The last day

Yesterday was Miss Pinky's last day of school! It's strange because I have worked almost all her life, I've never had a summer vacation with her. Ever! We're both going to have to figure this one out. I figure we will make tons of crafts, swim in the pool and just hang out. She's going to help me pack some more stuff up today and that will be good.

Speaking of, moving is going s l o w l y. We were doing alright, but then after going up and down the stairs a million times on Wednesday, my knees gave out. I went to work out on Thursday and I made it through one round, looked at the girl who works there and told her I was done. I tried and I know that I could have made it, but I would have really hurt myself. TamiD and I didn't do much yesterday, I laid around the rest of the day and still my knees are hurting. I really goosed them up good this time.

Tonight, this afternoon actually, we are going to the movies! We're going to see Pirates of the Caribbean!!! It's going to be a good one! Then, tomorrow night, TamiD is having a birthday party for me. Since I was out of town last weekend, we moved it to this weekend. Pool party!!!! Hot dogs, potato salad, whiskey and water! It's going to be FUN!! WOOOO! Hopefully, I will remember to bring my camera since I always forget it when it's a party! grrrrr at me!!

Okay, Miss Pinky is getting restless, I've gotta scoot. HUGS and talk soon!!


Moving right along

We're moving things into the house today! WOOOOOOOO! TamiD and I are rocking and rolling and getting things moving! I don't have much time to write this morning, I've been up since 5:30 and busy ever since!

I hope everyone has a good day and I'll stop by soon! HUGS! Pinky!


Helpful Monday

Here are some helpful tips that you may not know about. 
I've tried quite a fews of these and they seem to work!
Hope you have a happy day!!

Reheat Pizza: Heat up leftover pizza in a non-stick skillet on top
of the stove, Set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust
crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and
it really works.

Easy Deviled Eggs: Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal,
mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal,
keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze
mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting: When you buy a container of cake frosting from
the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it
in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also
eat less sugar/calories per serving.

Reheating refrigerated bread: To warm biscuits, pancakes, or
muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water.
The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat

Newspaper weeds away: Start putting in your plants; work the nutrients in your soil.
Wet Newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go, cover
with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic
they will not get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass: Use a dry cotton ball to pick up little broken glass pieces of Glass-
the fibers catch ones you can't see!

No More Mosquitoes! Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will
keep the mosquitoes away.

Squirrel Away! To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle
your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant
and the squirrels won't come near it.

Flexible vacuum! To get something out of a heat register or under
the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum.
It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling: Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your
slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with
slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and -
voila - static is gone.

Measuring Cups: Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring
cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the
cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it
comes right out.

Foggy Windshield? Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser
and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with
the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Reopening envelope If you seal an envelope and then realize you
forgot to include Something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer
for an hour or two. Voila! It unseals easily.

Conditioner Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's a
lot cheaper Than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth.
It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought
but didn't like when you tried it in your hair...

Goodbye Fruit Flies! To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small
glass fill it 1/2" With Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dishwashing
liquid, mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of Ants: Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants.
They eat it, take it "home," & can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a
week or so, especially if it rains, but it works & you don't have the
worry about pets or small children being harmed! (rice works, too!!)

Take baby powder to the beach Keep a small bottle of baby powder
in your beach bag. When you're ready to leave the beach sprinkle yourself and
kids with the powder and the sand will slide right off your skin.


I'm leaving!

I'm going out of town for the weekend. SO I hope that everyone has a good one and I will see you all on Monday!!

Hugs-N-Luv ~ Pinky!


It is SO my Birthday!

Yep, that is right ladies and gentlemen, I am 31 today! WOO! Excited? Nah, just glad it's here. Glad I made it! Nothing crazy planned for the day. Although, TamiD is making me her famous cheese dip that is SO good, you can feel yourself getting fatter while you eat it. Oh, yeah, it's that amazing. We're so not getting weighed and measured this month :P

Now I have to go fix lunch for Miss Pinky, take a shower and get ready for the rest of my day. Who knows, I may scrap my usual plans to work out, the work in the house. I might actually sit at the house and make jewelry all day! Wouldn't that be nice?? Either way, I've got to get moving if I want to have enough time to get it all done. Oh, if you ever wondered: yes, having two cats reenact Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon" on your butt at 5:30 in the morning is a much better way to ensure you will actually get up at 5:30 in the morning. I don't recommend it all the time. :)

Later my dahlings!! MWAH! xoxo ~ Pinky!


My newest painting

I've already posted this in my shop, but I wanted to share it here as well. Tell me what you think!

