beach stone necklace

beach stone necklace

I cut the beach stone for this necklace from a large beach stone that I found.  The colors are red and white with some green.  I don't know what the stone is, I suppose it's granite.  I combined it with some of my clay beads and an aquamarine.  I can't get enough of Lake Michigan beach stones.  They make me smile.

traveling with kids

When my kids were little we went to visit my Mom and Dad.  My Mom bought all kinds of breakfast foods for the kids including cake donuts.  We only had three days to get through all the breakfast foods. We didn't eat the cake donuts.  My Mom insisted that we take them on the plane with us because they might make a convenient snack.  She is also opposed to wasting food.  I didn't want to hurt her feelings so I took the bag of cake donuts.  I was carrying a lot of stuff, including a toddler, while corralling two other kids.  Needless to say the bag of donuts got pretty banged up...it was tossed, kicked, stepped on, sat on and squished.  When we were getting off the plane I was holding a big bag of cake donut crumbs which I safely deposited in the nearest garbage can.