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Archive for September, 2009


Can you believe that we only have three months until Christmas? I can’t say that I’m entirely thrilled about that. It means that we’ll more than likely have another childless holiday season, which is very hard on me. It also means I have very little time to get totally ready for the shopping season! I don’t mean shopping for us. I mean shopping from us. Last year was quite busy, and I expect this year to be even more so. I’m looking forward to it, but I’m a little scared. 🙂

We’re members of SATEAM on Etsy, and the team will be hosting a fabulous promo giveaway thing for the holidays. We’ll be giving away a charm bracelet that has charms handmade from many of our team members, yours truly included. Here is my contribution.


What about you? Are you ready for the holidays?


I spent the summer working on building up our necklace stock. Now I’m working on rings.

Silver rings, stacking rings, gemstone rings, and even solid 14kt gold rings. Yes, you read that right. I finished my very first solid gold pieces! It’s fabulous to solder and polish. And scary. The entire metal market is scary right now, but gold is especially frightening. It’s all too sobering to see how expensive a tiny piece costs!

But it sure is fun.

secret-of-life-ring3Secret of Life Ring

cz-textured-ring9Cubic Zirconia & Textured Sterling Solitaire

beadwire-spinel-stacking3Black Spinel & Sterling Stacking Rings

14kt-black-spinel-ring8Solid 14kt Gold & Black Spinel Ring

14k-textured-band10Solid 14kt Gold Textured Band

Call me a ding-a-ling, but I’m pretty pleased with these ring-a-lings! (Insert the “Crystal-is-such-a-cheeseball-smace” here.)

Goodbye, Ugly Monster Crib

Some wonderful family members blessed us with a like-new crib they were no longer using to replace the Monstrous Crib of Hideousness. The new crib is very pretty and matches the pretty dresser on which Horton resides (and has a new friend. Will have to introduce you soon.). The Ugly Monster Crib was donated to a charity. How charitable of us, to donate such a hideous thing. I’m sure we racked up major kudos for that one.

Either way, we may not have a kid yet, but we do have kid furniture!



Not only furniture, but we also now have a car seat. I found the one we wanted (True Fit) for such a good price, I had to buy it. I was going to wait, but couldn’t pass up the deal.

Now we have everything we need… but the baby! *sigh*

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