Thursday, February 13, 2014
Happy Valentines Day!!
I don't know what to say about Valentine's Day, some people love it others can't stand it. I believe it depends on where you are in your life. If you are in a romantic relationship and all is well you probably embrace it. If you are alone, not lonely, you probably can do without it.
Personally, I don't care either way. Not that I don't care about romance or about flowers and the frilly stuff, but I don't really care about the "day". I care about all days.
I truly believe that everyday its the little things that should be celebrated. I nice kiss, an I love you, a sweet note, a nice card, a "I will bring home dinner", or however you can show your appreciation for the other person.
So this year, as every year, I will celebrate all the days before and all those after just as I have for years. Life, love and laughing is through the good and the bad, day after day, not just on A day.
Happy Every Other Day!!!
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Tucson my once a year trip and this year when I am looking for stones it will be something new, colors, shapes, textures, anything old. I can't wait to see what's there and go to new places I have never been before.
Wait to see what I create next!
Thursday, January 16, 2014
It's here or almost gone actually. January. It came so quick and is leaving just as quick. So many great things happened in 2013 and 2014 is going to continue to be great.
Due to my little one, I will only being doing one show this spring, San Francisco, but I am hoping it is going to be great. I have been fortunate recently to receive a little help from a friend when it comes to the San Francisco show. My booth is going to be amazing and my jewelry is going to pop!
I can't wait to show all the new designs!
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
In the new year, this is something I have said many times over the many last New Years. I am going to do something different, something new, something extreme, or give something up. So to keep with my theme of all previous years...
In the new year,
1. I will exercise more
2. Eat less
3. Eat better
4. Only buy things I need
5. Donate more
6. Clean better
7. Work less, play more
8. Enjoy life
What will you do?
Saturday, December 21, 2013
When my dad passed away almost 5 years ago, I became overly protective of those around me. He died so suddenly that I became fearful of losing anyone else. Consequently, within the year I had 2 friends die, my mother decide she didn't want to be in my life, and my husband at that time decided to look elsewhere for companionship. Not only had my dad, my best friend and biggest supporter passed, but those in my life really showed their true colors.
So here I am today, in this whole new space. It's light, pleasant, warm, and I embrace it. I am thankful for it. But at that same time, I have those fears of loss with me. But with my little one, I am truly being challenged. What I tell my friends all the time about their kids is, if your kids are self sufficient, on their own, or just happy you have down a good job. You should be thrilled that your child is independent. S, for 7+ months my little boy has been sleeping right next to me. For so many reasons. Not in the bed, but in his bassinet. So today is the day, I am giving him his space. Into his own room, where he can stretch out, he can sleep in peace, and he will be just a little more independent.
Nothing more a parent wants for their child, happiness, independence, and joy. That's what my dad wanted for me.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
One of the great parts about designing and making jewelry is doing shows. I don't often do shows that are local, but I did one last night and will do one this weekend.
The thing that I like the most is meeting customers and hearing from them, what they like, what they want, and actually getting to know a lot of them on a personal level. It makes making pieces for them fun!!! Not that it wasn't before, but it adds a whole other level to it.
Thanks to ALLLLL the ladies at Harney Lane Winery last night for your time, energy and sharing!!!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
If it isn't the holidays. How do I know, well the halls of the malls are already decorated, Christmas music is a blaring, and people are already saying Happy Holidays, weeks before they start. Oh and people start showing up during the holidays, friend, family, you have heard nothing from, usually decide its a great time to "pop" in.
Now I am all for keeping relationships, sharing in life's pleasures and disappointments together, regularly, but not just once a year. Not when I could be with people who were there when my cat died (yes 17 years old, my first baby) or when I had my surgery, or for when my little one blessed my world. Those are the people I want around.
So do I sound like Scrooge? Is there no room for these fly by holidayers? Well for now, I say no. Will I change in the future, maybe, I change daily, and today I say no, happy holidays!!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
There is nothing like sitting in you studio on a rainy day creating and mixing things up. Spending time playing with metals, textures, dimensions, designs, stones and ideas. It is such a blessing to do this and then to see the final products. Those of which will be In my spring line. Just 2 months from now!
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Be in shape again? Seriously, will it happen. I think I have mentioned that I am a runner, well prebaby I was, now I am a jogger/tired person. I did the Nike half marathon this last weekend and honestly 5 months post baby I didn't do bad, 9:04 minute mile. But what was I before? 7:56, 7:59, 8:01 and so forth and so forth.
So you probably wonder what am I complaining about. It's not the run, it's the loss of self after a baby. It's all the changes you go through and no one could have prepared you for it. It is the grieving that you must do because you and your life as you know it are so different that 180 doesn't explain it.
But, I wouldn't change a thing. When I look into his little eyes, I know my life without him would have meant nothing in the end. I am so blessed.