Monday, January 30, 2012

B is for Bracelets

If I could, I would make bracelets all day.  They are my favorite type of jewelry to make.  But unfortunately there is more to the jewelry business than just making bracelets.  Last week, I spent many hours entering data and creating reports for my income taxes.  It was a good lesson for my sons who were laboring over their math homework..."See, kids, you really do use math in the real world!"

After taking stock of my inventory, I saw that there are many bracelets in my inventory just begging to be worn.  So I took loads of pictures this weekend and listed some of them on Etsy.  If you haven't checked out my Etsy shop lately, go and do a little browsing.  You will see many new things, in addition to the bracelets below.

Emerald City

Fuchsia Etchings

Fall Into Winter

Mediterranean Serenade

Robin's Nest

Jeané Collection bracelet

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Only If I'm Being Chased

If you're one of my good friends, you've probably heard me say before that the only way you'll see me running is if "someone is chasing me."  I just don't have it in me.  No desire (absolutely none), to be a runner.  However, I admire those who do.

For the past several months my oldest son and hubby have been getting up at the crack of dawn to run.  And nothing is chasing them!  Admiration for sure, but no desire to join them.

They successfully trained for this...

On New Year's Eve, they ran in a 5k event held in our downtown streets.  Golly, I was so proud of them. This was a first for both of them, and I'm guessing it won't be the last.