Saturday, January 31, 2009


we are gearing up for superbowl ie: snacks. (national chicken wing day.)
probably one of my MOST favorite days.
it was a beautiful sunny saturday and i hear sun is in the forecast for the next week. so what if the high temp is 30, the sun is out and that makes it ok. poor lanna has gotten what nathan and i had. we both had our share of the stomach flu and now unfortunately it was her turn. i really thought she was in the clear. the little think has not gotten off the couch since 8am except for her quick bath. she has a temperature, headache and a belly ache. let's hope she gets better soon!
while she rests, i am enjoying this: and now it's time to make pretty things.

Monday, January 26, 2009

i made it to the front page of ETSY today!

and i missed it.
randi was wonderful enough to catch it, and take a screen capture for me. i had sold these earrings right away this morning and then had convo's following asking for more. several hours later it all made sense to me. i was a celebrity for like one hour.
very very cool.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

lanna's future partner,

i blame oma for this one.
when i was a baby/toddler oma would scritch my back pretty much any time i asked as well as every night before i went to sleep. well it stuck. since nathan and i have been together, it has become a full time job. and he never complains about it. this is why he is so wonderful. well... as i am sitting here about to drag out all of my beads i hear "daddy, scritch me. no, right here. higher. a little over that way...yah!" and then...a teeny tiny glare pointed in my direction from the husband. this is a life long chore for someone. i just wonder who...
i apologize to her future spouse. and to be clear, it's oma's fault.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

the trees of spokane today

this is not a result from snow, but from weeks of freezing fog. the trees just stop you in your tracks they are so beautiful. the parks look like a black and white photo. the trunks are bare and each individual branch has been brushed with fog and then crystalized. i have never seen this before. i love this park.

Friday, January 16, 2009

not your everyday dollhouse

i get a kick out of lanna's dollhouse. this was her birthday gift from nathan and i this year. she gets endless hours of playtime out of this little house. none of the things were set up by me.
this is au naturalle.

it's more of a star wars meeting ground

i'm sorry, i'm not quite sure what is going on here. let's move on.

batman hiding in the kitchen. that lurker

a rug and a sheepie on the bed. superman and camo-lightening mc queen enjoy her company

while chewbacca mails something in this nifty USPS box (given by lijah)
thai-leung and master yoda enjoy a nice bubble bath.

wonder pig is on the roof!


kung fu panda#2 tries to impress supergirl

a wild balcony party.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


ok, well i thought i would have another few weeks before making this announcement, but it really snuck up me quick! i just posted a few weeks ago that i hit 900 sales. well, i am 7 sales away from 1000!

the buyer of that item will receive something pretty AWESOME. i can't wait!!!

thank you everyone for keeping me so darn busy! good luck to that buyer! (woooohoooo!)

Thursday, January 8, 2009


ooooh it's that time again!
this one is just going to be wonderful. i can tell. i made these earrings for myself and i adore them! i wear them all the time and i even get the comments at work, "uh, you already wore those"
so i knew i needed to share them. you will love them too! these are sweet little brass colored branches with little leaves. they are so sweet! and they great part...they go with everything!
i will be including a beautiful bath and body works bronze makeup bag. **remember**
if you post this on your blog, you get to pick anyone else who has commented to to receive this same great gift!

tell me your worst winter experience thus far. there are so many things that we don't think of when we are calling snow bad things like "fun, pretty, great...ect."
ok fine, it's pretty. on the trees. give me your best/worst story you have encountered. even the every day small stuff that we tend to forget about. it can be short, just a few sentences, or even just a good "i hate winter."

like the time when we woke up and had to spend 2.5 hours shoveling ourselves out of the driveway, only to find out...the road still has 2 feet of snow, and no snow plow has come by yet. you cant really pull out onto a road that is up to your shins. not cool.

or, when you have been out of groceries for a week (and contemplating eating cat food) and you finally decide you can't take it anymore and travel to the store. you get stuck at every stop you make and strangers have to push you out. ONLY to discover when you finally make it out of the store with your basket CRAMMED ASS FULL of everything in the the hell are you going to push a cart across the parking lot with a foot of snow? let me tell you. you aren't. you will attempt do do it, spilling groceries at every massive shove that you give the cart. you will fall down and practically break your butt, say a bad word then apologize to the baby for using mild profanity such as 'stupid'. you will hold up very angry drivers who want to turn- but you are 'too busy falling down'. you will somehow make it to the car, while yet another stranger helps you with the cart, 400lbs of groceries and a 4 year old old in the front and all. you will want to put the groceries away but OOooooh...look at this, the trunk is frozen shut. you will smile, thank the man, tell him that you have everything under control and pray to the sweet sweet block of cheese that you have- and hope by kicking the trunk 'it will somehow pop it open'. by golly it works and you throw them in there as fast as you can and get the H E double hockey sticks out of that nasty parking lot. you know, things like this that suck.

and GO!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

treasury overload!

it seems like almost every day for a week i have been in a treasury. i have never been lucky enough to make one however...
see them here
a sexy little one!
and this one
and this one too!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

new one of a kind necklaces

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

new lip balms for the new year!

huckleberry, creme brulee and raspberry truffle.
happy new year to your lips!