Tuesday, December 15, 2015

My Morning Routine


The holidays are really kicking my booty.
I am so behind on the prompt a day blog, so
here I am.
I had my daughter in law Tori pick the prompt for today..
My morning routine.
Now some mornings it is very uneventful as I do suffer from depression and I do tend to just stay in bed and sleep.
But on occasion when I do feel like being a member of society,
I get up around 7 a.m. and have that wonderful first cup of coffee.
I then proceed to send off my seventeen year old to school.
I check my Facebook, Etsy and Goodreads.
By 11 a.m. I get in the shower.
Clean up the house a bit
and then its lunch time.

Now sometimes I have appointments that are thrown in there.
Counseling and doctors.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Finding Love.... Or Waiting Forever for the Right One...


"You can love me more in a moment 
than other lover's could in a lifetime." 
~ Steffany Frazzle

That quote right there is so very true.
I have been one who falls in love so quickly that
every time it was a false love.. Lust, if you will.
Always ending up with a broken heart.
But the love of Jesus is everlasting and more 
fulfilling.

Don't cheapen your heart and value by seeking attention from 
what cannot fill or satisfy your soul. 
Don't taint your devotion to God for temporary pleasures. 
Immerse yourself completely to Him...
He alone will satisfy the longings of your heart. 
~ A Modern Day Ruth

My relationship with Jesus means everything to me.
I am no longer going to jeopardize that for anyone.
Even if that means I will not have a physical relationship with anyone,
I will still have the love of my Lord and Savior.
Eventually God will send the one I am to be with in His time.
I just need to have patience and know that
when it happens, it will be forever.

Have a wonderful day!

Chelle







Thursday, December 3, 2015

Friday Fav


Whoa!!
Coming down from that Thanksgiving high and 
the busyness of the whole Black Friday,
Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday sales.
I have some shopping done, but I still
have a few small shops I would like to check out
before I even try to start a dept. store.

Anyways, without further ado....
My Friday Fav is.....
The Spring Flower Bracelet and Earring Set,
which you can order here.


Hope you have a great weekend!
Chelle



Sunday, November 1, 2015

Memories.... Early and New


Another 30 day blog entry...
I had my son Marshall pick the number.
He came up with two, which is
my earliest memory.

I seriously can remember back to when I was in a crib. 
I had to have braces on my feet and
back then they would put your feet into some 
contraption and I would have to sleep a certain way so my feet
could be corrected.
I remember screaming it hurt so bad.

I also remember when my I was about 5 years old,
we were living in San Diego.
My Nana and Popo came to visit and my brother cut his
finger almost off on a coffee can.

I also remember one time when my brother was about 5 and he ate a
huge daddy long leg spider.
Ugh!!
So yes, I do remember some things from my childhood.
In fact, I probably could come up with a bunch more.
I will save those for another blog.

Hope you all are having a blessed Sunday..

Chelle

Monday, October 26, 2015

30 Day Challenge ::Tattoos::


I was cruising facebook one day and a page liked posted a 30 day challenge for bloggers.  
Since I have been neglecting my blog for some time now, I figured this is the perfect time to get back into blogging and photography. 
 I mean, who am I kidding, I need all the practice I can get in the photography department.  
I first decided that I am not going to go down the line and start at one, but I am just going to pic a number and run with it.
So last night I asked my son and his friend to pic a number and those chose lucky number seven.

Today's Question....
What tattoos do you have and what is the meaning behind them, if you do?

 I have always wanted to get one and I love how they look on guys, but I have yet to get a tattoo.  But.....
I do know what I would want to get if I did get one.
A monkey holding the Chinese symbol for Capricorn.
The meaning is kinda cheesy..
I was born in the year of the Monkey and I am a Cap.

I also want to get an elephant because I LOVE elephants 
Lastly I would love a
portrait of my sons friend Mason who passed away.
In the photo I have, he has his hands like he is praying. 

So that is the sad truth of question number seven.
No tattoos!!
But a girl can dream can't she????

Have a blessed day!

Chelle

Monday, August 3, 2015

Creative Spark Summer 2015 eZine is Here!!



Here it is everyone!
The ZnetShows.com Summer 2015 issue of 
Creative Spark.
This issue features their cultured sea glass beads.

This is my first issue as a contributor and I learned a lot.
Here is a recap of what I was given to work with..

