Friday, August 23, 2013

Brown Pearl Jewelry

Well, I am on a roll.  If you can believe it, these were made from a kit I found in the clearance bin at Walmart and some needle-nosed pliers.  They turned out beautiful.  I love the pearl-look in jewelry; it looks sophisticated and casual all at the same time.  Looks like I'm going to have to start dressing up when I go get groceries!

Jewelry doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful. 
As long as you love it, that's all that matters!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Beautiful Bracelets

Hi, Everyone! 
Well, the week and weekend has come and gone in a flash.  I had a wonderful visit with my Mom, doing some shopping, brunch at the winery and a trip to the coast for lunch, and, of course, more shopping.  What a treat!  Our visits are always full of laughs and fun, and good old-fashioned R&R.  We missed my sister coming up this year; she had to work and was saving her holidays to spend with her sweetie.  Living so far away from everyone is kind of tough, so we thoroughly enjoy all the moments when we do get together.  I should really try to remember to turn on Skype once in a while.
While my Mom was here, I put in an order to Prima Bead and it showed up in record time -- it felt like Christmas!  All those goodies in there; joy, joy, joy!  I ordered the supplies to make two of their patterns, a pink/purple bracelet called Kendra and a grey/silver necklace called Hannah.  The bracelet turned out so nice, that I decided to turn the necklace pattern into a bracelet as well.  I absolutely love bracelets, so guess what I'll be making for a while! 

Stay crafty my friends!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

50th Birthday


We celebrated my hubby's 50th birthday this week.  He isn't much into parties and stuff, but I did feel the need to make some decorations!  My Mom is in town for a visit, so we just went out for a nice supper and some wine.  Hubby loved the decorations and his presents.  We were very glad to celebrate his 50th birthday -- he had a stroke last year and almost didn't make his 49th.  No worries though, he is doing fantastic and was very lucky to not have any lasting bad effects from the stroke.  He needed to change his lifestyle and his work habits more than anything as high blood pressure and hypertension were the demons he was battling.  While in the hospital, we found out he had sleep apnea (which is a major contributor to high blood pressure), so he had a sleep study done and now uses a machine to help him breathe properly at night.  It's not as loud as I thought it would be, it's actually quite quiet.  Our Pug, Emma, snores louder than the machine! (Yep, she sleeps in the middle!)  I'm quite used to it now, kind of like bunking with Darth Vader.
Happy Birthday, Honeybear!
Oh, the flowers are from the 3d Fall Flowers collection at and the grapes and happy birthday are from the Silhouette Online Store.