Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Night Lights

Bee Night Light Bee Night Light

I added a few new night lights to the SHOP...

A Spring Harvest

Harvesting honey wasn't on my to-do list last weekend. But when I peeked inside a couple of the honey supers, I noticed they were full. I ended up getting over 30 pounds of honey... It's amazing how different the "spring" honey tastes compared to last "falls" honey. It's a little lighter in color with a milder flavor. 

Honey Honey Bear

I found these cute little tiny honey bottles (2 oz.) last year, so cute!
I still need to make little labels for the bellies of the bear bottles...maybe something like-
"Honey in my Tummy"


And I'm loving this sweet honey container I got for Christmas, no more sticky mess at my house...

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

In my little town, all veterans are honored...

Friday, May 25, 2012

A long weekend

bee fabric

 3-day weekend to-do list-

-paint the entry wall (we had rain damage this winter)
-bike ride (molly has a ride along basket now, I'll take a pic)
-weed the garden (warm weather makes them GROW)
-see a movie (not sure which one yet)
-wash windows (tons of yellow pollen)
-give thanks for all who have sacrificed for our country (thank you)  
-cut the hair mats out of the cat (I'm thinking a lion cut?)
-sew some new kitchen curtains from the above beehive fabric (if I can find my sewing machine)
-give molly a bath (not her favorite)
-finish some new beads and night-lights (fun!)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone...

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


molly 552 (600 x 521)

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend recap

deck birdhouse whiteblooms honeybox icecoffee whip millerburger lake1

1-Refinished deck
2-Still waiting for babies to leave the nest
3-Blooms everywhere
4-Looks like I might get two honey harvests this year! WooHoo
7-Dinner at Miller's Landing (Bass Lake)
8-After dinner walk


Friday, May 18, 2012

New things...

Lampwork Fairy Village

A few new things in my web store...

Fairy Gardens...
How Does Your Garden Grow, Give A Dog A Bone and a Miss-Room.
Don't they look cute gathered together?
You can find them all HERE.

Plus, I added a few new pieces of jewelry...
A couple using vintage silverware, typewriter keys and soldered charms.
A Tide Pool Necklace and a Teddy Bear Tea Bracelet.
You can find them all HERE.


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sleepless in Snakeville

Baby snake (gopher)

Last night (right before we were heading to bed) Kurt finds a baby snake in the house, YES IN THE HOUSE!!! I hate snakes, no really I HATE SNAKES!!!! 
I made Kurt release the thing FAR AWAY (across the street) I never want to see him/her again!
Needless to say the night was filled with crazy dreams, like GIANT snakes attacking me.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Orange County Balloon Ride Molly Truckin' Throwdown Moonstones & Hearts Flower pot bread Poppies

We were over on the coast for the last few days. Kurt was invited to the Truckin' Throwdown in Orange County. Then we headed up the coast for a little R&R. I forgot my camera, so took a couple shots with my phone using Instagram.

1- Orange County Hot Air Balloon Ride
2- Molly (in need of a mani & pedi)
3- Kurt at the Truckin' Throwdown
4- Moonstones and Hearts
5- Bread baked in clay pot (Sow's Ear, Cambria)
6- Poppies everywhere

Thursday, May 10, 2012

To all the mom's...Have a Happy Mother's Day Weekend!



Monday, May 7, 2012

New Goodies

Fairy Gardens

I added some new Fairy Gardens today. I'm loving the tiny little creamers I found, so perfect for tiny gardens (don't you think?) I also found a vintage China Painted cup...I L.O.V.E.
To see them all, click HERE

I also added a few more Night Lights too...

Fairy Night-Light

Like this Fairy. To see them all, chick HERE


Saturday, May 5, 2012

The One Crayon Color Challenge

When Sally, from The Studio Sublime put out the One Crayon Color Challenge, I jumped on board!
Everyone got to pick ONE COLOR and the HUES FROM THAT COLOR.
I picked the color BLUE.

Here is what I created... 
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I started by making one of my Tide Pool Pendants with a lampwork starfish in tones in blue, added blue dyed coral, blue mat glass beads, beach pebbles and a touch of blue wire ribbon.

Thanks Sally for the fun challenge!
Below is the list of all those who participated in the challenge..

Hosted by:


Bobbie Rafferty


Rebekah Payne



Rebecca Anderson
Alicia Marinache
Charissa Sloper
YOU ARE HERE Maria Grimes
Sandi Volpe


Jenny Davies Reazor
Elizabeth Auld


Jennifer Judd Velasquez


Diana Ptaszynski


Birgitta Lejonklou

Friday, May 4, 2012



 A couple weeks ago I noticed my green hive was bursting at the seams with bees!
This weekend I was going to split the hive, but yesterday the hive swarmed...Luckily they swarmed into the tree above the hive, so I was able to catch them. I spent most of yesterday building bee boxes and frames for another hive. This weekend I'll paint the new hive (I'm thinking blue/periwinkle)

Come back tomorrow for the reveal of The One Crayon Color Challenge...I picked blue.
Then Monday I'll have some new things (Fairy Gardens & Night Lights)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

NEW Design of the Month

Mattie and Matilda Mousey Bookmarks

Meet Mattie and Matilda...
Cute little bookmarks!
With their long leather tails, they make fun bookmarks for your Summer reads or fun desk companions!
If you would like to order one (or both) for yourself, they are available HERE.
P.S. Coming soon...Fairy Gardens with little mice :o)