Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quote of the Day

"The beginning is the half of every action."
- Greek Proverb

Sunday, January 18, 2009

looking for a job?

ok... this is being advertised as "the best job in the world" and it truly sounds that way to me!... and it pays $105,000 for only 6 months!!!
check it out.. it's for real!

job description

The Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef is a newly created position. There are a few minor tasks that need to be taken care of, but the most important duty is to report back to Tourism Queensland (and the world) and let us know what’s taking place on the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

download the full job description here

read the Fox news story here

applications are being taken until Feb. 22nd!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

another sweet animal post you just HAVE to watch

Please visit elephantsanctuarytn (more about Tarra and Bella ) Youtube Channel or website (ELEPHANTS.COM) for more information about their non-profit organization and the 17 elephants that currently call the Sanctuary home.

found via PSam1776

Sunday, January 11, 2009

bedtime prayers....

couldn't help but share this...

...just look at the expression on that dog's face!

I found via bits & pieces

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Quote of the Day

When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say...."I used everything You gave me."

~ Erma Bombeck

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Six random things...

I've been "tagged" by the amazing lillyella.. [check out her etsy shop (here) or her blog (here)]
The deal is to post six random things about yourself... now this is harder than you might think!

first... here are the rules:
  • Link to the person who tagged you
  • Post the rules on your blog
  • Write six random things about yourself
  • Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them
  • Let each person know they've been tagged

ok... six things...

  1. the only thing I'm allergic to is adhesive tape
  2. my great, great grandmother was the bastard child of royalty from Austria - she fled to America as a child with her nanny
  3. I hate talking on the phone... always have, always will
  4. I love to make jewelry, but I never wear any... I have multiple piercings in my ears but still never wear earrings... the only jewelry I've worn in the past 5 years was my wedding ring
  5. I'm a huge procrastinator
  6. I prefer to use pencils (mechanical pencils to be exact) and hate writing in pen. If I have to use a pen - I like blue ones... I don't like black ink.

ok... so the next part of "the rules" I'm tagging the following six people... can't wait to read these!

capitolagirl ... http://www.capitolagirl.com/

Jen .... http://twobusymommies.blogspot.com/

Magriet Moss ... http://babushkajewellery.blogspot.com/

D'Elle Juwelen .... D'Elle Juwelen

Kim ... http://circlesareforever.blogspot.com/

moore magnets ... http://mooremagnets.blogspot.com/


Monday, January 5, 2009

going green

After reading many blogs about new year's resolutions I started to do a little looking around.... I don't believe in 'resolutions' just for the sake of making them because it's "that time of year"... but I have noticed that quite a few people I know have resolved to becoming more eco-friendly this year. YAY!

I have a friend who's the best recycler I know and it's begun to rub off a little on me too!

Check out this designer who has taken recycling to the next level! ....by Studio Verissimo
"This is a lamp made from plastic spoons used in the coffee which are going to
the garbage daily by the thousands because they are only used once.The objective
was with this waste to create a luxurious lamp. "

How cool is this?!?! ...being 'green' doesn't have to mean simple, sparse furnishings... or having no sense of glamour...

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

wishing everyone who visits my little blog a very happy new year!

"Dance like nobody's watching;

love like you've never been hurt.

Sing like nobody's listening;

live like it's heaven on earth."

- Mark Twain

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Quote of the Day

“Wise men speak because they have something to say;

Fools because they have to say something.”

- Plato

Monday, December 29, 2008

what I've been working on...

I'm not sure why - because it wasn't planned - but lately everything I've been creating is slightly ethereal... I guess it started with 'the man in the moon' necklace....
then continued as I learned some basic metalsmithing techniques... with "orbit"
and then 'orbs'
and it's companion... 'mars'and then 'earth'....

I'm not sure what the significance is here... I just thought it was telling that for some reason my sub-conscious has been leading me in this direction for a while.... any thoughts?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


To All My Democrat Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.

I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2008, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great.

Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of the wishee.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
[I'd like to give credit where credit is due.... but I have no idea who wrote this - I didn't write this... ... I got this in an email last year and saved it because I thought it was so funny~!]

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Quote of the Day

"If you want to make a huge impact on a person's life, give him or her a kind word or two."

- Jeff Orlopp

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

8 more days...

...can you believe there's only 8 days left until Christmas?? I am soooo behind this year, haven't even started shopping, decorating, cooking... AAGGHH!

Are you behind too? If you are, I thought maybe I could help a little. I'm upgrading all shipping in my little shop (here) from now until Dec. 20th to Priority Mail - no extra charge!! If you're in the United States, the post office says you'll receive your package in time for Christmas if sent by Dec. 20th. I have everything in my shop ready to go... so I'll ship same day! (or next day if it's after the post office closes)...

Friday, December 12, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk."
- Doug Larson

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

is this a great idea or what?

this amazing design company brandimage has come up with a fabulous idea!! Instead of polluting our world with more of those annoying plastic bottles ...

did you know that every single day, Americans throw out 60 million of those
little plastic bottles!!!! 86% of which do not get recycled -

that is 51,600,000 bottles!!!!

... this team has come up with a very do-able solution. I'm just in awe! I'm also in awe of the other design work they do... check them out here.

Click on the photo to see it better and read more! (or click here)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Quote of the Month

"He who works with his hands is a laborer,
he who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman,
he who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist."

- St. Francis of Assisi

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Quote of the Day

"Needing someone is like needing a parachute. If they are not there the first time you need them, chances are you won't be needing them again."

- Scott Adams

Monday, December 1, 2008

my new favorite earrings....

I love these! I love the juxtaposition of the chunky brass (masculine) hardware with the feminine pearls... surprisingly lightweight too!

they're perfect to dress up a t-shirt and your favorite blue jeans, but dressy enough to wear with a business suit.

...and yep.. they're for sale in my Etsy shop... http://monaco.etsy.com/

still in time for Christmas shipping!

Pearls symbolize the best within us. Honesty, Purity, Wisdom and Integrity.
They remind us to walk with Dignity. Pearls can stimulate your femininity and help with self acceptance.

They lift your spirits and make you feel calm and beautiful. When have you not felt ultra-feminine when wearing pearls? - even with your favorite jeans!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Quote of the Day

"History has demonstrated that the most notable winners triumphed because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats. "
- Bertie Forbes