Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nothing To Say Sunday

This is my wallpaper!! My son is such a clown!

Nothing to say so I just thought I'd share this photo with you today. Hope you like it!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

This Is One Spoiled Cat!!!

I never thought I'd be the one to spoil my animal. But the other day I was getting ready to leave, and I went to make my bed and this is what I saw!! I didn't have the heart to move her (Her name is Roxy), so I made the bed around her! If hubby knew, he would have said "Awwwwww, you are so pathetic!" I am!

Happy Thursday to you all!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

What Would Morning Be Without Coffee ---- The Nectar Of Morninghood??!!

(You can find this shirt in the shop Manvsink on Etsy! This is a cool shop!)

Yesterday morning I was thinking about how wonderful my coffee was tasting as I was checking my email and making some everyday changes in my Etsy shop. That got me thinking of what I could find on Etsy that would be coffee-licious!! Here are a few things I found.

For one.....when we first get up in the morning we have to decide what kind of coffee we want. So this seemed to fit the bill:

(You can find this in Timber Ridge's shop on Etsy! Great shop to check out too!)

So out comes the grinder and we get busy grinding that gourmet coffee!! Ummmm, doesn't that smell awesome???

(You'll find this in SycamoreHill on Etsy)

So we place the freshly ground coffee in the coffee maker, add the water, and hit the "on" button. Then we wait...and we wait.... Why does it take so long???

(This awesome mug is found in DailyGrinder's shop on Etsy! Check it out! It's really a fun shop!)

Finally that pot is finished!!! Do we drink it black? Or do we add cream, sugar or both??

(These can be found in LennyMud's shop on Etsy! Great pottery here!)

Okay, I've decided.....I'll have mine black! Ummmmmm, doesn't it taste good? We're savoring the flavor and enjoying every sip...but suddenly our cup is empty!!! Now what can we do??? I believe I know:

( You'll find this in Gayanaart's shop! What a great collection of quotations and aphorisms!)

And what would a great morning cup of coffee be without a little something to eat with it?

These bonbons look so delicious and you can find them in the shop Lollidreams on Etsy! I only dream of eating these with my coffee!! YUM!!

Finally after the 3rd or 4th cup...we're ready for the day!! Go get em!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

I'm off for another cup!! LOL

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday!! Isn't It Grand?

I'm always so happy to see Friday come around, especially when it's my Friday to watch my granddaughter! Isn't she cute? I took these photos last Friday.

I loved this one so much, I had it made into a 5x7 and it's in a frame!

I know this is probably boring to you, but I don't have much to say and not very many people read this anyway. Just trying to keep it regular.

Oh, and by the way, that's my black cat "Vinnie" in the header photo. Isn't he precious? Okay, so he's not...but we love him anyway! LOL

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday!! Showoff Day!

I've dubbed this "Showoff Day!" A day to show off my latest creations and whatever else I feel like showing off!! LOL

Today I'm showing off some of my latest creations because I took photos last night and I just can't wait! I haven't listed any of them yet, but they will be listed little by little over the next several days. What I need from you is your opinions.

Are they interesting enough?
Are they ugly?
Are my prices too high or not high enough?
Will they appeal to anyone?

You get the drift...things like that. So here goes with the showing off:

First is another checkered bag that I will put in my shop for $24.99. I love gold!

This is probably one of my favorites!! It is so colorful and summery! This one will be $19.99. Is that too much? Or too little?

I love this one as well!! This one will also be $19.99. What do you think?

This is a great summery set! The necklace is a longer style and can easily go over the head (unless of course, you have a large head...hence the clasp).
I'm not going to sell them as a set, but for the sake of space, I thought I would show them to you together. As for the price...I haven't decided for sure. I'm thinking for the necklace, maybe $19.00 and for the bracelet maybe $9.00. What do you think? Too much? Maybe.

For this bracelet, I don't have a clue what to charge! That one will be a surprise unless any of you gift me a suggestion.

These earrings are only in my web shop (click on "web shop" to enter my shop and go to earrings). I was re-taking photos of them to show off how pretty and delicate they really are. I have on them $16.00 with free shipping!

