Monday, June 13, 2011

50% Off EVERY ITEM in my Etsy shop.

The title pretty much says it all. Use code 50percentOFF at checkout for immediate savings.
This sale ends soon. Stop by. Tell your friends. Do some birthday gift or early Christmas shopping. Help spread the word. A sale this amazing doesn't come around very often as I am taking losses because honestly, I really need the cash right now. Thank you and come see me.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Is this thing still on?

Does any one come to my blog anymore? Not that you'd have a reason to. I haven't blogged in almost a year! I guess I lost interest in blogging when I joined Facebook. Even now I'm not sure what to blog about.
2010 has been a rough year for our family. Lots of health problems. Battles with depression and so on. But, somehow in spite of all that I've managed to stay moderately sane by continuing to create jewelry. It has helped me to distract my mind. I guess that is all for now.

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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2009

My new video.


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Blessings abound. Chris got the news a few days ago that he is being promoted. I can't remember what the position is called but it is the highest position in the company...without being one of the actual owners. He has received the most promotions in the fastest time ever in the history of this company. He went from low man on the totem pole to highest ranking in only 3.5 years. They have guys that have been with the company 8 years or more that still haven't shown they are worthy or capable of being in positions of more authority. Yes, I am very proud of him. He also got his OSHA certification, which I am sure helped with the promotion decision.

The reason this makes me happy is because it means he *should be home more, salary pay instead of hourly so no more weeks of missed paychecks. Plus, when he does have to go to oversee a job site he just has to make an appearance and come right back home. We shall see how this pans out after he has held the position for a while. But for now I am hopeful. Hopeful of having my husband back.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

It has been a while.

Wow, it has been a while since I last blogged. Sorry about that. Facebook seems to be the place to "hang out" nowadays so that is where I've been doing all my updates.
But, for anyone interested I'll try to do a short-ish update here.

Chris has been gone longer and longer at work each time he leaves. Right now his company is under a 3 YEAR contract with the military. For us as a family that basically means he is only home for literally a couple of days every couple of months. It's hard!

I'm still doing the etsy shop thing and try to get back in to scrapping, though I am finding that I enjoy making little albums better than making layouts. Maybe that is what I need to make my mom for Christmas this year. She is so very hard to shop for.

The boys are growing in to men faster than lightening. Actually, Alex is a man now. He will be 22 in March. Caleb will be 16 in 16 days!! Right now he is ALL about cars and especially his car. He wants to fix and improve everything he can on it. Most of his Christmas gifts this year revolve around mechanic tools and car guy stuff.

I guess that is all for now. I hope everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving.

Now back to finish decorating the house for Christmas. =)

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

It is getting closer...

Just about time to start thinking about those Christmas lists. I know most are probably scaling back this year what with the crappy economy right now. I just want to put it out there that if anyone on your list is a jewelry fiend, I hope you will come to my etsy shop and consider some things I have listed. I have layaway, I happily do reserves for two weeks, and if you are dying to have something I will negotiate.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Children and Babies

How can I put this without sounding heartless???

I'm not a mean person. I'm not a child hater or anything like that. But sometimes I feel like I live in a world where I am the only one who's heart doesn't skip a beat over a photograph of a baby, swoon over the freshly bathed smell of a newborn, or get weepy thinking about "your" child's first day of kindergarten.
I don't think it's cute when you catch your kid playing in makeup. I don't think it is awesome that your kid knows that 1+5=6 at the tender age of 2. And honestly, I really could not care less that you had a baby. Good for you, I guess, and I'm glad it is happy and healthy and all that. I just don't think it's the greatest thing to ever happen in the history of childbirth.
Again, not because I'm a mean, cold-hearted person. I'm really not. I'm just WAY past that point in my life. Truth be told I never once saw a baby and felt the urge to have more myself.

And before you start thinking I am talking about someone specific, I am not. I am talking in general. Life.
Every few months someone has a baby and everyone and their grandmother makes such a fuss. I would never be rude and say WHOOP DE DO! If you are happy then I am happy for you, silently, and that would be it.

I thought that when I reached 36 I would finally have friends that were finished having kids and moving on with the next phase of their lives. Women I could talk to about something other than what their kids did that was so darn cute.
Or how you have over extended all of your free time by signing your kids up for little league, ballet, and whatnot to the point that you are exhausted all. the. time!

I had my kids when I was 15 and 20. They are now 21 and (almost) 16. I can't relate to 2am breastfeeding, your kid biting another kid in preschool, your son farting out loud in church, or your daughter picking out the perfect dress for her 8th grade banquet.

I guess what I am trying to say is that I'm ready to "play" with the grown up mommies. Women who have their own identity. Women who's lives aren't 100% children's channels 24/7, and women who aren't dying to be grandmothers right away. Women in the middle is what I can relate to. Your kids can take care of themselves and you can make conversation on several topics that do not include kids. Am I really the only woman alive that is fulfilled by just being me? That doesn't need to have a baby or talk about kids all the time to feel justified? Aren't we about so much more than changing diapers? Isn't there a point in time between having young kids and before the grand babies come along that women enjoy? Is it really selfish to love that "free" time in your life to not be needed all. the. time?

OK, I am done talking about kids for the next few years. Let's talk shopping, marriage, hobbies, lets gossip, take a drive, make dinner reservations, go to a nightclub and act a fool. Anything!~ I know you are a mom, but what else are you? WHO else are you? Do you even know?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Ho Hum

Today has just been one of those slow, boring days for me. I have plenty I need to do but just not much of anything I want to do. I'm so behind on filing away my coupons that it's beyond ridiculous. When I do finally begin to put them away it is going to take several hours. I like having all my coupons with me when I shop, but I HATE the extra work that comes with the binder method. Some days I miss just dating the front of the inserts and tossing them in my box.