Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oh it is Wednesday..

I wish I was there, pic by Jolene, beach by mom.
Well, the weekend was fun, sold a few things but got my name out there. Monday I start getting sick, Tuesday sick, then today I call to see if I can get an appointment. My provider THINKS I have H1N1, so I am on medication for that, off for seven days and will spray all jewelery with stuff that will santize everything.

So, if you don't hear from me for a well, I am in bed either freezing or cold.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Church here in Tucson pic by Jolene Hardy
Please pray for the success of the show tomorrow, Tom's knee will hold up (it has been hurting for a year & finally he goes into the doctor, we will learn more later) and that we can sell loads of stuff, meet more people and most importantly, have a great time.

I will be sure to bring a camera so you can all see the booth and my poor sign, be gentle.....:)

Have a happy and fulfilling weekend and both shops will be on vacation mode starting @1615 pst. :)


IT SUCKS..................

please continue with the regular blogging. is Friday

Picture of catus and mountains here in Tucson.

I got all my packing ready for the show, I can kind of see why I don't do a lot of them cause they are hard work but at least Tom will be able to help me out:) I just hope we can get everything into his car!

My hand made sign turned out okay. I switch my mind and glue beads on so it reads funky Monkey girls with beads, one ribbon and two girls. I have to figure out what I am going to do with the other side but I think I will hammer a mirror on it, I used an extra piece of shelving that I had laying around.

I am so pooped out and I still have to purchase receipt books! Can't forget those & I have some but it disappered, I am hoping it is in one of my boxes and I was so tired last night that I just didn't see it.

I am a bit nervous and excited of course. I may put the Etsy shops on vacation to ensure nothing gets sold twice, that would be a bad thing. The clock is kicking so slowly so I am off to do some more really needs to get done.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

sign for booth

Since they don't want a hand written sign, which I understand, I just had a brilliant idea! I am going to take old rather yucky glass beads and with wire make a Funky Monkey Girl sign and put it on some poster board....I am going to be busy tonight with making lists and packing...wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This is the blog where the give away is at...

Another give away:)

And now the part you’ve been waiting for…..
The Blog Give Away! (2 winners)
To celebrate the release of Easy Wire 2009, I’ve put together a BIG selection of goodies for your creative enjoyment! (Especially if you’ve been wanting to start stamping or designing with metal)
Grand prize:
- A copy of Easy Wire 2009
- 36 piece 1/8″ Letter and Number stamp set
-Eurotool metal punch
-110 piece copper washer set
-Sheet metal: copper and nickel silver
-18 gauge pure copper wire, 10 yard spool
Tadaaaaaaaaaa! And I know everyone wants a chance to win, so the lucky 2nd place winner will win a copy of Easy Wire 2009.
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post….and if you’d like your name in the “hat” twice, please share this give away on your blog! :-) Give away ends at midnight EST on Oct. 27th.
Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with me - and to all of my friends and blog followers here in this online community, YOU have been my inspiration!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I think it is close to the full moon because all heck is breaking loose at day job. I don't care what stupid scienctic studies state, I fully believe that people getting crazier when it comes.

Not as tired as yesterday, praise God.

Got to get back to work...

Monday, October 19, 2009

This past weekend...

I got all my jewelery tagged for the show, the tent & tables are put in Tom's car, I have a receipt book, must get some more bags and other receipt books and money. I will be there Saturday 10/24 selling my wares, so please come & say hi!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Hooray it is Friday!

I am one pooped out person. I can not keep working late because I am going to make myself sick. BUT almost all the stuff is ready for the show next weekend:) Just have to find a few more things and then we are ready to go:)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I worked at day job until 6:30pm. I had so much to do even with a sign that basically states leave me alone, I still getbugged. So I stayed late to get some stuff done but I know I can NOT do that all the time...

The trigger point injection went really really well:) I loved my doctor I went too so will update about how it feels.

I made some things that were completely different for me, if I had more energy today, I would have finish them so I will work on them tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tuesday is such a Monday

We were off yesterday. I spent most of the weekend with Tom & Sadie doggie working on getting my craft tent set up and tagging everything for the show upcoming on 1024, they received my registration and money so it is on:)

Day job too busy for words and I am scheduled for a trigger point injection tomorrow to help with my fibro, I sure hope that works!!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

My show

Mom's beautiful piece!
They received my application and money hooray! So, I am going home & working on price tags and making more jewelery for one of my stores in San Antonio who contacted me as well, oh that burden has been lifted off my shoulders:)

HOORAY IT IS FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New updated jewelery in our Etsy shops.

What is even better it is Friday and a 3 day weekend in which both Tom & I need really bad. Day job has just beat the heck out of my these last 3 weeks and I am grateful to the Lord for helping me out during this time.

Our shops are being updated almost every day. I really really love Tom's camera and I think he knows he may never get it back:)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

This Thursday

I have been so busy that I didn't even know what time it was. Was a klutz and dropped lunch on the floor, on me and spattered on a nurse in our break room. Cleaned that up and luckily one of the other nurses was going to McDonald's & picked me up lunch.

What a day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Well, it is definate, my niece had the H1N1, she lives in Minnesota. She was sick but not too bad, praise the Lord.

Mom has ordered new computer. I need new glue to put things on different jewelery. Hmm, was having some technical difficulties last night & felt like throwing it on the wall, I didn't. I guess you need stock of glue as well. This is what you learn by experimenting:)

It is a beautiful day in Tucson and I much rather be outside walking for a while. Maybe I will do that after lunch. I am still trying to figure out a different color for my bridemaids. The color I picked looks horrible on her so back to the coloring board so to speak.