Lots of goodies that is for sure.
We were asked to create pieces that were inspired by the sea.
My one happy place :)
Here is what I made...


 And this bracelet.


I definitely need to work on my photo taking skills.
I have some more pieces in the issue, so you have to check it out if you 
want to see them all.
Also check out the Summer playlist...
Great music!!

Have a beautiful week.
Chelle




Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Evening Truths



Just a fun little thing my girl Starla posted.
Enjoy!

Been pulled over?  yes

Dyed your hair? many many times

Baked a cake?  Yes

Fallen down in public? Oh man in Savemart in front of the cutest bagger.

Been caught kissing?  yes

Broken a bone?  not yet.

Had braces?  Nope.

Built something? yes all the time.

Been to Disneyland?  yes I have

Eaten a donut?  too many.. lol

Screamed during scary movie?  Yes, who hasn't?? lol

Been to professional sport event?  WWE and Oakland A's

Slept till noon?  a few times.

Toilet papered someone's house? yes

Gotten seasick?  not yet.

Eaten food that was off the floor?  being we have a 3 sec rule.. yes.

Fired a gun?  does a bb gun count?? squirt gun??

Been in the hospital?  too many times.

Ridden a horse?  yes

Rode a dirt bike?  ya and fell off.. LOL

Rode a four wheeler?  not yet but want to.

Drove a car?  yes

Got into a fight?  I wonder if the one I got into on the Jerry Springer show

 counts??? Hmmmm

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Cover Reveal for Monroe by Stina Rubio

It is finally here...
The Cover reveal for 
Monroe
by
Stina Rubio




Twitter:    https://twitter.com/StinaRubio
Facebook:    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stina-Rubio-Author/138662976280463
Instagram:     https://instagram.com/stinarubio/
Google+:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/+StinaRubio/about
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6584673.Stina_Rubio
Tsu:  http://www.tsu.co/stinarubio

Book synopsis:
***GRAPHIC CONTENT AND TRIGGER WARNING FOR SEXUAL ABUSE!***
This book contains sensitive subject matter that may trigger unwanted memories. This book contains graphic content and should be read by adults 17 years of age and older.


There was a time in my life when I was someone else.

She died.

As an investigator, I showed no emotion as I found dirt on men for the women that just so happened to fall victim to loving them. I enjoyed the feeling I got when I screwed men over; their discomfort brought me joy. Trust me, I wasn’t always deranged. I used to be young and naive to the evils of the world, but someone snatched that away from me, turning me into a heartless monster.

When I’m assigned another case, my new mark awakes things that I’ve spent my whole life trying to bury.
Emotions.
Fears.
My past.
A man originally intended to be my mark triggers things inside of me that I thought I lost long ago. For him, I was going to face my past, but there was only one thing standing in my way. Will he be the key to my salvation or am I doomed to let my past continue holding me hostage?



Author Bio:  Stina Rubio's love of books runs deep. After being an avid reader for longer than she can remember, she turned her love of books into more and became a cover artists and a writer. As a mother of three boys and two pups, she tries not to melt in the California heat while wrestling with her muse and penning her tales.


Have a great day!
Chelle

Thursday, July 16, 2015

3 Girl Jam July Contest..... The Beginning.


I came across this blog 
Amazing ideas and I love their ribbon!!!
So I decided to join in on their July contest.
You can create anything as long as it has their ribbon
in or on the project.

Here is the ribbon I purchased for my entry....
I think I am going to go with the Caribbean Splash ribbon.

Come back in a few days to see what I finished.
Have a blessed day!
Chelle

ZnetShows Goodies


This is my first time being in the 
Creative Spark Magazine.
The issue has not come out yet,
but here are the goodies I
received to play with.

Can't wait for the issue to hit the net.
I hope you are excited too.
Enjoy!!

Chelle

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!!







Happy 4th of July from my family to yours!
Stay safe my friends
&
God bless you all!

Chelle

Friday, June 26, 2015

My Friday Fav Pick


I have been so bad at keeping up with my blog..
Ugh!
I know I keep saying, "I am going to try to do better."
But then life gets all crazy and before I know it, 
it has been a few months.

Anyhow.... Here is my Friday Fav pick for this week.
One of my fav pairs of earrings.


You can find them here at my etsy.

Now off to finish up some pieces for the Creative Sparks Mag.
It is suppose to be 107 here today, 
so creating is just what I want to be doing.
Have a blessed weekend everyone!

