Thursday, August 28, 2014


I have a friend getting married this weekend and she asked me if I could make pendants for her bridesmaid last night.  Of course I said yes. So I came up with a couple different designs last night and she picked the top one.  Those are the ones I like the best.
I really need to work on my technique.  I don't care for the wiggling wire. I don't know what I was thinking! Please tell me your opinion on them!

I like these dark purple with sparkles within the stone. When the light hits it they are so pretty. 

I think I'm going to take these next ones apart. I don't like them at all.  This is what happens when I trying to do something late at night and not taking the time to think it out or draw out my ideas!!

I will be working on Trees of Life for, Cans For A Cure. This is a fundraiser my family has done for years! Can't wait to show you what I'm working on.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Couldn't Handle Being Without A Dog!

I cried and cried over the lost of Sadie. Being home was tearing me apart. I would have a headache everyday.  My neck was killing me and I wasn't getting sleep. I also lost 5lbs.... not that couldn't have!! So on Saturday my mother and I went to just look at an animal shelter.  There were so many dogs to pick from. So sad to see all of them.  There were 3 dogs that caught my eye but not my heart. Remember I was just there to look.

Sunday I got woke up from a phone message telling me there was a golden retriever lab mix in the animal shelter right in our town, but the picture didn't come through.   I told John we should just got take a look being it was so close.

We drove up to the shelter and could see 3 dogs in the outdoor cages. The one in the middle looked just like Sadie!  John and I both said we wouldn't get that dog because it looked to much like her.  We went into the building a lady asked what kind of animal we were looking for and why. There was another lady sitting in the waiting room and another helper. When I got done telling my story about Sadie and why I was there.  There wasn't a dry eye in the room!

The woman who worked there said they have the perfect dog for me.  We went out and it was the dog we saw that looked like Sadie. Her name was Gracie.

Next think I know we are in the play yard with Gracie for over an hour and half! I just fell in love with her. Next thing I know I'm filling out paper work to adopt her.  I had to wait a day to find out. I got the call at work and was so happy!

I am not replacing Sadie!! I'm filling the open space in my home and heart for another dog that needs a family!  When I heard Gracie story it made me want her more.  The young woman went to her vet to have her put down because she was to much work!! The vet knew Gracie being this was the vet she used.  The vet looked at her and said no! I will find her a home. Gracie went to her first shelter,  then a foster home, then to the shelter we got her at.

We got her around 1:30pm and every minute since I'm so glad we got her!

This is when we brought her home!

I took her to work today!

I gave her, her first bath... she did great and let me use the hair dryer on her!!
I am so bless we found her!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

No More Shadow :(

Today I had to do the hardest thing in my life..... I had to put my best friend,  my shadow,  my baby girl down.  I never thought it would hurt this bad, and take so much out of me.  It's only been 2 hours and I feel so lost.
I knew the time was coming and I tried so hard to prepare myself for this moment. 

Sadie had many tumors. She had one removed off her foot a while back. 
Yesterday on our normal routine I got up and went to feed her she didn't eat! That is so unlike Sadie. When it comes to food she is all over it!  I let her out and she couldn't go. So I stayed home with her.  I could see something wasn't right. She wasn't herself.  Later in the day she ate and was able to go. 

I knew something was wrong because she is my soul mate for a dog. Her eyes were telling me the time is near. I didn't want to believe it, but I knew. I had my mother come over to see what she thought. My mother walked through the door and Sadie got up wagged her tail. My mom hung out and said she just has some tummy pain.

So today when I got up I was hoping things would be back to normal.  Nope Sadie didn't eat, she couldn't go and when she would try to sit she was in pain. I had to wait an hour before the vet was open. I called and told them everything that was going on and had a appointment to been seen at 9:00. I took her in and that is where I found out she had a large tumor on her spleen and it was cancer.  It was really bad and they were surprised that it hadn't popped.  So with that said knowing her age and all the other tumors there were, the only one humane decision to be made was to let my baby girl go. My world come to a stop! I lost it.

I couldn't do it right then. I need time for my son and husband to say goodbye.  So I took her home.  My son took the time he needed to say goodbye then went to his dads. I waited for my husband to get home then we took her.  I will have to say the vet we took her to was so sweet. They let us drive around back and say all of our goodbyes in the back of our van where Sadie and myself felt comfortable.  I have never cried so hard in front of people in my life. I could see I made them feel uncomfortable but it just came out. My body was shaking so bad. My jaw was whimper so bad. I still can't believe I went through with it.
I hurt so bad right now! I feel so lost

. . How can a animal make you fall so in love with it, that it would make you hurt so bad ? I love you Sadie!! 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I'm back!

Gosh I hope I still have followers! I am getting back into the flow of things I think lol! So much has happened in my world that I could barely keep up! With my day job we had to move because the building we were in was sold!! We found a space on the first floor in a mill. We are now all moved in! No more 48 stairs to walk up and down all day long! The new space is bigger and we will have a show room again!

With , my side work I am now selling my items in a new store in Turner Maine. I will post more about that soon!

My son just turned 16! I don't know where I would be without him! He makes me laugh all the time and that is just what I need!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Projects Of A Busy Woman!

So it's been awhile since I have blogged!  My laptop has been down for a bit. I'm now working off a tablet. Not sure how I'm going to like this. Time will only tell.

As always I have been super busy with work and family.
Here are a few projects that I have done. The good old plastic mirror.  I hand painted it with flat paint then sanded it with a fine paper. I used a new product that I will be writing about.

This half round table was given to me for free! Love it! I started peeling the contact paper off and under it was veneer inlay! So now the top will be stained not painted as planned.
I was given this old sewing cabinet. I gave it the shabby chic look and now use it for my fish tank!
This is a kitchen I worked on at my day job. I love how it came out.
This is a desk that I had to fix the top on at work. Came out pretty good if I do say so myself!
I hope I still have some followers out there. :)

Monday, March 17, 2014


I know I keep saying this over and over but, I have been super busy. With my day job and side jobs (that my husbands says I have been doing to many of) I have had no time to just sit. 

I started doing a kitchen on the side. They are great people to work for. I have been doing a few cabinets at a time. I get 3 done and pick up 3 more. I has worked out perfect.

 They added some new cabinets.

 This is a kitchen I'm doing at my day job. We started Friday.
 We sanded all the cases there and bring the doors and draws back to the shop to stripped and sanded. We also spray them out at the shop too. We will brush the paint on at the house on the cases.
 This kitchen had many different colors over the years. If someone was looking for the primitive look this would have been the kitchen to do with it.
 This kitchen we started today. We took all the doors and draws back to the shop. We will sand the case at some point this week.
 I love the old cabinets!! I can't wait to see them with there new coat of finish.
 Now to the big project of the week!!!

Painting at the new shelter for our veterans doing what we can to give it back!

We worked on 5 rooms today, and many more to come!!

So much work has gone into this project by so many different people. When people come

 together so much can happen!!

 This isn't the best picture but this is my Boss Cathy and I at the site.

I can't wait to share more as the project moves along!!