Questions from Mia

Each day brings wonderful experiences with children and I love it when Mia (my five year-old) asks questions.  She asks questions ALL DAY LONG.  Here are some recent questions.

“When is kid’s day?  There is Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Grandparent’s Day.  When is it kid’s day?”  I thought that was a wonderful question.

“Why are boys so rough?  They don’t play like me  and I don’t like their games.”

“Why can’t I marry Daddy.  He can be married to both of us, can’t he?”

“Why do you get to drink Coke whenever you want to?”

“Is Ellie visiting with Grandpa in heaven?”

“The gas station is up the street?  Do you mean up in the sky, in heaven?”



A what?

P5118359 I COMPLETELY forgot to follow up and tell you what this is.  It looks scary doesn’t it?  Well, it is called a frog.  Yes, a frog.  It is used in the bottom of a flower vase or container to help the stems stay in place when creating a flower arrangement.  I use it all of the time and it keeps the difficult flower arrangements together when the stems want to flip out.   Now you know.


You will hear me say…DAILY

“Don’t make ugly faces at your sister!”

“Please use your manners.”

“Can you go get a tissue because I don’t really want that.  Thanks though.”

“Does it help to whine?”

“I’m going to count to three.”

“Awe, how sweet of you to hug her.  WAIT!  Not that tight!”

“Please eat your food.”

“Please share.”

“Did you wash your hands?”

“I’ll set the timer and then you can switch when it beeps.”

Forgive me if I randomly say one of these things to you.  I just can’t help myself sometimes…they just blurt out. 


I’m going to do it

I’m going to do it.  I’m going to blog more often, I promise.  I mean at this point, anything is an improvement, right?  Right. I didn’t blog the past few weeks while we were out of town in Florida, but I’m back and ready to jump into it.  I have felt guilty for not putting up new things so…my apologies.  Okay, I’m done.

So what have ya’ll been up to?  We went to Florida and it was wonderful.  I’m in the process of getting all of my photos together (all 335 of them) and will post them (no, not all of them) soon.  Walt Disney World was unforgettable and I SO enjoyed the delight of our children as they saw new things each day.

IMG_0921 They danced on this bridge near the castle to music playing in the park.  Simply precious.

IMG_0948Mark and his girls.


On to business.  I have a VERY messy studio that I would be mortified to show to anyone which I need to be tidy up.  I need to set up my new torch, concentrator, and all of the fun accessories I purchased.  OH JOY!  What is it about children that zaps all of our energy?  I can’t seem to find any of it lately.  Did someone hide it from me?  I know they stash things all of the time and I’m going to run across it one day in a drawer under a shirt or in the zipper of a little purse here in the house.  I just KNOW IT!  If anyone finds some extra energy around your home, mail it to me.  No, FEDEX it to me!  I’ll pay for the shipping.  giggle…

I’ll be back soon with pictures of two bracelets that I’ve been hiding and some pictures of my family.


Custom Design Stories - 2

Men love to give jewelry.  Thank goodness since women love to receive it also!  A win, win for everyone.  I recently worked with a husband who requested a custom lampwork design for his wife.  It was her birthday and he wanted to have a necklace and earring set for her special day.  We designed this necklace with pastel colors and a hint of blue so that she could wear it with LOTS of things in her closet.   


He contacted me after her special day and told me that she loved it and he was so pleased to have a unique gift for her. 

This is the part of my business that I LOVE!  Working on custom designs and getting to know my customers and their stories.  I LOVE it!

Take a guess


Does anyone know what this is?  I use it all of the time but wanted to see if anyone else knows what it is. 

Care to guess?


Losing a pet is never easy


We had to put Ellie to sleep because she was ill and it broke my heart.  I bawled for a whole day and looked awful!!  I don’t know that my eyes have ever been that puffy.  I miss her and the very things that drove me BONKERS, make me miss her now.  For example her barking while the kids were sleeping, stealing and eating the children’s toys, the dinner napkin snatching black and white hair all over the furniture and a myriad of things like that.  I will miss the way she greeted us when we came home each time.  We could have been away for 5 minutes and she still greeted us the same way.  Unconditional love will be missed in our home.

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