These are sterling silver with Swarovski briolettes. I love the sterling silver flowers in these! I will be asking $18.00 for these.

And last, but certainly not least are these pretty mat crackle glass earrings finished in gunmetal. I LOVE these!!! I will be asking $15.00 for these.

So there you have it! What do you think? Too much...too little...any interest....appealing...etc. I appreciate ALL comments and help on this one!!

Thanks...Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wacky Wordless Wednesday!!

What else can I say? Something to chuckle about cuz I do believe it's so true!!!

Have a great Wacky Wednesday everyone!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

This Says It All!

Not much to say this morning, so I'll let this cartoon say it all! C'mon girls, are you with me?

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

What's New???!!

So if you've been wondering what I've been up to (probably not, but bear with me, LOL), I've been on a new kick. Yes, I have been making jewelry as you will see in this post, but I've also "branched out" a bit. As most of you are not aware, I used to sew. I took a tailoring course in high school and loved to sew! I made everything I wore. I even made mens suits! But as time went on, it was more of a bother than it was worth, so I limited my sewing to curtains and things like that. I still make them from time to time.

So getting back to what I've been get an idea in the photo above, but here are some more photos! I'm making small tote bags! They're so cute! My granddaughter loves hers!! (She chose the red one, that's why there aren't many photos of it.

This is the green one that will go in my shop. I have a gold one that I haven't finished yet, but I'll be getting it done soon. These are a test to see if there would be any interest out there.

Keep in mind that she's not even 2 yet. So you can get an idea of just how small these are.

PLEASE give me your input on these! How much should I sell them for, etc. I appreciate it!!

Here are a few other new things to put in my shop soon!

Enjoy your Saturday! Please let me know what you think! Thanks!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Black Squirrels And Hummingbirds

These tulips are under my tree (the one with the hummer in it) and I just HAD to show them off!

The other day Deb, from The Wugs Backyard Blogspot, talked about putting up a hummingbird feeder and was so excited on seeing one! Well that got me thinking that maybe it was time to put my feeder out. So on Friday I dug it out, cleaned it, made some nectar and then filled it. I didn't notice any for a couple of days, but Monday morning voila! I saw my first!! As Deb was saying, they are crafty little critters. As soon as I would get my camera, they would fly off! So I decided to just wait and try to catch them later since I needed to head out the door at that time. Well I was just about to walk out the door when I saw him again!!! This time I got the camera and I swear he was posing for me!!! LOL! I just HAD to show off my photos! (I know....I'm not the best photographer, but I DID get photos!!) So here they are!

Not a lot of variety, but he was a pretty fellow! Last night I was watching a female drinking! They love my feeder! Yay!!

By the time I got those photos I was REALLY running late, but I was looking out my back door and I watched two black squirrels chasing each other in the yard. That got me thinking about how we take black squirrels for granted around here. Evidently they are native to our area and people come to visit and are amazed! They've never see black ones before. So, I decided to show them off in the photos below.

They were so cute chasing each other into the neighbors yard!

They chased each other up the tree! Sorry about the photos, but they're a bit too fast for me. I've been on squirrel watch this morning trying to capture some better ones, but not seeing any this morning! :(

What I DID see is 2 hummers chasing each other away from the feeder!! This little guy is sitting on a branch close to the feeder to keep watch of "his" property!! LOL

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed a visit to my backyard this morning! I love this time of year when everything comes alive again, don't you?
Enjoy your beautiful Wednesday!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I Need Your Opinion ..... Continued

Here I am, another day... another listing in my Etsy shop. I listed the earrings to match the necklace. They're lever back garnet red with antique copper earrings and are made with garnet red faceted teardrop Czech beads that I added antique copper bead caps to, and then I hung them on a pretty antique copper flower connector and then hung them on lever backs.
These earrings hang 2 inches (5.1cm) from the top of the wire.
I listed them for $18. Again, I would love to know what you think. Is that too much or too little?

What about my photos? Do I need to re-take them? Please tell me the truth! I'm not a professional photographer so any suggestions you could give me, I would gladly accept and use!!

