Thursday, June 30, 2011

Halfway There!

I'm halfway to my iPhone goal!

Check out my original post here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Discount Office Supplies

I'm kind of obsessed with office supplies. I ask for new post-its and sharpie pens for birthdays and Christmases. So finding this website was pretty cool. I'm probably way behind, and I'm sure everyone already knows about this place.

There's no gimmick here...I don't get anything special if you buy something. I just thought I'd share a money-saving website for office supply enthusiasts...or people who actually need this stuff for work. There prices are way lower than most office supply stores, and they usually have a free shipping offer. Right now, it's free shipping if you spend $75, but last week it was only $50.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Still Getting Ready for Saturday

I've been reworking my jewelry display and even added some new earring holders!

I made these new holders out of chicken wire, and I think they are just too cute. I've spray painted some of them pink, yellow, and green. I can't wait to show these off on Saturday!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Getting ready for Saturday

I'm working on setting up my display for Saturday's Market Day sale. Here's a rough preview of my table...let me know what you think!

Of course, this is my "rough draft". Nothing will still be in bags, and everything will be priced. I'm also going to have four more frames and some new jewelry displays hanging from the sides on my booth. I'm getting excited for Saturday!!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Five Things Friday

So I'm linking up with the simple girl for the first time for 5 Things Friday!

1. I got paid today...that automatically makes today a good day.

2. I'm trying to use all my free time to get ready for my July Market Day sale. I have to finish making several pieces of jewelry, price everything, make an inventory list, and figure out I'm going to display everything. I have a week to get everything ready!

3. I'm really craving mexican cheese dip.

4. I wore my perfect rosette necklace again today. It seriously goes with almost every outfit I have! Today I paired it with a white t-shirt and an orange knee-length skirt. See how I wore it last time here.

5. I'm getting really excited to see Cars 2. Am I alone?

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bling Bracelets

I'm going to start sharing the new pieces I've been working on with you. I've already given y'all a sneak peak into my "Bling" collection, but here's closer look at the cuff bracelets I've been working on.

These ribbon wrapped cuff bracelets are truly statement pieces. The costume rhinestones are sure to dress up any outfit. I love the bright colors sure to transition through all seasons.

The white and yellow bracelets feature vintage rhinestones, while the purple and sea green cuffs have newer stones.

What do y'all think??

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Well, I'm back from the beach and had a great time! I almost finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I have 2 chapters left, so I'm hoping to be able to finish it this week. I know that that sounds pathetic, but I usually spend my free time making jewelry when I'm at home.

And I need to be making jewelry. Those of you who fan Hand Made and Lovely on Facebook know that I have a spot in my hometown's July Saturday Market. I'm very excited that I got all my application materials in on time,  because there is usually a waiting list. So, I'm busy trying to use up all my materials and make as much jewelry as possible. I've also got some great ideas flowing for my booth. I'm going to have a hand-painted sign that I'm really excited about. I'd love some tips from anyone who has been a vendor at one of these things before!!

I got back from vacation and was thrown right back into the real world. I was a part of my first install yesterday for work, and it was so exciting!! I spent most of the day unwrapping really expensive furniture and accessories in a Penthouse apartment. The install is continuing today and tomorrow. I'm hoping I'll get to meet our famous client on Wednesday!!

I'm going to do my best to keep up blogging during this week. I really want to share all the new designs I've been creating.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Amazon Listing

So, I thought my latest Amazon listing might be of some interest to my lovely followers. I'm selling a very lightly used copy of "How to Make Money with Your Blog" by Duane Forrester.

This is a great guide explaining monetizing with your blog. It would be a great resource for any blogger hoping to start monetizing or even to a veteran wanting to make sure you are capitalizing to your blog's fullest.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I haven't linked up to WILW with Jamie in quite a while!! I've missed this!

This Wednesday, I'm loving my job. I feel like I've been learning so much about the Interior Design industry. Since I'm working as a small firm, I get to see almost everything! I already know my way around ADAC and have met a lot of great people!

I'm loving my new "bling" pieces. This is such a hot trend right now. Ask me more about these products!

