Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Happy B-Day to my brother!

Today, August 11th, my brother, Robert (tall good looking guy in photo) would have turned 52. He died last May 19th, 2009. Unfortunately...I didn't find out till 10 days later...and....from someone I have no respect for. I'll never forget that day and how awful it was. I remember talking to a woman from the local newspaper and her mailing me his obituary that was submitted by a funeral home. I couldn't belive there was no funeral and no obituary submitted by his other half. But now when I think bout really doesn't surprise me. 

His passing left a huge hole in my heart. There hasn't been a day that's gone by that I haven't thought of him and missed him. Lately, I've been flooded with so many memories of him and out of nowhere, a song that I wouldn't normally think of will come into my head, and I'll start humming it. Call me crazy...but I believe it's Robert letting me know that he's okay, he loves me, and the hurt we caused each other is forgiven. He loved music, and he knows how much I love it too. He loved football too! He could tell you anything & everything about it.....knew every quarterback name from way back when to all the statistics about the players. I could sit and listen to him for fact, I did! lol! I'll always remember those kind of good times.

Robert & James (my son) in 1990...much much happier days.

I love and miss you SO much Robert. Until we see each other again....all my love to you broski. ♥♥♥
and....happy birthday.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

You think you know beads?

It just so happens that recently launched their "Bead IQ Trivia Sweepstakes." It's a fun quiz to test your knowledge about jewelry and beads AND there's a fantabulous prize package valued at $250 for the winner!! How cool is that?! Read all about it on's Newspage, along with current sales and weekly specials. If you go to the top right of the page, you can sign up for their newsletter and get some pretty cool "subscriber only" offers. ;) To test your bead IQ and get your chance to be the lucky bead genius winner, just click the following pic or any of the links provided in this post. Good luck!

NOTE: opps...silly me, the Sweepstakes ends at 9am (PT) on September 16, 2010.

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Birthday Month Sale

It's August 2nd, and it's my birthday!
I have to admit, I don't like getting older. In a perfect world, I would stay young forever! But...I would rather be thirty something than my twenties. The twenties were hard for me. I was busy raising my son on my own, although I did find time to do a lil partying, but we won't go there. lol!:D

Anyway...since it's my b-day month, I've decided to have a sale! I've made a special section in my shop titled, "AUGUST BIRTHDAY MONTH SALE". You can also click here if you like. All of the jewelry pieces on sale are marked down 50 to 70% off.

This bracelet, "Summer Meadow", is only $13.50. That's just over 50% off the original price.

 This necklace, "Surf -n- Sand", is just $16.00. A great bargain from the original price of $35!
The ribbon is soft blue silk with porcelain beads, and sterling silver accents. get the idea. I hope you will find something you love at a price you can't resist. Feel free to pass my sale event around to family & friends.

I just found out I'm in this lovely treasury! WOOT! Thanks Ronny! A great way to start my B-Day!
Happy August everyone & Happy Shopping!