Saturday, October 8, 2011

Baby News

I am due to have my C-section Jan 6, 2012. I am having a boy and we are naming him Timothy Braydon. I am excited and nervous.I have not made any new designs lately. With us moving and a ton of stress. Things are not improving lately.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Baby updates.

We are happy to announce that I am 19 weeks, and were having another boy. Mya and Mason will have a little brother. We are thinking about not useing another M name. I am due Janurary 13, 2012, We are guessing he will arrive via C-section on Jan 12, 2012. My doctor only does C-sections Tuesday and Thursdays. Mason was due 10-10-10 but I had my C-section on 10-12-10. Mark is still job hunting, he has had two interviews today. And we have looked in to low-income housing. It is not a choice we want to make, but it beats living in a shelter where we have to worry about the state taking our kids.  I do have a contest/giveaway in mind. I will post it either tonight or tomorrow. Have a wonderful afternoon!! 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Bliss Guild: Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box

The Bliss Guild: Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box: "She’s Here! The Sisterhood of the Traveling Bead Box arrived a few days ago at my back door. I couldn’t wait to tear into it and forgot ..."

Come join the fun of following the box around. And Enter for a chance to win!!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Going from bad to worse.... in a flash....

I am slowely losing grip on everything, It started when my husband lost his job, and our lights got shut off, and then we had to move in with his parents. My daughter went to stay with family for the summer. We are now back home, only because our landlord was kind enough to pay the lights, and let us move home. He has not found a job yet, and we are late... real late on rent. I thought about selling all my expensive beads and hoping that it may salvage something. The stress is not helping my pregnancy either. I lost track of how many weeks I am, I am guessing about 16 to 17 weeks. I do not feel the baby move, and have not heard a heart beat.. I have seen it in ultrasounds when I first got pregnant. I dont know what to do.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

In a inspirational rut

I have been offline for a while and it has also affected my designing. I have not made anything new in over a month, maybe two. I have not visited any of my fave designer sites either. I am falling in to a depression and do not see a end to it. This pregnancy is taking alot out of me. The baby is alright and everything. I am always sleepy and in a moody mood. We did have some fun this pasy week, My wonderful husband took us to the springs and we spand time at his moms in the pool. Nicole loves it. Mason is so funny when in the water. We adopted my mothers dog, Libby, she is Bandits sister. Some random photos to share later..  Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

24 HOUR GIVEAWAY with Lorelei

Join in the fun at Lorelei in her 24 hour giveaway. Tomorrow morning at 6:30 am she will pick one lucky winner.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Farmers Market Fun..

Despite my surprising pregnancy news, and lack of a table and tent. I gathered my jewelry and sat up late Friday night pricing and sorting the "ugly, what were you thinking" stuff out. I planned to make children bracelets and more earrings. But Mark shut the lights out and dragged me to bed. Needless to say I did not sleep very well. Failure kept coming in to my head. If I had not promised Jackie Kite from City of Lake City Rep. I would show up, I would have stayed home.  I planned to get up at 5:30 am and finish making more pieces, I slept till 6:30 got up and printed out more business cards and packed everything. Got Mark and Mason up. We headed out the door. I met Jackie and her partner at the Lake and she managed to get me a table. We set up with what we had around the house for displays. I have never participated in a Market/Fair and was very out of place. Of course I wore a black long sleeve shirt. We were on the end, In direct sun. Marks beach umbrella would not stay up. It could not have been more funny. Mason had a good time. He sat in his stroller and smiled at each curious face.

I forgot we would need change so I borrowed $50.00 from my grandmother and promised to pay it back at the end of the day. Mark had to run to the bank and cash her check. I made my first sale while he was gone. A pair of earrings for $5.00. That made me feel good. I said I would be happy with just one sale. I made $116.00 in the 5 hours we were their. Some items got more notice than others, but did not sale. I will post pictures of what I did sale. I was very happy that I made enough to pay my grandmother and buy my own tent. I walked away from this experience with money and a sunburn. It was well worth it! If any of my more experienced friends have any suggestions please let me know. Happy Mothers Day Everyone!!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Another baby on the way

The past few months I have noticed that I have been exhausted and moody. I blamed this on  the never ending household duties and my son Mason. Come to find out I am 9 weeks pregnant. This is wonderful, but I would have like to had spaced Mason and the baby out. I was taking Errin birth control faithfully every morning. I am very scared about having them 14 months apart. Mark told his family today and yesterday. I have procrastinated on telling my family. I know it will all work out in the end. Just a little stressed right now.

