Thursday, April 21, 2016

No Exciting Changes Here

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having an awesome Thursday!

Remember that exciting news I thought I would have soon?!?!?!

Well, I just found out that exciting change that I was looking forward to is not happening! Bummer!

All good...I guess it was not meant to be.

I will follow God's direction even if I think it should go differently. LOL

Time to move on and pray for God's will...

OR NOT...

Just for today...I am NOT a happy camper!!!


 

 Maybe I will feel better tomorrow?!

TGI almost Friday!



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Weekend of Personal Accomplishment

Hi all my lovely friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a truly awesome weekend!

I got so much done for MYSELF for a change. Now that I am single again - I am focused on me and my home and it is so clean and so pretty! This, in turn, means I am so happy! I truly am! 

I did not realize how much I was ignoring my welfare to "take care" of someone else! WOWSA!

I feel so free and I truly realize that I cannot save that other person! No one is going to change bad habits for someone else and I cant expect that! Anyway...here is my list of accomplishments on my first weekend home being single!!!

1.  wash and scrub fish tanks
2.  change fish tank water and filter
3.  wash and scrub litter boxes
4.  download new recommended iTunes
5.  wash summer cloths and winter clothes
6.  switch out summer for winter clothes in closet
7.  catch up on Survivor, Teen Mom 2, Grimm, Mom and Amazing race episodes
8.  wash windows and sliding glass door
9.  wash car
10. vacuum inside car
11. plant plants and herbs on patio

Along the lines of number 11...here is my patio in all it's glory this year!!!! I bought out Home Depot and Portmann's! But I cannot wait to chill out this whole summer on my patio!!!

First this lovely plant!!!



Got this beauty at Portmann's...and hung up the hummingbird feeders....have not seen one yet though...they should be here soon!



 A pot of flowers on the corner...



Another beautiful hanging pot!



And my favorite....fresia!!!



 Another corner pot of flowers!



And herbs!!! parsley, thyme, oregano and dill




A columbine flower in yellow and rosemary!



This is the panoramic view. If you are in the area, stop by and we can sit and have tea on my patio! I love company!


I hope everyone has a great week! Take care of yourself and others!  Happy Tuesday!

 

Friday, April 15, 2016

My Favorite Etsy Shop

Personalized Jewelry - including swivel bars

I would love to introduce you all to my new etsy store!!

My favorite Etsy shop is my own of course! I am making hand-stamped jewelry and it is very affordable but still high quality!

Please come check it out at
http://www.etsy.com/shop/annsterw if you are looking for high quality, personalized jewelry...I promise you will be %100 satisfied!!! Plus, you know where to find me if not! HA!

Here is an example of my "down by the sea" necklace. This comes with either the silver chain or black rope chain and you can pick any crystal you want or an initial(s) charm also.


Here is my "beach girl" necklace...this is one of my favs!!! I can do any initial you want on this or change the wording to "beach bum" or "sun worshipper", etc.



Here is my serenity wing necklace...I can stamp anything you want on this if you would prefer something other than "serenity". Also comes with either the silver or black rope chain and you could select to have initials instead of the word joy also.


Another of my favorites is this mother, grandma or aunt necklace. This is a four-sided swivel bar that I can stamp up to four names on and also included is the crystals for each childs birthstone...great gift for any mother or grandmother or aunt!



 This is one of my newest designs. I made it for my niece on her first holy communion. It has the name and date of your event.   It is also great for baptism or confirmation.


Anything in the store can be stamped on Nickle Silver or Brass.

Enjoy and I PROMISE...100% satisfaction!

Guess What? It's Finally Friday!

Hi everyone! I hope everyone is happy and healthy on this awesome FRIDAY!

I am joining in all the friday fun (Friday Favorites, Five on Friday, Oh Hey Friday) with the TOP five things I plan to do this weekend!

First, let me start off by saying they are not fun things to most people but I am SO looking forward to them! I have been dating someone for about a year and a half and that is over.I own a condo and I have spent most of my time at his house over the past year. We have done all kinds of projects on his house, his yard, his furniture and I have done nothing at my own house.  So i am way excited to have an entire weekend to MYSELF and my own house!

ONE:  I will begin with switching from winter clothes to spring and summer!! Yippee!!! No more boots for a LONG time! Flip flops here I come!



TWO:  I need to wash and vacuum my car - desperately! I am totally looking forward to this one! I keep my car very clean but right now it needs vacuumed inside really bad!

THREE: I am going to wash my windows and sliding glass doors. I have a condo and I just get new windows and doors and it will be so nice to wash them and have them be sparkling clean! Yea me!



FOUR:  Cleaning the fish tank! My poor fish have been begging for this! It's time I took care of the living things that depend on me and give them a little fresh water. I will drain about 1/4 and give them new, fresh water!!! They will be so happy!



FIVE:  Planting flowers!!! I am going to start planting! I know, I live in Pittsburgh and it's too early! I hear this every year - from EVERYONE - I just don't care! I am planting! My patio fun will begin! YIPPEE! I will drag everything in if it gets too cold...I do it every year! LOL!

For the bonus...I am binge watching Amazing Race, Survivor, Nashville, Grimm, Modern Family. Mom and Teen Mom 2 whenever possible! I have to catch up on ALL my favorite TV too!

Double bonus...I will be reading all my magazines as time allows too! I am so excited to get caught up with my life!

It's sad how much I did not do in my own life to make time to spend with the BF at HIS house. I am nuts...or...I was nuts!

Truly loving my life right now and truly grateful for EXACTLY where I am now! 

What does your life look like for the weekend? Are you happy with were you are right now?

I hope you all have a great weekend! XO