Saturday, December 31, 2011


                               THE EMPTYNESTERS

Friday, December 30, 2011


        Thanks so much Brando and Bogart for this awesome award and we will also pass on the honor.

Liebster Blog

Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve. As with any award, there is a bit of ceremony involved. In order to accept the award, we must do the following:
1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award
3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award
                     Our 5 picks in no certain order are:

#1 Emptynest

#2 Embee Cavaliers

#3 The social Hydrant

#4 Laceys Cooking Adventure

#5 Fat Man Writing
                  I enjoy these blogs and many more.  Happy blogging in 2012!

Thanks for reading our blog in
2011....Love Tucker, Sebastian
Rudy, sophia, cooper and Dexter
and of course our parents, Deb and


Thursday, December 29, 2011


The New Year is fast approaching, not that it matters to the doggies.  As long as they have their food, water and a little love, they don't care what year it is.
My husband and I don't go out for new years, since we have had 6 dogs we spend most of our spare time with them(kids and grand kids too)Our dogs are our family and they do protest, quite loudly I might add when we leave without them.  Sometimes we do need to do things on our own though, so they have to get over it!
I'm thinking I'm going to have a new years resolution of not spending so much time with the dogs in 2012....Right as if that's going to happen. They could never survive without following me around the house as I dust and vacuum, wash the floors, hopping on the furniture to ride as I try to move it,or laying on the bed as I try to make it.  Yeah, I guess you could say we are pretty attached to each other.
 2011 has been a great year for us and I hope my loyal canine friends stay healthy and happy in 2012!
Rudy says happy new year everybody! 

Monday, December 26, 2011


     The doggies sure had a great time opening there gifts, so we thought we'd share the video!
                                        Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everybody

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Well, its official, the weather man has said it many times this past week, THERE WILL BE NO SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS!  To tell you the truth I don't even care.  Yes everyone says it makes it look more like Christmas with that white stuff on the ground but me and the doggies have been enjoying this mild weather.  I can still do dog walks and go out in the afternoon and throw tennis balls, actually , I'm loving it!
                    This is our awesome Christmas tree this year, so fitting.
So I'm sure you all heard...the Green Bay Packers are now 13-1.  Apparently a few of the guys forgot to show up to play on Sunday...oopsy!  All kidding aside, its all good, they are still the best team in the NFL.

Christmas is right around the corner and we all get together for a Christmas eve celebration.  All the presents are finally wrapped, even the dog presents.  I always hope I got what everybody wants and I worry, but guess what, as I get older I don't care as much anymore what people think and everybody has everything already before Christmas.  I do give alot of gift cards!

I hope everybody has a great Christmas and a Happy New Year and make the changes necessary to live a long healthy life, I no I will be.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


With only a few weeks left before Christmas, we have finally managed to get everything we needed to get done, done.  Of course with December here, it has gotten so cold and the dogs are antsy, not being able to play outside for hours like they used too.  I sometimes have to force them to go out for at least 15 minutes by standing out there myself and freezing.  I throw tennis balls for them to chase so they can expend a little energy.
Ebay is very busy now, especially since alot of people are last minute shoppers looking for that special gift.  We make lampwork beads as often as we can spare the time, without being totally secluded in the studio.  We normally have a 100% turn around at any given holiday, so that's alot of bead making! 

This is one of the new designs that we came up with for the holidays and it is a number one seller.
Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year, cant believe it will be a new year already!