Friday, May 29, 2009

Sneak Peek

Today I have a few new things.
(which will go on my website this morning)
One being this fun Alien bracelet that goes perfectly with this Month's Design of the Month!
It's out of this world, ha!
I also have a couple fun silver necklaces.

Look at those cute little green two toed guys...

I finally got a picture of the "Travel" prize bracelet for the game going on over on my website. There is still lots of time to play (June 26) so give it a try...
I also have 3-Travel Pendants too!

(I hope you like)

Monday I'll reveal the new Design of the's a fun one!
Have a wonderful weekend

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Easy as pie...

Because Kurt has been working now for almost three weeks straight, without a day off. And with more than a week to go, I thought he would like me to make his favorite pie. So with a little help from Susan I made him a Banana Cream Pie all for himself...only because I'm not a fan of bananas! ha... putting a smile on his face was easy as pie...

Thanks so much for all the great Summer book suggestions!
I am going to print out the list and I can't wait to get started...
I went to RANDOM.ORG to get our winner...
The number picked was number 3...and the winner of the Summer Bookmark is....

Email me your mailing address, so I can get your bookmark in the mail!
Thanks again everyone!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


I'm looking for some good book suggestions.
I need to fill my iPod with some good books for the long Summer season...
I'm looking for something really really good!
I like a variety of books, but some of my favorites are...

Water for Elephants (LOVED it!)
The Life of Pi
Summer Sisters
Snow Flower and The Secret Fan
Kite Runner
My Sister's Keeper
The Alphabet Murders series by Sue Grafton
The Twilight series

So now I'm looking for something new to add to my list of favorites!
So if you can recommend something that you think I might like, that would be great!
To show my appreciation, I'll giveaway this Summer bookmark!
Just leave your suggestion/suggestions in the comment area below.
I'll do a random drawing tomorrow for the "lucky" winner!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Movin on up

It was a very productive long weekend. We got most of Kurt's shop moved over to the new location, which is much larger so I know Kurt will be happier with all the room to spread his wings.
There is still much work to be done, like moving the booth (next Saturday) but, we got a lot done...

Come back tomorrow...I have a fun Giveaway!

Friday, May 22, 2009

By the Sea

This is where I wish I was going this long holiday weekend...
But, it will be a working weekend here for us (moving Kurt's shop)
I hope you have plans more exciting than mine...
Whether you are going to the beach (lucky dog) Going camping in the mountains or just relaxing around the the house...Have a great one!
And if you would like to check out the new Tide Pool Pendants I made this week, you can click here
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Farmer's Market

Perfect for the gardener!
I've been working on special orders this week, one was a bracelet for someone who sells veggies at the Farmer's Market.
I made extra beads so I could offer one here too...
Plus, I have a couple more Tide Pool Pendants, which I'll put on my site tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I found my MOTHER!

I found out through a close source (my dad) that Kellogg's is now making some of the Mother's cookie recipes, one of them being the Circus Animals! So today while I was grocery shopping I had to buy a bag. The bag even says "Mother's Cookies"
Which started everyone in the check-out line talking, which went something like this..."I thought Mother's went out of business"..."I tried that other brand, but they were gross!"..."I'm going to buy a bag"

I haven't tasted these yet, but from what I understand, it's the same recipe!
So save the Circus Animals and buy a bag of cookies today! :o)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


I have been getting requests for Gift Certificates lately, so I got some that matched my website!
I like green...ha
They come in $25, $50, $75 or $100
The only problem I see is, they must be used all in one visit.
So I would recommend getting them in the smaller amounts...
You can order them here

Monday, May 18, 2009

Do you want to play?

I'm running a little late today...
I spent most of the weekend helping Kurt. He's moving his shop to a larger location, I wasn't a lot of help though...
This weekend there was a heatwave (106) Did I mention I don't do well in the heat?
It drains me...But the good news, it's cooling down now (a little) Plus my tomatoes LOVE the warm weather!
I have my first tomatoes growing now! I'm seeing fresh salsa in my near future...

The roses are lovin' the weather too!

So, do you want to play a game?
Some of you may remember a game we played awhile ago...
"Where in the World is Mattie"
It was a knockoff from the NBC Today Show "Where in the World in Matt Lauer"
I made a lampwork "Mattie" dog that traveled around the world.
And people guessed where she was fun!

So, I've decided to bring it back!
This time it's just called...
Where in the World
I thought it would be fun with Summer coming, to head out and see the world!
I'm still working on the prizes (which will be fun)
The game will be played on my website on the Where in the World page.
Make sure you READ THE RULES FIRST before you email me!
Have fun!

Friday, May 15, 2009


Where does the time go? This weekend, Maureen (Anthony girlfriend) will be graduating. Anthony would have been joining her, but after his first year he changed his major.

