Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Goodbye 2009...Hello 2010!

even though 2009 was a good year...looking forward to 2010!

we're heading down to SC to the new house to spend a few days relaxing and celebrating :)

it's a loooooong drive :)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

our little Christmas

before we headed to NJ and FL for the holidays...we had our own little Christmas at the house :)

**let it snow**

friday night into saturday we got 2 feet of snow :) I love winter! I heard there is snow in NJ as hopefully we'll be in for our first white Christmas in a few years!! Bring it on!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Squidfire 2009

Squidfire Holiday Art Mart December 12th 11am-6pm
Du Burns Arena
1301 S Ellwood Ave
Baltimore, MD 21224

come on out to see BEST!

Friday, December 11, 2009

oh, christmas tree!

I love decorating for Christmas...the lights, the ornaments, the might not be a real tree, but it always looks beautiful :) complete with shatter-proof (aka cat-proof) ornaments :)

and of course, our pig ornament in honor of living in Pigtown...

winter stuff to do in Baltimore

ice skating in Patterson Park :)

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Greenbelt in the snow :)

even with the inclement weather on Saturday, we had a great turn out at the Greenbelt Craft Show!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

It's a Girl!!

Isabella Grace :)
Congrats to Ashley and Shawn!!

our first visit, in December 2009 :)

Saturday, November 28, 2009

gobble. gobble 2009

I love the holiday season :) trips home to NJ to see the family and friends are the things that get me through the rest of the year :)

this year was no to see the girls (minus Janvi...we missed you!!)

celebrated at Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Charlie's

and put up our Xmas lights

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

tons and tons of glitter :)

oh how I love glitter...always have, always will...I'll be covered in it for days at a time...especially while prepping for the holiday craft show season! new love, Martha Stewart Glitter, comes in about 49807076070 colors, so the hardest part was choosing a few to start with...lucky for me, they also come in smaller multi-packs, so I can test them out :)

and just what am I doing with these glitters you might ask? well it involves resin...and it's sparkly, shimmery and awesome! you'll just have to wait and see...oh and come see me at some of my holiday sales!

below is a photo of the 'works in progress' doesn't look like much...yet...but it will!

Monday, November 09, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

Happy Birthday Ten-Ten!

happy birthday to my Panera Hokie :) :)

celebrations commenced at our favorite VT bar, the Sly Fox :)

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Lauren & Brett +8?

ahh Halloween :) this year Brett came up with our costume idea...based on my guilty pleasure show, Jon & Kate +8...they even had wigs for Kate's signature hairstyle! I made an "Ed Hardy-esque" t-shirt for Brett and we pinned 8 dolls to our shirts...yay for home made costumes!

Bonnie and Andy came to visit us for of our traditional holidays we spend together :) they dressed up as M&M plain...and with nuts!

The girls from Panera met us out in the city :) a good Halloween all around!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wedding Marathon 4 of 4...Brandyce & Pete in NJ

we made it! the last of four weekends in a row of wedding fun! My second run as Maid of Honor this year for Brandyce & Pete's wedding

Friday, October 16, 2009

It's Another Boy!!

Congrats to April and Luis and their little boy, Gavin :)


It's a Boy

meet little Rylan! The newest addition to the Opett family :)


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wedding Marathon 3 of 4...Tysons Corner

the weekend of October 10th we stayed semi-local for one of my favorite Hokie's weddings! Artemis and Seth had a beautiful wedding at Maggiano's in Tysons Corner, VA

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

oh how I miss knitting

This picture just says it all...I had to take a hiatus from knitting since school and the jewelry business took priority...but how funny!? Someday I'll be reunited with my needles and yarn :)

(image courtesy of Natalie Dee)

Vote for BEST!!

the Baltimore Sun is running a poll- The Mobbies- for Maryland's Outstanding Blogs...and we need your help! Please go and place a vote for the BEST blog (Baltimore Etsy Street Team) under the Art & DIY sections!!

you can vote once a what are you waiting for??

Monday, October 05, 2009

Wedding Marathon 2 of 4...Dallas here we come!

let the month-long wedding extravaganza continue! we headed to Dallas next for Brett's best man debut at Paul and Rachel's wedding!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Thienprayoon!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

October Birthday madness!!

Happy Birthday to...

my cousin Carrie on the 1st

my cousin Brian on the 3rd

and on the 4th Happy Birthday to the best Mom in the world :) :)

and to Aunt Barb on the 5th...

whew...that's a lot of birthdays in one week!

for the animals

I am a big fan of you all know, so of course I jumped at the chance to donate an item to the Maryland SPCA auction -Shop-a-Paw-Looza- which runs October 2-30th. You can bid on my necklace, as well as more then 300 other items. So head over to the site and start your bidding!!

Here's a link to my item, an Amethyst and Freshwater Pearl necklace :)

oh wait..I actually make jewelry still...

yes, I know, this blog has definitely veered away from the jewelry and design that it was meant for...but with the busy year that I've had, I have had less time to make things let alone photograph, edit and post them. But I'm determined to get back to that very soon...with the holidays approaching, my Etsy shop needs some TLC!

I did finish two orders for wedding parties...for Rachel and Artemis!

gold circles and birds for Rachel's wedding!

crystals and stardust beads for Artemis' bridesmaids! (picture coming soon!)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

a wedding...Boston style

Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Simonini :) Kristin and Jon got married this weekend in Boston at the Museum of of the nicest views I've ever seen!

We also met the newest addition to this side of the family...little another congrats goes out to Laurel & Michael!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Cuz!

my little Katie is 21! I can not believe it...

happy birthday!! apples to apples 4 ever ;)

Saturday, September 12, 2009

We <3 Wine!

Friends and wine on the most spectacular day of the fall...okay yes fall is only about 3 days in at this point, but still...we spent the day Saturday with Bonnie & Andy, and Jimmy & Michael at the Virginia Wine Festival in Herndon.

my favorite place was the champagne tent...could have stayed there alllllll day :)

oh and the hokies won! good day all around!!