Not “THE” list, but I’m making one nonetheless..

First of all, I’m thrilled that some of you are delurking and entering for the giveaway.

I just wanted to say that if I “know” you in real life, and you feel like you’ve stumbled across this little secret thing, and you’re feeling like you aren’t sure if it’s okay…..

I’m writing about my life in the internet. It really can’t get much more open than that. I’m really okay with “you” – whoever you are – reading about me and whatever I choose to blather on and on about, and the only reason that I’m not passing out cards saying “READ ME” is because I like to pretend that I’m even a little bit classy, eh?

So, go ahead…out yourself. Sign up for the chance to win a free piece of jewelry. I’d love to give it to you…yah, YOU! I’m talking to you. So head on over and leave a comment and then we’ll cross our fingers and toes and legs (ya know…….if we’re laughing too hard) and hope that it’s you that wins.

And, if you entered the last contest and didn’t win….please enter again….You might win too, and I’d be more than thrilled to give the prize to you.

And moving on, today is my list making day.

Yesterday was my “OH MY GOSH, I CAN BREATHE AGAIN BECAUSE I HAVE NO STRESS OR PRESSURE TO GET THINGS DONE” day. I’ve been a bit busy, recently, and had a few deadlines, and really…it was all sitting quite heavy on me. And when I woke up yesterday, I actually felt like I had NOTHING…NOT. ONE. SINGLE. WEIGHT. resting on my shoulders.

Which of course is crap because I got tons to do, and if I don’t got tons to do, then I should really be decluttering my house….cause it really needs a thorough scraping.

So today, I’m making a list of the things that I need to get done before I have my annual Ladies Christmas Party, next Thursday. I’m planning on spreading everything out so that I can accomplish everything that I want and need to do without SPAZZING out on Thursday day trying to round up every last little thing for the evening.

I’m good at leaving things late and then getting it all done, but the stress of doing that…..yah, it’s getting old.

I’m also thinking about something and for those of you who are local – lemme know what you think?

I’m thinking of having an open house for a couple of hours in either an evening or on a Saturday morning and having my jewelry laid out to look at, and we could chat and have a coffee and Eggnog or some Cider, and maybe you could do some Christmas Shopping, if you were interested……

So, let me know what you think?

But, Now….now I gotta go and actually MAKE my list instead of just thinking and talking about making the list.


It’s that time again!

It’s getting closer to Christmas, and I’m in a festive holiday mood.

We’re having another GIVEAWAY. Last months was so much fun, that we’re doing it all over again.

Just like last time, I’m going to be giving away one item from my store. ANY ONE ITEM – of YOUR choosing.

You enter – then I will randomly pick a number – then you will choose your prize – and then I will mail it to you! YAAAAHHH!

This Giveaway starts now…..and will end at midnight (PST) on Tuesday November 25th and the winner will be announced on Wednesday November 26th.

To be be entered in the draw, is SOOOO simple, just leave a comment (just one per person, please.)

To get an extra entry, mention this giveaway on your blog and link back here or….. if you don’t have a blog, you can e-mail 5 of your friends mention the store and giveaway and include me on the list.

I can’t wait to see who will win.

Bring on the New

Alright….so I updated my store. I added 26 new pieces of jewelry to it, and I still have about another dozen pieces that I need to photograph and get added. I’ve even added a “Men’s” section.

I LOVE making this jewelry, and seeing others choose and enjoying the unique pieces that I make is pretty amazing, too.

Head on over to the store and check out the jewelry. Particularly the new stuff, if you’ve already seen the original pieces.

I’ll be having another giveaway that I’ll probably post about tomorrow. The last Giveaway was SO MUCH FUN that I wanted to do it again. I’m thinking about making it a MONTHLY EVENT! Wouldn’t that be fun?

So be watching for your chance to enter……

I love some of the new necklaces. This particular one is my new favorite…

Which one is YOUR favorite piece?

Still Singing….

Well, I cleared out the “new” section of the store to make way for the newest pieces. I do have a bunch of new jewelry that I’ve photographed, sorted through, cropped and have ready to add to the store… I just have to find the time to actually enter it all in and once that happens….we’ll have another give away.

I’m hoping to get it done ASAP.

Jon’s going away for the weekend with our Brother-In-Law. They’re headed up byond 100 Mile House to do some “hiking”. That would be the code word for hunting. See, if you don’t “get” anything, then you weren’t really hunting, you juts went for a big long 2 days hike (with a gun).

