Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's O.K. to Say No

I read an article on today titled, "Ten guilt-free ways to say no". The opening line, 'Thinking you are a bad person for saying no is a symptom of "the disease to please." ' was *so* me for most of my life. Although I've come far over the years, I can still fell guilty when I tell someone no. Check out the article, it has some great tips.

Today's Cute Fix

Monday, October 27, 2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Happy Birthday, Dad

I've been spending a lot of time with my Grandmother the past few days. She had to go to the ER on Friday, but she is on the mend now. Dad's birthday is coming up, so I thought I post this picture, because Dad really looks like Grandma in this picture.
Happy birthday, Dad. I miss you.

Digging Through Some Old Pictures

I was digging through some old files, and came across pictures of some of my first beads. I'm glad I still have some of the pictures, as most of the beads are long gone.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

I've Been Tagged!

Tagging is a blogger's game. You tag someone by leaving a comment on their blog and letting them know that they have been tagged. When you have been tagged you post several random, weird, or whatever facts about yourself. Then go tag seven other blogs. Post the URLs of the blogs you tagged. That's it!

I was tagged by Mary Beth at Novembers Fyre Studio (beautiful beads!). I love to talk, but I have a hard time sharing, so here goes!

1. I love to write, and then I shred what I've written. I've been doing this since middle school. Aside from a few school papers, there is no record of anything I've ever written.

2. I love quotes. I currently have 2 notebooks full of quotes.

3. Books bring me comfort. I have to have books in every room. Just touching books brings me comfort.

4. My two favorite movies of all time are The Little Princess and Hellraiser.

5. My first dog when I was little was named Sadie, and she looked like Benji.

6. The coolest muppet *ever* is Grover.

7. After waffling for over 20 years, I have finally decided on a tattoo. Now, I just need to figure out where, get the $$$, and find a very reputable artist.

The seven people I am tagging:








Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Camp Dipwad

A few weeks ago, I spent the day with some of my beady-eyed friends at the West Michigan Glass Society in Kalamazoo. Fire, food, and friends!
Dawn & Sandy (*not* the Evil one)

Don't worry, Michelle, you *probably* won't blow up... :)

Vonna & I taking pictures of each other. (yep, we're dorks)

Mike giving us a glass-blowing demo. (SO COOL!)

Because I can't resist a good cheerleader joke...

Monday, October 20, 2008

I have a feeling...

she will always think she is this tiny...

So I owe Elena a Book...

Friday night, I came home to Kaylee running around the house, NOT locked up in her crate. After a moment's panic, I realized the house wasn't nearly as trashed as it could have been. Unfortunately, I had books in the living room on the floor. Books that are not mine, but belong to Elena. *sigh* Suprisingly, she chose to chew on only one. Could have been worse...

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Pink and Shimmery

This is one of my favorite focals; I just listed it on Etsy. I am not normally a pink person, but I really like how the dichro shimmers just below the surface.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Friends and the WMBE

I had the West Michigan Bead Expo yesterday. My friend Elena and her daughter Emily helped out all day. We had a spectacular time! We munched on some of our favorite goodies, and Emily did an excellent job of packing my sold beads for customers. Thank you, Elena & Emily!

Kill the Wabbit

Two dogs, one wabbit. Good thing the wabbit has two ears...

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Quote of the Day

"If you can't control your peanut butter, how can you expect to control your life?"
-- Calvin & Hobbes

Saturday, October 4, 2008

West Michigan Bead Expo

West Michigan Bead Expo

Where: DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Ave,
Grand Rapids, MI
When: Saturday, October 11, 2008
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission $3.00

West Michigan Bead Expo is an exciting opportunity for bead and glass lovers to meet and purchase the work of over 50 artists. Available for purchase will be handcrafted lampwork, ceramic, fused and polymer clay beads as well as sterling silver, semi-precious stones, and Czech glass beads. Many artists will also have finished jewelry pieces for sale.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Some of the most wonderful people are the ones who don't fit in boxes."
-- Tori Amos

Quote of the Day

"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called *everybody* and they meet at the bar."
-- The Drew Carey Show

Time Flies When...

well, it flies. Where has the past week gone?