Thursday, December 27, 2007

Back on Track...

OK, I've decided to get this going again...I don't seem to be very good at blogging. November and December seem to be a pretty busy time for me. I do want to thank everyone who stopped by my booth at the shows we attended during the holiday season. It was great meeting and talking to the many great customers I was able to work with face to face.
I'm currently working on my 2008 show schedule. Last year I didn't do a lot of shows, but this year, I'm hoping to get involved in a few more around town.

Many of you know I love to scrapbook, and there is a new contest with Creating Keepsakes Magazine- Hall of Fame. I've been picking up new paper and embellishments lately, so I will make some new pages, and when I feel like I have enough to choose from I will make my decision, whether or not I will enter. I just love all the new 'stuff'' I've picked up, now all I need is new ink for my printer! I also received from my husband a new camera for my birthday! So, now I have no excuse but to snap away at my ever growing children!

I hope everyone had a great holiday season! My husband took some vacation days so we had a great time visiting with family and chillin' out around the house. We did so much remodeling this past summer, that it's nice to just sit back and enjoy our house. Maybe next summer we can remodel the upstairs!

Well for the next couple of weeks I will be working on a spring/summer 2008 line! I've been finding some great stones and pearls and I can't wait to get started!

If you haven't picked up the latest Bead Trends magazine Jan/Feb 2008 issue- I have 6 pieces in there!!! Again, it is so exciting to see my creations in print! Wow! Very cool! I will be submitting some new pieces for the May/June issue. Wish me Luck!

I'll right, it feels good to be writing again!
Wishing everyone a Safe, Happy and Healthy New Years Eve 2008!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Blingin' for the Cure

All right we are so excited!!! We have a date set for our 'open to the public' Blingin' for the Cure. It will be on Friday, Oct 26th, 2007 from 5pm-8pm. This will be a Pre-Holiday Shopping Event Fundraiser, with 10% of all retail sales going to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, for the Cure. We will have the following vendors present for your shopping convience- The Beautiful Garden Boutique, Arbonne International, and Keiki.
We will have complimentary gift wrapping, drawings with fabulous prizes, yummy goodies, and you can even pamper yourself by trying some of the fabulous skin care products from Arbonne International. We have also designed Limited Edition or One of a Kind jewelry pieces for this Special Event.
If you have any questions, please email us at
I hope everyone has a great week. And be sure to check out - all month long we are donating 10% of our total sales to Susan G. Komen Foundation, for the Cure. You can also come visit us at any of our local events or sign up for your own private home show/presentation. See Events Page for more details.
Have a great week!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Our First Art Walk was a Great Success!!!

WOW!! What a great time! It was great to meet so many customers and see such a wide variety of artists! I was across from t'z Market Place- and there was great wine being poured and great music being played! Looking forward to next months Art walk on November 7th! Hope to see you there. Stop by my table to see what's new and just say HI! About half my inventory is new for fall and I have some great markdowns I've done for the shows and events!

Be sure to check out the events page to see were we will be next. There are some great events we've signed up for located all over the city!

I just wanted to thank my dad for taking to and from the Art Walk, and helping me set up! And thank my husband for taking care of the kids- even venturing out to take Bryson to soccer! Without the support and love of my family - my business would not be possible!

Getting really excited about Arbonne! I will be putting in my samples order and Holiday inventory order today!!! I just love all the lotions and salt scrubs they have to offer! I'm not sure if I've mentioned the skin care line- But I love it!!! Last night someone looked really surprised when I told them I had been creating jewelry for 17 years!! Now that says something about this skin care line! I haven't had compliments on my age for a few years! I feel like the RE9 line really works- I've been watching my wrinkles disappear!!! I just love it!

If you can book a home show we can do foot scrubs for your girlfriends, make jewelry, and just shop for jewelry and lotions!

