Saturday, November 24, 2012

You are my sunshine...

I met a really nice mom and daughter team at the San Jose Country Club holiday boutique a month ago.  They both wanted to place an order for a special friend whom recently lost her daughter.  They saw my other pendant with the words, "you are my sunshine" but made a request to add the little girl's name and a butterfly charm and 2 crystals.

They were happy with the results and so am I.

I can't imagine what it is like to lose a child...  My heart ached for this woman when I made this pendant.  Her birthday was very recent and she received this special gift from her 2 friends.  I hope that this pendant will bring her comfort and allow her to wear her precious child's name close to her heart.  I know that sometimes when I am feeling sad, I rub my pendants and remember how fortunate I am to have 3 children who love me as much as I love them.. and are here with me.  Although it seems so simple to me (and some of you!)... I find comfort when wearing their names so close to me.  It's the simple things in life...

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving... and now on to Christmas!

Remember, all ornament orders need to be made by November 30, 2012 in order to be received by Christmas!  (I will have them in your hands within 7-14 days of your order or I can mail them directly for an additional $3 per ornament).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kappa Delta Sorority

Today, baby girl (who is no longer a baby -- but just indulge me as I continue to think she is! ;))... she and her Girl Scout Troop spent the afternoon with a group of wonderful ladies at San Jose State University... the Kappa Delta ladies, to be exact.

Here they are in front of the sorority house:
They had a great visit and learned about college life.  Last night, I thought about this day and felt so appreciative of the girls at Kappa Delta Sorority because they were taking time out of their busy schedules to spend time with our girls.  I feel that it is so important to have these girls learn from college students who are enthusiastic about being in college and giving back to their community.  They need positive role models and today, I felt they met some amazing ladies.  So late last night...  I made 3 of these pendants to give to the coordinator so that she may raffle them off to 3 lucky ladies.

I want to have a successful business, but I also want to give back to the community.  I want to show that I appreciate them for their time, effort, and enthusiasm.  What "I" enjoyed most, aside from these young ladies' enthusiasm, was the last station where they had a panel of them discuss their majors.  One young lady was a civil engineering major, another a graphic design major, another a teacher, and the one that got the least response (because I'm sure the girls became scared of her!) was the young lady studying to be a police officer!  (I liked her immediately! hahaha).  No seriously....  It was nice to listen to their hopes and dreams -- which will soon become a reality!  I hope my daughter listened and grasp the concept of college life... Although it seems so far away, I know it will be here soon enough!  (So I'd better get this business going! hahaha)

Well, I just hope the winners of these pendants will enjoy wearing them and remember that today they made an impact on a lot of little girls.

For those who did not win... a 10% discount for you!  Just contact me with your orders!  :)

($19 -- rectangle sterling silver disc $10, crystals $3 each, and stainless steel necklace in this picture (but was not included in the giveaway) $3)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas Ornaments

and so it begins...
Place your orders now!  Last day to place orders is November 30, 2012... to ensure that all ornaments are completed in time for the holidays!

Family ornament:
$50 (1 1/4" sterling silver circle disc $40, Snowflake #1 charm $10)
(yes, I used 2013 on purpose!)
First year ornament:
 $28 (1" sterling silver circle disc $25, 3 holiday color stones $3 each)
First year ornament (can add year here as well):
$28 (1" sterling silver circle washer disc $25, 3 holiday color stones $3 each)
 Family ornament:
$50 (1 1/4" sterling silver circle disc $40, snowflake #2 charm $10)
Family ornament:
 $58 ( 1 1/4" sterling silver circle disc $40, 6 holiday color stones $3 each)