Thursday, December 30, 2010

These boots were made for Walking

Oooh yea! These boots are my christmas present from Anthroplogie! I got a gift certificate and bought them in the sale room. I love them!
I want to wish everyone who visits me a Happy New year and hope that you walk into the New year with all good things. A new year to start out on the right foot and go forward into a positive attitude and a healthy beginning! Be Happy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A new creation

I've been inspired by the freezing cold temps. Actually, I'm always inspired by vintage and antique decor,clothing and jewelry. It is just my style. I love this layered look. I think it has such a unique and classic look that can be worn dressed up or down. It is a conversation piece that makes a statement about the person who wears it! I call this the Signature Trudy necklace. I hope you all are staying warm and wish you a happy day!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holiday wishes

Wishing all A Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dec. 17th....

Our little Advent calendar has today's date that has not been opened yet. Scrumptious little chocolates hiding inside the little door. Such a sweet tradition! It's been awhile since I last posted.
A couple weeks ago my daughter's appendix ruptured. She is doing well and pretty much back to normal but it was scary time! Life brings on things when you least expect them that is for sure!
I also am proud to say I ran my first half marathon on Thanksgiving morning!! It was fun but very hard! I ran with a friend and we didn't stop. We both said we would never do it again but now that it's been a few weeks we talk about next year possibly doing it again. Lol! Crazy is all I can say! Anyways I just wanted to check in and say hello!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Inspiration down to the very fine detail

I have found an artist who makes me want to live in her artwork! The perfect colors and the very fine detail that is in every piece of her art is simply amazing and beautiful. If you haven't visited this shop you are in for a sweet surprise!
I'm sharing a few of my favorites, but every time I peek into her shop I can't choose. I love them all! Enjoy!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A trip to Burt's Farm

It was a festive and beautiful Fall day yesterday. We took a family trip to Burt's Farm in north Georgia. Famous for their Pumpkins. It was so much fun. There was a cool breeze and you could smell the fried apple pies in the air and yes... I bought quite a few! We did get one of those wart pumpkins which we thought were funny and pretty cool. Also a huge one that is sitting in our yard. Looks like I grew it overnight! Lol! Anyways just sharing some fall moments from North Georgia! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's here! On the stands now!

Take a peak inside.....

The layout and visual set up for this magazine is just beautiful and I'm so honored to be in this magazine among so many talented jewelry designers.

I'm so excited to share with you my jewelry feature in the magazine Jewelry Affaire! I've been anxiously waiting for it to appear. I want to thank Beth Livesay the managing editor of the magazine for finding my little shop and giving me the opportunity to have my jewelry seen.!!! Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and go out and get yourself a copy!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Shades of orange

A necklace I created ...I call it Eve.

My bright orange Le Creuset cooking pot. I bought that at a Garage Sale 15 years ago for $5.00! Love it!

Sweet chili pepper plant! So festive and sweet to eat!

My favorite glass lamp shade my husband gave me .

Today I'm inspired by the fabulous color of orange! I love this color and all of it's shades. I 've taken some photos around the home to share with you my inspirations! The image above is an old olive jar that I have and I love to put flowers in it. These were actually fresh burnt orange colored roses which are now dry and I love them..Enjoy and Happy Wednesday!

Friday, September 10, 2010

It's me .....I'm back!

Oh my! I's been just about 2 months since I last bloggged! I've been a very bad blogger. I'm so sorry. I appreciate all of you comments and well wishes. Everything is good! I've just been really busy with life. I'm really going to try to keep updating so please do keep stopping by to see what's new! I'm pleased to say my Etsy shop is doing well! Thrilled I must say! The editor of the magazine Jewelry Affaire contacted me awhile ago to send in some of my jewelry to possibly be in their Fall issue. So I did and they liked it! I'm in the October issue! I'm so excited to be published in a magazine!! I'm asking all my family and friends to pick up a copy and place it on their coffee tables! Lol! Anyways,just thought I would share that with you. It will be sold at Michaels and Borders as far as I know. As soon as it's out I'm sure I will show you all!

