Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Today I feel like I can get so much accomplished. I woke up to a sale on Etsy, and I can't wait to go and make more things for my store. The house is relatively clean, and I think I can squeeze some torch time in today in between loads of laundry. I really want to make the kids their worry stone hearts today. I have many already made, but I want their input on their own hearts, and if they want to brave the cold garage, I will even let them help make it! I really want it to be special for them, as I told some friends; I want it to be a tangible reminder of how much they are loved.
Later on tonight, I think we will go and rent a fun movie to watch with the kids, or just have a family game night with them. They have been good kids, and I think they deserve a reward and I think that kids need to be reminded that they are loved and appreciated just as much as their parents need to hear that as well.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
One of the greatest things to come from making jewelry and beads, is the fantastic friendships I have made with ladies from all over the world. Most of us met online at Lampwork Etc which is for me kind of like the office water cooler. It is a place to share, learn, and yes, just chat and share our lives. One of these friends, Lisa Liddy won!
Her entry in the Hearts category of BeadingDaily.com's contest received First Place. I am so thrilled for her. Lisa is a very talented jewelry designer who has a fresh and unique approach to her own style. I am always excited to see what she has come up with. Here is a picture of her winning design, it is simply gorgeous! Here is the link to her blog post where she announced winning the contest.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Here is a link to the story.
The Gourmet Caramel Apples for gifts
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I shouldn't be surprised since the kids had 3 extra days of Winter Break because of school being cancelled because of the snow. 2 1/2 weeks of freedom, sleeping in and staying up late had to take its toll. I miss the kids being at home, but at the same time I am glad they are back in school because that means we are getting back to our regular routines. Tyler is the only one who isn't thrilled to be going back to school, but that has more to do with having to get up early again. I asked if he would be glad to be going back to school if classes started at 10, and he begrudgingly said yes. Poor kid is just like me and is a true night owl. Staying up until midnight is pretty normal for me, and there are even times when Chris gets up to go to work at 3 a.m. only to find me still up and working on the torch!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I thought I better actually write out all my resolutions/dreams for this year. You have a better chance of succeeding if you do. I also figure by posting them here, I will be more accountable for them.
My New Year Resolutions
- Spend more quality time with my family
- A Family Vacation full of surprises for the kids.
- Have dates with Chris at least 2 times a month, this does not include going to Fred Meyers together!
- Have Mom/Dad “dates” with the kids again. I really miss this.
- Hit the gym 5 times a week, not 3, I am determined to lose the last of this weight!
- Declutter the house more – we have too much stuff!
- Organize my office and studio so I can be more efficient with my time.
- List something new on etsy at least 4 times a week.
- Post to my blog at least once a week.