Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Busy Having Fun!

Sorry that I've been away! I've also failed at the "Listing-A-Day" Challenge. It started out with a seminar that I had to go to for my day job, then just 2 days after that my best friend arrived!! Needless to say we've been going, seeing family, shopping oh and eating...I think I've gained 10 lbs since she's been here, and I thought wine and cheese was good for you! Maybe not in excess huh? Oh well...I'm having an awesome time visiting with her, and this weekend we're off to a girls trip to the beach *yay*

I do however have a new Labradorite piece listed--


So I'll be closing up shop for my weekend trip, until then I'll be listing a few more items! I hope everyone is having a great week--I sure am :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

One short week to go...

then my best friend will be here and...tomorrow is Friday...woot woot! I've got so many things to do around the house in preparation for her'll still be waiting for me tomorrow--I'm such a terrible procrastinator. I've made a list of things to buy (comfort food) while she's here....Hummus-check, coconut shrimp with mango chutney-check, lumpia with sweet and spicy sauce-check....and the list goes on an on--so excited!

Anyways I can't forget about the listing challenge on Etsy so here are my newest listings to my shop:


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 13

Wow..I don't think it ever ceases to amaze me how fast time fly''s already day 13 of the April Challenge! If you want to check out the other sellers who are participating in this challenge you can see their listings in this Etsy forum thread. You may find something you can't live without :)

Monday, April 12, 2010


I think I forgot to mention that my best friend is coming to visit...woot woot! I have missed her terribly!! Since she moved last year life has not been the same. I went from talking to her and seeing her every day to talking to her once maybe twice a week. She isn't just my best friend, she's my sister in every sense of the word. My parents call her daughter and my boys call her mom...she is family. When she left, she took part of my heart with her. I'm not whole without her near, I'm not me without her. It reminds me of a conversation in "Little Women" when Jo comes home and Beth is ill -- an excerpt of what Beth says to Jo:

"I've missed you so. Why does everyone want to go away? I love being home. But I don't like being left behind." you get the point...I miss her! Anyways...she's coming to visit for close to 3 weeks and I can't wait. We'll once again sit up til all hours of the night drinking coffee, talking about everything, anything and nothing at all...just enjoying every minute we have with each other! All will be right in the world again :)

April Challenge

I'm still trying to keep up with the listing challenge for April. I missed yesterday not so much because I feel bad, but more because I was just being lazy :P I am feeling better ears aren't clogged anymore but for some reason my sinus' are burning like I've been swimming and snorted water up my nose...yuck! Other than that life is just grand! So here's my two newest listings:

Saturday, April 10, 2010

It's Saturday....

Not much planned for today...I'm actually feeling crummy *sigh* I didn't feel so hot yesterday either, but I didn't want to get too far behind on the challenge so I worked through the fogginess that's lingering in my head and got two items listed in my shop. I'm determined not to let this cold get the better of me!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

As this cold continues...

A new listing still found its way to my shop (see below). Both ears are completely plugged now even though I use MediRinse faithfully, then steam and heat treat....but at least I don't feel crummy! How could I when tomorrow is Friday?! *happy dance* I love my weekends, love being able to sleep in if I want, lounge around in my pj's, read, watch a movie or two, snuggle with my furry loved ones, doing whatever makes me happy....I just love weekends!!


The other day when I was home sick my son called.

B: "Mom?"

Me: "Yeah?" (groggy)

B: "Hold on a sec k?"

Me: "Sure" (sigh..I really don't feel well)

...this happens often when they call or I call them...I'm forever being put on hold! Next thing I hear are beautiful key notes from a piano. My son learned how to play a new song! He's completely self taught, using my ancient keyboard and YouTube...crazy but true. He's learned Beethoven and so many others. At his University he has access to a piano and it's obvious he's taking advantage of it's availability.

Well this one came as a shock as he's not a huge fan of the basis for this piece...but I think he did it for me :)

It's Bella's Lullaby by Carter Burwell. Yes...I'm a Twilight Saga fan..*ducks for cover*..not of the movies but the books (I don't think I'll ever get over how horrible the portrayal of Bella was in the movie Twilight...but that's just my opinion). Before you feel like hucking a large object at me, at least let me tell you why I like the Twilight's not because of the Vampires or the's because of the love story that's enfolded in the drama. I am a romantic through and through...I love "Love" on all levels, especially in a written story.  Though the movies are gradually getting better they don't compare to the books...but I haven't really found a lot of movies that can compare to their written counterparts.

Okay so explanation aside, this really is a lovely piece and after scouring YouTube I found one that wasn't bombarded with scenes of the movie but was just a pianist (not Carter Burwell and it's shorter than the version my son played for me). There seems to be a bit of debate over which is the true "Bella's Lullaby" -- this piece written by Carter Burwell or River Flows In You by Yiruma...both are beautiful but Burwell's rendition is it for me...that could be because my son played it for me when I seemed to need it most -- I love you B it was so worth being placed on hold :D

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 5

I think I have a sinus infection and it's getting the better of mind can't function enough to come up with a witty title for this post, nor could I concentrate enough to edit photos for a new necklace so I decided to relist a bracelet that I used to carry in my shop for the April Challenge. See you tomorrow...hopefully I'll be feeling a bit better :)


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Aside From All The Rain

and having a cold that's all in my sinus', today was another great day. I made a big brunch for my boys before they left, watched The Blindside (great movie by the way), played with my camera (still so much to learn) and listed a 4th item for the April Challenge.

Now I'm off to make lasagna and watch Sherlock Holmes....hate to see the weekend come to an end, but I can't complain, I had a blast with my kids!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day Three!

My kids are home, the sun is shining (temporarily), and I'm sippin' on a mocha....nummy.... Life is good on all sorts of levels! Here's my newest addition to my shop for the April Challenge:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Listing

Here's my first listing for the April Challenge I mentioned previously! With so many pieces made and ready to be listed I really had a tough time figuring out which one I wanted to list first. I also noticed that the majority of my pieces are necklaces...hmmm...I need to make more bracelets and earrings. Heck by the time I'm done I'll probably have enough to list a new item each day for the next 3 months!! 

Packaging Changes

I was finally able to get a picture of my new packaging to correlate the changes that I've made in my Etsy shop...yay for change!!