Monday, July 6, 2009

New Cabochons Just In!

Brand new cabochons! Just listed in my shop. I love Hello Kitty!

Monday, June 29, 2009

How can this be?

I cleaned the house from top to bottom. I mean it was CLEAN. Everything put away, vacuumed, dusted, laundry done...the whole deal. In the span of two short evening hours my twins managed to do this. I have nothing left to say. I will now let the pictures speak for themselves. Enjoy....

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Snail Whisperer

My little guy loves snails. He is your typical little boy..all dirt, bugs, and snails. I fondly refer to him as "The Snail Whisperer". I think that is hysterical. He, of course, has no idea what I am talking about.

Anyhow...we have a NO SNAIL rule in the house. And I thought this was actually one rule that was followed. Unfortunately today I found out that is certainly not the case.

After deciding to do a bit of deep cleaning in the kids rooms...I pulled out a bin from under my little boys bed. Amid what must be 400 lego pieces were literally 30 snails. Some dried up. Some not. Some wishing they were. After fighting an urge to run screaming from the room I gathered the bin, closed my eyes, and practically fell down the stairs trying to get this snail death box out of my house.

After a firm discussion with my little culprit we went back upstairs where he showed me two more hiding spots for his "pets". Luckily, these looked a little better and we released them to "go find their mommies".

Ahhh...little boys. Never a dull moment.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Craft Show!

Oh my...the craft show is approaching very quickly! It will be this Saturday from 10-4. I need to get some more items made...I don't feel prepared yet. I'm nnnnnervous! lol

If you are in the O.C. PLEASE stop by and say hello!

Click here for detailed info!

Saturday, June 20, 2009


We have a giveaway *winner*! Randomly chosen from 27 entries is (drumroll)

Violet LeBeaux


Miss Violet please contact me through email asap with your shipping info and choice of color for your ring!

Thanks so much to all who entered. I will be doing another giveaway soon!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Juicy Couture Maclaren Stroller!

I am the first to admit I have a stroller problem. I need to go to "strollers anonymous". I need help. I am not kidding.

I have an unnatural obsession with strollers. Recently, I decided I needed another one. Took a quick trip to a local kiddie store to try some out. I found a nice Maclaren and decided I would look online for more color options.

It was then that I found THIS....

Yes are seeing this correctly. (I's hard to see though the tears of sheer joy.) A Juicy Couture Maclaren Stroller. And for the bargain price of only $450.00. I mean hey, it's an umbrella stroller. I am sure it cost them at least $25 to make it?!

Lets take another look....(BTW that foot muff in the last pic is an extra $125)

But here is where my "disease" kicks in. I really want it. It is calling my name. Yes, my little girl is already 4 and sits in a stroller about 5 minutes a month...but its pink AND brown! Besides the fact...what in the heck do I do with my other twin...let him walk? And of course the most obvious issue is the stroller is $450. For an umbrella stroller. Enough said.

So as common sense kicks in I am saddened. This lovely stroller is not meant to join my vast stroller collection. But I'm telling you right now...if they ever do a twin model I am all over it ;)

BTW if anyone ever actually buys one of these please let me know so I can live vicariously through you.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

High School Reunion

The time has come. I open my email and look to see the dreaded words..."OHS REUNION". Sent to me by some still overly peppy classmate who seems to think this is going to be the greatest event of her lifetime.

I have to admit there was a glimmer of excitement in me. It passed quickly...but it was there. It happened before I realized that this body had twins.

As my thoughts began to wander I started thinking of plastic surgery. A little lift here, a little "puff" up there. "Why did I tan so much in my teens?"

After spending about $100,000 in my mind on my imaginary plastic surgeries I realized I may come out looking like this....

And I thought better of it.

Now don't get me wrong. I am not against a good nip and tuck...or even an implant here and there. But for this reunion I am going just as me. And you know what? Maybe that's not so bad.

**Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY below!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Goodness...I feel like a giveaway! I am offering one of my cabochon rose rings to a lucky winner. The best part? You get to chose your color. White, Black, or Cottage Blue! These are lovely 21mm high quality cabochon roses. Silver plated adjustable ring. One of my most popular items...and a personal favorite! (Click on the title of each pic for more info/pictures of the rings!)

White Cabochon Rose Ring

Blue Cabochon Rose Ring

Black Cabochon Rose Ring

Super simple to enter. Just visit my shop HERE and leave a comment telling me what item is your favorite. Enter as many times as you like! How easy is that?

Winner will be announced the morning of Saturday June 20th!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you so much to those of you who awarded me the "lovely blog award"!

I am *blushing*. It's appreciated!

Vintage Beauties!

Vintage glass beauties. I love the milk glass roses! Saved a pair of those for myself :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Treasury Feature..

Hey lookie here! I made it into this beautiful treasury! Wooo Hoooo

Click here to see for yourself!

Sweet Usoapia...

How can anyone resist that name?! This lovely etsy shop can be found by clicking HERE.

4oz Bar PatchouliOh Handmade Soap

4oz Bar Bay Rum Handmade Soap

2oz Lavender Massage Oil

4 oz Bar Sweet Orange Handmade Soap

This absolutely lovely shop makes me want to shower WAY more! (Hey, I have two 4yr try and get a shower in every day!) Too much information...I know, I know.

Lovely pictures..lovely shop. I feel like I can just about smell those amazing fragrances as we speak...

Visit them on the web too at

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chewing "Chewie" Gum....R.I.P.

"Chewie" (click here to see his wanted poster) has been found. I am sad to report he is no longer of this world. His official obituary lies below:

"Chewie" entered into rest in Huntington Beach on May 21, 2009. He passed away sometime between the wash and dry cycles around 1:00 this afternoon. He leaves his pack of 12 other pieces of "chewies" behind. He will be missed.

Burial services have already been completed. He is now resting in the waste basket still stuck to about 5 pairs of my sons socks.

Chewie is gone but will not be forgotten. His memory lives on in the inside of my dryer, two t-shirts, and about 10 pairs of socks.

Chewie...R.I.P May 19th, 2009 - May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New Dahlia's Darlings...

Brand new for Summer! These are beautiful, high quality cabochons. So fun!