Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wishful Wednesday

Today I am going to take part in Wishful Wednesday from the lovely Seattle Smiths

Today's wishful Wednesday topic is about a store you would use as your personal closest !

I Wish I had Nordstrom as my personal closet and could shop from it daily !

Who doesn't love Nordstroms ?! Love that store and the clothes are fabulous and there lingerie is so it all !

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Craft Time

I am back to the blog world and it seems like if I don't blog for a few days I loose a few followers. What is up with that ? I often wonder if anyone even reads my blog ? Am I blogging for nothing or do people actually read my blog ? I ask that because I don't get a lot of comments for the amount of people that are following me. It makes me wonder some times ??!? In the next few months I am going to be making some changes to my blog and I can't wait to share.

Anyway moving on..I was so sick over the weekend. I started getting a cough last week and then all of a sudden I got a fever and went to the doctors and I have bronchitis and a sinus infection. There is something going around. I am back to work today and feeling better but still have a little cough !

Over the weekend since I was stuck in bed I caught up on some orders from my etsy shop and made some gifts for some friends !!

This is a one strand mommy bracelet for a new mommy that just had a little girl.
This is pretty popular and as you have more kids you add to the strand you can have a 2 strand or 3 strand mother bracelet...I love it !!

This was a gift for my friends little girl that just turned one years old !! All made with sterling silver letter beads and swarovski crystals !

This one was a custom order for a young lady who wanted a sorority bracelet. The delta sorority ! All of these bracelets are sterling silver letter beads and swarovski crystals !

Even though I was stuck in bed all weekend I had fun doing what I love !

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Winner

Hello All...I announced the winner for the picture necklace and ring giveaway a few days ago and unfortunately I didn't hear anything from her with in these past 48 hrs so that was part of the rules so I went ahead and picked a new winner using

How it works is a random number is picked and for those that had 2 entries they were counted number of people who signed up for the giveaway were 14 but because we never heard from the original winner the total number is 13 and with those with an extra entry it put the number up to 18.

So here goes...and good luck !

Number 18 Winner is Kristen ! Congratulations and I will be e-mailing you !

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My First Sewing Project ?!?

I am proud to say I took my 3 hour sewing class last week and I learned the basics and I am no longer scared to take on the sewing machine. I must say the lady that taught the class was definitely a talker. She talked and talked and talked and we really only sewed for like 5 minutes. That is all I really wanted to do. She did however go over how to thread your machine and the bobbins and how to clean your machine, so that was helpful. I asked her while I was there what sort of needle I needed to use to sew my paper wallets, and she said to use a thicker needle. I got the needle she told me to get and  I took notes and I went home and finally tried it on my own. 

I dusted off my sewing table

and got all my paper wallets ready and..

I changed the needle in my machine with the needle the lady told me to get and I changed the stitch and went at it and this is what happened..

My paper wallets got all ripped up and the thread got all tangled on the wallet and in my you see all the thread I pulled out of my machine on my sewing table ? Yeah it was a hot mess and so then I had to take the bobbin out because the thread was all tangled up and...

whipped out my manual so that I can make sure I was doing it right. I cleaned out all the tangled thread and gave up on trying to sew paper wallets. It just didn't work and I have seen them sewn before so I don't know how they do it. I will have to watch some YouTube videos and work it out. However, I did have a cute little summer sweater that had a tiny hole in it and I sewed that up no problem. I realized last night that a sewing machine is just for fabric I guess ??!! My next project will probably be something simple like a pillow ! Ha !

Monday, June 21, 2010

Picture Necklace & Ring Giveaway Winner

My play niece was my little helper last night and picked the winner of the giveaway ! Thank you to all who participated and there will be another giveaway next month some time. Stay tuned for details ! The winner has 48hrs to respond to the e-mail if not a second name will be drawn...Congratulations to the winner !

