Thursday, February 18, 2010


I took a break from my metal and torch this week to make a little room for the other love of my life...SEED BEADS!
I was taking a stroll in my local bead store and ran across some beautiful Charlotte seed beads.
I just LOVE Charlotte's, they are like seed beads but smaller and are cut on one side so that when you string them together they sparkle like tiny gemstones... Delicious!
Anyhow here are some new additions to my shop. Hope you like them...

Friday, February 12, 2010


I've been doing some experimenting with mixing silver with copper and here is the first creation...
"The Poppy Necklace"Copper Poppy

Fine silver pollen
Hanging on textured sterling silver ring....

"Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breaths"
William Worldsworth-1798

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Well here I am again... Giving it yet another stab at trying to transform my bad eating habits into new exiting ways to trick my mind (and taste buds) into believing that Brussels Sprouts really do taste like heaven. Well maybe not to that extreme. Though I really have wanted to make an effort to try and eat healthier.

In this journey I have taken it apon myself to join My Food Diary.Com and have discovered how much easier it can be to monitor what you put in your mouth when you have to remember to log it in a chart every day. Let me tell you folks you really begin to think twice about eating that tempting treat when you know that your daily calorie number will jump 500 points. At first I thought "who will know, no one sees the chart but me" But at the risk of sounding like the cheesiest cheese ball. I have realized that I will know... And this simple reality check seemed to change something inside of me tonight.

As the microwave was warming my tasty cinnamon roll to the perfect gooey temperature I flipped to my food Out of sheer morbid curiosity, I decided to see what the nutritional chart would look like for my regular bakery Cinnamon roll. BIG MISTAKE!!!

620 Calories

24 g Of Fat

14g Of Saturated Fat

And the list goes on and on...

That's right folks. There I stood at at a crossroad...

I had two choices...

One, I could eat the roll and just not log it down to forever torture me with its frown faces telling me I have exceeded my daily intake for saturated fats...

Or two, I could think about the effort that I had so proudfully put into my day, and how good it felt after that spinach salad for lunch. And by eating this one roll would have made the past 12 hours null and void..

I choose option two... GOLF CLAP FOR ME...YAY!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Snuggle Bear is out to get me!!!!!!!!

So this is my current situation... My boyfriend decided to do a load of laundry this morning before he headed off to work... Simple enough right? Well what I probably should mention to you is that we have one of those stand up washer and dryers that shakes violently in its final spin. Due to the fact that we live in an apartment with limited space we store all of our detergent and LIQUID SOFTENER on top of the washer. Well this morning that gal-darn washer gave a good enough shake to throw that Snuggle softener right onto the tile floor. Which comes to my next bit of sad news... Whom ever it was to use the softener last forget to screw the cap on tight. So I now have blue softener all over the hall and a smell that makes me feel like Mr. Snuggle Bear is choking me.... Ulgh!!!!!!! After this I'm definitely switching back to dryer sheets.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


All you have to do is find something pretty, make your pay pal purchase and eagerly await your refund.
Its that simple.
So now is the time to get that item for yourself or someone special this Valentines Day.
With lots of LOVE...Erin