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About piercesdesigns

I am a person living in two worlds. By day, I work as a database analyst keeping the systems going at a major financial company. (HIGH STRESS!) By night I am a mom to 3, doing parrot rescue, and for my creative outlet I lampwork.

Another Beads of Courage Challenge!!

Together with Mountain Glass Arts, I am challenging you all to a Beads of Courage Challenge!! Up for grabs are TWO 50.00 gift certificates to Mountain Glass Arts. To enter, each set of 10 “Acts of Courage” beads that you … Continue reading

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Beads of Courage – Get a chance to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate

Beads of Courage is a wonderful organization that provides beads to children undergoing treatment for Cancer.  The beads are a marker for these children on their journey through this horrible disease.  Each bead they pic means something to the children.  … Continue reading

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Yummy, Emerald Kale Salad

I have a secret addiction.  I love Emerald Kale Salad.  Have you ever heard of it?  It is made from raw kale and very very healthy. Kale is like a superfood.  Check it out! Here is what you need: One … Continue reading

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Doodling along

I am such a tightly-wound type A personality that taking time to something as simple as a doodle is a big step for me. So, I found Zentangles! I love the different designs with no “set” rules.  It allows me … Continue reading

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Did I mention I like birds?

I am a bird lover.  I have 5 parrots. I have helped with parrot rescue and owner education.  I love watching birds outside too. So now…I have chickens!!  WOOT! I live in the city.  I am now an urban farmer.  … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Goodness close to home??

YES!  I am in heaven!  A wonderful gluten-free bakery just opened up nearby!!  Lindy’s Gluten-Free Bakery! I stopped in yesterday for the first time.  I am going to have to make it my personal mission to make sure they stay … Continue reading

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My thankful post

It has been quite a bit of time since I last posted.  Of course, I am always busy, always going and doing.  But today and tomorrow I am making it a point to stop for a minute and think about … Continue reading

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Seriously now, don’t we all have more important things to do?

There are so many good causes in the world.  Such as Beads of Courage which provides beads to children as they go through their cancer treatments.  I love making Beads of Courage beads! Instead of being able to spend my … Continue reading

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Come walk with me..through the International Market (some gross pics)

We have a giant international grocery store here. I love ethnic food so I go there occasionally, but I am also amazed at some of the things I find that you would NEVER find in the local grocery. Come…walk with … Continue reading

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The internet – It’s an interesting place

The internet can be a great place to learn, to “travel”, to meet people you would never have the opportunity to meet otherwise. Then, there’s the “dark side”.  There are predators and people who are, perhaps, unbalanced.  Like Ullja Kuntze, … Continue reading

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