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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    This is lovely Smoky! The brass really sets off the smoky quartz and the rhodonite w/pyrite is just yummy in this pick!
    Hope all is well with you and your mom too!

  2. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Thank you, Debbi! Trying to perk up my office – and office life, for that matter, have been adding plants to my windowsill……. I am well, thanks. Sweet Smoky Hen Leona is feeling very well, but having difficulty with acceptance…… not that I blame her – difficult transition. Thanks so much for asking! :)

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    D D Mystic Chick says:

    cool pick Smoky & hugs for Smoky Hen Leona!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    It’s always a pick me up to freshen up the place we spend lots of time…I think plants are a perfect way to add a little life to perhaps a basic office atmosphere.
    I am happy to heat that all is well…considering! My thoughts are with your mom…I’ve noticed with some of my older relatives and friends that it is hard to accept new challenges in life. Hugs to you both today!

  5. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    You are both in my thoughts and prayers, Smoky. :-)
    Have you tried adding artwork too? If possible, a few pics of flowers or a nice landscape (can be small scale) would be cheering. Don’t know if you have a cubicle or office walls. ;)

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Forgot to say how much I love this new Fav! I am considering ordering some of that rhodonite w/pyrite, and always like to see your signature smoky quartz in the mix. :-)

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:


  8. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Right into my favs with this one!! :-)

  9. ChickyD aka Debra
    ChickyD aka Debra says:

    Beautiful!!!!!! Very rich!

  10. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Smoky is BACK!!!! This is so pretty. I am liking the Rhodonite w/ Pyrite a lot. And the vintaj is always a terriffic choice.

  11. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    :) Thank you, girls!!!!

  12. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Such a pretty combo with the colors you’ve chosen and the pretty brass pieces, Smoky Rose! :D Hope Smoky Hen Leona is doing well with her treatments! :-)

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    Dizzy Chick Lori Z says:

    Another beautiful pick, Smoky!

    I am glad to hear your Mom is doing ok, and am hoping that it will get easier for her to cope with the changes in her life. You both are in my prayers.

  14. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful ‘Fresh Pick of the Day’!! :-D

  15. Karen H aka Fancy Chick
    Karen H aka Fancy Chick says:

    Congrats on pick of the day! This is gorgeous!

  16. Fashion Chick aka SC
    Fashion Chick aka SC says:

    Congratulations Smoky Rose!!

  17. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Congrats, Smoky Rose, on being chosen as the Pick of the Day! WOW — 2 in 1 week!!! See what happens when you stay away? LOL Enjoy your special day, Mary! :D

  18. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Ditto on the congrats, Smoky! And a fabulous pick, by the way – gotta love that rhodonite.

  19. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    Congratulations on the pick of the day. Bead-utiful pick.

  20. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Mary, this is beautiful! Love the pinks with the pyrite and smoky quartz. Congrats on “pick of the day”!

  21. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    Thanks Cathy!!!!! I tried a couple times the other nite to send you a message – don’t know if it went thru or not. Tend to think it must not have been. Did not realize you were in IL! Had CO in my mind for some reason. I grew up outside Chicago – are you familiar w/Downers Grove?

  22. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Yes, I have heard of Downers Grove! I am more in the middle of the state around Champaign – Decatur area. Sorry, I didn’t get your message, but I’m not the best at some of this technical stuff!

  23. Smoky Rose
    Smoky Rose says:

    oh please, ME either. I think it didn’t go thru. How about that, small world. My cuz’s went to UofI Champaign… I have family all over the area. Good to connect with a fellow Illini! Good to connect! I’ve missed you all!

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    very lovely pick! These are definitely your colors! Oh how they tease us on Saturday with 25% off!

    How are you making out muddling through your paper work? I brought a stack home this weekend. They’re asking for data and I haven’t scored the assessments yet.

  25. Cathy H Chocolate Chick
    Cathy H Chocolate Chick says:

    Imagine that! My daughter is going to the U of I at Champaign. She just finished her first year and is having a hard time adjusting to being at home for the summer – misses all of her new friends! How is your mom doing?

  26. ocean lady
    ocean lady says:

    Beautiful pick, I love the way you blended the colors. :)

  27. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Beautiful pick, Smoky!! Definitely a fav! :D

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    DOG Chick aka Angela says:

    Beautiful combination and very smoky! Into my favs.

  29. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Smokt POD! wooo-hooo! way to go Smoky Rose! :)

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Smoky!! You did it AGAIN! Congratulations!
    I believe ‘someone’ had a pick of the day only last week? You’re on a roll girlfriend!
    Miss hearing from you. Hope you’re doing alright and Smoky Hen Leona is too.

    I still can’t quite figure out the
    ‘garden’ thing. And really not sure I can take the time to figure it out right now.
    I get a little lost in there.
    So Chocolate Chick, I’m right with you on the technical stuff. It isn’t my forte’.
    I’d rather be beading! ;-)

  31. J Yee smart chick
    J Yee smart chick says:

    smoky rose,

    my apologies for not commenting on this lovely Pick! Congragulations on having this one chosen as “Pick of the Day”!!! yeah, this one is also one of my FAVS, the rhodonite w/ pyrite is soooo gorgeous, and the smoky quartz, pyrite and brass are PERFECT w/ it!!! how are you smoky rose???


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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    Congrats on Pick of the Day!

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