Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bountiful Baskiets

Well, it was our first Saturday participating in the Bountiful Baskests, and fortunately for the family, we will be signing up every Saturday they offer it!!! It was the neatest thing! And so well organized! It's like a grab bag, where you know that the items will be good no matter what! Now, I have never made eggplant anything, but I did go through a few of my cookbooks looking for recipes. And I'm sure I could check out some websites. Also, I got beet, not that is another veg...that I have never cooked with- so I will keep you updated. Better get going my daughter needs her nap.

Etsy Treasury

Here is a link for my 2nd Etsy Treasury.
Please go check it out, it expires tomorrow night.
It's a way to promote other artists who sell on Etsy.


Monday, June 23, 2008

Beading/Crafting Work Spaces

I have been thinking about doing this for awhile, so here it is...I just haven't wanted to because it's never clean or organized. But, I figured out tonight that it will never look clean and organized because I am always working on something. So, here are some pictures of my work space.
My wonderful husband made this awesome work space for me up in our loft. I have been working in the office and kitchen for years now and each time I have to clean up everything. Then my beads would sit on the island or on the table for days and weeks. I still have a few places around the house that I stash my stuff, but one day I might be able to build some cabinets below that will hold the rest of my ever growing craft supplies!

Friday, June 20, 2008

July/August Bead Trends Mag!

So, I was looking at the Bead Trends website and look what I found! Unfortunately, I am not in the magazine this time around...but I am in the next one! So, I hope everyone runs out an picks up the latest issue of Bead Trends Mag 2008! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy- there are always great jewelry and artists bios inside!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


Peapod Charm & Crystal Necklaces

Someone had commented on these Charm Necklaces and I wanted to give you an update:

I have two available: *if you would like to order the one in the picture it will take 7-10 days, or if you would like a different color crystal pendant or word charm; please email me at

I haven't been able to add them to my website because I am in the process of taking new pictures.

But, if you are interested in purchasing one please contact me at
  • The price of the necklace is $43.00 and you can decide if you would like First Class or Priority Mail Shipping; shipping is not included. And tax is charged to Arizona Residence.
  • These are in stock and ready to ship, which means they will go out with in a day of receiving full payment.

I hope this helps. Sorry it has taken so long to add them. I have to say I made myself one, and I just love it! It's so hot here it's hard to wear heavy jewelry that is why I love this necklace, it's light weight and the crystal pendant catches the light and gives off so much sparkle! And I can wear it with everything, tanks, tees, and dresses!

Thanks for asking...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My Chaiken Party Dress & I found some shoes!!!

In July we are heading out to San Diego for a vacation and a 90Th birthday party for my husband's grandmother- Nani. I bought a dress by Chaiken seen in the picture, but up until last night I was trying to figure out what shoes to wear. I mean, it's not like I am going to be able to leave the kids at home for the party. So, I heels are out of the question! I was looking at a lot of flat styles, and I didn't want to be too plain or casual. Last night my mom called from the mall, asked if I wanted to meet her there. So, I packed up my daughter and we headed over to the mall to do some damage! It was just us girls- and wouldn't you know it, we never left Nordstrom! I bought 3 pairs of shoes including the ones in the picture. And some clothes. For my daughter, we bought her a new pair of pink sandals, not that she needed another pair of pink sandals, but these ones will be better for her feet and they have hearts on them! So, to go with all that sassiness on the feet, we had to get her some matching heart shaped sunglasses! She was just Miss Hollywood! It was funny, my niece was over at my parent's house this weekend, and she had on her heart sunglasses and painted toe nails- she'll be 2 in July! So CUTE! I don't think my daughter would sit still long enough to get her toenails painted let alone drying time!

So, now back to my outfit! Not only am I excited about wearing the ensemble, but I have been loosing weight finally so I can fit right into it! Now all my clothes that I have bought over the past couple of months have been feeling quite loose! I just have 14 more pounds to go. My hips and stomach finally decided to let some go! It's so hard after having kids, you have to wait around for your body to finally say, 'Hey, I'll throw you a bone!'.

Be sure to check out the website, I have been updating the jewelry with the new and improved photos! Very exciting! Also, if you open an account and sign up for the newsletter you will receive a coupon code for 25% off you entire order- this does not include the clearance items.