I've also got a Showcase spot today. You can go HERE to check it out! I've got another busy day ahead of me and I hope everyone has a good one!



Last week was pretty busy, so I'm sorry if I didn't get to visit with, well, anyone. I do hope that all the Mom's had a good day!! Miss Pinky made me some cute stuff, my dad sent me flowers and Mr. Pink let me do whatever I wanted, all day long! Granted, I still did laundry and crap like that, but Mother's Day or not, life goes on.

Wednesday is my 31st birthday. Woo. Yeah, I am getting more and more lackluster about it. Mainly because I think it's going to be a very boring day and I'm not ready to start having boring birthdays. TamiD has planned a party, but because of my schedule conflicts, we can't have it till the end of the month. So I think it's going to be a pretty normal day.

I've got some ideas in my head about some new things that I want to make. But I feel a little at a crossroad with it. What I want to do is a lot of leather, metal, and possibly some swearing. Pinky Handmade Wearable Art is clean. The things I want to make are more edgy, more dark. Don't get me wrong, I love making the pieces that I do now, or I wouldn't make them. I just want, no need, to make something with some sass to it. However, I don't want to mess up the image that Pinky has created. But I also don't want to lock myself into a style that isn't all me. I don't know. Just something that I have been mulling over.

Alright, I guess I'm going to get up and go to Wal-Mart. Miss Pinky stayed with her dad yesterday, so she's not here. I sold 4 pieces over the weekend and I forgot that I only had one mailer left! ACK! So, off I go! hope everyone has a fabulous Monday! ~Pinky!



Big shout-out of love to all the moms I know.
I hope you have a day filled with love, happiness and joy.
Hugs and much love,


7 Things MEME!

The lovely, and SUPER talented, Carol Dean at Sand Fibers tagged me to do a 7 things MEME. Well, this is hard since I have done so many before. But I think I may have it covered.

1. I dream in full color! No black and white for me.

2. When I don't feel like bending down to pick something up, I use my toes instead. Thus earning me the much loved name of "Monkey Toes".

3. When I was little, I wanted to be a movie star and an attorney.

4. I really enjoy painting for art (NOT the house, grrrr) but I don't think that I'm very good at it.

5. In the second grade, I said MARY-land when pronouncing Maryland. I got laughed at and to this day, I silently correct myself before I say Maryland.

6. The last day of work for me in a real office was the last day I wore a watch.

7. I believe Atlantis existed. We just don't have the resources to find it.

That's it! NOW, I've got to get out the door! HUGS and have a good Monday!!



Ever have them? I do. In fact, I had a doozy of one that woke me up with a start around 5:15 this morning. I've been up ever since. I have dreams often and I almost always remember them. I can remember dreams that I had years ago with such clarity it's a little odd.

Hubby was still getting ready for work when I came downstairs. He, of course, asked what I was doing up and I told him. It was bad enough for him to hold me when I started crying. This was a personal dream, one that attacks me in the worst kind of way. Why do we have dreams like that? What is our subconscious trying to say?

It feels like it's going to be a long day. I just hope I can shake this nightmare, tell myself it was only a dream, and go on. I have to work-out, finish painting the foyer and start moving stuff over this evening. I really hope everyone else has a good day.



I'm Alive!!

I'm still working on house #2, but it's the very end! Last little bit of painting and I'm already moving stuff in. Well, I'm moving my art in, not heavy crap. Hubby hurt his back so we might have to wait a little before the heavy crap gets moved.

I've been busy with my shop and as you all know, I surpassed my Etsy birthday goal of selling 100 pieces. I've sold 103 to date and looking to sell some more. I have some new designs and some really pretty stones that I have been working with. Like this!

It's turquoise and red jasper. I'm happy with this little bugger! Click the picture if you want to go see more shots of it.

Not much else has been going on. School for Miss Pinky, work out, paint, jewelry, dinner, bath, sleep. That's about it! Sad in a way. OH! At the last weigh day, I lost 2 pounds, one of which was pure body fat, and another 9.5 inches! That means I've lost 22 inches total!!!!! I lost 2 inches off each thigh and as most of you ladies know, that kicks ass. TamiD and I are doing a Splenda 6 week challenge and even though I don't care about winning the prize, I do care about finishing the challenge.

We got our new fridge and I love it!!! It's purty. I'm going to try to start catching up with everyone and blogging more often. I miss it. I miss everyone. :( But for now, I've got to get in the shower and go to sleep! I have another day of standing on a ladder tomorrow!!

HUGS-N-Much Luv to all of you!! ~ Pinky!