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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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Thursday, December 25, 2014

What's a good Christmas Present??

Who knows?  Isn't it all relative.  I mean if you are 1 years old the perfect present may be that great stuffed dog or that toy that lights up constantly (although not a parents favorite).  But when your 40, it maybe 5 minutes to yourself, a moment to use the restroom in peace (especially as a mom), or that hour massage that brings you great joy.

Regardless, I still think it is relative.  Sometimes we don't know what is a good present until it is received.  Some people never experience parenthood, the feeling of watching your child open their gift, or see them ride their first motor powered toy.   It's amazing, at least for me.

That was my present.  Watching my boy just light up like a light about everything.  So much so that he didn't even take a nap today, just so overjoyed with excitement and overstimulation, but it was such a great day!!   I wouldn't trade a moment of it for the world. 

Although, at least from my experience, everyday is like Christmas, as a parent.  Such a wonderful gift!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Its the Holiday Season

So here I am months later writing a post.  It seems like such hard work until I sit down.  It really is easy.

It's the holiday season and I struggle always what to get for friends.  Now what I want them to have and what they want to have may be two very different things.  But for some reason I always want to give jewelry.

Let's be honest, I want to give jewelry all the time.  I guess maybe because I design jewelry, or have an affinity for it.  Whatever the case may be, it isn't likely that people want to receive my jewelry all the time.  Well I can say that my friends always say they want my jewelry, but I have just one main aesthetic and I can assure you it can get old if all your pieces look the same.

I have a friend who always posts #YOLO in her texts.  She has been doing this for a year. At first I thought she went over the deep end.  Not the first time.  Then I asked her what it meant and she said, You Only Live Once.  That is her phrase.  I know its everywhere, but truly it is her phrase.

So for Christmas instead of doing what I could have done.  I went on to Etsy, yes I have a shop there too, and found a small business who was making gold filled lettered charm necklaces and I ordered her #YOLO necklace. 

In some ways I feel like I am giving a gift to my friend, but also to the small business.  Small businesses need a helping hand.  This is a great time to do that!!!

Just a few of my favorites on Etsy!!!