I'm loving that I'm heading up to the beach after work tonight! I need this week vacation to relax a little. I plan on finishing reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I've been reading since last year's beach trip, but it took me a while to get into it. Now, it's getting good. Of course while I'm gone I won't be able to ship out any orders. I do apologize, but all orders will be processed as soon as I return.

I'm loving all of you!! I've almost reached 200 followers! That is so amazing!

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mint Chocolate Chip

Sorry for the poor quality cell phone picture...I'm still saving up for my iPhone.

Here's my newest Friendship bracelet. I'm calling it Mint Chocolate Chip. I combined chocolate brown with sea green and light coffee thread. The string is braided onto a single gold link chain. Bracelet measures approximately 7". Contact me for more details.

I know Blogger has been having MORE problems. Please add me on Facebook if you haven't already!! I love getting feedback from fans! Feel free to email me as well!

Monday, June 13, 2011

This Week's Featured Item

This week's featured item is my lovely Blue Loop Earrings.

I absolutely love this design and have used it several times. These look light as air. The blue frosted beads are offset by a larger faceted clear bead on each earring loop.

Add these to your jewelry wardrobe today!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Perfect Necklace

Ever find yourself looking for the perfect necklace? My multi-colored rosette necklace is perfect!!

It matched my outfit today (and a lot of days). It can be paired with and dress up almost any plain top. Order your custom rosette necklace today! I have several fabric choices, and there is a price for your budget!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Jewelry

I've been busy working two jobs and still trying to find time to make jewelry. I'm hoping to be participating in a monthly Market Day in my town in July, so I've really got to get busy making new pieces.

I'd love to hear what y'all think of the things I've been working on. Some of the pieces bring a new style to Hand Made and Lovely. I'm planning on waiting to post these to my shop until after the July sale, but be sure to contact me if your interested or would like measurements.

Cream and Tan Rosette Necklace
$20 +shipping

Ribbon Wrapped Bling Headband
$12 +shipping

Ribbon Wrapped Bling Bracelet
$12 +shipping

Red Fire Agate and Gold Chain Bracelet
$28 +shipping

Blue/Grey Stone and Gold Chain Bracelet
$28 +shipping

Make sure you're a fan of my Facebook page! I shared these pictures with my fans before I posted them on my blog.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Makes me Smile:

I won a giveaway from The Davis Daily Dose for a $25 shop credit to SeamsMod. I'm so excited to pick out what I want!!

Makes me Sad:

I was directed to an Etsy shop today that advertises that they sell vintage pieces. I own one of the purses in their shop. I bought it at Target maybe 4-5 yrs ago. Maybe Target copied this vintage design??

Monday, June 6, 2011

Featured Item of the Week

Today's featured item is the design your own Rosette Headband listing. I just love these pieces.

I now have more fabric choices, so if you're interested please contact me!!

These cute headbands are perfect for any summer outfit!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Drum roll please...

The winner of my One Year Blogiversary Giveaway is.....

Brooke Anna!!! at Mommy Does. Congratulations!! Look for an email from me shortly!

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Giveaway Ending - LOW ENTRIES!!!

My giveaway ends tonight!! Be sure to get your entries in my 10pm. Winner to be announced Saturday or Sunday. Email me your entries if you're having trouble commenting.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I want an iPhone...

I've just got to get one, but the price tag is stopping me from going out today. I've decided that when my PayPal account reaches the prices of the phone (with my upgrade) that I'm going to get one. I'm starting a meter in the sidebar of my blog to help myself keep track, and let y'all know my status if anyone cares. I'm almost a third of the way to my goal!

Any iPhone lovers out there?

Here are some links to current items I have for sale on my blog, and be sure to look out for my garage sale post coming soon! I have over a dozen pieces of clothing either gently worn or never worn that I need to sell. It's a great chance to get some new items for your wardrobe at a great price! I have clothes from Old Navy, Forever 21, Gap, American Eagle, Target, etc.

Jewelry for Sale
Friendship Bracelets
Purse Sale

Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop. Use the code iphone10 to receive 10% off your total purchase. All purchases made during this iPhone fundraiser will also receive a free gift!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway!! Winner will be chosen Saturday! A Hand Made and Lovely purchase will get you 10 extra entries in the giveaway.