Which one should be the front runner? I chose this one only because of the simplicity of it:

But I also love the top photo. It's always nice to see earrings hanging. It's also nice to see them in size proportion:

I try to include one like this in all my earring listings. Granted, some don't have them, but I'm learning as time goes on.

This is also a nice one, I think, but too much like the one I'm using as a front runner:

And then as the last photo, I added one that shows that it can be a set too. Most of you suggested listing them separately (and I agree), but I did still want people to see them together.

So any suggestions you may have are welcomed on my end. And thanks again for looking and helping out here! I really appreciate your input!

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, May 2, 2011

I Need Your Opinion

This garnet red and antique copper necklace has a vintage look . I love the old fashioned style. I added a bead cap to the main bead for interest and antique copper spacers between the other beads. I then wire wrapped them and added them to a connector. I finished it by hanging it on a pretty chain and added an antique copper clasp to finish.

This necklace is 18 1/2 inches (47.0cm) in length. I would be happy to make it shorter if preferred. The pendant is 1 1/2 inches (3.8cm)

I just listed this necklace in my Etsy shop for $28. Do you like it? What about the it too high or low?

Which photo would you use as a front runner?

Would it be best to sell as a set or separately?

I really appreciate any input you can give me. I know I need to improve my photos, but let's not touch that one in this post! LOL Thanks everyone!

Wedding And Beads! How Are They Related?

I's a funny title. But they do go together, at least they did for me this past weekend! We were invited to a wedding up in Petosky Michigan on Saturday. We decided to go up on Friday and just mozy on up. We stopped in Manistee (no not at the casino! We don't gamble) at the Townline Bargain Barn first! I love stopping much much great stuff too!!! I bought some inexpensive beads for my grandson to make mommy something beautiful when he comes over. He loves that!!

Next we made our way to Traverse City. I love it there! We walked around downtown and then headed out of town but made a stop at Nawbin beads (I put all the beads together in the photo above)! I love that store! 45 minutes later, and a lot less short on cash, we left and headed for lunch.

Next on the agenda was a quick stop in Charlevoix! Little did I know, but there is a bead shop there too! Missed that one! Drat!

Then off to Petosky. It's about a 4 hour trip from our house but it took us about 8. LOL We settled in our hotel room and started a search for something to eat. Checking the phone book, I found yet another bead store!!! (They weren't open, so I had to wait till Saturday to go). But we went to a local downtown pub "Uncle Lou's" and had pizza and wine for me, hubby had beer. We then needed to walk it off, so off to JCPenneys we went! Yay....I found a new dress to wear to the wedding! Jackpot!! (No...we don't gamble!).

The next morning (Sat.), we headed for downtown and again, I spent a bit more than planned in the bead store, but look at all the goodies I found! I can't wait to begin creating! Then my son and daughter - in - law met us and we got ready and went to the wedding. The photos below are my grandchildren dancing (they did a lot of that). He was so cute, he walked up to my granddaughter and asked her to dance. I don't think they missed one dance after that!!

Now keep in mind, he's only 5 and she's almost 2. What energy they have! I sure wish I had a little bit of it! LOL

Isn't he handsome? I thought this photo was adorable!!

Here's my little sweetie showing off the pearl necklace Grandma (me) made for her! Mommy said she couldn't find the bracelet. Haley must have run off with it somewhere. She felt so bad!

And here we all are as a family! Not the best photo, but we're all together in it! Little did I know, but Haley spilled water all over the stone and I sat in it!! I was just a bit wet when I stood up! LOL

Heading home the next day we stopped at Old Navy outlet, where I bought a lightweight jacket, and then over to the Bass outlet where I bought 2 more pairs of shoes! We were about out of money by then, so home we came!

My son and daughter -in- law (from Iowa) left this morning and left a void here. I love having them, and miss them when they go home.

All good things must come to an end though. And all and all, it was a wonderful weekend! It was sad when it was over. But we're so happy for the bride and groom (my daughter in law's brother)!!! Hope they have a happy and wonderful life together forever!

I sure hope you all had a wonderful weekend too!