Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I say it's my BIRTHDAY!

It's my Birthday! Happy Birthday to me! It used to be that Memorial Day was the always the 30th, no matter what day it fell on. Then it was changed to make it a holiday for everyone. Ironically, ten years after I was born, my brother from another mother was born on Memorial Day as well! Neat!
Abyway, I've been meaning to update here for days--so many things to tell you, but for now (20 minutes before I have to leave to take the kids to school) I'll just say have a great day! I make be back later!

Thursday, May 24, 2007


OooH whoo tomorrow's the day. The postal ladies said to be there when the doors OPEN.
Later on today I'll take pics of the boys by the R2-D2 mailbox....
Or, maybe I should wait until after we BUY the stamps.
Either way, I hope the Leia stamp wins as the most will be reproduced for single sale later on in the summer.
I have more to say, but no time to say it.
I'll be back later (what a relief huh? HA!)

IN the meantime, you can check out the Star Wars stamps

Oh! And these are new on eBay:

Saturday, May 19, 2007

New Stuff On Etsy!

Lots of new stuff going on Etsy from me this weekend. Many "Bargain Bowl" beads! Check them out.

Other than that, I haven't done much today. Some laundry and cleaning--who needs to read about THAT?
Tomorrow we'll see "Shrek the Third" (I'll let you know how THAT goes) and then to the Valley Junction Spring Art Market. I do the one in the fall and I love to go to the spring show to actualkly SHOP and check out the other competition--er, I mean VENDORS! :-)

Should be great weather for them so that's good.
Blah Blah blah....I'm blabbing. I'm gonna go take a shower.

OH WAIT! I almost forgot! I painted the mailbox post PURPLE! My husband had NO say in it what-so-ever. I made an executive decision! I know some people have more creative mailboxes/posts than just plain purple, but it was at least a step in the right direction! I ended up at the end of our long driveway with my kids and a bunch of neighbor kids gathered around me. They all wanted to help paint, so instead of letting them do the post, I gave them rocks! Pretty cool. Now I have some art rocks for my garden AND a painted mailbox post. My poor husband is worried about what I'm going to paint next with the leftover paint! Mwahahaha! I have some ideas...don't worry!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Make My Day!

In the spirit of focusing on the positive things that happen in my life, I'm thinking of starting a little section called, "Make My Day". Actually....the thing that REALLY gave me this idea was an email from a customer that I got yesterday after receiving her recent order. I don't have a picture of the necklace she bought, but it matched the "Abacus" bracelet she bought a while back.
Anyway, what she said in her email was this (I hope she won't mind my posting this!): "I got the necklace and earrings and I love them. I could wear them with a cow turd and I'd look great because no one would notice what else I had on!"
That is just about the funniest thing I've ever heard! I told her I should incorporate that into my logo! haha.
Anyway, that made my day. Thought I would share that with you.
Since that was actually YESTERDAY'S "make of the day", I should think of something for today....
Well, my little boys and I went to the park after school today and right when we got there I found a little Lego guy. That was pretty exciting for Quentin (6) because he's WAY into Legos. It was even a guy he didn't have, so that was cool. Don't worry, there were no other kids there that it could have belonged to. I could have left it in case someone came back for it but...I think my karma is safe for taking it. Ground scores are good.
Here's what's new tonight on eBay:

Ok, that's all for now, I've gotta go make some beads!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

New Wheels

Hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day. Wether you are a mother, or have a mother, I think Mother's Day is nice. FATHER'S day is overrated. haha
Thought I would show you my new ride! I've been in desparate need for quite some time now, but I hate buying new cars. When the air went out on the old blue Bonneville, that was the last straw. If I can't have a Volkswagon Bus....this is probably the next best thing.

Someday I WILL have a Volkswagon Bus--and hopefully I'll be able to get Peter Max to paint it-- but for now, I have to say that I'm rather fond of the keyless entry and air conditioning! I'm saving up my money now for the purple neoprene seat covers and the DVD player for the Caravan. Yeah I know....

I guess there's no other new news from me. Gearing up for Idol tonight. Vote for Melinda please-she's my poll pick! I win a whole bead stash if she wins!!!

That's all for now, talk soon~

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Goo Shoes

you turn your back on the four year-old for two seconds and he winds up in GOO SHOES!

For those of you who may want to make your own goo...for shoes or stress relief or whatever :

1C room temp. water

1C Glue ( regular school glue- 1C=two bottles)

Food coloring

1 1/3 C warm water

4T Borax (powdered-found with the laundry soap)


Mix the first three ingredients in a bowl, then the second ingredients in a separate bowl. Slowly pour glue mix into 2nd bowl but do not mix together. Roll glue mix around in Borax solution 4 or 5 times then life glue mix out of Borax solution and knead for 2-3 minutes. There will be Borax solution left over--you do not need to try to soak it all up with the glue mix.

That's it. You have goo! I woudln't say that it's non-toxic--doesn't SMELL non-toxic anyway. Don't eat it. This goo is akin to those containers of stuff you get out of the 50 cent "gumball" machines at Chuckie Cheese etc. Hours of fun. Don't let it get on the carpet! :-)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

New Blogger Blog!

Well hey--so I think I may get on THIS blog bandwagon for a while! It just might be easier than doing my own blog "by hand" on my website. Hey....I still pull weeds in the garden and sew buttons back on and recycle, I just need as much computer help as I can get! hello! It's MAY already!! (My birthday is the 30th for those of you keeping track! ha!) For now I'll just take up where I left off on my web blog, I won't make too many formal introductions, that may come later though.

What's the new around here? Well.....let me show you!

Can you BELIEVE what some people give away to the Salvation Army? Made IN the USA circa 1978! Yeah baby!! We really needed a new kitchen table and when I went in the other day and found this.....I knew it was mine. I was even fully prepared to pay $80 for this set--- I think that would have been my largest one-time SA purchase to date, but when I went back to buy it, it was on sale for 50% off!!! Wow huh? Notice the chairs all have wheels....they swivel too! Great times!
In other news, Quentin (6) can SNAP! Yeah, it was a pretty momentous accomplishment! Now we just need to get him to tie his shoes!
I've been having a lot of fun on Etsy . If you have never been there--please go! It's awesome! There are a few artists in particular that I've grown QUITE fond of (to put it mildly):
I don't think I know anything else for now. We'll see how I feel about this new blog thing....I may have to go back to the old fashioned way of doing things.