Thursday, April 30, 2009

And the winner is...

If you bought this month's Design of the Month, I put a ticket in the bowl for the cupcake holder.
I put all the names in the bowl (i love ice cream bowl, of course...)
All 133 tickets (you guys kept me busy this month)

I mixed them up good...

really good!

Mixed a little more....

I closed my eyes

and picked one!

And the winner is...

Congrats to Pat Persons!

Thank you everyone who ordered this Month Design, I wish I could made the cupcake holder for everyone, but they really are I hope you'll make one for yourself!
Here are the instructions.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Are you my Mother's?

Today as I was grocery shopping, I was heading down the cookie isle, a place I try not to go. So I took a deep breath...looked straight ahead and started walking (repeating to myself, don't look keep walking... don't look keep walking) BUT something caught my eye...I tried so very hard not to look, but I could not help it there they were...
Those pastel colored animal shaped cookies with sprinkles!
I was so saddened last year when Mother's went out of business, I thought no more of those Circus Cookies I loved so much!
I was tempted to buy a bag (for research, to see if they are as good as the ones I remembered) but I didn't, aren't you proud of me...
Has anyone tried them? Are they as good as the ones I remember?
I must say, I can't get them out of my mind now...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Monday Morning

An early Monday morning walk equals...

watching the sunrise
spotting the bunnies on the lawn
hearing the birds sing
exchanging hello's with early rising neighbors
watching the deer nibbling in the yards
and coming home with a wildflower bouquet...

This week's bead theme is Mother's Day.
I'll be putting new things up all this week (Monday-Friday) on my site
So I hope you'll stop by...

Plus, I've had to stop taking special requests (just for right now) until I get caught up a bit.
As soon as I'm ready again, I'll up date my Special Orders Page
Thanks for understanding...

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Arbor Day

This weekend I plan on seeing this movie.
The best part is, when you buy a ticket for opening week,
Disney will plant a tree in your honor.

No new beads or goodies today...
I made Cupcake Fairies yesterday, plus I worked on beads for next week.
The theme for next weeks beads & goodies is Mother's Day

Here is a little tease...
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Allergy Alert

Let me just say, when we found this little piece of property in my little town (14 years ago) and decided to build our home on it, it was NOT SPRING TIME!
Who in their right mind would build their house under a oak tree?
Now I'm not talking one oak tree...we tucked the back of our house (south facing) next to six large oak trees.
During the hot Summer months these trees give us the much needed shade which helps keep our house a little cooler on those hot Summer days.
We live on almost three acres that are studded with probably 40 oak trees? I've never counted.

So during the Spring (for 2-3 weeks) things look like this. Everything is covered in a thick coat of yellow pollen.

Last weekend while I was out in the garden getting the beds ready for planting, you could see the pollen falling, really...Luckily I'm not affected with allergies...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day

(yesterday's winner below)

I love when people make art from recycled things...
It's a win win for everyone!

How cute is this guy!

And how about this elephant...

I'd LOVE to have a set of these glasses for myself.

Here Kitty Kitty

I LOVE these guys! So clever...

I want one of these for my deck...

Tweet Tweet

I love the Sunday funnies

A Kodak moment

I want them all

Molly had a great day yesterday. Thanks for the nice birthday wishes...
We have a winner!
I went to to get the winner...the lucky number is 7!

So I counted down the list and the lucky winner is....
(We want to wish Miss Molly a very Happy Birthday today:o)) Have lots and lots of fun celebrating!
Max & Sadie say Woof, Woof to you on your very special day!)

Jackie, email me with the name or word you would like on your charm.
Thanks everyone who played...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Let's Celebrate!

Someone's feelin' pretty special today...

Happy Birthday Miss Molly

In honor of Molly's birthday today, I'm giving away a custom stamped Sterling Silver dog/cat tag for your pet.
To enter:
Just leave a comment in this post (just click on comments below) with your FULL NAME please. I'll do a random drawing from all the comments tomorrow morning.

(Please Note)
If you are the winner and you do not have a pet, I will show up at your door with a big basket filled with cute little puppies and kitties so you can pick one out for yourself!
ok...just kidding. Ha!
In that case, I will stamp any word you wish on the tag.

I'm off to take someone for her favorite walk and then to get a pedicure (shhh, I tell her it's a pedicure, because she doesn't like to get her nails trimmed)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Good Morning!

Somebody FINALLY woke up! She usually wakes up in March...

She spent the weekend basking in the sun and stretching her legs...

With the warm (hot) weather here for the next few days, I'm sure she'll be spending some time in her little pool too.

Good Morning Rosy!

Today's bead theme...Somethings Fishy
Plus, don't forget to stop by tomorrow, it's going to be a special day!


Friday, April 17, 2009

Grow Grow Grow

They are almost ready to head out into the garden, maybe even this weekend? I hear it's going to be in the high 70's here, perfect for playing in the garden. Plus, it will be nice to have my laundry room back again...

I received a few emails about yesterdays goodies, so next week I'm going to mix it up!
1st- I won't be sending out a newsletter when new beads are ready.

2nd-Once I have something ready, I'll put it up for sale (so check back often)

3rd-I'll list beads/goodies at different times, morning, noon and night (for people living in other time zones)

Plus, I'm working on something fun for Mother's Day. More details about that next week.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Follow your dreams

It's never to late to follow your dreams...
You have to see it for yourself, click here
Thanks Pat for the link

New goodies are coming today, but first I need to take pictures (which takes me forever)
So, I'm thinking around 2-3pm, West coast time (PST) Maybe sooner...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

You can set your clocks...

Everyday (starting around 6pm) you can find a certain someone in our house sitting in the same spot, starring out the same window, waiting for that same person to come home.

(one time I closed the blinds, she almost had a meltdown, no really a meltdown!)
Did someone fall asleep? I think she did...

Once that "fiery" truck pulls into the driveway, she...
Runs to back door.
Barks and jumps up and down
(I open the door)
Runs to gate.
Looks under gate.
Waits for gate to open.
It's a dog's life...

On the bead front, I'll start putting some new things on my website tomorrow...
Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Woman's Prerogative

It's Tuesday, which means it's American Idol night at our house.
I always pick my two favorites (a guy and a girl) early on who I think might be the next A.I. winner.

For a long time now my picks were Danny and Allison. I really like them both.

But I've changed my mind...My "new" favorite (and the one I hope wins) is Adam!
I found he was the one I was looking forward to seeing each week.

Who is your favorite?

...ok...I'm off to the studio now...have a great day!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday

Being a owner of a tiny Chihuahua with a tiny bladder, this video amazed me!
Not to mention walking on two feet, too funny!

I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend...
We had our annual egg hunt GPS style (for the "kids")

Molly also found her egg filled with doggy treats, so everyone was happy...

I have some new goodies this week, I'm not sure which day yet...but I'll keep you posted.
Have a great Monday!

Friday, April 10, 2009


HaPpY EaStEr

Wishing everyone a very Happy Easter!
May you find lots of chocolate bunnies in your basket...

I'll have some new goodies next week!
Maria and Molly too

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


What's not to love...
there's daffodils...
more bunnies...
Thanks Carol! I LOVE my Bunny Cosy!


dying eggs...
did I mention dying Easter eggs?


did I mention the bunnies?
Thanks Jenn! I LOVE my Bunny Cosy!

did I mention the wildflowers?
I hope you are enjoying Spring too...