November 24, 2008

Sisterly Love

I never had sisters until my brothers got married. I always wondered what it would be like to grow up with sisters. Would we fight all the time? Would we be friends? My girls are best of friends most days. I snagged these pictures the other day. Of course I missed the cutest one but I think you will get the idea.

Everyone loves E's hugs. When she hugs you, you know you have been hugged! Of course I missed the cute kiss she just gave K.

She will also have a yelling contest with you if you will participate. It starts with telling her you love her. Then she tells you a little louder, then you tell her again and on and on it goes, getting louder and louder. ;)
At this point in the photos everyone starts to giggle and we had to let K up so she could breath again.

November 22, 2008

A blog giveaway

Everyone likes something for free, especially when they are great stocking stuffers!

I am a part of a homeschool team that sells on Etsy. If you are not familiar with Etsy, it is an online marketplace for handmade items (and supplies). "The team" that I speak of, is a group of people that have something in common or a common location. This group joins together online to promote and encourage one another. So this is a team of parents (and teens) that currently homeschool or have recently homeschooled. You can see our complete profile on our blog.

So please visit our Schooling at Home Etsian Blog for a daily giveaway starting TODAY!

November 16, 2008

The Bell

I am God's child (John 1:12 )
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15 )
I am united with the Lord(1 Cor. 6:17 )
I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19 -20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ. (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth ( Matt.5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ(1 Cor 12:27 )
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant ( Phil.3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31 -34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God(2 Cor.5:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18 )
I am seated with Christ in the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God( Rom.8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8: 28 )
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16 )
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12 )
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13 )
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God's temple (1 Cor. 3: 16 ). I am complete in Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God's co-worker (1 Cor.. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God's workmanship(Eph. 2:10 )
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. (Phil 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven(Col.1:14).I have been adopted as God's child(Eph 1:5)
I belong to God
Do you know
Who you are!?

Not sure who put this together but I thought I would pass it on to you.

November 10, 2008

I thought I was too tired to do anything.

I pulled out the beads last night around 9:00 pm even though I was already tired. I thought I was too tired to get anything done but I had not made anything new all weekend. I don't have these all listed in my shop yet (hopefully tonight). What do you think? I really love these beads. I just think they look so much like a natural stone with a surprise treasure inside when cut open. These are amazingly beautiful glass beads.

I find I can't get away from working with the blues, greens and aqua colors. I did a search on my Etsy store to see what color I was needing to make more of. I had one or two pages of most colors and something like 4 or 5 pages of blue. Guess it is just the color I gravitate towards. Hope that others like it as much as I do. :)

November 1, 2008

So why have I been missing so long?

Has it really been since October 18th that I last posted? I wish I could say I had been busy throwing pots in those few days but that is not the case. I finally got motivated to start working on jewelry again at night.

I am now back to working 5-6 hours a day on business along with schooling the kids. This means I am staying up very late and getting up early in order to try to break even with my projects and time. It isn't working. I am now at least a week behind on laundry.

I have come to the conclusion that there just are not enough hours in the day. Or... I have turned into a wimp since I need more than 6 hours of sleep at night!

So do you want to see what I have been making?

I thought you would never ask! LOL

I am absolutely loving these colors. They are not my colors at all but these colors just seem so warm and inviting to me and I LOVE these large beads. They are just beautiful! I just sold both of these items but hope to make another one tonight. (If these kids would get to bed!) In the meantime there are other items to see.

Here is what inspired the combination of champagne beads and the topaz colored beads. I started with this necklace and didn't want to stop using these colors.

Then I had to go back to ocean colors. I just love the aqua and blues. Can't seem to get enough of them. Good thing other people like them or I would really be stuck with a lot of inventory. :)

Then I decided to repeat a design I liked in the champagne beads but this time in purples. Just too much fun!

Well, now you know why I have not been around much lately. Oh and I even took time to pull weeds, trim some trees, and clean house. Just in case I start to get bored I have lots more weeds to pull (and we won't talk about the laundry issue).