Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Texas is filled with joy.

Ronnie has been wanting to try stamping for a while. She finally caught me in the right mood, so I showed her the tools and a few tips. I gave her some aluminum blanks, and left the room. I couldn't watch. To my surprise, this is what she came up with. I was impressed! Not bad for an 8 year old's first try!
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And how true. Texas is filled with joy :). We are visiting family for the holidays, and all getting a little spoiled for a couple weeks.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Seeing Stars

Here is a great new collection of simple everyday celestial inspired pieces with pave cubic zirconia.
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This tiny star is fun to wear.
Pave is really popular. I will even have a few pave diamond pieces in my shop when I reopen, including this black diamond pave hamsa.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sideways Craze

I'm turning everything in my shop sideways! This sideways craze is credited to stars like Kelly Ripa and Miley Cyrus. I think it's a great cool and casual way to wear your faith.
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But it's not just for crosses! Here's a sweet little sideways heart necklace.
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And how about a sideways lady - complete with belly button (you should see her bum!).
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Check my etsy shop after the first of the year for your choice of sideways pieces - cross, heart, hamsa, and yes, even a lady!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Chappy Chanukah

Presents (8 nights x 4 kids + a few for Daddy = lots of wrapping)
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Candles (6 for last night, Lila's turn to light, and Noe's candle is NOT lit, but it sure looks that way!)
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Cupcakes (thanks Uncle Max, the chocolate peanut butter was my favorite, of course!)
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Linking up for InstaFriday with LifeRearranged. Happy Hanukah!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Tree trimming

We went to a beautiful home in the Berkeley Hills for a tree trimming party. This is generally the type of view you see from the Berkeley Hills - there is always a glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge. Our house is one of those lights at the bottom of the hill.
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I think it was my kids' first time to decorate a Christmas tree, except for Ronnie who helped a friend last year.
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Lila loved it and kept busy the entire party! She was very proud of her work.
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It's probably a good thing we don't celebrate Christmas. I would really get obsessed with the ornaments and decorations! I love it!

Monday, December 3, 2012

A retreat

This weekend was the annual Vision Science Retreat in Tomales Bay. Nice to start off a weekend of vision science with some optics.
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Then I got to enjoy the peace, quiet, science, and beer while Edwin held down the fort.
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