Monday, September 29, 2008

Nothing new....busy designing jewelry

Sorry Blog Nazi's nothing new today, just wanted to let you know that Christmas season has begun. YES, I'm already custom designing people's Christmas orders. Plus, I have 2 shows upcoming, 2 store's wanting my creations and I am building my jewelry inventory. It's going to be my best season yet, I just feel it. All that to say, I'm a very busy chica these days. No complaint's....I just have to pace myself.

Off to create...

Heather Rice

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sneak Peek @ my new product...RINGS!

In case you've been hiding under a rock recently, animal print is all the rage this fall. Given my fondness for anything cheetah, zebra or leopard print-- I'm thrilled to bring you a sneak peek at a new product I'm adding to my jewelry designs.......RINGS!

Straight off the runways of Milan (TEXAS) without further ado... I bring you this zebralicious design. It's a 1 x 1 beveled glass, fully adjustable ring. I designed it today and have LOTS more designs rolling out in the weeks to come.

These are guaranteed to be a hot seller at the shows I'm participating in this year. Grab one...or two or three while they're hot. Each ring is hand-designed by your's truly. They are $22 each. Don't limit yourself to only animal prints. I can put anything you desire behind glass and make it into a ring for you. Email me if you're interested

Designing for a Purpose,
Heather Rice

Monday, September 22, 2008


Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Emery. I can hardly believe it was two years ago already that our family was blessed with the miracle of Emery Kathryn.

You were a fighter from the beginning. Born 3 mos. premature at 1 lb. 9oz. and 12 inches long. You were tiny...a micro-preemie is what they called you. You spent your first 74 days of life in the care of the NICU of the Univ. of Kentucky hospital. You had so many great nurses and doctors.

Your mommy and daddy came to see you every day. It was so hard to see you with all your wires, electrodes, tubes, etc...You are a miracle. Absolutely a perfect child, no setbacks or delays of any sort. God had you in his hand the whole time and he continues to make you strong.

Even though we don't get to see you nearly as often as we wish, you are never far from our thoughts. Luke asks about Emery "baby" all the time. He loves his cousin so much. I wish we could all be together for your birthday but distance prevents that. At least GranDee is there "representing" the rest of us. Eat lots of cake. We love you sweet girl. You're growing into a fine little young lady.

Cuzzin Luke, Aunt Heather and Uncle Jason

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Saturday, September 20, 2008

My buddies...

Luke loves his "bestest" bud's Hud and Shep. Aren't they cute together. 3 peas in a pod. Never a dull moment.


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Odd pictures...

All I can say is..."His poor wife". Or maybe his lucky wife, depending on how you look at it.

Fish remain stuck in a fence as flood waters caused by Hurricane Ike recede, in West Orange, Texas, Monday, Sept. 15, 2008

He Pingping from Inner Mongolia, China's autonomous region, the world's smallest man sits underneath Svetlana Pankratova from Russia, the Queen of Longest Legs, as they pose at Trafalgar Square in London, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008. Pingping, born with primordial dwarfism, holds the Guiness World Record for the smallest man at 74.61 cms (2 feet and 5.37 inches) and Pankratova holds the Guiness World Record for the longest leg of any woman at 132 cms (4 feet 4 inches) in length

ANYBODY ELSE FIND THIS ODD??? The body of deceased Angel Pantoja Medina stands erect and leans against a wall by his coffin during his own wake in his mother's home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Aug. 18, 2008. The last wish of Medina, 24, who was found dead on Aug. 15, 2008 underneath a bridge in the capital, was to be standing at his own wake, and was embalmed for the occasion. I'M SURE HE WAS THE LIFE OF THE PARTY!!! PEOPLE ARE FREAKS...I TELL YA!~



Sunday, September 14, 2008

T-Ball...the minor league

Daddy showing Luke correct form and follow thru.
Swing battuh...battuh...swing!
Keep your eye on the ball, NOT the bat silly goose.
Ready for the major leagues...or at least to play with Shep.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Viva new tattoo...

Our awesome rental car........NOT! We had a Hyundai...but it was nice too (Tammy)!
Welcome to Nashville Airport.
Legend's Corner bar...all the country greats past/present have played here.
My sweetie, Jason
The new Ryman Auditorium...home of the current Grand Ole Opry.
The old Ryman Auditorium...home of the previous Grand Ole Opry.
Famous Honky Tonk...The Stage...we saw Nashville Star contestant Matt Mason there on Wed. night. I got his cd, he autographed it and even asked me to take his tip jar around to patron's.
World Famous Tootsie's bar on Broadway...we saw Nashville Star finalist Melanie Torres there.
All dolled up, with somewhere to go. We had a blast.
Me before we went out on the town in Nashville, TN.
Gage doing the outlining first...then the fill in.
Me right before Gage started my tattoo.
The tattoo really didn't hurt. Just felt like a bad sunburn.
Gage (my tattoo artist) and I post-tattoo. He did an awesome job. Thanks Gage
My First says, "Faith".

We just returned from a 3 day 11th anniversary trip to Nashville, TN. We went there on our 1 year anniversary and because of a scheduled biz trip that Jason had, we got to spent our 11 year anniversary there too. We love Nashville. I could so move there. It's pretty, clean and lots of fun sights and sounds. We had a blast hitting Broadway's many honky tonks. The highlight of my trip was getting a tattoo. I've been wanting to do it for awhile and finally had the guts to do it. It didn't hurt, just felt like a really bad sunburn. So, now I have "Faith" on my foot. It really looks cool. Although, I know tattoos aren't for everyone, I like mine. Jason and I got to meet Matt Mason and Melanie Torres both Nashville Star contestants from years past. They both sang awesome. We had fun eating out, having yummy homemade icecream on Broadway and taking in the sights, sounds and spirits (and I don't mean ghosts).
Thank you to my best friend Heather for watching Luke for us and for Nana and Poppa as well. It was nice to get away, relax and enjoy each other. P.S. I KNOW I need a pedicure. Have to wait until the tattoo heals first.


Friday, September 05, 2008

Gettin' caught up...



ANYONE SEEN JUAN VALDEZ? (yeah, the coffee guy)