Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Santa Baby


Have yourself a Very Merry Christmas
and a Happy 2012!


or else!

Love, Maria and Molly

P.S.  I had to laugh when I saw Molly in this "vicious" shot!
She was barking at me because I was teasing her with cookies! HA

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas memories

Christmas wishes

Christmas wishes

The only thing on my Christmas list in 1966 was a Baby First Step.
Two of my favorite things in life back then were roller skating and baby dolls.
This doll could walk and skate! She was perfect...

What was your favorite childhood gift?

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

If you give a dog a cookie

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If you give a dog a cookie...then she'll want a bag of them...

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If you give a dog a bag of cookies...

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...then she'll do almost anything, like pose for your Christmas card photo!


My son, Anthony came home to take pictures for this years Christmas cards.
I can't wait to show you them!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Last but not least

Let it Snow- Lampwork Necklace

The last snowman of the season is listed on my site.
Wearing blue winter scarf and sitting on a bottle of snow (German glass glitter)

You can find him here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Size matters

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We have a "dog" cookie jar by the backdoor. Molly gets a little treat every time she does her business. Because Molly is a little dog I buy the small size milk bones and I break the cookies up in about 4 pieces. After all it's a treat, not a meal.

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Last week I discovered they now make a MINI size milk-bone! The perfect size for Molly and so CUTE!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

It's raining

It's been raining leaves here this last week (so glad I don't clean the pool)
If you turn up the volume you can hear our kitty cat, Tina at the very end. Ha!


Friday, December 9, 2011



I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who placed bids on the Toys For Tots Charity Auction. (and Facebooked about the auction) It was a huge success! And because of you, many children will have a gift this holiday season. Thank you very much for your generosity.
Above is the Money Order for the amount of $258.00 which is now on it's way to the Toys For Tots!

Lampwork Dog Bracelet
~Bow Wow Bracelet~

I added a few new things to my site. Including this fun bracelet filled with lots of fun beads like- a food bowl, fire hydrant, a ball, dog bone and a heart dangle.
You can see them all  HERE.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Art Bead Scene Holiday Ornament Blog Hop

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~Woodland Snowman Ornament~

I'm taking part in the Art Bead Scene Holiday Ornament Blog Hop.

This little woodland snowman ornament is made up of a lampwork snowman head bead (made by me) which sits on a tiny glass bottle filled with frosty flakes (glass beads, pearls and mica) I then added a tinsel collar (for a little holiday cheer)
A lampwork acorn and nest with eggs (by me), a lucite bloom, brass fern and a heart locket complete the ornament.
This month I'm offering a similar ornament (which is a kit) for the Design of the Month.

Monday, December 5, 2011

The last day...

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Today is the last day for the Toys for Tots Charity Auction.
If you haven't had a chance to check the goodies out yet, there is still time.
Bidding ends tonight at 6:00pm (PST) West coast time

Thursday, December 1, 2011

It's TIME!

Toys for Tots

I hope you'll take a moment to check them out.
All the money raised goes to a great cause!

The new Design of the Month (December) is now available! It's my first kit and I thought it might be fun! Click here to order yours.

Plus I will be adding new things to my website store over the next few weeks! Fun Fun Fun

I also added a new page on my site for my handmade paper clay ornaments, fun little things I make when ever the mood hits me (which is not often)