Friday, July 31, 2009

0 Frantic Friday

With my son and daughter both returning today and life getting back to normal I thought I would share a wonderful web site I found at Disney Family Fun. It gives games and activities to do each day of the month!! Check it out and ENJOY your little ones! KM

Thursday, July 30, 2009

0 Thirsty Thursday

Now this is interesting - 20 interesting facts about water!!

  1. Roughly 70 percent of an adult’s body is made up of water.

  2. At birth, water accounts for approximately 80 percent of an infant’s body weight.

  3. A healthy person can drink about three gallons (48 cups) of water per day.

  4. Drinking too much water too quickly can lead to water intoxication. Water intoxication occurs when water dilutes the sodium level in the bloodstream and causes an imbalance of water in the brain.

  5. Water intoxication is most likely to occur during periods of intense athletic performance.

  6. While the daily recommended amount of water is eight cups per day, not all of this water must be consumed in the liquid form. Nearly every food or drink item provides some water to the body.

  7. Soft drinks, coffee, and tea, while made up almost entirely of water, also contain caffeine. Caffeine can act as a mild diuretic, preventing water from traveling to necessary locations in the body.

  8. Pure water (solely hydrogen and oxygen atoms) has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.

  9. Water dissolves more substances than any other liquid. Wherever it travels, water carries chemicals, minerals, and nutrients with it.

  10. Somewhere between 70 and 75 percent of the earth’s surface is covered with water.

  11. Much more fresh water is stored under the ground in aquifers than on the earth’s surface.

  12. The earth is a closed system, similar to a terrarium, meaning that it rarely loses or gains extra matter. The same water that existed on the earth millions of years ago is still present today.

  13. The total amount of water on the earth is about 326 million cubic miles of water.

  14. Of all the water on the earth, humans can used only about three tenths of a percent of this water. Such usable water is found in groundwater aquifers, rivers, and freshwater lakes.

  15. The United States uses about 346,000 million gallons of fresh water every day.

  16. The United States uses nearly 80 percent of its water for irrigation and thermoelectric power.

  17. The average person in the United States uses anywhere from 80-100 gallons of water per day. Flushing the toilet actually takes up the largest amount of this water.

  18. Approximately 85 percent of U.S. residents receive their water from public water facilities. The remaining 15 percent supply their own water from private wells or other sources.

  19. By the time a person feels thirsty, his or her body has lost over 1 percent of its total water amount.
  20. The weight a person loses directly after intense physical activity is weight from water, not fat.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

0 Twisted Tuesday's


With school fast approaching and summer quickly hitting its peak it is no wonder that we are all a little bit 'twisted'. I thought I would showcase a wonderful piece of art. I am very happy to show off the work of SeymourChevrons. This is a WONDERFUL, Art Seymour Original beads, Deep sea green twisted chevron with red core. This bead is the essence of a Twisted Tuesday! I can only dream of what I could make with this bead!



Drool your hearts out!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

0 Monster Monday's

this is MY monster! My little boy (4) has had that nickname for about 3 years already! He actually will respond better to that name than his given name! With that in mind i will give you....the many faces of my monster...







Sunday, July 26, 2009

1 Thanks to Laughing Dog Photography...


Thank you so much to




for listing me in a treasury, please look at it, click on it and comment! Thanks!!


0 Solace Sunday's

In most places around the world Sunday is a day of Rest or of Family. For my family we are getting together today to 'just to be together'. My daughter is getting ready to go to her first week long camp without any family or friends with her, for a 9 year old this is a milestone. My son is getting ready to go to my best friends for the same week long period, as a belated Birthday gift to me and my husband. Although my husband will still have to work while the kids are gone it will be the first time we don't have them home for more than a day or so - and rarely do we have them both gone at the same time.








For me, today is a day of packing and planning, yet also a day of hugging and thinking back to when my children were to little to go off on their own, even with family or friends! I am also thinking about how quiet my home will be (and how much beading I will get done) without my crazy children here, but also about how I will miss them terribly. They may 'be crazy' and 'drive me crazy' but they are MINE.








