Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Years Eve :)

it's here...again....already! how did it get to be December 31st already?? I know they say time goes faster when you get older, but seriously! Tonight we'll be ringing in the new year at Bonnie and Andy's house...lots of champagne and yummy snacks...should be a good time :)

so until next year...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

a party 90 years in the making

not many people get to have 90th birthday parties...but yesterday, we had the chance to celebrate my grandparents, and their 90 was great to see everyone together, and for them to realize just how many people love them...

we had a crowd of about 40 people...good food, good drinks, family, friends and fun

here are the guests of honor, with their children :)

and their grandchildren :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

happy holidays :)

There is nothing I love more, then being at home for Christmas :)

we had a semi-white christmas :) the cats seemed to enjoy it :)

Monday, December 15, 2008


ahhh more weddings! but another special one for me...brandyce and pete are getting married!! I am going to be the maid of honor, which (no pun intended) is a huge honor for me :) one I get to do twice next year! oh my :p

but, here's to the happy couple!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

hooray for lights!

finally got the lights up outside around our door...I think they look pretty festive :)

that is until we closed them in the door a few too many times and the string went out :p

also got the tree up...but of course we didn't manage to decorate it...oh well...there's always next year ;)

success at Squidfire!

whew...last weekend was a whirl wind...between running my own personal jewelry-making sweatshop, attending Kelley & Heather's Pocketful of Posy shopping party, moving furniture to Bonnie & Andy's, attending Ashley's birthday party :), capping it all off with 10 hours at Squidfire...I was a little tired...

Friday, December 05, 2008

more business ventures...

so a little while back I got my business license, and with that I had the idea of starting a business with several graphic design and illustrations, my jewelry designs, and a third to sell off excess supplies...(because believe me, I have excess!)...and so JGDJewels on Etsy was born! I just recently- in the last two days- began listing items, and it has paid off so two days, I got my first sale!! the items are packaged up and out the door today :)

I started with my less expensive supplies...some glass beads that I have used enough of, and want to share with others :)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Blog Carnival - December 8th Edition

December 8 is "Winter Flowers Day"

There's something about winter, and flowers that just seem to not go together...but maybe that's because I live in the city, and hardly see flowers as it once the winter months set in, I'm doomed to the harsh grays and browns of the city streets, and no color until spring...but I knew there had to be some flowers out there that survive in the I went on a search...and found a few beautiful examples on flickr! These bright, beautiful flowers stand up to the cold and in these cases...snow to liven up our cold winter days!!

photo by japi14

photo by myfanwyx

photo by BelCan75

Etsy Bloggers Featured Member for Decmeber!!

A big congrats to Spotted Cow Soaps! She is our featured Etsy Blogger for the month of December!!!

Handmade in the lovely state of Vermont, Spotted Cow Soaps are as delicious looking as they are fragrant. And just in time for the holidays, you can get several limited edition soaps and other bath goodies to give as gifts...or to keep for's okay, we won't tell ;)

Yummy Candy Cane Soap

Sparkling Champagne Bath Fizz

Cranberry Garland Whipped Sugar Scrub

want to read more about these luxurious soaps? head on over to the Spotted Cow Soap Blog!!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008


just ordered some fun stickers to put on the boxes before I ship them out to customers this holiday season :) some plain with the logo on them, and the others have this adorable little snowman :)

I did a bunch of colors...but here are my two favorites...

and of course, had to have a Hokie one...VT love for my ACC championship bound team!!

oh, and I ordered them from Moo...just in case you were confused by the name of the blog post ;)

30 years ago today...

my parents got married :)

and they are still just as happy now as they were then...and of course I appreciate their finding each other for many reasons...I wouldn't be here if they didn't being the biggest reason...but of course the fact that seeing them together makes me truly believe that love really exists :)

okay, enough mushy stuff...I might cry ;) but here are some cute pics of them...December 2, 1978

my mom's dress is so beautiful...if I was only about 8 inches's what I'd wear to my own wedding someday :)

Monday, December 01, 2008

Etsy finds...calendars!

Once December is time to start thinking of the new year, and that means a fresh new calendar!

Animal Calendar by Story by Mia

Funny Cats Calendar by Modern Pop

Art Calendar by Lauren Alexander

Wall Calendar by Nella Designs