Sunday, December 30, 2007

Check it out!

I got lots of compliments on a bracelet that I was wearing last night. I don't wear a lot of jewelry but last night was a special occassion so I thought - why not! I don't buy a lot of jewelry but I do look at a lot. It has to be really special in order for me to buy it really. I love wholesale stuff though - i want all of that. I'm a sucker for great deals. I was looking at this wholesale fashion jewelry website - it's pretty awesome. I don't know how wholesale works really but all I care about are the deals :) You do have to buy a lot to get the wholesale discounts though. I think that's why a store in the city - it has everything in bulk and you get it for really cheap. It's such a great deal - and it makes my day when I find stuff like that.

It's been a nice break.

Things have been going well. I want to post a picture of a painting that Troy and I created together but I don't have my cord here to upload photo unfortunately. It turned out so beautiful and I love to gaze at it!

I went to a dinner party last night and it was really lovely. I saw some people that I haven't seen since highschool. It was full of really great food, and lots of laughs.

I'm going to try and do some visiting tonight. Troy has to work tonight starting at 4:00pm and he won't get off until 4:00am - which totally sucks.

I hate how my break is almost over. I have 3 whole days (not including today) left - it just went by so quickly and I feel like all I did was lay around and be lazy :P

Friday, December 28, 2007

Winter Weather

Troy got some really cute things for Christmas. He's taking things out from under the tree and putting them away now. He got some really cool tools; smaller ones like Swiss Army knifes and all that jazz. It's nice for him to get little tools - they come in handy when he is doing his lawn care stuff in the summer time. I can't wait for summer. Winter is starting to really annoy me. Plans keep getting ruined because of the crazy weather. I hate that. When I have an idea in my head and I want to get it done - I obsess over it. Then I can't do it because of the weather - it's just super annoying.

Days go by

When I started my Christmas vacation I had a week and a half. Now I have less than a week and it makes so sad to think about how the days are going by so quickly and I'm going to have to go back to work sooner everyday. I've been spending a lot of time with my friend Stephanie which makes me really happy. I spend everyday with Troy which is great too. The good thing about going back to work next Thursday is that I will only have two days then I will have another weekend!

I am looking forward to going to the mall and some other stores and spending my gift certificates. I really want to buy a plant pot and make a branch tree :) I can't wait. I bought cute little lights yesterday for it.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Car IN THE DITCH!

I wish I had half decent tires. I thought they were good, or should I blame it on the freezing rain -well anyways.. I totally put the car in the ditch. We'll techincally I didn't - Troy did - but still it's all the same. I am so lucky though and it hardly got a scratch - there was lots of snow and sticks to cushion our crash. It sucked having to call a tow truck and everything though.

I had plans to go to the city and hang out with some friends but that plan has now been shot. It's sucks. I wanted to go so bad - but Troy's right - it's not worth risking our lives - again. Crappy weather!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas~

Merry Christmas Everyone!


I hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas. Mine was just peachy. I got some nice things - including some new paint brushes! Which is so wonderful because the cats ate my good ones - so I have been struggling lately when it came to painting tiny things like my pendants! My kitten is lying here beside me right now - he's so sweet! I got Elmer some hairball medication for Christmas -haha.

I hope to hear from all my pals on here and that they had a great Christmas!

Christmas!

I got quite a bit of money for Christmas which was really nice. I told myself that any extra money that I got for Christmas I would put it towards yoga classes that I would really like to take. Of course I am second guessing this all but I still would love to - I just don't know if I can afford it now. I'm going to send some money to student loans this week hopefully. I'm going to send them a nice check :) Mallory is going to be putting her money towards an eliptical or a treadmills or something! I'm not quite sure but I think it would be nice, as long as it doesn't take up too much room. :)

It has been a lovely Christmas so far!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Wow - this week...


This week has been so strange. I ended up not working on Monday... then Tuesday was a 12 hour day. I had a half a day yesterday AND today because I had been feeling so crappy. I didn't volunteer to go home - my boss and co-worked made me I swear! I get home and I just relaxed really.

