Woohoo! Well, we got back from our LONGGGGG trip to the home of the KY Derby and apparently cool small bead tours, fairly unscathed. That cannot be said for our pocket book though. lol I apologize for not posting this sooner, it has been a wickedly long week. As you can see, I am posting this at 3:10 am when I should be in bed if that gives you any idea how crazy it has been.
We started out our journey a bit later than I would have liked and of course I ALWAYS forget that we are in a different time zone so didn’t factor that in for the travel time. Hit McNasty’s for a hockey puck breakfast. Here’s where I made my first mistake. They have this new drink (new to me since I don’t go out much or eat there much) froze strawberry lemonade. I thought to myself “self, that looks good for a long drive”. So, I get that instead of coffee which I really wanted one of those vanilla coffees or something. Anything that resembles a latte balms my sore Seattle heart. But I knew better than to drink coffee before starting on that long 3.5 hour journey. Besides my cardiologist BITCHES when I don’t follow orders. Sheez the nerve.
Apparently the strawberry gunk is made with sugar and red dye (die) number 800687. Which they had glopped all over the bottom of the cup. I stirred it up some, but thought hey they know what they are doing right? OMFG puke on stick.gag.a.cat.with.a.dog.on.top.of.a.goat.lickin.SOB. that stuff was nasty! I could taste the chemicals in the DYE! Thank goodness I had water and plenty of it. So I gagged and stirred and stirred and stirred, thinking surely this must mix together and be better.
The best part of the drink was throwing it the hell away. Product not recommended unless you have had your taste buds surgically removed.
Okay so you know we have been having severe flooding down here in KY. Well, it is really REALLY bad, I spent a lot of time oohing and ahhing over the water being so high and moving around and talking with my arms. So much so that I made myself car sick. So we had to stop for emergency Dramamine. LOL I know better than to do that. Leave home without the pills and to make too much motion with my lips and arms in the car.
On the road again we make it in great time, and get in and hit the tables, we had a perfect amount of time. The people running the show were very helpful and nice. The prices were great and we bought some very cool beads and findings that you will see made into cool creations on our new jewelry site http://acharmingtime.com very soon.
Here’s a picture of the bead stash. My favorite were some oval dragon’s blood beads and carved jade beads. I saw lots of new things I had never seen before. I have been working with gemstones since about 1997 or so. That was pretty cool. I found a few names for pieces that had come my way that I couldn’t place, which is great!
All in all it was a great trip with the family, very productive. We made another stop which I hope to blog about this weekend <read rant and roll>.
So, the title of the post promised discount codes. Since you are all new to our jewelry store here ‘s an incentive to do some shopping!
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Okay maybe it was only SIX years not 86 but still… some days it feels like longer. LOL I was looking at my bio for a guest post I am doing on another blog in May and realized I have been blogging now for SIX years. Can you believe it. Several different blogs and here it is seven years later.
I started this blog when I sold SBS Teas and was cleaning out my desk back in the old offices as we packed up to move out. Because I had accumulated so many WEIRD things in my desk. The blog kind of evolved to product reviews and other stuff. Then I started Bitten by Books and have been totally focused on that for THREE freaking years coming up next month. Day and night for 3 years people. That is a lot of time to spend on a book blogging site.
Since starting this blog, I have moved from Seattle to Kentucky <groan>, gotten sick again (go me!), moved houses AGAIN and have started making jewelry. I want to start blogging more just on a personal level, but who knows if that will happen.
Is anybody out there still? Do you want to hear what I have to say? Then again does it really matter? Is it just my ego wanting to have people “Want” to hear me? Hear me over analyze weird things in my life.
Seven years of blogging. wow. How long have you all been blogging?
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Charming Sam Studio is one of the coolest online shops around. Not only do they specialize in unique jewelry, they also offer art and ephemera as well. It is a one stop shop for all things hip and groovy. Like the awesome handmade rough diamond necklace you see here. Small rough diamonds have been hand woven together with gold fill wire on a sterling silver chain. Very delicate and a one of a kind necklace. The necklace is 18″ long and just beautiful. Anybody who thinks they can’t afford diamonds, think again, because Charming Sam has made it possible and affordable for everybody. I have received numerous compliments while wearing it. It is so light I barely feel I have anything on. Which I like, because I am forever fiddling with my heavier jewelry, but not so with this necklace.
Over the holidays I got this beautiful citrine necklace for my sister. She absolutely adored it, and it went perfect with her skin tone. Again this piece was delicate, subtle, elegant and well crafted.
My package arrived promptly and the necklace was wrapped in a simple environmentally friendly box. I applaud the service and quality of Amy the owner of Charming Sam, she goes above and beyond the call of duty in everything she does. I will be a long time customer of this company.
On a side note, the artwork here is beautiful as well. I think this is my favorite piece. For $5.00 you can have a little bit of class and glamor in your life in no time.
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Now that you have your feet pampered and ready to come out and play after doing your Five Steps to Softer Feet ritual, it is time to dress them up and shine! What better way to capture attention than some hip bling for your feet!
Barefoot Bling is a fabulous foot boutique out of Texas that provides anything your heart could desire for your ankles, toes and feet! They offer a variety of precious metals and world famed Swarovski crystal designs to thrill and delight you. My goodies arrived promptly in the promised time frame and were well packaged with the most adorable hand written miniature card. Very professional with a great personal touch.
Both the skull toe ring (pictured at the top of the page) and ankle bracelet were made of good quality and have beautiful Swarovski crystals embedded in them. They are pretty darn neat! Normally I don’t do foot or ankle jewelry because I am so short and figure nobody would be down there checking it out. LOL But then I figured hey! I can just wear them for the fun of it just for me! In the past toe rings became very uncomfortable for me after just a half hour of putting them on. Not so with this little gem. This particular style of toe ring has a thin clear elastic band that fits comfortably around your toe, and you can barely feel it. WAY better for me than a solid band.
The ankle bracelet fit comfortably as well. The latch was a bit tricky for me at first but I think I have the hang of it. It is a good design that will help keep it on my leg.
These decadent feet treats are trimmed in satin and rhinestones. Of course, I chose the pink and brown, it was a toss up though, the black ones are pretty chic looking. Now, before you laugh, you have to try these babies out. They are incredibly soft and warm and tres chic! (did I really just say tres chic?) My sister (bless her heart) keeps her house so FREAKING cold, that I took my lovely slippers there to have on hand when I get cold. They have their own special place of honor. I am really thinking about getting another pair for home, but I have a little bit of a slipper fetish going on, so have been holding back. These are top notch slippers too. They come in their own embroidered silken bag. I was able to use the bag for something else, so props for environmentally sound packaging.
Bottom line, get Bling, you will be very glad you did. Their products are excellent quality, service is top notch, and your feet will be looking fine in no time!
This was a sample sponsored thread, meaning that the company outlined sent products for review, and I have received no monetary gain from this post.