Saturday, January 31, 2009

More Twilight Jewelry in the Making...

Okay, so I am making Twilight Jewelry like crazy, and I am going to show you some of the unfinished pieces that I still have to complete....

The picture below shows some of the polymer clay pendants after I have measured, cut and baked them. You bake them in the oven for 10-15 minutes on 275 degrees. They are waiting for the images and the gloss and then the chains.

Pendants_1



This next picture shows you 3 of the pendants that I made the other night and they are waiting to be glossed and finished off with a chain and clasp.

Twilight Jewelry, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan,,Twilight Pendant, Edward and Bella, Twilight,


And finally this last picture shows you a bunch that I have all glossed up and ready for finishing with the chains and the clasps.....

Twilight Jewelry, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan,Twilight Pendant, Edward and Bella, Twilight,

LOL, does it look like I'm behind in my finishing??? Yup, I have more fun in the creating part of this, than I do in the finishing part!

The next step after I finish them, is the dreaded picture taking, and then listing them all.....ughhhh , not really looking forward to that part!!!

But hopefully, I'll get a fire lit under me, and get my butt in gear and have them done this weekend?

Wish me luck!!!
Till next time,
Take care,

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Marie Antoinette Award...For Me!?!

I just received the most wonderful award from Willa over at Fickle Minded, A Life that is Less Ordinary.....And Loving Every Minute of It!

My award is the "Marie Antoinette Award" and isn't a beauty??
I have never seen this award, and I think it is a really nice one.


Now, I am not sure what this award is given out for, but I am very greatful just the same!!!
But....wasn't Marie Antoinette the one that got her head chopped off??? Or was she the one who said "Let them eat Cake!" ??? Or was she both?? I like cake, (chocolate cake with white frosting is my fave!) and want to eat some now, but I like my head too, and would really, really like to keep it!

I'll accept the award, under these conditions....
  1. I can eat all the cake I want
  2. I can have Chocolate cake
  3. I don't have to dress in those clothes
  4. I get to keep my head on my shoulders!
There, That should do it!! I got an award, and cake, and am keeping my head!

Now, if you haven't been over to Willa's blog, you should go take a look!!
I have included her blog badge because I think it is one of the cutest that I've seen!!
She is soooo sweet to have given me this award, and I go to her blog regularly just to keep up with her writing!! And you should also check out her wonderful photographs!!

So, here are the rules for this award:

1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

I am giving this Marie Antoinette Award to the following:

Janet of Dolly's Daily Diary

Pink Lady Bing at Of Living and Loving....and Coping

Jenn at My Kids Are My World

Abby of Simply Charming in SC

Swapna of Crafts and Cooking

Heidi at Health Nut Wannabee Mom

Wanda at 1 Blog, 2 Sides

Now, Congratulations to all the awardees.....May you cherish your upscale award, and post good stuff!!! lol

Till next time,

Take care,



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Friday, January 30, 2009

Gordon is Back...And I'm Glad!!

The New Season Of Hell's Kitchen started last night, and am I glad!

Hell's KitchenFinally Gordon Ramsey has returned for another season (the 5th!) of Hell's Kitchen, and I just love watching this show, and Gordon, of Course!!

16 chefs will try their luck in his Kitchen, to win his attention, and win a job as the Head Chef in a top restaurant, all the while trying to avoid Ramsey's acid tongue lashings and insults that he just loves to inflict!!!
The chefs this season all come from various backgrounds, including big name restaurants and food courts.....
Some are self taught and one went to a cooking school in Italy! The cooking experience is also varied, some have little experience, and some have lots. (Remember it was a Nanny who won last season?)

Now, as some of you know who follow my blog, I mentioned I had a crush on Gordon Ramsey in a meme I did once, and let me tell you, it hasn't changed! There is just something about him!! Now, I would NEVER ever work for him...He seems like an ass, and is cocky and stuff....but there is something about him that I just like. Plus, I wouldn't want to get yelled at every day. No thanks, I get that in my job anyway, just not with the British accent!!! lol

Now Last night's show was wicked and fantastic!! It was full of surprises and heat (and I'm not just saying because of the stoves....)!
I won't tell you who was sent home, but you should go check it out for yourself!
Hell's Kitchen can be seen on the Fox Network at 9 pm (at least here in my area), and I will be watching or taping with the DVR every week!!

What can I say?? I am hopelessly addicted!!
But it is wicked, guilty fun.....and who doesn't need that??


Till next time,
Take care,

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Tried it and It Was Fun!!

I was over at Bing's site, Of Living and Loving....and Coping, and she had this set of 2 fun quiz's that I thought I'd try....
I had fun, and I think in a way, they reflect me in a true light?

Let me know what you think?



You are The Empress


Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.


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And then this one too!

Your Word is "Think"





You see life as an amazing mix of possibilities, ideas, and fascinations.

And sometimes you feel like you don't have enough time to take it all in.

You love learning. Whether you're in school or not, you're probably immersed in several subjects right now.

When you're not learning, you're busy reflecting. You think a lot about the people you know and the things you've experienced.


What's Your Word?


I enjoyed taking these, and the first one lets you chose what deck you would like to use for the picture of your card. I think the "Chinese Deck" Empress was beautiful, so that is why I picked that deck.


