days of Deals #7

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Each day (Nov. 21-27) I'll offer a different bead style at a super low price!
(website only)

~Todays Deal~
Lampwork Otters Pops

Available HERE.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Days of Deals #6

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Each day (Nov. 21-27) I'll offer a different bead style at a super low price!

(website only)

~Todays Deal~

~Over Easy Egg~
Available HERE.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Days of Deals #5

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Each day (Nov. 21-27) I'll offer a different bead style at a super low price!
(website only)

~Todays Deal~

~Lucy the Dog~
Available HERE.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Days of Deals #4

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Each day (Nov. 21-27) I'll offer a different bead style at a super low price!
(website only)

~Todays Deal~
~Matilda the Mouse~
Available HERE.