Monday, September 18, 2017

Alpacas and their cute faces

 
Alpacas. They are seriously the cutest creatures and my son adores them to pieces. So I sought out the closet Alpaca farm near us and we made a day trip of it. Found a Michigan Alpaca farm 20 miles from us, took my son and my mother. My son was in heaven, he has quite a liking for them. I wish we had the extra land to have a few, maybe in a few years.
 






 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lake Michigan Shores


I am naturally drawn to the outdoors and getting my hands dirty with the earth, its a way for me clear my mind and feel peace. One of the places I find myself visiting on a weekly basis is the lakes of Michigan. Huron lakes, is near where I live. A small 10 minute drive puts me in my happy place, where there a little people and just the sounds of the waves. I have been collecting rocks, a new hobby I have picked up. I can't wait to drill some of these piece for my jewelry shop. Wanted to share this place with you all, shouldn't we all have a place like this?

 












Monday, August 28, 2017

Hand Stamped 'Beach' Bangles Jewelry Giveaway


Can you believe Summer is almost over?? What the heck happened to the time? We just moved from Colorado to Michigan and we are only 6 miles from the Lake. Caleb and I are spending so much time there, we love it. One of my favorite things about these Michigan beaches are the amount of beautiful stones, I have been collecting them for a surprise that will be added to my shop later this year!

Today's giveaway is for a set of two hand stamped bangle bracelets, both with a theme of the beach!
One says "Beach Girl" and the other with a "Sun" image. Both are made by me, I offer these amazing bangles, that can be personalized here in my Etsy shop. MountainStoneDesigns.

Giveaway is easy, simply go through what is prompted and gain as many points as possible. More things you complete the better chance you have at winning. I do check entries!
Open to USA only.
Open for 7 days, winner will be contacted via email and given 7 days to respond.
That's it, good luck!



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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Moving


Changes are on the horizon and I am welcoming them with open arms! You ever get to a point, where you really need change and can feel a big change coming but you don't know what it is yet? Yep. That's us. When I say "us" I mean myself and my amazing son Caleb. So I purchased this home with instant equity, it was very outdated and I flipped it, renovated it and now selling it and using the proceeds left over to fully pay for a mobile home in cash. Which for me means no more mortgage payments, I am also blessed enough that there will be enough funds to also fully get out of dept. No more school loans, no more credit cards etc. This is huge guys. We are moving in 3 days, eek! I just wanted to post here. I have not been blogging as much as I would like too because I have been preparing us for a out of state move. Two days trip to get re-located from Colorado to Michigan. I will post more once we get setup!



Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Guide: Etsy Edition


It's no surprise I adore all things Etsy, I have been in business for 7 years there and not only do I sell on Etsy handmade. I also purchase many gifts there, when I can. I wanted to show case on my blog a few favorite gift ideas from there. Enjoy and comment your favorite from my list!













Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Another teacher appreciation gift idea


I posted last week about a Target gift card holder for teacher appreciation week, today I wanted to share what my son took with him to school this morning! It's super easy and won't break the bank. We bought a tackle box organizer at Walmart and filled the divided areas with things like: push pins, paper clips, binder clips, erasers, hand sanitizer, hersheys kisses and the best part, two hand stamped inspirational bracelets from my jewelry shop MountainStoneDesigns. We love and appreciate all our teachers, they have such a important job shaping our children's young minds.




Friday, April 28, 2017

Mother's Day Giveaway, 10 winners!!








Over the years I have built some pretty cool relationships with other women who do exactly what I do, hand stamped jewelry. All these women have their own unique businesses and talents, this year we are all partnering up and offering you one of the most amazing giveaways ever!! Mother's have one of the hardest jobs on the planet and this giveaway is to thank you for all you do, to highlight that one time of year that is special to you. Happy Mother's day to all you amazing moms, grandmas and dad's who are mom's too. Good luck and enter as many as you can, more you enter the better chance at winning one of these pieces.

So many ways to win, you don't want too miss this one!!
Open to USA members only, you have 48 hours to respond back via email then moves to the next person.
I check all entries, so make sure it's legit!
Entries are taken via Rafflecopter below.


1. Karen, with motherdaughterjewel
♥ 1" sterling silver heart
♥ Swarovoski Birthstones (choice of up to 2 stones)
♥ Hangs from a 18" sterling silver rolo chain

2. Regina B, with reginalynndesign
♥ Copper pressed penny keychain
♥ Comes on a stainless steel key ring
♥ The rectangle tag is pewter

3. Regina S, with jewelrybyrmsmith
♥ Made from all sterling silver
♥ Comes with a open heart charm
♥ up to 3 bars

4. Kelly (Me), with MountainStoneDesigns
♥ 7/8" copper cupped name disk
♥ Sterling silver heart open frame charm
♥ 18" sterling silver chain

5. Hope, with Sapphire9Jewelry
♥ Latitude Longitude coordinates to any location you choose
♥ Adjustable to fit any size wrist
♥ Made from pure aluminum 

6. Jennifer, with thesadbasset.com
♥ Dainty horizontal skinny bar bracelet
♥ Can be made up to 10" long

7. Pat, with patsdesign
♥ Elephant mom and baby keychain
♥ Large stamp in the center, made of copper

8. Carrissa, with thesilverdiva
♥ Sterling silver 1" circle
♥ Up to three swarovski crystal channel birthstone charms

9. Lisa, with BlackbirdCreek
♥ Made from real turquoise chips embedded in a white resin
♥ 16" stainless steel chain
♥ Aluminum pendant

10. Jessica, with TesoroJewelry
♥ Mama pure aluminum cuff bracelet

Tons of options for unique handmade mother's day gifts and now is the time to place those orders, I highly recommend getting in orders now if you see something you want in these shops. Orders pile high for us during Mother's day, shop early and beat the crowd!


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Thursday, April 27, 2017

among the flowers


Botanical bliss, I love this place and going to miss it when we move. Botanical gardens of Denver, is such a lovely place to spend time with your camera. Caleb and I went, "one last time" before we move. I love that Spring has just started here and colors are beginning to show. I started a photography store that you can now buy prints of my pictures! If interested go too: littlethingseveryday and check out my prints!