Lisa Leonard Designs

random thoughts in my mind…

October 11th | older posts

i love going out for breakfast on the weekends. i want pancakes tomorrow, preferably with chocolate chips.

i had so many blogs i was checking regularly that i had to cut back. then i really missed some of them so i had to google around until i found them again.

this is my new keychain. i took the pic before i put the rest of my ugly keys on it :)
i find creativity usually strikes while i am driving and after a cup of nutty bean coffee. then i have to go straight home and make whatever has popped into my mind.

i mess up about 1 in 6 sterling stamped pendants. I either grab the wrong letter or lose my grip on the hammer.

i can’t stamp jewelry for at least an hour after a nap (when i am lucky enough to get a nap!) my fine motor skills are unreliable.

this is my favorite necklace lately. i am also really into pairing short sleeve tops with long sleeve tees.

i had a jewelry party last night. it was a small group, but a great time of chatting and connecting.
i think i am perpetually dehydrated and i am constantly trying to drink more water. and i like to tell people i am perpetually dehydrated. it sounds really serious.

i love getting comments on my blog and feeling connected with people i’ve met through blogging. show some love and leave us a random thought!

46 Responses

  1. RachelDenbow says:

    I can’t stop eating candy corn today.

  2. Kim says:

    I’m a single mother. I’m tired of being single. It’s been four years. I really want to find someone special.

    Oh, and I just learned that when you mixed candy corn and peanuts together it taste just like a payday candy bar.

  3. Hayley says:

    I love your blog and read it often. My random thought is I wish I could live without coke. I love it and know it is bad for me!

  4. trinawalker says:

    Lisa, I love your blogs, so I usually try and check everyday. Thanks for inspiring me and I so admire your jewelry and your talent.

    Hmmm…random thoughts…I feel like staying home today and should I move out of California?

  5. Laura says:

    My random thoughts….
    I check your blog whenever netvibes tells me you have a new post. I’ve ordered several necklaces from you and shared your blog with many more. I feel like I could have you and your family over for dinner (even though I’m in So. Cal.) I want you to make me a keychain too. I’m also perpetually dehydrated, and you’re right, it sounds bad :-) I’m also perpetually exhausted, but would have it no other way since I’m in love with my kids! I think you’re great and you’re very talented! Keep up the good work! God bless!

  6. Earen says:

    I wrote random thoughts on my blog today too…kind of fun! I love that key’re so creative! Wish I could come to your jewelry parties..I’d even host one!

    I am really wanting a Starbucks coffee today. That’s my random thought right at this quiet moment with all 3 boys resting…ahhh…

  7. Anonymous says:

    I believe that i could eat mexican food every single day, if i allowed myself. And the more cheese, sour cream and guacamole on top of it, the better :)

    Also, i love coffee drinks but realllly have been trying to find a place i like as much as starbucks. (I want to support the small, local places!) If anyone has any suggestions as to where i can find a good non-fat mocha, let me know!


  8. Joy says:

    sleep is one of God’s greatest creations ever. should i be praying about your perpetual dehydration? it does sound serious. now, i’m really thirsty.

  9. Kal says:

    I am a random visitor for your random thought day. Love your work. I want to order three things and I will – as soon as this baby is born and I can give you a name to stamp on one of those beautiful pieces.

    So cool. Thank you.

  10. Raquel says:

    I love reading your blog. I’m not even sure how I found it anymore but I check it out everyday. I’m in love with your jewelry-wait can you be in love with jewelry? lol. My random thought for today is why is it that you run out of toilet paper, paper towels and all that other not fun shopping stuff at the same time?

  11. Melanie says:

    your work and your blog ROCK!
    love everything youre making and will be christmas shopping here! :)

  12. chrissie says:

    Random thought:
    I need to have more random thoughts and stop thinking so deliberately. It seems like my mind is so full of what is necessary, there isn’t a lot of room for wandering thoughts.

