Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Magpie Bracelets

These are SO much fun to make!
Rose Garden
Copper Penny
Morning Flight
Daisy Chain
Now to get 'em posted on Etsy...

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


What have I learned in the first week of juicing?
My new Breville Juicer

It's easier to make brownies.
Which J did, last night.  As payback for kale in her juice.

I do admit, I have more energy.  And the kitchen smells good, with all the fruit and veggie smells.  

Too bad the juice smells like swamp.

My juice does NOT look like this.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter

Here's an Easter bonnet I could wear.
My mom wanted a daughter that liked frilly dresses and bows in her hair and kept her patent leather shoes shiny.

Every Easter Sunday, the battle was on.

'Cause I was not that little girl.

Sorry, Mom.

Monday, April 14, 2014


I think this is the longest I've gone without posting since I began blogging.  Let's just say...life's been busy.

Now that winter has decided to leave (!), there's yard work to be done.  The word around the house today is "Ouch" due to all of the raking and tree limb picking up and gunnage burning.  I even made three compost bins (for less than $60!).

All that stands between me and the end of the semester is two 25 page papers to write and 95 final projects to grade.  Piece of cake.  Then it's one week off before I start a summer of French translation classes.  (Bleh.)
Focal is from MakuStudios!
 Thank goodness for beading.

Like I said to J just yesterday, beading is one of the things I'm most grateful for in my life.  For the peace and creativity I've found.  For the friends I've made through it.  Mostly, because beading keeps me sane.
Full view.  Still working on a name.  Thoughts?
I can get lost in the details of beading and everything else makes more sense.