Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Personalized Jewelry - including swivel bars

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

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 the license of a young kid that flew past me and flipped me out on the highway the other day....lovely!!! If you are this childs mother; you have a lot of work ahead of you.....HA! You are in my prayers!

This is a picture I got the other day of my sweet babies Kidrock and Angelica....look how they are sleeping the same way with one srm tucked under....LOVE these two!

Shout out to all you other tomboy girls out there! I am single and love learning how to do "manly" things and take care of myself. The other day I actually changed out the fluidmaster in my toilet with my dads direction on the phone (shout out to Bill!!!!) Love my daddy!!!! So here is the new part..........

Here is my starting the process of removing the old, broken part....

Taking the hose off the water supply part....

Old part out........CHECK!!!

Just a few of my tools....HA!!!

New part installed...CHECK!!!

With water......check!!! No leaks!!!!! YEAH ME!!! Saved myself like $100 dollars!-yippee!~~~

My patio with the planters...I actually just brought all these into my spare bedroom last night as we had a freeze overnight here in PA.....they are all still alive inside!!!

This sign was posted at a local mall (Galleria) and it cracked me up! Third one down is the best....who gets to say if I am annoying or not? HA!

I found this little guy swimming in the aquarium last night...I moved him into the feeder so none of the big guys can eat him...I did not know anyone was pregnant......what a cute little fishy he will be!~!~! I will keep you posted!! Hard to see? He is the little speck of orange in the top left of picture.......

A little better shot...see him/her now?

Hope everyone has an awesome week!!! Again, please check out my etsy store if you are looking for quality, personalized jewelry. at http://www.etsy.com/shop/annsterw

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Hand-Stamped Metal Jewelry

I started an etsy store...

I am making hand-stamped metal jewelry..

Please check it out...

I can make you anything you want...customized...personalized...


Busy Like a Bee


I have been soooo super busy it is crazy!!!

I have been reading your blogs nightly but then decide I am too tired to post! :-(

So - here it is - my busy catch up post!

Angelica is doing great! Her incision is healed and I got a pair of disposable pet surgical staple removers from Amazon and the staples are out and she is doing awesome!!!! YEAH!!! (not to jinx it!)

Work is super crazy and super busy with re-orgs and layoffs (so far I have escaped - again, YEAH!) I go to work and then stop at gym and tanning on the way home and then read blogs and facebook and sleep!!! Fun life, hugh!!!

Well, here are a few photos from throughout the past busy weeks.....

Madelyn's birthday party - she turned 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Minnie and Mickey Mouse helped us celebrate! My sis-in-law made the adorable mouse ears that you see in the photos for all the kids - soooooo cute!!!!

And a shot of the birthday girls brother, Brody!! He celebrated too - he turned one!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!

It's that time again!!! I have to monitor my bluebird nests at work!!! YIPPEE!!!! And, bonus, this year I have two more so even more chances for little babies and videos!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

Another of my boxes in the same field...

Planted tulips and daffodils and pansies in my planters - could not wait any longer!!! We have had like ten days of 70 plus degree weather here in PA; that is unheard of in March - HA!!!!!!!

Another planter...

And another!!!!!!!

The view from my car driving up to my parents lake house in Ohio....pretty!!!!!!!!!

My niece Alibug!!!!!!! XOXO

And nephew...Ryan

And Kyliehg and Ryan riding in the play toy at the mall - no longer a quarter...these are 75 cents now!!!!!!!!!!!!! CRAZY!!!!

Fishing with Poppy off the dock - did not catch a single fish!

More fishing....

My workout last night...phase 1

Then phase 2...

My new favorite thing...from Trader Joe's (they come in Key Lime also) soooooooooooo yummy!!!!!!!!!!

My cute light-up daisies that now decorate my bedroom - above the headboard!!!!!!! LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope everyone is well!!!!

Have a great Wednesday - yeah; hump day!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wednesday - Blackbelt Training

Well, I am down to the last few days I have left to enjoy this beautiful city of Tempe, AZ!!

I love it here but I am definitely ready to relieve my house/cat sitter and get back home to see my babies!!!!

Here is Wednesday's adventures....we rented our bikes...this was my little gem...it is an off road one speed as it was the last one left....it was "old school" dirt riding!!! :-)

This is the whole group (minus Jeff C. he had to stay behind and work and me of course - I was taking the picture)...

This is the group with me included (green shirt)...Reza (our instructor took the picture)

This is a view from the top of a peak....

After riding around a few little mountains, we moved ot biking around the Tempe Town Lake...

Then the whole class went here for drinks and dinner - courtesy of Reza and SSA - YUM!!!!!

The next few are picks of the brewery part...pretty neat!!!!

Two of my classmates - Shawn from Pgh and Richard from California...

This was my dinner selection - NOT a healthy night!!!

And apparently the beer batter is made with this kind of beer (Kilt Lifter)...

Looks yummy hugh?!?!??!?!??!?

This is a class picture...all of us plus one classmates wife....left to right (Karen and Michael, Jeff T., Me, Dan, Shawn standing, Richard, Jeff C and finally Reza)


I am actually gonna miss these people!!!! Whata fun group of people!!!

ICU Nurse it is

 Hi everyone!! I am just here checking in quickly. I almost feel bad checking in as it has been an eternity since I posted!!! UGH! Life has ...