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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Beach Walk

 In two more days, I am heading west to the coast in search of Spring. I may be MIA for a while, as I hope to be breathing in the fresh ocean breezes, and smelling the sweet scent of Spring blooms! I am wishing you all a Happy Easter, and in the meantime I hope you enjoy this Etsy treasury with a collection of beautiful beach inspired items.


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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring Sale and New Items!

I currently have a Spring Sale going on in my Etsy shop, where I have reduced most of my Winter stock. I also added some new items yesterday, including bracelets and some earrings. AS well, there is one more day to get in on the ADDITIONAL 10% OFF which ends April 20th. Just add the coupon code BLOG10, during the checkout process. My shop will be closed from April 21 until May 2nd for the Easter break. There are currently some great deals in my shop, and with Mothers Day approaching you may just find that perfect gift for Mom.....or for yourself! Below are some brand new one of a kind creations, just listed.



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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Laugh of the Day!

This weekend, we had our friends from the big city come out and spend some time with us. This is a couple that I have been friends with for over 30 years, and we always have a great time. Halfway through the evening and after a couple glasses of wine, my friend pulled up an email on my iPad, the she had received from someone else...you know one of those silly, funny emails that gets passed around. Well, I have never laughed so hard!Tears were streaming down my face, and I could barely finsih reading it. I thought some of you would enjoy this...so here goes. (It helps to read it out loud...as that is what I was told to do).

A Mans Age is Determined by a Trip to Home Depot

You are in the middle of some kind of project around the house - mowing the lawn, putting in a new fence, painting the living room, or whatever. You are  hot and sweaty, covered in dirt or paint. You have your old work clothes, T-shirt with a stain from who knows what, and an old pair of tennis shoes. 

 
Right in the middle of this great home improvement project you realize you need to run to Home Depot to get something to help complete the job. Depending on your age you might do the

following:

 
In your 20's

Stop what you are doing. Shave, take a shower, blow dry your hair, brush your teeth, floss, and put on clean clothes. Check yourself in the mirror and flex. Add a dab of your favorite cologne because you never know, you just might meet some hot chick while standing in the checkout lane. And you went to school with the pretty girl running the register.

 
In your 30's
Stop what you are doing, put on clean shorts and shirt. Change shoes. You married the hot chick so no need for much else. Wash your hands and comb your hair. Check yourself in the mirror. Still got it. Add a shot of your favorite cologne to cover the smell. The cute girl running the register is the kid sister to someone you went to school with.

 In your 40's

Stop what you are doing. Put on a sweatshirt that is long enough to cover the hole in the crotch of your shorts. Put on different shoes and a hat. Wash your hands. Your bottle of Brut Cologne is almost empty so you don't want to waste any of it on a trip to Home Depot. Check yourself in the mirror and do more sucking in than flexing. The spicy young thing running the register is your daughter's age and you feel weird thinking she is spicy.

 In your 50's

Stop what you are doing. Put a hat on, wipe the dirt off your hands onto your shirt. Change shoes because you don't want to get dog poop in your new sports car. Check yourself in the mirror and you swear not to wear that shirt anymore because it makes you look fat. The cutie running the register smiles when she sees you coming and you think you still have it. Then you remember the hat you have on is from Buddy's Bait & Beer Bar and it says, 'I Got Worms'.

 

In your 60's

Stop what you are doing. No need for a hat anymore. Hose the dog  poop off your shoes. The mirror was shattered when you were in your 50's. You hope you have underwear on so nothing hangs out the hole in your pants. The girl running the register may be cute, but you don't have your glasses on so you are not sure.

 In your 70's
Stop what you are doing. Wait to go to Home Depot until the drug store has your prescriptions ready, too. Don't even notice the dog poop on your shoes. The young thing at the register smiles at you because you remind her of her grandfather.

 In your 80's

Stop what you are doing. Start again. Then stop again. Now you remember you needed to go to Home Depot. Go to Wal-Mart instead and wander around trying to think what it is you are looking for. Fart out loud and you think someone called out your name. You went to school with the old lady who greeted you at the front door.

 In your 90's & beyond

What's a home deep hoe? Something for my garden? Where am I? Who am I? Why am I reading this? Did I send it? Did you? Who farted?





 
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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I think I am in mourning. Mourning for the lack of Spring! Last night we had yet ANOTHER dump of snow, a dump of wet slushy spring snow. This morning I had a delivery of furniture scheduled ( we are revamping our bedroom...save that post for later), and I had to go out and shovel the snow from the driveway, so that when the big truck came, they could get to my door. Usually my husband does the driveway with the snow-blower, but he had escaped to work in the wee hours of the morning. Since I do not know how to use the snow-blower...(*note to self...must learn how to use snow-blower) I had to shovel the old fashioned way. Remember, I live in the country and have a long driveway! It took me 1 hour and 40 minutes, and I finished just as the furniture delivery truck arrived. So I am officially fed up with snow and winter and  I am just sayin' that Spring better get here real soon! Pin It

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pink Cosmos

Pink Cosmos


Another new piece, just out of the studio! This one all in shades of pink for Spring and Summer. This necklace was created from vintage chain from an old 1970's necklace, lots of pretty pink vintage glass pearls as well as new Swarovski crystals for sparkle, and a stunning vintage brooch circa 1950's. This is "Pink Cosmos". Pin It

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Take me away.......

This morning, I opened an email from TripAdvisor called "The Best Ever Beach Awards". So, as I look outside, to once again, little white flakes falling from the sky, I thought "Yes, TripAdvisor take me away!" I proceeded to the Best Beach lists. First off were the Canadian beaches...and I have been to several of those, and besides, I was looking for something a little more tropical, so I proceeded to the Best Beaches in the World category.

Bora Bora Photos
This photo of Bora Bora is courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Well it didn't take me long to settle on Bora Bora. Ahhhhh...yes, white sand, sparkling clear water, palm trees, sunshine and a hut on the waters edge! What more could a Canadian girl from the Rockies want!

Bora Bora Pictures
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fresh Designs

Here is what I have been working on during these snowy days of Spring. More creations from my Woodland Jewels Collection, that are perfect for summer  brides and  Spring prom girls!

"Love-in-a-Mist" 


This bracelet is designed on sterling silver chain, with Swarovski glass pearls, rough  hammered quartz nuggets, several beautiful types of vintage beads including West German givre beads, Swarovski givre beads and crystals, faux pearls, and pretty white glass buttons also hailing from West Germany.

"White Magic"   

This necklace combines delicate sterling silver chain with Swarovski glass pearls in white and platinum with a gorgeous vintage rhinestone necklace from the 1950's. 


"Casa Blanca Lily"


The  unique vintage rhinestone clasp on this piece reminded me of a lily! I created this bracelet with  white Swarovski pearls, sterling silver beads, Swarovski crystal hearts, faceted glass beads and vintage fabric beads from France...ooh- la-la! Pin It

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Storm

On Saturday we had a huge winter storm come through, and dumped 30 cm (12 inches) of snow on top of the big piles of snow that we already had accumulated from many months of winter! Sunday was beautiful warm and sunny, and the snow has started to melt once again. I just need to see something that resembles grass soon!

 Here is our patio area..I would like to eventually be able to sit in those chairs again.......


We did use the hot tub though!


This is actually a crab apple tree, but looks more like a shrub!

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