Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas Came Early!!!

We have been Blessed with a Beautiful New Grand-baby Boy! He was born Two weeks early and he weighed 7.5 Lbs. It is a good thing he was born early.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Necklace Giveaway!!!

One of my Moms is doing a Blog giveaway. It is my brand new design-The Ethiopian Angel Wing
Visit her blog to enter here- GoOd LuCk GoOd LuCk GoOd LuCk !!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

FLy AwAy HoMe!

Ladybugs are known as a symbol of Good Luck in the Chinese community. In China adoption it is considered a sign that a referral is coming when the adoptive parent sees one. This Ladybug necklace is a new design I created to help support Chinese adoption.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Adoptive Families Magazine

I was so Happy Happy to see that my "Be the Change" Adopt necklace was featured in this Month issue of Adoptive Families Magazine under the Giving Thanks section.
The magazine is a filled with a Wonderful Wealth of info for Adoptive Families.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

And The Winner is.....

Katie-She won a $80.00 gift certificate to my etsy site! Visit her Here.
Thank you to all who entered, Watch for more giveaways soon.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Beautiful Baby Slings for a Wonderful Cause!

A very creative Mom makes these Amazing baby slings to raise funds for her Adoption. Go to her ETSY site Small Wish and see the Great selection she has to offer. She also has a Ethiopian Adoption Blog That you will want to visit Here!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Not Flesh of my Flesh necklace Design and Giveaway.

I am excited about a new necklace design that I will be adding to my site soon. I donated one to a wonderful Family for a Fundraiser that are Adopting from China. It has an Amazing Adoption saying on the front that reads:

"Not flesh of my flesh,
Nor bone of my bone,
But still miraculously my own.
Never forget for one single minute
You didn't grow under my heart--but in it"

You can also add up to two tags with a child's name or other text on them.The pendant is about 1 1/4" long on a 20" long sterling silver chain.
For just $5.00 you can enter to be in a raffle and win this necklace and some other Fun Goodies! Read about the Family and enter here!

Monday, October 5, 2009

GRAB my Button Necklace GiVeAwAy!!!

Grab my Esty Button for your Blog or Site and leave me a Message here and I will have a Drawing on November 1st for a Necklace!!! $80.00 value

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

T-Shirts,T-Shirts & More T-Shirts!!!

I am still a student of silk screening and recently I made almost 50 Shirts to send to Teen Challenge where my Youngest adopted son is. He designed the Cross with the Flames around it and he was really surprised to see it on the shirts.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Are You a Guatemama?

GuateMama is an adoptive mother of a, now, three (3) year old little boy from Guatemala. GuateMama and GuateDaddy found their wonderful son online, and are convinced that you can find anything on the internet if you look hard enough, or if you have the right website for someone to find you. Go to her site and find out about the Amazing Websites that she creates
for many GuateMamas.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Adorable Africa T!

A Very Sweet Ethiopian Beauty in our Family will be getting this soon! Buy one here and support a Wonderful Adoption too.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Santa is in Hawaii!

A 13 year old Boy named Austin is raising money to travel to Ethiopia to bring home his new sister. He is assisting Santa and writing postcards from Hawaii as a fundraiser. Of course I couldn't say no and ordered several of them for little ones in our town. Please go here and order them. What a creative way to raise funds and make a little ones day!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Journey of Asian Adoption Conference is coming to Denver!

The Journey of Asian Adoption:
Building a Multicultural Family

A must-attend conference for current
and prospective adoptive families

Saturday, October 10
8:30am - 5:30pm

Hilton Garden
Denver Tech Center
7675 Union Street, Denver CO

Presented by:
Asian Pacific Development Center

This full-day conference is designed to support and educate prospective and current adoptive families. The conference will bring together the region's leading experts on Asian adoption.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mini Decorating!

No this is not my House, It is a Sweet little cottage for my G-Babies! When I found out my daughter was having a Girl I started on the search and found it on Craigslist. We had to have it craned out of the sellers yard and put into ours. It was painted in many bright colors inside & out. I painted it to match our house in Greens, reds & black.. We have oodles of Fun with allot of Silliness & many Tea party's inside.

A mini sofa I got at a tag sale and had it reupholstered in Faux Leather.
A damask wall decal and 2 white Bird sconces are hung above the sofa.

