Wednesday, December 27, 2017


"Courage is the most important of all the virtues
because without courage,
you can't practice any other virtue consistently."
 - Maya Angelou

photo by Mark Stevens | Glacier National Park

Meal Planning Bootcamp

Hey everyone!
I just wanted to give you all a heads up on a 
Free 10-day challenge meal planning bootcamp going on at

Now I am all for making dinner planning and making as easy as possible.
I still have 3 boys at home and a honey and his son too cook for.  So this will be amazing to learn new strategies and possibly skills.
It also is going into clean eating.

So hop on over and sign up.
You have until tomorrow so hurry.

Have a great day!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Use Your Leftovers Earring Challenge Reveal

Earrings Everyday is having their 3rd Annual 

It's been months since I have blogged about anything and thought this was a great time to start. I have been wanting to for a few weeks since I lost my job.
I guess I needed to regroup and think about my future and what I really wanted to do.
Anyhow the challenge starts out by taking a photo of you desk after a bead feast...

Here it is...

My desk is not normally this messy. Okay maybe it is, but I would like to think that I do get the chance to clean it when I can.  Even Dave my fish sits there waiting for his new tank to enjoy my creative process...

Next we are to get all the leftover in a container, tin or anything else that will hold the goodies.  I had my leftover pieces on a towel that I have been using as a bead cloth.  Everything else is full.  By this time I have still not cleaned anything and just picked through all the piles of gems.
I came out with 4 pairs of earrings.

I had some recycled glass laying around and thought I would just 
loosely hang them on the copper wire.

I love how these turned out.  I had some fire agate that I have been wanting to use and
paired them with the pearls. 

I added the abalone nuggets with the owl charms. 
It's funny because I forgot to add ear wires to these and did not
realize it until after I took the photos.

I am not one for birds. I don't know why. I love to bird watch and enjoy hearing them sing.  Hummingbirds are my absolute fav.  But on jewelry, I just am not into it. But my bestie does, so I made these for her.

And there you have it.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I made.  Check out the other fabulous earrings here
Have a wonderful day everyone.