The bead soup is kicking my butt. Don't get me wrong, I'm absolutely LOVING what Andrea sent me, but I'm having the hardest time deciding how best to highlight the beautiful Golem focal she sent. Do I go minimal so the pendant really is the focal or do I go a little crazy and just have fun with it? I CANNOT decide. I've sketched and sketched ideas.
See!! And that's not even all of them. . .sigh. It's a good thing the reveal is not for a few more weeks. (and yes, I know my sketching sucks. It's the equivalent of stick people. . but I know what I mean) No worries, I don't think I've revealed anything about my design (I kept the one I'm leaning toward out of the pictures!)
Since it is Monday and I labored over my menu, I think it's best that I share it now.
Breakfasts: Cereal/grits, waffles, muffins, eggs w/bacon & toast, strawberry filled oatmeal coconut muffins (probably will be raspberry instead of strawberry)
Lunches: Homemade hot pockets (from freezer), bean burritoes, BBQ beef sandwiches w/tator tots, quesidillas, tuna noodles, soup w/grilled cheese, leftovers
Creamy mushrooms and dill pork chops w/fresh green beans
Bowtie lasagna w/salad
Share your own meal plan or just check out the other Meal Plan Monday goodness over at I'm an Organizing Junkie.
Over the weekend, there was quite a bit of activity in the Bead Soup yahoo group as far as Etsy Treasuries. I've got quite a few to share. First is the one I made:
Then there were a few that featured something I made:
There are quite a few more floating around Etsy. Just search in treasuries for BeadSoup2011 and I'm sure you'll stumble on them!
Before I head out to get dinner made, let me share with you a few great GIVEAWAYS going on right now:
- Kristi Bowman at Dream Some Designs hit a milestone of 400 sales and is having a giveaway to celebrate. Check out the details on her blog.
- Shiny Little Things is giving away a copy of Heather Powers' new book.
- Betsy of My Salavaged Treasures is having a blogaversary giveaway.
- Ganea Beads is giving away a clay pendant, some of her wing dings, and some rings from MyElements.
That was too much in one post wasn't it? I'm totally working on my. . .oversharing. . .I promise.