  13. Rojas' says:

    Ok Lisa, you’ve done it to me again!! Since my girls will be getting their license’s in December I think we need these!! (We love to have matching things) Can you also add a pearl to it?? That would be cute. I would like for one to say ” Faith”, one to say “Trust” and one (mine) to say “Blessed”. You are amazing!!!! (I will email this to you also)

    my random thought – two really – I love the smell of oranges. And why does my dog’s breath smell so bad 10 minutes after I have bathed him and brushed his teeth!!!!! (It should smell like oranges!!) XOXO Shannon

  14. Lynn says:

    Random thought, eh? Gummy eyeballs really are not my favorite candy.

    When i was in college, every time I got drunk, I would run around and tell people that I had to pee more when i got drunk because alcohol inhibits the ADH hormone in the pituitary gland… which while very true, it just shows everyone my truly nerdy nature.

  15. Corinne says:

    I always have these crazy random thoughts. They just come out of nowhere and people look at me like I am crazy and I just laugh. I love to laugh. Laughter really is the best medicine, tonic, meditation, prayer, whatever you call it -LAUGH, LAUGH, LAUGH!! Thanks, Lisa :)

  16. Amy says:

    I absolutely LOVE the necklace you are wearing! How much and do you sell variations of it? I am addicted to jewelry and know of a few other friends who are too! my random thoughts…my sil lives in LA and works for disney. she could afford your necklaces and even see your work in person. oh, and I hate my job even though I only work outside the home about 7 days per month. I still hate it. thanks for at least letting us see the beautiful jewelry.

  17. rohanknitter says:

    Here’s a random thought…. every time I visit your blog I think to myself how cute your hair is. I”m jealous. ; ) (my hair is super super stick straight)

    That’s a great keychain!
    I’m always trying to cut back on my blogs too. But then I find new ones. : )

  18. Sarah Markley says:

    So, hoping you haven’t stopped reading MY blog! sniff, sniff.

    Random – is it easier to talk to people via their blogs than in person? What is a name for someone without a blog? Are they somehow NOT connected b/c they don’t have a blog, or are they MORE connected b/c they don’t? Wondering…

  19. BetteJo says:

    I’m thinking about all of the things I have to do before bed – while I sit here with my butt on the couch.
    Er .. eating candy corn!! Seriously.

  20. Jenny says:

    I enjoy your blog. I love your curly hair… I’m a curly girl too. You seem like a very laid back and fun loving kind of person.

    random thought: I would love to have a lazy day where I had hours to just read books (and blogs).

  21. Alisa says:

    your post reminded me that I am thirsty…
    love the keychain!
    random thought..
    how long will my kiddos believe in santa?

  22. Kristen Borland says:

    anything really girlie makes me smile. i look forward to having a daughter so i can tie pigtails and cute knots and twirl around in pretty dresses.

  23. Kristen Borland says:

    oh, and i love that key chain!!! that is so classy. how much do key chains go for?

  24. Denise says:

    Cinnabon Ben & Jerry’s ice cream would be really good right now, with a side of chips and salsa.

    My back itches.

  25. Earen says:

    Hi again Lisa! Thank you for your nice note on my blog! Yes, Sharalee directed me to your blog because of your amazing jewelry & that’s when I found Sarah’s blog & thus began my addiction! HA! Small world that you too used to live in Hemit. Did you know her personally or just through the blog/computer world? She’s my dearest & best friend. I miss her living here with me! Thanks again for the note!

  26. hil says:

    My b-day present (one of your open circle necklaces) is beautiful! Thank you…my husband did good this year.

    My slightly randon thought…it’s my 29th b-day’s anniversary (for the fifth time), so when should I start saying it’s my 32nd b-day’s anniversary (when I’m 37 or 39???).

  27. Amanda says:

    I love your blog. I can’t even remember how I found it but my friend Amy and I check it everyday. “Did you see Lisa’s blog? I love the xxx piece she made.” “Lisa” just like we know you. Now we’re addicted to your sister’s blog too. Those little girls are so adorable!

    We have a lot of random thoughts in our family. Most of them come from my four year old. Her funniest was “I like cheese” stated at a completely random time. Now whenever someone spouts something random, we’ll respond with “I like cheese”. Hmmm, it’s funny to us, but probably not so much typed here. 😉

  28. Amanda says:

    Oh and how much is the necklace you are wearing? I love it! I also LOVE antique looking keys.

