Tuesday, June 30, 2009

How HOT Can it Get??!!

Oh my goodness! HOW HOT CAN IT GET?? I always thought TEXAS was closer to heaven than the rest of the world but.....I don't know...this month, I am beginning to think maybe we are closer to the other place!! heehee

(here's the readout from the Jeep!)

This heat makes it difficult to do anything outside unless.....you have one of these neat little babies!!

The Little Missy is away at camp.....Hurry home kiddo soooo we can swim!

(pic from last summer...no! I didn't color my hair again!)

Project Update:
Here's the latest bracelet line I have been toying with. They are all wonderful scriptures and verses surrounded by 40-50 year old vintage pearl buttons. Hey just thought about it....pearls and scriptures....Pearls of wisdom, heh? Here's my favorite one so far:

I couldn't get a good picture...pooey! The scripture on this bracelet is Psalm 31:1 "In You oh Lord, I put my trust" In Proverbs the bible talks about remembering the God-given things our parents taught us. It says we should keep them written on our heart and tie them about our neck! Ha! guess we could literally translate that to a necklace?? how about a bracelet? No, seriously the point of that scripture is to continually keep these good instructions in front of us! It goes on to say in a later verse that these very same instructions will lead us and keep us in our sleep. I like that! I'm telling you guys....these have been a hard few months of RE finding myself! (just proofreading and it hit me....refresh, repurpose, recycle, re-love!! ha! who would have known this would mean ME!! and not my house!!) I couldn't have remained in one piece with sanity intact without encouragement from my walk with my Daddy GOD!! Sometimes we have to go through some things to truly feel the depths of HIS love!
Love you guys!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Long Time No Talk.....

HI!!! to all my sweet blog buddies! Thank you all for the super sweet and encouraging emails! And yes...MONICA...I am blogging sooooo stop your darn nagging!!! Sometimes I forget that even the most mundane things can be interesting to friends. It's hard to sit in front of this computer and think of things to say! I sometimes think that everyone else in the world has such interesting and exciting lives, how could they possibly want to hear what this unemployed, overweight, almost forty, CRAZY WOMAN has to say?? But from all of the emails and phone calls and texts (I love you Mandy!)...I suppose you guys are just crazy enough to WANT to hear from me!!!! and that my friends, makes this creative crazy gal smile!!!! I won't bore you with a long "catch up" post but instead just show you a few things I've been working on!

I discovered glaze products and have been in a "glaze daze" for 2 months now!! I am constantly looking for things to glaze!! This pic is of one of my favorite charm bracelets I made out of scrabble tiles. RECYCLE, REPURPOSE, REUSE!! THAT'S MY MOTTO, BABY!!! I love how the pinks turned out and the words AMAZE, INSPIRE, and COURAGE.

These photos are of a bracelet that I sold in my Etsy shop. JOY, CREATE, BECOME, LAUGH, COURAGE
I simply love this bracelet. It personally speaks to me! It serves as a reminder to "be JOYful", Always put some of my heart in everything I CREATE!, Strive to BECOME who I want to be, LAUGH often and sometimes at myself! and lastly have the COURAGE to do all of these things no matter what is happening! (exact description from my shop :)heehee!)

.....and speaking of laughing at ones self....I decided recently to visit the local "hair school" thinking I could get some fabulous highlights and a haircut that even MY budget could stand. Well...the highlights, although they took FIVE HOURS came out great!!!! The hair on the other hand weeeellll....I will have to "scrunch" it until it grows out! what do you think? Hubs loves it....go figure!

p.s. I haven't killed the azaleas....not yet at least...