Monday, April 19, 2010


I know a little bit about a lot of things.
If I find something interesting I will retain the information, if not then the brain filters it out.
I had matzo with butter and grape jelly for lunch, with a cup of green tea. Yummy. 
Is it truly possible to baby proof your home? My daughter finds every scrap of paper and clump of hair in the house. Then eats it.
No one told me that baby proofing meant I have to shave the cat.
I love to make my own head pins, born out of necessity. I use fine silver wire and my torch. 
I met a woman in the chiropractor's office that had a 15 month old daughter. It is amazing how much they grow up in a few short months, her little girl was running.
The Girl still has no teeth, she will be 10 months old this week.
I made a yellow cake with chocolate frosting today, just because.

My husband has never looked so cute as when he is feeding The Girk her bananas and cereal in the morning.
I finally made something with my precious metal clay and torch last night. It felt great. I has been a while. One of these days I need to use my kiln.
My tax refund cam in the mail today. Thank God because we need money so bad.
The book I won on CraftyPod came today too. Totally Twisted by Kerry Bogert. I wanted this book so bad and to have won it is even more awesome.
I love to sit in my backyard, it is so beautiful and peaceful.
Happy Monday!

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Beautiful Day

The Girl and I mare so happy that it has been such beautiful weather here in NY these last few days. I hate being trapped in the house because of rain and I love having the windows open or at least the blinds. Poor baby had a really bad fever last week and since it was the first one we were all a little worried. I am not one to give medicines especially for a fever, I feel they are the bodies was of fighting and infection, but after 4 days of a fever over 102 every night I broke down and gave her 1 dose of Tylenol. It helped her sleep and the very next night the fever never came back.

I haven't made any jewelry this week because of The Girl being sick and up all night 3 nights in a row but I did make a couple pairs of earrings last weekend that I never got to post here.

 Pink Moonestone and crystals

 Copper wire and beads

Peach moonstone and river stone

We spent yesterday with my sister and her family. It was nice to play with the cousins, her little guy - 12 months old started walking while we were there. The Girl decided that looked like fun so now she thinks she can walk. She can't - so I have to watch her like a hawk now. (She's napping at the moment) She mastered going up the stairs yesterday and wanted to try going down them too. She wants to do everything her boy cousins can do!
I am working on getting a logo done for my jewelry designs. It is hard to pick what you want and tell someone else how to do it. Money is always an issue too because it can be expensive to hire someone. I would attempt to do it myself but I just don't have the kind of time I used to and things have changed so much since I went to school (I took graphic design in college, a looong time ago). I found someone on that looks like she and I have the same ideas and her prices are very reasonable so we shall see if she wants to do the job, I sent her a msg last night. I will keep ya posted.
Hope you all have a great week, I am back in the salon tomorrow and looking forward to a huge order of new nail polish to come in. Bye.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Awesome Moms

 I got this in an e-mail from my sister the words are so true.  
Awesome Mom

Before I was a Mom,

I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,

I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,

I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,

I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,

I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Is it really April?!

I cannot believe how fast time has gone. In only a few short months my little girl will be a year old! I can remember this time last year when we were gutting her bedroom to the studs, replacing the floor and painting.
The weather here is so unpredictable last week we had to bundle the baby up to go to church for Palm Sunday. 

Then during the week it was cold and raining, I am so glad we didn't flood like we usually do and I pray for those that live in areas that did flood.

This weekend we are all in short sleeves and flip flops! I love flip flop weather, I know they aren't stylish but with the pregnancy my feet got bigger and I don't have any shoes that fit. 

My In-Laws have a home in Upstate NY and yesterday we took The Girl up there for the first time. The house is not baby proofed which I didn't think was a big deal till we got there. The house is mostly used during hunting season and the baby went for everything that can hurt her. She ate a leaf, for a jar or nails, pulled down a bottle of water, raced over to the spiral staircase. Whew! I was exhausted chasing after her. 

I decided to take her for a walk and came upon this old church and old cemetery. It was too muddy to walk off the road but it was fun to think about the people that used to worship here and what it must have looked like. My husband said some of the headstones are for children who passed away, their age is listed down to the minute. 
We found this little guy hanging out by the back door. I love salamanders, frogs and lizards so this was real treat. We snapped a couple of photos and then left him/her alone. 

Here are 2 new pairs of earrings I made this week. The ones on the left are hand made metal clay and the ones on the right are rose quartz and sterling silver. (I need better lighting for my pictures!