Friday, February 27, 2009

I won these cute pendants from little pink plum

These arrived day before yesterday! They are so cute! Thanks so much to littlepinkplum. If you would like to see more work by this artist please visit her etsy ...

Or check out her blog!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Featuring Honeytree Photography

I was hard pressed to pick out a favorite photo from this artists etsy site, so, I picked two. Honeytree's site is filled with beautiful images that can carry you away. Take a look for your self!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Chad's Ren and Stimpy Drawing

Chad drew this for me today. It's his drawing of Sammy Mantis, Powdered Toast Man, Stimpy, Ren, and Mr. Horse. Drawn from memory. Ren is saying " You ate my turkey!" Decent phonetic spelling i think. Now I don't know about you, but I was drawing ridiculous looking stick figures when I was seven. I can find one of my sad stick figure drawings an upload it sometime. Both my boys draw really well. They take after dad. Although he says he didn't draw that well when he was their age. Of course we give a great deal of encouragement to our kids. Mike didn't get much of that. Chad didn't color powdered Toast Man because he didn't have the right color.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I've been Tagged by Syilvia's Insight!

Step 1: Respond and Rework. Answer the questions on your own blog. Replace one question that you don't like with a question of your own invention.Step 2: Tag other un-tagged people

1. Make a list of things you can see without getting up.
b.a dusty total gym
c.a drawing of Stimpy by my 7 year old
d.Toy dinosaur. I believe it's an allosaurus.

2. What's your favorite word? (My Question)
I got all my faves off a blender when I was 7.
Whip, Frappe, liquefy.

3. What are you wearing now?
It isn't pretty. An old pair of navy blue sweat pants and a grey baby tee.

4. What's the last thing you read/are currently reading?READ??
The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
I can't stop thinking about it!

5. Who was the last person you hugged?
My boy's goodnight.

6. What's you current obsession/addiction?
The Soup.

7. What was the last thing you said aloud?
I just asked myself "What waaaas the last thing I said out loud?"

8. What was the last thing you bought?
Postage. How boring.

9. What are you listening to right now?My husband flip through channels.

10. What is your favorite type of bath product?
Anything that makes me smell like a stripper. Strippers make it a point to smell delicious at all times. Don't ask me how I know, and no I am not and never have been a stripper.

11. What is your most challenging goal right now?
Paying my mortgage

12. Say something to the person who tagged you.
Hi Sylvia! Have fun kissing those little baby cheeks!

13. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would it be? Somewhere in the English countryside. Or on and Island where the water is turquoise blue and beautiful. I can't decide.

14. Favorite vacation spot?
I don't vacation. I did go to Savannah GA once. Very pretty.

15. Favorite children's book?
In the Night Kitchen by Maurice Sendak
The Secret Science Project that Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra
Corduroy by Don Freeman
and more

16. What is your most favorite Candy Bar of all time?
No contest, Three Musketeers!

17. What was the first tape or CD that you bought for yourself?Tape?
I'm not sure. I am sure it was embarrassing. But a few of my first tapes include
Samantha Fox single tape
Belinda Carlise single tape
Def Leppard
MC Hammer

Oh the Horror!
(I do still like Def Leppard. Hmmm. Sad.)

18. Describe your perfect day.
I get to spend the day with my husband and kids in the mountains looking for horny toads, picnicking and playing in a stream.

19. What's your favorite sweet treat? (Sylvia's Question!)
Oh man... Anything from Flying Star. They have the most amazing triple ginger cookies, eclairs, cake, fruit tarts, it goes on and on.

20. What would you do if you won the Lottery?
I would fulfill my husbands dream of doing nothing. I would also pay off all my loved ones houses and set up a special home for abused children so that they may receive counseling , care, and love so they can live the life they deserve and not the one they were forced into.

21 Aside from blogging, what is your favorite past time?
Playing with my boys, making out with my hubby, and creating jewelry.

22. If you were a fish what kind would you be and why?
A sting ray of some kind. I just think they look cool.

23. What is your most favorite movie of all time?
I don't know about all time, but I really like What Ever Happened to Baby Jane,
Lost in Translation, and Rushmore.

24. What is your favorite food to eat?
Old Town Pizzeria makes the most amazing turkey sub ever! I never thought I would feel this way about a sandwich.