I am still adding pieces to the clearance section, so keep checking back.
Have a great evening!- Trisha

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kate Spade is having a PRIVATE SALE

OK- that is right, online you can view her PRIVATE SALE! I was just over at the website and couldn't believe the prices. If you don't already own a piece of her merchandise, this would be a great time to buy! I already found a bag I want that would be perfect for our trip to San Diego in a month. Not that I need a bag, but at these prices - Oh, why not!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Photo Light Box & New Etsy Banner

I feel like I have had a full day and I want to work through the night...but it's just after midnight and I'm pretty tired. But, I wanted to post about some changes I've been making to my Etsy shop. After the fun critique session- I redid my banner, it only took 3-4 times, but I like this new one. And I made myself a photo light box and tested it out tonight and am really proud of the pictures. I do need to make the light box bigger, but just seeing a difference in the photos makes me think all my hard work is totally worth it. I'm sure you will agree!
This is one of the necklaces I worked on last night. I couldn't sleep after the critique session so I just started making more jewelry. It's just what I do. Oh, and another thing, I worked with my camera to get the settings correct. But, it's always a work in progress. But, I wrote the settings down for this particular set up.
Well, I think my whole collection of jewelry is calling- and now I have this photo light box that I have to store somewhere. Hmmm, I'm thinking I need a bigger of these days I will share my designing area. Remember I try to multi task in my design area.
I just thought of something, my son kept asking if I was making a house tonight. I had paper, tape, fabric, a box, cutting tools- of course that is what I was making! LOL!
have a great evening, please check back because there are even more changes happenin' around here!
- Trisha

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Etsy Community

I sent the evening on an Etsy Lab. It was so awesome! I have never done anything like that before. A gal named Michelle was the hosting admin. She was awesome! She worked so hard, she was out of New York and it was late there, along with the fact she did not take a break. She was still going when I signed off. And the whole community, the people who were in the Etsy Lab, kept it light and fun. I really appreciate the advice and the encouragement that I received from everyone in there. I did some changes to my site over there. I still need to work on my photos.
I'm not sure if anyone has noticed on my website, The Beautiful Garden Boutique, I took out some items that had really bad photos. I have even tried to retake the photos or do some updated editing.

Well it's getting late and I have a lot still to do. I am making my Father's day cards, and I am working on my entry for Devine Memories Design Team.

Have a great evening! Trisha ;)

Clearance Sale Going On Now! Choose from $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, & $30 Items!

Here are just a few of the Fabulous Clearance Jewelry Items I have added to the Clearance Section on The Beautiful Garden Boutique! You can click on the image and it will direct you to the description page of the item. Most of the items listed are One of a Kind or Limited Edition. So, hurry on over!

I have been adding items to the Clearance section of my online Boutique. Be sure to keep checking for the new additions. I will continue to add items throughout the month. It's not just a June Special anymore, I will continue to carry the Clearance Section until the end of the summer.

Remember, June was the kick off to the Jewelry Clearance Sale - you will want to sign up for our newsletters so you will receive complete details of the upcoming monthly events and specials.

When you sign up for the newsletter you will receive a 10% discount coupon code towards all regular price merchandise. (you will receive a welcome email, the coupon code is located on the bottom of the email)

Please forward all questions to

Bridal Jewelry Contest Winner

I just wanted to share the post that the first Bridal Jewelry Giveaway Winner had on her blog about her experience and her jewelry selections once she received them. I just thought it was a wonderful post. I mean customer comments are the best! Her blog is called 'The Wishes and The Glitches' She had pictures and comments about the jewelry for all her visitors to read and view. I thought that was so sweet. The funny thing is I had just emailed her my 'your order has been received' follow up email. And I thought I would stop by her blog and there it was a wonderful entry about the jewelry and the contest. Very exciting!

