Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Happy Tuesday everyone!

LOL!!! Isn't it great? Now this is funny...I don't care who you are :)

This picture has been floating around the net for a while now. I had to post it. Its too dang funny not to. If you've seen it already and want to move on, feel free.

My sister-in-law is TERRIFIED of squirrels. What?!!? I know... she's convinced they're going to attack her. Apparently several years ago, she "claims" (she tends to embellish...alot) that a squirrel ran up her legs --- it had gotten into her office building (a small house) and in looking for a way out, it ran up her legs. I dunno how much of that is true, but she seems scarred for life. LOL I always tease her about it! I can't help it. She's such a wuss. I mean..a squirrel? Come on... At least it wasn't a squabbit! Now those are kinda freaky! LOL

Awww, he's kind of cute, huh?

OK peeps; I'm off to call my bank and handle this ~CRAP~ I'm dealing with.

Have a glorious day and watch out for squabbits!!!!

Peace in the Middle East,

Monday, September 29, 2008


Ok...first let me start off by saying that I, in no way, condone this type of behavior. Its chauvinistic, rude, crude and socially unacceptable. Its wrong...on all sorts of levels. But wow. Its FUNNY AS HELL! LMAO! I guess the good thing about it is, thats one strong woman! lol

I guess being a wife to a loving husband I can laugh at this picture and am still confident in myself and my relationship. Knowing that he would NEVER do this to me is comforting -- because I'd go all Loreena Bobbitt on his ass - oh yeah, believe it! LOL But...holy beer bottles Batman! I honestly can't begin to imagine the circumstances under which this photo was taken. But it is SO dang funny !LOL Ahhhhh, eeeeeee, sigh...

Happy Monday to ya! I am wide awake this morning....I like it. LOL I must have gotten just the right amount of sleep last night because I practically jumped out of bed this morning. Weeee! It really does help to start off the week like that. I'm a firm believer now! HA!

I got SO much done this weekend. After I put everything in my shop, I started the Sunday chores and cleaned like my life depended on it. I was SO upset yesterday afternoon about something that happened with our bank account (I won't bore you w/details), but after I let it simmer a bit, I felt a lot better. Now I'm just feeling groovy baby, YEAH!

OK, here I go...popping off to do some law work. ICK. Here's to a great Monday and a great week!!!!!

Love & Peace, and men carrying their own dang beer,

Sunday, September 28, 2008

♥ NEW STUFF ~ ~ NEW STUFF ♥ Whoooop!

Click here to see! Click to see!

Shameless plug!
Shameless plug!

Sorry...I can't resist. It is, after all, MY blog.

Ethel! You shameless hussy!

You Spin Me Right Round BABY

Going somewhere? I think not.
LOL! The THINGS that folks come up with. HAHAAAAA ahhh, eee...sigh

Well, good Sunday morning everyone! Its a gorgeous morning here; I've got the sliding "screen" door open (please...no bugs), the birds are singin their little songs; the sun in shining and...THERE IS NO GAS ANYWHERE. {Note to self: It might be time to invest in a bike}

Thats right. I don't know how many of you have seen on the news, whats going on here in the Southeast about gasoline. Thanks a heap IKE, you freaky bastard. But, yeah, we're having a gas shortage. The type of shortage where you need to drive 30-40 miles to find gas and then end up using 1/2 of it getting back home. ~CRAZY~!!

I was going to run a few errands this morning, but now...I don't think I'm going to be able to. I've got a little less than 1/2 tank and I'll need it to get to work tomorrow. And at the moment, I can't decide if I should go out, drive around, and hunt for gas, or just sit my butt at home. Ugh. Sigh.

On a much brighter note... ♥

I trust everyone had a nice Saturday? I did. :o) I got SO much done! Waa Hoo! I had TWO sales before the day was out...I finished names, descrips, phots, etc...ALL of it! The only thing I've left to do is measure and list. Measure and List, List and Measure. Weeee!