Have a great day! -Trisha

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Introducing New Private Party Shopping Events

I have decide to combine two things I and skin care!!!
I just joined the Arbonne Team! Very exciting when you sign up for a home shopping event, I will not only be displaying my jewelry but also a fabulous line of skin care products for the whole family, plus make up, vitamins for the whole family, a wonderful Holiday Catalogue to indulge in and the list goes on and on!!!
So, look over your calendars and contact me for a themed party where you, the host can earn gorgeous jewelry and fabulous skin care!!! And your guests will enjoy a relaxing evening of pampering, looking an feeling gorgeous!!!

contact me a

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Last Night I Joined the Chandler Art Guild!!!

I'm so excited to be apart of this group. It takes me back to college, just being in the mix of the art world is so exciting!!! I will be participating in my first ArtWalk ever!!! on Wednesday October 3rd. I can't wait!! And it is in my own backyard!

You can check out their website Chandler Art Guild and read up on all the great info. There is even a list of artist who belong and I am on that list!

I just love all media, but I will only show my jewelry work. There are two paintings I gave to my parents that I did when I was in college, guess where they are hanging...the Garage Walls!!! I think it is so funny. It is the first thing my parents see when they pull in. My dad found a great place to hang them. LOL!!!

I think I used some great techniques in them, but they are only worthy of the garage!!!

Better get going...It is so beautiful outside, I want to take advantage of it!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Our New Look For Home Shows/Private Parties & Events

Here are a few pictures I took of the new table set up - I just love it! I'm so excited for the Holiday Season I can't wait to really get into it. I have a ton of new gemstones and findings- so of course I am going to stay up late and work on some new pieces. And I'm thinking I just might save them for the shows instead of the website. How exciting!!!

Oh, and my bracelet went up at Even though it is on the first page of my website, you can check it out on their blog. You'll have to scroll down to view the write up.

Have a great evening!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Rolling Out Our New Home Parties, Holiday Boutique Schedules, and a Fabulous Review!!

The Beautiful Garden Boutique received a Fabulous Review from!!!
You must check it out- it can't be missed! You have to check out this great website I came across...the!!! There are some great articles written about the bead world. A great resource for bead designers, bead business owners, and just about anything related to beads. Kay wrote this fabulous article about my business!!! I was so impressed with her writing. It just flows! I thought, that can't be me she's talking about!

I have been working on my Fall and Winter Boutique Schedule. I will post them here and on my Events page on the website. If you are able to make it to an event- I do a few special things at a boutique that I do not offer anywhere else- drawings for an additional % or $$ amount off your order or items. I also do drawings for give aways.
I'm teaming up with a friend who makes Gorgeous Quilts and Burp Cloths!!! You will have to check her Etsy shop to see her Fabulous Merchandise! So, her and I are going to be raffling off a beautiful basket at one of our events we do together! You will not want to miss out on this one. It would be great for your next baby shower or even save it for a Perfect Holiday Gift! I can't give out any of the details- It would ruin the Surprise!!! You'll have to stop by our tables at the next Boutique!!

Sign up for our New home parties! --- How about inviting your best girlfriends over to make their very own Bracelet, Necklace, or Earrings!
I supply the tools, beading supplies, and invitations- You supply the space and a great group of friends and together we will make and enjoy a fun filled evening of fabulous Jewelry!

These are just a few themes we can use or we can customize one just for you!!!
Mother / Daughter matching Bracelet Parties,
Bride and Bridesmaids Relaxing Parties,
Birthday Celebration Parties- for all ages!,
Mommy Groups - a great way for you to make your very own Keepsake Mommy Bracelets!!
Best Girlfriends Get Together Parties,
Just about every Occasion! Get started on Holiday Gift Giving!

Your guests will pay a flat fee for each item they make. I can email you my price list if you are interested in doing a party.

And if you just want to come for the fun and great conversation- I will have my collections available at Home Party Special Prices for people to purchase and enjoy. Another way to get your holiday shopping completed! Each item comes with a jewelry gift box and ribbon - Perfect for Gift Giving!

I will have great incentives for the Hostess!! Just contact me for more details-

Remember October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I will be unveiling a new collection!!! The Beautiful Garden Boutique

Have a great Saturday- Looking forward to this afternoon, we are heading out for a nice walk to enjoy the day of cooler weather!!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

It's Been Awhile...

