Tip of the day, week, month or whenever I get around to putting up a new one........
A great way to keep your jewelry from tarnishing is available on QVC.com. They have a lot of different organizers to store your jewelry but my favorite is the PreZerve fashion jewelry organizer. One of my very good friends bought me one of these last year and I love it! It has about 30 compartments and has a special material that keeps your sterling silver from tarnishing.
My mom has a great way of storing her bracelets and necklaces. She put a cork board up on her bedroom wall and hangs her jewelry on that with tacks. Everything hangs nice with out getting tangeled and it's easy to choose what to wear because it's all right there! Another great storage device for bracelets is a coffee mug holder that stands on a table and has little poles sticking out to hang a mug on. You could probably get one cheap at the salvation army store.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I have been using them on and off for about 4 years. When I first started using them I had about 25 lbs. post baby weight to lose and I lost it in about 6 months. I looked and felt great! In the last couple years I got lazy and put back on about 15 lbs. so I'm doing it again.
The 3 mile is 45 minutes and perfect for working up a sweat, I try to do that about 4 times a week. There is also a 1 mile and 2 mile for when I want to get in some exercise but I don't have a lot of time. What I love is the moves are all easy, not like a complicated routine that you need to learn, so I can space out and think about other things while I'm doing it. Before I know it 45 minutes is up and I feel real good about getting off my butt.
This exercise program is great for pretty much anyone in any shape. I have problems with my knees so I can't do any lunge type exercises which is another reason why I love this program.
So that's my two cents.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I love casseroles and my daughters hate them, my husband always asks "what soup did you use in dinner tonight?" :) They are meat and noodle lovers. My mom in law feeds them steak, hamburgers, lamb chops and noodles about twice a week. (no veggies) So when I try to feed them healthy I get nothing but complaints and comparisons to Grandmas cooking. So if you can help me out with some tried and true recipes of your own I'd really appreciate it! I do sneak in ground turkey and usually don't get to much flack bu I'm running out of ideas.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Agate is believed to discern truth, accept circumstances and is a powerful emotional healer. Legend says that agate improves memory and concentration, increases stamina and encourages honesty. Agate is said to be particularly beneficial to people born under the sign of Gemini as it helps them to remain calm and focused. (which I am a Gemini)
Agate is a variety of chalcedony formed from layers of quartz which usually show varicolored bands. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks. Agate can be found all over the world including: Africa, Asia, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Nepal and the USA.
Some other beautiful types of agate are Blue lace agate, Moss agate, Rosetta agate, Madagascar agate, Montana agate and Dry head agate to name a few.
I love diamonds as much as the next girl but taking away the value of diamonds I'd take an agate any day for the beauty of it. I hope you found this little blurb interesting and come back again for more facts on other stones.
sources of information for this blog: Bernardine.com and wikipedia.org
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
The photos show a very small sampling of the materials that I'm thinking about using. I prefer to make bracelets because I personally prefer to wear bracelets but also because they use less materials so I can make more with what I have.
I just bought a bunch of copper materials and I really think I'll make a necklace and bracelet, maybe even some earrings. I have some light colored stones that I think would go very nice with the copper to give it some contrasts in color.
I'm still planning on trying out the polymer clay this week..........but laundry takes precedence. :(
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
I went to a home jewelry show a few years ago and loved the stuff and bought some. The one necklace that I REALLY wanted was too expensive so I passed on it. Well, of course I had to obsess about it so I called the local bead store, which I'd never given any thoght to, and yes they carried semi-precious gemstones! OH NO! My addiction began............
Three years later I have more jewelry than I will ever be able to wear (well maybe I could try:) so I think I'll try selling it on eBay. Didn't work. Then I stumble across ETSY by way of Cathy Daileys (see side bar) website. She has gorgeous jewelry that is sooo my style. So I decide to try ETSY, which I think is a great place that not enough people know about. I love being able to help people try to do what they love and possibly make enough to keep doing it. If you haven't ever been to ETSY check it out, they have so many different items. There is a link to ETSY and my site on the top of this page.
So I ponder what to make next.....what is it that other people would love to have??? Maybe I'm in a rut, designing what appeals to me. But that is what I love to make so I guess I will have to just wait for the right people to come along that have the same taste as I do.......
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I realized on vacation that I'm spending to much time away from my kids with other distractions and before I know it I'll be wishing they had time for me.
My oldest is one year away from MIDDLE school and that freaks me out! I asked her to flunk a few years :) that probably won't keep her from growing up though.....
So until they back in school I need to limit my time here and with my other projects.