Monday, March 22, 2010

It's been awhile.

I will be back in full swing soon. I'm currently sick and when I get sick it's no good due to Asthma. I'm heading to the doctor tomorrow so hopefully very soon I will be up and about. Just wanted to say I'm still here!

Until next time...

Friday, March 12, 2010


I've been busy this week updating and babysitting and being out of the house. Yesterday I met Chelsea Handler she had a book singing for her new book.

It was a mad house but we got in and out in 17 minutes not too bad lol. JZ my super tall Chuey (Chuey is Chelsea's sidekick as JZ is mine!) took a picture. She looked great in her orange shirt!

Then I had my second Weight Watchers weigh in. I lost 3.4 lbs which I was impressed with considering the amount of times I went out to eat last week. Total weight loss thus far is 5.8 lbs. My Rebbecca had her first weigh in - 4.4 lbs! Goooooooo us! 

Great news about my husband, his company was up for 2 awards at an awards show he has participated in for 5 years and this year he won! The award was for Technical Company of the Year. I was so very excited for him and wished I would have been in Vegas with him to celebrate. He is doing the Ostrich Festival this weekend so we have not had a chance to celebrate. Maybe next week!

I also made a TDT Designs Facebook page. It is also helping me update Teresa's Desert Treasures so updates all around! I'm excited to say that Teresa's Desert Treasures will be getting a much needed face lift soon. Not too much will change but it will be nice to have a change.

Throughout the week last week I also saw 3 movies - The Crazies, Valentine's Day and Alice in Wonderland. I liked them all, except I wish I wouldn't have eaten a bad meal before Alice in Wonderland cause it was hard for me to keep my eyes open lol, so I enjoyed it but maybe not as much as I could have. Valentine's Day was a typical chick flick I liked it. The Crazies was good too, I like Timothy Olyphant!

It's Friday night and I'm thinking of jewelry designs. Not sure I will jump into anything tonight but will have more items soon. In the mean time I will leave you with some new jewelry pictures...

That's all for now. More updates soon. Maybe even a giveaway. Is there anybody out there interested in a giveaway? Go to the website and then leave a comment and let me know what item you'd like to see given away. Goodnight all! Have a great weekend!

Until next time...

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Great end of week

The end of the week ended up being great. Thursday I had my Weight Watchers weigh in as I previously mentioned I was hoping I would have good news since I told you all I had weigh in lol. Well for my first weigh in I lost 2.4 lbs. I was ecstatic! Especially considering I spent most of the week sitting in this chair working on websites and jewelry. Also my friend Rebbecca joined this week with me, Im so happy to have someone else do this with me to hopefully keep each other going!

Friday I spent the a.m. with my sister Julie and niece Trinity. We went to lunch and did some shopping. Then we came back and hung out here for a bit. Then Friday night John, Jeremy, Lina and I went to First Friday. Creative Backstage (husband's company) was featuring Pixel Paint so we went to check that out. This is the Pixel Paint...
You use a remote type of device and you can 'paint' on the canvas for more info go here.
The Garberson's

JZ and T

Lina, JZ and T
After we left First Friday we went to Olive Garden and that rounded out my week. Today I hope to either clean or get jewelry done. Maybe a little bit of both! John just left for Vegas until Wednesday. He will be doing an award show and he is up for 2 nominations, hopefully this year he will win one! *Fingers crossed* I will miss him terribly as always but it will also give me more time to work.  Have a great weekend all! Any special plans?

Until next time...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Custom order

I love, love, love custom orders. I only get slight anxiety when I'm creating something and hoping it is everything they had in mind. Today was a hit! My beautiful friend Janae had me make a name bracelet with her son's name and his birthstone. She isn't super fond of Garnet so I just worked it in a little and the rest is sterling silver. I think it turned out great! I did redo it and put a magnetic clasp on it which I am using more for bracelets, they are so much easier to work than the traditional claps or even the toggle clasps. So here it is...

I also wanted to take a moment to say how proud I am of my nephew Austin. 2 tennis matches in a row in 2 days and he won both 8-0. I'm hoping to make his next home game March 25th. Here he is playing...

Tomorrow morning is my first weigh in for Weight Watchers and I hope it's good news since I just told you I have a weigh in ha! I'm pretty sure the scale will be down AT LEAST a pound. Better be!

That's all for today. Ghosthunters season premier is in 9 minutes, time to go crawl in bed and watch! Have a great night all!

Until next time...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I made a bracelet tonight and wanted to share it before it goes up on the site. This is what I pulled out of the bins to work on
And out of those items I made this
I think it turned out great!
The other day I worked on a necklace and I decided to call it Owlien. Now mind you I don't usually name my pieces but this one needed a name. Alien or owl? You decide?

That's all for today! Time for bed. I'm hoping to have some more great things to post tomorrow. I do have a custom order I will  get done tomorrow for my great friend Janae, it will be a name bracelet with her son's name and his birthstone color in Swarovski Crystals. I love working on custom orders! Night all!

Until till next time...

Updating and so much more.

I know I slacked again! It's terrible. I'm really working on trying to organize my time better. I've never been very good at this task.

I previously mentioned I was joining Weight Watchers and I did last Thursday. I will admit the first few days were terrible poor John had to put up with me. It is much easier now. I haven't had a weigh in yet but I'm crossing my fingers it will be good! It doesn't seem it should be such a hard thing, it's just food after all, but when you make yourself aware of what your about to eat it really changes how you eat. Of course how I eat now is better for me than the path I was taking! So the journey begins.

The weekend was low key. I updated the earrings page on TDT Designs, hopefully later in the week I will do another update. So boring but that about rounds out my weekend.

Today I went to a pet supply store with Rebbecca and got my Sophie some treats and shampoo and then we went to lunch. Poor Sophie has had a traumatic experience last night that left her sleeping on my bed all night (she has a bed of her own at the end of our bed). I'm not even sure what happened I was in bed reading my kindle and she jumped in her bed barked loudly and then jumped on my bed shaking (a ghost? ha) and then proceeded to stay there all night...
This was her this morning when I was getting ready. Poor pup. 

Tomorrow I am babysitting my nieces Lily and Mina again and then back home to do more work! I need to get jewelry made so I can break out my sewing machine and start experimenting but before I do that I'd really like the website fully updated - then at that point start a new project. Speaking of website I'm looking to change the layout, if I could ever figure it out ha. Another project I have coming up is an online Indie business class. I'm quite excited for this class I really think it will help me get a jump start on my business. I know I've had TDT since 2002 but just recently I've decided I really want to make it my life's work so now it's time to get serious and not just the holiday parties I've been doing all these years. I'm ready. Finally.

Well that's all for now. I hope your all well (if there's anybody out there...)

Until next time...