A Request...

Yesterday, TamiD's husband lost his job, one that he's been at for over three years and is highly skilled at. Remember my beautiful kitchen cabinets? Yeah, her husband did that. Obviously, this came as a shock for them. They have a new home and a lovely seven year old daughter and losing his job could not have come at a worse time.

As some of you know, TamiD has an Etsy shop, too, and she sells prints from photographs that she has taken in our part of the state. She also has some gorgeous hand painted ceramics in her shop. The detail on them is amazing! I talked with her about doing something to help and she decided to run a special just for the people that read my blog. If you buy a print from her, put "Pinky's Blog" in the Note To Seller and you will receive 20% off your order.

Here is an example of how beautiful her work is:

(click the pics, you know how I am)

I own the Flaming Tulip and let me tell you, the color is even more vibrant in person! It's stunning! So please, take some time, go through her shop, buy something and help her and her family during this difficult time. Thank you!! Hugs, love and snuggles ~ Pinky!



I don't feel so well. All my family came back home yesterday and I think they gave me germs! YUCK! I slept a lot this afternoon and we have a sorta busy week ahead.

Hubby's grandmother passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 101! Yes, I said 101! Everyone is okay with this as she has been sick for quite some time and living in a home. But there are arrangements to be made and things to be taken care of, so it's still a lot. I worry the most about my father in law. He's gone to see her twice a day, every day for seventeen years. I know he will feel her loss the most so please keep him, and the family, in your thoughts.

We bid you farewell Grandma C and know that you are finally at rest. You've finally gone home...


I should be asleep

BUT, I'm not, so here is my newest piece!

Square Dance
by: Pinky!
You know the drill... click the pic to go to my shop!
OR, if you're feeling contrary, click HERE instead.


Girls Night Out

Well hubby is out of town for the weekend, so Baby Pinky and I had a girls night! We rented movies, ordered Chinese food and it was great. She had a slumber party in my room and brought all her babies!! Me, her and the cat all piled up, it was great. :)

But now I've got to get her ready to go to her dad's house and mine will be empty. I've been wanting some "me" time, but not a whole weekend. I get a little spooked when I'm in this house all alone. I do have a lovely bottle of wine that I can open, watch The Notebook and have a quiet night to myself. We'll see, we'll see... ~Pinky!


Thanks Mrs. Kwitty and Amber

I was having a less than great day. In fact, I was having a pretty crappy day. You two really brightened it for me and I needed it more than you could have known.

Thank you...


New Work!

Rocky Road
by Pinky!
Rose quartz and aventurine bracelet
Click the pic!


New Work and New Photography!

All Cracked Up
by: Pinky!
(click the picture to go to my shop)

Okay, this is a new style of photography for me and I am looking for opinions on the way it's done. Do you like it? Do you hate it? Do you prefer the outdoor shots? Do you think this showcases my work better? Everything and anything that you can think of, spill it.

Okay, I have to go finish packaging the million things I sold this weekend! YIPPEE!! So, I will check back in later. HUGS to all!! ~Pinky!


Saturday Night Special

It's Saturday Night and you know what that means! YEP! It's time for Saturday Night Specials!! WOOO! I'm doing mine a little different tonight so here it goes!

BOGO!! Buy one item, get another (equal or lesser value) for HALF price!!

Don't want to buy more than one thing? I've got something for you, too!

Remember to put SNS in the note to seller and wait for an adjusted invoice. Have fun and Happy Shopping!

(click the pic to go to my shop)

TamiD is having a SNS party, too and she wants to invite you!! Here are her Specials! Get 'em while they're hot!

Happy Saturday Night everyone!!!
My specials for tonight are:
Buy one get one half off
20% off any single print

$1.00 shipping to the U.S. and Canada

$2.50 shipping to everywhere else
15% off all ceramics
(normal shipping still applies)


New Work!

by: Pinky!
Click the picture to be taken to the listing!
OR, click HERE to go to my shop.

This piece was inspired by Amber's Thankful Thursday post yesterday. She was talking about how she is thankful for the internet because of all the places and people that it has opened up to her. I agree and I got to really thinking about what she wrote and I came up with this piece in response to that.

