Spotlight Friday: Fused glass

Growing up in an area where glass plays a big role, it influenced me.  There are many Glass artists found in the Bavarian Forrest. One of the more known companies there is

My Dad brought me a Garden decoration this summer from  this company, and I love looking at it out of my living room window. 

I love how the light reflects and throws rainbows in all directions.

So I was wondering what I could find on that was created by glass.

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Handkerchief Style Kiln-Formed Glass Candle Holder in Transparent Orange
by SeaLambGlass

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Butterfly Wing Dichroic Glass Pendant
by SierraArtGlass

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Autum Amber and Brown Fused Glass Candle Bridge Holder, Home Garden Decor Housewares Candles
by GetGlassy

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Lavender Blue Lily Flower Garden Dichroic Pendant
by FlamekissedGlass

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Fused Glass Dinner Plate
by whitneypanetta

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White and Clear Geometric Patterned Fused Glass Nightlight
by ArtGlassFusion

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Glass Cufflinks by GlassCat

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Coasters Dark Amber with an accented edge Set of 4
by Mattsglassact

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Art Glass Trinket Box, Pink Cast Heart with Fitted Lid
by SteiderStudios

Which one is your favorite? Or did you find some more treasures?


Spotlight Friday: warm feet

while  I am sitting here thinking about a theme for this blog, my feet covered in a blanket, thinking what I would do for warm feet right now.

What do you do to keep or get your feet warm, when they feel like ice blocks?

There we go, find something on to keep my feet warm.

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Wool slippers “Home.” Size 37. I will make a different size to order.
by kurochka

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Unisex Socks Watercolor Blue Celery Heather Stripes 7 to 9
by SlicKnits

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Cotton Baby 2 Strap Mary Janes – Lilac Mist
by HeathersHobbies

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Custom Converse Sneakers, Custom Cartoon Kicks by EmilyHandPainting

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Small Footie Sock Knitting PDF Pattern/b> by brightrosecreations

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FEATHER baby shoes in all-natural leather (orange on sand)
by CadeandCo

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Adult – Travel Compass and World Map in Brown – Custom Painted TOMS Shoes
by ibleedheart

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Leg Warmers – boys girls woven wool warmers – Boot Cuffs – in green
by FancyFlax

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Deerskin Baby Moccasins Fringe Leather by TribalVibesLeather

Spotlight Friday: Rings

Before I had kids I was wearing necklaces, earrings and rings. After my first kid I kind of put them all away in a box. To many times I forgot where I have left my ring after giving a bath, doing the dishes etc. Broken necklaces and hurting earlobes from getting pulled on. Even my wedding ring, well that went in the box because my fingers got to thick. Might fit now  again though, will have to go and find it and try it on. Maybe I should give it a try again and start wearing Jewelry, my kids don’t pull on my stuff anymore, just that little girl I babysit right now.

I kept all my rings from my tween time and they now fit my pinkie I guess it’s time to pass them on to my kids, they will need some cleaning though some of them are tarnished pretty good.

So let’s see what kind of rings I could find on , maybe there will be something for my corky taste.

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Leather Ring. Green Leather and Metal Lizard Ring.
by wearabol

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His and His Slim Wedding Band Set – Handmade recycled eco-friendly solid 14k yellow gold wedding band set
by AideMemoire

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Handmade beadwork swarovski crystal ring with fantastic colors Size 17
by MereteiAnDesign

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Hatchetman Wedding Engagement Ring Band Silver for Juggalo or Juggalette Love Couple
by yhtanaff

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Cute Kawaii Swimming Blue Rubber Ducky Miniature Dome Adjustable Ring
by GeekFreak

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Ring ,Pink and green rose , Handmade, One a kind.
by AyeletBeads

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M-ixes -Grey and White Pearl and Fine Silver- OOAK Ring
by MixesJewelry

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Orly Zeelon Jewelry – The Floral Rosette Ring
by orlyzeelon

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Jewelry set-Candy apple red crackle glass- unique OOAK jewelry set- handmade artsy wire artisan -big bold statement cuff bracelet

Spotlight Friday: oh….it was so cold

yes, the last few days where very chilly down here in South Carolina, we broke the record from 1924.

Wikipedia said:

The 2014 North American cold front—or popularly, polar vortex—is an ongoing extreme weather event affecting parts of Canada and the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, extending as far south as Central Florida.[2] An Arctic cold front, initially combined with a nor’easter on January 2, left heavy snowfall and broke coldest temperature records throughout the United States, leading to company, school, and road closures and mass flight cancellations.[1][3][4][5] Altogether, roughly 187 million people were affected in the U.S., along with nearly every Canadian east of Alberta.[6]

The term “polar vortex”, when used for the effects of a large cold front like this, is misleading and a misnomer. The polar vortices are circulations that exist over both poles at all times. This event does not refer to the formation of a new polar vortex, but to the movement of the permanent Arctic polar vortex.

What did you do to stay warm?

We bundled up. Luckily our  Winter break was until Tuesday, so the kids had their first day back to School with a 2 hour delay. Can’t have the kids standing at the bus stop with this frigid temperatures.

We kept out thermostat on the cooler side, about 65 during the day and 60 for the night. Our electricity company had a few problems and quite a few had lost the electricity. So they asked everyone to “tone” it down. We watched movies and had quite a few cups of tea and hot coco. Cuddled up on the couch with some extra blankets.

so let’s see what Zibbet has to offer for those cold days!

