Are you in North Carolina and want to see Shore Debris in person? My jewelry is available at this Sanford location:

Divine Designs by Nancy, 92 Amarillo Ln

You can also find my jewelry in this Southwest Florida gallery:

Elizabet Bryant Art Gallery, 200 West Dearborn Street, Englewood, FL 34223

Monday, January 31, 2011

Move over Julia!

And stand aside Angelina!

I'm making my way to stardom - as the back up extras's extra... but you have to start somewhere :)

So yes, I work here. We have lots of fun :)

Thursday, January 27, 2011


While sorting out Christmas, I found a box labeled "All Holiday Except Christmas." I'd almost forgotten about this one... I have little bits leftover from high school and college - including some Valentine's Day items. I figured why not - put them out now. Of course that would mean I still decorate the same as when I was in high school, but we won't delve into that.

One of my favorite items this old pin. My mom had lots of buttons leftover from her high school days that made it into my hands.
Not sure I'd ever be able to wear any of them again, but can probably provide good conversation when the neighbors come over to visit (like the shark's mouth where we keep the candy and the batteries charged...)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Get back in the closet!

This past weekend my husband and I finally took the Christmas decorations down. Where I live right now, this is crazieness... we're the only house that still had Christmas up after January 1st.

When I grew up, Christmas decorations were always a big thing. All day, the day after Thanksgiving involved large boxes, tissue, and dust. As every piece of the regular decor got packed away and Christmas emerged. The whole operation took the entire family about a week (seriously - one mover asked my mom in 1996 if she owned a florist shop - was the only reason he could figure he was moving so many wreathes, garlands, sprays...). This decorating never came down before president's day weekend in February.
Vicky's closet full of Christmas DecorationsAs an adult, I now wonder if it was less the spirit of Christmas and more the pain of putting it away that kept it up so long.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Updating Shop Banners

I finally got off my lazy but and updated my banners in my etsy and artfire accounts... that whole branding thing :)

Now my banners match my business cards. I've had a similar design on my blog and back on 1000Markets when that was still around, but never got it properly resized for artfire and etsy.

Picture of Banner for Shore Debris' online store front

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Am I getting too lazy?

On Monday, I had surgery on my face to remove a bit of cancer. Tuesday, I really didn't feel well, so I decided to try the "Express Line" shopping at my local grocery store. The search feature worked great. I set up my time to pick up my groceries and took at total of 6 minutes - from leaving the highway, parking, ringing the "express button," having someone load my groceries into the car, paying with my credit card, and getting back on the road.Paper bags full of groceries from Harris Teeter Grocery Store The thing I wonder now is how lazy I might be that I consider using this feature in the future on a regular basis?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Well, good old North Carolina has been getting some good old ice this winter. When I got up one morning last week, looking over my cup of coffee, I thought how beautiful this tree is. Pine Tree with sagging branches from the weight of the ice in Vicky's backyardMakes me want to attach kettlebells to the end of each branch so that it hangs like this all of the time :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

New year, new year, new year...

Getting organized is one of those things that always gets set into my goals - always well-intended, but not always followed through. This year, I want to look at it in smaller doses... like organizing the little area of my life that sparks my interest at the moment.Vicky's newly organized closet. So far it is working... I was able to attack my closet this past weekend and already see my year looking good.