Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mother's Day Gift

Many months ago I was out shopping at a flea market with my mom and we came across a woman who was selling cabochons. My mom really liked the stone above and she bought it for me to make into a piece of jewelry for her.
 I thought it would be fun to make her something special for Mother's Day and this is what I came up with.

PS. My mom is awesome by the way. I am beyond blessed to have her as my mom!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Chop Chop

I can't tell you how many times I have tried to grow a pixie haircut out. I always get to about chin length and then cut it back off. I hate hair blowing in my face, getting into my mouth when I eat, and poking me in the eyes as I walk. Problem solved. It can no longer reach most of my face and it pretty much stays put thanks to some pomade and hairspray.
I will never be a long haired kind of girl I guess. sigh...

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I bought these stones recently! I can't wait to make something with them!

Thursday, May 10, 2012


 I did not alter the colors on the photo above. They really are that green and that orange. My husband brought them home for me for our 8th year wedding anniversary. Oh ya-along with dinner and my favorite dessert and a sweet card. Guess who is the worst wife in the whole world? You guessed it -me! I TOTALLY forgot it was our anniversary. Can you believe that?!? I am not sure where my head has been. I don't know why, but I often don't even know what month we are in or what day it is. So, it just wasn't on my radar. I suck! Sorry husband-if you even read my blog-which I don't think you do. So sorry!
 On to other things:
I love this time of year because I always find nests in all my trees( like the photo above. Do you see how the mommy bird has her wing tucked over the baby bird? Too sweet!) and this year even in my door wreath.
Every time I would open my door a bird would be flying away. One day my screen door was mostly shut and the poor thing couldn't get out before I opened the door and I totally freaked out. I just couldn't figure what the deal was. Then I found this! It totally blends in with the wreath from the front because the wreath is basically made out of sticks. Such a clever bird!

Monday, May 7, 2012


I am sitting at my kitchen island catching up on emails and there is a new carton of strawberries in front of me and they smell sooooooo good. I love this time of year when these types of fruits are in season. I even ate 3 raspberries off my little raspberry bush today. It didn't produce anything last year because it was so small so it's exciting stuff! We also have two trees full of tiny growing peaches.mmmm

On a random note-I gave my hair the chop a few days ago. I wish I could have long hair someday, but apparently not as much as I like a good drastic change. It's back to a super short pixie and once I go that short I always feel like I need to be blonde to make it more feminine. So, two bleaching sessions and 3 toners later I finally got a result that I liked. Sheesh! maybe I will post a picture here in a day or so. I am curious-question for the ladies: Do you like to change your hair or are you the kind that wears the same style and color forever? I had a somewhat recent phase where I let my natural color grow out and started growing my hair out and I thought I would never bother with coloring and all that stuff again. But, when it comes down to it-I just like change.

Anyways, I thought I would also share a few necklaces that I finished up a few minutes ago. A sweet lady asked me to make her some stamped disc necklaces for her sister in laws. I haven't done much disc stamping and so I thought it would be a fun project.

Have a happy Monday!