Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Still Going Strong

Happy Anniversary Honey!!

19 Years and still going strong. I am so blessed to be married to my best friend, nobody makes me feel as safe, and nobody on earth makes me laugh more than my hubby.

Thanks for indulging me. I hope everyone is having a fabulous week.



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Fun!!

We are busy having fun!!
This month is my month to pick the book in one of the book clubs that I am in. I am always a little nervous about picking the book when it's my turn. I'm always afraid that if I pick my favorite books that they wont like them. But, I did it anyway. This is by far in my top 10 favorite books of all time. The movie was really good too. I know that that is unusual but, it's true!!
Here's what else we've been doing.Monday, it was a little windy and cold. But still super fun. Can't wait for the beach to warm up a bit. Unfortunately when the beach is the perfect temperature it is blazing hot at my house. Oh well, that's just part of summer.
Oh yeah, and don't think I'm too crazy, I've started making Christmas cookie dough and freezing it. I know, I know, but it's the only way I can get everything done on time.

Hope you all are having a wonderfully fun and relaxing summer too.



Saturday, June 19, 2010

Pretty In Pink

I'm feeling Pink again!! I recently made a bunch of Pink and Silver charms for a swap that I am in.
I don't usually use silver metal because I always used Sterling and I got tired of polishing it.
I do love the way it looks though. These were so fun to make, I can't wait to see the charms I receive and assemble my charm bracelet. I might just be hooked (again!!) That does seem to happen to me quite a bit. LOL
While I was feeling pink I made these little cuties too. I have to admit, I do love all colors, I even love bright primary colors and everything. But, I keep coming back to pastel pink, I can't help myself. I even read once that I like pastels because of my Zodiac sign. Well, who knows!? I'll just keep making what makes me happy.

Have a lovely Fathers' Day tomorrow, in case I don't make it back.



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I found my camera charger!! Yay!!
So, here's a peek at what I made for my very first press kit.

It's for an "ocean" themed event. I must say I was quite nervous putting my little kits together. Does anyone else get nervous when they are sending their creations out into the world? Maybe it's just me. I made these tiny flowers with pearls for the kits too.

These were fun so, I made extras for my shop.

I will show you pictures of the "Petite Inspiration Boxes" that I received soon.

Have a wonderful day



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

100th Post

Here's a Sneak Peek at my Petite Inspiration Box Swap box.
This time it had a Paris Theme. Yeah!! My favorite.

I know I haven't been around much lately but I had big plans to change that. Yes, I said had. I've got lots of things to show you, the contents of these fun little swap boxes, some pictures of my first ever press kit, the super neat inspiration boxes I received, some new items I'm working on, etc.........

Well, of course, my camera battery went dead as I took a picture of the contents of these little boxes. I thought I got the picture though, so I packed them up and shipped them out. Lo and behold, (who says that? I guess I do!!) I didn't get the picture. Ugh.

Now, I can't even find the charger! I've got family in town and obligations to them so........ I am going to search the house the first chance I get, snap a bunch of cool pictures, and share them with all of you soon. Promise!!!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful relaxing summer so far.



Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Latest Obsession!

I am obsessed!!! I'm sure most of you can relate to one artsy obsession after another. (right???) Well, this is mine right now!! I am having so much fun soldering these little charms.
I made them for my sons teachers as end of the year gifts. I put their initials on one side and the word "inspire" on the other because that's what teachers do.
I made one for the room mom with her initial and the word "believe" on the back, she's going through a little bit right now and I thought that might help. I made a few with mermaids on them for a project I'm working on and then I got inspired. I combined my obsession with soldering and my love, love, love, of vintage floral wallpaper and made these little beauties. Yeah!! I think I'm going to make a few with vintage maps, sheet music, french text....
Oh my!!! I might need rehab. LOL

I'm sorry that I've been MIA lately. I'm super close to the finish line. Homework is done for my boys, the girls have a few more finals this week, Thursday is their last day of school so we've got school parties, and award ceremonies. Friday, my oldest is in a fashion show and we have a little league playoff game, then Saturday my oldest has SAT2's, the boys have league closing ceremonies, my youngest daughter has 2 birthday parties to go to, and finally, Sunday is our team party. That's it!!! Then I'm done for the summer. Then the kiddos and I can spend relaxing fun time blowing bubbles, flying kites, going to the pool and the beach, drawing with sidewalk chalk and playing handball (lots and lots of handball). Oh yeah, I'll get to blog again. Yeah!!!

Update on our "little visitor": Here are her babies, they've been in there for awhile but were too small for us to see. They are so big now the momma doesn't fit in the nest. We are watching closely hoping that we'll get to see them learn to fly. If we do, I'll get some pictures.
Have a wonderful relaxing week.