Monday, May 31, 2010

New Design of the Month and Bookmark Winner

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Let me introduce the new Design of the Month for June.
Meet BANG and BOOM, Firecrackers Pendants...
If you'd like to order one or both, you can find them here.

I went to to get the number for the winner of the bookmark giveaway...
The number was-23

Whilst not by any means a 'new' book, try giving The Loop by Nicholas Evans a read. Great story about a small town with a long history of wolf fear and loathing. A love story in there too, for all us who love a little romance too!

Congrats CarolineK, email me your mailing address so I can send you your bookmark.

I hope everyone will take a moment and look at the comments for some great book suggestions, I'm kicking off the Summer with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, it's been on my ipod for months it's time!
Happy reading/listening everyone.

On this Memorial day I'd like to thank all who are serving (or have served) our country
Have a happy and safe Memorial Day.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Getting loaded (giveaway)

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It's that time of year...
Time to get loaded.
(load my ipod with the best Summer books)

I love listening to audio books while making beads. But I also love them while traveling to Summer destinations.
I just finished The Help by Kathryn Stockett, which was REALLY GOOD! So I'm hoping you guys can recommend some more great books that I will love!

To help, here are just a few books I loved:
Life of Pi
Water for Elephants
Secret Life of Bees
Kite Runner
The Art of Racing in the Rain
Sookie Stackhouse

1-Leave a comment (just one please) on this post, with a good Summer book you think I might like.
2- On Monday May 31, I'll do a random drawing to pick the winner of the bookmark above.
3-Make sure you leave your first name in your comment (if you post anonymously) in case you are the winner.
4-Come back on Monday to see if you are the winner!


Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The ingredients...

Soup Mix
These are the beads I sent my bead partner Lisa for The Bead Soup Party, I hope she likes them.

Soup Mix

And these are the beads she sent me! LOVE them! How did she know lavender is one of my favorite colors...

Don't forget to stop back by tomorrow, as I'll be having a giveaway (I love giveaways!)

Monday, May 24, 2010

i ♥ my dog

i HEART my dog

i HEART my dog

A fun bracelet for those Dog Days of Summer, which will be here before we know it...

I have a fun giveaway coming this week! But first I need to make a little prize for it. As soon as I do, I'll be asking my annual question...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Something New

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Meet Sparky the Firefly...
Set him in a sunny window or under a bright light and watch his little back end give off a gentle glow once the lights go out...

He is in my shop along with lots of other goodies!
Enjoy your Sunday...

Friday, May 21, 2010

Marking my territory

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This week I made some garden markers for my garden.
I still have about a half a dozen more to go...I got the idea when I was looking for something on Etsy and found them and thought to myself, I've got everything to make I did. I really like them and because I seem to grow the same things every year, I can use them over and over too...

I'll be adding some new things on my website this weekend. Including something brand new!! Thanks for all the ideas you guys gave me! They will keep me busy for if you don't see what you requested this weekend, you will soon!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday

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10 things I'm thankful for on this Thursday...
(in no particular order)

1. It's a beautiful day, the sun is shinning
2. My roses are blooming
3. My sweet Molly
4. My garden
5. Anthony graduating
6. Being a beekeeper
7. The smell of the lilac blooming
8. That I worked extra hard yesterday (so I can play today)
9. That I have such nice friends
10. My honey & I are playing hooky and we are going to a movie matinee

What are you thankful for today?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A little teaser

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A little teaser of the beads I sent my Bead Soup Party partner, Lisa...I hope she likes them!
Once she receives the beads I'll show the un-scrabbled pic.

Yesterday while making beads for some Tide Pool Pendants I'm working on, my mind was blank on what other beads I should make...more dogs? You guys must be sick of those by now, right? Beachy beads? Flowers? Organics?
I even went and looked in my gallery of pictures for some inspiration. But my mind was still blank.
So my question is, what would you like me to make? I need some ideas....please


Monday, May 17, 2010


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Anthony Graduates

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Lester Holt (NBC Nightly News) Keynote Speaker (his speech)

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Congrats Anthony!

Friday, May 14, 2010


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(Kindergarten Graduation)

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(High School Graduation)

This weekend we will be celebrating one of Anthony's milestones in life...He's graduating from college.
And we could not be more proud of him...
While going to school full-time he also worked full-time in the lab at his school. He even had a chapter published in a textbook last year.
I know! Proud I tell you...

Hope your weekend is a wonderful one too!
I have a few things going on my website today, so I hope you'll stop by...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Did you hear?

Goes to the dogs...

New things are coming to my shop (website) this Friday!
Including dogs, organics and some fine silver (PMC) goodies too...
See ya Friday!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Snowballs in May

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The garden is starting to wake up after the unusually cool Spring we are having this year. The tree above is one of my favorites with the bright pink bloom clusters...

What is your favorite thing blooming in your garden?


Friday, May 7, 2010

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

OK, I'll let you know the winner of the i spy game in just a bit...

But first, because Mom's day is this weekend...I thought it would be fun to see if you know the names of these baby animals below...

(borrowed picture from Flickr)

19- Swan
(Answers are below, but no cheating)

In bead news, I have nothing new this week (sorry) I made Bees all week loooong. But I hope to have something new next week. In fact I know I will! Maybe even a dog or two?

So who was the winner of the I Spy game from the last post?
It was close, you guys are some good I spy-ers!

Here are the correct answers-
Starting at the left and zip zapping down...

Pansy Fairy, Angel, Mouse , Bunny in Cabbage, Snail, Red Bead w/Vines, Cupcake, Owl, Flower, Gumdrop, Flower, Bluebird, Pumpkin, Monkey, Pink Flower, Green Spacer, Palm Tree, Blue Bird, Possum, Bone, Dog, Bunny, Tea Cup, Dog, Flower, Mouse, Mushroom, Encased Floral, Palm Tree, Starfish, Shell, Possum, Encased Floral, Possum, Sea Scape Lentil, Nest w/Eggs, Spiral Disk, Monkey, Bird in Nest, Flower, Hollow, Teapot, Nest with Eggs, Oyster, Mr. Potato Head (I was actually surprised some of you got this one) Dog, Dog, Dog, Encased Floral, Bunny, Flower, Bunny, Heart, Bunny, Lentil Cupcake, Heart with Angel, Hedgehog, Hedgehog, Nest, Hollow, Encased Floral, Flower Bead, Dog Head, Squeezed Bead, Polka Dot, Hedgehog, Polka Dot, Mouse, Fairy, Hedgehog, Old Man and a Snail...

But the person who got the most correct answers was...Minis!
Congrats Minis!
Email me your mailing address and I'll send you your prize!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

(Answers to the mommy/baby animals)

Monday, May 3, 2010

I Spy

Do you want to play?
Last week I cleaned the studio and found lots of beads to send to Beads of Courage.
To play, all you have to do is to leave a comment on this post (below) with as many things as you "i spy" in the container.
The person who come up with the most "correct" answers wins!
Please only one guess per person...
Please note, I will not show the guesses of the other players until the game in over, we want to keep it fair :o)
If there is a tie, the person who posted their answers first will win.
Win what? I'm not sure yet, but something fun!
But hurry, game ends Thursday May 6th. I'll post the winner on Friday May 7th.
Plus, if you leave a comment "Anonymously" please leave your first name at least so I know who won.
Good Luck and get those reading glasses on...