Why Not?!


Good Wednesday evening, all! We’re back for another edition of Why Not Wednesday!

Well, this one was easy peasy for me!

The winner is….

(drumroll please)

… Teresa!

Congratulations, Teresa! All you need to do now is email me with your choices!

You get to pick three beads as your prizes!

A Snow-Dude or Pair of Mittens, a Christmas Tree, a Calorie-Free Candy Cane!







…and the winner is…..


Cinda Jo!

Congratulations, Cinda! Your name was selected as the winner using Random.org!

You may select your free beads!

Just email me the specifics on which ones you want!

Enjoy! I can’t wait to see what you make with your new beads!

And for everybody else- don’t worry! Your chance to win FREE BEADS begins again right now!

Same as before, just answer any of the three Why Not Wednesday questions, and you are in the running!

Here are the Questions:

1). What is your favorite season?

2). How many pillows do you sleep with?

3). Have you ever been the recipient of a practical joke? If so, what?!

Prize pictures to come later…. The prizes will be more Holiday-themed beads (minus what Cinda chooses)!

Good Luck!

🎉 Why Not Wednesday!? 🎉


🎉 Why Not Wednesday!? 🎉

Talk to me! Today is the last day for this week’s GIVEAWAY!

Join in the fun! Anytime between now and 7 PM (central standard time) you have the chance to win FREE BEADS!


All you need to do is answer one of the following questions:

1). What was the last book you read?

2). Are you Left- or Right- handed?

3). What was the last song you danced to?

That’s all!!!


Leave your answer in the comments section!

For every answer you submit, I’ll enter your name into the drawing one time!
So, if you answer all three questions – Your name is entered 3 times!

AND— if you blog about Why Not Wednesday— that’s another entry for you!


To see the official rules, regulations, terms, conditions, and details of Why Not Wednesdays, just click here!

Hurry! Hurry! Hurry!

The drawing ends at. 7:00 p.m. tonight!

I’ll see you then! And reveal the big winner!




Why Not Wednesday?!


🎉 Why Not Wednesday!? 🎉

That’s right, my beady friends-

Today is the official commencement of “Why Not Wednesdays!”

Here’s how it goes:

I will post 3 questions to you.

All you have to do is answer one of those questions!

However, if you want- you are more than welcome to answer all three questions, which will result in your name being entered into the drawing THREE times! That’s right— you can TRIPLE your chance of winning!

The Game Questions will be posted today, giving you a full week to submit your answers!

Next Wednesday, 12/4, I will announce the winner at 7:00 p.m. Central Standard time!

Here are the rules:

•All you have to do to enter the giveaway drawing is leave your answer/comment on this post.

•It’s very simple and you don’t need a WordPress account to comment. Just leave your name in your comment, along with your answer, and check back next week to see if you’ve won!

•Please leave a name of some kind, either your actual, real name, a nickname or your blog username – just some kind of name!

Double Extra Deluxe Bonus: If you blog about this giveaway, or Why-Not-Wednesday, please say that you’ve done so in your comment and I will enter your name twice!

…And Now…

The Questions…

1). What was the last book you read?

2). Are you Left- or Right- handed?

3). What was the last song you danced to?

The winner will receive one of each of the following:

A Snow-Dude OR a Pair of Mittens,

A Christmas Tree,

AND a Candy Cane!

Scroll down to see pictures!





💗Attention Beady Friends💗

Coming Soon…

FREE Beads!!!

That’s right, we’re having a GIVEAWAY!

Actually, every WEDNESDAY there will be a GIVEAWAY!

Almost finalized….

Come back for…


Here’s the scoop:

I will hold a drawing every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., Central Time, by using Random.org generator.

How to enter?

I will ask a question, and all you have to do is post your answer in the comments!

That’s it! One answer and you are automatically entered in the running for FREE BEADS!!!

More details to come soon, such as when I will post the question, which beads are the prize for that week, etc!

So check back soon! I’m off to gather up all the prizes!

Prayers, please


I would like to extend my deepest, warmest, and most sincere heartfelt prayer for our friend, Tandy, I would like to call on everyone’s thoughts and prayers in this, her time of need. She is fighting to keep her legs. It would be such a travesty, for the mother of so many children to suffer that great a loss. Her health has been in jeopardy for a while now, having a heart attack earlier this year, and now this. She needs our thoughts and prayers now more than ever. It would be just devastating if she lost her legs.
So please, friends, fellow artists, everyone, I implore you to take a couple of minutes out of your day, and think of our friend Tandy, and pray for her and her family.
Thank you,

Make a Wish!


Hi all!

I think we should make a wish or something, at 9:10 today.

It it just seems logical to me!

Here’s why:

At that time, it’s going to be 9:10 11/12/13

See?  9 10 11 12 13

It seems like the only rational thing to do!

Whatever it is, good luck!

And have a great day!


BIG exciting News!


Hi all!
🎈Just wanted to drop a quick note and update🎉

For the locals:

News! You will soon (again) be able to find my work at FREE TO BEAD in Peoria!
🎵Goin back to my roots🎶

Unfortunately, I will no longer be offering my beads for sale at the garden in Bloomington. It just was not the profitable endeavor I had hoped it would be (on my end, at least). 💔

Thanks to all the lovely, wonderful customers I have met there, and I extend my sincerest gratitude for your loyalty.

As always, you can find me here, or my etsy shop, and coming soon….. PEORIA!




It’s another hot one here in the Midwest.


High 90’s and no sign of relief any time soon.

But what makes it so miserable is the HUMIDITY.

Omigosh… it is just …so … Ugh…… frickin hot!

I think I heard it best this morning on the the news…

“Oppressive heat blankets the country again today.”

Yes. It IS oppressive. That’s the best way to describe it.

Suffocating. Thick, heavy air. Wet, muggy air. Just miserable.

The kind that makes it feel like you just climbed out of the swimming pool and threw clothes on over your bikini.
Love that. 😕

Thank God for the small, short gusts of wind that give some relief. At least for a few seconds. That’s okay, though… I’ll take it!

My dog, Bentley (or Glucar Bentabious, properly) loves it! I don’t get that at all. He’s at the door all day waiting for someone to let him out. Weirdo. But, because he doesn’t know any better, I bring him in after about 10 minutes and give him fresh water. Otherwise, he’d lay out there all day, just basking. He loves it. Bless his little heart.


Well, to all of you reading this that are suffering in this sweltering heat, hang in there! Drink plenty of liquids! I think the equation is something like: take your weight in pounds, and half that amount is the amount of ounces you should drink in a day. I know it sounds like a lot, but most bottles of water are ~17 oz, so it actually adds up quick! You can do it!

So, good luck! And please keep anyone who works outside in your thoughts and prayers, they need it! I don’t know how they do it.