Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stay Connected











I would hate to loose any of you as friends and followers. 
But we can Still  Stay connected  in so many other ways.
 Here is How
Network blogs. 
(Which is at the bottom of my blog)
 Bloglovin 
(which is over to the left)
 
you can also subscribe to me by email
Please Stay connected with me. 
Lots of Fun and Easy DIY's to come.
And Sailor Sam would miss you too:(
Hugs to you all!!
Lots of <3
Anne

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chain and Rhinestone, Wrapped Bracelet, DIY

Silver with a purple cord
Antiqued bronze chain with a black cord.

I love the look of two chains with a layer of rhinestone in the middle.
 I have made a couple different versions of this.
 Here is one of them.



Tutorial 
Things you need
  1. Cord (Wal-mart)
  2. Flat chain (Michaels)
  3. Large needle
  4. Two large jump rings (Michaels)
  5. One large clasp (Michaels)
  6. Rhinestone chain( Wal-mart)
  7. Pliers
  8. Glue
 
 

 Measure your chain
Mine measured 6 inches
 measure two pieces of chain
and one length of rhinestone
all three  about 6 inches
with your pliers add one of large jump rings onto one end.
Thread your needle,
~ you don't need to have a needle, it just makes it easier for me~
 to start:
 weave the cord through the second link of chain and tie a slip knot.
 it will look like this.


 I made this make shift hook to hang on a tall glass.
Gravity helps this go much easier.


Now, I start up through the back, down through the front wrapping the rhinestone with the cord.
Continue this all the way to the end: Stopping at the next to the last length of chain. 
I turn the bracelet around and tighten the cord with my needle from the back.. starting at the top and working my way down

Tie a knot at the back, secure with a drop of glue.


 the back looks like this.

with your pliers add your other jump ring and your large clasp.






and your finished!
Wear and enjoy.
Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Lots of <3,
Anne



Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday With Sailor Sam: Sam gets Lost

First and Foremost, I have fantastic news to report.
  If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, you know this news already, But if not,
~Sailor Sam was Found Thursday at Bob Evans. 
The Story goes like this.
 I had a really busy Monday, a small speech,
 then I had to take my Daughter to the airport, to Fly off to England. :(
After the speech and before the airport we stopped to get a bite to eat, at Bob Evans, where I  apparently  had left Sailor Sam in his case,on the floor, under the table. I did not realize he was missing until,
Wednesday, when I was leaving work.  I went straight to my car and I checked it immediately
~ Nothing~ "HOME,he has to be at home." Then When I got home, I did a complete house search.  Still No Sam.  
Now panic starts to set in and I thought for sure
 or he was cold, on the ground somewhere, just exactly the way I found him.
I can't Believe it!
I had lost him.
How careless of me to loose something  that I love.
Mini breakdown!
After having  a restless night, I woke up feeling very somber.
  Then this wonderful thing happened. So many amazing people that follow me, were sending me emails of encouragement telling me , that I would find Sailor Sam.  My Cousin and her art department at work, even made a missing persons poster for me, so that I could place it on my site.
After a full morning of worry, A light blub went on.
 I decided to call  the only place we stopped at,  just to check and see if he was there. I knew this was a long shot, not to mention the people at Bob Evans  would think I am slightly off my rocker, for carrying around a little mini lego man. To my surprise, a wonderful woman named Sami,( I know really weird, her name was Sami)   who answered the phone, was the same person who found Sailor Sam.  She also said that she thought he was the cutest thing, and she put him with all the rest of the lost toys.
Then she told me she would go and get him right away and that  he would be waiting for me
 when I came to pick him up.
WOW, is all I can say.
I breathed a HUGE sigh of relief. 
 So many people have connected over Little Sailor Sam.
Why do think that is?
For me, Sam makes me Smile.
He makes me Stop thinking about the everyday worry and stress I have,
 Even if it is just for a brief moment in time.
I hope He does the same for all of you too.
 Why do I love Sailor Sam.?
Well, because I just do.
Now Lets See how Sam gets lost.

 Monday Morning, Sailor Sam and I got up very early, so he can help me go over my notes.
When I was finished with my Speech, we drove Hannah to the Airport, stopping by Bob Evans for a bite to eat.

