Thank you! from Misti’s Jewelry

The Happy Beader
The Happy Beader

As I am working on my Misti’s Jewelry website, listening to the comforting sound of the rain as it falls on our thirsty California land,

I love a rainy day!

and going through the comments you all have been leaving, I felt it only right to leave a note of thanks.  I so appreciate each one of you who take the time to leave a personal, non-spam, note.  It means a lot to me and I just wanted you all to know how thankful I am for you.  Your input has helped me improve not only my blog, but also my website and my personal skills as a Misti’s Jewelry business person.  You encourage me.  So, thank you!! #FeelingBlessed

As a way of showing my gratitude, I have created a page on my website called, “Because I Care“.  It has information that has nothing to do with jewelry-making–things like internet scam alerts, tax information, neighborhood safety, etc.  I am constantly updating this page, so check back often.  And if you have a helpful note or information you would like me to consider adding to my “Because I Care” page, please contact me via email.  Let’s help each other make the web a better place!

And I’d like to take this opportunity to add in a funny little note, speaking of helpful hints from you all.  LOL  This one is actually from my hubby.  He went to my Misti’s Jewelry FAQs page, you know, “Frequently Asked Questions”.   I’m not going to tell you what he said.  You’ll just have to take a look at it, and then leave a comment on what you guess he said!  It’s just too funny!  Silly  me!

I’m off to bake some cookies for my husband.  What else does one do on a rainy day besides blog & bake cookies, right?

And now my dog is telling me he is ready for his supper…

Snickers is hungry

…so, I better go.

I look forward to hearing from you again soon.  You are a blessing in my life.   Thank you, from the bead mat to the heart.

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Do you ever feel this way?

I had this fabulous weekend at Gem Faire with some really great people.  I did well, and happily paid my fees to Gem Faire. 20140510_093836 I was even blessed by my next door vendor with a hot dog for lunch!  I loved the whole Gem Faire, then had a great day a church the next day, and then visiting my folks & some very dear friends.  #GREATWEEKEND!  (How was yours?  I hope you had a super one, too. )

Monday comes.  Then the swarm of things I have to do hits again.  Are you a big picture person like me?  Do you see a mass of things to do and all the details overwhelm you?  Boy, they do me!  I love what I do, really.  I love all of it.  I love the inspiration of shopping for my projects, I love the creativity of actually making new items, I love the computer art necessary to write a pattern, program a page, make flyers, etc.  I even love sorting my beads! — But I’m no expert juggler.  And I have a lot of balls in the air.  Am I alone in this?

Then here is today’s verse.  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”” –Joshua 1:9 (Did you notice it near the bottom of my home page?  Cool, huh?  It auto-updates!  I love programming!  Thanks, Deb, for encouraging me to go for it!)

Amazing, huh?  God is listening.  I’m so thankful we are HIS workmanship, not our own.  If I had to do this alone, I don’t know how I would handle it.   There’s this song that comes up on Pandora, that has a line, “You make me brave”.  Yes, He does.  What a blessing!

Be strong & courageous today.  =)  And may the blessing of the Lord rest upon all you do.

Delightfully beading away (amongst other things, hee hee),


The Happy Beader
#The Happy Beader


A Big Thank You…

I had an absolutely fabulous time this weekend at Gem Faire! So many of you came to see me, took classes and hung out. I loved it! I had a blast! I feel like Tigger personified! Whoo hoo! You all were so nice, too! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you all for a record breaking weekend! God bless you, real good!thank you block