Monday, May 04, 2015

Life & Little Things...



Spring/Summer seems to finally be in full effect...






and so is soccer...






the school year is winding down to its final weeks...


Noah received a medal for Student of the Month :))))





Life is good...





Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Life & Little things...

We've reached the point in this Michigan Winter season where we are officially looking forward to bitching about the humid miserable 95 degree weather...the choice between being cooped up in the house or stepping outside and being frozen within 10 minutes is old. We're over it! 


I've got a school science project festering in my kitchen. Green beans being watered with plain old water are thriving. Beans getting fed pop, milk and juice apparently never stood a chance and are growing mold and the smell is giving me dry heaves...






and normally I can't grow or keep any type of greenery alive but beans is where it's at. I'm actually considering planting the remaining 5,984,371 beans I have left and quitting my day job to become the bean queen. BEANS FOR EVERYONE! ...ok, not really but it is somewhat satisfying that they are growing and I haven't forgotten to water them. Even if mostly because the stench is a constant reminder 0.o!!! 





after 3 days of being planted they went nuts. This is an old pic from last week. Now they're about a foot taller...




So thats been my life in a nut shell the past few weeks...




and snow...lots and lots of snow...




The (almost) entire interior of my home is getting painted soon...



When you're over 30 and a homeowner these are the types of things that excite you lol! 




Refinishing an old antique $15 dresser has also passed the time while being snowed it...





and finally attempting to loom knit some socks is in the works...




it's veeeeeeeeery slow going and I just realized socks usually come in pairs...if you see me walking around with only one sock you'll know why :) 


I've got some goodies etching, more stones being played with and lot's of rad new pretties in the works! 

You can follow my progress with the beans, other pretty little things and daily random snaps on Instagram. The links UP THERE to the right :)))) Enjoy!

















Monday, January 05, 2015

Life & Little Things...Kicking off 2015



The holidays came and went and today we're back to our "normal" routines. Back to the grumbling and cursing at the alarm in the morning. Back to hoping for snowdays. Back to forgetting to stuff homework in backpacks. 

We had a great Christmas Vacation though. Lots of r & r. Getting spoiled and loved. Staying up waaaaay past our bedtimes to watch movies and play games. Lots of time spent with family and friends. 

I was loathing the idea of back to school. I thought I was going to have a horrible time trying to get the boys to bed early and back on track. They surprisingly fell asleep at a decent time. I surprisingly fell asleep at a decent time...until 2:30 am rolled around and the winds kicked in and the dog started spazzing out and anything not frozen to the ground outside my bedroom window started blowing around. I spent the better part of the night wanting to murder my dog (relax PETA, I'm only kidding...sort of) and hiding under my covers listening to sounds outside I was sure was some creep waiting to kill me in my sleep. 
sooooooooo...
Extra coffee today! 


crystals charging in the full moon

Waking up early on a cold, dark, winter morning and fumbling around getting backpacks ready and locating missing socks and fantasizing about crawling back into bed...until I pulled out of my driveway and was faced with a HUGE beautiful full moon... and all the complaints were forgotten.


We survived Christmas vacation. We didn't shoot our eye out. We laughed and played. We laid around with sniffles and a few blah days. We battled crowds for last minute gifts. We snuggled by the glowing lights of  only the Christmas tree. We ate lots of great food. And I can honestly say it was the most enjoyable holidays I have had in a LONG time. 

Perfection!



The youngest of the tribe finally got upgraded to a new big boy bed.


The workbench is full of works in progress and finished pieces waiting to get their picture snapped.




2014 was very good to me. A hard year, an emotional year  but a satisfying year. I need to learn to give myself more credit. Turns out, I'm stronger than I think I am. I may be a dreamer but many of these dreams have become a reality so I'll keep forging ahead, making things happen and remind myself to keep following my bliss.







Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Life and Little Things...Natural Elements



I've always been attracted to natural crystals and stones. Their metaphysical properties and the energy they give off...charging and cleansing them...the way they can influence, assist and work for you...


I have always incorporated them into my pieces in one way or another...



lately they've been finding their way more front and center and I'm really liking it....


Custom order...textured metals, crystals, turquoise and prehinite...



Metals, stones and glass...



Maybe you find yourself drawn to certain stones and crystals? Look them up online and read up on them, it might surprise you! Lot's of great resources online to find out more info or ask me, I'll be happy to tell you all about them :)

My little things...

Creative escape...coloring and doodling




Christmas cards this year...of course they have owls on them lol

an appropriate goddess card pulled don't you think ;)


What's on the stacks lately...






mochas made with love...and extra chococolate syrup

Thanks for stopping by!




Monday, November 10, 2014

Life & Little Things...

Every time I sit down to blog another month has passed and we seem to be rolling through November at a pretty good pace... It's a little unnerving...

I've got a pretty good rhythm going at the torch. Between filling orders there's play time...

I'm really loving the way these earring pairs turned out...



and working on larger button style focals...




Working with glass makes me feel like Bob Ross sometimes...there's always that moment when you can't quite tell if you've screwed up but work it some more and it all starts to make sense...





Working with copper still, not sure I'll ever tire of it...Endless possibilities just like with glass...



and more ideas that flow...more works in progress...




more flowers to show my rebellion against Winter...




Freeform organic glass headpins for dangles, lots and lots of dangles :)




Top of my stack: Currently can't put this down...



Head start on some easy homemade bath goodies for holiday gifts (and self pampering!)




Winter is not kind to us here in Michigan but one of my favorite things about this time of year is cozy warm wearables and boots...lot's and lot's of boots ;)





Follow along my daily antics and snaps over on Instagram

Monday, October 20, 2014

Life & Little Things...

Getting back to my Life and Little Things posts...mostly because it requires less talking and more pictures ...life doesn't seem to slow down much these days :) 


color...dreamy color

Hollywood Glam

got snatched up instantly...more of these to come I've got a wait list, let me know if you want to be added...

an apple a day...my way

building miniature stories...

be bold, be daring... daily goddess card. Love the artwork on these beauties 

he makes me smile and he's off to a new home

soccer came to end for the season