My jewelery facebook account is going well. I am trying to pick friends that are crafty because I have my own personal facebook that I do with some games & stuff.

Monday, October 5, 2009

computer issues, paypal issues

Okay, way too many technical issues going on. For some strange reason, I ordered some things on Etsy but all of a sudden, all these items showed up stating that I bought them thru our paypal....nope, I didn't do that, so I had to contact these vendors feeling like an idiot & a bad customer cause something strange happened in our paypal account.

Mom figured out that but right now, mortgage is calling my happy name to pay it so fun stuff can't be bought at this moment. Then her computer totally crashed/burned and died, that is a bad thing for a professor who teaches on line.....

Life not good for Hardy family, my niece may have the H1N1, who lives in MN, my brother's family had AA lock up their luggage, I am not sure what happened with that yet and my other brother is sicker than a dog. I guess it is our turn to get the yuck that is going around!

I did have one review on our Etsy shops, thank you and I know our pictures aren't the greatest, I am slowly going thru them & getting them rephotographed with Tom's camera.


It was wonderful and very very needed. I come home on Sunday, fed myself & beaded...ah. My doctor put me an valium. Let's just say, I haven't been too healthy mentally so this will help clear and focus my mind...if I don't fall asleep on my keyboard......whheewwwww:)

I mailed a package out too late, I did put another item in it & apologized for it. I felt SO awful about it but life has been beating me with a sharp stick with thorns on it lately. I am going to get my studio into shape & get pictures etc on the walls. That will be my goal this week and I will move my sheelves in there to also assist.

My jewelery is no longer a hobby for me but I am going to take it seriously and use my BS, in organzational business adminstration & get it to work on this side of my life as well. I opened up our facebook account for Etsy:) So far so good and then I am trying to develop lines & make some of the same items, or close to each other so I can start doing that as well.

God is so awesome & so mighty and he will definately help me out. The family is being super supportive & Tom is AWESOME!

We went to Mandara Canyon, sorry I know I am spelling it wrong & it was wonderful to get up in the mountains, see green and just breath in that air. Sadie was smelling everything & Tom & I just relaxed...:) ahhhhhhh

Hop over to Lorelei blog to win........

WELCOME to this week's Enchanted Adornments Giveaway!
Here is some background info in case you are just tuning in for the first time:
Cynthia Thornton, of Green Girl Studios, has written an amazing book called Enchanted Adornments: Creating Mixed-Media Jewelry with Metal, Clay, Wire, Resin & More, and it will be released on November 1, 2009!I am really excited about the release of this book because Cynthia and her family, are all amazingly talented and this book will totally rock the hizzouse. But not only that, I contributed a piece of jewelry for the Gallery section of the book, and am really super excited for all of you to see it!
The Green Girl Studios team, graciously donated 8 small packages of beads to be randomly given away, in honor of the big book release, to my little blog! How cool is that!This week will be the first of the 8 givaways. This SIXTH package of beads contains 5 pewter components (4 beads and 1 button), all in the FROG theme!This week, I'd really like you to pass the word onalong on your own blogs/twitter/myspace/Facebook...whatever!Leave a comment and tell me where you've posted the giveaway.
In this day and age, MOST everyone is CONNECTED in some way, right?
All you have to do to enter yourself to win, is leave a comment on this post!Keep in mind, you will ONLY BE ENTERED ONCE by leaving a comment,
on this post only.
Please try to only leave one comment, or the counting will be way off! 1 comment per person will be counted. if you forget and leave 2 comments, one of your comments will be disqualified. (as long as I can keep up with that)
I will draw a random winner using the Random Integer Generator,on Monday Oct 12!Please keep in mind, you CAN NOT WIN if you leave an anonymous comment and don't tell me where I can reach you! So leave your emails!
Good luck to everyone!!
Check out the sidebar for the Calendar of Enchanted Adornments giveaways!
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Friday, October 2, 2009


It is facing the wrong way...oh boy, see what I tell you about computer skill stuff...
I keep trying to get critiques by going thru Etsy community site to no avail. I am trying to rescructure things & the business and if someone PLEASE go to our VivaMexico and Funky Monkey Girls shop and let me know some helpful tips in non computer guru language I would so appreciate it.

I am feeling a bit frustated as I am sure you all can tell!

Frida Kahlo

Frida's Broken Column choker by Jolene Hardy
I love Frida Kahlo! I think her picture called the Broken Column best explains fibro/chronic pain. I am trying to change her pictures if I use them in my designs. I am trying to do items or come up with lines that reflect me and how I make things.

I hope this makes sense cause I really want to go to Tom's house & day job is.....BLECK.

The week from HE**

You know, just when things can't get any worse, it does. I am getting hit with awful news at day job, life crap, the only thing is that my jewelery is getting photographed well, Tom & I are great and my family is safe & healthy. Those are all blessings.

Satan is being a pain & he needs to go away and I pray that God will bind him, which he will.


Beautiful Friday

I believe that fall is finally coming to the desert. It is a beautiful morning, I am drinking coffee and I stayed up late, my eyes were burning getting Etsy updated again...:) Yes, I am working on things for the show also..:)

So here are some pictures for you viewing pleasure


Thursday, October 1, 2009


I haven't posted in 2 days, how strange for me, huh? :) I have been trying to get all the awesome jewelery that my mom & I have made in the past posted in Etsy so someone can purchase a great piece for themselves instead of me looking at it:)

I need to take some more pictures tonight. I also need to pick up a bit, I have piles here & there, nothing too bad but it could turn that way!

Tom is coming over this weekend & we will have fun, hooray!