Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Eliana Golf Earrings for Helping Paws

These are just the cutest golf bag earrings - made with 3-D antiqued brass golf bag charms (10x23mm), and 4mm glass pearls.

Eliana is my 3 year old niece and budding golfer!

ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to
a non-profit which trains service dogs.

A special thank you to for donating additional charms. I will be making golf theme jewerly for a silent auction, all of which will be used to raise funds for Helping Paws.

Friday, July 30, 2010

My Son's First Triathlon

The purpose was to raise funds for children with cancer, and to give kids a fitness outlet and a personal challenge - to complete a triathlon. My son said when he crossed the finish line it was like a dream and he couldn't believe he did it, and in 93 degree weather. My son and all the other kids, ages 7 to 17 were AWESOME!! He also ran for my dad, who died from cancer October 2009, and watched from heaven.

MiracleKids Triathlon - Minnepolis, MN

Our Mission: To introduce kids to a fun way to get fit, be active and learn the value of giving back through racing in a world-class event.

Our Theme: Kids Racing for Kids Who Can’t

Hundreds of Minnesota kids are battling cancer and are too sick to race, so you’ll do the racing for them. We’ll mark your leg with the name of the cancer kid you’ll be racing in for. We hope you will also choose to raise pledges for the Miracles of Mitch Foundation to make your race more meaningful.

His fundraising page:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Kids Racing for Kids Who Can't

Mitch's All Stars, pediatric cancer patients, lead the procession of triathletes at the 2009 MiracleKids Triathlon.

Will You Fight?!
--William Wallace, Braveheart

Please help kids fighting cancer! Donate here:

Please visit my son's fundraising page to see why he's doing his 1st triathlon.
He's 10 years old, an Etsian who designs and has sold earrings at

Monday, April 19, 2010

Spring Favorites

"Sparkling Red Cherry Punch" Earrings - my mom's favorite and new in her shop. So new a description is "coming soon." The glass drops and cherry cabs are both vintage.

Spring Favorites

Spring favorite #4 - A Tabby in Wonderland! ATC cards and one of my favorites, a fun take on Alice in Wonderland. Cheerful, bright colors too.

Spring Favorites

This of course is my brother's favorite - #3 a Lego Gift Box. Made with his favorite toy (Legos) and in his favorite color - red. Jake loves making his own Lego creations, and I will often hang out with him and watch. --Emily

Spring Favorites

This adorable "We've Moved" card is in a classic red and aqua combination. So pretty, it almost makes you want to move yourself! Well, maybe not...

Emily's Spring Favorites

Emily, the cute tabby here with some of my favorite spring items from Etsy. #1 - who doesn't like chocolate with lime! Click on the title to be directed to RachelleD's site for more springtime necklaces in fabulous color combinations!

First Concert

This fall my son and several of his friends joined the 4th grade orchestra. (Kids can't join band until 5th grade). Jake and two of close friends decided on the violin. In March they had their first concert, which also included the 5th - 12th grades. The 4th graders played several piece on their own, and then "Ode to Joy" with the 5th-12th grade orchestra. They were fabulous and the talk of the town! Unfortunately my pictures of the concert did not turn out very well. But we have another one in May. When my son practices, his cat Emily is always watching. Hey diddle, diddle, the cat and the fiddle...

Thursday, February 4, 2010

National Wear Red Day is the one day each year we dedicate to building awareness of risk, and raising funds for research and education on behalf of women everywhere.
Each year thousands of men and women at companies, organizations, churches, and schools wear red and Go Red to fight heart disease on this day. So invite your friends, family and coworkers to join us on Friday, Feb. 5 as we paint the country red!

Red Heart Necklace

From our own shop - Tubs, Tabbies and Trains. A brass locket with 16 red Swarvoksi crystals. Perfect for women and heart disease awareness, and Valentine's Day. SOLD - made my son and purchased by a shop manager. We have our jewelry in two local shops now!!

Plushies Wear Red for Women

Emily, the adorable tabby here - how cute are these?! Red plushie spools of thread - too cute. Click on title for link to Etsy shop.

Legos Go Red for Women

My brother's pick - he's so into Legos!

Barbie Wears Red for Women

Click on title for link to Barbie Dress sold on Etsy.

Go Red for Women Day

Stand up and speak out against heart disease in women by wearing red on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010.