Thursday, January 18, 2018

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

New Etsy Appearance and New Home Decor for Sale!

I've had some computer trouble for a while now and I'm hoping to get everything fixed by tomorrow. However, until I get my laptop back from the repair center, I've been putting my fiance's computer to good use! I have been wanting to update my Etsy lately and I finally took the first steps to do that today. 

Below, I have a brand new icon and banner for my Etsy that I created with the use of a website called Canva. The moss photo is from my own collection and it was taken during a "fossil hunt" with my parents on their mountain property in Tennessee in 2013. 



Aside from updating my shop's appearance, I have several new items that I'll be posting soon. Here's my latest creation that I've listed. 
A 7x10 vintage ornate filigree frame from Italy, with domed glass over peacock feathers that I arranged in a fish scale pattern.
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.





Original designs by...

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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."


https://www.etsy.com/listing/223440040/30-off-sale-raw-fire-opal-necklace?ref=shop_home_active_15

https://www.etsy.com/listing/127066537/30-off-sale-big-rainbow-moonstone?ref=shop_home_active_14

https://www.etsy.com/listing/166909275/30-off-sale-fire-opal-bracelet?ref=shop_home_active_15

https://www.etsy.com/listing/158983298/30-off-sale-fire-opal-earrings-dangle?ref=shop_home_active_1

https://www.etsy.com/listing/220456168/30-off-sale-caged-raw-rainbow-moonstone?ref=shop_home_active_15