Monday, August 31, 2009

And the winner is....

Jessica...My 5 little monkeys (I hope I got your blog name right)

E-mail me!

Thank you again to everyone who entered! I really do take the time to read each comment.

I have to say I almost discontinued the Modern Momma necklace, but so many people said that was their favorite so I kept it in my shop :O)

Happy Monday!

I hope everyone's Monday has started of wonderfully!

How do you start your Monday? I'll start mine with 6 little hugs, and a Caramel Latte. Bliss!

I'll announce the winner of the "lucky mommy" necklace this afternoon. :O) Some mommy will be extra lucky stop back by to see who!

Here is a little something new in the shop

Little 1/2 inch charms rimmed in fine silver.....too cute!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

What would you like to see more of?

So now that I have started to get some earrings in the shop what else would you like to see more of?

Bracelets...rings....multiple charm necklaces.....single charm necklaces?

Let me know, I love to get feed back on what people are looking for.


New to the shop, By popular demand....

I frequently am asked if I make or sell earrings. I love to make earring I just haven't taken the time to get photos of what I have made. I took a little time this morning to snap some.

These are in my shop now, you can see them here

These will make it in the shop this week...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Want to win one? A Giveaway and special discount!

You know you do!

This lovely little necklace just debuted in my shop tonight. You can find it here!

So I thought a giveaway is in order....But if you are one who never has much luck at winning giveaways here is a little something for you too.

For my Blog readers this week only I am offering FREE Shipping Just leave a note in the "notes to seller" box during check out and I will send a revised invoice or refund the shipping if you paypal.

Also for this week only My blog readers can receive 10% off this necklace. Again send me a convo or leave a note in the "notes to seller" box and I will revise the price!
Maybe get a head start on your Christmas shopping....

For the giveaway!!

The usual routine....Leave me a comment and mention your favorite piece from my shop for one entry.

Blog, tweet, or comment on Facebook for an extra 3 entries.

The giveaway will run through Friday 8/28 and the winner will be posted on Sunday 8/30

Good luck!

How do you handle stress?

As I grow, mature, or gain wisdom, whatever you would like to call it; I learn more and more about myself. For example I handle major stressful event fairly well, but minor mishaps....that's another story!

When our now three year old had an unprovoked seizure when she was a baby while my hubby and I were 4 states away, I didn't fall to pieces in panic. we couldn't control the situation so we handed it over to God prayed and it all turned out to be okay, though it took months of testing to arrive to that conclusion.

It's seems though that I need to apply this attitude to the minor things as well; let go and offer it to God.

Last week I was a basket case! My honey was out of town for the entire week. So it was just me and the 6 kiddies. It's not the first time I've been on my own for a few days with the kids., but it feels like whenever he is gone if the little stuff can go wrong it will!

On Day one I got a call from Kaiya's school to come pick her up as she was in the bathroom vomiting.

On day two I go a flat tire picking up the boys from school. Picture 6 hungry kids in a very small mechanics waiting room for 2 1/2 hours!

By day three I hadn't been able to get to the post office to mail packages, so I went to print out my postage and the printer was out of ink, of course so was out local Office Depot as was the one in the next two towns! I finally found ink hurried home to get it back in the printer so I could make the evening pick up at the post office, only to find that the printer was also malfunctioning. I didn't make it to the post office.

Day four our computer monitor died. It just shut off mid e-mail no warning and never came back on.
By this point I was in tears! Not only was I behind on getting orders in the mail but now I didn't even have computer access to tell my customers about it.

But I pulled it together, put a smile on my face for the kids and kept on trucking.

Thank the Lord my honey is back home, we bought a new monitor, and fixed the printer...and also discovered the Target up the street carries the black ink for our printer, $4 cheaper than office depot and the are well stocked...sigh!

Oh and packages are in the hands of the post office :O)

Am I alone in this? Does anyone else handle stress this way or know how to let go?

Hope everyone is having a lovely (stress free) Monday!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I'm loving these sweet little flowers! You can find this pair in my shop.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


I must say this every time I make something new but ...I think I have a new favorite! This sweet little necklace has a hand made flower soldered to the front. Expect to see many many more designs with these flowers. I think I'll call them my Wildflower collection in honor of my favorite Tom petty song "Wildflowers".
You can find it HERE in my etsy shop.

These will be up on ebay tonight. After a full year off of ebay I will be occasionally listing with the talented ladies of Berripop. A group dedicated to creating gorgeous children's couture.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Congrats to Dana of Old Red Barn! She won the earrings.

For the New Moon giveaway Challenge...

I'm still working on it ladies but almost ready to announce the winners for that one I promise!

Thanks :O)

A Magazine Feature!!

I was thrilled to open my mail this morning to find an e-mail from Kim from United Sates Equestrian Federation. Kim asked if they could feature my Luck necklace in their November issue! Yay!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you for everyone who recomended a shop! I've contacted a few. It should be an awesome line up this you. You wont want to miss out!!!

I will post the winner of the earrings tonight!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Remember this...

Okay so I know it's only August and most of us are only thinking of the kids going back to school...but I'm starting to plan this years giveaway early. Last year was great but needed way more planning and organization!

