Friday, July 31, 2009

Say Yes?

I’ve been sitting here watching episodes of “Say Yes to the Dress.” If you haven’t seen it, the show is set in a high-end bridal salon and features stories of brides shopping for wedding dresses.  It got me thinking about my own wedding dress. I found it at a bridal fair. While looking through a catalog at a booth I turned the page, slammed my finger down, and said “that’s the dress.” It was the first dress I tried on and the one I ended up buying. And the kicker? It cost less than $400. I think it’s because it didn’t have a train (trane?).

Looking back, it could have been fit better to my body, but on the day I felt special and beautiful. It’s hard to believe women spend $5,000+ on a dress when that’s not what I remember about my wedding day. I remember the way my husband’s tux felt under my hands, I remember I was so nervous before walking down the aisle I didn’t know what side I was supposed to be on. I remember the happiness on my husband’s face during the ceremony and the fun we had during the reception.

Sure, I would have loved a $7,000 dress, but that’s not what the day was about. The day was about a big party to start our lives together – a party we were paying for ourselves. Part of me wishes I had spent more and pulled out more stops, but in the end it’s just one day.  And all the beading and lace in the world won’t buy you a happy marriage.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Listings for Sunday!


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Sunday, July 19, 2009

New Listings!

I’m slowly getting around to adding new items to my etsy store. People get bored with seeing the same items being renewed so adding fresh pieces is essential.

Picture Jasper Necklace

This Picture Jasper necklace has a Southwest look and features nine rectangular “shards” as the centerpiece. I love the natural variations in this stone.

I also added this precious bracelet of pale pink glass beads. At 5.75 inches, it’s perfect for any girl who loves pink. A heart clasp finishes off this darling piece.

Girls Bracelet

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Rustic Woven Metal Fish Necklace

I just listed this necklace in my Etsy store, and something about it is very appealing to me. I love the antiqued metal and the way it’s woven to create the fish pendant. It gives the whole piece a rustic handmade look that I think appeals to both women and men.


The simple black cord doesn’t distract from the focal pendant, which is accented by blue glass beads. This is the first of several pieces I finally got photographed to list!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Front Stoop – The Old Farmhouse

Front Stoop

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Home Again

I’ve returned home from my road trip with a few mosquito bites, a bit of a tan and a lot of memories. I even made a sale in my etsy store while I was gone. chunky green braceletA bracelet very similar to the one in this photo sold. That always seems to happen when I’m away for a few days! It must be the watched pot phenomenom.

Tomorrow I go back to my day job, but I think the break has done me good. In fact, I vote that we all get five weeks of vacation a year instead of two!