September 27, 2012

Birthday Money

I did it again. It seems like every time a birthday comes around and I end up with a little cash in my pocket it goes for a "need" instead of a "want". I have had some money tucked away thinking maybe I would get to use it for a new shirt or two. Normally, I end up buying food with it. I don't say this to act like a martyr, it is just a fact. For the past several years I have been very grateful for a little extra here and there and if it takes birthdays and Christmas to have that little extra cash, well... works for me!

So what did I end up using it for this time?

I guess I could look at it as an investment..... I ended up buying some sterling silver chain, some leather cord (the reason for this will be discussed later), and some earring components. I will post the earrings later but this is what the chain is for... (or at least something similar).

Or it may end up looking similar to this one.

These Mother's or Grandmother's necklaces (and bracelets) are all custom made. Each one is different and special. The bottom one happens to belong to my mom and I already have a new great nephew that needs to be added on. What a blessing a family is. I love mine!

Did I mention that it isn't even my birthday yet?! 

September 26, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

September 22, 2012

Reviving a Blog does one go about reviving a blog?

I decided that writing would be a good place to start. I had every intention of taking this blog places when I began writing a few years ago. Life just seems to get in the way some times. Or could it be that I just have not had any extra words? I do homeschool four children now (although my 14 yr. old refuses to be called a child).

What have I been up to since two years ago when I let the blog take a back seat?


Lots and lots of jewelry was made.

Schooling my children (and teen).

Trips to Idaho to see family and spend time on the ranch.

My father passed away.

My girls moved up in ballet and are dancing more than ever.

We went from a no pet home to owning a dog and a rabbit.

For now, let me leave you with a recent picture of my kids.

I will be back though, I promise!!

October 29, 2010

A Sale a Day Until Thanksgiving

I don't know if you are a Facebook fan but this may be the time to become one. Every day until Thanksgiving I am going to be offering a sale to all my Facebook fans. Some days it may be a discount on a particular color. Some days it may just be some item that is marked down or a BOGO sale.

So stop on over and become a fan and join in the fun.

While you are at it, you need to stop in and see my friend's blog. She is promoting my shop while doing a blog giveaway. She makes these beautiful aprons and sells them on Etsy. She is giving one away on November 4th. So go enter today!

October 23, 2010


The response to my blog giveaway was awesome. Thank you to everyone who commented, promoted, and "liked" me on Facebook. Thanks also to SL, for locking down my thread and giving me more attention than I would have ever had. I had so many entries that I had to find a bigger hat to put them all in.

I would have taken a picture of my cute little girls pulling the names, but my camera broke this week. You will have to wait until next time to see them. I also felt bad that I only needed two names drawn. My four year old wasn't a bit happy about it either, so I ended up adding one more winner into the mix. Instead of one $10 gift certificate, I decided to give two.

The winner of the $25 gift certificate is a fan on Facebook and a customer. Congratulations to Grayce Soaplady.

The TWO winners of the $10 gift certificates are MsBrita and Kristi in the Country.

Congratulations to all three of you. Just let me know when you place your order that you are redeeming the coupons from the October giveaway. If you didn't leave your comment here and didn't know you had even entered, remember I was keeping track of FB comments, as well as those that purchased something this past week. Thank you everyone for your support and encouragement.

Happy shopping!