Thursday, January 6, 2011

a few things going on here

I've been so busy this week & it's not quite Friday yet. Started school on Monday and this go around is going to be a lot harder than cosmetology! I've hardly seen my husband or kids, done any housework or anything for that matter besides homework. I will get into the groove soon. It is only the first week. I need to dust off the cobwebs and get my routine down and things will run smoothly. So far I am enjoying myself. What I'm enjoying most is my new Macbook pro!!! LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!

Last weekend I did get into my studio and got a few things made... these are just a couple snapshots I have so far. I will be doing a shop update this weekend! Some of these are a bit dark, I need to get some good daylight photos!

Hope your week is going well,

Monday, December 27, 2010

Lost in thoughts!

Well Well..... here I am at last!
I've been lost in thoughts for sometime now, but I'm really going to try to be more present with this blog.

A little catch up if you don't mind. I worked at the Salon for about 6 mo,. Left in more debt than what I we
nt in with. Not enough clientele or enough money to advertise, and honestly the location was really poor. It was fun while it lasted. It was a good avenue for selling my jewelry. I sold quite a few pieces while I was there. I have been ordering and stockpiling for a few mos., so now it's time to get some new things made and listed. I'm also thinking I will break outta my comfort zone and try to do a show at some point, if I can ever hear of one before the weekend of. I just don't know how to access that info. any suggestions?

I have been working out at the gym and I'm loving my new found strength and motivation that it'
s bringing me. That's the place I like to De-stress myself. I would have reached my goal months ago but I just can't get a handle on my food. I have lost but I think I've toned more than anything. When I journal and measure I do great but let's remember I'm A.D.D. so that lasts for a few months then I fall off the journaling wagon and I'm back to my old habits, which aren't totally bad. My biggest problem is eating a lot of small meals a day which is what you really need to be doing to keep your metabolism active and working!!

I'm going back to school, starting on the 3rd of Jan. I'm excited but nervous. I have been thinking about going back for some time and finally decided it was meant to be, since I cannot find a job using my hair license. Besides I really don't enjoy it anyway. I'm going back to get my Bachelors in Science degree in Excersize Science, or so that's the plan at this point. I reall
y want to educate people on health but not sure if personal training is what I want to do. I just don't want to have a degree and then be back where I am now with my hair license... no insurance, no security for the future. See where I'm going with that. I'm thinking diet and nutrition might be calling me. I'm hoping with being educated about this it will help me with my own issues! Having that degree is like a stepping stone to other things! For now I'm getting started and we will see where it takes me.

I hope I haven't bored you all to death! But I feel some sort of a explanation is in order.

I hope all had a great christmas, we did! I have high hopes for this new year ahead. It's gonna be GREAT!!!

My Family!! Cheers!!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Wow, I was MIA for sure!!!

Hey out there in blog land~ I can't believe I've neglected my blog for sooooooooo long!!!
I will try not to do that again....

a few new pieces between now and then.....

These are one of my favorites......

So..... what's been going on in my world since my last post.... I have started working again, I'm renting in a cute salon, dwntown spokane......

Envy Hair Design

This is my station to the left there...... I'm slllooowwwllly building a clientele. I started out with no clients b/c I've been home for about a yr and half with my kids!!

I'm now selling Fashionably Adorned from the salon as well and that's been a great confidence boost.. to know that people other than my family think my pieces are beautiful and want to wear them.. one of the other renters mom has a coffee shop and ask if I would like to sell at her shop also, which I will be doing eventually. I need some time to up my inventory and get somethings together.
Things have been moving along and I'm so glad spring has sprung and that summer will soon be here... I long for those lazy days of flip flops, sunshine, tank tops and of course tubing down the Little Spokane River!!! ahhhhhh if only I had a cold pina colada!!
Later! :)

Friday, October 9, 2009


Hello people~

I know I haven't blogged for a while, I just didn't really have much to say!

I do however have a few new things to talk about. Our sweet daughter Jessica turned 11 on the
5th she is growing up so fast and turning in to a young Lady!