Well, I am so tired right now...I have had a pretty busy week. My son started his class this week. I just love watching him learn, my daughter started clapping for everyone, and we are on our last phase of our home remodel!!! Oh, and am going out of town this weekend with my mom and bringing the kids with me to visit Portland, Oregon for a few family celebrations!! Can't wait, but I hear the weather is still hot!

I have been waiting for my bracelet to get posted on, for the OCRF fundraiser. Be sure to check out my bracelet - 20% of the bracelet will be donated to OCRF! You can go to for the entire month of September to see great items that the designers are donating a % to OCRF! Check out OCRF's website for more information.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Website All Fixed...

Thanks to Jake and Denise at Posh Daisy, my website is up and running again. Not that it was ever down, more like I couldn't get access to my admin login page, which means I wasn't able to update my site! Total bummer! But, now I'm really excited about getting things rolling with all my changes that need to be completed. Oh, probable another week or so.

We started a remodel on our house, so the kids and I are staying at my parent's house for the week. Makes it a bit difficult to get to my files. But, it is giving me time to finish up my fall line and do some scrapbooking. I love looking over scrapbook forums!!
If you have time and you love scrapbooking check out these great websites:

I've been building my gallery at Devine Memories. Devine Memories is having a all night party on October 17th at 6pm to October 18th 6am!!! I wish I could be there! Oh, the trouble and fun I would have! It's my husband and dad's birthday on October 18th so I need to save all my energy for the big weekend!

Thanks for stopping by...Trisha
TATT- Think About These Things!!
Very excited!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New Picture Frames...

Here they are...TAH, DAH!!!

Ok, I decided to post these puppies...

I have finished 4 so far...would like to complete 8 different styles. Still not sure if I want to do the savvy mommies show in September. Trying to figure out my best craft/boutique shows for this coming holiday season. If you know of any craft/boutique shows going on in Arizona, please email me at
Let me know what you think of the new frames. I decided to add them to my Etsy shop instead of my jewelry website. I am really enjoying that shop, especially with my own website problems still going on. Hopefully this will be the week it, we will be making our final decisions on what to do.
Hope everyone who entered the SOY contest is staying calm today! It's a big day! Can't wait to see the results!
Make it a great day! Trisha

Saturday, July 28, 2007

You Could Have A Chance To Win A TV!!

Ok, our friends at and are giving away a TV!!! Get all the great details here

Don't forget to leave a comment and add the link to your blog or website to spread the word about this fabulous contest!!! They will be picking a name on August 17th!!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Don't forget I am still having problems with my website log in. I think we are near to finding a solution. So, if you are interested in purchasing an item either email me at or leave a comment here. You can also look over the great Clearance Items I have on my site at Things are moving fast so check them out today! These items are one of a kind and when they are gone they are gone for good! The items will ship out 1-2 days of receiving your order and will come in our beautiful Chocolate gift boxes with the blue and Chocolate stripe satin ribbon- Ready for giving as a gift!

Remember before you know it, it will be Christmas!!! Why not buy now for the people you know you need a gift for and get the items at a great price!!

I am busy today making picture frames I will be adding them to later today. There will be a great selection for Little Girls or Little Boys, and you can even email me if you are interested in having one made with a name for that special person. They make great Birthday gifts and Baby Shower presents.

As Always thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by!!! Trisha

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Just a little set back with my website....

OK- I have been working on a problem since Saturday, that is last Saturday! I for some reason can not access my website admin/login page to get in and change things around on my website. I have been wanting to run a summer clearance sale at my store, but because I can not get to anything it makes running business a little difficult. I have everyone working on it! Hopefully this does not continue for too much longer. So, for now I have listed my sale items on my Just click on the picture above and it will take you there! Check it out, like I said you will not find these items on sale on my website. Be sure to read the details and email me with any questions. It's a great opportunity to start your Christmas shopping! All the items are from my website. Each piece was designed and created with quality materials!

