Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monthly Contest!

Anyone who wants to have a chance to win "$" to be spent on my handcrafted jewelry please join Bohemian Glitz on Facebook.

The next monthly contest question will be post on Jan 11th at 8:45pm online at Bohemian Glitz's Facebook page, please join us!

The first person to respond with the correct answer to the question either by email or posting the answer under the question in the "comment" area wins "$5" to spend on the Bohemian Glitz website. "Dollars" can be saved up towards a future purchase.

This contest is only open to Bohemian Glitz's facebook followers.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Day After Christmas

In case you haven't realized it yet, Christmas has come and gone. I enjoyed the mayhem, the last minute gifts, the midnight gift wrapping and of course eating waaaay too many goodies.

"Jesus is the reason for the season" is a quote I read at candlelight service that I have seen a few times before. Jesus is the reason for the season. If you read that outloud a few times over I believe your voice will get quieter but more sure of itself as you do. I believe in this quote.

For the children, it's all about Santa. For the adults, it's also about pleasing the ones around us and seeing the smiles on the little ones faces. But undoubtably, Jesus doesn't leave our hearts even in the hustle and bustle of the holiday.

I am very fortunate to have a teenager that is not "label hungry", to have a toddler who awes at wooden planes and a mother in law who makes awesome cookies who also happens to have a significant other who makes even more awesome carrot cake. I am fortunate to have a husband who puts up with my ranting about the things that need to be cleaned and put in order before company comes.

I am thankful for so many simple things. My dog who lets my toddler put his finger in his nose, snow for Christmas and good friends. I hope you and your family had a blessed holiday and find many things to be thankful for this year.

Peace and Happiness,

PS I am thankful to have found the time to finish a pearl necklace I started last week. If the light is right tomorrow, I can photo it and post pictures.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Almost Christmas

Good morning all,

Hope this Sunday is finding you rested and peaceful. Here I sit at my computer still in my pjs relishing the rare morning that my husband is here to occupy the little one. In all reality, he's not so little. He will be two in March and has been wearing toddler sized clothes for a bit now.

I find myself keeping him up later just to see him run and smile. Simple little pleasures that mean so much. I know from experience that these days will pass all too soon. My daughter will be eighteen next week! I still get the occasional smile along with the eye roll. However, I thank my blessings every time I see her doing a chore I didn't have to ask her to do since I am pulled in many directions by a roaming toddler that is discovering everything!

He does his part to help in the house by putting the dogs dish in the sink when its empty, dumping everything he can onto the floor so I can put it away, smelling the candles and putting the in between the couch cushions to make it smell yummy. He has even tried to put the leash on the dogs to walk them. My favorite is when he throws all his toys into the tub so mom can enjoy them.

As for the jewelry designing, I do have a small collection started that has not yet been photoed. I am so scattered in my designs that I believe I will categorize my site eventually by style instead of by the usual necklace/earrings/bracelet and such. I think every woman or man for that matter can reinvent themselves almost daily and jewelry is one way to do that. We decorate our homes, why not decorate ourselves?

I personally never leave home without earrings on. Often, I also pile on the bracelets and favor short necklaces over long ones since I have a little one I have to carry around and dogs in the house that like to chase me when we are playing piggy back.

When things quiet down and I finish the chores, run to the store for sewing needles, research personal papers, see the husband off to work, I will finish the pearl and sterling silver flower necklace I have started and post a picture for you all to enjoy. In the meantime, enjoy the picture of my little one. Notice all his bling. He has his own collection he likes to pile on all at the same time. Maybe he's the next big designer!