She is having her skating party tomorrow and is excited!!
My friend is opening up a little boutique and she is going to sell some of my pieces in her shop! I'm so excited. I hope they will sell, she told me they are nicer than some of the stuff she already has so I'm hopeful!! I also got a job!! A really nice couple has bought a salon that is fairly new about 3 yrs old. It's just gorgeous! They are doing a 50/50 split deal and want it to be a profit sharing company which is also wonderful!! They are also open to suggestions and ideas from us girls who will be coming on board. She has some renters in there now that do not want to stay so they will be out at the end of Oct.
It sounds like it will be awesome! I will be able to make my own schedule which is great. I guess it's like I will be renting but without all the hassle of licenses, products, and insurance, which can be pricey! I don't have any clientele b/c the places that I have worked in the past don't allow you to keep client info so I will be building my clientele once again, which means I won't be bringing any money in for a while but I won't be putting out any money either so I don't have anything to lose!!
I haven't made anything new as far as jewelry goes I just don't have a lot of extra funds to invest in product, but soon I'm hoping.. I really want to start dabbling with my torch and solder!!
Later gators!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Rosy Revolver giveaway

I Want to win this, Isn't she beautiful, stunning, magnificent?!!!! check it out at

I haven't won anything since the 7th grade when I won the coolest pr of black rollerskates!!

A big thanks to Jessi at for blogging about this giveaway and this awesome blog..

I will be following this blog.. her work is B-E-A-U-T-Y-F-U-L!!!!!

Auf weidezen, mwaaaaa

Monday, September 7, 2009

Etsy sale and new listings!!

Hey all~
Hope your holiday weekend has been a good and safe one!
I had an Etsy sale this weekend, yippee me!!! It really perked up my day. I don't sale things that often, I have been on Etsy since Jan 09 and have had 6 sales.. so this is exciting!!!
I also listed about 10 new pieces.. I have had quite a collection going and just needed to find the time to photograph them and get them listed. I will also be making some updates and adding new photos in my shop this week.
Here are a few of the pieces I listed... to see them all, check out my shop!

This is my first etched necklace, I LOVE IT!!

I have been really enjoying working with copper.

Friday, August 28, 2009

New Beads

Hey all~
How is everyone doing?

Well, here is back to school already and my kids had their first day yesterday. All went well.

Corey said High School is "awesome". He was crackin me up last night. I was listening to him in the kitchen on his phone talking to a friend that goes to a different school, telling him how awesome it was.. they get off campus lunches and there is a mcdonalds close to the school and they can listen to their ipods in the halls between classes. He doesn't even mind riding the bus.. this is the first yr for that. I have always been able to drive them to and from but this yr. he is going to a high school that is downtown. sounds scary I know but Lewis and Clark High School is one of the top rated in the state. when I was in high school you had your schedule and went about your day, well now at least in C's h/s, his classes are like college where you only have certain ones on certain days.. He is also in the Core Program.. it's a program to help freshman students transition into highschool successfully.. students who need a little extra help with math, homework skills are eligible for this program. lots of parent/teacher support and he will earn and extra credit for just being in the program. We are hoping for a successful yr. I asked him last night what his goals are for this yr and he replied "being more successful" so that's a good start!!

Jessica has had the same teacher for the last 3 yrs. so this yr she has a new teacher. She seems to really like her and her new classmates also.. Jessica is very good in school academically. I don't worry about her to much, it's more boys, clothes, and makeup that I will worry about.. I have a feeling.... :)

Jessica and I had a great time at my friend's in Olympia.. I wanted to take Jess to the capital building and didn't get a chance to so we will do that our next trip. It was great to see my friend Michelle, her nice hubby and kids.. they opened their home to us for a week. Her daughter and Jessica got along awesome not one argument!! so nice!!

I finally got some more wire and some new beads. we went to Shipwrecked beads. what a HUGE store!! So I'm hoping to get into my studio and make some new exciting pieces..I even came across a little bit of solder, so I might try to solder something.. I really need a third hand

though.... so well see..!! Jessica and Elexa!!

New Beads and book... the book has a lot of great info about crystals and stones. I would eventually like to incorporate the metaphysical properties into my descriptions.