Sunday, September 27, 2009

New Treasury! Drink and be merry!

Finally got a second treasury (west) ...I put this one together fairy quickly, but I have to say I just love the cat drinking the martini!
Please comment if you like to drink wine! LOL!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Etsy inspiration!

My Autumn's Glow beaded wineglasses (second row, second pic!) have the honor of being included in the There are so many pretty Fall inspired items for entertaining and the holidays!  I'm ready to dig into some pumpkin pie just looking at the blog! :)


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Meet the newest member of our household...

Little Herman! Here's hoping that both kitties will welcome him with open paws! :)  I'm picking him up tomorrow from The Buddy Foundation in Arlington Heights!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Outlander Series to become a movie!

I'm super excited about this wonderful book series by Diana Gabaldon becoming a movie - but at almost 1000 pages for each of the 7 books, I have no idea how this is going to work? I think it would be best to be an HBO series...Who I would envision in the roles are as follows. Now, I know some might not be realistic, because of the age span of the books, but physically, these actors have the look I was envisioning... If you are a fan, let me know what you think!

Claire: Rachel Weisz
Jamie: Gerard Butler/Phillip Winchester

Dougal: Sean Bean
Colum: Liam Neeson

Bree: Laura Prepon
Geillis: Cate Blanchett
Jack Randall: Jason Isaacs
Laoghaire: Emile de Raven
Roger: Jim Caveziel
Ian: Joseph Gordon Levitt
Jenny: Julianne Margolis
Fergus: Oliver Martinez
Lord John Grey: Jude Law
Stephen Bonnet: Josh Holloway

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nick the Squirrel

A funny little tale about Nick the Squirrel....he lives in my parents backyard and LOVES Ritz crackers. He actually scratches at their patio door 'til you open the door to give him his treat. He gently bites the salty cracker right out of your hand, and scampers off to the patio chair to nibble it, just like a person would at the dinner table. What a little gentleman! After about 3 crackers, Nick has had his fill... and just like that, he is off to play with his squirrel friends and will be back the next day for his treat!


(I'm resisting the urge to photoshop a little bowtie on him!)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New!! At Bonzai Beadwear!!

How pretty would these be on your Thanksgiving or Christmas table? Wow your guests with these beautiful beaded wine and martini glasses! What a treat to drink a apple martini out of such a beautiful glass! Matching cake server will look beautiful serving your homemade pumpkin pie...mmmm! Warm copper wire plays off the amber, chocolate, gold and red irridescent beads... how pretty! What a great hostess or housewarming gift!

Please check them out in my shop! :)



soon to be listed!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I'm a winner! lol

So when I checked my email this morning, I was informed by Shirley of Kerreraskye that I won her blog contest! Whoot! I cant wait to receive my beautiful necklet, it will keep my neck warm and it gets cold here in Chicago!! I just love the beautiful soft gray color. Check out her wonderful blog if you can! :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What Designers Blog feature...

My Magic Pink Waterfall earrings have been featured on what designers blog! How cool!  You can view many pieces on the slideshow on the page linked below. Take a peek at the link that feature the earrings as well as the work of many talented artists!

Monday, September 7, 2009

I am laboring on Labor Day! :P

So after taking 2 days off, being in Wisconsin....I have to catch up on a few things today. Making jewelry for my upcoming show, catching up on twitter, my blog and etsy... I'll be laboring this Labor Day :) How about you???

Have a great Labor Day everyone!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Home Improvement on the cheap!

So... I'm sure everyone who has ever looked into replacing their tile has been to Home Depot (or Lowes, Menards, or your local tile shop) and seen the mosaic tile pieces that come in one block. They tend to run on the expensive side, so when we were renovating our master bathroom, I decided to save $$ and just purchase 4 large tiles, (costing a total of $10!!) put them in a cardboard box, hit them with a hammer (which felt mighty nice, I might add!), and mosaic them myself! Now, this took a lot more time then I thought...I was sitting on the floor and piecing together the mosaic myself. My back was killing me the whole time. Not only do you have to fit the pieces together, but you don't want the same colors next to each other, if you can help it. But here are some photos of the project, hopefully this will help someone out there! :)

Work in progress...
Whoa this really is a "before" no floor at all lol! My dad was probably using some "choice" words during this shot.


Just the big tile around the tub...

Some afters.... (I still need to take some new pics of the finished, painted and decorated bathroom :)




But the end result is something that I am so proud of, and cost nothing in comparison to what it would of if we'd purchased the ready-made mosaic tiles...Voila!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Giveaway on thepennypinchingmama!

Hi! there are some really cool giveaways on the pennypinchingmomma's blog!
Click here to check them out...and GOOD LUCK!!