A mother and glass artist, trying to balance life...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Power of Twitter

Last night, Anita (ArtByAmarose) was kind enough to include my Amber Damask Suncatcher in her Mad Men inspired Treasury, "Daisy and Kelly have Tea." Dave from Etsy put a link to it on Twitter. It has had almost 2000 views! (As of Wed. morning it was over 3000) Amazing. My item received quite a few views and hearts. I'm sure ArtByAmarose (www.twitter.com/ArtByAmarose) is very busy today! Thank you, Anita and congratulations!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Treasury of the Week

I've chosen this "Strawberries and Cream" by wintergarden as my Treasury of the Week. This collection is so elegant with it's contrast of red and white. My Modern Damask Ornament was included. I hope you enjoy the beautiful curation of this treasury as much as I do!

Monday, October 18, 2010

What do your kids do in Kindergarten?

Apparently my son spends the majority of his morning doing work sheets, then they go to lunch. I think they have a special class after lunch (gym, spanish, music, etc.) After that they have a 15 minute recess (yes, only 15 minutes for 5 year olds AND if he doesn't finish his work sheets, he's not allowed to go out for recess). Then they have a snack. Aside from the problems that you've already noticed above, snack time is an issue with me. Here's why:

1. The children are forced to watch TV. WHY? Once my son was forced to watch Sponge Bob. Friday my son was forced to watch Kung Fu Panda. Kung Fu Panda is rated PG! My husband and I had already previewed it and deemed it was too violent and too "old" for our son. My son told his teacher he did not want to watch it, but he was not allowed to do something else. WHY? How on earth does this fit into a Kindergarten curriculum? My son gets in trouble for defending himself against a bully. Then the teacher shows a movie about hitting. Way to go! There's consistency for you! The teacher had the nerve to ask if there are consequences in our home for hitting. It is the school that is inconsistent!

2. We aren't allowed to provide my son's snack. We give him healthy foods. Apparently all of the other kids eat Ho-ho's. Every parent brings a snack for the class once a month. The school told us that it has to be pre-packaged, individual servings. Guess what that means? No fruit, no veggies, just junk. We sent Cheez-its the last time. At least they're baked. Crimony. It's no wonder obesity is such a huge issue here.

I would love to hear some feedback on this. Please comment with your experiences and opinions.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Treasury of the Week

Bringing you this week's featured treasury made me realize that I did no blogging in the past week. It's been one of those weeks. Sometimes it's not that nothing happens, rather too much!

The Treasury of the Week is Autumn Leaves by simplysuzula. I was struck by the casual sophistication of the brown and white selections in this collection. My Damask Dangle Necklace was included. Enjoy!

Current treasuries may be viwed in the left column of my blog. Earlier treasuries may be found in my Treasury Archive. They all click through, so please visit and comment!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Treasury of the Week

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I have chosen "Gardening is in My Genes," by BlackStar as my Treasury of the Week. This collection was made in memory of her mother. I was very touched and honored to have my Kiku Flower Suncatcher included. Please visit this beautiful treasury and leave a comment if you are moved to do so!

Friday, October 8, 2010


My team's current treasury challenge is "Awareness" for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My entry is "WOMAN." As a departure from the pink theme, I chose to emphasize women's relationships:


You are so many things to so many people. Please remember to do your monthly breast self exam.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Holiday Ornaments are In Stock!

Last year I waited until November to start making ornaments. I was swamped and overrun with orders. Learned my lesson! Here they are, a month earlier! I have 15 styles in stock, but you can also order them in multiples (by custom order), or in custom colors! They come in a lovely box, ready for gifting!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Treasury Thanks!

Thanks to all of the curators who included my items in their treasuries this week (Sept. 27 - Oct. 2)! Please view their treauries in the left column of my blog. They will be there for another week or so. After that, they will be moved to my Treasury Archive.


Treasury of the Week

After much deliberation, I have chosen my Treasury of the Week. Here is "White Space" by Tangentine. I chose it for the modern design and clever execution of the theme. Beautiful, cool, and absolutely Front Page-worthy. My Festive Burst Rocket Candle Holder was included. Please click through and comment! Dont forget to visit all of the current treasuries featuring my items in the left panel. Older treasuries may be viewed in my Treasury Archive.