Saturday, September 25, 2010

There's A Little Witch In Every Woman! (movie)

Fall is now upon us and I am a huge fan of Halloween and anything spooky. I am in the blog party pRACTICAL mAGIC bLOG pARTY Some of you may have seen the movie about two sisters when they fall in love their suitors die an untimely death. So here is my tribute to witches everywhere!

My necklaces and earrings are available for purchase on my Etsy store Lisa's Urban Nostalgia
Please be sure to grab your broom and click on the blog party link to see lots of other
witchy things. After all it's a party and YOU are invited!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Rest, Restore, Relax

nature at it's best
 Everyone needs to take some time away from the grind. I did some camping last weekend with my friend Marilyn. We decided to go to Warren Dunes, Michigan. I have to say Michigan is truly a beautiful state, and I really enjoy spending time there. I thought I would share a few of my favorite photos.
A beautiful butterfly garden. If you look closely my friend is missing part of his tail.

When I am camping I like to spend a lot of time looking at nature. It's so nice in my busy world to just slow down and relax. I tend to forget how wonderful nature really is.

 And let us not forget the animals. Wild turkeys seem to live at the state park, and like to hang out at the entrance.
I got to go to an apple orchard and pick apples. I haven't done that in years. This fruit farm has over 200 different kinds of apples! I didn't even know there were that many.
One of my favorite reasons to go to Michigan is of course, the water and the beach!

And lastly a picture of me at the camp ground. Somehow I ended up walking the dog that lived at the general store at the campgrounds. Say hello to Peaches the pitbull!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ride'm Cowboy!

This is another week filled with guest posting. Today, my post is at my friend Amanda Nicole's blog, Amanda's Blog.  My Western Collection is officially up on my etsy store! This collection was inspired by Amanda Nicole and my Uncle Jake. I hope you will visit and take a look.

Amanda Nicole's blog is about her journey to become a published writer. She's got some great stuff on there and I know she would love you to come and sit a spell, as they say! Comments welcome!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Another Guest Post!

 Today I am featured on Frugal Fancy Blog My friend Dee's blog is all about frugal living, saving money, and living better for less. You may be thinking how the heck does this fit in with what I do?

Symphony In Pink Chandelier Neclace
Well you might be very surprised. One of my favorite trash to treasure stories can be viewed on Dee's blog TODAY! This find started me on a whole line of jewelry.

Red Poison Ice Crystal Necklace

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Yipee I am doing one last camping trip before winter. Tomorrow morning I am headed off to Warren Dunes, Michigan. What a great way to clear your mind and get some inspiration! While I am gone please check out these two blogs! On Friday, September 17th, I will be guest blogging on Frugal Fancy's Blog,  and on Monday, September 20 I will be guest blogging on Amanda Nicole's blog A Writer's Journey To Being Published This guest posting offer was the inspiration behind my new Western Collection on my etsy store. And yes, everything is now available for purchase!

Once I return home it's time to focus on my favorite time of year, Halloween! Yes I have already eaten my way through several bags of those sweet candy corns and pumpkins. I wanted to use them as photo props but somehow they never quite made it in my pictures, hmmmmm, how very strange!

Lots of things in the works. More guest posting too. But also I wanted to mention I am going to do my first GIVEAWAY!!! yeahh, and I think it's going to be a Halloween bracelet. So please be sure to keep up with me. Free is always good!
Did you like my Western collection photo in this post? You can do that too. Just go to Shape Collage for a free download and you will have some fun photos in minutes and it's FREE! Enjoy the weekend! Comments always welcome!

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Winds Of Change

It's that time again....the leaves are slowly changing and the air is crisp and cool. The relief of summer heat is all but a distant memory. Autumn comes to us in a whisper as the winds of change are swiftly blowing in. My favorite season is here! Halloween, that season for witches, and winged creatures and all things spooky.
I redesigned my header for the blog and would love to know what you think. I am planning on changing this for the seasons and holidays. What do you think? My Halloween collection will soon be unveiled, and once again I will be guest posting on this very subject at Mom To Bed By 8   . Please pop in and say hello to Momma Teri! She has a fun blog with lots of giveaways!

I also plan to do my first GIVEAWAY! Since Halloween is my favorite, I thought it would be great to do one. So if you love my jewelry, why not get a piece for FREE! Gotta love that! Have a spooky day!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Through The Looking Glass

This is a small collection I recently made up. I call it my, Through The Looking Glass Collection. These truly are like looking through the looking glass.
"Sisters" COMING SOON to my Etsy store!

Made with chandelier crystals, the images seem to float inside. They are accented with wire wrapped bails for added interest.
 COMING SOON to my Etsy store!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pretty In Pastel

Imagine my surprise when I opened my Etsy email and found a message from Kelly of Kelly Nichols Photography. She did me the honor of placing one of my rings in her treasury on Etsy! Check out all the wonderful items in the treasury

Pastel Blue and Crystal Cluster Ring

For those of you who don't know what a treasury is , let me explain. It's a delightful grouping of items by different Etsy sellers that are usually put together with a common theme. The author of the treasury does not add his or her own items. The principal is simple, do something nice for someone and they will do something nice for you! Here is a link for the treasuries I have made featuring different sellers from Etsy. Lisa's treasuries

Kelly's shop features original prints taken along her photographic journey of her surroundings in Virginia and North Carolina. Really great work! Please stop by her Etsy shop at Kelly Nichols Photography 

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

I'm Going To Be A Guest Blogger!

I was so excited to be a guest blogger on Amanda Nicole Trisdale's blog! Since I am new at blogging this seems to be a way for me to stretch my creative writing wings. Amanda Nicole's blogging journey is about her quest to become  a published author. She shares her trails and tribulations of trying to make it in the writing business, along with some excerpts from her book, The Zeidrich Chronicles that takes place in West Texas.

Now I am sure you are thinking what is a jewelry artist doing  blogging on a writer's blog that takes place in West Texas? I asked the same question myself. So after much thought I finally had a story for her blog and I thought I would tie it all in with my jewelry. So in honor of  guest blogging I decided to come up with a western jewelry collection.

There are a few more pieces in the collection but I didn't want to spoil the fun! This is just a teaser! Once the guest posting goes up my collection will be available for sale in my Etsy store. When I am posting on Amanda Nicole's blog I will have a link here to get to the story. But in the meantime giddyup' over to her blog and take a look!