We are a Tapestry of people, cultures and worlds that have been brought together over a cable, a frequency or a wire that has blurred borders nearly beyond what the mind can comprehend. We talk, laugh, cry and interact everyday with people that we may have never seen or spoken to before. But they are friends, loved ones and people that we really care about. It's a meshing of lives that is coming together to make the most beautiful piece of living art.

That is why I created this piece. It's filled with all different kinds of beads in a myriad of colors. It's one of a kind, just like each of us. Yet it is blended together to make a stunning display of color and charisma. We are the Tapestry of this world, smile and be thankful you're a part of it.

My love ~ Pinky


What up, yo?

We're not working on house #2 today, so I feel like a kid playing hooky from school!! Granted, I went over there for about an hour, but I wasn't in the mood to get crazy and work all day. Plus, it kind of makes me itchy being in there now. We pulled the carpet out of the big room on Tuesday and OMG, it was so freaking nasty!! BLECH!! We wore gloves and masks and I had on long sleeves, and we both still felt yucky after that. So, no house for me today!! Yippee!!

In other non-related news, all three of us had a Happy Valentines Day! Hubby bought Cinderella 3 for Baby Pinky, so you know she was cool. And I got the Hallmark tiger that sounds all French and sassy. He's really cute and sounds a lot like hubby when he's being sassy. ;) I also got a nice bottle of red wine, yummy. Hubby got a big bag of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups (his fav) and I made red beans and rice with sausage and Texas toast garlic bread, all for him!! Baby Pinky and I had something else!! So he got to eat his favorite thing and nearly explode from eating a meal for three.

Well, I guess since I have a free day, I'm going to go work on some jewelry! OH! I'm submitting 2 pieces to a silent auction that's going to be happening in April. When I get the pieces done, I'll let you know. And, I'm doing another beading challenge. Remember the one last fall? Well this is a winter one and it's sponsored by Etsy, so it could be some good exposure for me. Okay, all this talk about beading makes my fingers itchy, so I better scoot. HUGS!! ~Pinky!!



(now get off the computer and go hug someone!)

No better than these two


New Work!

I had a pair of earrings that I was going to post on Saturday, but they sold within 2 hours! WOW! I think that's some kind of new record for me. So, here are my 2 newest listings.

First up is
a sterling silver cuff hand hammered and formed by Pinky!

Next item is a new one for me.
Chunky Monkey!
54 inch long scarf made from super bulky yarn. Hand crocheted by Pinky!

Both items are in my shop! I have another scarf that I may work on today. It's black with hand sewn crystals in it, to give it just a touch of sparkle. I also have a post about being healthy that I plan on doing tomorrow. HUGS!! ~Pinky!

Just passing thorugh

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! I sold two pieces, so that's good!! Today, TamiD and I start at Curves for our first step to getting fit! WOOO!! Okay, not woo. I'm not as excited as I think I should be, but maybe that will pass. Like I said before, I'm not motivated to do this and I think I look fine!! Dammit. I didn't plan on spilling all this out here, I don't have time for it this morning.

I'll catch up later and hope that your day is happy!! Loves ~Pinky!


Saturday Night Special

It's Saturday Night and I am running a special in my Etsy Shop!! Here's the deal:

15% off any one item


If you buy more than one, get 25% off the total amount!


This only lasts until tomorrow morning, so you better get the Pinky stuff you want while it's on sale! Also, if you check back I may have a Super Special that will only last an hour! I also have something that I am listing in my shop that I have never had before and I'm not telling you what it is!! HA! Good luck and Happy Shopping!!


HOLY 10,000!!!

At approximately 3:36 p.m. CST, my blog reached 10, 000 hits!! WOW!!! YAY!! I'm dancing! This is how I feel:


I've Been Tagged!!

The lovely and talented Mrs. Kwitty tagged me with a different kind of Meme. Go check her blog out for hers, she's a sassy lady!!

Here's the deal, all the things in BOLD are what I have done. At the end I'm going to tag a few of you guys so you have to copy and paste the list, then put in bold the things you have done. Okay? Good. So here we go!!!

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swam with dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula

7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you” and meant it
9. Hugged a tree

10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper

21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity

25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight

28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can

32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster

35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39.Had two hard drives for your computer.

