I was at an art festival in Jackson, Mississippi (Chimneyville Arts Festival) and this cool coffee shop had a booth so I gave it a try. I was SO glad I did! I like my coffee black and it's not always easy to find a smooth black coffee. Well, this coffee was perfect and, full disclosure, I drink coffee pretty much all day long so I needed something I could enjoy in the morning as well as later in the day. WIN!! Thanks, Cups Espresso Cafe!
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One of my very favorite art shows is the Chimnevyille Arts Festival in Jackson, Mississippi the first weekend in December every year. It's a beautiful show and the people from Jackson and the surrounding areas come out to start or finish their Christmas shopping!
I think my favorite thing about the show is seeing people shopping and buying gifts for each other. Mothers and daughters as well as husbands and wives come to the show and just have such a good time spending time together. It really kind of gets me in the spirit of the holiday!
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I wish the crystals in this rock showed up better in this photo! We stopped several places in New Mexico on our way back from Arizona to do some rockhounding. I am obsessed with the search for cool rocks - especially rocks with a little sparkle in them!
This one caught my eye because it was just a plan looking rock except for....that AMAZING stipe of sparkle right across the middle of it! I had to take a closer look & bring it home to add to my collection!
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This is one of my favorite sterling silver necklaces; it's fairly thin but extra long, which I love. Long necklaces have been popular for awhile but this is the first time I have made one of my silver chain link necklaces in this longer length.
The stacking rings you can barely see in this photo (I wear them with my wedding ring but a little pop of mixed metal) are in my online store - click here to get a closer look at those little rings.
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Last week, we were in Arizona for the Fountain Hills Fine Art & Craft Festival and, on our way back home to Louisiana, we decided to take our time and do a little rockhounding on the way.
I had a book suggesting where to go to (possibly) find flourite in New Mexico so we headed to that site and we found this amazing chuck of flourite! It actually has a little bit of a greenish cast to it which is hard to see in the photo. So much fun!!
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We love to travel and we especially love to travel in the western U.S.; I guess that could have something to do with the fact that both of our grown sons live on the west coast. But, beyond that, we are rockhounds and will go almost anywhere to find cool rocks!
In this case, we were driving back home from an art show in Fountain HIlls, Arizona and decided to stop off at a rockhouding area near Deming, New Mexico. We found lots of interesting rocks but this one was my very favorite. I love all those small while chrystals, all clustered together! I guess it's kind of big to use in a necklace....I'll have to keep thinking about that!
That silver thumb ring is available in my online store - go here to check it out! Nice to wear by itself or stack it up with others!
These beautiful sterling silver multi hoop drop earrings have been one of my most popular designs since the moment I first introduced them. They are classic but unique enough to be interesting - a nice alternative to a simple and classic hoop earring!
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It's cool and rainy here in south Louisiana after what seemed like an endless summer...and not in a good way. It was too hot for too long.
Today I am remembering a wonderful trip we took this summer to visit family in southern California. I love southern California...as long as we are at the beach, anyway. What a wonderful place.
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This book was recommended to me by Megan Auman (www.meganauman.com) and, since I already had Brene Brown's other book (which I can't remember the name of) on my "must read" list, I decided to go ahead & ask Mr. Amazon to send me both of them ASAP.
I started reading this last night and here's what I can tell you. I am 15 pages in and this book is going to change my life. I am almost in tears as I type that.
She talks about courage (the everyday type, not the "i'm a hero" type), connection and compassion in ways that are real and "actionable", if that makes sense. It's almost reading like a how-to book of how to be a better person. In fact, it IS a how-to book.
Ok, i'm going to go read now. :)
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I just got back from a trip visiting our son in California. Before we left, there was some fairly heavy stress in my life - a very sick relative, a busy time preparing for this trip and several others coming up this fall. Anyway, once we left on our driving trip to California, I decided to spend the trip looking for things that gave me joy.
This was the first thing I saw on the trip that made me laugh out loud - this crazy fun set of salad serving "forks". So many colors! So much abandon and abundance of colors!!
