The Sing Off

For those of you who have started watching the Sing Off...This is by far my absolute favorite Acapella performance (for that matter any performance) and it just happens to have Jewel in it.

The song Water is Wide was performed by the Indigo Girls, Jewel and Sarah McLachlan during Lilith Faire in 1997. The Acapella part is at the end of the song. The harmonies are gorgeous and the acoustic guitar solo by the Indigo Girls is absolutely beautiful.

Four of my favorite singers brought together. I hope you stop and take a listen. If you are a fan of any of these girls, you will not be disappointed! Just Sayin :)


The Holidays are Here

Happy Holidays
I have decked the halls and am busy working in the studio making Jewelry for
my Etsy website and my new location at...

Recovered Treasures
I am now in a New Boutique in downtown Libertyville
Owned by one of my Best Gal Pals...Dawn and Kristin the owner of our sister store Serendipity so you can browse both at the same time.

We have some other fabulous girls working with us at both stores and not to mention Owen, Dawns husband who also owns the shop and works on Saturdays.

I couldn't ask for a better scenario.
I LOVE getting out of my house and being with people again.
Now that my girls are not around much...one away at college and the other just plain busy!
Mommy was lonely and needed an outlet and can I say it's been great.

You can find me there on Wednesdays and Fridays and my entire Jewelry Collection
is always available there.

I am working on some new plans for 2014 so check back :)

Enjoy your Holiday's

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New for Hobnob Market

More new Buckles to bring to Hobnob Market next weekend!

Pendants just soldered and resined ready to be pulled together with some beautiful beads and chain.

Check out this interview with Holly the creator of the Hobnob Market on Anne Potter's Blog

Excited to be a part of this show and venture with all of the other Vintage Junkies out there!


My Peonies & Iris have Bloomed!

Yeah...Finally they bloomed! 
Celebrate Spring

Had to run out and pick some before they are gone.

More for Hobnob Summer Market

Hobnob Summer Market

posted my vendor profile today on their Facebook site.

Here are some of the newest designs I will be bringing to the show.
More to come.


New Pendants

New Pendants waiting to be made into necklaces!!!

It is hard to be inside when the weather outdoors if finally getting beautiful here in
the midwest. Today they are predicting storms for the next 3 days. I hate to say it, but that is a great thing for me to stay motivated and make more pendants for my upcoming shows.

Yeah Rain

So Excited!!!
My talented friend Jeannie will be helping me at the 
Hobnob Vintage Market 
and I will have some of her lovely repurposed vintage jewelry designs for sale in my booth.


Open Door Studio

I just found out that Open Door Studio will be at the Hobnob Vintage Market in Danville in June!

I have met Martha a few times and she is so sweet and has a great eye for vintage.
Looking forward to seeing her and all her fabulous finds again at the show.

Here are links to her websites:

Here are some of the buckles that I will be bringing to the Hobnob

More to come...


What's Up

Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own.
_ By Marguerite Kelly and Elia Parsons

I spent my mothers day with my girls and hubby at my favorite place a flea market!The one day of the year I can get the whole family out to see my little slice of heaven. 
I had such a busy weekend... Drama Darling came home from college and Baby girl went to her Junior Prom. 

Kelsey and I had so much fun dolling her up for her first prom! She looked gorgeous. We had a beautiful, but chilly day to go out and get some great pictures.


Even with a little Batting practice thrown in at Logan's (her boyfriend) fathers request. Batting in style.

Jen, Logan's mom captured Courtney and Myself in what will be a picture I will cherish forever.

Now that the weekend is over it is time to get busy for my next show Hobnob in Danville, IL.
I am so excited to do this vintage and handmade goods show. I think it will be hard to leave room when packing my setup for everything I will want to bring home. Where there is a will, there is a way!

 I will post pictures throughout the next few weeks of what I will be bringing and some of the other vendors that will be there and links to their sites. So stay tuned and come out to the show if you like what you see!


My Inner Sanctuary

Walk in my studio, one of the coldest days of the year
Put on Pandora and This comes on

I light some of my favorite incense from Anthropologie
aroma fills the air

The creative process begins

and there it is 
My Inner Sanctuary


Bring on the New Year

Carpe Diem
Seize the Day

Make 2013 a Great Year!

This is how Toulouse is spending the first day of the year...laying on his favorite pillow
with Harold watching Football

We rang in the New Year with our good friends and neighbors. Looking forward to a year spent with friends and family, creating, loving and living each and every day to the fullest!

Happy 2013 to all of my friends that visit my little old blog, you fill my life with bliss.