Chelle

Saturday, May 30, 2015

AJE Component of the Month Reveal




I was  picked 
for the Art Jewelry Elements
Component of the Month, 
which was brought to us by 
Sue of Suebeads.
This is what I received.

Here is what I made with them.


Here is a list of the other guests who
picked to play along as well as the 
AJE Team.


Guests

AJE Team

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Repurpose Wednesday


A while back my husband sent me some jewelry that he had found
at his parents house that he did not want.
He figured that I could do something with
them.
I found this little gem in the bag...


I really love tigers eye.
This is what I made with it.

Then a couple weeks back I ended up at the DAV Thrift Store.
They always have bags of jewelry pretty reasonable.
I was going to skip over them this last trip,
but my son talked me into
grabbing this huge bag.

The bag was a little over $20
There were all kinds of necklaces that need a little love.
Everything else that I am not going to use I think
I will gift to someone.
Anyways,
 my eye then caught a pendant that I had to have.
The necklace was about $3 bucks so I grabbed that too.
I can not wait to tear this apart.

Are you working on anything???
Hope you have a great day.

Chelle




Wordless Wednesday






Currently I'm........


Currently I'm......

Creating  hooks for some wind chimes and ornaments I have made.

Dreaming about the beach.

Bookmarking a cafe that Robin Williams frequented when he was alive.  They have a great book selection. It is called Depot Bookstore & Cafe.

Drinking ice cold water with lemon.

Looking forward to the pomegranates growing in my tree.

Enjoying the wonderful music of K-Love.

Eating nothing at the moment. But making BBQ Pulled Pork for dinner.

Giggling over a meme of Tom Brady.

Hoping this next storm we are suppose to get 
will drop some water on the Valley.

Feeling overwhelmed with trying to get so 
much done in a short amount of time.

Playing candy crush is addicting.

Taking a break for a few days helps me recharge.

Reading Under the Influence by L.B. Simmons.
It just came out yesterday and is on sale for .99 on
Amazon & Barnes and Noble.

Needing some time away.

Marveling at the grapes growing over the 
neighbors fence into my yard.

Wanting sand in my toes.

Wearing my jammies because 
what else would be comfy to blog in??

Working on getting these cards painted.

Wishing I lived closer to the beach.. 
No wishing I had a car.

Thanks Hope at Crafty Hope for this fun idea.
Have a wonderful day everyone.
Remember to make your day sparkle.

Chelle

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Fav at Micheladas Musings


It's Friday!!!!
Our official start of the Spring Break 2015.
What better way to kick it off than with my Friday Fav over at

Since today also marks my first trunk show of the year,
I though my this weeks fav would be something to get the 
festivities started.


Made with cultured sea glass and silver sand dollar charm
with sterling silver ear wires. 
(can be made into either post or clip ons)



Not only are the earrings marked down, but if you purchase this
item today, you will get a free pair of earrings.

Have a great weekend everyone!!
Chelle

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Retribution Blog Tour

Its finally here....
Retribution
the second and final book in the Deception series.


                                                                                  
***This is my review of Retribution & it may contain spoilers.***

Claire marries Robert even though she is not in love with him and he could possibly  be the murderer of his deceased wife Marie.  Eventually she realizes she should have listened to Cooper and ran when she could.

The attraction between Claire and Cooper is still as strong and lustful as in Deception. 

I actually started to like Claire more because of her growth.  She is a lot stronger in this book.  I was in no way ready for the ending. It had me like whoa!

You can get Deception right now for only $.99.

Have a great day!

Chelle

Friday, March 13, 2015

Micheladas Musings Spring 2015 Metal, Hemp & Glass Online Trunk Show


Spring fever has hit me like no other season has.
The sunny days bit me badly..
So I was thinking I would love to do another online trunk show.
This years theme is Metal, Hemp & Glass.
I am going to also put up some items that have been in the etsy for a year now
and mark those down to make room for some new items.

I am also going to make a few wind chimes, key fobs and other goodies that
I would not normally sell.
The dates will be March 27, 2015 starting at  9am
and you can shop til March 29, 2015 at 6 pm.

Click here to join the fun.
Invite your friends as well.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Kid's Day March 3, 2015 & National Pancake Day Fundraiser


It's that time of the year again
where we celebrate 
Kid's Day!

