the tooth fairy {and a 1 day sale}

jewelry, matthias By February 2, 2010 18 Comments



matthias lost his first tooth yesterday.

further proof that he is growing up (despite our instructions that he stay small forever).

he was so, so excited.

and the tooth fairy brought him 1 dollar bill, 2 quarters, 3 dimes, 2 nickels and a penny.

so he feels totally rich and proceeded to inform every stranger that he had

‘money his pocket’.

that $1.91 is definitely burning a hole.  how soon can we get to a target??




i took the picture on the left through my rainy windshield with my heart filter.

and the books on the right were thrift store find.  love the titles and the darling illustrations.




until wednesday at midnight our forever heart is on sale.

for one day only, instead of $75, it’s only $59!!

and this piece was pictured in in-style magazine this month. so exciting!

you’ll find the forever heart here.

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have a great day!  i’m on my way to blissdom.

follow me through blissdom while i tweet about blogging tips and fun moments!


true love

jewelry By January 30, 2010 No Comments



i like love.

i like kisses (and hugs).

i like to be held.

i like hearts.

and pink and red.

i like candy. i like flowers.

i like handmade valentines.

{what do you like?}


on sale just for saturday

our true love hearts.

so, so sweet.


please get all valentine’s orders in by feb 5th in time for feb 14th!

(US only, international will take longer)


illuminate {giveaway}

jewelry By January 18, 2010 825 Comments


i’m so glad you guys like the new design!

thank you, thank you for all your kind words.

i wanted to wait until february to introduce the illuminate necklace, but i just couldn’t wait!


in addition to an illuminate necklace…

THREE lucky winners will also get a set of chandelier letterpress from paper lovely letterpress.

how awesome is that??




feelin lucky today??

leave a comment and tell us your favorite girlie treat.

blog about the giveaway, tweet about it and facebook about it–make sure to leave a comment for each entry.


shopping time -*new illuminate necklace + free earrings!

jewelry By January 15, 2010 No Comments



we are so, so excited about the new illuminate necklace.

our hand-drawn chandelier is hand-stamped on a 1″ sterling disc,

sweetened with a swarovski crystal teardrop

and strung from sterling chain.




customize with a meaningful word, phrase or names.

up to 18 characters.




and for three days (friday, saturday, sunday) you can get FREE crystal drop earrings

with the purchase of every illuminate necklace.

in the notes section request ‘free earring weekend’.

perfect for earlybirds who are already planning for valentine’s day!




you can find the necklace here.

what’s making me shine today?

it’s the weekend, my boys are healthy and we are celebrating a wedding this weekend.

what make you shine?


fly free necklace and look what they’ve done!!! {sloan photography art}

jewelry, photography By January 14, 2010 6 Comments



matt and angie got their hands on a fly free necklace and look what they’ve done!

i mean, they are geniuses!  seriously!!




gorgeous.  their photography is art.  no question.

oh my goodness.  look at this session.  this is the

love, love, love.




your mission today…

1.  head over to sloan photography

2. leave a comment telling them how amazing they are.

{and they are giving a necklace away–so go enter!!}

3. if you live anywhere near gilbert, arizona, book a session.  seriously.

4.  get inspired and go snap some pics!!

extra credit***raffle to raise money for haiti here (win $100 to LLD!!)


to stop rushing and remember that… {*new from up here necklace}

jewelry, photography By January 6, 2010 No Comments


a little birdie sits quietly on a wire.  things must be so much simpler from up here.  no rushing around, no distractions, plenty of time to take it all in.

our new ‘from up here’ necklace is the perfect way to remind yourself what’s important.

to stop rushing and remember that life really is pretty simple.


A thick charm (1/2″) is hand-stamped with our exclusive bird on a wire.  paired with a sterling disc (1/2″), a cream freshwater pearl and two aqua stones.  simple, beautiful and so meaningful.

you can find the necklace here.

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and we’re doing a big giveaway!  TWO winners will win a ‘from up here’ necklace, my fave photography book {hot shots}, and 10 photo postcards take by yours truly.




i found this book at our local borders, and it’s filled with simple ideas to take creative shots.  remember this post?  or this one?  all ideas i got from this book.  love it!

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so leave a comment and tell us what you imagine that little birdie on the wire is thinking about!

want 3 more chances to win?

tweet about the giveaway, tweet and link back and/or share on facebook.

make sure to leave a comment for each entry!