Wednesday, August 12, 2009

St Maarten

Well I know it's been awhile since I last sat down to blog about my thoughts and what has been going on in my life.

Sometimes as you all know life gets in the way.

I was caught amidst the hustle and bustle of baseball , summer activities , vacations, family illnesses and other chaotic nonsense called life.

As I feel the end of summer approaching I cling secretely to the coming of the school schedule. You know the happiness a mother feels when life goes back into the normal mode of school, homework etc.

I can't wait. With each fall I feel a renewed sense of creativity.

Maybe it's the fall leaves, the crispness of the air but I am looking forward to it.

I have just returned from our summer vacation to St Maarten. It was lovely and much needed. I took all 4 of my children, which by the end of vacation my 21 yr old(the only girl) felt the need to remind us that she will never be doing this again.....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Michael's communion

I have not been on to post lately since my every waking moment has been consumed with preparing my 7yr old Michael for his 1st Holy Communion.
It was this past Saturday May 9th. I have to say I am exhausted. It was more like a wedding than anything else.
I have 4 children and my husband that I needed to find outfits for. Not including myself (which for several days before I was planning on wearing my birthday suit) I always save me for last as most mother's do.
Table seating charts, place cards, balloons, favors, banners to make. EXHAUSTED.
But I am happy to report everything went smoothly and effortlessly.
AND ITS OVER.........
Now life has returned to quiet nothingness, which I am enjoying.
He was a perfect angel that day and I stressed over nothing. But I am typically a worrier by nature and somewhat of a perfectionest...
I actually had time before the communion to design 3 new pieces. I will show them tommorrow.
Well have a great day....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mother's Day is May 10th

With Mother's Day fast approaching I have been working feverishly trying to get new designs finished. I have been working with alot of bright colors for the Spring and Summer. I always seem to want to add color this time of the year. I guess with all the trees and flowers in full bloom it puts me in the mood.

I have also been experimenting with a few new designs. Feeling extra creative these day.

Well, my son's teacher is getting married this Saturday. I decided (since I must be the only one in the class that knows how) to bake a mini wedding cake to bring in and share tommorrow. I am throwing her a Wedding shower in the class. So cute. The kids will get a big kick out of it.

I am also going to have them each work on a scrapbook page for her and then assemble it at the end so she will have a scrapbook made by her students for her wedding day.

Hope it's not to corny,. But should be alot of fun.

Well have a great Tuesday everyone.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring Zaniness

Well I know I haven't posted a new blog in about a week but trust me it's literally a zoo around my house.
Just to fill you in, Baseball season has begun. So having two little boys ages 7 and 11 , each having 2 practices a week, add in CCD and homework and my son's biweekly visits to the Dermatoligist (poor baby has Psoriasis) it's litterally insane.
Oh and by the way did I tell you my 7 year old broke my camera last week. My poor husband bought me an expensive camera this Christmas specifically with my jewelry business in mind. And last week "My little angel" decided to make a video of him and his little cousin with their robots and he dropped it.
Needless to say I feel like someone cut off my arm. I have been working feverously with all my new designs for Spring with no camera.
Anyway, the "little angel" is making his 1st Holy Communion in 2 weeks and I have been running around getting favors and suits and shoes and ties.......I'm delerious.
I found the most gorgeous amber pendant with Mother of Pearl flowers, I am making myself a beautiful necklace to wear that day. I will post the picture when I am done.
Well thank you for allowing me to vent. I feel much better now. Continue to watch the crazy antics as they unfold in the next 2 weeks. It should be interesting.
Have a great Day...................<3

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Did you ever have one of those days? Well for me today was one of them.
Not to mention the fact that today is Uncle Sam's favorite day.
Well I thought we could all use a laugh.
Don' t think my Weight Watchers leaders would laugh as much but who cares....
It is day 7 of the children being home on Easter break and they do not go back until the 20th.
Well I plan to bury myself in beads and designs and hopefully the won't see me......
Happy Beading....................

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Well now that the hubbub of Easter is over we can all get back to work.
I recently discovered that this year is the anniversary of the Peace sign. So in honor of that I designed this necklace which all ready sent my neices in a tizzee.
I used lampwork beads in shades of turquoise along with copper and silver spacer beads.
My neices already have two orders in from their college buddies so I guess I better get busy.
Have a great day everyone.......

Monday, April 13, 2009

I have to say getting back into the groove this morning was a little tough. We had 18 people over for Easter dinner yesterday.
But after all the china and platters went away and my hubby helped with the cleaning, I woke this morning to a beautiful sunny day here in New Jersey. Recharged and ready to go.
I love Spring, the trees budding with flowers and the grass filling in with the most vibrant shade of green.
I feel I am most creative in Spring and want to bring those Spring colors indoors into my jewelry.
The necklace you see here is perfect for those breezy linens outfits of Spring. Its light and airy and strung on tri colored cord.
It is featured in my etsy shop at and there is an etsy mini on the bottom of my blog.
Have a great day...