My plan is to list everything today. Probably not the best strategy, but I want to get it done before the week starts. We'll see how it works out.

Alrighty...I think I'm going to call my corner gas station and see if they have an inside scoop for the arrival of the tanker. This is all so weird fer realz.

Keep an eye out today in my shop (if you're interested); I plan on listing all day! Have a wonderful day my peeps!

Love & Peace,
Angie ♥

Saturday, September 27, 2008

OH Yeah...Its Saturday!

F O R L A U R A ♥

Put me in coach! LOL

Well, here it is, half way through Saturday and I'm done (!yippee!) with pictures, names and descriptions of my necklaces. Now we're on to the earrings (names and descriptions), b/c those pics are done already. After that, I'll be in photoshop hell for a few hours, resizing, cropping and saving...blech. But it needs to be done; can't get outta that one. heeee

On a much brighter note, I had a SALE overnight! Whoot! Its so exciting to have sales. I think if I ever got to a point where I was not excited about sales, it'd be all over. LOL And honestly, its not about the money for me. Completely and utterly 100% true. I am just honored that someone likes the look of my jewelry; because there's a lot of jewelry out there. A LOT These pieces that I put so much time and thought into... to have them go out into the world thrills me beyond words. Shazaaaaaaam!

Off to have a bite to eat and finish up the earings. Have a nice rest of the day!
Love & Peace,

Friday, September 26, 2008


Than roosters playing football!?!?
Ok, don't answer that. LOL!

Happy Friday! We made it!! :o)

I've got big plans for the weekend, but thats not to say I'll get it all finished. Luckily for me, the husband is going out of town again, so I'll be at home with my boys -- no distractions or "honey, could you bring me some more tea"? {Are your legs broken? Ok, just checking...}

Got lots of picture taking, descriptions, tags, blah blah blah, you know the drill. Yep, gonna be busy. Hopefully, anyway. One thing I MUST do before I get home this afternoon...stop by the grocery store. Why you ask? I'm out. OUT OF COFFEE. EEEEEEEEEEEEK!! Yeah...not looking good for tomorrow morning when the dogs decide to wake me up at 7:00am. Must have coffee. LOL!

Its also Taco Bell and Blockbuster day! {{Shout out to Sabine! LOL Whoot!}} Yum! Its the little things in life...ya know? :o)

Anyhoodle, enough rambling. Have a WONDERFUL weekend. I wish it for each of you, regardless of your plans. Life is short people...enjoy it!

Love & Peace,
Ang ♥

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Happy Thursday Everyone :o)

Today, I wanted to share 2, yes two Insights. This week they've been especially good and I've saved my two favorites to post here for everyone. Aaaaaaand, here we go:

The First:

"Throughout all history, the great wise men and teachers, philosophers, and prophets have disagreed with one another on many different things. It is only on this one point that they are in complete and unanimous agreement. - We become what we think about."

Earl Nightingale
1921-1989, Author of "The Strangest Secret"

The Second:

"We lift ourselves by our thought. If you want to enlarge your life, you must first enlarge your thought of it and of yourself. Hold the ideal of yourself as you long to be, always everywhere."

Orison Swett Marden
1850-1924, Author and Founder of Success Magazine

To me, both of these seem to go hand in hand. And I fully believe "we become what we think about". One of my favorite quotes from "The Secret" is "Your life is a physical manifestation of the thoughts that go on in your head", so these two insights really hit home for me.

As I've mentioned before, the hardest thing about these Insights are remembering them. Especially during these trying times in which we live. So come on peeps - lets practice remembering that our thoughts impact our lives more than we usually realize. Live in the NOW. Try not to worry about things you have no control over.

