Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ack! Where Have I Been...? Hey Cool! - I Got an Award and Oh...Let's do a Giveaway!

Sorry - I've been MIA the last few weeks! It's been soooo busy here with the Holiday and all. I also interviewed for a new position - that went really well (still waiting to hear). Things at work are really picking up with the end of the semester. Speaking of the end of the semester - I presented my second term paper last night - also went really well. It was on Kabbalah - so interesting and extremely complicated. I was really drawn to the aspect of looking inside yourself to unite with divine thought. In many ways I found it similar to Kundalini Yoga in theory...but that's another paper.

Anyway, I wanted to give a shout out to a few of my blogger buddies! A couple weeks ago I received a Blogger Award! It's one of those tag and pass awards where those nominated then in turn nominate a number of their favorite blogs. I'm just giddy that I was included! So Thanks to Izile and Janz Crystalz!

Well, the award has set of rules too.. here it is...
The rules of the award state that you must post it on your blog together with the name of the person who granted you this award and a link to his/her blog.
Pass the award on to 15 other blogs you have recently discovered and think are great!
Remember to contact the bloggers you’ve awarded to let them know they have been chosen.

Three Fates Design Such a big heart and true animal lover

Lenox Knits Great colorful work and shares her life with her readers

Izile's Oddities Blog stalker and funny lady - I bet we would have serious fun if we met in person
Janz's Crystalz Beautiful Blog to visit and fellow blog stalker

Split Rock Ranch Goregous Fiber Artistry and a sweet soul

Daisy the Curly Cat The Hilarious Hijinx of Daisy and Harley

January Wish Wonderful work and very funny - been know to make me LOL!

The Graphics Fairy Provides an amazing Vintage Image a Day - Thanks for keeping the Vintage alive!

Just Something I Made Also a fab supporter of the Vintage and such creative projects

Lillyella Great Artist Spotlights, Giveaways, Tips and amazing mentor!

Ruth's Creations A loyal blog stalker - Thanks for your consistent visits!

Sagittarius Gallery Truly a talented and inspiring artist

Knock Knocking Fabulous blog to visit if you adore color - especially pastels :)

My Gypsy Goods Loyal blog stalker and great money saving tips

The Queen Speaks Shares wonderful stories of her family, artistry and discoveries

Take some time and check out these Fun and Artistic Bloggers!

Oh...Let's do a Giveaway!

To celebrate the end of the semester and gee...just life in general, lets' do a giveaway! I'd like to know what you like (or don't) about my blog, what you would like to see more of, or if there is something else you would like to see. So, please leave me a comment and let me know before 11:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, December 11! The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Sunday, December 13. The winner will get their choice of one pair of any of the Vintage Ad Earrings in my shop. So, leave a comment (and an email to contact you if you win) and good luck!!


  1. Thank you so much for the award! I was incredibly touched by what you wrote:
    Split Rock Ranch Gorgeous Fiber Artistry and a sweet soul - That just made my day! I hope to get around to passing this award on but I'm so bad about doing this - choosing 15 blogs, getting all the links, etc. - so knowing the effort that goes into passing on this award makes it even more special to receive. Warm hugs. B

  2. Congratulations on your award! And thank you so much for thinking of me and Harley. I love that you think we are funny. What do I like about your blog? The beautiful photos, and also reading about the cool stuff you create.

  3. Ahh, thanks so much for the award! I love the soothing colors and calming nature of your blog. Your pictures and art are always inspiring! Thanks again!

  4. I like your blog and what I think would be nice is maybe to change the words into a black font and have the font be one size larger . But this is just a suggestion . I don't think I would change anything : maybe have a section of pics or quotes that inspire you ? Thank you ! :)

  5. I really love your blog! I enjoy all the photos and the creativity process.


  6. yay for your award, and yay for the end of the semester! everyone needs a break, yes?

    i really like the simplicity of your blog--i do NOT like lots of loud backgrounds, very distracting, not to mention they take forever to come up if one is using dial-up. maybe a brighter color for the background?

    CUTE giveaway!


    sandtneal at mfire dot com

  7. Congrats on your award! I love the blog, my favorites are the pictures of your wonderful creations!

  8. Aww YOU are TOO sweet! Thank you so much for passing the award onto me and my craziness - it really touched my heart that you thought of me, especially considering the other blogs you included. I'm totally sure I don't belong in the same category as some of the other bloggers you included. :) I will pass this along as soon as i can come up with another 15 blogs - I did 15 blogs recently and had a tough time. It's very cool you took the time to link to everyone - I know from experience that doing this sort of award isn't easy - at all. So, THANK YOU - from each of my personalities!

    As far as what I like about your blog? That list is long - or I wouldn't visit. :) I'd have to say my #1 favorite thing is to see all your creative artistic pieces. You inspire me to create art, and your jewelry always puts me in the mood to create some rockin' jewelry. I love your mix of vintage and new materials - like the vintage ads with metal. I just like your style - and hope to be more like you...when I grow up, of course. ;)


    PS - I LOOOVE the Hand and Foot Milagros Earrings - they are very cool! Thanks again. xx

  9. Congrats on the award. You blog is really great. I like all of your work. It is very beautiful.

  10. Love the blog! Not too much going on, easy to find what you are looking for. Easy to read, not distracting. Good job!

    mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

  11. I like your blog, your creations are so inspiring. I have a little sister who just got her ears pierced and these would be something she would love!

  12. Congratulations on your award! I'm going to be honest with you....your blog is just fine; it's not overcrowded with links, and pics, and blah. It's easy on the eyes and I don't get confused while I'm looking at it. :)

  13. I love the simplicity of your layout. They grey is subtle yet pretty. As far as an improvement - the image in your banner is a bit stretched. It's really lovely!!!

    shrimpsaladcircus at gmail dot com

  14. I like the simplicity of your layout and at the same time I think that it might need just a little something more. Maybe something on the left side? I like what you have to say, its funny and makes me want to read it.

  15. I love your blog, easy to read, and easy to find all the treasures you have :) Beautiful work!

  16. Thanks for the giveaway:) Following!<3 I like that your blog is easy to read. Many others aren't for some reason=/

    youmey0u at


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