You know that person who gives, and gives, and gives?  They give to everyone with a smile and I often wonder how they are able to do it.  I run out of steam eventually.  There are those gifted though with the ability to give generously to those around them in many ways and we are all blessed by their generosity.  The silk, hand dyed necklace with a lampwork pendant and matching earrings was a custom design set for such a woman.


May we all be inspired to use the gifts we are given each day.


Frilly Toothpicks

Lunch definitely tastes better with frilly toothpicks in case any of you didn’t already know that.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA           I thought I should pass that along to you in case you wanted something to brighten your next lunch, dinner party, dessert, or snack.  Really, it has been the highlight of dining around our home.  Who would have guessed! 


Some days I do, some days I don’t

Some days I can tackle the world and get all most of it done, and then…some days, I can’t.  Today was a long day for some reason.  I was out of it from the moment my feet touched the floor and I’m glad to be going to bed soon.   We had fun and went to a park so the girls could ride their bikes, throw rocks in a river, play on a playground, swing, and go down fast slides.   The highlight for me was watching the hummingbirds come to our new feeder at our front window.  They are so tiny and precious.  I did get a few items onto the website so that is an accomplishment, right?  Right. 



Five Years Younger

If I use my muscles in my forehead to hold up my eyebrows, I look five years younger!  Really!  I don’t know when it happened but my eyelids have started to make me look tired and older.  I know it is age.  Come on now, I’m not that silly but still, I don’t care for this.  So, I’m just going to look perpetually surprised now and help me look younger.  I could use any tricks out there right now.  LOL


This piece is already sold but I thought I would share a recent custom design that had shades of lime green, bright yellow, light yellow, and black.  The customer wanted more crystals than lampwork beads so I only included a few.  It is a cheery piece and we also put a Mom charm on it to make it personal.   It makes me smile and I thought it was just “Too Fun.”


Name Game

I finally decided on a name.  It seems like most of you envisioned water when you saw this so I think it is fair to name it along those lines.  Thanks to Connie I’m choosing to name it Ocean Edge.  I really enjoyed hearing from you all so maybe we should try that again some time.



Give it a NAME

I’m enlisting your help if you would like to join in.  I recently made this double-strand lampwork bracelet and can’t quite seem to come up with a good name for it.  Would anyone care to help name it?  Leave me a comment and I’ll name this lovely on Tuesday, August, 18th.  Give it a name will you?  Nothing too long or too crazy.  I’m picky, aren’t I?


In other news, things are going well.  Just regular every day life but one of my girls is getting ready to start new adventures soon by heading off to pre-school and ballet.  Oh boy!  Fun stuff coming in a few weeks.  I’m sure I’ll post more about that.  How could I not?  I mean, REALLY! 

Put your thinking caps on and give me your best names.  To be continued…


Up, off, and running

Another day full of potential!  I told you about a new website recently and it is finally up and running.  I thought you might want to check it out and be (in)courage(d) in your walk. 


Be blessed today!


Point, click and send

Howdy!  I want to put up some pictures on my website of you lovely ladies in your “Robbon” jewelry.  A customer of mine said that she owns  more than one “Robbon” and she now considers herself to be a “Robbonite.”  I thought that was SO funny (maybe it was the way she said it that made it entertaining to me) and that gave me an idea!  Let’s see the pictures of YOU in your designs.  Would you care to do that?  I won’t plaster the pictures all over my website.  I think one simple page of pictures would be fun.   OH, please do send them to me, I’d love it!  Point, click and send them to me.

So I heard back from some of you about picking up a stranger.  Most of you agreed that it would not have been prudent to pick anyone up and try to help them.  I just kept thinking that what if that would have been me walking in the blazing heat.  Would anyone have stopped to help me?  Yes, I have a cell phone, and yes, I probably would have gone about it differently but it still made me think. 

I’ll be back later this week with a few new bracelets and earrings so check back in with me.  Till then, enjoy your week!


Three in Pink

For some reason I tend to dress me and my daughters in similar colors about once a week.  It is totally by accident and it is not planned because I pick our clothes from what is clean.   Today,  I was walking through a parking lot with both girls near me and realized that we were all in pink.  Bright pink!  Eek!  I seriously didn’t plan it.  It happens all of the time.  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Could it be that certain days have a color feel to them or that I just happen to be in a color mood that day?  Who knows, but it happens frequently.

It was hard getting a picture of all of us but here we are in….PINK!  Fuchsia.  Whatever.   Yes, I look tired but, oh well.  :)

Happy Friday

Mia took this picture of Ashley yesterday and I found it on my camera!  I thought this made a lovely way to wish you a happy Friday. 

Happy Friday


What would you do?

I had a lovely dinner out with one of my dearest friends.  I realized on my way home that we have been friends for…wait….18 YEARS!  That isn’t much to some people but for me, that seems like a VERY long time.  Surely I am not that old, am I?  37 isn’t THAT old, right?  Right!  That is settled.  Anyway, we had a good time catching up with each other about our lives, our kids, our thoughts, our feelings, and we ate to our hearts content.  Yum!  Thanks “L” for being my best friend all these years.  Ha, Ha!

I was on my way home and was very near my street, when I stopped at a stop sign and there was a woman standing there acting as if she were going to cross the street.  She approached my vehicle and I rolled down the window.  She asked me if I was going up the street and would I take her with me.  I must admit that I wasn’t going as far as she wanted to go, so I was able to tell her that I was on my way home and going in a different direction.  As I pulled away, I felt weird.  I’m sure she needed help but I didn’t feel like I could help her.  Why?  You never know about people anymore!  Isn’t that sad?  I wanted to help her SO BADLY but was afraid of what her intentions were.  Maybe I have heard too many stories on the news or have watched too much television but I was leery of helping her.  We are supposed to help others in need but yet my fear kept me from reaching out.   I felt bad.  What would you do?

Healing Waters Custom Lampwork Necklace

I told you about the necklaces I worked on for a customer and I can share them with you now.  They were a surprise and I didn’t want to ruin THAT!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA



We were gone for the weekend to see Grandma and had a wonderful time!  We rode bikes (even I got on one which reminded me how LONG it has been since I've been on a bike), rode scooters, played in the basement, cooked smores over a little fire, visited with family, cleaned, and enjoyed the wonderful weather.  The weather was wonderful, visiting with family was refreshing, and we enjoyed it immensely.   We just really missed Grandpa.

I missed my computer but it was nice to have a break from my screen.  I was checking in on my favorite blogs today since my absense and found this wonderful bit of news.  A new website is being launched on August 10th.  (in)courage.  Some of my favorite blog writters are going to be part of this and I can't wait to join in and read!  CAN'T WAIT!  So often it is easy to get lost in the shuffle of life and forget that there are other wonderful christian women out there in the same spot in life.   It is encouraging to read stories of the REAL life of other women and know that we don't have to be perfect to serve our family, community, and the Lord.  phew.   I fall short so many times but am so grateful for God's unconditional love and grace.  Aren't you?  

I'm back to the daily grind!  Yippee!  It is a cozy, rainy day today and I'm enjoying the break and the rumbles of thunder.  Working on this and that but I'll post pictures later of the necklaces I mentioned last week IF my pictures turned out well.  I haven't looked at them yet but hopefully some of them turned out since the necklaces have shipped already.  

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