Monday, October 31, 2011

The simple things in life...

are always the best, are they not?

My children give me sweet, simple moments daily to tuck away into my memory banks and cherish forever...

(they *love* washing the dishes together...and I love that they love it!)

The simple pleasure of a day spent enjoying the sun,

relishing the feeling of sand between my toes...

Coral Toes
(with lovely new coral polish, to boot!)

...watching Anthony kayaking with Jett...

Kayaking with Daddy

Kayaking with Daddy

Kayaking with Daddy

...snatching a daydream or two in a peaceful moment...



...teaching India how to reel in a fish,

and smile for the camera...


...which is *very* serious business...


And simple jewels made with heart and thought...

Blog Giveaway Jewels

my blog giveaway jewels!

Custom made for four very special ladies in different corners of the globe...

Blog Giveaway Jewels

For Noemi,
garnets and ruby...

Noemi's Pendant

For Sharon,

Sharon's Prehnite Ring

For Heather,

Heather's Amethyst Ring

For Jenny,

Jenny's Apatite Pendant

Jenny's Apatite Pendant

Simple and sentimental,

with a wish for four women that their dreams may come true...


What simple pleasures are you relishing this week...?

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Just because...

...he loves me,

he bought me a fan-dangly new camera...

A Canon EOS 550D, no less!

Oh husband, how I love thee ♥

Anthony is notorious for the best 'just because I love you' gifts,

but he outdid even himself with this one.

Now I understand why all the cool people have a Canon...
(including her, and her, and her)

They are unbelievably good!

So, I've been having fun re-shooting some pieces that have been sitting around in my shop...

New photo of my *Drop of Desert Sky* Necklace
The *Drop of Desert Sky* Necklace
{ SOLD - thank you!}

The *Petite Desert Flower Ring* in Tangerine
The *Petite Desert Flower* Ring in Tangerine
Available here

The *Moroccan Trinkets* Necklace
The *Moroccan Trinkets* Necklace
Available here

The Canon has also been great for shooting some new custom orders,

including this lovely Twilight Topaz and filigree ring...

Twilight Topaz and Filigree Ring

Twilight Topaz and Filigree Ring

Twilight Topaz and Filigree Ring

...this all black version of my *Safi* Earrings...

*Safi* Earrings in Black

*Safi* Earrings in Black

*Safi* Earrings in Black

...and my *Mosaique* Necklace, newly embellished with pebbles of 9 carat gold at the request of a lovely lady...

The *Mosaique* Necklace

The *Mosaique* Necklace

The *Mosaique* Necklace


The camera was also a blessing for October 7...

our daughter's birthday...

Birthday 9


I cannot believe our baby girl is four!

I will never forget the first moment I saw her,

I gasped because she was the most beautiful creature I had ever seen.

And she grows more beautiful with every passing year...

India's 4th birthday

The hula hoop was a big hit...

she danced and twirled for hours...

India's 4th birthday

India's 4th birthday

...only stopping to ride her new scooter...

]India's 4th birthday

It's a Tinkerbell scooter,



And when the new toys had been thoroughly broken in,

my budding chef helped me to decorate her own birthday cupcakes,

complete with sprinkles and princess decorations...

Birthday 2

What more could a little princess ask for!


I'm looking forward to sharing the culmination of my giveaway prizes with you soon as well...

they are coming together beautifully...

Stay tuned!


Have a wonderful, wonderful weekend, my friends!

Don't forget to smile :-)