Tuesday, December 30, 2008
We ate yummy food (too much of course) and what are the holidays without trying the Holiday flavors from Jones soda (pear tree this year)
I must have been a "good" girl this year, no coal.
I received some really nice things...a bird bath for my garden, I eyed it awhile ago and there it was under (next to) the tree! The complete audio book series of Harry Potter, I can't wait to start those! Hand-made bath goodies, I love my baths! Kurt surprised me with a framed picture of Anthony, he had taken the last time we were at the coast (I love it!)
Kurt custom painted me a "scraps the dog" trailer hitch cover for my car (LOVE it!) Lots of gift certificates to my favorite restaurants and coffee place (Starbucks of course) A sterling Chihuahua head pendant from The Magic Zoo (it's the cutest thing) and I can't forget all the yummy cookies (which will take me the whole year to work off my thighs)
We seen our share of moves too, The Day the Earth Stood Still (ok) Seven Pounds (a must see, bring tissues) Benjamin Button (I LOVED IT)
Speaking of tissues, for stocking stuffers this year,
I went to Kleenex and custom made everyone penalized tissue boxes using photo of mine or theirs. Of course I had to make one for myself too, using Miss Molly's pictures with a bright green top of course...
I also saw a trailer for the new movie Coraline, I can't wait!
So do you have something fun and exciting planned to bring in the new year?
I usually can't stay awake until midnight...so when I heard that Neal was in concert on New Years Eve I talked Kurt into getting tickets and I do mean talked him into it, but he came through and got us some great seats. But now I'm wondering what was I thinking? Neal Diamond? I hope we have fun...
I've been working hard behind the scenes on little fairies too (as you can see above) thanks for all the orders and the kind words about the "Design of the Month", I too think it will be fun! I'll be putting the first batch in the mail before I leave on a short road trip, where am I going? I have no idea...really! North, East, South or West, ok...probably not West...but with all the crazy weather I'm not sure which way we'll be going, it will be an adventure I'm sure...I'll bring my computer, so I'm hoping I'll have "daily" post cards from the road.
So until then, Happy New Year Everyone!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Every month I'll offer something new, something fun! It might be a pendant, a bracelet, necklace or earrings, but something fun!
I will take orders for "The Design of the Month" all month long. But once the month is over, the item will no longer be available, as I will be working on orders for the next month's design.
- I will post a picture of the new Design of the Month, here on my blog a couple days before the first of the month.
- I will then begin taking orders. Please allow 7-10 days for me to complete your design piece.
She is adorned with a little pretty pansy (my favorite Winter flower)
Swarovski crystals, sterling silver findings.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
As this year comes to a close, I'd like to take this time to thank all of you for the wonderful friendships I've made through out this year and in years past. I've actually have been lucky enough to meet some of you in person, which is always fun!
I'll share one of them in a couple days, but would you like a little hint?...Do you remember the Earring of the Month Club, that I had a few years ago? Well, some of you have emailed me over the last couple years asking if I'll bring it back. Well, I've decided to go one step further, which I will unveil here in a couple days...But, I think you will love it!
Lastly, If you are looking for a stocking stuffer for the guys on your list, how about this months issue of Truckin' magazine. They did a tech article on the inside of Kurt's truck (page 140)
Then in next months issue, Kurt's truck will be on the cover with a big spread inside!
Happy Holidays, Maria xo and Molly too ^..^
Monday, December 22, 2008
For those of you that emailed me, letting me know my newsletter server was full (you're only allowed 500 names)
I just added a new list on my homepage, so feel free to sign up as I have some new things I'll be announcing very soon!
Sunday, December 21, 2008
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Wednesday, December 17, 2008
3- They bared fruit
Over the years I've enjoyed not watching the plants disappear from the deer nibbling on them, enjoyed the pretty blooms, BUT NEVER have they bared fruit! That is until this year. You could imagine my surprise while I was mowing the grass last week (remember it was 65 degrees here last week) and noticed the plant was full of (egg sized) fruit! Not all the plants, just one. I was in shock. I picked one of the fruits and headed inside. Because I've never seen the fruit of a Pineapple Guava plant before, I went to the trusty internet for a little info on my new found fruit.