Fall is slowly but surely upon us! My favorite time of year! I've been creating these whimsy owl necklaces that are a definite statement for the Fall! Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Ooo La La

Hot Summer days are upon us here! I've been really behind on my posting. So sorry. It's just these lazy Summer days where I'm finding it hard to be inspired. Dinner is really hard! I can't figure out what to cook because it's so hot and I really don't feel like cooking and my family ends up eating something not too healthy. Ugh! I'm inspired today though and I wanted to show you all some new rings I have created. I call them French Artsy Rings. They are really fun and look really nice on the finger too! So this is a good thing. My next step is making my family a home cooked meal this evening! Wishing you all a lovely day!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Under The Sea

Just got back from vacation. I wasn't exactly "under the sea" but by the sea! It was hot but the salty breezy air felt good! Summer is going well....flying by already. I thought I would share some pictures of my trip by the sea.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bee Still.......

Some images I captured of buzzing bees on my lavender. My lavender actually looks good! It came back and is thriving! Some of the plants have parts that are dead though and I'm not sure what to do about it. Do I cut the bad part out? I'm so afraid the whole plant will actually die. I know I need to cut the stalks back after they have bloomed but if you know what to do about the bad dead let me know. My new puppy Stanley just loves going to these plants and watching all of the bees on it! Oh what fun! Have a fabulous weekend!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Meet Stanley

Wow...It's been awhile since my last blog! So sorry I haven't been around. I've been really busy with our new puppy and all the end of the school activities with the kids. Summer is here at our house!{not officially but with the kids out of school} it is to me. So....Stanley is 9 weeks old. We got him 2 weeks ago for a surprise for one of my daughter's birthday. It's the family dog but a surprise it was because she was out of town when we got him. He's super sweet! He is an English Springer Spaniel. My neighbors got one a few months ago and I fell in love with dog. Anyways, here he is! I'm a little sleep deprived but not too much. It's summer so I'll catch up...and The kids will help me. Ha! Not as much as I thought. At least not the night time potty time. It's just me and Stanley! What do you think of his name? We went through so many and came up with this one. We think he looks like a Stanley. Well,just checking in and letting you all know I've just been busy. I'm off to check and see everyone. Happy Memorial Weekend!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Frilly Friday

What's a Friday without all the frills! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

A treat for the kiddos

I couldn't resist! The rich,chocolate cakes filled with sweet creamy frosting. Ooh la la! Whoopie Pies that is! No... I did not make them. I bought them of course at Trader Joe's! I thought I would surprise the kids with these yummies when they come home from school. I can't wait to have a nibble of one! Enjoy!

Friday, April 30, 2010

A little treasure for your mouth

I spotted these for the 1st time the other day and I couldn't resist! If you haven't tried them yet you are in for a treat! These are not the kind of mints that you will offer to your friends and family because you will want to keep them for yourself! Lol! I keep checking mine to see if anyone has taken some. So go out and get yourselves some and keep a fresh breath all day! Ha!

Have great weekend!


Thursday, April 29, 2010


"Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true." ~ Lyman Frank Baum

Lovely shades of blue for you today! The lovely teacup can be found at vintagepaperbella on Etsy! Enjoy your day!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dancing among the ivy

You see that lovely shade of light green.. it's poison ivy! It's creeping and dancing all around my English ivy which has taken over our backyard. It is a pretty sight this sea of ivy but not too pretty for the skin! Lol! My daughter had a case of it when we first moved in this house and it was not fun. Oh what lovely things Spring brings! We have wood bees too that love to make holes on my porch. They are really hard to get rid of. They do inspire me though. I made a cuff that is perfect for the bee/insect lover..............
Also..ther are lots of caterpillars in my yard which will soon be turning into lovely butterflies which I was inspired to make this cuff for the Butterfly lover too.....

Just thought I would share some of my inspirations today! Remember to stay clear of the light green leaves with 5 leaves on each stem! A tip for the day!