Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a nice weekend. My weekend started early when I headed down to Manhattan on Thursday. I had to visit my Cardiologist first so I walked around the Upper East Side for a bit. It's one area that still has not been effected by the glass tower building boom going on in Midtown. I hope there will always be old buildings like this in NYC. There is a new subway station that just opened up and... Read more →

In my latest newsletter, I shared that the end of Summer/start of Fall feels like a time of renewal for me. Traditionally it's January 1st or the start of Spring but I'm backwards. I've been adding more items to the shop and applying to holiday craft fairs. The fourth quarter of the year tends to get pretty busy and I think entering my favorite season inspires me and motivates me to get to work. Also, I had an epiphany recently.... Read more →

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday was a holiday so I took an extra day from anything work-related (in the spirit of Labor Day!) So let's start the week with some new merch shall we? I got some new charm necklaces to share with you today. You can find them in the Etsy and Storenvy shops. The images below link to their Etsy listings. This Tea Pot is just TOO cute! I have two more necklaces I will be adding a couple more... Read more →

I was in the city this past weekend as it's become an annual traditional to stay in Manhattan the last week of August as part of our anniversary. Saturday night we hung out at the rooftop deck of my parents building (the 46th floor) and we noticed a new park popped up a few blocks south. We had to check it out the next day.... It was pretty humid, but sitting at this water fountain was quite comfortable and refreshing.... Read more →

I meant to share what's new in the shop last week but before you knew it, the weekend arrived and I skipped town, sorry about that! I wasn't exactly on a "Red Kick", I just happen to have a lot of red beads stock and red is such a hot color any time of the year. Red is a very powerful color. It is a color that symbolizes so much emotion from love to anger, danger, power, aggression and energy.... Read more →

What a fun Saturday, and a relaxing Sunday. Saturday was a long day as I worked earlier in the day and then headed up to Kingston for the Chronogram Block Party. It was hot, setup was a little chaotic, and I was fighting with my tent, but we got it set up! Being that this was an "Etsy Market", they wanted to have some sort of cohesiveness with all the vendors, so they made a sign for everyone which was... Read more →

I'm excited to share some news today! First, you can now find my jewelry and hair pins available for sale at Shop B. Intentional Living located at 610 Main Street, Bradley Beach, New Jersey 07720 right by the Jersey Shore. What a cute storefront! Here you will find inspired handmade gifts, artisan work, Fair Trade items and Craft Workshops, what's not to love? Check out more of their super cuteness on Facebook. My other news is I was selected to... Read more →

If only I can spend a couple of days a week sitting in a coffee shop for hours. I would be writing draft posts for my blog, working on my e-book, sketching jewelry ideas and brain storming some witty tweets to promote them. However, that's not the case. None of that is happening. I blame the Summer. The Summer makes me feel laaaaaaazy. I'm seeing a shift in blogging. Do you see it? I'm reading more posts about how bloggers... Read more →

It appears that when I go for my July visits to the city, a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art is in order. This year's big fashion exhibit is China: Through The Looking Glass and it was stunning. It depicts how traditional Chinese design has impacted on Western fashion over the years. A truly inspiring exhibit which is also pretty big as it takes up three floors of the museum. The exhibit ends September 7th so if you're planning... Read more →

Oooh I love quickies! (What??) I mean quick and easy tutorials especially to something as complex as Google Analytics. One of the things I do for Typepad is I help out with their blog, Everything Typepad. Every month I share a tutorial for our bloggers. Yesterday I posted my latest article which is about using Google Analytics. Since using GA is not limited to just Typepad bloggers, I wanted to give it a plug here as well as there are... Read more →