Sunday, August 17, 2008


I just figured out how to add my Etsy Mini to my blog! So much easier and cooler-looking than uploading pictures! SWEET

Friday, August 15, 2008

Shell jewelry is here!!!

Finally, after wanting to make beach jewelry for pretty much my whole adult life, I have done it! I've only posted two things on Etsy, mainly because I'm greedy and I've been keeping the others for myself! I would make some this weekend, but unfortunately, I'm working all weekend (LAME!). Tomorrow, I'll be at the Saturday Market in downtown G-Vegas (that's Greenville, for those of you not from the Upstate) for the YW. My co-director and I will be at the booth fro 8:00-10:00 am. Fun fun.

At 10:30, I will be at the YW, getting ready for Looping on Monday. (If you don't know what Looping is, go here.) The teachers, some of their spouses, my co-director, myself, and a few other admin staff people will be moving furniture, cleaning, making signs and labels, and doing pretty much anything else to have the classrooms ready for Monday morning when the new kids get here. After that, I will probably collapse on top of the covers with all my clothes on and the lights blazing when I finally get home.

To be totally off-topic, I had a wonderful time at church tonight. This evening we celebrated the Assumption of the BVM (Blessed Virgin Mary, for the non-Catholics), and it was a great service. Our new choir director, Kevin, is great. He is patient, encouraging, extremely talented, and above all, fun to work with! I had to cantor (not like on a horse, that's "canter"), and I was super nervous, because you pretty much take your life in your hands when the organist is at the back of the church and you're down in front. I had gotten used to singing with Adam (our old choir director), and we had a good rhythm. I was terrified something would go wrong, but it didn't, and I didn't fall or do anything else stupid. We sang the Biebl "Ave Maria" (look it up if you don't know it--it will change your life), which will also be sung at my wedding in 2 MONTHS! We sounded great and it was the most laidback Holy Day of Obligation I've ever experienced! Yay!

After mass, I went to The Bohemian in downtown G-Vegas for a bite with some of my friends from church. It was pretty much the most relaxing night I've had in a long time. Now, I'm curled up on the couch writing this with the cat at my side, and Nick is playing crazy killer video games in front of the tv. How's that for a hot date night?

PS speaking of dates, we saw
Pineapple Express the other night and it was awesome!! It might be the best movie I've seen all year, but I don't know because I really can't remember anything beyond a week ago. Sad, sad.

If anyone is interested in my other blog, here's a link:
It's not for the faint of heart--there is a lot of colorful language, some off-color (and probably downright lewd) references, and a whole lot of personal information about me, but if you're brave just add me as a friend and tell me it's for my blog. I like to think it's entertaining.

And finally, here are some pics of the shell beebobs I've listed:

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Whoa, it's been a crazy long time since I last posted. We (Nick, his mom, dad, sister and her three children, and my mom) just got back from a relaxing week at the beach after two crazy weeks of madness. First, we were housesitting/dogsitting and then babysitting, which Nick really did not enjoy. After that, we went straight to the beach, so I haven't slept in my own bed in three weeks! It's good to be home, but I have A LOT to do. Cleaning is first and foremost, and then once I've de-skankified the house, I'm going to sit down and make some sweet jewelry.

I saw so many beautiful shells at the beach that I had to bring some back and be a big cliche and make some beach jewelry, so look for that soon. Please note that new pictures of me modeling baubles will be even more freckled than usual, so don't be frightened when you see a forest of freckled skin around necklaces, rings, and earrings. It's just me.

I have been thinking a lot about our upcoming wedding festivities. Nick and I have done some thinking and we've decided to downsize both the wedding and the honeymoon. Things were just getting way too expensive, and at the end of the day, all that really matters to us is that we get married. The other stuff is just icing on the cake (pun intended). We've cut down our guest list, I'm going to call the cake lady and downsize that baby, and then call the travel agent to downgrade on the honeymoon. We had decided to go to a resort in Cancun, Mexico, which would have been amazing, but it's really more than we can afford. I don't want to go into any more credit card debt than I have to, and having a lavish honeymoon is just not worth it to us. We would rather drive somewhere closer and just have time away to spend with each other; the place really doesn't matter.

I feel much better about the wedding planning since we've decided this. I am a lot less stressed about it. Really the only big thing I'm stressed about is my fitting this Thursday! YIKES! A week of beach fun and food has not done anything good for my waistline (or my butt, but let's not go there), so I've got to hit the pavement today and do some serious running or walking. It's about 90 million degrees out and 400% humidity, so I might stick with walking, at least for today.

I think that's all the interesting news to report! Hopefully now that I'm back for a while I can spend time making jewelry before school starts back (Aug. 25). Yikes again.

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