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Introducing the OCRF Fundraiser Bracelet

Well I'm pretty proud of the bracelet. I still have some finishing touches to do, like write out a description figure out the cost, fix the other pictures that will go along with the page on my web site, and send it over to
Let me know what you think- leave a comment or two!

Monday, July 9, 2007

It's been a long couple of weeks...

Here is my new avatar for, an artist community where you can find, sell, and buy items made by artists. Stop by and check it out, you never know what you might find!

Why is it that when you return from a week long vacation it takes you two weeks to get back into the swing of things? I feel like I have so much to do and catch up on!

I'm trying to teach myself new things; Adobe Photo shop- I thought it might be a good program to learn to use in scrap booking and enhancing my jewelry pictures for my web page. I can see now it will be awhile until I am completely comfortable with it. I bought some digital picture frames off a website called, a very cute site and they have some great items. I think I should have read up on the whole down load thing first before purchasing the frames. They look really cool but yet I'm still not quite sure how to use them.

Still really hot down here, but the crazy thing is, I actually feel like I am getting use to it. I can tell the rest of the family is getting a little stir crazy! Haven't quite figured out what I am planning on doing tomorrow, but tonight I need to finish adding some new products to my website and make a bracelet for a fundraiser coming up in September. I will have more details on the event as they come available. It will be for the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation who are partnering up with for the month of September to raise money. Part of the purchase of my bracelet will be donated. I need to sit down tonight and design the bracelet.

I was doing some crazy all night scrap booking the other night. I had so much fun...I think my husband thinks I'm crazy. But, I honestly thinking I am developing an actual style to my pages. I feel bad I still need to start some pages for my daughters baby book. I should sit down and jot some notes down while they are still fresh in my memory!

A very busy week ahead...lots planned all week. So, need to head out. Hope everyone has a great week and has a chance to stop by my site to check out the new merchandise!

Oh, and one more thing, don't forget to check out some of the great links on the right hand side. Support those Sahms and Wahms!!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007

I was on TV!!!

OK, very exciting news! I was on a local TV show called Sonoran Living Live! It is a very cool show, and I had a great time. I was very nervous, but the hostess Stephanie made me feel right at home. I definitely will not be going into TV for a living, but it was a lot of fun and a great experience.

I was able to show a few pieces from each of my collections.

You can check it out here: SonoranLiving

You will need to use the scroll bar below the video screen, scroll down to 6/14 and go to segment 6, I am after the financial guy.

I've added some great shopping links- these are great top 100 lists with lots of online resources and online shopping boutiques to check out. Most of the boutiques listed are Mommy owned or ran. So, help out the stay at home mom and be sure to look them over.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend. It's really hot outside this weekend! It's suppose to hit 110 today! Ouch!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

I'm learning new things all the time...

I am not a computer wizard and I feel like you need a little html background to figure out how to use all these things. Lucky for me there are some very nice people out there who don't mind me asking those 'dumb' questions. I started a top 100 list. I actually figured out how to add pictures with links to them for this blog. I still have a lot to learn. I have so many things I want to add to my website- I just don't want to pay someone every time I want some little thing taken care of.

OK, after that Kudos for myself. Here are a few things happening.
I have a June Special running. Receive a free pair of Swarovski Clear Round Crystal and Sterling Silver Drop Earrings with every purchase from The Beautiful Garden Boutique. No need for a code, I just know to add them to your order.

I am working on my Summer line which will be add by July 1st!

I have added a Baby Addison Collection Top 100 List- so if you have a business that is baby related and would like to add it to the list, just click on the banner on the right hand side.

I will have a new 'Featured- Bride' at the end of this week. She has custom ordered bridesmaids necklaces and earrings. So, stop by The Beautiful Garden Boutique and click on Featured Brides and you can read all about it.

Last night my husband and I had a mini date night. Thanks to my parents. They watched our children so we could sneak away and enjoy a little wine tasting and good music at a local restaurant in downtown Chandler. We visited with some local people and just enjoyed each others company. Amazing how much catching up we were able to do when we did not have two children to talk over and around!

