Wednesday, December 24, 2008


It is snowing again today & I am missing work again. I was suppose to go in for a half day, but it is not safe & I can't get out of my driveway, let alone my road. Yesterday I walked to the top of my road & my boss drove me in. Today is only suppose to be a half day so we didn't bother, too much of a hassle & I worked really late yesterday so that should make up for some of it.

Best wishes to all & to all a good night. Merry Christmas & have a safe & Happy New Year.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


Today my mom & I volunteered at the local community center.

My step dad picked me up & drove both my mom and I to & from the center. This was due to the extreme weather outside. We had a great time,even though I am exhausted, it was very busy. In our community the gift give away, this year covers 1000 children in the area. Today we had families for 600 of the children, and 400 more will be tomorrow. I have been helping with this every year for at least 10 years, maybe more. It is always worth it, so many people are helped and it feels good to help others.

I was happy to see so many people helping out this year, despite the bad conditions in the area.
So get out there and volunteer, it is worth it for everyone.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

A Dinner, Movie & Christmas Shopping

My family & I went to Red Robin for dinner & to a movie after I got off of work tonight. We saw The Tale of Despereaux it was a cute movie. We then went to Target and finished shopping for the few people I had left. My husband actually found something he wanted, then I went & got it, he saw it in the cart since it was a remote control car - it was a huge box & took up most of the cart, pretty hard to miss. I told him he has to forget about it before Christmas. I also got some stocking stuffers & gift cards for 4 of my nieces that are at the impossible teen years & are not happy with anything. I will be wrapping alot tomorrow.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snowed IN

It snowed so much last night - I am snowed in, my car will not make it out of our road. We live by the river & would have to go up a little hill. So too bad, I can't make it into work today. So we are staying in, we did take our new puppy out for a walk. Check out some pitures of the snow. I don't like the cold, but it normally does not snow much here.
Best wishes to all for the upcoming holidays

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Snow & the Wizard of OZ

It snowed so much last night, we are going to miss the Play downtown in Seattle @ the Children's Museum of the Wizard of Oz. It is so sad, my Mom, my daughter (8yrs old) and some friends of ours were all going to this in the afternoon today. Now it is too dangerous to drive there and we have been looking forward to this for about 6 months. ): My daughter cried, she is very sad. Hopefully we can find something to cheer her up today, maybe a snowball fight, and decorating the Christmas tree that we just got last night.

Enjoy your time with your family, I will.

Monday, December 8, 2008

I am on ArtFire ! !

Check it out I am on Artfire, check it out. I just joined on the 7th, I have started posting items, and wanted to let everyone know.

You can buy from either my Etsy shop or my Artfire shop. I will be posting some different items on each site. Right now I do have some overlap, any items that I have more then one of, or that I custom make for each sale I have listed in both. Or at least I will, lol.

I want to know who else is on Artfire, what do you think? They had a special to sign up, it is only $7.00 a month right now with unlimited postings, no charge on posting or sales as far as I understand. They are doing this for a promotion, to get more people to join, after they reach a certain number. After that they will charge $20. , so I signed up. It is less then I am paying on Etsy with all of my renewing. I hope in the long run this will work out, alot of stores I had my jewelry in closed this year due to the economy. Times are tough all over. Best wishes to all of you.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Victorian Christmas

Check it out I am doing Victorian Christmas - it starts December 3rd - Wed & runs thru Sunday.

I am in the Expo Hall - in the booth called The Handcrafters Guild. Some friends and I bought 6 spaces together . We all set up like one really big booth. We have a great variety & I brought tons of inventory. It is like a mini craft show in this really big one. We have a central check out - with a really cool register, thanks to one of the ladies.

If you are in Puyallup, WA- you should check it out, the show is amazing. Just make sure to look for handcrafted booths, it is not as common to find us as it use to be in the good ole days.

After the show has ended - I will be posting lots of new things on to my Etsy site, look for it.