Go on.....give them a try....these are actual quizzes where you don't have to sign up for anything at the end, before you get your result!!
Until next time,

Take care,

Kat

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Monday, January 26, 2009

My Space and Old Friends~!

Friends
I had been trying to re-locate some old friends that I had lost touch with, and this weekend, it hit me like a ton of bricks......"try My Space" ~!

So I did, I went over and signed up, (you can view my profile here) and sure enough....I Found Heather!! I was so excited!!

Now, I don't know anything about my space, so my page is looking pretty sad right now, and I don't really know how to do anything or add anything, so I am lost where that is concerned....but I did send an email to Heather and she emailed me back, and then we exchanged phone #'s and I called immediately!!Friends

Wow, it was sooooo good to hear her voice, and to laugh with her again!! We tried to catch up on the current news, but you can only fit so much into one phone call. But I found her!! So, we will have many more conversations, I just know it!!!

And from talking with Heather, I got her Grandmother Ellen's phone number and I talked with her for ages yesterday!! Gosh I have missed them so much....it actually made my heart hurt to realize that I had missed them like that!! Ellen is so dear to my heart that I don't think she even knows how much she means to me? She was so kind and good to me when I went to Ohio, that I felt so comfortable from the beginning!! Her husband Dwight (who has since passed) was also very kind to me, and I will tell anyone.....he cooked the most amazing breakfasts, that you just wouldn't believe!! I enjoyed my time with them!! I am so sad about Dwight, and how I never got to say good bye and tell him how much he meant to me, and that I loved him, but I know he knows now....because I told him last nite. I am a firm believer that loved ones are around you, and they can hear you, so I just talked to him, and hope he did hear me?

But back to the happiness~!! I am so thankful for My space, and for being able to connect with lost friends again!!

If you want to come on over and be my friend, or maybe give me some hints or tips on layouts or anything....please do!! My profile is under "Chris" but everyone knows me as "Kat", so just disregard the legal aspect of the name..... lol

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

A Joint Blog Give-Away Contest~!

A JOINT BLOG ANNIVERSARY GIVE-AWAY CONTEST
JANUARY 25 to FEBRUARY 10, 2009

http://www.mirasblog.comThis sounds like a wonderful chance to win some prizes or Entrecard credits!
I know I am going to enter.....how about you?
1st PRIZE
$25 - c/o Random Thoughts
Customized Blog Layout (blogger platform) c/o My Web-Blog Designs
1 Swarovsky Bracelet c/o Yen's Handmades [Click here to see the ITEM]
$20 + 2000 EC credits c/o Windmill on the Hill
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o My Life's Journey to Success
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o Things I Did Not Know Before
$10 + 500 EC credits c/o Unique Ideas For Your Beach Weddings
2000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Night Clicks
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o NetFreeSource
3000 - EC credits c/o Random Thoughts
1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Dashing Beauty
1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Tales of a Pinay Single Mommy
1 Photo Pop Art Make-over c/o Sweety Tots

2nd PRIZE
$20 - c/o Mira's Web Journal
2500 - EC credits c/o Mira's Web Journal
2000 - EC credits c/o A Moment to Exhale
20GB Web Hosting c/o http://angelic-melody.net + 500EC credits
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o My Countryhome
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1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Samantha's Own
1 month 125x125 ad space c/o 1716 South
1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Garage Sale
1 Photo Pop Art Make-over c/o Sweety Tots

3rd PRIZE
$15 - c/o A Moment to Exhale
3000 - EC credits c/o Big Boys Have Toys Too
2000 - EC credits c/o A Taste of Both Worlds
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Kharlota dot Com
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1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Symphony of Love
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1 Photo Pop Art Make-over c/o Sweet...Pretty...Naughty

4th PRIZE
$10 - c/o My Barefoot Journey
2000 - EC credits c/o Mommy's Little Corner
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2000 - EC credits c/o Kinda Life of Mine
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Just About Anything
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5th PRIZE
2000 - EC credits c/o Wife of a Warrior
3000 - EC credits c/o Life's Sweets and Spices
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Simply Irresistible
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6th PRIZE
2000 - EC credit c/o The Solitairy Love
1500 - EC credit c/o My Barefoot Journey
1000 - EC credits c/o My Kitchen Table
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Kalidadis
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Cooking is Fun
1 month text link ad CompTechGadgets.com
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7th PRIZE
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Simplement Belles
1000 - EC credits + 1 month 125x125 ad space c/o Moi et mon univers!
1000 - EC credit c/o Scrappy Mommy
1000 - EC credits c/o Dashing Smiles
1000 - EC credits c/o Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink
1000 - EC credits c/o One at a Time
1 month text link ad Thomas Web Links
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8th PRIZE
1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from My Daily Sunset
1000 - EC credits c/o My Kitchen
1000 - EC credits c/o My Life and Family Journey
1000 - EC credits c/o My Whole New World
1000 - EC credits c/o Definitely Maybe
500 - EC credits c/o I Thought So
1 month text link ad Batuananons

9th PRIZE
1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from Lovely Pink
1000 - EC credits c/o Small Side Bits
1000 - EC credits c/o In His Steps
1000 - EC credits c/o Moments of My Life
1000 - EC credits c/o My Crossroads
1 month text link ad Filipino Online Community

10th PRIZE
1000 EC + 1 month 125x125 ad space from Hobby and Such by Carlota
1000 - EC credits c/o My Life's Adventure
1000 - EC credits c/o Wonderful Things In Life
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500 - EC credits c/o Life's Journey
1 month text link ad from Nita's Random Thoughts

11th PRIZE
1000 - EC credits c/o Medan Daily
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1000 - EC credits c/o Simply WP
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1 month text link ad from Nita's Corner

12th PRIZE
1500 - EC credits c/o A Moment to Exhale
1000 - EC credits c/o My Barefoot Journey
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HOW TO WIN:
1. Blog about this contest and link back to Random Thoughts (Required). It is REQUIRED to include the prizes and sponsors' links in your post for your entry to be valid. Go to her site to see other ways to win.


