Bead Soup, Meal Plan, Treasuries, and Giveaways (it's packed in tight here)

I've got so much I want to share today, that I'm not sure if I should try to cram it all into this one post or spread it out for several days. Hmmmmm. Let me just start this off and see where it goes.

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


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:

That was too much in one post wasn't it? I'm totally working on my. . .oversharing. . .I promise.


  1. Good luck with your bead soup - I am trying to figure out what to do with mine too.
    The weeks menu looks great!

  2. Hope, You will be all right and it will all come together for you. Those muffins sound divine. I have not visited the Bead Soup yahoo group yet, I guess I need to get on the ball! LOL

  3. Hey, oversharing is a good thing! ;) There were totally somethings there that I didn't know about! And I need to get my butt in gear and take the BS yahoo group off of no mail...ah well, eventually! I can't wait to see what your final design is for your lovely soup mix!

  4. I tend to over write my posts too! No worries, I enjoy reading!

    And I owe you a bourbon glaze recipe which I can not find at the moment. I wrote it down once for somebody else and thought I saved it (I tend to make things on a whim and never use recipes).

    If I ever do find the recipe, I'll be sure to send it your way. While you wait for me to send you mine, I looked some up on and I believe they have 4 there for bourbon glaze. Most seem to use brown sugar, I use molasses in mine.

  5. What an action packed blog! You're so funny with your meal plans. I'm gonna have to look into those coconut muffins! And I'm right there with you with the bead soup. I've got one part done, but it's the rest that's throwing me for a loop!

  6. You have no idea how honored I am that you guys did treasuries -- it's just too bad I don't sell there, too! ACK! I have to change that next year when I have beads and bead soup to destash.


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