Saturday, August 29, 2009

Key Lime pie.....yum!

Here is a Weight Watchers recipie that is an old fav of mine...It is very simple (which i like!) but is really tasty considering its low in calories and fat. I've even made the filling and just eaten it out of the bowl, with it never making it to the crust lol...and sometimes I top the pie with extra whip cream. Give it a try! :)

Weight Watchers Key Lime Pie
1 box sugar free lime jello
1/4 C. boiling water
2 - 8 oz. containers lime yogurt
8 oz. fat free cool whip
1 - 9" low fat graham cracker crust

Dissolve jello in boiling water. Cool slightly.
Stir in yogurt.
Fold in cool whip.
Pour into crust and chill.


Thursday, August 27, 2009

New ways to add a little spice to your home!

I have some new fan pulls that I'm really excited about! Yeah, I know, who would be excited about a ceiling fan pull? Well, I am! lol! I really believe it is those little touches that make a room complete... A fan pull, a pretty finial for your favorite lamp, a beautiful print, a pretty piece of pottery, or even a beaded vase (I'm working on that!)...
Some new examples...
This one reminds me of a cinnamon bun!

A glam look, reminds me of a disco ball!

This one reminds me of sweet strawberry candy!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Walking, Cooking, Sparkles and Stuff!

So I took the plunge and got a new "do" My hair has been shorter before, but its been awhile. I like it, its a lot lighter...and I won't have to do a thing style it...whoo hoo! I hate blow dryers so this is good for me.


Sometimes change can be good! :)


I've also put a little bit of the Weight Watchers weight I lost last year back on....Well, who doesn't do that? Yo-yo back and forth? Haha, ok I've made myself feel better, I know I'm not the only one. I've got to stop the mindless snacking....but its sooo hard! I found some of my old WW recipies, and WOW I forgot how good they are. They have a key lime pie recipie and asian green beans that are out of this world! I will post them in my next blog feature :) yum! But the point is, I need to start pulling out more of those WW recipies. So I can actually fit into my clothes :( I do plan on going for a long walk with a friend today, we are putting in 8.9 miles. GO US!


I also wanted to share that the wonderful etsy seller, Dawn from Paperandsparkles has featured me on her blog! How cool of her! Please check out her shop and her blog! She's got a sale going on right now, don't miss it!

Have a great Sunday everyone!

Friday, August 21, 2009

I'll be appearing at....

Hi everyone! I'll be selling my jewelry and home goods at this years 6th Annual Sunday Soiree at the Metropolis Theater, in downtown Arlington Heights on Sunday October 4th! 10% of my sales and a jewelry donation from my nature line will be donated by Bonzai Beadwear (me!)

An exclusive evening for women complete with wine, shoes, chocolate, purses, conversation and theater. Start your evening in the Metropolis ballroom – sip wine, nibble hors d’oeuvres, savour desserts, shop in some of the most unique boutiques in the Northwest suburbs and take part in our fabulous Soiree raffle tradition. Then it’s into the theater for an exclusive performance of Pump Boys and Dinettes where Highway 57 is home to a fun-loving gas pumpin’ blues and rock’n’roll singing crew. Whether they’re singing about a heartthrob cashier at Woolworths, having a private concert with Dolly Parton, or just wanting bigger tips, this cheery crew will get you into the groove of their rockin’ tunes.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

I can't believe it

Michael Vick signed...what is this world coming too??? The man makes my skin crawl...I understand the concept of "forgive and forget" but just cant do it with this douchebag. That is all.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Every life deserves nine cats ...

I want to take a second and tell everyone about a wonderful etsy shop I came across. 9LivesPhotography sells photos of cats that reside at two Chicago area animal shelters, Felines Inc. and Animal Care League. She donates 50-100% of sales (minus fees and shipping) to Felines Inc. ( and Animal Care League (

I purchased these two sweet cards! It feels great knowing that a portion of the sale will go towards helping our little feline friends :)



Friday, August 7, 2009

This never gets old...Funny Cat picure alert!

I was browsing my iphoto and came along this oldie but goodie...

This could be considered kitty torture in some people's opinion...but this little pumpkin hat was just too cute to not buy. Chloe has a different opinion, and you can probably guess what she is thinking by her horrified expression..which is "what are you doing to me"???? LOL And no, I did not get a "special" surprise on my pillow that night...


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

PMC Clay?

I'm really interested in working with this material...I've taken pottery classes and jewelry classes seperately, but I have a feeling this will be totally different! Maybe a merging of the two? I love the idea of forming my own silver pieces without having to use a mold. I dont have a kiln, so I will have to use the torch method....
Anyone out there have any helpful tips for working with it? Considering the price of the clay, I dont want to make toooo many mistakes :P


Sunday, August 2, 2009

FREE Gift from my upcoming line with any purchase!!

Here ye, Here ye ...... I'd like to announce that every purchase from my shop will come with a complimentary (FREE!!) pendant from my new line! Jump on this incredible opportunity, it wont last long!!! Take advantage NOW! :)


(chain sold separately)