RULES:
1. Winners will be selected randomly using Random.org. If you want all your entries to be counted, please leave separate comment for each (REQUIRED).
2. Contest will run from January 25 to February 10, 2009.
3. Contest will end on February 10th at 11:59pm EST.
4. Winners will be announced on February 13th, the anniversary date.
5. Winners has 48 hours to contact me at mira[underscore]burns[at]yahoo[dot]com with subject ANNIVERSARY GIVE-AWAY WINNER, otherwise another winner will be selected.
6. This contest is open to all bloggers with PayPal account and Entrecard account.
7. All SPONSORS are also welcome to join!

GOODLUCK EVERYONE AND PLEASE PASS THE GOOD NEWS!

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

2 More Awards....WOWZA

I was given these two new awards from my good friend, Pink Lady Bing, over at Of Living and Loving.....And Coping.

This first one is especially dear to my heart, because it is a "Friendship Award". This is my first one, and I am so happy that it came from Bing! She is an amazing woman who I look up to, and admire tremendously!

She makes the ve
ry best of the moments she has, and I know it is difficult for her, but she has amazing strength!!

Now this next award, also given to me by Bing
Is an Inspiring Blogger award, that is not only my favorite color, but it makes me smile, to think that "
I" inspire somebody??
WOW....I am speechless, (and let me tell you, that does not happen often!) lol

Thank you to Bing for these lovely awards....I will treasure them always!!!

Now for me to pass these along......

1. Sandee of Comedy Plus
Because I consider her a great friend, and she inspires me, like nobody's business!

2. Cassandra of The Copper Cauldron
Another great inspiration of mine, and have your tried her yummy soaps yet?????

3. Mother's Got A Dot Com
I always love going to this blog, she inspires me always.

4. Renee of Funky and Folky Sculpture
The things she creates, always amaze me and are awe-inspiring.

5. Nessa of Nessa's Place
A newly found blog, that I absolutely love, love, love!


Please enjoy your fame, and then pass these awards on to other deserving blogs.....

Take care,
Hugzzzzz
Kat

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Monday, January 19, 2009

I Made More Twilight Jewelry!!!


Now I know maybe some of my readers are sick of the whole "Twilight" thing...
But, I can't help it!! I love Twilight and everything that goes with it.

I made some more jewelry, and posted it on Ebay tonight, so I hope it goes well.
These are the earrings that I made...........

Rob Pattinson, Robert Pattinson, Earrings,Twilight,Twilight earrings, Jacob Black, Team Jacob,,Twilight Jewelry, Edward Cullen, Bella Swan,


The link to one of the pairs of earrings can be found here: New Moon Earrings.

From there you can check out my other items if you would like. I will be listing more pendants soon.....

I will also be listing them in my Artfire store, so you can come over and have a lookie there too!!

Thanks for looking, and if you are tired of Twilight....then thank you for your patience!! :)

Till next time....
Take Care,
Kat
Hugzzzzzzz

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Thank You to all my Well Wishers~


I want to say a special "THANK YOU" to everyone who stopped by to wish me well. There were so many of you who sent wishes and hugs, and prayers too.
They must have all helped, because I am feeling so much better now!

As long as I take the medication the Doctor gave me, I am okay, and the headache doesn't seem so bad? So, I guess it was a pinched nerve, and I don't know how long they take to go away, but at least the pain is bearable now. And it gets less and less every day. So I am pretty sure I am on the road to recovery!!

I'm so glad it didn't turn out to be any of the other things mentioned, or something even that wasn't mentioned! I only know that the "knife" feeling is gone, and now I just have a dull ache all the time. I wonder how long it will be until that goes away??? Anyone have any experience with pinched nerves?? Maybe you can help me out here??

Thanks again.....Hugzzzzzzzz to you all!!!
Kat

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Tagged and Loving it!

tagI've been tagged by Bing over at
Of Living and Loving... and Coping.

Bing is one of the most amazing women I have ever met, either on here in the blogging world or in real life. I admire her so very much!

She lost her husband James almost 4 years ago, and how she is managing is remarkable! If you have not visited her blog and read her story, or stories....I would urge you to head over there now and see just why I love this Lady!

This tag is supposed to be 8 random things about me, so that all of you can laugh at me behind my back.....or behind your computers as the case may be, but get to know a little bit about the quirkiness that makes up Kat of Kats Candles......

So here goes................


