Monday, June 29, 2009
He's a puppy puppy, maybe half basset half beagle, not neutered, SUPER friendly, mega cute and I have every inch of faith that he will be a great family dog. We are not in the position to have another pup, unfortunately, but we want him to go to a great home. I've been calling him Freeman because he's free, man ;)
PLEASE pass on the word to anyone that may be in the market for a cute puppy!!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Here's to Afton! Hope you enjoy the random pics, Af (and folks :)
Halloween many moons ago. I was an incarcerated Martha Stewart and Af was a Halloween Goddess type thing ;) That dress she is wearing is something we used to play dress up in ALL of the time growing up!
She moved away a few years ago, first to Phoenix and now resides in the LA area. This was one of her many trips home. I actually believe it was her first time to be home and be 21??? Am I correct??
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
The duo of beasts had a BLAST together! We thought it would be funny to tether them together for a while so we could watch them walk each other. They are actually pretty good little dog walkers! ;)
The beasts (and us ladies) enjoyed a very chilly swim in some very intense heat. This was the widdle beast's first time to swim AND run free...he did wonderful! On a side note, our beast had a bit of a complication due to swimming in the cold water. Sunday, he would not sit down, whimpered when we touched his tail and held his tail down which is incredibly odd as that tail is usually a weapon swinging wildly all of the time. When we got home on Sunday, I googled 'dog won't wag tail' and I was shocked to find out what he had! Apparently some large breed dogs can develop something called cold tail or dead tail when overexerting in cold water and not warmed up properly. The descriptions I read were word for word what he was going though! How bizarre is that??? Has anyone ever heard of that before??? The best medicine is rest and it seems to be doing the trick. Today he finally sat normally and wagged a little for his treats :) Poor guy!
April and I had way TOO much fun! I haven't laughed that hard in forever! There was one point I had tears running down my face from laughter and an excessively squeaky chair. It's amazing what one can find funny sometimes :)
The misters did LOTS of fishing and left us and the beasts to our own devices.
And of course, we worked on stuff! April made a few necklaces and I worked on sorting through stuff for switchplates while listening to music, gossiping, enjoying the beautiful day and of course, laughing :)
I'm a sucker for green! I love this one she did! It's always fun for us to work together because we can get each other's input!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
This one is my FAVE! It is SUPER long and that 'centerpiece' is a vintage button! The tassel sort of embellishment can be moved around so you you can wear the centerpiece to the side, double the necklace or just wear it long and centered! There's a hidden clasp behind the button so you can wrap it until the cows come home :)
How pretty is this? I thought it would be fun for an offbeat wedding...
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Where to begin?!?! Well, as we all know, my mom's birthday was last week and all she wanted were several pairs of earrings for her trip...so I delivered!
I also gave her my first attempt at an idea I've been toying with, a jewelry journal! I put a picture of each of the pairs of earrings on a separate card with prompts that she can record memories on that are associated with the piece of jewelry. I came up with the idea based on all of the jewelry that so many of us inherit over the years and not knowing all of the stories the jewelry knows! So why not have some sort of organized system where people can jot down where something came from, who gave it to them, how it makes them feel, what they like to wear it with and wonderful memories associated with that piece! They are certainly at the first stages of evolution but I hope to fine tune them and make them something really handy!
And my widdle wrapping job. We ended up having a really fun dinner at In the Raw on Brookside where a street festival was going on! We had first row seats to the band playing :) It was fun night.
This little diddy was made last week and didn't last for long! In fact, I didn't even have a chance to properly photograph it before it was sold! I freaking LOVE this one! Those little spirals are old earrings :)
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My recent ones...