Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Sorry folks, but I didn't realize that I'm unable to combine a '% off' discount and a 'free shipping' discount ... SOOOO, here's what I'm gonna do! I will give a straight 20% off ... again for ONE DAY ONLY, 8/19. THIS coupon code is: bday20

Two days til B-day :)

SO in two days, I will celebrate the fact that I've been on this earth for FIFTY~ONE YEARS. Honestly, I can hardly believe it. I mean, even though I usually feel like I'm about my head, I'm still around 30~something. It's weird. I guess it's a GOOD maintain a 'little bit' of immaturity, lol. ANYWAY, I've decided to run a big one~day sale on the occasion of my birthday. EVERYthing in my shop is 10% off PLUS free shipping, but ONLY for ONE DAY, August 19th. WOW. Have I lost my mind? I think not. So start shopping and scope out what you think you might be interested in ... and then GRAB it while you can. ONE DAY ONLY. Sorry, no exceptions. How do you like THEM apples?!? *coupon code: JUJUBDAY10off (only valid 8/19)

**it hit the fan

Well, I've had better days, my friends. After our wonderful trip to Asheville, spending such lovely days with our family, it was bound to happen. I'm down for the count. It's so frustrating to always 'pay the price', but like I've said before, I make my choices. I wouldn't have missed this trip for anything in the world. Even though I said g'night earlier than I would have liked many nights, I'm still suffering the effects of TOO MUCH. I haven't been able to get back to my jewelry-making which is one of the most frustrating aspects for me. My body doesn't cooperate with my brain! I have so many great ideas and can't wait to get started. But somehow, I can't seem to get myself 'vertical' just yet. Maybe tomorrow. Meanwhile, I've had many, many more Facebook fans since we instituted our raffle to win my Swarovski pearl earrings. I can't wait to see WHO will be the winner! I think we'll figure it out by stay tuned! And now, back to bed.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wiped Out With a Smile On My Face:)

So we just returned from a five-day trip to Asheville, NC for the wedding of our nephew. I can't remember the last time we were away with our kids....and THIS time we had our kids AND our granddaughter! JACKPOT!! :) Add to that six cousins (from MA), brother-in-law and sister in law (from Atlanta), nephew (the groom) and new niece (the bride), another nephew & his g/f, extended family, friends ... and OHHH YEAHHH, my mother-in-law!! Haha!!!! So it all worked out great. But AS USUAL, following any trip let-alone a fairly active one, I am thoroughly EXHAUSTED. Something I've learned from having Lupus is that we make choices. We either participate in 'the games' and pay or we don't participate. Sometimes I DO choose to sit it out, but THIS time--I was not about to miss out on one single moment. Actually, that's not true. I DID miss out on some things...and those are usually the ones that occurred after 10PM. I just couldn't push anymore. As it is, I got home and got into PJ's (yesterday) and haven't gotten OUT of them since. I will take a shower tomorrow though, I PROMISE. This is just how it is. And what I am so grateful for is the fact that I don't have to get dressed to go to work. I'm SO fortunate in that I don't even have to work at ALL if I don't want to (thanks to my angel of a husband), but I really DO want to. I did a little work on Etsy today. I added two new items (earrings) which I will post here:

I would also like to introduce you to a new friend I met on Etsy, Anne Pierce who owns "WeeLambieKnits". As soon as I can figure out how to include her link here, I will do so. (Another problem with the lupus & the fatigue is "BRAIN FOG" a/k/a DUHHHH~) Sorry, Anne!!<3

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

I took the challenge AND I WON!

I'm so excited to share some news with you! My treasury on Etsy was chosen as 'the winner' (It was called "Passionate about Purple") and AS the winner, I am featured in the blog by EJArt on Etsy. I've never done anything like this before so I really hope you all check it out and enter the raffle. You will be eligible to win a pair of Swarovski Pearl Earrings worth $35 made my me! It's SO easy! All you need to do is go to Elizabeth's blog (EJArt) and follow the instructions. The more you "like" me, the better your chances. Get it?? Here's the skinny: