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Choosing Handmade Jewelry and Why It’s Important

Choosing Handmade Jewelry and Why It’s Important

In today’s world,  with the vast majority of jewelry being mass-produced, you miss out on the benefits of a handcrafted piece. Imagine giving a bracelet or necklace that you created.  You had input into the size, design and especially the meaning behind the gift.  You […]

How To Wear A Cuff Bracelet – Maintaining It’s Shape and Form

How To Wear A Cuff Bracelet – Maintaining It’s Shape and Form

To maintain the shape of your cuff it’s important that you are putting it on and take it off correctly. A cuff bracelet does not close completely and is typically worn low on the wrist instead of pushed up on the forearm like a bangle. […]

February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day

February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day

February 20th is National Love your Pet Day.  Gallup poll reports that 60% of Americans are pet owners.  It’s not often that we find a companion that  will listen to our complaints, great us with joy after a long day of work and always love us unconditionally.

Celebrate that special pet in your life, because after all they’re all pretty darn cute.

Show your pet some love today.  Walk them, play with them or give them an extra long belly rub. Spoil them (or yourself) today with something unexpected….

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Caring For Your Hand Stamped Jewelry :  A Guide For Giving It a Facelift

Caring For Your Hand Stamped Jewelry : A Guide For Giving It a Facelift

As mentioned in my previous post, the best way to clean aluminum jewelry is with soap and water (Dawn dishwashing soap being my favorite). With a little wash down and a good polishing rub from a clean towel, your piece will shine like new. As […]

Aluminum Jewelry: Maintaining That Upscale Look

Aluminum Jewelry: Maintaining That Upscale Look

Aluminum jewelry has been gaining in popularity over the past few years, with jewelers as well as consumers. A large portion of my business is taking a customers’ idea or motivation and translating it into a hand stamped piece of jewelry. More often that not, […]

Master Bath Shenanigans

Master Bath Shenanigans

When I first purchased the Lake house it only had two bathrooms.  The bath that was located on the main floor connected the master bedroom to the kitchen?!  Say what?? Yes, (not a typo) …the kitchen. Over the lifespan of  this home, several additions were added the the original A frame structure. I’m guessing that this particular alteration was done to save money, but it was just weird, so it was one of the first major projects I tackled.  The space itself was fairly large, so with much research and discussion, I decided to divide the space into a dedicated master bath and a small powder room.  Hands down one of the best decisions I made.  The results speak for themselves.

 

Lake House Master Bath -Before
Lake House Master Bath -Before  UGH…The wall paper took forever to remove.

 

Lake House Master Bath -Before
Lake House Master Bath -Before

 

Lake House Master Bath - After
Lake House Master Bath – After

 

Master Bath - After
Master Bath – After

 

Lake Master Bath After
View from the master bedroom.

 

New walk in shower

 

Lake House Powder Room - After
Lake House Powder Room – After
It’s time for a time out

It’s time for a time out

Everyone needs a break once in awhile.  Sitting on the beach would be ideal, but a nice couch nap might just do the trick 🙂 Happy Friday!


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