I’m not a fan of guns and I still struggle with the whole hunting thing, BUT if we get some deer, I will not be upset about eating wild fresh, steriod and hormone free meat, and so…..I just leave it at that.

I’ve cheated a bit on my diet recently, and I’m feeling it; and more unfortunately, I think, Siah’s feeling it. That has to stop right now.

I’ve got our Annual Ladies Christmas party in the planning stages and now I just have to get my butt in gear and actually get my house decorated.

I don’t know why, I’ve always been SO EXCITED to decorate for Christmas, and last year and this year….I just don’t have that drive to “make it happen”. We did have a tree up last year, but I totally didn’t put the effort in that I normally do and in some ways – it didn’t really feel as “Christmas-y”

I might start playing some Christmas music to help me get into the mood….Do ya think it’ll work?

I have my notes from the BOUNDARIES session, and I’ll try to type out something that makes sense.

Alright, Jon just got back from dropping the kids off at school and so I gotta go.

When do you set up for Christmas? Typically I set up the day after American Thanksgiving, we’ll see what this year brings.

Announcing the Winner

Alrighty….are you guys ready to find out who won the giveaway?

I know that I was. I woke up this morning and my first thought was, “Now we get to find out who won!”

That thought was followed closley by, “What time is it?” and “I gotta take a shower this morning.

So, now that you are all informed as to my morning musings….

Let get this party started.

I typed out all the names of the entries and printed them out.

I was going to use the random generator from here, but then I thought that what could be more random than this…..

Alright, so as you all saw and heard…..


Yah, Jannine! If you could e-mail me your address and let me know which piece of jewelry that you’d like – I’ll get that mailed out right away.

To the rest of you who entered, as my way of saying “THANKS SO MUCH!” for entering and speading the word, if you order something between now and December 31st, 2008 I’m offering a 20% discount off your order. Just enter this code GIVEAWAY20 during checkout.

Thanks so much to you all.

This was so much fun, that I’m already thinking about my next giveaway………stay tuned!

One Last Reminder and….Buttons.

Hey, so I’ve been asked a few times about shipping in regards to the giveaway.

If you win – I will ship it to you. It doesn’t matter if you live near or far. If you win – YOU WIN!

So, you still have about 8 hours until the comments will be closed, and then tomorrow morning is the draw – so check in tomorrow to find out who is our lucky winner.


There is not a lot new to report about the downstairs people.

They were rocking out the music this afternoon, but have been fairly quiet except that their phone rings 24/7. I kid you not. 1, 2, 3, 4am – the phone is ringing. You’d think that if they were up that late then they’d want to sleep in, but it starts ringing again at 7am and goes ALL DAY. I don’t know what is going on. Their door still hasn’t been fixed, and I feel so incredibly uncomfortable. It sucks!

In other news, Siah is chatting up a storm, and the kid LOVES buttons.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a keyboard or a cell phone or the remote or my calculator….He is obsessed with buttons.

You can hear me “whoop” at 00:36 when he almost falls off the chair. Great Mothering…encouraging the child to perform circus tricks up on the furniture.

But, isn’t he cute?

Busy, Busy, Busy

I’d love to sit around and chat with ya all day today, BUT…….duty calls.

I’ve got to do something about my house. My bedroom looks like my dressers threw up – there are clothes EVERYWHERE. Does your room ever get like that? Plus I’ve got laundry to do – like OOOOOOODLES of laundry to do, and my kitchen…..OH MY GOODNESS! Don’t even get me started on my kitchen. I’ve been avoiding it hoping that the kitchen fairies would do something.

It doesn’t seem to be working. My kitchen fairies are WAY smarter then my mom’s kitchen fairies. (I’ll have to tell that story sometime soon – remind me, okay?)

We helped my grandparents move into a gorgeous townhome on Saturday, and then on Sunday we were off to Vancouver for the day. It’s been fun, but busy and now I’m paying for all that fun – with the disaster that’s left behind in it’s wake.

And the drama with the downstairs people……I’m a little too upset to laugh about it all right now, and even talking about it is getting me upset, but I’m sure I’ll be able to talk about it – heck, maybe evn laugh about it all soon. BUT NOT RIGHT NOW!

