Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Some catching up...

I mentioned in my last post that I had a jewelry party here at my house. I have a few pictures of the set-up, I did change somethings after of course up until the last minute but this is the basic set-up.

There was another table of jewelry like the first picture. I was surprised I found enough room in my house to have this much jewelry displayed! I was nervous for this party being the first one I'd ever had here but it went well. I'm hoping to have another party somewhere before the holidays.

I've been working on updating the websites. Facebook TDT Designs has a few new pieces I updated today. I will hopefully get the Christmas jewelry up this week. Teresa's Desert Treasures will be updated next week. I wish it didn't take so long to do updates on, I would definitely be better about updates if it were easier lol.

TDT Designs Facebook and Teresa's Desert Treasures is featured on an online article. I am excited for this article and hope it helps out my business positively. Please read the article HERE let me know what you think. I'm grateful to Di for featuring TDT in this article.

Now onto some non-business things....

I'm hoping to make skirts for my nieces for Christmas. They will just be simple elastic waist skirts, now just to get the sites done so I can start this project for 10+ little girls! This is some of the fabric I have purchased so far - they are all courderoy.

Well it seems I'm having trouble uploading photos now. I will try and post the pictures tomorrow.

Since the rest of my post has pictures as well I guess I'm done for the night lol. Weigh in tomorrow eek! Wish me luck!

Until next time...

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I will write up a big blog tomorrow. I slacked - again - I know! I'm working on it.

Until next time...

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What a better way to start up a blog again than a rainy Tuesday afternoon.

I know, I know where have I been? Well I've been here, I just put the blog away for awhile. I follow quite a few blogs though and they have all inspired me to start this up again.
I wouldn't even know how to catch up on the past 6-ish months except to say that Weight Watchers is going well. I've lost 42 lbs. to date and am about half way there. I think it will be next March by the time I hit goal. Hopefully no later lol.

This is pre - Weight Watchers...

This is pretty much now. I think this was a few weeks ago.

I had my first jewelry party of the season this past Saturday. It went pretty well, now if I can just have a few more of those before Christmas I'd be excited. I'm currently taking a break from taking pictures of all the jewelry for the websites. There will be a huge update on the sites in the next week or so, it just takes some time to do updates.

John's season has started so he is busy. Creative Backstage has been and is doing some pretty cool shows. I'm so happy for the hubs. They will be doing Ke$ha in Flagstaff this coming weekend and a few weekends ago they did Train - that was a great show! Busy season can be trying on the emotions sometimes being alone so much but I have TDT and am thrilled to start using my sewing machine.

I mentioned oh 6 months ago about my sewing machine and have yet to start anything but once I get the sites updated and get the custom orders done from the show then I will be starting Christmas presents. Simple stuff at first of course I need to get used to the sewing machine. I have about 12 little girls on my list so they will all be getting elastic waist skirts! I went looking at fabric yesterday - oh my! there are so many great prints to choose from! It's going to be hard but good thing there are birthday throughout the year as well!

I think this is a good update for now. I will do my best to keep this going this time, however there are spans of time where my life just isn't interesting lol so I just might not have anything to type about. I'll do my best to keep it interesting though!

Until next time...

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...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Earrings!

Let's start with my haircut. I love going to see Jayne she is the best! Take note that my hair won't look this good again lol. I can never duplicate what she does even when I buy all the products!
 Now onto the goodies. These are the earrings I worked on last night.

So there you have it. I'm hoping to update my Etsy shortly. The prices range from 6.00 - 10.00.
Tomorrow I'm joining Weight Watcher! I will let you all know how my first day/meeting goes. I need to have John take a 'before' picture to do comparisons later. Have a great night all!

Until next time...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Being productive

Tomorrow I will post pictures of lunch with Trinity and Julie for Trinity's 5th Birthday. Also I will be posting pictures of the earrings I made tonight and then new pictures of my haircut I will be getting tomorrow. 

Goodnight all, sweet dreams.

Until next time...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Great weekend - ready for a new week!

My neice Trinity's 5th birthday party was Saturday. It was supposed to be at a park but the weather had other plans, it rained and rained. The party was timed to start at 11:00 so at 9:00 am I called my sister and said we were moving it to my house, we then called everyone to let them know it was moved. It ended up being a great party despite the rain! All the kids had a good time out back when it wasn't raining. I think I counted 12 kids - I'm not sure I've ever had that many kids here before! Here are all the pictures - enjoy..
Birthday Girl! Trinity
Opening the presents. All the kids crowded around so she didn't have much room ha.
Cake YuM!

