Yesterday was yet another busy day, but that is OK, it was less 'wild'!!
I don't mind busy, I don't mind hectic, but I really do like my
schedule!! I know that means I have an 'A type' personality....well,
some people call it something else, but we'll go with 'A type', ok??!!!
But, I did manage to get something new listed for today - and it is
another one from my Grandmother's Stash!! What do you think? I just
love it! ALL the beads are from her stash....oh, thank you Grandma!!
Tooth of Green Envy Necklace Set - From My Grandmothers Stash
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For those of you that follow me
regularly you know all about my Grandmother's Stash that I received from
my mom after my Grandmother's passing around Christmas time last year.
I have yet to take photos of EVERYTHING, but I have been going through
the TEN, yes, I said TEN boxes of STASH that I received! I want to say a
heartfelt THANK YOU to not only my Grandmother for wanting me to have
it and for my mother who has taken the time to pack and send it all to
The three of us - a couple of Chistma's a go!
My Mother and Grandmother
Every time I touch something from
my Grandmother's Stash I have such great memories of her.... » Read More
is not only a FABULOUS Friday, it is also the DAY OF THE MILITARY
CHILD. Please wear purple today to support Military Children throughout
the world. I am proud to be a military child and to have a grown
military son and to be raising 2 young military children!
So for all those MILITARY children out there, I wear Purple for you today!!
Now, many of you are waiting -
with held breathe - for me to announce the winners of my Anniversary
Party Give-A-Way... well.....
The Grand Prize winner with a total value of $130.00!!
$30.00 to Michelle's Wonderful By your Side Studio
$20... » Read More
Yes, it has been 3 years since I
started this blog! I have such a hard time believing that! I have
written 893 posts over that time, and found so many wonderful things to
share and feature! And then, to talk about my studio anniversary is
almost to much to fathom! I have sold items to 19 countries and made
over 1153 sales between my time with Etsy and now my wonderful ArtFire
So, I want to celebrate in a BIG
way! I have gathered a few of my fans and supporters and here is the
three prize packages that will be awarded.
GRAND PRIZE will include:
$30.00 to Michelle's Wonderful By your Side Studio
$20.00... » Read More
Wow, what a great response I have
already gotten with my Anniversary Party! I can't believe how - ON THE
BALL - you all are with running over and entering! Remember, there are
entries you can do every day!!! Simply click below to go and join in!!
I , actually, had some
some to bead lately! I have become very 'selfish' with my beading
time. With a half hour here and a half hour there I tell my kids -
leave mom alone so I can relax for a moment - when I can get that time!
People have always asked me if I get stressed working on the smaller
beads, but my response is always - I have patience for my beads, not the
my ki... » Read More
Yesterday I announced my newest Give-A-Way and somehow, I think it got lost in among my Tantrum!!
SO, here it is again!!
And here is what you can win...
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And with life the way it is, I
didn't get any time bead yesterday, so no new listing!! BUT, I am
working on something that - if it works - I'll show you on Monday. It
is an amazing necklace set... gain, i... » Read More
It is truly a FABULOUS FRIDAY!!
Spring is popping her head out and starting things turning green!
This is going to be a wonderful year!
I haven't had much time to bead
this week, but I have been able to do a little! Here is the set I
listed this morning.... yes, Aye wants it, but... she has so much
So, as the weekend is upon us and the DAYTON 500 is almost here, I will close with this thought....
'Let's go racing'!!
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This morning I woke up with a wonderful
attitude. Don't get me wrong, most mornings I was up very inspired and
ready to go, but this morning was just a little bit more! So, here is
what I have come up with.
Throughout the day I will be posting some poll questions on my fan page. Go vote and you'll be entered to win this bracelet:
For every poll you enter you'll earn one more chance. So keep coming back to my fan page today:
and simply VOTE.... how simple is that??
Today I want to show off this bracelet that I made for Daily Mothering.
She has received it, and it was... » Read More
What a Fabulous Friday this is! I have
been working on some new creations this week - nothing is finished yet -
and busy with life. So, unfortunately I do not have a new creation for
you to look at. I'll show off something I finished a little while ago,
just because I love it!