1. I just got my hair cut. And I was going for the look that Kate Hudson has in her new movie "Bride Wars" and even brought pictures, I showed them to my gay stylist at Walmart (I know, I'll get to it, promise!) and he thought I'd look "absolutely Fabulous" with this cut, so his hands were flying and the hair was flying as he told me the story of how he wanted to be on Broadway, and tried out, but didn't make it, and tried out for American Idol also, but only got to the 2nd round, and blah blah blah....so here he is back to being a "stylist" because "you just have to have something to fall back on", and when he was done.....he was smiling from ear to ear, and I was kinda in shock. He thinks it's "wonderful darling!" and I think I look like a little Dutch boy!! I guess the moral of the story is something like this: Don't go to Walmart to get your hair cut, unless it's only a trim....and especially don't go if your "stylist" is gay and only wants fame! The good news is that it will grow out. p.s. I look NOTHING like Kate Hudson!

2. I am addicted to Rock of Love. I have seen the previous 2 seasons and the Charm School, and now am into the Rock of Love Bus on VH1. It stars Bret Michaels, the lead singer of the 80's group Poison. There is something so amusing about an aging rock star who wears more eyeliner than I do, trying to find true love on this show....and they keep bringing on stripper types, because that is what he likes! The drama, the fights, the drunkeness, the girls....oh my, but the laughter coming out of my mouth constantly all adds up to a really fun time! It's not rocket science, it's funny and kind of like a bad train wreck that you have to watch. You groan, but you laugh too, and I love to laugh, so anything that gets me there, Rock On!

3. I write and edit for the most amazing magazine on the internet, The Angels Weekly, and it is a magazine written by women, and for women. The articles in it are very diverse and they are about crafts, spirituality, sexuality, social issues, poetry, opinions, or just about anything else that we want to write about! You should come over and check out our great magazine, sign up for the feed, and maybe write for us too! We are always looking for new writers with a new perspective on any topic~!~

4. My daughter and grandson live right across the street from me in my parents old house. When I inherited it, I let them live there. And before that, I was living here across the street from my parents! It's kinda like the "Everybody Loves Raymond" situation....but without Marie. Well, also without Frank and Robert too!! lol But I've lived here since 1977, so I didn't want to give up my own house to move into my parents house, so to keep my family close, they moved in over there! Also, I don't think we are quite as funny as the Raymond crew.....close, but not quite. :)

5. I work in Medical Billing and get yelled at ALOT in my job! I understand people's anger, but why take it out on me?? I am not your insurance company that didn't pay your bill?? I think sometimes, they just want to yell at someone, and it turns out to be me on the end of the phone line. See #2 above, this is another reason I need to escape reality and laugh my head off, if not, I'd be grumpy all the time.....and I don't like grumpy.

6. I drive a truck (SUV) and carry around all my craft stuff with me, all the time, and people constantly make fun of me and all the "stuff" I have in my truck....they think I could live in my truck with all the supplies I have and how full my back is. Well, if I want to eat beads and candle wax, maybe. But I will always have three 4 foot tables that I can set up at a moments notice!

7. I am in love with anything to do with the TWILIGHT Series. Anyone who read my blog in December knows how much I enjoyed, not only the books, but the movie too! And now I'm even making my own Twilight Jewelry to wear. Couldn't find it anywhere, so I decided to make my own! I have lots of Twilight gear, and am in love with a fictional vampire, OMG, they are gonna send me to the loony bin!~

8. I love playing Guitar Hero, and was getting pretty good at it for a while, and then the grandson took over and whipped my butt!! I still can only play on the beginner mode, but I can get 5 stars on Schools Out by Alice Cooper! I have to say that I am proud of myself for that!! And I love Sing Star (kinda like karaoke) for the playstation too....although, I can't really hold a note to save my life, I sing like there's no tomorrow when I'm in my truck and driving....and at home sometimes with my computer and ITunes. I love to sing, even though you would NEVER want me to sing for you....you would cover your ears and beg me to stop! But with my Singstar....I feel like a rock star, and belt out all the wrong notes, and I just don't care!! (Only I don't dance around in my underwear!) :)

So, there are my random facts.....I hope you have enjoyed them, and I hope you could giggle along with me (trust me, I'm not the serious type!).

Now here are the RULES for this tag:

1. Each blogger starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

3. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

4. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged and to read your blog.

5. For the recipients, leave a comment for the person who tagged you, so they can go and read your answers.

Let the fun begin. Tell me more about yourselves so I can get to know you better...

1. Words To The Wise

2. Dolly's Daily Diary

3. My Art and the Mom in Me

4. Broadway Matron

5. On the Verge

6. Willow By Woods

7. Measled Potatoes

8. You've Got Maille

Okay, so play along if you want, and don't feel bad if you don't want to participate.....We just all would like to get to know you better, and this is a cute opportunity!!

Till next time,
Take Care,
Kat :)

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Blog Love is Going Around ~

I got some "Blog Love" from Abby over
at Simply Charming in SC.
Blog_LoveThanks so much to Abby for this absolutely beautiful award! The award says on the yellow paper... "Our Thoughts....Priceless" and how true that is in this blogging atmosphere!

We all have something to say, and we usually do.....lol

What I love about Abby's blog is.....she creates the most exquisite jewelry, and has the craftsmanship to back up her visions. Her pieces are one of a kind and gorgeous!! I also love the way she blogs, she is like the best friend you sit down and have a cup of coffee with! Not many people can pull off that easy going style, but Abby can. Her writing seems as if she is talking to you, not all high falutin' and polished up to please the masses. Like I said, a good friend..... going to her blog and reading is a comfortable experience, an
d all the while, you can enjoy her latest creations.