I decided to make jam with them. Which is quite tasty, it has a gritty texture (kind of like a pear) with the most unusual flavor.
Anyone want to come over for breakfast?
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
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Friday, December 12, 2008
The tree is trimmed...
My favorite ornaments are hung...
The fairies are feeling festive too...
I just need to finish my Christmas cards, which would have been done and in the mail, but I was having trouble with the glitter glue (bummer) so I will finish those up this weekend. Along with wrapping up a few more goodies.
"They" say a cold front is coming through this weekend with rain and snow. Which is hard to believe because it was 65 degrees here yesterday. So I'm stayin snug as a bug at home, making snowpeople, having snowball fights and sipping eggnog lattes.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Something to make you smile today...
Meet Orson the Bulldog! He won best of show over on Dogster...I love this picture! Congrats Orson!
Check out more pictures of Orson here
I love the one with the cheese puffs & the ball in mouth.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
3. I have a motorcycle, I bought it in 1978 to ride back and forth to work, but after about a week...that got very old. But it still sits in my garage with only 675 miles on it (anyone looking for a bike?)
6. I do not wear make-up. Not that I don't need it or anything, I'm just lazy. I do wear chapstick though...
As for beads, J.D. was the lucky winner of Rosie (Toys for Toys give-away)
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
A Big Huge Thank you to everyone who placed bids on the Toys for Tots Beads!
I really wasn't sure how it would go this year, with a lot of people going through hard times and all, but you guys opened your hearts and for that I thank you so very much...
Because of you, so many kids will not be going without on Christmas morning...they too will have a little something...Thank you so very much, all of you!
You guys are angels!
Monday, December 8, 2008
And yes, you can bid as many times as you wish, so if you are out bid and you would like to bid again, please feel free to do so...
Where you are from (City/State)
Last update was at 5:54 PM (PST)
Email me here
I will put a ticket in the bowl for each of the winning high bidders (a total of 8 tickets) and draw one lucky winner...My little way of saying thank you!
Item #1 ~Kitten in Mitten Pendant~
This was my favorite kitty, so I saved it for the Toys for Tots auction! I hope you like her too. Black and white kitty, sitting in a red mitty with a little mistletoe on the side. She is 35mm long ( about 1 4/10") Sterling Findings.
Bid is at $80.00 (P.P.)
Sterling silver charm. Stamped snowflakes with raised snowflake. I have antiqued it to bring out the details. 22mm x 14mm
Bid is at $43.00 (P.M.)
Bid is at $69.00 (T.F.)
This is my only Snow Angel this year. She sits on a bottle of snow (German glass glitter) 65mm high. Sterling findings.
Item #6 ~..GROW... Necklace~
I almost kept this one for myself, I hope you like it too. The 33mm x 25mm sterling silver charm has a sterling wheelbarrow with riveted vintage enameled flower (pinks & blue) Sterling 20" chain. I have antiqued this piece to bring out the details.
Bid is at $47.00 (B.F.)
Item #7 ~The Mistletoe Fairy Pendant~
Sure to bring you lots of kisses this holiday season. She is 32mm high ( about 1 3/10") Sterling Findings. Swarovski crystal.
Bid is at $125.00 (J.R.D.)
Item #8 ~ TEA TIME Pendant~
This cute little 20mm x 25mm sterling charm has a cute little sterling cup & saucer with tiny spoon. I have antiqued it to bring out the details.
Bid is at $125.00 (J.R.D.)
I hope you found something you like...Thanks so much for your bids, it means so much to so many kids this time of year. Happy Holidays
Sunday, December 7, 2008
So this will probably be the last one of the season...
It is sterling lined by hand (not glued it)
Fits Pandora chains, 20mm high (8/10")
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Come back tomorrow I'll have a few more goodies to offer you and than Monday is the Toys for Tots Beads! Fun Fun Fun....