Easier said than done, I know. :o) But to make the effort, is a step in the right direction.
{Note to self: Think yourself to a size 6! You can do it!} LOL

Enjoy your day!
Love & Peace,

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

LOL!! Thats one brave little penguin! And you KNOW they can't run very fast...can't you just picture it? He's trying to get away...waddling as fast as his little bitty legs will go. The bear is simply walking behind him, thinking..."you little shit--your days are numbered" lmao

Happy Wednesday to you. :o)

I woke up for the second day in a row with a migraine! WTF? They just completely throw my day into one of pain and misery...that is until I take some Advil Liqui-gels...WOW. Those things are the best! Yet there remains an ever so slight "twinge" of pain; lingering there, aggravating me. Gettin on mah nerves. But I shall soldier on! :P

Soooooo, last night I was over at my work table, doing a little organizing, cleaning up after my weekend projects, straightening, etc... and a design just *POPPED* into my head. Has that ever happened to you? I just stopped------------- right in the middle of what I was doing, looked around for my copper boxes, grabbed them, sat down and just started. It was pretty wild! I mean, its happened before, but not exactly like that. I'm inspired by all sorts of things, really. But its rare that a *crystal clear* idea just POPS into my head like that. It was so "visible" if that makes any sense. I knew in my head what it would look like, exactly. It was ~crazy~!!! So, I got half way through when 9:00 rolled around and I had to watch a new favorite show {Fringe} and so its just waiting for me to get home today. Weeeeeeeeeeee!! LOL :o)

My inspiration was a large-ish focal bead, teardrop in shape, but the design that popped into my head had it turned sideways. I thought, "Oh! how different! But the colors....ahh, the colors; so many fall colors--which we all know I'm rather fond of. I shall keep you in suspense, but believe me...the colors are juuuuuust right. BA! I'm really excited about it. My only hope is that it turns out the way it looked in my head! LOL

OK, wow. I must go now. Apparently there is a hole in my lip of which I was unaware; took a drink of water and now its on my shirt. LOVELY.

Have a great Wednesday everyone! The weekend is almost upon us! Whoot!

Love & Peace,
Ang ♥

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Happy Tuesday!!

3-D Pavement Art
Ever heard of this guy? Maybe not, but you've probably seen his amazing artwork. I'm in awe of his talent and thought I'd share.


I hope everyone has a great Tuesday! I hope to write more later.


Monday, September 22, 2008

Begin Again...

Hellooooooooo, everyone!

I trust you all had a nice weekend? I did. :o) Plus the weather here was JUST GORGEOUS!!! And...I got a lot accomplished; always a good thing :o) . Lets see...I make 5 necklaces and 3 pairs of earrings. Whoo Hoo! Haven't named, described or priced anything yet, but I figure I have time to do that this week.

Today...at 11:44 est, FALL will arrive, and I think I might be the happiest person on the planet about that little fact. I consider autumn MY season. The temps are always perfect. The colors that surround me are truly inspiring. They're MY colors. My favorite colors. Not to mention the fact that FALL always means...the holidays are j u s t around the corner! How many of you have started your shopping? I haven't started, but my mother has and is almost finished. GAWD! How does she do it? LOL!

<------ For a good Monday belly laugh, head on over to Scotia Made for hilarious cards! This one is my personal favorite. I've thought of a few men I'd be more than willing to give this to. Yikes! LOL Cheryl has a wonderful sense of humor and her items always make me laugh. Check her out!!

I wish everyone a wonderful First Day of Fall! The Autumnal Equinox. Time to break out the crock pot for hearty stews and chili's and rake the leaves into a huge pile - jump on in!!

Have a good one,
Love & Peace,
Ang ♥

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Happy Saturday!

LOL! My favorite store!

Happy Saturday people! :o) Its about 8:30 am and I'm about to get started creating and doin my thang...if I can make the dogs happy --- they keep whining. Whiners make me ~*INSANE*~.
Boys! Cut it out! You're making mom nuts! I really need a doggy door. Sigh...

My goal for today - create create create! Whoot! I've got some organizing to do, but not much so I'll be starting on some necklaces soon. Sooooo, here I go. Off to get started! Have a great day!
Love & Peace y'all!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

~ T ~ G ~ I ~ F ~


LOL!! *Laura, made me think of you!*

This is quite possibly my favorite TGIF yet!


