Baby Goals...II



Hello friends....I hope you are having a good start of your week! I'm actually feeling very crummy right now. I think i have a stomach flu. Blah! I've been in bed most of the day, but spending a lot of time reading online has been quite enjoyable. Not quite practical but ah well.. :D

So.. goals.... :D

I have put 4 items on my new supply shop, have taken pictures of all my nightly doodles, but not uploaded them, and have forgotten the rest. Sigh...at least it's a step in the right direction!




I guess that's a good start. I'll keep working on it.

Have you accomplished anything stellar this week??

Tell me about it!

Smiles and Blessings,

JENipher :D

Fawn'n Around

So...obviously, i haven't been doing my part as an artist but I'm trying to play catch up now and blog and make pretty jewelry again! 2009 has been a crazy year for sure, but it's really time to start cracking down for before the holidays strike with a vengeance. ;)

SO! Exciting news time!!




Fawn is a wonderful, lovely shop in Sanford, Florida that houses beautiful hand crafted art by local folks, and an allure goodies for baby, children and mothers. She is opening and ready for business, and her grand opening is next weekend, so get ready you Florida folk! Come check out Fawn, in the Historic District, say hello to Freedom [please click that link! how amazing are her website skills!] and myself, and see my pretty jewels along with dozens of other eco-friendly and creative items!

Gift Card Alert!!

I was blog shopping this morning and some how got to this wonderful blog. Kristine posts about her adventures with adopting a child, complete with timeline and artists spotlights. Check her out.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~so...on to the gift card issues...

Many stores will be closing shop soon, but are still selling gift cards through the holidays. these cards will be useless come January 1. no law prevents them from doing so, referred to as 'bankruptcy planning’. here is a list of some stores that may pose potential problems for those shopping with gift cards…

Circuit City filed Chapter 11
Ann Taylor 117 stores nationwide closing
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine’s to close 150 stores nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down specialty stores
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
Pacific Sunwear closing all stores (also owned by Talbots)
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January
Wickes Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January
Whitehall closing all stores
Piercing Pagoda closing all stores
Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.
Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ ( New Brunswick )
Macys to close 9 stores after January
Linens and Things closing all stores
Movie Gallery closing all stores
Pep Boys closing 33 stores
Sprint/Nextel closing 133 stores
JC Penney closing a number of stores after January
Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.
Wilson Leather closing down all stores
Sharper Image closing down all stores
K B Toys closing 356 stores
Lowes to close down some stores
Dillard’s to close some stores

So please, just buy handmade and you won't have this problem!!! I mean, you all NEED jewelry right? Every one's got a mother, and I'm sure many of you have sisters, friends, girlfriends, wife's...you just MUST need jewelry. Ha. Okay, my solicitation is finished. Hope your all having a glorious day!!

A day of rejuvenation!

Everyone needs to have a relaxing day, a day to go out exploring new places, and a cool friend in tow. Luckily, in Orlando, we have quite a few of fun places worth exploring. Today my friend Jenny and I went to "College Park". A quaint town with ecclectic stores, the best and most relaxing tea room, and a few places that will hopefully be interested in carrying my jewelry. It was a brillent day, but the jouney back to my house was overwhellming thinking about all the things that needed to be accomplished. Many added that were suposed to take place during this day off.

Infusion Tea (
http://www.infusiontea.us/catalog/ourcafe.php) is one of the coolest cafe type places i've been to in a while! They just moved to a larger location. They have a GREAT selection of tea, many of them made in house, and super delicious looking menu offering an arrary of vegetarian selctions. (My friend Jenny is not a vegetarian and she was drooling reading the menu. The biscotti cookie i had (Chocolate and Cranberry), was by far, the best cookie i've had in a long time! It is ABSOLUTLY worth a visit and a revisit next time your in College Park.

Infusion Tea!

After having our morning chill out session, we walked around to all the cool shops on the strip. We went to Bead Bar (http://beadbarbead.com/), a local bead shop. They were friendly staffed and had a great selection of beads. At the last shop we visited, "Annabelle Hart", i found this nifty tube of lotion. The package and art of the tube in so different, and key on top is by far the cutest idea! The lovley lady who worked there, said that "Essence of Heaven" have won awards for their supior packaging. Lastly, i found the most incredible doggy treat at Dog & Friend (http://dogandfriends.com). Not only does it have my business logo on it, BUT it's my favorite cheesecake, only for my doggy to enjoy!

Cool New Beads!

Cool New Charms

Essence Of Heaven