Saturday, September 22, 2007

~ Rocktober ~

If you are in Arizona, come join the Arizona Crafty Burrito Collective Etsy Team for Rocktober!

This will be a fun filled event that will be full of handcrafted items from local artist, such as jewelry, art, fiber, journals, purses, puppets and more. Yes, I said puppets! Oh yes! Plus a raffle every 30 minutes!

All the info is in the pic above, but here it is once more:

When: Friday October 5th, 2007 from 6pm - 10pm
Great Puppet Theater, 302 W. Lathan St. Phoenix, 85003
Shuttle stop #34 on the green line

Speaking of puppets, please visit my friend Stacey at and check out her fun shop - you can find out how to win a puppet too!

Hope to see you at Rocktober!


Mark & I are finally taking a vacation. Yep, and not just any vacation. See the little picture to the right? Oh yeah! We're going to Hawaii - Kauai to be exact.

This will be my very first time in Hawaii and I'm terribly excited! Mark has been there before when he was in the Navy, but that was many moons ago. We're making this our gift to each other in celebration of our 13th wedding anniversay - which is in November.

We have some activities planned, like a helicopter ride, snorkeling/boat ride and a luau, other than that, we're going to just relax, eat, shop, site see on our own, eat, shop, relax and shop (I have a suit case set aside just for beads, but don't tell Mark!)

This has been planned for months and now as I type this, it is only 2 days and a wake up away! We'll be there for 1 week - that's 7 days! Don't worry, I'm not going to count the hours and minutes - math is not my friend ;)

Better get back to packing now. I'll be blogging about this trip once we return home. Aloah!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Rock n Window

Funny thing happened the other day after having my car decal installed...

So we're driving home from Mark's work after having the decal installed... isn't it so KEWL?! ... I'm sorry, I'm just really happy with it.

We're driving down I-10...oh, if you're not familiar with I-10, it's one of the freeways we have here in the Valley that has no speed limit or driver courtesy laws .

La la la la la... nice drive home, talking about how cool my Rocki's Rock 'n Beads decal looks, thanking Mark for it and then BAM! Niiiiiiice.

The fully loaded-to-the-top gravel truck passed us & shot a ROCK into my car window. A ROCK... - now?! It left a nice size splintered, starred spider crack in my front window - where I was sitting.... me, ROCKI! of Rocki's Rock 'n Beads. Oh, and little gift too - a piece of the rock stuck in the window.

The entire crack was about 5" long, but it wouldn't take much for it to spread out quick with our weather.

We headed over to GlasPro to schedule the replacement of the window and they graciously offered to replace my Rock n Window right then (thank you GlasPro!) So we headed over to grab a bite to eat, discussed our upcoming vacation plans (that will be my next blog when we return) and the weirdness of being hit with a ROCK at that moment. It 'cracks' me up just thinking about it.

I wonder how much it would cost me to change my name, business, etc., from Rocki's Rock 'n Beads to Softy's Marshmallows & Cream.

If you want to see the actual rocknwindow pics, check out my MySpace Blog titled "Rock n Window:

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Finally setting up my blog

Hello and welcome to my blog!

(insert cricket noise)

Okay, so there's not much to read or look at right now, but give me a little time and I'll have this place up and running soon.

I want to give a big THANK YOU to my sweet friend DancingMooney for encouraging me to set up my shop, which led me to FINALLY set up my blog. You can find my dear talented friend here in the blog world and also at:

Okay, I told hubby "just one more entry" and then I would go plop on the couch and watch a movie with him. Guess my "one more thing" ended up to be, well, just a tad over ;)

Come back soon. You can also visit me at: (a work in progress)

Thanks for stopping by and have a happy day!

p.s. Speaking of time, do you know where I can buy some?