Friday, July 30, 2010

Ignorance and Arrogance...

IGNORANCE goes hand and hand with ARROGANCE. Okay, this happened a while ago, but I need to vent about SPRINT. I get my bill and there is a charge for one call for $40.00. Turns out it is to Canada. It never occurred to me that I couldn't call Canada as my calls are supposed to be unlimited. So I call, and I explain to the girl that I didn't know Canada wasn't included. This girl basically infers that I am ignorant, as she tells me that is is "Common sense" that  you can't call Canada.  Common sense she tells me. Now, I'm not sure if any of you have seen the sprint commercial where the man is bragging about how wonderful Sprint is and that you can call anywhere in AMERICA.

Ummmm...common sense right? So did Canada move to Europe? OR maybe Africa?  Hmmm..well as far as I know. Canada is still part of America, along with many other countries. It's funny how people forget that America is a continent and not a country. And sprint even chooses to advertise their ignorance and arrogance!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

It's raining, it pouring,....

They say when it rains it pours. Sometimes it feels like life is one long monsoon season.

So after noticing an alarming use of the litter box I took my kitty (Jasmine) to the vet yesterday. Only to find out that my poor chubby kitty suffers Feline Diabetes. So now she has to have oral medication for infection, and 2 shots of insulin every day, plus weekly follow up with the vet. Poor kitty. I feel so bad for her.

SO, I just went through a 8 month period of daily medications and constant vet visits with my poor dog bodee who passed a few months ago. My cat (Juliet) is typically into the vets every 4-6 months for UTI infections and now I get to start all over with my kitty Jasmine. 

I'm really ready for the monsoons to end. I need some sunshine :) The other day I said to my mom "it will get better" to which she responded "no it doesn't. That is just a lie we tell ourselves to get through the day" I had to laugh because I think sometimes she is right. If you made it this far, thanks for listening. today I am just feeling sorry for self and  I really just needed to vent. Tomorrow I will be back to my normal chipper self.

Have a beautiful day, and thanks so much for allowing me to pout and whine :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Unique and Beautiful Pottery

 I ran into this artist while surfing on etsy. Just wanted to share because I thought the work in her studio Earth Elements was so unique and beautiful.. I've included a few pictures of some of her vases.

I can't get he link making button to work so here is the webaddress :

Monday, July 26, 2010

Giveaway Update

I've updated the giveaway list. Goodluck to anyone entering any of the contests!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I've been busy busy busy... unlike my cat :) She sure knows how to relax.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Giveaway Scout - All blog giveaways, contests and sweepstakes in one place - Home

So thanks Josh! Who pointed out this great site to me that has a whole bunch of giveaways in one spot. It even has a selection that you can choose "jewelry" giveaways only. I will still continue to keep my list of giveaways going as I find them so if you are doing a giveaway or contest please let me know and I will add it to my list!

Have a beautiful night!

Giveaway Scout - All blog giveaways, contests and sweepstakes in one place - Home: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

wow - that went fast!

Okay. So about the calendar project I guess it filled up really fast. Really really fast. However, she does have cancellation list so you can get on that if you want as I'm sure some people won't finish the project.

diary 2011 Project

Hi everyone. Check out this really fun project happening now. You can be involved. Your only obligation is to create a small 3 x 8 page showing your work. No obligation. Of course, it's a planner full of artist work, so sounds like something worth buying to me, but they say no obligation other then to hand in your page in time. That is free advertising! There are still dates open (not a whole lot that I saw, so I wouldn't take too long to decide). is the info! Diary 2011 Project

Monday, July 19, 2010


Okay. I couldn't resist sharing this picture of my oh so adorable kitties napping. I have to admit they look so cozy makes me a bit jealous that I can't just let it all go like that. Not a care in the world.


 hi everyone!

I've been busy finishing up a project. And I finally finished it! So hopefully now I will get a chance to read everyones blog and get updated on what everyone has been up to this week.

So here is my cuff I finally got finished...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Me? Really?

So i was updating my list of contest and giveaways. When I do this I click on each one and  read a bit to make sure it is still going on. So imagine my complete shock when I clicked on Art Bead Scene and saw my name listed as last weeks winner! It's true! I won I won I won. I am so very excited. I know everyone says "I never win anything" but it's soo very true. I don't ever win!

So you know what that means. If I can win, so can you! So I encourage you to jump on over to Art Bead Scene and post your comments. Each week it is a different artist, and you can win something from that artist.

So what did I win? I won a pair of these fabulous disks from Lynn Davis ! THANKS LYNN!


Friday, July 9, 2010

A few changes...

So i have found myself running across so many contest or giveaways that I want to share that I decided I needed to make a permanent spot on my blog for them. So from now on when I run into a contest or giveaway that I want to share with my friends there is now a section along the left side of my blog where I will keep a running list. I will do my best to keep things up to date. If you run into something you think I should add, or you are running a giveaway or contest that you want me to add please just let me know. The more the merrier, right?

Another change..I've moved my friends to the bottom of my page where you can all stretch your legs out! Instead of being squished on the side column I moved everyone to the bottom which gives room for not only your name, but your picture, and a part of your last blog. I like that much more!

I hope everyone is having a fantastic day! i'm trying hard to catch up on my blog reading, but so many!!! It's amazing when you go away for just a few days how far behind you get on what everyone is up to.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Yes...another giveaway! Check it out :)

Karyn is giving away 4 sets of the cab's she makes herself in celebration of having so many wonderful followers. Check out her page to read more about it!

Releases by Rufydoof: Glass fused cabs to give away...: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A fantastic GIVE AWAY!

Here is another give away for all of you who like to try and win free stuff! What you need to do to enter this drawing is add their blinkie to your page and then post the link onto their web page so they know your entered.

Simply Renee Inc: Happy Birthday Simply Renee!!!: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

I don't always enter or share the ones that ask you to put a blinkie on your site;however I totally LOVE simple renee's clip it up products so I was thrilled to help advertise for them.   I've also included some pictures of how I personally use some of my own clip it up's.

I love this product so much I've purchased it as gifts for other fellow crafters. It's original purpose was for scrapbooking as far back as I remember;however they are wonderful for all sorts of crafting including beading, sewing, quilting, and much more. I have been a loyal customer of theirs since they opened their doors, and I have seen all sorts of fun things they do with their products. The possibilities are really endless, doll clothes, decorated with baby accessories and given as a shower gift, make up organizer, kitchen organizing, and there are lots more ideas on their site. And if you don't like black then paint it or decorate it to match your decor. They also provide tons of decorating ideas on their blog.

They do a lot of give aways so if you like the product be sure to follow them so you will be aware of all their contests. They are very sweet also. Many times I have read they posts that they don't only do a give away, but that they know the customers,and they try to make the prize something that particular customer doesn't have already. I always thought that was really nice of them, and more thoughtful then just giving something away that the winner may already have.

Okay. Obviously I can't say enough, and their products really do speak for themselves.

Have a fantastic day! And GOOD LUCK if you choose to enter :)