Monday, October 31, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

31 Days

hollow earrings
Hollow Earrings
more reinspired junk
More Re-inspired Junk
mixed up earrings
Mixed Up Earrings

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Friday, October 28, 2011

33 Days

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Kabachons to be set in silver
bubble earrings
Bubble Earrings
home sick
Home Sick

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

35 Days

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Why I Like You
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Re-Inspired Junk Collection
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Another Speckled Bangle

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

things that go by in a blur

Bead central
Today's rainbow

:: i worked for more than 50 hours in the studio last week
:: that isn't counting the hours spent on Snaptastic stuff and emails and blogs either
:: i made 57 pieces of jewelry this weekend
:: i might not hate earrings after all
:: getting a glimpse at what life would be like if i had a "full time" job is quite interesting
:: i have poison ivy between my toes on one foot and it is itching so bad
:: and um, my hair gets really curly when i don't wash it for 4 days, weird
:: working so much, yes, i opted for hot baths in the evening over morning showers and didn't wash my hair... that's what pony tails are for, silly people
:: having to decide what to battle and what to let go of
:: oh, i decided that by the end of the year it will be as if 2011 never happened... it is never 11 in my head, always 10... why do you think that is?
:: lauren is whining about school this morning, might be related to a total lack of momma time last week
:: watched Once Upon A Time last night, really liked it
:: remember back in June when I had a month of photos on the blog? i think it is time to do that again... but days and days of jewelry pics instead
:: peppermint mocha creamer baby!
:: someone remind me to order more Parawire when i get home from work today

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Fruits of labor

Looney beader

Friday, October 21, 2011

Color Palette Blog Walk - Leaf Love

When I saw my friend Brandi Hussey was hosting another Color Palette Blog Walk, I KNEW I had to take part!! Oh how I love me some color and as I spend day after day torching my brains out... OH how I could use some color inspiration.

For my palettes, I took photos from my recent Fall Walk for the Color Walk. Clever, yes? HA! No, more like I am up to my eyeballs in work and these are the most recent photos I've taken. But, I must say nature's beautiful changing leaves make for some pretty awesome color combos... wouldn't you agree?

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The second to last photo and color combination is definitely my favorite. I'll be pulling out glass rods to match those colors in the coming days, that's for sure! Thank you Brandi for hosting such a fun walk.

If you have the time, take a moment to visit the other Color Palette Blog Walkers. You are sure to see some lovely color eye candy.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Fall Favorite

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know we have a special fall tradition around these parts: The Fall Walk. It truly is my most favorite day of the year. I was even telling the kids on Sunday morning, when I decided it had to be Fall Walk day, that I love the Fall Walk more than Christmas. It's true!

This year, we headed down south to Dansville, NY, just about an hour away. The weather when we left was beautiful and by the time we arrived, the clouds rolled in. Oh perfectly fallish, yes? We were in and out of spritzy showers, but I didn't care. It made the moments the sun decided to shine just that much prettier. The park we strolled through is one we had never visited, Stony Brook State Park. And we will be sure to visit again. It is an absolute hidden gem of a place. It seemed there was a picturesque bridge and waterfall around every turn.

As you can imagine, I took a lot of pictures. Five hundred fifty four, but who's counting? I was able to narrow those down to 80 and from those I'll share my most favorite. It is so hard to choose!! I love them all. I hope if feel like you were right there with us...

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And... there was a playground. The funnest playground I've ever been on. Yeah, the kind that is fun for kids and adults. I have never been on a see-saw like the one in the photos and I must say, I was deprived. I must have one in the backyard... I must. And as you'll see, I liked having my picture taken while balancing on one foot. Best do it while I still can, right?

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If you would like to browse the full selection of Fall Walk 2011 photos, I have an entire Flickr set devoted to them! In fact, I have a set for each of the past several years. There were beautiful photos in 2010, 2009, 2008, and 2007. And I am sure if I dig through the archives I could find photos from before those too, but I'll spare you. Five years worth is plenty to see. It is amazing to me to see the kids grow in an instant with the years seen consecutively.

Now it is your turn to share...

What is your family's favorite Fall tradition?