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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Jewelry and the Ocean

I was recently fortunate to spend some time in Mexico.  Cabo San Lucas to be exact.  There are lots of places people love to go, but I love the ocean.  If you have seen my jewelry then you probably get that feeling, that I am inspired by the ocean.

During my time there, I was able to do nothing but relax, well relax as much as a mother of a 2 year old can, but that is far more relaxing then I do at home. 

I was able to get a massage (the 2nd in 2 years), I ran on the beach, I stayed up later then usual, as did my son.  It was a great time!  But there was nothing as good as spending time on the beach, with the waves, in the ocean, with the sky above and the wonders below.  Oh it was spectacular!  What was even better about it was that I got to spend that time with my son.

It is fun to watch him fall in love with the sea as I have.  He says "ocean" and it is so sweet, but it also sounds like "oh shit" when he says it, which you can't help but laugh.  He speaks Spanish so he calls the beach playa and beach of course, but he loves the sand.  He loves in under his toes, in his hands and in a bucket.

Overall our time was great!!  I wouldn't change if for the world, well except to spend more time there!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

I Ubered It....

I finally did it.  I Ubered it.  Not sure if that is how you say it, but I did it.  And it was great!  It was quick.  I told my partner that we were trying something new, and he looked at me like I was crazy and said, "Uber isn't new".  Ok, so new to me.  How is that!!

We got picked up with ease and we were taken back home with ease while everyone was waiting for a cab.  I love this little app.  I want to create an app that does something like that.  So if you haven't tried this "new" thing called Uber.  You should so get on board.  It's quick, cheap, and way better than driving anytime!!!

Yeah to Uber!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Running...In the Morning?

I used to get up every morning around 430/5 and run.  I loved it!  Ask anyone who knew me then and they knew that was what I did.  Then I had my little one.

Now I ran every morning until I was 7 months pregnant, then I switched to the elliptical trainer.  It was a hard switch but I made it.  After my little one was born, I had a C-section, I had to take 2 weeks off, then another 4 before I could run.  Then my running became a whole new game...running with a jogger.

Yes, it can be done.  And turns out it is a great way to get into shape.  5 months after my LO, I ran my first 1/2 half marathon post baby and did good.  Not as well as I had done the many years prior, but my body had been through a baby, so I had to give myself a break.  And since then I have run 5 more.  This last time with my best personal time: 7:51 min mile.  I was in heaven.

But what I have found is that being a mom, parent, there are stages.  I am now back to running in the mornings early, 445/5, once or twice a week and I enjoy it.  But there is a part of me that missed pushing my LO on those days.  It is good for me to run with friends and get out, but my life, though different, is so much richer now, pushing that wonderful jogger!!!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

San Francisco

Is just around the corner.  It feels like every time it is around the corner I begin to blog.  Well for good reason, at least from my view at this time.  I love my new collection.  It is feeling more and more like me everyday.  My display is going well also.  Which is a much needed relief.

So here are a few pieces to be seen at the show: 


So it turns out Amazon.com is a big deal.  I have to say as a mother of a now 2 year old, I didn't spend much time shopping online the last two years.  I am a little old school, I like to touch things, make sure they are exactly as I want, before I but them.  Buying online is scary to me.  And so unsure.  Interesting that I sell my jewelry online isn't it?

So my son and I had a play date yesterday and we got to my friends house and she had some great toys.  I asked her where she obtained such toys, since they weren't at the local Toys R Us, that I have spent many an hour at as of recently.  She said, Oh we shop on Amazon.com.  I said what is this Amazon.com that you speak of....and abracadabra 5 hours later I am on Amazon.com.

So yes, I know I am late to the party.  I usually am, either physically, mentally, or in someway, mostly because I like my little world.  LOL.  But this is one party I find interesting.  I ordered a couple of things for my son, and we will see if they are what they say they are, if not, well I am sure you can guess the outcome of that.

Selling and buying online isn't easy.   Sometimes I wish people could see a 3-D picture of my work, I think it would help sales, and of course, touch it online, wouldn't that be fabulous!!!!  Someday!