Sabine...its # 5 day baby! We love our Taco Bell Fridays! Hee hee :o)

Like I mentioned yesterday, I'll be creating this weekend. I'm so excited! I've been doing a "makeover" if you will, of my work table. It was just so cluttered from many projects and loose beads and findings just lying around. I had to get it cleaned up! I just bought 6 more of my favorite little plastic organizers. I think I have about 24 now. EGADS! But I have one for every color of bead you can think of, 2 each for brass findings, 2 each for copper findings, 1 thats solely for chains --- I could go on but I won't. You get the idea --- I have a lot!! But they're clear, roomy and can be stacked for easy access...I just love them. So, I'll be finishing up the organization in the morning and then start with the jewels. I have lots of ideas squirming around in my head. Hopefully I can get some pics up this weekend, just to give you a sneek peek. Woot!

I wish everyone a lovely weekend, full of fun and adventure. Until next time,
Love & Peace,

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Please pass the "extra" time my way!
I need a large helping! LOL

This weekend I will once again be at my work table, cranking out jewels and baubles. Whooooo!! Monday I made three necklaces and have a 4th one in the works.

I'm currently trying to get some "fall" pieces together. You know...in the fall, folks tend to start wearing darker colors, so thats what I'm focused on. Lots of blacks, browns, dark greens, dark blues, dark purples, deep blood reds, etc. I'm even putting together a few pairs of "gothic" looking earrings. Yesh...I have a dark side that lies dormant until the end of September. MWHAHAAAAAA!!!

I'm looking forward to the weekend, thinking of how I can slow it down a little bit. LOL When I'm at my table, TIME zoooooooooooooms by and before I know it Saturday is gone. However, I think I have an itinerary worked out so I can use the hours to my advantage. Yay!!

Ok, I'm popping off to get some law work done. Here's wishing everyone a wonderful Thursday!!
HUGS for all my peeps,
Ang :o) ♥

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Beautiful Insight

Insight Of The Day

"One day at a time - this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past, for it is gone: and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering."
Ida Scott Taylor 1820-1915, Author

I think this is probably one of my favorite insights yet. How simple the idea, and how powerful the words. Now...if I can just remember to do this I'll be doing good. So many of us worry--probably way too much. Right? Worry about things we can't control; worry about things yet to come. Its a curse upon the women in my family, as I'm sure it is for many others. We're "worriers" And it doesn't do anyone any good. It causes undue stress, and that in turn takes its toll on every aspect of our lives. Is it really that hard to just "let go"? In this day and age, I think it is. However, conscientiously practicing to "not worry" would be a huge benefit to us all - mind, body and spirit. Lets give it a whirl, shall we? :)

Fall is in the air here in Georgia. While its not "officially" fall yet, the cool temps came in yesterday like a lion. Its by far my favorite time of the year :) Almost time for a trip to the N. Georgia mountains to see the leaves...something we love to do every year.

Rambled on long enough. :) ♥ Have a great Wednesday everyone!!!
Love & Peace,

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


My day is going just fine, thank you very much!

{{Note to self: stop tailgating}}

Hope your Tuesday is great.
Love & Peace,

Monday, September 15, 2008

Just Another Manic Monday

Pretty dang tired this morning; about to have a cup of my favorite tea and then put my face on. :) I trust everyone had a nice weekend??!! What'd ya do? Do tell! :)

After my emotional roller coaster ride Saturday afternoon, I came home, changed into my comfy PJ's and immediately went to my work table. I'm telling you...that was the best medicine for my sadness. I turned on my music; and just "played" with all my beads. Made me feel so much better! I was able to crank out three necklaces, watched some cute movies, had some great food and had an enjoyable rest of the weekend. Yay!!