Let’s just leave it with mentioning that the neighbor’s fence was smashed in, their front door has been kicked in so badly that you can’t close or latch it or anything, we have a connecting door through to our house, they are talking drugs, having parties until 4am, with all sorts of creepy looking guys,we’ve called the cops and they say that they can do nothing……alright – I’m getting workedup again. I’ll come back when I’m not so upset….and not so busy.

BUT…..we are almost ready to choose a winner in the GIVEWAY.

Enter to win, and if you name is chosen, you get to pick one item from my store….ANY ONE ITEM, and I’ll send it to you for free! Just because!

How fun is that?

Click here for all the details, and leave me a comment. You have until Tuesday at midnight my time (PST).

Don’t be shy! I’d love to be able to give something to YOU!

Mindless Blatherings

I really should have gone shopping this week – we are OUT of fresh fruit and veggies but I’ve been trying to stretch things a bit this week, and to use up some of our frozen or canned stuff and…..well….here we are. It’s Friday and I did spend – well dangit – I can’t find the reciept.

I’ll have to find the recipet and then I can update…it was approx $50. I bought a large block of Sheep Cheese.

There is a part of me that is feeling a little bit pressured to hide things like paying a large amount of money for cheese when that money could be someone else’s entire weeks budget for food.

At the same time, I’m not trying to live anyone else’s life. We have made some choices for our life (and health), and some other choices were made for us (allergies, intolerances, etc) and we have to live with (and within) our choices.

Yes, I do buy speciality cheese, but not all the time, and we ration it out. I won’t be apologetic for the choices that I choose to make. So….that’s that.

That’s the deal with being open about stuff, and then dealing with the reality that you make choices that are different than others, and then dealing with your preception of what others might be thinking based on your choices.

It all comes down to judgment doesn’t it?

It’s amazing how judgmental we can be, and I think that we expect the same kind of judgment to come to us that we dish out. I hate judgment. It sucks! I try hard to not judge, not that I’m always perfect at it, but I try.

Okay – I could get all deep here, but I was just trying to whip up an update about how we are doing and what’s going on, and I’m getting all sidetracked…

I blame it totally on the downstairs renters. They are totally blaring their music right now and all I can hear is the thump, thump, thump of the bass in whatever song they are listening to. It’s AWESOME!

They’ve had a party every night for the past week and a half and it’s getting old. We’ve asled them to be considerate of the fact hat we have a family living upstairs, and then….that night they are still going strong at 4am. IT ROCKS! In SO MANY WAYS!

So, I’m tired! I’m also wondering how this fall/winter/spring’s cold, wet, dark, rainy season is going to affect me. I can feel the tiredness already starting to hit. That sucks, too!

Alrighty, well, now that I’ve spread my love and cheeriness all over the Internet – I think that I’ll just be done now.

Don’t forget to check out the store and to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY! Click here to read about the details.

And seriously, if you’ve never commented here or are lurking and unsure about de-lurking….come on….I won’t bite. I promise! Well, maybe only a little bit and only if you ask me to.

Someone has to win, and it might as well be you. Right?


Hey! Guess What?

It feels like party time around here. I don’t know why. I think I just LOVE fall. I love it when the air gets colder and you have to wrap up in layers. I love it when the leaves are all turning colors and they fall in piles on the ground. So, in light of my cheery mood……….

I think it’s time for a Giveaway.

I’m going to be giving away one item from my store. ANY ONE ITEM – of YOUR choosing.

You enter – then I will randomly pick a number – then you will choose your prize – and then I will mail it to you! YAAAAHHH!

This Giveaway will end at midnight (PST) on Tuesday October 21st and the winner will be announced on Wednesday October 22nd.

To be be entered in the draw, is SOOOO simple, just leave a comment (just one per person, please.)

To get an extra entry, mention this giveaway on your blog and link back here or….. if you don’t have a blog, you can e-mail 5 of your friends and include me on the list.

I can’t wait to see who will win.

The Last Day

Hey there,

I just wanted to let you know that today is the last day of the “Buy 2 items, get the 3rd (of equal or lesser value) for Free Sale”.

Just pick out and pay for the 2 pieces that you like, and in the comments name the 3rd piece that you like to get and it’ll all get shipped out together.

Thanks to everyone who has already bought – I hope that you enjoy your jewelry.

ps. Check back later today for my regularly scheduled blatherings.