Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mary, Mary quite contrary how does your garden grow?

With Silver Bells &
Coco Shells &
Pretty Maids All in A Row

It's February 28th

My strawberries are going crazy

I've already eaten several this year.

I'm looking forward to many more

My Pineapple Sage is flowering

The blooms smell just like pineapple

I've been putting the leaves in my ice water

The chocolate mint has never looked better

The Kentucky Mint has gotten so big.

I wish I knew what these little purple flowers were

They have been going crazy.

I love the Viola's

They have been going crazy all winter.

It seems crazy to me that it's Feb 28th and I have all of this foliage.  

Monday, February 27, 2012

Jewlery Tree

Spring Break starts this week and with that in mind I took the time to make up a bunch of bracelets and necklaces. Today I priced everything and made a display for it all. 

sooooooo, I made a Jewlery Tree:

Jewlery Tree

I filled the branches with bracelets

Each item is priced

Each price point grouped together

I had to space out the necklaces

Because my tree kept falling over

I even displayed the items I made in hemp

I was able to get some of the necklaces to hang together

I can't wait to show it all off tomorrow.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cool Pictures I took today

Tyler brought me home another Camilla so I floateded it and took some pics.

Beads, beads and more beads


My jewlery making has lead me to have an over abundance of them, but now thanks to my new friend Heathr I have organized bead storage.  I can't tell you how happy that make me. :)


Tuesday, February 21, 2012


Recently Tyler has become addicted to cookies so when I saw this on Pinterest today it made me think of him and I had to share it.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

A little flower

I have these flowers in my yard, they were planted last spring and they just keep on blooming.  I thought it was pretty so I'm going to charge.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Orchids, Orchids, Orchids

Yesterday I came home and my house was filled with Orchids.  Tyler went out and got me two new ones to go with my current collection.  That gives me a total of 5 Orchids.
I’m really excited about the new ones; the first one is a Spider Orchid

The purple one is a Phalaenopsis orchid which is the same type as the two I already own.

My two old one’s are getting ready to bloom.  See?

I’ll post photos of them once they open up. One is blue and the other is a white and purple one.
Needless to say it was a welcome surprise yesterday as I was having a bad day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

More Wraps

I spent a lot of time today working on honing my pendant wrapping skills.  I must say I am impressed with the results.  J

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Whoo hoo I learned how to wrap!!!!

Doo do da dooo!!!!!!!!!

Introducing the first ever originally crafted Mandy original wrapped stone necklace!


I’m so excited I’ve wanted to learn how to make these for years and I finally figured it out?

I think it looks awesome with the ribbon but I think it would be easier with hemp.  I’m going to keep at it, but I was so happy to find a use for that piece of purple fluorite I’ve had for years.
There's a bracelet to match.  This pair isn't for sale but you will be seeing simliar items for sale soon at my ETSY shop.