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What can happen when you’re heavily medicated and suddenly have lots of free time:

Jon: (as we’re drifting off to sleep) Why are there french fries on the deck and in the birdfeeder?

Me: Well, you cooked them and didn’t eat them and I didn’t want to be wasteful so I thought the birds would like a treat.

J: Yeah, well I saw a bird try to pick one up and he looked at me and said “This is not birdseed. This is a *%& french fry.” Then he gave me the finger and flew off.

Me: Birds don’t have fingers.

We’re back from Florida! The trip went well- stor…

We’re back from Florida! The trip went well- stories and pictures to come. In the meantime, please email me if you’d like for me to send you a Halloween card from the pugs. It’s a real cute one this year! heyshanny at hotmail dot com You don’t have to email me if you’re already on the list- you’re on the list if you’ve gotten one before. Thanks!

Today my friend Holly will marry Philip at the Lig…

Today my friend Holly will marry Philip at the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine, Florida. I’m sure the wedding will be gorgeous and I’ll post pictures when we return home. Jon has an aunt and uncle who happen to live in St. Augustine, so we’re staying with them. Monday we’re driving down to my hometown of Lakeland, Florida to visit my Nanny & Pappy. I’m going to try and post via audio blog while I’m away, so we’ll see how that goes. That’s all for now!

The Wedding Jewelry

I’ve finished with the jewelry! Holly said she wanted something dainty, so I hope they fit the bill. Let me know what you think! Click on the pictures for the larger, close up version. I put 3 little blue beads on the back of Holly’s necklace for her something blue. Her beads are clear, frosted, or silver lined glass (for some reason some of them look a little gold) And here’s the completed bridesmaids’ set:

As far as me selling my jewelry, I’d love to one day, I just need to get an inventory together. I have a bajillion beads and a ton of ideas, I just need to put all that together. I’ve been so worried about this wedding jewelry though- I hope she’ll like it, and that it’s dressy enough.

So many more things to do before we leave…and we leave so soon! Yikes!

Wedding Bracelet


Wedding Bracelet
Originally uploaded by heyshanny.

This is one of the bracelets I’m making for Holly’s wedding this weekend. It’s for either me or the other bridesmaid to wear. I hope they like it! The dresses are champagne/ wet cardboard colored so it should go nicely. I matched the beads to the beads on the bodice and then added some other beads to jazz it up a bit. I used a clear wire and glued the beads in place so they are supposed to look like they are floating on your skin. Now I just need to finish the earrings and make Holly’s jewelry and we’ll be all set!