Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Creativity Strikes!

Oh, it's been SOOOO long since I've scrapbooked or made jewelry--and here I've gone and done them both in the same week!! Amazing!

I must confess, that I cheated a little bit. This layout was actually from a class I taught and has been sitting in my "to finish up" pile. I added my pictures and some more personalized touches and voila! The journaling reads "I just LOVE this store! The Nesting Place really is a 'sweet escape', so full of eye candy! I'm so happy to work here one day a week. It's like an inspiration vacation! 5/07" Unfortunately, this store is no longer, but a new, fun and funky store called Shipwreck is in it's place.

As for the jewelry side of things...I'm in desperate need of getting my butt in gear to turn some pieces into the Shorelines. These are some of the pieces I made today... stay tuned, there will be lots more ahead!
p.s. sorry about the chopped off photos, I'm too tired to mess with 'em!

Sweet Surprise

This is why I l-o-v-e gardening

Today, standing at the kitchen window, I looked out and spotted this new bloom. I'd given up almost all hope that it would happen this year. You see, way back in the spring I re-potted it, fed it, watered it all through the summer until one tiny little leaf slowly unfurled, then two, and that was it, for like for-ever! Then, eventually, I ended up with a pot of pretty leaves. I thought that was all I was going to probably get. Until today. This might be the only flower I see from this plant, but I am totally thrilled! Gardening is just full of surprises and little delights!

same plant--picture taken June 2007

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fall Flavor

yummmm, made myself some pumpkin banana bread, and boy o boy, it was tastY! You should smell my house right now! Oh, you'd be sooo jealous!

Over the years I've clipped SO many recipes from magazines, but I think this is the first time I've ever actually cooked something I thought looked good. And I didn't even clip it first, just got flour and sugar all over the inside of the mag! If you have this issue, you should try it out!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Fruit Fly Pie

Some nights (mornings) when I get off work, I like to get online and check up on all my favorite blogs. I "follow" several and it's so much easier this way because I can see who posted new stuff at just a glance. Last night as I was cruising around, via sfgirlbybay,

I found my first favorite Esty shop, Fruit Fly Pie. I love all the owly ceramic stuff! And Inever even knew I liked owls all that much--I think it's just the delicious colors they come in, and their vintage appeal.

I also really like this orange planter cuz it's the perfect shade for my kitchen!

busy bee

This morning I delivered this custom order to a wonderful mother of 6 that I've met through doing the Fieldbrook Art and Wine Festival.

Jake and I met at the Oil Stop (oh, so romantic, I know you're jealous!) where he'd made appointments for oil changes for both our vehicles, then we walked to the movies to catch a matinee. I'm now hooked on the new movie-soon-to-be-series "Twilight". We then dropped our cars off for tire rotations and walked to Luzmila's for lunch. After lunch I found out I need to buy two new front tires, ugh! After all that, I returned home to continue working on some jewelry. This is what I've finished up today....

..not too bad you might say, but oh, how much I still need to get done! Better get me some more of these babies to get me through. Oh, sorry, if you're not informed, these are only THE most BESTEST seasonal candies of all time, now available at Christmastime! Now I won't have to worry about stashing up so much at Easter. Maybe I should have kept that a secret cuz it's kinda pathetic.

Now, it's WAAYYY past my bedtime, even for someone who has a vampirish like schedule. Gnite!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Today I...

Took a picture of my reflection...

finished painting this jewelry armoire that I started the summer before last (wince)...

sanded this jewelry box that I painted last Fall...

found these baubles in one of the armoire's drawers...

and looked out my kitchen window, surprised (seriously, why does that word have an "r" after the "u"?) to see the moon so near and so early.



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