Friday, April 29, 2011

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Hello all! The big winner of the awesomeness giveaway is number 11! For My Sweet Daughter, Shannon C.!!! I used the Random Number Generator from, but could not figure out how to show the widget on here, but trust said 11!!! Congrats to Shannon.....please contact me and send me your mailing address and your box of goodies will be in the mail by Monday!!!! Thank you all so much for commenting and entering the giveaway! I hope Shannon enjoys her goodies! Have a great Friday all!!!

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Bead Star Contest

Hello all! I am SO honored to have a piece of jewelry in the 2011 Bead Star Contest. Click HERE to go and vote for me if you are so inclined! I would greatly appreciate it! To join the Beading Daily community, go to Again, I am just THRILLED to have a piece in there!! Have a great day! Enjoy!!

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Blog Partner

Hello all! Want to participate in a blog partner program? Check out Chinook Jewelry's Blog and read more about it! I am honored to be one of the first dozen chosen to participate!!! I can not wait for my month to be chosen! I LOVE her components!!! My creative mind is racing already! Enjoy!

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Awesomeness Giveaway

Hello all! Welcome to my first destashing giveaway! I know, everyone is doing some kind of Giveaway, right? My reason is have someone enjoy some awesomeness and to follow in Kitty Durmaj's footsteps. You see, I won this box full of beads and awesomeness and decided to reuse the box and fill it up myself with goodies for some lucky someone!

Here is how to win! Leave a comment here on my blog......BUT here is the must keep the box going! Take all that is inside, reuse the box to fill with whatever YOU want to destash with! It does NOT have to be could be scrapbooking supplies, photo supplies, mixed media goodies, etc.....

If you leave a comment here it is YOUR word that you will do this please! Also, if you follow my blog, Twitter, Facebook, blog about the giveaway on your own blog then come back and leave a separate comment with links if applicable and receive extra entries!!!

NOW! What is in the box???? Let me simplify.....BEADS! Art beads from some of your FAVORITE designers.....example: Tin Snippets from Lorelei Eurto, Leaf Pendant from Miss Fickle Media, handmade beaded toggle from me, TONS of handmade pendants from me (Easter Bunny, candy sprinkles, vintage button, birds nest with pearl eggs, ceramic bird pendant, etc......). Also, gemstone beads, a bag of misc. beads.....oh my gosh, too much to list here!

This giveaway is open to ANYONE by the way! International readers also!!! If I forgot anything I will come back and add it as an update, but I think that is all for now! If you have any questions....PLEASE feel free to ask! Thanks for checking it out and enjoy!

UPDATE: The winner will be picked Friday April 29, 2011!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bead Table Wednesday......BTW

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Pricing and Value

Hello all! Heather Powers over at Art Bead Scene posted this fantastic blog post! Anyone making anything for fun or profit needs to read and download it for FREE!!! Plus read the great post Heather wrote!! Full of great information, and it makes your brain ponder pricing and value! Thank you Heather!!!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Random Tuesday Thoughts

*Why do dishwashers have to be SO noisy?
*I wish it would rain already....we need new space on the porch for more chalk artwork
*At 8:30am dinner was already in the crockpot
*By 9am most of my To-Do list was over half done
*Boredom brings silly things and poor decisions in me!
*LOVE my new iPhone
*I have defined knees for the first time in 15 years....thank you Lapband!
*The scale is not moving much by the way, but clothes are getting bigger......again!
*Still searching for a new job
*Not much energy, thank you allergies, to make new jewelry
*BUT I will have new beaded toggles made soon.......yay!
*My eyes are so tired still......think a morning nap may be in order
*Madelyn had a great birthday yesterday!
*LOVE the copy of 2011 Beads buying guide I picked up at great to see many friends in there!

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Friday, April 15, 2011


I’m into my first day of unemployment, I have yet to get over the initial shock and anger. But, I am determined to embrace the awesomeness that is not having to go to work every day. Here’s a list of things I’m going to try and enjoy: 1.Sleeping in – Needs no further explanation. 2.Pajamas – Again, no explanation needed 3.A clean house – Now that I will be home more, I have plenty of time to clean the house. 4.Eating at home – We love going out to eat, but it’s nice to know that we don’t NEED to. 5.Hanging with the family in the evening (not been done in 11 months) – I love my family. 6.TV – Mostly music/video stations 7.No commute – I don’t have to fight small town traffic that used to be a regular part of my day. 8. Being home for Madelyn - FINALLY! :) 9. Making more Jewelry - Again, no explanation needed! I know that there are so many more things I will be enjoying, but these are the biggies. I know that after a month or two, I’ll be climbing the walls. But for now, I’m going to enjoy being a slacker. post signature

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Three "Nanny" Goats Gruff

Hello all! Tonight is the BIG night! Opening night for my baby girl (who will be turning 6 next week....we won't talk about that)! She was picked to play Fanny Goat in her kindergarten musical/play Three Nanny Goats Gruff! She has a solo song and lines and everything!!!!!! I am a SUPER proud momma and can NOT wait to see it tonight. I will go to work and then head on over to see it and then head back to work! I am bringing my Flip Video camera so I will come back and bore you all to death with some clips! Wish her a "break a leg" please! Have a great day! Enjoy!!!! :)

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