Sunday, April 29, 2012

Up down and all around

What do you do when you need to refocus? Sometimes listening to good tunes like some Ziggy Marley, Smashing Pumpkins or even Mazzy Star helps, but not always. Then I try the artistic route... yeah but what if that is your issue?? Long walks, fresh air, chatting with a good friend etc... What if you have tried all your normal meditations and nothing is working? You still feel like you are being pulling in every direction including directions you didn't know were possible.
Is this just a simple slump that I can get over, or is this one of those big ones? That happened to me after I moved from Sarasota to Boynton Beach Florida. I only created art for my students as examples and nothing for myself. It wasn't until my father passed away I had some inspiration and a clear head
( which is odd.)  Then POOF it was gone and I almost had a nervous breakdown.
Yes I have an amazing husband ( don't tell him ), and the most kick ass kid in the world, a roof over my head, food in my belly, a pretty decent  business and good friends, but yet there is a void. Not to mention feeling like I am being pulled in 100 directions at once, and then I feel horrible when I don't accomplish everything.
Gosh even my thoughts are all over the place!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Pushing Buttons

I tend to push certain peoples buttons, and I must say I am very good at it ;) Okay Okay maybe I should be so proud heehee. Instead I will be proud of these items made from buttons...
Forest Green and White Cute as a Button Vintage Earrings
These darling button are from Sophia from Sophies hats . Here is her shop link
Now she makes some wonderful hats and bracelets and couldn't find a use for these awesome buttons and sent them my way ;)

next up are these cute country style heart button earrings
Multicolored Heart Shaped Button Earrings

These are just too darn cute ( so cute I almost kept them for myself )

This next choker is a mixed media necklace that has you know what BUTTONS!!
Vintage Button choker necklace with teal pearl and gold- OOAK ETSY TREASURY

Last but certainly not least is one of the two button necklaces I made using wire and a shoe lace!
Bold Vintage Button Upcycled Necklace- OOAK Etsy treasury item

Its time to move on

So this past year my husband took a job in South Florida so we could be closer to my family. We thought since  we just had our son it would be nice for them to be in his life more often. You would think that us uprooting our family to come be closer with the entire family would show them how much this means to us right? They knew this would be for only a year and that I was going to be a stay at home mom, so my schedule was/is pretty flexible. How many times do you think they came down to visit me? How many times do you think my mom ,my sons Nana came to sleep over? How many times do you think one of my family members came over to watch my son so I could go have an adult night out? Am I bitter? why yes... Am I disappointed? why yes... Am I surprised? NO not at all...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mommy, Mom, Mother

I absolutely Love my mom, but she sure knows how to push my buttons.  Are all mothers like this? You know where they make you feel bad for the life choices you have made? Sometimes I wonder will I ever please her?
Well regardless it is Mother's Day soon so here are some awesome gift ideas from my shop...
Pink White and Clear Asymmetrical Mixed Media OOAK Beaded Bracelet- Etsy treasury
Purple Pink Green and Silver Mixed media ooak Bracelet wilth hearts and moons- Etsy Treasury
Blue and White Chunky Ceramic and Shell Beaded ooak  upcycled necklace- Etsy Treasury
Celtic Inspired Cross Pendant with Chunky Dark teal and wooded beads OOAK necklace

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


I am tired, some what lost and lazy... thats okay no need to do the 100 loads of laundry, or sink full of dishes. Ehhh the dogs can walk themselves right? So I sit here at my computer while my son is snoozing next to me and  I write a blog on how lazy I am WOW!!! Ok Ok maybe I should promote? Or maybe I should make something so someone will feel the urge to shop me? Nope i'd rather sit her typing random crap. Yea today is a blur hahahahahahaha :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Shop Local and Fresh

Yes I love my fruits and veggies, but what I love even more is when they are grown locally and organic ;)
Just a few pics of my new produce in my fridge... I know you wanna DROOL

Fresh yellow squash, Zucchini, Yellow Red and Orange bell peppers, and Fresh Oregano Cilantro and Parsley.
Containers are BPA free and contain my dogs food. Yup they eat veggies too!! Actually everything on the top shelf is organic including the milk, beer and Oj. Next shelf not so much that's hubbys shelf ;)

Yummy Cucumbers which my son LOVES, green bell peppers, apples, lemons and limes. So when I crave that midnight snack which I do I have lots of healthy items to pick from.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Rock Scissors Paper!

I have a love for anything made from or with paper. Here are some talented team mates that have some pretty killer paper crafts,tags, cards you name it!

 First up is Angelene Flowers from Paper Pastiche. I have purchased a few OOAK cards from her. I must say that I am being very selfish by not using them ;) Here is the link to her shop and a few cool items that I wouldn't mind having ;)

Bird & Butterfly Tags Set of 3 Handstamped Tea-dyed Vintage Shabby 5 1/4 x 2 5/8"  Series 1

Next up is Mynda Nissen she owns Aloha Cookie Girl. Not only is she the sweetest gal, but her tags are AMAZING.

Here is the link to her etsy shop and a few items I WANT heehee ;)

SIX Bees and Blooms Turquoise Royal Magenta All Occasion Blank Inside Mini Gift Card Tags

FOUR VW Microbus Retro Hawaiian Style Yellow Hibiscus Palm Trees Handmade All Occasion Gift Tags
FOUR Tie Dyed Anime Birds Paislies Lime Green Orange Cream Handmade All Occasion Gift Tags
Last but certainly not least is Julie Walters owner of J's Crafty studio. Now I haven't yet purchased from her,but I will be shortly ;)

Handmade Vintage Paper Flowers, Large  Vintage Dictionary  Flower
Coin Envelopes Hand Stamped Vintage Ad Coin Envelopes
Handmade Vintage Looking Paper Flowers Spiral Scallopped flowers