Thursday, January 18, 2018

Life Updates

It's been a very long time, Blogspot. I rarely use any social media except my personal Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest. Since I do most things with my smart phone, Blogspot has been forgotten for quite some time.  Even Tumblr has been neglected since it's easier to update it on a laptop or desktop computer.

Anyway, there have been a LOT of changes in my life since the last time I posted here. 
For starters, I moved back to Tennessee and got married in October of 2017. My husband and I are living in a small town near Murfreesboro and we're loving every minute together. We often go on small, local explorations and enjoy hiking. 

Yesterday marked two full years since I moved back to Tennessee. Coming back home was the best decision I could have ever made for myself. I met Dylan through a dating app, I rented my own home on Signal Mountain for over a year and operated a cold-prep food service kitchen in a retirement community, full-time. 

So many wonderful things have happened and I can't wait to see what life has in store for me this year! Cheers!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Newest Etsy Release - Peacock Feather Frame

I was inspired to create this piece after having a dream about it. In the dream, I was walking around in someone's house and spotted an oval filigree frame on a shelf with peacock feathers behind the glass, displayed in a lovely and unique fish scale pattern. It was so beautiful I found myself envious of whoever owned such a great home decor piece. When I woke up, I decided right away to see if something similar existed on the web. To my surprise, no one had created anything like it... and so, I decided that I would!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Beaded Barefoot Sandals

After seeing so many people wearing beautiful "barefoot sandals" on Pinterest, I thought maybe I would give creating them a shot. I purchased some barefoot sandals in 2012 from some lovely ladies I met during "The World's Longest Yard Sale" and love them! I wore them to bellydance classes every chance I got while I lived in Tennessee. They are super comfy!

I wanted to create really unique sandals with a simple design and, to my relief, I was able to find several gorgeous focal beads on clearance at a local craft store. 
I plan to make as many sandals as possible before summer ends. Wish me luck! Finding time to create is difficult these days.

So far, I have two styles available in my newly re-opened Etsy shop. I'm still going through my inventory to rework my older pieces and introduce new product. 
Stop by my shop and say hello! I do custom orders and always appreciate feedback.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Etsy Feature - "BeijoFlor"

While searching for opalescent statement jewelry on Etsy, I came across this shop and fell in love with every piece that Nicole Lauandos has for sale! Please stop by her shop "BeijoFlor" and check out her work. She has some truly lovely things!

Here's part of her personal bio: "For the past 13 years, color has been the heart of all Nicole’s work, whether it be the iridescent blues of a flamboyant morpho butterfly, or the neon glow of an exuberant gemstone. Always rich in hue, but never garish, Nicole’s jewelry is a must for every woman who yearns to introduce a splash of delicious color into her wardrobe."