I thought about joining in on my towns Farmers Market, Now looks like I may need to cancel. :(

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beads, beads and more Beads..

I have not photographed everything that I have orderd this past month. My battery died in my cam, so while it is charging up I took photo's with my ipod. There not the best but will work for now. I did not photograph the findings, clasps or wire. 

Friday, April 29, 2011


I woke up yesterday and got Mason out of bed, grabbed two jars of baby food from his pantry. And sat down to feed him. One of the jars, Mango, looked 1/2 full. Still I opened it, and did not hear that "freshness pop", I looked down and yep, someone opened the jar fed/ate what they wanted and stuck the jar back on the shelf. This rubbed me the wrong way. I worked at Wal-Mart, which is where I bought his supplies from. Needless to say I will not be going back to get his baby food. I know it will do no good to contact the store manager and complain. I will how ever let my friends who are still at Wal-Mart know that, it would be the public best interest if the jars are checked. I can understand grabbing a jar, if you do not have one, and your baby is upset. BUT buy the jar. It is less than a dollar!

My day steadily got better, My son is sick, he has a cold that is causing his cried to come out in squeaks and squalls. It is sad, but kinda cute to hear him. All he wants to do is sleep, Which is how my daughter is when she is sick. My day really brightened up, even though we were under a bad storm, to see FedEx pull down my driveway and deliver my first box from Fire Mountain Gems and Beads. I am expecting a box today. And then one from Fusion Beads Monday. I have already received my boxes from Lima Beads and one from Fusion Beads, which was beads from the Easter egg hunt and wire spools. My wonderful husband, bought me the Bead Manager, And of course all the beads I purchased this past month. I am slowly doing inventory all the beads I have bought threw the mail. I have not started the ones that I bought at stores. This will take forever, I still have a pile of pieces to photograph and upload.

Today my Mother-in-Law is coming to see the baby, And I should be cleaning up for her welcome. But I really don't feel to good. I believe I am catching what Mason and Mark have. I will make it threw the morning cleaning with my pot of coffee. I will photograph the beads after my delivery today. I did expect them to be bigger beads, There all small, I really need to look at the sizes when I click to buy them. :) Have a wonderful day!.

I am still waiting for one winner of the Layers Adorned Giveaway to contact me, But Tracey and Mellisa I will get your beads out this weekend. Thanks for entering!.

Monday, April 25, 2011

~Easter Weekend and Layers Adorned Giveaway~

We went to my Great-Aunts house for a Easter Egg hunt and Mason "found" 20 eggs with Grandma and Daddies help. He is here holding his Easter present with Grandma and being pinched by Daddy. He had a good time visiting Family and playing with the kids.

Now on to the giveaway.. I had three entires and believe all of you should be winners this go around!! I have checked my stash and do have enough of the items in the giveaway to send out to you. So.  Tracey, Caras Designs and Mellisa please send me your addresses and I will have the prize packs sent out to you. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!! Any questions please email me. (stepha78 @

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mason's First Tooth

My son has his first tooth coming in. He is teething very well, he does fever a little, But over all it is thus far a easy milestone. My daughter (12) was a very easy teether also. Hopefully he will stay a happy baby thew this time.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Layers Adorned Giveaway

I thought it would be fun to start off my new blog with a giveaway. In this giveaway you will recieve 10 items from this limited collection. Item numbers are: 65156-28, 65156-17, 65156-18, 65156-23, 65156-04, 65156-10, 65156-07, 65156-21, 65156-38 and 65156-40.

Rules of entry are as followed. Follow my blog either here or at Rainy Days Designs I will use the Randomizer to choose the lucky winner. No more than one entry per site please. Leave your email address when you enter. I will pick the winner the on the last Tuesday in the month, which will be  April 26. at 12:00 noon eastern time. :) Good luck to all those who enter!!

EDIT: I extended the giveaway date, due to lack of entries..