Saturday, May 28, 2011

Young Love

This is for Tracy... awwww, to be in high school and in love again...
Wait, I'm already doing that... I am married to my high school sweetheart!  Lucky me! (next month we celebrate our 13 11 years wedding anniversary!)  (whoops!  It wasn't  until nateandkatesmom commented that I realized I had written 13... no, it's going to be 11 years this June, not 13.  I guess I was still a bit sleepy!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Your Help is Needed...

Fellow Blogger, Kelly, posted a very important post today regarding being a donor.  Please take the time to hop over to her blog and learn the importance of being a donor and/or how you can help.

She also posted a story about Haley.  Please read... and help if you can.  Thank you!


Pass this story on....

Monday, May 23, 2011

My FIRST Blog Award!

I am so excited to share that fellow blogger, Colleen, of A Day in the Life of a five Foot Momma gave me my first blog award!  Stop on over at her blog and have a looky.  She has some great stuff to share with everyone!  Thank you Colleen!!!!

By receiving this award, I now must follow the rules that go along with the award...  I must share 7 facts about myself and then share the award with 10 bloggers.  

First, here are  7 facts about me:
1) I love pasta!  (any and all!)
2) All 3 of our children were born in August and are "almost exactly" 2 years apart!
3) My hubby and I have known each other longer than we have been married.
4) I didn't like the Twilight series as much as I thought I would... I LOVED the first book though!
5) I love "plain" vanilla ice cream - I'm boring like that!
6) I am a Gleek! (and my children may be too! ;))
7) I don't think I will be going back to teaching any time soon.... (sigh, too much stuff going on in education that it's so discouraging!)

And now to pass on the award:

1) Heartfelt Balance Handmade Love .  Wonderful recipes, fun activities and art projects.     

2) Mel Dreams Often.   Fun recipes, art project and crafts.

3) jrrsehopecoahing.  Great discussions on raising teenagers (no, I do not have any... yet.. but it's good to get a running start now!)

4) CoolKids.  What a fun site with REAL children featured!

5)  Little Ditties.  Brittany has a great eye for color, style, and fun finds!

6)  Cajunlicious.  It's about food!  Need I say more?!

7) Maria's Handmade Love.  She has some great DIY posts, giveaways, and reviews!

8) Cherished Bliss.  She shows some amazing crafts and inspiration for everyone!

9) The Queen of Swag.  Great reviews, giveaways, and coupons!!!

10) Mom Blog of two Monsters.  Funny mommy moments.

Thank you ALL for sharing your blog  with us... I enjoy reading your posts whenever possible!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I Do!

Me Too!!!

What do you think?  Tina and Shawn's wedding is today... Congratulations!!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Head on over here and enter... Win one of my pendants!  :)  --- or the button is on the right sidebar there.  Good luck!!!

Thanks Karen!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I was mentioned...

here!!!  I have been a bit busy and did not mention it...

Thank you Brittany!  Hop on over to her blog, it's really cute.  She has great taste in color and things that are cute!  ;)  I wish I had her sense of style!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

2 more Corinna pendants and a keychain

These teachers are so lucky to receive these from their students who, obviously, love them!

Makes me miss being in the class room!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Here we GO!

I am so excited to begin this new journey...
Thank you friends for your referrals and your support!!!!  (Astrid, Melinda...THANK YOU!!!!)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

For Dr. Mach

My dear, dear friend, Susan found me when I was a junior at UCLA and gave me a job!  She was a Writing/English professor and needed help with research for her class readers.  So, I became her research assistant.  Little did I know that I would come to love this woman like my own mom.  She has always been there for me and I always find myself smiling when I think of her.  She is such a strong person... long and personal story, so we won't go into it here.  I am grateful she is in my life -- she attended my wedding (even joined in the traditional tea ceremony) and she and her husband read the very same poem that was read at their wedding!  She and I put our heads together and we came up with this:  (insert UCLA fight song here... because that's what you do when you see UCLA!!!)

Susan, I love you and I hope you know that!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

1 more variation to the Malia Pendant

I made this pendant for two really sweet moms I met at the Timpany Swim Center.  They make me laugh and it truly helps... at the end of a LONG day, laughter helps make the rest of the evening more bearable!  (You know what I mean, right?  Sometimes, even a cup of coffee just doesn't cut it!)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Not So Shabby Giveaway!

(excerpt from her blog below)
"Enter for a chance to win the Azure Coast dress, with it’s playful puff sleeves and no-nonsense shirt collar, it's perfect for the office or a weekend getaway at the shore."

"During the giveaway the lovely Angie at Shabby Apple is offering all of my readers a 10% off coupon towards any purchase at Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple is where you will find beautiful “women’s dresses” and  “little girls dresses” too. Just use this coupon code at check out katherinescorner10off."

"Contest starts Sunday April  17th and ends Friday at midnight ( MST) May 13th."

This is such a cute dress!  I think I can get away with wearing  this, don't you?! I love the sleeve and the length is perfect - not too short and not too long.  I've entered the giveaway, you should too!  And I've checked out Shabby Apple's website - LOVE the dresses!!!!

Happy Mother's Day

I wish you an amazing day .. .for all moms deserve an amazing day!
 Beautiful flowers made by my 3 beautiful children.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is teacher appreciation week.  Our homeroom mom organized a wonderful week for MG's teacher.  Monday - a plate of cookies.  Tuesday - a bouquet of flowers brought by each student in the class and then assembled  together (by yours truly!) .  Wednesday - a poster made up of letters the students responded to this: "I appreciate my teacher because..."  Thursday - it was also her bday! a class bday gift.  Friday - a basket of fruit (made up of fruits the students bring in).
MG and I thought and thought... and we came up with a pendant for her birthday:
First idea:

 Second idea -- we liked the extra crystal on this one.

So this was the "Who I Am" pendant with a crystal added.  And FYI -- she is not yet a "wife" she will be soon though, so that is why we added that... she is planning/preparing for a June/July wedding!  (more details later)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Mommy 2 Be

One of our former clients, Donna and Andrew, are expecting their first baby... I felt the need to celebrate with them.  So I made Donna a pendant...

It makes me giddy to see this... I bet Donna is so excited!  I wonder if Andrew is nervous.  Do you  remember the first time you found out you were pregnant?  I was shocked... and so excited!  After a few months, I was nervous and scared.  Now, I can probably have 10 children and not bat an eye... Okay, that is a bit of an exaggeration (okay, a lot)!  I really do love having a large family.  My 3 never tire of playing with one another.  They don't always get along, but at the end of the day, I can tell they love each other... A sure sign?  They have their own beds, but they choose to cuddle in the same bed 90% of the time!  Now, that is one crowded bed!