I'll try and not make up a ton of excuses as to where I've been...I really do love blogging and always have something to tell you all or share with you! I have always been a pretty organized person all my life, everything in order neat and tidy. So where in the world did that person go???????
I retired last year and everything has fallen apart at the seams :( I've thrown myself into promoting my Etsy shop so I'm constantly designing, making messes, cleaning up my messes, taking pictures, on the computer, cleaning up more messes, trying to get organized, yikes, my life has changed so much in the past year. And of coarse at this time of the year I have shows to get ready for, stores want my jewelry, I just don't know how ya all do it? I feel constantly under preasure for one thing or another I just don't know what to do? I love visiting and reading other blogs, it's not that I don't want to visit, I'm just trying to figure out how to do it all.....any ideas or suggestions on how you manage all this in your daily lives I sure would love to hear! I'm so frustrated and I think hubby is wondering where the old "candice" is???
Okay....now that I've shared some feelings, we just got back from a 3 day trip to Chicago! I've never been there...do ya believe that! I've been to Hawaii but not Chicago. So here's a few pictures to share, and maybe a new piece of jewelry too!
I know summer is fading fast but I just found this recipe and wanted to share it with all my blogging friends! It's sooo delicious, yum, or as Rachel Ray would say....YUMO! Wish I had a beautiful picture for you....I should have asked my friend Kathi, doesn't she find the most gorgeous pictures!
SWEET FRUIT SALSA: 1 pt. fresh strawberries 4 Kiwi's 1 mango 1 apple 2 nectarines
Cut up all the fruit and then put in your food processor with sugar to taste. (you'll have to just add to your taste) PULSATE only till chopped into tiny pieces.
Dip with "cinnamento" chips! When I recieved this recipe the only place I could find these chips were at Meijer Grocery Stores, but I'm sure they're out in other brands by now!
This is sooo delicious, it's a must try :) Have a sunny Sunday!
Sharon of ShardonExclusives, if you could email me your address I would love to get your necklace to you ASAP! Same with "Sandi" who picked the name "chloe" for my dress form!
Happy Friday To All! Just a quick update to let you all know I am offering FREE Shipping in my Etsy shop the entire weekend! If there's something you've had your eye on, now is the time to purchase! Thanks, and have an awesome sunny weekend!
Thank you all so very much for the lovely comments, signing up to follow my blog, twitter, face book fan page and blogging about my giveaway! So without further delay the winner is: ShardonExclusives!
Also, Ive decided to give a second item away to.....Sandi! I love the name "chloe" too!
This took me the better part of the day to figure out how many times everyone got their names put in, so I am telling you all right now and remind me if I forget.... I will never ask you to do so much to win my giveaway again. lol!!!!
As soon as I get complete names and addresses your items will be on their way ladies!
Do you do a happy dance when you come across a gemstone you don't already own?
Do you find that every conversation you have comes back to your latest jewelry project?
Do you love to help other people on their projects by giving tips or showing them step-by-step how to do things?
If you answered to yes to any of these questions, we may have the perfect opportunity for you. If you answered yes to all three, then consider this destiny.
House of Gems is looking for Featured Artists to spotlight and promote on our website. In addition to the opportunity to present yourself as an artist, you will also generate traffic to your personal blog, Etsy store or social media profile. Artists may also be given opportunities to test new products, receive additional discounts and be the first to be informed of new releases.
Fill out entry for here at the "house of gems" Grand Prize (1): $1000 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com Runners Up (1): $500 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com Consolation Prize (5) $100 Shopping Spree on HouseofGems.com
Timeline: Contest runs July 18th, 2009 thru August 15th, 2009
Hi everyone! Just got home from vacation yesterday and have so much to share with you! We had a great time visiting my daughter Danielle! She lives in Isle of Palms, SC, only sad thing is we always go to my son's in GA and it just didn't work this time ;( I miss my 2 little ones sooo much but they started back to school Thursday the day we would have arrived there. But we are going in September for both their birthdays!
Like I said, I have so much to share from vacation but right now the most imporatant thing is my giveaway I've been trying to have for several weeks! So here's the scoop!
It starts now and for the rules all you have to do is go to my shop and come back here and comment on your favorite item.
Here's a chance to get some extra bonus entries: I purchased this sweet vintage dress form I have pictured above and I would like help naming her. One extra entry if you leave your name choice for my dress form.
Follow me on my blog 1 entry, become a fan on facebook 2 entries FaceBook! Follow me on twitter for 1 entry. If you blog about this giveaway and leave the link in your comment recieve 2 extra entries.
Giveaway ends August 12th, winner will be drawn on Aug. 13th.
The necklace I'm giving away is designed using "vintaj" brass chain, a vintage brass crown setting, a sweet image of a beautiful flower set under a magnifying cabochon. Under the setting dangles a gorgeous white cotton pearl capped with a "vintaj" brass bead cap! AND....for having to wait so long for my giveaway something extra will be included in the package!!!!!
My giveaway starts now and ends on Wednesday at midnight. Good luck to you all! candice~