Saturday, March 28, 2009


Okay, so I am trying to watch what I eat AGAIN! I just got back from spending way to much at Sam's Club and Walmart. I wanted to share a yummy REVISED recipe that I just made a from my Weight Watchers magazine:

Two-Bean Chili (My version)

1 tsp. olive oil (I didn't)
3/4 lb. lean ground beef (I used a pound)
1 onion, chopped ( I used a little)
3 garlic cloves ( I used one)
1 yellow bell pepper, chopped (I used green)
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes (I used 15 oz tomato sauce)
1 15oz can red kidney beans, rinsed ( I used two and didn't rinse them, I like the juice)
1 15 oz can black beans (believe it or not, I did this!)
3/4 tsp. salt ( I dashed)
Sour cream

I browned the beef, then added everything else and simmered! YUMMY!!!!

Oh, and never mind the jar of M&M's on my desk......hey, at least they are dark chocolate!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

BOGO Uppercase Living Sale Ends Soon

Good day to all! I just wanted to let you know that our Uppercase Living buy one expression, get one expression 1/2 off is ending on March 31st! If you love expressing yourself there is no better time to place an order! You can order directly at today! We have so many beautiful expressions and so many ideas! You can even go online and place a custom order! Let me know if you have any questions!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bracelet making party

Come on over for a fun day and make your own spoon bracelet! I will have all the supplies, we will antique the bracelet and you can add the embellishment dangle of your choice! Call or email me if you'd like to join us on Friday April 10th or for more information! I need all the RSVP's by March 25th.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hosting an online fundraiser!

Please join me in the fight against cancer! This bracelet is called "Spoonful of Love". If we all just do a little, we can make a huge difference!
You can see the description below in the first post a few days ago. It is ONLY $40! I am donating 50% to the American Cancer Society. Shipping is $4.95. I will be shipping them in a priority box. All you have to do is email me and I can send you an invoice through paypal, it's that easy!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Woo Hoo! First day of Spring Break 2009!

So, remember when you were is high school and that meant "Paaaarrrtty"!!! Well, you know after 26 years and two children later.......not so much partying going on today! I love this day anyway!!! We are being so lazy, not to mention with the time change I can't get over how fast the day is flying by.

And remember the laundry fiasco? Well, I did almost see the bottom of the basket this weekend, but started washing all the valances today. So, here we go on one the best spring breaks ever! Can I get a big shout out for spring cleaning? Anyone?! This is my life now, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Snowmass Village will be our treat later in the week, visiting Grandpa Sandy! Woo Hoo!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Help me fight cancer......

Our family has personally been touched with too many friends and family being diagnosed with cancer. It saddens me, but has also made me realize that I want to try to do something about raising donations for cancer research. I came up with this bracelet specifically for this purpose.

This series is called "Spoonfuls of Love" and 50% of the proceeds will be donated to The American Cancer Society. I decided to do this since the family and friends that have been afflicted by this horrible disease have been diagnosed with Colon, Ovarian, Pancreatic and Breast Cancer. I can't choose just one branch to donate to. I hope that you will help me in this fight. If we all do just a little, we can make an impact in a HUGE way.

This is a vintage silver plated spoon, hand stamped and placed in a solution for the pretty patina. The color is so cool. There are purple, pink and copper hues to it with a pretty little dove!

If you are interested in one of these pieces, please email me. I accept paypal. They will be made to order and colors may vary slightly.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Up and at up at 5:00 am

This is the new Uppercase Living quote I have in my laundry room. If it would not scare all of you I would post a picture of how true this really is! I honestly think that the pile grows on it's own. I do a load and then there is two more, never making headway. Is there a light at the end of the pile? Let's just say, TGIF so that I can hopefully see the bottom of the basket once again, if only for half an hour! If you haven't ever seen Uppercase Living expressions you can visit my website (yes, I am still doing direct sales on the side) there are some fun and beautiful quotes.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

New to blogging!

Hello to all. I am a newbie to blogging, so please be patient with me while I am learning.

Just a little about me........

I am married and have two beautiful boys. We are very blessed to be living in Colorado. I stayed home with our boys for 6 years and have been employed with the school district and loving it since. It is a perfect job to have with small children. I am off work when they are out of school! I have dabbled in my share of Direct Sales and started my own jewelry design business in 2005, but took a small break. I am now diving in again. I love creating and my favorite pieces to make are bracelets. I am hoping to have some pictures posted soon. Guess that is it for now. Thank you for visiting!