I'm sharing the love this Valentine's Day! Whether you have a special someone to call your Valentine or are happy spending it solo cherishing your loved ones this year, simply follow my blog to be entered in for a chance to win one of my sparkling and sweet Wonderment Necklaces! Those already following will be automatically entered!
Drawing will be held tonight at 8:00pm, so make sure you follow my blog before then in order to be entered! I'll reveal the actual necklace won along with the winner's name! See below for just a taste of what some of the Wonderment Necklaces look like!!
Sorry for the overly dramatic title, but I just get SOO excited when one of my gemmies or baubles is featured! It's a really great feeling when someone else takes notice of your designs and singles them out on their blog! Thanks so much to Mack and Kate who run the super cute Meatbagz blog for the feature of my On A Highwire Diamond Druzy Necklace!
I've been a bad Blogger - I know & my pre-New Years Resolution will be to amend that (I promise)! In celebration of Christmas and in fashion of one of my FAVORITE movies to watch around Christmas time (& well anytime for that matter), The Sound of Music, I have decided to share some of my favorite Christmas Etsy finds with you!!
LOVE these glittering tabletop figurines - what a chic and festive addition to spruce up a table in a surprising way! Imagine how candlelight will dance off of him!
(You have to check out her Pink Elephants too - they remind me of the "Elephants on Parade" in Dumbo - SOO cute!!)
I can't help but smile when I see these as they remind me of all of the wonderful years that I spent Christmas Eve & Christmas at both sets of my grandparent's homes in Memphis, TN. They had sets almost exactly like these.
All Rebecca J Fans - be sure to check out http://peekofchic.blogspot.com/! It is run by my dear friend Cheryl and is such a great blog to check out all fashionable things! If you're having trouble figuring out new outfits check out her "Style Me Chic" section and she'll help act as your own stylist!
Rebecca J is hosting the first give-away for the blog! Once she hits 100 followers one lucky person from all of her followers will have their name drawn randomly to win one of my gorgeous "Beauty Unearthed" necklaces!! So follow quickly - the drawing will be happening soon!!!
Ok - I know- ENOUGH about the other stuff going on in my life and back to jewelry talk! :-) ;-)
I know I've been a bit behind in my usual upload of new items to the shop - some items on backorder have delayed the creation of new adornments! Luckily everything is back ordered no more, so new items will be uploaded starting TONIGHT!!! Here's a sneak preview of some of the new goodies I've had waiting in the wings for when my backorder items arrived!! (It's a bit like Christmas at the house when these items arrive in the mail! Always super fun opening and playing with everything!!!)
P.S. Cheryl this post is for you!!! I would check your mailbox today!! :-) (I wonder if your b-day present could be one of these lovelies! :-))
(Click on the Pictures below to see the current offerings in my Etsy shop featuring these lovely pendants! Convo me to reserve a specific pendant and create a custom necklace!)
Gold Plated Agate Slices
Amethyst & Citrine Gold Plated Druzy Pendants
Silver & Gold Plated Rock Crystal & Amethyst Point Pendants
I've been a BAD Blogger I know - My apologies! Things have been quite busy around the house - I get a bit distracted when the weather is nice and tend to frolic outdoors as much as possible! Thus, I've started my outdoor renovations on my house!
I bought my first house almost a year ago - a cute 1950's single family home that a builder renovated and flipped. The inside looks great - refinished hardwoods, new kitchens & baths, and lovely paint colors! There's very little I plan on tackling inside the house - installing a ventilation fan in the master bathroom and connecting the icemaker line for the refrigerator are the biggest ones, but those will left up to the professionals! However, the outside has been a bit of a mess and one that I am more than prepared to tackle myself (with a little help from dad and his chainsaw!! :-)). So, when the weather turned a bit warmer I decided to finally tackle my outdoor renovations!!
BEFORE: The crazy bushes in the front have been KILLING MY LIFE since I bought the place- yes, I've hated them since Day 1! They do NOTHING for the curb appeal and trying to trim them is WAY more of an arm work-out than I would like in one setting (especially since they have to be trimmed every few days in the summer & as my boyfriend likes to tell me - I have little girl arms- so super OUCH!)! There was just no way I was ever going to get the curb appeal where I wanted it with them there and in their weird and uneven placement. As much as I would have loved to save them - they were planted when the house was built, so that's where dad and his chainsaw came into play!
AFTER: (Part 1). Sunday saw me caulking and re-painting the Wood Paneling on the Right. It went from Light Tan to now a lovely White that makes it POP just a bit more! Extended flower beds & new plants will be Phases 2 & 3, so stay tuned for more updates as the work progresses!!!
I can't leave out the backyard and my outdoor renovation to celebrate Earth Day!!! Unfortunately the real "BEFORE" picture didn't turn out very well, but I had Dad with his handy chainsaw take out 2 Mimosa trees that had sprung up in the backyard and were growing like weeds. This before is after they were taken out!
Before: Yes, While Cavaliers romping in the backyard do add a lot to the overall aesthetic of the place, I needed something flowering in the back left corner! So, in honor of Earth Day......
I now have a Lavender Crape Myrtle planted!!! (P.S. pay no mind to the rubber tote in the background - that is my compost bin that I'm hoping my rose bush will hide soon! :-))