Saturday, September 26, 2009

Snow Fire






This is one of my favorite bracelets I've created.

I did this one a couple of years ago. It's a simple straight string of Swarvorski flower crystals, double strung on memory wire. The beads were double drilled, which is great since the beads are quite heavy, especially with this many and the two wires give plenty of support. I used a crimp on each end, tying it into a flower toggle. It doesn't show well in the pictures, but this sparkles like crazy, casting rainbows!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Go Greyhounds Go!






We had our homecoming parade last night. I've watched this parade every year for, well, since I was 7 :).

Poor, Neglected Blog

I've been run ragged all this month. My daughter's now in HS, and the drama, money draining, and activities never seem to end. But I wouldn't trade her, or this time in our life, for anything. I'm a very lucky, very blessed mom.

Made it to the homecoming parade and got some awesome pics (Yay me!). Anyone who knows me knows my pictures - heads cut off, random pieces of strangers that always float in front of the lense when I snap the picture, etc. etc. etc. But these are Awesome! And, since someone was kind enough (thank you SHG!) to show me how to upload pics I'll be getting those up. If you don't see pics by tomorrow, it is safe to assume the computer has won and is reduced to a puddle of smoking techy goo.

And - wonders never cease - I have a window charm that survived! I want to post a pic of that one. It's one my mom made with my frog bead, and is really gorgeous.

I got my new book from Thomas Nelson books. I was going to devour it one bite, but then the library called and "Skin Trade" by Laurell K. Hamelton was in. So I devoured that one instead :). Love this whole series - vampires, werewolves, mysteries, head in box via UPS, yep. Something for everyone.

Skin Trade continues Anita Blakes sad, sexy, fun saga, but this time it's personal. After receiving an invitation via a bloody head, sans body, at her office, she heads to Vegas to hunt the serial killer that escaped in the previous book (may have been the book before last). The plot thickens as Max, Bibiana and children surface with their own agenda. Anita is working once again with Ed, a.k.a "Ted" and Olaf (they're scarier than the vamps most times!) to process clues and kick butt. I would absolutely love to see this series turned into a TV series. If you like Sookie Stackhouse, or Betsy the Vampire books, you'll love these.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New book

I got my latest book from Thomas Nelson Books!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Burt's Bees Sample :)

I love love love trying before buying - there's nothing worse than paying for something that doesn't work.

I've been a fan of Burt's Bees products for awhile now, and am looking forward to trying their new Natural Acne Solutions.

Pretties

A very good friend of mine gave me an awesome b-day gift - a gift card to Barnes and Noble (it doesn't get any better than that). I bought the Book "Uglies" by Scott Westerfeld. It was every bit as good as I expected, and a lot more intense that I would have thought. I can't wait to get my hands on the next one in the series.

I also bought 2 others, "The Witchling" Sorry! Complete blank on the author - I'll add tomorrow and "In Grave Sight" by Charlain Harris. Anyone who is a fan of the Southern Vampire Series (Sookie Stackhouse, True Blood) knows Charlain and her quirky outlook on paranormals. This book introduces Harper Connelly and her brother. Harper hears / speaks / sees the dead (I see dead people!!) and this leads to lots of funny run ins with the locals.