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Fredericksburg, Texas, United States
I am working,playing or riding.I enjoy working on my etsy www.TamsJewelry.etsy.com or my artfire www.TamsJewelry.artfire.com and my newest zibbet shop.www.TamsJewelry.zibbet.com or My Handmade Artist Shop http://handmadeartistsshop.com/shop/TamsJewelry I love my work,my life, I am so Blessed. If I could use only one word to describe myself it would be kindhearted.(To a fault)L.O.L.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Great Tuesday for Tag and everything!LOL

Yes I am sure you can hear the relaxation in my writing.LOL I had a great time at the rally this weekend with my hubby.I worked hard yesterday on packaging yesterday.Today is Tag Tuesday.For those of you who want to learn more about playing visit this really cool blog I follow http://adventuresofamilitaryfamof8.blogspot.com/ It's a really fun way to meet some really cool people you will love Lily and her family.I have to get back to the game.Have fun!Hope you have a productive day.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Finished My Thank You Cards Hope they are Colorful enough

Well I am anxious to see what you think.I made these using Microsoft works word processor.First justify line spacing.Then insert text box and right click go to format text box click size height make 1.75 width 3. Now drag box to side of page.Repeat this step till you have two rows across and five boxes down.Now click on a box insert picture.After you select your picture hit insert.Now right click on picture select format picture first select tight(this will allow you move the picture where you want)now click size change height to.87 width 2. now select ok.I know the picture looks to big just move it till it fits into and at the bottom of box.Now repeat this nine more times and all that is left is to print.Cut and fold.Well what do ya think?

I Love Everything about Friday!

Friday Follow is great!I look forward to it all week!I have already visited several blogs today all awesome!I can see I am gonna have to schedule some more reading time.I follow very talented interesting people!I am gonna work on some thank you cards(to send with orders).I have a few ideas in my head i want to play with.So see I am having the best day doing what I love,anticipating the weekend.My husband and I are gonna ride to the Thunder Motorcycle Rally In the morning I am very excited we always have so much fun together.I love to ride!Camping will be nice the low is 50.I sure hope y'all are loving your Friday.Have an awesome weekend!


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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Running a business,a house,away....LOL

I totally feel like the hamster running in that stationary wheel.Running and running but going no where. I decided today to stop trying to do everything.I even ordered some business cards.In the past I have always made my own,my graphic design skills however are very limited.I can't wait to see how they come out. I am always looking for ways to improve my jewelry shops too.I am working on pictures a few everyday.By Christmas I want to feature different items in all three shops.I have added spring sale items and I am also working on editing my descriptions and tags.I ordered more sterling silver and cultured pearls and Rosary components and some higher grade turquoise .I have rented a booth for Hill Country Run at Luchenbach Texas.The event is April 30-May 2nd.If your in the neighborhood stop by and say hello.The next issue I need to deal with is changing my packaging to something more personal and environmentally friendly.I know one of my friends blogged about paper folded boxes,who was that now?Anyway I feel I have a grasp on this area of my life. My home however needs a lot more attention. I hope you are not coming over anytime soon because It's a mess.A constant work in progress.Haha I have been clipping coupons and hopefully it will start paying off.That project seems too take a bit of time also.I have enjoyed reading all the tips my coupon friends have been sharing.Thank you! And I have a list of 5 recipes I can't wait to try.As soon as their ingredients come on sale. I don't really feel so much like running away now that I have shared.In fact I feel like I can go tackle some of that house cleaning now.What Have you been up to?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring cleaning time right after Tag Tuesday.LOL

Today I am gonna finish my spring cleaning to do lists.It really is more like a book than a list.I am not really sure where to start.I guess lawn maintenance seems to be the priority this morning.So I am gonna see if I can get the mower and the weed eater going today.Sounds exciting ?LOL Lunch i need to pick up my girls from school the oldest is getting reading glasses today yes I have a busy day planned.I am feeling a bit overwhelmed but it certainly didn't keep me from playing tag this morning.I don't even regret it.I have to get busy,have fun everyone!!!!!!!


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Camping is for warm weather!

