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Hello and welcome to my blog! My name is Karen Snyder and I've been a crafter for about as long as I can remember. I am a stay-at-home-Mama of two beautiful children with a husband who makes my dreams possible.

This blog is about all sorts of crafting. I am a paper-crafter from early days, a jewelry-maker with an unending obsession for chain maille. I make chain maille purses, many of which will be chronicled in this blog as their future owners await their completion. I love metalsmithing. I am an indifferent beader and don't get me anywhere near seed beads... they scatter, screaming to get away from me. I love to try new things, have a short attention span so if its a long-term project... I'm probably not doing it LOL.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Earring Entry 8/23/10

Today's chance to enter is here!  Leave a comment on this post answering the following:  Let's assume you've won the lottery!  After you've done all of the responsible things like pay bills, take care of everyone's future, etc., what is the one self-indulgent thing you would do just for yourself?  I would go to every single artist whose work I love and commission a piece from them.  I can't think of anything that would be more self-indulgent than that :)

24 comments:

  1. Well I would have my house blown up & build a NEW one!!! This thing is over 100 yrs old & more leaks than I can count! lol

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  2. I would have the much needed tummy tuck that I have been wanting since having 4 kids has really done it number on me.

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  3. LOL Junie -- boy wouldn't that be a treat? To blow up the trouble and put just what you wanted in its place? You are entered :)

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  4. Elainea I know just what you mean -- I've only had two but both were c-sections and my tummy is as good as its going to get without medical intervention! You are entered :)

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  5. a personal chef, full time, who teaches me new dishes, takes me to markets, im SUCH a foodie, this would be such a dream! (and my very own bead shop! hehe)

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  6. Oh Carla -- I could totally get into a personal chef too. I love food, love to cook -- I think there is really no better joy as a human being than eating well. You are entered :)

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  7. I would hire a personal trainer and put myself through fat camp :) That would be my full time job until I was down to where I wanted to be. THEN plastic surgery to get rid of the extra bits (LOL) and SHOPPING like I've never shopped before- I'd probably be all over Etsy getting new pretties! ~Maria

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  8. LOL Maria -- I can see you gave this some thought! You are entered :)

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  9. Interesting question! I have been sitting here for more than 5 minutes and think...Haha...I still don't have the answer. Am I entered? LOL!

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  10. LOL Sally! Yes you are entered :)

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  11. Trip with my girlfriends for the tummy tuck and lots of shopping

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  12. Nice Dee Ann -- you are entered :)

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  13. I would schedule at least a monthly pedicure and massage for the next 10 years as a little de-stress time....as long as I could afford it after helping everyone with their futures! :-)

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  14. Oh what a wonderful indulgence that would be! I love a pedicure and massage is wonderful too. You are entered :)

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  15. i go for a shopping and for a long drive thats most relaxing and self indulgent :)

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  16. I would buy some beach front property on an exotic island. I would also buy a few pieces of work from Clark Little.

    Thank You Karen

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  17. Nice one Mia -- you are entered :)

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  18. Ooooh I forgot about beach property Regina! You are entered!!

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  19. Very nice. I can't wait to see the tutorial. biggrassfarmdesigns@hotmail.com.

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  20. Lisa White said.....I would take a trip back to Disneyland - every year, flying first class of course, (being a 12 hour flight from here to L.A!) and I would take my husband too, cause it would be no fun without him! Once in a while, I might take my kids as well! lol

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  21. I'd fly to San Diego and finally meet my Donor Dad face to face. Phone calls and emails can only do so much..

    BTW... The cabana boy was one great idea too!

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