Thanks so much Nikki for the fabulous blog entry and I hope you will enjoy your new jewelry!
- Trisha

Quiet Early Morning Hours

I just love waking up early in the morning when the sun is just coming up, the house is quiet and you can hear the birds chirping from every room in the house. I just poured myself a cup of coffee and thought I would start digging into my Devine Memories Design Team Contest entry. I have been working on it a little bit each night. Just a few more steps and I will have it completed. I will post pictures after I get it back.
If you live in the area and would like to be on their design team here is a link to the criteria. There a lot of benefits and it sounds like even more exciting details to come for this next session. So, if you enjoy scrap booking and would like to share your creative pieces, start working on your entries today! They are do in July 1st.

I also want to forward the announcement about there Holiday Edition of Creativity in Bloom. Read the details below. I had stopped by the store when the spring edition was going on and it looked like a lot of fun. I was kicking myself that I did not sign up for the fun filled weekend.

Creativity In Bloom-Holiday Edition
Grab your friends and come join us at Devine Memories for a fun filled day of creativity, laughter, and friends. Friday September 5th (6-9pm)-Saturday September 6th (10am-10pm)Get a jump start on the holidays with classes taught by
4 classes and one mini class with wonderful Winter Holiday themes!
Class fee is $185 for all 5 classes-includes
Catered Lunch
A meet and greet with special artist vendor tables
Goodies galore
Free goodie bags and prizes
Special discounts through out the store
And more.
Registration runs June 2nd-August 20th Seating is limited
Payment plan available. Call the store today and reserve your space 480-813-2093
email any questions to

Monday, June 9, 2008

Gifts for Dad

So, gas prices are up so high, I was trying to think of ways to save on driving. As it is, I don't drive too much but again, when gas prices start to go up everything else seems to follow. So, knowing that Father's day is next weekend I decided to go online and see what I could order and just have delivered. I was checking out Banana Republic, JCrew, Gap, and of course the Sunday paper ads. But, how many polo shirts and shorts can one have? I was looking over at Etsy, and the feature seller is someone who makes soap. I thought about getting him something unexpected, something he would have never thought to buy himself. He did get me a few hours at the spa, which I enjoyed very much! So, the least I could do is think outside the box.

So, I have a few ideas for him, and a few unexpected which obviously I can't reveal on here.
Good luck with all your Father's Day Shopping needs. Keep checking back, each day this week I will add new gift ideas.
Be sure to check out my website The Beautiful Garden Boutique. I am still adding items to the clearance section and new jewelry pieces to the current collections. I can't wait to jump in and start creating new pieces.
Have a great Monday!- Trisha

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Jcrew New Luggage

A few new jewelry pieces for Summer 2008

So, I've been working away on some new pieces and I thought I would show you a sneak peek. I will also be adding some new pieces to the clearance section. As you all know I am a stay at home mom with 2 kids and I work at a fabulous little clothing boutique on I hope you will understand when I tell you it will take some time to get all the new merchandise added on to the website. But if you are interested in any of these items let me know and I can give you all the details. Be sure to check out my etsy shop, where I do have some pieces already listed.

Monday, June 2, 2008

June Jewelry Clearance Sale

We have items starting at $5!!!! All the June Jewelry Clearance Items are One of a Kind items or Limited Edition items. So, what does this mean for you? They will ship out as soon as we receive full payment! So, don't hesitate start shopping today! We will be adding pieces all week long. This is one of those last chance sales we are running!

I just want to thank everyone who has stopped by today to get ahead start!

Tonight I am off to see Sex in the City- I hope I don't fall asleep in the theatre, not because it's a bad movie, but because I'm a mom of 2, run my jewelry business, and we had a crazy weekend! And what I really need is a big O nap! Well, I guess that's why I drink coffee!

I'll put my two cents in tomorrow about the movie!

Sunday, June 1, 2008


We just want to thank everyone who participated in the very first Bridal Jewelry Giveaway! A big thank you to our sponsors and all the wonderful people who took the time to visit our website and entered the giveaway.
We have had such a wonderful response to the event we are looking at putting together similiar future events.

Our Special for the month of June 2008 is a huge clearance sale. We are still working on adding adding the items to the catagory, so please check back. These are one of a kind and limited edition items. Please note all sales are final; discounts & giveaway credits do not apply, items will not come gift wrapped but in a plastic bag for storage. If you would like the item/s gift wrapped please leave a note at check out and we will revise your bill for $1.00 per box requested.