Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is in the air!

My husband asked me this weekend what I would like for Valentines Day.  I told him I'd love some chocolate strawberries but I didn't need anything else.  While I was reading facebook this morning one of my friends said that she usually does the same thing.  Her reason being that everyday is like Valentines Day with her husband.  I thought about that this morning and realized that I feel like that too.

I feel so lucky to have found the love of my life when I had given up all hope.  He in turn gave me two awesome kiddos that bring more joy that I ever could have imagined.  We had a Valentines Day party yesterday courtesy of my daughter.  As we sat around and played the games she came up with I thought that I just couldn't be any happier. 

I did make some jewelry but never got a chance to get it listed.  So here are some of my Mithril Dreams Jewelry shop on Etsy.  Shop from here and save 20% by using the code valentine.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Something old something new... Nursing Necklaces

I just posted up this new nursing necklace I call Flowers In Bloom.  I loved the center bead and built the entire necklace around it.  When working with red and green, I have to be careful not to get to Christmas themed.  I think the black beads accented the colors perfectly.

Now for the something old.  It isn't really old but it is an older design that I never really promoted much.  It is made with mood beads which I think are seriously nifty.  The beads change color with body temperature and when your baby plays with it the colors will shift.   The beads that run up and down the sides are rainbow moonstone.  I may make a verison with just the mood beads since the moonstone drives the price up a bit.

More to come later as I post more jewelry.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Baby it's cold outside...

We got up this morning to really cold temps.   I, of course, came down with a cold on Monday night.  Lucky for me the cold weather encourages me to sleep and get better.  I drove my kidlets to school this morning explaining to them about weather.  We talked about what a wind chill factor means and why pipes breaks when the water freezes in them.

After I dropped them off, I listened to the radio a bit about the effects of the cold temps.   There have been rolling brownouts all over the city.  I called home and asked DH to turn off everything that we had left on in our mad rush for the door.  I came home and promptly went back to bed.  Lucky for us we are on a hospital grid so we didn't experience any outages.

DH went and picked up the kids this afternoon and I am making Chicken and Dumplings for dinner with garlic Texas toast.  The weather is going to get worse over the next few days but we are ready.

I'm also done telling the kids that it doesn't snow in Texas.  Since I have told them that it has snowed EVERY single year.  Whats up with that???

I'm sure I'll make some jewelry tonight but right now I am just happy snuggling under my blanket.  The kids are wrapped up in their snuggies and playing games by the fire.  Bliss....