Wednesday, May 28, 2008


I am attending a wedding in a week and a half and I decided it would probably be smart if I bought a dress. Since I have to get a maternity dress, the selection is pretty minimal. Luckily this is an outdoor wedding and not super formal attire, so the selection for summer day dresses is a bit larger than for formal maternity dresses. Anyway, I found a dress that worked (which is VERY red) and for some reason I decided that I needed a necklace to go along with this dress. I found a necklace on that I really liked but it was orange and lime green, it would have worked if it was red and lime green so I was on a quest. I bought a few things and ended up using the least expensive beads that I bought and a silver necklace from my jewelry box that I was never going to wear. I used red coral beads, lime Jade beads, and Lucite flowers. Unlike the Etsy necklace, this one I decided to make asymmetrical. It is the first necklace that I have that isn't symmetrical and I really like it. I think it turned out great and I really like it with the dress... the flower might be a bit much with the pattern on the dress but OH WELL.
I was also thinking about making either earrings or a bracelet to go with this. I don't normally wear bracelets, so I thought earrings. I can't decided between the one on the left and the one on the right. But now I am thinking that the earrings might be a little much?? I am probably thinking about this way too much!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


I decided to make my own Sushi last night. My mom makes sushi all the time and I thought, if she can do it, then I can do it. I found this really great recipe from Martha and I mainly used the recipe for the sticky rice. I don't have a rice steamer but this recipe worked perfectly!!! I also made a few veggie rolls just like the recipe, and they turned out o.k., but I also made a Philadelphia roll that was EXCELLENT!!!!!! I know that this was a very brave (and very time consuming) feat... but it was well worth it!!!

Thursday, May 8, 2008


For the past few weeks most of my time and energy has been spent on building a garden. That might sound like an easy task to most people, but I had to (or I should say my husband had to) build a fence to keep out the animals that live in the treed area behind my house. Ever since I planted the veggies in the garden, I have been on the lookout for a nice way to mark my rows. When I was in Target today, I found these plant markers in the dollar isle... a package of 5 for a dollar to be precise. They had some that were silver and some that were copper, I picked the more classic copper ones to use in my garden. Each package came with a black marker to write out the plant names, but I ended up getting out my trusty alphabet punches and they turned out great!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I went to a bead show this weekend and found Water Buffalo Horn that was sliced, polished and drilled for jewelry. I thought that it was so unique that I bought a strand to make a necklace for my Mom for Mother's Day. I knew that I wanted to hang something in the center of the horn but I really struggled to find anything that worked. I ended up having a piece of Jasper that looked pretty good in the center so I found some beads that matched and threw it together and here it is.