I LOVE Simply Charming in SC!
She also has a shop on Etsy and if you haven't been by, Please go visit her!
You can go to her shop HERE.......

Simply_Charming_EarringsThis is my favorite pair of earrings that she made, from her Etsy shop.
I just love the hoops and the blue beads, and the creativeness she had to use the hoops and chain~
These must look stunning on your ears!

Anyway, back to the award at hand...........I am passing this Blog Love award onto all my friends in my Favorite Links list.......and all my friends who I haven't had the time to add yet!!!
Take the award.....I am passing the love around!!!!
You do the same..............
Take care,
Kat

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Thursday, January 15, 2009

I've been Sick, Sick, Sick!

And I'm sick of it! lol

sick_teddy_bearOkay, so we all have our colds and stuff, but now, this is even worse!

I had been having aches in my legs since Sunday, and yesterday when I woke up, I thought there was a knife in the base of my skull!! It hurt sooooo bad!! Now I have had headaches before, but this was unreal, and unlike anything I have ever had! The whole back of my skull and neck hurt really bad. I was a little un-coordinated, and in a whole heaping lot of pain.

Well, silly me, I decided I needed to go to work, so I drove to work, hurting all the way, and as soon as I got there, everyone knew something was wrong.....I guess I don't have the poker face I thought I did? I told them about the pain in my skull, and they all came up with diagnosis......let's see, there was "brain tumor" and "stroke" and "migraine" and all sorts of other lovely things you want to hear as soon as you get to work!! lol

And it's not like I didn't think of all those things myself, I just chose to ignore them....and if you read my last post about being in the hospital, (you can read it here) you know that there is nothing I like better than staying away from any healthcare facility!! But my boss told me I had to call my Doctor and get checked right away!

So I did.....and I got an appointment within the hour, so off I went to my appointment. Okay, here is the good part.....He thinks (THINKS?) that it is a pinched nerve, but it could also be meningitis or temporal arteritis....whatever the heck that is??? He didn't do alot of explaining. But for now, they gave me a shot in the muscle, for what I don't remember?? He told me, but I just remember he said it will help with the pain... and he sent me for blood work to "check out some things" and sent me home to rest with ice and heat and 2 prescriptions....and if I don't feel better by Friday...to call him.

And he said there was the posibility of bleeding going on in there, though he doesn't think so, but he wants to keep tabs on it??? How can he keep tabs on it if he sends me home with meds? I'm confused, but happy that I didn't have to go to the hospital again.....whoa.....I DON'T want that again....ever!

Anyway, I will try to keep you all posted as to what is going on with my head! Wish me luck, and say a prayer for me.......

Take Care,
Kat

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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friends, Blogs and Awards....

It's raining awards....and I just love the rain!!!!

I have to say that the friends I have made here in the blogging world are the best friends ever!! I have not only read some of the most amazing blogs, but I have had conversations with bloggers from all over the world! It is so nice to be able to chat and share things with the people you meet on here.

That being said, my blogging friends again think my little ole blog is worthy of awards, and I am going to get right to posting them....

youmakemydayawardThis wonderful award was given to me by my good friend Janet over at "Dolly's Daily Diary" who is also now a writer with our magazine Angels (thanks Janet!) and if you haven't checked out her latest post, which is a tribute to her mother, please go do so now. It is a heatwarming and loving post, and I am sure it will touch you, as it did me.

Noblesse_Oblige_awardJanet also awarded me with this beauty of an award, The Noblesse Oblige award, and this one comes with all kinds of rules.....lol

Here goes:
This award is presented to bloggers who display consistency in any one or a combination of these conditions:
1. The Blogger manifests exemplary attitude, respecting the nuances that pervades amongst different cultures and beliefs.
2. The Blog contents inspire; it strives to encourage and offers solutions.
3. There is a clear purpose at the Blog; one that fosters a better understanding on Social, Political, Economic, the Arts, Culture and Sciences, and Beliefs.
4. The Blog is refreshing and creative.
5. The Blogger promotes friendship and positive thinking.

The Blogger who receives this Award will need to perform the following steps:
1. Create a Post with a mention and link to the person who presented the Noblesse Oblige Award.
2. The Award Conditions must be displayed at the Post.
3. Write a short article about what the Blog has thus far achieved- preferably citing one or more older post to support.
4. The Blogger must present the Noblesse Oblige Award in concurrence with the Award Conditions.
5. The Blogger must display the Award at any location at the Blog.

Now, I feel that I have a very creative blog, and I do tend to take liberties with my blog, but I am sure that I meet at least one of those conditions listed above......
My post about helping to feed the stray animals of the world was not only inspiring, but also very imformative. And it gave my readers a way to help without having to send money, that is sometimes so hard in our tough economic times right now.....
I have been creative on occasion, especially the posts about making the Twilight jewelry, or making the chainmaille bracelet, or the necklaces and charm bracelets......

Anyway, I guess I have stated my case, and my blog is deserving......
So, now to pass these awards onto some other great blogs that I feel are equally deserving....

My Sweet Three

My Kids are my World
Willow by Woods
Lovely Purses
Primitive Kountry Happenings
Crafts and Cooking
Lapidary Queen Wannabees
Lucky Girl Trading Co.

