Hi there,
WOW it has been quite some time since I posted. My main focus since January has been eating healthy, exercise and getting rid of this weight. This is always an issue I keep to myself about. I joined Sparkpeople.com in 2006 but after the cancer diagnosis in August 2006 I really didn’t do to much. I waited until 15 months after my surgery to begin my weight loss journey. As of to day I have gotten rid of 18.6lbs. I am so excited. The more I lose the happier I am. I honestly don’t know what I would do without Sparkpeople.com. You can view my Spark Page to get regular updates on my progress.
Today I was looking at a video that a member talked about that was on the today show and it lead me to the video by Jeannette Fulda. Her blog www.pastaqueen.com tells about how she lost 192 pounds. She wrote a book called Halfassed A weight Loss memoir, and is having a contest to win a copy you can view the post here Contest Info on Jeannette’s Blog
Here is a video that shows her progress… Pretty AWESEOME….

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Very Happy New Year. I am hoping 2008 will be even better than last year. I met some wonderful new friends this year. One of them is an excellent wire worker. She does magnificent work.

Her newest item is a crocheted leather bracelet pictured above that is positively stunning. Cari is one talented lady, I have tried to learn how to crochet numerous times over the years so I can really appreciate the time and work that goes into making a bracelet like this. Please check out her handiwork at

Ok so I am getting ready for my fall craft shows and my November Open house so I thought hmmmm… I need to do some bracelets in fall colors. So below are the two I came up with so far. I wasn’t sure how many mother of pearl coins to put on each bracelet I actually like both so will be adding both of them to the website soon. I have a few others in the works so keep on the look out.

20% of my October sales will be donated to my local Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program.
I have hidden 10 pink ribbon images. All you have to do is find them and email me with the locations to be entered to win a Special Goodie bag valued at over $100.

In addition any order placed in October will increase your chances.

Orders over $5 one entry

Orders over $15 two entries

Orders over $30 three entries
orders over $50 get 5 entries in the drawing.

All orders will receive a
FREE Pink Ribbon Air freshener
in the scent of their choosing.

Specify fragrance choice in comments section of shopping cart.

4th of July sale 10% off all orders.
No codes needed.
Shopping cart automatically deducts discount.

In honor of all the men and women in the service
every order will receive a
FREE Yellow Ribbon Air Freshener.
Please specify your fragrance choice in the
comments box at checkout.


Thought I would take a moment to update everyone on the Instigator Blog Productivity writers project. Ben got 137 tips in 6 weeks. Carolyn has been so kind as to compile a list of all the blog posts and you can view them on here on her blog. With a list of 137 tips we all should start being more productive.

Hi there I hope everyone is having a wonderful 4th of July Holiday. I want to send my thanks and gratitude to all of our men and women in the service across the world and on home soil for all that they do. Please keep yourself safe and know that there are many people out there praying that those of you in Iraq keep safe and come home soon.

On another note my mom called on Sunday and wanted a to know if I had any beads to make her a bracelet to wear on the 4th. I said sure and got to work. I wanted something extra special so went looking for charms. I found the cutest rhinestone stars and immediately knew they would be perfect. Below are the two versions of my Red, White and Blue bracelet. They turned out even better than I had envisioned. I enjoyed creating them.


Thanks to another blogger I found these really cool Envirosax Reusable Grocery Bags available at delight.com

They are reasonably priced at just $33 for 5 bags and a nifty carrying case. They come in two styles Hip Retro, or Floral . My biggest dilemma is deciding which set I want to get. I might have to get one of each set.

My local jewelry supply store sent me a poem recently called “A Mom’s Colorful World” so I got out my beading supplies and put together my interpretation of the poem.I have added this to my jewelry line and each bracelet comes with a copy of the poem explaining just what each colored bead represents. You can order one for yourself or your mom here.

Only a few days left to take advantage of our Memorial Day Sale.

The more you spend the more you save, discounts as follows:

Orders over $10 – get 10% off

Orders over $20 – get 15% off

Orders over $30 – get 20% off

Orders over $50 – get 25% off

Discounts automatically taken, no codes needed. Sale ends 5/31