Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Cheerful good luck bracelets


Something about these little tassels is so cheery! Just the right pop of color. This all sterling silver bracelet includes a stamped initial disc, a hamsa, cross or tree of life charm, along with a silk tassel in green, purple, wine or black.
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Find them in the bracelet section at Under Her Charm.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

New Website Launched


Please visit Under Her Charm's new website! New simple look, and easy to browse and purchase. Not all items have been added to the website yet, so please come back soon, or visit my etsy website which is open as usual.
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Friday, January 10, 2014

New Year's Eve in New York City


Girl's trip! Ronnie, Lila and I took off for the Big Apple for New Year's Eve en route to New Jersey.

Monday, August 26, 2013

School Days at a New School


We've got one nervous 4th grader, a very excited kindergartener, and a 2nd grader whose about to dart back home.
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Hope everyone survives their first day.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Meet our newest family addition


With a new house, new job, new schools, new everything, it seems fitting to get a new dog, too! Right? I've been researching dogs and scouring the Houston shelters for months. On my third visit to a shelter, this time BARC, I found HELEN.
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Helen was happy and friendly, and looked like her name should be Berkeley, so I took her home! The shelter thought she was 11 weeks old, and a German Shephard mix. Here she is on the ride home.
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I loved her brindle coloring and thought she would be great for the kids. Noe spent the first 3 days SHRIEKING in fear whenever Berkeley was near her. You can't imagine how bad I felt making Noe uncomfortable in her own home. I don't know what suddenly switched, but luckily, they are best buds now.
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Like seriously, best buds.
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I hope Berkeley is happy with her new family!
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Party of seven...

Friday, August 2, 2013

Silhouette Project


Several years ago I had custom silhouettes made of Ronnie, Ben and Lila. When Noe came along, I wanted to make hers different, because otherwise, she would look the same age Lila did in her silhouette, when they are actually 3 years apart! So, I finally made silhouettes of the two newest members of the family.
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It was much easier than I feared! I simply snapped a side view of Noe and Berkeley with my phone. Then I printed them on thick paper, and cut out around their profile. I spray painted Berkeley black, and Noe white.
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I picked out paper from the scrapbooking section of Michael's, taped the painted silhouette on, and popped them in a frame! Here they are along with the other guys.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Noe and Ben


This is Noe.
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She's two.
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This is Ben. Don't you love his heterochromia?
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Noe loves Ben.
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And Ben loves Noe.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Houston, we are HOME


Three years in Baltimore, four years in Berkeley. Now, we are HOME. Back to Houston! After 6 months of trying to secure our perfect house (apparently, banks want you to have jobs... in the city you are moving to), we finally closed.
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Thanks to the seller who stuck it out with us for 6 months!
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The movers have come and gone, and boxes are mostly unpacked.
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The kids started new camps
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and our swimming pool has gotten TONS of use!
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So stay tuned for LOTS of before and afters, lots of DIY projects, lots of spending time with family in our new HOUSE, and Happy 4th!
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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Loveliness


Miss Ronnie, ready for summer.
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Just Sayin...


Ronnie and Ben each got their own desk when they got to first grade and started getting LOTSSSS of homework (thanks, Granny!). Here is Ben's desk.
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And here is Ronnie's desk.
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Yikes! I'm open to suggestions on how to help Ronnie.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Packing has begun...


We've got a lot of excitement coming up for our little family, and the packing has begun. We've just started and already got our obligatory baby-in-a-box photo!
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I'm being pretty ruthless about getting rid of junk, trash, clothes, art projects, knick-knacks. Grandma hit the nail on the head when she found this (re:Ronnie).
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I've had to be pretty sneaky! Sorry, Ronnie, you'll NEVER miss it. Promise.

Monday, May 13, 2013

the explOratorium


The explOratorium must be one of the world's best hands on science museums, and as of a couple months ago, it found a new, even closer home, on Pier 15.
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From magnetic hands
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to color and light
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to gyroscopes
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and many upside down Noes.
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From there we took a walk up to China Town for lunch and North Beach for dessert.
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Someone is happy!
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My treats...
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How does anyone decide where to eat here?
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I wouldn't say taking 4 curious kids (and 1 curious husband) to the explOratorium is the most relaxing way to spend Mother's Day, but fun was had by all.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Science in Seattle


This year's ARVO meeting was in Seattle.
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ARVO is one of the highlights of my year.
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On my own for five days.
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Five days full of vision science and visiting with friends, collaborators and colleagues.
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And the hotel and convention center were right in the middle of Seattle's sights, shopping, restaurants and bars.
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Just enough time between sessions for a stop by the first Starbucks.
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And a stop by H&M for this great leopard chiffon sleeveless top. Doesn't it look professional? Why yes, my badge does have a "committee member" ribbon.
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Such a great week, and now it's back to reality!
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Family branch


The return of one of my favorites! I am so happy to have this customizable family branch necklace back in the shop. This necklace features a sterling silver branch with up to 5 letters stamped on the leaves. It hangs with this cute sparrow charm and a gemstone.
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I'm wearing mine with the 4 kids birthstones. Edwin even got a leaf on my branch :)
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Customize your family branch in my etsy shop today!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Bonus excursion


On the way home from Disney last weekend we met some of our cousins for lunch in LA, followed by a quick walk down the Santa Monica Pier.
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You may notice all my pictures from the weekend are Instagram. Can you believe on such a special weekend I forgot my camera? Well, I only had 5 people to pack for an hour before we left. Lucky I didn't forget a kid! Thank goodness for iphone cameras....