Monday, November 29, 2010


This is just a sample of what I have!!

Just to let everyone know that I'm having a 3 day sale going on now and running through Thurs. 12 a.m.! Everything is marked 15% off!! Tell all your friends!!

Stop in and see what I have to offer! Enter my shop HERE.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


These are just a sample!

Just to let everyone know that I'm having a 3 day sale starting Monday at 4 a.m. and running through Weds. 4 a.m.! Everything will be marked 15% off!! Tell all your friends!!
Stop in and see what I have to offer! Enter my shop HERE.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Surprise Gift From Hubby!!

I just had to show off what my hubby brought home for me yesterday. He was so pleased when I told him how much I love it!! The color, the feel, the warmth.....everything!! He knows me so well. I'm always curled up on the couch with a blanket in the winter. I get cold so easy! THANKS honey!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


In case you weren't aware of it, I'm having a shop wide sale (excluding new listings) that is running only through tonight!! Please take advantage before time runs out!! Even this beauty is on sale!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chocolate---Gimme Chocolate!

I created this treasury last night when I was craving a bit of chocolate. Not much to say but I did want to show it off! Please take a trip over and leave a comment! I would appreciate it! I love to read them. Thanks!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hey! I Got Creative Last Night!

Yes, I did! I started to play with a few of my beads and came up with these three new pairs of earrings! Here's a preview of them before I list them. Hope someone likes them. Today I'm going to work on a bracelet or necklace. So much fun!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Not Much To Say -- Wordless Wednesday

Not much to say so I'll leave you looking at this photo I took a few weeks back. Wonder what he's thinking about.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Crazy Busy Weekend

I really did have a crazy busy weekend! I wanted some time to create, but didn't find any time until yesterday. Friday I babysat all day for my granddaughter (my little sweetheart) and after school, my grandson (little cutie)! They left in the early evening, so no time then.

On Saturday we had a Special Assembly Day in Holt that was the entire day. No time then. I went to bed early Saturday night so on Sunday I felt rested and raring to go. But my creative juices were a bit dried up. I made a bracelet.....the focal bead was too heavy and it kept spinning around. No good!! Decided it would be a better necklace. I got a beaded necklace all done and hated it!! So I took it apart again and made the one you see in the top photo. I like it! I love simple!!

From there I made these two pairs of earrings:

I didn't stop with just the earrings though. A few days before I started to make a new purse charm/dangle and I decided to finish it. This is how it turned out:

I'm not so sure of the appeal, but it's small and I love the chocolate caramel feel to it! I went to get the photos and decided the only thing missing was a bracelet. Oh no....not another disaster piece!! Well, I'm not sure of the appeal of this one, but I love the blue.

The variations in the blue crazy lace, I think, are awesome! Even the nuggets are blue crazy lace!! I know, another simple design. Yep, that's me! Simple!! So I got my photos, and by then I was tired, so I stopped there. I guess I did get something done, didn't I? But I never did get my dusting done (oh, how I hate that job!)!

What did you do this weekend?

Friday, November 12, 2010

Woo Hoo!!

Yep!! Woo Hoo!! I'm featured today on Happy Mango Beads blog!! Please take a look and leave a comment too!! I would love that!!

By the way.....that's my latest bracelet featured up above. Do you like it?

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

No Time To Blog!

No time to blog today. Busy, busy, busy!!! But I did want to show you what hubby and saw while looking out our window the other morning. Yep..... a deer! Standing in our neighbor's (across the street) yard! Photo is not the best, but I tried to zoom in and took it out the window. There was actually 2. We didn't see the other one because she was hiding behind a bush. Saw them run off together. I love deer! They are so beautiful!! And I wanted to share. Have a great day everyone!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Goals I Hope To Meet By 12/31/10 ...... or Goals?

(These are some new earrings I haven't listed yet.)

Everyone has goals, am I right? We set them so that we always have something to strive for. Children set them academically, workers set them hoping for a better job or more pay, housewives set them when trying to take care of the families needs. And I set them!! I have a few goals that I hope to meet (as far as my shop is concerned) before the end of the year. Obviously I have other goals too, but I will list those at a future time. This post will focus on shop goals. Here goes! I'll tell you mine, and I hope you tell my yours too!

