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!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

4 Year Olds and GUM....A deadly combination

Ahhh...what a day. My 4 year olds have discovered gum (or "chewie" they like to call it). They love it. They beg for it all day long. They are obsessed. Why in the world do children love gum so much??

In a moment of sheer insanity I gave in. I had a moment of false confidence when everything seemed to be going ok..and then it happened.

Culprit #2 comes in and states: Mom, I lost my gum. It fell out of my mouth and I don't know where it is. (BTW he then blamed it on his she made gum fall out of his mouth I will never know)

Ok, great. After 6000 questions of where, when, and how in a desperate bid to find is still a missing fugitive. (See wanted poster..."chewie" is not going to get a way with this!) Chewie was last seen somewhere around our couch and/or carpeted area.

Not more than 1 minute later I get a big UHH OHH from culprit #1. "Momma, my gum is stuck in my dress."

I reluctantly look over and find gum literally stretched across the entire front of her dress. "Stuck" doesn't even begin to cover the destruction.

After 14 ice cubes, a frozen hand, and a still sticky dress I have given up.

Anyone else have some fun GUM stories?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Hello Retro...

Go Retro! My newest post earrings for Spring. Wooo Hooo...I love em'!

Jewelry Tags

I have just included a new item in my shop! These little cardstock tags are perfect for jewelry, pricing, craft shows, scrapbooking, etc. I get tons of compliments from my customers when I use these great little cards. All hand cut and hand punched. More colors/styles coming soon!

Click here to see listing!

We have a WINNER!

Yes, we have a winner. After a random pick the winner is.... *drumroll*

"W" otherwise known as wendiwinn (on etsy)


Your lovely earrings and hair pin will arrive in a cute little gift box lickity split!

Thank you to all those who entered! If you did not win this time please don't fret. I will be hosting another giveaway in no time!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Craft Show....Ohh I'm Nervous

My first "real" craft show is coming up June 27th. Yes, I have done the neighborhood and school fundraisers...but does that really count. People are buying for charity for goodness sake. Will they still buy something if their good conscience isn't telling them they have too?! Ohh...the anxiety.

If you are in the S. Cal area please stop by and say hi! I will be the booth bathed in pepto bismol pink!

Click here to view the poster!!

*****Don't forget to enter my givewaway below*****

Monday, May 11, 2009

Potty Break...

I thought it was only me. I should have known better. Yes, I hide in the bathroom. I have since found out others do it too.

This all started when a fellow reader commented on my hard day with "Maybe you can lock yourself in the bathroom for 5 minutes."

You mean, really, it's not just me?

After a fit of laughter I began to think. This must be a common mom trick. Let me tell you a bit more about my technique. Perhaps it could be useful in your life too.

It comes on between 6 and 7pm. I'll look at hubby and say, "I have a stomach ache." I will then proceed to the bathroom, lock the door, and read magazines. No, of course I do not really need to go. What I need is a mommy time out. A time to stare at models in magazines, look at clothes, makeup, and reminisce about the way things used to be (and where some particular body parts used to be too).

I figured the man had to be on to me. I mean really...a stomach ache just about every night?! Then...just the other night while watching t.v. a commercial comes on. It is about Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS. Hubby looks over at me, eyes wide, and exclaims...."Oh, look at this commercial! I think that is what you have. You have a stomach ache every night after dinner!"

Poor, poor man. If he only knew :)

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

It's GIVEAWAY Time....

Woooo Hooooo.....time for another giveaway! Winner will receive a lovely pair of vintage star shaped flower cabochon earrings. Matching hair pin will also be included!

That's right ladies! A pair of earrings and a matching hair pin! All you have to do is visit my etsy shop HERE and post which item of mine is your favorite in the comments section. That's it!

Also, please be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you are the winner by including your email, etsy shop name, etc.

Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday, May 17th. Winner will be announced Monday morning!

Click HERE to read what my last winner had to say!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Everyone....

Happy Mother's Day everyone! Children or not...I think every woman should be celebrated on Mother's Day. So go out and treat yourself to something special. A long walk, trip to the beach, a nap, or just some peace and quiet. Something like this looks nice ;)

Let me tell you a little bit of how my Mother's Day is going so far...

My husband is still's 9:30a.m. I hope he is enjoying his sleep-in this morning. He will be punished for it the rest of the day ;)

My kids gave me the cards they made...then promplty took them away. Both exclaiming, "You can't keep them...they're ours!"

I have made breakfast, cleaned up breakfast, cleaned the kids, cleaned up the spilled water all over the floor, confiscated the gum they were trying to hide, been referee for two fights, and actually managed to get in 1 cup of coffee...all by 9:30 a.m.

Gosh, I just can't wait for the rest of my "relaxing" Mother's Day. Maybe I'll be extra lucky and get to see my Mother in Law too!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

I finally figured it out! it took me a bit of time to figure out how in the heck I can use a larger sized cabochon flower for my stud earrings. I love the look of the larger roses. They are about 19mm. (1 inch is about 26mm) My problem always was that the weight of the cabs would make them sag. Then one epiphany! Tried out my idea and it worked like a charm. No sag...just pure loveliness! I decided my first pair should be in my favorite milk pink color. Here they are!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My New Blue...Wooo Hooo

My newest Blue hair pins....pretty cottage, shabby chic....don't ya think!