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Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Day

To all those who have served this country; past, present and future...we remember:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Monday, May 24, 2010

LOST - A Love - Hate Relationship

Last night was the LOST finale - like you didn't know! Ha. Anyway, it was so bittersweet. As usual they left it open to interpretation and questions still unanswered, but in the end, the characters have moved on and I guess it's time we do to. We were both a little sad afterwards, feeling upset that the suspense each week that we held for Lost is gone. We've been watching LOST for the last 4 years - yes we came to the program a little late, but thanks to our friend Colin we got caught up quickly. LOST has been with us through it all, marriage, deployment - yes, I did download the 5th season of LOST while I was in Iraq and yes it did take 36 hours per episode, moving to Arizona, losing jobs, and finding jobs. I love these characters and I loved seeing Hawaii every week. I will mss them but I really hope they don't try to take it any further with a movie or a spin-off. It won't be the same and I refuse to watch it unless all of the same cast are involved!!

I'm sure that the ending of LOST will be debated forever, but what's nice about it is that you can make it mean whatever you want. Personally, I think the island life was real and at some point they all died, and once they finally realized they died and remembered all of the people that mattered the most they found peace and redeemed themselves.

Loved it! and I will miss my Tuesday night Lost!

On the other hand....part of me hated it. While the finale answered a lot of questions posed in the final season concerning the Flash-sideways as the "afterlife" but what about the Island. Where is it, what is it? What is the light? How did the Man in black become the smoke monster exactly - I assume its the electric event combined with his magic powers, but why does he have magic powers? Who and where did the original protectors come from? If the flash-sideways was the afterlife and the Island was real, why is Michael destined to be one of the "whisperers" of the island?

As you can tell, so many questions remained unanswered. Yes, the characters' story is over and explained, but the Sci-Fi part of the show was far from resolved.

Hated it ...but I will still miss my Tuesday night Lost!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Necklace Giveaway!

In order to get the word out there about my Etsy shop I am having a necklace giveaway! Anyone who posts about my necklaces and the link to my Etsy shop ( on their blog or Facebook will receive a free 16-18 inch necklace in the color of your choice.

Leave me a comment where you've posted the link, a way to get in touch with you, and your color and length choice.

Friday, May 14, 2010

My Favorite One So Far

Here is my favorite necklace I've made so far. I really wanted to keep it, so I might just have to make another one!

Thanks to everyone for their support and keep watching my Etsy shop! I'm working on five more as we speak...I mean, type!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Handmade Necklaces

I recently started making handmade necklaces. For my first batch I used one of these bead kits and they were ok, but not amazing. Then I decided I should just go for it and start something from scratch. Well, for those of you who know me you can only imagine what happened next...I became addicted! I absolutely love it and I've found that I can make much better and more creative necklaces than you can ever purchase in a name brand store. I've made so many that I just can't justify keeping them all for myself so I've decided to try to start selling them on Here are the pictures of the ones I'm selling on my Etsy shop:

This is my Green Multi-Strand Starfish:

Brown Multi-Strand:

Amethyst Asymetric Multi-Strand:

Natural Stone Asymetric Multi-Strand:

Multi-Strand Dove:

If you are interested in any of these items, check out my new Etsy store and please share with your friends!