Don't forget Father's Day- my son and I did some fun painting at Mind Over Splatter, a shop in downtown Chandler, where you can paint pottery. We had a lot of fun!

I picked up some new scrapbook supplies on Wednesday and Friday of last week. I am so excited. I got up early this morning to start diggin' in! I can't wait to start putting together my daughter's baby book.

Hope everyone has a great week. I already know mine is packed full!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Not quite sure what is going on...

Well, viewing my blog- none of the pictures are coming through. Maybe it's just a today problem. I've been pretty busy with orders and scrapbooking! And it's really nice when you can put the two together. I recently made a picture book for a store to have on their counter for customers to look over when they want to order a mommy or little girl name bracelet. It turned out really neat! I'm hoping to make a few more.
I've been working on adding my mid summer line. Trying to come up with a new design for the Baby Addison Bracelet card. I'm very excited about the new necklaces I will be adding to the line. But that is about all I can tell you for now! I might just show you a sneak peek one of these days!
I have to go hit the gym tonight and yet I would rather stay in and do some scrapbooking. I picked up some new paper at the store today. Of course I was only going for the ribbon. And walked out with paper and embellishments! Ha, Ha!
I decided to change the look of the gift boxes for my jewelry business. I will have chocolate boxes with a chocolate and light blue striped ribbon. I real love the chocolate color! I don't have the pictures posted yet, but stop by next week and check them out.
Have a great week. I'm headed to make dinner, oh and fold clothes, and, and, and... Yes, I'm a real mom and wife and I run a business from home. Ha, Ha!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Check out this great Blog!

Stop by this blog and check out the latest and greatest items for moms and dads and well, just about everyone in the family can benefit from something on this blog! The latest items are great bandages from Nexcare! Read all about them.

We'll be rolling out our new Summer Line mid June. We have some great new additions for the Baby Addison, Fashion Jewelry, and Bridal Jewelry Collections.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Exciting News...and more to come!

Well, as you know I have been really promoting my Baby Addison Collection Bracelets, so they were reviewed yesterday on 'Mommies with Style'! I am so excited! If you haven't been to their blog you should really check it out. They do reviews on some really great products; and there is always funny things going on at the message board!

I was also reviewed on The review is under the Sweet Shop, Real Gem Jewelers - Spot Light! This website is affiliated with our local news channel 3. It's a really cute website and they too have a great message board.

I hope everyone had a great Mother's day I spent the day at my parents house with the family. We took our daughter into the pool for the first time. She didn't even mind the cold water. It was about 102 or so down here over the weekend, but the pool was still on the cool side.

Have a great week! Check back for more great goodies. Don't forget we are running a special this month 10% off your total order! Just stop by the boutique and enter the code May10 at check out.

To celebrate the review I am giving the first person to email me at a Sweet Pea Baby Addison Bracelet! Just email me with your size 4.0-6.5, name, address, and phone number. I will send it out Thursday. I will post the winner tomorrow- Wednesday. Check back to see who the lucky winner will be!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Designers on the Rise!

If you haven't heard, I'm a 'Designer on the Rise' at They have a wonderful opportunity for their 'Designers on the Rise', keep reading for more details.
Please stop by the link below and vote for me! Just by voting you are entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $500.00 shopping spree at! So, all you have to do is vote for me!!!
Click on this link
Enter my information under Jewelry! It's that easy! And I want to thank you ahead of time for voting!!

Read all about it... has teamed up with and to present the 3rd Annual “On the Rise” Awards honoring the year’s most exciting emerging designers. Fashion fans can head to to vote for their favorites in the specified categories. In August, we will announce the top choice in each category based on readers’ votes as determined by the editors and the style mavens at We will also award a Readers' Choice to the designers that receive the most votes in each category. The winning designers will be featured on and will have the opportunity to exhibit their designs at Nolcha's New York fashion week in September to an audience of press, buyers and fashion lovers from across the globe. Encourage your customers to vote for you (plus, they could also WIN a $500 shopping spree at!).

