Hazel Nut

Still waiting for Owain to come home…

Owain is still at UVA & we are starting to feel like he will never come home. I have been leaving as early as I can after getting the kids off to school & staying until 7pm or later so that I can nurse him. He has had some really good days with his...
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Getting better every day!

Lots of changes have happened since last Friday! Friday night when they moved Owain back to NICU. We first got moved from NICU to PICU because they ran out of room in NICU & they send heart babies to PICU after surgery, so it that is just the way they do it. So now...
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Another Baby on The Way!

I guess I have neglected my blog here for a few months & I was just informed that I never told anyone I was having another baby. I was talking to a friends the other day and I sure thought that he knew I was having another baby, but nope. I forgot to mention it...
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New Jewelry

OK, so it’s been a long time coming…I finally have new designs up. I started running low on the jewelry I had listed for sale and for months I have tried to get pictures of new designs up for you all to see & buy. I have about 200 new images to add, most...
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Warmest Wishes for the New Year

I hope that every one had a wonderful 2006 & that you all have a beautiful and prosperous 2007. So far I am starting out strong…2 days into the New Year & I have dived right in to accomplish everything on my list. I have started out by adding a few dozen new pieces...
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Newest Baby

I realized that the baby is 3 months old today and I never posted it here in my blog. My 3rd boy came pretty much on time, and has added to the beautiful chaos that is my life. This cutie comes to the Market with me to help me vend, and chills out with...
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This Baby Should Really Just Join the Family

I am getting closer to my due date now & feel like it could be any day now. I think that we are ready for a third child. I have done all I can do to get everything ready. I think my 2 kids are just as excited as I am. We are all...
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My Happy Place

My studio, which has also turned into an office space, is finally done. What a great feeling! I can walk straight in and sit down at all three of my work stations without climbing over furniture or boxes. I suddenly feel so graceful. There is even enough room in the middle of the floor...
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Winter Solitude and a Growing Family

This time of year is always so hectic no matter how much I try to calm the chaos. I am happy to say that in four weeks in November our house got new siding and all new windows (except for the way to huge to replace picture window). Our kitchen is not completely finished,...
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I Love Being at Home with My Kids

In the midst of working on my site, I still find time make jewelry, I have so many new ideas and designs that are just swimming in my head waiting to come out, and I actually do have Faery Jewelry that is working its way on to my site. My oldest son attends a...
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Traveling Around with Renaissance Festivals

So where did I go after dropping out of school…to travel around the country of course, working at different Renaissance Festivals. I worked at the Maryland Renaissance Festival, Arizona Renn Faire, Colorado Renn Festival, and the Scarborough Renn Faire in Texas, Virginia and the Carolina Renaissance Festival. It was nice to travel around the...
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It Got Me To Where I am Today

Then when I was twenty I went to Hungary with my grandmother who was born in Hungary and immigrated to the US after World War II by way of Germany where my mother was born. I think my first uncle was born in England and then they hopped on a boat and traveled to...
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Just a Little Something to Get Started

I have always been extremely bad at keeping up with journals.  I guess I have to go back to get to where I am now. Jewelry has always been a passion of mine, so it seems like a good place to start. I have been making one form or jewelry or another for almost...
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