Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Ella!

My little girl is 6 today!

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Meet Dexter

IMG_9123Dexter, Dexter Doodle, Puggy, Puggles, Dexter DooDoo, Mr. Pugglesworth, Vampire Bat, Walrus, Little Piggy, Troublemaker, Mr. Toot-Toot...he goes by many names around here!

2 weeks ago today we brought our newest family member home, Dexter!  It's been great but not without it's challenges of course.  Kinda forgot how much work a puppy is and he is certainly a feisty one.  It's like we brought an 18 month old home with vampire teeth!  He can be such a sweety though and everywhere we've brought him people just melt. 

Our yellow lab Molly however, is just not that impressed with him and isn't all that too bothered by his presence, at least not as jealous as I thought she'd be.  She does get irritated by the pestering, but Dexter is well on his way as asserting himself as top dog.  Poor Molly just isn't aggressive enough.  

Our cat Max is definitely keeping his distance.  He's having some health issues and can't be bothered by a pesky puppy. 

Now the kids on the other hand can't get enough of loving him!  He has definitely become the number one plaything around here and I hear them say "I Love You" to him many times a day.  Puppies and sweet! 

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A moment of sweetness between Dexter and Molly...


Tuesday, February 09, 2010

4 People, 12 Times for January - a little late

As per this post.... Tara's Personal Project Challenge.... we took our family portrait this past weekend.  We cheated a little bit because this is supposed to be for January and technically we didn't have our newest family member (Oooops I haven't posted about his arrival yet!), but now that he's here I couldn't not have him in the picture.  

Jan 10

January Notes:

Made the ultimate decision to adopt a new puppy...found and 'reserved' a pug puppy we named Dexter

Bad weather kept us from the ski park all month.  Sad, but the rain/snow was much needed. 

Ella lost her first tooth, Jacob lost a couple more. 

Sickness consumed a couple of the weeks of least one of us seemed to be sick with something most of the month.  

Our cat, Max, has been having some health issues of his own.  He has stopped eating and has gone on 3 weeks of no food.  He won't eat anything and drinks very little.  Other than that he seems healthy and content.  Our cat Coco, passed away last year so I am concerned.  

I started a new hobby of running after hating it my whole life.  It's going well so far and I feel I have to run 5 times a week.  Not sure that I've become addicted yet but I do like it. 

Ella took a break from dance.  She's been taking dance since she was about 2 and a half.  I only want her to do what she wants but I secretly do hope she will want to dance again in the fall. 

Monday, February 08, 2010

And the winner is.....

Lisa of The Little Green Button shop!  I had my daughter draw a number and Screen shot 2010-02-08 at 12.53.57 PM commenter number 6 was the winner. 

That was fun--I'll be offering more giveaways in the future...thanks for playing everyone! 

Friday, February 05, 2010

Blog Reader Giveaway!

IMG_8691I've had the urge to sew lately and have made a variety of simple projects in the last few weeks.  I went crazy one night and ended up with an extra Valentine's banner....before it gets too late, I want to do a quickie weekend giveaway to my blog readers!  To enter just leave a comment on this post and tell me who your Valentine is...husband, wife, kids, friend, pet....I think mine just might be our new puppy! (An upcoming post for sure.)  I will draw a name on Monday morning at around 10am and I will mail the winner their very own Valentine's Day handmade banner.  Oh and please remember I call myself a jewelry artist, not a seamstress!


Busy with a bunch of studs

You know, earrings?  (wink, wink!)  The other afternoon I fired up the ol' torch which had been cool since before Christmas and had a hot (hardy, har) time making these studs.  You can find some of them (already sold a couple!) in my Etsy shop. 


Delayed Christmas share but with a Valentine tie-in

Every Christmas I like to make a handmade ornament of some kind.  I like to switch it up every balls one year, painted ornaments another, photo frames yet another, etc.  This past year I came upon the House of 3 blog and website and saw a tutorial for the sassiest ornaments that reminded me of "jewelry for your tree"....which I guess is what ornaments are anyhow...LOL!  But anyhow these looked like you could even wear them for jewelry if so inclined.  I downloaded the printable and hit up Michaels for the adornments.  It was a lot of fun. Here are some of my creations...2009 xmas ornaments

We delivered these to friends with a little ding-dong-ditch which was even more fun then making them!

The Valentine I see that House of 3 now offers the same set of printables for Valentine's Day.  I wish that I had the time to make them, because they are oh so cute, but this year I unfortunately do not.  I wanted to share because maybe someone out there does.  [And if you do, I'd love to see your finished product!]  Click here to see some of the fun House of 3 Valentine printables

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You know on second that I see them, I may find the time to make them!  :-) 

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Where to find me....

Pieces of Me


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Happy to be notified a piece of mine was featured on The Curious Pug!  

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And how curious is the name, considering we have a pug on the way?!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Personal Project - four people twelve times

I just saw this so I don't have mine yet, but I'm going to do this personal project as challenged on Tara's Whitney's blog

One self portrait of the family each month along with tidbits from the past month.  Will make a great end of the year book.  Love it.