Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Hello for the Holidays

Happy Holidays!
I hope everyone is doing well and staying warm and safe this Festivus season! For those that celebrate it, as Quentin (8) just said, "Tomorrow's tomorrow is Christmas!!" I like that.
I want to share a video with you. It's made by a fellow Des Moinesian and Twitter(er) which is how I even found it in the first place. I don't know a whole lot about Brandon Barker but from the pictures on his blog, he and his family look so lovely and happy that I can't help but smile and feel warm inside. Hope you don't think I'm weird for saying that. There are SO many other reasons for thinking I'm weird, you don't need to make that one of them.
So anyway, this video, shot IN Des Moines has been played over and over in my house for the last two weeks. Owen (he's 6) and I love it and dance around the kitchen to it. Even Quentin, who usually rolls his eyes when Owen and I listen to show tunes and watch theatrical excerpts on the YouTube got into this video..."Wait, did he just say, 'Han Solo'?". (you'll understand better after you watch it)
Anyway, I hope you'll like it as much as we did.

I wish for warm smileys inside for everyone this season. And BEADS. Everybody needs beads! We're leaving Santa Rice Crispie Treats and beads! :-)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Customer Appreciation

As a bead seller I'm always curious about what my customers MAKE with the beads that they buy from me. I am always so happy and honored when my customers chose to share what they've made. This beautiful bracelet was made by Joanne Jovich . Joanne is the owner and artistic force of JJ's Jewels . Here are a few of the other wonderful works she has to her credit!

Go look through her Etsy shop and find something for someone on YOUR gift list!

Have a great day!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Cyber Monday

I titled this "Cyber Monday" but in truth, that's about all I really have to SAY about it! :-) I hope if you decide to shop online today that you find everything you're looking for and that you get free shipping ta boot! I know there's free shipping in my Etsy shop, you can go there! Here's some of what you will find (some have already sold):

They are some of my favorite discs to date!

Anyway, so did you eat all of your leftovers? If you didn't host Thanksgiving at your own home, chances are (like me) you may only have leftovers of your own contribution. Myself, I'm a little sick of green bean casserole and pie. I know that may sound a little like blasphemy. haha. Some time ago I started putting part of the French's Fried onions IN the casserole as well as on top. I don't think I'm going to do that anymore. Too much mush later when you want to eat it leftover. That's my two cents about green bean casserole.
Just now as I was writing this, every time I tried to type "bean" I would first type "bead". Go figure. I think that I should go make some green beads just for the opportunity to name them, "Green Bead Casserole"! There, a goal for the day.

We had a great time on Thanksgiving and I hope you did too.
Hope you have a great Cyber Monday as well!!!