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What is the most fun about designing jewelry?  Playing!! I get the most from spending time playing, not producing, filling orders, or even...

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Monday, June 24, 2013

What's New....

My plan this week, get into my studio and make something, anything.  It could be a paper plane for all that matters, but do something. 

As my time, most recently, has become consumed with a little one, I find myself thinking of all these really great things I want to make, but not finding time to get to the studio.  Being at home with my little one is great, I love spending time with him, watching him grow, eat constantly and sleep.  He smiles and is just so precious. 

But my creative side says get out there and do something...soon!!  So that is my goal this week, I will let you know next week how that goes. 

Visit my Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseGilleyDesigns?ref=si_shop

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Not going anywhere....

What do you do when you aren't able to stray too far from home?  Do you go crazy, quite possibly.  Or you can try ( I say try) to find something to do within your home.  So here is my current list of things to do while I am not able to really "go out".

1.  Clean out my drawers to get rid of stuff I have been holding on to for forever, for who knows why

2.  Clean out my closet, there is so much I don't wear, don't need, could donate, do it now!!

3.  Tend to my yard, which needs a lot of tending, I created a cottage type yard with lots of flowers and although I love, it far exceeds the amount of time I have to offer it

4.  Catch up on daytime tv, not number 1 on my list, but it is interesting how many reruns they put on tv during the day (I am referring to cable stations of course)

5.  Catch up on magazines, if you are anything like me, my intentions to read each one as it is delivered are great, and when I see my InStyle or Marie Claire, I get giddy inside, but then life calls and it goes the bottom of my pile

6.  Figure out how to fix the little things around the house, the planter box, the door knob, the squeak in the door, you get the idea

7.  Plan on all the things that I want to do when I do get out of the house....

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Turns out I need a calendar

So for those of you who read my post last Sunday you probably wondering why I was saying Happy Father's Day, turns out I need a calendar!!!  I didn't know till Monday that Sunday wasn't Father's Day, which was quite funny!!  However, the sentiment still applies.

I am a sucker for anything vintage, or should I say rugged and worn.  I love going to antique fairs, looking at pieces online, especially on Etsy.  So here are a couple of rugged and worn Etsy sites for you to consider:

Summer Road:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/SummerRoad?ref=seller_info_count

Dendro Co: https://www.etsy.com/shop/DendroCo?ref=af_circ_favshop&atr_uid=22762066

Clay Garden Pottery: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClayGardenPottery?ref=seller_info_count

Hammer and Hand Imports: https://www.etsy.com/shop/hammerandhandimports?ref=seller_info_count

And as always you can visit Rose Gilley Designs on Etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseGilleyDesigns?ref=si_shop

Happy Shopping!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Happy Father's Day!!

Not everyone gets to have a great dad, but I did!!!  And as I have written before, he past away a couple of years ago.  Without goodbye, my bestfriend was gone.

Today is bittersweet.  I am blessed to have someone in my life who is a great father, but I am personally missing my own father.  Although I have so much to celebrate, I sometimes think about what I have lost.

But regardless, life is where it is today because he was here and he is gone.  I miss you dad, and love you dearly, Happy Father's Day to the best!!!

Love forever, your daughter Shannon

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The only way to explain sleep is with a four letter word....

I love sleep, and as I mentioned in my last blog I haven't got much of it lately.  So aside from lacking in sleep and beginning to think I am losing it, I am lacking in other necessities in my life, working out!!

I love the gym as a matter of fact the day before I had my little bambino, I switched to this wonderful new gym just down the street, haven't used it yet, but it is on my list.

So you may wonder what if she is feeling this way about those things, what is she going to do about making jewelry?  Good question!!  I don't know.  I tried to sneak away yesterday and got about 5 minutes in and then said "to heck with it" and just gave up.  We will see, as everyone says, everything happens for a reason, so maybe some great stroke of genius is coming and I need just to sit back and wait!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Firsts in Life...

It may seem amazing, but I just had my first baby 3 weeks ago, yes 3 weeks ago.  He is a delight, adorable, cute, and very well behaved.  I waited so long and then when I finally did decide to have a child, I had to have surgery to get pregnant.  The surgery went well, obviously, I was pregnant almost immediately. And wa-la, baby Abran is here!!!

Now for all the things I tried to prepare for, there are just some that I know now, it isn't possible to prepare for...like the lack of sleep.  Oh boy, the lack of sleep and he sleeps like 3 hours at a time, last night it was 4 1/2 hours at once, most new moms would kill for that.  But this is coming from a woman who got a religious 8 hours plus a night, and you couldn't drag me from me sleep.  Now I am walking around in a haze.  Well worth it though.

You couldn't also prepare me for the number of dirty diapers, or the projectile poop that would spring from his sweet, adorable little body.  LOL, I have to laugh....what else can you do.

But the one thing you couldn't prepare me for, was how much I love this little boy.  I never in a million years could have been prepared for the fact that I will protect him to the end, that I will love him more than anything in the world and that I will do everything in my power to provide him with a happy life.

I love you, yes I do, I love you from here to the moon.
I love you, yes I do, I love you more than the stars above.

My song for him.  Makes me cry, tears of joy of course.