Good Day All~
I have spent this morning moving rather slowly. I watched the Blackhawks win the first game of the Stanley Cup with some friends and then slept in a little bit today. It is a holiday weekend after all.

Drama Darling was up at a cabin in WI with a friends family and Baby Girl spent the night at a friends house and McDreamy had to work, so I had the house to myself this morning and took advantage.

I listed my newest creation...a RING...on Etsy, very excited about these, they are one of my new favorites. They match my new necklaces and are vintage looking, yet fun and funky to wear with anything. I will be making a lot more!!!!!

Here's the link:

A bird may be known by it's royal song!

I came across this video of Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love" on Kelly Rae's Blog the other day and watched it this morning with my cup of coffee and it was so enlightening I wanted to share it. A must see for all women, I think!

I could not link, so you will have to copy & paste into your browser...

When you have a little free time sit down and watch this video.
I cannot wait for the movie of her book to come out with Julia Roberts, that is a girls night out for sure!

Have a great Memorial Day Everyone~ BBQ, your favorite brew...
and always give thanks, pray for & remember the troops that gave us our freedom!


Secret Garden

Barb, a wonderful gal that I met while doing the flea market was having a vintage sale at her home. I was very excited to go and see what great things I might find...

I found a treasure trove...a table, glass tray, pictures, chippy garden chair (turned planter), some little dishes, beads etc. etc.

~but what I did not expect to find was her beautiful gardens and pond. I was so inspired that I dragged my friend Kathryn back the next day with my camera to take pictures to help motivate me to go home and get to work on my own garden.

handmade pond complete with koi...

look how cute, old faucets turned into garden art...

and Kathryn thanked me for taking her, because she found a few great treasures herself!
thanks all my things!!!

New Stash

Bead Show + $ = New Stash!!!!!

Now the fun begins. I love going and getting some new beads and baubles to play with and create new designs. Here are a few of the items I picked up recently at a local bead show. I will be designing and posting new items on Etsy in the next few weeks, so check out the website if you are interested.

I have added a few pictures of my new designs thus far. They have all been spoken for at this point and I am in the process of making some more. Here are some pictures of what they looked like~

Oh~ and a picture of my favorite little flower...



Drama Darling's Prom

Star Light, Star Bright it is my bright stars Prom Night!!! I know that was corny, I could not resist. I can't believe how grown up and beautiful she has become.

A fun group of kids out for a FUN evening!

Let the Drama Begin...


Happy Mother's Day all you Hot Mamas!

{mom & fat happy child}

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't know everything!

14 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother? She wouldn't have a clue.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.

18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.

45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

Happy Mother's Day!