Coming Soon…


Here are some of the goodies I received from fire mountain gems, there are plenty more, just haven’t unpacked everything yet!


creamy dahlia rings

These pretty rings are for sale in my etsy shop!

I’m going to be making a Super Mario wallhanging and the hub is super excited. There is a super mario QAL going on, but I don’t like a few of the blocks. Some I will have to map out myself. If you’re interested in the Super Mario QAL, go to


Musings and Clouds

I feel like I am two people inhabiting one body.  The more I explore this, the more I realize other people are too, they just aren’t willing to acknowledge it, or they aren’t ready to voice it out loud.

There is a reserved, book-wormish me that loves muted colors, and things in nature, and wants to spend the rest of her life helping animals.  She believes in magic, miracles, God, and spirits of Nature.  She is easy to get a long with, and compassionate.

There is a loud, boisterous me that loves wild patterns, staying up too late, and making mischief in any way possible.  This me should have been a celebrity, probably an actress or a model.  She is cynical, sarcastic and hard to get close to.  She thoroughly enjoys rubbing people the wrong way.  She believes her universe is hers, and no one can change it.

Maybe there is a third me, because the culmination of the two makes something totally different.  The reality of every day: I am an I.T. Helpdesk technician, not a vet or a star.  I am married, something I never imagined I would be.  I have an African Gray Parrot, not an entire zoo.  I create crafty things, but not nearly as often as I’d like.  I go between approachable and utterly impossible.  Half the time I love my life, and the other half, well, I don’t even like spending time with myself.  I go between happy, angry, and guilty.

Is this so really abnormal?  Am I as crazy as I suppose?

Life isn’t about what you’re thinking, but what you’re doing.  If it was about what you’re thinking, then I would be considered a totally different person, and people wouldn’t like me very much. (At least in my own opinion)  What counts is that I am committed to doing the right thing, no matter what cynical, sarcastic, awful thing that might be going through my head.  I believe God can cheer me on for that.

I’m kind of a hoarder with craft ADD.  I think a project is an amazing idea, and then I gather the supplies, then totally forget about the project, or start it without completion.  Sometimes I even complete something, but then I’m sick of it and don’t want to take the time to photograph it and put it up for sale.  It’s not that I don’t have the time, it’s that I don’t have the willpower.  The loud one? yeah, she does what she wants, and is exhausting to fight against.    (She has also saved my life)

I’m not sure why I wrote this, just in a funny mood, and felt like sharing.

On a different note, I just spent a little cash at Fire Mountain Gems.  They were having a good sale, and I wanted more sparklies.  I’ll post pics as soon as I receive them =)


I refuse to pay full price for almost anything, and I wanted to share my bargain outfit for the day =)





The necklace was a Salvation Army find for $5

The earrings are from Kohl’s, I paid a whole whopping $1.33 for them on clearance.  (I have a great statement necklace that I bought for around $4.90 that goes with)











I’m in love with the top I have on, it’s a rust, purple, brown and cream pattern that reminds me of bark.  I probably paid around $4 for that on clearance at Kohl’s.  I have a light brown three quarter sleeve shirt over the top, I work in very cool air conditioning.  (Which makes me sick going from so hot to so cold, but I’ll live.)

Sometimes you have to sacrifice your ideal size when you’re digging through clearance racks.  I know, it’s a blow to the ego, but if you aren’t picky, you can buy that silly super extra grande off the shelf and modify it to fit you.  After all, it’s probably marked down to 80% off because it’s the last damn one and no one else wanted to sacrifice their ego for the day.  The top I have on is a three of four XL, and I’ve modified it down to my real size.

Disappointment, Thy Name is Daily Grind

So here I am, back at the office and wishing I would have done vacay differently.  Don’t get me wrong, I had a good time.  (How can one be the fun police while sitting at the beach?)

I drove this year, which was new.  Previous years, my husband drove so I didn’t have a car present, and he is weird about letting other people drive his car.  It was liberating to have my own vehicle, but I am disappointed in myself, I didn’t take advantage of my liberation more than once.

On a different note, there was a gumball machine in Silver Lake that had my ninjas, so I added a few more to the collection.  I’m pretty excited, I found them on eBay.  I may be neurotic and buy a pack of $100 cuz it’s cheaper than buying them one at a time in the vending machines.

I’m having a hard time being crafty as of late, and I hope I will shake the funk soon and get back to it!