Monday, June 8, 2009

Etsy Pick of the Week - Joyoustreasures

This bookmark from Joyoustreasures is so cute! If you love to read, it is the perfect accessory. It can fit a 12 inch book or smaller, so you can use it to accent your summer reading or jazz up a textbook that is otherwise just plain boring. It pulls tight so it's less likely to get lost than one you just tuck in - it's practical AND beautiful! This should be on the "want" list for summer readers.

4 days left of the craziness

Four days until my brother's open house. The cleaning frenzy is still going, although the tension has abated. I think my mom had a good day yesterday.

I have this spiffy idea for bracelets, but I can't seem to find the right materials. I'm thinking about starting another lariat necklace. I really liked how the other one turned out!

Speaking of which, my prototype orange and red lariat necklace is on sale for only $45 dollars due to a slight glitch with the crimp beads which is hardly noticeable. If you want a fabulous necklace like this for a good price now is the time!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Newsprint for windows

I heard there was something in newsprint that makes windows shiny. So in preparation of my brother's open house, I used newspaper to wash the windows.
A word of advice: Use the newspaper to dry the windows. Don't soak the newspaper and use it as the rag, unless you want your hands to look like this.
The windows were very shiny, by the way!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Showcase! YEAH!

Welcome if you've come from my spot in the jewelry showcase! I hope you enjoyed checking out my shop. I've got some sweet new ideas for bracelets and necklaces that I'm just waiting to try out.

In other news, I went to a job fair this morning and had a preliminary interview. It was at a local agency. I think it went well. But a LOT of people were interviewing, so we shall see! I'm guessing that if they like me I'll get a second interview, and go from there.

Monday, June 1, 2009

What a WEEK!

Between 2 weddings, the first of 3 open houses, and a minor depressive episode, last week was not one of my better weeks. Sorry to disappear off the face of the earth. Also, I'm taking a break from my Etsy Pick of the Week this week, as I was unable to find the time to find one.

My cousin and a young man from my church are all off and married now (not to each other) and now hopefully I can get back to everyday life. The extra-good part of this is that the crystal that my cousin used in her wedding and belongs to my grandma is now available for me to decide what I want to use for my wedding. Pictures soon!

Things should be returning to some kind of normal pretty quickly. I did what I was supposed to and filled out a job application to somewhere I'd really like to work. They are having a job fair on Wednesday, so I am pretty hopeful! Until then, I'll probably spend time hanging with the fiance, beading, and ogling hair sticks and shampoo bars online.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yes yes I know!

So sorry I didn't keep my word and update! Things have been kinda crazy. Between unexpected road trips and a day of wedding planning, I've had some pretty busy days!

Nick and I got the reception hall layout all figured out. He spent a lot of time running around with a tape measure and doing calculations - definitely his type of thing.

As for now, I am exhausted... I'll make a point to write more tomorrow.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Etsy Pick of the Week - Skye Jewelry

I found this bracelet in the sale section in Skye Jewelry's shop.
I absolutely love the combination of the silver with those gorgeous aqua Swarovski crystal rounds. The light nature and gorgeous sparkle of this bracelet would make it a sweet summer accessory.
The really great thing is that Skye Jewelry is having a Memorial Weekend sale, so this is in the sale section! It may be worth checking out.