Tuesday, September 30, 2008
It is a contest from Mana Moon Studio and if you haven't checked out her site yet (her blog is on my side bar), you can do it here. The contest is simple, just leave her a comment on her blog, and you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of her wire wrapped bracelets. How lucky can one get ;-)
One look around her shop and you'll see how amazingly talented she is at her jewelry designs. She was also recently featured in Belle Armoire Jewelry as a featured designer. And, aside from all that, she is a very sweet person. Good Luck!
Are you wondering where we went on our long weekend? We braved a camping trip---with an almost 2 and 4 year old. We went to Lincoln State Park---it's Abe Lincoln's boyhood home, and it went surprisingly well. They kids had a great time exploring, sleeping in a tent, and getting very, very dirty. At one point, they wanted to fill a cracker box full of dirt and rocks and pour it over their head. Are you cringing? Yes, I did too--but my husband said, we're camping, they are supposed to get dirty. Typical male---of course, he didn't have to clean them up ;-) Here are just a few camping pics.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I have had a few new creations in the works too. Here are a few with my new focal beads. Do you like them? You can purchase them in my Etsy shop soon....just have to list them....
A few weeks ago, my little girl found the Peter Pan movie and has really taken a liking to Tinkerbell. I found these Tink beads and last night, Josie and I created this. She picked out the green pearls and the blue crystals---she wanted green for the dress and blue for her headband. Josie tends to be quite detailed for a 3 1/2 year old. Tink even has a sprinkle of pixie dust on her---love it!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Do you ever make Rice Krispy Treats? I never made them until a few months ago with the kids. They are actually really, really good. We are going to a football game tonight, so we decided to make them and bring them to the game with our usual items. For the games, the kids always load up their backpacks with the usual treats: popcorn, peanuts, fruit snacks, at least on piece of candy, and their drink. And, yes, we usually do eat before we go to the games. So, tonight we'll add one more thing. I can just see it now.....twenty very sticky, very dirty fingers ;-)
Patiently waiting to get started...and making sure the marshmallows are fresh
I think I need to get Quentin his own step stool now
What good helpers
Look how focused he is....
Gotta lick the spoon!
Have a great evening!!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Here's one for my Aunt Robin....she's always on me to get nice pictures of myself with my husband. I'm always the picture taker, so I rarely get in on any of the shots ;-) He was a groomsman in the wedding, and I was a bridesmaid. How lucky to be so close to my sil, Marcy, that she would choose to have me in her wedding! I was honored.
This was the bride's maids jewerly. I made all the necklaces for them---they turned out beautiful. I did also make these earrings for the bride which she wore to the rehersal. They are a smokey quartz---really beautiful.
Here's my little Quentin....a year and 9 months old....he was the most precious ring bearer....EVER.
Here's my little flower girl, Josie, giving me a little kiss.
Finally, here is one more for my Aunt Robin to see. I think I'm going to frame this one and give it to my husband for his desk at work.