Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Halloween {free shipping Friday}

Trick or Treat

Treat! Today is FREE shipping Friday!
My website and my Etsy store...
Have a safe and Happy Halloween everyone!


Thursday, October 28, 2010

All I Want...

For Christmas...

Lampwork Teeth

My teeth beads were featured in their second Etsy treasury this week!
"All I Want For Christmas"

I tell you, it's all so teeth chattering...

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Something New

Fine Silver Possum

Fine Silver Mice Earrings

After making many possums & mice from glass, I wanted to try them in fine silver.
Which is much different than making them from molten glass, but still fun!
They are available on my website, along with a new Fairy House and a set of lampwork buttons.

I hope you enjoy...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Love ♥

I'm in love...
Love Love Love Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate...Love ♥


Monday, October 25, 2010

Crunch Time

The before picture...

Sema 2010 44

It's that time of year...

When he's walking in, as I'm heading to bed.
When I keep dinners warm until the late hours of the evening.
When I smell coffee brewing at 3am

It's SEMA time.
This year Kurt's building a Tahoe for Truckin' Magazine's booth.
And with less than a week to go and still lots to get done. I figured I'd lend a helping hand this weekend. But I'm not sure how much help I really was.
I'll have to get a photo of the Tahoe when it's all put together later this week, it's looking good.

Other fun news, Street Truck Magazine has hired Anthony (son) to do daily blogs on line and take photos of the SEMA event for their magazine.
Congrats Anthony!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Change is a good thing

When your child says your bedroom looks like cave, you know it's time for a change...

Sadly, I wish I would have taken just one before picture, so you know what I started with.
Keep in mind, It had been 15 years sense it had been decorated.
Floral bed spread, Faux finish on the walls, you know the glazes from Ralph Lauren at Home Depot. Mine was in a light olive green. I actually really liked it, it was just dated and I wanted the new room to be simple, a place that made me feel relaxed.

Picking the new color for the walls was a lot harder than I thought...
I wanted the room to be light and airy with a beachy feel. So I decided on a very light blue.
But, after buying 2 different colors of blue (which looked more like a baby nursery) I ended up going with a light gray, which I's perfect.

Then there was our brass bed. I really liked the "bones" of the bed, but I really hated the brass. So I sent it out and had it powder coated black ($60 for the head & foot board)
I decided to only use the headboard this time around.

Here is the after...




Found this pretty wool rug (Target)


The picture (Home Goods) reminds me of the beach where Kurt & I spend a lot of our free time.
The chair, was also a find. Did I tell you I LOVE Target...


Kurt's childhood oak dresser painted black with new knobs (Target)




This sweet picture above, was a gift from Kurt for our Anniversary. He knows me well, I love it.


And I think Molly approves too...

Quilted Coverlet-Home Goods
Pillow Shams-Target
Bird Branch Pillow-Target
Bed Skirt- Target
Wool Rug-Target
Beach Picture- Home Goods
Large Floor Mirror- Ikea
Seahorse Print-The Black Apple (Etsy)
Night Stand- Ikea
TV Armoire (old, but I'm thinking of painting it green)

If you could re-do any room in your house, which one would it be?

Bead news...
I have felt somewhat like a dentist over the last few days making lots of teeth.
I have also been working on some new fine silver pieces, so those will be coming to the website soon!
Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Do you have a Sweet Tooth?

Lampwork Teeth

Sweet Tooth Lampwork Bracelet

Do you have sweet tooth?
I know I do!
Just added few new things to my site. Hope you like them...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lovin' Fall and the giveaway winner

Lampwork Acorns

Espresso Yourself Lampwork Bracelet

Now that the weather is starting to change, I've been enjoying my hot coffee treats. My favorite is Starbucks Toffee Mocha and I'm counting the days until Eggnog Lattes are here.
Plus, I'm continuing to add new goodies to my site (hopefully everyday)

I went to to get our winner of the Halloween Giveaway...

The lucky number was 24...who left this comment-

Candied apples - does that count as candy?

Yes Gwen! Candied apples count...
Congrats! Send me your mailing address so I can get your goodies to you.
Happy Halloween Everyone!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Buttered Popcorn

Lampwork Buttered Popcorn

Who doesn't LOVE buttered popcorn?
You can find them here.

Don't forget to sign up for the giveaway below...
Have a Happy Fall Weekend xo

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Goodies

Fall Foliage Bracelet

Fall Foliage Bracelet

Acorn Zipper Pull

Fall Foliage Earrings

I added some new Fall goodies on my site today.
I love Fall, don't you?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Giveaway

Halloween Giveaway

Halloween Giveaway

Because I LOVE Halloween!
I'm having a giveaway!
A Halloween costume (similar to the one I wore last year) and a set of fall-ish beads, how fun!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite "Halloween" candy is.
But hurry, you only have until Sunday October 17th.

If you post anonymous, please leave your email address in your post (so I can contact you) or don't forget to check back on Monday October 18th when I announce the winner.
Which will be picked by random.

Contest is now closed.
Come back on Monday to see who the winner is...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fall is in the air

Cambria Scarecrow Contest 2010
Cambria Scarecrow Contest 2010

Thank you for the anniversary wishes.
We went on a little fall getaway to celebrate.
With apple picking, fresh pressed cider, scarecrow contest and picked some pumpkins (jarrahdales) too.

Monday, October 11, 2010

October 11th

sentineldome 116

11th October, 1910: Theodore Roosevelt became the first US president to fly aboard an airplane with Archie Hoxsey, an aviator for the Wright Brothers .

11th October, 1939 : Albert Einstein wrote his famous letter to FDR about the potential of the atomic bomb. In the letter, he argued the scientific feasibility of atomic weapons, and urged the need for development of a US atomic program.

11th October, 1968: Apollo 7, NASA's first three-man space mission, is launched from Cape Canaveral .

11th October, 1975 : The comedy-variety show Saturday Night Live premiered with George Carlin as the host .

11th October, 1984 : Kathy Sullivan becomes the first American woman to walk in space during a Test for orbital refueling on the Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-G .

11th October, 1998 : After a week of heavy currency speculation the dollar settles at it's lowest level against the Japanese Yen with the dollar trading at 116 yen ( current Dollar - Yen Exchange Rate 99 Yen October 2008)

11th October, 2002: Former President Jimmy Carter wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at ending the middle east conflict and acting as a mediator between Egypt and Israel .

11th October, 2010: Kurt and Maria Grimes celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary!

Here's to the next 30!

Monday, October 4, 2010


Segway Tour
(my sister, Lynette and Me on Segways)
Align Center
Birthday Trip

My sister, Lynette flew out from Texas to help celebrate my birthday.
It's been a fun filled few days, with a trip to San Francisco, hiking in Yosemite and a celebration dinner at Narrow Gauge Inn.
It was so much fun!
If you'd like to see more pics, click here