Saturday, November 29, 2008

A Sneak Peak at a new design for December

Thank you so much for all of your early holiday orders, we've been busy around here!

*Just a reminder, I can't guarantee delivery
in time for Christmas after December 7th
with regular shipping prices, so get those orders in soon!

Here's a preview of the new design coming up for December.

This Faith Hope and Love necklace comes on a 3/4 inch open square disc.

The charm is a purple freshwater pearl with a silver bead accent.

It has a hammered finish, and comes on an 18 inch sterling silver ball chain.

I'll be adding it to my shop during the first week of December, come see!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The Thanksgiving Spirit

The other night we decided to have a family night centered around Thanksgiving.

I had seen this great post over at Tip Junkie about Thanksgiving traditions.
One that I especially liked was the Thanks and Giving trees post from
Chocolate on my Cranium (don't you love the name of her blog?!).
We started a bit late and didn't get a chance to really work on the Giving Tree portion,
I think maybe we can do that during the month of December,
but we did do our Thanks trees.

It was interesting to see what our kids are thankful for!
My son was thankful for mostly material things-- gameboy, video games, etc. My daughter was thankful for family, church, school, and many other things along those lines.
I loved helping them think of all the things we should be thankful for!

We ended our night by making these fun turkey cookies.
No two looked the same and they were kind of messy,
but I'm sure they tasted great anyway.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, and hope you are able to share the day with many friends and family!

What are your Thanksgiving traditions? And what are you thankful for during this time of the year?

P.S. Did you all see the Thanksgiving clip from Mr Nielson over at the NieNieDialogues?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Teacher necklace

I wanted to give my kids' teachers something special for Christmas this year.
They will each be getting of of these "Teachers Rule" necklaces.

The disc is 3/4 inch, and it comes with these cute brass apple and ruler charms.

I will list this in my shop hopefully today, so stop on by!

*Make sure to get your holiday orders in soon, I won't be able to guarantee a Christmas delivery after December 7th. Orders right now are shipped within a week, but things are getting busier and that will soon have to increase.
Thanks so much!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Another Whitney auction is live

The second necklace is currently up at the Whitney auctions.
For a chance to get this necklace at a great price click here!

They have lots of amazing things up right now, check it out!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Want to win a gift certificate to my shop?

During the Bloggy Giveaway Carnival I entered a few contests myself. I didn't actually win any of them, but I did find some new blogs to read. We are THAT Family was one of the blogs that I thoroughly enjoyed reading, so I entered her contest and subscribed as well! So when Kristen emailed me about doing a giveaway on her blog I happily agreed.
And guess what... it's today! For a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to my etsy shop just go comment on her giveaway, you can find it here. She'll be picking a winner tomorrow afternoon so get your comments in soon. And who knows, you may just decide to subscribe to her blog too, she's lots of fun!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Some Christmas necklaces

I just added some holiday necklaces to my shop.

There is so much craziness in the world today. Even so,
I hope we can all find joy this holiday season.

This Joy necklace is similar to the Tiny Tags necklace, but the tags are smaller (1/2 inch).
How very festive!

And while I'm not really looking forward to the snow, I know lots of you are!
So here is the Let it Snow necklace:

You can find both of them in my shop.

*Make sure you get those holiday orders in early! I won't be able to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas if you order after December 7th.

12 Days of Junkie

Tip Junkie's mom-preneur shop-a-thon has grown by leaps and bounds since I entered my little shop. Stop by to see tons of amazing shops and products, all made and run by Moms! This is a great place to do your holiday shopping!!!

Tip Junkie has also set up the 12 Days of Junkie (or Christmas), it starts Tuesday, November 11th. There will be some amazing giveaways, and 2 winners each day, so make sure to stop by!


By Mariah! Be sure to check out her blog, she makes fantastic jewelry!

I'm supposed to write 7 facts about myself, then tag 7 more people!

Here are the rules for the people I'm about to tag:

Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.~ Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.~ Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their name as well as links to their blog.~ Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

So here it goes...7 facts about me:

1. I have always been very shy, if you meet me in person and I don't talk a lot it's because I don't know what to say, not because I don't like you.

2. I spend way too much time on the computer. I have lots of blogs that I try to keep up on, as well as keeping listings updated in my shop and I am on the computer way too much.

3. My given name is Rosalynn (pronounced Rose-alynn), but most of my friends call me Rosie. I answer to either.

4. My hair is naturally curly, I used to hate it-- it can tend to frizz, but now I don't mind it. It's very easy to fix, I just put mousse in it and let it air dry.

5. My husband and I have struggled with infertility ever since we first decided to have a baby. I'm lucky to have two biological children but we would like to have more, I hope it will happen someday!

6. I am such a procrastinator. I have my orders as my top priority, but I don't always get around to doing everything else around my house as quickly as I should. I had about 8 loads of laundry I finally put away this weekend, it had been folded and sitting on the counter in my laundry room for several days.

7. I love cucumbers. My kids don't really like them, but I have always loved them. More for me I guess!

There we go -- seven things about myself. I hope you learned something new and interesting about me. Now it's your turn!

I tag:
bugs 'n' bees, double dipped sweets, organic Nicole, Michael Grace Designs, and Sachi designs.
**Be sure to check out their blogs, as they have some incredible products!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Whitney Awards auction during the month of November

Recently I donated two necklaces to the Whitney Awards-- an award program for LDS fiction.
They are currently having a benefit auction. For a chance to get one of these necklaces at a great price go check it out!

The Blessed Beyond Measure necklace is up currently.

The Shine Brightly will be added when the other auction ends.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Coming to the shop soon!

I'm going to be adding these sometime this week, so make sure you check back!

I love the look of copper and silver together,
so I decided to add some two tone earrings to the shop.

These earrings have a hammered finish.
The copper disc is 1/2 inch, and the silver is 1/4 inch, so they're itty bitty little earrings.
When my kids were babies I had to wear small earrings and I wanted to offer some that are smaller for all the mommies out there, and those who don't like huge earrings.

I'm also going to add the Mom to the Xth power to the shop.

This one is great for all the Moms and Grandmas who have
so many names that they won't fit on a necklace.

I've had some requests for pearl earrings that are a bit larger.

I decided to put two freshwater pearls together
with a silver bead on the bottom.
Timeless and classic!

As the holidays get closer and closer my turnaround time is going to get longer,
so make sure you place your holiday orders early!

Right now I'm able to finish orders within 7 days and get them right into the mail so you can get them as quickly as possible.