Tuesday, I did not see Sailor Sam at all.



Wednesday, I noticed Sailor Sam was missing.
 I began to look everywhere for him. I mean Everywhere!!!
Then I immediately put out a APB.
Cathy, my Cousin, and her Art department, made me this poster,
so that I could distribute it everywhere.
 I then had to tell Ava and Eddie the bad news.
"Sailor Sam is Missing." I said
 They both took it very hard. "OH No!!" Ava said.



 Then  we all organized a search party.
"lets go find Sailor Sam"




Thursday, after along morning of searching,
 Sailor Sam was found at Bob Evans.
YAY!!!!
Thank you Sami, for finding Sailor Sam!!



 I missed you Sailor Sam!!!
Thank goodness you are Safe!!!


 Ava and Eddie were so happy to see Sam.
"Welcome home Sailor Sam, we were so worried." they told him.




After being gone for so long, Sailor Sam was hungry,
 so I gave him a chcolate cookie, shaped like a bear.


Friday, we took Sailor Sam to lunch, he wanted wings.



Friday night, before Sailor Sam  ate his banana, I caught him planking on it.
"I am so glad you are HOME Sam, your planking makes me Smile." I told him.



 Saturday morning, while I was using Sea Salt to cook with, Sailor Sam said that Sea Salt reminded him of his many trips, traveling on the Ocean.




 Saturday evening, while I was working on the computer, Sailor Sam was up to his old tricks.
This time on a disco Ball, which made me Smile!



That night, after his bath, and brushing his teeth, I tucked Sailor Sam into bed.
"Night, Night, Sailor Sam.  I am So sorry.  I promise to never lose you again."
He replied  " It's Ok,  we all get lost Sometimes.  I knew you would find me."
Then Sailor Sam fell fast asleep.


And for all of you out there, I just want you to know ....
 Happy Sunday.
Lots of <3
Anne

Friday, February 24, 2012

It's A Wrap


 Belt~ Express, Jeans~ Charlotte Russe, Shirt, purse and Sunnies ~Target




 Charm necklace HERE

 5 minute Draped Vest HERE

 Bracelets ~My creations


 Shoe Re-Style HERE

Add a belt  for a different look

Wrapping up a busy week is always very exhausting and satisfying at the same time. 
First things first. 
Sailor Sam was Found!! 
All the details about his recovery will be in Sundays Post.
 I just wanted all of you to know that he  has been recovered safely. 
 
A quick outfit post for a fun, Friday afternoon. 
I hope all of you Enjoy, every second of your weekend.
I know I am!!
Lots of <3,
Anne

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sailor Sam is Missing.

After a very LONG night of searching Sailor Sam is Still missing.:(
Any Information on this would be wonderful!
My Cousin Arma  and Captain Lego put this together for me. 
What a sweetheart.
Thanks Arma!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Charm Necklace, DIY

I have been wanting a charm necklace, but I wanted it to be interchangeable and easy. That way I could put on or take off charms according to my mood, or the time of year. 
Here is what I came up with.


Tutorial
Things you need

  1. Chain
  2. Pliers
  3. Small jump rings
  4. One large Jump ring
  5. One large lobster claw
  6. Charms


 I measured my Chain for the length I want by wrapping it around my neck. 
The length of this chain is about 16 inches
 With pliers I added my smaller jump rings to the chain,
then I added my large jump ring and lobster claw to those smaller jump rings.
 


 This is your base necklace.
To put it on, you just wrap around your neck
 and feed the lobster claw through the large jump ring
then you add your charms.
 with the charms on the necklace, The necklace will stay put.
add as many or as little as you want

I added jump rings to the charms as well,
this makes it easy to add to your necklace.

 Change it with you mood



Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Lots of <3
Anne

Monday, February 20, 2012

Pinterest Love!

I am taking a very short break today, and I might not be back until Wednesday.  
 Until then, I just wanted to share  a little Pinterest love, with all of you.
 Haven't heard of Pinterest? Oh My!
 Prepare yourself for the loss of any free time you had left. 
 You have officially been warned.:)
I love you all .
~Click on the VIA below each picture,
 to find out where the original picture came from.~
















XOXOXOX
Anne