Friday, January 28, 2011

I've Ordered Hand Stamped Necklaces... Runner Necklaces!

I've ordered two necklaces from the Etsy store Gracie and Me Design.  I'm so excited!

One is a mommy necklace for my daughter's best friend's mom.  She's done so many nice things for my daughter that I wanted to give her a nice present.  I choose a family necklace with spacer beads.  It's so pretty on the site so I can't wait to see mine in person.

The other is a runner's necklace for a work friend who needs some cheering up.  She completed her first half marathon in 2010 so I've ordered a necklace to commemorate that amazing feat. I hadn't seen necklaces like this before and I think they are a great way to show someone how proud you are of them.

The artist, Barbara, has been a joy to work with.  She responded quickly when I contacted her and is such a sweetie!  I also think her prices are quite reasonable.  I've seen so many places that have beautiful jewelry but it's far too expensive for me to afford.

I've included some pics from her site but I'll be sure to share the final results with you as well.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oy! What a Month!

I've been out of the blogging game for several weeks.  It was a combination of several things... all of them stressful (naturally)!

Number 1 is that hubby developed a severe case of cellulitis in his leg.  He's on his second round of antibiotics and is getting better but it's still not completely clear of infection after nearly a month.  I could post pictures but I'll spare you that (except you Beck... ask and you shall receive!)

Another issue is that rather then working in the office one day a week and telecommuting the rest of the week, I've been required to be in the office nearly every day this month.  That's nearly 2 hours round trip each day.  After getting home and making dinner I've had little energy for anything.

But I'm going to keep plugging along and hopefully things will be getting better soon.  I've missed blogging and having time to read all of your blogs too!

Ok, I love you, bye bye!

I miss you Summer, come back soon!