Saturday, November 8, 2008

Craft Show and Halloween Photos

Last weekend I participated in Lutheran High North's Craft Show. This was truly a lot of fun. I had lots of visits from my family and help with setting up and taking down. I can not thank my family enough for giving me such amazing support throughout everything I do!!!!

I also had a wonderful Halloween! I spent time with my family at Cedar Point. I rode the Maverick for the first time. That is a ride like no other! Also rode Maxair and SkyHawk which are also really great rides! Nothing is better than going to Cedar Point during Halloween! I was able to see my nieces and nephews at HuckleBerry RailRoad. I stopped by Hugger to say hello to everyone. Everyone looked great in their costumes. Of course I spent time with my brothers during Halloween night.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I Am Back!

Hello! I am back! After a few months of settling into my new dorm room at college I am back at it again blogging and promoting my etsy site! I have a few pictures! The first one is of my nieces and me. They got baptized this summer through our church. I was so proud of them! They did wonderful! Also, I have a picture of my nephews. This is a great picture because I got them all to look at the camera! Also this summer I took a trip to New York! With my aunts and cousins! We had so much fun. I was able to see so much. We went and ate lunch in Central Park, I saw Legally Blonde on Broadway, we saw the statue of liberty, went to a Yankees game and we stayed right in Time Square! I think that is it for now. Halloween is coming up so I will have more pictures from my Huckleberry Railroad visit and my Cedar Point family trip!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Newest Addition!

Welcome to the family Olivia Marie! She arrived Monday August 18th at 6:02 in the evening and she weighs 8 lbs. 13 oz. and is 21 inches long! Congrats Jeff and April! When we all came to visit with her we all fell in love with her plump little body and her animated faces. She is just the cutest baby and I can not wait until I can babysit!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Swimming With The Boys

Last week my boyfriend and I were looking for something to do. It was rainy outside and there was no good movies out so we decide to try this new recreation center that opened not to far from our house. They have a work out room, a big pool and jungle-jim for kids to play in. So we took my nephews and we went swimming in the lazy river and the kids play structure. It was really fun. All the boys had a blast!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Designs by Missrie

Recently I had interview Missrie. She designs gorgeous earth toned jewelery for any style. Learn more about this jewelry craft er and take a look at some of her beautiful pieces!

Tell me a little about yourself
I'm 32 years old and I live in Rochester, NY. I'm a single mom to a fabulous little boy. During the day, I'm a purchasing coordinator for a manufacturing company. In the evening, I'm my own boss! Besides making jewelry, my other favorite past-times are reading, and karate.

How long have you been creating jewelry?
I've been creating jewelry for almost two years. It seems like I've been creating so much longer! I cant imagine how I could have gone so long without this wonderful hobby.
What got you started creating?
I actually got started just on a whim! I've always like the idea of crafts and creating things, but I didn't really know what I wanted to do. My parents and grandparents have all been into some form of craft or art, so I thought I must have it in me too! I love jewelry, and I initially thought it'd be a fun hobby, and I could give my creations away as gifts. More jewelry for me too. ;) Since then I've been obsessed!

How long have you been on Etsy?
I signed up on Etsy back in November 2006 but I didn't start listing and selling until January 2007. It's such a wonderful community. Not only am I a seller, I'm also a buyer!

What got you started on Etsy?
I tried selling on Ebay and didn't have any luck. Plus the fees are outrageous! I heard about Etsy from other jewelry sellers. The lower fees and the longer listing time is what initially attracted me. It's a wonderful user-friendly site!
Do you sell your jewelry anywhere else?
At this time, I pretty much just sell on Etsy. I occasionally list items on Craigslist, Myspace and Facebook, but I always direct back to Etsy. Eventually I'd like to sell at craft shows. Perhaps someday, I'll start up my own website.