I thought, that's what joy is - things that you see or hear that, when you see or hear it, you just spontaneously laugh!
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I am totally loving these new jewelry tags! I use them for silver bracelets and necklaces and they are perfect. You can't see it, but there is room on the back to put a small price tag along with the inventory number.
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The other day, I was watching a video about something - maybe email marketing or maybe using Pinterest in your business, and the speaker was drinking from an amazingly beautiful black and white coffee mug. I couldn't get that coffee mug out of my head so, when the video ended, I emailed the speaker and told her that I really needed a mug like the one she was using in the video. She told me the artist is Elizabeth Benotti (https://elizabethbenotti.com/) so, now I am the proud owner of one of Elizabeth's mugs! Happy dance!
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Earlier today I was at a local and delicious coffeeshop (www.Lighthouse.coffeebr.com) and saw this very cute little clutch. It's actually a holder for essential oils but, anyway, what I noticed was that this cute little oil holder exactly matches the colors on my website! I just recently added a little (ok, a lot) of color to my website so now I see these colors everywhere I go. I love them - so bright and cheerful!!
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New white gauzy shirt - perfect for the end of summer AND I got it on a nice sale, too! Win-Win!
It is still so hot here where I am in south Louisiana but, miraculously, we may be getting a brief cool front through in the next few days!
Logically, I know fall is coming but, in the meantime, I'll wear my new gauzy white blouse and enjoy the heat!
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P.S. When you were younger, did you make clover chain jewelry or dandelion chain or even daisy chain jewelry? Let me know in the comments below - I would love to know!
Remember these little "Viewmaster" toys? You could put those little circle discs in with the tiny slides & see the small scenes in (sort of) 3-D! I think mine was red & I spent lots of hours with it. A magical world before electronics!
Well, I saw this one, with lots of "viewing discs" (I'm not sure what they are actually called....) at a garage sale recently for $15.00 and I didn't buy it. What in the world was I thinking??? Talk about something that would have made me happy everytime I looked at it!
So guess what? Now I am looking on Ebay and I am determined to buy one - a red one if at all possible. I NEED this in my life (again).
So, into Ebay land I go - wish me luck!
The clover chain (or daisy chain) silver bracelet was inspired by the clover chains I used to make when I was a child - the clover chains were happening at about the same time as the Viewmaster!
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I just got this painting in the mail yesterday from one of my very favorite Louisiana artists, Lauren J.H. Clark of www.etsy.com/shop/LaurenJHClark. I love the colors, I love the size (just 5" x 7") - I love everything about it! I especially love supporting local artists!
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Now & then I come across pottery and a potter who I really love & relate to. Jason Wilson, from Mississippi, is one of those potters. His work is so unusual and beautiful. Love the colors, love the shape, love how it feels in my hand. I want another one!!
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Last weekend I was on vacation in Arkansas and one of the most wonderful things we did was find a farm where we could pick our own peaches. We were lucky enough to have a little bit of cooler weather so it was really great and the peaches are so sweet! (We picked 80 pounds of peaches - that's a lot of smoothies and a lot of jam!
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It was a complicated day. I was signed up for an online class that I was really looking forward and then? Our electricity went out.
I got creative - I knew I could access wifi at the public library, which is very near our house, so I headed over there in plenty of time to get settled and watch the class.
There were a series of setbacks at the library, but I was finally settled in, accessing wifi and ready to go, pink water bottle in hand!
Our library has this fabulous view, as you can see!
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Today was a day for learning new things and getting up close & personal with our local library.
I had to replace my older laptop for several reasons so this has been a real learning curve for me. My last computer was a Chromebook which was great and, before that, a Macbook. So, it's been awhile since I have worked on a Windows computer. Anyway, learning new things here!
Here are a few of my silver stacking rings, two of which I use on either side of my wedding ring. They blend, right?
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I am Laura Teague and you may as well know right up front that I am obsessed with sterling silver.