April Winners!

Congratulations, AmbreRose!
You won the earrings from 3squares!

Congratulations, FableBay!
You won the Polarity Necklace from my shop!

Congratulations, Ronit!
You won the lovely coin purse by Ma Belle Cherie!
Thank you so very much for the 152 wonderful entries!
I had so much fun doing this giveaway, so stay tuned for many more to come! ;)

A busy busy day today...

Have lots of running around to do today to prepare for our daughters birthday party tomorrow (she just turned 2!).

I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the beauty of today, and to challenge you to take part in Oprah's "No Phone Zone" pledge. I took the pledge. :)

Also, stay tuned, later today the 3 winners of the big April giveaway will be announced!



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A Fool for Fool's Gold

My love for Fool's Gold began many years ago when I was about 7 years old. My mother, sister, and I had just moved to South Carolina from Germany. We met my father who had flown ahead to find work and a home for us. By the time we arrived he began working for a gold mine, and consequently came across lots of pyrite. He brought some home, gave it to me and told me it was Fools Gold. It took a little while for me to understand that it was not real, but I loved it just the same.

My love for it re-awakened in the 7th grade when I had to do a science projects on minerals. I chose Pyrite and started a little collection by purchasing some from our local museum.

Now, as an adult I find myself falling in love with Fool's Gold all over again. This lovely metallic mineral inspires lots of exciting jewelry ideas and I can't wait to get my hands on some more.


lucy snowe photography
Upon entering Lucy's shop, the first words I read were "Welcome to my photo wonderland."...and what a wonderland it is! I stumbled through her shop "hearting" print after print. She has a dreamlike quality to her art that inspires me. Cheerful and bright, they are irresistible!

Check out Lucy's blog.

Ahhh...the kids are napping, I have coffee...life is good.


blog goal reached!

I've reached my goal of 50+ followers...thank you so very much!
As a special thank you, enjoy 10% off your order in my etsy shop until April 30th!


Had a beautiful Easter...hope you did as well...


Hello Lovely Followers...

update:: the problem has finally been corrected!
have fun entering the giveaway, and good luck!


beautiful easter weekend

Port of San Diego
Hope your Saturday was as beautiful as mine...


Technical Difficulties...

It came to my attention that between yesterday and part of today the commenting form was down for blogger. No one had been able to enter the giveaway due to technical issues, but blogger has resolved this problem now.

Hopefully everyone who wants to can now enter the giveaway by leaving a comment. If you began following me on twitter or this blog on April 1st or today, please leave a comment on the giveaway post to get your extra entry! :)

Lovely Shop: Belle & Boo

This shop is filled with loveliness. One could get lost in the whimsical fine art prints. This shop is filled with goodies, from postcards to art dolls. I'm definitely going to purchase something for my little girls...but what to choose?


Need some inspiration?

Just found this adorable mini print photo set. At only $3.00 from 74LimeLane it's a steal! Pair this with some twine and mini clothes pins from OliveManna and string on a wall to get your creative juices flowing.