Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Lets Organize Our Earings!

Here's a great idea that I would like to share. My daughter, who's 11, has pierced ears. Well, I despise all of her ear rings thrown in a container or jewelry box. I like them nice, neat and organized. Is that really too much to ask?

We have found a way to keep them together and it saves her time searching for them. Because, we all know that time is of the essence - kids just don't realize that yet!

This only works with stud ear rings. Use any type of buttons with two holes and attach a pair of ear rings. Easy enough right! You can now look into your jewelry box and find any pair right away. Why didn't we think of this a long time ago? Credit for this idea goes to Good Housekeeping Magazine.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Urban Corner: Let's Get Back To The Gym!

Urban Corner: Let's Get Back To The Gym!: "I have been procrastinating on going back to the gym. It all started with my kitchen remodel and then summer came, then school started, and ..."

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Day at the Fire Station

Taylor trying out dads BA!
My husband is a Fireman and works many holidays. When Christmas comes around and my husband has to work, Santa comes to our house one day early. My girls are excited to know that Santa makes a special trip to our house. They are also excited about spending the afternoon at the station and having dinner with their dad and other families.

My husbands station prepares THE best food spread ever. Of course I was too busy mingling and didn't get a picture of the wonderful Italian dinner and desserts.

We are blessed with our family and our fire family! May everyone have a safe and healthy New Year!

Nancy :o)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Making Old Look Like New Again!

Hi everyone!

Two more days till Christmas and I'm still trying to find cute things to make. One of the women that I follow, I'm sorry I can't find who it was - it must have been late at night when I was reading blogs, had this on her blog and what a great idea!!! Recycle your old candles and make them pretty for Christmas.

I found some red candles from several years ago and decided that these were the perfect ones to try this craft on.  I Mod Podged the sides of the candle and rolled it in Epson Salt. Voila - a new looking candle!

Have a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Cookies, Cookies and More Cookies

Love her "Magical Hat"
Here we are starting our cookie journey for the year! Both daughter's in their Pj's and ready to bake. Of course my younger one decided that she should sport her "Magical Hat", as she calls it.

I'm only into day 3 and feel like I have been making cookies for days! Cookies for the teachers, cookies for my daughters friends, cookies for the Fire Station and so on. My girls and I had a great time making all of these cookies. We had fun times and frustrating times ~ like when the spritzer cookie tube wasn't working! I just can't eat one more cookie. So tomorrow, we will start on Baked Ornaments! Still like a cookie  - but thank God you can't eat this one! :o)

I hope everyone had as much fun as I did baking with my girls this weekend!

Making Snowball Cookies

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Think Pink!

Think Pink! I love this Pink Bracelet ~ it came out really cute! This was made for a customer with an October birthday. And tonight it will be in the Etsy Showcase.  I will keep this style as a part of my collection!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Have you started your Christmas cards?

Who is procrastinating on their Christmas cards or should I say Christmas pictures? I rarely get cards anymore, it's picture after picture.  Well, I just now put my order in on my pictures. Here is a little sample of one my pictures added. My lovely daughters, boy have they grown!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Representing December Babies!!

This beautiful Blue Zircon Swarvoski Crystal bracelet has gone to a good home! Though its sold,  it's re-listed and looking for another good home. This month I'm doing free shipping on all items. Please visit me at my Etsy Shop.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A New Bracelet is Born!

New bracelet added to my Etsy shop. This one is for the March birthdays ~ Aquamarine in distressed brown leather and silver plated chain. This is an eye catcher!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My First Halloween Sign!

Boo Sign!
My first Halloween sign project! It came out really cute. I'm decorating above my cabinet and tomorrow is another day and another project.

Getting Ready For Halloween

I LOVE PUMPKINS! This is a one of a kind pumpkin. I follow Hapa Girls on Etsy and I have several pieces of hers and they are wonderful. The craftsmanship is AMAZING! Take a look at her shop, she has a variety of original pieces. Awesome Metalsmith!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Are you ready for the next holiday, Halloween? I am usually not ready for the fall and don't start decorating until the beginning of October.  But this year, I wanted to start early, or early for me that is. So, I've been searching cute things, not gory, to make for Halloween.  We recently just overhauled my kitchen and I would like to start decorating it for the Fall/Halloween Season. I will soon be posting....something!