What inspires you?
My family and friends inspire me. They've always been very supportive and excited to see my new creations. Fashion is also an inspiration. I like the idea of making jewelry for every style and occasion. Nature is another big one. I love earth tones and anything that makes me think of nature and the changing seasons.
What are your favorite materials to work with?
Why?Since I love the natural look, I adore working with natural material. Turquoise, jade and agates are wonderful. It's so fun to mix stones with man-made material. Throw in wire and the possibilities are endless!

What are your goals or hopes for the next year?
My goals and hopes for the next year is to learn more jewelry techniques. I'd love to try more wire wrapping, and eventually chain maille. I'm always up for a challenge!

Thank you Missrie! Check out her shop here!

You can also learn more about her on her blog here!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Dorm Time!

This is my bedding for this fall at Western! My colors are pink, brown, and lime green. I really wanted to get a purple bed set, however it was impossible to find. So I went with this set and I really really like it alot now! My grandma is going to wash everything, all my sheets and towels so it seems like her house! Because it smells so goooooood.
These are my bath towels. I really like how they match my bed set.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Graduation Time!

This was our last day of school. Each senior gets to dress in the cap and gown and take one last lap around the school. Everyone stands out and claps for us. It was a great time to say final good-byes to our teachers and friends. This was really something I had been look forward to for four years! It was worth the wait! I loved it! At the end my family waited and took pictures. Then we all went out to dinner together! Then that was it, it was the beginning of the rest of my life!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Prom Pictures!

I have some more pictures from Prom! When I think back on that day just a few weeks later...I want to go back!!! I was sooooo much fun! It was everything and more I thought it was going to be! I had so much fun with my boyfriend and good friends Jordan and Megan! I will remember this night for ever!

Monday, May 12, 2008

The Master Minds

These are the two that do it all! Jeff has been cutting my hair since I was 4 years old and Jen has been doin' my pretty up-do's for my dances! I have a few pictures before my hair was all done and the last picture was taken after my prom up-do was finished! Don't we look good!

Up Date

It has been a while! I have been so busy and I have been loving it! Prom was AWESOME! It was more then I thought it was going to be. I am happy it happened and sad it is over with! It was so much fun! I had a wonderful time with my boyfriend. We matched so nicely! We took pictures over at my grandma and grandpa's house and they turned out beautiful! Just beautiful. I only have these two pictures now I will have more tomorrow. I am also getting ready for the last day of school and Super Sunday craft show.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Up Coming Events

The craft show season has started and I am getting ready for Super Sunday in Washington Township! June 1st is fast approching and I need to get everything ready! I also have my graduation party coming up on the 7th of June and then my birthday on the 9th! Prom is coming up on the 8th of May and our last day of school is the 21st of May! I am so excited but everything is just going by so fast! I am trying to take a few seconds and take it all in..... Life is Wonderful!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Promo Shout-Out!

I was wondering if any etsy seller would like to send me some small promos I can add into my packages! I got a package not to long ago with things from a ton of different etsy seller's promos and I thought it was awesome!!! I was able to find out about some shops that I hadn't seen before!

Feel free to send me:

  • Business cars
  • Pens or pencils
  • Magnets or pins
  • post cards or promo cards from your shop
  • or anything else you can think of

Also anyone who contacts me and sends me some promos will get a featured spot right here on my blog!

Please feel free to contact me on my etsy page or my email! Looking foward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sneak Peak!

Here is a sneak peak of what is up and coming in my shop! Shhhh do not tell anyone. These will not be up in my shop for a few days. These are handmade frames. I have decorated them with scrapbook paper and stamps! They are painted black on the back and hold a 4x6 picture. Please take a look!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Guess What I Got!?!?

