Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
1. Kisses in the morning
2. Thank you card from all my hard work
3. A foot rub
4. A breakfast cooked for me
5. Quality Family Time (No t.v)
6. A quiet walk
7. A swing at the park
8. A picnic lunch
and to go out on a limb here....
9. A clean house for just one day (not done by me)
How about you?
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I just recently joined the Youth and Family Services Commission in my town. This commission tries to raise the community's awareness of activities available to our youth as well as brainstorm and form new activities. The Commission was just accepted a grant to do a mural painted by the youth in our community. The Commission is also trying to get a Frisbee golf course built.
In addition to that, I also joined the Sun Prairie Skate Park Committee. This committee is in the process of trying to raise funds to redo our local skate park, which is pretty much a concrete slab with a hump in it right now. There is an event on May 15th (more details to follow after my meeting tonight). I have offered to organize a silent auction. I hope I'm successful attracting donors! I also have offered to help with advertising and I will be targeting the schools in Sun Prairie. FYI we have 7 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school and 1 alternative high school! 6000 students! Am I crazy or what!??!!
Plus I am going to form a youth group in my town to keep the kids occupied during the time they are not at school. My first project is youth basketball games once a week at a local park. Still working on this, but will definitely be organized before school's out for the summer.
Monday, April 12, 2010
My friend gave me this recipe around Super Bowl time and I am hooked!
2) large chicken breasts-diced and cooked.
2) 8oz packages of cream cheese
1 cup shredded cheese (any flavor you like)
1 cup hot sauce
1 cup ranch or bleu cheese dressing
Over medium heat on the stove, combine cooked chicken and both packages of cream cheese in a medium size sauce pan. Mix until cream cheese is melted. Add shredded cheese, hot sauce and ranch or bleu cheese dressing. Mix until melted and blended.
And that's it!
Serve in a big bowl with tortilla chips on the side.
Friday, April 9, 2010
1. Madison Memorial Libary Book Sale
Fill a bag with books for $3.00 from 10:30-1pm Saturday and from 1 pm -2 pm all the leftover books are FREE!
2. University of Wisconsin Geology Museum
I love FREE museums!
3. Get in a workout and quick swim at the athletic club.
4. 3 weeks until my Garage Sale....so I'll spend some time going thru closets and clearing out clutter!
5. Work on some more Anklets! Look for 2.00 anklets coming soon.....!
Visit my website www.trendyexpressions.etsy.com !
Thursday, April 8, 2010
15 Movies I recently watched:
1. The Invention of Lying (my son picked that one)
2. Roots (A Classic everyone should watch)
3. Couples Retreat (Was funny up until I fell asleep)
4. Brothers (I cried through the entire movie)
5. Paranormal Activity (Kinda scary)
6. Madea Goes to Jail (I love Madea!)
7. Girlhood (Documentary on at-risk teens)
8. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (I love Jack Nicholson!)
9. Dear Zachary (A very sad Crime Documentary)
10. The Goonies (My daughter laughed the whole time...she's never seen it)
11. Precious (Makes me want to adopt every abused child)
12. The Hurt Locker (Very Good Military movie)
13. The Blindside (Again...makes me want to adopt every abused child)
14. Case 39 (Scary...makes me NOT want to adopt every abused child)
15. Nine Dead (Reminds me of Saw...but not as gory)
So there it is....my list of recently watched movies. Feel Free to comment!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
I'm looking forward to going to the Art Glass and Bead Show at the Alliant Energy Center this weekend!
I plan on limiting my time there to 2 hours max....so I don't do alot of damage to my pocketbook.
Here's a link to the Bead Show
Look for new creations on my website soon www.trendyexpressions.etsy.com
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
If you would like to see the beautiful job Yesenia does as a photographer please check out her site at www.photosbyyesenia.blogspot.com !
She also participated in the Shopping Extravaganza in January 2010 with me and blogged about it on her website. There are some photos too!
Thanks Yesenia! Can't wait to see the pictures!
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
I also bought an assortment of Swarovski Beads in various colors.
I bought travel displays for my bracelets...so I can take them to work easier!
I'm still looking for a travel necklace display.......
I bought new chain.
I'm currently working on Anklets (i have about 15 done) Summer's right around the corner!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
What is a blog?
A blog is a type of website with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics, pictures or video.
The ability of readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs.
Why am I using a blog?
I am using a blog for a few reasons:
1. I do a lot of custom orders. I would like to let my customers provide feedback on purchases they have made.
2. I also would like to show potential customers my creative abilities.
3. You can also be notified of ideas I have when you check the Blog for new product lines or materials I wish to use and make comments.
