Saturday, December 31, 2011

Grandma's Jewelry

My grandma passed away last month and I was not able to attend her funeral,
I can not even begin to tell you how much it hurt.
I was seeing all these photos of family saying "goodbye to grandma"
that hurt.
I don't want to say goodbye, I still want her in my life.
So with all the jewelry she left to us kids I decided to make a memorial piece.
I gathered all the jewelry pieces my mom put aside for me, 
Most of it I will wear as is but some earrings were missing mates and lets be honest
 I can't wear normal earrings.
( one inch gauged ear lobes)
More favorites, in grandma's jewelry box!

 The one piece that I will wear the most is the pen necklace!!
I've been admiring the one on mad men and dreaming about buying one but there it was,
it was like my grandma had the exact same style that I do!

I did have to drill out the tip of the pen so I could use a new ink refill
but you would never be able to tell!

I gathered all the pieces that I wanted to use along with all my tools and hard ware.

 After putting all of it together this is what I came up with,
A necklace with all the earrings that didn't have a mate and the most gorgeous pins!
This one will definitely be around my neck!

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Friday, December 30, 2011

I Haven't Died....

It's been a very tough season for me, I've spent most of the last three months in and out of the ER and the hospital, they have no clue whats wrong with me, but they do know what I don't have!

On the bright side I enjoyed an amazing christmas with my family!
Here are the pictures to prove it!
 My sister's beautiful tree in her gorgeous home!

Can you spot me and the lil "b"?

shh we're hiding!!

The men of the house...

The lil C loves combs! I can't wait to have him do my hair!

What kid doesn't need play-doh??

And of course you need 120 crayons...

My sister helping...

Never give my dad a book for christmas, just saying.

B was the ultimate helper!

I had to buy the most annoying toy..... 

 My sister loves kids clothes!

 Someone needs more toys... and maybe a hair cut lol.

 mom, aka the big B, pretty sure she was saying something about its not taped enough!

 The mittens were a huge hit!

the most loved gift was the nose on the gingerbread man stocking!

Mike is always a huge hit with the kids!

My sister is way more excited about this than the kids!

If you give my dad a clamp and a jar of jelly he will put them to good use....

Its a BOX!

I got huggies! no wait....

Gluten free bath and body set! AMAZING STUFF!!

 Sorry I love this expression on my face! that and the comforter is upside down!
 I am only picking santa's nose....
 My amazing hubby got me a starwars purse!! 
And the one gift sure to please everyone, including grandpa!

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