Friday, September 26, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cute Overload

All together now:



I signed up for the West Michigan Bead Expo at DeVos Place practically a year ago. It is just 2 1/2 weeks away now. I have an 8 foot table, and enough beads for approx 2 feet of table. *eyeroll* I would have to take the next 2 weeks off of work in order to be properly prepared.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bead -n- Run

Kaylee & Xena are napping, so I am going to run to the grocery store.

Saturday, September 20, 2008


This is our new Yellow Lab puppy, Kaylee. She is 9 weeks old, and quite the handful. I will share more later.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Frosty, Deconstructed

This is a wine collar and stemware charms set I made for the UW Silent Auction. These beads are mine. I wanted to do something seasonal, and put a twist on it. So, Frosty, Deconstructed was born. I tried to do a melting snowman, but it looked more like a pathetic ghost. That bead met an explosive death in the quench jar.

Think Pink

This bead isn't mine, but I wanted to show off the pendant I made for our United Way Silent Auction next week. The bead is by Fay Katherine. Her beads are delicious!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Does This Diaper Make My Butt Look Big?

My cousin Lindsay is expecting her firsct child in December. My little Octopus is all grown up. *sob* Her baby shower was this weekend, and it was great to hang out with the fun-crazy side of my family. :)

Who can resist ice cream cake? It had Godiva chocolate ice cream in it.... Between Milwaukee last weekend and ice cream cake this weekend, I am surprised my clothes fit at all. My scale is cowering in the corner, dreading my next step-on.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Give Blood. Give Life.

Although standing on my soap box is not in my original Blog Plan, I want to take a moment to hop on it anyways and give a shout out to for people to get out and give blood.

According to the American Red Cross, 95% of Americans will need a blood transfusion at some point in their lives. Only 5% of Americans give blood. Do the math. Admittedly, the conspiracy theorist in me has issues with statistics thrown out by groups touting their own needs. This is one case, though, when it doesn't bother me. There is a need. Our hospitals have blood for patients because people donate blood. Period. Think about 5 people you love. Now, think about losing one of them because the hospital didn't have enough blood. Could it happen? Who knows. I don't want to find out.

Give Blood. Give Life.