I know that some of us will be
having storms and snow this weekend, but for us here in Florida it will
be sunny and warm. It is really hard to think about winter when the
weather is already set for spring. I have been in the cleaning and
'organizing' mode over the past week or so because of the 'spring
cleaning' bug that bit me. What do... » Read More
Yesterday's blog hop was a wonderful success!! Thank you to Katherine from Katherines Corner for letting me co-host. Did you join in? Did you find some new blogs to follow and enjoy?? I know I did!!
I was so busy yesterday that I
barely had time for anything else, but I was able to get some beading
done! I finished this necklace set and was able to get some photos this
morning to list it. It is very different than most of the sets I do,
but I really think I like it!! Do you??
Carnelian Fairy and Swarovski Crystal Sparkle Necklace Set
Today I want to feature someone very unique... » Read More
It is truly a Fabulous Friday!
Although I have MANY things going on this weekend it will be a great one!! Please remember to go over to my Favorites Tab and leave all your links if you haven't yet! I actually just put one up for TWITTER now too! So, we now have lists for:
TwitterGoogle+ Business PagesFan PagesBlogs
Are you in yet?? You should be!
This is NOT a hop, just a list of all the people who follow and fan
me. It is a great list and a great way to network! Please, go check it
These are the last 3 I have to list... back to some other creations next week!
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Yes, for all of you that are superstitious,
it is FRIDAY the 13th!!
For all of you that aren't,
IT IS FRIDAY!!!!
My daughter is once again on the
honor roll. I am so very proud her. I try to do something special for
her each time and often it is something either I have made or I have
ordered from one of my great crafting friends. This little skateboarder
was custom made by Magnolia Surprise.
She and I have been friends via our crafts and the Internet for quite
some time and when she put a photo of a little gal on her skateboard up I
knew I had to have one for Aye. My daughter has skates, TWO
skateboards and ... » Read More
Today is truly a fabulous day! First I need to tell you what happened yesterday morning at the Apple store (you can read my tantrum from yesterday to understand more).
I had an appointment at 9am and let me tell you by 9am the store had
about 12 workers and maybe 30 people. Now after some questioning these
30 people were there for a number of reasons. First reason - training.
Yes, Apple stores offer FREE training on how to use all your AMAZING
products. Second reason - like me, warranty or problems with their
toys. Now, let me make a comment to you all, the store doesn't open
until 10am!! Yep, this was all happening a... » Read More
Yesterday's Tantrum Thursday
received a BUNCH of responses. I am always amazed at how personal
issues really hit home with my followers. There were SO many people who
agreed with me and said that technology in almost any form is OK for
their kids, but that it is the parents responsibility to monitor that
As this YEAR comes to a close I
am just so shocked at all the things that have happened to my family, my
business and even to me personally. It has truly been a year of
But, before we go into the New
Year I want to show off more of our Christmas. These are photos from
Christmas eve at my Mom-... » Read More
Christmas is almost here! I have so many things to do still! Today
will be spent making chocolate covered 'things' and some other cooking.
I also have a baby blanket to finish, gifts to wrap and 'holiday drinks
to drink'!!! Yesterday the kids, my mom-in-law and I went to St. Augustine to the Night of Lights.
Usually we just drive around nicely lit neighborhoods and look at those
lights, but this time we took the 'trolly' and I got to enjoy the
lights too! It was soooo beautiful! The photos, of course, just don't
do it justice.
Along with the trolley we were
given a pair of 'snowflake' glasses that m... » Read More
It is truly a Fabulous Friday! I have
so much to do! It is one of my busiest times of the year! Yes, that is
because I am making items for my studio, making custom orders for those
who want to give my creations as presents. But there is also the
'little' detail that my 'little' girl turns 12 tomorrow! She is almost
the size of an adult and has the TEEN attitude already down pat! But,
it will only be her 12th birthday! I will show off photos of her party
and gifts on Monday, but for today I would like to simply wish my little
girl a wonderful birthday to come!
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