Thursday, June 21, 2007

This is some serious HAL kinda of technology! WOW!

Day Before Friday...

Moo cards and MySpace and Blog Tags OH MY! I tell you what, trying to keep up with the cyber Jones(es) can be a full-time job in and of itself! It all takes so much time that I don't know how people have any time to do the stuff that they blog about!
Just yesterday by some random wrong turn on my own blog management page I found out that dear, sweet, talented Angelina Beadalina (Angie Green) had "tagged" me. Pretty sneaky sis! I'm not totally hip to all of this new Blog stuffs, I just know how easy it is for me to get lost in the Blogs and sea of interesting bits of tid (aka: tidbits!).
So now that I've been tagged, I'm supposed to tag five other people. Wonder if they have to be bead people? Probably, Bead people are the best anyway! :-)

My first choice for a tag would have been cool Cathy Lybarger of Aardvark Artglass. No matter what kind of day I'm having, Cathy's blog makes it better-especially helpful on BAD days! That's a true story too! I'm not just saying that! Anyway, wouldn't you know, she's already been tagged (see, I told you she was cool!) so.... (and these are really in no order of favorites or anything like that, I love you all equally for different reasons!!)
I would give you Lori Ramotar of The Royal Bead but if she has a blog, I can't find it. about another Lori? Lori Peterson aka Loribeads. Lori is so cute and talented! Her blog is here. Be careful in those Crocs, Lori!! :-)
Whew....ok, well, there's ONE out of the way. I'll get back to you on the others.
There are also QUESTIONS that have to be answered in this whole tagging process. I don't even have time to answer all of the questions now! I'll answer this one though, since it's my favorite and the easiest.

“Five snacks you enjoy:"
Snacks. Something near and dear to my heart! You know, I think the question is posed in such a way to assume that you only eat snacks OCCASSIONALLY....that you ENJOY them as you would a fine wine after an anniversary meal. Maybe not.
Anyway, I do enjoy snacks. Daily. The more I think "snacks" in my head, the funnier it sounds. Like if someone were to come to my house and ask, "Do you have any SNACKS?" Uh, yeah...we have some. That's pretty much ALL we have.
ANYWAY.... (Hey, blame Angie for this...she's the one that tagged me!)
1.) Skittles
2.) Popcorn (a more traditional snack food)
3.) Chocolate (Brachs/Dove/Hershey's)
4.) Chips and dip (has to be Anderson Erickson French Onion dip. If you live way West or way East, you may never have had Anderson Erickson dairy products. If you haven't you should seriously consider a trip to the Heartland.)
5.) Cereal (Kix, Honey Nut Cherios, Fruit Loops) out of a cup--no milk.

Well, there you have it, at least for the snack question.

In case you're wanting to know the other questions, they are:

What were you doing 10 years ago? (you know THIS is going to be the last question answered!)

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Five songs to which you know all the lyrics

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire

Five bad habits

Five things you like doing

Five things you would never wear again (HA! This should be, "Five things the people in your life WISH you would never wear again!")

Five favorite toys

I'll be back for more later. I need to make beads!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


"Busy, busy dreadfully've no idea what I have to do...." (from Veggie Tales)
So Owen turned FIVE on Monday. He's living proof (as are probably all five year-olds) that time does INDEED fly by. What's the dang hurry?

Anyway, I am trying my hand at video. I'm really only putting these here for my Mother-in-law's sake. You know how hard long distance relationships can be (she lives in Boulder, we're in Des Moines--that's IOWA for those of you who might not have heard!). It's especially hard for Owen with his Grandma Lorna. He figured out that she was "lucky" #7 on my cell phone speed dial....yeah well, I've since had to change that. In case my MIL wants to sleep in a tad later than 5:30am our time (which is 4:30 am HER time)--I thought it best for everyone.

So here are some videos I took with my camera on Owen's birthday. Remember, I'm not a professional. I don't even play one on TV!

This is basically just a test post. I may have to remove these later....
Hope your week is going well. Between Birthdays and Art Center classes and Art show preperations....I'm kinda wiped out. I need a nanny!

Friday, June 15, 2007


Where did the week go? No matter I guess--TGIF!

Ok, here's one for ya. Keep in mind that this is just a prototype, but Owen (he's 4 until Monday!) may have discovered a cure for brain freeze!

Its the world's first Anti-Brain Freeze helmet! Best when used in conjunction with a FORK and a friendly, cheering monster.
Works well with all frozen yogurts, sherbert and Ben & Jerry's.

That's all I have for now. If I don't get back, have a great weekend. Happy Father's Day.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Monday Monday

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was pretty uneventful, but Saturday the weather was BEAUTIFUL! Not one lick of humidity...well, I AM in Iowa, so I suppose there was SOME... But I spent the whole day pretending I was in California! :-)

This is just a quick on the fly post, and here's what's on eBay"

All of my friends are back form Bead and Button, can't wait to see the stashes! I'll be back later. I've got some Etsymom stuff in the works I wanna post for you!

Sunday, June 03, 2007


WOW! How the time does fly! I've been busy planting, making beads, trying to keep all of my children together in places where I can find them....(Hmmm, what did she say?) and here's something:

Glass Spring into Summer SALE!

The Creative Glass Guild of Etsy (CGGE) is pleased to announce our


DATES: June 1st through June 7th

TIMES: 3pm EDT (Noon PDT, 9pm GMT) on June 1st through Midnight EDT June 7th

FOR: Glass enthusiasts and buyers

I THINK the easiest way to find all of these great Etsy Glass people is to do a general search for "CGGE" on Etsy. Lots of great stuff at great prices with lots of free shipping! :-)

In other news, I have yet to show you Star Wars mailbox pictures, and I KNOW you've been waiting for them.....(haha) so without further ado:

There was a really cool "Make My Day" thing that happened right after the boys put their letter in the box....a lady in an automatic wheelchair rolled up to put HER letter in the mailbox and I said, "May the force be with you!" and she said, "Well, to you too!". I got it all on video. It was cool. Not too many times when it's really appropriate to say that. OR...actually maybe it's ALWAYS appropriate, and we should all just say it more often.
Maybe I'll make a bumper sticker that says:
Weird? Ha! I bet a lot of people would think I was trying to say something about the days of the week.

What else? Don't know. Can't think of anything else right now.
Just remember, when in doubt, let the Wookie win!