40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was shit faced
42. Had an amazing friend

43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign

46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach

50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them.
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day

60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater

66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken

69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party

76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch

78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason

84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand

90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house

92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Ridden a bike

112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone ( I didn't break it, but I had it broken for me during a surgery.)
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol

117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days

126. Eaten kangaroo meat (is that legal???)
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the paper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about

130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach (HELL NO!!!)
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read

136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream

142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair

146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life

I hope you guys learned a little bit more about me. Now, I tag Amber, MindTwister and Christy! heee, heeee LOVES ~ Pinky!


Happy Birthday, Gorjus

Here it is, another year. How did it go by so quickly? How did they all go by quickly? It seems that just the other day you were convincing me to eat mud pies and I happily obliged. Since we lived in an area with no kids, it was just you and I. Endless days filled with adventure and imagination. Walking to and from school, riding bikes, playing in the storm drains, and eating pecans and muscadines until we were ill. But, that has been a long time ago, even though it doesn't feel like it.

You're an attorney and sometimes that just weirds me out. I mean, it's not like I don't think it's right for you, but it just seems so grown up. Heh. I'm just proud of you and what you have become. You have come a long way from being someone I got into fist fights over, even though you know I'd do it all again.

What I'm trying to say here is that I love you, all of you. All the facets, the good parts and the flaws. You're my big brother and I don't think that I could have created a better one. You blessed me with stories, imaginary worlds and belief in myself and what I could do. You argued with me to make me think, not to piss me off. You gave me books that required me to have a dictionary close at hand. You gave me music, oh, the music that you gave me. You gave me a persona that lives with me today. You gave me all these things and so much more and I am a better woman for it.

Take one man, add thirty-two years and what do you get? Love, Law, and Rock-n-Roll.
Happy Birthday, Gorjus!!

I have lots o' things to write, but it will be later. I just wanted you to know that I love you. ~Pinky!


A Post I Have Been Putting Off

Mainly because it's a touchy subject, but it just keeps popping up into my brain! So I guess that means I need to address it even if I don't really want to. Fine. I have to lose weight. At least 30 pounds. According to the CDC's body mass index calculator, I am obese. That little fact alone could make me lay in the bed and cry for a few hours, then beat myself up every time I walk by a mirror. IF, I let it. But I try really hard not to, what can I say? Some days are better than others.

The truth is, I don't really think I look bad. I know I don't look like I did a few years ago, but who the hell does? (no man answer that question!) What I mean is that I have clothes that I look good in, that make me feel sexy. I don't feel obese, sure I have some extra padding, but not obese. I have spent half of my life being very active so I always weighed more than everybody thought because of muscle mass. Well, I don't have as much muscle, but I have as much mass. heh. I really don't care about losing the weight, but I don't have much of a choice.

Not much of a choice? How's that?? Easy, it's called my knees. After all my knee surgeries, I had a lot of restrictions put on me. Some of them I listened to, some of them I didn't. But there is one that I can't get away from or my knees let me know that I've done something wrong and that's gain weight. I'm not supposed to weigh over 155, that's my max, that's what my knees can handle without causing more damage and pretty constant pain. I haven't weighed that in quite a few years.

So how do you go about losing weight when you aren't motivated to do so but medically have to get it done? No, really I'm asking a question here, I don't know. I'm okay with the way I look. But, I'm not okay with the fact that my knees hurt me all the time. ALL the time. Stairs? I don't even want to think about it. If anyone has any input, please let me know. I need ideas and I need help because if I keep carrying this weight, it's really going to damage my knees. I don't know about some of you, but I like being able to walk on my own.



Saturday Night Special!

It's Saturday Night and I am running a special in my Etsy Shop!! Here's the deal:

15% off any one item


If you buy more than one, get 20% off the total amount!


This only lasts until tomorrow morning, so you better get the Pinky stuff you want while it's on sale! ALSO, today is TamiD's birthday!!!


Go to her shop and buy something from her, too! She also has a Saturday Night Special going, so get some cool prints from her! YAY!!!


I've been featured!!

The lovely and talented Amber has started doing Feature Blogs on her blog. I got to be the very first, very honored guest. Click HERE to read her thoughts and my interview. Then take some time to look around her place, she's got some cool photography, funny videos and lots of thought provoking posts.

BIG love and hugs to you, Amber!!!


Have a happy Thursday!!!

And for the love of being a fool, Dance, people, DANCE!!!