Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why Is Everything Breaking Down At Once?

I'm going to complain today on "Wordless Wednesday," cuz that's what I do best...according to hubby! LOL We seem to be in the midst of a breakdown at our house! A couple of weeks ago I went to thaw something in my microwave and it would come on, but it would not defrost, warm....nothing!! Dead!! Just like that!! How can that happen?? It's only about 10 - 12 years old! LOL Well as you can imagine, that meant a trip to Lowes! I love to go to Lowes when it means I can buy something! LOL But before we went, hubby, as usual, had to do his research to find which is the best rated model so we could get another good one. So we looked at all the models they had available that were on his list, but he couldn't find the one he wanted. I started wandering around the store and found the one in the back! Unfortunately it was the only one they had left and it was black. We have white in our kitchen, and if I was going to change, I don't think it would be black! So we found a similar one next to it in white and ended up buying that one. The funny thing is, it was less money than the one we bought 10 - 12 years earlier! Go figure!

This is my new "baby!!" She's cute, isn't she?! Does what I need it to do for sure.

You would think that would be enough, but nooooooo! I was doing laundry last Friday and was waiting for my first load to finish. I went down and checked on it and it didn't rinse and spin the last time. It quit!! I was able to get it to work, but every load after that I had to manually make it rinse and spin. Soooooooo, I told hubby it was time to get a new washer and dryer. So, again, he did his research and said that Home Depot had the ones he felt were the best. Off we went! We found what we wanted, and on sale too! But he wanted to check Lowes first. Off to Lowes! The guy asked us how old our old ones were and we had to stop and think. I said I think the dryer is 24 years old and washer is 22! He started laughing! "You're kidding me", he said! "They never last that long!! What kind did you have?" Well, we told him they were Kenmore and he said, "yes, they were good products back then." Still are in my opinion.

They didn't have what we wanted, to back to Home Depot. We bought front loaders in white, cuz they're in the basement and no one sees them anyway. But they didn't match since "Irene" made their deliveries slow or non existent! Couldn't get the dryer. So we went with a smaller less expensive one which doesn't match completely but, oh well.
I'll post some photos later. I'll also have to tell you about our tree episode! But I think I've bored you enough.

I started with a photo of one of my newest creations and so let me leave you with a photo of one of my newest creations:

What do you think?

Have a great Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's been awhile since I've blogged and as my life goes, there's not much of interest to share. I've been sticking around quite a bit the last couple of days due to the fact that I've been a bit dizzy and feel like I could black out. (I love the header photo by aRT4bAREwALLS on Etsy! In fact, she has so many cute things, that I had to favorite her shop!! Check it out!) Anyway....I think it's been a virus!
That didn't keep me from being busy though. I babysat on Monday, but still found the time to photograph some of my new items! Here are a few of them for a sneak preview. Let me know what you think and if there is any interest please.


The main dangle beads are natural turquoise! I loved the beads!

I'm not sure what kind of a gem stone these are, but I had to pay for them by the gram!

I love the crackle glass!

Same gemstone in antique silver.

Now for the bracelets:

I may have already shown you this one. But I love the Swarovski crystals in it! And the green!!

Recognize this one??'s purple this time!!

This one may get a re-make before I list it. Hubby thinks it's a bit blah.

And this one......oh, the photos do NOT do it just beautiful! Plain and simple, but gorgeous!

Bored yet? Probably! But I'm still going to show you more! LOL

Now, on to the necklaces:

Did I show you this one yet?? Sorry, if I did! I love the colors!

Here's the sister one in brown! I really love this one!

You need to really appreciate this one! I had to re-do the photos 3 times! This one is a bear to photograph! I would appreciate any suggestions here. There's something about photographing pearls! The main bead is a blue quartz. Isn't it pretty?

This one is really pretty on!

Now we have 1 new purse charm:

Handmade lampwork beads (not made by me) make up the main part of this one. I listed the other one yesterday.

And last, but not least......this is the way I feel some days! LOL Just for kids! (or big kids too!)

What a tweetie!

Well, I smell someone cooking bacon in our neighborhood! I'm hungry, so off for breakfast! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

I Guess Blogging Isn't My Thing

I always thought that I would enjoy blogging, but I have to say lately I haven't had the time for it or the motivation. When I do write....hardly no one reads it anyway and I can be a bit of a bore for sure. It amazes me that I can talk so much in real life and can't think of anything to say when I get here. I try to be witty and I flop. I've tried to be poetic...but I'm not. So this post isn't any of those things. It's just me being me.
All I can think of doing is to share some of my recent pieces of jewelry. These are not in my shop yet and may not make it there because I'm doing another home show on Friday night. I have a LOT of pieces I have not photographed yet too. If they don't sell at this show, stay tuned and they will be listed.

I have showed these off on FB. So these may not be new to you.

I love these purple ones.

This bracelet will be re-made before it's listed on Etsy. I'm not sure about it the way it is.

Don' t you love it?

I've already sold 4 of these!! Everyone loves them!

I'm a huge fan of turquoise and coral!!

Unsure about this necklace too. There may be a re-make in its future too.

So that's all I have to show off aside from 2 backpack charms. I still have 6 necklaces, 5 bracelets and 3 pairs of earrings that I haven't photographed yet. If there's anything here you like and want, let me know!

Have a great Thursday!