There are so many more, I can't even begin to think.....but if you would like these awards, please just drop me a line, link back, and help yourself!!! :)

Now, a new friend, over at Primitive Kountry Happenings, gave me this Lemonade award. Thank you so very much.....I simply love lemonade, almost as much as I love blogging!

lemonadeaward
And then to top off this wonderful day in the awards heavens......I nabbed these 2 awards from my good friend Sandee at Comedy Plus....she doesn't specifically name blogs to receive these awards, she just lets you take them if you are a regular visitor/commentor (of which I am :))

bvangoghNow this above award is the Van Gogh award, and I feel that I am creative and crafty, so this one is right on the mark for me....even though it is kind of a weird award...but hey, unusual is usually my thing, so maybe this is right up my alley?? Anyway, credit where credit is due... Roger DMan of Idaho Photo gave Sandee the Van Gogh's Ear award. I wanted to make sure he got the proper credit for creating and designing this great award! Here's what Roger said about this award:

A Top Award for You

Every year I like to make up a award and hand it out to people that make a difference in the blogosphere. I like to make it a award for all to enjoy and pass out if one so wants to, I just ask if your going to give it out to link back to me as the creator of the Van Gogh's Ear Award.

Inspiration of the Van Gogh's Ear Award

You may know the story of Vincent Van Gogh a well known artist in history. Although a brilliant painter in his later years went quite insane he received the nickname of fou roux ("the redheaded madman"). The most bazaar of Vincent's behavior is when he cut off the lower part of his own left ear lobe, which he wrapped in newspaper and gave to a prostitute named Rachel in the local brothel, asking her to keep this object carefully. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness, which led to his suicide July 29, 1890 he was 37 years old. His works of art are priceless.

The point of this award

We are all artist in are own way be it art, photography, writing, philosophy, comedy, blogging and we all go a little crazy sometimes. But if you ever feel so crazy to cut off your ear and give it to a prostitute, "Seek Help"!

Always remember you're unique.
Just like everyone else.


Okay, well, I would never feel so crazy that I would cut my own ear off, and if for some strange reason I did, I certainly wouldn't give it to a prostitute!! lmao

The next award, is this little beauty here, and it is the "Your blog is Fabulous" award! LOVE IT! I really like the graphic and I like being called fabulous!! Makes me feel all tingly and stuff.

fabulous_blog_award So, these 2 awards, I am sending out to a few friends......

Dolly's Daily Diary
Of Living and Loving...and Coping
Kimmy Sharing Light
Maitri's Heart
The Painted Veil
Laane on the World
FickleMinded
Silver Sachet
Simply Charming in SC
rkdsign88
Periwinkle Studio
Myissa G's Crochet

And Whew!!! I could go on and on......but again, if I didn't mention you and you want either or both of these lovely awards, just let me know, link back and grab them!!!

Thanks so much to everyone out there who makes me smile or laugh, or cry or think on a daily basis, I look up to all of you so very much. You all inspire me and keep me going!

Till next time,
Take care,
Kat
XOXO

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Friday, January 9, 2009

It's Friday...........

WEEKEND Hope you are too!! Have a great one!
Thanks for stopping by,
Till next time,
Take care,
Kat
hugzzzzz

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

I made the Front Page of Ebay!! Yippee!

I am so very excited!! My handmade Twilight Jewelry made it on the Front Page of Ebay!

My_Twilight_Jewelry_On_EbayI have drawn arrows to 4 of my items that are featured and that the description with the star is for my Twilight Apple pendant!

I am beyond thrilled! To think that out of the thousands of Twilight items that are listed on Ebay every single day, that 4 of my items would appear on the front page!! Wow! And then to have a description of my pendant featured also, I still can't believe it!! I am in shock and disbelief~!

This has never happened to me before, and I feel so honored and proud. :)

Sorry, but I had to tell someone.....and I decided to tell all of you!!

Thanks for your support in all that I do....

Take care,
Kat
{hugzzz}

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Sunday, January 4, 2009

New in my Store! Edward Cullen Earrings!

~ TWILIGHT JEWELRY ~
Edward Cullen Earrings


Twilight Jewelry, Edward Cullen, Bella, earrings,,Rob Pattinson, Robert Pattinson, Earrings,Twilight

I have just entered these in my Artfire Store for sale.
This is a pair of Handmade earrings Twilight's Edward Cullen, Everyone's bad boy.
I have created a nice set of earrings of Edward Cullen out of pearlized polymer clay, meaning it sparkles a little bit, just like Edward in the sun! And his picture is displayed nicely!
These circular discs measure 3/4 of an inch wide.
They are very lightweight and you barely feel as if you have them on!
They are very unique and handcrafted, so they are not perfect!! They were not done by a machine.
I have used a high gloss on this, and the white spots you may see in the picture are the result of the flash hitting that gloss in certain areas. There are no white spots on these earrings!
I have enhanced these earrings with black and gold and amber colored beads, (just like his eyes in the movie!) and they have a drop of 1 and 1/4 inches.
The ear wires are silver plated.
Please see the picture for more detail.

As I said, these items are handmade, You Will Not Find Them In Stores, Anywhere!!!

What a Wonderful Gift this would make!

It would be a nice addition for your Twilight collection!



