Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Full Circle

It's been a while so I am making a "super post"! What's new? I have been busy, busy, busy the past week or so. I had a lot (well, a lot for me anyway : ) ) of etsy action last week thanks to some lovely customers; including my first international sale! Yea! Thank you Sonja in Germany! It was a pleasure ; ) What ever time I had to spare I was getting ready for the jewelry party I had last night. It went really well! I love doing home parties. It is fun to meet the people who will be wearing your jewelry. You can tell them all about what they are getting. Below is a picture with a great story:

I am the one in the green skirt (it's too bad you can't see my shoes, they really made the outfit...floral ballet flats, yum!). The woman to my right is Cathy; we worked at Eddie Bauer together 2-1/2 years ago. She had a party Feb of 2007. Deb, the one on the far left, booked a party at Cathy's party, which took place May of 2007. Then Cindy, the one in the coral shirt, booked a party at Deb's party for August 2007. And here we are, 2 years later together at Deb's 2nd party (which was last night). It was a fun little reunion. These ladies are the sweetest! I am so grateful for their support and generosity! They really helped me get the ball rollin'

Moving on. Here are some pictures from my families camping trip from a couple of weekends ago. We had the best time!

Here's my sweetie being his helpful self setting up my little sister's tent. Emily (my sis), Caleb (my nephew), Mike (my husband) and I shared a site.

Here are some of us around the camp fire Friday evening, we were waiting for 3 more families to arrive (I come from a ginormous, blended family...8 kids total. 7 girls, 1 boy).

Me and Mike. We look like total crap, but what else can you expect while camping! ;)

Saturday morning. Bella loves to stick her nookie in her mommie's mouth. She is ADORABLE!

Saturday morning breakfast.

My mom and sister Meagan.

I do not understand the faces Mike kept making??? What a dork (we are self-proclaimed dorks, he and I)

The boys were all about catching stuff. Here is Isaac and what we deemed to be an army worm.

What is camping without some jewelry orders...wait, that makes no sense! Well, I got orders anyway.

Each year we have this little family reunion it gets better. I cannot wait for next year. Mike and I have another trip planned for mid July. That will be a nice little get away. We are going to canoe and hike the entire time...FUN! Anyway, that's what I've been up the the last couple of weeks. I'll be spending lots of time in the studio this weekend so I'll have some pics to post of new work later on. Have a great day :)


  1. You guys are so cute together Janelle! Congrats on your great home party, too! You are so talented!

  2. Thanks Carrie! You're a sweetie : )