  29. dinka says:

    I love your taste.. all the jewelry is so beautiful and delicate. I want your talent.
    Also, i want to come to your jewelry party.. i’m only in connecticut and not invited, but .. I’m coming.

  30. Kate says:

    Today is my 29th birthday…not too crazy about it being my last year in the 20’s…hmm, but I’m gonna try my best to live it to the fullest. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your jewelry…I truly wish you lived on the East Coast and could give lessons…I’d pay top dollar! Have a great day! 😀

  31. Kelly says:

    I’m so glad its Friday – I might leave work early and try to get in a nap! 😉

  32. Robin says:

    Random thought: I love “wear your jeans to work Fridays” almost as much as I love doritos covered in salad dressing… mmm.

  33. graphics_girl says:

    I have become a blog lurker as well. It keeps me from updating my own blog. I stumbled onto yours from Rachel’s(I think). How lucky am I? Your art is amazing and I will be putting an order in soon. A necklace, I think. I love the one you have on here.
    Random thought? I can’t wait to pick pumpkins tomorrow! Must dig out a cozy sweater for such an occasion.

  34. Hannah says:

    I saw your designs and loved them and just sang your praises on my blog. I cannot wait to get a piece of your jewelry!

  35. lindsay mcintosh says:

    i love the key chain lisa! i am always amazed at how you keep thinking up new awesome creative stuff!

  36. pennymalley says:

    I don’t know which is funnier- your blog or the comments you receive. “I like cheese.” hilarious. Anyway, I too suffer from pd, made worse by a baby girl who sucks everything out of me every 3-4 hours. Everything but fat, that is. I’m out of town next Thursday, but let’s get together again soon!

  37. Melissa Garrett says:

    Hi Lisa!! My random thought ~ I wish I had a BBQ chicken pizza right now 😉

    PS – I know how you feel about deleting blogs and then searching for them again. Even though I don’t often comment here, I do read each of your posts. And I don’t think I’ll be deleting your blog. :-)

  38. Natalie* says:

    I also love your blog – will you be making key chains now? I LOVE it!

  39. Elissa says:

    Your blog really really makes my day. And I’m addicted to pink kit kats at the moment.

  40. Camille says:

    Of course, I love your blog! My random thought: I haven’t been to a football game since high school- I can’t wait for tomorrow!

  41. Jan says:

    Well, I too love your blog and check it pretty much daily. Love your talent, love your jewelery and love your thoughts. Random thought here: why am I cold? It’s still warm here in Austin.

  42. Lauren says:

    Could you BE any more photogenic?! My gosh! And there’s TWO of you! :)
    I’ve shared your blog with more than one of my friends and we all agree that although you can’t “feel” things via a blog, yours really comes the closest to “feeling” the friendliest. And the most sincere.
    Your boys are beautiful! I’m so happy a mom as devoted as you are has been blessed with “work” that allows here to be so hands on with her children! I know that too and am truly blessed! Thank you for sharing rays of sunshine through your jewelry and your blog! Best to you and your guys!
    Random: I’m craving Root Beer and pretzels right now. I usually have ‘tandem’ beverage/food cravings and they always have the same pairings: Dr. Pepper & bbq potato chips, hot chocolate & cottage cheese, Sprite & homemade chili…some may say I need help – I say that it never makes for a dull day around our kitchen! :)

  43. Brother Dan says:

    I guess I was wrong. It’s not just when you have a giveaway that people post responses. It’s cool that so many people read your blog. You’re almost famous. Don’t forget me.

  44. -gwyn says:

    love the key ring. LOVE IT.

  45. ahna says:

    I love English muffins in the morning – with real butter in the little holes. I mostly love them because no one else in my family will touch them. Finally. Something that is all mine.

  46. PastorMac's Ann says:

    Came by via Bec’s blog this morning after coveting her lovely new necklace. You’re so talented.

    Random thought: Kisses in the morning are good for the soul.

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