Who is that man under the hat? My dad.

My nephew Austin, my Tata and my dad - 3 generations

 My stepbrother Taylor - he is engaged I can't wait for his wedding in April!

My beautiful big little sister Julie (Trinity's mom)
My bestest Rebbecca and me

and last but not least my nephew Austin and I

Great party!
This week will be busy and hopefully I will get new pieces made. I ordered my sewing machine which I am very excited to get, it should be in early next week. I had my first sale on my etsy store yesterday thanks to my friend Katie's mom - thank you Kristi! Wednesday I will get a much needed haircut and Thursday *drum roll please* I will be joining Weight Watchers - smaller Teresa here I come! So see exciting and busy week! 

Until next time...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday already?

Tuesday I went to the Arabian Horse Show with my neice Trinity and my friend Amiee (who is also Trin's g-ma) and I remembered to take pictures! I'm getting better people!
Trin and Amiee
Trin and me 
Trin being silly

and some horses and riders waiting to see who won

It was a great day all around!

Yesterday morning I woke disgusted with my office. I don't know why but decided I needed to change it somehow even if it was a small change. I cleaned out the closet and put my bookshelves in it and then moved my work/jewelry table against the wall instead of in the middle of the room where it has been all these years. I have a shelf that had trinkets and what not from people and I carefully packed them away to use the shelf for jewelry. It is now open and I can now easily get in all the drawers on my jewelry shelves and also have access to my closet. I always had to move the table to get in the closet or the glass shelves (you can see the top of the glass shelves in below picture.) Anyway I'm pleased with the results and can now start being creative in this new environment. I will take pictures when it is completely clean. Right now it's about 90% clean lol.
Today I will be working on Trinity's birthday presents. I bought her clothes for her birthday so I'm going to make jewelry and hair accessories to match. Her party is Saturday but she will turn 5 next Tuesday. 5 already! Also I will be meeting my sister this afternoon to buy the food etc. for Trinity's party.

Have a great day!

Until next time...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday, Monday

Today I went to the Arabian Horse show with my very dear friend Rebbecca and her daughters Leilani and Ashley. It was a great day a bit warm though I felt quite sunned by the time we left. I was excited to find a star scarf at the Hat Lady (I love stars! I have 4 star tattoos) the one I got is black with cream stars but I'm thinking I might get another tomorrow - there are other colors hmm...

So yes I will be going to the show tomorrow as well. Tomorrow I will be taking my neice Trinity and my friend Amiee (Trin's g-ma). Hopefully I don't get so sunned. I think I will wear a hat, I do think I look silly in hats but it helps! Maybe I will get pictures tomorrow. I slacked today. Must remember pictures!

Well that wraps up my President's Day, hope yours was well.

Until next time...

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Busy week - time to catch up...

It was a busy week last week, I didn‘t take the time to blog but hope to not do that again for such a long stretch! My mom-in-law Barb came in Sunday so we were busy, busy running errands and such. She sells southwestern jewelry (she is Trader Barb’s on my website) this time of year is the Scottsdale Arabian Horse show she has a booth there. 
Wednesday was the day jewelry gets set so I went to help Annie, Barb and Aunt Patty
Mom-in-law and me

Friday Jeremy and I went to the Arabian Show most of the day then just spent the evening being lazzzzzzzzy watching movies.
Saturday night I went to dinner with my dad and stepsister Emily who was in town for a few days. Was a great visit!

 My darling husband had 5 shows this week so I didn't get to see him much. It's that time of year! I miss him when he is busy but grateful for the business/shows. He owns his own company Creative Backstage as well. Now he just needs to get better before his next round of shows this week (keep reading).

And today Sunday on this Valentine’s Day also the 20th Anniversary with my husband I sit here watching my husband suffer with sickness. Mind you I am not sitting near him while he suffers lol. I am at the other end of the couch - I do not want to get sick!

I’d like to state that today is not our wedding anniversary that is May 3rd and it will be 13 years, but since there are more than 7 years in-between the dates we celebrate both. So it is crazy to believe we have been together 20 years. Mind you I was 16 when we moved in together, and since I’m 36 then yes it has been 20 years lol. Just doesn’t seem so sometimes. It’s been a great 20 years and I can’t wait for 20 more!

Well for the most part that rounds out my week. I hope the husband feels better when he wakes. We were going to take a day trip to Prescott, that's where this love fest began many years ago, but not with him being sick. There’s always another time or next year!

Happy Valentine’s Day all!

Until next time...