Monday, December 13, 2010
I'm now offering Gift Certificates in both of my Etsy Shops:
Handmade Jewelry Supply Findings
No matter what the holiday, event or occasion, purchase one of my Gift Certificates for that special someone. A little easier on you and a fun shopping experience for the recipient!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Are you looking for a unique, special or even a classic gift for your loved one or friend?
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I have a new line of jewelry that I'm adding to my shop. Awareness Support Ribbons.
Grant it, the ribbons are not an original design, but I simply felt a deep heartfelt need to create these. Just a little way for me to deal with a friends loosing battle.
I will be creating these Awareness Support Ribbons, a slip on hoop style earring, in 14k Gold Filled, Sterling Silver and Copper, as well as in different sizes and finishes.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
True short story:
I always show Mark, who lovingly refers to my metalwork as "car parts", my new creations. Even though he claims to have no idea about jewelry, I enjoy hearing his perspective. Plus he likes to help name them.
Anyway, when Mark arrived home from work and got settled in (sort of), I showed him my new earrings. He said, and I quote: "hey, they look like fish!"
Okay. So I took another look at them and sure enough, yes, they do. However, we were NOT going to name them "Fish Hoops" - sick and wrong dude!
I took photos to post in my Rocki's Artisan Metal shop and, as always, showed Mark. He said, and I quote: "Looks like a fish on a hook."
Friday, November 12, 2010
I had decided some time ago to separate my handmade supply findings from my handmade jewelry and now is as good as time as any I say. It's a chore though. In between everything else I've got going, every day I'll be adding to my new shop.
That's it for now. Off to spend the weekend celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary. Wow, 16 years? I swear at times it still feels brand new and other times like we've been married forever - in a good way.
Happy Friday all!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Anyway, just a real quickie here... I took these pictures when we were boating through the channel where my brother lives. I'm no photographer by any means. I took the above pic and then a couple moments later clicked again...
Friday, October 29, 2010
Louella has been charged with...
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
- I will never ever grow up. I'll be 50 (on paper) in December, but still feel 20 something. Okay, so maybe my body doesn't sometimes - LOL!
- Simple, casual, warped sense of humor, determined, committed, loves people, quiet, talkative, clumsy, never wear make-up of any kind, and about once a year (or so) the "other woman" comes out. "Other woman" you ask? You know, that bitch in all of us that just lets everything out all at once.
- Faithful. I resonate with the 60's/70's and a peaceful life. My kids still call me their "hippie mom". The the path that I follow in life represents peace and compassion. I'm not perfect, but I believe in my practice with all my heart.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Oh and my handmade heart pendant necklace above can be found in my ArtFire Studio.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I've been enjoying my summer, how about you? In between working and such I've been swimming laps just about daily, bicycling (stopped last month though - too hot!), enjoying time with my honey and now on my biggie vacation in Florida - with my dad who'll be celebrating his 69th birthday! Go dad!
Okay, I said short and sweet. Hope to blog more when I return.
Oh - so you're probably wondering what the heck does the photo have to do with this post. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I just think that little guy is so cute! That is Mark's finger pointing at the little critter when we went to the Wildlife Zoo a few months ago. Okay, so they are both cute :)
Chow for now.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
What will we be doing?
- staying in a no frills bare minimum motel across the street from the beach
- slothing at the beach
- building sand castles
- whale watching cruise
- more slothing
- taking our bikes & riding along the beach walk
- getting sand between my toes and in my swim suit
- sea shell hunting
- eating on a budget
- more slothing
- doing absolutely nothing I don't want to do
There. That pretty much says it all.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Mark and I bought bikes a couple weeks ago - mainly because he wanted to ride back and forth to school on, give us something fun to do and for us to get healthy. We're both going on 50 - on paper - (okay, me first I know) and not that THAT is a BAD thing as I'm actually looking forward to it (I want my AARP card so I can get discounts). However, over the past year things seem to be, well, falling out of place (damn gravity) and since my health has been improving, I want to run with it - feels AWESOME!
Anyway, we go for bike rides after dinner and on weekends. The other night we hit 4.68 miles. I know, that might not seem like much, but for us (me especially) that IS a big deal! This weekend we're going on one of the many trails here in Arizona (no hills, thankfully!) to see how far we can go. We'll have to leave early, like around 6 or 7 am I'm guessing because it's suppose to be 110 this weekend. We'll hit the pool when we get home - literally I'm guessing.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Friday, April 30, 2010
Nope, we didn't win tickets to the concert or VIP backstage passes. We purchased our tickets when they went on sale - couldn't miss Daughtry! When we found out that we could get VIP passes to meet & greet with the band, etc., it took less than a nanosecond to say YES!
Oh and above is little ol' me with the guys - very down to earth and so humble. Yes, I was majorly star struck and I think I blinded everyone with my braces as I smiled ALL day and ALL night long!
Monday, April 19, 2010
WARNING: MUSHY MOM POST
This is a hard day for me. No, several months ago while at a restaurant when Jas, my Bud, said that he had something to tell me - THAT was a hard day. He put in for a work transfer to Portland as there was better schooling opportunity for him there to become a Fire Fighter. I'm extremely proud of him, as I am in both of my boys, but THAT was a hard day.
Portland wasn't going to happen, so he changed the transfer to Seattle - another good opportunity for him to reach his goal. Figured it would be a few months or so. Well, this past Thursday Jason was notified that the transfer was approved - but that he needs to be there sooner than later - in other words leave on Monday - as in today. Another hard day.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Above are my new and original Diamond Kite earrings in 14k Gold Filled. I'll also be making them in other metals. I must admit that I was pretty excited while creating these - just love'em!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
In the early morning hours of one of our boating excersions, we came across LOTS of dolphins, like this one which was following it's baby. I took a ton of pictures of these two and all the other dolphins, really, I did! They were all around us and it was truly exciting to see them in their habitat like that!
So, any clues yet on the cloud?
While heading out of the channel where Chris & Tina live we spotted this little cutie. Okay, so not so cute but I was REAL excited to see a gator in the wild! The channel is about 2 boat wide, so yes, this gator was close. In fact, Chris tried to get as close to it as possible without scaring the little guy so I could take this pic, while leaning out the boat.
How are you doing with the cloud? Need a few hints again? Here we go...
- can be wild
- can be tamed
- loves snacks
- short hair
- long hair
- no hair
- loves balls
- likes to chase cats
- thinks the mail person is tasty
Figure it out?
Thanks for playing and see you soon!