Friday, January 23, 2009


Last summer, one of my reps told me while on vacation, she had read the best books. She told me I would love them. I asked her what they were about. She smiled sheepishly and said...."vampires." She quickly added..."It is not like it sounds, you will want you own!" I was having trouble getting my daughter to read, to make her AR goal. Although, I used to love reading, the last few years I just haven't had the time. I decided I would read one, to make sure it was appropriate for my daughter to read. During the days my office was closed during Thanksgiving, I managed to read three of the four books. I was addicted. My husband would tease me relentlessly. My daughter, who hates to read, is now on her fourth book. Of course, while I am in awe of Edward, my daughter thinks Jacob hung the moon. (No pun intended). After she finished the book, I took her to see Twilight the movie. It was not quite as good as the book. She was disappointed that Edward wasn't as handsome in the movie as the book.

I now have my friends and co-workers reading the series. One friend, who wasn't excited about the series is now on the third book. She, my daughter and I are going to see the Twilight movie tomorrow.

As I said, I am addicted. And yes, I want my own vampire.

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Vintage Pearls

Today was my first day back at my day job after my vacation. When I came home I made my "milk jug light box" that I had read about in an Etsy forum. I have listed two items - both vintage faux pearl earrings. The earrings themselves are not vintage, but the pearls are. My great-grandmother, Isabell Blanchard (or Grandma B.) used to make beautiful, intricate, jewelry. I have a few of the pieces and treasure them. A few years ago, my grandmother (her daughter) gave me an ice cream bucket full of her unused beads. Recently, I have started using them in my jewelry. For Christmas, I made each of my sisters a bracelet and earring set with the pearls and their birthstones. I hope to do so for my nieces and other family members. It is kind of like handing down a little piece of our family that they can treasure for years and years to come.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Goals For The New Year

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my new blog. My goal for 2009 is to really improve my business "Curly Red." I am planning on listing on my Etsy store and promoting more often. I am also going to try my hand at making a light box. I joined Twitter yesterday. Now, I just need to figure out all of these things out. Be patient with me this is all new to me.