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Sunday, June 2, 2013

A Birthday Gift, Yummy Bars and an Old Favorite

Happy Sunday everyone.  There were some local festivities this weekend and everyone in town holds garage sales.  We were no exception.  My husband had last week off and he pretty much took on the rummage sale work.  I helped this weekend.  Between that and getting my flowers planted, I was busy.  I love it when my flower pots are all filled with beautiful color.  It makes the whole exterior look fresh and pretty. 

A good friend celebrated her birthday this past weekend.  I could not be with her to celebrate, however because she moved all the way cross the country almost two years ago.  I decided to make her a gift of jewelry. 

I was very happy with how the earrings and bracelet turned out.  She is a silver kind of girl and I hope she likes these.  I am learning quite a bit from the kits I get each month and I am ready to start branching out on my own.  I have some jewelry I am going to try to match to make companion pieces.  I will show you when I complete them.  I find beading relaxing and I can't wait to start designing pieces myself. 

I also returned to a tutorial that I have used several times before-and I will several times more!  These watchbands from Cluck Cluck Sew are so addictive and fun.  I don't think I will ever have enough of them.  I get compliments every time I wear one.  I am thinking of ordering another watch face in a bronze metal.  I also love all the brightly colored watch faces.  Decisions, decisions! 

I also wanted to share a yummy treat I tried after reading about it in a link party a while back. 

They are pineapple poke bars and they were devoured pretty quickly.  My husband loves pineapple and this recipe uses fresh pineapple.  The sauce on top isn't too sweet as it is made with sour cream.  It is definitely a keeper recipe.  Don't you love to try new things you see on these blogs we connect with in the link parties?  It has really broadened the meals I serve my family and my crafting choices.  I love it! 

I ordered a memorial stone and had it personalized for Billie.  I really appreciate all of your kind comments and emails after my last post.  I have come to realize as time passes that she was very ill and it would have been nothing short of criminal to keep her here for my selfish reasons.  I feel confident my husband and I did the right thing letting her go.  In the mean time, Mickey is getting more loving than she can handle!  But I think she is ok with that because she misses her big sister too.

Have a great week.  Take care.  Nancy


  1. Love the earring and bracelet set, so pretty! I love making jewelry :)

  2. Thank you for the back link! Glad you enjoyed the Pineapple Poke Bars :-)

  3. Great Jewelry. I love your dog and cat.
    Have a great week.

  4. The gifts are so lovely and the jewels looks so nice.

  5. Pineapple Poke Bars sound delicious and the jewelry is gorgeous.

  6. I've never tried making jewelry, I envy your talent. Thank you for coming by and sharing this on Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party.

    Fluster Buster

  7. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Hope you will join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  8. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop. We are so happy that you joined us last week. We can't wait to see what you have for us at this week's party.

    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above

  9. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party. I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

  10. What a pretty set! Thanks so much for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

  11. You're so good with jewellery making! Those blue stones look so nice. Bet your good friend would love it. Please tell us about what she thought about it in your next post. Also, keep sharing photos of your DIY accessories. Will look forward to it. Cheers!