It seems my baking habit is rubbing off on my mom. She makes excellent pies or so I hear because I hate cooked fruit.  I don’t normally make anything I won’t eat; I like to taste test my creations. We’re going to start a collaborative approach to this, I make the breads and other types of pies like cheesecake or maringue type pies I’ll eat. She’ll make the fruit pies and cobblers. She’s also talking about a cake decorating class she looked into. She was suprised it was only about $20 that sounds like fun too. We’ve talked alittle bit about attending bake sales as well. Sound delicious and fun to me!

My mom is getting older, I find my time with her to be a preicious gift. I know at some point in the future she may no longer be there for me to talk with.

Here’s to a great way to start a new family tradition. CHEERS!


Carnelian Bracelet

This is an older post I copied over my my jewelry blog.

Whew finally! When I get inspired to create my little muse doesn’t understand things like money to order supplies or shipping times. So here it is… I finally made something just for me. I have very small wrists this bracelet measures 6 1/2 inches including the clasp. The piece is made with Carnelian chips. The chips are small and irregular shaped which gives the bracelet texture and color variation. The piece has a casual feel, great paired with a tank top and jeans for a relaxing day out or as a vibrant spash of color for evening.


It’s May, 1st my last official class before finals next week. It’s going to be 88 degrees today. I have some social activities lined up for this week. I almost forgot what that was like. Fun what’s that? I have to work, study and so on. I was recently reminded again (I’m dense) by a co-worker that going out with friends to have a drink is a good thing. Sometimes I can get so focused on my goals that everything else goes by the wayside. Then I wonder why I’m so grumpy …BALANCE. I think I’ll have that tattoed on me somewhere as a reminder. My subconscious knows when I need a time out even if I don’t realize it. It’s the universe’s gentle reminder that life isn’t all work and no play.