Saturday, May 30, 2009

100 followers needed...

so that I can have a giveaway! I am at 89 right now, so once I hit 100 followers, I am going to have my very first giveaway. I am still in the planning stages and getting ideas. Any and all suggestions, ideas are welcome. Comment away!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fabulous Friday Recycled Find

Good Friday morning! Things are starting to mellow out a bit. BF is doing fine, he's already complaining that he's bored. Looks like he'll get to come home on Saturday. Yay!

So, on to this week's recycled find! Last week I put out a call on the Etsy forums for recycled items and had a great response, so I chose from this forum thread again for this week's feature:
Recycled Diet Pepsi soda can earrings by KimTetmeyerJewelry

Here are a pair of earrings that were created using a Diet Pepsi soda can. These are so cool and free shipping, too! Here is what Kim wrote in her listing:

Looking for recycled 'green' jewelry? Or maybe(like me) you just can't live without you daily caffeine fix. If so..These fun and funky earrings are for you. They are made out of a recycled Diet Pepsi can! There are no sharp edges...I promise! There is a ring that matches this necklace ...Check it out Feel free to convo. me if you would like this item made out of a different beverage can.

These red, white,and Blue earrings are perfect for all the upcomming summer holidays(4th of July, Memorial Day, etc..)

Besides these great recycled earrings, Kim has other interesting items in her shop including wire wrapped jewelry, "mermaid" glass jewelry items, and even yummy candy resin pendants.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

No Tuesday or Wednesday post this week!

I will not be posting my Tuesday or Wednesday posts this week. I have wonderful news, my BF was called for a kidney transplant last night and was transplanted about 3:00 this am. As of now all is okay, the kidney is working and he's okay. I am functioning on no sleep. I tried to sleep this afternoon after coming home and washing the hospital stink off of me, but I must be running on adrenaline (sp??) because sleep fails to claim me. Doesn't help that I've been sucking down Diet Cokes like crazy...

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Sale! Wholesale earrings!

I just reduced the price of my wholesale lot of earrings on Art Fire to $21.00. Yep, that's a buck a pair. I really need to move these out because they are lonely and need a new home. Here's your chance to get a bunch of great handmade earrings for a STEAL! These would make great gifts for Christmas or even as party favors. Come and get them while you can!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fabulous Friday Recycled Find

Today is Friday, so here is my recycled find! I had a lot of great items to choose from this week and was hard to pick only one!!

Today's pick is Recolored Crayons by TalkTagz on

So what's a recolored crayon?? Here's a description from the listing:
What do you do with the broken crayons in the bottom of that crayon box? You recycle them of course....This set of WE LOVE HEARTS have turned into little pieces of art that are ready to create again....

Each Recolored Crayon measures approx. 2 1/2" tall by approx. 2 1/2" wide x 1/2" thick. Perfect jumbo size for little fingers. Kids love to be suprised by the different colors they find inside.

This is a great way to recycle, I love this idea. Be sure to stop by TalkTagz's shop for other great items including recycled coasters, scrapbooking tags and cute ponytail holders.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ten for Tuesday

Well, it's Tuesday, so it must be time for Ten ramblings for Tuesday!

1. I'm happy that I am actually keeping up with my blog! Yay me!

2. BF had to go to the ER last night. He's on dialysis and had a reaction to something in the dialysis machine. I'm a bit miffed at his clinic because they refused to tell me anything because my name wasn't on "the list", so I had to to call the ER's and find him myself. Said they couldn't tell me anything because of HIPPA. Fine, just tell me which hospital so I don't have to call 6 hospitals. Really.

3. HIPPA law is a joke because we overheard a patients entire health history in the ER. So much for privacy laws.

4. It's gonna be another hot day in Tucson. Someone needs to turn down the furnace.

5. I have the next few days off from work, we are in between semesters. No students to feed, so no work. Hours might be skimpy even when we go back. Summer is slow. May have to look for a second job or start praying that I sell a lot of pendants.

6. I am working on a bunch of new pendants, including a few map pendants for my Road Trip line. The sealer is cooperating nicely this time. The last batch had bubbles for some reason. Maybe just have a funky batch of sealer this time.

7. My daughter will be "graduating" from 5th grade next week. She's looking forward to middle school. Yea, she says this now, just wait...

8. I love the Goodwill shops here. Some things can be a bit pricey, but I have found two complete Scrabble games in the last month for reallly cheap. One was a buck, the other was two bucks. Yay me! Most of my and my daughter's wardrobes come from Goodwill or Savers.

9. I'm hungry. What's for breakfast??

10. Will be back Wednesday with a cool pic for wordless Wednesday. :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fabulous Friday Recycled Find

Today's Fabulous Friday Recycled Etsy find is an

Upcycled White and Yellow Plarn Tote Bag

by debs1967

Here is an awesome bag made with "plarn". What's plarn you ask?
"Plarn is made by cutting strips of plastic bags that are turned into a 'Yarn'."

Debs1967 made this bag by tightly crocheting together plastic grocery bags and light green string.
Tight stitches add to the strength and durability, leaving "no holes" that your change could fall through.
Also has a double layered handle.
It's lightweight and versatile enough to use for the store or as a purse, the beach, for the library, or anything else you can think of.

Debs1967 is based out of Melbourne Florida and has her shop open since April of 2008. Besides recycled bags, she also offers other beautiful crocheted items such as kitchen scrubbies and towels, appliques and even crocheted doughnuts! She is offering free shipping on selected items as well as a free gift with your purchase.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Ten on Tuesday

So, I have been in a blogging slump lately, having some serious blogging blocks. I saw a tweet on Twitter today from "Mama Mauby" who blogged 10 things today and gave kudos to the person that started it. I thought that was a brilliant idea. So here's my 10.

1. I apologize for not updating in over two weeks.

2. I am happy that I now have a blogging idea.

3. It's going to be another hot day in the Old Pueblo. 100 degrees. Yea buddy, time to get out the oven mitts for the steering wheel of my car.

4. I think I should invent an air-conditioned seat for my car. My bf said yesterday that Chrysler makes Sebrings with heated seats, so why not an air-conditioned seat?

5. I wonder if the peeps from Chrysler have ever sat on a leather seat that's been baking in the Arizona sun? Esp with shorts on? Oh yea. Baked and burnt buns.

6. I love Arizona, but not in the summer. I hibernate in my house on my days off.

7. This blog needs a new banner and layout.

8. I have an addiction to buying collage sheets for my pendants. Hello, my name is Carol and I am an addict. I have a gazzilion of them hearted for future fixes.

9. I have 5 sheets drying after being sprayed with gloss, just waiting to be turned into pendants.

10. I better go fetch them from outside, the wind may be blowing them away...