So, please take the time to vote for me! Thank you!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

New 'Featured Bride' Jewelry

Check these pieces out! Isn't this bracelet and earring set just stunning! I wish I had somewhere to go that I would be 'forced' to wear something as elegant as this! Unfortunately, I just don't think t-shirt and jeans would quite cut it with this one!

I just updated my 'Featured Bride' page on my website. The page is meant to show examples of how a bride can choose just about any piece from the current collections and we can redesign it to be suitable for their wedding style. Even though we might not show a complete set online we can always design the missing necklace, bracelet or earrings. I love to do custom orders! I now have added all these custom orders into my catalog on my website.

To view my 'Featured Bride' page, just click on the link above. If you have any questions about custom orders be sure to email me at

Again, thanks for stopping by!

Have a great Sunday! I know I will- today is my son's birthday!!!

Monday, April 30, 2007

My First Gentleman's Necklace...

You can view it here first- it's not even in the hands of the owner yet! I'm not quite sure what his reaction is going to be. It's a 22 inch Black Agate man's necklace. A one-of-a-kind! Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I currently do not offer mens or little boys jewelry on my site, but I just might one of these days get around to expanding my collections to include a few pieces.
I always feel like I have to leave a note at the end of the message- so enjoy your Tuesday, May 1st, 2007!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Check out May 3rd Oprah Show!

OK- I'm still learning how to do this whole blogging thing. But, these pictures actually go to a story so read below...

Ok- long story- but a great one! I joined the Mompack - A Networking group through Yahoo. I met Myra Roldan, who owns Beautiful Diva in Connecticut. She was looking for moms to put items in a store she was going to be opening up. So, I thought it would be a great idea to put my Name/Mommy/Little Girl Bracelets in her shop.

So, during this time Oprah was doing a call out for the next Big Idea. Well, Myra is one of the finalist! It's called Instant Eye Shadow. You can watch a video on her website at Well, she is one of the 10 finalist for the Oprah show and QVC- Next Big Idea. Ok, now you are wondering where I play into all this. Well, Myra is going to be wearing a necklace, earring, and bracelet set that I custom designed for her to wear on the show!!! How exciting!! So, you'll have to check the show out on May 3rd, Thursday. Which I think her idea is awesome! You have to stop by her website to check out the video!

I have attached the jewelry she is going to be wearing!
Thank you for stopping by on your busy Saturday! Gotta to scrap book at Devine Memories!!!

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Second Frame to Share

Ok, I finished the second frame! Yeah! Don't ask me about any of the products because I can't remember, lol! So, now we are off to morning classes, library, more coffee, and then maybe I can get my Design Team pages completed today. I have some great pictures from this month. Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Well, lets just say it's been a very challenging week. And I finally finished part of a project! Here is the first of four picture frames. Hope everyone enjoys it. I think it turned out pretty good! I'm hoping to get one more completed tonight.
Check back later...Just in case you are wondering it's Heidi Grace paper, and the picture frames are the $1.00 ones from Michael's.
Have a great evening!
Oh, and I did get some of the samples completed from the other night. I really hope it goes well. I'm trying to get my 'Baby Addison Collection' Bracelets out on the market. I did manage to get one new account this week. Very exciting news!! You can check them out at

Monday, April 23, 2007

My First Entry

OK, here I go... I wrote in 'Diaries' when I was young, and 'Journals' when I got older, but with those you never think anyone will ever read them! So, now here I am ready to go, and I draw a blank on what to write. Let's try this...
As for family, we had a pretty rough day, I think my son woke up on the wrong side of the bed. But, we made it through! Tomorrow is a new day and he is finally down to sleep now. My daughter, luckily, was doing great today. And my husband came home with two ear infections. But, he managed to make dinner for all of us! I am sure lucky!
I didn't get a whole lot completed to day with my business or scrap booking. Just one step at a time. I have a list of things to accomplish and I am marking them off one at a time. I still have some work to complete tonight and yet here I am starting up a blog! LOL
Well, I'm trying to get my jewelry in a few stores online and 'brick and mortar' as they like to call them. So, I need to finish up my samples and head to bed. We have an early morning.