Tuesday, June 30, 2009

And we have more WINNERS!

For those of you following the game over on my website "Where in the World" we have the winners!
The one that received the most tickets (she had a LOT)
It was....
Sara P.

Then with the help of my husband, Kurt...he drew 3-more tickets for the pendants...
(which I'm working on right now)
And those winner are...

Karen B.

Becky C.

Holly L.

Congrats to everyone!
If you see your name above, send me your mailing address so I can send you your prize!
I hope everyone had fun traveling around the world with me!

Monday, June 29, 2009

We Have a WINNER

We have a WINNER!
I went to Random Generator to get the number...and the number is 80!
So I counted down the list (3 times) and it was the same person each time!
Congrats to A Fanciful Twist
Email me your mailing address so I can send off your little Flower Fairy!

Thanks again to everyone who came and partied the weekend away with me, it was lots of fun!
And remember some of the guests from this weekend's party will be showing up in my Etsy store today at 6pm.
Thanks again

It was fun...

Thank you to all my "Tea Party" guests who came and shared the day with me...
What fun we had!
From sipping Rose-hip tea to nibbling sweet strawberries and frosted cupcakes...it was a fun day indeed.
Some of my guests from the party (who stayed all weekend long) are heading out this morning for a long journey (over to my Etsy store) They should be arriving there around 6pm (my time)
If you would like to visit with them again...please stop by and say hi...

I'll also be posting the winner of the party guest book drawing today around, 3pm...so please do stop back by...
For now I'm off to do a little cleaning and straighting up...there are cupcake sprinkles EVERYWHERE!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Let's Party!

WeLcOmE mY fRiEnDs

(Me~Age 3)

What a lovely day for a tea party...

A beautiful day in this Wonderland...
Don't you think?

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the tea is steeping...

So don't be late!

There are yummy goodies too, would you like a cupcake?

My garden is in full bloom now with the talking Flower Fairies...Look, there's Miss Daisy and Ms. Lavender too. Oh look, is that Miss Peony...why it is! Miss Marigold I'm so glad to see you too...

Oh Molly, I love your party hat! A very fine hat indeed...
But you really should be greeting your guests at your party, so run along...

And Alice! I'm so glad you could stop by...

Would you like something to drink?...

Mr. Mouse, how are you doing? A little more rose hip tea for you?...
Cheshire Cat, I'm so happy to see you...

Would you like some strawberries?

They are quite sweet, wouldn't you agree...

Oh, must you leave so soon?
It was so nice seeing you!

Please don't forget to sign my guest book below before you leave...I'll be having a party favor giveaway. Random Number Generator will be picking one lucky winner for this Pink Chrysanthemum Flower Fairy Necklace.
~One of my Lampwork Flower Fairies. Sterling Silver Flower Charm. Sterling Chain~
But, don't forget to come back on Monday to see if you are the winner.

And don't forget to stop by Miss Molly's Party too. I hear she has a little giveaway also...

And a big thank you to our host, Vanessa for asking everyone to join in the fun!

(knock knock) oh, I must go...someone is at the door...I'm so glad you came by

In case you are wondering, all jewelry was created especially for today's party
and will be available in my Etsy store on Monday June 29th, 6pm PST (California Time)

Friday, June 26, 2009

Getting Ready for Mad Tea Party

Saturday June 27th is the date
So don't be late!

It will be a day filled with treats...
A lovely day indeed.

Miss Molly will be celebrating too...
Having a Tea Party of her own...

So don't forget, Saturday's the day, so don't be late...

Thursday, June 25, 2009


As the game "Where in the World" over on my website is coming to an end (tomorrow) my mind has turned to mush trying to figure out new locations. Luckily my dad has been helping me out with suggestions...Thanks dad I needed it...

I'm off to do some baking, cleaning and trying to find something to wear for Saturday's party.
Plus, Molly has informed me she to would like a party, as my dad would say "ANIMALS!"

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A Party

(Answer below)

"I wonder if you care to have tea?"

Come back Friday for the details...

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Life Imatating Art

Molly and I are busy getting the garden cleaned up for our party this weekend...
I hope all of you can make it!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Where the HEART is...

On our way home yesterday, we stopped at one of my favorite stores. I just had to bring this piece of art home with me...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Happy Dad's Day

First the answer for yesterday's post:
"You are intuitive and wise"
Just like my dad :o)

Happy Dad's Day!
We are heading to the coast for Father's day. My sister, Pam and her husband will be joining us at my dad's house for a little get together.
(left to right)
Pam, Dad, Me with all our kitties
I love my face in this picture, looks like I just eat a lemon! Ha

We loved our kitties!
I think I need a pair of new red shoes for Summer, I loved my Keds!

(left to right)
Lynette, Pam, Me
Pam, don't be so serious! lol

My mom was a little confused for awhile, she thought we were twins?

and triplets...

Ta Ta for now...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A little Puzzling

Yesterday I spent the day shopping...
Picking up a few things for my party next week, which EVERYONE is invited to...more details about that later though.
But first, I found a book that I think my dad will like.
He's a puzzle lover! Brain teasers, jigsaws, crosswords you name it, he likes them all.
So when I found this book filled with these puzzles, I thought he might like it!
To figure out the word puzzles, you merely read the letters, numbers and symbols aloud.
Keep saying them over and over, until you get it.
Some are easy, some are hard. Each has a picture that can help too. FUN!
So do you know the answer? OH, I DO! I DO!
Oh, wait I have the answers in the back of the book...
(I'll post the answer tomorrow if you can't figure it out)

