2021 Spring/Summer Fashion Week Colors

2021 Spring Fashion Colors

January 19, 2021

Like a garden of flowers, there are a lot of bright and beautiful fashion colors for Spring 2021 (and Summer, too). Here they are: Marigold – this is a warm golden orange that’s easy to wearCerulean – a light blue defined as the blue of the sky on a clear dayRust – this is an…

Ocean jasper and silver pendant with green amethyst

You Need Something Pretty in Your Life

January 11, 2021

This is a time when you need something pretty in your life. Uncertainty is all around us with concerns about so many things.  Some things are beyond our ability to control, but we can have an impact on other things.  Take care of yourself – be more aware of you and your body and mind.…

Happy New Year in Scrabble Tiles

Welcome to 2021!

January 1, 2021

Welcome to 2021! We’ve completed another annual cycle to a new year.  This annual transition certainly isn’t a new thing,  but I think that the 2020 to 2021 transition is significantly different from most old year to new year experiences in my lifetime.  We’ve all been through a rugged year, a year filled with turmoil…

decorated Christmas tree

The Christmas Tree

December 22, 2020

Some of our Christmas traditions have origins in ancient cultures.  The Christmas tree was part of earlier festivals and observances and has made its way into our current day Christmas celebrations.  The tree probably had its origins in northern European evergreen forests.  According to an article in Time magazine, greenery brought indoors as a decoration…


Celebrating the Winter Solstice

December 18, 2020

On December 21st, we’re celebrating the Winter Solstice. The winter solstice marks the official start of winter each year with the sun at its lowest point in the sky. After December 21, the days gradually grow longer. Interestingly, the meteorological start of winter is December 1.  Celebrating the winter solstice began with ancient times with…

December Holidays and occasion

Gift Ideas for December Occasions

December 7, 2020

Are you looking for gift ideas for December occasions? December has a number of holidays and special occasions and some of them might require a gift:  Hanukkah is 12/11-18, the Winter Solstice is 12/21, Christmas is 12/24-25, Kwanzaa is 12/26, and New Year’s Eve is 12/31.   I have a lot of Holiday Specials on…

Staying Positive This December

December 1, 2020

Staying positive this December is really important. It may be a bit easier because we’re decorating for holidays and celebrating, too. I am personally looking forward to the holidays because the rituals of putting out a wreath and decorating the tree and the house will be a welcome diversion.  We are creatures of habit and…

Gift ideas for the Holidays

Gift Ideas for the Holidays

November 26, 2020

Here are some gift ideas for the holidays since this is a season of gifts and gifting around the world. Gifts are a way to say “thank you” to someone. A gift is a way of expressing friendship, a way tell someone how much they mean to you, and also an expression of gratitude for…

Thanksgiving and thankfulness

A Time for Thankfulness and Gratitude

November 23, 2020

Although we should express our thankfulness and gratitude on a regular basis all through the year, Thanksgiving is an occasion when we make a time for thankfulness and gratitude. Thanksgiving reminds us to be mindful of what you have to be thankful for. It all starts with asking yourself “what am I thankful for today?”…

Flower blank and pitch pot

Silver Repousse’ Flower Pendant

November 14, 2020

With all the turmoil going on around us currently, I’ve found that working on jewelry provides a welcome refuge. I have been refining my repousse’ skills and this silver repousse’ flower pendant is what I’ve been working on lately. I am still thinking about the setting I want to create for this pendant. I may…