Today I started a new pendant, finished a letter to a friend, and I finished a painting that I think I am going to give to my friend for Christmas :) I decided this only today and I am meeting with her this weekend to give it to her. Hopefully she isn't reading this :) I am just going to gloss it and then I can wrap it tomorrow!

I listed that pendant up there ^^ a few days ago and It already has over 50 views! I'm so impressed.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Loooooooooong Ugh Day

I feel awful today. I've been feeling gross since mid last week with a headache and it has offically turned into a head cold. Since school's were closed and my programs for work were cancelled yesterday we are doing the evening program tonight instead. I really should have said I couldn't do it but I didn't want to be a let down. Three hours with 10 school age children. This is an hour longer than the usual evening programs.

It's going to be so brutal. I just can't wait until it's over. I feel so gross. I can't breathe. It's like when you have to eat with your mouth half open because you can't breathe type thing. I really should get some cold medicine. I have some at home that I think i'll take when I get home tonight and then I'll go right to bed!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Hip it cufflinks!

I love little old men - as long as they aren't totally creppy. But the cute little meek ones are great. I love it when little old men wear gold cufflinks too. Cufflinks seem like something from the past but they are really coming back in style and I see people of all ages wearing them now. You are get some really "hip" ones lately. I see lots on the internet for sale. My Christmas shopping is all done or I would totally pick some up for my dad. That would be too adorable. I finished wrapping up my presents this morning and everything! What a lazy day this is going to be! How glorious!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

The littlest tree



I love painting these pendants because they don't take too long to create and that allows me to list regularly on etsy - which makes me feel good. I hope this will help in my sales if I have one thing that I have lots of variety in. Larger paintings are hard to sell. I listed two more pendants (I have to redo some of the photos) up that I listed yesterday - this little tree being one of them. The tree one is a little bit tinier than the other ones I have listed so it's a little bit cheaper. I have FIVE listed now! Hopefully I can get more and more up! I have 2 more to list but I need to take photos of them first :)

Snowfall warning this afternoon and I'm still in Bridgewater - I don't know what I am going to do =\

Friday, December 14, 2007

It's Friday!

It's the weekend! And I am so glad! Work today went by very quickly and now I am at Troy's waiting for him to get out of the shower! I am visiting here with him until Sunday. He has to work tomorrow during the day but hopefully I can visit with Stephanie for a bit while he is at work. My mom wanted me to go shopping - but I can't even imagine it with the crazy crowds and everything.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

fancy things.

I am not usually a jewelry kinda girl. I have one ring that I wear from Troy that I wear most often. But this holiday season it's been different. I have been googly over sparkly things in fancy jewelry stores. I was looking at some cute diamond pendants last week and also at some lockets. I would like to have a necklace that I wear everyday just like my ring - but it doesn't matter to me too much. I am not that picky, I do just love having pieces of Troy with me throughout the day and I think that's what I like most.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pluck my heart


Pluck my heart
Originally uploaded by ashtonsart
I have been so busy lately! I just have been being so creative I haven't found the time to sit down and write in this blog much! I thought this time would never come but I guess things happen!

I have been pretty busy with work. It keeps me on my toes. I can't wait for my Christmas break which starts next Friday! I am going to spend most of my time with Troy in Bridgewater which is going to be really nice. I am actually really excited about it. :)

I listed THREE new pendants! I got so excited that my heart one sold so quickly that I went pendant crazy and listed three (well I acutally listed four and did a trade for the other one which you can see under my "sold" items)

Hopefully in the new year I will continue to get more buzz and list more and more things!

Monday, December 10, 2007

More Monday Blues

I really need to do something about my vision. Troy said that he would pay to get my eye's lazer surgeried (is that a word?) for Christmas. I know he was joking but it would be so nice to get them done. I am so fed up with glasses and contacts. My eyes ache right now, and I can't wait to go home and take my contacts out - it will feel so much nicer. Throughout the day my eyes just get so tired. I used to be able to wear my contacts 24/7 but now I can't wear them even for a whole work day.

I can't wait to go home and relax my head for a bit.

I can't wait to go home and paint!

Monday blues.