Now....I don't know how many of you actually "enjoy" cleaning. Most of the time I dread it. But sometimes, I get a charge out of it. Its a great "thinking" time for me. I get in the kitchen and scrub like a crazy person, but when I'm finished, my head is clear and my kitchen is spotless. Then I'm tired. HA! Comes with the territory I guess.

Wait a tick...Thats It!! Now I know why my mother was so peaceful all the time! That women cleans like her life depends on it. Hell, maybe its her sanity that depends on it. I mean, my dad can be a real bear, but I really can't be sure. All I know is that along with my beads, cleaning is the next best therapy for me. I'm sure the husband would argue that little point - and he can stick it where the sun .....whoa...easy Nelly - I'm just sayin...it all made ME feel better and I'm sure thats what matters to him. Right honey? *he's nodding-its hard for him to talk through the duct tape* Poor thing.
What? I can't help it if I'm "domestically disabled". I'm trying...

So, here's wishing everyone a wonderful week. I'm planning on it being a good week. I'm sick of all the stress. I'm tired of the toll its taking on my body and I refuse to be its prisoner any longer. BA!
Love & Peace Y'all!! :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We Had A Great Day! ♥

Evening y'all! Yes, we had a great day :) I managed to make it almost the whole time without crying, but after we said our goodbyes, as I was walking away...they started...the waterworks. Cried all the way home. I'm such a softy.

They're so young and don't really understand whats going on...I mean, they know they're moving, but they would've had NO clue why I was crying, so I made sure I didn't do it in front of them.

We all pitched in and loaded up the truck in about 2 hours. Lots of help. Lots of good people.
They're actually coming back down next month to visit. And of course, I'll see them at Christmas.
I'm doing much better now. I know they're not far away and I'll see them soon. It was just hard there for a bit.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I'm off to finish a necklace. Later!
Love and peace,

Friday, September 12, 2008

Pete & Repeat Were In A Boat...

Some days my life seems like that joke. You know the one...Pete & Repeat were in a boat--Pete fell out--who was left? Repeat---Pete and Repeat were in a boat...I could go on but I won't.

Weren't we just here---last week? LOL I can't believe how fast the days go. Especially since I've gotten older, they just zoooooom by. I remember as a kid the long summer days, on vacation, at grandma's...I never wanted those days to end. In high school, they couldn't end quick enough. Now...I feel like I just can't hold onto them anymore. I try SO hard to live "in the now" and really take time to notice things around me and appreciate the time I have with loved ones. These next 2 days are going to fly by , but I wish I could freeze time and stay in them just a little longer. Seeing as how thats not remotely possible, I'll move on from the subject But I'll leave you with a great quote I've borrowed from my sister in law's blog: "Surpassingly lively, precious days... Sifting through my fingers like sand." ~Joyce Carol Oates

I wish everyone a lovely weekend!
hugs & smoochies,

Thursday, September 11, 2008


You will NOT be blue.
You are blessed in your chaos.
Embrace all the good in your world.

Happy Thursday everyone!
Love & peace,

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hey Hey Its Wednesday!

Oh I love it!!!
<---- Good Wednesday to you! Hope everyone is "doin dood" as Michael would say. Michael was the 3 year old son of an attorney that used to work at my firm. Everytime she'd bring him in, I'd say, "Hi Michael! How are you buddy?" He'd say..."doin dood" (sounds like good, but with a "d") Hilarious. Such a cutie too.

Aaaaaaanyway, belive it or not, I'm actually not looking forward to the weekend.
???!!! WHAT???!!! I know. Can you believe it? Well, heres the issue, and yes...I need a tissue.
My brother, sister in law, and my two ADORABLE, precious nephews, (2 and 4) --- who now live about 5 minutes away from me, are moving. TO KENTUCKY. When he called to tell me, I started crying. I'm such a wuss. And he only told me about 3 weeks ago. He said it was going to happen quickly. Boy, did it ever. Its upon me now and, while this move is the best thing for them, I'm really sad. Having those sweet angels 5 minutes away has just been glorious! And, I've tried to spend a lot of time around them, so they know me. They call me "Aunt Gigi" ♥ When the 4 yr old was really little, he couldn't quite get Aunt Angie and Gigi stuck. I love it!