With this being the first full graduating class at the University of California, it will be a day of celebration...
Even the First Lady Michelle Obama will be addressing the graduating class...Congrats Maureen, we are so proud of you!

On the bead front,
I will be adding some new beads on my site today, plus some new Tide Pool Pendants on the Jewelry page.
Today is the day I'll be drawing the winner of the Greenhouse Goodie $50 gift certificate, Good Luck everyone!

And because it's been awhile since we've played a game, come back on Monday for a new one!
It will be fun fun fun!
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 14, 2009


Softly they come
thumbing up from
firm ground

protruding unharmed.
Easily crumbled
and yet

how they shouldered
the leaf and mold
aside, rising

breathing obscurely,
still as stone.

By the slumping log,
by the dappled aspen,
they grow alone.

A dumb eloquence
seems their trade.

Like hooded monks
in a sacred wood
they say:
Tomorrow we are gone.
(Author-Jane Whitledge)

Tomorrow, Friday the 15th I'll be putting up some new beads on my website, mostly toadstools...but I will also have some new fun "Beachy" pendants also!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In dog years

Meet Chanel, she is 147 years old (in dog years)...Chanel is the World's oldest dog! Last week she turned 21 years old (the same age as my son, Anthony) You're lookin' good Chanel...
We had a cat live to 21 years (Gray Kitty) the poor thing had arthritis so bad, at the end we called her our mechanical kitty. Even her cortisone shots didn't help much...

I now have a new goal in life...helping Molly live to 25 years!
What is the longest your pet has lived? And what was the secret?
I'd love some advice...

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Winding Down

As my Favorite shows are starting to wind down for the season,
I'm wondering what I'll do now?
Monday=Dancing with the Stars (hope Melissa wins)

Tuesday=American Idol (hope Adam wins)

Wednesday=LOST (I feel so lost half the time)

Thursday=Survivor (I hope J.T.wins)

Sunday=The Housewives

Sunday=The Amazing Race
(which ended last Sunday, I really wanted the mother/son team to win)

I have an idea! Maybe I should be doing more of this? That way there would be some beads over on my site!!! Sorry things are looking so bleak lately...New beads are coming, I promise!

Monday=Make beads
Tuesday=Make beads
Wednesday=Make beads
Thursday=Tidy the Studio
Friday=Clean beads
Saturday=Photograph beads
Sunday=List beads on my site

Monday, May 11, 2009

A Place to Dream...

Sunday we strolled the gardens. I'm inspired to have a flower bed of my own...

The garden was covered with Fairy Houses too...

It looks like this fairy loves to garden (my kind of fairy)

We spent many many MANY hours walking the shores...see Molly on Kurt's back, her little legs got tired.

Kurt scored this huge Moonstone

And a trip to the coast is never complete until we have our favorite ABC (avocado, bacon, cheese) burger from the Main Street Grill.

Hope your Mother's Day was nice too...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A little getaway...

Keeping my family and friends in the Santa Barbara area in my thoughts...
I was talking to my dad last night, it's HOT and WINDY there, not the best conditions for getting a handle on a out of control wild fire!
Let's hope today is a better day.

Getting ready to leave for a little getaway...
I can smell the salty air and feel the sand between my toes already.
Wishing my mom and all the other moms, a very Happy Mom's Day...

My mom (far right)
Promoting the Memorial Day 4,000 Pint Challenge for the United Blood Services Central Coast.

I'll be back next week.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

What's for dinner

This week the grocery store had pork shoulder roast on sale, so yesterday I made BBQ Pulled Pork

I've never tried McCormick's Slow Cookers before, but after last nights dinner, I'm going to try more of them! Very tasty...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Not only were they huge in size, but huge in flavor too! Yummy

I didn't get accomplished as much as I had hoped yesterday, so back to work I go, hi ho hi ho

Monday, May 4, 2009


Because my house and studio have been a little neglected lately,
plus I have officially ran out of counter space in one of them...

I'll be playing "WasherWoman" for a couple days.

But first, the sun is getting ready to come up so I'm off on my daily walk. After a couple days of rain (which we really needed) everything looks so pretty and smells so good...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Swine Flu

Tip #1 in avoiding swine flu...

My sister Lynette sent me this...ha!
Stay healthy, and no licking pig noses...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Design of the Month (May)

Eddie Todd (E.T.) Phone Home...
Cell Phone Charm

E.T. the two toed alien with his out of the world aqua eye will come ready to put on your phone.
(Phone not included)
If you would like to order one, just head over to my website.

This morning it's sprinkling here, we need it!
Plus, it's washing away all that yellow pollen, a good thing.
Have a great weekend!