Monday, January 31, 2011

Winter Storm Warning = Shipping Delays

Hello to All,
Well, I wish that I had better news for you all today; we are currently under a winter snow warning which unfortunately means our shipping times will be delayed since we can't get out to mail anything and, even worse, we are completely out of sheet metal and can't get out to pick up more! EEK!! Here is the email I got this morning:
Issued at: 4:31 AM CST 1/31/11,
Winter storm warning now in effect until 6 am cst Wednesday.
The winter storm warning is now in effect until 6 am cst wednesday.
Timing: Areas of freezing drizzle along with light snow are expected this
morning. The snow is expected to increase in coverage and intensity this
afternoon through tonight. Snow is then expected to continue through the day on
Snow accumulations: Total snow accumulations around 6 to 9 inches are expected.
Winds: Northeast winds of 5 to 15 mph will increase to 15 to 25 mph tonight and
becoming north at 20 to 30 mph Tuesday. The strong winds will create blowing and
drifting snow and reduced visibilities as well as bitterly cold wind chills. The
strong winds will continue through Wednesday morning.
Impacts: In addition to expected snow accumulations, significant blowing and
drifting snow is expected with this storm with near white-out conditions at
times. Driving conditions will deteriorate this afternoon and will remain
dangerous through Wednesday morning.

Precautionary/preparedness actions,
A winter storm warning for snow and blowing snow means severe winter weather
conditions are expected or occurring. Significant amounts of snow are forecast
that will make travel dangerous. Only travel in an emergency. If you must
travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an
emergency. Strong winds are also possible. This will make travel very hazardous
or impossible.

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Sounds like fun, right? ;) See where it says to only travel in an emergency? Now, usually we kinda disregard that and will vebture out to places close to us....but our 4-wheel drive is broken down and I am NOT gonna risk going anywhere in our truck......heck, that dang thing slides around in rain let alone SNOW lol! We are used to this kind of thing here in Iowa, but alot of our customers around the country (and the globe) are either having good weather or are lucky enough to never have weather like I just want you all to be aware of whats going on here, and why your orders may be arriving a few days later than expected. :(
The only good news? The kiddo is off school......the school says they won't even try to guess if the kids will be in school at ALL this week! So naturally our 13 year old is a pretty darn happy camper right now! I predict she will be bored by this afternoon and texting her fingers to the bone. ;)
Thats it for now, I will update again if things change......for now, Have a Beady Good Day!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

New Style of Fauxpals!

Hello All!
Not much to update about, I just wanted to mention some new Fauxpals that are available now on the website, you can check them out HERE. There are some that are in my usual oval style, but there are also some new round Fauxpals that I am very excited about! The optical cap on top of them is much thinner than the caps on my oval Fauxpals, and it gives a different effect.....almost like inlay or mosaic, very pretty!! I also hand picked some to make sets from some ovals.....each set includes one 30mm x 40mm and two coordinating 13mm x 18mm Fauxpals. Fun stuff, easy to make a pendant and matching earrings, or bracelet and earrings, or a large stunning collar or necklace.....just imagine how gorgeous!!! Anyhoo.....thats about it, I will leave you with some pictures of the new Fauxpals to tempt you......although the pictures don't come near doing them justice!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Yay Yippee!!

I am feeling better finally and am sooooooo glad about it!! Being sick SUCKS! I'm not 100% yet, but feeling so much better that I am going to be cranking out as many cuffs as possible in the shop so we can keep the orders going out in the mail. Heck, I felt good enough last night that I painted my nails....China Glaze Tree Hugger.....what an awesome color! Gorgeous green, yummy! Thats really all I wanted to say, so how bout I end this post with some more Keaton Pictures?? :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Quick, before I collapse......

Seriously. I really may.......collapse. At least that is how I am feeling! Sick.....SO sick, sick is awful and hideous and somehow EVIL, ya know? And I AM SICK. Not the sniffle sniffle, get to lay around and watch tv sick. Nope, this is the dreaded and horrifying sickness that makes you feel so terrible that to tell the truth, kinda makes you wish you just would die already and get it over with. The kind that makes you realize that everyone in your family is unusually noisy and demanding. And that maybe pets are for other people. And that I need to make more money so I can hire someone to take care of all the crap I just am not up to doing. And that....well, you get the idea. So I'll stop griping now and go lay back down. In my room. Alone. With the door firmly CLOSED. Oh! The point of all this? I wanted everyone to know that if you called me or emailed me today that NOPE, I did NOT drag my butt of the couch to answer you. I really AM sorry, and will get to everyone as soon as I can remain upright longer than 30 seconds..........ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Grandmas Little Buddy

Be prepared! You are about to view actual photgraphic evidence that Angels exsist......

Keaton Lee Henry, Born 10/30/10 at 10:30pm

Saying "I love you Gramma"  ;)

The Angel sleeps.....

No doubt about it, he IS an Angel!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Days!

wow, I can't believe that we have finally gotten a real snow fall here in Iowa! It seems like it has been years! Still not near as much snow as we used to get when I was a kid, but enough that tomorrow will be my daughters second snow day off from school in a yay Megann, LOL! On the downside, we have literally been snowed in....can't get out to ship packages! So some of you will probably be getting your orders a few days later than planned, I am very very sorry!! I think if we are still stuck tomorrow we will arrange for the postal carrier to pick up the packages. We don't like to do that because they simply scan how many packages they picked up, instead of scanning each one individually like they do at the post office counter. But it would still be better to at least get the packages on their way! If you are wondering if your package is one that has been delayed, you can email me at and I will be happy to check!
Thats about all for now, wanna get off the computer asap because I may lose my connection again...dang snow storms!! Here is a parting pic of one of my newest Fauxpals, available now on the website!!