Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Tag...You're It Jewelry Giveaway

The 1000 fan giveaway is FINALLY here!!  

We are giving away a prize to 3 different people: two $50 gift certificates and one $25 gift  certificate that can be used in our SHOP.  

Here are the rules:
1) Be sure you like our facebook page!
2) Comment what your favorite piece in our shop is ON THE BLOG.
(Facebook has very strict giveaway rules, so the comment must appear on the bottom of this blog post).

Super Easy!

Extra Entries
-Share about the Giveaway on your facebook page (one extra entry)
-Share about the Giveaway on Twitter (one extra entry)

Giveaway will close Friday June 1st at 12:00 PM (noon) EST.  
THREE winners will be chosen (one for each prize) on Friday. 
Winners will be announced on Facebook and will need to contact
us within a week about claiming their prize.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Catching Up...

So, I haven't blogged in almost two weeks.  Ugh.  I've taken a lot of pictures, I just don't have the TIME.  My reason for blogging is not to gain new followers (although that makes me happy) or make sure that you take an interest in my exciting life. 
 It is for myself- it is so I can document what was going on in this crazy child raising, jewelry making stages of life.  I used to be a scrapbookeralholic (that's a word, right?).  I still have ALL of the supplies sitting in a closet ready to go, but I haven't printed out an actual picture in almost 2 years (gasp), so I blog instead.

Anyway, this is a catch up post- Part one.  Here's is what has been going on around here in the last month or so...

Mark graduated with his bachelor's degree from college!!  This is a BIG. DEAL.  For both of us.  After spending five years in the Marine Corps, he was determined to use his GI Bill and get his degree.  The last six years have involved Mr. H going to work every day and then driving 30 minutes to school 3-4 nights a week until about 10 pm.  It also involved massive studying on weekends and me demanding that he accept a C instead of an A so that we could have time to go to the apple orchard in the fall.  We *might* have even scheduled Delaney's birth around his class schedule, but I wouldn't admit that since it makes me sound like a horrible mother.

He graduated with honors and was in the top 4% of his mechanical engineering technology class. 
I'm super duper proud of this guy.

The ceremonies were long and boring, which I think is what makes them official.

Okay, what else has happened in the last few weeks?  Well...our dog, Sirius Black, had to have surgery because of a torn ACL (he doesn't even play football), so he spend two weeks driving me insane and running into my calf with his awesome cone while on some serious drugs. 

Summer seems to have started and it is time for the pool!  I finally found a hat that Delaney will wear...it is my beach hat, but if she keeps it on her head for more than 30 seconds, it is a success.

I've also been pretty busy with the jewelry.  We had a great show last week, and I'll post some pics soon.  We've made a LOT of new designs lately and are slowly getting them added to the shop.

More catch up to come if I ever take the time to upload my pictures...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My kid won't have boogers...

In honor of Mother's Day, I have compiled a list of a few "misunderstandings" I had before I was a mother.  I have a teaching degree and worked in a daycare, so I thought I was entering motherhood with a degree in mommy professionalism.

I was wrong...
Since I work from home, I can sleep in!

My daughter wakes up EVERY morning at 6 am.  She has an internal timeclock.  Every morning I am awakened by screams and it will always be 6 am, give or take no more than 5 minutes.  I have pushed back her bedtime to a later time.  It doesn't work.  I have made her cry it out and go back to bed.  It doesn't work.

My baby will nap from 1-3 daily.  I know others don't, but you just have to "train them" to sleep.

It is a lucky day if Del naps longer than 50 minutes.  Usually it is right around 45 minutes.  When I hear other mothers talk about their kids taking 3 hour naps every afternoon, a small piece of me dies inside.  Okay, that's a bit much...instead I am secretly jealous and shoot my kid a dirty look.

The reason kids fall on the floor and throw tantrums in stores is because their parents do not know how to discipline them.

I can rarely leave the house these days.  If I try to take my daughter's hand to cross the street, walk through a parking lot, walk through a store...she falls to her stomach and it looks like she face plants.  She just lays on her stomach, screaming "NOOOOO!".  Yes, it is embarrassing. I try to put her in a cart, but usually the straps don't buckle around her little belly and she crawls out if she is not strapped in.  She is a GOOD little girl, she really is.  BUT, she will be two in August, and the discipline just doesn't seem to stick yet.

We will have toys, but we live in a small house, so we will get rid of them if she doesn't play with them.

Our house resembles a cluttered toy aisle at Walmart, but she usually just plays with office supplies or wants to play in the closet with a flashlight.  But I am sure she will play with them eventually...

TV will be very limited in our house.  Very limited.

Ummm....still working on that one.  I will only buy Mickey Mouse and ELMO DVDs that are an hour or longer.  That's not a good sign.

Picky eaters are a result of their parents giving them so many options.  She will eat what I give her or she must not be hungry enough.

Delaney doesn't like anything that appears healthy except tomatoes and grapes.  How did that happen already?

My child will always have shoes on in the store, I will change her clothes when she is dirty, and she will NOT have boogers on her face, or snot dripping down her face, like other kids I see all the time.

When Del was a baby, I used to change her every time she had a little spit-up on her onesie.  Now, there are times where we are in Target, and I realize she has multiple stains on her shirt, dirt under her fingernails, boogers all under her nose, something crusty in her hair, and I often look the same (minus the boogers- I think).

Before going to bed, we will have a routine of reading books, singing songs, and saying our prayers.

My daughter still does not love books.  Mark built a huge wall of bookshelves and they are filled with children's books.  She likes to throw them on the floor and dance on them.  When I sing to her, she covers my mouth and says "no". 

We do say our prayers together and she shouts a loud AMEN at the end, which I suppose is the most important anyway.

All images from MotherLetters.com

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mommies-
to the rookies like me and the veteran moms who have it all figured out
 (will I ever be there?)!! 

Even if I don't, I still sure do love this girl...

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Last Minute Mother's Day gift!

Do you have a Mother's Day gift yet?
I haven't bought it yet, but my brother and I have an agreement that every year we get hanging baskets (I get the partial sun and he gets the full sun) for our momma.
You're welcome, mom, for having such loving and considerate children.

If you need a last minute gift, a gift certificate would be wonderful for your mom.  She could get a necklace with  her grand kids names or a gorgeous charm bracelet that will be debuting in a few weeks!

Gift certificates are emailed directly to the recipient or to YOU so that you can print them out, put it in a card, and you are ready!

AND...today and tomorrow we will be running a SALE!

This is available on both our etsy shop ONLY.
Gift certificates will be emailed within 36 hours of purchase.  
Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Beautiful day for a photo shoot

Last night was our first ever Tag...You're It Jewelry professional photo shoot!!
We were super excited and had been planning for it for a while.
However, my excitement started to turn to worry when I saw the weather radar.  
There were definitely some thunderstorm warnings and severe rain.  
Here was the view driving to the shoot.
(Oh and yes, it was an outdoor photo shoot)

Our photographer, Laurel, from Laurel Hasner Photography, was incredible.
She was ready to go, rain or shine (in this case torrential downpours).

Our sweet friend, Andrea, and our Aunt Becky were our professional (probono) models.
We had so much fun and laughed A LOT-
 not AT them, but with them like when Andrea had water dripping down her back and on her legs like Chinese water torture. 

I cannot WAIT to see the final pictures and I know they will be incredible!  
Thanks again Laurel, Amanda and our lovely models!
What a fun evening!


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