Please check out my other items up for bid on Ebay!
I also have this AWESOME Twilight Necklace for sale.....twilight_jewelry_Necklace_apple
You should stop by and check out all the new jewelry I just put up!!
Thanks for looking, and till next time.....

xoxox
Kat

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Saturday, January 3, 2009

A Big Thank-You for my Friends!


I'd like to thank my "Top Droppers" for the month of December!

A Big Thank You again! I visit these sites regularly, and not just to drop my entrecard, but to read and peruse and laugh, and get inspired!
You should visit them too!

Take Care,
Kat :)
   

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I'm On FickleMinded's List...Are You?

I'm listed at #41 and #245...! Yeahhh~

Willa of FickleMinded-A Life That Is Less Ordinary . . .And Loving Every Minute Of It!, created this awesome list for EC droppers, so we don't get virus's, these sites seem to be safe, and we all want safe dropping. I love the fact that she came up with this idea, it will really help so many people.

  1. 1,2,3 Go!
  2. 1 Blogs And 2 Sides
  3. A Busy Mom’s Life
  4. Adventures In Mommyland
  5. A Daily Dose Of Toni
  6. A Family Man
  7. A Greatful Heart
  8. A Housewife’s Journal
  9. A Journey For Life
  10. A Letter To Xander
  11. A Little Boy’s Blog
  12. A Little Girl Talk
  13. Alteredevents
  14. A Moment To Exhale
  15. A Mother’s Journal
  16. A Mother Of Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow
  17. An Island Life
  18. Ang Bisaya
  19. Angels On Your Shoulder
  20. Angie’s Photoblog
  21. A Nut In A Nutshell
  22. A Place Of Reflection
  23. A Second Cup
  24. A Simple Life
  25. At Home In The Ozarks
  26. At The Creek
  27. A Wife’s Charmed Life
  28. Amy’s Kalidadis
  29. Anything And Everything
  30. Anything Goes
  31. Art Mirror
  32. Baby Get Green
  33. Because Mom Sez So
  34. Bisdak FootPrints
  35. Blessed Sanctuary
  36. Blogging And Living In The Philippines
  37. Blue Monkey Butt
  38. Boogers, Screams, Headaches, And Dreams
  39. Bringing Up Twins
  40. Brown Pinay
  41. Candles, Crafts and Whatnot
  42. Carole’s Thoughtful Spot
  43. Carnation
  44. Cheaper By The Half Dozen
  45. Cheaper Than Therapy
  46. Chismis Today
  47. Chronic Chick Talk
  48. Confessions Of An Army Wife
  49. Confession Of A Psychotic Housewife
  50. Contest For Mamas
  51. Cool Mom Guide
  52. Crazy Mom With 4 Boys
  53. Crazy Working Mom
  54. Creative Cafe
  55. Dad To Two
  56. Dancing In Midlife Tune
  57. Dashing Smiles
  58. Daystar Shine On Me
  59. Definitely Maybe
  60. Denver Cereal
  61. Diana Rambles
  62. Doing The Working Mom Thing
  63. E-Pamilya
  64. Earn Pera Online
  65. EastCostLife
  66. English Wilderness
  67. Everything Under The Sun
  68. Everything Plus The Kitchen Sink
  69. FickleMinded-A Pixel Worth A Thousand Words
  70. FickleMinded- My Digiscrap
  71. Fish Hook And More
  72. Fil-Am Journey
  73. Fit For All
  74. Following In My Shoes
  75. Frogs In My Formula
  76. From Melissa’s Desk
  77. Glue 4 Families
  78. Grammology
  79. Grandmother Wren
  80. Greetje Greets You
  81. Growing Up Me
  82. Hailey’s Beats And Bits
  83. Hairstyle For Girls
  84. Happy Caity
  85. Happy Mommy3
  86. Havoc And Mayhem
  87. Healthy Lifestyle
  88. Heart Of Rachel
  89. Here..There..Whatever!!
  90. Hit-Or-Miss
  91. Home And Garden
  92. HotMomma
  93. I Am Mrs. Tee
  94. In The Eyes Of The Beholder
  95. In The Life Of…Mine
  96. Imaginif Child Protection
  97. It’s A Woman’s World!
  98. Is 8 Enough
  99. Jolly Mom
  100. Joys In Life
  101. Juggling Teens
  102. Juliana’s Site
  103. Just Add Laughter
  104. Just My Ramblings
  105. Karlana’s Blog
  106. Ken Armstrong Writing Stuff
  107. Kids…Me & RAW III
  108. Kids Off The Couch Blog
  109. Kitchen Experiences Of An Expat
  110. Kuya Kevin
  111. Lady Banana
  112. Lady Java’s Lounge
  113. Lala Flower
  114. Life After Work
  115. Life’s All About
  116. Life In Australia
  117. Life Is Good And Beautiful
  118. Life, Marriage And Kids
  119. Life’s Sweet Passions
  120. Life With Kim
  121. Life With Roxxymetal
  122. Life With Two
  123. Life’s Sweet And Spices
  124. Lily And Chuchang
  125. Little Zoie’s Steps
  126. Little Fish In A Big Pond
  127. Live The Life Of Dreamer
  128. Livin’ With Me
  129. Living A Sugar-Free Sweet Life
  130. Lofty Matters
