Monday, April 28, 2008

Win a Kodak ESP 3 All-in-one Printer from 5 mins for mom!

You won't want to miss the great giveaways over at 5minsformom! Today they have posted about this great Kodak ESP 3 All-in-one Printer- now who doesn't need a new printer! So, stop by 5minsformom, read about the details of the printer, add your comment, and then pass the word along.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Jewelry Giveaway...Starting May 1st

You read it right! Starting May 1st I will be hosting a jewelry giveaway! So to keep you in suspense, you'll just have to check back on Thursday, May 1st to find out all the details!!!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend!

If you haven't had a chance be sure to check out the some of the new additions over at the boutique!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day 2008- What will you do today, for change tomorrow?

Remember Earth Day is not only a one day effort- this is a life long commitment. It's like a New Years Resolution- Each year you can make changes- or each day you can make changes. For example, the other day I was about to throw away a chip bag when I notice the recycle triangle on the bottom of the plastic bag- I always thought you couldn't recycle plastic bags. So, I checked the magnet we have on the refrigerator and saw that we could recycle this bag! I was so proud of myself and yet so disappointed that I hadn't realized it sooner!
We are still not feeling well around here, so we playing at home today.

I have to do another shout out for my new store I work at!! If you have time this week or this coming weekend - stop by! We have some great items in and we are still putting the store together. I will be there on Saturday!

I have added some new pieces to my Vintage Inspired Collection, so if you have a chance check them out. Remember you will receive a pair of freshwater pearl oxidized earrings with every purchase $75.00 or over, no code needed.
Over the next couple of days I will be adding quite a few earrings to my Fashion Jewelry Collection. So check back to look them over.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Earth Day!

Friday, April 18, 2008

On a Break...

As you can see it has been awhile since my last post. I should be back in the swing of things next week.
I've had family and friends in town for the past week and today my son came down with a bug. So, to say the list it's been a little crazy around here.
I have a camera full of photos I can't wait to down load and scrapbook away with. This weekend the CK convention is in Mesa, Arizona. I won't be attending any of the activities, but it really gets my creative juices flowing...but I'm still trying to catch up on sleep from all the activities.
I also started working at a local women's clothing boutique called Melange Boutique. It opened it's doors this past weekend. I will be working on some Saturdays. I am so excited. The clothes are just beautiful and fun! If you live in the area you should stop by for a visit, you never know what you'll find!
I hope everyone has a great weekend. And I will start back up on the daily or so entries on Monday!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Going Green Earth Day April 22

So, it shouldn't be that hard for a business to Go Green, especially when you work from home, buy locally, and run the business online. I thought it was about time I switched all my paper to 100% recycled paper. So, I went online to see if I could find somewhere locally to buy from and it was hard to find online. So, I'm going to keep looking and brainstorm a little. I have a few ideas brewing.

I've decide to list a few things I do to stay Green-
- Use all my used office paper as scratch paper- for little notes, adding up my jewelry components, writing lists (and I write a lot of lists)
- Reuse the shipping boxes and padding from shipments I receive
- Recycle my ink cartridges for credit at the stores to buy more
- Jewelry components- I haven't made them yet, but I just recently bought some vintage components to make some jewelry with from a gal on I'm really excited about it! But, I have to have just the right inspiration to make them come to life. So, everyday I am drawing up ideas to for them.
- Cleaning products- I have to thank my sister in law she made me up a batch of cleaning products and they work great, and safe for my children

Here are few things I am going to do as soon as I run out
- buy recycled gift boxes- I might not get the color I want but I can add color with the ribbon I choose.
- recycled card stock for tags, earring cards, thank you notes, and business cards

I will keep adding to this list as I think about things. It's important for our family's and the generations that come after we are long gone, that they have a safe environment to live in.

What are you doing TODAY to help change safe the environment.

I came across these bags about a month ago or so, when I remember what blog I came across them at I will let you know. They do deserve the credit.
But, check these out... Flip & Tumble How many times a day do you need a bag and there are some great colors and perfect size that you can stash them anywhere.

Be sure to talk to your children or anyone in your house hold about Earth day April 22, just keep spreading the word/knowledge.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

May/June 2008 Bead Trends Magazine

Here are the 6 pieces Bead Trends picked up for their May/June 2008 Issue!!! Very exciting!!! I love seeing the end result and how they lay out the merchandise and set up the background.
Hope you will enjoy! And you can pick up the magazine in Michaels stores. I'm sure there are other stores, I have only seen it at the local Michaels store.
Have a great evening!

Jewelry Inspiration Board #10 Vintage Jewelry/Anthropologie

I've paired up some of my latest 'Vintage' inspired jewelry with a few pieces from Anthropologie.
Here we have a vintage/oxidized necklace with Freshwater Pearls, Aquamarine, Clear Smooth Oval Quartz, Swarovski Crystals and Pearls and on a Sterling Silver Chain that has been treated to create the stunning Oxidized look! The great thing about this necklace is you can match it to quite a few earrings and bracelets. Here I have matched it with a pair of Coin Freshwater Pearls and Crystals Dangle Earrings, also made with Sterling Silver Chain and Ear hooks that have been treated to create the Oxidized look! *The jewelry is not yet available. They are One of a Kind pieces, if you are interested in purchasing them, please email me at

The outfit is from Anthropologie Top, Jeans and Sandals.
The Clutch is from an Etsy Designer: Oktak

Have a great Tuesday!
We are off to a very busy start- lots on our list to accomplish today!

Monday, April 7, 2008

My layouts for HOF 2008 Creating Keepsakes Part 2

I really enjoyed making the layouts and I love how they turned out. So, now I have new layouts to share and put in my albums. But, I don't think I am going to continue to enter contests. It really is a hobby that I love doing no matter if someone else likes them or not. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will enjoy the layouts.

Here are my layouts for HOF 2008- Creating Keepsakes Contest Part 1

It's all over...I tried my best. I'm bummed, but I'll get over it in an hour or so.

Congratulations to all the winners over there at Creating Keepsakes!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Our Special for the Month of April - Receive a free pair of 'vintage' pearl drop earrings

I've decided to run a special for the month of April...Receive a pair of freshwater white pearl earrings in the 'Vintage' finish with every order over $75.00. No need for a coupon code- we will just know!

So, shop away- these are perfect earrings to give as a gift or keep for yourself, and they will match back to just about everything in your wardrobe- dress them up or wear them everyday! It's just our way of saying thank you!
These earrings will be available to purchase in May 2008