Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Finds: October 28

I love the outdoors, and these warm, yummy looking items remind me of the beautiful fall colors that are all around us at this time of year.

First, this amazing looking rustic soap sampler set from mossycreeksoaps. Looks like a fun gift or present for yourself!

Love this yellow citrine ring from riorita. So dreamy!

These vintage brass earrings from headpinwear are cute.

And to top it all off is this pom pom headband from knitfuldezigns.

These amazing shops are all part of the besteam on Etsy.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Sneak Peak: Love that Jasper

I have been having a blast with jasper lately. It is such a beautiful stone and is so varied in appearance and colors. There is lots of room for creativity and pairing with many other colors of stones and pearls. It was so much fun to make these new necklace, bracelet, and earring sets this week, and I wanted to give you a sneak preview of them!

My new creations are taken locally to Bellaphia Boutique in Chelan and also placed in my shop CKSILVER on Etsy. As always you can let me know if you want to snag something before it is available in either of those venues!

Fancy Jasper and Pearl Necklace, Bracelet, and Earrings

Smoky Quartz and Black Onyx Necklace (with Jasper Pendant),
Bracelet, and Earrings with Jasper Pendant

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Musings: Fostering Hope

Our family has been on a foster care journey for over two years, and it is incredibly rewarding and challenging at the same time. The end of last week and this weekend we had a couple of extra boys who were "all boy". We played with trucks, trains, cars, kicked the soccer ball, played chase, read truck books, and so much more.

How fun to be able to keep these boys together and give them a fun weekend with our family. We were able to share life together, I told them many bedtime stories, and hopefully we were able to foster a new kind of hope in these kids. My kids had a great time, and I love that they're learning to live beyond themselves and grow in new ways.

Today we get to learn more about the Love and Logic approach at my kids school. I'm looking forward to gaining new tools that we can use as we parent a variety of different children that come through our home.

How about you? What is your best piece of parenting advice?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Friday Finds: October 21

Today we have a couple of extra kiddos in the house, and I am reminded of the wonder of looking at the world through their eyes. Here are some kid items that I think are fun!

First, this gorgeous pink bow from ChickyDs. My daughter would soooo love to have something like this. She loves being very girly, and this would be perfect for anyone with a girly girl.

Next this beautiful vintage glass angel from redemptionart is sure to be treasured for a long time to come by young and old alike. I had something like this when I was a kid and kept it until at least college or beyond.

What girl wouldn't love this pink heart glass pendant from beaderbubbe. So fun and can be placed on any necklace. The perfect addition to a beautiful dress!

And to top it all off is this beautiful chained hearts bracelet from bluewhitejewelrywear.

These amazing shops are all part of the besteam on Etsy.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

CKSILVER feature!

Here is a really sweet feature of CKSILVER on the Boosting Etsy Shops Team blog.

This midnight remembrance necklace is just one of the fun things that was featured!

Come check it out and leave your comments!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Friday Finds: October 14

Fall is in the air, and I am reminded that the days are getting shorter. Orange and brown and other fall colors seem to be everywhere. So, I thought I would bring you a fun selection of things you can find for fall.

This cute card from creativitybugs caught my eye. I love the beautiful jeweled flowers and the sweet butterfly coming to visit. What a fun card to give to a loved one this holiday season!

This 70s custom made mink jacket from ourhometoyours looks so comfortable and warm. As I look at the fall colors out my window, this jacket seems like the perfect thing to keep warm on a cold day.

Need a card to make someone smile? This grinning pumpkin card from EmptyOnTheInside is sure to fit the bill!

Last is my favorite. TheOrangeWindmill has gorgeous handmade leather journals. Perfect to remember every moment of your kids accomplishments in soccer, thoughts and memories from the day, or things to do the following day. And since my favorite color is brown, I decided this one would be perfect!

These amazing shops are all part of the besteam on Etsy.