Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

November is almost over!

Boy has this month sure gone by fast!!

The last few months have been somewhat hectic for myself, I've had a lot going on in my personal life  and that is why I haven't been on here.

Come January I hope to pick up on my Blog post's and making jewelry again. I've been getting bits and peices for making new things, just haven't been able to get myself to do anything. I will spend time re-organizing my items and cleaning my area up!

This weekend I am doing a mini giveaway of my items and other things, so be sure the check it out!

 Hope to see you there, and I hope that everyone has a great week! Thankyou for your support and understanding in my absence!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

summertime!

Summer has been pretty busy for myself, and I notice it has been for other's too! What have you been up to this summer??

I've made new items, but before I even got photo's they sold at the market! That's a sad thing but a happy thing!  I haven't had much new to post because right now I am loving doing peyote stitching! Which means less items and more time. But I am going to see if I can get some new items done up in the next few days here, so keep posted!

Also my earring's a day blog is still going strong also! I'm nearing the halfway mark! Right now there is a camera giveaway so make sure to check it out!
August Blog hop Camera giveaway (Earrings A Day)

Friday, July 1, 2011

Nook Scavenger Hunt!


Welcome to our Nook Scavenger Hunt... Sumthing Purdy has joined with 17 other wonderful bloggers to offer you a Nook Color Wifi with Library Case!




This is going to be fun and super easy - Follow these simple steps -



  1. Go to each blog (in order below)
  2. Follow each Blog with Google Friend Connect "GFC"
  3. Grab the "Magic Letter"
  4. Once you have ALL the letters and you have the "MAGIC SENTENCE" fill out the ENTRY FORM HERE
  5. You can also earn an Extra Entry by "liking" each Blog's Facebook Page - so you can "like" each Facebook Page when you visit their blog, or you can use the easy form below!

You will begin your quest at The Adventures of My Family of 8 and continue on in order of the blogs (you can see below) .

This is my Magic letter

I am letter 17 :o)
One you begin going to the blog's below (in order), you will find everything you need.

Follow Each Blog via GFC, Networked Blogs or Email.


Adventures of My Family of 8



Fabulous Finds by November Girl xoxo

Simply Stacie


Debbie Does Coupons


Melissa’s Bargain Blog


Everyday Ramblings of My Life


Just Married with Coupons


Mommy’s Coupon Train


Sweeping Me


Makobi Scribe


Bass Giraffes Thoughts


Mommy’s Money Saving Obsession


The Link Fairy


Sweet Treats & Good Eats


Free Samples to Fill Up Your Mailbox


Adventures of a Couponista



Sumthing Purdy


Centsless Deals


You will find the entry form on the Last blog you go to (Fab. Finds by November Girl).



The Adventures of My Family of 8


















THIS IS IN NO WAY SPONSORED BY FACEBOOK, it is sponsored by the above Blogs


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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Trying to make my blog button AGAIN

I've tried doing this many times- for hours....and keep getting frustrated...i think though know I know what I have to do...let's see if it works!


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OKAY- SERIOUSLY!?!?!?!? I'm not bad with computer's but in doing my blogs, I've come to feel computer illiterate! rofl
 So on the left you can see where a person can take the code for my button to add it to their blog....but I couldn't get the photo to work.....
So mad! I am trying to improve the looks of both my blogs- but man sometimes this can get frustrating!  Well after 1.5hrs I'm giving up for now.....Going to take a few minutes to break and then have to do my new post that I am very excited for!

Working on Working!?

Besides being sick with my first Summer cold (btw they are always the worst as far as Im concerned)lol, 
I am working on working.....does that even make sense? lol  It's funny as summer has come wtih the sun and warm weather I thought it'd be easy to create my jewelry. But for some reason, it's not been like that. I want to just be outside in the sun! OOPS!

So with that being said I am working on a few different idea's right now.... I don't want to give away all the details to it- but I am excited for it! The base of the bracelet is a peyote stitch bracelet- then i have come up with putting different things on the bracelet!  I think the two I am making will be a good hit! I love making the peyote bracelets, but I find it's hard to price them- they do take time to make but I enjoy that time!
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Lately I've been putting focus on my journey blog called Earrings A Day. If you've not seen my talk about it, I will tell you what it's all about! For one year I am making a pair of earrings every day for one year! Every month I take those earrings and have a goal! I try to sell half of that month's earrings - they are only $10.00 each (plus shipping). Then I take the other half of earrings and give them away either randomly or via games on FB! So if your a following of the blog you can win and if your playing games you can win!  Also if you purchase a pair of earrings your name goes on the list and you have a chance to win a jewelry set! Not too bad right!

At the end of the year I will do my last blog post and be able to share with everyone what I raised for a childrens charity! Here's another fun point- there's a poll on my blog for you to put your vote in for the charity to recieve the money!

