So huge, that more than10 times yesterday, I wanted to puke from nerves or excitement or both. As most of you know, I used to work in a picture framing shop. I think I put it in a MeMe once, but I don't remember. Anyhoo, I worked there for 6 years and ended up managing the store. I left there to take a job at an attorney's office in the hopes that I could further myself financially for Miss Pinky and I. Leaving was a huge mistake and cost me personally in the process.

Picture framing is one of the only jobs that I have ever truly missed. I mean all of it. The day to day trudge, the paperwork, the taxes, payroll, ordering, organizing, marketing, the mats, the process, the pictures! Oh! the things that I have framed and seen. I have held history in my hands on so many occasions that I feel blessed. Purple Hearts from WWII, drawings from the 19th century, and once, an original Ansel Adams. My creative brain thrived there and I adopted the motto that, "We can frame anything." And you better believe I did. I never turned away a project that seemed too hard or when others said it was impossible to frame. BAH! Impossible, schmimpossible.

On July 5th, I will close as the new owner of Neblett's Frame Outlet. It's mine, all mine. I'm going to strip it down and turn it into one bitchin' gallery. Custom frames, shadowboxes, desk frames, portrait frames, prints, photography and Pinky Jewelry all under one roof. Oh yeah, I've already picked out my display for my jewelry. I'm going to get to do all the things with this business that I wanted to do 5 years ago, but didn't have a way. All my visions on how the store could be improved can now start to become a reality... and it's going to be wonderful.

That's what I've been up to. How 'bout everyone else? :)



Big Day

In addition to all the other stuff that I have had going on, I have a big project in the works. I'm not saying what it is just yet because things are still being talked over. I have a meeting in the morning that will be a deciding factor in some of the things that I've been working on. I'm pretty nervous about it but hubby says he has faith in me and that's pretty damn cool.

I promise that I won't leave you all guessing, I just needed to let some of this out before I erupted on the inside. Tomorrow will be more telling and I should be able to let the proverbial cat out of the bag.

I'm leaving for Canada in just a few days and I'm excited and nervous about that, too. For one, I've never flown by myself. For two, I've never been to another country. It's a little freaky. I'm so excited to see Amber that I could burst! I want to be able to cram over a year long friendship into a few days. I don't think I'm going to sleep at all!

I guess I should get in the bed. Tomorrow is going to be huge and I seriously have to be on my best game for it. Hugs, love and all that good stuff. ~ Pinky!


Rose Splendor - Beads4YouSpring Challenge

Rose Splendor

Rose Splendor

This is my entry for the Spring Challenge!
Click HERE to read all about it.
Hope you all had a great weekend!



Sorry I haven't been around much, but this week has proved to be as busy as I thought it would be. AND we've had a few extra crazy things tossed in just for the heck of it. Tonight, TamiD's daughter is having her first real sleepover party! Miss Pinky is going and I get to go to help TamiD with a bunch of screaming girls. It should be interesting to say the least. Movies, dress up, Twister, candy and the pool, too! It's going to be insane but ultra cool. I've got to get going, I'm supposed to be at the other house now and I'm lazing about. Not really, but if I'm not moving constantly it starts to feel that way.

HUGS and much love to you all. ~ Pinky!

OH! By this time next week, I'll be in Canada with the lovely AMBER! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
(big, fat silly grins!)




I'm HOME!!! I've been slammed today, otherwise I would have posted sooner. But, I'm trying to get us completely moved, prepare for my trip to Canada and finish the last bit of work on both houses. Oh, yes, I still have to finish my piece for the Spring Bead Challenge and create one that I will be putting up for auction at the Journey of Hope Benefit. All in TEN days!! What the hell was I thinking?

Hopefully, I will be able to update some this week. It's going to be nutty, but worth it in the end.


See Ya!

Well, I'm heading out of town today on vacation! WOOOOO!
One whole glorious week at the beach. I know, you'd think with my ultra pale skin, the beach wouldn't be the optimal place for me. But that's what they make SPF 70 for.
In a few short hours, I'll have my toes in the sand, the salty air blowing my hair and a big, fat stupid grin on my face.

Have a fabulous week!
~ Pinky!



Instead of doing a big write up about all the crap we've done in the house, I'm just uploading pictures. Some of them are blurry because I never get to be behind the lens anymore. Here I am goofing off in the bathroom that we are still working on because we are tired of painting and don't want to lay in the floor to finish painting the cabinet:

The picture is super dark because there is no light in there. Another reason why that bathroom is bottom of the list. Next up, the kitchen! Here is the new back splash, part of the counter top and the oven in the floor:

The foyer:

I **love** the rug in here.

My photo wall in my studio! This is the one room that I haven't shown anyone yet, but it's getting there, it's getting just perfect:

The small desk is going to be my computer table and under the photo wall ( which I am NOT done with and that I adore more every day) will be my work table. That's where I'm going to put my beads, paints, etc. The last shot is of my fan just because I think it's the prettiest fan in the house.

Alright, I've got to get moving on this day before it starts moving on me. Hope all is well and I will post more pictures soon. Up next, Miss Pinky's room! It's too cute!!! HUGS!!


What UP??

I thought I would actually post something, but it's late and I'm sleepy. I've got some new house pictures so you all can see the progress. It's coming along quite nicely, if I do say so myself. I'll upload them tomorrow.

I spent a crap load of money at Hobby Lobby and bought a bunch of new supplies. HOPEFULLY, I will be able to make some new jewelry since I haven't made anything in a month! GAH! As soon as I get some up, I'll post pictures.

Alright folks, I'm out! Pictures for you tomorrow!! HUGS and lots of love! ~ Pinky!