Now, I know Kentucky is not that far away. As a matter of fact, my parents live in Kentucky and they will now be about 5 minutes away from them---which of course my mother is thrilled about. But its still not 5 minutes from me. :( So this is why I'm not THAT thrilled about this weekend. Friday night we're all going out to dinner one last time and Saturday is "load the truck" day. *Sigh*

I'm so glad to have been a part of their lives up to this point. And I hope they don't forget their Aunt Gigi. I plan on taking quite a few road trips in the near future.

Aunt Gigi loves you both, very much ♥

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Happy Tuesday! ♥

I am not one to push my views or beliefs on people. I feel folks have to find their own way, not the way of someone else. That being said, I do want to share today what I feel is an amazing film. The concept is quite simple actually, but remembering to implement is the hardest thing!

Anyone out there a fan of "The Secret"? Its been out for a while now, but maybe there's someone out there who hasn't heard of it. I've seen it once and it blew my mind. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend it. So much to think about and consider. I have to be honest, it really opened my eyes and I enjoyed it immensely! Its a thinker!

After I saw the movie, I signed up for the "Insight of the Day" offered by Bob Procter, a gentlemen from the show. (I actually first heard of him and saw him on Ellen! Go Ellen!) lol Anyway, today's insight was really great so I wanted to share. And I may be sharing more down the road. Most of the insights seem like common sense, quite frankly. I hope you can find something useful in what is written.

Positive thinking is where its at! Now...I'm no angel (hee hee) and I know VERY well that its hard to think positive when life is throwing curve balls at you every other minute. But to make an effort...to TRY to think this way is a huge step in the right direction, at least for me.

Here's wishing everyone a wonderful day!
Love & Peace,

Insight of the Day:
"I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves."
Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt
1767-1835, German Statesman

Monday, September 8, 2008

Just Barely...

I'm here. I'm functioning. Barely. I stayed up waaaaaay too late. I was on Facebook chatting with an old friend :) Anyone else on Facebook? Just curious...Its helped me re-connect with lots of old friends. Not quite as addictive as Etsy :) And not as much as a pain in the arse as MySpace. I've even got my mom on there. Trust me...thats funny! LOL

Off to get a bigger mug of coffee and get to the H-U-G-E pile of work on my desk. Party.

Have a wonderful day; I'm sure most of you will :)

Those of you who wake up all chipper and bright eyed and bushy-tailed --I'm not lovin you right now. *giggle*

Have a great Monday everyone!
Love & Peace
Angie ♥

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Here's one of my latest from Polyvore. I blame Amy for my recent addiction. Thanks a lot Amy. No really...THANK YOU! Love it! :) Here's the basic scoop: you can put together collages with thousands of pre-clipped fashion and design images, borders, textures, etc. -- you can also grab your own images from other sites or your own computer. I've done about 6 sets already. I've even been able to put a link to my etsy shop in my profile-which is great! I love it ♥ Almost as addicting as Etsy! LOL
Definitely worth checking out. I have a degree in merchandising, so it completely satifies the craving I have to do a "window" Ha! Easy-peasy to join and so much fun!! And yes...you can blame me if you want. I'll just have to deal.

I Couldn't Help It! :)

I stayed up WAY too late and listed all my new stuff on Etsy last night. Yay! I'm so glad I'm finished...for the moment LOL! I'd really love to know what everyone thinks. If you can, take a second and leave me a post and let me know, I'd love to hear from you :) ♥

Kawena Necklace

Neela Earrings

Arula Earrings

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Saturday Update

I've done it all: pictures, names, descriptions, prices...all of it. Necklaces and earrings. Ready to list are 11 prs of earrings and 4 necklaces. Yep. Its been a great day for me! Hooray!

I will start uploading everything tomorrow on Etsy. After I'm done, I'll put up an Etsy mini so ya'll can have a little peek.

