Monday, December 31, 2012

Here's to 2012...

12 memorable events of '12 to toast to...
January impromptu trip to NOLA
Celebrating 40 years later with Mom, Dad & Mark at Truluck's
Spartans win first tourney of the year
Double digits for Ryan
Sipping canned bubbles with the Bells in Scottsdale
Jack hit his first homer
More family fun at La Playa (literally) with the Smith's
Round two in Scottsdale with Kelly-girls only this time
Reunion + double graduation = family fun in the Big D
Mark's turn to celebrate 40 years! 
Dad celebrates 60 years-we were there via Facetime!
Saints win first Turfbowl...undefeated season!

These are just a few of the great times we made in 2012. But as with any December 31st we need to sweep out the old so that we can ring in the new!
Let's make the last day count and get ready to start our new year resolutions.
What's going to be on your list?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Two of my favorite Stella & Dot necklaces featured in Real Simple.
Real style for real people...
Love top it off the Tempest necklace is reversible.
Check the Nahla and Tempest necklace out on my website
There's still time to order for the Holidays!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Look for less...

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It's been awhile since I've browsed Pinterest so this morning I thought I would start there to look for some different ideas for wrapping my Christmas packages this year.
I couldn't even get off the first page because my eye caught a David Yurman Quatrefoil Necklace that my friend Lisa pinned. 
Pretty right? 
It's 36 inches of 18 karat yellow gold with a not so pretty price tag of
Yes I had to take a double look at the price tag and even google it a few times just to make sure I had the price right!
That's insane!
Let me show you how you can get this same look for much less...$4881 less!
Click here to view my Stella & Dot Signature Clover Necklace  which is 38 inches long and
can be yours for $69!

Now ladies...that is a look for less!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

George Ezekiel Little, Jr. 1916-2012

Pernod-Ricard SA            RI:FP

84.7300 EUR                 2.4700          2.83%

Pernod Ricard USA, producer of Chivas Regal® Scotch Whisky, The Glenlivet® Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Beefeater® Gin to name a few, stock continues to tumble this morning after news of the passing of 96 year old Edwardsville, IL native and famed gin connoisseur, George E. Little, Jr.

To shoulder the loss of Mr. Little’s passing, Pernod Ricard has decided to cease production operations at two French plants outside of Paris and lay off an unprecedented 250 employees globally.

In a statement released by Daniele Ricard, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Pernod Ricard, “Mr. Little was our most valued customer. His contributions and patronage to our Beefeater® brand are unparalleled across the globe. A millennium might pass before another man of his dedication comes along. He will be deeply missed and my condolences go out to all of his family members”.

Rumor has it that George Little would only order his Beefeater® Gin on the rocks and would specifically ask for 3-olives as to prevent the contamination of the gin with any other mixer. A common practice was to distribute the gin-soaked olives to family members. When asking Mr. Little how he was doing on any given day, he would reply “have to” and smile that eye-squinting smile that would warm anyone’s heart.

So the next time somebody around you sneezes, you can remember George (Grandpa/Dad) by saying, “Gesundheit, bless a me Cronkite”

We love you and miss you already!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Cyber Monday!

Happy Cyber Monday!

Spend $50 on my site
and get the hematite cup chain double wrap bracelet for $9.95! 
Wear it by itself 
have an arm party!

Click here to start shopping!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Thanksgiving has come and gone and what a relaxing holiday it was! I can't begin to tell you how much we needed this downtime to recharge and to get organized so we can enjoy the start of the holiday season!
It has been 4 days of sleeping in..relaxing...organizing and taking care of Jack a roo who has been sick all weekend. 

We did manage to get the Turkey Dash in Thursday morning and it is now part of our family tradition each year. Mark is still upset that the results of the race were wrong. I guess this is the competitive side in him while I was just grateful we finished with the kiddos. We enjoyed the warm weather, our steak dinner and our left over turkey sandwiches the next day! 

Our tree is up...Looks great..little full...lottta sap! 
 I always look forward to pulling out our ornaments and remembering where each one came from. I'm obsessed with Christopher Radko and I've been collecting his ornaments for quite some years now. 
I just love the vintage feel of his ornaments and the fact that each one takes 7 days to make. If this peaks your interest at all click here to read about this unique process.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


Mother Teresa came up in conversation at book club yesterday and her anyway poem. I had never heard it before and I think these are some great words to live by. If you have heard it before it will be a good refresher and if you haven't I suggest you read it here...

Mother Teresa wrote this poem – Do It Anyway
People are often unreasonable,
illogical and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind,
people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful,
you will win some false friends and true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank,
people may cheat you;
Be honest anyway.

What you spend years building,
someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness,
they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today,
people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have,
and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis,
it is between you and God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Read more at Mother Teresa Poem : Do It Anyway 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Thank you...

This is one of my favorite pictures that I have taken and I took it with my iPhone! I rarely use my camera anymore...
And I have to thank my neighbor's son Connor who took the time to put this in our yard as he's working his way towards an eagle scout!
I love this and couldn't think of a more fitting way to honor our veterans and active-duty service members for all you have given to your country.
I hope you all have taken a moment yesterday &/or today to say thank you...

Thursday, November 08, 2012

3 this month...

Three things I'm obsessed with this month...

As soon as I saw my friend Janet sporting her eyeliner I knew I had to have it. It's a great look and so fun year round. Yes, you can have it too by clicking here

Starbucks Refreshers...the perfect afternoon pick me up!

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