My weekend went by so fast - but it was good. I spent time with Troy yesterday cutting down a tree and hauling some brush away. He and his friend Greg went sledding (or "coasting" as we call it here) and that was fun too. I tried going down and I went over their ramp and I totally wiped out. It was awful but I didn't mind watching them. They were too funny.

I am going to hopefully finish some pendants today and list them on etsy! I really hope I will.

It's snowing here! I hope it doesn't get too gross outside!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Communication is key.


I'm so proud of Troy. His business grew a lot this summer. I think if he keeps at it it's going to get more and more bigger every year. I think eventually he's going to have to get a better phone system. He has his cell phone which he hardly uses and no voice mail for it. I was checking out this Talkswitch website and I think a headset would be really good for him when he's driving in between the properties that he is doing. They are actually a lot cheaper than I had expected them to be to. I think when his birthday rolls around I'm going to get him something to do with communication with his business. I think he would really appreciate that. Talkswitch they say is perfect for small businesses which would be great for Troy because eventually he is going to have some people to work along side with him. I think he is doing well and as long as he keeps advertising like he does I think his business is going to grow and grow each year - as long as he has his communication methods down pat! If people can't get a hold of you - they will go to the next guy.

It's all about love.

It's been a lovely weekend so far. I went to my workshop yesterday and it was really good. They had a photo of a bathtub full of pillows and now I really want one for our playroom. Could you imagine little children climbing in that - how adorable would that be.

Troy and I are waiting for his friend Greg to get ready and then we are going to go down by the river and cut up a tree on someones property. It's not too exciting but it needs to be done before even more snow comes!

I'm obsessed with making art pendants now. I love them and I think they are going to go over really well. I ordered more so I can make more in the new year.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Messy cable world.

I always have wires and cables everywhere.
Especially with Christmas there are even more wires and cables everywhere. I don't mind it too much as long at it doesn't look too messy. These fiber optic cables are pretty cool looking. I really like how they are so clear. It's the ugly black cables everywhere that make everything look so disgusting and cluttered. I don't mind Christmas lights though and the cords for those because I know that they are only temporary.

Work it out.

I'm so glad it's the weekend! Finally! Some time to rest and not worry about work. I am always worring about something to do with work - all the time! It consumes me - but I guess that's something that I really have to work on.

I am starting to get into the Christmas spirit. I think mostly because I am really excited to give out the presents that I have bought. I can't wait for people to enjoy them finally!

I am going to bed soon. I just wanted to try and find some time to write in this thing. I have really been slacking this past week - there are just so many things that I want to do! And not enough time to do it all.

I have a workshop all day tomorrow so that's what tomorrow is going to consist of!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

What a week!

This week has honestly just been a write off. It went by so quickly! I can't believe it's Thursday already but yet I haven't had time to really do anything. It was hard finding time to plan things for work and registration day was insane. It's pretty snowy here too - but not as bad as some places. No school cancellation in this city yet but there have been many around the province.

I haven't even had time to write in this, or paint of anything!

Troy came down yesterday afternoon and spent the night. It was so nice! I have a workshop all day Saturday so I won't see him until the evening. But at least he doesn't have to work on Sunday and I will be able to visit with him then!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

old old houses with old old faces.

I enjoy real estate. I've been obessed with the new idea of building a house in the woods and as Troy would say "live off the land". I love nature. I think the more time I spend in this city the more I miss my nature bound roots. I like that my parents are real estate agents. They show me some beautiful pieces of land and some beautiful old houses. Sometime I would love them to show me a few places. I like when they have open houses so I can just go and look around.

ding ding ding! Sold!

Oh my gosh!


I am so surprised!

Someone just bought my wooden pendant from me! I can't believe it. It was the most recent thing I had posted in weeks! Maybe even a month and someone bought it already. I love this because it gets me in such a great mood to paint and get my creative juices flowing again. I have been in a bit of a rut lately creatively because I have been so busy with other things. (Learning how to play the banjo before Christmas being one of them). This is an affirmation though for me to start doing more pendants I think. I have a little heart one that I may post up now that I have a better feeling.

I took better pictures but didn't even get a chance to change them before it was purchased. Anyways... Here's a better photo. (I love natural light).