Friday, March 27, 2009


So, I thought I would be uploading all the new stuff that didn't sell at my jewelry show onto my Etsy shop, buuuuuuut Jill has decided that she wants to keep it ALL on consignment. Which is SWEET! But now I have to get to work making more stuff. I'll be getting some new supplies Monday so that I can get to work and fill my etsy shop back up. I'm excited.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


My trunk show was yesterday and it went great!!!!

My table looked a bit sparse, but I moved everything forward and looked a bit more full.

Many of my friends and family showed up and bought, which was awesome! Friends I hadn't seen in person for like 4 years came in to see me and made purchases. I've been pretty depressed lately so it was really nice to see everyone and realize that I have an amazing support system. There are a lot of people pulling for me and I feel better knowing it. It doesn't get rid of the anxiety completely, but it's nice to know. I'll be posting more pics soon!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

No Job

So I was informed by the big guy that it didn't seem as though negotiations were going well, and he was pretty certain that I didn't have a job. There were a lot of apologies and I'm getting paid for the two weeks that I've been out of work with a possibility of getting paid an additional two weeks. (I'm not holding my breath) Here's hoping I find something before the house gets foreclosed on and we have to live with my mom and dad. I'm really pretty devastated. Working with Maria and Jacquie, was like working with my best friends. that's a rare thing to have. I never dreaded going to work because I knew it was going to be fun. I guess I'll be mourning that for awhile.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

My day

So I took the advice of OliveStreetStudio, and went for a walk. My boys are spending the night at their Grandmas house, so my hubby and I took some much needed time to ourselves. First we went to Old Town so we could split my favorite turkey sub EVER at Old Town Pizzeria!!!!! (The sandwich really does deserve exclamation points) Then we drove to the Bosque for a walk and some end of Autumn nature photography. For those of you who don't know, the Rio Grande river runs through the center of Albuquerque, and a Cottonwood forest surrounds it. Here are a few shots! OK it's like six shots.

Blog Feature!

Thanks OliveStreetStudio for the feature. To see her Green Feature checkout....

Friday, March 13, 2009


That's how I feel. I've turned into a hermit the last week. All I want is cake and to not leave the house. My hair is greasy and I wander around aimlessly until I find something to eat. Then I gorge and when that's completed I return to the wander. So what if my employment is no longer guaranteed, and every time I think I'll be hearing something from my boss , it just turns out that I have to wait another week. (He's hoping to hear from the landlords Mon.) I'm seriously disgusting. I need a shower. I need to shave my legs. I need to get out of the house and do something! We shall see. Maybe I'll get my gross ass cleaned up and go somewhere tomorrow. You know it's time to shave your armpits when your seven year old tells you to.

Paper Crane Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Paper Crane Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Beautiful Dress, Beautiful Blog!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Gift for Maria

This is a necklace I made for my good friend Maria. It was a thank you gift. The "M" is for Maria (DUH) and the "E" is for Eli, her boyfriend. So uh.. the necklace doesn't spell me. It just looks like it does.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Give Away from Chocolate and Steel

Check out her amazing work! Seriously. It's really cool. Click the title to link to her blog!

Sunday, March 8, 2009


I'm trying to keep my mind off the job situation. (I'm being paid through Wed. Still don't know if gallery will be reopening) So I'm just going to go random and tell you about myself....

1. I got a lower back tattoo before people called them "Tramp Stamps." I have a total of two tattoos and wouldn't recommend getting them. I like them on my husband, but occasionally wish I didn't have mine. Sometimes you out grow things. I call the tatt in the center of my back "I'm 18 and I can do what I want!" I didn't get cartoon characters, and if you're going to get a tattoo please don't get a cartoon. I can still remember this girl in high schools simba tattoo. It was on her lower back and she must not have been in a very good position when she got it, because when she walked around it looked stretched out and warped. I thought it was funny because she was a bitch. Now that being said, if I had the money I'd probably get more, because it's too late for me. I've got them and I might as well get more. My beautiful 20 year old friend Maria told me she wanted one, and I told her not to. She's way too pretty to mar herself with ink.

2. I'm currently stuck in a cycle of Amish Friendship Bread making. My family loves it so I keep making it. I give my extra bags of fermenting batter away, and I'm pretty sure they just get tossed. My main question is, why is there instant vanilla pudding in Amish friendship bread? How Amish is that?

3. I spent the morning flooding gopher holes. I don't know if it will work but the poison pellets weren't working all that well. I'm trying to keep them from moving in on my bulbs. Next up fencing out rabbits. They ruined my grass! God Damn rabbits. My bulbs are coming up, and my small scraggly weeping cherry tree is budding. Someday it will be big and beautiful!

4. I have a small collection of Dia de los Muertos bric-a-brac. I love that stuff! I like Mexican Folk art to begin with. Santos, retablos, Oaxacan carvings, various masks, but skulls are my fave.

5. I love angry boy music. Rollins Band, Slayer, Motorhead. I also love gay boy music. Like the Pet Shop Boys and Boy George. Now that I think about it, there isn't any rhyme or reason to why I like what I do. It's just gotta rub me the right way. The cd in my car has Motorhead, David Bowie, Ludacris, Radio Head, Rollins band, the Cure, Busta Rhymes, and The Clash on it. Oh my God do I love the Clash.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Go Dog Go!

I was informed 30min. before my son had to leave to catch the bus, that today is story day at school and he was supposed to dress up as a character from a book. He chose Go Dog Go! So I had to come up with a very quick costume idea. I cut off the ends of a pair of tights and quickly stitched them into a hat. Then I used markers to draw spots on the dog ears and put pink on the inside of the ears. Next a little eyeliner on his nose and cheeks. He looked SO cute!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

No News

I still do not know if the gallery will be reopening. (just a note... I will not be mentioning where I work by name. I don't want to get in any trouble) I've been informed that I have the week off. I know that yesterday and today were paid, but do not know about the rest of the week. I figure If I hear nothing from the powers that be by Saturday,that it will be time to start submitting applications. I hate drama.

I've been focusing on the jewelry trunk show that will be occurring on March 21st at Jilli Kae Everything Chic. I'm excited and very nervous. Hopefully everything will go well!

Monday, March 2, 2009

No Good Awful Day

I went to work and the doors were padlocked. The owner is trying to figure something out and is continuing to pay me , but I don't know for how long or if I'll have a job for much longer. I guess I'll give them a day or two then start polishing up my resume. The anxiety is killing me! I LOVE my job! I love the Gallery, I love the work, I love the people! I don't want to be a greeter at Wal-Mart. I'm not old enough!

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Chad. the child I deprived of cake.

My generous Father and David

I came to a realization this last week that I'm not as generous as my father. When I was small my dad had to make business trips every other week. The man would save his airplane peanuts for my brother Matt and I. That means he saved his snacks from both his departing and returning flights. Anytime he flew we got honey roasted Delta peanuts on his return. So last week we had a lot of cake. My mother in law brought a half sheet chocolate Cost-co cake for my sons birthday. David was so excited! It had a skate border on it and he Kept exclaiming, "How did you know I wanted this cake??" Fast forward a week later. We are down to our last chunk of cake. Mike and I put the boys to bed, and I get out the cake. Mike tells me he was saving it for our oldest boy Chad. I tell him that we are eating it and if Chad asks about it the next day he can just give him some of the left over ice cream. After a little more convincing, Mike and I sit and eat the last of the cake. So I convinced my husband that we should eat the last of the cake instead of saving it for our child. It's not like I needed the cake. Chad had Ice cream the next day, and had totally forgotten there was cake waiting for him. He did have cake all week long. How bad should I feel?