Sunday, 22 March 2015
This is not my usual entry. It will be vague and you may not understand exactly what I am talking about, but I have to write about it a little. For the past little while I have been worried about the future and what it holds. I think I assumed it would be a path that is expected, but within the last 6-9 months I have realized that what I assumed my future will be, well it may not come to light. What if the future is a lot more difficult, sad, and lonelier then I expected. How strong am I? I know we adapt, and I am strong, but when I imagine a future I expected could be shattered with some bad new, well it is keeping me up at night.
By the end of the week my life could change drastically. Someone may have the answers we have been waiting for, but will that make me happy or sad? The sad thing is I can't share how I am feeling with anyone, not yet. If it was said out loud I am afraid that I might scare them as well, but I am worried. What if the path to come is so much scarier then I ever dreamed? How strong will I be?
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Wow, where have I been? I just noticed how long it has been since I wrote on this blog, and it has been quite long. Life kind of got in the way with some family members health issues, plus my shop was non stop from Christmas time to the end of February. I am finally getting a breather and making time to give you a new entry.
I am so excited to feel a bit of spring in the air. In Toronto the snow has melted, but the sky is grey and gloomy and I think we will get more rain then snow from now on. I love spring because it finally feels like a new beginning of the year. I can get out again, go for a run and get myself in better condition for the summer. I will be sourcing out new plants for my botanical jewelry which will be getting a face lift this year. I thought I would faze out all of my resin plant/flower jewelry altogether, but I just can't do it. I want everyone who buys a necklace to get an even more unique piece that can last for many many years. So, stay tuned for those pretty pieces to come out in April and May. Right now I am working on some really pretty resin pieces which will be fairly priced because I am fazing them out.
I also will be giving my dream of being a metalsmith another shot. I signed up for a intro to Jewelry class in April and I look forward to learning new techniques, and being inspired to see how far I can go. Yesterday there was a Gem show in Toronto, and I bought a few new beautiful Cabochons that I will be making rings and pendants out of. I saw pictures last month of the Tuscan Gem show in Arizona ,and the Toronto Gem show did not compare by a long shot. I wish that in the future I will be able to get out there, even though I am sure I would want to bring everything home with me.
I promise to write in this blog sooner then later. You can also find me on Instagram where I do post new picture very often, especially with the nicer weather coming.
Saturday, 27 December 2014
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
It's time for another Giveaway! I tried to get one out a few weeks ago, but I have been very busy with the Christmas rush and trying to get every order out the next day. To celebrate the holidays and me getting to my 500th sale this year, I will be giving away two necklaces. Each necklace has a unisex quality about them, so if you are the winner it doesn't matter if you are male or female. The first necklace is an English Flint Arrowhead that will come on a silver plated chain. The second is a Chalcopyrite peacock ore wire wrapped stone pendant. The winner will choose their chain lengths. Enter more then once, and the more you spread the word the greater your chances are of wining. The winner will be announced Dec 27th in the evening. This Giveaway is open to everyone.
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Sunday, 30 November 2014
What a weekend, it flew by so fast! Friday I worked and then went shopping afterwards for my Niece and Nephews, which is getting harder each year. At first I was full of ideas, but now I feel a bit uninspired because how many times can I buy them LEGO? I also found my husband all of his gifts so that is taken care of.
Saturday was spent with my mom, running errands and watching a few episodes of Downtown Abbey. I never thought I could like that kind of show, but so far it is growing on me. I think I might even get my mom the first season for Christmas. It's a great show to get my jewelry orders ready to, and that is also what I have been working on.
This is my last sale of the year so if you have been eyeing anything in my shop, now is the best time to get that deal. In my LOVE n LAVISH shop I have a coupon code: BlackFriday2014 that gets you 20% off and my Fauna and Forest shop is 30% off. Enjoy these discounts until Monday late evening!
Have you got most of your shopping done?
Saturday, 29 November 2014
As posted on my Facebook page, my Fauna and Forest shop is having a sale! Get 30% off everything in my shop, and the price has already been adjusted. This last through to Monday and it is the last sale of this year, so take advantage. There is still time for international orders to make it on time for Christmas, so don't miss out! Also check out my Etsy shop Love n Lavish and get 20% off with the code: Blackfriday2014 and the code must be used for the discount to be applied.
Enjoy the weekend!
Friday, 28 November 2014
I have always liked The Tea Party, and yesterday's concert did not disappoint. I haven't heard this band live before, and I was amazed at Jeff's vocals, because his voice sounded just as good live as on all of the albums K and I own (this doesn't always happen when you go to concerts). The concert was entertaining, exciting and intimate at times. It's great to rediscover a band that kinda took a break there for a while (they were really big from about '96-2006), but with their new album The Ocean At The End now available, I hope these guys can make a come back, and also get rediscovered by the younger generation that may not know them. I don't share music here on my blog much (to each their own), but The Tea Party has a unique sound and I hope you enjoy the video. If you haven't heard of this group before, I hope you're pleasantly surprised to discover a new band that you really like. Check out their new music on their main Tea Party site, as well as get a taste of their best songs on their Greatest Hits album Tangents on Itunes.
We took a few photos of the concert:
Monday, 10 November 2014
Congratulations to Alexa! She has won both the moss and crystal point necklace! I will be posting another Giveaway very soon, so check back before the month has ended.
Also, checkout Laura's blog Blue Eyed Night Owl if you haven't already. She always has great posts on new movies that have come out, giveaways that you can enter, cool clothes to buy online and sweet owl items to add character to your home. If you love to read like I do, pick up one of her adorable bookmarks from her Etsy shop Blue Eyed Night Owl.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
If you don't already know, I am having a Giveaway for these two necklaces. Tomorrow is the last day, so head on over to Laura's blog, Blue Eyed Night Owl where my Giveaway is being hosted. You could with both the moss vial necklace and the clear quartz crystal necklace.
Thursday, 6 November 2014
1. Fox Softie - Woodland Tale
2. Plush Bear - Knitting Dreams
3. Little Red Riding Hood Doll - Puppets and Hugs
4. Ivy the Sheep Soft Toy - Wassupbrothers
5. Cat Plush Toy- Soft Silk Toys
6. Sloth Stuffed Toy - Natali Bright
7. Plush Bunny - Teeny Tails
I love cute toys, and I love animals so these two mix really well in my books. These cute plush toys make a great gift for a friend, girlfriend, your own kids or even yourself ( I still have a small collection of my own cute cuddle friends). Click on them to check out each Etsy shop, and I hope you fall in love and want to take one home. I have my eye on all of these and can't make my mind up. Enjoy!