Kid's Day is special to my family because when my youngest son
Deondre was 9 months old he was hospitalized for 10 days.
Valley Children's staff was amazing with him.
They saved his life and I am forever grateful.
I normally would give $6 because I have 6 kids,
but now with the additions of the grandies,
I am upping my donation to $12.

Thousands of volunteers from all over the Valley will be collecting 
donations on almost every street corner in
Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings, Merced and Mariposa counties.

This years goal is to raise over $530,000
(which was raised last year)
for the non profit Valley Children's Hospital.

$1 will get you the Kid's Day Special Edition with coupons
and articles such as:
• A look at a father and daughter who have both been treated at Valley Children’s Hospital. Years ago, the dad lost a leg to bone cancer, but his time recuperating at the hospital was so positive he decided to go into the medical profession and now works at the facility.
• The hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care unit is a Level IV, the highest ranking for any such facility. That means the hospital can take care of any medical situation with newborns except doing transplants.
• A team of Home Care department therapists, nurses and others hit the road to visit patients in their homes.
• Child Life specialists, assistants and volunteers work as liaisons between medical staff and patients.
• The hospital’s imaging department has MRI machines now with SensaVue screens that enable patients to view a video during an exam.
• Neymar and his parents, Viviana and Juan Mendez, are this year’s official ambassadors for the hospital. Despite numerous medical problems, the family remains upbeat and optimistic because of the treatment Neymar has received.

If for some reason you do not see a volunteer, 
you can also text GEORGE to 90999
to make a $5 donation.

Also....
Tomorrow is IHOP National Pancake Day
Here is a list of the Valley IHOP's that will be participating:
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Participating IHOPs in the valley:
IHOP 1100 Shaw Ave. Clovis, CA
IHOP 3020 Tulare St. Fresno, CA
IHOP 3418 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA
IHOP 2201 W. Cleveland Ave. Madera, CA
IHOP 455 W. Olive Ave. Merced, CA
IHOP 1627 S. Mooney Blvd. Visalia, CA 
IHOP 7119 N. Fresno St. Fresno, CA
IHOP 1004 E. Prosperity Ave. Tulare, CA
IHOP 180 N. 11th Ave. Hanford, CA
IHOP 780 W. El Monte Way, Dinuba


For more info go to IHOP Pancake Day
Have a blessed day!

Chelle



Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/02/28/4401451_tuesday-is-kids-day-how-you-can.html?rh=1#storylink=cpy

Sunday, March 1, 2015

You are Beautiful....... Always!


"We are all a little broken, but the last time I checked; 
broken crayons still color the same."

Over the years, since I can remember, I have dealt with some type of
emotion or verbal abuse from people who I cared about.
Some may not have realized their words hurt me,
others knew exactly what they were doing.
By the time I got up the nerve to actually leave my boys father,
my self esteem was non existent.
I basically had believed their lies.
In actuality, I was not the problem, it was them.
They were the ones hurting and wanted me to hurt as well.

You know the old saying....
Misery loves Company.
There is soo much truth in those 3 words.
I was told that no one would ever love me,  no one would love me because I'm a single mother and my all time fav, no one is ever going to love you because of your weight.

It was not until I met the first love of my life in 2007.
(I say the first because geography separated us, our break up was due to a death in the family, I know someone more special is coming & I know that all the others were not love but just products of my issues)
I always say I have been blessed to have him in my life for the short time I did.
He showed me what love really was.
He showed me that I was worth something,
that I was enough.
That I am beautiful!!
Even when I went blind or went through my Thyroid cancer,

I waited for that for such a long time.
And then one day he was gone.

That was when I married. 
Big mistake... on both sides.
He was an alcoholic and I was in love with someone else.
To say that out loud
makes me want to slap myself.
Of course I ended up going though the same abuse.
But this time I knew better.
I established a relationship with Jesus
and the more I was into church,
the more the abuse got.
Finally I found a way out, took a chance
and have not been happier.
There are still times where I question my worth.

I met another amazing man, just friends, 
but some of the things he says or does makes 
me remember just how beautiful I am.

I don't know if he even remembers, but when he came to visit, 
I have scars on my chest from an illness
and he just held me and like rubbed his hand across them like they did not exist.
I am always so self conscience about them and
he managed to make me feel beautiful at a time when I did not.