I got my prom dress!!!!! I am sooooo excited now! I really was quite scared and worried that I was NOT going to be able to find a dress but I found one and it is beautiful! I love it. All I am going to say about it is that its gold. I do not want to post a picture of it yet because my boyfriend frequents my blog and I do not want to ruin the suprise! Prom is on May 8th. We are going to take pictures at my grandfather's house around the golf course! I am very excited right now. I have so many things coming up in the next few months. Prom, senior walk, graduation, my grad/birthday party, my boyfriend's grad party, getting a job, SUMMER, then it is off to college!!! I am enjoying every minute of it and trying to step back as much as I can and take it all in because I know these days will go by so fast!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

New Mother's Day Card

Here is a new Mother's Day card that have been added to my etsy site! Free shipping on any Mother's Day card when one or more other item is bought from the same store!
This one has four squares and is sewn together on green cardstock. Mom is then stamped in the bottom right had corner. All the edges are inked to give it an aged feel. Do not forget Mother's Day May 11th!!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Newest Addition To The Family!

He has arrived! Jacob Anthony is here to stay! He is a healthy 5lbs and 17 ins long. He is a little guy but he has a big world to grow into! We are all so glad he is here and I cannot wait to hold him! Congrats Amy and Joe! This guy is lucky as he has some great parents!

A True Masterpiece!

My grandma makes these mini chocolate cakes and they are AMAZING! She calls them chocolate bombs because when you break into the center, chocolate syrup comes exploding out! This is the best desert! I love these mini cakes!

But of course my grandpa had to eat HALF of the cake before I even was able to take ONE bit! Thanks Grandpa! Nevertheless, as you can tell the chocolate bomb did not last long...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Thank God for Saturdays

I woke up today around 10:00 a.m. All I have been thinking about for the past 3 hours is "I have to get my homework done and try to go to bed early tonight because I have school tomorrow!" Then my grandma asked if I was volunteering at church tomorrow...then I realized that it was Saturday NOT Sunday! That is the greatest, when you think the weekend is over but it has only just begun! I love that feeling. Now I can just relax and enjoy my Saturday! Thank God for Saturdays!

Monday, March 31, 2008


I had a wonderful time in Mexico for my Senior Spring Break trip! These are some of the many pictures took! There is me and my boyfriend A.J., my mom and I, My boyfriends parents and other parents, and one of my friend Megan and I with birds, bunnies, and lizards! These are some of my favs. I have some other ones I will post later. The weather was great and so was the company!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Just Got Back

I just got back from Mexico! It was soooo much fun! I spent a lot of time with my boyfriend and my mom. I also spent a lot of time with my boyfriends parents and my other friends too! The weather was beautiful and everything turned out great! Ill have pictures tomorrow for sure! I have some great ones!!!! =)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Check This Out

Check this out! This is soooo awesome! My grandpa sent this to me in an email! These two men had raised this lion cub for a whole year until they were forced to take him into Africa and set him free. The two men returned a year later to reunite with the lion face to face, they were told the lion would not remember is what happened.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


It is finially here!!!!!!! In about 3 hours I will be headed off to the airport to go to Mexico!!! I can hardly wait! Its so hard to sleep! I will have TONS AND TONS of pictures for sure! See you in 8 days! =)

(BTW happy belated St. Patrick's Day! Forgot to mention it!)

Monday, March 17, 2008


My boyfriend and I were hanging out and we found some pictures of A.J. and I on line! This was us and another couple Megan and Griffin at Homecoming 2007.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Check Out My New Phone!

What a great suprise! My mom took me and my brother in to get new phones! I didnt even know I was able to get one?! Here is it... I love it! It will keep me very organized! We got a really good deal on it too!

Monday, March 3, 2008

My New Favorite!

Check out some of my new favorite songs! I like to blast these ones in my car....
^^^I just watched Wedding Crashers with my boyfriend! I love that song! Its a funny movie too!!!!

Will It Ever Stop?!?!?

Do you ever feel like you are running around like a chicken your head chopped off!?!? I have been going a million miles a minute and I have not relaxed! I need a break! OH YEA! That is right...Spring Break is in 17 days!!!! I am so excited! I will have some pics for you tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My Little Goalie!

This Saturday was Hockey Day in Michigan! My little brother took part in a shoot out! He won too! He did a great job. I took some pictures. My mom, dad, boyfriend, grandparents, and I watched and cheered him on!