Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Today I am happily spending all of my time in my little studio space so I can have the shop stocked for the holiday orders to come. As I was busily making at least 10 different jewelry designs all at once...I can never make just one design at a time. Funny, isn't it? I will sit down with a specific design in mind for a piece of jewelry and before you know it I have 10 different pendants and stones etc...sitting in front of me waiting to be made into necklaces and earrings.

Anyway, about today...Well, Today is gorgeous!! I have my window wide open!! The sun is pouring into my studio as I work and this amazing breeze is kissing my skin. I can hear the leaves rustling over the grass and it's 60 degrees outside. Can I tell you how happy this makes me?
I grabbed my camera so I could capture the moment in a photo. You can't really tell but the breeze in blowing the curtains at least a foot away from the window. Love it!

Hope you all are having a fabulous day!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Carte Blanche Invitations

I am so happy to introduce to you a good friend of mine who I completely adore. (Well, technically this is the second time I've posted about her.) Kelli Hall of Carte Blanche Invitations is one of the most talented and gifted designers I have ever met and I'm sure you will agree when you see her work.
Kelli offers fabulous custom invitation designs that will leave you speechless! I know this first hand because Kelli designed our wedding invitations and they were FABULOUS! Seriously, fabulous!!

Here's a peek at our wedding invitation Kelli designed for us...
Recently, Kelli has entered three birth announcements for a design challenge at Minted. This is an amazing opportunity for Carte Blanche Invitations to get exposure and grow. The announcement that receives the most votes will be sold on Minted. How awesome would that be??!! So...if you'd like (and I hope you do!!) you can click on the following links to Kelli's birth announcements that are being judged for the challenge and vote on all three. I voted them all a 5 because they are gorgeous!!
1. pop of pink
modern splash
delivery stats{this one is my absolute favorite.}

Thanks to all who vote!! It is much appreciated...you can be certain of that.
I will be sure to let you know if Carte Blanche Invitations is the winner.
I hope you all have a fabulous day! Cheers!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Basko & Molly

Well, I have surely neglected my poor little old blog. Sorry for the long absence. I wish I were more of a dedicated blogger like so many of you but sometimes I am just so busy it's hard to find time. Thanks to all of you who sent emails wondering where I was and just to say hi.
So so sweet!!

Well...here's a quick post just to get back into the swing of things. When I came home this morning I found my two little babes (yes, my babes are cats until I have real children to spoil and love!) lounging in the sun. They were just too too adorable not to take pictures of...
I swear...Basko is the smartest cat that has ever lived (is that unfair of me to say?). He can do lots of tricks including "roll over"... "sit"..."up-up"---that's when he stands on his hind legs...and many more. He could join the circus! So, I took this picture after I said "Basko, can you look up into the camera?" Well...Basko immediately looked right into the camera and crossed his legs as if to strike a pose. He is so hilarious!

...and then here is my little pudgy girl... sweet Molly...

Molly isn't a genius like Basko but she is most definitely the nicest kitty I have ever met. She loves to cuddle and is truly a lover. I have her on an organic diet and a daily exercise routine with the "laser pointer." :)

I'll be posting more this week. Cheers!