Tuesday, September 25, 2007
You can see more pretty jewelry at http://www.lorianderson.net/
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Who KNEW that costumes were so expensive? Or is it just that THIS one was? Oh well. For the past two years Zack didn't even WANT to wear a costume so I got off easy making paper airplane wings to tie to his arms one year, and a pumpkin t-shirt the other year. So I guess he's due a really cool costume.
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Here are some of the charms that were swapped, courtesy of Heather Bluhm:
Mine is the flower button, 2nd down on the left. As you can see, there are a lot of talented artists in the group, and the packaging on many of them is just as lovely as the charm itself.
When I opened my package of charms, Zack immediately made claim to two of them. I tied them to some gift wrap ribbon and he wore them around with pride:
I love that he takes an interest in what I do, and hope that one day we'll be a mother/son team on the jewelry front!
I finished the third book in the "Outlander" series last night -- "Voyager". As I describe to my friend, this was my least favorite of the three I've read so far, but that's like saying which is my least favorite, Lindt chocolate or Godiva chocolate, so you get the idea! This one had a lot of interesting twists to it, and (SORT OF SPOILER AHEAD) took place in some rather exotic locales, and brought back a character that I thought was long gone. I happily picked up the next book, "Drums of Autumn", at about 2am last night, so I was fortunate that I had the luxury of sleeping in until 11:30 today!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Yesterday, I got a lovely embellished treasure box from my friend Amber. Remember the charms I showed you earlier? They arrived today in this box:
On the top, she embellished it with felt and satin roses (look in the center of the felt flower, and you'll see a shrink plastic "Joy" charm she made, and she wrote my intitials in crystals. I love it!
Today, I got a lovely box of presents from my friend Allegra. She added to my tea cup collection with a really gorgeous piece:
And then she included a bunch of stickers and some activity books for Zack:
And if you've ever received my jewelry, you already know that I love packaging things up so they're really pretty. Amber wrapped all the charms in this lovely mulberry paper with raffia ties, and Allegra is famous for her amazing choices in cloth ribbon and luxuriant paper.
I feel so blessed to have great friends. Presents are great, but the thought and love that goes into them, and the emails, and the IMs, and knowing that people are there for me, is priceless.
So give your friends a hug today -- send them a "just because" note in the mail -- email them and tell them what they mean to you. Life is short, and friends are important.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
In preparation for my next show, I made a bunch of pieces to replace what sold at the last show. Here are some of them -- enjoy! And if you decide you really must have a piece, feel free to email me.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I only put up books I've read in the past five years or so, and I know I missed a LOT, but I did my best. I'll add more as I think of them.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
On another product review note, we got our Sleep Number bed today -- so I'll have to report tomorrow on how that works out. I sure hope it helps my insomnia -- I am tired of not getting to sleep until 3am.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Kind of lose your cool quotient that way, eh?
Monday, September 10, 2007
ANYWAY. I digress.
In watching these old videos, I ran across a Pepsi commercial that I've never seen before, with Britney, Beyonce, and Pink, doing "We Will Rock You" in a Roman ampitheatre. Pretty cool. Pink seriously had the voice for this one. If you're interested, click to watch:
OK, I'm done with YouTube for a while
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Of course, that totally took me by surprise -- Rick laughed, I teared up. Rick said that we loved having just him, and would he like a kitten instead?
Zack says, "No, I want a sister for myself."
Then he watched the commercials a bit more.
And decided he wanted an aquarium instead.
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
It's found at the Spoonsister's cool web site, a web site that I love for its different-than-usual products. It's a great place for buying unconventional gifts!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Corn festival attracts a crowd, despite heat
By Barbara Phillips Long, Shippensburg Bureau Chief
I'm just glad she didn't show the pictures she took, because it was hideously hot, and, well, I wasn't looking my best!
Monday, September 03, 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007
It didn't take but a minute to convince me. So we ended up ordering the 5000 series bed, and it should be here in a couple of weeks.
On another note, Zack and I went shopping the other day and he got a cool new toy from Pottery Barn Kids. They're called Creativity Cards, and they're these laminated wood cards with slots in them, and you can build all kinds of things with them. We played with them in the store long enough for me to know it would be worthwhile to buy them, and the photo is of one of Zack's creations. He's decided it makes a cool garage for his cars.