Sunday, February 28, 2010

Oh by the way...

Trying to give people easier access to when I update the Etsy shop. If you want to keep up to date, subscribe to my RSS Feed:
That will keep you in the loop! 
There are many new things to come in the next couple of weeks so you wont want to miss out!

A whirlwind weekend!

There was so much to be done this weekend, and I think I have managed to do most of it. And the good news is that I took some time today to clean my office. It was a disaster area!! I had gotten in some new things, silver and glass and all sorts of cool goodies! I had beads everywhere... no grasp of what my mind wanted to do first. So the best thing to do at that point, is just clean up and start fresh. So that is what I did this afternoon! I cleaned, dusted, put all my glass beads away, all my new silver pieces have a new home safe and sound and I even had time to make a pair of earrings!
It's dark out now, so I'll have to photograph tomorrow morning. I'll post the pics as soon as I can. I think I may even have some time to keep going after dinner! I hope you all got some things on your "to-do" list done this weekend. I'm feeling really good about going into a new week tomorrow. No where to go but up! 
Have a great Sunday!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tapping my fingers...still waiting!!!

What am I waiting for? For the UPS man, of course!! I can't stand that he is not here yet. It's 6pm, and I'm starting to wind down the day. I missed him on Friday, as I had to attend a wake and instead of leaving my goodies for me to play with over the weekend, I came home to find a sticker on the door.
Man, that really DISPLEASES me! :)
So I sit, tapping my fingers on the desk... peering out the window almost hopeless at this point. Where is he??  Why can't the things that should have been delivered THREE days ago come first thing in the morning to make up for lost time?
I know he'll be here, but I want my stuff. I have things to do! 
I have been fighting this head cold for 2 weeks now... it's now a chest cold. I feel lousy, so I hope you'll all bear with me for just a little while longer! I have new pieces in my mind, I just need to see that big brown truck pull up outside so I can play! 
Have a great night everyone, and cross your fingers that he comes soon or there will be one very unhappy camper on my corner.
UPDATE: He arrived at 6:20pm! That's a big sigh of relief and now I wear a smile on my face! 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

29 Degrees? Bring it....

It's all good, I'm thinking a little more tropical... like maybe about tropical flowers, perhaps?
When Clay and I got married, we got this beautiful Hibiscus Tree. We had it for about 10 years. The two little tree trunks wrapped around each other and grew together and then grew "up". It was very tall, close to 7 feet at one point. We had it in our living room every winter, and put it outside in the springtime. It had these beautiful orange flowers on it, and they smelled really nice. The bad news is it died two years ago, we are not sure what happened. But it got some kind of "bug" on it and it didn't stand a chance. I'm actually surprised we had it for as long as we did, living in cold CT and being relocated inside and out twice a year. 
 I put together this color scheme which reminds me of the colors that were found in our beautiful Hibiscus tree! My hubby loves this one! 
I hope you do too! 
Powdered Almond colored Swarovski Pearls. Crystal "Chili Pepper" and Smoked Topaz Swarovski Crystals. Opaque Green Seed beads to simulate the leaves and orange seed beads for side accents. 
This will be going up on Etsy later tonight or tomorrow morning. 
This color scheme will be added to the list of choices that can be custom ordered!
If you have another color scheme in mind, please share it! I'm always looking to try new ones! 
Have a great Saturday!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I was dreaming of the beach...

Really, this weather has GOT to go! 
I'm ready for spring to be here. But alas, we are expecting a Winter Storm tomorrow! Gosh O' Golly, What FUN that will be! Oh Joy, I can't wait for the messy commute, the 10-16" of snow we should be getting, the kids out of school and whining about how bored they are... I seriously cannot wait for all that fun, snowy goodness! 
Can you tell I'm being sarcastic? LOL! I really am not looking forward to it at all, but I know some people have it worse! I was talking to Carey today, and she already got 30 " over the weekend in MD and is expecting another foot or so tonight she said! Nope, I don't envy her there! I'll take our 10-16" and LIKE it! 
Anyway, I digress...
I got these beads about a month ago from Catalina Glass. I was in love with them and I couldn't wait until summertime to make this. I figure I'm ahead of the game now, right?

I absolutely wish that I was laying on the beach somewhere warm, minus this wretched head cold that has got me sniffling and sneezing all day!
Doesn't this just make you want to make reservations and go jump on a plane? I know I do!
Hopefully this will "Warm" up your day!
More to come tomorrow!

Monday, February 8, 2010

And then it just hit me...and I was down for the count!

Yep, I managed to stay healthy until February! The hubby and I had a kidless night on Saturday, as the kids went to spend the night at Grandma's. We went out for dinner, had some great mexican food and as soon as I finished I felt lousy. Sore throat, chills. I really didn't even want to drive home! But I got home, took a hot shower and went to bed immediately. When I woke up on Sunday morning, it was like I had transformed overnight into someone else. I had a pounding headache, sinus' so stuffed up that I couldn't breathe at ALL, and my voice was gone. Felt like I had needles in my throat. Ugh. I was sick. 
Stayed in bed all day yesterday and I'm up only for a little bit today to help get the kids ready for school and to write down "Specifically" what medicine I want and then I'm going right back to my bed. If I don't write it down specifically, the hubby, as kind as he is to go and get it for me, he will get something else, or the generic brand or who knows what. Good intentions, but right now just give me the stuff that I ask for because I know it works! :) 
Hope you all have a great day! I do have a photo to share, but I'll save it for tomorrow. I can hardly hold my head up anymore! 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Is it Thursday already?

Wow, this week is really flying by! Well in some eventful news this week, I've had a design accepted to the July issue of Bead Trends Magazine! So not only will I be in May, but you can look for me in July too! How exciting is that? I'm thrilled and honored to have been selected. 

I just got in a whole bunch of new beads from Jenelle, and I ordered some really beautiful beads from Melissa. She had posted up a few sets in a new style and I bought two of them! LOL! I couldn't help myself, they were so pretty! So be on the lookout for some funky new things to come with those. 

I've been working on a couple of custom requests recently so that is the reason for the lack of new designs being posted right now. But in an effort to keep things  interesting, I am offering
20% off any purchase over $50 in my Etsy Store!! 
There are so many beautiful pieces in there that really are looking for good homes. This is one of the highest percentages off that I offer and I don't do it often, so be sure to get your favorite piece before it's gone. Also, if it's a gift let me know, and I can wrap it for you! 

That being said, I'm off to get ready for Thursday night TV... what? Seriously???? 
Like I've never said THAT before! Have a great night!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pay It Forward

I took this from Jenelle, who is ALWAYS doing nice things for people. I thought it was a wonderful idea and I wanted to do it too!


1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me. (It will be a surprise but I promise to make it something fun)

2. Winners, you must post this challenge on your blog, meaning that you will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on YOUR post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your Three Friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it! If you are not one of the Top Three Commenter's on this post, you can still play along. Start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your blogging friends to do the same!