Wednesday, June 24, 2009

A few new items for the shop

Tiny heart ring in gold. I have had a lot of requests for this and I'm almost ready to move forward on these. I'm having the tiny hearts cast in silver and gold so I'll also be able to do the tiny heart earrings too.

And these little babies. I've been wanting to do a gold personalized charm. Everyone does them in round so over course I needed to do mine a little different. So mine are tiny little squares. I'm going to do these in silver and gold so if you want to mix up the metals you can do it. I'm also having these cast so there will be a be of a wait still but if people would like to send me an email I'll add your name to the list for when they get here. I'll be offering these with a single charm on a chain a double charm and 3 charms. I'll also offer just the charm so you can add if you want.

Thanks for looking! The weekend is almost here so enjoy the rest of your week.


Something else that's funny

So I've been working with a trainer to loose some of the baby weight, yes she's almost 5 and no thats not the funny part! A little back history first. He is a former world champion body builder and he's black. Not that all that matters but it makes this story so much funnier. So back to the story.
Anyway we we're chatting through my session today and we we're talking about all the food things we didn't get to have when we we're growing up. Like all the sugar breakfast cereals and all the chips and junk food in general. Then he said 'We didn't even get coffee until we we're 21. My mom told us that if we had coffee we would get too black. He said I was about 13 when it dawned on me that white people had coffee all the time and they never got black.'
I almost had to stop my workout I was laughing so hard.
I hope I didn't offend anyone with that I just had to share my early morning laugh with you all! Have a good Wednesday!


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Life is Funny

And these sites will make you laugh hard. Sometimes very hard! I just wanted to share. So I'm going to make this part of 'Life is Funny' for the wonderful blog 'Weight...What?' blog! Go have a few laughs...

The first one is Cake Wrecks. I just can't stop laughing whenever I see a new post. Go check it out!

And then if you haven't seen it Awkward Family Photos. Now you know you have some of these pictures in your family photo collection. Maybe its just me! Anyway head on over these so you can have a very good daily laugh! Don't be eating or drinking anything! I mean it and yes I do speak from experience because I read a post for the first time and was drinking my morning coffee and well I had to clean the screen! Its just a word to the wise.

Come back here and let me know what you think.

Yes I know this was cheating but I've been very busy and the funny just hasn't been there.


My sister is amazing

My birthday was back in May so I've been meaning to show you these pictures for a while. My sister Holly is a pastry chef and she made this gorgeous cake for me along with an amazing party that she set up along with the help of my sisters and mom. I just had to show you the details of the beautiful cake that she did all by hand. Everything is edible on this cake. This goes along with my obsession with Hawaii and the beach in general.

I have the most wonderful sisters in the world! Thank you all so much. Sorry its taken me so long to write about it.


Monday, June 22, 2009

Welcome to my obsession...

November 2008

So welcome to my new home! Not really, I mean not yet! If you haven't guessed this is Hawaii and I must live here again some day very soon! These pictures we're taken on a trip in November.

From the Pali Lookout looking towards Kailua.

Still on the Pali but looking more towards Kaneohe.

This is at Waimanola Bay with Chinaman's Hat (the little tiny island) in the distance. I use to go here for my birthday's. Look at the color of that water! Gorgeous!

This is taken on the North Shore. If I had my telephoto lens at the time I would have been able to give a sneak peak at the surf competitions going on way out in the distance. It was a little stormy but beautiful waves that day!

More surfing action way off in the distance on the North Shore.

I was born on this island many years ago and I need to live here again soon! I wouldn't want to live on Oahu which is where these we're taken because this island is so not what I remember from growing up here but if someone handed me the keys to a house with a job for Brian I'm sure I wouldn't complain!
It is the 50th anniversary of Hawaii's statehood in August. I will make it back this year, sometime, to celebrate. The 1st picture of Bailey with the pineapple was taken at the Dole Pineapple Plantation. I submitted it to Hawaii Magazine and it made it to the picture of the week on their blog and then into the magazine.
Well thank you for going on my little journey into my obsession! I hope I can bring you more wonderful pictures of this beautiful place very soon.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

So its Father's day! Happy Father's Day to my husband. That's a picture of Brian and Bailey looking at the clouds. She likes to figure out what animal shape they can be and she talked her daddy into laying on the ground to figure it out with her. He spoils her rotten and has created quite a monster but he is a very good daddy! Thank you honey.

