Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Christine Altmiller - One Kiss Creations

Christine and I found friendship through our blogs and we have carried it to the next level sharing and being supportive on our beading journey.  Christine is amazing she has such an eye for art and she shares her love of art and music on her blog and FB.  We have some other things in common too, we both primarily take care of our kids and we both have two girls.  Check out some of Christine's amazing designs!

 Artistic: blogger whose work (what they create) is consistently beautiful to you


The reason why I wanted to share with you today was that Christine honored me on the weekend with a blogger award the Artistic Blogger.  I was so touched and flattered by all of the wonderful and thoughtful things that Christine had to say about me and my blog.  Thank you Christine for such a wonderful honor, I am glad that we met through our blogs and you inspire me!

Photo courtesy of One Kiss Creations

Photo courtesy of One Kiss Creations

Another note make sure to check out Lori Anderson's Bead Soup Book, which is out now!!  Christine is one of the lucky few to appear in this amazing book!  I am waiting to get my copy in the mail!

Have a lovely day!

Take care,

Monday, September 24, 2012

New pieces

I was inspired by 101 Necklaces, Bracelets and Earrings 2012, I have included two pieces that I created from this book.

Happy Monday everyone here's too having an amazing week ahead!

Take care,

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thankful Thursday!

When I was in my late 20's and early 30's I needed some guidance, I was feeling lost and needed direction, and not to feel so bad about myself or my life.  I have always been an Oprah fan and I have brought some things up about her before, but Oprah put be in the direction of Sarah Ban Breathnach and Iyanla Vanzant and I can tell you both of these women and their teachings have helped me through some rough times and to overcome some rough obstacles. 

One of the things I did was create a gratitude journal, at first it was hard to see all of the blessings in my life but each day got easier because I now believe any kindness someone shows us something to be grateful for, so that is what I want to talk about today 5 things I am grateful for:

1.  Having a great lead driver who is considerate and kind who has given me great advice.
2.  Having wonderful vendors that I purchase beads from who understand about life getting in the way.
3.  Wonderful friends!
4.  My health!
5.  My family!

Have you tuned into Iyanla's new show on OWN, Iyanla Fix My Life!  I love Iyanla's approach to counseling, she helps you to figure out your roll in a situation and how you can own it and your actions.  A huge lesson, it is always so easier to blame others but the hard truth is sometimes staring right at you in the mirror.  She also encourages loving ourselves and how important that is in our goal of having a love fulfilled life.

What are you grateful for today?  I would love to hear all about it!

Much love,

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

MisMatched Art Earring Swap

I have signed up fro the mismatched earring swap, the wonderful host is Diana P, Suburban Girl Studio.  This is going to be fun, first I have never made a mismatched pair of earring before so it is going to be and challenge, second I get to me new friends and I get a gift to boot.  Who couldn't be happier.

My partner is Dee Elgie, Cherry Obsidia, please check out her blog she make some fabulous seed bead jewelry. 

Look for the blog hop on October 16th!

Have a lovely day!

Take care,