For anyone who missed out, it was a pretty big giveaway with 12 daily prizes and a grand prize of 12 larger items most from etsy sellers, or stay at home mommy friends.

I'm starting to round up this years designers to feature. I'm working on three pieces that are special just for this but I'd love to check out some other artists.

Do you know anyone? Maybe you?
I'm looking for recommendations on who to feature this year. Your favorite etsy shop? A good friend with an amazing talent? Art work, pottery, kids wear, purses, candles, yummy homemade goodies?...Let me know. Leave me a link in the comment section so I can check them out.

Keep in mind, contrary to my kids opinion, I don't have a money tree in my yard so super expensive art work and jewelry wont make it into this years giveaway. Sorry :O)

everyone who takes the time to leave a comment will go into a drawing for a pair of hand forged earrings!

Thanks so much and good luck!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

They Grow so fast!

Some days motherhood is a bitter sweet adventure. Our oldest headed off to middle school today. It's a new school on the other side of town so none of her grade school friends will be there. I worried she might be nervous.
She did great! She asked me to walk her to the front of the school, but assured me she could find her first class on her own. She gave me a hug, turned and confidently walked into her middle school, head held high and a big smile lighting up her pretty face.
I started to cry. I really didn't think I would be emotional. I didn't cry the first day of kindergarten for any of the kids.
It's hard to let go but she is embarking on a new journey where she needs us beside her, but doesn't need to hold my hand each step of the way any more.
We are so proud, sniff sniff!

Thomas and Gabriel headed back today as well. Gabriel was so excited to start first grade and Thomas loved being the oldest sibling on campus.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Something new!

I've added a new key chain to my collection. Simple and sweet. The little heart is soldered on to the oval which can be customized with names or words. You can find it here in my SHOP tonight.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Want to win more jewelry?!!!

Amy of Priddycreations is hosting a give away for my shop!

Just head over here to her blog and leave a comment to win , and be sure to stop in her shop to see her adorable camera accessories!

Good luck!

Thanks Amy :O)


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Fun at the park

We headed out to Vail lake this afternoon for a Bar-B-Que with friends.

The kids ate hot dogs, played games, climbed trees and made friends with frogs chased the dogs someone brought, ate some more and played football with daddy.

It was bliss :O)

Just a note....the New Moon Giveaway Challenge is still open. Check the Blog Post below for details and to enter. It will close tomorrow evening!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Moon Challenge/Giveaway.....

There is just something about the Twilight series.
I have my issues with it (don't hate me if you are a die hard fan!)
Bella is a bit too needy. She whines and gives up. She is not the strong heroin that I wish she was, and yet I am completely intrigued by the story.
Maybe it is the young romantic in me, with a slight attraction to the darker mysteries of the world and an un-dieing desire to find the good in even the most hopeless creatures.
I just can't help it I'm pretty excited to see "New Moon"

With the movie premiere looming a few months out and Halloween to come just before I've decided to create a couple of pieces dedicated to Bella's torn spirit and mysteries of Edward and Jacob.

I thought I would make this Giveaway a bit of a challenge. So here it is....

~Share your favorite quote, or an idea you would like to see made into a design.
~It must be based on New Moon.
~I will choose two, from the comments left, and bring them to life.
~There is a good chance to will choose at random to keep anyone from having their feelings hurt. But if there is a killer idea then I will have to use it :O)

~The winners will have their piece forged and stamped into existence and of course get to keep the original with credit noted for their idea.

~I will run this giveaway Challenge for 4 days.
~It may take a couple of days to deliberate and choose a winner, and as I said if the decision is too hard it will be done at random.

Thanks so much and good luck!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More newbies :O)

A couple more that made it in today You can find therm HERE in my shop.

Rimmed charm
Birthstone set initial charm.

Monday, August 3, 2009

More Vacation Fun!

As promised a few more shots from vacation at the Colorado Ranch.

Bonding with Daddy
The View from my parents Porch. Sipping my morning coffee and taking in God's Glory was so refreshing

Making Friends

Playing Games

Family Time :O)

Happy Monday!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

Drum Roll please.....

Ruth of "Ruth and Brian" You are the lucky one. Send me an e-mail so we can talk details.

Thank you again so much to everyone for your sweet comments and input.
I was almost ready to retire the "modern momma" necklace due to technical frustrations in getting the rings threaded through the top but as it was by far the most popular choice it's worth the frustrations :O)


Another Newbie...

I'm almost ready to announce the winner!

Just a quick peek at one more new design that debuted today. This one is a thick eternity ring hand cut from fine silver and set with birthstones!

Some of the Newbies!

Giveaway news first as I know that's what everyone wants to hear :O)

I will post the winner late this evening. My kids and I will be cutting out all the names and putting them in a bowl. If your new here you'll know soon I'm Tech challenged so I haven't figured out that whole random .org thing yet.

Thank you so much to everyone that entered!

For my volunteers from this last week you will hear from me this evening for your addresses...thank you again:O)

I've been adding some new designs into my shop over the week. Here is a peek at them...

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Last day to enter the giveaway!

Just a reminded the giveaway ends tonight at midnight...good luck!