Well we made it.The camping trip was great.Only one other girl was able too make it so we only had three girls to care for.We back packed the two miles to our primitive camping spot.Pitched two tents.And it was awesome.Enchanted Rock is so Huge.The second largest in the United States I think.We hiked 21 miles.The girls were real troopers.We froze at night though one night 33degrees.Made a mental note when planning spring break camping trips,rent a cabin.Save the primitive camping for late spring or fall.Camping is for warmer weather.We all had a great time.I will cherish the memories.I am certain the girls will all remember it for a long time as well.I think it will be a while before they beg to go camping.I will post some pictures, still putting stuff away.Hope to find the camera soon.I am tired I need a vacation, now that we are back from vacation.LOL

Friday, March 12, 2010


Spring break.Taking our girls camping at Enchanted Rock State park.They are bringing a couple of friends 4th and 6th graders should be FUN.I hope I still have most of my mind when we get back.LOL I am making them rough it.Two tents primitive campsite I will share pictures a.s.a.p. Should be good.Have a great weekend everyone!Monday I'll make sure I am following everyone back!

Friday Friday,Yeah Friday!

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

My First!!!

http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list_west.php?room_id=90976 Yeah!!! My earrings were chosen! I am so excited.My first treasury!!!!!I just had to share.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Playing tag like a little kid!

Hello,I played tag today and made some new friends.If you would like to join in visit http://bit.ly/bB0sfb Really nice people!Tuesday tag was great!!!!

I Did it!

First I have to tell ya I am so proud of both my daughters.Angela and Stephanie both ranked up in karate last night.And yes,I am veryyyy sore,But it was so worth it,I ranked up also.Proof that miracles haven't ceased.lol Now I have to work harder though the next one will take me 9 months to earn.3 more tournaments (3 more opportunities to get my ass kicked)haha.Well,I better get to work.My boss is a -itch when I am not being productive.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Rainy Days=Creative Days

Yesterday was a rainy day.Yes it was very productive for a Sunday.I have been creating pastel colored pearl earrings and bracelets.I'll show ya soon.It's supposed to rain all day today so maybe i'll have pictures by Wed. or Thurs.Tonight I have a Rank test for karate.I am very nervous.I HATE TESTS!Man I hope i pass.There is so much to remember.Anyways I am gonna get back to work.Pray for me(that i don't hurt myself).Have a great Monday.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spring Fever

Every March 1st brings me a bad case of Spring fever.Exactly six weeks to my 4? birthday.I can still loose 30 more pounds if I push myself(starve myself).LOL I gave up cigarettes. Two packs a day for 28 years cold turkey,two years ago Jan.told myself if I could do that I could do anything.I instantly gained 60 pounds.Haha I signed my daughters and I up for Karate last summer.Yes you heard me right.They say it's all about conditioning,but once you start sparring you quickly realize it's all about not getting your ass kicked.Lol Any way I am not stopping till black belt.By the time my 4th and 6th graders are graduated we will all be there. Any way I have lost 30pounds already.I hope to be down another twenty by the end of the year.I also want to loose some clutter around my house.And I have spring cleaning.I have two craft projects to work on so I can share them with you.Spring fever has hit me.I want it too get here so all this work is behind me,and I can sit back and feel total control over my chaotic life on my beautiful spring birthday.Wish me luck.I have also been taking some time each day to visit blogs I follow I am really enjoying getting to you all.

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This is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 40: 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS) As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it's usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk, if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it's not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, 'Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? here's an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it's not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage! Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!

My Favorite Words Of Wisdom and Inspiration8)

You must live for another if you wish to live for yourself. ~ Seneca

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, 'How was the trip?'

'It was great, Dad.'

'Did you see how poor people live?' the father asked.

'Oh yeah,' said the son.

'So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?' asked the father.

The son answered:

'I saw that we have one dog and they had four.
We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon. We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others. We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.'

The boy's father was speechless.

Then his son added, 'Thanks Dad for showing me how poor we are.'

Isn't perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything we have, instead of worrying about what we don't have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially your friends!

Pass this on to friends and acquaintances and help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

'Life is too short and friends are too few.'

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