Its now just after 7:00pm and I'm signing off to watch a movie and relax a bit. Whew. I'm so ready to chill. LOL


Its a Rockin Saturday!

<----- LOL!

I don't have any cats...the husband says NO, but I like them nonetheless. Plus...I have a feeling they wouldn't last very long with my doggies. Mac luuuvs cats! Not to eat, but to play with. I've seen a cat box his face before. Hysterical!! LOL

Its Saturday, Yay! I stayed up way too late last night and am therefore getting a very late start. *le sigh* Its all good tho...I'm about to get started. I've got the work on my descriptions this morning (or whats left of it) :) Then I'm finishing a necklace up and a couple pairs of earrings and...well, I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

Friday, September 5, 2008

COME ON...Say it with me

!!!!!ITS FRIDAY!!!!!!


Happy Friday Peeps!

I'm a little late posting this morning. The day job has been ~crazy~ this morning! :)

Nothing really new to report. Like I said in yesterdays post, I'm gonna be busy this weekend. Duh.

Here's wishing everyone a nice weekend! ♥

Peace in the Middle East,
Ang ♥

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Happy Thursday everyone! {It is Thursday, right?}
While I luv those long weekends, my brain has been playing catch-up allllll week! LOL

This week, in the evenings, I've been really busy with my photos. I've become SO picky with them. I mean, have you SEEN some of the photos on Etsy? Some are magnificent! Mine...well, I think they could be better. So, I'm constantly working on them; re-taking them, cropping, editing, etc...then, I'll go back and re-shoot them AGAIN, because I saw a flaw or something...I know...obsess much? :o)

One thing I've noticed is that my doggies do NOT like me being on the computer. Isn't that hilarious? Mac will come and get underneath the computer desk...he's NOT the small one. He tries to get under my legs and then does the little whimper, whine thing. Oliver just comes up to my leg and 'nudges' it with his tiny nose. He's the herding dog. Maybe he's trying to herd me to the couch? LOL! I feel a little guilty, but then...hello?!? they are dogs after all. And usually...they just want me to let them outside. Manipulators!!!! :o)

I got some more supplies in yesterday, so I can finally finish a necklace I had to put on hold. So, that will make 4 necklaces total. All my earring photos are taken, cropped, resized, and named. All I've got left is to do descriptions and tags. None of my necklaces have had their pics taken, so I've got that to do this weekend. Gonna be busy AGAIN. :o) Hey...its a good thing! I need to get some more items in my shop. Yay!

OK, got to do the day job crud now. Oopsy----did I just say crud? I didn't mean that. Nuh uh. Nope, not me. I wouldn't say such a thing. {I hope you can all catch the sarcasm because I'm trying to lay it on thick} *sigh*

Ok, have a great Thursday!
Tanks & Bazookas!
Ang ♥

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Got to work this morning and LOOK! A Treasury I picked up yesterday WAS ON THE FRONT PAGE!! OMG. Its really cool, huh? (You'll probably need to click on the image to see it bigger)

For those of you who don't know about the Front Page on Etsy...its a very coveted spot. And Treasuries are so much fun to make. A treasury is basically a list of your favorite pieces compiled in one spot. You pick a theme, go thru your favorites or do a search and find cool stuff to showcase. Treasuries are usually hard to acquire. You have to be in the right place at the right time and when the "box" pops up, type like your life depends on it. I LOVE creating them; and this is only my 2nd one. Lots of people hope theirs gets chosen for the FP, but many don't get picked. I still feel like a newbie and this is just SO stinkin exciting for me! I don't know the criteria for Admin picking treasuries for the FP, but THANKS!!! And to all the artists who I picked...your cuffs are amazing. Truly. And I'm thrilled that y'all are getting exposure. We can't really know how or if it will affect sales, but its still pretty awesome! Right? Yay!!!
I ♥ Etsy!! LOL

Have a wonderful day everyone!
Love & Peace