I also finally signed up on Facebook, I know! Something else to spend countless hours of doing nothing, right? But I thought it would be fun to stay in touch with all of you too!
So feel free to add me to your friends list.
It's all new for me, and a little over whelming too (like anything new)
I made a Facebook badge..over there-->>>
But I can't figure out what the "status" means?
I thought it was married or single, but after I changed mine to married, it still stats "none"?
I'm clueless!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A phone call

Mom -"Maaarrrria! I can't believe you!"
Me -"Why?"
Mom -"I can't believe you put that on your blog!"
Me-"What are you talking about?"
Mom- "Well, I went to Blockbuster and got True Blood!"
Me-"Did you like it?"
Mom-"OMG, I thought you were a good girl..."
Me-(looking down at my toes now) "I know it's a little racy, but the story is really good"
Mom- "and the beginning (the credits) it's sooooooooo gross"
Me- "I know, Sorry mom, I guess it's not for everyone. It's like a VERY grown up version of Twilight"

Today I will have some new beads on my website, perfect for the 4th of July! I'm off to download pics

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Color Study

This months challenge on ABS is Wassily Kandinsky's Farbstudie Quadrate (Color Study of Squares)
This is what I made. With colorful lampwork beads, copper findings and a copper tag that reads "COLOR STUDY OF SQUARES"
If you would like more details about the bracelet, you can check it out on my website

I also have some more beads (Patriotic) coming tomorrow or Thursday. I'll keep you updated here.
Ta ta for now...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Good fences make good neighbors

I like "most" of my neighbors...
In fact my next door neighbor is also my dentist, who is pain-free I might add, a must when it comes to dentists, right? So I really like him.
But I'm not as fond of my neighbors who live life on the wild side...
You know the ones who stop by your house and have wild pool parties when they are not even invited. Or the ones who think nothing of tipping over your trash cans, just for a good laugh.
Who needs neighbors like that anyway...
So after all these years, we've decided it was time to put a fence around part of our property...

So this weekend we dug 40 post holes (we rented a post hole digger)

Then we started to put up the panels...

We now have 85 feet of pretty fencing...220 feet to go!
Then we'll line the fence with wire, to keep Molly in and everyone else out.
Then I'll place a little sign that reads:

Dear Mr. Raccoon, Mrs. Possum and Miss. Coyote We regret that your presence are no longer welcome at your house... We are sorry, The Grimes Family

Friday, June 12, 2009

Getting loaded

As I'm going through the list of Summer books that everyone has suggested... Norma, Stephanie and Linda all suggested Sookie Stackhouse, which is also a series True Blood on HBO. Sadly I don't have HBO, so I thought I would miss out on that one.
But, while at Block Buster this week, there it was, the first season on DVD.
After watching the first two DVD's (3 more to go) I can't wait to listen to the books!
Which are on order now.
Thanks again Linda, Stephanie and Norma!

So as I start loading my iPod with all my Summer reads...
This will be the first (of many)

Which was suggested by my friend Julie. It's the sequel to Chocolat, which I loved!

Then this...Which Judi suggested.
I think it's going to be a great Summer for books!

As for beads, nothing extra this week. I made lots of fish (Design of the Month)
So next week for sure I'll have something new, I'll keep you posted.
We have two more weeks left for the "Where in the World" game. So there is still time to win a ticket for a prize. The grand prize is a bracelet and I'll be making three more pendants which will be given away by a random drawing.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Hairy Situation

Did you know that there is company that makes hair mats to help clean up oil spills on our coastlines.
The mats are made from mostly hair that comes from salons. So next time you are getting your hair cut, ask them what they do with the those cut off ends. If they say "toss them in the trash" you might want to suggest the company above. And because it can be pricey to send all those split ends off in the mail, one salon recycles the foil that they use for highlighting to pay for the shipping. It's a win win for everyone.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


When a friend of mine mentioned to me that her grand daughter was auctioning off her hair to help pay for a trip to Spain next year with her Spanish class, I thought what a great idea!
I had no know idea there was a website where people could bid on hair! (like eBay)

After seeing her hair though (which is priceless, look how long and beautiful it is) I wasn't surprised to see how high the bids are...
She has had two bid so far, a wig company and a doll artist.
If you'd like to check it out, her listing number is 258202...bidding ends on June 28th.
Good Luck E.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Last weekend I noticed the Elderberry brushes on our property were covered with little flowers and baby berries. Actually I have been noticing them all around town lately, we even have a little Inn in town named after the berries.For some reason, in the 13 years we have lived here I have just left the berries for the birds to snack on. But this year I'm thinking about making jam from them.
Now I need to find a recipe...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Two Thumbs UP

Fun Fun Fun!
Saturday, Kurt and I joined a theater full of youngens for a couple hours of munchin on buttered popcorn, eating peanut M&M (my favorite) and enjoyed one fun movie!
Oh, Kurt's new nickname by the way is Doug (the dog)
Why you ask? Kurt does the same thing as Doug, he'll be talking and all of a sudden he says something off the wall? It's very funny...weird at times, but funny!

I think Pappashop has worked out all their bugs (let's hope)
But, in doing so, they lost all data for the last few days. Meaning all updates and pictures that I added on my site on Friday were lost in cyberspace. I have since update the bead page with the things that are still available.
Over the next few days I'll be working on the design of the month beads...
The first shipment is going out today...

Friday, June 5, 2009

Funny Friday Fotos

~My sister, Pam (back) sticking out her tongue and Me (front)~
My sister can always make me laugh...

I guess it was just meant to-be that I'd grow up to own a turtle named Rosie!

Papashop seems to still be having problems, at least on my site.
I was able to load pictures of the beads & goodies, but I still can't load pics on the game page?!
So we'll start the "Where in the World" game back up on Monday...
Have a great weekend everyone, I know we will...we have no plans!
I'm thinking sleeping in, maybe breakfast out at our favorite place, maybe even a movie!