Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day, I am a bad blogger!

The Girl is now 11 months old. She has gotten 4 teeth with 2 more on the way. We gave her her birthday present early, a swing for the swing set my sister gave us and she loved it!

I have been a bad blogger lately, I cannot believe how fast time has flown by. I have been very busy at home and at the salon so I apologize for not blogging and I hope that I will be able to make it part of my new routine. See now I have to have things like lists and budgets and routines.
I find myself wondering which life is more difficult, my mother life or my work life.
The Girl has been in separation anxiety mode for the last several weeks and cutting more teeth so it has been rough time for both of us. She has rarely let me more than a few inches away for more than a few moments without having a meltdown.  She seems to be slowly growing out of this stage which is an answer to a prayer. She now -okay the last 2 days- will go off and play with something and "check in" periodically with me. She is a wonderful child and for that I am very blessed.
I find myself longing for the days when things were getting done. Now it is as if I am in some strange time warp where hours and minutes fly by and all I did was feed the baby lunch or wipe off the dirty counter. I am not a perfectionist but I did like when things got done around the house. I liked having clean laundry and a clean bathroom all on the same day, now it seems I can barely take a shower AND put makeup on without begging my husband to help. I am also scared to think what will happen when I cannot contain Emily to an episode of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse in her exer-saucer with a banana and some puffs.
I wish I was creating more jewelry but I have been so hung up on getting the business ends tied up that it seems there is no time left for actually making things. I hope to turn that around as I have some ideas swirling around in my head. I am also very busy with repairs -not my stuff- and custom orders that it seems there is no time left to make new things. I won't be taking any more repairs after this batch is finished, I find that they take up a ton of my time and then there is no time left to make what I want to. I will repair my own stuff if needed or customize an existing piece but I feel with the limited time I have -only 2-3 hrs a night- I need to limit the custom requests and eliminate all repairs for a while.
Well it was a long day, we opened my parents pool and went to Crafts at New Paltz, so I am off to get some sleep. I made a note to blog more. I would  like to at least once a week, so stay tuned...

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First Tooth Giveaway Winner

I want to say thank you to everyone that participated in my first ever blog giveaway. 
As you can see The Girl now has two teeth!
Okay on to the drawing.
 I got real high tech and wrote the names on pieces of paper. 

And The Winner Is:


Congratulations Colette, please e-mail me your address so I can get your earrings out to you asap!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

First Tooth Giveaway EXTENDED

First tooth giveaway extended
I have been told that there were problems with blogger and posting comments the last several days, so I am extending the earring giveaway to the 15th of May.
To enter all you need to do is:
 scroll all the way to the bottom of this post.  
Click on Name/Url or anonymous where it says -comment as- then 
type in your name,
 type your comment 
 click post comment.
 That's all there is to it. If you are still having problems e-mail me your comment at - and I will post it for you. 

Well it's finally here, The Girl got her first tooth! 
As promised I am doing a giveaway, I know finally.
I thought it was going to be a bottom tooth as those are what I had always seen come in first.
 Nope, needing to be different my 10 month old sweetie got a top tooth first!
 Her boy cousins got their teeth much earlier and got their bottom teeth first.
I tried to get a picture of the new tooth,  have you ever tried to make a child get their photo taken? 
Since that didn't work out I will just post a photo of the earrings I am giving away.

If you follow my blog you have seen these before. I love them so much that I decided to give away a pair. These are pink chalcedony (not moonstone as I stated before) Swarovski crystals, Swarovski pearls and silver leverbacks.

Leave a comment on this post for 1 entry.
Blog, tweet or post this giveaway on facebook  -leave me the link- for another entry.
Follow this blog or a fan on facebook -post another comment- for another entry.

A number will be randomly selected May 5th so get your comments in soon.
-include your e-mail so I can contact the winner.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekend's Over

It was a beautiful weekend so I decided to take The Girl outside. We had lunch on a blanket in the backyard. I love sunny days but it got really hot. In true NY fashion we woke this morning to the delicious sound of rain. The rain cooled things off a bit and it turned out to be a nice day.
We got our new fridge delivered today and should be able to start filling it with food tomorrow. This was the second time we lost all the food in our fridge this year. I finally got the stainless fridge I have been wanting, earlier than expected.


The Girl cut her first tooth on Monday and her second tooth on Friday! She got both upper teeth first. Here she is giggling like crazy with her daddy.

Here is the awesome new necklace I made on Saturday. It has vintage lucite, chalk turquoise, sterling silver and handmade lampwork glass beads from HMB Studios.

Here is my first finished crochet piece. I think it came out pretty great for my first project. As you can see The Girl likes it too. I have been using it as a camera case to keep my newish Olympus safe.

Hope everyone had a great weekend, back to work for me tomorrow.