A iron Headboard I put in the mini loft upstairs. When the Girls get a little older we will hang the ladder back up.
Black & white damask window topper trimmed in red & Mini art framed in Black. A vintage black,white & red oven and stove filled with kitchen items to create many delightful Goodies. We also have the fridge too. It's filled with all kinds of play treats from cupcakes to Sushi-YUM
Sweet little Alphabet tags I ordered from Etsy and I sandwiched them in between glass and framed them in black. A vintage telephone that actually rings, Plastic fruit and a Wonderful Piece of art called "Entertaining Angels" from one of my Favorite Etsy Artists called Arian-Visit her here My Amazingly Precious G-baby who loves to pretend.

Her Sweet Beautiful little Sister that
has forever changed our Hearts!

A sign above the door as you Leave & a Wonderful message of Hope

The little Cottage complete with flower box ,a mail box
and a black bird perched on top.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

It's Poppy Dip

I designed a necklace for a wonderful Adoptive Mom who has a company called It's Poppy Dip and she creates Dresses to earn money to help with Adoption expenses. When I found out she makes these Amazingly Cute dresses I had to order 3 for my Sweet Grand-baby Girl from Ethiopia! They are so well made and come in many fun fabrics. The only problem I had was that her price for them is way too low($25.00 each) I think she should charge at least $35-40 each.
Visit her Blog and I bet you won't be able to resist! I sew allot and I couldn't.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Butterflies and Beauties

My hubby and I enjoyed a day with our Beautiful Grand-baby's at the Butterfly Pavilion.
when you are three you just can't resist trying to touch the Butterflies.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Eat Dessert First!

I have made these Sweet mini treats for years. They look like hamburger sliders.

I bring them to partys and our old fashioned Town picnic. They are made from 5 simple ingredients.

Vanilla wafers
mint patties
coconut tinted light green
sesame seeds and
honey to hold it all together and to keep the seeds on top. Everyone loves these tasty little treats.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Pink Pretties for a Gooood Cause!

I found these Sweet little Pink Pretties on a etsy site from a Momma that I designed a necklace for. A portion of the profits will go to buy Diapers & formula for orphans in Africa. My Beautiful Grandbaby Girl from Africa will be getting them soon. find them at

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Their hope is in our Hands"

That’s how I feel every time I think of The Orphans in Africa, Ethiopia and the All over the World. My Journey and Heart for adoption started The day I met my 2 and 4 year old sons and when David who had just turned 4 said to us as we entered the room “Are you The People that want to be our Parents?” As I looked into his big Brown eyes It was a little scary but still easy to say “YES”. At that point we went from two to four Kiddos under the age of seven!
I also had the privilege to travel to Ethiopia in January of this year with our oldest Daughter and her Family to bring home another Brown eyed Beauty,
Our 14 month Grand baby Girl. I am so Thankful that I was there to see,hear, and smell her roots and never ever forget where she began and how the amazing Ethiopian people were such an inspiration for us. How we as Americans can truly learn from there daily example of how they deeply Love and Treasure each other. How they show affection to each other & openly hold hands as they go about the day to day battles of constantly fighting to feed, clothe and bring water to their Families and almost always with a warm smile to give.
“To Love what I do and feel that it makes a difference-How could I ask for anymore!”
That is how I feel about my Jewelry that I design and Create to help support many non-profits and Families that are Adopting. It is passion with a purpose. My first Love for Jewelry started in High School classes I had taken and I continued to take for several years late in to my adulthood. My father was a Jewelry Designer and My mom was a talented Artist. My parents gave me a desire to want to learn anything new . I really liked designing Jewelry and It became a Deep love for me when I started donating a nice portion of the sales to others.
My Muse are the Orphans that have been given a second chance by incredible People that take the risk to open their Hearts and Love the unloved.
I am touched by The Mom’s that send me Thank you notes & pictures of their little ones and I think of each one as I put a Sweet name or message on the necklace. I love to make a treasure , Something tangible that they can have close to them as they wait for a baby to come home or as a reminder of how they chose to be a Mom and how they Love their children.
The connection between women and my pieces is also something that continues to amaze me. I have had moms connect in line at Disneyland because they were both wearing one of my necklaces. I have also met many wonderful Husbands that want a one of kind piece that will show how much they appreciate their wives and daughters. I have such a Great respect for single Mom’s who make the decision to Adopt Children and sometimes older Children and to do the best that they can to raise them, These people are just some of my Hero’s that drive me each day to be so excited to get to make my Jewelry in my little studio, each piece by hand for someone that I admire and look up to because they have chosen to Be the Change our Children Need, The Hope.
I design Jewelry to help support Children with Aids, Orphans in Africa ,Orphans waiting to be adopted, Women in third world Countries that are starting small businesses, Mother’s that have lost babies, Families that are Adopting all over the world. I have also supported people that are doing missions work and many other groups that have huge Hearts for Children.
As you can see I am so very Thankful that I get to do what I do each day and be part of so many lives that Inspire me.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

