Wednesday, February 3, 2010

It Can't All Be Blogging From Bed

Sometimes, you have to go to work. Like this week, for example. I can't claim "snowed in"...I could walk out to the mailbox in my socks and still have dry piggies when I return. The unit newsletter has gone out to all the unit families, another FRG item checked off the list (hooah, hooah). And it is quickly approaching April 15th (OK maybe not quickly but when you have to itemize because that's what business owners do...April 15th is basically tomorrow. Yes, Jess of Cape Cod Awesome fame, we're going to get through this together). So, I have to go to work.

I do realize that my neighbors think that my day consists of checking the mail, walking the cats, and fleeing from the house in spandex, only to return hours later with Kohl's bags...but there is much more to it. Really.

Daisy & Elm, LLC will not run itself. In fact, without me, it's just a business license and an occupancy permit signed by my first ex-fiance (this would have never happened if I lived somewhere with more than 5000 people and 200 goats).

So, hi-ho, hi-ho it's off to work I go (which reminds me of another little ditty about the Chi-O's...but I'll save that for another time). I've got my Facebook fan page up and there are tons of crafted goodies all waiting for their chance on the stage (AKA the EZcube. I'm not sure WHY we paid an exorbitant amount of money for a big white nylon tent in the shape of a box...but the jewels sure seem to love it). There are photos to post, descriptions to write and accessories to price. I am in my element (which I suddenly realized with intense clarity last night as I was itemizing receipts from the last J-O-B). I want to be in my bed, under the electric blanket, watching Murder, She Wrote on streaming Netflix, and reading/writing blog posts. BUT...I also want to be a famous designer who creates pieces for the everyday woman...sort of like Claire's for anyone over the age of 19.

And my tween years, I spent a lot of money at Claire's. I didn't even make it out of the mall before ripping price tags off and donning the newly acquired baubles and beads. My mother thought this was hilarious. Look who's laughing now. I am. All the way to the bank.

I have an award to pick up at Kelly's @ Dare to be Domestic (and it involves mastery of skills. She's such a whore. She's already listed her master debater skills. Tbbbhhh!!). So, I promise to pick it up and pass it on Saturday. Swearsies.

And I will be catching up on your musings tonight. Last week, I voluntarily banned the laptop from the bedroom sort of infringed upon our Biblical relations. I mean, I don't have a headache, but I do have bloggers with rants about triathalon trainings and tales of janitors gone bad and videos of husbands Wii-dancing. It's difficult to put down. I blame you. You're very compelling. But I'm letting you back in tonight so I can get all caught up. And then back to regular posting this weekend. I'm just on the verge of greatness...gotta grab those reins and ride it like Pamela Anderson. Know what I'm sayin'? Wanna see some funsies? Here's my Wordless Wednesday photos. Sorry it wasn't wordless.

Strawberry Bubblegum

Penny Blues

Butterscotch's Calla Lily

Custom rosaries with birthstones

Saturday will bring an awards ceremony, a recipe for my new favorite food (which is a PMS'ing girl's wet dream), and what Neal whipped out on our walk through the neighborhood (sorry, does not involve screaming parents or curious children).


  1. I've also neglected blog world probably til tomorrow. maybe, MAYBE til tonight. But I donned Claires jewelry more than I'd like to admit. And who's husband is wii dancing?!??!??!!? I love your penny blues, and, are you catholic? your rosaries are pretty sweet. Unfortunately my girls don't know what a rosary is unless its to accessorize. shame on me. "oooh! mom, I like you wosawy." "necklace. NECKLACE." I may or may not yell at them for not know the difference becuase of MY inadequacies.

  2. LOVE THE NEW CREATIONS!! The hearty red one is presh! And you think of the cutest names.

    I have to say, I'm a little scared to hear about what Neal whipped out.

  3. no screaming parents or curious children, eh?

    And who would rant about triathlon? Gee, sounds like a dork.

    I love your creations and you need to put a link to be a fan on FB.

  4. Love all those pretties :)

    I'm a little concerned about exactly what Neal "whipped out".....lolol.

  5. why hello there! i love your new pieces... ESPECIALLY the calla lily one.. gorgeous! can't wait to hear about this "walk through the neighborhood," haha.

  6. Blogs can wait! Easier said than done. This jewelry is so beautiful! You're very talented....but get the stuff done you need to get done so we can hear about this favorite food...

  7. bwahahaha i am tres glad to see i am not the only one who has to work instead of blog!
    love your work- those pieces are gorgeous! just stopped by the etsy shop too!
    looking forward to the recipe- anything that will make a pmsing me happy, will make everyday me very happy.

  8. I am in LOOOOOOOVE with the first one.
    And I've also been wondering where the heck you went off to!

  9. oh man were you a Chi-Ho too? I KNEW we had so much in common!

    Love, love, love the second one. They are all fab.

  10. HAHAHA grab the reins and ride it like Pamela.

  11. A woman of many, many talents! Not just sharp and witty writing but jewelry too! Beautiful pieces...I am partial to the Calla Lilly, and the Penny Blues. The Rosary is beautiful...will make mental notes for future 1st Holy Communions...lot's of Catholics in our family.:)

  12. Haha... I like the part about banning your laptop from the bedroom. I find myself staying up too late reading blogs all the time. Congrats on the award, Kelly has a great blog, doesn't she? Sounds like you have some interesting posts coming up!

  13. Oh, and I don't think it was me that turned you on to Ballard Designs.... but you're welcome anyway!

  14. Butterscotch is my favorite!

    For shame - I'm going to look past the fact that you loved Claire's - AFTERTHOUGHTS was wayyyyy better (and my first job) ;) And I will master debate this forever!

    We missed you!

    P.S. I'm PMSing so bring on the grub!

  15. I think I might be hung if I blogged in bed... Fortunately I am about 10 hours ahead of you...!!!

  16. Um wait.....'walking the cats'??

  17. Hence the reason being unemployed is so great... lol, or not. I'm ready to WORK rather than sit around all day!

    Love the new jewelry, so pretty!

  18. I love all your pretties!!!!

    Neal whipping something out....sorry, gutter mind here....

  19. Just take a pen and write it in... CH - I - O! me, too. Love the designs - keep showing them.

  20. Wow! Those are all gorgeous! You're awesome! If I ever find a job my life...before I'm 90...I'll have to buy one of your creations!

  21. Ooooh, love Penny Blues especially!

    I'm pretty sure my roommates think I watch TV from 8am to midnight. Pfft, yeah right.

    Actually, I'm blogging, but they don't know that.

  22. These are just plain GORGEOUS! I wish I could blog from bed, but the Internet connection is too tenuous. And I wish I could work from home, but alas, my labors at Our Humble High School pay the bills...

  23. I'm a little frightened to check out your Etsy shop. I'm tipsy and I have a wee shopping problem.


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