If you are interested in checking it out- I'd love to see you there!

click here to check out EARRINGS A DAY BLOG <3

click here to check out EARRINGS A DAY on FB <3



ONE last thing for today- I am taking part in a great giveaway! You will not want to miss out on it! I'll have a new post tomorrow with all the info, so don't miss it! 17 blogs have come together for a fun game and ONE great prize!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Summer is close- I can feel it! Can you?!

Well after a bit of a break from blogging I am back!  A mini vacation and now back to life.  The weather has been a little gross but today was a great day, sun was out and you could tell kids were enjoying it! The school year is coming close to it's end, so my daughter is excited about that! This will be an interesting summer- living at the place where we usually have our summer vacations at! But I am looking forward to it!

What are  your summer plans??

The last few day's I've worked on a few items and I will share some of them here, maybe some feedback on the items??

Colored Howlite to look like colored turquoise

Howlite nugget Necklace

Purple wood beads with acrylic beads & metal spacers

'Nugget Bracelets' with different findings

I LOVE THIS NECKLACE! Purple glass beads going from big to small! Finished off with silver plated necklace and magnetic heart clasp.

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I am working on a couple peyote stitch bracelet's right now too, hopefully they'll be a big hit! I can't wait to see how they turn out!

I am going to do a post once a week from now on I think- update on what I've been up to and what's new!

Also if anyone is interested I'm helping someone to get a page going for Auctions! A Few ppl have had problems with any interest into their auctions (me included). So this FB page- will be sort of a One Stop Shop for people! One place to check out the great deals! We need more fans- so head on over there and check it out! This could be a great success! *CLICK HERE* Auction Addicts *CLICK HERE*


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Life has become unexpectedly busy!

With the nice weather comes busy days! I find that I am on here less now that it is so nice outside! So once a day, probably eavnings I'll be on here (maybe twice a day/mornings).

My daughters school had a carnival the other night, and it seems like it went pretty good! Kids had a blast and I think the adults did too :o) I know Kira had fun!   They had a silent auction and then items that you could put your name in for to win- we wond three of the items somehow! lol  But I won a great prize for myself shampoo/conditioner w/ a gc to a place that does things like body wraps and stone massage...things like that- so hopefully I can put some money aside to use the gc by the 12th! I am excited to use it :o)

These are the cupcake cones Kira decorated with grandma....She did a good job!!

 All her prizes from the night!
Finally the night is done and we are relaxing on the porch <3









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Here's some things I've been working on lately....

After 1 yr of trying a few times, I finally have peyote stitch figured out! yay! Here's a few of the bracelets I've already done!



I've also been working on some hair accessories, here's a few of them!

 This clip used to be a clip on earring! I made one into a hair clip, and the other is a ring! (you'll see them together in the next photo). I also have a broach that goes with it and plan on making a necklace with it, and sell them as a set when it's done!

Found some cute buttons and decided to use them!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers Day Sunday

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful day today! 


This morning I was up early for an out of town soccer game. I was the first one there- lol Set up the field and waited for everyone else to arrive. We didn't win this game, but the kids did really well this game! Kira even scored a goal! So proud of her for that!!! I think I am even enjoying being assistant coach!

It rained so bad yesterday that I thought we would have bad weather again today, but we are fortunate that it's not been that bad of a day.......little sprinkle's here and there, but for the most part it was good.

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I've been working on a few different items of jewelry lately, been finding it a little tough though....almost like writers block!  I think i will begin going to the farmers market here soon, as I need to make some extra money and want to get selling my jewelry!

This necklace is cute...the stuff I got from the art store here, is interesting to work with.... It's comes in a tube shape and is like a netting- you slip beads into it to make something. In between the beads I used a large hole bead to space it out....there are different types of netting- one is clear like in the picture, then there's one with silver flecks and one with gold flecks.... It switches up a plain bead and give's it texture at the same time!
What else....oh yeah, this is what I am trying to work on right now..... I'm having trouble finding the right glue that will work for my items- but I am wanting to do some hair accessories...here's what I've done so far....








Softwater pearls with glass seed beads from NewYork <3







This last photo is a pendant....Using thicker wire and thin wire, then I added some saphire on it.... i will just add it to a black chain, unless someone want's the pendant alone or on a silver chain.







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I also want to share a shop I found and have fallen in LOVE with! This lady is so talented and I love her creations!! You should check it out!

Little Clay creations she made!!! Aren't they awesome!!
                

I just LOVE frogs!!









                         An Adorable Bear!










 Amazing details on these beads!!!!! There must be a great amount of time on beads like this!











You can find many of other items that are unique also!
            Facebook    Visit; Artful Housewife

            Etsy             Visit Mary----> The Clay Loft                   

Hope that you've all enjoyed my blog today!!! Have a great Sunday!