Sunday, June 20, 2010

To The Best Pop Ever

Life Lessons

You may have thought I didn't see,

Or that I hadn't heard,

Life lessons that you taught to me,

But I got every word.

Perhaps you thought I missed it all,

And that we'd grow apart,

But Dad, I picked up everything,

It's written on my heart.

Without you, Dad, I wouldn't be

The woman I am today;

You built a strong foundation

No one can take away.

I've grown up with your values,

And I'm very glad I did;

So here's to you, dear father,

From your forever grateful kid.
By Joanna Fuchs

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Sewing Class

Today I am taking a 3 hour sewing class with my mom. I have had a sewing machine for years and used it maybe once or twice. My best friend came to visit me once and she is a master seamstress and showed me some basics but as soon as she left it went out the ! My mom knows how to use a sewing machine, she used to make my sister and I Halloween costumes but her machine is really old and she only knows how to use hers. So, I convinced her to take the class with me.

It is just a basic sewing class. The cool thing is, I get to bring my own machine so I can know what I am doing. I am not really into sewing but lately I just learned how to make wallets out of magazine paper and I am really just taking it so I can learn how to sew the sides of the paper wallet instead of gluing it. I don't know why it is 3 hours long, that seems so long to me. I hope I retain the information this time so I can do basic things.
I wish I had the cute Hello Kitty sewing machine pictured at the top...that is too cute ! Hello Kitty makes everything. I don't even know what kind of machine I have I think it is a brother ? Hopefully I will learn some basic sewing machine lingo and I won't feel like I am looking at some foreign object after tonight !

Monday, June 14, 2010

Picture Necklace & Ring Giveaway

Hello all, it's that time again to do a giveaway ! This month I am doing a giveaway on a fun picture necklace and picture ring ! The picture necklace and ring is a $35 value. This picture necklace and ring is sold by Gash Jewels on etsy !
The giveaway runs from today 6/14 to Saturday 6/19 at 7pm eastern time.

Your picture necklace will be on a ball chain and your picture ring will look like one of pictures above it all depends on the picture you e-mail me. One lucky winner will be chosen and once you win please email your picture in a .jpeg file.

This giveaway is for U.S and Canadian residents only !

The rules are simple:

You must be an existing follower or become a new follower of this blog
(please leave me the name you are following me under)

Leave a comment with a current e-mail address and your favorite item in my etsy shop

For an extra entry follow me on Twitter and Tweet about the giveaway linking back to this post and when you leave a comment leave your Twitter User name with e-mail

The winner will be announced the following week and you will have 48hrs to respond to the e-mail, so make sure you check it ! Good Luck !

Friday, June 11, 2010

Freestyle Friday : Fun, Family & Work

I am bringing back Freestyle Friday it is just my thing I do from time to time. Whatever is on my mind.. freestyling it ! If you would like to play along just link back to me.

  • Happy Friday to all !! I wanted to let you all know that I will be doing a giveaway all next week and it is too cute ! It would be great for yourself or a gift for someone else..all details will be up by Monday !

  • This weekend is going to be crazy busy for me ! I am so excited because I have some family that is in town visiting for the weekend ! Tonight I am going to be visiting with my cousin D and his wife and kids and we are all going out for dinner to the Cheesecake Factory yummy !

  • After I leave from spending some time with them I am going to go home and finish getting things ready for the booth that my friend G and I are doing tomorrow for our jewelry. It is going to be a nice little fair/festival ! We have all our jewelry made but we needed to make some extra magnetic bottle caps..this will be the first time we are doing the magnetic bottle caps at a fair so we are excited to see how that will go over. We just did the normal bottle caps at the last fair and that was a big hit so we are taking it up a notch this time !  I was up all night last night making them. I need to finish them up when I get home this evening.

  • All day on Saturday I am working the festival booth with my business partner G and after that I am meeting up with another cousin that is in town for the weekend with his girlfriend ! I am not sure what we will do yet, but whatever we do it will be fun !

