Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Madness! True Happiness Designs

I just love finding unique and gorgeous pieces of jewelry on etsy. I found a stunning, long necklace that I love at True Happiness Designs. She has the most amazing pieces of jewelry. Right now I am drooling over her bead bracelet. I totally want one!

I just love accenting my outfits with pretty jewelry pieces and getting tons of compliments. That will definitely happen when wearing pieces from True Happiness Designs.Her necklace is not only absolutely stunning but it's also very well made. 

Check out True Happiness Designs here and you will fall in love with her beautiful, unique jewelry!

 Crazy Horse and silver earrings

Amazonite and silver spacer bead bracelet

Fine silver drop earrings

Smokey Quartz, fine silver and chain necklace

Amazonite and smokey quartz silver chain necklace

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Over the hill?

In one month I will be approaching a mile stone birthday. The big Three O.  eeek.
I actually wasn't bothered by it at all until last week.

I went to my doctor for a check up and I have gained some weight, my eyesight is a little bad and I need some blood work done.  Then it all hit me at once and believe it or not, I started to cry on my drive home.
I think all that stuff just pushed me over the edge and made me realize that I am not where I thought I'd be at 30.  I feel like life is so super hard and then I look at my friends and they make it seem like their life is so easy. I know, I know, the grass is greener on the other side. But seriously, sometimes I feel like I have no grass, only weeds and bugs. lol

I just want so much and it feels like we work so hard and don't get very far...

Then I stop and think, and look at what I have. I am so extremely grateful for all we have been blessed with. I have an amazing husband, 2 healthy and super special little boys, our jobs, our home, our health, and so much more. God is good and we are truly blessed!

So I am having a little bit of a almost 30 crisis, lol but it will pass. Right?

Did you ever have issues with a birthday? What did you do to get over it?

I thought about getting a tattoo. hehehe. Maybe that's too extreme? lol

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Logo or no logo?

I have "met" and become familiar with a lot of wonderful shops lately. I love seeing all the amazing things people create.

One thing I have noticed is that a lot of shops do not have a logo. Do you?

Do you think it's important to have a logo to carry through your shop and marketing items?  I believe it is. I know a lot of you focus more on creating items to list and on selling them. However, first impressions matter. When I look at a shop, I always look at the banner and avatar. The shops that have a matching look and a logo, to me seem like they "take care" of their shop. Don't you think? Not to say if you don't have that look it's because you don't take care of it. I know a lot of people are not able to or don't know how to create the banner or avatar. BUT it does make a huge difference.

I believe a logo to carry through the shop, business card and other printing material you use make the shop look put together. Does that make sense?

I work in marketing and we create a brand for each person we market. They carry that brand through all their print material and website and it looks awesome.

If you don't have a logo, or brand, please try it out. I can actually help you or get you in contact with someone that can assist you in creating the right "look" for you!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July

We had a great time celebrating Independence Day! The boys love sparklers, and this year I got them some pop its and baby boy had a blast with them. When the fireworks started we just sat there and enjoyed the moment. I watched my precious boys be mesmerized by all the magic of the fireworks. I got to enjoy the fireworks through my children's eyes. It was very special. I just totally enjoy making memories with my family. I am truly blessed! How was your 4th of July?

Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Madness! Aniwares

I just found one of the cutest shops on etsy!  Aniwares makes adorable animal fleece blankets and some super cute animal hats. When I saw her blankets I immediately thought of the pillow pets. BUT the blankets are much more useful and so fun! My little boy saw me looking through her shop and picked out 2 blankets he wants. lol

Aniwares has a facebook page and it's the perfect spot for you to stay up to date on her latest listings! Come like her on facebook here. :)
And then check out all her adorable creations on etsy here.

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