Now, I am tagging:


My Dear Darling

Krazy Fashion


This is a really long one so feel free to ignore the tag. I won't be hurt. this took me a long time.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Car Trouble

I've needed a new car battery for about a month now. My goal is to make it to March before I get one. Guess what wouldn't start this morning??? This month has not been a good month money wise. My husbands hours got cut drastically, and I had to decide between keeping the lights on or getting a jump once a week. I went with the jump. Hopefully the battery will last two more weeks on this cycle. Seriously, my mortgage is already late, but it's just going to have to wait until the 26th of this month, and there are only 28 days in Feb!!! April will be our savior. My mortgage goes down $150.00 and I get three pay checks that month. I'll be able to finally put us back on the "on time" Track again. Just one more month of making it by the skin of my teeth, and I'll be back to making it by the skin of my seat! That's my life right now. One prob to the next. It's always something.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


My David is 5 today!!!!! I can hardly believe it. Every parent says that, and they are correct. If you really want to watch life pass in the blink of an eye, have kids. He still has great cheeks! I never get tired of kissing them. Speaking of Birthdays, my brother Matt turned 30 two weeks ago. I'm older by 10 1/2 months. So we're both 30 until March 28th. Then I'm 31. (Just in case you couldn't do the math yourself.) We thought this was awesome when we were small. We would run around telling everyone we were twins. Then my mom would have to explain that we were, in fact, twins of the Irish variety. She said It used to embarrass her, but she got over it. Off to make cake!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Valentines dAy present from my Husband

When Mike asked me what I wanted for Valentines Day I told him to draw something for me. This is what awaited me when I got home! I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants. I hope you can read it!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I thought those pics were better, but they aren't. I'm going to have to borrow my work camera again. Good thing they don't care as long as I return it.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Better pics

I think these images of my new stuff are a bit better. I had so much fun making them. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


So I went to this adorable shop yesterday to show the owner my work. I will be having a trunk show there during an open house at the end of March! I'm so excited! One big bummer, I can't afford any more supplies till I get paid the first week of March. Which means I'll have to pay extra for expedited shipping so I can bulk up the inventory before the show. My next pay check will be going to the mortgage. God I love being house poor. I'll update with more details when I get the chance!

Monday, February 9, 2009


Here are some of the results from this weekends jewelry making. I made several necklaces and three pairs of earrings. I'll take better pics of them later. Let me know what you think! Thanks!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Mess Magic

I'm in the creative throws of jewelry making. I got new metal clay, new wire, new chain, new ideas. It's so exciting! I don't know if anything will make it on my etsy or not. I have a few leads here in town. My friend and Boss told me that she talked to the owner of a gift shop in town and she's interested in carrying my stuff. Sahweet! She's so encouraging! It's good to know people who know people. Especially when you don't know very many people. Did that make sense?

Eat your heart out!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

My seven year old Chad took his first shower the other day. He loved it so much that he made me wake him up early so that he could take another shower before school. Then he asked for hair gel. As a joke my husband camehome from work with a can of tag body spray for him. He told me it took him like five tries to find on that wouldn't make him smell like a little gigolo. The other day I joked that Chad smelled good like a little gigolo. Mike told me not to say that. "Would you call your daughter a whore?" So I get it. I should probably not have called my son a gigolo, but Mike should not have made that particular point in front of our son, because then he looked at me and said, "I'm not a whore!" Then he giggled. Now he walks around the house telling everyone he's a jello. (He can't remember the correct pronunciation.)

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Well, ask and you shall receive! I made a sale. Go figure all my pleading and shameless begging and I start February off with a sale. I'm taking it as a good sign. Now do I buy supplies or pay my phone bill. Hmmmmm. Supplies.


So, not only did my husbands hours get cut this week, I made not one sale from my etsy for January. I will Make deals!!!!!! Please if you are interested in any of my work or my husbands let me know. I WILL MAKE DEALS!!!! Please visit our shops. if you want anything convo and I'll see what I can work out.


I think a family in Mexico makes these "Women of the Night" I love them. Huge asses and and tacky lingerie. I have no ass and cotton underpants. So it's nice to see something different. I found them at John Isaac's Antiques in Old Town Alb. I don't remember what they cost, but Mike snapped a shot. The place is filled to the top with Mexican, Guatemalan, and South American antiques as well as contemporary folk art. I love it!