  131. Lola’s Diner
  132. Mama Belly Blog
  133. Mama Flo’s Place
  134. Maria’s Space
  135. Margie And Edna’s Basement
  136. Marriage And Beyond
  137. Me And Mine
  138. Mirage As Usual
  139. Modern Mommy Blog
  140. Modus Vivendi
  141. Mom To Bradley
  142. Mom Two Ways
  143. Momhood Moments
  144. Momma Wannabe
  145. Mommy Ba’s Journey
  146. Mommy Bytes
  147. Mommy to 2 Princesses
  148. Mommy’s Little Corner
  149. Moms…Check Nyo
  150. Moms Got A Dot Com
  151. Moms In A Blog
  152. Momma Momma
  153. Mommay’s Mayhem
  154. Mommy’s Idea
  155. Mother For Life
  156. Mothering Boys
  157. Mom Knows Everything
  158. Mom Spark
  159. Moomette’s Grams Musing
  160. Musings Of A Multi-Tasking Mama
  161. Mummy Diaries
  162. My Absent Mind
  163. My Angels World
  164. My Crazy Life With A Toddler
  165. My Daily Discourse
  166. My Fat Assets
  167. My Insanity
  168. My Life In Italy
  169. My Life In A Nutshell
  170. Mystique’s Moments
  171. My Life’s Journey
  172. My Little Home
  173. My Little Love Bugs
  174. My Life With Little Girls
  175. My Musings And Stuff
  176. My Name Is Not Mom
  177. My Name Is Rashieka
  178. My Online Paradise
  179. My Online Travels
  180. My Point Of View
  181. My Random Day
  182. My Simple World
  183. My Thoughts On Stuff
  184. My Virtual Diary
  185. My World In My Own Word
  186. Nessas Place
  187. Nothing Off Limits
  188. No Time For A Haircut
  189. Now With Baby
  190. On The Bricks
  191. On The Verge
  192. Our Happy Happenings
  193. Out Of The Box Sampler
  194. Out Of The Blue
  195. Outnumbered Two To One
  196. Over The Top Aprons
  197. Overwhelmed Working Mom
  198. Parental Instincts
  199. Patsy’s Words Of Wisdom
  200. Petals And Finz
  201. Picturing Of Life
  202. Piece Of Me
  203. Pinay In States
  204. Pinay Mommy Online
  205. PinayDollar Girl
  206. Pinay WAHM
  207. Pink Stinx
  208. Photographs And Memories Of Dutch Converted Asian
  209. Posh Reviews
  210. Posh Totty
  211. Postcard From Miss Igorota
  212. Punky Monkey’s
  213. Pregnant With Cancer
  214. Prettystepdaughter
  215. Proud Mommy
  216. Proud Mommy’s Daily Drama And Great Deals
  217. Ramblings Of A Texas Housewife
  218. Rants, Thoughts, And Other Things
  219. Rainydazeee
  220. Red Sox Mommy
  221. Reflections - A Christian blog
  222. Reel Advice
  223. Reflection By Mariz
  224. Regina’s Family Seasons
  225. Reveries Of SimplyJacy
  226. Riding With No Hands
  227. Rock And Drool
  228. Romancing Italy
  229. Rose Creek Cottage
  230. Rose’s Obstacles And Glories
  231. SAHM And Military Wife
  232. Sasha Says
  233. Scraps Of Mind
  234. Shards Of Thought
  235. SillyMonkeez
  236. Simple Happy Life
  237. Simply Me
  238. Simply Shiny Blog
  239. Simply Vicki
  240. Simplement Belles
  241. Slightly Sarcastic
  242. Small Town Mommy
  243. So Not Domestic
  244. Soccer Mom Says. . .
  245. Soy Wax Candles Blog
  246. Spices Of Life
  247. Spices
  248. SpicyBugz World
  249. Spoted Cow Soaps
  250. Stacy’s Random Thoughts
  251. Stay At Home Mom
  252. Strawberry Anarchy
  253. Sweet Nothings
  254. Sweet, Pretty, Naughty
  255. Tales Of A Pinay Single Mommy
  256. Techicardia
  257. Tinkerbel
  258. The Adventures Of Lee Ann
  259. The Beauty Within
  260. The Callalily Space
  261. The Frugal Housewife
  262. The Frugal Mom Blog
  263. The Happy Mom
  264. The Holly Herald
  265. The Homesteading Housewife
  266. The Joy Of Life Forever
  267. The Life Of A College SAHM
  268. The Life Of A Mom
  269. The Mommy Journey
  270. The Not-So-Blog Blog
  271. The Painted Veil
  272. The Sewing Mom
  273. The Shutter Bug
  274. The Solitairy Love
  275. The Story Of A Girl
  276. The Un Mom
  277. The Way I See It
  278. The Wise (Young) Mommy
  279. The Zoo Crew
  280. This Is So Me
  281. This Silly Life We Create
  282. Thoughtfully Simple
  283. Thoughts Of Peace
  284. Three Channels
  285. Three Peas In A Pod
  286. Tia’s Saving Cents
  287. Twerlemz Blog
  288. Unpretty
  289. Vintage Cookery
  290. Weekend Snapshot
  291. Whatever Comes To Mind
  292. Where The Road Take Us
  293. Wife & Mom Of 3
  294. Wishing On A Falling Star
  295. Wonderful Things In Life
  296. Wonderful World
  297. Word Journey
  298. Work At Home Revolution
  299. Writing In Faith
  300. Zen Ventures

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