Saturday, May 18, 2013

This Week's Blog Post

Mother of Pearl and Calcite Together!
I love this mix of beads for summer! Included are mother of pearl, white shell and calcite along with copper. 
Very sunny like! I am a sterling silver kind of girl but mix it up from time to time with copper! This set is available at Miss Val’s Creations.

Polenta Dish
This was delicious! 
We started with a layer of polenta and added sliced portabella mushrooms and feta.
Added sliced tomatoes and asparagus which had been sautéed in olive oil.
Then added green bell pepper and zucchini which was also sautéed.
We finished with another layer of polenta and feta.
Then we baked it at 350 for a brief time and it was perfection!!!

Lasik Surgery
I have been wearing glasses and contact lenses since my childhood. It really stinks because I can not see anything without either. It is bad. For years I have wanted to have lasik surgery. At first I waited thinking the costs will drop. Well, they never did! 

A couple of years ago I scheduled a consultation, but I chickened out after watching a video that prepares you for the worst. Everyone I know who has been through it had no problem. My mom had her eyes done 11 years ago and is only now needing reading glasses!

So I finally went for my consultation and have the surgery scheduled in June. I am so excited! I barely make it as a candidate because my prescription is so strong. I just make it within the parameters where the surgeon will do it! Of course the anxiety will build until this is done but I have a huge feeling that it will be one of the best things I will ever do for myself in my lifetime. I have dreamed about waking up and being able to see. This dream is going to come true. :)

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy your week ahead. ~Val


  1. How exciting about the Lasik! Everyone we've known who's had it has had great results as well. I know it will be nerve-wracking, but well worth it in the end :)

  2. The white bead combo with copper looks great together! Val, I'm myopic!! I wear glasses for work and contacts for going out. I chickened out on doing the surgery 8 years ago, and now I have other complications so it's no longer possible.
    The best of luck with your surgery! I know you're feeling excited/anxious at the same time :)

  3. that bead combo is gorgeous and so summery and light! I can just see it with linen and some sandals! I've thought about Lasik, but have chickened out too .... but have heard great things about it - congrats and best of luck with the surgery!

  4. Best of luck on your surgery Miss Val!

  5. O, that is a beautiful set -- perfect for summer and beach parties! Wow, bestest wishes with the surgery -- everyone I know who's done it has nothing but good things to say. Do keep us updated!

  6. What a beautiful necklace and earrings set. Gorgeous! You always come up with great dishes. Wishing you all the best on your eye surgery. :-)

  7. My friend, good for you!! I wish you all the best with your surgery! Everything will go perfectly! I am so happy you are doing this for you!!! Big Hugs ;o) Make sure to let us know when it's all happening ;o)
    Your new mother of pearl set is so pretty!
    I just had asparagus tonight! This dish looks amazing!!!
    Hope you're having a great weekend ;o)

  8. The necklace is gorgeous! The copper pops and draws attention to those subtle colors even more. Lovely!
    I am absolutely going to try the polenta dish when the garden is producing the goods! What a perfect hardy, healthy meal. Looks delicious!
    Best of luck with the lasiks! I have only heard great things about it. I have contemplated it many times myself (to wake up each morning and not have to grab for glasses just to function would be awesome!), but am facing possible glaucoma surgeries in my future, so I figured it was best to just let it go.

  9. Hi! Beautiful necklace set and the polenta looks delicious! I have never had it before and would like to try it.

    - good luck with the lazik I sm sure you will do fine ;)

  10. i hope your surgery will go well! it is definitely scary but don't worry, you will be fine :)

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  11. Hi Val, really love that new necklace set. Very pretty.

    Good luck next month with your lasik surgery. I know you will do fine. My neighbor (many years ago now) had that surgery and he was very very pleased with it. I know you will be too.

    Have a great week.


  12. Love copper! Your necklace is gorgeous!
    And this polenta dish looks deli and it sure was.
    Good luck with your surgery!

  13. Hi Val, just love your newest creation. The combo of beads are so pretty together. Looks like a great recipe. Congrats on your upcoming LASIK surgery. You are going to love it. Best wishes.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  14. Your necklace is beautiful! delicious polenta look!!
    Have a nice day!!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  15. Val, your polenta creation looks absolutely delicious, and healthy too! :-)

    Congratulations on your decision to have Lasik surgery. I know 5 people who have had it done, and all said that they wished they'd done it long before. All really good results with no complications.

    Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

  16. Your polenta dish looks so tasty, I may have to give that a try.
    Good luck with you Lasik surgery next month, I am sure you will be happy with the results. Love the necklace, the colors are perfect for summer.
    Have a great week!
    Everyday Inspired

  17. Lasiks!!! I am soooo jealous!!! I just bought a new pair of "hip" glasses this week and dangitt!! My eyes are so bad that they look like "coke bottle" glasses.. or military issued glasses.. so needless to say they are not hip. so excited for you! Have a wonderful Holiday weekend!!


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