World Peas

I am still trying to get the hang of silk screening, I screened this Sweet design on a shirt for my Grand baby.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Treat Jars

I wanted to organize the Treats for Critters and Kiddos. I found these simple glass jars at Target and had these great decals made here. The Birds, Horses, Dogs & Kiddos will appreciate how easily we can get to the Treats!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Lady Bugs, Hope & Mama

Lady Bugs have always been a special sign of Hope to me, Each spring & summer I usually see a couple here & there. Today it is one year ago that my precious Mama went to Heaven & Today I have more than a Thousand Lady bugs that are all over my Yard! I am walking very carefully not to step on them on my porch. They made me think of my Mama and How I wish could go back to last year and eat chinese food on her bed with her while we watched Judge Judy.
I Love you Mama and Miss you so.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Laundry Room Loveliness

I Love this Decal that I added to the front of my Dryer. I also purchased a standard cloth
Basket at target and recovered it in an Outdoor Damask fabric I had left from making patio cushions. You can order your own Custom decal Here

Saturday, June 6, 2009

People Magazine Celebrity Baby Blog!

A necklace that I designed for a sweet gift shop was featured on the People Magazine Baby Blog! I was so excited when I was contacted for permission to feature it! Please click on the picture to be taken to the website:

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Spring Day & Feeding the Mini Horses

My Grandaughter Loves to feed the Mini Horses down the road from our house. I took these pics earlier this spring on our way down to feed them.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Cupcakes for our Cutie!

Our Beautiful Grandbaby from Ethiopia turned 1 last week, I made these Sweet Cupcakes for her B-Day Celebration. You can bring a photo in to most larger Bakeries and have them print the picture for cupcakes on edible paper that you can apply to your own Homemade cakes!!! I also made a little vanilla cake with pink butter cream icing and tiny sprinkles just her size.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Wonderful Ethiopian Blog!

I was recently a Guest Blogger on this Blog Please check it out!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

And The WINNER is!

Stacey! A wonderful Mom of many Sweet Blessings! Read her Blog My G-baby had the honor of picking the Winner. Congrats Girl! Thank you goes to all the Other Super Moms who entered too.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Necklace Giveaway!!!

Only Three more days to Enter to win the "Adopt-Be the Change" necklace.
I designed this piece for a wonderful organization called The Adoption Exchange,
They are making a Big Difference in the lives of many Children. please find out more
about what they are doing here. Just leave the words on my blog "enter me" and you will be!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Silked Screened Goodies

I recently took a Silk screening Class with a Sweet Friend. It is something I have wanted to do for years. I wanted to learn it to be able to make some unique tees and gifts for others. It really is an Art and I have along way to go until I am there but it sure is fun. I created The ties for my youngest adopted Son who is in a Chior and My nephew (AKA) The music man. If you look closely you can see I printed the notes upside down. My son loved it that way-a happy accident!
The other is a T-shirt I made, I also put this design on a button shirt for my son Josh right above his shirt Pocket. It turned out very Fun.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My Girl

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Win This Necklace!

Just when you thought I was never to return! I am excited about The new necklace design I have created to support a wonderful organization call The Adoption Exchange.

Please read more about them here. One Lucky winner will be chosen on April 15th . Just leave a comment and ask me to enter you here or on my Etsy site.
Happy Luckiness to all of you!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Quilt Love update & contest winners!!!

Our trip was amazing and it was so awesome to bring all the sweet little quilts to the orphanage.
They were very appreciative and excited about them. The quilts that arrived after we left will also be given to the orphanage in the next couple of months too. The Quilt judges had a super hard time deciding the winners with so many Beautiful creative quilts to choose from.

The first place winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to my site is!
(Drum Roll)
Natalie F. 1st Place winner!!!
Her amazing quilt was detailed with embroidered children and lots of other Sweet details.

Heather M. 2nd place winner!!! $50.00 gift certificate to my site. She created several quilts that were so Beautiful! The fish quilt is just one of hers.

3 runners up prize winners

Cindy P.
Her quilt was very fun and unique. Her quilt has the sun and the Heart!

Jena Ps Husband!

We were all so impressed that he made this Great Quilt! The one with the Green Africa!

Jo Bailey. She made a wonderful quilt that she personalized with a verse.

Thanks to all who entered! The love you put into the mini creations was so inspiring and thoughtful!!!