Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Country && Summer Vacation Blogs

I am soo sorry but I am a little late with these two blog hops.
 They will both be up by the end of today..
June 29, 2013
Here are the links to check out the 
participants and what they created..

Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Artisan Whimsy 5 x 5 Test Group :: Sea Glass

The 5 x 5 Test Group in Artisan Whimsy 
tested the Beach Glass Beads  from ZnetShows.
This is the set Bill sent me

I decided I wanted to make a bracelet and try to use one of the 
turquoise beads as a clasp..
Epic Fail..
But what it did turn out was a pair of earrings

and this bracelet, which I took some seed beads and
strung them. Then twisted each strand.
I added a sand dollar charm to it.

I then took the green fish bone beads
and pair them up with some glass chips and 
bronze chain to make this bracelet.

Next were the long green duo that I knew were going to make 
I took a link from the bronze chain and added some 

I still have the smaller white duo and the shells
that I just ran out of time to create anything.  But I will get it done within the next few days and 
post my results.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Guess who is Bead Ruckus' newest contributing member??

Bead Ruckus put out a call for new contributing members
guess who is Bead Ruckus' newest contributing member??
Well, did you guess???


I have been so excited since I found out.
I just hope I do a great job.
I am nervous.
but this is going to be a great experience.
Here is their blog post, welcoming me.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Check out the Flip Flop Scavenger Hunt.

** If you are looking for my Summer Elements Blog Hop post, click here.**

Audrey of Audrey's Cozy Crochet is hosting a scavenger hunt 
in her etsy store

The grand prize is worth $50.oo
Here is what you get::


Set of Coasters from ($20)

Cowl/Neck Warmer from ($20+)

Crocheted Dishcloth Set ($9)

Bar of hand made soap from one of my favorite Etsy shops ($5)

Contest is going on til the 30th of June

Winner will be picked on July 5, 2013

Good luck =)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Summer Elements Blog Hop

Summer time is my favorite time of the year.
Not only does school get out for the break, but
it is time for hot weather, pool days,
beach play and road trips.
Rita of Toltec Jewels and Jewel School Friends
put out a call for The Summer Elements Blog Hop
and I knew I wanted to join in.

Growing up summer meant road trips.
Whether it was the Redwoods for a car run, panning for gold
in Colma, CA or spending a week in Yosemite,
my mom always made sure that we did something as a family.
I think that is what I loved about growing up.

But now, summer for us means spending time as a family, BBQing
and just enjoying the time we have together.

Summer almost means toe rings, anklets and cool bracelets.
Here are a few pieces I made for this summer.

I don't normally make necklaces and when I do
I love long long ones.

 I made this bracelet for a summer dress a friend made for me.
She just sent it out, but when it gets here I will def post
some pics.

And then this last one to go with a top my daughter got me for 
Mother's Day....

Well that is it..
I am going to pour me a glass of Cantaloupe water
and start to hop.
Thanks Rita for such a fun hop.

Here is a list of the other participants..
So grab a cold one of whatever you may like to drink
and enjoy the fun.

The Summer Elements Blog Hop Participants: 

Toltec Jewels (Hostess)
Marlene Cupo         
Cheri Reed              
Ailsa Cordner          
Robin Reed             
Nan Smith               
Sherri Stokey           
Christie (Charis Designs)
Carolyn Lawson       
Susie Harris              
Andrea Glick-Zenith 
Nelly May                
Melissa Trudinger     
Dini Bruinsma           
Kathy Lindemer       
Cory Tompkins        
Robin Reed             
Gina Hockett           
Karen Martinez       
Jasvanti Patel           
Solange Collin          
Karla Morgan          
Anindita Basu           
Alicia Marinache      
Andrea Trank          
Dyanne Everett-Cantrell
**Mischelle Fanucchi**   
Tanty Sri Hartanti     
Shaiha Williams        
Mary Govaars          
Becca Sirevaag        
Lennis Carrier          
Regina Wood           
Sue Kennedy           
Kathleen Breeding   

Focus on Life ::Green::

I really wanted to share a cute holder my son made a few years back
but thought... Mischelle you have not dusted and it
WILL show up in the photo.
Oh well.. hahahhaa
I decided to share anyways

Then my grandson ended up in the pool and the grass
was looking a lot greener.

And then I remembered my pride and joy I had snagged from my mom
the last time I was at her house.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Cake Day and a Graduation

Happy Friday everyone!
This week has been a crazy one.
Lots going on.
My son Freddie not only turned 18
but he also graduated from high school.
I am so proud of him. 
For a minute it did not look like it would happen, but it did.

Congrats Freddie.
The world is your to conquer.

My son Freddie and I.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Giveaway Alert && Today's Quote

Hey Hey Hey!!!!
Just wanted to give you a heads up that
Julie of  Waaay Outwest
has some extra glass spacers to share....
Wanna Win????
Check out her blog.. HERE
Good Luck to all who enter =)

Today's quote comes from a fb friend...

Someday everything will make perfect sense.
So for now, laugh at the confusion, 
smile through the tears, 
& keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.

I need to remember this.
I hope you have a blessed day!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Focus on Life ::Foodie::

*If you are looking for the Anklet Blog Hop, click Here.

Something that seems to always bring people together... Food
whether it be a favorite dessert, salad or bbq,
that meal will always taste better with great friends and family around
to enjoy it.  
But for me...
I tend to enjoy food this way

Joshie could not find his candy.. Hmmmm

 Ice cream at Gramma's.... Yummie.

 What, I have some frosting where???

Cake anyone???

Yep.. I enjoy food with my grandsons.
How do you enjoy yours??

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Anklet Blog Hop

Spring and Summer are not only the times I bring out the flip flops,
but it is time for me to polish up the toe rings and
So when Kashmira of Sadafulee
said she was hosting an Anklet Blog Hop
I was all for it.
Now, my ankles are kinda big so I tend to stick with little beads.
So I made this to go with everything.

I have a cute outfit my hubby got me that will go perfect with this one.

And I thought I would get my God daughter in on the fun.
She made this one for me..
I tried to explain to hear about the string
not showing.. but she did not listen to me.. lol

Here are all 3 together.

I really had fun doing these.
I got to spend time with my Goddaughter and create..
What is better than that???
Checking out the other blogs that participated....

Name Blog
Kashmira Patel
Kaushambi ShahWill post on Kashmira's blog
Jean Wells
Mischelle Fanucchi
Shellie Grindie
Ginger Bishop
Monique U
Cynthia Machata
Kay Thomerson
Mimi Gardner
Anindita Basu
Rita (Toltec Jewels)
Gina Hockett
Tammie Everly

Dyanne Cantrell
Ema Kilroy
Emma Todd
Sharyl McMillian-Nelson
Cheri Reed
Rochelle Brisson
Michelle Buettner
Sandra McGriff
Stephanie Weiss
Shelley Graham Turner

Lynda Carson
Roxanne Mendoza

Have a wonderful Saturday Afternoon...
I know I am running late with my blog..
Please forgive me....
Kashmira, Thank you soo much for putting on this Fun hop...
I really enjoyed it.