Happy Father's day to my Dad as well! I love you, Daddy! Thank you for all that you do! Happy Father's day to all the dad's in your life. Don't forget to thank them and tell them that you love them.


There are so many shades of blue...

A few more pictures of our trip to Chicago. As I was editing them I noticed that they all seem to have a common theme of the color blue. Then I noticed that there are so many different shades of the color blue. Its not that I didn't know that before but I really NOTICED them in these pictures.
I'm sorry that this seems to be turning into a photography blog instead of a jewelry blog but this seems to be what's going on in my life right now. I do have a few pictures to come of a few new techniques, yes jewelry, that I've been learning this summer. I hope to have those for you in the next week.
I hope you are enjoying all the pictures of the traveling I seem to be doing as of late. For the upcoming weeks I will be showing you San Diego and I really hope to be bringing you pictures of my obsession, where I would like to live soon rather then later.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Oh the Windy City...

Well as promised, a few pictures of the Windy City. These we're taken from the John Hancock Center at 93 stories high(I think!). These pictures just don't do the view justice! Just gorgeous and breathtaking to say the least. We went to a Cubs game, they didn't win. It rained on us and since I live in the 'Valley of the Sun' I was freezing my you know what off!
I hope you enjoy the pictures of a very beautiful city!

I am really enjoying this new little hobby

This is becoming so much fun for me. I find myself looking at life very differently. I look to the sky to see if I'm missing anything or if I need to record the beauty with my camera. I took these pictures of the orchid (before it died a very horrible death - I'm so sorry may it rest in peace!) using macro photography and needing to practice, lots!
So I hope you don't mind if I start showing my photography practicing here. I promise to keep you up to date on all things jewelry. I guess you could think of this as what inspires me in my jewelry work.
Have a beautiful day. Something to think about as you go through your day - what inspires you, what do you find beautiful?


Monday, June 15, 2009

I got my issue of Modern Bride today!

Okay here it is! My 'closeup' in the Aug/Sept issue of Modern Bride! I got home from running errands today and this was in my mail box waiting for me. I am so excited I can hardly stand it! I don't have much more to say in between the happy dances here! I will be posting pictures of the trip to Chicago in the next couple days but this far out shadows the trip. Don't get me wrong the trip was fun but not as cool as this article!
I hope you have a wonderful week! Mine has started out on a very good note! I will let you know about the other very good news in the next couple days. I'll give you a hint its more awesome press for Cherry Creek!


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

And now for some gorgeous sky...

Over the last 2 days there have been the most beautiful sky! I thought I would share the beauty of clouds and blue sky with a little cotton candy thrown in - I think that's what the sky with the blue and pink looks like. Enjoy the blue!


Monday, June 8, 2009

More Pictures of the Grand Canyon

I hope you aren't bored by more pictures of the Grand Canyon? This set is a study in black and white photography. So whatch'a think? I love the clouds! I don't have much more to say about this gorgeous place. I'm off to Chicago for a couple days. Hopefully I'll be able to give you all some pictures of that as the week goes on. Have a lovely week and enjoy the rest of the pictures!


Friday, June 5, 2009

Little Critters

There we're lots of little critters to see at the Grand Canyon. I used my new telephoto lens for the bug and the lizard. The squirrel was just sitting there eating away at the flowers. The little chipmonk was just too cute but I didn't have the telephoto lens and he wouldn't let me get any closer. The bug was very far away so I felt comfortable taking his picture. (otherwise I would have be far away from him!)

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. I also hope you had a good week. I'm getting ready to go to Chicago so I'll post pretty pictures of that when I get a chance.


Wednesday, June 3, 2009

There are not words...

I just don't have the words to describe how amazing the Grand Canyon is! If you've never been then make plans to go. The day was just about as perfect as a day could be. I'm not going to say much more, just enjoy the pictures. I'll add pictures of the little creatures we encountered while at the Grand Canyon.

As you can see we had the most wonderful time on our little jaunt north. I hope you've all be well. I'll check in later this week and give you the low down on what's been going on in the land of Cherry Creek.