4. I also can give more information on the charities I support and get feedback or suggestions of new charities from anyone.
5. The website that I sell my products on www.etsy.com doesn’t provide enough space for information about upcoming events and previous events that I have held or attended.
6. And most of all, it’s a fun interactive way to keep in contact with my customers and it's super easy! You can include your name when you leave a comment or post a comment anonymously on anything I blog about.
New Jewelry Line!
The new line is called Loving Luxury. The jewelry is made with Swarovski Crystals, Fire-Polished Glass Beads, and more precious gems and metals. I have listed below the pieces of jewelry that are in the Loving Luxury line and will be adding more soon:
Elegant Black and Crystal Necklace
Crystal and Pearl Cluster Necklace
Silver Crystal Circle Necklace
Pearl and Metal Swirl Necklace
Silver Crystal Wave Bracelet
Silver Rhinestone Bugal Bracelet
Elegant Black and Crystal Earrings
Glitter and Crystal Earrings
Crystal Cluster Earrings
Silver Crystal Earrings
Smokey Pearl and Crystal Earrings
Crystal Dreams Earrings
Don't Forget FREE SHIPPING EVERYDAY!
What I'm working on:
Anklets (Summer's right around the corner!)
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT AND THANKS FOR VISITING!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Thank you for your purchase of the Elegant Blackand Crystal Necklace from my new jewelry line Loving Luxury!
I hope you have as much fun wearing it as I had creating it.
Look for the design to come out in new colors soon!
Don't forget to make http://www.trendyexpressions.etsy.com/ your shopping place for friends and family!
Please feel free to leave a comment.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Where do I shop for my beads?
What are my favorite places to get beads?
Do I buy online?
My favorite local shops are:
Fat Cat Beads:
I like the selection of metal charms.
Favorite: I love the punch card that I fill and get 10.00 off my next purchase!
Meant to Bead:
I love the HUGE selection of beads. I have to stick to the list of things I came for, or it gets bad.
Favorite: The selection of Swarovski beads.
449 State StreetMadison, WI 53703-2031
I love the atmosphere. Hippyish. I love the selection of frosted glass beads.
Favorite: Fill a small zip lock bag with random beads for $3.00!
My only rule when I go into one of these shops is I HAVE to leave in 30 minutes or less! Or I go a little nutso on the beads. There are so many choices and opportunities!
My favorite Shops Online are:
and a new favorite....
http://www.firemountiangems.com/ Thanks Phillip!
I can't wait for spring to go to garage sales and flea markets! That is where I find most of my Vintage Trinkets.
AND Bad news....... There is a Bead Show at the Alliant Energy Center this month. I'll need a chaperone!
Please let me know if there any unique bead shops in your area (Dane County, WI) so I can help support the economy!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Visit my website www.trendyexpressions.etsy.com today for other great jewelry at great prices!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be notified when new ones become available.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
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Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
My name is Jennifer. I create handmade jewelry that is of many materials and styles. My favorite style is vintage inspired jewelry. I use vintage items such as brooches and repurpose them into a new modern look.
Some of the unique materials I use are recycled from vintage jewelry or re purposed materials found here and there while shopping, traveling or attending auctions and flea markets.
How did I start....? I have always been creative and enjoyed painting, architecture, interior design, ceramics, drawing, and much more. I discovered beads a few years ago while trying to match a necklace to an outfit. I was unsuccessful, so I decided to make my own necklace. It was the freedom of being able to design anything I wanted, without limits, that hooked me in to this addictive habit of beading.
When not beading or working full-time, I enjoy being with my family, traveling, and reading.
But creating jewelry is something I really enjoy to do in my spare time.
I am constantly exploring and trying new ideas. I also am learning new techniques as I go and will eventually get into metal working.
I sell my creations on a website to make money (obviously:) and also to support my beading habit. I also participate in Craft Shows and Flea Markets. I have teamed up with a group of women who run home-based businesses. We will be putting on several events throughout the year. This group includes a photographer, a unique greeting card maker, an embroider, myself (handmade jewelry and crafts) and representatives from Avon, Pampered Chef, and Dove Chocolate Discoveries. We are working on coming up with a name for our group. Any ideas?
I do have other hobbies such as scrap booking and sewing to name a few. But, for now I am focusing on mainly jewelry. From time to time I'll post other miscellaneous items I've made on my website and add sneak peaks to my blog.
I also feature a few items in the CHARITY section to help out good causes. The items featured here will have a portion of my profits donated to the charity indicated with each item.
Please check out my website http://www.trendyexpressions.etsy.com/ today!
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