Saturday, December 3, 2011

This Week's Blog Post

Tis the Season!
It has been busy! Each time I sell a beaded item I make something to replace it. Sales have picked up for the holiday season so I have been beading, beading and more beading!!! I just added this sea opal glass and blue lace agate bracelet available at Miss Val's Creations.

Comfort Food
This is pure comfort food!!! I covered half a bag of lentils and 1 large chopped potato with a can of vegetable broth and water and cooked these for about 20 minutes until almost ready.

Then I added a large chopped zucchini and a can of chopped tomatoes along with crushed red pepper and red curry powder. At the end I added baby spinach. Mmmmm!

HIV/AIDS Awareness Month
I have sold a couple of these red awareness ribbon lanyards recently not realizing it was HIV/AIDS Awareness Month. It is amazing how far we have come in dealing with this horrible virus. This one I just restocked at Miss Val's Creations.

I remember being a child in the 80’s and everyone panicking about this thinking it was easy to contract the virus. People were afraid to use public restrooms then! Ryan White, the boy with AIDS in Indiana was all over the news. I believe his story was the first time I heard of virus. Obama talked hopefully about this stating that we can now have a new generation of HIV/AIDS free children. Apparently there is a treatment for pregnant women so they do not pass this along to their unborn child. Amazing!

New hair style
It was time to change my hair.

This is a new look for me since I have never had a heavy bang with a short bob before!

Speeding Costs Money!
So I got a speeding ticket this week for going 46MPH in a 30MPH zone! Oops! I am still getting used to my “new” car. That was a lesson learned. I was fortunate enough to have a nice officer who only charged me $50. Jim tells me 1 offense will not affect my insurance premium…I hope so. This is the only speeding ticket I have received in my 20 years of driving!

New Bali Clasps

I will be posting these new Bali sterling silver clasps this weekend! They are beautiful and will be sold in packages of 2.

Have a great week and enjoy getting ready for the upcoming holidays! ~Val


  1. wouldn't the officer accept the new car excuse? hahaha. love the new do.
    - ourhometoyours

  2. Love the new hair style! You look fabulous. ♥

  3. Love the hair Val! I can't believe you got a ticket!!! I have never gotten one either, for speeding, that is..haha. I have had plenty of parking tickets, but never for speeding. It must be the new car!

  4. Love the new creations. Love your new hair do! You are so beautiful. So glad you had a nice officer. :-)

  5. Love your new hairdo Miss Val! I wish hat my curls now!!!! bOOh!!! for that speeding tickets, I've gotten a couple myself and went to traffic school :(

  6. I love your lovely new hair style!

  7. Congrats on all the holiday sales!
    Love the new do :)

  8. I type faster than I think... I mean to write "I wish I had no curls...hate them now"

    Yup I went to traffic school to avoid the premium insurance go up and I recently did it online because my husband got a speeding ticket on his motorcycle! I had to pay the consequences meaning the class(life is not fair I tell you) but he paid the money his was around $270 + $30 online class.

    Hope your week is good!

  9. I love your hair cut Val, it is so cute! Glad to hear your busy beading and that you are having good sales.
    Everyday Inspired

  10. Bad luck with the speeding fine, but good the fine was low. I really really like your HIV lanyards and the Bali cleats with the twirls and turns. Great stuff. Good luck with the holiday preps.

  11. your new hair cut makes you look fab and hot girl!!!

  12. Val, you are absolutely beautiful, and I love your new haircut!

    Love this beautiful bracelet too! It is such a gorgeous color.

  13. totally cute hair!! I'm in need for a change. Not sure what to do with mine LOL

  14. Great new hairstyle, I love it. The soup looks very tasty, and your jewelry is super neat!

  15. That soup looks great. I like your new hair style. Your jewelry is beautiful.

  16. Lots to look at here. I love the bali clips, and your new do. I feel for your about the speeding ticket. I had the same thing happen to me this year. First ticket ever. And I want some of that yummy soup!

  17. Love the blue bracelet Val. Looking forward to receiving my earrings. :)

    Your new hair style looks gorgeous! xo

  18. VERY cute and chic hair cut! Thank you for stopping by my blog - - I'm so glad you did so that I could find you! I love that your posts are a mix of everything going on in your week.

    Empty On the Inside
    Dough, Dirt & Dye

  19. Thank you for the recipe tip! I have bags of lentils, various beans, etc...that I had no idea what to do with.


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