One of my Grandsons

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wood Montage

The background is my working stock of Cedar.
Yep, that's what it looks like before I transform it into the beautiful pieces you
see here and in my shops. It amazes me to see the beauty come from the beast. (: 

Jewelry Montage

See something you like...let me know or check out my shop on Etsy,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

About my Blog

Since this is a blog, I will throw in a few tidbits of ‘blog stuff’ mostly informational as I have a treasure-trove of books and other resources full of useful information. So if you should have a question on or about anything, I probably have some information that will answer your question, so please feel free to ask.

But mostly this site will be a display case of my hobbies, making my craft items which I have started selling as an extra income. Only problem is, so far I have spent more than I have made so I guess it still qualifies as a hobby. (: But I enjoy making all the different things that you see here and that I have listed in my online shops. I have so many ideas, some are 'out there', some don't work some do work and sooner or later I will find that perfect 'IT' that will be a hit (at least in my own mind) and I'm hoping that I can share IT with many of you, the world (might as well think BIG).

In any event I am always so happy when any of my one of a kind or unique items are purchased. Then to get feedback from my customers after they receive the item has been just a wonder and positive experience. They have been so extremely kind and have expressed their appreciation for my work. That is what makes it all worthwhile for me. So go see my shops, I have three my woodworks I list at , my jewelry can be found at and my artwork and other misc crafts can be found at

Please pass the word to everyone you know because I want to RETIRE from Government work-SOON as I have been making the 1+hour commute to Northern Virginia for 21 years now, I need my shops to be successful so that I can be one of the lucky ones who can make the additional needed income  from my Etsy shops, quitting my day job, yey. Having said that, you know that retirement doesn't pay very well so I really need to make A LOT of sales in order to make that dream come true. (: Think big, dream bigger.

(: Thanks for everything and have a GREAT LIFE!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sometimes Life Hurts

but don't you let it drag you to the bottom of the pit. You need only to pick yourself up & defy all odds; why, because you can. I have & I know what it is like to be at that spot close to the bottom, but I would not allow myself to put even a toe on the bottom of that pit.
Hunger to make it out, dig in & climb hard & if you need a helping hand don't be ashamed to reach out. My hand is extended!
(: BG

Friday, March 20, 2009

Suicide Is NOT the Answer

Are you having feelings or thoughts that you want to kill yourself?

Believe me, that is not the answer to your problems, and if you are having those thoughts or feelings, talk to someone immediately, a family member, a friend, a stranger, ANYONE, talk to me, feel free to contact me at anytime, I'll listen and help you through the bad feelings. But what ever you do, don't harm yourself.

I know that times are bad these days and sometime it feels like the world is coming down on your head, suffocating you, well you're not alone, there are millions of people who are feeling the same way, there are millions who are choosing to seek help because they know that suicide is not the answer and if you love anyone at all please be sure to love yourself first.

Choosing suicide is not an act that only affects you, you hurt those who love you more than you will ever know. Their lives are deeply touched by the thoughts that you are no longer with them, that they will never be able to see, touch or talk to you ever again, their hearts will ache forever with the empty spot that was once filled with YOU.

Give life another chance.

Please talk to someone if you are even vaguely considering suicide.

The suicide hotline is 1-800-Suicide ~ JUST CALL~PLEASE!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Ask - Just Ask

Do you have a question about relationships, health or do you just need to talk? Let me know, I can help.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lose Weight, Cut Sweet Cravings

I read that taking Chromium helps.

Are you having cravings for sweets, any kind of sweets candy, soda, pie, ice cream? It may be due to your body wanting to compensate for low blood-sugar levels. Sweets give you an instant blood sugar fix, they also cause blood sugar irregularity and causing insulin levels to rise, leading to dreaded fat storage. Who the heck needs that!

Did you know that by taking Chromium it can reduce those cravings significently allowing you to avoid weight gain from eating all those sweets?

Always check with your doctor before taking any supplements or going on any kind of diet not only for confirmation that this could be your problem but to make sure that you can take the supplement safely with no side effects or allergic reactions.


Here's my boy he's a laid back guy


Here's my girl she loves to play ball