Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanks & Gratitude

For as long as I can remember, Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. I think it all stems from the fact that this holiday, unlike others, is nonexclusive in nature. Everyone from all walks of life, no matter their beliefs or background, gets to join in the festivities. Over the years I've been really fortunate to share this day with a mix of family and friends around whatever table I happen to be sitting.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

From There to Here

It's no secret -- the move from New York City to this little tiny town in Oregon took quite a bit of adjustment on my part. After several years, I think I have finally settled in and don't have the overwhelming discontentment I felt in my earlier years of Oregon living. While I do miss so many things about my life in New York, with friends being at the top of the list, for the first time in years I feel okay knowing that I will probably not be returning to the City to live. I know you are probably thinking that I am nuts. Well, I am nuts, but aren't we all in one way or another?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

How Do I Love Thee?

Let me count the ways. It's the best way to spend a Saturday morning...playing with jewelry. Thank goodness I have a business that I absolutely am head-over-heels in love with -- otherwise, I would be sitting here complaining to you all the time. Now, that would be fun, right? I was posting a few new pieces to the site this morning which, as you know, usually includes pix of different ways I like to style the piece. It hit me today that the options are limitless, really, limitless. I thought it would be fun to show you a few ways I styled one of my favorite styles -- the soft bangle.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Veterans Day -- Remembering

Today we take time to honor the veterans who served in the military to help protect our right of freedom. My list of people to thank and remember, is long, but it always starts with my dad, a World War II veteran, who served in the Navy and was stationed on Iwo Jima. I remember seeing his pictures from there and hearing his tales about his time during the war. As a young kid, I didn't quite grasp the seriousness and danger of it all -- but as an adult, I treasure my memories of his story-telling.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

The Changing of the Time

Today was that nutso day where, if you live in this part of the country, you change the time to PST. Even after all these years...I just don't get it. I did watch an entertaining video about it all posted on YouTube. I would be more than happy to post the link here if I could could remember it since it explained all the hoopla in a very witty way. It just seems like such an archaic system to me and one that doesn't make much sense at all. But, like lemmings, we follow along and do it.