My husband and I will get some much needed 'adult' time in this next week, too.








So, as this day comes to and end and all the bags are packed, children are clean and in bed, I know have to pause and think about how lucky I am to have my loving husband and wonderful children around me every day!





Enjoy your Solace Sunday. KM


Saturday, July 25, 2009

0 Fall Treasury - EBW Members



0 Social Saturday's

I wanted to introduce to you my children, Ashley Marie, age 9 and Monster, age 4.



Watching my children enjoy life has always been one of the best parts of motherhood. Simple pleasures like chasing lizards, blowing bubbles or running in the rain can always delight children. How I wish I could go back to those simpler times.



As you play and work this weekend I hope that you stop, even for just a moment, and chase a butterfly, smell a flower or simply put your face up to the sun.



Happy Saturday, enjoy! KM

Friday, July 24, 2009

1 Frantic Friday


My Daughter Ashley is 'pullin' her hair out just thinking of all she has to do.....



I think this little bird knows just how she feels


Lifestyles of the frantic and frazzled




Thursday, July 23, 2009

1 Thirsty Thursday


This is my first Thirsty Thursday posting, i hope you all enjoy it!
(this is Ziggy, our 3 year old Rat Terrier)


Looking around Etsy I ran across this wonderful print by


i'm thirsty for you


I loved the idea behind it and thought right away of my husband and kids. I just can't get enough of them. I love to see the world through my childrens eyes, it makes everything new and wonderful!



Enjoy, KM

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

0 New Krafty Max Blog Features

I have learned a lot this past week about blogs and what will make my followers happy. Starting later this week I will be posting daily on this blog. There will be:

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Monster Monday's

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Twisted Tuesday's

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Washing Wednesday's

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Thirsty Thursday's

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Frantic Friday's

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Social Saturday's

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Solace Sunday's

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Posting will also include other peoples blogs, crafts, reviews, family pictures, and interesting facts (to name a few). I will continue to post any treasuries I have created or been found in, as well as, a listing to any contests or giveaways I am involved in. There is a new spot on the left side that will show photos of my newest creations and link them to their etsy pages.



I hope that all of this will be to the liking of my followers. Please feel free to let me know if you or dislike any of my posts. I love reading your feedback and comments. If you have an suggestions, please let me know those too! I can't wait to start!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

0 An the winner is.....


I won the monthly EBW (Etsy Beadweaver Team) challenge!!! I am so excited!! My first entry, my first month in the team, my first win and my heart has stopped. Thank you all to those who voted and supported me.

0 Pink Treasury!!!


Wow, another treasury! Look at all that pink! Look at all those beads!!! Look at all that TIME!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

0 Treasury by midnightcoiler


Thanks to midnightcoiler for choosing my 'mini teal anklet' for her treasury. Please check out her shop at www.midnightcoiler.etsy.com so see more of her work. Thanks again!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

1 Monthly News Letter

I have decided to start a monthly news letter. It will have all my newest items, a 'tip of the month' for creating jewelry, My upcoming events and contests, a featured seller/buyer, a monthly contest (only for newsletter members), a reminder to vote in the EBW Monthly Challenge, and much more. If you are interested in receiving my newsletter, please contact me via email

max@kraftymax.com

and I will put you on the listing. Unless something - amazing or catastrophic - happens, I will only email you Monthly on/about the 9th of each month.


Thank you!!!! I hope that this newsletter will be a wonderful tool for you to learn about me and my jewelry even more (plus you'll be able to win something too)!

Friday, July 10, 2009

1 Newest Creations




So, here is another creations I have made, please check it out and let me know what you think!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=27643395

Thursday, July 9, 2009

0 Please vote

I have entered into a challenge with other talented beadweavers and I would love to have you vote (entry number 2) in our challenge. Voting is open to anyone and you do not have to become a member to vote, simply go to http://etsy-beadweavers.blogspot.com and vote for who you like the most.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

1 Folio Weekly June 30 Article



Krafty Max and Beach Me are the focus of an Article in the June 30th FolioWeekly, page 32. Please pass this along and pick one up!

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