First, I’d like to apologize for my inconsistent writing. It seems like there are not enough ours in the day for me.
Last weekend, I appeared at the New Orleans Helen Brett International Jewelry Show. I debuted my new designs and got some great feedback and responses. My new designs will be available in stores soon. This includes pieces such as my large magnolia pendant, matching earrings, large Fleur de Knot pendant, pinecone set, Sugar Skull pendants and slide charms and much more…
I’m hoping to be able to introduce a few more new designs before Christmas, but I can’t make any promises. I did order some beautiful strands of crystal beads that I’m making some really cool bracelets with. I ordered enough to make about 20 bracelets, not enough for my retailers because I wasn’t sure how nice they would come out. But after I finished making the 3rd bracelet, I realized I made a mistake not getting more strands. They came out really, really pretty!!! So for now, you can only order them online. They are made for the sliding charms – so if you have a Pandora, and it’s full, or you want to start one as a gift, or whatever your reasons may be, check out my new bracelets. They are handmade (by me!) with sterling silver findings and clasps. They range in price of $35-40 depending on the length.
The last quick comment I wanted to make about work was this: during the month of December I will be spending some time at Adler’s Lakeside and Baton Rouge locations to personally help customers. Here’s the schedule below:
Adler’s Lakeside Appearance Dates: December 7, 12, 21, and 22 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.
Adler’s Baton Rouge Appearance Dates: December 6, 20, and 23 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.
In addition to just my work life, the newly wed life has been great! Jack and I purchased two motorcycles the day after our wedding reception. It was probably one of the best decisions we’ve made. With our busy and non-traditional lifestyle, we get to spend time together by jumping on the bikes and running out to get a bite to eat. To entrepreneurs under one roof is not easy, but it’s also not hard. It’s hard to explain. We each do not have set schedules; we do what we have to do when we need to. So there is no consistency and no routine. In a way, I kind of like it like that because I have the flexibility to do what I want and what I need to do at my convenience, but the only bad part is that Jack and I are in our own separate worlds, and for us to have time to spend quality time together is not always a snap. That’s why I mentioned the bikes were such a great idea because we use them 1-2 times a week and take a ride down to restaurants for a lunch date.
I’m also on a “get-super-fit” move right now. For the last two years I’ve eaten pretty healthy, but now I am watching what I put in my body very closely. Everyone should do that, and I feel for those that do not know how much bad foods there is out there. I won’t even get into that rant. But seriously, eating fresh vegetables, lean meats, and organic foods has made a difference in my life. Try it for a week and see the difference. You won’t feel bloated or get stomach aches, because it’s all natural. Natural organic foods make us feel good. While I’m on the subject I’d like to highlight my new personal trainer that I’m super excited to be working with. His name is Andy Huang and he’s a beast! If you live in the Baton Rouge area and you’re looking to transform your life for the better, give him a ring.
Below are a few pictures of some food that I’ve cooked, prepared, or tried out at some local restaurants. Enjoy! Try not to drool on your keyboard.
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