Thursday, April 30, 2009


the most beautiful gems are priceless, originally uploaded by ☮freedom☮.
I can see this translated with metal & gemstones.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cry Baby

Crying babies, originally uploaded by sosunshine.
I found this picture on
Flickr and it represents my past Sunday at the Portland Saturday Market perfectly. Sunday was the first and only day that I have ever had my boy at the Market. Well, he obviously didn't want to be there and he let EVERYBODY know that. He was crying for no reason, kicking, yelling, pushing, throwing his toys for attention. Even an earring tree hit the ground!! I thought, "What the? They didn't tell me this when I took him home from the hospital. Do I have a receipt to take him back? " I got to give it to the Mommas & Daddy's everywhere that have to deal with meltdowns in public & private. Wow! It's like these little kiddies pull a thread from your sweater and love to watch it unravel. I'm sure there is plenty more where that came from, but I'm doing my best to stop them. If I find a brilliant cure I will be sure to let you know. Can you do the same for me?
Photo by sosunshine

Monday, April 27, 2009

Addiction #10: Flowers

I love flowers and I was in heaven when we visited the Tulip Farm today! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful! Inspiration for my next collection. Endless acres of tulips I had to share with you. Thanks Leah for putting this tulip bug in my system;)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Lovely Work Break

It's nice to get away and hang out with friends on a sunny spring Tuesday. I had to get as much work done to fully enjoy this moment. These moments are few and far between. After all, isn't it times like this we all work so hard for? Leah's yard is a lovely backdrop for all these pictures.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mother's Day Gifts:

Double Chocolate Cupcakes by Suite 106 Cupcakery.

Beautiful Porcelain Egg, Votive soy candles by Revisions.

My mom would dig this wiener dog card by Cuore.

Day Dreem Designs Custom engraved glass.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Addiction #9: Convertable Dresses

I love clothing that has multiple ways to wear it. It's like buying 7 dresses in one, or at least that's what I tell myself;) The image above is Butter by Nadia... Amazing! I want one in every color! Julie at Show Pony -Seattle, got me hooked on this line. Thanks Julie;)

I found this similar dress by Lirola on Etsy.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Easter Candy

One is calorie free. I love Easter colors- pastels. Very happy & girlie. Enjoy your Easter weekend! I'll be at the Portland Saturday Market tomorrow, but am skipping Sunday to possibly look for Easter eggs.

Our little boutique, Splurge, is having some delights and prizes this evening if you have 30 min to join us, swing by and say hi. You may win a pair of earrings...

Thank you to Milinn & Byron for helping me out of a pickle this Saturday. I owe you guys! Jewels perhaps?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The Other Woman...

She gets so much attention from my husband. He'll stay up with her for hours! Just staring at her? I don't think I'll ever understand. I don't know her name, but I'll find out soon enough. She's pretty, but there's nothing inside. It's empty. No substance. Does that matter? On top of that she's high maintenance!!! How many more transplants does this woman need?

My brother has one too and her name is Samantha...

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sunny Weather = Gardening

Yed made a raised bed and we planted strawberries, tomatoes, basil, cilantro, onions, mint, tomatillos and lettuce. I had to pick my friend Maggie's brain about this because we're rookies. That woman has a huge garden and raises chickens in the city! I forgot to add that she's brewing her own beer and is making me some killer felted cupcake earrings with Turquoise sprinkles. You can find her here.

I sorta got a bit off topic. I can't wait to pick my own mint for mojitos or make pico de gallo from the garden... That reminds me, I need jalapenos fast! We also planted some flowers that Micah liked in our front yard. Pink was his color of choice. Secretly, pink is my favorite color. Not the pale pink. It's the hot pink almost fuchsia color I like;)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Custom Order

We had a special request to set a big medal that was received
after running a long marathon in Italy. It's about the
size of my palm. I've never set something so big and heavy.
If I finished a marathon,
I would wear this everyday and in the shower.
One day...
You rock Kara!

Sunshine at the Portland Saturday Market!

49.365 - This is a Brand New Day, originally uploaded by noellalynn.

Sunshine came to Portland finally!!! My petals were starting to droop and fall off(If I were a flower). Thank you to all the lovely ladies (and gentlemen) that came out and supported us at the Portland Saturday Market. Thank you Michelle and Susan for coming by both days! Also Karen from New Jersey who visits whenever she's in town. Lindsey, Laura, Elizabeth, Susan, Leslie, Ashley,Lori,Trini, and Linda, we can't thank you enough! You have excellent taste;)

We also had a visitor that instantly attracted the ladies. You can see him here.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Video: Indoor Activities with Burnside

Take 1

Take 12

We took a break from jewelry to play with Burnside

(our dog) and my little guy. It's a bit fuzzy but you get the idea.

She likes to pull Micah across the kitchen to the living room.

Over and over.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sick of the rain...

When the rain comes..., originally uploaded by VeNiVi.
Is it the rain bugging me? I'd like to think it is.
Warning: Stay away from me till sunshine comes.
Send me some sunshine please!

I'll trade you for some purdy earrings;)

Ok, and a purdy necklace too.