Thursday, June 30, 2011

I am loving this new grill





It was time to purchase a new gas grill for the deck and my hubby and I were debating which would be the best pick at Home Depot. While looking at the gas grills I saw this Char Broil Infra Red grill. I had heard good things about them, but didn't know too much about them. While making our decision a stranger came up to us and said, "Get the Char Broil Red, I have one and love it." He was there with his neighbor, who was buying one after having dinner the night before at his house. So we thought what the heck we will give it a try. It is different from our old grill, it has a metal bowl that seperates the fire from the food below the grill. So the bowl makes it indirect heat and prevents flame ups. I hated grilling before because the flame ups freaked me out. I almost caught the deck on fire once, so I quit grilling and hubby had to do it all. Not anymore I am loving the grill. So far we have made chicken wings, chicken kabobs, grilled veggies, and french bread pizza. My son is so excited with all of the new things I am making on the grill. So far I have used it every night this week. My only regret is that we bought a 2 burner and not the larger 3 burner unit. Honestly, it was price that kept me from getting the big one. Now that I know how much I will be using it, and not my wonderful Green Egg, I wish I had the big one. So if you are in the market for a new grill seriously consider this one it is Sweet!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

I went to Junk Heaven



I am sworn to secrecy, sorry, a friend took me to junk heaven. Look at all of this great rusty stuff! The property has barns and sheds all over and each is filled with old great kooky stuff. I didn't get any pictures inside of the barns because it was so dark. I have a huge fear of snakes and walking around this place took every ounce of courage I could muster. I ended up with a good bunch of glass soda bottles from the 1940's and 1950's. They look so sweet in my booth with hydrangeas in them. I also got a vintage green/rusty folding chair that would look sweet on the porch with a pot of geraniums resting on the seat, and a rusty sign. All for very little $, I told you it was junk heaven! I want to go back some time when it is cooler out and the snakes aren't waiting for me.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Queen of Hearts Alpharetta Booth





My super talented friend Vikki came out to help me rearrange my booth. She is sooo talented. She makes these awesome photo boards you see in one of the pictures. I wish you could see them in person to see how cool they are.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Christi Friesen will be teaching in Georgia!


I am so excited to be taking a polymer clay class from Christi Friesen. If you don't know who she is go here and check out her wonderful whimsical talent. She will be teaching a class in Buford Ga at Barbara McGuires new teaching facility. I have not been there yet, but am anxious to check it out. To get the info on the class go here. Be sure to let me know if you are going!
Here is one of my Christi inspired pieces from the past. It is a steampunk heart.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ahh home again





I am home from a wonderful week in Mexico seeing the sites around Cancun including Tulum. Tulum is an ancient Mayan ruin that sits on the Caribbean Sea. They really could pick a beautiful area. I learned so much in the short time we were there and it makes me want to further learn about the Mayan people, so interesting. Now it's time to shake the sand out of my toes and get back to work. There are so many things I want to make and do. Come back and see some of my new jewelry very soon.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Flower Power Headbands





These cute little fabric flowers are now going onto head hands. I don't seem to be getting tire of making these and finding new things to do with them. I made a bunch of head bands this week, this is just a small sampling. I need a cute little girl to do some modeling for me. I will have to beg one of my neighbors to do some modeling.