  • Sunday I will be resting and catching up on my Tivo shows !

Have a great weekend folks !

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Silly Bandz Craze !

My play niece is 6 years old and all she talks about right now is silly bandz ! She is obsessed, she gets me, and her mother and her grandparents to buy her packs of them every week. She even had me look up the website ! They have a section on there where you can send it for pictures of the week. I sent in this picture and hopefully it will get posted next week.

She currently has over 150 of them and it's to the point now where she doesn't wear them all at once because she has so many of them ! She gave me one that is in shape of a shark's to cute. It kind of reminds me of the colored plastic bracelets that everyone wore back in the 80"s.. remember those ? Well these are the same, except when you take the bracelet off it forms a shape of pretty much anything from letters to fish to even a bikini ??!! Kids they love the simple things in life.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Weekend Recap : Baby Showers and Drinks

This past weekend was fun. Friday night I met up with some friends at Hooters for some good convo's and drinks. It was my normal group of friends, and there is was this guy that was there that I have seen before but never really paid attention to. We were all sitting there just chit chatting and my friend had introduced me to this guy which to be honest I forgot his name already and some other dude and I said Hi. Then all of a sudden he was like well I have a message for you. I just looked at him and said, "me " ? He said, "yes " !

All of my other friends starting looking at each other and just laughed. So I just ignored it. I then realized I left my phone in my car so I ran out to get it and I opened my car door and I was bent over in the car getting my phone and I turn around and that guy the random...was standing there and said, "Hi". I just looked at him like ooookay...and I said, " hi " again. Then he said, I remember meeting you 2 years ago at the Mexican restaurant around the corner from here and you were with S. I just said, Oh yeah. He was like I was trying to tell F and A to say something to you for me but they wouldn't. He was like you are really hot. I just laughed and said thanks.

Then we go back inside and everyone is laughing at me and I sat down and my friend S went to pinch me..because she is random like that and the random said, " get off my girl " talking about me ??!!! I just couldn't help but to lol..I spit up half my drink and all my friends teased me all night. It was definitely funny and if you saw would definitely lol ! It was a fun night for sure and I am sure the next time I see my friends we will laugh about it.

Saturday I had a baby shower for my friend L. she is having a baby boy. We decorated with all things blue and brown. We had lots of yummy food, cake and petifores !

My mom and L mommy to be for the second time !

The other half of the table...cake and punch !

Yummy petifores...

Then we played games with the guest, who can change a diaper the fastest blind folded...

Then she opened lots of gifts !

All in all it was a great weekend !

Friday, June 4, 2010

Little Kids To Grown

I am sure everyone has seen this video by now, but I wanted to share my thoughts on it. First off what is the world coming to with these little girls shaking there booties like this ? I remember when I was a kid my sister and I would make up little dance routines but it was nothing like this. Don't get me wrong they are a talented little group of kids but there is no reason for them to be shaking there little tales like that or wearing those dance costumes. My understanding is they were in a dance contest but geesh, Beyonce herself was more covered up in her video.

If I was a parent I wouldn't be having all of that ! What happened to ballet and jazz class like I took or even normal hip hop ? What do you think ?

Happy Friday !!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Moving On....

These last few weeks have been pretty hard for me. Memorial weekend wasn't fun because I had to go to my grandpa's funeral. It was sad but I am happy that he is not suffering anymore and he is in a better place. The only good thing about it all is you get to see family that you haven't seen in a long time.

To lighten things up a bit. I would like to do a giveaway. Some sort of jewelry piece that would be fun for the summer...what would you like ? Let me know your thoughts !

I am also counting down the days until Mr. C my boyfriend moves to be with me. I can't wait. Things will be so different.and I will probably have more things to blog about...haha ! This summer is going to be fun and from now on I am ready to move and have happy news !

I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial weekend and I can't wait to catch up on your blogs ! Thank you everyone for all your sweet comments that is what keeps me coming back to my blog !