1. To get my shop looking more attractive. I'm already working on a new banner.
2. To bring my sales to 200. That may be far-fetched, but I only need 21 more!
3. To only renew items that have proven to be interesting to people. Some of the things in my shop have been there a LONG time... since I opened my shop! Can't keep them forever!! Styles change! It may be time for a makeover!
Here is an example:

This is one of the first necklaces I made. I thought it was awesome, but obviously no one else does. I still have it and renewed it already 2 times. Too costly to keep renewing it.
4. Not to cry when I DO have to tear something apart and re-make it! I want things to be appealing.
5. To blog more. I need people to be interested not just in my shop, but in what I have to say. I hope to add some interviews and shop promos, etc. (this may be a longer term goal, LOL) Could be helpful.
6. To be more considerate on Facebook and Twitter. I mean to be sure not just to promote me, but to promote others as well. AND to retweet more often!! THAT is so important!!
7. To link many more shops to my blog! That will help you AND me!! Here is where I need YOUR help! Please include your shop URLs with your comments if you would like a link to your shop from my blog!
8. To comment more on other's blogs! I enjoy reading them, but I don't always comment! Sorry! This is a shop help as well!
9. To include my friends and those that have included me in their treasuries in any treasuries I make.
10. To have more sales! Don't ya just love a sale?
11. To have a giveaway! Yes, I said a giveaway!!
12. To smile more! :) We all need to smile!

Well, my list may be a bit far-fetched, but I really do want to do this! It's time for improvement!!
Now....don't be shy!! Share yours too, and don't forget your URLs if you want to be listed!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Say What You Need To Say" A Letter To My Mother

As Poetess Wug as dubbed this "Say what you need to say" day, I thought I might as well contribute to this. Please be sure to check her letter out as well! Here Now here is a letter and some thoughts I would love to send to my mother.

Dear Mom,
It's been 46 years since you left me. I didn't even get to hug you and say "goodbye!" You were so young and I was only 10 years old. I still needed you so much!! When you died, it became my job to see to it that my little sister (3 yrs. old) was cared for, and my brothers were fed. I was too young!! I had no clue what to do!...... But somehow we made it through. Dad was such a good man and made sure we had what we needed. He did his best, and I love him so much for it!
I grew up and got married (you would love my husband!). Remember when I was a little girl and you were always saying how much you wanted to be a grandma? Well guess what..... I had 2 sons!! They were a joy to raise! But I have to tell you that something happened when my oldest turned 10. I panicked because I had no idea how to be a mom from that time forward, because I didn't have you to teach me! I'm sorry I became so angry with you. The doctor said that was probably the first time I mourned your death. I always tried to stay strong for the rest of the family. Well, anyway, my wonderful husband set me down and reassured me things would be alright because now he would take over. And guess what? It worked! We successfully raised them to be kind, considerate and loving Christian men! And they married women who are also! Now you're a great grandma too! Two wonderful children..... a boy and a girl both bi-lingual in English and Spanish! You would be so proud. I only wish you were here to enjoy them. I know you will..... someday.... real soon!!
I'll see you in the near future!
Your loving daughter, Cindy

Monday, November 1, 2010

"The Gales Of November Came Early!"

This is just a part of the song by Gordon Lightfoot and it's the name of my newest treasury!! Please take a peek and leave a comment!! I love them!
If you have forgotten the lyrics to this song, here they are:

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
The lake, it is said, never gives up her dead
When the skies of November turn gloomy.

With a load of iron ore - 26,000 tons more
Than the Edmund Fitzgerald weighed empty
That good ship and true was a bone to be chewed
When the gales of November came early

The ship was the pride of the American side
Coming back from some mill in Wisconsin
As the big freighters go it was bigger than most
With a crew and the Captain well seasoned.

Concluding some terms with a couple of steel firms
When they left fully loaded for Cleveland
And later that night when the ships bell rang
Could it be the North Wind they'd been feeling.

The wind in the wires made a tattletale sound
And a wave broke over the railing
And every man knew, as the Captain did, too,
T'was the witch of November come stealing.

The dawn came late and the breakfast had to wait
When the gales of November came slashing
When afternoon came it was freezing rain
In the face of a hurricane West Wind

When supper time came the old cook came on deck
Saying fellows it's too rough to feed ya
At 7PM a main hatchway caved in
He said fellas it's been good to know ya.

The Captain wired in he had water coming in
And the good ship and crew was in peril
And later that night when his lights went out of sight
Came the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Does anyone know where the love of God goes
When the waves turn the minutes to hours
The searchers all say they'd have made Whitefish Bay
If they'd put fifteen more miles behind her.

They might have split up or they might have capsized

They may have broke deep and took water
And all that remains is the faces and the names
Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings
In the ruins of her ice water mansion
Old Michigan steams like a young man's dreams,
The islands and bays are for sportsmen.

And farther below Lake Ontario
Takes in what Lake Erie can send her
And the iron boats go as the mariners all know
With the gales of November remembered.

In a musty old hall in Detroit they prayed
In the Maritime Sailors' Cathedral
The church bell chimed, 'til it rang 29 times
For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald.

The legend lives on from the Chippewa on down
Of the big lake they call Gitche Gumee
Superior, they say, never gives up her dead
When the gales of November come early.