Friday, November 28, 2008

Blue Between Black Friday Sale!

♥ Black Friday Weekend Sale: Don't fight the crowds, shop online instead! This weekend only, 20% off anything in my store. For sale price, please check out but *DON'T* pay! I'll send you a custom invoice! ♥

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for Luke's adorable pine cone turkey centerpiece today.


Luke also came home yesterday with this amazing bag decorated in a hand print turkey, full of cards of handprinted and illustrated things he is thankful for. I'll share with you because they brought tears to my eyes. I hope you have such a great list too. Happy Thanksgiving with lots of love!


I am thankful for having a school. This one is just right.

I am thankful for having great grandparents. They give me money for college.

I am thankful for having a family. I love them.

I am thankful for friends. They look out for you and help you.

I am thankful for my dogs. I love playing with them.

I am thankful for having a house or else I would have to live in the streets.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Back Home

We had to make a quick trip to Florida to visit family. All is well, or as well as can be. It was cold there, but sunny. It's cold here too. And sunny. Go figure. Here's a quick picture of the mountains as we left. I'm sure they looked the same when we came back, except it was dark and cloudy and I didn't see them.


Anyway, I'm glad to be home, I have so much I want to do, and am so far behind between these two family trips and Luke's birthday and houseguests last month, so far behind. Anyway, I am starting a quilt (yes, imagine? My mother-in-law inspired me, she made us all lap quilts which we are loving now that the house is cold and drafty again), I have two glass birthday gifts to make (one late, one hopefully on time), beads I want to make and list for sale, some family jewelry to restring, and holiday gifts to make. Lots of stuff and of course it's half-days at school and Thanksgiving coming and ugh, I have to put it all on hold another week. Creations will happen, and soon, stay tuned.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Back to Basics

I made beads today. I can't remember the last time I got to do that. I've been wanting to make trees... so that's what I did. Plus some of my little flower wheels. In some strange black glass color that reduces to metalic. No idea what rod I grabbed.


Basics... my feel-good beads. Except I'm not feeling it. Why is that? I should be bouncing off the walls with Obamania. Except I'm feeling a bit bad for him, what a mess he inherited. Plus November rains are here and oh are they cold and dark and wet. Which is fine if it's only a day or two or four. But it's going to be months and months of this. And... well, just stuff. I'm pooped out. October does that to me every year.

So I read a good series of books last week - the whole series, yes. Twilight and New Moon and Eclipse and Breaking Dawn. They suck you in, trust me. Vampires and werewolves and love stories. Not the deepest reading in the world... but a good escape. Give them a try if you are feeling the need to run away too.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

They're getting a puppy!

The Obama girls are getting a puppy! LOL, isn't that the cutest thing? Luke was babbling at that point, how were they going to keep track of a puppy in the White House? How were they going to house train it when the house was so big? Hoping they didn't lose it... he was very concerned. Very cute. And no big thing that an African American was elected president, so what, of course and why not. The next generation, isn't it wonderful?

I'm so relieved. Happy too, but it's hard to feel it for all the relief. There was a part of me that thought our voting system was so messed up that we would never see what the American People really wanted. Ever again. But this restores my faith and my hope in this democracy. And I'll get excited... once it finally sinks in that it's real. I keep checking the headlines making sure they aren't taking it away from me.

Check out this slide show, it's still giving me goosebumps!