Tuesday, January 4, 2011

I really did say no more....

I said no more dogs after Cassie was gone, I really did...and I meant it...for about 2 days. It was so lonely and quiet here neither one of us could stand it . So I went on the search for a reputable breeder in the area. Usually most only have a littler once or twice a year so I was sure we would have to wait until spring. I think I must have sent out about 20 emails . Most would let me know when they had a litter available..but one..one had a litter ready to go and we could come visit.

So we did and left with Annabella..who I must say as I sit here and write and she's in her puppy corral..is VERY vocal. I haven't had and sleep in days and caught the flu yesterday but we're happy! We'll be even happier when she's a big girl with a big girl bladder!

So here's Belly!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

In memory of Cassie

Our little bully went over the rainbow bridge last night. She was the most faithful, lovable dog I've ever had the pleasure of calling my own. She came into this world on June 21,2000 The longest day of the year and summer solstice and left this earth December 21, 2010 the shortest day of the year. My only consolation is she's up in heaven with my parents taking care of her silly face right now. Here's to all those mourning the loss of a pet this holiday....

Rainbow Bridge

There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth
It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its many colours

Just this side of the Rainbow Bridge there is a land of meadows,
hills, valleys with lush green grass

When a beloved pet dies, the pet goes to this special place
There is always food and water and warm spring weather

The old and frail are young again
Those who are maimed are made whole again

They play all day with each other
There is only one thing missing

They are not with their special person who loved them on Earth
So each day they run and play until the day comes
when one suddenly stops playing and looks up !

The nose twitches !
The ears are up !
The eyes are staring !
And this one suddenly runs from the group !

You have been seen, and when you and your special friend meet,
you take him or her into your arms and embrace
your face is kissed again and again,
and you look once more into the eyes of your trusting pet

Then you cross the Rainbow Bridge together, never again to be separated

Author Unknown

Rest in peace sweet little girl.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Second chance at a freebie!!

I'm so grateful to everyone who signed up for the last giveaway! Quite an overwhelming response to say the least.. considering the giveaway before that I only had 8 people sign up for!

Good news is I'm having one more giveaway! I'm not hosting this one though. It's at Cafe Handmade and they have a few different rules and you have less time to dilly over putting in an entry ;)
Here is the link to the giveaway Cafe Handmade Giveaway
and here's what you could win!

This is a solid sterling silver cuff (that will fit pretty much any wrist) with a sea glass stone bezel set in fine silver. The stone washed up on the beaches of Hawaii after many years of tumbling around in the sea!

So go sign up because it ends September 4th!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

We have a winner!

Congratulations goes out to Bob Fedoruk for winning the 1st ever Bully Beads Blog Giveaway! Send me a message with your snail mail addy Bob and I'll get your necklace out to you Monday!

Thank you everyone for participating! Stay tuned for another great giveaway!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Without further ado and to not keep anyone in more suspense... Starting today I will be having a blog giveaway to celebrate the re opening of bullybeads blog. I've sorely neglected her :(

This is the prize!

The sterling silver chain is 34 inches long and has 2 pink puffy cubes of pink quartz. The circle pendant is made from fine silver and hammered for texture. I've wire wrapped 3 fantastic briolettes to the circle.The first is a beautiful gold flash onion faceted labradorite, the second is a lovely mystic blue topaz flat pear briolette and last but certainly not least is a humongo large double concave mystic pink quartz! The entire piece was heavily oxidized to make the colors pop!

There will be several ways you can enter and each will count as it's own entry should you choose to enter more than once :)

1. 1 entry for posting a comment below

2.1 entry for following my blog

3. 1 entry for fanning (liking)me on facebook CLICK HERE

4. 1 entry for tweeting about this giveaway

5. 1 entry for posting a link to this giveaway on your facebook page.

6. 1 entry for posting about this giveaway on your own blog.

Please leave a comment here with an email address so you can be contacted and how many entries you had and and what you did to enter. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to the winning announcement and give me their shipping address. If not, there will be another winner chosen . The giveaway will run today August 14th until August 28th midnight EST.

A winner will be chosen using random.org on August the 29th!

Thanks for joining in!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Exciting times!!

So the big news is I've finally had a shop want to carry some of my items!! I know it's not like I have terrible things, but I've never known how to approach anyone to carry things. Thanks to facebook and Susan Rosenblum I got connected with American Craftsman Gallery . I've been working feverishly for two days now! I don't carry a ton of extra stock and I wanted to come up with some fresh ideas to send to the shop!

These are a few of the things I'm going to be sending in... I have a ton more *whew*

I did get to have some time in the yard to unwind and think about what I wanted to make next. Caught this little beauty on the hosta.

So if you're in New Platz, NY on August 27th , they are having a fashion show with wine, cheese and other goodies at the Grand Opening of the American Craftsman Gallery from 6-8 pm. Stop by and see some of my things at the fashion show!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday afternoon and what's to eat..

I'm not a vegetarian..not even close, but occasionally I like to feel like I'm eating healthy and make one of my dear friend Sharons recipe for veggie pizza. Keep in mind you can use any combo of your favorite veggies these are just the ones I like.

1 -tube 13.8 oz. pillsbury classic pizza (usually in dairy case with crescent rolls)
1 -1.0 oz package Hidden Valley Ranch dips mix
1 -8 oz package Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese ( I used 1/3 less fat..more healthy lol)

2 TBS. Mayo
2 small bunches of broccoli
handful of petite carrots sliced
1/2 medium green pepper diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 small jar sliced spanish olives

Mix cream cheese,mayo and half the package of hidden valley ranch until well blended, set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Bake pizza dough according to directions... 425 degrees for about 8 minutes. Make sure to poke some holes in the dough to keep it from getting huge bubbles (lesson learned) Set aside to cool.

While crust is cooling chop all veggies. When the crust is cool, spread with cream cheese mixture. Top with your chopped veggies...make sure you take your "clean" hands and press the veggies into the cream cheese mixture...makes them stick better and you don't end up with a lap full of veggieness. Top with cheddar cheese and cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the flavors meld ;)

These can be cut up into small pieces if you are having a party. They make an awesome appetizer or like me, cut in big pieces and try to consume the entire thing in one afternoon...hey, it is 1/3 less calories right?!! Notice I got out the good china for this photo =D