Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Personalized Love Letter...

I don't know the last time I wrote a real, true-blue letter. But I'll tell you this: I have kept every letter that was sent to me since I was a kid - no lie.  I have every letter that my now husband, then boyfriend wrote me for the three months we've ever been apart (and that was over 18 years ago). I even have notes that I exchanged in high school.  I am a letter hoarder. 

There is something intimate and connecting about a letter.  That's why I had to pair the love I have for letters and my love for lockets together

These little envelope lockets are beyond sweet.  They are small enough to be a perfect (and interesting) addition to layered necklaces - and carry a message that is all your own on the inside. 

One of the most popular requests have been to put latitude longitude coordinates - you know I love the geeky-ness of all that!  I also love that people are choosing to put little messages of inspiration, or even just simple declarations of love, for his/her recipient to hang onto.

These pieces are solid sterling silver - and hand stamped characters are on the little 'letter'.

I really love this piece and feel connected with the nostalgia of it all.

Hope you are, too! :)

You can find them here: http://bit.ly/16zsmqe

Tell me what you think of these - and what you would have on it!

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

TODAY is International Geocaching Day!

Geocaching is super awesome.  It's a way for you to explore literally ANY place - whether you just moved there, visiting, or have lived there for 20 years - and find a new and interesting little cove, pond, cool tree...

Geocaching is, in essence, a treasure hunt. It appeals to the eternal 10 year old inside me just as much as it appeals to the (ahem) mature 36 year old.  

Here's the 101 from Geocaching.com :
"Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location."
This doesn't really capture the pure awesomeness of it, though.  It makes you downright giddy to find those cleverly placed tupperware containers (the "cache") and when you open it up - there are cool little toys and trinkets that others have left - and YOU TAKE ONE AND LEAVE ONE!  You take a little trinket-treasure and then leave one, sign the log book, and you move on to the next cache.

We have taken our kids geocaching since they were about 2.  The caches are rated for difficulty so you have an idea of the terrain and how difficult it is to find the cache.

It is INCREDIBLY easy to get started AND it's FREE family entertainment!  

Geocaching.com is the best resource I've found so definitely explore that site.
Since geocaching has become so wildly popular, I have created dozens of Latitude Longitude pieces that have lead to locations where the cache had a little note popping the question. I absolutely LOVE the geeky romantic-ness of it all. 
It's the perfect day to have my new Latitude Longitude Charm Bracelet on sale!!

Go geocaching today - you will run into a ton of veterans who can show you the ropes.  You'll be hooked in no time!

Happy hunting!
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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom...

No matter how crappy, irritating, annoying, or awful the situation...things just ease a bit when you're laughing.  You may look insane, but you sure do feel better.

And, really - isn't that all that matters?
Happy Wednesday!!!
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Monday, August 12, 2013

The Love Between a Mother and Daughter is Forever...

I have been blessed as a mother.  I get to raise both a son and a daughter and learn the joys and sorrows of raising both genders.

My son is a gloriously intelligent and an absolute sweetheart of a 10 year old.  He's also stubborn, a little too addicted to Minecraft, and a touch bossy.  But, I wouldn't trade him...not just yet, anyway :)

I always thought I wanted a whole brood of boys.  I love football, general rambunctiousness, and being the only Queen of the flock (obviously).  However, when Maya was born, I was head over heels for that little girl.

Now that she is 7 and truly her own little person, I am attached to her in a way that I never expected.  That bond between a mother and daughter is truly unlike any other.

I had to design something that celebrated that bond, without being too over the top.  Something sweet and elegant. Like her.

These Mother & Daughter Pendant sets come in sterling and in 14K gold and I wanted to have them on a presentation card so that if your daughter (or mother) is far away, you could pop it in the mail and everything is explained.

We also create it so that two daughters can be celebrated:

The smaller heart is small enough for a little one to wear - and layers perfectly with other chains if she's a bit older.  

There is true meaning, love, and joy in this pendant set. It's something you're both going to hang on to forever - and have so many stories to share.  

I've been overwhelmed at how popular these pendant sets have become.  I wanted to add to the collection, so by Fall, there will be pendant sets celebrating sisters, friends, & grandmothers and granddaughters.  

I can't wait for this holiday season because receiving (and giving) something like this to someone you share such a special bond with will make the holidays memorable in the very best way.  

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