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Hand Stamped Baby, it’s cold outside necklace
by Ameliasexpressions

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Couture Blue Corset Cup Mug Cozy
by Studio5T2

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2 Small Kids BooBoo Bags – Hand Warmers
by theclaycanary

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Green and White Whimsey Cross Your Heart Scarf – keynote scarf

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Jayne’s Cocoa Kickback (in a Bag) (Organic Hops and Chocolate and Ginger, Oh My!)
by DesertSageNatural

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Brr…It’s Cold Outside, Bruce! Victorian Snowman Art Doll
by LindaWalshOriginals

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Purple Mist Stick Shift Cozy
by RaigeCreations

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Winter Pillow – Christmas Pillows – Baby It’s Cold Outside!
by JoaniesFavoriteThing

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Lupitas Brown Faux Suede/Sherpa Burrito Wrap For The Small Dog- Toasty Warm
by LupitasChicBoutique

Spotlight Friday: patience

Boy this day took a turn. It started out quite ok.  We got up at a descent time, because we where going to sit our neighbors little munchkin.  We had fun until Mommy came back, then my two kiddos went with her because she had offered to watch mine while I had to go get some blood work done and get a shot. Shouldn’t take long, just a quick visit right?

Well I got there, to find out that my Doc had put in the wrong order. It got fixed, so I could go upstairs to get my blood drawn. I pull my number sit down and wait. I just heard a “I will be right with you sweety” Finally the Lady sticks her head around the corner and says “come on over lets sign you up. What are you here for?” I tell her what and she mumbles something in her beard…. “what doctor do you have?” I answer her and she says…” I don’t know how many times I have told Dr…. how to put this order in and he doesn’t want to listen…..’

“As you can see I am all by myself today covering front desk and the blood section and bringing it to the Lab.” the nurse told me as we make our way to the chairs. “well I had one girl working with me this morning but I sent her home after she said she didn’t want to work today.” Oh and there is only one person in the ,Lab too, so we are totally understaffed.”

And she went on about how she had her first Christmas off since 1990 something. And I had the question in my head  ‘why did she send the other person home knowing you didn’t have enough people?’ but I didn’t dare to ask

So on my way out I asked her how long did she think my blood work  would take? I was told before I got up there that I’d had to wait for the results to get further treatment, usually it takes no longer than an hour.

“well, it is not an emergency, and you know there is only one person working, so I really can’t tell you, you will have to wait.” was her answer.

‘oh, boy’ I better go ahead and text my friend, that it might be a little later after all that mix up and under staffing. Knowing that she wanted to leave right after I got home to see family before they fly back, to get there she’d need to drive 50 miles. I had hoped to be back before two. It was 12.00 a.m when I sent her the text. So I went back downstairs and signed back in. Sat down and waited, and waited and waited. The front desk Lady called upstairs a few times, went to lunch and came back and I was still there.

About that time it was a little after 2 pm. I asked if I could come back tomorrow, because I had the sitter waiting to leave. I’d hate to screw up her plans. “If you leave now, you have to start all over with your tests. That means first test, then wait 10 days, then second test and so on.” was her answer. “ok, is there a phone somewhere so I can call my sitter?”  Her answer  “well the cell doesn’t work in here, the signal is blocked (as if I hadn’t noticed yet), but I will let them know that you stepped outside to make a phone call. But don’t leave.” So I walked out to the front trying to get a signal, and off course I had to go outside and it was pouring. I got a hold of my friend, who was not very happy. (She is a “little” OCD and gets totally stressed out when things don’t work out as planned). Needless to say that in return stressed me out.

So I walked back in to keep on waiting. Of course I had not brought a book or anything else, because it was supposed to go quick, so I started “journaling” in my calender. Tried to ignore the angry growling and gurgling of my tummy. Nurses walked in an out to call other people to see the doctors. “you are still here” “you have been here a long time” etc where their comments. Suddenly, it was a bit after 3 pm a nurse called my name. “I just talked to the Doc and he said we could just do a urine test and then go from there, after I called the Lab several times and they are still not done. Do you have time for that?” ‘Do I have time for that????’ I was asking in my head ‘Lady I have been here for more than three hours, I love hanging out in your waiting room’ “Sure I do” was my answer “How long will this take?” “not long” was her answer. But as you can guess, this was not the day when things happen fast.

She brought me back into the office gave me the cup and said she will be back shortly and then you will be out of here in a spit.

uhm….no…. because I didn’t see her anymore. Therefore you heard a lot of mumbling and running around. About 30 min later I heard ” I think we are finally caught up” ahhh….hello…. I am still sitting here waiting, for a single shot!!!

I was finally at home around 4:20 pm to pick up my kids and apologize to my friend. I don’t think she will watch my kids anymore. I didn’t even dare to stop in the Pharmacy to pick up my meds , I will just make an extra trip tomorrow.  I had it planned out so nicely.

“Thank you for your patience and we are so sorry” where the words I heard when I left the office.

So now I thought, after I practiced so much patience the whole day, let’s see what I can find on  that fits that theme?

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Zen Japanese Coasters in Walnut Set of 6
by SimaDesign

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Patience – Is A Virtue! Primitive Bunny Shelf Sitter
by LindaWalshOriginals

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Love is… Patience Engraved Pendant 24″ Stainless Steel Necklace with Swarovski Crystal
by AngelicAmbitions

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Patience Bracelet by BlueStoneRiver

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Kanji PATIENCE Car Truck Body Laptop Vinyl Decal Bumper Window Sticker D147 by alohastickers

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Aventurine & Iolite Meditation Set
by NicolesVisions

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“Patience” Paper Giclee Print Fishing Boat Vessel by Carol Thompson
by carolthompson

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A Lesson in Patience
by AandJAccessories

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Zen Garden Meditation
by EvesLittleEarthlings


I had to get it off my chest today. It was a wobbly start into the New Year, but it will not stop me.

I also want to wish ALL OF YOU A MARVELOUS START INTO 2014!!!