• business,  day in the life,  home,  jewelry

    a peek at the process

    Last week one of my customers turned friends, Lindy, came over to do a photoshoot of me in my studio working and she also interviewed me for her blog (she’s so sweet, be sure to check it out). I love all of the things she captured because I don’t have any pictures like this of myself doing what I do almost every day. I thought I’d give you guys a little behind the scenes look at what my work day looks like: from stamping & cutting bands, to soldering and shipping. Now that you’ve experienced a day in the life, go over to Photos by Lou and enter to win…

  • business,  goals,  home,  inspiration

    march goals

    Well, I’m here again to talk about my goals. I didn’t know if I’d share each month but I do think it helps me knowing that someone else out there knows my goals and just might check in to see how I’m doing (ahem, Leslie & Dave). February Goals: 1. finalize my new web design – for the most part it’s ready to go to my web guy to get started. I’m taking an 8 week business class starting mid-March so this might change but it’s set for now. 2. research a new technique – I’ll call this halfway complete. I really need to take a class for this technique…

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    treasure hunt

    This weekend I was sitting on the back porch reading the most recent issue of Family Fun magazine when I came across an idea I wanted to try. I asked Dave to pick up a bag of play sand for a treasure hunt and the rest is history! The article was “your great ideas” and a reader named Sarah gave the idea to fill a baby pool with sand and mix in treasures. She fills in the pool with water and the kids can use sieves for panning for treasure. I modified her idea a bit and just used a large plastic pail we already had and decided not to…

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    How I spent less than $8 on $50+ worth of stuff

    I LOVE saving money! Saving money is so easy if you put a little work into it. I’ve told you about my CVS deals before. CVS is a great place to get items for free after an initial investment of a few dollars. I also have a credit card (don’t tell Dave Ramsey) that I pay off each month but it gives me points for gift cards & merchandise. My husband puts his business purchases on there because he gets reimbursed for them and we keep the points. Because of the points we had a $100 Kohl’s gift card that came in the mail about a week ago. Last week…