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Saturday, October 31, 2009

So pretty

Every Christmas Sale we do, we like to offer items kids can afford for friends, moms, sisters, etc. or just stocking stuffers. this is our Toonie piece for 2009. What do you think?
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Friday, October 30, 2009

Simple, pretty easy to make bracelet

Double wrist size and thread beads.
Attach clasp to split ring.
String clasp on to suede lace.
Turn ends back and secure with lace crimp.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Party Time

Friends came, ate, drank, looked at and tried on followed.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Under construction

As often happens when I am up to my earrings in creating, I felt the urge to mural, goodby inspiration board, goodbye current organization plan....stand by.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My BFF special day

Your present is in the mail.Happy birthday to you, happy birth.........LUL

Monday, October 26, 2009


Fireplace burning, great coffee,cozy PJs and now I ask you....How for the love of all thats chocolate coated am I going to get dressed and get out of the house by 10?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Final Dress Rehersal

30 minutes before lift off..shorten pants.
15 minutes BLO...find shoes
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Saturday, October 24, 2009


Tonight's the big Ball...11:00am spa day begins as does the affirming self talk, Novena, and diagnosing nausea as possibly a symptom of H1N1 and of course viewing the Spankx video.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Whats with Survivor?

Are my cataracts deceiving me or are the girls on Survivor getting better looking as the starvation, cracked hands and feet and wet, freezing conditions roll into 6 days? Last night their complexions looked damn dewy and their hair clean and almost...DONE....The chick in the yellow dress could have gone out clubbing; she looked that cute.The guys who generally by week 5 are cut and surf dude looking , last night looked like crap...WTH?????? I think they should change the participants from Heidi Pratt look-a-likes and marginal guys to a season featuring retired military folk and maybe there would be less whining and more survivor action. Give them a chance at the million....just a thought.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

That time of the year again.....woopie
My stand......dinner and a movie must be included.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vintage Pearl and crystal....timeless

Pearls with crystal. Overall color is oyster, taupe and golds. the pearls are all shapes and sizes with tiny AB blue crystal here and there. I so love this piece and plan to wear it to the Ball on Saturday with a Vintage (read old) black cocktail dress.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Everything hurts

It's time to say goodbye.Goodbye beautifull purple flowers that JUST started to bloom. Goodbye tomato plants with frozen tomatos in place...I told him it was going to freeze.Goodbye stupid white, colorless, scentless ugly tree thing....HELLO huge pile of poop hidden behind lonely pretty bent willow. Yesterday was yard and deck cleanups followed by the traditional sleepless night of pain.

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Fav

This is the coolist site if you are interested in color and decorating. They tour homes all over the US. Apartment Therapy go visit.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

The dream....north to Alaska

This is the dream,Lorraine click on blue Celebrity Cruise to see site...Celebrity Cruises

Organo man hates cruises.....anyone up for an adventure? PS...for you Lorraine click on picture to make you can see our cabin.....yes Alaska...I'm in.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Sari heaven

Tiny silver bugals and crystal make the intricate design....amazing.

Friday, October 16, 2009

The Ocean, a watercolor by Madonnart

I am an ocean being. Facinated by the changing colors and energized by the movement, I will sit for hours trying to analyze the blend of Paynes Grey that makes the water so translucent or cloud structures and wave froth. Not always exciting for my travelling companions....the little black dog and pacing man.....but the it Cerulean or Indigo.......
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Thursday, October 15, 2009


It started here.We arrived and the Ferry was on fire. Beginning of Thanksgiving weekend and 1 very large ferry short...gasp!

Then we ate...excellent homemade Miso noodle soup...and brought some home.

The homes are incredible, Victorian and the landscaping even Martha would find amazing.
The goodness.......sorry....must go and weep a bit....too..too pretty.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Back from Island hopping

Back from a wonderful weekend in Victoria. My BIL, Brian, the brother I should have married, let us stay in his ocean view condo. Brian eats chocolate,drinks wine, enjoys good coffee and never looks at price tags. Dave, the brother I got, eats raw organic foods sugar, no flour, no dairy and no alcohol and loves Thrift shops.Good thing he has learned the importance of thinking twice and speaking once and thus we are still married and he lives. The weather was sunny and warm and Thanksgiving dinners were boundless.I was a happy wife made even happier by an amazing Thrift shop find of 3 incredibly beaded Sari's; can't lift them but will take pics for next entry. Prepare to be amazed!

Thursday, October 08, 2009

My Hero

Sorry dear Reader, I am still in a Nie Nie embrace and this lovely piece by Natasha makes me feel anything is possible even necessary to my life force.I think I am the Accidental tourist of everyday life and stuff just happens. Good stuff like finding a Kernels with Double Rum and Butter Carmel Corn and other stuff like dropping my computer and breaking the wireless mouse thingy. I see Stephanie Nielson and know that the good stuff just doesn't happen. We have to want it to happen and then comes the work- work- work part that makes it happen. Don't you just love her?

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Happy Anniversary

They said it wouldn't last.....he was too difficult.....she was from peasent stock but it did... and he wasn't THAT difficult afterall.
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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Don't miss Oprah Wed.Oct. 7th

Oprah is bringing Nie Nie on her Wed. show. If you have gone through 2008-2009 without hearing about Stephanie and her family click on her name and read her story and then watch on Wed.,My perception of courage, beauty, family, marriage and most of all faith was revitalized.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Time to play

It's that time again. Time to dig out the pasta machine and clay and my personal favorite....the dremel and make polymer stuff. I'm thinking biker babe.... . with some roller derby transfers and graffiti. Are ya in......???

Friday, October 02, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

My mothers gift

One of the great joys in Nana's life was canning peaches for her son in laws. She was quietly excited when the boys got the box filled with her jars of gold and literally beamed when they expressed their joy at receiving them. I got More of a thrill just watching her face. Peaches, canning them is so much work but doing it for some one you love.....priceless.

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