2012…the year i….

Good bye 2011, helleeeeewwwww 2012!  You look mighty fine!

Alright everyone!  You get to give me your input.  Let’s chat it up.  Don’t just read this and move on!  SHARE!   Send me your comments and tell me how you want to finish the statement.

2012, the year I…

  • (example) learned to play tennis
  • (example) went on a mission trip
  • (example) learned to live on less (and be satisfied)

Let me have it!  Let’s get it going.


Internet Fun

Every now and then I like to show you a fun place that I have found on the internet.  I have NO idea how many of you already know about this website but it just struck me that I could share it with you.  I’ve been getting the updates via email for months and here it is.  This website gives great summaries of deals to be found.  Yahoo!


You’re welcome! I have an ADORABLE one that I will share soon…


Cleaning {my oven} the safe way

I want to share something great with you!  Seriously!  I’m going with healthy and green cleaners in my home.  This is something that is VERY important to me for many reasons which I’ll share another day.  For now though, I’ll share that in the past I have used the cleaning cycle on my oven to clean the inside of it.  NO MORE!  ha! ha!  I couldn’t stand the smell in the house that lingered for hours, it made our dog cough (no lie),  and then it always made me think about what exactly I was smelling.   Hmmmm…awful smell! 

This time I used this product. 

Scour Off™ Heavy Duty Paste


I’ll show you the pictures so you can see for yourself what it did.   Even after I used the cleaning option on my oven last time, this stuff was still left on the inside of my oven door.  That is not right!  ICK! 

InsideOvenBefore    InsideOvenTopBefore 


All I did was smear (that is an official cleaning term) it on, wait for about ten minutes, and then gently scrub with a wet rag and a toothbrush to get into the letters.

Wiped it off with a clean rag and….



I love it that I’m not using harsh chemicals, my house doesn’t smell at all, and this is safe for me, my family, and the environment!  How great is that?

If you are interested in cleaning your home in a new and safer way, I recommend this line of products whole heartedly!

Here is the product I used - Scour Off™ Heavy Duty Paste

There are also a few kits that are great to start with.

Don’t forget to become a member because you will receive a 15% discount for a lifetime.

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Lampwork Love

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Thank you for making the Christmas Open House a great success this year! 

Everything sold and shipped!  {happy dance}

This means so much to me!  I put myself out there as an artist and it is so rewarding to have my designs go to other people and be part of their lives.  Thanks to everyone who supports and follows my business!


Winner of the Earrings Giveaway

Thanks for everyone who supports my blog and my business!  I’m so pleased to announce this is the winner of the free pair of earrings - The Lazy Mom.  Please contact me so I can get your mailing address.  Congratulations!



Stuff I’ve said…

Things I heard myself say today…

Which tattoo do you want?  (the temporary ones)

Please put that in a tissue.  That is what tissues are FOR!

I’m taking pictures so I can laugh about this some day.

Why are you apologizing as you come into the room?  What have you done?

Please don’t pick your toe fuzzies while you’re eating breakfast.


Isn’t it amazing what we say when little ones are in our home?


Christmas Open House is LIVE


Here is the link. - CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE 2011

You can also get to it through my website till Friday.  This link will be shut down Friday evening so don't waste time shopping! 

Have fun and enjoy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by and the giveaway will be announced Tuesday.  See post below to participate.

Christmas Open House TONIGHT!

Just a reminder to stop by tonight at 8:00 pm for the new items that will be available.

Also, don’t forget to check out the post below to be entered into the list for the earrings.   See the details below.

I’ll be a busy bee today getting everything ready!


My version of a Capiz Light

My master bedroom had one of these ….


in the middle of my ceiling and it drove me nuts!  I stared at it waaaay to much ruing the day that I decided to drag that thing home and put it up.  I kept thinking I could do something with that light (barf and no offense if you have one), but I just couldn’t handle it anymore!

I saw this light on the west elm website and had seen a few ideas floating around on the internet so…

I did it! 


I made my own light fixture, cover, hangy-down-thingy, and now I’m happy. 


I used the frame of an old lampshade, wrapped some additional wire around the middle so that I could hang more strands of um….wax paper {cough, cough} from and went to work. 

I melted layers and layers and layers of wax paper together, used a hole punch to cut out the circles, and then sewed for a few hours, off and on, till I felt the strands were spaced evenly and then I attached it to the previous light base. 

Ahhhhhhhh……now this is much better!.  You have to see it (well you really won’t be able to, now will you?), but it is be.a.utiful and now I smile when I look up from my bed, or randomly pass by my bedroom, or just pop in to peak at it.  giggle

What do you think?

The Christmas Shop on Sunday

I’m still working on the jewelry items for the online shop. Glass beads are everywhere and are being made into jewelry just for YOU! 

Remember to come back here to the blog on 

Sunday at 8:00 p.m. EST

That is not all though.  Nope.

I got to thinking that it would be fun to give away a pair of earrings Sunday night during the sale and figured that would be fun, eh?  Don’t you think so? 

So, for everyone who is a member of this blog AND also likes DDbyRobbon on Facebook, you will be entered into the random drawing.  The join and like options are in the right column over there.  To your right…..  lol  Just being silly.

I will be giving away one pair of black lampwork, sterling silver earrings to one lucky person.  Leave a comment below letting me know you are part of both and I’ll enter you into the drawing.  Easy, peasy. 

I’ll post the winner on Tuesday.


Cleaning {my kitchen}

I have had so much fun trying Basic H out and making things squeaky clean.  I’ll not keep you in suspense any longer.  I mentioned that I was cleaning in my kitchen and that I used it EVERYWHERE!  In the refrigerator, on the appliances, on my windows, on the floor, and yes, even on my wooden cabinets.  I didn’t realize how much stuff had accumulated on my cabinets.  That just means they are being used often, doesn’t it?  Why, yes it does!  I’m not fond of showing dirt around my home but I have to show you before and after pictures.  I’ve used other products before and haven’t really liked the results but check this out!  As I started cleaning everything near me (it became a challenge almost), I noticed this grime on my kitchen cabinet door.  I don’t even want to know what it all was or how long it had been lurking there.  Anyway…


there is my dirt BEFORE I cleaned it.  Here is…


No tricks here.  I did not play with the pictures or edit them.  Just plan old pictures of this product at work in my kitchen.  See, I told you it is great!

Since it is a concentrated product, here are some ideas of how you can use Basic H: 

For all-purpose cleaning:  Add 1/4 tsp. to 16 oz. of water.

For windows and mirrors:  Add 1-2 drops to 16 oz. of water.

For degreasing:  Add 1 1/2 tsp. to 16 oz. of water. For bigger jobs, add 2 oz. to 1 gallon of water.

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