As for my future,
I am taking every day as it comes.
I know what I want, just need to figure out how to go about getting it.
But one thing I do know,
I will not allow the words of others to affect me ever again.
I now know I am beautiful. 
I am going to share that with everyone.
I want everyone to know just how beautiful they are
regardless of sex, weight, race, religion or anything else that may make you feel less than.
You are Beautiful!!

Have a blessed day!

Chelle



Friday, February 20, 2015

Faith Friday: The Seeds of Doubt


After many failed relationships and an abusive one sided marriage, I managed to take the last year to find myself and hopefully date again.
I was not about to let anything from the past interfere with the present.
I found out things about myself I did not know, like how beautiful I truly am, that I am enough and that no matter what, I can not please everyone all the time. I also strengthened some of the things I already knew.  One of those being my relationship with Jesus.  I take it one day at a time. I continuously fail. But I do not give up... EVER!
I have been pretty good at learning to give all my worries to Jesus.  If anything is bothering me or making me cry, I just ask Him to take it and I kid you not, I instantly stop crying or I don't even think about what it is that is bothering me.  Some may think I am crazy, but it is true.

Recently, I have become friendly with a really amazing guy.  We have chatted and hung out.  Things seemed to go really well, which made me hopeful.  But contact with him was very minimal after we hung out because he had been busy.  Which is understandable.  We all have busy lives, some more so than others.
I did start to second guess myself, thinking maybe it did not go as well as I thought.
Or maybe he was not into me, just lots of things ran through my mind.
He assured me he had just been busy and we were basically cool.  I still questioned him I think for another day or two, still with the same thoughts going through my mind.

I did not put two and two together until I was on the phone with one of my girlfriends.  She was explaining to me about how things were going really well in her life, and that she knew it was Satan planting seeds of doubt where ever he could to create some chaos in certain parts of her life.  
That's when it hit me.  
Everything in my life was going great and the one possible way to cause any chaos or sadness would have been through doubt or second guessing that one relationship. 
So I took it to prayer, asked Jesus to handle it and I swear, whatever I was feeling at that one moment, went away.  There are times where I can feel myself start to get that feeling of doubt and I instantly squash it.

So when things seem to be going really good in your life, you have to always keep your faith in the Lord, because Satan is working double time just to find ways to creep into your life and plant those seeds.
Be on the look out and put your faith in Jesus.
It will get better!

Have a blessed weekend.

Chelle



Thursday, February 19, 2015

My Prize from Saraccino


Happy Thursday everyone!
I think it was back in the end of Oct. or the beginning of Nov.
had a giveaway
yes I was the lucky winner.
Here is what I received =)

I really love the case it came in
& already have an idea what to do with it.


 "The stash"

This is the prize that was being given away.

The extras




I know that I have fallen behind on my blogs
and projects, but better late than never.
I will say this I can not wait to hammer and patina those washers ;)
A super big thanks to Claire for her giveaway and the goodies.
I will definitely share my creations when they are finished.
Have a great day!

Chelle




Saturday, February 7, 2015

Retribution Cover Reveal and Release Date

Retribution cover reveal and release date announcement!




I’m so excited to finally give you information on Retribution, book two of the Deception series. (Deception information here. http://authorkarobinson.blogspot.com/p/deception-series.html) This will be the final Deception book.

Release Date: March 17th, 2015


Description: 

When Claire walked away from Cooper, she thought she was doing the right thing, the safe thing. Marrying Robert was supposed to solve all of her problems.
Unfortunately, Claire’s view of Robert changes from perfect to terrifying when she sees a new side of her husband—a violent side.
The last person she expects to save her is Cooper. When he does, they form an alliance to bring Robert down for not only hurting Claire, but for the death of Robert’s first wife and Cooper’s mother, Marie.
As Claire digs deeper into Robert’s past, she learns some truths that can never be forgotten. Suddenly, Claire is in danger, and Cooper is the only one who can help her.
Enter the world of Claire, Cooper, and Robert as new alliances are formed, relationships are shattered, and feelings simmering under the surface are suddenly brought to light.
Can Claire survive the truth long enough for Robert to finally face retribution for his past? 



Preorder is available across all platforms, except for Nook.
Nook: Not available

In honor of the cover reveal and release day announcement, I have a Facebook giveaway running for a $5 Amazon gift card. Just click here. (Link will go live at noon EST on February 7th, 2015.)

Link for FB giveaway - https://www.facebook.com/KARobinson13/photos/p.844930622248085/844930622248085/?type=1&theater