Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Heidi Daus Jewelry

This last summer I fell in love with Heidi Daus Jewelry. I have bought a few sets and pieces. It is so fun and full of sparkle.
My first set was the Reel McKoi. I love it! The whole set is so fun. Not that I wear it a lot but I love it. Daphne loves the Rose Elegance I got in black. She yells WOW!!! every time I open the box. Of course she has to wear it. My other favorite is Perennial Favorite. And of course I have SEVERAL pieces on my Wish List.
Of course I am on the Heidi Daus Designs e-mail list too. On Tuesday they put a new piece on special in the Tuesday's Treasures. Today's piece is a pair of earrings that I have been wanting.

These are stunning! And they are 40% off today! Of course I order me a pair.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm Taking A Class

I have been wanting to make a French Braid quilt for years. BUT I have never just bought the book and made one.

I was in Ladybug's Friday and saw the French Braid quilt on the wall. It is a CLASS! So I came home and asked my mom if she will watch the girls the next 2 Saturdays so I can take it. She said yes. So Saturday, in between the funeral and reception I ran back to Manteca to sign up. And guess what? I have a friend in the class!

I am excited to take this class. Now to started getting the ton and a half of fabric picked out to make the top.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


Ok so I wasn't going to blog today BUT I found a Killer Deal on Swarovski Hot Fix Crystals. You can get 1440 of the same crystal for $37.50! It is a store in LA call the Bead Factory. You can go to the store or order online. I am going to try it soon. BUT I wanted to share with you all.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Goals

As you know I don't make New Year's Resolutions. I make New Year's GOALS. I have made a few this year. Hopefully I haven't over done it this year.


1. To loose another 15.9 lbs. Yes I know it is a crazy amount BUT it gives me the next number I want on the scale.

2. Each month I would like to complete an OLD UFO or WISH project. I have a ton of things I still love in boxes that I need to make time to finish. Trust me moving them is just as bad as someone else having to go through them when you die.

3. Potty train Daphne by summer time. That way she can go on the Grandma Grandpa trip.

4. Train and Fund raise to walk in the 3 Day. I know I did it last year. I am hoping that I have as much support again this year. You have to raise $2300 and that always makes me nervous. I personally would like to have it done by July 1st so I don't have to worry about it the last 2 months before the walk.

5. I have 5 pieces of furniture that I want refinished. This will be the year they get done and in the house!

6. Use 100 yards from my stash. I know I have tried this before. BUT this time I am not limiting what I buy. Just 100 yards of the old stuff.

So if anyone is reading this what are your goals?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What I Am Working On This Year

I have always wanted to do a block of the month thing. BUT they are SO expensive. You pay $20 plus for the block and $4 a month for shipping and then the backing and you end up with a quilt that still needs quilted and you have spent between $400 and $500. I just haven't found one that I love $500 worth.
SOOOO. This is what I decided to do.
I joined The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery Dessert of the Month Club. It is $16.95 for the year. Yes you have to buy floss and the canvas to do it on. I think I MIGHT be in it for $50 for the year.
I am going to do mine on flour sack towels for the kitchen and on canvas. The ones on canvas I am going to put into quilt blocks.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Bet you thought you never hear from me again!

I am really back this time!!!

Last week I got a FABULOUS new Acer laptop from HSN. Today the very nice Michael from Hughes Net got met Internet.

So I will do a little catch up.

I some what moved out of my house September 1st. I lived in a tiny house around the corner from my sister. The house was broken into 3 weeks after we moved in. I lost $2 and some change. We weren't home. I started looking for a new place. On October 29th we moved in to a GREAT new house RIGHT behind the Waterloo Club. My landlord is great and we love it here.

Delaney started Kindergarten in August. She loves it! Her teacher is wonderful. She has been doing wonderful in school. Delaney asked to be in the after school program and hates being picked up earlier than 5:30pm. At school she is in the dance club. This last November she started cheer classes at Gymstars. Her teacher Miss Melissa is moving her into a new class next week because she needs a bigger challenge.

Daphne is 2! She thinks she is 22. She is sassy. She does something everyday to make us laugh. She is smart! Just Saturday I locked me and her out of the house. Finally I was able to climb through the window to get in. I searched for my keys couldn't find them. I grabbed my spare truck keys and left. All afternoon I searched for my keys. Around 4pm she comes out with them. I asked her to show me where they were. She took me to Delaney's room and put them back in the Fisher Price Airport and told me "their!" Don't know why I didn't think to check their sooner.

A few general things that happened. We got side swiped the first day of school. We are fine. Then in October we got rear ended. The HHR was totalled. The girls are fine. My niece Natalie and I had some headaches and back pain. We are doing better now.

In September I got to was in the Komen 3 Days for a Cure. It was AMAZING. I got to see areas of the bay I had never been to. I met great friends. I also signed up to walk again this year. So back to fundraising! In October I got to go to Chicago with my friend Kymn. I also took a quick side trip to Detroit. I didn't get to do much their. I did see the Ford Museum and I got to have breakfast with Matthew, a friend on the 3 Day. November brought moving and getting everything hooked up to the house. December WOW! Are you ready for this? I had cosmetic surgery. It is something I have wanted for 14 years. I have looked into it many times. My ONLY regret is I waited 14 years. I should have done it sooner.

I will post soon on my goals for 2012.