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Enjoy your online shopping day:) I know I will~xo


Day Trip

Guilded Junkyard booth pics

Last weekend my friend Jeannie and I went on a fun trip to Morris, IL to the 3 French Hens Holiday Boutique. We had a good hour or so drive to Morris, but the time passed quick as we chatted and laughed the whole way there. Jeannie and I have only known each other for about a year and she is one of those people that come into your life that you feel like you have known forever. I feel, we are twin sisters from a different mother. We met at a flea market (imagine that) of all places and both design jewelry and share a love of vintage and we are both dealing with teenagers. So that being said, we had a lot to talk about.

We arrived in Morris and spent some time shopping in some great boutiques in town...
"Whimsy" which had a great window decor and even better when you got inside!
& "Ruby Begonia's" beautiful clothes and other fun things

Then off to the 3 French Hen's Holiday boutique where we saw many great vendors including one of our favorite vendors and bloggers Jeanine of "Chippy Shabby"
photo op~

We ended up back at Jeannie's beautiful home. This girl has a home and studio to die for. So much fun exploring and digging through beads and vintage jewelry in her studio. If you live in the area and get a chance to go to Woodstock and see her & partners Lisa & Laurie's booth in the antique mall in town, do! Check out their blog at

The picture on the top of this post is from their booth as well as the refinished headboard with the angel, unfortunately most of my pictures did not turn out or I would of had a lot more:(

And for you Vintage Lovers, new belt listed on my etsy site~xo


My Buckles & Giveaway Winner!

O.K., here it is, drumroll please, LOL...I am starting to make belt buckles. For a lot of women the obsession is shoes, for me, it is belts & fabulous buckles! I love to dress up a simple jean and tee outfit with a great belt and a little jewelry of course! So I have been experimenting with ideas of how to create a buckle using similiar design to my jewelry and here is what I have come up with so far. I am in the process of getting some belt straps and creating a new website on etsy just for my buckles. I am really excited to move into this arena, because I love the look of a great belt, did I say that already? My goal is to have it up by the end of the month for some Holiday orders. Any great ideas of images or sayings that would make your heart go pitter patter I would love to hear:)

And now...the winner of the earrings is #4...Effy! Send me your info. Miss Effy so I can get these out to you for Thanksgiving!

Happy Turkey Day all! This is one day I try not to wear a belt, no matter how fabulous, if you know what I mean?!


Fun with Photoshop

O.K. I admit, had to get a new post up a.s.a.p. the picture of me in the cat suit had to get off the top of the blog!

I have found a new pastime (like I need one), playing in photoshop. A very hard program for me, that I kind of knew years back, when I worked at the college doing graphics. I have started playing in it again and applying my love of collage with some of my jewelry pictures and really like the effect. It could take me hours to do jewelry listings on the website if I use these techniques for everything, at least until I get better at remembering all the steps.

I took some photos of my setup in my piano room at home that I leave up all the time for the occasional shopper that wants to drop on by the house. I bought a cabinet at a flea market a year ago and it makes a great display case.

This was one of my favorite pictures that I did, even though the bracelets are a little blurred.

I will be debuting my newest product in the next few weeks, I am very excited about this one!

P.S...Don't forget to enter the giveaway in the previous post for my earrings:) If you do not have a song to leave, it's o.k.!