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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Day 1 - Pottery 2 Paint

Creating, Designing, and Sewing Our Way through a Year

Week One - Pottery 2 Paint

Today we spent the day with our children creating our very own take home art!  We had an amazing time!  Just look for your local Pottery Painting artistic ability needed....they have TONS of fun ideas and ways to inspire!  Here are the pictures we took of our completed creations:

52 Weeks of CREATING, DESIGNING, PAINTING, AND SEWING our way through a year....STARTS TODAY!

Today starts our journey through the next 52 Weeks of Creating, Designing, Painting and Sewing our way through the next year!!  Happy New Year!!  Keep an eye out for our first project idea with photos and directions this afternoon!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Featuring BESTeam artist.....Ardent Reverie! You MUST go see this shop!

This week I am honored to present Ardent Reverie!  This shop is owned and ran by two sisters who LOVE to create.  You can connect with them in a variety of ways; through their Etsy Ardent Reverie shop, their blog, their website, their facebook page, and follow them on your twitter page.

Here are some of my favorite items from this amazing shop.

This canvas painting below caught my unique!  It is anoOriginal painting done in phosphorescent and acrylic paint. Once charged under any light for fifteen minutes the painting will glow for a couple of hours.

Aurora - Glow in the Dark Painting

LOVE this Lace and Ribbon necklace.  The ribbon is woven through a gold chain and has a lace flower
embellishment and hanging charm pendant.

Lace and Ribbon Charmed Necklace


Infatuated Necklace

This necklace; Alluring Chaos called my name....I think my life could often be referred to as alluring chaos. This unique necklace has jade beads and Swarovski crystals, it is a fusion of exquisite beads that creates this ultimate dazzling piece.

Alluring Chaos Necklace

 Be sure to go check out their wonderful items!  I chose just a few of my favorite things, but see below for a "pocket size" view of all the beautiful items in their shop!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

BESTeam feature of the week! Introducing......Sandy's Homemade Soaps & Things!

I am so pleased to be featuring Sandy's Homemade Soaps & Things this week!! This little shop is a jewel of a place!  They opened their Etsy shop in August of 2009.  They have a variety of soaps that I can't wait to try PLUS they have charms and bracelets.  They have recently added STITCH MARKERS and EARRINGS ....TOO FUN!!  Don't forget to follow her on her blog to find out all of her latest happenings!


Before I show you all of their wonderful soap "flavors" I have to show you these too adorable Christmas items they have listed:

Christmas Bracelet by Sandy's Handmade Soaps & Things

This Christmas Bracelet is so much fun!!!  My daughter, my mom, or my grandma would LOVE to open this bracelet on Christmas morning!  There are six Christmas charms PLUS six hearts to accent.  LOVE IT!!  If you'd like to go check it out click

There Christmas Stitch Markers are a MUST have for that special crafter in your life!!
Christmas Stitch Markers for what Sandy's Homemade Soaps and Things is known for making....those darling, feel-good, smell-good soaps we all love.
Blueberry Crunch Handmade Soap

The first one that really caught my eye was this BLUEBERRY
CRUNCH handmade soap. Oh my! Can you just imagine the
wonderful scent of blueberry filling your bath! Ahhhhh!  This soap is made from goat's milk and cocoa butter and is EXTREMELY moisturizing!  See below for Sandy's Handmade Soaps & Things HUGE variety of scents!

Flip-Flop Soap

OK....this is a must-see!  This decorative FLIP-FLOP Soap is sooooo cute!  It is made with goat milk and a shea butter base. 

To see more of Sandy Vern's designs or to join in on the conversation follow her on her blog!  She'd love to have you stop by!  Below I have included a clickable display that includes more of her WONDERFUL handmade soaps and things!  Enjoy!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

BESTeam feature of the Week! RedemptionArt

It is my pleasure to feature RedemptionArt this week!!!  RedemptionArt opened their Etsy Shop doors in May 2010 with their vintage items, incredible fabrics, retro books, and more!  If you have a chance join RedemptionArt at their blog and check out some AWESOME photos of Hawaii and join in their conversation!

Just a few of my favorite items from their cool shop!

Love this Vintage Asian Fabric!  I could make a wonderful princess dress out of this fabric!
Love this Vintage Asian Fabric! Check it out here! 

Oh my gosh.....I fell in love with this black lace instantly!!   I am a bookworm so I couldn't resist this addition!

Christmas Vintage Cotton Black Lace                              Vintage Fifth Year Reader

These are handcrafted turtles that have been done by a local Hawaiian artist!!  Too Fun!

                        Handmade Ceramic Hawaiian Sea Turtles-Honu Perfect Christmas Gift

I could go on and on about the wonderful gems you can find at RedemptionArt, but just see for yourself below in the slideshow I made for them.  You can click on the picture to be taken directly to the item shown.  ENJOY!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Journey to becoming a doctor (on the side, after I'm done being a mom and wife and making the world a more glittery place!)

As always does at the end of a semester in graduate school.....I realize I am behind and it's time to catch up!  Well, maybe not behind (my superego would not allow this), but the walls start closing in and the reality of finals hits.....and I should be thankful, not griping! I have spent the last two days getting study guides ready, putting together a presentation on the the importance of neurosonographic imaging during pregnany when cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the brain is suspected. This is the most common viral cause of congenital  factor associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities....I have found a project....this topic need more awareness and support groups for the parents.  I have prepared a 48 pages study guide that I now need to memorize, I am completing a 900-page....yes, 900-page workbook for my Neuroanatomy and Functional Neuroimaging class. Oh, and one more study guide to get ready before finals......

PLUS.....I have our newest line of Posh Princess TUTU Dresses and Skirts that will debut some time this week.  AMAZING!! 

AND my daughter is cheering her first 7th Grade Boys Basketball Game tomorrow night!  Super Excited! 

It really does take a team to make it all run smoothly....thank you to all of you that help us to have sleep overs on school nights once in a while, dinner on time, and make it to school on Tuesdays....

Making the World a Glittery Place,


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